Just a couple of days of March left, we are on to Tuesday, and the week is well underway. Apparently it is Eddie Jordan's birthday today. We can only assume that he invented the birthday and therefore can celebrate however he wants. My guess is it involves unwrapping some more pink shoes, but who knows. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • The latest F1 Debrief is available to listen to now and covers such a diverse range of topics as Mother's Day celebrations, out wide wing mirrors, and the drivers having control of the future of F1. I recommend listening, mostly because we have lots of lovely voicemails again.
  • It was also a bumper day on Christine's Rankings with loads of drivers moving around the list. There was some frustration yesterday with other rankings that are available, and although I know I can't please everyone with my choices, at least you know where you stand with me!
  • Apparently the organisers of the Australian GP are okay with their race being second on the calendar, because they are more than happy with the late start compromise. They have seen big TV boosts. They would see even more boosts if they started late and were the first race of the year, though, wouldn't they?

That'll do it for now. I had a terrible day yesterday, but it ended well, so I'm hoping for Tuesday to start as Monday left off. I will see you in the comments.

794 responses

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:07

    hey tuesday, have some bruno: http://mantovani.zip.net/arch2010-03-01_2010-03-31.html#2010_03-29_20_37_38-100063171-0

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:09

    hey tuesday, have some bruno: http://mantova..._20_37_38-100063171-0

    ehehehehehehehehehehehehe :D

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:10

    ehehehehehehehehehehehehe :D

    i should probably have linked to the english version: http://mantovani.zip.net/images/gp_australia_pilotoons.jpg

    that is my favourite one ever.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:10

    hey tuesday, have some bruno: http://mantova..._20_37_38-100063171-0

    links to an English version :) http://mantovani.zip.net/images/gp_australia_pilotoons.jpg

  • emily29/03/2010 at 23:10

    i think the satellite you would be "buried" in is on a decaying orbit, so it eventually re-enters the atmosphere and burns up :)

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:11

    that is my favourite one ever.

    I like the Bruno Senna one underneath :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:11

    i should probably have linked to the english version: http://mantova...stralia_pilotoons.jpg

    yeah i found the english one.. :D

    that is my favourite one ever.

    hehehe mine too!!! (hearts) JB

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 23:12

    Good Morning everyone

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:12

    Good Morning everyone

    hi amy. kathi?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:12

    can everyone change threads please... Em has trouble trying to change between the two (i told her to press f5 and now she is stuck....) :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:12

    Good Morning everyone

    hi

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:12

    Good Morning everyone

    Hi again :)

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:12

    Good Morning everyone

    Kathi! Hello

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:12

    can everyone change threads please... Em has trouble trying to change between the two (i told her to press f5 and now she is stuck....) :)

    remember our discussion last week about threadless spc?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:14

    remember our discussion last week about threadless spc?

    :( yes....

    i have a question about that actually.

    would it still record all of the comments somewhere? or would it be limited to a certain number? or however long your browser was open for?

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 23:14

    hi amy. kathi?

    Flatmate has a friend over. They are chatting in the kitchen and keep me awake :( I wish she would move out ... oh

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:14

    Morning Kathi

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:14

    remember our discussion last week about threadless spc?

    No

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:15

    would it still record all of the comments somewhere? or would it be limited to a certain number? or however long your browser was open for?

    really not sure. i haven't given it too much thought, i just highlighted the issue once we'd spotted it.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:15

    Flatmate has a friend over. They are chatting in the kitchen and keep me awake :( I wish she would move out ... oh

    If you want, I could volunteer to sit and talk in your kitchen when she needs to be up in the morning

    I may need a little bit of notice

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:16

    remember our discussion last week about threadless spc?

    No

    basically conversation threads don't work. human nature seems to dictate that people open realtime and start typing. i do the same.

    so we were bouncing around the idea that we make commenting like twitter, where everything is just a massive stream of conversation.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:17

    so we were bouncing around the idea that we make commenting like twitter, where everything is just a massive stream of conversation.

    Apart from break-out [or topic-centric] threads?

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 23:17

    so we were bouncing around the idea that we make commenting like twitter, where everything is just a massive stream of conversation.

    kinda like how it used to be?

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 23:17

    But since I couldn't sleep I have been thinking. I don't mind taking care of the second mobile home too. Since I'm in Euro-country it also makes more sense financially. If you could just take care of the recruiting and make sure they send me their contact details I can forward that to the campingsite when they need it.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:17

    really not sure. i haven't given it too much thought, i just highlighted the issue once we'd spotted it.

    oh okay..

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:18

    Apart from break-out [or topic-centric] threads?

    i would guess that you'd have threads for f1 topics, and then an endless conversation stream for off-topic stuff.

    don't really know. mostly we just put our hands up and said "this isn't working, what could we do?"

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 23:18

    i would guess that you'd have threads for f1 topics, and then an endless conversation stream for off-topic stuff.

    ah ok, so breakouts and then a daily that never ends

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:18

    If you could just take care of the recruiting and make sure they send me their contact details I can forward that to the campingsite when they need it.

    I have been seriously considering this option, as has Pat I think

    Gavin may have already opted for it

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 23:19

    If you want, I could volunteer to sit and talk in your kitchen when she needs to be up in the morning

    I may need a little bit of notice

    I have a friend over as well. She is sleeping without problems. Can you wake her too? It's not really fair she gets to sleep

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:19

    kinda like how it used to be?

    not really. just basically like twitter i would guess.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:19

    I have been seriously considering this option, as has Pat I think

    Gavin may have already opted for it

    I got jumpy and couldn't wait any more so I've opted for it also. Kathi made a Wiki page.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:19

    i would guess that you'd have threads for f1 topics, and then an endless conversation stream for off-topic stuff.

    But we're would it stop? Would a new thread be generated from 6am onwards?

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:20

    ah ok, so breakouts and then a daily that never ends

    yes, that's a good analogy. but like i said, no concrete plans.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:20

    so we were bouncing around the idea that we make commenting like twitter, where everything is just a massive stream of conversation.

    Interesting...

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:20

    But we're would it stop? Would a new thread be generated from 6am onwards?

    no. just a never ending stream. you press "more to go back".

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 23:20

    I have been seriously considering this option, as has Pat I think

    Gavin may have already opted for it

    there is a wiki page: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Accomodation

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:20

    But since I couldn't sleep I have been thinking. I don't mind taking care of the second mobile home too. Since I'm in Euro-country it also makes more sense financially. If you could just take care of the recruiting and make sure they send me their contact details I can forward that to the campingsite when they need it.

    If you don't mind, that'd be great. I would have offered but I don't have any money and I don't have a Euro account..

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:20

    ah ok, so breakouts and then a daily that never ends

    yes, that's a good analogy. but like i said, no concrete plans.

    Does that not mean one large database to store or search?

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:21

    there is a wiki page: http://wiki.si...com/page/Accomodation

    Ahha!

    I shall check that out

    Thanks

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:21

    But since I couldn't sleep I have been thinking. I don't mind taking care of the second mobile home too. Since I'm in Euro-country it also makes more sense financially. If you could just take care of the recruiting and make sure they send me their contact details I can forward that to the campingsite when they need it.

    ooooo that's very kinda kathi. I shall chat to my rents and the moment we buy tickets i'll get myself organised with the mobile home things too and email you everything you need + send money etc...

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:21

    basically conversation threads don't work. human nature seems to dictate that people open realtime and start typing. i do the same.

    So does that mean no breakout threads? I thought they were popular with people who wanted to just discuss racing. Will you archive every 24 hours ?

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:21

    Ahha!

    I shall check that out

    There was a longish convo earlier.

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:21

    Does that not mean one large database to store or search?

    we already have a massive database :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:21

    ooooo we are talking about Spa and i've just remembered!!! Bassano!!!!

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 23:21

    If you don't mind, that'd be great.

    No it is fine. I was just over-thinking before.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:22

    we already have a massive database :)

    Yeah, I guess so

    If the parent folder is 1 or 1000, I guess it matters little

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:22

    ooooo we are talking about Spa and i've just remembered!!! Bassano!!!!

    You don't need to Ping! me when I'm here :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:22

    No it is fine.

    (hearts) kathi :)

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:23

    So does that mean no breakout threads? I thought they were popular with people who wanted to just discuss racing. Will you archive every 24 hours ?

    breakout threads would remain, and maybe increase. live commenting threads too.

    this would be for generic conversation i guess, because like today the midnight rollover between threads just gets a bit confusing.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:23

    this would be for generic conversation i guess, because like today the midnight rollover between threads just gets a bit confusing.

    In theory, it sounds like a good idea

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:24

    You don't need to Ping! me when I'm here :)

    oh, yes.. sorry. could you send me some details about where you're sitting to watch the race?... is it the booking reference or something? so i can book tickets close to you guys (if i manage to persuade dad that a grandstand really is the best place to get pics...)

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:25

    oh, yes.. sorry. could you send me some details about where you're sitting to watch the race?... is it the booking reference or something?

    Can do

    Eau Rouge, uncovered Grandstand

    Will DM the ref to ya

  • emily29/03/2010 at 23:25

    night everybody :)

    (someone tell lou to go to sleep too we have to get up early and catch a bus apparently :P)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:25

    Eau Rouge, uncovered Grandstand

    Will DM the ref to ya

    thank you! :)

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:25

    In theory, it sounds like a good idea

    i think the biggest issue is mobile devices, because when we get to spa it will just get silly trying to change threads. you just need a page to go to and comment, nothing more, nothing less.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:26

    (someone tell lou to go to sleep too we have to get up early and catch a bus apparently :P)

    but i'm not tired... and it's walking to the bus stop that will take the time ;)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:26

    night everybody :)

    (someone tell lou to go to sleep too we have to get up early and catch a bus apparently :P)

    Good night and don't be a bad influence tomorrow.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:26

    night everybody :)

    Night.

    (someone tell lou to go to sleep too we have to get up early and catch a bus apparently :P)

    Go to bed. When's early?

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:26

    i think the biggest issue is mobile devices, because when we get to spa it will just get silly trying to change threads. you just need a page to go to and comment, nothing more, nothing less.

    As the Melbourne threads probably proved

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:27

    night everybody :)

    Night Em

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:27

    Go to bed. When's early?

    Before 3am I think

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:27

    As the Melbourne threads probably proved

    that was sort of the light bulb moment. but the midnight problem has been there since the beginning.

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:27

    i think the biggest issue is mobile devices, because when we get to spa it will just get silly trying to change threads. you just need a page to go to and comment, nothing more, nothing less.

    It's difficult to figure out the best way to tackle this as there are pros and cons to every imaginable solution

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 23:27

    Can do

    Eau Rouge, uncovered Grandstand

    Will DM the ref to ya

    Amy needs it too, she forced convinced Pamela to come to Spa too

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:28

    that was sort of the light bulb moment. but the midnight problem has been there since the beginning.

    Was it during Earth Hour?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:28

    Amy needs it too, she forced convinced Pamela to come to Spa too

    :D

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:28

    but i'm not tired... and it's walking to the bus stop that will take the time ;)

    Stay up all night. You'll be fine

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:28

    Amy needs it too, she forced convinced Pamela to come to Spa too

    Okey dokey

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:28

    It's difficult to figure out the best way to tackle this as there are pros and cons to every imaginable solution

    indeedy. and difficult to test without being annoying. i like how it is, but if can be better, we should maybe at least consider it.

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:28

    that was sort of the light bulb moment. but the midnight problem has been there since the beginning.

    Was it during Earth Hour?

    :)

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:28

    Amy needs it too, she forced convinced Pamela to come to Spa too

    Okey dokey

    Though Amy should have the details already

    I will re-send though

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:29

    I'm being forced to turn the light off and go to sleep.. so i'll say goodnight..

    night!! xx

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:29

    night

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:29

    night!! xx

    See ya Lou

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:30

    I'm being forced to turn the light off and go to sleep.. so i'll say goodnight..

    night!! xx

    Night

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 23:30

    Night Lou

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:30

    indeedy. and difficult to test without being annoying. i like how it is, but if can be better, we should maybe at least consider it.

    I like it as it is but I can see the problems with it. Ideally you would test a few options but that is a load of work and constant confusion

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:30

    I'm being forced to turn the light off and go to sleep.. so i'll say goodnight..

    Good night. Make sure you lot have a good day tomorrow

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:33

    indeedy. and difficult to test without being annoying. i like how it is, but if can be better, we should maybe at least consider it.

    I like how it is when I'm on a computer. As you say, it is the 'on the fly' commenting by mobile that causes confusion. That and the midnight thing but the midnight thing is fairly minor IMHO.

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:33

    I like it as it is but I can see the problems with it. Ideally you would test a few options but that is a load of work and constant confusion

    not planning on doing anything for a while. if people keep it in mind when commenting and come with questions, like lou has just done, we might figure out a solution.

    one issue i've always struggled with is the inability to comment via text message, because text knows nothing about threads. a generic list would mean you could sms a comment in.

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:34

    I like how it is when I'm on a computer. As you say, it is the 'on the fly' commenting by mobile that causes confusion. That and the midnight thing but the midnight thing is fairly minor IMHO.

    it is for people who are regular. as em just noted. we all made the jump and effectively left her behind.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:34

    one issue i've always struggled with is the inability to comment via text message, because text knows nothing about threads. a generic list would mean you could sms a comment in.

    It never even occurred to me to comment via SMS..

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:35

    it is for people who are regular. as em just noted. we all made the jump and effectively left her behind.

    Good point

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 23:35

    one issue i've always struggled with is the inability to comment via text message, because text knows nothing about threads. a generic list would mean you could sms a comment in.

    would you want to though? surely if spc is meant to promote discussion, texting a single thing in isnt really adding anything to the conversation.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:35

    WRC this week and it runs to the Middle Eastern weekend, so Thurs to Sat. Slightly throwing my plans for my game but hm.

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:36

    would you want to though? surely if spc is meant to promote discussion, texting a single thing in isnt really adding anything to the conversation.

    for people in the paddock to say: "we just met rob!"

    or for trackside updates during a race: "i feel rain"

    not everything needs to be two-way. last weekend showed that consuming information can create discussion too.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 23:37

    not everything needs to be two-way. last weekend showed that consuming information can create discussion too.

    true i guess.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:38

    one issue i've always struggled with is the inability to comment via text message, because text knows nothing about threads. a generic list would mean you could sms a comment in.

    Oooh, interesting

    When the time is right, is the page format up for discussion?

    Having the Post at the top really bugs we, don't know about others

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 23:39

    When the time is right, is the page format up for discussion?

    Having the Post at the top really bugs we, don't know about others

    it did, but now it just means my default position for the doohickey is a bit lower in the window. all sorted

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:39

    It never even occurred to me to comment via SMS..

    I'll often MMS a pic to the drop

    If I could twwet-a-like to the comments, on the rare occasion I wasn't already involved in the conversation, it may be cool

    More spam protection required?

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:40

    When the time is right, is the page format up for discussion

    yup.

    Having the Post at the top really bugs we, don't know about others

    the plan would be to remove the post altogether. there would be no threads, so no post to display. no daily information (although i'm guessing christine would still post updates and highlights for people to read).

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:40

    More spam protection required?

    nope. just threads need removing.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:41

    When the time is right, is the page format up for discussion?

    Having the Post at the top really bugs we, don't know about others

    It did and the big posts take a short while to load up but I'm used to the layout now, as Jon says, just move it down a bit. I like having it there to refer to.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:41

    George Bush would hate Sidepodcast, it's all about evolving! :)

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:41

    George Bush would hate Sidepodcast, it's all about evolving! :)

    heheh!

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:41

    nope. just threads need removing.

    But if folk could just text in?

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:42

    But if folk could just text in?

    you've lost me?

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:42

    It did and the big posts take a short while to load up but I'm used to the layout now, as Jon says, just move it down a bit. I like having it there to refer to.

    As do I.

    I just wish it were collapsable

    New LCLT has spoilt us

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:43

    you've lost me?

    Would you not be spammed if the comments could be added via SMS?

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:43

    As do I.

    I just wish it were collapsable

    but that would defeat the point. the reason it's there is because nobody read it and blindly opened the realtime page and started typing.

    so we're suggesting, remove the post content and let people just type.

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:43

    Would you not be spammed if the comments could be added via SMS?

    no

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:44

    so we're suggesting, remove the post content and let people just type.

    I think people would still do it though, instead of a in a live thread for example.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:45

    so we're suggesting, remove the post content and let people just type.

    Fair enough

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:45

    Would you not be spammed if the comments could be added via SMS?

    no

    for reference. sidepodcast spam stats:

    172,704 spams caught

    that's since the middle of 2009 i think. we're pretty good at handling spam :)

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:45

    I think people would still do it though, instead of a in a live thread for example.

    still do what?

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:46

    172,704 spams caught

    that's since the middle of 2009 i think. we're pretty good at handling spam :)

    Sounds like it

    They can't all be 'him' ;)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:46

    172,704 spams caught

    That's more spam than a Monty Python song

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:46

    That's more spam than a Monty Python song

    :D

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 23:46

    that's since the middle of 2009 i think. we're pretty good at handling spam :)

    I WANT YOU SPAM SYSTEM!!!

    I get 2 or 3 spam comments every day. It annoys me SO much

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 23:46

    I WANT YOU SPAM SYSTEM!!!

    *your

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:47

    I WANT YOU SPAM SYSTEM!!!

    *your

    it's custom written, but we used to reply on akismet and that was pretty good. what are you using?

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:48

    I think people would still do it though, instead of a in a live thread for example.

    still do what?

    Type in the wrong place

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:48

    I get 2 or 3 spam comments every day. It annoys me SO much

    Anything I sign up to register, immediately goes with my Spam email account. Works so much better that way

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:48

    I WANT YOU SPAM SYSTEM!!!

    *your

    it's custom written, but we used to reply on akismet and that was pretty good. what are you using?

    I thought Akismet was default on all Wordpress blogs.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 23:48

    Anything I sign up to register, immediately goes with my Spam email account. Works so much better that way

    Spam to email i can deal with, spam to The Feeder Series annoys me

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:49

    still do what?

    Type in the wrong place

    oh i see. yeah that might till be an issue. especially in a race thread. hmmmm.

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:49

    I thought Akismet was default on all Wordpress blogs.

    it should be. unless it's not set up correctly, it's 99% accurate.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 23:52

    it's custom written, but we used to reply on akismet and that was pretty good. what are you using?

    ok...so turns out ive been a bit silly....

    WP.com blogs have Askimet, WP.org....

    Turns out I downloaded the Askimet plugin....just didn't activate it.

    #ooops

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:53

    Turns out I downloaded the Askimet plugin....just didn't activate it.

    ace. that's totally made this discussion worth it already :)

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:53

    Turns out I downloaded the Askimet plugin....just didn't activate it.

    Ah :)

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 23:53

    ace. that's totally made this discussion worth it already :)

    shhh :P

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:54

    I was thinking about wine. And I was thinking about where to get wine cheaply, when it struck me. In Calais. On the drive back from Spa.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 23:54

    Ah :)

    turns out it needs a key, so i probably got bored when i uploaded it :P

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:00

    Security Questionsfor Olympic Tickets registration:

    What is yoour best friend's name? [Which one]

    Who is your favourite sportsperson? [err, dunno, depends]

    What is your favourite food? [depends on my mood]

    Should I tweet Seb Coe and complain? ;)

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 00:00

    Should I tweet Seb Coe and complain? ;)

    Definitely. They need to ask factual questions

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 00:00

    Should I tweet Seb Coe and complain? ;)

    All 3 questions I would give you a different answer each time.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:01

    All 3 questions I would give you a different answer each time.

    Exactly

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 00:02

    Exactly

    I believe I said Lewis for the sportman one, he's not, but its an obvious answer which hopefully id remember

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:03

    Trying to find at least 3 events that I'd like to attend and are less likely to draw the biggest takers

    So far, Beach Volleyball & BMX

    I think I'm done

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:03

    Maybe Diving

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 00:04

    Security Questionsfor Olympic Tickets registration:

    Firstly, you have to do that already? And secondly, crazy questions..

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 00:04

    So far, Beach Volleyball & BMX

    I think I'm done

    I went for Track Cycling, Road Cycling, BMX, Triathlon and Slalom Kayaking

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 00:04

    Crofty and Ant in Malaysia already

    http://twitter.com/CroftyF1/status/11241278264

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 00:04

    Firstly, you have to do that already? And secondly, crazy questions..

    its put your interest in

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:04

    Firstly, you have to do that already? And secondly, crazy questions..

    This is just to be considered for tickets

    It's not exactly Rage Against The Machine or anything ;)

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:05

    I went for Track Cycling, Road Cycling, BMX, Triathlon and Slalom Kayaking

    That could be fun

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 00:05

    Does Amy know about this?

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 00:05

    This is just to be considered for tickets

    It's not exactly Rage Against The Machine or anything ;)

    How long do you get to register?

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:06

    Does Amy know about this?

    I'll pass it on

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 00:06

    That could be fun

    ya. awesome sport

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 00:06

    I'll pass it on

    thanks

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:06

    How long do you get to register?

    Dunno, I heard about it last week

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 00:09

    How long do you get to register?

    Dunno, I heard about it last week

    I didn't expect it until late in the year at least..

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 00:09

    I'm gonna head to bed, catch you tomorrow.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:09

    How long do you get to register?

    Dunno, I heard about it last week

    Tickets are on sale in 2011

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:10

    I'm gonna head to bed, catch you tomorrow.

    G'night Pat

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:10

    I didn't expect it until late in the year at least..

    Strike while the iron's hot with Vancouver '10 still fresh in peoples minds

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:20

    Steven, any thoughts on a Scottish meet-up?

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 00:22

    Steven, any thoughts on a Scottish meet-up?

    I can't do anything in the foreseeable future. As soon as I can sort some other things out I will let you know.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:23

    I can't do anything in the foreseeable future. As soon as I can sort some other things out I will let you know.

    Ok, cheers

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 00:24

    Bassano is your car (to Spa) full now?

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:24

    I hope Alison manages to sort out her travelling worries for London

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:25

    Bassano is your car (to Spa) full now?

    I think so

    Gavin, Lou, Amy [+ maybe one other]

    Pat is considering driving though, I think

    [This was conceived as a roadtrip]

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:28

    Bassano is your car (to Spa) full now?

    Are you considering coming via London Kathi?

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 00:29

    Pat is considering driving though, I think

    yes I know. I was just wondering. I prefer the train at the moment anyway.

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 00:30

    Are you considering coming via London Kathi?

    That was always the plan. I got derailed a few times but I hope it will work out.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:31

    That was always the plan. I got derailed a few times but I hope it will work out.

    We'll work something out

    This is a group effort

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 00:43

    Imagine if Lewis had trashed a Zonda

    http://news.scotsman.com/aberdeen/Jackie-Stewart-denies-crashing-supercar.6181354.jp

  • me30/03/2010 at 00:48

    hold on a sec..

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/dont-panic/#comment-13998

    amy & co (that's the official title btw), met mike doodson too?

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 00:48

    We'll work something out

    This is a group effort

    No don't worry about it. I first have to book the flights and then I'll see from there.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:54

    [mobile comment]

    My keyboard has stopped working!

    I have red wine nearby but I'm pretty sure it hasn't been Mr C'd!

    Reboot time

  • me30/03/2010 at 00:55

    #mfc: no bbc apps for iphone: http://www.tuaw.com/2010/03/29/bbc-iphone-apps-on-hold-maybe-forever/

    Several groups have criticized the BBC for wanting to distribute the free apps, most notably competitors who believe the BBC has an unfair advantage because it is funded by taxpayers who pay a yearly license fee to fund the broadcaster.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 00:57

    #mfc

    iphone successfully hacked.

    http://www.evertiq.com/news/16538

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 00:58

    iphone successfully hacked.

    pwn to own is very popular

    If I had the skills, I'd give it a go too for a four figure laptop prize

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:00

    I am heading to Bells Beach. Anyone seen Point Break? :-)

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:00

    [mobile comment]

    My keyboard has stopped working!

    I have red wine nearby but I'm pretty sure it hasn't been Mr C'd!

    #itwasntme

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:01

    #mfc: no bbc apps for iphone: http://www.tua...n-hold-maybe-forever/

    Whingers

    I don't hear channel 4 saying programme commisioning is unfair

    Why can't the BBC app dept be self funding like BBC Worldwide?

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:01

    Why can't the BBC app dept be self funding like BBC Worldwide?

    why can't the whole of the bbc be self funding?

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:01

    I am heading to Bells Beach. Anyone seen Point Break? :-)

    "Knew you wouldn't miss the 50 year wave Bodie"

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:01

    amy & co (that's the official title btw), met mike doodson too?

    is that who it was? I couldn't work out who this "mike" bloke was. Loops

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:01

    "Knew you wouldn't miss the 50 year wave Bodie"

    :)

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:02

    why can't the whole of the bbc be self funding?

    because there would be uproar!

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:02

    "Knew you wouldn't miss the 50 year wave Bodie"

    hehe that's the spot

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:02

    why can't the whole of the bbc be self funding?

    Cos then we'd have heaps more adverts and no integrity on tv

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:02

    is that who it was? I couldn't work out who this "mike" bloke was. Loops

    omg! i love mike. i've been reading his work for almost the same amount of time as joe.

    http://www.grandprix.com/ft/ft21895.html

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:03

    Cos then we'd have heaps more adverts and no integrity on tv

    it would ultimately be a more fair system though.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:03

    "Knew you wouldn't miss the 50 year wave Bodie"

    hehe that's the spot

    On my 'Most Awesome' list

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:04

    it would ultimately be a more fair system though.

    Not when profit is involved

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:04

    omg! i love mike. i've been reading his work for almost the same amount of time as joe.

    stalking fail. Joe kept asking him to confirm stuff. I never knew what he looked like

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:04

    because there would be uproar!

    would there?

    if you said to everybody in the country, you'll be £120 better off next year, you think that'll spark an uproar?

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 01:05

    stalking fail. Joe kept asking him to confirm stuff. I never knew what he looked like

    You mean he is not in Amy's stalking file?

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:05

    stalking fail. Joe kept asking him to confirm stuff. I never knew what he looked like

    How was the Joe Evening?

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:05

    it would ultimately be a more fair system though.

    people look up to the bbc, its part of our national identity (apparently), other nations look at the bbc in awe, that would likely change to an extent if it were self funded

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:05

    stalking fail. Joe kept asking him to confirm stuff. I never knew what he looked like

    what do we pay you for?

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:05

    You mean he is not in Amy's stalking file?

    aparently not. I asked the whole clan if they knew who he was

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:05

    if you said to everybody in the country, you'll be £120 better off next year, you think that'll spark an uproar?

    BBC is more than awesome

    It must not be allowed to fall

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:06

    if you said to everybody in the country, you'll be £120 better off next year, you think that'll spark an uproar?

    but would they be? if the bbc suddenly became self funded, i think alot of their stuff would be cut

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:06

    what do we pay you for?

    me? I'm hopeless. I could not even recognize Crofty. need girls for this stuff

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:07

    but would they be? if the bbc suddenly became self funded, i think alot of their stuff would be cut

    hard to say. i'm not sure the model has a place in the modern world. bbc worldwide does just fine, why would it be a massive change for the rest of the corp to follow?

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:07

    but would they be? if the bbc suddenly became self funded, i think alot of their stuff would be cut

    I'd gladly sacrifIce Eastenders and The One Show to save the Beeb ;)

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:08

    How was the Joe Evening?

    Joe evening was the best. We wouldn't let him leave. They kicked us out just before midnight.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:08

    Joe evening was the best. We wouldn't let him leave. They kicked us out just before midnight.

    Was the vino flowing just a little bit

    [I so hope he does Spa]

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:08

    I tell you what- Joe knows all the dirt :D

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:09

    I'd gladly sacrifIce Eastenders and The One Show to save the Beeb ;)

    me too, but whos to say whats best and whats not, i dont listen to 6 music but i know alot of people do so should it be cut or not? etc

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:09

    I tell you what- Joe knows all the dirt :D

    Tell me about it!

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:09

    Was the vino flowing just a little bit

    [I so hope he does Spa]

    just a little

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:10

    me too, but whos to say whats best and whats not, i dont listen to 6 music but i know alot of people do so should it be cut or not? etc

    6 Music is about diverse interests, what the beeb does best

    Eastenders is just common denominator tripe, everyone does that!

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:10

    Tell me about it!

    sorry- sworn to secrecy. You will need to go along yourself

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:10

    hard to say. i'm not sure the model has a place in the modern world. bbc worldwide does just fine, why would it be a massive change for the rest of the corp to follow?

    BBC Worldwide doesn't create as much new programming though does it?

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:10

    sorry- sworn to secrecy. You will need to go along yourself

    I did, London

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:11

    I did, London

    oh, :D

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:11

    BBC Worldwide doesn't create as much new programming though does it?

    It sells BBC programming [and DVD rights] worldwide

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:11

    6 Music is about diverse interests, what the beeb does best

    Eastenders is just common denominator tripe, everyone does that!

    exactly, but ratings show eastenders is most popular so should 6 music therefore be cut? of course not, but if theres less money around then you're gonna get the more popular programs staying and less of the niche stuff

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:12

    BBC Worldwide doesn't create as much new programming though does it?

    does the bbc anymore though. they're getting an earfull for the amount of overseas programming brought in at the moment.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:13

    exactly, but ratings show eastenders is most popular so should 6 music therefore be cut? of course not, but if theres less money around then you're gonna get the more popular programs staying and less of the niche stuff

    I understand the ecomonomics but if Eastendersd and salaries such as the big names are repotred to [have] earnt were cut by 15%...

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:13

    exactly, but ratings show eastenders is most popular so should 6 music therefore be cut? of course not, but if theres less money around then you're gonna get the more popular programs staying and less of the niche stuff

    you know they're cutting 6 music anyhow, right?

    so we still don't get the niche stuff. and we get a £120 annual bill. nice.

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:13

    you know they're cutting 6 music anyhow, right?

    oh yeah but my point still stands

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:13

    you know they're cutting 6 music anyhow, right?

    I didn't know that had been decided yet

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:15

    you know they're cutting 6 music anyhow, right?

    The should still cancel Eastenders and The One Show for the greater good

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:15

    I didn't know that had been decided yet

    it's still salvageable i think, but the point is, there's not a lot of niche left.

    i get value for money from my licence fee in f1 alone, however, i do not think it's a fair system and i really don't think it has a place in a globalised world.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:17

    i get value for money from my licence fee in f1 alone, however, i do not think it's a fair system and i really don't think it has a place in a globalised world.

    Dear UK, It's such a pleasure to experience a media channel that is advert free. Please don't let it disappear

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:18

    so we still don't get the niche stuff. and we get a £120 annual bill. nice.

    i mess the system and iplayer it all anyway because i cant get a signal for my tv, but i would happily pay it if i needed too.

    Do I like the fact that I have to buy a TV licence when all the money goes to the bbc anyway? No

    Should the BBC get all the TV licence money? Probably not no,

    Should ITV and C4 get a bit of it? Yes.

    Quick Story; At the Bejing Olympics, the Chinese built extra 5 star hotels especially for BBC employees and a special studio etc because they valued the BBC's opinion on the games higher than anyone elses. I think the BBC and it's working is an integral part of Britain, is it flawed? Yes, but what isn't these days.

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:19

    Do I like the fact that I have to buy a TV licence when all the money goes to the bbc anyway? No

    Should the BBC get all the TV licence money? Probably not no,

    Should ITV and C4 get a bit of it? Yes.

    why should itv get any of it? i can't fathom why there should be a licence to view media.

    do you pay an internet licence?

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:20

    why should itv get any of it? i can't fathom why there should be a licence to view media.

    do you pay an internet licence?

    True, never thought of it like that.

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:20

    Joe walked back to his hotel? We would have walked back with him!

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:20

    Should ITV and C4 get a bit of it? Yes.

    No

    They both have advertisement backing and Film 4 surely makes a contributing effort towards the parent company

    I really wouldn't pay to support Trisha & Jeremy Kyle. Seriously

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:21

    Joe walked back to his hotel? We would have walked back with him!

    you guys are hopeless ;)

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:22

    you guys are hopeless ;)

    Jeremy suggested waiting around and following him. Hmmmm :-)

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:22

    Joe walked back to his hotel? We would have walked back with him!

    I'm guessing Emma wasn't there [from her tweets from Dubai]

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 01:22

    Do I like the fact that I have to buy a TV licence when all the money goes to the bbc anyway? No

    Should the BBC get all the TV licence money? Probably not no,

    Should ITV and C4 get a bit of it? Yes.

    Why should terestrial stations get money from the public? They are businesses. Let them earn their money. Why not give the TV licence to something more worthwhile than yet another TV station

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:23

    Jeremy suggested waiting around and following him. Hmmmm :-)

    Amy must have suggested it to him ;)

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:23

    I'm guessing Emma wasn't there [from her tweets from Dubai]

    no he had no minders

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:23

    I really wouldn't pay to support Trisha & Jeremy Kyle. Seriously

    ah-ha. now we have a benchmark. you currently fund, via your licence fee:

    - cash in the attic

    - bargain hunt

    thoughts?

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 01:23

    I'm guessing Emma wasn't there [from her tweets from Dubai]

    Emma is there for three months I think

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:23

    Why should terestrial stations get money from the public? They are businesses. Let them earn their money. Why not give the TV licence to something more worthwhile than yet another TV station

    My point was why do I have to buy a TV licence (which is affectively a BBC licence) if I just want to watch ITV and C4? (i dont but you get the point)

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:24

    no he had no minders

    Was someone holding Amy's hair back at the time?

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:24

    thoughts?

    ah but this is the thing. i know people who like that, and who hate f1, so who's to say whats right and wrong for the bbc to be doing

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:25

    ah-ha. now we have a benchmark. you currently fund, via your licence fee:

    - cash in the attic

    - bargain hunt

    - cash in the attic

    - bargain hunt

    thoughts?

    Sad but true

    Can I also name that which I don't fund from ITV?

    I bet I win

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:25

    ah but this is the thing. i know people who like that, and who hate f1, so who's to say whats right and wrong for the bbc to be doing

    I do :)

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:25

    Was someone holding Amy's hair back at the time?

    actually I think Amy was happy once she asked her question about Catherine

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:25

    Sad but true

    Can I also name that which I don't fund from ITV?

    I bet I win

    not sure i understand?

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:26

    I do :)

    let's look at what's on right now:

    - snog, marry, avoid

    again. your money.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:26

    not sure i understand?

    The Beeb would be so much worse if it were a 'for profit' organisation

    Plus, who's watching between 9 & 3:30?

    [Not the point, I know]

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:27

    I do :)

    for you yes, but they put on stuff that gets watched, so everyones going to have a different pov

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:27

    - snog, marry, avoid

    you gett all the best shows. Hope that comes on here

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:27

    for you yes, but they put on stuff that gets watched, so everyones going to have a different pov

    What's wrong with Swedish Vampire Films?

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:27

    you gett all the best shows. Hope that comes on here

    :)

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 01:28

    ah but this is the thing. i know people who like that, and who hate f1, so who's to say whats right and wrong for the bbc to be doing

    The BBC is supposed to be funded by the viewers to produce public interest or high quality programs but 99% of what they do nowadays is the same me 2 genres that commercial channels all over the world produce. THey have become lazy and need a wake up call. If they are going to produce bog standard commercial programming let them raise funding themselves for it

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:28

    - snog, marry, avoid

    you gett all the best shows. Hope that comes on here

    It's not as good as it sounds

    [Aussie tv isn't that great tbh]

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:29

    - snog, marry, avoid

    As opposed to Loose Women

    We both lose

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:29

    The BBC is supposed to be funded by the viewers to produce public interest or high quality programs but 99% of what they do nowadays is the same me 2 genres that commercial channels all over the world produce. THey have become lazy and need a wake up call. If they are going to produce bog standard commercial programming let them raise funding themselves for it

    I don't think they do produce bog standard commerical programming, yes some of the stuff is utter rubbish, but I enjoy alot of the other stuff.

    My point is that you can't appeal to everyones taste 100% of the time.

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:29

    The Beeb would be so much worse if it were a 'for profit' organisation

    i'm not saying it would be an improvement. i'm say that the net result would be a fairer system for all. adverts for return to f1 for starters.

    however, looking at the bigger picture, i believe that while i may be worse off. as a country it would be for the best to abolish the fee.

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:29

    What's wrong with Swedish Vampire Films?

    we do get them

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:30

    THey have become lazy and need a wake up call. If they are going to produce bog standard commercial programming let them raise funding themselves for it

    Make them become more niche!

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 01:30

    adverts for return to f1 for starters.

    That would be awful!!!!

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 01:30

    Joe mentioned that a girl named emma was organising it all and i said "isnt she in dubai" and he was like "how do you know that!" haha.

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:31

    That would be awful!!!!

    it really really is. Our coverage missed the whole Vettel thing

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:31

    Joe mentioned that a girl named emma was organising it all and i said "isnt she in dubai" and he was like "how do you know that!" haha.

    SPC knows all! :lol:

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 01:31

    Speaking of catherine my girl crush faded a bit when i read her latest tweet.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 01:32

    I don't think they do produce bog standard commerical programming, yes some of the stuff is utter rubbish, but I enjoy alot of the other stuff.

    My point is that you can't appeal to everyones taste 100% of the time.

    It's not about appealing. Antique, food, etc progs are bog standard as are soap operas. Why should we pay for Eastenders when the people who make its biggest rival have to do so on a commercial basis?

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:32

    it really really is. Our coverage missed the whole Vettel thing

    I missed the first half lap as I was watching Alonso's in-car cam trying to find R5L coverage on freeview

    What a car to choose though!

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:32

    It's not about appealing. Antique, food, etc progs are bog standard as are soap operas. Why should we pay for Eastenders when the people who make its biggest rival have to do so on a commercial basis?

    agreed.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:32

    Speaking of catherine my girl crush faded a bit when i read her latest tweet.

    Who are you referring to?

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:33

    Who are you referring to?

    http://twitter.com/KataHyde/status/11280236623

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 01:33

    Joe mentioned that a girl named emma was organising it all and i said "isnt she in dubai" and he was like "how do you know that!" haha.

    :D

    Did you tell him Lou is tracking her

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:34

    Who are you referring to?

    http://twitter...de/status/11280236623

    If you'd said 'Heikki's girl' I'd have known who you were referring to

    I thought Alex had a duel on his hands

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 01:34

    Who are you referring to?

    *shocked*

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:36

    have you seen this pic btw: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/lewis-the-dckhead-and-other-stories/

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:36

    have you seen this pic btw: http://joesawa...ad-and-other-stories/

    Is that a 6 wheeled Brabham?

    Wow

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:37

    Is that a 6 wheeled Brabham?

    as joe points out, loving the sticker on the william's rear wing.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 01:37

    Is that a 6 wheeled Brabham?

    There never was a 6 wheeled Brabham

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:38

    There never was a 6 wheeled Brabham

    What was the 6 wheeled beast?

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:38

    Is that a 6 wheeled Brabham?

    i looks like something from a michael bay movie

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:38

    as joe points out, loving the sticker on the william's rear wing.

    :lol:

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 01:43

    What was the 6 wheeled beast?

    There were a few. Tyrrell P34 was the only one that one a race and it had 4 front wheels but both Williams and March made cars with 4 driven small rear wheels although I am not sure either of them ever made it as far as racing. I know the WIlliams has been up the Goodwood hill though

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 01:43

    Ah you must have missed most of my comments this weekend, I was stalking her more than I was stalking him!

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 01:44

    Oh dear. There are another 5 Only Connect walls up.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/onlyconnect/quiz/

  • me30/03/2010 at 01:44

    right, i must sleep. catch ya'll later.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:44

    Oh dear. There are another 5 Only Connect walls up.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/onlyconnect/quiz/

    Not getting addicted, oh no, not me

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 01:44

    right, i must sleep. catch ya'll later.

    Night Sir

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 01:45

    right, i must sleep. catch ya'll later.

    Good night

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 01:46

    right, i must sleep. catch ya'll later.

    night

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 01:54

    Not great waves al Bells today. This is the first day of the Rip Curls Pro, if anyone is in to surfing

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 02:20

    The german girl at work just told me the german word for grid girl. I dont know what she said but it sounded awesome.

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 02:27

    Surfing comp started at 7:30am. See, that's why I like F1

  • Doug in SF30/03/2010 at 02:29

    I'm looking for a good podcast of the WRC. Any suggestions? I've never followed the WRC but would like to keep track of Kimi.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 02:32

    I'm looking for a good podcast of the WRC. Any suggestions? I've never followed the WRC but would like to keep track of Kimi.

    I don't know how good it is but try starting with WRC Official Podcast

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 02:32

    Anyway, that's me

    Till tomorrow [am expecting to be be quite bored then]

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 03:58

    There is now talk of my temp job becoming permanent again. Make up your mind, workplace!

  • paul30/03/2010 at 04:20

    There is now talk of my temp job becoming permanent again. Make up your mind, workplace!

    Yay.

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 06:27

    My dad thinks I have run off with a racing driver. I wish.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 06:29

    Morning.

    They found Pac Man on the moons of Saturn: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8594101.stm

  • Turkey Machine30/03/2010 at 07:07

    hey guys and gals. on mobile doohickey and need some anti-sedative to not fall asleep.

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 07:08

    Apparently the organisers of the Australian GP are okay with their race being second on the calendar, because they are more than happy with the late start compromise. They have seen big TV boosts. They would see even more boosts if they started late and were the first race of the year, though, wouldn't they?

    Probably, but with the Oz GP starting at 5pm they would either need shorter season or the time change in Europe to come 2 weeks earlier ...

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 07:35

    Morning all.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 07:38

    hey guys and gals. on mobile doohickey and need some anti-sedative to not fall asleep.

    Hey dude. Nectar of the Crimson Taurine not available?

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 07:39

    Morning all.

    Morning. I hope you're having a better day today ;)

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 07:39

    Morning. I hope you're having a better day today ;)

    Me too! Bit early to tell yet, not really awake.

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 07:42

    Is Christine doing the Castrol rankings now too? vettel went to #1 and Button dropped to #2 :-)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 07:43

    Is Christine doing the Castrol rankings now too? vettel went to #1 and Button dropped to #2 :-)

    Vettel... what? How???

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 07:44

    Vettel... what? How???

    who knows. Christine's ranking makes more sense

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 07:45

    Vettel... what? How???

    Oh, you weren't here yesterday when we talked about it?

    Basically, it's a 52-week system. Button 2009 result (win, pole) was better than his 2010 result (win, no pole), so he lost points when the 2010 AUS results replaced the 2009 ones. As for Vettel, since his 2009 and 2010 results were both DNFs, he didn't lose any points. Apparently, they were so close on points that Vettel moved to the lead.

    Oh, and hello. :)

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 07:45

    Maybe they are the castrol swearing on TV rankings

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 07:46

    I'm gals we have experts here Journeyer. :D

    and hello

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 07:46

    who knows. Christine's ranking makes more sense

    For a start, my rankings don't care what happened this time last year.

    ...

    Mostly because I can't remember.

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 07:46

    The german girl at work just told me the german word for grid girl. I dont know what she said but it sounded awesome.

    Boxenluder?

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 07:46

    Vettel... what? How???

    Oh, you weren't here yesterday when we talked about it?

    Basically, it's a 52-week system. Button 2009 result (win, pole) was better than his 2010 result (win, no pole), so he lost points when the 2010 AUS results replaced the 2009 ones. As for Vettel, since his 2009 and 2010 results were both DNFs, he didn't lose any points. Apparently, they were so close on points that Vettel moved to the lead.

    Oh, and hello. :)

    You.Are.Joking!!!

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 07:47

    Glad that is

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 07:47

    Here is a great blog post from Tony Fernandes:

    http://www.tonyfernandesblog.com/main.php/2010/03/30/we-can-be-champions-1

    The more I see of this team, the more I want to like them...

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 07:48

    For a start, my rankings don't care what happened this time last year.

    castrol don't seem to care what happened this year!!

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 07:48

    I'm gals we have experts here Journeyer. :D

    and hello

    :D

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 07:48

    You.Are.Joking!!!

    No joke. True story.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 07:49

    You.Are.Joking!!!

    No joke. True story.

    That is insane - Button wins and Vettel overtakes him on a DNF. OK then...

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 07:51

    The more I see of this team, the more I want to like them...

    Indeed. They've come a long way from being ridiculed as one of Max's puppet teams last year.

    The only mistake Tony needs to avoid at this point is firing Mike Gascoyne.

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 07:51

    That is insane - Button wins and Vettel overtakes him on a DNF. OK then...

    As I said yesterday, the only thing saving them from further embarrassment is that no one really takes them seriously anyway...

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 07:52

    That is insane - Button wins and Vettel overtakes him on a DNF. OK then...

    As I said yesterday, the only thing saving them from further embarrassment is that no one really takes them seriously anyway...

    Indeed. It's too X-Factor for my liking TBH

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 07:56

    http://www.freeweb.hu/f1ladys/galeria/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=58

    I didn't know Mrs Schumi was at Melbourne last weekend...

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 07:59

    I didn't know Mrs Schumi was at Melbourne last weekend...

    and she still didn't stop Michael wearing tight white pants

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:01

    and she still didn't stop Michael wearing tight white pants

    :D

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 08:01

    Journeyer, have you been to the Malaysia GP?

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:02

    Journeyer, have you been to the Malaysia GP?

    Yup - last year, in fact. Why?

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 08:03

    How is the access can you stay near by, and is the transport good?

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 08:03

    Early local weather readings for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix point towards a very wet and therefore eventful weekend at Sepang, as forecasts for country capital city Kuala Lumpur and the circuit itself indicate heavy showers for both day and night, for all days of the event.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:04

    Early local weather readings for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix point towards a very wet and therefore eventful weekend at Sepang, as forecasts for country capital city Kuala Lumpur and the circuit itself indicate heavy showers for both day and night, for all days of the event.

    YES!!!!

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:04

    Early local weather readings for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix point towards a very wet and therefore eventful weekend at Sepang, as forecasts for country capital city Kuala Lumpur and the circuit itself indicate heavy showers for both day and night, for all days of the event.

    YES!!!!

    WOOHOO! Monsoon, baby! :D

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 08:05

    YES!!!!

    I went to that race 3 times, not even once it rained (although there was a rainstorm everyday sometime in the evening :-) ) now that I stopped going there they have these rain things coming ...

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:05

    How is the access can you stay near by, and is the transport good?

    Ahhh. We stayed at a hotel in KL - there's many to choose from depending on your budget. There's a special transport package that you can buy at KL Sentral that will take you from there to Sepang by train/bus/bus. KL Sentral is their central railway station and is accessible by most of their metro rails/subways.

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:06

    I went to that race 3 times, not even once it rained (although there was a rainstorm everyday sometime in the evening :-) ) now that I stopped going there they have these rain things coming ...

    :D I was there for last year's monsoon...

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:06

    Ahhh. We stayed at a hotel in KL - there's many to choose from depending on your budget. There's a special transport package that you can buy at KL Sentral that will take you from there to Sepang by train/bus/bus. KL Sentral is their central railway station and is accessible by most of their metro rails/subways.

    And with THAT weather, bring rain gear. :) Where will you be sitting, Paul?

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 08:07

    Ahhh. We stayed at a hotel in KL - there's many to choose from depending on your budget. There's a special transport package that you can buy at KL Sentral that will take you from there to Sepang by train/bus/bus. KL Sentral is their central railway station and is accessible by most of their metro rails/subways.

    ok thanks. A Melbourne-Malaysia week is very tempting

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 08:07

    How is the access can you stay near by, and is the transport good?

    I stayed at hotel near airport, 15-20 mins cab ride to track. It is a trade off there. Track is 60 km from the city, so you have to decide what is better for you. Long commute mornings for race or long commute for the party time in the evening :-)

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 08:07

    If there are half points, I will actually cry.

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:07

    ok thanks. A Melbourne-Malaysia week is very tempting

    It is. It really is... :D

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:08

    I stayed at hotel near airport, 15-20 mins cab ride to track. It is a trade off there. Track is 60 km from the city, so you have to decide what is better for you. Long commute mornings for race or long commute for the party time in the evening :-)

    Indeed so. My suggestion: if it's your first time in Malaysia, stay in KL. If it isn't, stay near the airport. :)

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 08:08

    And with THAT weather, bring rain gear. :) Where will you be sitting, Paul?

    not going this year but thinking for next year

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:09

    not going this year but thinking for next year

    Ooooh fudge. Now you're tempting me to do the double too, if we push through for Melbourne... :P

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 08:09

    Ooooh fudge. Now you're tempting me to do the double too, if we push through for Melbourne... :P

    Will Malaysia always be after Australia? You know what Bernie's like with the calendar.

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 08:10

    Ooooh fudge. Now you're tempting me to do the double too, if we push through for Melbourne... :P

    oooo knowing someone who has already been would be great

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:10

    Will Malaysia always be after Australia? You know what Bernie's like with the calendar.

    Not necessarily, but they're usually one after the other in either order due to logistics of transportation. The last time they weren't consecutive events was in 2000.

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 08:10

    That is insane - Button wins and Vettel overtakes him on a DNF. OK then...

    Obviously the system is stupid. I totally agree with Journeyers maths by the way what I mean is that is mad. What you should do is age the data. So the older the data is the less relevant it is. The way these things should be is that the data shouldn't drop off a cliff as it gets to 53 weeks ago. That doesn't make sense.

    What you should do is... say 1 driver got 10 points this week and 8 points last week. Well this week you'd take the 10 points and times it by 52/52. And last weeks points would be 8 times 51/52. Therefore Jenson's win a year ago 10 points * 1/52 would have already not meant that much and the tiny drop wouldn't have changed things.

    I'm not suggesting that this would make sense just that it would make more sense!

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 08:11

    Ooooh fudge. Now you're tempting me to do the double too, if we push through for Melbourne...

    when I landed yesterday morning, the first hand held board I saw at the arrival gate was "transit KL" and arrow pointing to the right - I wanted to take that turn but wife did not think that was the best thing to do on early Monday morning :-)

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:11

    when I landed yesterday morning, the first hand held board I saw at the arrival gate was "transit KL" and arrow pointing to the right - I wanted to take that turn but wife did not think that was the best thing to do on early Monday morning :-)

    HAHAHA! :D

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:11

    That is insane - Button wins and Vettel overtakes him on a DNF. OK then...

    Obviously the system is stupid. I totally agree with Journeyers maths by the way what I mean is that is mad. What you should do is age the data. So the older the data is the less relevant it is. The way these things should be is that the data shouldn't drop off a cliff as it gets to 53 weeks ago. That doesn't make sense.

    What you should do is... say 1 driver got 10 points this week and 8 points last week. Well this week you'd take the 10 points and times it by 52/52. And last weeks points would be 8 times 51/52. Therefore Jenson's win a year ago 10 points * 1/52 would have already not meant that much and the tiny drop wouldn't have changed things.

    I'm not suggesting that this would make sense just that it would make more sense!

    That's a very good idea - adds a proper weight to the points...

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 08:12

    Will Malaysia always be after Australia? You know what Bernie's like with the calendar.

    it has been that way for few years. every year I am thinking about doing bothm never had the courage to go for it :-)

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 08:12

    That's a very good idea - adds a proper weight to the points...

    It's how a lot of financial systems work.

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:13

    That's a very good idea - adds a proper weight to the points...

    Oooh, that's a very good idea, Alex! I wouldn't be surprised if SOMEONE decides to make it their own. :)

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 08:13

    Not necessarily, but they're usually one after the other in either order due to logistics of transportation. The last time they weren't consecutive events was in 2000.

    yes, but I think one time AUS was after KL, the year of Commonwealth Games in Melbourne when Bahrain opened the season, or am I wrong ?

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 08:13

    I'm not suggesting that this would make sense just that it would make more sense!

    does that consider how much the driver tweets?

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:13

    yes, but I think one time AUS was after KL, the year of Commonwealth Games in Melbourne when Bahrain opened the season, or am I wrong ?

    Bahrain did go first that year, but Malaysia and Melbourne were back-to-back as Rounds 2 and 3 respectively.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:14

    That's a very good idea - adds a proper weight to the points...

    It's how a lot of financial systems work.

    I think I'm going to do this for Fantasy Racers scores too ;9

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 08:14

    The way these things should be is that the data shouldn't drop off a cliff as it gets to 53 weeks ago. That doesn't make sense.

    Could we just drop the whole thing off a cliff?

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:14

    The way these things should be is that the data shouldn't drop off a cliff as it gets to 53 weeks ago. That doesn't make sense.

    Could we just drop the whole thing off a cliff?

    :D

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 08:15

    Could we just drop the whole thing off a cliff?

    certainly, I can toss it from the great ocean road tomorrow

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:16

    The way these things should be is that the data shouldn't drop off a cliff as it gets to 53 weeks ago. That doesn't make sense.

    Could we just drop the whole thing off a cliff?

    Give me a couple of days and I'll get it tossed out of a plane over the North Sea ;)

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 08:26

    Boxenluder?

    thats the one! She said luder is quite derogatory?

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 08:26

    I found out today my mum emailed the sidepodcast shout out to everyone she knows to say AMY WAS ON THE BBC hahaha. She is so proud. And once more, convinced I will get a job offer from an F1 team soon.

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 08:27

    Gavin, we were talking about Spa yesterday again and created a wiki page: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Accomodation

    Could you take a look please and change yourself if necessary?

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 08:28

    As I said yesterday, the only thing saving them from further embarrassment is that no one really takes them seriously anyway...

    I don't get all the outrage. Clearly I have been a tennis fan for waaaay too long. I am used to people winning tournaments then being overtaken in the rankings the following Monday.

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 08:28

    finally managed to sort out the pics from Sunday in Melbourne - Sunday Photos

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:29

    I found out today my mum emailed the sidepodcast shout out to everyone she knows to say AMY WAS ON THE BBC hahaha. She is so proud. And once more, convinced I will get a job offer from an F1 team soon.

    HAHAHA! Perhaps you will? Lotus does have offices in Malaysia too. ;)

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:30

    I don't get all the outrage. Clearly I have been a tennis fan for waaaay too long. I am used to people winning tournaments then being overtaken in the rankings the following Monday.

    True, true. But that's never happened with Fed, though. ;)

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 08:30

    Indeed so. My suggestion: if it's your first time in Malaysia, stay in KL. If it isn't, stay near the airport. :)

    the real question is, where does Heikki stay? That's where I want to stay.

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 08:30

    thats the one! She said luder is quite derogatory?

    Yeah I was thinking about if I should post it here because it can be used like that but if we would peep swearwords in Germany this word wouldn't get peeped. It also can be used affectionate.

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 08:31

    the real question is, where does Heikki stay? That's where I want to stay.

    why don't you ask him, he is tweeting now :-)

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 08:32

    why don't you ask him, he is tweeting now :-)

    he never replies to me :(

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 08:32

    he never replies to me :(

    He might now he knows you're his biggest fan.

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 08:33

    He might now he knows you're his biggest fan.

    But I tweeted him on Sunday after he had met me 3 times and taken my photo and even then he didn't reply :(

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:33

    Gavin, we were talking about Spa yesterday again and created a wiki page: http://wiki.si...com/page/Accomodation

    Could you take a look please and change yourself if necessary?

    Hey Kathi, I'm happy to be shuffled around as I am assuming the cost would shuffle too ;)

    I am ok with the tent options - my only concern is what happens if it rains? I will be bringing my own sleeping bag for sure...

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 08:33

    But I tweeted him on Sunday after he had met me 3 times and taken my photo and even then he didn't reply :(

    Oh. Bad Heikki.

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 08:34

    Oh. Bad Heikki.

    he's not allowed to lose ranking points for that though :D no one else in F1 tweets back either :D

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 08:35

    But I tweeted him on Sunday after he had met me 3 times and taken my photo and even then he didn't reply

    I think he is shy, he does not know how to express himself :-)

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 08:35

    he's not allowed to lose ranking points for that though :D no one else in F1 tweets back either :D

    I think chandock did on the weekend

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:35

    I am ok with the tent options - my only concern is what happens if it rains? I will be bringing my own sleeping bag for sure...

    Sorry I meant to add if it rains a lot, I hope I will not get wet in a tent.

    The washrooms look lovely - much better than at Le Mans!

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 08:36

    I think chandock did on the weekend

    Heikki has to a few people too, just not to me! Rubens replies an awful lot too now that I think about it.

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 08:36

    he's not allowed to lose ranking points for that though :D no one else in F1 tweets back either :D

    Noted.

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 08:37

    Noted.

    I won't mention the horse.

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 08:37

    Could we just drop the whole thing off a cliff?

    Good thinking!

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:37

    Noted.

    I won't mention the horse.

    Is he the Old Spice guy now?

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 08:38

    I am ok with the tent options - my only concern is what happens if it rains? I will be bringing my own sleeping bag for sure...

    you will have more space than in the mobile home to hang your wet clothes. These are really more like cottages than tents.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:39

    I am ok with the tent options - my only concern is what happens if it rains? I will be bringing my own sleeping bag for sure...

    you will have more space than in the mobile home to hang your wet clothes. These are really more like cottages than tents.

    Sounds fine then. Just shuffle me around to fit everyone else, I'm ok with that ;)

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 08:39

    Good thinking!

    My point is that the whole idea is totally flawed. It doesn't make any sense as a concept... but even if you've decided to plow ahead regardless they haven't helped themselves by even using the standard things you would do in this situation. Madness!

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 08:40

    Good thinking!

    Heikki must have got a billion points for finishing the race after DNFing last year. Since he also DNFed in Malaysia if he finishes this year he might be #1 soon.

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 08:40

    STYA Ping: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/03/30/hands-that-dont-do-dishes/

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 08:40

    Sounds fine then. Just shuffle me around to fit everyone else, I'm ok with that ;)

    OK thank you

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 08:40

    Is he the Old Spice guy now?

    Hehehe!

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 08:41

    Sounds fine then. Just shuffle me around to fit everyone else, I'm ok with that ;)

    Ah you meant the tiny tent. Yes that can be quite wet if it rains :)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:42

    Sounds fine then. Just shuffle me around to fit everyone else, I'm ok with that ;)

    OK thank you

    No probs ;)

    I have booked my flights to Heathrow BTW - I will be meeting Bassano on the Wednesday before the GP, staying at his house and then driving over. I just have to buy GA tickets now :)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:43

    Sounds fine then. Just shuffle me around to fit everyone else, I'm ok with that ;)

    Ah you meant the tiny tent. Yes that can be quite wet if it rains :)

    OK I will prefer not to do the tiny tent option, but will do so if I have to...

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 08:43

    OK thank you

    I emailed Pamela your email today and all the details about the stand I'm sitting in. Hoooray for super lurking!

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 08:44

    STYA Ping: http://smarter...-that-dont-do-dishes/

    clearly you should have been at the Melbourne GP where l'oreal had a tent full of stuff

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 08:44

    clearly you should have been at the Melbourne GP where l'oreal had a tent full of stuff

    mens stuff. :(

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 08:44

    I just have to buy GA tickets now :)

    you have one day before the 5% promo ends.

    Are you going to book a kangaroo? ;)

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 08:44

    I emailed Pamela your email today and all the details about the stand I'm sitting in. Hoooray for super lurking!

    :D

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:45

    I just have to buy GA tickets now :)

    you have one day before the 5% promo ends.

    Are you going to book a kangaroo? ;)

    What's the 5% Promo?

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 08:47

    What's the 5% Promo?

    ah never mind I can't read numbers it's until end of May. 5% off of weekend tickets

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:48

    What's the 5% Promo?

    ah never mind I can't read numbers it's until end of May. 5% off of weekend tickets

    Thanks for the heads up - I'll not be buying my tickets just yet as we will have expenses from London. I am assuming this deal is from the Spa website...?

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 08:50

    clearly you should have been at the Melbourne GP where l'oreal had a tent full of stuff

    Isn't that just hair?

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 08:51

    I am assuming this deal is from the Spa website...?

    yes http://www.spagrandprix.com/

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 08:51

    Isn't that just hair?

    I hope not, they put it all over my face

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 08:52

    I emailed Pamela your email today and all the details about the stand I'm sitting in. Hoooray for super lurking!

    Hehe. Now how to convince Emma

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 08:52

    I hope not, they put it all over my face

    Huh. Who knew?

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:56

    I am assuming this deal is from the Spa website...?

    yes http://www.spagrandprix.com/

    Thanks Kathi. All I have to do now is buy a Bronze ticket after 20th April (Credit card charges it to the next month if I do that ;) )

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 08:57

    Isn't that just hair?

    I hope not, they put it all over my face

    I have the manly shaving moisturiser - smells OK but I can't use it in Winter because my face gets too cold!

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 08:57

    Huh. Who knew?

    I was also expected to know what type of skin I had. I didn't even know there were types of skin.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 09:00

    Huh. Who knew?

    I was also expected to know what type of skin I had. I didn't even know there were types of skin.

    As an Australian man, most blokes wouldn't would they?

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 09:04

    I was also expected to know what type of skin I had. I didn't even know there were types of skin.

    As far as I know, there are three types of skin = okay, a bit wet or sunburnt.

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 09:06

    As far as I know, there are three types of skin = okay, a bit wet or sunburnt.

    I went for normal, as I think I am normal. It hadn't been raining so a bit wet would not have worked

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 09:07

    Hello

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 09:07

    Hello

    Hey Pat :)

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 09:07

    As an Australian man, most blokes wouldn't would they?

    maybe I'm just not modern enough ;-)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 09:08

    As an Australian man, most blokes wouldn't would they?

    maybe I'm just not modern enough ;-)

    Neither am I. I hate using it - Normally Mrs. Goat is the one who rubs it on (which is actually rather nice...)

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 09:09

    Hehe. Now how to convince Emma

    Pamela had the benefit of already being in Europe at the time so it was easy :D

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 09:09

    clearly you should have been at the Melbourne GP where l'oreal had a tent full of stuff

    that I could not understand, why would some many otherwise sane looking people want to queue up for L'Oreal Men Expert lounge tent at F1 GP ...

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 09:10

    Pamela had the benefit of already being in Europe at the time so it was easy :D

    she's going to Spa now?!

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 09:10

    clearly you should have been at the Melbourne GP where l'oreal had a tent full of stuff

    that I could not understand, why would some many otherwise sane looking people want to queue up for L'Oreal Men Expert lounge tent at F1 GP ...

    Because it's free?

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 09:10

    Pamela had the benefit of already being in Europe at the time so it was easy :D

    ah not that Emma. lj Emma

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 09:10

    ah not that Emma. lj Emma

    ohhh yes!

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 09:11

    she's going to Spa now?!

    she decided after we dropped you off last night. It went from 'should I?' to 'can you ask the people you are staying with if they would mind?' in about 2 seconds. Reminded me of me.

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 09:12

    Because it's free?

    OK, then I drop the "sane" from my previous sentence

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 09:12

    she decided after we dropped you off last night. It went from 'should I?' to 'can you ask the people you are staying with if they would mind?' in about 2 seconds. Reminded me of me.

    I want to go to Spa now :-(

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 09:12

    she decided after we dropped you off last night. It went from 'should I?' to 'can you ask the people you are staying with if they would mind?' in about 2 seconds. Reminded me of me.

    you of you or you of Mr C or Mr C of you or Mr C of Mr C??

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 09:12

    I want to go to Spa now :-(

    According to my calculations. we have on free space in the big tent

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 09:12

    I have booked my flights to Heathrow BTW - I will be meeting Bassano on the Wednesday before the GP, staying at his house and then driving over. I just have to buy GA tickets now :)

    I was hoping we'd all meet somewhere on Wednesday, then we could leave (reasonably) early Thursday.

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 09:13

    OK, then I drop the "sane" from my previous sentence

    it was always risky to think they were sane

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 09:13

    you of you or you of Mr C or Mr C of you or Mr C of Mr C??

    me of me. Mr C is Mr C.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 09:14

    I have booked my flights to Heathrow BTW - I will be meeting Bassano on the Wednesday before the GP, staying at his house and then driving over. I just have to buy GA tickets now :)

    I was hoping we'd all meet somewhere on Wednesday, then we could leave (reasonably) early Thursday.

    Sounds good to me. I arrive at Heathrow Wed Lunch and meeting Bassano when he finishes his shift.

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 09:14

    According to my calculations. we have on free space in the big tent

    oh dear. Too tempting

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 09:15

    oh dear. Too tempting

    Would it help if I reminded you of the 4 days of standing around for hours to see Heikki?

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 09:16

    Would it help if I reminded you of the 4 days of standing around for hours to see Heikki?

    see you think I didn't enjoy that ;-)

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 09:17

    see you think I didn't enjoy that ;-)

    haha I did get that impression a bit!

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 09:19

    haha I did get that impression a bit!

    wrong. I had a ball. :D

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 09:20

    Must stop thinking about Spa even though Joe said to go......

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 09:23

    Must stop thinking about Spa even though Joe said to go......

    Purely hypothetically, what is the closest international airport from your's?

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 09:24

    Purely hypothetically, what is the closest international airport from your's?

    Sydney

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 09:25

    Sounds good to me. I arrive at Heathrow Wed Lunch and meeting Bassano when he finishes his shift.

    Good stuff. As long as I can park somewhere. I've got the day off and should (fingers crossed) have the car so if you guys need a lift anywhere from Heathrow let me know near the time. Then in the pub we can work out who's in what car and if people need picking up and if we're going direct or on a scenic route to sightsee..

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 09:26

    Sounds good to me. I arrive at Heathrow Wed Lunch and meeting Bassano when he finishes his shift.

    Good stuff. As long as I can park somewhere. I've got the day off and should (fingers crossed) have the car so if you guys need a lift anywhere from Heathrow let me know near the time. Then in the pub we can work out who's in what car and if people need picking up and if we're going direct or on a scenic route to sightsee..

    That sounds good to me mate :D

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 09:30

    you of you or you of Mr C or Mr C of you or Mr C of Mr C??

    :)

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 09:30

    Sounds good to me. I arrive at Heathrow Wed Lunch and meeting Bassano when he finishes his shift.

    Sounds good to Mr C?

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 09:31

    That sounds good to me mate :D

    Are you Mr C's mate?

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 09:31

    Sounds good to me. I arrive at Heathrow Wed Lunch and meeting Bassano when he finishes his shift.

    Sounds good to Mr C?

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH HEAD EXPLODED :)

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 09:31

    That sounds good to me mate :D

    Nice. I was thinking of a cheap hotel somewhere for that night. I'd imagine there'll be a few of us about.

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 09:32

    Sounds good to Mr C?

    Hehehe. You know that isn't true, though, because we refuse to talk about Spa :)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 09:33

    That sounds good to me mate :D

    Nice. I was thinking of a cheap hotel somewhere for that night. I'd imagine there'll be a few of us about.

    Bassano offered for me to crash at his, so I think I am sorted. But if we are all in the same area then it makes the most sense...

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 09:34

    Bassano offered for me to crash at his, so I think I am sorted. But if we are all in the same area then it makes the most sense...

    Doesn't really matter. To be honest I wasn't going to think about that until July.

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 09:36

    I went to spend my McLaren voucher today and it doesn't work. Grrr.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 09:36

    I went to spend my McLaren voucher today and it doesn't work. Grrr.

    Email them - they're really helpful...

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 09:37

    http://twitpic.com/1bxg0v - that is the KLIA express, and they have Chris Goodwin with them

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 09:37

    Email them - they're really helpful...

    I have, just waiting for the business hours to really start in the UK :D

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 09:42

    Hehehe. You know that isn't true, though, because we refuse to talk about Spa :)

    I just read that as

    Hehehe. You know that isn't true, though, because we refuse to talk about *crackle* :)

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 09:43

    http://twitpic.com/1bxg0v - that is the KLIA express, and they have Chris Goodwin with them

    ahhh! HRT!!! I love them so much. I want a hat.

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 09:48

    ahhh! HRT!!! I love them so much. I want a hat.

    Chris Goodwin seems confused as to which team employs him... Unless he's still Bruno Senna's driving coach as well?

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 10:08

    ahhh! HRT!!! I love them so much. I want a hat.

    read the next 2 tweets from Karun:

    Just told our taxi driver we're in town transiting from Aus on way to south africa to go on a safari !

    Led to a hilarious conversation about buying hunting rifles !!!

    Must be fun hanging around with that Chandhok Senna bunch :-)

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 10:09

    5 days holiday coming up over here, Fri till Tue. Why I am not on my way to Sepang ...

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 10:09

    Just told our taxi driver we're in town transiting from Aus on way to south africa to go on a safari !

    Led to a hilarious conversation about buying hunting rifles !!!

    Hehehe! :D It's always good to have new guys in the sport.

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 10:10

    Hehehe! :D It's always good to have new guys in the sport.

    unless they are like Petrov. What an absolute meany.

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 10:10

    unless they are like Petrov. What an absolute meany.

    Eh?

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 10:11

    Hehehe! It's always good to have new guys in the sport.

    I remember those KL taxi drivers, they are very talkative, unless you want to get a ride and pay by meter after midnight of course :-)

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 10:11

    Eh?

    I don't think he signed one autograph all weekend. He ignored the crowd everytime they called for him and I'd be surprised if there is any evidence of him waving once when he was on the drivers parade.

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 10:12

    I remember those KL taxi drivers, they are very talkative, unless you want to get a ride and pay by meter after midnight of course :-)

    hard to pay by meter in the daytime, never mind after midnight. :P

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 10:12

    I don't think he signed one autograph all weekend. He ignored the crowd everytime they called for him and I'd be surprised if there is any evidence of him waving once when he was on the drivers parade.

    Oh. Boo.

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 10:13

    Oh. Boo.

    as a rookie who no one knows, its really not the way to go about getting fans, when you compare it to the behaviour of Bruno and Karun especially.

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 10:15

    as a rookie who no one knows, its really not the way to go about getting fans, when you compare it to the behaviour of Bruno and Karun especially.

    Indeed. Especially when it would be very helpful for him in getting sponsorship.

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 10:15

    Indeed. Especially when it would be very helpful for him in getting sponsorship.

    He didn't make me want to buy a hat, that's for sure :D

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 10:16

    I don't think he signed one autograph all weekend. He ignored the crowd everytime they called for him and I'd be surprised if there is any evidence of him waving once when he was on the drivers parade.

    he jas a bit of a smile on face here, but again, that may well be just a grimace as a result of riding against the wind:

    http://www.f1wolf.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Drivers-parade-Petrov.jpg

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 10:18

    He didn't make me want to buy a hat, that's for sure

    this was my first GP with no merchandise purchased by me at all... totally disappointed by what was on the offer, but that we discussed already

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 10:19

    this was my first GP with no merchandise purchased by me at all... totally disappointed by what was on the offer, but that we discussed already

    I am buying one of those McLaren merino jerseys but only because I have a 30 pound voucher I don't want to waste, I certainly wasn't going to buy it at on-track prices.

    Other than that all I bought were 3 coffee mugs to add to the collection, and I would have bought a Lotus hat/shirt if they were available.

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 10:21

    I am buying one of those McLaren merino jerseys but only because I have a 30 pound voucher I don't want to waste, I certainly wasn't going to buy it at on-track prices.

    Where'd you get the voucher?

    We've also discussed already what I'm buying. ;)

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 10:21

    Other than that all I bought were 3 coffee mugs to add to the collection, and I would have bought a Lotus hat/shirt if they were available.

    I wanted to collect F1 team mugs but they all seem expensive for what it is

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 10:21

    I wanted to collect F1 team mugs but they all seem expensive for what it is

    what they are

    :)

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 10:22

    I wanted to collect F1 team mugs but they all seem expensive for what it is

    oh god yes, the red bull and ferrari ones were $25 each. You can buy a whole dinner set for that!

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 10:22

    Where'd you get the voucher?

    they sent out vouchers to all their members who had paid for the years membership because they cancelled the racing line magazine in november.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 10:23

    I wanted to collect F1 team mugs but they all seem expensive for what it is

    oh god yes, the red bull and ferrari ones were $25 each. You can buy a whole dinner set for that!

    I seem to be collecting Team shirts - Renault, Williams, McLaren and a red shirt with a Ferrari logo on it...

  • Paul30/03/2010 at 10:24

    I had to close my eyes when I paid $50 for a red bull hat. Then Webber signed it :D

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 10:25

    you are very strange people. :D

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 10:25

    I seem to be collecting Team shirts - Renault, Williams, McLaren and a red shirt with a Ferrari logo on it...

    heheh nice. When I buy a Lotus one it will be my first non-McLaren shirt, I have 6 of those! I do like my Red Bull mug because it's huge but the Ferrari one is very normal. My issue was it came in three colours and I had to make a decision. I hate decisions.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 10:26

    I seem to be collecting Team shirts - Renault, Williams, McLaren and a red shirt with a Ferrari logo on it...

    heheh nice. When I buy a Lotus one it will be my first non-McLaren shirt, I have 6 of those! I do like my Red Bull mug because it's huge but the Ferrari one is very normal. My issue was it came in three colours and I had to make a decision. I hate decisions.

    I'd love a Lotus shirt or something Red Bull.

    I tried making a Gulf T-Shirt using a transfer kit, which worked but is coming off in the wash very quickly :(

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 10:33

    nice to see the F1 trend of checkered shorts is continuing into 2010.

    http://twitpic.com/1bxnab

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 10:34

    morning all

    nice to see the F1 trend of checkered shorts is continuing into 2010.

    http://twitpic.com/1bxnab

    they know all those watches are fake right?

  • F1Wolf30/03/2010 at 10:43

    they know all those watches are fake right?

    they may not be fakes, they may be just genuinely cheap timepieces. the proper fakes are seldom displayed openly these days :-)

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 10:43

    MFC Ping: http://mediafuturechange.com/2010/03/30/the-bbc-and-their-enormous-website/

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 10:47

    What's the latest on the London meetup and the train strikes BTW? Mrs. Goat has told me that she is OK with Thursday now.

    If some of you are in London I am still keen to meet you BTW...

  • me30/03/2010 at 10:48

    What's the latest on the London meetup and the train strikes BTW? Mrs. Goat has told me that she is OK with Thursday now.

    still like to do it, have no idea what's happening with the trains though?

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 11:07

    Apparently there is some kind of lurgy going round our office. I wonder how many people have to go home before we are all allowed.

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 11:11

    Apparently there is some kind of lurgy going round our office. I wonder how many people have to go home before we are all allowed.

    I think this is one of those situations why they made Wiki editable by everyone

  • me30/03/2010 at 11:14

    Apparently there is some kind of lurgy going round our office. I wonder how many people have to go home before we are all allowed.

    oh no!

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 11:35

    What you should do is... say 1 driver got 10 points this week and 8 points last week. Well this week you'd take the 10 points and times it by 52/52. And last weeks points would be 8 times 51/52. Therefore Jenson's win a year ago 10 points * 1/52 would have already not meant that much and the tiny drop wouldn't have changed things.

    We should set up a new website with that on. And instead of having one big list with lots of racing series, because that doesn't make any sense, it would have a list for each.

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 11:37

    I had to close my eyes when I paid $50 for a red bull hat. Then Webber signed it :D

    I've ended up collecting hats because they are cheaper. I stopped because sometimes they aren't so cheap..

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 11:38

    What you should do is... say 1 driver got 10 points this week and 8 points last week. Well this week you'd take the 10 points and times it by 52/52. And last weeks points would be 8 times 51/52. Therefore Jenson's win a year ago 10 points * 1/52 would have already not meant that much and the tiny drop wouldn't have changed things.

    We should set up a new website with that on. And instead of having one big list with lots of racing series, because that doesn't make any sense, it would have a list for each.

    I'm keen to help if you are interested ;)

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 11:41

    We should set up a new website with that on. And instead of having one big list with lots of racing series, because that doesn't make any sense, it would have a list for each.

    Makes sense. Although if I'm not mistaken, the whole reason for the RANKINGS is to answer the question of who's the best driver out there right now across all of motorsport.

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 11:46

    What's the latest on the London meetup and the train strikes BTW? Mrs. Goat has told me that she is OK with Thursday now.

    If some of you are in London I am still keen to meet you BTW...

    No can do unless a weekend, sorry.

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 11:47

    Apparently there is some kind of lurgy going round our office. I wonder how many people have to go home before we are all allowed.

    Boo :(

    Or not if you want time off...

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 11:47

    I'm keen to help if you are interested ;)

    As always the main problem is finding the time but we can give it a go

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 11:50

    I'm keen to help if you are interested ;)

    As always the main problem is finding the time but we can give it a go

    I actually have the raw data for classifications for the last year. I am sure I can knock something together but not until after Easter...

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 11:52

    Makes sense. Although if I'm not mistaken, the whole reason for the RANKINGS is to answer the question of who's the best driver out there right now across all of motorsport.

    Yes, but you can't.

    I suppose what we can do is demonstrate how changing the factor influences the results.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 11:53

    Makes sense. Although if I'm not mistaken, the whole reason for the RANKINGS is to answer the question of who's the best driver out there right now across all of motorsport.

    Yes, but you can't.

    I suppose what we can do is demonstrate how changing the factor influences the results.

    The best we can do is a form guide as Alex suggested. I'm actually really keen to do something now...

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 11:53

    I actually have the raw data for classifications for the last year. I am sure I can knock something together but not until after Easter...

    We've got the results data for F1, IRL, NASCAR, ALMS and GrandAm for the last two years from Speedgeek's game and I'm adding LMS and WRC for mine. Wouldn't take too much to pinch those tables.

  • me30/03/2010 at 11:56

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/30/a-lap-of-malaysia-with-mark-webber/

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 11:57

    The best we can do is a form guide as Alex suggested. I'm actually really keen to do something now...

    Right. And it might be interesting or it may only serve to debunk the idea of rankings. I'd be interested to find out. Either way it'll be more 'accurate' than theirs. IMO.

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 11:59

    I actually have the raw data for classifications for the last year. I am sure I can knock something together but not until after Easter...

    It'll take a week or two to pull the raw results together for the '09 and '10 seasons, I can do that if you can apply your statsy stuff to it. :) There's no hurry.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 12:00

    I actually have the raw data for classifications for the last year. I am sure I can knock something together but not until after Easter...

    It'll take a week or two to pull the raw results together for the '09 and '10 seasons, I can do that if you can apply your statsy stuff to it. :) There's no hurry.

    Sounds good to me. Just let me know ;)

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 12:04

    Sounds good to me. Just let me know ;)

    Ok

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 12:04

    Denny Hamlin won a grandfather clock?

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13247971

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 12:05

    Denny Hamlin won a grandfather clock?

    http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13247971

    Wait... NASCAR are back to spoilers???

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 12:06

    Wait... NASCAR are back to spoilers???

    yup!

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 12:06

    Wait... NASCAR are back to spoilers???

    Yeah but I don't know if it is for all tracks. They didn't like the aero wash or something.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 12:06

    Wait... NASCAR are back to spoilers???

    yup!

    *Shakes head*

    Are they gonna bring back leaded fuel next?

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 12:17

    I've ended up collecting hats because they are cheaper. I stopped because sometimes they aren't so cheap..

    I wanted to begin collecting team keyrings and bought a Williams one last year to get started.

    So far I have... one Williams keyring.

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 12:19

    So far I have... one Williams keyring.

    That's quite the collection

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 12:20

    That's quite the collection

    I also have a Honda Dreamfields torch keyring that is therefore at least two years old and doesn't actually work anymore. I don't think that counts. :)

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 12:26

    I've ended up collecting hats because they are cheaper. I stopped because sometimes they aren't so cheap..

    I wanted to begin collecting team keyrings and bought a Williams one last year to get started.

    So far I have... one Williams keyring.

    Hehe, it can be hard to stick with it. The last thing I got was an F1 pack with a mug and a keyring and the deodorant for a few quid, special offer... and that must have been in the summer.

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 12:28

    A Franck ping: http://iheartfranck.com/2010/03/30/the-road-to-superleague/

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 12:28

    Hehe, it can be hard to stick with it. The last thing I got was an F1 pack with a mug and a keyring and the deodorant for a few quid, special offer... and that must have been in the summer.

    the last thing i got was a Christian Albers hat that i won from Crash.net!

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 12:29

    Hehe, it can be hard to stick with it. The last thing I got was an F1 pack with a mug and a keyring and the deodorant for a few quid, special offer... and that must have been in the summer.

    If I'd stuck with it, I probably would have got bored and ordered them all online at the same time anyway. Job done.

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 12:30

    A Franck ping: http://iheartf...-road-to-superleague/

    Also it is Mr M's first outing this weekend. I have no idea how to follow it.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 12:32

    A Franck ping: http://iheartf...-road-to-superleague/

    Also it is Mr M's first outing this weekend. I have no idea how to follow it.

    It was online last year.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 12:33

    A Franck ping: http://iheartf...-road-to-superleague/

    Also it is Mr M's first outing this weekend. I have no idea how to follow it.

    You should go!

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 12:33

    Yes, but you can't.

    I suppose what we can do is demonstrate how changing the factor influences the results.

    The thing you could do... is take the data for separate series then have a sort of ranking of the series slider (like the pole poll thing) as you change the rankings it would update the aggregate. But I would not be party to any site that suggested it knew the answer of which is more important between the series.

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 12:34

    You should go!

    I can't be sure, but I think there's a race this weekend.

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 12:35

    The thing you could do... is take the data for separate series then have a sort of ranking of the series slider (like the pole poll thing) as you change the rankings it would update the aggregate. But I would not be party to any site that suggested it knew the answer of which is more important between the series.

    its easy to rank series of a type, e.g, i could quite happily rank all single seater series, but then bring saloon ans sports car series and then putting numberes of relative difficulty, you'd never agree on answers

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 12:37

    I can't be sure, but I think there's a race this weekend.

    Just go on Saturday, you're allowed to miss an hour of F1 for Franck!

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 12:42

    its easy to rank series of a type, e.g, i could quite happily rank all single seater series, but then bring saloon ans sports car series and then putting numberes of relative difficulty, you'd never agree on answers

    But I might disagree with you... that's the point... And even then it doesn't mean anything because it can't.

    Say 1 driver comes into GP2 and dominates GP2 winning every race. The points must be in such a way that means that he might be better than some lower performing F1 drivers. But can you really say he is worse than the driver than wins the F1 season? He didn't try to win the F1 season yet.

    The ranking suggests, "this is the best driver". But it can't be true. The best driver in GP2 could be a better driver than the best driver in F1.

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 12:42

    Just go on Saturday, you're allowed to miss an hour of F1 for Franck!

    Not sure I want to go all the way to Silverstone for some racing I'm probably not that interested in. The schedule has a lot of words I do not understand.

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 12:43

    Not sure I want to go all the way to Silverstone for some racing I'm probably not that interested in. The schedule has a lot of words I do not understand.

    I think if Franck is serious about this motorsport career of his he's going to have to use this opportunity of racing in this country to visit Sidepodcast HQ on rockall.

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 12:44

    I think if Franck is serious about this motorsport career of his he's going to have to use this opportunity of racing in this country to visit Sidepodcast HQ on rockall.

    Exactly. He should at least make the effort.

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 12:48

    Not sure I want to go all the way to Silverstone for some racing I'm probably not that interested in. The schedule has a lot of words I do not understand.

    The tickets are nice and cheap though. Good old sensible race organisers.

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 12:49

    The tickets are nice and cheap though. Good old sensible race organisers.

    Have you ever been to a lower series race?

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 12:50

    Have you ever been to a lower series race?

    Nope. Seen some stuff during the GP weekend, and reported on some of the racing at GPlive: http://sidepodcast.com/2007/09/06/video-16-gplive-2007/

  • me30/03/2010 at 12:51

    its easy to rank series of a type, e.g, i could quite happily rank all single seater series, but then bring saloon ans sports car series and then putting numberes of relative difficulty, you'd never agree on answers

    aren't individual series already ranked? isn't that what a championship does?

  • me30/03/2010 at 12:52

    I can't be sure, but I think there's a race this weekend.

    i heard that.

  • me30/03/2010 at 12:52

    Just go on Saturday, you're allowed to miss an hour of F1 for Franck!

    what???????

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 12:53

    what???????

    Hehe. I don't think Jon knows us very well at all. This year we swore we wouldn't watch Free Practice and have failed for two races in a row now.

  • me30/03/2010 at 12:54

    Hehe. I don't think Jon knows us very well at all. This year we swore we wouldn't watch Free Practice and have failed for two races in a row now.

    who'd run the factbyte factbox?

    plus, this is england and it's april. that's a guaranteed cold right there.

  • me30/03/2010 at 12:55

    Hehe. I don't think Jon knows us very well at all. This year we swore we wouldn't watch Free Practice and have failed for two races in a row now.

    surely it's also the most important hour of the weekend? who'd miss qually but watch a race this year?

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 12:55

    plus, this is england and it's april. that's a guaranteed cold right there.

    I am definitely more interested in the ones that don't clash with races. Just because they happen to be in Spain in June is neither here nor there.

  • me30/03/2010 at 12:55

    I am definitely more interested in the ones that don't clash with races. Just because they happen to be in Spain in June is neither here nor there.

    hehe

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 12:57

    Is it worrying that the live player on SF.com says the next event will be Nov 09?

    http://superleagueformula.com/superleague/SF-Live/Online-broadcasting

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 13:01

    its easy to rank series of a type, e.g, i could quite happily rank all single seater series, but then bring saloon ans sports car series and then putting numberes of relative difficulty, you'd never agree on answers

    I don't think it is that easy. The other week Gavin and I disagreed about how to rank IndyCar.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 13:02

    its easy to rank series of a type, e.g, i could quite happily rank all single seater series, but then bring saloon ans sports car series and then putting numberes of relative difficulty, you'd never agree on answers

    I don't think it is that easy. The other week Gavin and I disagreed about how to rank IndyCar.

    Didwe?

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 13:02

    The thing you could do... is take the data for separate series then have a sort of ranking of the series slider (like the pole poll thing) as you change the rankings it would update the aggregate. But I would not be party to any site that suggested it knew the answer of which is more important between the series.

    I have no idea how to do that, and I'm not sure I'd want to..

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 13:10

    Didwe?

    I think when we listed out the series the Castrol Rankings covered, I said I'd have IRL 2nd and you said a little lower but I can't remember how far.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 13:12

    Didwe?

    I think when we listed out the series the Castrol Rankings covered, I said I'd have IRL 2nd and you said a little lower but I can't remember how far.

    That sounds about right - the talent and the vehicle spec is lower than the series deserves in my opinion...

  • me30/03/2010 at 13:13

    That sounds about right - the talent and the vehicle spec is lower than the series deserves in my opinion...

    you had the best comparison in the world last weekend. sato can crash both an indycar and an f1 equally.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 13:14

    That sounds about right - the talent and the vehicle spec is lower than the series deserves in my opinion...

    you had the best comparison in the world last weekend. sato can crash both an indycar and an f1 equally.

    :D

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 13:15

    you had the best comparison in the world last weekend. sato can crash both an indycar and an f1 equally.

    Heheh :)

  • me30/03/2010 at 13:15

    david coulthard blamed the brake supplier live on air on the bbc. brake supplier says no:

    With regard to the retirement of the Red Bull Racing's driver Sebastian Vettel during the Grand Prix of Australia, Brembo communicates that the cause of his exit in Turn 13 was not caused by the braking system supplied by Brembo, as some publications have reported.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82546

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 13:16

    plus, this is england and it's april. that's a guaranteed cold right there.

    I was tempted because I think I can make Race 2 and the final, if the F1 finishes on time.

    But.. it is grey and rainy where I am. Forecast is to get cold late in the week. And I don't really care about SF.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 13:17

    david coulthard blamed the brake supplier live on air on the bbc. brake supplier says no:

    With regard to the retirement of the Red Bull Racing's driver Sebastian Vettel during the Grand Prix of Australia, Brembo communicates that the cause of his exit in Turn 13 was not caused by the braking system supplied by Brembo, as some publications have reported.

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/82546

    Oooh. I wonder how DC will deflect the blame now?

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 13:20

    I was tempted because I think I can make Race 2 and the final, if the F1 finishes on time.

    But.. it is grey and rainy where I am. Forecast is to get cold late in the week. And I don't really care about SF.

    Apart from the cars. They look pretty cool. And some of the drivers. ;)

  • me30/03/2010 at 13:22

    Oooh. I wonder how DC will deflect the blame now?

    meteorite shower.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 13:23

    Oooh. I wonder how DC will deflect the blame now?

    meteorite shower.

    "It's not as if Red Bull employ an Astronomy team is it?"

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 13:23

    Oooh. I wonder how DC will deflect the blame now?

    magnets

  • me30/03/2010 at 13:24

    "It's not as if Red Bull employ an Astronomy team is it?"

    :)

    :)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 13:24

    Oooh. I wonder how DC will deflect the blame now?

    magnets

    "It's not as is Red Bull can influence the strength of the Earth's magnetic field is it?"

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 13:25

    "It's not as if Red Bull employ an Astronomy team is it?"

    :)

    :)

    I still like your comment about mining the metal best ;)

  • me30/03/2010 at 13:25

    "It's not as is Red Bull can influence the strength of the Earth's magnetic field is it?"

    "red bull don't make the earth spin on it's axes. none of the teams do."

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 13:28

    "It's not as if Red Bull employ an Astronomy team is it?"

    :D

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 13:29

    Being called away to count cheese, see ya later...

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 13:29

    Being called away to count cheese, see ya later...

    Later Pat :)

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 13:32

    you had the best comparison in the world last weekend. sato can crash both an indycar and an f1 equally.

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2010 at 13:36

    Happy birthday EJ :)

    On a completely different note, I've done an update as to who was on what gearbox as of the end of the Australian Grand Prix.

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2010 at 13:39

    Oooh. I wonder how DC will deflect the blame now? {Comment #540}

    How about "Well, they would say that wouldn't they?" Especially since this is the second time in two races that a supplier has declared they weren't to blame for a failure on board Vettel's car...

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 13:40

    Oooh. I wonder how DC will deflect the blame now? {Comment #540}

    How about "Well, they would say that wouldn't they?" Especially since this is the second time in two races that a supplier has declared they weren't to blame for a failure on board Vettel's car...

    And Red Bull blamed Renault a lot last year, when Renault themselves did not suffer engine failures...

  • me30/03/2010 at 13:40

    How about "Well, they would say that wouldn't they?" Especially since this is the second time in two races that a supplier has declared they weren't to blame for a failure on board Vettel's car...

    is there not every chance that the supplier is correct, seeing as no other brembo car suffered? and that newey is doing some funky things with brake positioning?

    http://www.f1technical.net/development/281

  • me30/03/2010 at 13:41

    And Red Bull blamed Renault a lot last year, when Renault themselves did not suffer engine failures...

    true story

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 13:41

    Some more Doctor Who stuff: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/03/30/your-doctor-who-spin-off/

    #notobsessedhonest

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2010 at 13:43

    is there not every chance that the supplier is correct, seeing as no other brembo car suffered? and that newey is doing some funky things with brake positioning? {Comment #553}

    There is every chance that the supplier is correct.

    There is also every chance that there's a pattern developing here, and that DC, as a Red Bull loyalist, is not going to admit that it could reflect rather poorly on Red Bull ;)

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 13:44

    is there not every chance that the supplier is correct, seeing as no other brembo car suffered? and that newey is doing some funky things with brake positioning?

    Even I know Newey makes fast but fragile cars. He's the first person I would blame ask.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 13:44

    is there not every chance that the supplier is correct, seeing as no other brembo car suffered? and that newey is doing some funky things with brake positioning? {Comment #553}

    There is every chance that the supplier is correct.

    There is also every chance that there's a pattern developing here, and that DC, as a Red Bull loyalist, is not going to admit that it could reflect rather poorly on Red Bull ;)

    This is why I don't like that DC is a Red Bull guy. I feel he's starting to detract as a pundit because he refuses to speak bad of the team...

  • Alianora La Canta30/03/2010 at 13:46

    yes, but I think one time AUS was after KL, the year of Commonwealth Games in Melbourne when Bahrain opened the season, or am I wrong ? {Comment #336}

    You are completely right - 2006 did see KL and Melbourne swap over for precisely that reason, and Bahrain started the season then (and got fairly heavily moaned at).

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 13:47

    This is why I don't like that DC is a Red Bull guy. I feel he's starting to detract as a pundit because he refuses to speak bad of the team...

    Considering that the BBC are supposed to be impartial, they have one guy who stalks the paddock saying "remember when I gave you a job" and the other one saying "hey Red Bull, love you always"

  • me30/03/2010 at 13:56

    Considering that the BBC are supposed to be impartial, they have one guy who stalks the paddock saying "remember when I gave you a job" and the other one saying "hey Red Bull, love you always"

    i think this f1 thing is going well for them :)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 14:10

    Considering that the BBC are supposed to be impartial, they have one guy who stalks the paddock saying "remember when I gave you a job" and the other one saying "hey Red Bull, love you always"

    i think this f1 thing is going well for them :)

    Full credit to Ant, I can't recall him doing that Honda/Brawn or his Sportscar connections...

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:11

    Good evening everyone...

    I am having a relaxing day doing a bit of work (honest) before heading out into the desert tomorrow for shakedown...

    Weather is lovely and nicely breezy here in Amman although I am expecting it to be hotter out on the stages away from the city and in the desert...

    I have brought a hat.....

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 14:11

    Full credit to Ant, I can't recall him doing that Honda/Brawn or his Sportscar connections...

    Ant certainly talks about his time at Honda and everything, and you can tell his fondness for JB, but somehow it doesn't come across quite as... desperate as DC.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 14:12

    Full credit to Ant, I can't recall him doing that Honda/Brawn or his Sportscar connections...

    Ant certainly talks about his time at Honda and everything, and you can tell his fondness for JB, but somehow it doesn't come across quite as... desperate as DC.

    Indeed. He uses it to add colour, but I don't think he would blatantly jump to their defence like DC would...

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:14

    Indeed. He uses it to add colour, but I don't think he would blatantly jump to their defence like DC would...

    In truth I think that the only thing DC defends is the reliability thing and you have to recall who it was who helped bring Newey to Red Bull....

    Yep... it was DC....

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:17

    In truth I think that the only thing DC defends is the reliability thing and you have to recall who it was who helped bring Newey to Red Bull....

    Yep... it was DC....

    oooh, fair point.

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:17

    surely it's also the most important hour of the weekend? who'd miss qually but watch a race this year?

    Oz quali was rubbish and the race was good?

    Why did you swear not to watch FP?

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:19

    Oz quali was rubbish and the race was good?

    because the race was wet, yes.

    Why did you swear not to watch FP?

    fed up of using up all my holidays on friday's for f1. thus far have only used one.

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:19

    I don't think it is that easy. The other week Gavin and I disagreed about how to rank IndyCar.

    I forgot about Indy Car etc, but for the european SS series I think its quite easy to rank them

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:20

    fed up of using up all my holidays on friday's for f1. thus far have only used one.

    I don't know why you would use holiday up for Free Practice :s it's not that good

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:20

    I don't know why you would use holiday up for Free Practice :s it's not that good

    ummm, that was our point. luckily this friday is a bank holiday.

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:22

    I don't know why you would use holiday up for Free Practice :s it's not that good

    Unless you were going to the race of course...

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:23

    Unless you were going to the race of course...

    Even still, FP is pretty dull

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:24

    Even still, FP is pretty dull

    but you didn't even get up to watch the race did you? we're on a totally different level here.

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 14:26

    Weather is lovely and nicely breezy here in Amman although I am expecting it to be hotter out on the stages away from the city and in the desert...

    Oooooh. Almost forgot about that. Must look at my Fantasy WRC lineup later.

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:30

    Even still, FP is pretty dull

    Not from everywhere... I always love the Friday before the hordes decend.... it has a more intimate feel to it....

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 14:31

    Not from everywhere... I always love the Friday before the hordes decend.... it has a more intimate feel to it....

    And you can usually sit in the really good seats for cheap or even free! :D

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:32

    but you didn't even get up to watch the race did you? we're on a totally different level here.

    I didn't get to up to watch the race for 2 reasons;

    a) after Bahrain i wasnt up for getting up at 6 for a (potentially) dull race

    b) i've been very ill, and so i dont get enough sleep as it is at hte moment!

    rarely do i miss an Oz GP live

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:33

    Not from everywhere... I always love the Friday before the hordes decend.... it has a more intimate feel to it....

    oh right you mean at the circuit itself, i agree at the circuit, but on tv ive never been that excited. if its on ill watch it because it's very relaxed and i can put it on and do other stuff at the same time.

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:34

    rarely do i miss an Oz GP live

    fair enough. but you have to see from out point of view we haven't missed a race since we started sidepodcast. sickness, tiredness, boredom be damned.

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:34

    b) i've been very ill, and so i dont get enough sleep as it is at hte moment!

    Sorry to hear it I hope you are better soon... there is nothing worse than not sleeping, unless it's self inflicted like party going, which obviously isn't the case if you are not well ... look after yourself...

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:35

    sickness, tiredness, boredom be damned.

    But me... there is sickness and SICKNESS...

    Jon's hardly a part-timer....

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 14:36

    fair enough. but you have to see from out point of view we haven't missed a race since we started sidepodcast. sickness, tiredness, boredom be damned.

    I mean, you know, I don't want to harp on about it, but I rearranged my wedding around F1.

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:36

    Jon's hardly a part-timer....

    nah Mr C does have a point, and i agree for races, but if it were quali or going to an actual race meeting on a saturday i've already got in the car with my seatbelt on!

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:36

    oh right you mean at the circuit itself, i agree at the circuit, but on tv ive never been that excited. if its on ill watch it because it's very relaxed and i can put it on and do other stuff at the same time.

    I have to admit that I used to be gripped when at home by watching every sector Kimi did but it's not quite the same this year...

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:37

    But me... there is sickness and SICKNESS...

    i know. and before bahrain last year i was basically dead. but still watched it before going back to dying.

    my point not to judge jon but to point out he is miles away from us in terms of dedication to the cause. therefore it makes no odds to me tha he finds FP dull.

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:37

    I mean, you know, I don't want to harp on about it, but I rearranged my wedding around F1.

    I thought it was "me" that rearranged HIS wedding....

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:38

    nah Mr C does have a point, and i agree for races, but if it were quali or going to an actual race meeting on a saturday i've already got in the car with my seatbelt on!

    and that's where we even farther apart, smaller categories bore me silly.

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:38

    I thought it was "me" that rearranged HIS wedding....

    hahahahahahahahahahah

    ahahaha

    ahahaahhehehehehehehehehehe

    ...

    ...

    no

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:38

    therefore it makes no odds to me that he finds FP dull.

    which i get, but i dont get why you'd take days off for it. to me thats insane.

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:38

    i know. and before bahrain last year i was basically dead.

    Gosh I didn't realise you were seriously ill then... probably because I was at the race last year so didn't realise the position... apologies....

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:39

    and that's where we even farther apart, smaller categories bore me silly.

    totally, but Superleague is hardly small

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:39

    I mean, you know, I don't want to harp on about it, but I rearranged my wedding around F1.

    that is quite the dedication. but it was a rookie mistake to book a wedding during a back-to-back race weekend.

    even if a was sulking about schumi cheating at the time.

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:40

    totally, but Superleague is hardly small

    i've yet to see a race. i can't judge it.

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:41

    totally, but Superleague is hardly small

    You just need a hook I reckon and "me" hasn't found one yet...

    PS I haven't with Superleague yet but I expect you can supply one...

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 14:41

    which i get, but i dont get why you'd take days off for it. to me thats insane.

    It's insane to take days off work to do something you like?

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:42

    i've yet to see a race. i can't judge it.

    even still, i guess it depends why you'd watch it/go to it.

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:42

    Gosh I didn't realise you were seriously ill then... probably because I was at the race last year so didn't realise the position... apologies....

    i lived, but i very much wanted to stay asleep.

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:43

    It's insane to take days off work to do something you like?

    It's insane not to.....

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:44

    It's insane to take days off work to do something you like?

    If you enjoy it then fair enough, but FP does nothing for me.

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:44

    If you enjoy it then fair enough, but FP does nothing for me.

    you need a factbyte factbox to play with :)

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:45

    which i get, but i dont get why you'd take days off for it.to for me thats insane.

    my bad

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 14:47

    If you enjoy it then fair enough, but FP does nothing for me.

    The thing I like about FP is that the coverage is targeted at F1 diehards, because they're the only people who'll actually take time to watch FP. So when you listen to interviews and get the analysis, it sometimes tends to be juicier that. :)

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 14:48

    The thing I like about FP is that the coverage is targeted at F1 diehards, because they're the only people who'll actually take time to watch FP. So when you listen to interviews and get the analysis, it sometimes tends to be juicier...

    Than what you get in quali and race, because it has to be targeted more for people just starting to watch F1. :)

    *Corrected

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:48

    The thing I like about FP is that the coverage is targeted at F1 diehards, because they're the only people who'll actually take time to watch FP. So when you listen to interviews and get the analysis, it sometimes tends to be juicier that. :)

    totally, and as i said, i'll put it on and even iplayer it if im bored with what im doing, but it will never get my undivided attention

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 14:49

    totally, and as i said, i'll put it on and even iplayer it if im bored with what im doing, but it will never get my undivided attention

    It must do something for you then.

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:50

    It must do something for you then.

    i like the noise, and i like to hear how Holly and Ted work in the pitlane

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:53

    The thing I like about FP is that the coverage is targeted at F1 diehards, because they're the only people who'll actually take time to watch FP. So when you listen to interviews and get the analysis, it sometimes tends to be juicier...

    Than what you get in quali and race, because it has to be targeted more for people just starting to watch F1. :)

    5live is a great example of that.

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 14:53

    i like the noise, and i like to hear how Holly and Ted work in the pitlane

    Ah, well, no one can resist Ted.

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:54

    Ah, well, no one can resist Ted.

    True dat

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 14:54

    5live is a great example of that.

    Indeedy. :D

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:54

    You cannot count on Alonso and Schumacher being at the back of the pack every week.

    Although that would be fun...

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:54

    Ah, well, no one can resist Ted.

    Errrrrrrr.....

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:55

    I am getting three "Reply" buttons... and then another three....

    Is this Jordanian wi-fi or you guys?....

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:56

    Is this Jordanian wi-fi or you guys?....

    refresh you page to fix

  • Lady Snowcat30/03/2010 at 14:57

    refresh you page to fix

    Aha...

    Fixed!...

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:57

    Ah, well, no one can resist Ted.

    I think its interesting the relationship between commentator and pit lane reporter and how they need to be on tune with each other, so that they've got the person the guy in hte box wants to talk to, before he's even asked.

  • me30/03/2010 at 14:58

    I think its interesting the relationship between commentator and pit lane reporter and how they need to be on tune with each other, so that they've got the person the guy in hte box wants to talk to, before he's even asked.

    spoken like a true f1 fan :)

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 14:59

    spoken like a true f1 fan :)

    Spoken like a guy who thinks about pitline commentary a little too much ;)

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 15:16

    I would be pretty annoyed if I was Brembo right now...

    oh look! They are too!

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82546

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 15:18

    Just thought you'd like to hear another piece of joy from the CRAPPY rankings...

    Nelson Piquet Jr (the one who isn't an F1 driver anymore?) is a better F1 driver than....

    Mr Michael Schumacher.

    stupid thing

  • lukeh30/03/2010 at 15:19

    sidepodland, do you have any awesome suggestions for us to do whilst queueueing

  • lukeh30/03/2010 at 15:20

    apparently i misspelt it

  • me30/03/2010 at 15:21

    sidepodland, do you have any awesome suggestions for us to do whilst queueueing

    we need suggestions for "new rules!", as per yesterday's show. so, new rules for london?

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 15:23

    Nelson Piquet Jr (the one who isn't an F1 driver anymore?) is a better F1 driver than...

    Mr Michael Schumacher.

    Yet another reason to ignore those rankings. But then, over a 52-week period... Perhaps it's not complete lunacy. Just... partial lunacy. :D

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 15:24

    sidepodland, do you have any awesome suggestions for us to do whilst queueueing

    what are you queueueing for? ;)

  • lukeh30/03/2010 at 15:26

    what are you queueueing for? ;)

    we are seeing russell howard :)

  • Pad-Rock30/03/2010 at 15:26

    Hello sidepodcasters! Have any of you been to the Spa for the Grand Prix? My girlfriend has got me a weekend at this year's race (I'm very lucky, especially as she has zero interest in F1 and the race falls on her birthday!) and I'm trying to choose seats - thinking either the covered stand at the top of Eau Rouge or the covered stand at turn 1.

    Any thoughts? Thanks for any comments!

  • lukeh30/03/2010 at 15:32

    we need suggestions for "new rules!", as per yesterday's show. so, new rules for london?

    lou understands you but im stupid :(

  • me30/03/2010 at 15:33

    lou understands you but im stupid :(

    hehe, at least someone was paying attention ;)

  • lukeh30/03/2010 at 15:33

    my phone really doesnt like commenting today!

  • me30/03/2010 at 15:34

    Any thoughts? Thanks for any comments!

    hey, pad-rock. a group of us are heading to spa this year, there's a wiki page with loads of info:

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Spa+Grand+Prix+2010

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 15:35

    hey, pad-rock. a group of us are heading to spa this year, there's a wiki page with loads of info:

    at this rate, who else will be left here in the comments?

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 15:35

    at this rate, who else will be left here in the comments?

    *during the Spa weekend?

  • me30/03/2010 at 15:36

    hey, pad-rock. a group of us are heading to spa this year, there's a wiki page with loads of info:

    at this rate, who else will be left here in the comments?

    hehe. ummm...

  • RG30/03/2010 at 15:36

    at this rate, who else will be left here in the comments?

    I'll be here, cheering on my boys (and Kobayashi) from the comfort of my bed.

    Hey folks

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 15:37

    I'll be here, cheering on my boys (and Kobayashi) from the comfort of my bed.

    Oooh. Looks like the shop will be left to us and Christine's mum-in-law. ;)

  • me30/03/2010 at 15:37

    Hey folks

    hey ya chap

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 15:39

    Oooh. Looks like the shop will be left to us and Christine's mum-in-law. ;)

    Any news on Alison, if she'll go or not?

  • me30/03/2010 at 15:45

    Oooh. Looks like the shop will be left to us and Christine's mum-in-law. ;)

    she hasn't been needed for ages. we get out more :)

  • me30/03/2010 at 15:45

    she hasn't been needed for ages. we get out more :)

    *need to

  • Journeyer30/03/2010 at 15:46

    she hasn't been needed for ages. we need to get out more :)

    Haha! Too true. :D

  • Pad-Rock30/03/2010 at 15:48

    hey, pad-rock. a group of us are heading to spa this year, there's a wiki page with loads of info:

    http://wiki.si...e/Spa+Grand+Prix+2010

    What a very handy wiki! I see a lot of you are in uncovered gold 4 stand at the top of eau rouge ... I was thinking of the covered stand gold 3. Apart from the cover, is there much to choose between them? Thinking covered would be good given how many wet races we have had there!

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 15:48

    she hasn't been needed for ages. we get out more :)

    It's been impossible to drag you away from Factbyte Factbox code. Now, though, you have no excuse. :)

  • me30/03/2010 at 15:49

    It's been impossible to drag you away from Factbyte Factbox code. Now, though, you have no excuse. :)

    ahhhh shucks.

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 15:51

    sidepodland, do you have any awesome suggestions for us to do whilst queueueing

    Formula 1 at the shops?

    I went to the shop and I bought an Alonso

    I went to the shops and I bough an Alonso and a Button

    I went to the shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button and a Cog

  • lou30/03/2010 at 16:05

    alex i love the idea but are you implying i would buy alonso before jenson? lol am taking advantage of the fact lukes phone keeps crashing and commenting when he cant :) hehe

  • Jordan F130/03/2010 at 16:16

    Alex Andronov said sidepodland, do you have any awesome suggestions for us to do whilst queueueing

    Formula 1 at the shops?

    I went to the shop and I bought an Alonso

    I went to the shops and I bough an Alonso and a Button

    I went to the shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button and a Cog

    I went to the shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button, a Cog and a Diffuser.

    I went to teh shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button, a Cog, a Diffuser and an Engine.

    I went to the shops and I bought an, a Button a Cog, a Diffuser an Engine and a Ferrari for Alonso...,.

    We just started a new game Alex....

  • startledbunny30/03/2010 at 16:25

    Alex Andronov said sidepodland, do you have any awesome suggestions for us to do whilst queueueing

    Formula 1 at the shops?

    I went to the shop and I bought an Alonso

    I went to the shops and I bough an Alonso and a Button

    I went to the shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button and a Cog

    I went to the shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button, a Cog and a Diffuser.

    I went to teh shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button, a Cog, a Diffuser and an Engine.

    I went to the shops and I bought an, a Button a Cog, a Diffuser an Engine and a Ferrari for Alonso...,.

    I went to the shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button, a Cog, a Diffuser, an Engine, a Ferrari for Alonso and a Gearbox

  • RG30/03/2010 at 16:27

    I went to the shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button, a Cog, a Diffuser, an Engine, a Ferrari for Alonso and a Gearbox

    I went to the shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button, a cog, a Diffuser, an Engine, a Ferrari for Alonso, a Gearbox and a Virgin fuel tank

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 16:30

    alex i love the idea but are you implying i would buy alonso before jenson? lol am taking advantage of the fact lukes phone keeps crashing and commenting when he cant :) hehe

    You have to go alphabetically though...

    Maybe you could say I would buy A............Button or perhaps I would buy Assurances Button Will win?

  • Jordan F130/03/2010 at 16:30

    RG said I went to the shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button, a Cog, a Diffuser, an Engine, a Ferrari for Alonso and a Gearbox

    I went to the shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button, a cog, a Diffuser, an Engine, a Ferrari for Alonso, a Gearbox and a Virgin fuel tank

    [share this]

    I went to the shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button, a cog, a Diffuser, an Engine, a Ferrari for Alonso, a gearbox and Heating pads for the tyres....

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 16:31

    As we have already proven though I am not very good at traversing the alphabet so I best sit this one out ;)

  • RG30/03/2010 at 16:33

    You have to go alphabetically though...

    Do ya?

    Dodgy game.

  • Jordan F130/03/2010 at 16:35

    Alex Andronov said alex i love the idea but are you implying i would buy alonso before jenson? lol am taking advantage of the fact lukes phone keeps crashing and commenting when he cant :) hehe

    You have to go alphabetically though...

    Maybe you could say I would buy A............Button or perhaps I would buy Assurances Button Will Win?

    Ordering Hamilton to crash into the Wall just afer Button replaces the tyres, Lou?

  • me30/03/2010 at 16:40

    I went to the shops and I bought an Alonso, a Button, a cog, a Diffuser, an Engine, a Ferrari for Alonso, a gearbox and Heating pads for the tyres....

    i went to the shops and i bought an alonso, a button, a cog, a diffuser, an engine, a ferrari for alonso, a gearbox, heating pads for tyres and some inclement weather to spice up the racing.

  • RG30/03/2010 at 16:42

    i went to the shops and i bought an alonso, a button, a cog, a diffuser, an engine, a ferrari for alonso, a gearbox, heating pads for tyres and some inclement weather to spice up the racing.

    I went to the shops and i bought an Alonso, a Button, a Cog, a Diffuser, and Engine, a Ferrari for Alonso, a Gearbox, Heating Pads for Tyres, some Inclement weather to spice up the racing and Jarno Trulli's missing smile. (thats okay, isn't it?)

  • me30/03/2010 at 16:43

    I went to the shops and i bought an Alonso, a Button, a Cog, a Diffuser, and Engine, a Ferrari for Alonso, a Gearbox, Heating Pads for Tyres, some Inclement weather to spice up the racing and Jarno Trulli's missing smile. (thats okay, isn't it?)

    :)

  • Jordan F130/03/2010 at 16:45

    me said I went to the shops and i bought an Alonso, a Button, a Cog, a Diffuser, and Engine, a Ferrari for Alonso, a Gearbox, Heating Pads for Tyres, some Inclement weather to spice up the racing and Jarno Trulli's missing smile. (thats okay, isn't it?)

    :)

    Look! Trulli's missing smile is above this sentence!

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 17:02

    I went to the shops and i bought an Alonso, a Button, a Cog, a Diffuser, and Engine, a Ferrari for Alonso, a Gearbox, Heating Pads for Tyres, some Inclement weather to spice up the racing and Jarno Trulli's missing smile. (thats okay, isn't it?)

    I went to the shops and i bought an Alonso, a Button, a Cog, a Diffuser, and Engine, a Ferrari for Alonso, a Gearbox, Heating Pads for Tyres, some Inclement weather to spice up the racing, Jarno Trulli's missing smile and Kubica back on the podium

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 17:05

    Isn't the point of this game to test your memory? I don't think it's quite the same with the use of a blockquote. :)

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 17:10

    Isn't the point of this game to test your memory? I don't think it's quite the same with the use of a blockquote. :)

    ummmm... Ahhhh.... Errrrr.... *thinks* Oh I know no we're making a list that Lou and Lukeh have to learn off by heart and then phone in to the voicemail number to prove they can remember it. So it still is a memory game really. Phew ;)

  • me30/03/2010 at 17:12

    Isn't the point of this game to test your memory? I don't think it's quite the same with the use of a blockquote. :)

    rats

  • me30/03/2010 at 17:13

    ummmm... Ahhhh.... Errrrr.... *thinks* Oh I know no we're making a list that Lou and Lukeh have to learn off by heart and then phone in to the voicemail number to prove they can remember it. So it still is a memory game really. Phew ;)

    ooh, good save

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 17:18

    ummmm... Ahhhh.... Errrrr.... *thinks* Oh I know no we're making a list that Lou and Lukeh have to learn off by heart and then phone in to the voicemail number to prove they can remember it. So it still is a memory game really. Phew ;)

    Heheh. Alright then :)

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 17:19

    I have just got a sneak peek at the Radio Times spread on Doctor Who with the Episode Guide by Mr Moffatt. Not saying nothing but I am super duper excited now.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 17:41

    Coulthard: "It's not like Red Bull manipulate my thoughts is it?"

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/lewishamilton/7535629/David-Coulthard-Lewis-Hamilton-needs-a-father-figure-in-troubled-times.html

  • me30/03/2010 at 17:43

    Coulthard: "It's not like Red Bull manipulate my thoughts is it?"

    why do i get the impression that story is written with the explicit intention of setting martin brundle up as lewis' manager?

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 17:44

    Coulthard: "It's not like Red Bull manipulate my thoughts is it?"

    why do i get the impression that story is written with the explicit intention of setting martin brundle up as lewis' manager?

    Because DC wants everyone to have a conflict of interest? :D

  • me30/03/2010 at 17:45

    Because DC wants everyone to have a conflict of interest? :D

    hehe!

    it's interesting that the criticisms have reached DC already.

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 17:45

    Because DC wants everyone to have a conflict of interest? :D

    hehe!

    it's interesting that the criticisms have reached DC already.

    How about DC himself?

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/blogs/racinglines/archive/2010/03/30/why-lewis-hamilton-needs-david-coulthard.aspx

  • me30/03/2010 at 17:46

    How about DC himself?

    oooh, yeah, that's more like it.

  • Chris30/03/2010 at 17:51

    Evening all

  • me30/03/2010 at 17:51

    Evening all

    hey chris.

  • me30/03/2010 at 17:56

    did we know t'other alex was featured on espnf1?

    http://blogs.espnf1.com/The_Pits/archives/2010/03/living_the_f1_dream

  • Kathi30/03/2010 at 18:03

    Evening all

    Hi. :)

  • Christine30/03/2010 at 18:04

    did we know t'other alex was featured on espnf1?

    Wooo!

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 18:21

    I'm back home again and catching up on comments I missed while counting cheese.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 18:32

    Evening all

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 18:33

    Evening all

    Hi

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 18:34

    I see superleague formula have updated their website to include some of this season's info. Bourdais has signed up for another season and Franck now has a car number - 33.

    First race is Silverstone on April 3rd/4th

    http://www.superleagueformula.com/superleague/SF-Races

  • RG30/03/2010 at 18:36

    I see superleague formula have updated their website to include some of this season's info. Bourdais has signed up for another season and Franck now has a car number - 33.

    I see the mighty Spurs have retained Dolby for this season, I hope he's tuned in to beat Liverpool this time around.

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 18:40

    First race is Silverstone on April 3rd/4th

    Interesting. I've never taken notice of their laptimes and they go to Silverstone and Nurburgring so we can check against F1 and GP2, and they go to Assen and Zolder so we can roughly check against Champ Car's visit.

    I've never heard of Navarra and I'm a circuit geek..

  • Janna30/03/2010 at 18:40

    Hello all, one more day of work and 4 more days to Dr Who Yay! (There may also be some F1 this weekend but due to relatives I'm going to have trouble watching live :( ).

    Dr Who interviews stacking up. Matt Smith was on Richard Bacon today

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/dailybacon

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 18:51

    Interesting. I've never taken notice of their laptimes and they go to Silverstone and Nurburgring so we can check against F1 and GP2, and they go to Assen and Zolder so we can roughly check against Champ Car's visit.

    I've never heard of Navarra and I'm a circuit geek..

    It's new to me as well. How many international circuits does Spain need?

  • me30/03/2010 at 19:16

    with any luck, we might be talking to joe later. questions as ever are welcome here:

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Questions+for+Joe

  • RG30/03/2010 at 19:17

    Dr Who interviews stacking up. Matt Smith was on Richard Bacon today

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/dailybacon

    Just heard BBC Newcastle are interviewing Matt Smith tomorrow morning.

  • RG30/03/2010 at 19:23

    with any luck, we might be talking to joe later. questions as ever are welcome here:

    Have plonked one on.

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 19:30

    I am attempting to record the "international single seater" preview show as it is now around a month to go, but the main 3 series are useless, they don't have any sort of media pack out or updated driver list, so im having to use wikipedia as my fountain of knowledge.

    If it's all wrong, you'll know why!

  • me30/03/2010 at 19:33

    with any luck, we might be talking to joe later. questions as ever are welcome here:

    Have plonked one on.

    ta.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 19:47

    I have added a couple of questions for Joe. One is a bit unusual

  • me30/03/2010 at 19:54

    I have added a couple of questions for Joe. One is a bit unusual

    hehe. that is an interesting one. shall enquire.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 19:56

    hehe. that is an interesting one. shall enquire.

    I am fairly certain he doesn't but it flashed through my brain and I thought I would put it in for a laugh. Anyone who is prepared to stand up and deal with questions from a live audience is unlikely to have a preview for a recorded podcast

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 19:59

    It's Hammond time. BBC1. Assuming the power holds up. Keep geetin one second power cuts and lots oftown close to here have been knocked out for hours due to weather

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 21:01

    Hoorah. All done. How are we all this evening?

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 21:03

    Hoorah. All done. How are we all this evening?

    Was just on the phone talking about Wiis for a while. Now finishing my TMR results post, suitably delayed :)

    I've got a FR3.5 recording on. It's boring, but I blame it being Barcelona.

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 21:12

    with any luck, we might be talking to joe later. questions as ever are welcome here:

    Ask him about Catherine! ;)

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 21:14

    This place has finally sprung into life.

    Ask him about Catherine! ;)

    Stalking questions would make a good show

  • me30/03/2010 at 21:30

    Ask him about Catherine! ;)

    again?!

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 21:35

    Evening everyone,

    What goes on?

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 21:36

    hello everyone! :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 21:36

    Hope everyone's good - just in the door.

  • me30/03/2010 at 21:38

    hello new arrivals. last call for question for joe: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Questions+for+Joe

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 21:39

    hello new arrivals. last call for question for joe: http://wiki.si...age/Questions+for+Joe

    How do you manage to look so fresh with all the travelling?

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 21:39

    Hi Leigh and Rocket.

    It has been very quiet here tonight.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 21:41

    Aye - been a busy day my way. Just flew back to Ireland to chill out for a few days - only to remember how awful the internet is over here

  • me30/03/2010 at 21:41

    Aye - been a busy day my way. Just flew back to Ireland to chill out for a few days - only to remember how awful the internet is over here

    eircom monopoly?

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 21:43

    Not a monopoly as such, but the best broadband we can get in our area is a very (very) patchy 1mb connection.

    Everyone else tends to run less than that

  • me30/03/2010 at 21:44

    Not a monopoly as such, but the best broadband we can get in our area is a very (very) patchy 1mb connection.

    Everyone else tends to run less than that

    blimey.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 21:45

    Big difference when I'm used to my 20mb connection.....

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 21:45

    Big difference when I'm used to my 20mb connection.....

    i bet!

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 21:46

    again?!

    what can I say, I have a one track mind: The Finn and those who surround him :D

  • Amy30/03/2010 at 21:47

    hello new arrivals. last call for question for joe: http://wiki.si...age/Questions+for+Joe

    ooh Pamela mentioned that she wanted to ask him why HRT aren't allowed to be called Hispania but she forgot.

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 21:47

    what can I say, I have a one track mind: The Finn and those who surround him :D

    You could ask what Emma is doing in Dubai again

  • me30/03/2010 at 21:48

    ooh Pamela mentioned that she wanted to ask him why HRT aren't allowed to be called Hispania but she forgot.

    nice one.

  • Jeremy30/03/2010 at 21:59

    Hello!

    Can you suggest to Joe that he stick his iPhone in a top pocket to record what he is saying. He would probably have to summarise each question before answering, but the recording quality is reasonable if close by.

  • me30/03/2010 at 22:00

    Can you suggest to Joe that he stick his iPhone in a top pocket to record what he is saying. He would probably have to summarise each question before answering, but the recording quality is reasonable if close by.

    for the next meetup you mean? can do.

  • Jeremy30/03/2010 at 22:04

    for the next meetup you mean? can do.

    you always know what I'm trying to say :-)

    I feel a little guilty that I didn't try harder to record it but the levels were terrible.

    Do you have any lapel mics that work with iPhone/Touch?

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:05

    How long can you record on an iphone for?

  • Jeremy30/03/2010 at 22:07

    How long can you record on an iphone for?

    until you run out of space or battery. A fully charged iPhone should easily get through an evening with joe. If not, external battery packs are small and cheap

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 22:08

    does anyone know where i can find bbc coverage times for malaysia? the only page i can find from the bbc doesn't seem to make sense

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 22:08

    OK so, is there anyone to potentially battle with Bourdais in Superleague? I'm going to try and watch it this year, but I can't imagine it'll be too much fun if he runs away with it.

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 22:08

    does anyone know where i can find bbc coverage times for malaysia? the only page i can find from the bbc doesn't seem to make sense

    It's split between BBC1 & 2, hold on

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 22:09

    does anyone know where i can find bbc coverage times for malaysia? the only page i can find from the bbc doesn't seem to make sense

    Here ya go

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7755219.stm

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 22:09

    And, hey all! :)

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 22:09

    Game ping: http://toomuchracing.com/2010/03/30/tmr-game-week-10/

    I am about to see if I can tidy it up with a couple of photos..

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 22:09

    It's split between BBC1 & 2, hold on

    it says bbc1 8-10 bbc2 10-11 post race forum 9-10...?

  • Chris30/03/2010 at 22:09

    OK so, is there anyone to potentially battle with Bourdais in Superleague?

    Franck?

  • RG30/03/2010 at 22:10

    OK so, is there anyone to potentially battle with Bourdais in Superleague? I'm going to try and watch it this year, but I can't imagine it'll be too much fun if he runs away with it.

    I hear that Craig Dolby bloke is good... not sure why.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 22:10

    Oh yes, nearly forgot about Montagny

    :)

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 22:10

    it says bbc1 8-10 bbc2 10-11 post race forum 9-10...?

    I'd say the forum bit is slightly wrong :)

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:11

    does anyone know where i can find bbc coverage times for malaysia? the only page i can find from the bbc doesn't seem to make sense

    Normally starts an hour before quali and the race both of which start at 9am according to http://www.formula1.com/

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 22:11

    It's split between BBC1 & 2, hold on

    do you know why it's been split?

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:11

    OK so, is there anyone to potentially battle with Bourdais in Superleague? I'm going to try and watch it this year, but I can't imagine it'll be too much fun if he runs away with it.

    Franck?

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 22:11

    do you know why it's been split?

    Religion :)

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 22:12

    do you know why it's been split?

    As Pat says, it's Easter stuff on BBC1 and football stull earlier on 2

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 22:12

    Religion :)

    Always gets in the way of something!

    ;)

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:12

    I hear that Craig Dolby bloke is good... not sure why.

    I'd never heard of him before, so i googled and WOW. There is a great British driver in Superleague! How did i not know this!

  • RG30/03/2010 at 22:12

    Religion :)

    I wonder if God is about this time of night, I'm sure he can postpone Easter just for the F1.

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 22:12

    Religion

    some easter sunday thing? f1 is my religion! :D

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:12

    Oh yes, nearly forgot about Montagny

    :)

    Full-ish grid here

    http://www.superleagueformula.com/

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:13

    I wonder if God is about this time of night, I'm sure he can postpone Easter just for the F1.

    ooooooh dear

  • RG30/03/2010 at 22:13

    I'd never heard of him before, so i googled and WOW. There is a great British driver in Superleague! How did i not know this!

    And he drives for Spurs...

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:13

    I'd never heard of him before, so i googled and WOW. There is a great British driver in Superleague! How did i not know this!

    You are supposed to be the expert

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 22:13

    some easter sunday thing? f1 is my religion! :D

    I think he'd have to consult Cadbury at this late stage

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:13

    You are supposed to be the expert

    It's not on the way to F1.

    At all

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:13

    I wonder if God is about this time of night, I'm sure he can postpone Easter just for the F1.

    If he postpones it a week it then clashes with Franck's race

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 22:13

    As Pat says, it's Easter stuff on BBC1 and football stull earlier on 2

    I get that the BBC has this legal requirement to show the Easter stuff, but surely they could move the repeat of Match of the Day?

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 22:14

    I think he'd have to consult Cadbury at this late stage

    :D

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 22:14

    I get that the BBC has this legal requirement to show the Easter stuff, but surely they could move the repeat of Match of the Day?

    Exactly!

    Anyone know if the 5 Live commentary is on the red button at all this year?

    I missed it last week

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:15

    It's not on the way to F1.

    Presumably this bloke Dolby has driven in other classes although to be fair I had heard his name but knew absolutely nothing about him

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 22:15

    I get that the BBC has this legal requirement to show the Easter stuff, but surely they could move the repeat of Match of the Day?

    i hate repeats - that's what iPlayer is for!

  • RG30/03/2010 at 22:15

    I get that the BBC has this legal requirement to show the Easter stuff, but surely they could move the repeat of Match of the Day?

    They better not touch Match of the Day. Its my only chance of catching up when I missed the previous nights one.

  • RG30/03/2010 at 22:15

    i hate repeats - that's what iPlayer is for!

    Match of the Day, due to license restrictions, doesn't go on iPlayer.

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 22:15

    Anyone know if the 5 Live commentary is on the red button at all this year?I missed it last week

    i can't get it on my virgin box but lou says she had it on sky

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 22:16

    They better not touch Match of the Day. Its my only chance of catching up when I missed the previous nights one.

    No reason it couldn't be on BBC1 and have uninterupted F1 on 2

    Silly schedulers

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 22:16

    i can't get it on my virgin box but lou says she had it on sky

    I got it last year on Freeview and Virgin for most races :(

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 22:16

    They better not touch Match of the Day. Its my only chance of catching up when I missed the previous nights one.

    but it could be at a slightly different time seeing as there is live racing on...

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:16

    Presumably this bloke Dolby has driven in other classes although to be fair I had heard his name but knew absolutely nothing about him

    He did Renault UK and was a bit rubbish, so did Renault Belgium and Renault France and Spain and Italy, which explains why I've never heard of him.

    Renault Italy to Superleague is a HUGE jump

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 22:17

    No reason it couldn't be on BBC1 and have uninterupted F1 on 2Silly schedulers

    that would be a better idea

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:17

    Renault Italy to Superleague is a HUGE jump

    No wonder I don't know anything about him. How do guys like that get breaks like this?

  • Pat W30/03/2010 at 22:18

    He did Renault UK and was a bit rubbish, so did Renault Belgium and Renault France and Spain and Italy, which explains why I've never heard of him.

    If he did more than one series at once does that make it Dolby stereo?

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:18

    No wonder I don't know anything about him. How do guys like that get breaks like this?

    Usually money.

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 22:18

    I got it last year on Freeview and Virgin for most races

    my red button seems to be playing up on my virgin box, only just switched to virgin so i don't know if it's just me

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:18

    If he did more than one series at once does that make it Dolby stereo?

    :D nice

  • RG30/03/2010 at 22:18

    No reason it couldn't be on BBC1 and have uninterupted F1 on 2Silly schedulers

    Possibly to get more viewers? More people are likely to see it on BBC

  • RG30/03/2010 at 22:19

    Possibly to get more viewers? More people are likely to see it on BBC

    oops, pressed enter too early

    As I was saying, more people are likely to see it on BBC1, so wanting to change to BBC2 and that?

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:19

    No wonder I don't know anything about him. How do guys like that get breaks like this?

    I recorded my preview show earlier and it dawned on me how many drivers are in their 3 and 4th seasons of GP2 and WSR, it's all down to money, dosen't matter if they are rubbish or not

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:20

    I recorded my preview show earlier and it dawned on me how many drivers are in their 3 and 4th seasons of GP2 and WSR, it's all down to money, dosen't matter if they are rubbish or not

    That has always been the case in motor racing

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:20

    That has always been the case in motor racing

    True story.

  • RG30/03/2010 at 22:20

    I recorded my preview show earlier and it dawned on me how many drivers are in their 3 and 4th seasons of GP2 and WSR, it's all down to money, dosen't matter if they are rubbish or not

    He drives for Spurs and finished 2nd. Don't mind too much ;)

    And on that, night and lotsa love.

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 22:21

    And on that, night and lotsa love.

    night x

  • Bassano30/03/2010 at 22:21

    And on that, night and lotsa love.

    Night RG

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:21

    Night RG

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:21

    He drives for Spurs and finished 2nd. Don't mind too much ;)

    It's amazing is what it is! His site says he wants to be in F1, so why he's not doing GP2 or F2 atleast I don't know.

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:21

    Night RG

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 22:22

    Wow - that Superleague list is essentially drivers that never made it out of GP2. Hmmmmm...

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:22

    haha. Craig Dolby is one place ahead of Marino Franchitti in rubbish rankings. Amusing

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:23

    Wow - that Superleague list is essentially drivers that never made it out of GP2. Hmmmmm...

    There are a few who made F1

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:24

    Wow - that Superleague list is essentially drivers that never made it out of GP2. Hmmmmm...

    or ex-f1

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 22:25

    well, 2 of them....

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:26

    It's Craig Dolby'sbirthday in half an hour. He will be 22 and has been racing cars since 2003. That is a lot of racing for someone of that age

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:27

    well, 2 of them....

    not many are from GP2, or were good in GP2.

    lots of people who should ahve got out, but never did

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:27

    well, 2 of them....

    Bourdais, Montagny, Karthekayin, Doornbos makes 4

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/03/2010 at 22:27

    Of course, I keep forgetting about Bobby D and Franck

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:28

    It's Craig Dolby'sbirthday in half an hour. He will be 22 and has been racing cars since 2003. That is a lot of racing for someone of that age

    They clearly start early in Belgium. No karting either so he couldnt have got a licence that way. surprising

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:32

    They clearly start early in Belgium. No karting either so he couldnt have got a licence that way. surprising

    According to his out of date website he started racing when he was 4

    http://www.craigdolby.co.uk/Pages/Profile.html

  • Jon Waldock30/03/2010 at 22:35

    According to his out of date website he started racing when he was 4

    ah then, that explains how he starts so early.

    You have to be 16 to get a full racing licence in Britain, unless you've got up to a National A Karting licence (i think) and then you can get a licence from there, still have to do the test though. Thats how it used to be.

  • RocketRedhead30/03/2010 at 22:48

    i best go to bed, night all xx

  • Steven Roy30/03/2010 at 22:51

    i best go to bed, night all xx

    Good night

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 00:29

    Why haven't I been paid :(

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 00:32

    Why haven't I been paid :(

    Because you are still in yesterday?

  • Alison31/03/2010 at 00:36

    Because you are still in yesterday?

    :(