Although I was looking forward to the four day weekend, it now has me thoroughly confused. I've already had one day off and yet it is still only just Saturday. We've got Free Practice and Qualifying in Malaysia today, so expect threads aplenty, but meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • Yesterday, we had the opportunity to catch up with frequent commenter and F1 journalist Stuart Codling for a full length chat, which in turn became a Sidepodchat podcast. It was great fun to record and edit, so I hope you enjoy listening as we discuss the finer points of his brand new book, how F1 photography is changing, and hear a hair-raising tale of passports and visas.
  • James Allen has taken a closer look at what makes the front wings so special, and uncovers the secret of last year's Brawn GP speed as well. Rather than the double diffuser debate, James pays close attention what he calls an "outwash" front wing. Interesting stuff!
  • Don't forget to make your Sofa F1 pole poll predictions. You've got until qualifying begins, and Alex's new system of making your selection is really rather fun. I do find it too easy just to drag and drop without putting too much thought into it though. No wonder I'm so far down the league.

That's all for today. I hope you'll be watching qualifying along with us today, you know the live comments will be waiting for you with added Factbyte Factbox. As ever, I will see you in the comments.

811 responses

  • Steven Roy02/04/2010 at 23:10

    It's Saturday

  • paul02/04/2010 at 23:10

    It's Saturday

    Yep, it is

  • lou02/04/2010 at 23:14

    okay, now i've listened to that very very awesome podcast, it's time for me to get some sleep. night all! xx

  • Jon Waldock02/04/2010 at 23:15

    okay, now i've listened to that very very awesome podcast, it's time for me to get some sleep. night all! xx

    night lou

  • paul02/04/2010 at 23:16

    Interesting coments from Geoff Willis. I wonder if he is looking at a different car for HRT

  • Steven Roy02/04/2010 at 23:17

    Interesting coments from Geoff Willis. I wonder if he is looking at a different car for HRT

    I assume he wants to make sure next year's car is on a different level and maybe not made by Dallara

  • startledbunny02/04/2010 at 23:17

    okay, now i've listened to that very very awesome podcast, it's time for me to get some sleep. night all! xx

    night lou

  • paul02/04/2010 at 23:18

    I assume he wants to make sure next year's car is on a different level and maybe not made by Dallara

    Clearly contracting out your car is not the way to go

  • Jon Waldock02/04/2010 at 23:19

    Interesting coments from Geoff Willis. I wonder if he is looking at a different car for HRT

    I assume he wants to make sure next year's car is on a different level and maybe not made by Dallara

    He is a HRT technical consultant and he says their car is rubbish hmm

  • Steven Roy02/04/2010 at 23:19

    Clearly contracting out your car is not the way to go

    I assume that is not a long term plan

  • paul02/04/2010 at 23:20

    He is a HRT technical consultant and he says their car is rubbish hmm

    THere is still a Toyota out there......

  • Steven Roy02/04/2010 at 23:20

    THere is still a Toyota out there......

    Lola had a car practically ready

  • paul02/04/2010 at 23:22

    Lola had a car practically ready

    Would that be any better than a Dallara? Lola don't have a good F1 track record

  • Steven Roy02/04/2010 at 23:24

    Would that be any better than a Dallara? Lola don't have a good F1 track record

    They made some decent F1 cars but everyone only remembers the last couple

  • Jon Waldock02/04/2010 at 23:33

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    http://www.throwboy.com/rss.php

  • startledbunny02/04/2010 at 23:58

    RSS Pillow Please

    http://www.throwboy.com/rss.php

    Want one, or two. Just need to persuade somebody else. Right after I've got my Tetris Bookshelving

    http://www.tetrisfurniture.com/

  • startledbunny03/04/2010 at 00:00

    Need to get some sleep. Will miss FP3 probably, but should be awake in time for Quali.

    Night all

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 00:01

    Need to get some sleep. Will miss FP3 probably, but should be awake in time for Quali.

    Night all

    adios!

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 00:01

    RSS Pillow Please

    http://www.throwboy.com/rss.php

    Heheh, like the other stuff too

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 00:01

    Need to get some sleep. Will miss FP3 probably, but should be awake in time for Quali.

    Night all

    night

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 00:15

    See ya at either 8 or 9 depending when I drag myself up :)

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 00:16

    See ya at either 8 or 9 depending when I drag myself up :)

    haha night

  • Jim Newman03/04/2010 at 01:11

    Evening SPC. Sitting here making some Chili for my track day tomorrow.

  • Jim Newman03/04/2010 at 01:16

    Hmmm, maybe everyone is getting some rest before Q1?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 01:31

    Hmmm, maybe everyone is getting some rest before Q1?

    I just woke up :D

  • Jim Newman03/04/2010 at 01:33

    I just woke up :D

    Want to see an awesome photo?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 01:33

    Want to see an awesome photo?

    oooh, yes

  • Jim Newman03/04/2010 at 01:34

    oooh, yes

    This is what happens when you have nearly $2000 dollars worth of racing tires laying around:

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4485041270_8485e1e1b7.jpg

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 01:35

    This is what happens when you have nearly $2000 dollars worth of racing tires laying around:

    http://farm5.s...041270_8485e1e1b7.jpg

    ahhaa

  • Jim Newman03/04/2010 at 01:36

    ahhaa

    Yea, I'm overstocked right now in my garage. I have too much rubber right now, need to burn some off =P

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 01:55

    Helloooooo :)

    I've made it home from work! I <3 time and a half :D

  • Jim Newman03/04/2010 at 02:02

    Helloooooo :)

    Hiya =) Hope Qualifying goes well today. I cant watch as I got an event tomorrow so I have to get rest =(

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 02:24

    Amy!

    Guess who was on this morning's International Herald Tribune frontpage.

    :D

    Morning, folks.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 02:27

    Guess who was on this morning's International Herald Tribune frontpage.

    woooo! I love south east asia :D

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 02:33

    Oh, and Mr C, the drop's email address is NOT [email protected] It's [email protected]

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 02:34

    woooo! I love south east asia :D

    :D

    Although the empty stands behind him must be of some concern.

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 02:35

    This is what happens when you have nearly $2000 dollars worth of racing tires laying around:

    http://farm5.s...041270_8485e1e1b7.jpg

    look! It's the real Bibendum! :D

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 02:59

    Although the empty stands behind him must be of some concern.

    means less people to annoy me next year. I don't mind small crowds when I'm part of them :)

  • Jordan F103/04/2010 at 03:01

    Greetings Everyone. Still Good Friday in the Land of Sun-Scroached Tundra. It was Shorts-Weather today. My neck got burnt.....

    I wonder if we are going to have Giggles radio today?

  • Jim Newman03/04/2010 at 03:16

    Good night folks. Time for me to crash out so I can hit the track hardcore and lay down some good laps.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 06:13

    *sits in daily for an hour*

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 06:13

    *sits in daily for an hour*

    Good plan

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 06:14

    Should have posted this here

    Anyone recognise the helmet next to Rubens

    http://twitpic.com/1csmwb

  • lou03/04/2010 at 06:15

    Anyone recognise the helmet next to Rubens

    seeing as Lukeh has gone, isn't it a helmet with his new design on it, next to a helmet with his old design?

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 06:17

    seeing as Lukeh has gone, isn't it a helmet with his new design on it, next to a helmet with his old design?

    He has a new design? Normally he keeps the basic design and tweaks the colours

  • Nathan03/04/2010 at 06:17

    Hey got Internet here in Sepang. There is a big black cloud over the circuit but no rain yet.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 06:18

    USF1 trying to bury bad news while everyone is concentrating on Malaysia

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82634

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 06:19

    Hey got Internet here in Sepang. There is a big black cloud over the circuit but no rain yet.

    Hi Nathan

    Do you know why Paul di Resta has a race suit on? Is he doing a Porsche race or something?

  • lou03/04/2010 at 06:20

    He has a new design? Normally he keeps the basic design and tweaks the colours

    well... i think its the same design.. just blue..

  • Nathan03/04/2010 at 06:20

    Hey got Internet here in Sepang. There is a big black cloud over the circuit but no rain yet.

    Do you know why Paul di Resta has a race suit on? Is he doing a Porsche race or something?

    could be formula BMW it is starting at 2:45. Also Carlos Sainz jr.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 06:23

    well... i think its the same design.. just blue..

    Didn't notice the line round the normal red bit. It is his design. Thanks Lou

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 06:24

    could be formula BMW it is starting at 2:45. Also Carlos Sainz jr.

    I would be surprised if it was a single seater race but you never know

  • lou03/04/2010 at 06:24

    Nicola!! - http://www.sutton-images.com/preview.asp?filename=d10mal881.jpg

    it's almost like it's the Brawn days again :)

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 06:25

    After 2 stages this morning Loeb has a 32 second lead in the rally. How did that happen?

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 06:29

    Do you know why Paul di Resta has a race suit on? Is he doing a Porsche race or something?

    Is he on Twitter?

    If not, ask @ClubForce or Crofty

    Morning all

    Weekend working still sucks

  • lou03/04/2010 at 06:30

    a picture of Victoria Johnson? - http://www.sutton-images.com/preview.asp?filename=d10mal905.jpg that must be the first one...i must stop taking an interest in that team...

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 06:47

    Crofty is doing the TV unilateral after quali? COOL! :D

    Hi all.

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 06:47

    After 2 stages this morning Loeb has a 32 second lead in the rally. How did that happen?

    simple: he's that good. :D

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 06:48

    Hi Journeyer

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 06:48

    a picture of Victoria Johnson? - http://www.sut...ilename=d10mal905.jpg that must be the first one...i must stop taking an interest in that team...

    Mercedes is good, Lou. Mercedes is goooooood... :D

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 06:49

    He has a new design? Normally he keeps the basic design and tweaks the colours

    well... i think its the same design.. just blue..

    He used the all-blue helmet in FP2 yesterday.

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 06:50

    Hey got Internet here in Sepang. There is a big black cloud over the circuit but no rain yet.

    Hey Nathan! How is it there? :D

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 06:50

    Hi Journeyer

    Hey Bassano. How goes it?

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 06:50

    simple: he's that good. :D

    It has taken him three days to get there

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 06:51

    Hey Bassano. How goes it?

    Sucky

    Saturday early shifts = no fun

    Tomorrow's race is one of the few I have to miss this year

    Boss is on leave, short of cover here

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 06:51

    It has taken him three days to get there

    true. But it seems that it's harder for a car to dominate now, given how sensitive they are to dirt on the line.

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 06:52

    Tomorrow's race is one of the few I have to miss this year

    Boss is on leave, short of cover here

    as it turns out, I may miss... Monaco.

    Noooooooooooo! :(

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 06:53

    as it turns out, I may miss... Monaco.

    Arrrgghhh! Nightmare. Work commitments?

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 06:55

    as it turns out, I may miss... Monaco.

    Arrrgghhh! Nightmare. Work commitments?

    A concert my girl wants to go to. It's an excellent artist, but it's one night only. Sooo I'm just hoping it gets me brownie points for choosing her over F1 this time. Hehehe.

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 06:56

    A concert my girl wants to go to. It's an excellent artist, but it's one night only. Sooo I'm just hoping it gets me brownie points for choosing her over F1 this time. Hehehe.

    The things we do for love!

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 06:56

    The things we do for love!

    you're all with the wrong women. Apart from Mr C, he found a great one who would move a wedding for F1 :D

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 06:57

    The things we do for love!

    Too darn true. And she went with me to my first GP, so it's all fair. :D

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 06:57

    you're all with the wrong women. Apart from Mr C, he found a great one who would move a wedding for F1 :D

    Better find the right man, then. :P

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 06:58

    Better find the right man, then. :P

    the first question I must ask everyone I meet: "are you willing to go to the Monaco GP for our honeymoon?" ;)

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 06:58

    the first question I must ask everyone I meet: "are you willing to go to the Monaco GP for our honeymoon?" ;)

    :D Does it go without saying he must be a super-saver and/or crazy rich? :P

  • Alex Andronov03/04/2010 at 06:59

    you're all with the wrong women. Apart from Mr C, he found a great one who would move a wedding for F1 :D

    Katherine doesn't watch F1 but she has the F1 calendar in her calendar so she doesn't ever clash!

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 06:59

    :D Does it go without saying he must be a super-saver and/or crazy rich? :P

    no, he just has to like F1 enough to accept that I have already planned my honeymoon.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 06:59

    Katherine doesn't watch F1 but she has the F1 calendar in her calendar so she doesn't ever clash!

    oooh, Katherine rules!

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 06:59

    no, he just has to like F1 enough to accept that I have already planned my honeymoon.

    :D

  • Alex Andronov03/04/2010 at 07:00

    no, he just has to like F1 enough to accept that I have already planned my honeymoon.

    Leaving the F1 part to one side I think talking about the honeymoon on the first date might be a bit scary ;)

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 07:00

    Katherine doesn't watch F1 but she has the F1 calendar in her calendar so she doesn't ever clash!

    to be fair to my girl, this is one of the very few times she's clashed with f1. That's how good we both think this concert will be.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 07:01

    Leaving the F1 part to one side I think talking about the honeymoon on the first date might be a bit scary ;)

    Seems like AMy wants to use it as a chat up line

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 07:01

    Leaving the F1 part to one side I think talking about the honeymoon on the first date might be a bit scary ;)

    can I follow it up with "hey, at least I haven't planned our wedding (except for the bit where it will be in May)"

  • RG03/04/2010 at 07:01

    Hello folks.

    Don't think its been mentioned, but DC has been confirmed at DTM.

  • RG03/04/2010 at 07:01

    Don't think its been mentioned, but DC has been confirmed at DTM.

    I assume a link would have helped

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8591618.stm

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 07:02

    Don't think its been mentioned, but DC has been confirmed at DTM.

    with Merc? So is it byebye Red Bull?

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 07:03

    with Merc? So is it byebye Red Bull?

    No

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 09:38

    #rally

    Half of the stages have run already, I overslept :( There was some drama this morning: http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=101&id=7364

    overall standings:

    1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen 3.16.24,3

    2. J-M.Latvala Ford +37,8

    3. Petter Solberg Citroen +58,6

    4. Dani Sordo Citroen +1.36,1

    5. Matthew Wilson Ford +6.50,9

    6. F.Villagra Ford +9.22,1

    7. Sebastien Ogier Citroen +9.56,9

    8. Kimi Räikkönen Citroen +10.23,9

    9. Henning Solberg Ford +12.54,8

    10. Xavier Pons Ford +14.31,8

    xx. Mikko Hirvonen Ford +46.12,2

  • lou03/04/2010 at 09:38

    *jumps back into the daily*

  • RG03/04/2010 at 09:39

    #rally

    Half of the stages have run already, I overslept :( There was some drama this morning: http://www.wrc...p?lnk=101&id=7364

    overall standings:

    Oggi! Nooooooo.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 09:39

    *jumps back into the daily*

    look who is in Malaysia! (I mean, I knew she was there, but it's the first photo I have seen of her this year that I didn't take myself :D )

  • lou03/04/2010 at 09:40

    look who is in Malaysia! (I mean, I knew she was there, but it's the first photo I have seen of her this year that I didn't take myself :D )

    :) hehe

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 09:40

    Oggi! Nooooooo.

    yeah that was just mean :(

  • paul03/04/2010 at 09:42

    look who is in Malaysia! (I mean, I knew she was there, but it's the first photo I have seen of her this year that I didn't take myself :D )

    Actually, she's quite cute

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 09:44

    Actually, she's quite cute

    it helps that you can't see what she's wearing because its probably awful.

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 09:44

    Amy, I was wrong. Our very luxurious mobile room has 3 rooms a 2 people. Only one with a double bed.

  • paul03/04/2010 at 09:45

    it helps that you can't see what she's wearing because its probably awful.

    I think it was your commentary that put me off looking before ;-)

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 09:45

    Amy, I was wrong. Our very luxurious mobile room has 3 rooms a 2 people. Only one with a double bed.

    from the link you posted in yesterdays daily they seem to have purchased new ones, because they certainly used to have bunks and weren't quite as flash.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 09:45

    I think it was your commentary that put me off looking before ;-)

    shes the best WAG ever :D

  • paul03/04/2010 at 09:46

    shes the best WAG ever :D

    LOL

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 09:46

    from the link you posted in yesterdays daily they seem to have purchased new ones, because they certainly used to have bunks and weren't quite as flash.

    The Dutch site says starting from April.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 09:47

    The Dutch site says starting from April.

    ooh perfect. Where did you find the menu? I got quite excited by that :D

  • lou03/04/2010 at 09:48

    ooh perfect. Where did you find the menu? I got quite excited by that :D

    oh goodness.. are you gonna plan what you are eating each day too?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 09:49

    oh goodness.. are you gonna plan what you are eating each day too?

    planning is awesome :D

  • lou03/04/2010 at 09:50

    planning is awesome :D

    but... it's 146 days away...

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 09:50

    ooh perfect. Where did you find the menu? I got quite excited by that :D

    Hehe I knew you would understand me. It's in Dutch: menu

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 09:50

    but... it's 146 days away...

    that will be here before I know it. There was a thing in that Lotus bit before qualifying that was all '120 days until first race' and I was like 'wow! that feels like yesterday!'

  • lou03/04/2010 at 09:51

    that will be here before I know it. There was a thing in that Lotus bit before qualifying that was all '120 days until first race' and I was like 'wow! that feels like yesterday!'

    :D ehe

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 09:51

    Hehe I knew you would understand me. It's in Dutch: menu

    I don't know what half those words are, but I love it anyway :)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 09:56

    hehehe i love photographers with a sense of humour :)

    @f1photos That was fun. Off to find a man sized tumble dryer and a lightning rod

    https://twitter.com/f1photos/status/11528037792

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 09:57

    @f1photos That was fun. Off to find a man sized tumble dryer and a lightning rod

    Surely a monopod is an ideal lightning rod

  • me03/04/2010 at 09:58

    Surely a monopod is an ideal lightning rod

    presumably he means so he doesn't get killed?

  • lou03/04/2010 at 09:58

    presumably he means so he doesn't get killed?

    yeah i took it to mean that..

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 09:59

    presumably he means so he doesn't get killed?

    everyone is selling Malaysia so well I vote for 2011 international sidepodmeetup :D

  • me03/04/2010 at 09:59

    everyone is selling Malaysia so well I vote for 2011 international sidepodmeetup :D

    i don't do rain

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:00

    i don't do rain

    I don't either. I may regret this decision.

  • RG03/04/2010 at 10:00

    i don't do rain

    You never know, Bernie might listen to me, Adie and other folks and move it to another time...

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:00

    everyone is selling Malaysia so well I vote for 2011 international sidepodmeetup :D

    i'm not willing to subject my cameras to a monsoon without at least a paddock pass...

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:01

    i'm not willing to subject my cameras to a monsoon without at least a paddock pass...

    you should do a world tour of all the circuits where Jenson has won :D

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 10:02

    you should do a world tour of all the circuits where Jenson has won :D

    Jenson never won in Malaysia?

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:02

    you should do a world tour of all the circuits where Jenson has won :D

    that would be great... i need to enter and win the lottery first, either that or wait till i become an f1 photographer ;)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:03

    Jenson never won in Malaysia?

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:03

    You never know, Bernie might listen to me, Adie and other folks and move it to another time...

    you are kidding? this is exactly what he wanted.

    f1 sucks in the dry and bernie has guaranteed rain. the only risk is the session gets cancelled altogether, but he even has a backup plan for that.

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 10:03

    i don't do rain

    You will have a lot of practice in that after Spa :)

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 10:04

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Confoosed

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:04

    You will have a lot of practice in that after Spa :)

    shhhh

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:04

    You will have a lot of practice in that after Spa :)

    i was talking to Lukeh about this earlier, it isn't going to rain in Spa, it's going to be warmish

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:04

    Confoosed

    remember that time he won 6 of the first 7 races?

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 10:05

    shhhh

    ooops #nothingtoseehere

    although they could room with us. The very luxurious mobile home has a TV.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:05

    Confoosed

    the race may have been stopped, and he may have only got half points... but he won it, i remember him being told while sitting in the car then walking down the grid/ pitlane..

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:05

    remember that time he won 6 of the first 7 races?

    i remember those times, it was good times.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:06

    ooops #nothingtoseehere

    although they could room with us. The very luxurious mobile home has a TV.

    and wifi?

  • RG03/04/2010 at 10:06

    you are kidding? this is exactly what he wanted.

    Fair enough. I assume we are going to see a race in Cambodia or Brunei next year then?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:06

    the race may have been stopped, and he may have only got half points... but he won it, i remember him being told while sitting in the car then walking down the grid/ pitlane..

    I remember Heidfeld and Glock not knowing who was second and who was third :D

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:06

    ooops #nothingtoseehere

    although they could room with us. The very luxurious mobile home has a TV.

    i think that's the plan. hotel during the evening, and your motorhome during the race :)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:06

    I remember Heidfeld and Glock not knowing who was second and who was third :D

    :D

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 10:06

    and wifi?

    The Camping site has 90% coverage, but probably our home is in the 10% :D

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:06

    ooops #nothingtoseehere

    although they could room with us. The very luxurious mobile home has a TV.

    ooh. Foreign TV really excites me.

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 10:06

    the race may have been stopped, and he may have only got half points... but he won it, i remember him being told while sitting in the car then walking down the grid/ pitlane..

    Oh fair enough. I think I'm confused with China. Was that very wet as well?

  • RG03/04/2010 at 10:07

    I remember Heidfeld and Glock not knowing who was second and who was third :D

    Must admit, didn't really care which order they finished. Just brilliant they were on it.

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:07

    @byronf1: Lewis Hamilton vowed to laugh off 20th place start: "I have been fastest all weekend but this is my life at the moment."

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:07

    i think that's the plan. hotel during the evening, and your motorhome during the race :)

    how are you going to stalk drivers with Amy, Pamela and myself in there? #nofun

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:07

    The Camping site has 90% coverage, but probably our home is in the 10% :D

    hehehe can't wait ;)

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:08

    how are you going to stalk driversTED with Amy, Pamela and myself in there? #nofun

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:08

    Oh fair enough. I think I'm confused with China. Was that very wet as well?

    i don't know cause JB didn't win that one :) Vettel did.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:09

    how are you going to stalk driversTED with Amy, Pamela and myself in there? #nofun

    oooppps yes.. we'll just be stalking Ted.. and maybe Crofty.. ;)

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:09

    i think that's the plan. hotel during the evening, and your motorhome during the race :)

    how are you going to stalk drivers with Amy, Pamela and myself in there? #nofun

    no stalking during the race?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:09

    i don't know cause JB didn't win that one :) Vettel did.

    Wiki tells me the first 8 laps were run under the safety car because of rain. It actually is starting to scare me how much I don't remember about F1 because I have no recollection of that either.

  • RG03/04/2010 at 10:09

    i don't know cause JB didn't win that one :) Vettel did.

    Yeah, that was the one where Kubica went over Trulli.

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 10:09

    hehehe can't wait ;)

    also we might run out of electricity sockets, with all the cameras, mobile phones, ipads and netbooks.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:10

    also we might run out of electricity sockets, with all the cameras, mobile phones, ipads and netbooks.

    I have doubled my charging power since all my foreign adaptors are double ones :D

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:10

    Wiki tells me the first 8 laps were run under the safety car because of rain. It actually is starting to scare me how much I don't remember about F1 because I have no recollection of that either.

    wrecked alonso's strategy.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:11

    no stalking during the race?

    hehe good point, only picture taking during the race (i'm secretly scared that i wont be able to take a pic of the cars cause they will be too fast)

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 10:11

    Wiki tells me the first 8 laps were run under the safety car because of rain. It actually is starting to scare me how much I don't remember about F1 because I have no recollection of that either.

    I never watched Malaysia, I remember now though. I started to watch it, went out to work and came home to find I'd only missed about 4 laps.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:12

    hehe good point, only picture taking during the race (i'm secretly scared that i wont be able to take a pic of the cars cause they will be too fast)

    thats really only an issue on pit straight, so I'd imagine you'll be fine at Eau Rouge.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:12

    also we might run out of electricity sockets, with all the cameras, mobile phones, ipads and netbooks.

    hehe i'm sure we can rotate them :).. either that or there will be a fight for the sockets similar to the kubica/ force india thing this morning ;)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:13

    thats really only an issue on pit straight, so I'd imagine you'll be fine at Eau Rouge.

    i'm still nervous they'll be too quick for me. i'm even debating going to Silverstone FP on friday to practice for Spa...lol

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:13

    I never watched Malaysia, I remember now though. I started to watch it, went out to work and came home to find I'd only missed about 4 laps.

    :D sounds about right :)

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:14

    i'm still nervous they'll be too quick for me. i'm even debating going to Silverstone FP on friday to practice for Spa...lol

    probably a good idea :D I took one of Jenson winning and its just a big silver and red blur, but if anyone asks I will tell them I was trying to capture his speed. *cough*.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:15

    probably a good idea :D I took one of Jenson winning and its just a big silver and red blur, but if anyone asks I will tell them I was trying to capture his speed. *cough*.

    hhehehe :D

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:15

    Darren Heath liking the weather :)

    @F1Photographer Well that was fun wasn't it?! I'm soaked through but loving shooting in the wet. Let's hope the race is just as good!

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 10:17

    #rally

    overall standings after ss19 (only two left)

    1 1 Sebastien LOEB 3:34:04.1 0.0

    2 4 Jari-Matti LATVALA 3:34:42.6 +38.5

    3 11 Petter SOLBERG 3:35:08.8 +1:04.7

    4 2 Dani SORDO 3:35:49.4 +1:45.3

    5 5 Matthew WILSON 3:41:42.9 +7:38.8

    6 7 Sebastien OGIER 3:44:22.3 +10:18.2

    7 9 Federico VILLAGRA 3:44:33.6 +10:29.5

    8 8 Kimi RAIKKÖNEN 3:45:36.7 +11:32.6

    9 6 Henning SOLBERG 3:47:45.1 +13:41.0

    10 28 Xavier PONS 3:50:35.9 +16:31.8

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:17

    hhehehe :D

    seeee? http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dscn1788-medium-jpg

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:19

    seeee? http://drop.io...t/dscn1788-medium-jpg

    oooo :) very speedy :)

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:20

    oooo :) very speedy :)

    after that happens, this happens http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dscn1798-medium-jpg

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:21

    after that happens, this happens http://drop.io...t/dscn1798-medium-jpg

    (hearts)

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:21

    (hearts)

    I love new zoomy camera.

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:21

    after that happens, this happens http://drop.io...t/dscn1798-medium-jpg

    (hearts)

    :)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:23

    I love new zoomy camera.

    is this the nikon with x18 zoom? :) it looks awesome. i have a feeling i may have two cameras with me for GP days..

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:26

    is this the nikon with x18 zoom? :) it looks awesome. i have a feeling i may have two cameras with me for GP days..

    I think it's 15x zoom. Either way, its still much more useful than my little cybershot when it comes to taking pictures of things on the actual race track. Cybershot is only good for when the drivers are RIGHT THERE. So I shall be taking two cameras as well :D

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 10:26

    ooops #nothingtoseehere

    although they could room with us. The very luxurious mobile home has a TV.

    i think that's the plan. hotel during the evening, and your motorhome during the race :)

    I was thinking, whatever town you end up in, the camping lot could taxi over for some sidepodpubbing on one or two or three nights.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:28

    I think it's 15x zoom. Either way, its still much more useful than my little cybershot when it comes to taking pictures of things on the actual race track. Cybershot is only good for when the drivers are RIGHT THERE. So I shall be taking two cameras as well :D

    :D yay!! can't wait, tis going to be awesome!!! :) i had a dream that we were all sitting playing cards in one of the mobile homes the other day. I should say this was followed by a dream about playing cards with Ant and Crofty... i think i may have a problem.. lol

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 10:28

    hehehe can't wait ;)

    also we might run out of electricity sockets, with all the cameras, mobile phones, ipads and netbooks.

    Generator. Or the sockets for cigarette lighters and we run our engines. I charge just €5 an hour.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 10:29

    i'm still nervous they'll be too quick for me. i'm even debating going to Silverstone FP on friday to practice for Spa...lol

    There's time on Friday to find somewhere where they are a bit slower (since we can go almost anywhere). Then there's GP2 cars to practice on.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:29

    :D yay!! can't wait, tis going to be awesome!!! :) i had a dream that we were all sitting playing cards in one of the mobile homes the other day. I should say this was followed by a dream about playing cards with Ant and Crofty... i think i may have a problem.. lol

    I think it shall be mighty odd going from Spa with so many sidepodfolk to Monza all by my lonesome :(

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:30

    I think it shall be mighty odd going from Spa with so many sidepodfolk to Monza all by my lonesome :(

    awww, if you win the lottery i'll come with you...

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:31

    I think it shall be mighty odd going from Spa with so many sidepodfolk to Monza all by my lonesome :(

    someone went from the comments last year, was it cheeekymonkey? is she going again this year?

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:32

    someone went from the comments last year, was it cheeekymonkey? is she going again this year?

    yes she went, and ended up meeting with the 5live lot didn't she?

  • Chris03/04/2010 at 10:32

    Morning all. How is everyone?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:32

    someone went from the comments last year, was it cheeekymonkey? is she going again this year?

    she went last year, 5Live got her into the paddock! I think this year she is going to Barcelona instead.

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:32

    Morning all. How is everyone?

    awesome! yourself?

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:32

    she went last year, 5Live got her into the paddock! I think this year she is going to Barcelona instead.

    ahh, boo. although that's another for the joe meetup :)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:33

    she went last year, 5Live got her into the paddock! I think this year she is going to Barcelona instead.

    by monza you'll be known as Heikki's offical fan, and friends with the 5live team.. i'm sure they'll get you in the paddock too ;)

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:33

    ahh, boo. although that's another for the joe meetup :)

    I wonder how I can get into the paddock with 5Live, after all I am Amy from the Internet from the Clark grandstand :D

  • Chris03/04/2010 at 10:33

    Morning all. How is everyone?

    awesome! yourself?

    I'm doing well. My new red bull cap arrived in the post yesterday, Quali was amazing and Doctor who's on tonight!

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:33

    by monza you'll be known as Heikki's offical fan, and friends with the 5live team.. i'm sure they'll get you in the paddock too ;)

    Heikki should totally have an official fan like Anando did that one time. I would beat anyone who stood between me and the prize.

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:34

    I wonder how I can get into the paddock with 5Live, after all I am Amy from the Internet from the Clark grandstand :D

    are you sure she wasn't already in the paddock? and then she met them.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:34

    are you sure she wasn't already in the paddock? and then she met them.

    I thought they got her in but it was ages ago and we all know what my memory is like :D

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:36

    I thought they got her in but it was ages ago and we all know what my memory is like :D

    i can't see, the tweets are protected, but i think it worked that way. either that or she hung out in the commentary box which is the other side of the paddock.

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:36

    i can't see, the tweets are protected, but i think it worked that way. either that or she hung out in the commentary box which is the other side of the paddock.

    *track rather

  • Paul03/04/2010 at 10:39

    I'm doing well. My new red bull cap arrived in the post yesterday, Quali was amazing and Doctor who's on tonight!

    is yours signed by Webber?

    Hehehe

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:39

    *track rather

    only tweet from that time I could find just says "Thank you to @5LiveF1 for an amazing morning! :D Sorry if I was a rambling idiot but brain is sleep deprived. ;)"

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 10:39

    What the...?

    Robert Doornbos tweet:

    my mechanics are looking for a carreer [email protected] cirque du soleil! http://twitpic.com/1cuxyq

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:39

    is yours signed by Webber?

    Hehehe

    y'ouch :)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:40

    i can't see, the tweets are protected, but i think it worked that way. either that or she hung out in the commentary box which is the other side of the paddock.

    i remember her saying thank you to them via twitter but that's er.. it..

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:40

    only tweet from that time I could find just says "Thank you to @5LiveF1 for an amazing morning! :D Sorry if I was a rambling idiot but brain is sleep deprived. ;)"

    i'm pretty sure your powers of persuasion could convince the girl to return tis year :)

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:41

    i'm pretty sure your powers of persuasion could convince the girl to return tis year :)

    heheh. Someone else from the comments mentioned going as well a while back, but I can't remember who it was.

  • Paul03/04/2010 at 10:41

    y'ouch :)

    blame Amy for teaching me stalking patience

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 10:41

    haircut time... don't like 'em..

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:43

    oooooo i like this pic of Jb...http://twitpic.com/1cgaqd#googtrans/auto/en *ehem*

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:43

    oooooo i like this pic of Jb...http://twitpic.com/1cgaqd#googtrans/auto/en *ehem*

    not sure what was up with the link... but - http://twitpic.com/1cgaqd

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:49

    Do we know Timo received a fine of €2,200 for speeding in the pitlane this morning in FP3?

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:50

    Do we know Timo received a fine of €2,200 for speeding in the pitlane this morning in FP3?

    new to me :(

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:50

    forgot to ping this in the daily: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/03/big-names-fall-early-in-wet-malaysian-qualifying/

  • RG03/04/2010 at 10:51

    Do we know Timo received a fine of €2,200 for speeding in the pitlane this morning in FP3?

    Umm, thats a big fine?

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:52

    new to me :(

    i've seen something saying JB was fined €600, and Hulkenberg €200... but i don't see anything about that on the fia site so i'm gonna wait for that to be confirmed. The official release says Timo was doing 70.2km/h .. what's the limit? (i don't understand km)

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:53

    http://twitpic.com/1cv0hx - @LeeMckenzieF1 just brought me an easter present !!

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:53

    Umm, thats a big fine?

    i know... that's what it says here... http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/mal-document-26.pdf

    ... or did i read it wrong?

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:53

    http://twitpic.com/1cv0hx - @LeeMckenzieF1 just brought me an easter present !!

    from @karunchandhok

  • lou03/04/2010 at 10:54

    http://twitpic.com/1cv0hx - @LeeMckenzieF1 just brought me an easter present !!

    awwwwwww!!

    from @karunchandhok

    i was confused for a moment there..

  • me03/04/2010 at 10:54

    ah-ha - press conference!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8601583.stm

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 10:55

    The official release says Timo was doing 70.2km/h .. what's the limit? (i don't understand km)

    60 km/h?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:56

    ah-ha - press conference!

    goooo crofty!

  • Chris03/04/2010 at 10:57

    is yours signed by Webber?

    Hehehe

    y'ouch :)

    Not yet ;)

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 10:58

    #rally

    ss20 nothing interesting happened.

    Kimi still hasn't crashed out. Only one stage left.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 10:58

    I had no idea that was Nico's first front row start. Thanks for the stat, Crofty!

  • lou03/04/2010 at 11:01

    ooooo, this looks pretty

  • me03/04/2010 at 11:02

    i want!

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/apps-for-ipad/#formula1

    now!

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2010 at 11:03

    USF1 trying to bury bad news while everyone is concentrating on Malaysia

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/82634 {Comment #47}

    Well, it was more of a surprise to me that it hadn't shut down already, to be honest...

  • lou03/04/2010 at 11:04

    i want!

    http://www.app...ps-for-ipad/#formula1

    now!

    just so i know.. how many ipads are likely to be present at Spa.. i may need someone to watch that i don't sneak it into my bag...

  • RG03/04/2010 at 11:04

    i want!

    I'm looking at the 'At Bat' app and it really has things that should be in the F1. In-game highlights, condensed highlights at the end of the game, in game audio commentary..

  • me03/04/2010 at 11:05

    I'm looking at the 'At Bat' app and it really has things that should be in the F1. In-game highlights, condensed highlights at the end of the game, in game audio commentary..

    will check it out, ta

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2010 at 11:05

    The official release says Timo was doing 70.2km/h .. what's the limit? (i don't understand km) {Comment #206}

    60 km/h. I believe it's Timo's first offence of the season, so he's got €200 for each complete km/h over the limit (with €200km/h being the minimum).

    But if he thinks he's paid a lot of money to the FIA he should speak to Vitaly Petrov!

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2010 at 11:06

    Having re-checked, there's probably a €200 base rate in there in case you were less than a whole km/h above the limit...

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2010 at 11:07

    Oh, and Johnny Herbert is the driver steward by the look of it.

  • me03/04/2010 at 11:07

    we have sleep to catch up on. if anyone fancies leaving a voicemail about qually, it's 0121 28 87225. best to do it today, because it'll all change tomorrow and q1,2,3 will all be forgotten.

    night all.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 11:08

    night all.

    night mr and mrs c sleep well!

  • RG03/04/2010 at 11:10

    night all.

    night to the c's.

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 11:10

    night all.

    good night

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2010 at 11:12

    Half of the stages have run already, I overslept :( There was some drama this morning: {Comment #88}

    Kimi in 8th - yay!

  • lou03/04/2010 at 11:17

    awww Ant and Crofty are sooo right, Jenson wears his heart on his sleave.

    - http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98224856/Getty-Images-Sport

    - http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98224824/Getty-Images-Sport

    - http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98224825/Getty-Images-Sport

    i'm also obviously not the only photographer that takes endless pics of Jenson..

  • lou03/04/2010 at 11:27

    awww Ant and Crofty are sooo right, Jenson wears his heart on his sleave.

    compare those shots to the ones from before quali

    - http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98224551/Getty-Images-Sport

    - http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98224550/Getty-Images-Sport

    awww

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 11:29

    I have finished uploading my pictures from last Thursday :D http://bit.ly/bhnhel Just three more days to go, ugggggh.

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 11:29

    YES!! Kimi finishes the rally in 8th

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 11:32

    final result: #rally

    1 1 Sebastien LOEB 3:51:35.9 0.0

    2 4 Jari-Matti LATVALA 3:52:11.7 +35.8

    3 11 Petter SOLBERG 3:52:47.7 +1:11.8

    4 2 Dani SORDO 3:53:25.2 +1:49.3

    5 5 Matthew WILSON 4:00:00.2 +8:24.3

    6 7 Sebastien OGIER 4:02:02.3 +10:26.4

    7 9 Federico VILLAGRA 4:03:03.9 +11:28.0

    8 8 Kimi RAIKKÖNEN 4:04:06.9 +12:31.0

  • lou03/04/2010 at 11:33

    sorry to spam the comments with pics, but i'm rather excited that there is finally a pic of Mikey doing JB's pit board :)

    - http://www.sutton-images.com/preview.asp?filename=d10mal1104.jpg

    and erm... Amy... who's this?

    - http://www.sutton-images.com/preview.asp?filename=d10mal1135.jpg

    - http://www.sutton-images.com/preview.asp?filename=d10mal1138.jpg

    Bernie doesn't have a girlfriend does he?

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 11:35

    Bernie doesn't have a girlfriend does he?

    He has. Her name is Fabiana Flossi

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 11:35

    Haircut done. Suddenly I feel more alert. Amazing. Now I have warm traditional cornish pasty from the new Cornish shop... in Dorset... work that out

  • lou03/04/2010 at 11:36

    He has. Her name is Fabiana Flossi

    blimey! she's much much younger than him :s

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 11:37

    I think it shall be mighty odd going from Spa with so many sidepodfolk to Monza all by my lonesome :(

    Wolf will be around, IIRC.

    Hello, folks. Watched quali at the pub. Interesting session, no?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 11:37

    sorry to spam the comments with pics, but i'm rather excited that there is finally a pic of Mikey doing JB's pit board :)

    - http://www.sut...lename=d10mal1104.jpg

    at a glance he looks like Michael C Hall

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 11:37

    blimey! she's much much younger than him :s

    its the F1 way :)

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 11:37

    Wolf will be around, IIRC.

    ahh thats right. Although he was in Melbourne too and our paths never crossed!

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 11:38

    YES!! Kimi finishes the rally in 8th

    Nice

  • lou03/04/2010 at 11:38

    its the F1 way :)

    but... he's like 80!!

  • Pamela03/04/2010 at 11:39

    I have finished uploading my pictures from last Thursday http://bit.ly/bhnhel Just three more days to go, ugggggh.

    Nice!

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 11:39

    we have sleep to catch up on. if anyone fancies leaving a voicemail about qually, it's 0121 28 87225. best to do it today, because it'll all change tomorrow and q1,2,3 will all be forgotten.

    night all.

    I hope Christine's alarm is set for 3pm because that's when the boat race is on the BBC, although it may not start until 4 or so

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 11:41

    ah-ha - press conference!

    http://news.bb...rmula_one/8601583.stm

    Awesome, thanks. Why does Mark look so unhappy?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 11:42

    KATHIIIIII!

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 11:47

    KATHIIIIII!

    yes?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 11:48

    yes?

    emma success! *high five*

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 11:49

    emma success! *high five*

    :D *high five*

  • lou03/04/2010 at 11:49

    emma success! *high five*

    emma stonier?

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 11:50

    emma stonier?

    No. Our Emma.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 11:51

    No. Our Emma.

    you have an Emma? have i missed something, or is this some secret menu planning thing? lol

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 11:51

    you have an Emma? have i missed something, or is this some secret menu planning thing? lol

    heheh I knew Emma looong before I came to sidepodcast, I know her through LJ :D

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 11:52

    as I move on to sorting the photos of the cars instead of the photos of the drivers, I must say thank you thank you thank you to HRT for having Bruno or Karun on the sidepods. Makes it sooo much easier than having to work it out by helmet colours.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 11:53

    heheh I knew Emma looong before I came to sidepodcast, I know her through LJ :D

    well..... i'm totally confused. but too drugged up on cold syrups and things to notice the difference :)

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 11:54

    well..... i'm totally confused. but too drugged up on cold syrups and things to notice the difference :)

    hehe Kathi and I have been trying to convince her on livejournal to come to Spa for ages and she has said yes :D

  • lou03/04/2010 at 11:54

    hehe Kathi and I have been trying to convince her on livejournal to come to Spa for ages and she has said yes :D

    ooooooohhh right! :)

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 11:57

    hehe Kathi and I have been trying to convince her on livejournal to come to Spa for ages and she has said yes :D

    :)

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 11:57

    5th Driver: Incidentally, the last time we qualified 17th and 20th? We won the race... can you guys remember where?!?

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 11:57

    That means only two beds left in the second mobile home. Should I book a third?

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 11:58

    That means only two beds left in the second mobile home. Should I book a third?

    Has anyone not been accounted for?

    I'm guessing Mr & Mrs C plus Alex (and Kat?) are in a hotel.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:00

    That means only two beds left in the second mobile home. Should I book a third?

    wow!! last time i checked it was just Lukeh and I in the second mobile home..

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 12:01

    Has anyone not been accounted for?

    There are still a few people on the wiki page: Dan Brunell, Sara, Alianora, possibly Steven and Nick and alison

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:01

    Has anyone not been accounted for?

    I'm guessing Mr & Mrs C plus Alex (and Kat?) are in a hotel.

    is Bassano staying in a hotel too?

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 12:02

    is Bassano staying in a hotel too?

    He was considering the mobile home but I haven't seen a firm decision.

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 12:02

    is Bassano staying in a hotel too?

    No he is staying with us. The pub got in the way of him adding himself to the wiki :)

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 12:03

    There are still a few people on the wiki page: Dan Brunell, Sara, Alianora, possibly Steven and Nick and alison

    Hm. Hard to know whether to book another. On the one hand if we don't get it now we won't get it, but on the other hand we don't want to be left with an empty one if people decide not to come..

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:03

    No he is staying with us. The pub got in the way of him adding himself to the wiki :)

    cool!

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:04

    5th Driver: Incidentally, the last time we qualified 17th and 20th? We won the race... can you guys remember where?!?

    ehehehehe Jenson told me the answer ;)

    @TheFifthDriver Suzuka ;-) A little inside knowledge maybe!

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 12:04

    5th Driver: Incidentally, the last time we qualified 17th and 20th? We won the race... can you guys remember where?!?

    ehehehehe Jenson told me the answer ;)

    @TheFifthDriver Suzuka ;-) A little inside knowledge maybe!

    Heheh!

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 12:05

    No he is staying with us. The pub got in the way of him adding himself to the wiki :)

    Awesome

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:06

    @Amy & Kathi, seeing as you've done such an awesome job in persuading Emma to come to Spa, you should get her to comment too :)

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 12:06

    @Amy & Kathi, seeing as you've done such an awesome job in persuading Emma to come to Spa, you should get her to comment too :)

    Yes

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 12:06

    @Amy & Kathi, seeing as you've done such an awesome job in persuading Emma to come to Spa, you should get her to comment too :)

    I'm working on that

  • Chris03/04/2010 at 12:07

    (dissapeared for a bit)

    While we're on the subject of Spa, how're people getting there? Any cars with a spare seat?

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:08

    I'm working on that

    :) does she listen to spc?

  • Pamela03/04/2010 at 12:08

    (dissapeared for a bit)While we're on the subject of Spa, how're people getting there? Any cars with a spare seat?

    I'm in need of a lift too, but am happy to train with others from London...

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 12:09

    (dissapeared for a bit)

    While we're on the subject of Spa, how're people getting there? Any cars with a spare seat?

    The general plan is to drive from London or thereabouts. I don't think we've worked out car seat allocations and may not for some time.. Some may want to get the Eurostar or fly. Loads of options.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:09

    (dissapeared for a bit)

    While we're on the subject of Spa, how're people getting there? Any cars with a spare seat?

    not sure, i figured travel will sort itself out a bit later on.. Lukeh and I need to figure out how we are gonna get their too.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 12:09

    :) does she listen to spc?

    she said she was going to find time, see? http://twitter.com/Deltachild/status/11530761917 she went to Singapore in 08 and had a much more succesful stalking time than I did, and last year she went to Monaco and saw Mika <3

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 12:10

    not sure, i figured travel will sort itself out a bit later on.. Lukeh and I need to figure out how we are gonna get their too.

    Travel is the easy bit, we can leave that until much later... unless we need to book anything but I don't think we need to, other than the tunnel and there's no rush there

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 12:10

    she said she was going to find time, see? http://twitter...ld/status/11530761917 she went to Singapore in 08 and had a much more succesful stalking time than I did, and last year she went to Monaco and saw Mika <3

    she also appears to be a Franck fan so her and Christine will get on great.

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 12:11

    :) does she listen to spc?

    All my lj friends know about Felipe Baby at least

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:11

    Travel is the easy bit, we can leave that until much later... unless we need to book anything but I don't think we need to, other than the tunnel and there's no rush there

    well i went to look at eurostar prices and they don't even have them out for August yet, it was then i realised it's only April, and as long as i have my seat i'll find a way of getting there :D

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:12

    she said she was going to find time, see? http://twitter...ld/status/11530761917 she went to Singapore in 08 and had a much more succesful stalking time than I did, and last year she went to Monaco and saw Mika <3

    hehehe it would be be odd for me to tweet her saying we can't wait to meet her at Spa wouldn't it? lol

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 12:12

    well i went to look at eurostar prices and they don't even have them out for August yet, it was then i realised it's only April, and as long as i have my seat i'll find a way of getting there :D

    Exactly. :) I stressed about the ticket and a bed because those are essentials, I can get there no probs.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:14

    Exactly. :) I stressed about the ticket and a bed because those are essentials, I can get there no probs.

    :)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:14

    JB has cheered up!!

    'Tough day for us today but it does make tomorrow rather interesting :-) Massively looking forward to the challenge!!'

    http://twitter.com/The_Real_JB/status/11531541680

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 12:22

    Right, I am off to feed some cats. Back in time for the boat race I hope.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:24

    Right, I am off to feed some cats. Back in time for the boat race I hope.

    byyee

  • Emma03/04/2010 at 12:25

    Kathi, what have you done?! ;)

    *waves to people* Hi. I'm not as pervy as my Twitter makes me sound, honest. Can't wait for Spa, can't believe I'm finally going to the F1 race there when there's going to be no Kimi!

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 12:26

    Kathi, what have you done?! ;)

    very sorry :D

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:26

    Hi Emma!! Welcome to SPC! :) *waves* Spa is gonna be great!!

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 12:26

    *waves to people* Hi. I'm not as pervy as my Twitter makes me sound, honest. Can't wait for Spa, can't believe I'm finally going to the F1 race there when there's going to be no Kimi!

    pervy is acceptable around here :D

  • Chris03/04/2010 at 12:27

    *waves to people*

    *waves back* Welcome!

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 12:27

    Kathi, what have you done?! ;)

    *waves to people* Hi. I'm not as pervy as my Twitter makes me sound, honest. Can't wait for Spa, can't believe I'm finally going to the F1 race there when there's going to be no Kimi!

    Ah, hi :)

  • Chris03/04/2010 at 12:27

    Right, I gtg. Seeing grandparents. If I'm not back later, happy easter to all!

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 12:28

    Right, I gtg. Seeing grandparents. If I'm not back later, happy easter to all!

    Happy Easter

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:28

    Right, I gtg. Seeing grandparents. If I'm not back later, happy easter to all!

    see ya! :)

  • RG03/04/2010 at 12:28

    Kathi, what have you done?! ;)

    *waves to people* Hi. I'm not as pervy as my Twitter makes me sound, honest. Can't wait for Spa, can't believe I'm finally going to the F1 race there when there's going to be no Kimi!

    Full credit to Kathi for getting you on. Hey.

    Seeya Chris and Pat

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:40

    so what is everyone up to this afternoon?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 12:42

    so what is everyone up to this afternoon?

    I am uploading the rest of my photos and then I am transcribing. I should be sleeping though, because it's 11.42pm :D

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:44

    I am uploading the rest of my photos and then I am transcribing. I should be sleeping though, because it's 11.42pm :D

    yay for more pictures :)

    hehe you're gonna be a bad influence on us in Spa... lol

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 12:44

    hehe you're gonna be a bad influence on us in Spa... lol

    muhaha I hope no one planned on sleeping.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:45

    muhaha I hope no one planned on sleeping.

    hahaha between you and Bassano i think i'm going to need a holiday to recover from this f1 adventure :P

  • Pamela03/04/2010 at 12:45

    muhaha I hope no one planned on sleeping.

    I think we averaged about 5 hours sleep a night last week!

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 12:46

    I think we averaged about 5 hours sleep a night last week!

    I think that's more than I get in a normal week!

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:47

    I think we averaged about 5 hours sleep a night last week!

    i'm soooo not going to be a happy person in the mornings... #sorryinadvance.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 12:47

    I think that's more than I get in a normal week!

    aww!

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 12:47

    I think we averaged about 5 hours sleep a night last week!

    I was dead all week and then I slept all day on Friday. Sleeping patterns are now ruined for the rest of the long weekend!

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 12:48

    aww!

    It's okay. I feel sorry for Nick. I'm incapable of doing anything quietly. I'm up = everyone is up.

  • Pamela03/04/2010 at 12:48

    I was dead all week and then I slept all day on Friday. Sleeping patterns are now ruined for the rest of the long weekend!

    I was a zombie at work this week. Particularly on Thursday, did not get much done at all!

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 12:54

    Oh I forgot. woldchampionship standings after round 3 #rally

    . Sebastien Loeb Citroen 68

    2. J-M Latvala Ford 43

    3. Mikko Hirvonen Ford 37

    4. Petter Solberg Citroen 35

    5. Sebastien Ogier Citroen 33

    6. Dani Sordo Citroen 24

    7. Henning Solberg Ford 18

    8. Matthew Wilson Ford 16

    9. Federico Villagra Ford 12

    10. Xavier Pons Ford 5

    11. Mads Östberg Subaru 4

    12. Kimi Räikkönen Citroen 4

  • lou03/04/2010 at 13:01

    It's okay. I feel sorry for Nick. I'm incapable of doing anything quietly. I'm up = everyone is up.

    :D heheh my dad is like that.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 13:32

    yaaay! No more twilight for meeee! http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82675

  • RG03/04/2010 at 13:33

    yaaay! No more twilight for meeee! http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/82675

    Just, for the love of god, don't put it on the same weekend when the clocks change.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 13:34

    Just, for the love of god, don't put it on the same weekend when the clocks change.

    they will, it's the whole reason it's not the first race anymore.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 13:44

    I'm back

  • lou03/04/2010 at 13:47

    I'm back

    hey Pat

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:01

    I just remembered my staying up doesn't matter because in 2 hours it will be 3am but then it will be 2am again. Hooray!

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 14:03

    I just remembered my staying up doesn't matter because in 2 hours it will be 3am but then it will be 2am again. Hooray!

    Oh weird, your clocks go the wrong way!!

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:03

    I just remembered my staying up doesn't matter because in 2 hours it will be 3am but then it will be 2am again. Hooray!

    so you have Ausi summer time?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:04

    Oh weird, your clocks go the wrong way!!

    well your summer is just starting and ours is just ending, so it makes sense really :D

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:04

    so you have Ausi summer time?

    some parts of australia do and some parts don't so when we're all on winter time it's a lot less confusing :D

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:05

    some parts of australia do and some parts don't so when we're all on winter time it's a lot less confusing :D

    wow, that is confusing.

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 14:05

    well your summer is just starting and ours is just ending, so it makes sense really :D

    Nothing about moving time around makes any sense!

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:08

    wow, that is confusing.

    I find it odd enough living in a country with more than one time zone, in NZ it was super simple because it was the same time everywhere. Come summer and all of a sudden there are four different time zones and I get so confused when dealing with clients at work from other parts of the country.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:15

    I find it odd enough living in a country with more than one time zone, in NZ it was super simple because it was the same time everywhere. Come summer and all of a sudden there are four different time zones and I get so confused when dealing with clients at work from other parts of the country.

    i don't think i would be able to cope.. that sounds horrible.

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 14:15

    Afternoon everyone,

    Back out of bed and am thoroughly sleeped

    :)

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 14:20

    Afternoon everyone,

    Back out of bed and am thoroughly sleeped

    :)

    Hi

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 14:21

    Boat Race coverage on BBC1

    Peter Serafinowicz tweets..

    The winner of the Submarine Race will remain a secret, as usual.

    :)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:22

    I know it's months and months late, but I suddenly realised when looking through Amy's photos of last weekend that while I sent the shots to Emma, I never actually uploaded them for you guys to see too!

    so... 2 months late... here are some pics from the London Evening with Joe.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/loujohnson/sets/72157623760503462/

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:33

    so... 2 months late... here are some pics from the London Evening with Joe.

    wooo! and here are the rest of mine: Friday: http://bit.ly/djDlrM Saturday: http://bit.ly/9H0ENJ and Sunday http://bit.ly/ap8OOF

    For every one I uploaded there were three I didn't. I am such a stalker.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:34

    wooo! and here are the rest of mine: Friday: http://bit.ly/djDlrM Saturday: http://bit.ly/9H0ENJ and Sunday OF" rel="nofollow">http://bit.ly/ap8OOF

    For every one I uploaded there were three I didn't. I am such a stalker.

    OK, so my Sunday link breaks the doohickey. Odd.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:35

    For every one I uploaded there were three I didn't. I am such a stalker. paparazzi in training

    fixed ;)

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 14:37

    wooo! and here are the rest of mine: Friday: http://bit.ly/djDlrM Saturday: http://bit.ly/9H0ENJ and Sunday http://bit.ly/ap8OOF

    For every one I uploaded there were three I didn't. I am such a stalker.

    Fixed. ;)

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 14:38

    Fixed. ;)

    Or not. It gets confused with the bitly URL, it seems.

    Hi all.

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:39

    Or not. It gets confused with the bitly URL, it seems.

    indeed, it wouldn't even work if i used the URL inside a link bracket.

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 14:40

    indeed, it wouldn't even work if i used the URL inside a link bracket.

    a bug for mr c to fix, no doubt.

  • jpancoast03/04/2010 at 14:40

    wooo! and here are the rest of mine: Friday: http://bit.ly/djDlrM Saturday: http://bit.ly/9H0ENJ and Sunday OF">http://bit.ly/ap8OOF

    For every one I uploaded there were three I didn't. I am such a stalker.

    Fixed. ;)

    Looks like there's 2 characters in there that the doohickey is interpreting as that wide eyed smiley.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:40

    @Amy... as much as i know you love Heikki... i'm not sure he can pull off the body warmer/handbag/jeans look :(

    http://tinyurl.com/ylowqcj

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:41

    @Amy... as much as i know you love Heikki... i'm not sure he can pull off the body warmer/handbag/jeans look :(

    http://tinyurl.com/ylowqcj

    I totally don't understand why he is carrying what appears to be a woman's handbag, but I forgive him for it.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:41

    indeed, it wouldn't even work if i used the URL inside a link bracket.

    is this any better? - http://tinyurl.com/yjwj74l

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:42

    I totally don't understand why he is carrying what appears to be a woman's handbag, but I forgive him for it.

    plus I was really just trying to get Heikki and Catherine in the same shot but that silly Lotus man stood in front of her :(

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:42

    I totally don't understand why he is carrying what appears to be a woman's handbag, but I forgive him for it.

    i know Jenson sometimes used to carry a strange bag like that too... so i feel you're pain ;)

  • jpancoast03/04/2010 at 14:42

    I totally don't understand why he is carrying what appears to be a woman's handbag, but I forgive him for it.

    It's called a "Murse" or "Man Purse". At least that's what we call it in the states :)

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:42

    is this any better? - http://tinyurl.com/yjwj74l

    thank yoooou

  • Journeyer03/04/2010 at 14:42

    is this any better? - http://tinyurl.com/yjwj74l

    works fine. :)

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 14:44

    Wooo. I woke up in time!

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:45

    Amy!! - http://tinyurl.com/ylnj28t - there are two female photographers in this shot!!! :o

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 14:46

    Wooo. I woke up in time!

    yay!

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:46

    Wooo. I woke up in time!

    Hello :)

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 14:46

    Lou and Amy - love the pics

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:46

    Amy!! - http://tinyurl.com/ylnj28t - there are two female photographers in this shot!!! :o

    yah, there were lots of female ones around in Melbourne, I said to Pamela at one stage that it would make you happy :)

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 14:46

    Wooo. I woke up in time!

    swear in aisle 3

    http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/03/live-malaysia-2010-qualifying/comments/#comment-740043

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 14:46

    Who is the underdog this year because I would like to cheer for them?

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 14:47

    Who is the underdog this year because I would like to cheer for them?

    Cambridge. Apparently Oxford are hot favourites.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 14:47

    It doesn't start for at least half an hour yet though

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:48

    yah, there were lots of female ones around in Melbourne, I said to Pamela at one stage that it would make you happy :)

    :D hehe :D

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 14:48

    Cambridge. Apparently Oxford are hot favourites.

    Excellent.

    I'm glad I was in time to see the welly flinging bit.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:48

    Who is the underdog this year because I would like to cheer for them?

    Cambridge is an awesome place i'm supporting them cause of that :)

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 14:49

    I'm glad I was in time to see the welly flinging bit.

    Oh I missed that because I was commenting :)

    You might have missed David Mitchell rooting for either Cambridge or a sinking

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 14:49

    Oh I missed that because I was commenting :)

    You might have missed David Mitchell rooting for either Cambridge or a sinking

    I caught the end of him, he was talking about not Twittering via mobile in case he gets hooked.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:50

    Amy!! you got a pic of Mikey!!!

    http://tinyurl.com/yjs6fbn

    (hearts)

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:50

    Amy!! you got a pic of Mikey!!!

    http://tinyurl.com/yjs6fbn

    heheh you are noticing all the things in my photos that I never did :D

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:51

    heheh you are noticing all the things in my photos that I never did :D

    notice that they are either photography or Jenson related...

    #notobsessed... ;)

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:52

    notice that they are either photography or Jenson related...

    #notobsessed... ;)

    :D I think Christine really needs to see this one. *fans self*

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:52

    :D I think Christine really needs to see this one. *fans self*

    :D

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 14:53

    :D I think Christine really needs to see this one. *fans self*

    Wow!

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:54

    Wow!

    he also looks good smiling

  • jpancoast03/04/2010 at 14:54

    Another pizza fail for Mr. C (although not as bad as his, I don't think):

    http://www.break.com/pictures/id-still-eat-it1790742.html

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:54

    he also looks good smiling

    he's wearing ray bans!!!!

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 14:55

    he's wearing ray bans!!!!

    the only time I saw him without them was when he was in his car. I would've liked to see his pretty pretty eyes at least once :)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:56

    the only time I saw him without them was when he was in his car. I would've liked to see his pretty pretty eyes at least once :)

    hehehe JB is like that sometimes lol

  • lou03/04/2010 at 14:58

    OMG!!! Darren Heath replied to my tweet! :D :D :D

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 14:58

    Afternoon peeps

    So Australia was officially too dark to hold the Grand Prix

    I second the sentiments that it should be run bloody early so we can watch it on Saturday night in Europe :)

    #SorryAmy

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:01

    Another pizza fail for Mr. C (although not as bad as his, I don't think):

    http://www.bre...ll-eat-it1790742.html

    Ha ha, priceless

    Looks like a mushroom cloud

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 15:04

    So Australia was officially too dark to hold the Grand Prix

    I second the sentiments that it should be run bloody early so we can watch it on Saturday night in Europe :)

    don't make me get out of bed, grrrrrr

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:05

    OMG!!! Darren Heath replied to my tweet! :D :D :D

    Cool, what did you ask/say?

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:05

    don't make me get out of bed, grrrrrr

    I'll settle for a night race then ;)

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 15:06

    I'll settle for a night race then ;)

    that I would like, but it ain't gonna happen at Albert Park :(

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 15:07

    So Australia was officially too dark to hold the Grand Prix

    I second the sentiments that it should be run bloody early so we can watch it on Saturday night in Europe :)

    F1 at night with a beer, yes please

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:07

    that I would like, but it ain't gonna happen at Albert Park :(

    Sooner or later they'll wise up or lose the race to NSW

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 15:08

    Sooner or later they'll wise up or lose the race to NSW

    I don't think it'd go to NSW, I think Aus would just lose it all together.

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:09

    I don't think it'd go to NSW, I think Aus would just lose it all together.

    Dunno, either way something needs to be done

    Bernie can sell an Aus race coverage package for heaps more money if the tv time is more reasonable

  • lou03/04/2010 at 15:09

    Cool, what did you ask/say?

    Darren - Well that was fun wasn't it?! I'm soaked through but loving shooting in the wet. Let's hope the race is just as good!

    Me - @F1Photographer i bet it's fun... if a little cooler, but how do you protect your cameras from everything and still get great shots?

    Darren - @f1_lou Water proof covers for the lenses and cameras.I don't like using them but when the rain is as strong as it is here they're essential

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:09

    I don't think it'd go to NSW, I think Aus would just lose it all together.

    That would be a pity though

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:09

    Gosh, there really is a book! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Over-Water-David-Livingston/dp/0747595151/

    I want to read it.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 15:10

    That's two pints of London Pride they've had in shot

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 15:10

    That would be a pity though

    I'd have to move countries again!

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:10

    Darren - @f1_lou Water proof covers for the lenses and cameras.I don't like using them but when the rain is as strong as it is here they're essential

    Cool

    I wasn't joking about the shower cap by the way, very handy for your equipment

    Maybe not during monsson though

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:11

    I'd have to move countries again!

    Finnish Grand Prix?

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 15:11

    Gosh, there really is a book! http://www.ama...ngston/dp/0747595151/

    I want to read it.

    Sounds worth a read.

    And the brothers in this race thought of Facebook?

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:11

    Sounds worth a read.

    And the brothers in this race thought of Facebook?

    So it seems! I thought these were meant to be normal students :)

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:12

    Lou: Your a Nikon person aren't you?

    Am thinking of getting an 'up to 200mm' lens

    Any advice?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 15:12

    Finnish Grand Prix?

    I'd prefer Spain. Boring races, but there's two of them! and all that testing!

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 15:12

    So it seems! I thought these were meant to be normal students :)

    and I had no idea Dan Snow had won it too

  • lou03/04/2010 at 15:12

    Cool

    I wasn't joking about the shower cap by the way, very handy for your equipment

    Maybe not during monsson though

    ooh really? that's cool..:)

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 15:13

    Finnish Grand Prix?

    That will never happen

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:13

    I'd prefer Spain. Boring races, but there's two of them! and all that testing!

    Habla Español?

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 15:13

    So it seems! I thought these were meant to be normal students :)

    Hahahahaha yeah right.

    One of my friends rows for the Oxford Women's team. She definitely is just a normal student. The women are a lot less hardcore though.

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:14

    ooh really? that's cool..:)

    I was advised to always grab one from the hotel for your camera bag

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 15:18

    I was advised to always grab one from the hotel for your camera bag

    To be fair, thieving from hotels is always pretty good advice :D

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 15:19

    Habla Español?

    hablo un poco

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:19

    To be fair, thieving from hotels is always pretty good advice :D

    I've not had much use for a shower cap in the last decade, now I do ;)

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:20

    hablo un poco

    Good enough

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 15:20

    I've not had much use for a shower cap in the last decade, now I do ;)

    :D

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 15:20

    To be fair, thieving from hotels is always pretty good advice :D

    I tend to stay in places that are so budget there is nothing to steal, so when I do get proper things I get excited.

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:20

    To be fair, thieving from hotels is always pretty good advice :D

    It's not thieving if I use it, just not right away

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:21

    I tend to stay in places that are so budget there is nothing to steal, so when I do get proper things I get excited.

    Me too normally, which is why I also grabbed the sewing kit when we were on Safari

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:22

    Ooh, whoever is leading at Hammersmith is likely to win it then. Ace.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 15:22

    Any advice?

    oooo!!! well i have a sigma 70-300mm lens which works well for a cheapish lens. Depends on your budget tbh. Sigma lenses are good so they may be worth a look. Nikon's own lenses are worth a look too (they are expensive though).

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 15:22

    I am in desperate need of a haircut. Nick had banned me from getting one but I think my hair has now reached that length where I could have a fair amount off and noone would even notice.... I might risk it :P

  • lou03/04/2010 at 15:22

    Ooh, whoever is leading at Hammersmith is likely to win it then. Ace.

    we went to Hammersmith the other day! :)

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:23

    Nikon's own lenses are worth a look too (they are expensive though).

    I was probably gonna go for Sigma

    What about F stops?

  • Amy03/04/2010 at 15:23

    Me too normally, which is why I also grabbed the sewing kit when we were on Safari

    I ate both of Jeremy's complementary chocolates because I've never stayed in a place with complementary chocolates. Then Pamela made us a cup of tea. Hooray for free tea!

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 15:23

    I am in desperate need of a haircut. Nick had banned me from getting one but I think my hair has now reached that length where I could have a fair amount off and noone would even notice.... I might risk it :P

    The question is, if you do will he notice?

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:23

    we went to Hammersmith the other day! :)

    See any boats?

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 15:23

    I am in desperate need of a haircut. Nick had banned me from getting one but I think my hair has now reached that length where I could have a fair amount off and noone would even notice.... I might risk it :P

    I want to colour mine again.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 15:24

    Boat race is on BBC1 in UK and BBC World elsewhere

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:24

    oooo!!! well i have a sigma 70-300mm lens which works well for a cheapish lens.

    I need to go to a camera store to see them in the flesh and work out what I'm willing to carry, I think

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:25

    I am in desperate need of a haircut. Nick had banned me from getting one but I think my hair has now reached that length where I could have a fair amount off and noone would even notice.... I might risk it :P

    You forgot #confidential

  • lou03/04/2010 at 15:26

    I am in desperate need of a haircut. Nick had banned me from getting one but I think my hair has now reached that length where I could have a fair amount off and noone would even notice.... I might risk it :P

    why did Nick ban you from having your hair cut?

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:27

    why did Nick ban you from having your hair cut?

    Maybe it was a deal in which he'd promise to store refrigerated goods in the correct manner ;)

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 15:28

    why did Nick ban you from having your hair cut?

    I dunno, he likes it long. This is too long though.... I might try to measure it. My hair is very very curly so it tangles a ridiculous amount.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 15:28

    What about F stops?

    depends if you want to use it for a particular reason? or for general use?

  • lou03/04/2010 at 15:28

    I want to colour mine again.

    ooo i should do that too....

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 15:28

    Maybe it was a deal in which he'd promise to store refrigerated goods in the correct manner ;)

    A girl can dream....

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:29

    I like all their reasons for wanting to win: "It's the pinnacle of rowing," "A childhood dream" "being part of sporting history."

    ...

    "It means we can beat Oxford."

    Hehehe.

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:29

    depends if you want to use it for a particular reason? or for general use?

    A lot of landscapes, architecture and such I think.

    I'm only just working out what I like to snap

  • lou03/04/2010 at 15:30

    See any boats?

    a few, it was very very rough tho, Luke and Em made me stand there looking at the river for ages... it was too windy :(

  • lou03/04/2010 at 15:31

    Hehehe.

    :)

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 15:31

    I did measure it, my hair is over half a metre long. Mind = made up.

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:33

    Soooo many boats following them.

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:33

    I did measure it, my hair is over half a metre long. Mind = made up.

    I measure mine in millimetres

    When it reaches 1, it's too long

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 15:34

    I measure mine in millimetres

    When it reaches 1, it's too long

    I'm far too lazy for that. I've decided I'm far too lazy for hair this long too.... I'm sure I can find some middle ground!

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 15:35

    Soooo many boats following them.

    Oxford should have fallen back on that bend as they had longer to travel, looks good for them

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:35

    Oxford should have fallen back on that bend as they had longer to travel, looks good for them

    It seems very equal, but Oxford got the jump on them right at the start.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 15:35

    Soooo many boats following them.

    Chopping up all the water too... nice and calm before they get there

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:38

    They're quite slow off the record, +10 seconds for Oxford.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 15:39

    They're quite slow off the record, +10 seconds for Oxford.

    slackers

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 15:39

    Hairdressers = booked

    #sorrynick

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:39

    slackers

    Hehehe.

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:40

    Come on Cambridge.

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 15:40

    Did anyone ever go right of the island?

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 15:41

    Did anyone ever go right of the island?

    :-)

    Don't think so, although some boats have sunk in the past...

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:41

    Did anyone ever go right of the island?

    Ooh, good question :)

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 15:41

    Blimey they are pulling level

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 15:42

    I've a quick question for the more technical minded folk here:

    Currently I'm running a Mac 10.5.8 and am looking to transfer old VHS tapes (old motorsports stuff before you ask) to my HD/DVD - any clues on what software/hardware I might need to do this?

    Cheers,

    (p.s. - I am computerly inept)

    (p.p.s - new F1 and Motorsports Archive to be launched officually tomorrow morning)

    :D

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:42

    Blimey they are pulling level

    If they do, the Hammersmith fact I only learnt about 10 minutes ago will already be proved wrong.

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:43

    If they do, the Hammersmith fact I only learnt about 10 minutes ago will already be proved wrong.

    *do it

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 15:44

    Blimey they are pulling level

    If they do, the Hammersmith fact I only learnt about 10 minutes ago will already be proved wrong.

    Might have been Barnes bridge with that fact?

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:45

    Might have been Barnes bridge with that fact?

    Nah, it was something like 20 times at Hammersmith, only two at Barnes, how exciting!

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:46

    Currently I'm running a Mac 10.5.8 and am looking to transfer old VHS tapes (old motorsports stuff before you ask) to my HD/DVD - any clues on what software/hardware I might need to do this?

    The easiest way is probably a DVD recorder

    I'll have a think but that seems like the least technically challenging

    [Always buy one DVD RW to test, which you can then wipe when your system works]

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:47

    The easiest way is probably a DVD recorder

    I'll have a think but that seems like the least technically challenging

    In fact there are VHS/DVD R combo machines but VHS is pretty much dead now

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:48

    40 strokes a minute!

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 15:48

    40 strokes a minute!

    Was a good race, I like it when one falls back and then powers through :)

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 15:49

    Woo Cambridge! Poor Oxford.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 15:49

    yay for cambridge!!!

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:49

    In fact there are VHS/DVD R combo machines but VHS is pretty much dead now

    Software wise, there's this from Roxio

    I really like their DVD authoring stuff, Toast

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 15:50

    Cheers Bassano,

    I've loads of physical space that I need to clear

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:51

    Cheers Bassano,

    I've loads of physical space that I need to clear

    That Roxio kit looks pretty good

    Their stuff is pretty straightforward, you should be fine

    Cheaper than DVD R too

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 15:55

    That Roxio kit looks pretty good

    Their stuff is pretty straightforward, you should be fine

    Cheaper than DVD R too

    This only about half the archive and the reason for the need of physical space

    http://twitpic.com/1cwyzo

    http://twitpic.com/1cwz5g

    All between 5 and 8 hours long......

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 15:56

    This only about half the archive and the reason for the need of physical space

    http://twitpic.com/1cwyzo

    http://twitpic.com/1cwz5g

    Oh my word! I just threw all mine in the bin. RIP videos!

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 15:57

    Oh my word! I just threw all mine in the bin. RIP videos!

    Yeah, I'll be doing that soon too I think

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 15:59

    Yeah, I'll be doing that soon too I think

    As soon as I get my stuff moved from physical to digital, the vids will be gone out to the wilderness to fend for themselves amongst the wolves

    :(

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 16:02

    Checking Wiki.. after 156 races the score is now Cambridge 80 - Oxford 75 with 1 dead heat.

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 16:02

    Great analysis from David Mitchell: "Cambridge rowed more quickly."

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 16:02

    As soon as I get my stuff moved from physical to digital, the vids will be gone out to the wilderness to fend for themselves amongst the wolves

    :(

    I've pondered whether to digitise the F1 races I taped... seems like a lot of effort though

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 16:02

    Great analysis from David Mitchell: "Cambridge rowed more quickly."

    (ba dum tisch)

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 16:03

    Great analysis from David Mitchell: "Cambridge rowed more quickly."

    Hehe :)

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 16:03

    I've pondered whether to digitise the F1 races I taped... seems like a lot of effort though

    There's a few places where they are online now

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 16:04

    There is no Bob to call Champaaaaagne.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 16:04

    There's a few places where they are online now

    That's why I wondered whether it was worth it :)

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 16:05

    There is no Bob to call Champaaaaagne.

    Wouldn't it be Piiiiimmmmmmssssss?

  • lou03/04/2010 at 16:05

    Wouldn't it be Piiiiimmmmmmssssss?

    i feel left out... i want some Pimms..

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 16:06

    That's why I wondered whether it was worth it :)

    Seemed like more of an effort to record the things in the first place

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 16:10

    There's a few places where they are online now

    Careful now - the BernieSquad could be watching you right now!!!

    (insert freakish theme muzak)

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 16:14

    Careful now - the BernieSquad could be watching you right now!!!

    (insert freakish theme muzak)

    He he

    Bernie's probably waiting for Betamax HD

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 16:16

    He he

    Bernie's probably waiting for Betamax HD

    Do you think Lada are partnering Renault by accident?

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 16:17

    Do you think Lada are partnering Renault by accident?

    Coming soon, Trabant F1

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 16:18

    Coming soon, Trabant F1

    Supported by the drinks company, SodaStream

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 16:19

    Supported by the drinks company, SodaStream

    :lol:

    I used to love sodastream

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 16:19

    Supported by the drinks company, SodaStream

    If they hired Giancarlo, they could go back to the 'Get busy with the Fisi' line!

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 16:20

    I used to love sodastream

    So many visits to the dentist.......

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 16:20

    If they hired Giancarlo, they could go back to the 'Get busy with the Fisi' line!

    Or maybe they change it to "Fizzi" for commercial purposes

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 16:27

    I think it's cheese on toast with strong coffe time, in front of the Quali replay

  • lou03/04/2010 at 16:27

    when you look at this picture

    http://www.xpb.cc/viewpicture.asp?id=359153

    am i the only one that thinks this music should be playing?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ham6vFy8v2I

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 16:28

    I'm going to get in Days 1&2 of the Rally of Jordan prior to Doctor Who

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 16:29

    when you look at this picture

    http://www.xpb...picture.asp?id=359153

    am i the only one that thinks this music should be playing?

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=ham6vFy8v2I

    Nope - that picture only needs this music

    :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI6r6APUwK0

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 16:31

    I'm going to get in Days 1&2 of the Rally of Jordan prior to Doctor Who

    Just deciding whether or not I will watch Dr Who. I don't like all the fuss about it but recognise it can be good telly...

  • Leigh O'Gorman03/04/2010 at 16:32

    Just deciding whether or not I will watch Dr Who. I don't like all the fuss about it but recognise it can be good telly...

    Life long fan, even through the 80's stuff - simply will not be dragged away

    :)

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 16:32

    Just deciding whether or not I will watch Dr Who. I don't like all the fuss about it but recognise it can be good telly...

    It's worth giving the new guy a try, then you'll know whether you want to see the rest of the series or not.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 16:35

    It's worth giving the new guy a try, then you'll know whether you want to see the rest of the series or not.

    True enough

  • lou03/04/2010 at 16:37

    it's been sunny all day!! :( the weather forecast lied. *humph*

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 16:41

    Evening guys. Doctor whooooooooooooooo :D

  • Alianora La Canta03/04/2010 at 16:41

    There are still a few people on the wiki page: Dan Brunell, Sara, Alianora, possibly Steven and Nick and alison {Comment #266}

    I'm 99% certain I won't be able to go to Spa, but don't want to commit to not being there because if I get a job in enough time that pays enough in a prompt enough manner, that decision could change very very rapidly...

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 16:43

    Evening guys. Doctor whooooooooooooooo :D

    Soon!

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 16:44

    Soon!

    after a rubbish day, I may be a little excited :D

  • me03/04/2010 at 16:50

    Evening guys. Doctor whooooooooooooooo :D

    Soon!

    should we have a dr. who breakout?

  • me03/04/2010 at 16:50

    Coming soon, Trabant F1

    :)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 16:51

    should we have a dr. who breakout?

    you're awake!

  • me03/04/2010 at 16:53

    you're awake!

    hi. managed to catch up on all that sleep i lost during the week :)

    as easy as sidepodcast is this year. back-to-backs are still tough it would seem :)

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 16:53

    should we have a dr. who breakout?

    I don't mind writing one. Could be worth an experiment. Even if not for live commenting, just to contain the Who love for non-fans.

  • me03/04/2010 at 16:53

    I don't mind writing one. Could be worth an experiment. Even if not for live commenting, just to contain the Who love for non-fans.

    sounds like there's enough interest.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 16:54

    hi. managed to catch up on all that sleep i lost during the week :)

    i was expecting you to get up at like 7pm or something and have a totally strange body clock.. i was surprised to see you up so early :)

  • RG03/04/2010 at 16:55

    sounds like there's enough interest.

    What time is the ol' fella starting?

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 16:57

    What time is the ol' fella starting?

    6:20pm. Not 6:19, or even 6:21, as that would be silly.

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 16:57

    Here ya go: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/03/the-return-of-doctor-who/

  • me03/04/2010 at 16:57
  • Stuart C03/04/2010 at 17:14

    Evening all.

    Have just warmed up for the main event with classic Baker Who on SciFi HD...

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 17:20

    Have just warmed up for the main event with classic Baker Who on SciFi HD...

    Oooh, good stuff! I accidentally made a special thread on an F1 site about Doctor Who: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/03/the-return-of-doctor-who/

    Oops :)

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 17:43

    Fantasy WRC scores are out. Well done RG and Pat!

  • RG03/04/2010 at 17:43

    Fantasy WRC scores are out. Well done RG and Pat!

    Woo, go us!!!!!

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 18:25

    Nick has flooded his flat. I chose this moment to break the news about my haircut. Job's a good'un.

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 18:25

    Nick has flooded his flat. I chose this moment to break the news about my haircut. Job's a good'un.

    is it bad?

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 18:25

    Nick has flooded his flat.

    Do I want to know how he managed that?

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 18:26

    Do I want to know how he managed that?

    He claims he just put the washing machine on and went to the shops. I'm not sure what proportion of that is true :P

  • lou03/04/2010 at 18:27

    He claims he just put the washing machine on and went to the shops. I'm not sure what proportion of that is true :P

    did he put the washing machine on and leave it's door open?

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 18:28

    did he put the washing machine on and leave it's door open?

    Don't they have a failsafe for that?

  • lou03/04/2010 at 18:29

    Don't they have a failsafe for that?

    it's the only way i could see that he would be able to flood a flat by putting the washing on...;) unless it's the washing machine's fault ;)

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 18:29

    did he put the washing machine on and leave it's door open?

    :D

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 18:31

    it's the only way i could see that he would be able to flood a flat by putting the washing on...;) unless it's the washing machine's fault ;)

    I think he probably blocked the pipe with inappropriate items in the past :D

    There's not any real damage. His floor is tiled. Some of his things are wet but I say you deserve it for leaving them all over the floor :P

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 18:35

    There's not any real damage. His floor is tiled. Some of his things are wet but I say you deserve it for leaving them all over the floor :P

    To cheer himself up he should book you two some Spa tickets #isonaroll

  • lou03/04/2010 at 18:36

    To cheer himself up he should book you two some Spa tickets #isonaroll

    What a good idea!! i hear there are two places left in a very lovely mobile home.

  • me03/04/2010 at 18:36

    To cheer himself up he should book you two some Spa tickets #isonaroll

    i see you've been recruiting!

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 18:39

    To cheer himself up he should book you two some Spa tickets #isonaroll

    I think he wants me to go to AD :(

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 18:40

    I think he wants me to go to AD :(

    i think i stand for us all when i say.

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • lou03/04/2010 at 18:41

    I think he wants me to go to AD :(

    but he went last year... he should go somewhere different this year ;)

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 18:49

    i see you've been recruiting!

    yep. #ishappy

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 18:54

    I think he wants me to go to AD :(

    :(

  • me03/04/2010 at 18:55

    I think he wants me to go to AD :(

    i thought we cancelled that gp?

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 18:57

    i thought we cancelled that gp?

    Haven't you heard? abu dhabi is much more exciting than spa!

    Also, i hear pigs are causing serious congestion in the skies.

  • me03/04/2010 at 18:58

    Haven't you heard? abu dhabi is much more exciting than spa!

    i think we said if the title is wrapped up before we'll just deny it's existence and start the off-season early.

  • Bert03/04/2010 at 18:59

    My local TV skipped the red-flag period. How long was it?

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 18:59

    My local TV skipped the red-flag period. How long was it?

    About twenty minutes.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 19:11

    i think we said if the title is wrapped up before we'll just deny it's existence and start the off-season early.

    Televised test session

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:13

    Televised test session

    heheh. awesome :)

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:19

    big pic catchup.

    friday: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/04/02/good-friday/

    saturday: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/04/03/april-showers/

    f1minute and digest coming soon.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:19

    big pic catchup.

    oooooo!!

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 19:19

    f1minute and digest coming soon.

    I am now listening to the Stuart show, as I forgot after quali.. :)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:21

    I am now listening to the Stuart show, as I forgot after quali.. :)

    heheh i dreamt about f1 photography last night. i'm convinced it's cause i listened to the show just before i went to sleep.

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:22

    *sits back in the daily*

    I think I have recovered now, and am watching qualifying :) poor Jenson...

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:23

    I think I have recovered now, and am watching qualifying :) poor Jenson...

    Mclaren = epic fail recently

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:24

    I think I have recovered now, and am watching qualifying :) poor Jenson...

    :( i would say it's cause i was supporting Rubens too much... but i wouldn't blame you for mclaren's mistake ;)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:25

    Mclaren = epic fail recently

    recently?? i hope you're not counting Ausi as a fail... ;)

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:26

    Mclaren = epic fail recently

    and mercedes, and ferrari and red bull.

    all of them left it late. webber just saved rbr's backside and the two mercedes drivers got through because they were probably running a wet setup.

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:26

    recently?? i hope you're not counting Ausi as a fail... ;)

    Jenson came in because his inters were destroyed, he was reaaaal lucky. quali + lewis race = fail

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:27

    all of them left it late. webber just saved rbr's backside and the two mercedes drivers got through because they were probably running a wet setup.

    in any other quali it would have paid off, they were real unlucky

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:27

    Jenson came in because his inters were destroyed, he was reaaaal lucky. quali + lewis race = fail

    but...but....but... Jenson is a genius.... #don'truinthisforme:(

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:27

    in any other quali it would have paid off, they were real unlucky

    agreed. so why fail>

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:27

    Jenson came in because his inters were destroyed, he was reaaaal lucky. quali + lewis race = fail

    He is a genius, you know

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:28

    agreed. so why fail>

    oh not just mclaren, all of them :D

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:28

    oh not just mclaren, all of them :D

    You singled out mclaren ;)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:28

    He is a genius, you know

    (heart) you.

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:29

    oh not just mclaren, all of them :D

    ok. so who isn't fail then? lotus?

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:29

    You singled out mclaren ;)

    because when i came in thats who you said was poor, so i was continuing it

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:29

    ok. so who isn't fail then? lotus?

    force india? they were awesome :D

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:29

    ok. so who isn't fail then? lotus?

    I meant of the big teams, most of them left it late

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:30

    but...but....but... Jenson is a genius.... #don'truinthisforme:(

    He made the right choice at the right time, but he isn't a genius :P

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:30

    ok. so who isn't fail then? lotus?

    Williams

    #notbiased

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:31

    Williams

    #notbiased

    i think i'm most impressed by kamui today.

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 19:31

    i think i'm most impressed by kamui today.

    I am most impressed by Force India. Smart cookies.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:32

    I am most impressed by Force India. Smart cookies.

    yay!

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:32

    i think i'm most impressed by kamui today.

    He does look good. I said williams more on a non biased point of view, from what im watching now Hulkenburg is impressing me.

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:32

    I am most impressed by Force India. Smart cookies.

    Sutil done good :)

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:32

    I am most impressed by Force India. Smart cookies.

    Sutil is still my choice on SofaF1 for getting their first win this year :)

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:33

    I am most impressed by Force India. Smart cookies.

    i'd give them credit if they'd have done that the first time.

    what's crazy is that every driver lined up like sheep except the out-of-the-box thinking kubica. that was schumi-esque.

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:33

    Sutil is still my choice on SofaF1 for getting their first win this year :)

    fffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...

    bugger

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 19:33

    Sutil is still my choice on SofaF1 for getting their first win this year :)

    I forgot SofaF1!!!

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:33

    what's crazy is that every driver lined up like sheep except the out-of-the-box thinking kubica. that was schumi-esque.

    no.. it just wasn't very british ;)

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:33

    *covers eyes*

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 19:33

    I forgot SofaF1!!!

    Me too :(

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:33

    bugger

    did you forget sofa f1?

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:34

    I forgot SofaF1!!!

    not you too! :(

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:34

    what's crazy is that every driver lined up like sheep except the out-of-the-box thinking kubica. that was schumi-esque.

    no.. it just wasn't very british ;)

    haha, its true, theres no rules about it, clever lad

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:34

    oh foohickey! :(

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 19:35

    what's crazy is that every driver lined up like sheep except the out-of-the-box thinking kubica. that was schumi-esque.

    Oh yea. In which case, I am most impressed by Kubica. Woo!

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:35

    Oh yea. In which case, I am most impressed by Kubica. Woo!

    i'll remind you of that on sunday! go renault :)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:35

    i might as well have forgotten i predicted JB for the win in an attempt to learn from last week.... i didn't factor in mistakes from mclaren..

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:36

    Oh yea. In which case, I am most impressed by Kubica. Woo!

    I'm happy New Renault seem much better than previous years

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 19:36

    As I was watching Quali, I was just looking at the Ferraris though willing them to go out and do a lap.... They always do that, why don't they EVER learn! So so stupid.

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:36

    i might as well have forgotten i predicted JB for the win in an attempt to learn from last week.... i didn't factor in mistakes from mclaren..

    now would be a bad time to bring up jenson 'making his own calls' right? ;)

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:37

    Goodness me, that's quite a downpour on the qualifying.

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 19:37

    now would be a bad time to bring up jenson 'making his own calls' right? ;)

    He made his own call to spin off into the gravel for sure!

  • RG03/04/2010 at 19:37

    As I was watching Quali, I was just looking at the Ferraris though willing them to go out and do a lap.... They always do that, why don't they EVER learn! So so stupid.

    Its the old BMW trick. Leave it all to the last minute.

    Though of course since Peter came back we ended up in 8th.

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:37

    Though of course since Peter came back we ended up in 8th.

    9th. no?

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 19:38

    Its the old BMW trick. Leave it all to the last minute.

    Red Bull are very good at that. Vettel often does only one lap at the end. Today wasn't a day for doing that though, it's obvious. Even if the track did speed up later, there would have been time to go again!

  • RG03/04/2010 at 19:38

    9th. no?

    Ah yes. I've been mixing up dream and reality again.

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:38

    As I was watching Quali, I was just looking at the Ferraris though willing them to go out and do a lap.... They always do that, why don't they EVER learn! So so stupid.

    It does work sometimes....

    occationally....

    ok maybe not

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:38

    now would be a bad time to bring up jenson 'making his own calls' right? ;)

    !!!!!!!!!!! :(

    If the team tell him the session will get drier he's not going to say 'you're wrong, we're going out now' is he?...

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:39

    !!!!!!!!!!! :(

    If the team tell him the session will get drier he's not going to say 'you're wrong, we're going out now' is he?...

    am just saying, works both ways.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:39

    He made his own call to spin off into the gravel for sure!

    he aquaplaned.... he had no control of spinning off or not, however he still out qualified Lewis hehehehe

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:40

    !!!!!!!!!!! :(

    If the team tell him the session will get drier he's not going to say 'you're wrong, we're going out now' is he?...

    It;s OK, even fellow genius Stephen Hawking can't predict the weather accurately I'm sure.

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:42

    he aquaplaned.... he had no control of spinning off or not, however he still out qualified Lewis hehehehe

    and then binned it. i wouldnt be shouting about that too much

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 19:42

    !!!!!!!!!!! :(

    If the team tell him the session will get drier he's not going to say 'you're wrong, we're going out now' is he?...

    But that's such a huge risk. What's to lose by doing an early lap just to get a time set?

  • RG03/04/2010 at 19:42

    he aquaplaned.... he had no control of spinning off or not, however he still out qualified Lewis hehehehe

    I could also point out who outqualified him.

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:43

    I could also point out who outqualified him.

    true story.

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 19:43

    But that's such a huge risk. What's to lose by doing an early lap just to get a time set?

    Other than I guess another chance to bin the car.

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:44

    and then binned it. i wouldnt be shouting about that too much

    to button's credit he spun after he set a time. lewis spun trying to get a time.

    that's how it should be. put in a banker, push harder.

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:44

    to button's credit he spun after he set a time. lewis spun trying to get a time.

    of course, but they both sucked, he just sucked a bit less

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:45

    of course, but they both sucked, he just sucked a bit less

    seems harsh to me, but there you go.

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:45

    seems harsh to me, but there you go.

    They both got owned today, well and truly owned.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:46

    But that's such a huge risk. What's to lose by doing an early lap just to get a time set?

    I dunno... ask Mclaren...

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:47

    am watching qually again on the iphone. i love on demand f1 :)

    even if it is only little circles

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:47

    and then binned it. i wouldnt be shouting about that too much

    to button's credit he spun after he set a time. lewis spun trying to get a time.

    that's how it should be. put in a banker, push harder.

    *hugs mr c for almost being on JBs side*

    where's RocketRedHead when i need her?.. :)

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 19:48

    But that's such a huge risk. What's to lose by doing an early lap just to get a time set?

    I like the risk takers. Webber took a risk changing his tyres and ended up a second faster than everyone else.

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:49

    I like the risk takers. Webber took a risk changing his tyres and ended up a second faster than everyone else.

    That was in Q3 though? so he'd already got in, i dont think theres a reason to take a risk to get out of Q1 unless you're a rubbish team

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:49

    @mr c not sure if you saw in the comments but i've finally got my act together and put some Joe pics on my flickr (having sent them to Emma months ago)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/loujohnson/sets/72157623760503462/

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 19:49

    I like the risk takers. Webber took a risk changing his tyres and ended up a second faster than everyone else.

    I approve of that kind of risky but messing about with that rain was just obviously going to go wrong!

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:49

    @mr c not sure if you saw in the comments but i've finally got my act together and put some Joe pics on my flickr (having sent them to Emma months ago)

    http://www.fli...ts/72157623760503462/

    i didn't, thank you.

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:50

    even if it is only little circles

    That got me thinking actually recently. The management game football manager simulates matches by utilising a top down view of the pitch with little circles for players, refs, etc. Remember that F1 Manager idea I made last year? How cool would it be to use the technology used with the f1 app to simulate this kind of thing for races on a game with that idea...

    *is secretly sad that noone has made a game like that for years and years* :(

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:50

    I approve of that kind of risky but messing about with that rain was just obviously going to go wrong!

    webber was messing with the rain too.

    mclaren/ferrari gambled with the weather and lost. webber did the same and won.

    and i heard webber was an unlucky guy.

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 19:51

    That was in Q3 though? so he'd already got in, i dont think theres a reason to take a risk to get out of Q1 unless you're a rubbish team

    I don't really care where the risks are. If everyone just did the same old thing it'd be even more boring than it already is! :)

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:51

    mclaren/ferrari gambled with the weather and lost. webber did the same and won.

    but he didnt do that in Q1 right? i cannae remember

  • RG03/04/2010 at 19:51

    That got me thinking actually recently. The management game football manager simulates matches by utilising a top down view of the pitch with little circles for players, refs, etc. Remember that F1 Manager idea I made last year? How cool would it be to use the technology used with the f1 app to simulate this kind of thing for races on a game with that idea...

    I'd love to manage Sauber.

    And then fire Kobayashi, mwahahahaha ahem. Sorry, carry on.

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 19:52

    but he didnt do that in Q1 right? i cannae remember

    No he went out pretty early and got a lap in before it started to bucket.

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:52

    mclaren/ferrari gambled with the weather and lost. webber did the same and won.

    but he didnt do that in Q1 right? i cannae remember

    it doesn't matter when he did it? the point is, everyone was betting against the weather and sometimes the house won.

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:52

    And then fire Kobayashi, mwahahahaha ahem. Sorry, carry on.

    *cough*

    better driver

    *cough*

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:52

    That got me thinking actually recently. The management game football manager simulates matches by utilising a top down view of the pitch with little circles for players, refs, etc. Remember that F1 Manager idea I made last year? How cool would it be to use the technology used with the f1 app to simulate this kind of thing for races on a game with that idea...

    that sounds like the kinda thing you could spend weeks playing..

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:53

    that sounds like the kinda thing you could spend weeks playing..

    years.

  • RG03/04/2010 at 19:53

    better driver

    I can name many, Paul di Resta for example.

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:53

    better driver

    I can name many, Paul di Resta for example.

    :)

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:53

    it doesn't matter when he did it? the point is, everyone was betting against the weather and sometimes the house won.

    but it does matter, if he'd done that in q1 it would have been amazing, but he did it in q3 where he had nothing to loose

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:54

    that sounds like the kinda thing you could spend weeks playing..

    I would just create a team and sign jenson and Rubens. I'd also hire Ross Brawn, and probably Ant.

    I'm stuck for a name though.

    :P

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:54

    I can name many, Paul di Resta for example.

    paul di resta's accent is awesome! i discovered this yesterday :)

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:54

    I would just create a team and sign jenson and Rubens. I'd also hire Ross Brawn, and probably Ant.

    :D

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:55

    but it does matter, if he'd done that in q1 it would have been amazing, but he did it in q3 where he had nothing to loose

    i don't see the distinction?

  • RG03/04/2010 at 19:55

    paul di resta's accent is awesome! i discovered this yesterday :)

    He is an awesome person.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 19:55

    that sounds like the kinda thing you could spend weeks playing..

    I played GP World for a while but I started to spend more time picking holes in their options rather than playing the game

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:55

    i don't see the distinction?

    if you take a risk when you have very little to loose then its not a risk

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:56

    if you take a risk when you have very little to loose then its not a risk

    we're talking at cross purposes clearly. i'll stop.

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:56

    watching back on the iphone. webber was the man of q1. he came out after hamilton, but still put in a q2 time.

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:57

    watching back on the iphone. webber was the man of q1. he came out after hamilton, but still put in a q2 time.

    in fact he was behind alonso and massa too. how did he find he pace?

  • lou03/04/2010 at 19:58

    mr c if you didn't see my link about my flickr you probably didn't see that Darren Heath and I are nearly BFFs (well not nearly,he replied to a tweet... so that almost counts ;) )

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:58

    ahh, so that's where eddie's shirt went to: http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13248293

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:58

    mr c if you didn't see my link about my flickr you probably didn't see that Darren Heath and I are nearly BFFs (well not nearly,he replied to a tweet... so that almost counts ;) )

    ooh yay!!

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:58

    mr c if you didn't see my link about my flickr you probably didn't see that Darren Heath and I are nearly BFFs (well not nearly,he replied to a tweet... so that almost counts ;) )

    he did? wow, go you!

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 19:58

    mr c if you didn't see my link about my flickr you probably didn't see that Darren Heath and I are nearly BFFs (well not nearly,he replied to a tweet... so that almost counts ;) )

    you may have also missed Amy's pics

  • me03/04/2010 at 19:59

    you may have also missed Amy's pics

    i did.

  • RG03/04/2010 at 19:59

    mr c if you didn't see my link about my flickr you probably didn't see that Darren Heath and I are nearly BFFs (well not nearly,he replied to a tweet... so that almost counts ;) )

    Ooooh nice one.

    Which might mean me and Robbie Savage are almost bffs. Yay.

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 19:59

    Which might mean me and Robbie Savage are almost bffs. Yay.

    Isn't he the one who hates reporters?

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 19:59

    Which might mean me and Robbie Savage are almost bffs. Yay.

    You embraced via rugby, truly a beautiful sport

  • lou03/04/2010 at 20:00

    he did? wow, go you!

    hehehe :) it made me very happy :)

    http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/03/daily-3rd-april-2010/comments/#comment-740116

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 20:01

    you may have also missed Amy's pics

    i did.

    and the boat race?

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 20:01

    hehehe :) it made me very happy :)

    http://sidepod...ments/#comment-740116

    yay for darren heath!

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 20:01

    and the boat race?

    When's the boat race?

  • RG03/04/2010 at 20:01

    You embraced via rugby, truly a beautiful sport

    Yes, we, have something in common. Lovely.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 20:01

    When's the boat race?

    a years time?

  • me03/04/2010 at 20:02

    and the boat race?

    i slept through that too. was it good?

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 20:02

    and the boat race?

    When's the boat race?

    4.30 this afternoon

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 20:02

    i slept through that too. was it good?

    I liked it. :)

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 20:02

    i slept through that too. was it good?

    Hey!! I told you all about it!!

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 20:02

    4.30 this afternoon

    ....ah.

    Oops.

  • me03/04/2010 at 20:03

    Hey!! I told you all about it!!

    oh right. was i awake?

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 20:03

    oh right. was i awake?

    Humph.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 20:03

    Hey!! I told you all about it!!

    was it before you fed him?

  • me03/04/2010 at 20:04

    lou, i've favourited them all, they're ace.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 20:05

    lou, i've favourited them all, they're ace.

    aw yay! thanks you :) oh and thank you for persuading me to walk behind Joe and take more pics, oh and thank you for lending me your camera too :)

  • me03/04/2010 at 20:06

    is there a link to amy's i should i comment trawl?

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 20:06

    aw yay! thanks you :) oh and thank you for persuading me to walk behind Joe and take more pics, oh and thank you for lending me your camera too :)

    Basically, cheers for everything!

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 20:07

    was it before you fed him?

    Erm, yes.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 20:08

    is there a link to amy's i should i comment trawl?

    http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/03/daily-3rd-april-2010/comments/#comment-740062

  • lou03/04/2010 at 20:08

    is there a link to amy's i should i comment trawl?

    i'll find the links.. one sec.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 20:08

    was it before you fed him?

    Erm, yes.

    Ahh, if Mr C is anything like me then he'll be useless when hungry. I'm utterly hopeless.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 20:09

    i'll find the links.. one sec.

    http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=218600221 basically they can all be found here.. :)

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 20:09

    lou, i've favourited them all, they're ace.

    They are rather good

  • lou03/04/2010 at 20:09

    Erm, yes.

    that may explain it ;)

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 20:09

    Ahh, if Mr C is anything like me then he'll be useless when hungry. I'm utterly hopeless.

    It sounds like he wasn't hungry, but more asleep than anything. I've also just found out he's been drinking beer without offering me any so I've got the right hump.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 20:09

    Basically, cheers for everything!

    yes. :P

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 20:10

    It sounds like he wasn't hungry, but more asleep than anything. I've also just found out he's been drinking beer without offering me any so I've got the right hump.

    Well that's not on. And it reminded me that I ought to get one.

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 20:12

    This is just an awesome video: http://blog.sonuma.be/un-tour-du-circuit-de-francorchamps-avec-lucien-bianchi/

  • lou03/04/2010 at 20:15

    It sounds like he wasn't hungry, but more asleep than anything. I've also just found out he's been drinking beer without offering me any so I've got the right hump.

    uh-oh :(

  • me03/04/2010 at 20:18

    http://www.fac...otos.php?id=218600221 basically they can all be found here.. :)

    fanx

  • me03/04/2010 at 20:18

    It sounds like he wasn't hungry, but more asleep than anything. I've also just found out he's been drinking beer without offering me any so I've got the right hump.

    wine m'lady?

  • lou03/04/2010 at 20:18

    fanx

    she got a pic of mikey too! :)

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 20:19

    wine m'lady?

    Yes please :)

  • me03/04/2010 at 20:19

    she got a pic of mikey too! :)

    mikey shoo?

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 20:20

    Yes please :)

    Uh oh, now I'm worried....

  • lou03/04/2010 at 20:20

    mikey shoo?

    mikey... mike collier... Jb's physio..

    this guy - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30620534&id=218600221

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 20:21

    This is just an awesome video: http://blog.so...-avec-lucien-bianchi/

    Will watch shortly, looks promising

  • me03/04/2010 at 20:30
  • lou03/04/2010 at 20:31

    oooh

    he's awesome.

    #i'mgoingtobescaryatspa

    #sorryinadvance

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 20:33

    #i'mgoingtobescaryatspa

    Part of me's glad I'm not going to Spa. The other half is majorly disappointed.

    #sorrysidepodcast

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 20:52

    This is just an awesome video: http://blog.so...-avec-lucien-bianchi/

    That's rather awesome. Amazing how fast and flowing the old track is, and there's just bushes at La Source..

    The other thing is that the driver is Lucien Bianchi.. he is related to Jules Bianchi, who tested for Ferrari last year.

  • me03/04/2010 at 20:54

    blimey, amy took loads of pics.

  • me03/04/2010 at 20:55

    blimey, amy took loads of pics.

    easily enough for a guest post...

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 20:58

    @mr c: did I mention our company's super-awesome VoIP "conferencing" service?

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 21:00

    easily enough for a guest post...

    :-)

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 21:01

    @mr c: did I mention our company's super-awesome VoIP "conferencing" service?

    Cheap??

  • lou03/04/2010 at 21:25

    lukeh... are you around?

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 21:25

    lukeh... are you around?

    I think I'm here somewhere

  • lou03/04/2010 at 21:29

    I think I'm here somewhere

    brilliant, can you check your email please :)

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 21:29

    Cheap??

    Free. Or the cost of an 0844 call. Or if I'm nice, the cost of an 01 call.

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 21:33

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/03/f1-digest-2010-malaysia-qualifying/

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 21:37

    Free. Or the cost of an 0844 call. Or if I'm nice, the cost of an 01 call.

    Hehe I like free bestest.

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 21:40

    Hehe I like free bestest.

    The reason it works better than Skype is this.

    It's all done on the server, so there's only the bandwidth of one phone call (typically 100kbit). All that's needed is a way to record the stream, either with a softphone or possibly with our system if you poke my development partner enough.

  • lou03/04/2010 at 21:40

    I just learnt something very important... when trying to specify something over the internet it helps if you can spell..

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 21:42

    F1M ping: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/04/03/03-apr-10-webber-takes-pole-position-in-wet-malaysia-qualifying/

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 21:42

    I just learnt something very important... when trying to specify something over the internet it helps if you can spell..

    :D

  • lou03/04/2010 at 21:44

    :D

    the difference between finish and Finnish is important. lol :D

  • me03/04/2010 at 21:44

    It's all done on the server, so there's only the bandwidth of one phone call (typically 100kbit). All that's needed is a way to record the stream, either with a softphone or possibly with our system if you poke my development partner enough.

    i looked into it, but it doesn't support mac's does it? or did i miss something?

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 21:45

    i looked into it, but it doesn't support mac's does it? or did i miss something?

    SIP phone on Macs. Anything with SIP capability will hook into our service.

  • me03/04/2010 at 21:45

    SIP phone on Macs. Anything with SIP capability will hook into our service.

    but what software?

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 21:45

    but what software?

    X-Lite's the only one I'm aware of that works on Macs. I know it has record capability cos I tried it.

  • me03/04/2010 at 21:46

    X-Lite's the only one I'm aware of that works on Macs. I know it has record capability cos I tried it.

    k, i'll have another look when i gets a sec.

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 21:47

    k, i'll have another look when i gets a sec.

    Linkeh for yaself: http://www.counterpath.com/x-lite-3.0-for-mac-download.html

  • me03/04/2010 at 21:49

    Linkeh for yaself: http://www.cou...for-mac-download.html

    i has to pay for it? :(

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 21:50

    i has to pay for it? :(

    X-Lite's free, honest. It's built on tech that's built into their paid-for products.

    Slightly better link for X-Lite 3 on Mac: http://xlite.counterpath.com/download/mac

  • me03/04/2010 at 21:51

    Slightly better link for X-Lite 3 on Mac: http://xlite.c...path.com/download/mac

    ah-ha!

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 21:57

    @mr c: did I mention our company's super-awesome VoIP "conferencing" service?

    Hm. Do I understand this correctly that with the free version you can only have a conference between 3 people?

    http://www.counterpath.com/xlite-comparison.html

  • me03/04/2010 at 21:58

    Hm. Do I understand this correctly that with the free version you can only have a conference between 3 people?

    http://www.cou...xlite-comparison.html

    that would make for a short panel show :)

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 21:58

    Hm. Do I understand this correctly that with the free version you can only have a conference between 3 people?

    http://www.cou...xlite-comparison.html

    That's misleading somewhat. You can have as many people as you like with our service, you're not limited to an arbitrary number. We just plug X-Lite cos it's easy to set up.

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 21:59

    that would make for a short panel show :)

    Hi, welcome to Sidepodpanel. For team A, we have Kathi. For team B, we have Mr C. All the rest can't come because of the limitations of the softphones we use. :D

  • me03/04/2010 at 22:00

    Hi, welcome to Sidepodpanel. For team A, we have Kathi. For team B, we have Mr C. All the rest can't come because of the limitations of the softphones we use. :D

    :)

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:02

    Hm. Do I understand this correctly that with the free version you can only have a conference between 3 people?

    http://www.cou...xlite-comparison.html

    The way conferencing works with our SIP service is as follows.

    People dial a number, be it 155 on-net, or the off-net number(s) and you're prompted to enter the conference room number. You then enter the PIN, say your name, and you're in the room. Anybody knowing the PIN can enter the room if they please, and those with the admin PIN can kick users if they need to.

  • me03/04/2010 at 22:03

    People dial a number, be it 155 on-net, or the off-net number(s) and you're prompted to enter the conference room number. You then enter the PIN, say your name, and you're in the room. Anybody knowing the PIN can enter the room if they please, and those with the admin PIN can kick users if they need to.

    what are the international rates like?

  • Christine03/04/2010 at 22:03

    Well, we're going to watch a film now. Mr C says we have to watch a film every qualifying Saturday just to prove that we can. I am not sure this will last :)

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 22:03

    People dial a number, be it 155 on-net, or the off-net number(s) and you're prompted to enter the conference room number. You then enter the PIN, say your name, and you're in the room. Anybody knowing the PIN can enter the room if they please, and those with the admin PIN can kick users if they need to.

    So I can't call people at random anymore?

  • me03/04/2010 at 22:03

    Well, we're going to watch a film now. Mr C says we have to watch a film every qualifying Saturday just to prove that we can. I am not sure this will last :)

    ha. we're not that busy this year :)

  • me03/04/2010 at 22:03

    So I can't call people at random anymore?

    :D

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 22:03

    Well, we're going to watch a film now. Mr C says we have to watch a film every qualifying Saturday just to prove that we can. I am not sure this will last :)

    Ooh, that reminds me, I bought I Love You, Man today based on your review entirely :P

    enjoy your film!

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:04

    what are the international rates like?

    If people download the SIP soft-phone, or have a hardware SIP phone, the international charges are mute for 155. With a geographic telephone number, probably the same as most other providers.

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:04

    So I can't call people at random anymore?

    You mean that was fun?!

  • lou03/04/2010 at 22:04

    Well, we're going to watch a film now. Mr C says we have to watch a film every qualifying Saturday just to prove that we can. I am not sure this will last :)

    enjoy the film! i have a film i need to watch at one point... i'm not a fan of watching films on my own though.

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 22:05

    You mean that was fun?!

    Yes very :D

  • RG03/04/2010 at 22:05

    Well, we're going to watch a film now. Mr C says we have to watch a film every qualifying Saturday just to prove that we can. I am not sure this will last :)

    Have some fun. See ya for the race I suspect.

  • me03/04/2010 at 22:05

    Ooh, that reminds me, I bought I Love You, Man today based on your review entirely :P

    good film

  • me03/04/2010 at 22:05

    If people download the SIP soft-phone, or have a hardware SIP phone, the international charges are mute for 155. With a geographic telephone number, probably the same as most other providers.

    ahh cool. am being dragged awaaaaayyyyy,,,,

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:06

    what are the international rates like?

    If people download the SIP soft-phone, or have a hardware SIP phone, the international charges are mute for 155. With a geographic telephone number, probably the same as most other providers.

    Should probably state that "all international rates can be found on our website".

    All telephone numbers on our system are free to call between. You can have a US number calling a UK number, and if they're both on our service, it's free to call between them.

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:06

    good film

    Which one's that?

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:06

    Well, we're going to watch a film now. Mr C says we have to watch a film every qualifying Saturday just to prove that we can. I am not sure this will last :)

    Am sorry to try and keep your husband at the computer to use our service. :D

    Enjoy the film. :)

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 22:08

    If people download the SIP soft-phone...

    Do you have a linux version?

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:10

    AFAIK, X-Lite 2 will do the job. I have used it successfully on Puppy Linux, so I must be doing something right!!! :D

  • lou03/04/2010 at 22:10

    I've consumed so many flu remedies today and none of them appear to have worked *is impatient* i don't like feeling dizzy and yucky :(

    anyway if i don't get sleep now i wont stand a hope in hell of getting up for the race. night all! xx

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:11

    This is probably the best SIP bible around.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_SIP_software

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:12

    I've consumed so many flu remedies today and none of them appear to have worked *is impatient* i don't like feeling dizzy and yucky :(

    Which ones did you try? Lemsip or the cheap knock-offs are usually effective for a couple hours, and then they need another kick of paracetamol to be truly effective. Apart from that, I found "Vicks First Defence" the most effective thing to get rid of the darn thing.

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 22:12

    I've consumed so many flu remedies today and none of them appear to have worked *is impatient* i don't like feeling dizzy and yucky :(

    Silly flu :( I need to learn a way to click my fingers and make illness go away!

    Night :) xx

  • RG03/04/2010 at 22:13

    I've consumed so many flu remedies today and none of them appear to have worked *is impatient* i don't like feeling dizzy and yucky :(

    Boo. Get well soon and hopefully see ya for the race :)

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 22:13

    anyway if i don't get sleep now i wont stand a hope in hell of getting up for the race. night all! xx

    Good night

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 22:14

    Which ones did you try? Lemsip or the cheap knock-offs are usually effective for a couple hours, and then they need another kick of paracetamol to be truly effective. Apart from that, I found "Vicks First Defence" the most effective thing to get rid of the darn thing.

    Oh dear. You sound like Nick. He collects useless medications. I'm a big fan of leaving things to just go away :D Nothing ever works properly anyways.

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 22:15

    Night Lou :)

    Rest up!

  • Bassano03/04/2010 at 22:19

    Pan's Labyrinth just starting on Ch4

    Wonderful film

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:19

    Pan's Labyrinth just starting on Ch4

    Wonderful film

    I'm watching this weird film on Film4 entitled "A Complete History Of My Sexual Failures".

    I wonder how true that title rings to my life.......

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 22:20

    I'm watching FlashForward

  • RG03/04/2010 at 22:21

    I'm watching FlashForward

    Got my eye on the Haye v Ruiz fight. Quite good so far.

  • Lukeh03/04/2010 at 22:35

    Night guys, need some sleep to mentally prepare myself for tomorrows race :)

  • RG03/04/2010 at 22:35

    Night guys, need some sleep to mentally prepare myself for tomorrows race :)

    Night and see you then :)

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:37

    Night guys, need some sleep to mentally prepare myself for tomorrows race :)

    Translation: I need sleep in case I fall asleep during the red flag interval.

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:38

    I'm gonna do the same as Lukeh and Lou and go to bed so's I can wake up for the race tomorrow. I'll be live-commenting it like a mad person. FBFB FTW! :D

    Night guys. :)

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 22:39

    Night. I should really sleep as well. I have work in the morning.

  • RG03/04/2010 at 22:39

    Night guys. :)

    Gawd, night to you an all and Alison. Anyone else left?

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:39

    Night. I should really sleep as well. I have work in the morning.

    Technically, I'm on call from 9-5, but everybody seems to have got the message that sweet FA happens on Easter weekend! It's great, I barely have to do any work!

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 22:42

    Evening all

  • RG03/04/2010 at 22:43

    Evening all

    Steven, hello. How are you?

  • Turkey Machine03/04/2010 at 22:43

    Evening all

    Night!

    *closes Google Chrome and thus the SPC Doohickey*

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 22:44

    Steven, hello. How are you?

    Not so bad.

    Dodgy result at our football today but not as bad as yours

  • RG03/04/2010 at 22:46

    Dodgy result at our football today but not as bad as yours

    It was an odd game. But yeah, we were awful.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 22:48

    It was an odd game. But yeah, we were awful.

    I am surprised everyone has disappeared already when there is still 9 hours to quali

  • Andy Taylor03/04/2010 at 22:50

    I am surprised everyone has disappeared already when there is still 9 hours to quali

    Evening. Just finished watching Qualifying having successfully avoided the result all day.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 22:51

    Evening. Just finished watching Qualifying having successfully avoided the result all day.

    You did well to avoid information of a session like that

  • RG03/04/2010 at 22:52

    Evening. Just finished watching Qualifying having successfully avoided the result all day.

    Full credit, I probably couldn't have managed 30 minutes :)

  • Andy Taylor03/04/2010 at 22:54

    You did well to avoid information of a session like that

    I've been busy at work all day, then had to watch Doctor Who (which was excellent), so not too hard.

    It was an interesting session though.

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 22:55

    I am too hungry to sleep. I have no food except easter eggs though.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 22:55

    I am too hungry to sleep. I have no food except easter eggs though.

    Result

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 22:55

    It was an interesting session though.

    That's one word for it

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 22:55

    Result

    :(

  • Andy Taylor03/04/2010 at 22:56

    That's one word for it

    Oh I just love the grid graphic with the overlaid rain!

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 22:56

    Result

    :(

    It's one of your five a day. Chocolate grows on a plant therefore is a vegetable

  • Andy Taylor03/04/2010 at 22:57

    It's one of your five a day. Chocolate grows on a plant therefore is a vegetable

    It's also one of the main food groups.

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 22:57

    It's one of your five a day. Chocolate grows on a plant therefore is a vegetable

    You're trying to make me fat!

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 22:57

    It's one of your five a day. Chocolate grows on a plant therefore is a vegetable

    It's also one of the main food groups.

    And eggs is protein.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 22:58

    You're trying to make me fat!

    I am just hoping you open it and share ;)

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 22:59

    I am just hoping you open it and share ;)

    You can have the whole thing if you want!

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 23:00

    You can have the whole thing if you want!

    You will still be hungry though

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 23:00

    You will still be hungry though

    I'm not going to eat it anyways!

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 23:01

    I'm not going to eat it anyways!

    So are you going to be hungry all night?

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 23:02

    So are you going to be hungry all night?

    I guess so. I don't have any proper food and the shops are shut now because it's Saturday night.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 23:04

    I guess so. I don't have any proper food and the shops are shut now because it's Saturday night.

    I hate to say it but you need to plan better

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 23:06

    I hate to say it but you need to plan better

    It's fine, I've been saved from being greedy. I've had proper meals.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 23:06

    It's fine, I've been saved from being greedy. I've had proper meals.

    It's never nice being hungry though

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 23:07

    It's never nice being hungry though

    True story. I have proper food food but I'm not going to have a meal at this time....

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 23:07

    It's fine, I've been saved from being greedy. I've had proper meals.

    Surely something must be in the cupboard.

    Shift change while I was watching telly?

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 23:09

    True story. I have proper food food but I'm not going to have a meal at this time....

    If you have proper food that is OK. I thought you had nothing

  • RG03/04/2010 at 23:09

    Surely something must be in the cupboard.

    Shift change while I was watching telly?

    More or less everyone left.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 23:09

    Surely something must be in the cupboard.

    Shift change while I was watching telly?

    I turned up just as everyone left. They all need early nights

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 23:09

    True story. I have proper food food but I'm not going to have a meal at this time....

    chip butty

  • Alison03/04/2010 at 23:10

    If you have proper food that is OK. I thought you had nothing

    I have curry or pasta. But nothing snacky like breadsticks or ryvita or something.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 23:10

    More or less everyone left.

    ah

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 23:10

    I turned up just as everyone left. They all need early nights

    I guess they all watched FP3 and had odd sleeping patterns while I was tucked up in my comfy bed.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 23:11

    I have curry or pasta. But nothing snacky like breadsticks or ryvita or something.

    At least you are covered if you get really hungry. No cereal?

  • Kathi03/04/2010 at 23:12

    More or less everyone left.

    I'm still here.

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 23:12

    I guess they all watched FP3 and had odd sleeping patterns while I was tucked up in my comfy bed.

    You can tell what the last two weekends have been like. When I saw the race started at 9 I thought great, I can have a lie in

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 23:13

    Morning? all

    I guess they all watched FP3 and had odd sleeping patterns while I was tucked up in my comfy bed.

    Slept from 2am-11, watched quali = best way to do it ;)

  • RG03/04/2010 at 23:13

    I'm still here.

    Well, y'know, a lot of people left.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 23:14

    You can tell what the last two weekends have been like. When I saw the race started at 9 I thought great, I can have a lie in

    I was annoyed last week when I missed the start by 15 minutes. This week I can set my alarm for a normal work day and be up in time to watch all of the hour buildup.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 23:15

    I was annoyed last week when I missed the start by 15 minutes. This week I can set my alarm for a normal work day and be up in time to watch all of the hour buildup.

    In fairness I had had a bit of wine

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 23:15

    I was annoyed last week when I missed the start by 15 minutes. This week I can set my alarm for a normal work day and be up in time to watch all of the hour buildup.

    Today though = Gonna be awesome

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 23:16

    Today though = Gonna be awesome

    I just hope it is dry so they can race

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 23:17

    I just hope it is dry so they can race

    F1 + BTCC Sunday = Amazini

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 23:17

    Today though = Gonna be awesome

    tomorrow, yeah

  • Steven Roy03/04/2010 at 23:17

    F1 + BTCC Sunday = Amazini

    Plus Superleague

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 23:17

    tomorrow, yeah

    today ;)

  • RG03/04/2010 at 23:17

    F1 + BTCC Sunday = Amazini

    Oooh, BTCC today? Awesome. Shame I'll miss the first race but yaay.

  • Pat W03/04/2010 at 23:18

    tomorrow, yeah

    today ;)

    Daily says it is the 3rd

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 23:18

    Oooh, BTCC today? Awesome. Shame I'll miss the first race but yaay.

    6 hours

    6!!!!

    6!!!!

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2010 at 23:18

    Daily says it is the 3rd

    then we is in the wrong daily :P

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