Qualifying day in Sepang then, but we've got a good few hours before the excitement begins. Hopefully, we'll be catching up on some sleep today and there will be no extra-curricular press conferences to keep an eye on. Here's what we're talking about:

  • There was a plethora of headlines to cover yesterday, so much so that F1 Minute was simply a roundup of all the stories. Listen to the 60 second catchup here, and then let us know what you think about any of the topics covered.
  • It looks like BMW aren't quite convinced that KERS will be the answer to all their problems in Malaysia, and have yet to decide whether to run it or not. Heidfeld ran one FP session with the device and one without, but he seemed to be pretty slow throughout, so presumably they have more data on which to base their decision.
  • Sutil has admitted that the chances of Force India getting into the second session of qualifying seem to be pretty slim, which is not really what we want to hear. We expect to see the team towards the bottom of the timesheets by now, but it's just not the same if they are resigned to their fate, rather than hoping for better things.

That'll do it for now. There'll be some new threads along later for Free Practice 3, and Qualifying, plus a results post and an F1 Digest. Lots of good stuff to come, and until then, I'll see you in the comments.

590 responses

  • Jon Waldock03/04/2009 at 23:10

    Woo, quali day :D

  • lou (?brawngp)03/04/2009 at 23:16

    How is it already Saturday?.. I'm still celebrating from last week :D

  • Bassano Clapper03/04/2009 at 23:18

    How is it already Saturday?.. I’m still celebrating from last week :D

    Lou, you've lost some capitalisation and gained a pre-emptive question mark

  • Bootneck03/04/2009 at 23:19

    Cool, is this SPC time travel. I just commented in 3rd april and now I'm here, or is it there!!!!!!

  • Bassano Clapper03/04/2009 at 23:20

    Cool, is this SPC time travel. I just commented in 3rd april and now I’m here, or is it there!!!!!!

    We could tell you how we do it, but we'd have to kill you :)

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)03/04/2009 at 23:22

    Lou, you’ve lost some capitalisation and gained a pre-emptive question mark

    i know... i commented from ye olde comments.... which really hate me... i swear it's trying to mess with my head... cause it's still not showing any comments on any posts... plus Doohickey has stopped letting me comment (am using desktop doohickey - which is fine btw), and lclt also hates me... it's not goind too well ;)

  • Bootneck03/04/2009 at 23:33

    So I've got the Mac site up and now confusion reigns, which 1 to go for.........Ideas please. Bearing in mind I'm a P.C. dinosaur at best. you'll understand when some of you meet me.

  • Bassano Clapper03/04/2009 at 23:36

    So I’ve got the Mac site up and now confusion reigns, which 1 to go for………Ideas please. Bearing in mind I’m a P.C. dinosaur at best. you’ll understand when some of you meet me.

    Laptop or Desktop?

  • Bootneck03/04/2009 at 23:38

    Oh and by the way, on the 15th, is anyone interested in photo's of my Williams 30th anniversary tribute? If so I'll bring them for you to see. No worries either way, dont want to be pushy etc.

  • Bootneck03/04/2009 at 23:39

    Laptop would be better coz then I can take it to work when I'm nights.

  • Bassano Clapper03/04/2009 at 23:40

    Laptop would be better coz then I can take it to work when I’m nights.

    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/FB402B/B?aosid=p204&siteid=1433098&program_id=2554&cid=OAS-EMEA-AFF&tduid=0dfdeeefd7c1a38760821beaf822a7d3

  • Andy Taylor03/04/2009 at 23:41

    Laptop would be better coz then I can take it to work when I’m nights.

    OK, what would you use the machine for?

  • Lukeh03/04/2009 at 23:42

    Posting on nintendo DSi. Fun.. but very confusing. Cant sleep :(

  • Bassano Clapper03/04/2009 at 23:42

    Is there a deadline to this?

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Name+The+Joe+Saward+Chats+Show

  • Bassano Clapper03/04/2009 at 23:43

    Just had a thought, is Joe Saward one of the 'Joe's here?

  • Steven Roy03/04/2009 at 23:44

    Is there a deadline to this?

    If there is it will be in sidepodtime

  • Bassano Clapper03/04/2009 at 23:45

    If there is it will be in sidepodtime

    Isn't that a given ;)

  • Bassano Clapper03/04/2009 at 23:47

    Just had a thought, is Joe Saward one of the ‘Joe’s here?

    Maybe not:

    #440 - Joe said:

    The doohickey is changed and I really don’t like it.

    In other news, what the hell’s happened in Eastenders?

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)03/04/2009 at 23:50

    Posting on nintendo DSi. Fun.. but very confusing. Cant sleep :(

    :( ... and the DSi has wifi? very cool.

  • Bootneck03/04/2009 at 23:50

    Just doing stuff like this, etc etc. I am a proper dinosaur you know, not someone who pretends to be.

  • Bassano Clapper03/04/2009 at 23:52

    Just doing stuff like this, etc etc. I am a proper dinosaur you know, not someone who pretends to be.

    Get a netbook if cost is an issue

    (Would still say a Mac, if it isn't. It really is one less thing to complicate your life)

  • Andy Taylor03/04/2009 at 23:53

    Just doing stuff like this, etc etc. I am a proper dinosaur you know, not someone who pretends to be.

    Hehe. White Macbook will be more than enough then.

  • Andy Taylor03/04/2009 at 23:53

    :( … and the DSi has wifi? very cool.

    The DS Lite had Wi-Fi.

  • me03/04/2009 at 23:54

    Just had a thought, is Joe Saward one of the ‘Joe’s here?

    yup, this one:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/03/16/episode-95-everybody-wants-to-be-a-formula-1-driver/#comment-217540

    :)

  • Bassano Clapper03/04/2009 at 23:54

    The DS Lite had Wi-Fi.

    Did the Nintendo Pups chew the cables?

  • Andy Taylor03/04/2009 at 23:55

    Did the Nintendo Pups chew the cables?

    nintendogz is strangely addictive.

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)03/04/2009 at 23:55

    The DS Lite had Wi-Fi.

    it does?! i never knew that... all this time i've had a DS lite and never know. lol

  • Bassano Clapper03/04/2009 at 23:56

    Just had a thought, is Joe Saward one of the ‘Joe’s here?

    yup, this one:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/03/16/episode-95-everybody-wants-to-be-a-formula-1-driver/#comment-217540

    :)

    What you both need is a sponsor whose main message is "tells it like it is"

    Not sure if there's a big dollar in that (see Bill hicks)

  • me03/04/2009 at 23:57

    last weekend christine picked up a new habit of talking verbosely in her sleep, claiming ross brawn was going to tell her all the secrets.

    i just had a conversation with her, where she claimed the russian's were talking to her, and they wouldn't fix me a strawberry milkshake.

    ...anyone mind if we take next weekend off??

  • Bassano Clapper03/04/2009 at 23:57

    Did the Nintendo Pups chew the cables?

    nintendogz is strangely addictive.

    I tried to train my brain, it didn't work :(

  • Andy Taylor03/04/2009 at 23:58

    I tried to train my brain, it didn’t work :(

    Worked for me - I have the brain of someone much younger than me. :)

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)03/04/2009 at 23:59

    i just had a conversation with her, where she claimed the russian’s were talking to her, and they wouldn’t fix me a strawberry milkshake.

    podcasting should come with a health warning.

  • Bassano Clapper03/04/2009 at 23:59

    last weekend christine picked up a new habit of talking verbosely in her sleep, claiming ross brawn was going to tell her all the secrets.

    i just had a conversation with her, where she claimed the russian’s were talking to her, and they wouldn’t fix me a strawberry milkshake.

    …anyone mind if we take next weekend off??

    :D

    I had a missus like that once, could answer question in her sleep during her nocturnal ramblings, was most amusing

    Luckily, she was as honest as the FIA are crooked

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)03/04/2009 at 23:59

    I tried to train my brain, it didn’t work :(

    aww :)

  • Andy Taylor03/04/2009 at 23:59

    …anyone mind if we take next weekend off??

    Just next weekend? Sure that'll be enough?

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:00

    podcasting should come with a health warning.

    hehe. podcasting may damage your sleep?

  • Bootneck04/04/2009 at 00:01

    Right you're getting me sold on this Mac thing, looks like about £600 which is'nt too bad.Anyways I away to my bed now so I'm up for FP3, are we live commenting again?

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:01

    Just next weekend? Sure that’ll be enough?

    no idea. but i have an insatiable craving for milkshake. damn those russians.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:01

    I tried to train my brain, it didn’t work :(

    aww :)

    To be fair, Mrs S. Artois was probably to blame that day

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:02

    Right you’re getting me sold on this Mac thing, looks like about £600 which is’nt too bad.Anyways I away to my bed now so I’m up for FP3, are we live commenting again?

    Someone will be, probably Journeyer and Mr C (Me)

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:02

    Just next weekend? Sure that’ll be enough?

    no idea. but i have an insatiable craving for milkshake. damn those russians.

    Do they still have their toilet issues with the americans?

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:03

    Someone will be, probably Journeyer and Mr C (Me)

    Actually, that should be - me (always lower case)

  • Andy Taylor04/04/2009 at 00:03

    Right you’re getting me sold on this Mac thing, looks like about £600 which is’nt too bad.Anyways I away to my bed now so I’m up for FP3, are we live commenting again?

    More like £719? Unless you are a student ;)

  • RG04/04/2009 at 00:04

    Someone will be, probably Journeyer and Mr C (Me)

    With a bit of luck, probably me.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:04

    More like £719? Unless you are a student ;)

    Or using the refurb store

    (which are apparently tested above and beyond the new stock)

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:04

    Right you’re getting me sold on this Mac thing, looks like about £600 which is’nt too bad.Anyways I away to my bed now so I’m up for FP3, are we live commenting again?

    every session, all year bootneck. post should be up around 5:30 i think.

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:05

    With a bit of luck, probably me.

    nice one rg.

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 00:05

    hehe. podcasting may damage your sleep?

    hehe :D something like that. :)

  • RG04/04/2009 at 00:05

    nice one rg.

    Knowing me something will go inevitably wrong.

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:05

    Do they still have their toilet issues with the americans?

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:06

    every session, all year bootneck. post should be up around 5:30 i think.

    Which is why I don't have a blog, 5:30 = drunk blogging

    or 'I'm late for work', depends which week it is - earlies or lates

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 00:06

    every session, all year bootneck. post should be up around 5:30 i think.

    hang on a second.... why 5:30?

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:06

    hang on a second…. why 5:30?

    or 6:30.

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 00:06

    no idea. but i have an insatiable craving for milkshake. damn those russians.

    :D :D :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:06

    Knowing me something will go inevitably wrong.

    Do you curse the interwebz lime Lou as well?

  • Andy Taylor04/04/2009 at 00:07

    or 6:30.

    BST was last weekend remember?

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 00:07

    or 6:30.

    :D that sounds much better :) i was going to say, why are you getting up an 1hr 1/2 before FP3? :P

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:07

    hang on a second…. why 5:30?

    FP3 starts at 7, commentary a little before

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:07

    BST was last weekend remember?

    i can read...

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/02/malaysia-schedule/

    :)

  • Bootneck04/04/2009 at 00:08

    I'll be there 6:30ish see ya all later.ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:08

    good night.

  • RG04/04/2009 at 00:08

    Do you curse the interwebz lime Lou as well?

    I doesn't understand owt like that at 1am

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 00:09

    Do you curse the interwebz lime Lou as well?

    interwebz lime?

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:09

    interwebz lime?

    must be russian.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:09

    interwebz lime?

    :D

    *like*

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 00:10

    must be russian.

    :D Russian for Milkshake? ;)

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:10

    interwebz lime?

    must be russian.

    Pass me the virtual vodka

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:10

    I doesn’t understand owt like that at 1am

    Yet you type colloquially

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 00:11

    interwebz lime?

    :D

    *like*

    i'm totally lost... do i curse what now? (yes i'm very tired ;) )

  • RG04/04/2009 at 00:11

    Yet you type colloquially

    Colloollollollo what now?

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:12

    Do you curse the interwebz lime Lou as well?

    Lou has an infamous knack for breaking all things with 1's and 0's

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:13

    Colloollollollo what now?

    –adjective

    1. characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal speech or writing; informal.

    2. involving or using conversation.

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 00:13

    Lou has an infamous knack for breaking all things with 1’s and 0’s

    oooh right. yeah i do that alot... you know i don't think i break it, i just don't think technology likes me very much ;)

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 00:14

    :D that sounds much better :) i was going to say, why are you getting up an 1hr 1/2 before FP3? :P

    Parade Lap

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:14

    oooh right. yeah i do that alot… you know i don’t think i break it, i just don’t think technology likes me very much ;)

    I think you're Honda love has turned you into a Firestarter

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:15

    I think you’re Honda love has turned you into a Firestarter

    *your*

    damn grammar, my keyboard's broken, Guinness failure pint 4.0

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:15

    Parade Lap

    Now there's an idea

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 00:16

    I think you’re Honda love has turned you into a Firestarter

    :D

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:17

    Parade Lap

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:17

    New found honesty under Signore Domenicalli:

    "Again today we had a technical problem which, if it had happened in the race, would have led to a retirement."

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 00:17

    Parade Lap

    i suppose Christine could do it in her sleep... :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:18

    New found honesty under Signore Domenicalli:

    “Again today we had a technical problem which, if it had happened in the race, would have led to a retirement.”

    Yet again, Kimi saced thenm some time, by LEAPING from the car

    "This morning we had a problem with the KERS, which cost us a bit of time, but we managed to make up for most of it in the afternoon," he said

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:19

    *saved*

    Mr C: where'smy edit button on the list ;), I'm dying here

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:20

    Mr C: where’smy edit button on the list ;), I’m dying here

    hehehe. june/july. can you hold out until then? :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:21

    Alonso: "The situation seems different compared to Australia, at least in terms of how the tyres operate"

    Now, it's the hard tyres that are crap

  • Andy Taylor04/04/2009 at 00:22

    i suppose Christine could do it in her sleep… :D

    When my brother was small you could hold a conversation with him including asking him if he was asleep - he'd say yes.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:22

    hehehe. june/july. can you hold out until then? :)

    I think my space bar is broken, either that or it's not big enough

    [hold your jokes please]

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:24

    Thought I would weigh in with support for you both

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/barrichello-drops-five-places/

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:24

    Thought I would weigh in with support for you both

    umm...?

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:25

    Thought I would weigh in with support for you both

    Ahh, hasn't 'published yet'

    "Just wanted to say that I’m really getting quite hooked on both your blog posts and your Sidepodcast talks.

    Both of which are refreshing, candid and are sometimes, very human insights into the world that we all love and are sometimes very frustrated by"

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 00:25

    Thought I would weigh in with support for you both

    tell me this isn't my laptop again...

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 00:25

    Ahh, hasn’t ‘published yet’

    ahh okay, thank goodness, i had a horrible thought that my laptop may have turned against me once and for all

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:25

    Ahh, hasn’t ‘published yet’

    ahh, cool.

    very much appreciated, thank you. feedback is good :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:26

    tell me this isn’t my laptop again…

    Am guessing that Joe doesn't have his own Doohickey - noob!

  • RG04/04/2009 at 00:27

    Am heading off now. That jokerinthepaddock.com game is annoying me and I think the computer is cheating. Bye.

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:28

    night rg.

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 00:29

    night RG

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 00:31

    i suppose Christine could do it in her sleep… :D

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:33

    very much appreciated, thank you. feedback is good :)

    There really is not much else out there that is as 'human' as this place. I thought that Joe was at his most candid on the Ben Hur post, just didn't want to say that on his site. Will maybe email later

    For the record Mr C, I can understand your own reasons for being so positive and neutral but I think your opinion and commentary is most valuable when you are at your most emotive.

    Most of us are grown up enough to understand that it is your opinion and you do, at least provide some 'right to reply'

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 00:35

    When my brother was small you could hold a conversation with him including asking him if he was asleep - he’d say yes.

    I went to work one mornin and was told that I had been right about how to solve a problem they had phoned me about. I thought they were winding me up but they had phoned me at 3:30am and I had a conversation explaining in detail how to sort the problem out. Next morning I had no memory of it. I used to get a lot of calls so had a phone point next to my bed. So I answered it without ever waking up properly.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:36

    I went to work one mornin and was told that I had been right about how to solve a problem they had phoned me about. I thought they were winding me up but they had phoned me at 3:30am and I had a conversation explaining in detail how to sort the problem out. Next morning I had no memory of it. I used to get a lot of calls so had a phone point next to my bed. So I answered it without ever waking up properly.

    Is that the wok equivalent of 'yes dear'?

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:36

    Is that the wok equivalent of ‘yes dear’?

    *work* :(

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:39

    So, the Guardian handed over the podcast baton to the Telegraph

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/5099800/F1-Podcast-Brawn-GPs-Rubens-Barrichello-and-Red-Bulls-Christian-Horner.html

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:44

    For the record Mr C, I can understand your own reasons for being so positive and neutral but I think your opinion and commentary is most valuable when you are at your most emotive.

    interesting. someone said i spent to much time sitting on the fence the other day.

    Most of us are grown up enough to understand that it is your opinion and you do, at least provide some ‘right to reply’

    of course, and i think i always give it. or at least try too even if i don't communicate it very well.

    a couple of things have changed since we started spc though. for one, we now get so many points of view via audio conversations and comments, i have much less tunnel vision on any one subject.

    the other thing is, the more people we meet, like joe, or croftie, or... okay i'm just namedropping now. but the more people we meet who really know inside f1, the more i learn that almost everything happens for reasons not always obvious at first.

    the kers talk we had (the one we can't talk much about) was a real eye-opener in terms of how and why things happen. to the point we, or certainly i, walked out of the room thinking... everything i thought when i woke up that day was wrong and now i think exactly the opposite.

    that kind of thing can do strange things to a person.

    but please do call me out if i am sitting on the fence, or as rich did yesterday, when i was completely wrong. but i don't want to be controversial just for ratings either :)

  • lou04/04/2009 at 00:46

    Okay, sleep time for me. Night all, see you for fp3 :)

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:47

    see ya lou.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:48

    Okay, sleep time for me. Night all, see you for fp3 :)

    G'night Lou

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:48

    So, the Guardian handed over the podcast baton to the Telegraph

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/5099800/F1-Podcast-Brawn-GPs-Rubens-Barrichello-and-Red-Bulls-Christian-Horner.html

    ahh cool. the guardian couldn't compete against the bbc last year, i'll be impressed if the telegraph can do better now the beeb have access to more people and material.

    is any good, i best not turn the speakers on right now.

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 00:50

    Okay, sleep time for me. Night all, see you for fp3 :)

    Good night (1)

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:50

    but please do call me out if i am sitting on the fence, or as rich did yesterday, when i was completely wrong. but i don’t want to be controversial just for ratings either :)

    I think you are as eloquent as you need to be, Christine does a fine job as host and handles all the responsibilties that it entails.

    My opinion, and it is only that, is that your role as... 'side kick' - for want of a better term is to say what a neutral host will not, with some technical footing

    [don't think I'm able to express it now, sidepod hugs all round, anyway]

    {I really do think my space bar might be broken!}

  • me04/04/2009 at 00:51

    My opinion, and it is only that, is that your role as… ’side kick’ - for want of a better term is to say what a neutral host will not, with some technical footing

    that is good point. hmm.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:51

    Good night (1)

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 00:56

    that is good point. hmm.

    That is how I (personally) would/may be. We love your show regardless and you guys are going from strength to strength. I had the feeling you were consciously 'aiming' for that sorta pitch - I am quite often left of field in this sort opinion so take it as ya finds it

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:00

    One of your biggest, (website/community) strengths is your interactive and feedback friendly approach.

    I, like many others, only found myself here due to the quality podcasts that summarise the GP weekends perfectly.

    Well, it kinda grew from there - sidepodcake anyone?

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 01:01

    I think you are as eloquent as you need to be, Christine does a fine job as host and handles all the responsibilties that it entails.

    My opinion, and it is only that, is that your role as… ’side kick’ - for want of a better term is to say what a neutral host will not, with some technical footing

    I hadn't thought of it like that before but I like this summary.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:02

    is any good, i best not turn the speakers on right now.

    Seems theyhave the same webmasters as the Renault team :(

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 01:02

    And of course there's the potential to switch roles if Christine has an opinion on something and you don't really care as much :-)

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:03

    Well, it kinda grew from there - sidepodcake anyone?

    hehe! do we know what your first ever comment was?

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:03

    And of course there’s the potential to switch roles if Christine has an opinion on something and you don’t really care as much :-)

    Bourdais, Franck, Smedly, etc

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:03

    Seems theyhave the same webmasters as the Renault team :(

    oh!

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:04

    hehe! do we know what your first ever comment was?

    It's on my Wiki page, Valencia, I think

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:05

    And of course there’s the potential to switch roles if Christine has an opinion on something and you don’t really care as much :-)

    there's always that too.

    the other day was a bit of an issue, because neither of us was bothered much about the points system changing to favour wins (and then back before we podcasted). what we should've done in hindsight was take a phonecall with someone who was mad as hell :)

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:05

    It’s on my Wiki page, Valencia, I think

    ahh yes. shoulda known :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:11

    It’s on my Wiki page, Valencia, I think

    ahh yes. shoulda known :)

    Yes folks, Christine is THAT efficeint

    REminds me of Jackie's Seven Signs page, can't find link right now.

    I caught the SPC bug a few months before F1M was launched, I remember last year's pre-season podcast [Digest, I suppose] and as the season progressed I kept thinking, whilst hearing "join us in the comments" - I must do that.

    No.5 Most Talkative these days! :)

    (and slipping!)

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:15

    No.5 Most Talkative these days! :)

    (and slipping!)

    i would say it's quality, not quantity. but you're over 1k's worth in 30 days. that's quantity!

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:16

    i would say it’s quality, not quantity. but you’re over 1k’s worth in 30 days. that’s quantity!

    -30% for drunk posting ;)

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:18

    Is there a future in searching for a 'members' comments or does that bring us too close to a forum?

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:18

    -30% for drunk posting ;)

    ahh, those are the quality!

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:19

    ahh, those are the quality!

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:19

    ahh, those are the quality!

    I remember those Red wine digests you know!

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:20

    Is there a future in searching for a ‘members’ comments or does that bring us too close to a forum?

    yup, and i really want to get into unlocking the info stored in the comments.

    the only issues we have with forums is the need to log on and management of threads. searching is a must.

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:20

    I remember those Red wine digests you know!

    damnit!

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 01:22

    I haven't drunk enough wine tonight.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:22

    the only issues we have with forums is the need to log on and management of threads. searching is a must.

    What's wrong with loggin in?

    If there can be a 'named but limited guest' role, what's the biggie?

    Surely we are all quite used to that these days, we had to do it for the SidePodListener's map

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:23

    I haven’t drunk enough wine tonight.

    have had a small amount. too much would mean missing fp3.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:24

    I haven’t drunk enough wine tonight.

    Is such a concept possible?

    Is this one of those philosophical questions?

    If a SidePodPerson falls over quietly during qualifying, will the stewards notice?

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:24

    Surely we are all quite used to that these days, we had to do it for the SidePodListener’s map

    yeah, there is that. i found when doing mustcommentmonday, that i skipped all the blogs and forums that required an extra step of logging in. i know my name/email, i find it hard to remember which password i used where.

    as a barrier to entry for new people, logging in is an issue.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:25

    What’s wrong with loggin in?

    *That wasn't a Kenny Loggins reference BTW*

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:25

    If a SidePodPerson falls over quietly during qualifying, will the stewards notice?

    hahah. two glasses this evening. no more.

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:25

    *That wasn’t a Kenny Loggins reference BTW*

    ummm.... who?

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:26

    2500 approx comments now forcing a DD restart

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:26

    ummm…. who?

    Shame on you

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:27

    2500 approx comments now forcing a DD restart

    2,500? how long's it been running?

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:27

    ummm…. who?

    Shame on you

    Loggins

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 01:27

    yeah, there is that. i found when doing mustcommentmonday, that i skipped all the blogs and forums that required an extra step of logging in. i know my name/email, i find it hard to remember which password i used where.

    I agree. I'm on an on-style newsgroup, not only is it an NG but you need a login and password to access it. Result: no new regular members in a VERY long time.

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 01:28

    old-style not on-style

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:28

    2,500? how long’s it been running?

    01:54 April 1st

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 01:28

    have had a small amount. too much would mean missing fp3.

    How have you done work, FP1&2, no sleep and now FP3&Qual?

    Assuming you've done work, or do you take Fridays off?

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:29

    01:54 April 1st

    uptime of 4 days? ouch.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:29

    *That wasn’t a Kenny Loggins reference BTW*

    ummm…. who?

    http://video.google.co.uk/videosearch?q=Kenny+Loggins&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=R7fWSZ-HM8XF-QbB0rXKBQ&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:30

    uptime of 4 days? ouch.

    You or me?

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:30

    How have you done work, FP1&2, no sleep and now FP3&Qual?

    Assuming you’ve done work, or do you take Fridays off?

    always take friday's off during the season, make up the hours in the week.

    can't miss free practice (did the same last year).

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:31

    I agree. I’m on an on-style newsgroup, not only is it an NG but you need a login and password to access it. Result: no new regular members in a VERY long time.

    the ability to to jump into the comments is quite handy i think. there's an argument to say you could have unregistered and registered users, but then that becomes haves and havenots.

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 01:31

    can’t miss free practice (did the same last year).

    I can, quite easily... I guess if I started watching it I might find it hard to stop.

    I tend to leave it unless I'm actually at the track, which has been all of once so far...

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:32

    01:54 April 1st

    uptime of 4 days? ouch.

    Have had better, got greater than 3500 lat week I think

    Was getting quite unusable then though

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:33

    I can, quite easily… I guess if I started watching it I might find it hard to stop.

    I tend to leave it unless I’m actually at the track, which has been all of once so far…

    the problem i find is watching the replays wouldn't be the same live commenting. in fact i doubt i could enjoy another f1 session again without comments. we sat at silverstone last year our laptops :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:34

    My quandry is: stay up for FP3, sleep and record Quali

    Or bed; now, [not likely] get up for live quali

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:35

    Or bed; now, [not likely] get up for live quali

    my plan is to sleep shortly, and wake for fp3 qually. am getting into the swing of powernapping now that f1 is back.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:35

    the problem i find is watching the replays wouldn’t be the same live commenting. in fact i doubt i could enjoy another f1 session again without comments. we sat at silverstone last year our laptops :)

    Shhh you, am doing quite well unjustifying an Apple laptop purchase

    If the rumoured netbook comes out, I'm there!

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 01:35

    My quandry is: stay up for FP3, sleep and record Quali

    I'm writing my IndyCar preview on the blog. It's taken longer than I thought to do the posts I wanted to get done. I'm still planning to sleep as soon as I'm finished, thne come back at 8.55am for the BBC proggie.

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:35

    the problem i find is watching the replays wouldn’t be the same WITHOUT live commenting.

    sorry.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:36

    my plan is to sleep shortly, and wake for fp3 qually. am getting into the swing of powernapping now that f1 is back.

    Hmm, hate to sleep, unfortunately - hate to wake even more

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 01:36

    the problem i find is watching the replays wouldn’t be the same live commenting. in fact i doubt i could enjoy another f1 session again without comments. we sat at silverstone last year our laptops :)

    I'm still not quite into it yet for qual and race. It moves so quickly. The same problem I found with chatrooms 5 or so years ago when I tried that.

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 01:38

    I’m still not quite into it yet for qual and race. It moves so quickly. The same problem I found with chatrooms 5 or so years ago when I tried that.

    I'm gradually training myself though.

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:38

    I’m still not quite into it yet for qual and race. It moves so quickly. The same problem I found with chatrooms 5 or so years ago when I tried that.

    yeah. last year there were less people i think, and it was only manic occasionally. it's something to work on this year though.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:38

    I’m still not quite into it yet for qual and race. It moves so quickly. The same problem I found with chatrooms 5 or so years ago when I tried that.

    Mr C's gonna hate this, but maybe we need a text voice

    Ask Stephen Hawking, he's done a great job with your Digest intros

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:39

    Mr C’s gonna hate this, but maybe we need a text voice

    to read every comment? wow.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:39

    to read every comment? wow.

    We'd never hear the commentary :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:41

    BBC calendar plugin is invaluable still

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/malay-ical-jpg

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:42

    We’d never hear the commentary :D

    that would be a bit crazy.

    i'm thinking more of a variable speed option that lets you bring in new comments as fast as you choose. when nothings going on on track you can catch up again.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:42

    Time for fried egg sandwich pre-practice, I think

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 01:44

    BBC calendar plugin is invaluable still

    FORIX does that for all series:

    http://forix.autosport.com/ch.php?l=0&d=999&r=200900&c=3

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 01:45

    i’m thinking more of a variable speed option that lets you bring in new comments as fast as you choose. when nothings going on on track you can catch up again.

    I like this idea.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:45

    FORIX does that for all series:

    http://forix.autosport.com/ch.php?l=0&d=999&r=200900&c=3

    I take back what I said earlier

    Just saw "Already registered, login now" :(

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:46

    I take back what I said earlier

    :)

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 01:46

    Just saw “Already registered, login now” :(

    Oh sorry, I thought FORIX was free.

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:49

    some harsh headlines:

    http://axisofoversteer.blogspot.com/2009/04/ouch.html

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:54

    Just saw “Already registered, login now” :(

    Oh sorry, I thought FORIX was free.

    S'ok, proved a point quite well I think

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 01:57

    some harsh headlines:

    http://axisofoversteer.blogspot.com/2009/04/ouch.html

    The competition get a load of that underbody

  • guille230604/04/2009 at 01:58

    some harsh headlines:

    Wow... I'd heard that British press was harsh, but actually seeing it is another matter (not that I don't think he doesn't deserves at least some of that...)

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:58

    The competition get a load of that underbody

    that is some air!

  • me04/04/2009 at 01:59

    Wow… I’d heard that British press was harsh, but actually seeing it is another matter (not that I don’t think he doesn’t deserves at least some of that…;)

    it's not so much what's being written though, it's the absolute 180 the press have done in such a short space of time.

  • guille230604/04/2009 at 02:00

    it’s not so much what’s being written though, it’s the absolute 180 the press have done in such a short space of time.

    Yeah, that adds to the shock...

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:01

    Wow… I’d heard that British press was harsh, but actually seeing it is another matter (not that I don’t think he doesn’t deserves at least some of that…;)

    it’s not so much what’s being written though, it’s the absolute 180 the press have done in such a short space of time.

    It's almost as bad as how quickly they turned on Kula Shaker ;)

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:01

    Yeah, that adds to the shock…

    i guess the other way of looking at it, is they'll love him again soon enough.

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:02

    It’s almost as bad as how quickly they turned on Kula Shaker ;)

    ha! with that though there was justification (of sorts), and they've never really been forgiven since.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:03

    ha! with that though there was justification (of sorts), and they’ve never really been forgiven since.

    hush!

  • guille230604/04/2009 at 02:03

    i guess the other way of looking at it, is they’ll love him again soon enough.

    :-)

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:03

    hush!

    :D

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:04

    Yeah, that adds to the shock…

    i guess the other way of looking at it, is they’ll love him again soon enough.

    Hello wedding special anyone

    (where's my cringe smilie?)

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 02:04

    It’s almost as bad as how quickly they turned on Kula Shaker ;)

    Ha!

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:04

    hush!

    although actually you may be onto something there... hmm.

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 02:04

    hush!

    Don't you dare go putting that into my head

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:04

    This is what I was referirng to earlier

    Genius: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/The+seven+stages+of+a+sidepod+addiction

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:05

    This is what I was referirng to earlier

    Genius: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/The+seven+stages+of+a+sidepod+addiction

    wow. who did all of that?

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:06

    wow. who did all of that?

    Jackie

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:06

    Jackie

    very impressive.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:09

    It’s almost as bad as how quickly they turned on Kula Shaker ;)

    ha! with that though there was justification (of sorts), and they’ve never really been forgiven since.

    Tattva:

    http://www.last.fm/music/Kula+Shaker/_/Tattva

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 02:10

    Can't stay awake much more so going to crash, see you for quals.

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:11

    Can’t stay awake much more so going to crash, see you for quals.

    see ya.

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:11

    Tattva:

    omg, the white room!

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:12

    omg, the white room!

    What a show, second only to Gary Crowley's 'The Beat'

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:13

    What a show, second only to Gary Crowley’s ‘The Beat’

    now that one i don't know?

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:15

    now that one i don’t know?

    Was very good, had lots of one off live performances in a proper venue - non-studio - curtesy of Fuji TV I think

    I was an indie kid, I remember Ricky Gervais when he was a studio assistant on Xfm before they sold out to Capital Radio

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:17

    Ha ha

    Just looked at my 'recent stations' on Last fm

    * Lily Allen Radio

    * Michael Doughty Radio

    * William Shatner Radio

    * Air Radio

    * Sea Sick Steve Radio

    * Johnny Cash Radio

    * Howling Bells Radio

    * Silversun Pickups Radio

    * Kings of Leon Radio

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:18

    Just looked at my ‘recent stations’ on Last fm

    shatner?

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:18

    shatner?

    Quality album with tongue firmly in cheek

    Common People with Ben Folds

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:19

    Common People with Ben Folds

    ahhh, ummm, we bought that one.

    i forgot.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:20

    Common People with Ben Folds

    ahhh, ummm, we bought that one.

    i forgot.

    Is that the royal we?

    Unforget: http://www.last.fm/music/William+Shatner/Has+Been

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:22

    Unforget: http://www.last.fm/music/William+Shatner/Has+Been

    the sidepodcast chart is going to look very odd on sunday!!

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:25

    the sidepodcast chart is going to look very odd on sunday!!

    Shall try to counteract with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoN6XfyQsr4

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:26

    the sidepodcast chart is going to look very odd on sunday!!

    Shall try to counteract with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoN6XfyQsr4

    "Thall shall not judge a book by it's cover;

    thall shall not judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover"

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:26

    the sidepodcast chart is going to look very odd on sunday!!

    For The Parade Lap you mean? ;)

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:26

    “Thall shall not judge a book by it’s cover;

    thall shall not judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover”

    what a couplet :)

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:27

    For The Parade Lap you mean? ;)

    hehe. no!

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:27

    hehe. no!

    When does it return, Barca or Bahrain?

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:28

    When does it return, Barca or Bahrain?

    barca. all european races, plus the championship decider i think.

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:29

    Common People

    http://www.last.fm/music/William+Shatner/Has+Been?autostart

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:31

    sir, i must now sleep. i shalt return for fp3 :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/04/2009 at 02:31

    sir, i must now sleep. i shalt return for fp3 :)

    Peace out

  • me04/04/2009 at 02:32

    Peace out

    night :)

  • Lukeh04/04/2009 at 05:24

    *waves at quietness*

  • Amy04/04/2009 at 05:27

    I have woken just in time!

    Let us ignore that it's 4.30pm

  • Lukeh04/04/2009 at 05:29

    I have woken just in time!

    Let us ignore that it’s 4.30pm

    haha :D

    Have woken up and yet i won't even be watchomg FP3 or quali. Booo. :(

  • me04/04/2009 at 05:49

    I have woken just in time!

    Let us ignore that it’s 4.30pm

    awesome. morning all!

  • lou04/04/2009 at 05:52

    awesome. morning all!

    Morning Mr C. did you get that milkshake in the end? :D

  • me04/04/2009 at 05:53

    Morning Mr C. did you get that milkshake in the end? :D

    never did... and she doesn't remember :)

  • lou04/04/2009 at 05:54

    never did… and she doesn’t remember :)

    :D

  • Christine04/04/2009 at 06:07

    never did… and she doesn’t remember :)

    I have been racking my brains and seem to recall the Russians weren't happy about making you a strawberry and banana milkshake. And I agree. Sounds gross.

  • Jeremy04/04/2009 at 11:56

    Random movie comment:

    I'm vaguely listening to a movie that Zoe is watching called Prime (on Channel 9). Not to be confused with the TV station called Prime.

    Man says to woman "did you know you have 500 channels on this thing?"

    Woman Laughs

    Man "I just watched the Malaysian Grand Prix!"

    The movie is not even on the Channel that has F1 in Australia. But, this channel (9), did have F1 for 20 years. Coincidence?

  • Scott Woodwiss04/04/2009 at 12:04

    Afternoon all :) Woo for Jenson! :D LMFAO at Massa's epic fail :D

  • Scott Woodwiss04/04/2009 at 12:06

    Sorry but...WTF?! :D

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/125318

  • lou04/04/2009 at 12:07

    Sorry but…WTF?! :D

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/125318

    *cough* you may wanna look back through the comments ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss04/04/2009 at 12:08

    *cough* you may wanna look back through the comments

    You know my laptop's broken and I've onyl been on the library computers 10 minutes. Gimme a chance! :P

  • lou04/04/2009 at 12:09

    You know my laptop’s broken and I’ve onyl been on the library computers 10 minutes. Gimme a chance! :P

    :D ;)

  • Lukeh04/04/2009 at 17:58

    oh by the way mr c, I bought f1 racing today and would you believe what i saw in it...

    :P

  • me04/04/2009 at 17:58

    oh by the way mr c, I bought f1 racing today and would you believe what i saw in it…

    do tell?

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 17:58

    oh by the way mr c, I bought f1 racing today and would you believe what i saw in it…

    he knows ;) he was rather happy about it hehe

  • RG04/04/2009 at 17:59

    oh by the way mr c, I bought f1 racing today and would you believe what i saw in it…

    I've got it as well, great mag, not to keen on page 22, I mean who took that photo at the top? Poor.

    :)

  • Christine04/04/2009 at 17:59

    oh by the way mr c, I bought f1 racing today and would you believe what i saw in it…

    Shhhhh, I only just got him to shut up about it.

  • Lukeh04/04/2009 at 17:59

    do tell?

    oh it was just a little ickle photo. i doubt you'll be too bothered. i think you mightve dabbled in it somehow, i dunno.

  • Christine04/04/2009 at 17:59

    I’ve got it as well, great mag, not to keen on page 22, I mean who took that photo at the top? Poor.

    :D

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 18:00

    I’ve got it as well, great mag, not to keen on page 22, I mean who took that photo at the top? Poor.

    :D

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 18:01

    oh by the way mr c, I bought f1 racing today and would you believe what i saw in it…

    Damn :( still not got one

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 18:02

    I've been thinking... are Brawn going to announce the Ray Bans sponsorship?... like officially... as they did with Henri Lloyd?

  • Lukeh04/04/2009 at 18:08

    Has anyone read the Piquet interview in it? He doesn't seem very happy at renault. :S Although one moment he seems to admire Alonso yet the next moment he seems dismissive of him, it's a bit wierd reading..

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 18:09

    Damn :( still not got one

    Going on a magazine hunt .. see ya later

  • Lukeh04/04/2009 at 18:10

    Going on a magazine hunt .. see ya later

    good luck!

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 18:10

    Has anyone read the Piquet interview in it? He doesn’t seem very happy at renault. :S Although one moment he seems to admire Alonso yet the next moment he seems dismissive of him, it’s a bit wierd reading..

    yep, great interview :D

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 18:10

    Going on a magazine hunt .. see ya later

    have fun!

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 18:42

    Sidepodgame time....

    http://www.formulajedi.net/jedichallenge.php

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 18:46

    Yay. In sainsbury's got mag :)

  • Christine04/04/2009 at 18:46

    Yay. In sainsbury’s got mag :)

    w00t! Whatever you do, don't look at page 22!

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 18:46

    w00t! Whatever you do, don’t look at page 22!

    or if you do....dont mention 'it' :D

  • Flibster04/04/2009 at 18:47

    9.60 fastest lap for me so far...

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 18:47

    Too late:) tried to dropio from iPhone but am missing plugin

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 18:47

    11.58, im struggling using just the arrow keys

  • Christine04/04/2009 at 18:50

    Too late:) tried to dropio from iPhone but am missing plugin

    You can email pics to [email protected] if that helps.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 18:51

    Fastest lap 8.67

    HOW?!?! i prefer hte other game :D

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 19:14

    Best I can manage on that game is a 9.12...

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 19:17
  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/04/2009 at 19:19

    Sorry Jon, but: Brawn success has old team’s DNA

    STOP USING THE EFFING DNA PHRASE WHEN DESCRIBING CARS!

    It's not like the 2008 Honda mated with another car and gave birth to the Brawn, is it???????

  • me04/04/2009 at 19:19
  • me04/04/2009 at 19:19

    STOP USING THE EFFING DNA PHRASE WHEN DESCRIBING CARS!

    uh-oh, caps!

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 19:20

    It’s not like the 2008 Honda mated with another car and gave birth to the Brawn, is it???????

    Might be.

  • Joe04/04/2009 at 19:20

    Luke, let me know if you want to do Grid now or later. If you can't do it then don't worry. Let Evan know too if he's online, I can't get on msn thanks to a lame error. Gonna give this piece of crap a scan, might be a registry thing. And Scott if you're here, you can join us if you like.

    Also, Buemi pit radio ftw.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/04/2009 at 19:20

    STOP USING THE EFFING DNA PHRASE WHEN DESCRIBING CARS!

    uh-oh, caps!

    You're anti-caps, sir!

  • Lukeh04/04/2009 at 19:20

    Luke, let me know if you want to do Grid now or later. If you can’t do it then don’t worry. Let Evan know too if he’s online, I can’t get on msn thanks to a lame error. Gonna give this piece of crap a scan, might be a registry thing. And Scott if you’re here, you can join us if you like.

    Want a game now?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/04/2009 at 19:21

    It’s not like the 2008 Honda mated with another car and gave birth to the Brawn, is it???????

    Might be.

    it can't. If you went to a nightclub looking for some 'action' and you walked in wearing a white shirt and lime green pants, would you get any?

  • Andy Taylor04/04/2009 at 19:23

    Evening all. I heard the end of qualifying from the bath -great way to hear Jenson get pole again. Has Lou come down from the ceiling yet? ;)

    I'm not going to wade through the comments...

  • Joe04/04/2009 at 19:23

    Yeah sure. I wouldn't mind a bit of Fifa either tbh, but it's only half 8 so there's a decent amount of time unless you're busy later. I'll be on in a few minutes.

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 19:24

    it can’t. If you went to a nightclub looking for some ‘action’ and you walked in wearing a white shirt and lime green pants, would you get any?

    Assuming you mean trousers, sir.

    I don't have pants on display in a nightclub.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 19:24

    Sorry Jon, but: Brawn success has old team’s DNA

    Yeah saw that earlier.....

    *ahem*

    DON'T DO IT ROSS!! PLEASE I'M BEGGING YOU!! TAKE IT BACK!! TAKE IT BACK!!!!!!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/04/2009 at 19:26

    it can’t. If you went to a nightclub looking for some ‘action’ and you walked in wearing a white shirt and lime green pants, would you get any?

    Assuming you mean trousers, sir.

    I don’t have pants on display in a nightclub.

    whoops, a bit of Kiwi coming through there.

    However, you wouldn't even get into a nightclubs with no troosers on, so my point still stands!

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 19:26

    Evening all. I heard the end of qualifying from the bath -great way to hear Jenson get pole again. Has Lou come down from the ceiling yet? ;)

    nope... it's quiet nice up here...we have milkshake and everything :D

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 19:26

    it can’t. If you went to a nightclub looking for some ‘action’ and you walked in wearing a white shirt and lime green pants, would you get any?

    If the person dressed as the earth was there, probably.

  • Andy+Taylor04/04/2009 at 19:27

    However, you wouldn’t even get into a nightclubs with no troosers on, so my point still stands!

    You would if you were a girl :)

  • Lukeh04/04/2009 at 19:27

    nope… it’s quiet nice up here…we have milkshake and everything :D

    can I come up there? I loooooooove milkshake :o

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/04/2009 at 19:27

    However, you wouldn’t even get into a nightclubs with no troosers on, so my point still stands!

    You would if you were a girl :)

    Unless Dom is a girl, point still stands...

  • Andy+Taylor04/04/2009 at 19:28

    nope… it’s quiet nice up here…we have milkshake and everything :D

    Strawberry milkshake?

  • RG04/04/2009 at 19:29

    nope… it’s quiet nice up here…we have milkshake and everything :D

    Oh be quiet. Its boring being in the middle. We have coke and pizza. About it.

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 19:29

    Strawberry milkshake?

    yep, home made stawberry milkshake. damn those Russians putting the idea in my head :D

  • Amy04/04/2009 at 19:29

    Just when I'd forgotten the horrors of those green pants/trousers.

    I think 2009 is great for two reasons for that pit crew. Their car is winning, and they don't have to wear them anymore.

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 19:30

    can I come up there? I loooooooove milkshake :o

    :D

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 19:32

    Oh be quiet. Its boring being in the middle. We have coke and pizza. About it.

    I have pizza and beer.

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 19:32

    I have pizza and beer.

    did i mention i have lemon cupcakes too? :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/04/2009 at 19:33

    http://technology.todaysbigthing.com/2009/04/03

    How cool are nursery rhymes to Techno???

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 19:33

    However, you wouldn’t even get into a nightclubs with no troosers on, so my point still stands!

    You've never been to Brighton!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/04/2009 at 19:34

    However, you wouldn’t even get into a nightclubs with no troosers on, so my point still stands!

    You’ve never been to Brighton!

    And I never will!

  • Lukeh04/04/2009 at 19:35

    did i mention i have lemon cupcakes too? :D

    is it wrong my eyes instantly transfixed onto the word 'cupcakes?'

    mmmmm... cupcakes.

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 19:35

    Yay back home again

  • Christine04/04/2009 at 19:37

    Just spotted this:

    http://fiapenaltywatch.blogspot.com/

    I wonder how big it'll be come Abu Dhabi!

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 19:37

    Yay back home again

    No credit for photo?

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 19:38

    did i mention i have lemon cupcakes too? :D

    Are they fluorescent coloured?

  • RG04/04/2009 at 19:38

    I wonder how big it’ll be come Abu Dhabi!

    Awesome.

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 19:39

    did i mention i have lemon cupcakes too? :D

    I have some sea-shell chocolates :D

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 19:39

    Just spotted this:

    Lewis speeded in the pit lane twice?

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 19:40

    I wonder how big it’ll be come Abu Dhabi!

    Didnt realise Lewwy speeded'd twice, silly boy

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 19:40

    I have some sea-shell chocolates :D

    you win :)

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 19:40

    Are they fluorescent coloured?

    erm... no....

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 19:40

    Lewis speeded in the pit lane twice?

    yep cost him 12oo euro's each time. Glock and Heidfeld also got caught

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 19:41

    Right....lets take a vote on it....i can't watch the race live tomorrow, so do i go and get nachos now whilst watching Quali on iplayer?? Yes or No?

  • Joe04/04/2009 at 19:41

    He also didn't mind his P's and Q's.

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 19:41

    Just spotted this:

    http://fiapenaltywatch.blogspot.com/

    I wonder how big it’ll be come Abu Dhabi!

    Brilliant idea!

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 19:42

    Right….lets take a vote on it….i can’t watch the race live tomorrow, so do i go and get nachos now whilst watching Quali on iplayer?? Yes or No?

    Will you enjoy it more with nacho's? .. if so then go get em

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 19:43

    Will you enjoy it more with nacho’s? .. if so then go get em

    I like Nachos and i like F1....so theoretically i'll enjoy it more...however, i like Marmite and i love cheese....but the idea of them together repulses me

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 19:43

    Brilliant idea!

    great minds think alike .. I've done that as well at my place

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 19:43

    I have some sea-shell chocolates :D

    I have fudge cake!

  • Lukeh04/04/2009 at 19:44

    I have fudge cake!

    I have 1 rocky chocolate bar

    :(

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 19:45

    I have fudge cake!

    I think Dom wins :D

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 19:46

    I think Dom wins :D

    yeah i agree :D

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 19:47

    I think Dom wins :D

    Not sure where it came from though...

    Mystery fudge cake!

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 19:49

    Mystery fudge cake!

    If I only have a little slice, nobody will notice...

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 19:49

    I think Dom wins :D

    This is like poker, I raise your cupcake and give you sea-shell chocolates etc

  • lou ( ♥ brawngp)04/04/2009 at 19:50

    This is like poker, I raise your cupcake and give you sea-shell chocolates etc

    :D

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 19:53

    You see the front cover of F1 Racing mag, kimi is standing there in baggy overalls looking very much like Ronald McDonald

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 19:55

    This is like poker, I raise your cupcake and give you sea-shell chocolates etc

    These must be worth a lot then: http://www.flickr.com/photos/blempgorf/934223180/

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 19:55

    These must be worth a lot then: http://www.flickr.com/photos/blempgorf/934223180/

    Aww cute

  • Christine04/04/2009 at 19:57

    Just spotted a petition regarding that episode of Eastenders that I have still not seen yet.

    1) Is it really so bad?

    2) How could they possibly change what they already showed?

  • Christine04/04/2009 at 19:58

    These must be worth a lot then: http://www.flickr.com/photos/blempgorf/934223180/

    How could anyone eat them!!?

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 19:58

    How could anyone eat them!!?

    :D

  • RG04/04/2009 at 19:59

    Just spotted a petition regarding that episode of Eastenders that I have still not seen yet.

    How can you bring people back from the dead?

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 19:59

    how come we're on the quallie thread not the daily?

  • me04/04/2009 at 20:00

    How can you bring people back from the dead?

    works for characters in LOST.

  • Christine04/04/2009 at 20:00

    How can you bring people back from the dead?

    Well... they have done it before.

  • me04/04/2009 at 20:00

    how come we’re on the quallie thread not the daily?

    oops. we move.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 20:00

    Gah, stupid morrisons shutting hours with their wierd 9pm some times and 8pm other times!

    no nachos im afraid...however i do have sweets instead (from the petrol station which is open longer) so not all bad news

  • Lukeh04/04/2009 at 20:00

    Doing a few races on GRID on Xbox Live with Joe and in the first race, the race started then the game disqualified me. Instantly.

    Are the FIA getting involved with video games now?

  • me04/04/2009 at 20:01

    i'm over 'ere.

    *waves*

  • Andy+Taylor04/04/2009 at 20:01

    Well… they have done it before.

    This is true. They also famously changed Dallas after 6 months of storyline

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 20:01

    heheh :-)

  • Andy+Taylor04/04/2009 at 20:02

    *waves*

    *waves back*

  • RG04/04/2009 at 20:02

    Doing a few races on GRID on Xbox Live with Joe and in the first race, the race started then the game disqualified me. Instantly.

    Are you in a silver car?

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 20:02

    Watching Australia for the 2nd time, this time sans tiredness. It's about to expire on iPlayer, you've got 12 hours left.

  • Andy+Taylor04/04/2009 at 20:02

    Doing a few races on GRID on Xbox Live with Joe and in the first race, the race started then the game disqualified me. Instantly.

    What did you do?

  • Lukeh04/04/2009 at 20:03

    What did you do?

    Urm... start the race. You can't jump the lights or anything.

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 20:04

    Doing a few races on GRID on Xbox Live with Joe and in the first race, the race started then the game disqualified me. Instantly.

    Did you lose connection?

  • Lukeh04/04/2009 at 20:04

    Nope, just a very strange moment. :(

  • lou04/04/2009 at 20:04

    1) Is it really so bad?

    it's a very sad ending to that story line, but tbh.. it's not like she is the only popular character to ever die in a soap...

    2) How could they possibly change what they already showed?

    they can't ;)

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 20:06

    it’s a very sad ending to that story line, but tbh.. it’s not like she is the only popular character to ever die in a soap…

    Or so you've been told?

  • Christine04/04/2009 at 20:07

    it’s a very sad ending to that story line, but tbh.. it’s not like she is the only popular character to ever die in a soap…

    I didn't know she was even that popular.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 20:07

    I didn’t know she was even that popular.

    whos she?

  • lou04/04/2009 at 20:07

    I didn’t know she was even that popular.

    tbh i found her annoying.. but there you go...

  • lou04/04/2009 at 20:07

    Or so you’ve been told?

    yep... or so i've been told... :D

  • Christine04/04/2009 at 20:08

    tbh i found her annoying.. but there you go…

    Bit wimpish, I reckon. Not that we watch it, of course.

  • lou04/04/2009 at 20:11

    Bit wimpish, I reckon. Not that we watch it, of course.

    :D yeah i agree. Nope... we have much better things to do with our time :D

  • Andy+Taylor04/04/2009 at 20:11

    Bit wimpish, I reckon. Not that we watch it, of course.

    I don't watch any soaps. Even gave up on The Archers

  • me04/04/2009 at 20:14

    Even gave up on The Archers

    the non-stop, roller-coaster of emotions got to much for you?

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 20:17

    what/how do people think the DC/Jordan relationship has developed since the last race? they seen less at each other which is good, hopefully they might agree a bit more :D

  • me04/04/2009 at 20:18

    message for alia. just found a bunch of your comments from fp3 in the spam bin. apologies, hasn't happened in ages but i'll keep an eye on it during the race.

    no idea why it would today happen though?

  • Andy+Taylor04/04/2009 at 20:18

    the non-stop, roller-coaster of emotions got to much for you?

    :D I think it was a combination of things. I keep meaning to read the summary pages to catch up. There's this great site that distills the storylines down to a line a day: www.lowfield.co.uk/archers/

  • RG04/04/2009 at 20:27

    message for alia. just found a bunch of your comments from fp3 in the spam bin. apologies, hasn’t happened in ages but i’ll keep an eye on it during the race.

    I think she said she was on a portable device of some sort

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 20:45

    I’ve been thinking… are Brawn going to announce the Ray Bans sponsorship?… like officially… as they did with Henri Lloyd?

    They won't be able to do that till the Branson deal is done as he has the rights to the car. I am sure Ray Ban will be in there somewhere.

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 20:54

    Just spotted this: http://fiapenaltywatch.blogspot.com/

    Why are some fines in Euros and some in dollars. Surelt it is not beyond the FIA to make a decision on one currency.

  • Andy+Taylor04/04/2009 at 20:56

    Why are some fines in Euros and some in dollars. Surelt it is not beyond the FIA to make a decision on one currency.

    I would guess that it is down to the current exchange rate or something.

  • RG04/04/2009 at 20:56

    Why are some fines in Euros and some in dollars. Surelt it is not beyond the FIA to make a decision on one currency.

    Probably the way some of them are reported. Say one news agency would change it from euros to dollars to help those people understand it more

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 20:57

    Just spotted this: http://fiapenaltywatch.blogspot.com/

    Alianora on her blog is tracking which random checks the FIA are carrying out on each car over the course of the season.

  • Christine04/04/2009 at 20:57

    Here is Jackie's version of the penalty tracker:

    http://www.pitlanefanatic.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=747&hilit=penalty

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 21:01
  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:02

    Leggard said "theres Pat Fry on the mclaren pit wall"

    who is this?!? Has he mixed up Pat Symons and Nick Fry?!

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 21:04

    Leggard said “theres Pat Fry on the mclaren pit wall”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Fry

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:06
  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/04/2009 at 21:07

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Fry

    ta, never heard of him

    He'll probably get sacked next time Mclaren make a mistake!

  • Andy+Taylor04/04/2009 at 21:09

    He’ll probably get sacked next time Mclaren make a mistake!

    If they keep doing that, how long before Whitmarsh and Hamilton are the only people left at McLaren?

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 21:10

    If they keep doing that, how long before Whitmarsh and Hamilton are the only people left at McLaren?

    About 2 months.

  • lou04/04/2009 at 21:11

    About 2 months.

    :D

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:23

    Massive day of racing tomorrow then, first one of the year.

    The day starts with F1 and ends with IndyCar (unless you like NASCAR in which case you are weird). Other various sportscar/touring car things happening in between.

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:24

    Massive day of racing tomorrow then, first one of the year.

    The day starts with F1 and ends with IndyCar (unless you like NASCAR in which case you are weird). Other various sportscar/touring car things happening in between.

    BTCC starts at Brands Hatch tomorrow. Yay.

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 21:24

    Massive day of racing tomorrow then, first one of the year.

    The day starts with F1 and ends with IndyCar (unless you like NASCAR in which case you are weird). Other various sportscar/touring car things happening in between.

    Yup. I recommend the BTCC to all.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:25

    BTCC starts at Brands Hatch tomorrow. Yay.

    SO.VERY.EXCITED :D

    Watched my 2007 BTCC DVD earlier, well i didnt watch it as such, but it was on in the background. I've missed it lots

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:25

    BTCC starts at Brands Hatch tomorrow. Yay.

    I fully intend to be watching on itv.com.

    One month until we get Freeview in this corner of rural Dorset...

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:25

    SO.VERY.EXCITED :D

    Isn't Steve Ryder hosting? Hmm

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:26

    BTCC starts at Brands Hatch tomorrow. Yay.

    Also, very gutted im not there, went to Thruxton year before last for BTCC got into pits and paddock, so much fun. And i love Brands, my favourite circuit for spectating

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 21:26

    SO.VERY.EXCITED :D

    The afternoons of racing are back. :)

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:26

    Also, very gutted im not there, went to Thruxton year before last for BTCC got into pits and paddock, so much fun. And i love Brands, my favourite circuit for spectating

    I've done that at Thruxton a few times, tempted this year but it clashes with the Bahrain GP.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:26

    Isn’t Steve Ryder hosting? Hmm

    ok so less excited about that, and i will miss Ted hosting....but the racing will be good...

    I wonder how much Steve dosent know about it....

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:27

    Also, very gutted im not there, went to Thruxton year before last for BTCC got into pits and paddock, so much fun. And i love Brands, my favourite circuit for spectating

    Great going into the pits. Very busy, too busy when its wet though

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:27

    I wonder how much Steve dosent know about it….

    I wonder how much long-time bigshot sports anchor Steve likes covering relatively minor racing on smalltime channel ITV4.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:28

    The afternoons of racing are back. :)

    BTCC coverage is awesome because they show all the support races too. Last season you could sit in front of the TV from 12.30 to 5.30 just watching racing, and ITV are showing more racing this year :D Wooo

  • lou04/04/2009 at 21:28

    BTCC starts at Brands Hatch tomorrow. Yay.

    really really wish i knew about BTCC... and everything.... brands is literally 40 mins away...

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:28

    ok so less excited about that, and i will miss Ted hosting….but the racing will be good…

    Saw Ted last year, was under the umberlla. Lets be honest, the studio isn't that much

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:28

    really really wish i knew about BTCC… and everything…. brands is literally 40 mins away…

    Start... nnnnnow.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:28

    Great going into the pits. Very busy, too busy when its wet though

    I love walking around the backs of garages watching them, and love watching the support race teams doing their thing in the paddock too :)

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 21:29

    really really wish i knew about BTCC… and everything…. brands is literally 40 mins away…

    Watch it tomorrow. I'm sure you know more than Steve. :)

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:29

    really really wish i knew about BTCC… and everything…. brands is literally 40 mins away…

    ITV4, generally on the weekends that F1 isnt, (although not this weekend) its amazing, the racing is non stop

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 21:29

    I wonder how much Steve dosent know about it….

    hehe :) At least there are no "banana cars" to confuse him. :P

  • lou04/04/2009 at 21:29

    Watch it tomorrow. I’m sure you know more than Steve. :)

    Steve?! and in Steve, the guy i thought i would never ever get to see or hear again?

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:30

    There isn't a lot to know. I treat it as a motorsport hamburger, if F1 is the steak.

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:30

    really really wish i knew about BTCC… and everything…. brands is literally 40 mins away…

    Its awesome. Brilliantly exciting.

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 21:30

    Steve?! and in Steve, the guy i thought i would never ever get to see or hear again?

    Yes, I'm sorry. It's more than worth putting up with though. :)

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:30

    Its awesome. Brilliantly exciting.

    *especially* at Brands Indy.

    Like a touring car oval race.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:30

    Steve?! and in Steve, the guy i thought i would never ever get to see or hear again?

    yes....regretably

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:31

    Lou, good website if you wanna start the watching

    http://www.btccpages.com/

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 21:31

    really really wish i knew about BTCC… and everything…. brands is literally 40 mins away…

    Have you ever been to a track?

  • lou04/04/2009 at 21:31

    Yes, I’m sorry. It’s more than worth putting up with though. :)

    okay i'll give it a try tomorrow if someone reminds me :)

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:31

    Have you ever been to a track?

    This is a good question to ask.

    BTCC is a brilliant introduction to attending a motorsport event.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:31

    *especially* at Brands Indy.

    Brands is easily the best spectator circuit in the UK, you can see all corners from most places around the track. ITS GREAT!!!

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:31

    okay i’ll give it a try tomorrow if someone reminds me :)

    I'm planning to live comment it ;)

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 21:31

    okay i’ll give it a try tomorrow if someone reminds me :)

    We'll probably end up live commenting it.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:32

    I’m planning to live comment it ;)

    do it :D

  • lou04/04/2009 at 21:32

    Have you ever been to a track?

    yes. i've been to brands twice when i was younger... to see BTCC. No jokes.. i used to love it when i was younger, as i loved formula 1. didn't have a clue what was going on.. but i loved it.

  • lou04/04/2009 at 21:32

    I’m planning to live comment it ;)

    :D

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:33

    I’m planning to live comment it ;)

    I'll be here too :-)

    Will be pottering about the house cleaning etc during the supports, will be here for TCs.

    And I'll be here for IRL if anyone can fix me a feed to watch.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:33

    yes. i’ve been to brands twice when i was younger… to see BTCC. No jokes.. i used to love it when i was younger, as i loved formula 1. didn’t have a clue what was going on.. but i loved it.

    i think thats the best bit around national motorsport, you dont have to know anything about it, you can just watch and enjoy :)

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 21:33

    Brands is easily the best spectator circuit in the UK, you can see all corners from most places around the track. ITS GREAT!!!

    Knockhill is the same albeit a long way from Brands.

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:33

    i think thats the best bit around national motorsport, you dont have to know anything about it, you can just watch and enjoy :)

    Never heard of the drivers before, but man are they insane

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 21:33

    Good to see there are so many BTCC fans around. :)

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:34

    Knockhill is the same albeit a long way from Brands.

    yeah, a tad far away for me though, i'd like to go one day though

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:34

    Never heard of the drivers before, but man are they insane

    Contact is encouraged :D

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 21:34

    yes. i’ve been to brands twice when i was younger… to see BTCC. No jokes.. i used to love it when i was younger, as i loved formula 1. didn’t have a clue what was going on.. but i loved it.

    You should try a normal club race meeting when there is not a big crowd and you can get to poke about in areas you won't be allowed in for BTCC etc.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:34

    The cars are built like Brawn GP cars :D

  • lou04/04/2009 at 21:34

    i think thats the best bit around national motorsport, you dont have to know anything about it, you can just watch and enjoy :)

    i was honestly fascinated by it when i was younger. i just loved motorsports. But never ever understood it. not really, obviously i knew the guy who finishes first usually wins... but that was about it...

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:34

    yeah, a tad far away for me though, i’d like to go one day though

    I've been to Knockhill, and to Brands.

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:35

    You should try a normal club race meeting when there is not a big crowd and you can get to poke about in areas you won’t be allowed in for BTCC etc.

    Yep - completely different atmosphere too.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:35

    You should try a normal club race meeting when there is not a big crowd and you can get to poke about in areas you won’t be allowed in for BTCC etc.

    club meets you dont have to pay for grand stands at brands, and you get to go into the paddock, tis awesome. and they're really friendly

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:35

    Knockhill is the same albeit a long way from Brands.

    Croft is more, get there early otherwise your going to be limited access. Its great talking to the marshalls though.

    'Are you just standing there laughin while we dry the track?' he said with a smile. Nice guy.

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 21:35

    yeah, a tad far away for me though, i’d like to go one day though

    It has its own little micro-climate. Horizontal rain and mist.

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 21:36

    i was honestly fascinated by it when i was younger. i just loved motorsports. But never ever understood it. not really, obviously i knew the guy who finishes first usually wins… but that was about it…

    SO you had never heard of FIA stewards then if you thought the finishing order was the result.

  • me04/04/2009 at 21:37

    SO you had never heard of FIA stewards then if you thought the finishing order was the result.

    :D

  • me04/04/2009 at 21:39

    christine's latest:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/04/f1-digest-2009-malaysia-qualifying/

    enjoy!

  • lou04/04/2009 at 21:42

    SO you had never heard of FIA stewards then if you thought the finishing order was the result.

    yeah i'd watch the race and then not think the result would change after the chequered flag fell (crazy i know)... tbh i don't think i knew which driver was which... through out my childhood while watching f1 all i knew was Mika Hakkinen drove for a team called Mclaren, there was a driver with a surname of Berger - which i found hilarious for some reason, that there was a driver called DC (i had no idea why) and that Michael Schumacher was a pretty good driver, and drove for a red team called Ferrari.

  • lou04/04/2009 at 21:42

    You should try a normal club race meeting when there is not a big crowd and you can get to poke about in areas you won’t be allowed in for BTCC etc.

    in the summer i might just do that.. :)

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:43

    i was honestly fascinated by it when i was younger. i just loved motorsports. But never ever understood it. not really, obviously i knew the guy who finishes first usually wins… but that was about it…

    i think when most people think of motorsport they think of F1, but really we are so lucky in the UK, we have the best and most varied motorsport scene in the world!! we see F1 and its a 'look but dotn touch' feeling....

    but go to club racing and BTCC/GT and you just watch and feel like a kid all over again

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:43

    in the summer i might just do that.. :)

    properly cheap too, £12 generally.

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:43

    There's another round at Brands Hatch to close the BTCC season.

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:44

    through out my childhood while watching f1 all i knew was Mika Hakkinen drove for a team called Mclaren, there was a driver with a surname of Berger - which i found hilarious for some reason, that there was a driver called DC (i had no idea why) and that Michael Schumacher was a pretty good driver, and drove for a red team called Ferrari.

    Oh yeah, the amount of times I called him Shoe Maker. Ahh, young times. Also remember remembering Wurz for some reason as well

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:45

    I would promote hte Formula Ford Festival to anyone, mid october, really good racing, open paddock and grandstands. :D

    went last year, was just great, plus my uncle used to race caterhams so we talked to lots of people too :D

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:47

    Lou, Brands Hatch, 15th September 2 day meeting

    This is a 2 day meeting featuring:

    Drivers Republic Caterham Roadsport A Championship (DH)

    Drivers Republic Caterham Roadsport B Championship (DH)

    Metro Caterham Race Academy Championship

    BRSCC Club Formula Ford MS Championship (DH)

    BRSCC LMA Euro Saloons & Sports Car Championship (DH)

    BRSCC Mighty Mini Championship

    BRSCC Super Mighty Mini Championship

    Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship (DH)

    BRSCC alfashop Alfa Romeo Championship (DH)

    Lewis-Evans Trophy/500 OA Formula Junior (DH)

    BRSCC Formula Jedi Championship (DH)

    Really varied, you'd love it!

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:47

    I would promote hte Formula Ford Festival to anyone, mid october, really good racing, open paddock and grandstands. :D

    We just get the BTCC and the Superbikes, which also start soon

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 21:48

    in the summer i might just do that.. :)

    You can't beat a day in the sun with engine noise bouncing off the scenerey and the smell of hot engines and a bit of racing thrown in.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:48

    We just get the BTCC and the Superbikes, which also start soon

    Its a real shame Croft has got noise restrictions, Thruxton does too. 2 of hte best circuits in the UK

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 21:48

    I would promote hte Formula Ford Festival to anyone, mid october, really good racing, open paddock and grandstands. :D

    That's at Brands, isn't it?

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:49

    That’s at Brands, isn’t it?

    Yepp

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:49

    You can’t beat a day in the sun with engine noise bouncing off the scenerey and the smell of hot engines and a bit of racing thrown in.

    Summer ain't always great, still can bucket down, really bucket down

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 21:50

    Summer ain’t always great, still can bucket down, really bucket down

    Especially if it's Wimbledon time.

  • lou04/04/2009 at 21:50

    Anyone want to hazard a guess as to what Carlos are/is? As either they are sponsoring Rubens, or he supports them in some way...

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:50

    That’s at Brands, isn’t it?

    Formula Fords, Super 2000 (le mans type but older), a few diff Ford Championships and Club Formula 3

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 21:51

    Summer ain’t always great, still can bucket down, really bucket down

    See my earlier comment about the Knockhill micro-climate. We had snow in June a few years ago.

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:51

    Especially if it’s Wimbledon time.

    Two ways of showing that

    http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj263/Gaulty94/P6010127.jpg?t=1238881833

    http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj263/Gaulty94/P6010126.jpg?t=1238881878

    In the second one he is using a safety car sign to get rid of the water

  • lou04/04/2009 at 21:51

    You can’t beat a day in the sun with engine noise bouncing off the scenerey and the smell of hot engines and a bit of racing thrown in.

    that added to the enjoyment of taking photos would make a perfect day for me :)

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:52

    See my earlier comment about the Knockhill micro-climate. We had snow in June a few years ago.

    The wettest I've ever been was at BTCC at Knockhill in 2005. Crazy.

  • lou04/04/2009 at 21:53

    Lou, Brands Hatch, 15th September 2 day meeting

    15th september?.... i'd have to see closer to the time (i'm really not capable of planning that far in advance) but i'll certainly think about it :D

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:53

    that added to the enjoyment of taking photos would make a perfect day for me :)

    The best places for Photos are Druids (the hairpin) as you can get on the inside of the track with no big barriers, and along the south bank too

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 21:53

    Anyone want to hazard a guess as to what Carlos are/is? As either they are sponsoring Rubens, or he supports them in some way…

    I took a punt on it having the Brazilian domain. It does http://www.caras.com.br/

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:53

    The wettest I’ve ever been was at BTCC at Knockhill in 2005. Crazy.

    At Croft the race was stopped four laps in because Tower Bend was like the first corner of the Nururgring in 2007

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 21:54

    The wettest I’ve ever been was at BTCC at Knockhill in 2005. Crazy.

    I forget where it was we had the red flag brought out twice because of rain last year... Croft?

  • Andy Taylor04/04/2009 at 21:54

    SO you had never heard of FIA stewards then if you thought the finishing order was the result.

    Beat me to it.

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:55

    I forget where it was we had the red flag brought out twice because of rain last year… Croft?

    Aye. Raced stopped because a marshal got injured I believe. Nasty crash.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:55

    I forget where it was we had the red flag brought out twice because of rain last year… Croft?

    Croft racing took ages to get started in the BTCC last year, lots of rain

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 21:55

    Aye. Raced stopped because a marshal got injured I believe. Nasty crash.

    Yep. They cut away from that accident on the TV though. You just knew it was going to end badly...

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:55

    The wettest I’ve ever been was at BTCC at Knockhill in 2005. Crazy.

    A few piccies, for obvious reasons I didn't take very many.

  • lou04/04/2009 at 21:56

    I took a punt on it having the Brazilian domain. It does http://www.caras.com.br/

    but what is it? some kinda Brazilian version of OK or hello magazine?... and why would they be on Rubens helmet....

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 21:56

    At Croft the race was stopped four laps in because Tower Bend was like the first corner of the Nururgring in 2007

    I remember the TV coverage!

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:56

    Croft racing took ages to get started in the BTCC last year, lots of rain

    I've got the prog still, I think one support race was cancelled as well as the drivers parade. Getting out of the car park was unbelievable fun as well

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:56

    Yep. They cut away from that accident on the TV though. You just knew it was going to end badly…

    Like in the GP2 race where senna hit the dog! They cut just as he hit it, not nice

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 21:56

    15th september?…. i’d have to see closer to the time (i’m really not capable of planning that far in advance) but i’ll certainly think about it :D

    Brands calendar etc https://tickets.motorsportvision.co.uk/calendar/search.asp?circuit=bh&type=all&grade=0

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 21:57

    Brands calendar etc https://tickets.motorsportvision.co.uk/calendar/search.asp?circuit=bh&type=all&grade=0

    Dare i say it....Club Bike Meetings are also very good, but if your like me and don't really know what the difference is (apart from size) it can get a bit boring and not varied

  • RG04/04/2009 at 21:57

    Yep. They cut away from that accident on the TV though. You just knew it was going to end badly…

    I was on the infield just before the corner, cars were simply going all over the place there, once one went off it didn't surprise me that another followed.

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 21:59

    but what is it? some kinda Brazilian version of OK or hello magazine?… and why would they be on Rubens helmet….

    Exactly what I thought. Hello/OK. They must be a personal sponsor. I assume with the teams having no sponsors and the drivers being on reduced contracts they were allowed to sell space on their helmets.

  • lou04/04/2009 at 22:01

    Exactly what I thought. Hello/OK. They must be a personal sponsor. I assume with the teams having no sponsors and the drivers being on reduced contracts they were allowed to sell space on their helmets.

    ooh right :D okay, thanks. it's been something that i've seen flashes off these past 2 weekends but have only just found a pic of, and i've been wondering what on earth it is. lol

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 22:01

    Dare i say it….Club Bike Meetings are also very good, but if your like me and don’t really know what the difference is (apart from size) it can get a bit boring and not varied

    I only went to one motor bike meeting ever and had to leave. I was in a constant state of panic that someone was going to get killed. Ridiculous as I have crashed the odd racing car myself and not been even slightly emotional about it for a second but I just couldn't watch bike racing at the track.

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 22:03

    ooh right :D okay, thanks. it’s been something that i’ve seen flashes off these past 2 weekends but have only just found a pic of, and i’ve been wondering what on earth it is. lol

    I noticed you mentioned it in Aus and I saw it when you mentioned it this morning but I hadn't seen a close up of his helmet since.

  • RG04/04/2009 at 22:10

    Right, better hit the hay. I'll catch you all for the BBC coverage and if I'm lucky, the start. Ciao

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 22:15

    Right, better hit the hay. I’ll catch you all for the BBC coverage and if I’m lucky, the start. Ciao

    see ya

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 22:16

    See ya RG.

    'Me' has been very quiet tonight?

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 22:16

    Right, better hit the hay. I’ll catch you all for the BBC coverage and if I’m lucky, the start. Ciao

    Night.

    I'm checking out how much I won on my Paddy Power bet last week. £3 on Rubens each way at 5-1. I thought I'd get a decent return but was only credited £3.38. I'm not convinced I'll ever get my head around betting.

  • lou04/04/2009 at 22:16

    Right, better hit the hay. I’ll catch you all for the BBC coverage and if I’m lucky, the start. Ciao

    night RG

  • lou04/04/2009 at 22:16

    ‘Me’ has been very quiet tonight?

    he has been all day... then again he has been sleeping..

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 22:17

    I’m not convinced I’ll ever get my head around betting.

    Oh it looks like they took 1.50 to win and 1.50 for 2nd/3rd.. anyway.

  • me04/04/2009 at 22:19

    ‘Me’ has been very quiet tonight?

    hi. very busy, sorting server issues. will talk about it more on tomorrow's show, but i've been working hard since wednesday evening and i'm still going now.

    apologies, back to normal next week.

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 22:19

    he has been all day… then again he has been sleeping..

    I'm worried by how many comments he must be saving up for the race!

  • lou04/04/2009 at 22:20

    ahahaha they captured the moment Kimi realised he looks stupid in that oversized hat! :D

  • Andy Taylor04/04/2009 at 22:20

    Oh it looks like they took 1.50 to win and 1.50 for 2nd/3rd.. anyway.

    If you bet £3 in total, that's right as an each way bet is two separate bets.

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 22:20

    ahahaha they captured the moment Kimi realised he looks stupid in that oversized hat! :D

    :D

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 22:25

    he has been all day… then again he has been sleeping..

    I think he is trying to contact the Russians.

  • Steven Roy04/04/2009 at 22:29

    If you bet £3 in total, that’s right as an each way bet is two separate bets.

    But it should be £1.50 for the win and £1.50 on 1st, 2nd, 3rd

    So if you win both halves pay.

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 22:29

    If you bet £3 in total, that’s right as an each way bet is two separate bets.

    Ta. Taking the same again as he's 12-1. I know he's a few places back but with their speed...

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 22:30

    Ta. Taking the same again as he’s 12-1. I know he’s a few places back but with their speed…

    Except I've done £4 total.

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 22:30

    hi. very busy, sorting server issues. will talk about it more on tomorrow’s show, but i’ve been working hard since wednesday evening and i’m still going now.

    You work too hard for us. :)

  • Andy Taylor04/04/2009 at 22:30

    Except I’ve done £4 total.

    So £2 for the win, £2 for a place.

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 22:31

    You work too hard for us. :)

    But we do appreciate it :)

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 22:31

    So £2 for the win, £2 for a place.

    Yep. I'm not entirely sure what I'll get for a 2nd or 3rd but as long I cover the stake I'm happy, just small numbers for a laugh.

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 22:32

    But we do appreciate it :)

    Very much so!

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 22:33

    But we do appreciate it :)

    Absolutely!

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 22:33

    Absolutely!

    Yep Yepp Yeppp :D

  • me04/04/2009 at 22:33

    You work too hard for us. :)

    But we do appreciate it :)

    no probs peeps. it's the good kind of problem. we have too many viewers/listeners and the bandwidth is getting out of hand. moving all sorts of stuff, all over the place to solve the issue, but can't complain cause it's better than no-one downloading :)

  • lou04/04/2009 at 22:33

    But we do appreciate it :)

    seconded :)

  • Amy04/04/2009 at 22:36

    ahahaha they captured the moment Kimi realised he looks stupid in that oversized hat! :D

    The trackside commentators in Melbourne kept calling him "hip hop Kimi" because apparently that is a "hip hop hat"

  • lou04/04/2009 at 22:37

    The trackside commentators in Melbourne kept calling him “hip hop Kimi” because apparently that is a “hip hop hat”

    :D

  • Andy Taylor04/04/2009 at 22:41

    no probs peeps. it’s the good kind of problem. we have too many viewers/listeners and the bandwidth is getting out of hand. moving all sorts of stuff, all over the place to solve the issue, but can’t complain cause it’s better than no-one downloading :)

    Episode 100 finally appeared in iTunes :)

  • me04/04/2009 at 22:41

    Episode 100 finally appeared in iTunes :)

    it was there, but i accidentally removed it last night, sorry. just sorting it all out now.

  • Andy Taylor04/04/2009 at 22:42

    it was there, but i accidentally removed it last night, sorry. just sorting it all out now.

    Ah, that explains it. Thanks for sorting it out, I was beginning to think I'd have to download it directly.

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 22:46

    Good morning from Kuala Lumpur! :)

    VERY good day yesterday, even if the race organizers tried to ruin it... :D

  • Amy04/04/2009 at 22:47

    Good morning from Kuala Lumpur! :)

    huge crowds at the track I see! ;)

  • me04/04/2009 at 22:47

    Good morning from Kuala Lumpur! :)

    journeyer!!

  • lou04/04/2009 at 22:47

    Good morning from Kuala Lumpur! :)

    Morning Journeyer! :D I'm glad you had a good day :) was it very full? grandstand wise?

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 22:47

    Good morning from Kuala Lumpur! :)

    Hey Journeyer. :)

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 22:48

    Good morning from Kuala Lumpur! :)

    you lucky bizzum :P .. I don't really envy you cause of the heat .. but still

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 22:51

    Morning Journeyer! :D I’m glad you had a good day :) was it very full? grandstand wise?

    Very full? Let me put in perspective - we were right in front of the podium, as it turned out, yet during quali, there was no one to our left, our right, or in front of us. James Allen's tweet on crowd estimates is pretty much spot-on.

    Ferrari also cut their autograph session short, leaving me in the cold. Letting those behind me past was a gamble, but it worked - instead of getting 2 Toyota autographs, I got a total of 4 autographs from RBR and Brawn. ;)

  • lou04/04/2009 at 22:53

    Very full? Let me put in perspective - we were right in front of the podium, as it turned out, yet during quali, there was no one to our left, our right, or in front of us. James Allen’s tweet on crowd estimates is pretty much spot-on.

    wow. awesome seats then.. :)

    Ferrari also cut their autograph session short, leaving me in the cold. Letting those behind me past was a gamble, but it worked - instead of getting 2 Toyota autographs, I got a total of 4 autographs from RBR and Brawn. ;)

    you saw Rubens and Jenson?! up close!... *turns green with envy * ;)

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 22:53

    you saw Rubens and Jenson?! up close!… *turns green with envy * ;)

    Aww poor Lou

  • lou04/04/2009 at 22:58

    Aww poor Lou

    ;)

  • Andy Taylor04/04/2009 at 23:02

    RIght, time for bed, will be watching the race in the morning, so see you in the live comments. I'm going to listen to "Joe's Judgements"

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 23:03

    Night Andy

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 23:05

    RIght, time for bed, will be watching the race in the morning, so see you in the live comments. I’m going to listen to “Joe’s Judgements”

    nice title! lol. night

  • lou04/04/2009 at 23:06

    night andy.

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:06

    you saw Rubens and Jenson?! up close!… *turns green with envy * ;)

    Yup, even got to Jenson for a couple of seconds. Asked him if he was gonna win his weekend. He said, "let's hope so." He was beaming compared to the Red Bull boys. :)

  • Andy Taylor04/04/2009 at 23:06

    nice title! lol. night

    Thanks - they did say they wanted something without the letter S or with F1 in it.

  • lou04/04/2009 at 23:08

    Yup, even got to Jenson for a couple of seconds. Asked him if he was gonna win his weekend. He said, “let’s hope so.” He was beaming compared to the Red Bull boys. :)

    you SPOKE to....

    ........!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 23:08

    you SPOKE to….

    ……..!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lou just exploded

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:09

    you SPOKE to….

    ……..!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Erm... yes? :D It wasn't much, to be honest, just something typical of a fan to ask, but hey, he was the only one who replied to me. :)

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:10

    Lou just exploded

    :D You MUST go to Silverstone this year and line up at their autograph session. ;)

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 23:10

    :D You MUST go to Silverstone this year and line up at their autograph session. ;)

    And surely he'll be at Goodwood.

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:11

    And surely he’ll be at Goodwood.

    True... not sure if they have an autograph session, though. I'm sure they'll have one at Silverstone - they require the drivers to go to them... or try to anyway. ;)

  • lou04/04/2009 at 23:11

    :D You MUST go to Silverstone this year and line up at their autograph session. ;)

    but... but.... what would i say?... who would stop me falling to the floor?....

    lol plus i checked out the price of a ticket to silverstone... it's sooooo much money. Which makes me amazed that James Allen tweeted that a student ticket to the race tomorrow was about £10...

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:12

    And surely he’ll be at Goodwood.

    he might even make it back down the hull this year ;)

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:12

    he might even make it back down the hull this year ;)

    *hill

    damnit

  • lou04/04/2009 at 23:13

    And surely he’ll be at Goodwood.

    he was at goodwood last year... i just went on the wrong day :( i saw Mr and Mrs C though :D which was awesome.

    I'm wanting to go for at least 2 days this year so i may catch him then, but honestly i've no idea what i'd say... or if i would be able to walk...

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:14

    but… but…. what would i say?… who would stop me falling to the floor?….

    lol plus i checked out the price of a ticket to silverstone… it’s sooooo much money. Which makes me amazed that James Allen tweeted that a student ticket to the race tomorrow was about £10…

    They're the cheapest Grand Prix tickets you'll ever find. ;) Heck, Petronas even got some people to come and fill the seats.

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 23:15

    I’m wanting to go for at least 2 days this year so i may catch him then, but honestly i’ve no idea what i’d say… or if i would be able to walk…

    I'd like to go for two days. I went for one day each in 2002 and 2003.

    I froze when Murray Walker signed his book for me. I had no idea what to say, so I didn't. I stood there shaking. Fool. He was the first 'famous person' I'd ever seen.

  • lou04/04/2009 at 23:15

    he might even make it back down the hull this year ;)

    he was in the crowd on the Saturday... not in the car... and yes, he may actually make it down the hill.... providing whoever drives the car on the other days doesn't ruin one of the gears again. lol

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:15

    I’m wanting to go for at least 2 days this year so i may catch him then, but honestly i’ve no idea what i’d say… or if i would be able to walk…

    Lining up for his autograph will already be quite the task. We had to wait 3 hours just to get his siggie - and that was after Ferrari bailed! Got a bit lucky, to be honest. ;)

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 23:15

    (Murray's book signing wasn't at Goodwood, it was in Dorchester)

  • lou04/04/2009 at 23:16

    Heck, Petronas even got some people to come and fill the seats.

    for free?! wow....

  • Amy04/04/2009 at 23:18

    They’re the cheapest Grand Prix tickets you’ll ever find. ;) Heck, Petronas even got some people to come and fill the seats.

    Any advice on accommodation? I'm considering a trip in 2010 :D

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 23:19

    Heck, Petronas even got some people to come and fill the seats.

    Bernie keeps going to new places that can't fill seats and yet he threatens that the sell-out British GP that it'll be lost if Donington fail to deliver. He's nuts

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:19

    for free?! wow….

    Sure looks like it - and this was in OUR section, for crying our loud! They were positioned in front of Rows 4-5 of the grid. Mind you, they'll probably try to sell those seats tomorrow. But the fact that those very good seats haven't been sold already tells you something.

  • Jackie04/04/2009 at 23:21

    Right I'm off to bed. Journeyer, hope you have a fantastic time later.

  • lou04/04/2009 at 23:21

    I froze when Murray Walker signed his book for me. I had no idea what to say, so I didn’t. I stood there shaking. Fool. He was the first ‘famous person’ I’d ever seen.

    the first famous motorsport related person i've seen was Peter Solberg at Goodwood... and he was a long way away... lol i didn't really know who he was, i just recognised the name :P so i took a couple of pics anyway. i think i saw a brief glimpse of steve ryder on a golf buggy kinda thing, i was with Mr and Mrs C at the time, and i just remember Mrs C pointing him out as he speed past and then Mr C disappearing to try and get a photo. :D

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:21

    Right I’m off to bed. Journeyer, hope you have a fantastic time later.

    Abso-lute-ly! :) Will do. ;)

  • lou04/04/2009 at 23:22

    night Jackie

  • Amy04/04/2009 at 23:22

    the first famous motorsport related person i’ve seen was Peter Solberg at Goodwood… and he was a long way away… lol i didn’t really know who he was, i just recognised the name :P so i took a couple of pics anyway. i think i saw a brief glimpse of steve ryder on a golf buggy kinda thing, i was with Mr and Mrs C at the time, and i just remember Mrs C pointing him out as he speed past and then Mr C disappearing to try and get a photo. :D

  • Amy04/04/2009 at 23:23

    ugh screwed that up!

    The first motorsport person I ever saw in person was Jarno Trulli. It was a kind of 'oh my god they DO exist' moment

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:23

    Any advice on accommodation? I’m considering a trip in 2010 :D

    If it's your first time, stay in KL - Crown Regency is a good place to stay, especially if you have companions. Near the party spots too. ;)

  • lou04/04/2009 at 23:24

    ugh screwed that up!

    The first motorsport person I ever saw in person was Jarno Trulli. It was a kind of ‘oh my god they DO exist’ moment

    :D :D

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:24

    ugh screwed that up!

    The first motorsport person I ever saw in person was Jarno Trulli. It was a kind of ‘oh my god they DO exist’ moment

    I saw Trulli too, but I decided not to get his signature and hope that I read the time for Brawn's session correctly. ;)

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 23:25

    I'm just trying work out if I was telling porkies. When was Murray's book out? He's definitely the first I had 'contact' with but I probably actually saw others before then.

  • Amy04/04/2009 at 23:25

    If it’s your first time, stay in KL - Crown Regency is a good place to stay, especially if you have companions. Near the party spots too. ;)

    How much does a place like that cost for the weekend?

    I've never been there and I'd be going on my own, is KL easy to handle? Is transport to the circuit easy? Singapore was, and that was my first time out of New Zealand/Australia,

    Depending on flight costs I think I'll be there - the tickets are too cheap to resist.

  • Flibster04/04/2009 at 23:27

    After the Mario and Robert picture I put up earlier.. Just been flickign through the Sky Movie channels - Oh look - Rocky Horror Picture Show. :D

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 23:27

    After the Mario and Robert picture I put up earlier.. Just been flickign through the Sky Movie channels - Oh look - Rocky Horror Picture Show. :D

    STOP! NO! NO! PLEASE NO! NO! NO!

    hehe

  • Flibster04/04/2009 at 23:28

    After the Mario and Robert picture I put up earlier.. Just been flickign through the Sky Movie channels - Oh look - Rocky Horror Picture Show. :D

    STOP! NO! NO! PLEASE NO! NO! NO!

    hehe

    It's...

    Just a jump to the left!

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:30

    How much does a place like that cost for the weekend?

    We're staying at a room for 5, and it's 100 pounds a night. So if you're the only one going, I think it's around 40-50 pounds a night? Thereabouts.

    I’ve never been there and I’d be going on my own, is KL easy to handle? Is transport to the circuit easy? Singapore was, and that was my first time out of New Zealand/Australia.

    Transport to the circuit is VERY easy. We took the Monorail from the hotel to KL Sentral Train Station, then took the KLIA Transit train to the airport. From there, you take a shuttle bus to the circuit. It's pretty straightforward, and the whole package costs 20 pounds for all 3 days.

  • Amy04/04/2009 at 23:32

    It's all so cheap! Hopefully airfares continue to get cheaper and I can go back to being a 2-race per season person :)

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 23:33

    Transport to the circuit is VERY easy. We took the Monorail from the hotel to KL Sentral Train Station, then took the KLIA Transit train to the airport. From there, you take a shuttle bus to the circuit. It’s pretty straightforward, and the whole package costs 20 pounds for all 3 days.

    It continues to amaze me at how cheap stuff is in and around Asia...

    today i was looking at Formula Ford Campus racing (like normal FF but with wings), in the UK a season of FF racing is an easy £90,000 - £100,000

    In the Asian series? £12,000. thats just staggering!

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:33

    It’s all so cheap! Hopefully airfares continue to get cheaper and I can go back to being a 2-race per season person :)

    Yep, VERY cheap. We saw a LOT of Europeans here - they seemed to be loving it all, despite the heat. :)

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:34

    It continues to amaze me at how cheap stuff is in and around Asia…

    Yup - they're cheap because the standard of living here is relatively low. How much stuff cost around here reflects that.

  • Amy04/04/2009 at 23:35

    Yep, VERY cheap. We saw a LOT of Europeans here - they seemed to be loving it all, despite the heat. :)

    Everyone I saw in Singapore was European as well, although that wasn't cheap by any means.

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:35

    Everyone I saw in Singapore was European as well, although that wasn’t cheap by any means.

    haha! true, true. :D I'd expect there will be less of them this year, though.

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 23:42

    You guys are turning me nocturnal....

    I think its sleepy time, however, i'm quite excited about today :D s'gonna be good!

  • Flibster04/04/2009 at 23:43

    You guys are turning me nocturnal….

    We claim another one ;)

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:43

    You guys are turning me nocturnal….

    No surprise, there. It's gotten a bit quiet, though. ;)

    I think its sleepy time, however, i’m quite excited about today :D s’gonna be good!

    Oh yeah! :D Good night, Jon. :)

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:43

    what be your plans for today journeyer?

  • Flibster04/04/2009 at 23:44

    No surprise, there. It’s gotten a bit quiet, though. ;)

    I'm re-watching Rocky Horros for the umpteenth time. Love it. :D

  • Flibster04/04/2009 at 23:44

    I’m re-watching Rocky Horros for the umpteenth time. Love it. :D

    Rocky Horror even.

    Must look at what I type instead of the TV. :D

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:46

    what be your plans for today journeyer?

    Stay in all morning - my dad has friends here, so he'll be having breakfast with them. Then we'll have early lunch - we're thinking if we'll go to Lewis' PR appearance at the Mercedes-Benz stand at 1:30. If not, we'll probably leave KL at 1 PM. It takes 90 minutes to go to Sepang, so we'll be there just before 3. Drivers parade is at 3:30, then we settle down, sit and wait for the race. :) There's a Jamiroquai concert tonight, but we'll probably skip that and just go home to get some rest. :D

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:47

    what be your plans for today journeyer?

    And if this connection holds up, I might... just might... watch the Debrief tonight. If not, I'll leave a message. :)

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:47

    There’s a Jamiroquai concert tonight, but we’ll probably skip that and just go home to get some rest. :D

    sounds like a fine plan. how you gotten drenched yet?

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:47

    And if this connection holds up, I might… just might… watch the Debrief tonight. If not, I’ll leave a message. :)

    blimey, that would be impressive :)

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:48

    sounds like a fine plan. how you gotten drenched yet?

    YES. And in that regard, Sepang's organization is dreadful. If I do a write-up, I'll go into detail about that. ;)

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:48

    Must look at what I type instead of the TV. :D

    :D

    next you're going to tell us you throw popcorn around and get dressed up!

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:48

    blimey, that would be impressive :)

    Hahaha! Yeah, I know - that would be impressive, considering this connection and my sleep! :) If it works out, I'll call in during the show. :)

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:48

    YES. And in that regard, Sepang’s organization is dreadful. If I do a write-up, I’ll go into detail about that. ;)

    sorry, shouldn't have mentioned it!

    what's the weather at the moment?

  • Flibster04/04/2009 at 23:49

    next you’re going to tell us you throw popcorn around and get dressed up!

    Errrr....

    Ummmm....

    Not for the film. ;)

    Do you have any idea how hard it is to get size 12 high heels?

  • Jon Waldock04/04/2009 at 23:49

    YES. And in that regard, Sepang’s organization is dreadful. If I do a write-up, I’ll go into detail about that. ;)

    dont they usually run out of water?

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:49

    Hahaha! Yeah, I know - that would be impressive, considering this connection and my sleep! :) If it works out, I’ll call in during the show. :)

    excellent!

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:49

    what’s the weather at the moment?

    Glorious sunshine... sun rising very nicely. ;) But when it rains here, it's like a storm hit town! But the folks around here are used to it - those riding motorcycles don't even stop for rain!

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:49

    Not for the film. ;)

    Do you have any idea how hard it is to get size 12 high heels?

    oddly i don't!

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:50

    excellent!

    What time will the debrief be? :)

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:51

    What time will the debrief be? :)

    7pm our time. which i'm guessing is very late for you?

  • Flibster04/04/2009 at 23:51

    oddly i don’t!

    Was well worth it though. Last time I saw the stage show it was Jason Donavan playing Dr Frank N Furter

    He looked far too comfortable in the stocking and heels. ;)

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:52

    7pm our time. which i’m guessing is very late for you?

    KL is in the same timezone as Manila, so that would still be 2 AM. Late enough for me to stay up... maybe. We shall see. ;)

  • Amy04/04/2009 at 23:52

    7pm our time. which i’m guessing is very late for you?

    there is no such thing as too late, it is 9.52am here, plus I had to put my clock back an hour at 3am, and I haven't been to bed yet.

    I've become so nocturnal my plan is to stay up all day and go to bed at a reasonable time tonight.

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:53

    KL is in the same timezone as Manila, so that would still be 2 AM. Late enough for me to stay up… maybe. We shall see. ;)

    will do our best to start on time!

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:54

    I’ve become so nocturnal my plan is to stay up all day and go to bed at a reasonable time tonight.

    f1 has wrecked our body clocks.

  • Amy04/04/2009 at 23:55

    f1 has wrecked our body clocks.

    and the fly away races are at correct times for me!

    problem is all the interesting discussion goes on while I should be sleeping and I don't want to miss out :D

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 23:55

    there is no such thing as too late, it is 9.52am here, plus I had to put my clock back an hour at 3am, and I haven’t been to bed yet.

    I’ve become so nocturnal my plan is to stay up all day and go to bed at a reasonable time tonight.

    Just.... WHY? Record the damn thing!

  • Dom04/04/2009 at 23:55

    Am gonna get some sleep. See you all in a few hours. :)

    Have fun Journeyer!

  • Pat W04/04/2009 at 23:56

    and the fly away races are at correct times for me!

    problem is all the interesting discussion goes on while I should be sleeping and I don’t want to miss out :D

    Oh that's why :-)

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:56

    problem is all the interesting discussion goes on while I should be sleeping and I don’t want to miss out :D

    i can imagine that's an issue. right about now all the journalists should be heading towards the track. the news starts about now.

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:56

    Am gonna get some sleep. See you all in a few hours. :)

    see ya dom.

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:57

    Have fun Journeyer!

    Will do, Dom! :)

  • Journeyer04/04/2009 at 23:57

    i can imagine that’s an issue. right about now all the journalists should be heading towards the track. the news starts about now.

    Well, maybe not right now - not much going on this early in the day. Maybe in another 2 hours.

  • me04/04/2009 at 23:59

    Well, maybe not right now - not much going on this early in the day. Maybe in another 2 hours.

    part-timers :D

  • Steven Roy05/04/2009 at 00:03

    today i was looking at Formula Ford Campus racing (like normal FF but with wings), in the UK a season of FF racing is an easy £90,000 - £100,000

    In the Asian series? £12,000. thats just staggering!

    I need a job in Asia. Quite fancy a season of that

  • Steven Roy05/04/2009 at 00:08

    I just won the 1986 BATracer championship by finishing in fifth. I dread to think what rules they will introduce for 87 because of that. Still it was the second last race so maybe not as bad.

  • me05/04/2009 at 00:10

    I just won the 1986 BATracer championship by finishing in fifth. I dread to think what rules they will introduce for 87 because of that. Still it was the second last race so maybe not as bad.

    :D

    go you!

  • lou05/04/2009 at 00:20

    I hope you have a great time at the race Journeyer! I'm off to bed now, i'll hopefully be back in time for the race, but knowing my luck i'll sleep through it or something, just cause it's the first one at a reasonable time ;) night all x

  • me05/04/2009 at 00:21

    me too, have a good one journeyer. night lou, night all.

  • Steven Roy05/04/2009 at 00:23

    Good night to both of you.

  • Steven Roy05/04/2009 at 00:23

    Have a great time at the race Journeyer.