We have reached Thursday, and I have started to put the day in the introduction for each daily thread, as I know it helps some people (like me) who get confused about what day it actually is. It's a busy day on Sidepodcast today, as it was yesterday, so here's a round-up of what we've been up to:

  • We have completed the Aside with Joe specials - a two part series taken from the Evening with Joe in London. They make for a fabulous listen, and even if the quality isn't the best, Joe is on fine form as usual. I hope you enjoy them, Mr C worked particularly hard on editing these, so leave him your feedback for part one and part two.
  • It's our final Thursday Thoughts before the season gets underway, and it's Maverick who has come up with a lovely question to send off the series nicely. I hope everyone will make a special effort to participate in this final one - and make sure to link back to your posts in the thread so we can follow the conversation.
  • The FIA published the revised entry list, following US F1's departure. There are only 12 teams on there now, which screws up pretty much all my preview shows. Oh well, now I can't wait for the season to start - if only so that nothing else changes before we get there! Have your say about the new-look list in the breakout thread.

That should do it for now. Let us know how your Thursday is going, and I will see you in the comments.

977 responses

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 00:14

    Thursday already? I know Wednesday seemed to go slowly at work but otherwise the week is flying.

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 00:15

    Hi Thursday

    Journeyer, btw Tuesday Night Sport still hasn't appeared on the iPlayer, wonder if it will now, at all

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 00:18

    Journeyer, btw Tuesday Night Sport still hasn't appeared on the iPlayer, wonder if it will now, at all

    BOO. :(

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 00:18

    Whoa, what happened there?

    When I replied to Bassano's comment, the reply button on that comment is greyed-out, even if it's in the same thread.

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 00:19

    BOO. :(

    It'll be somewhere

    Send the feelers out during a 'decent' hour tomorrow night

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 00:19

    Ahhh. For some reason, the dropdown had the Aside thread selected, but the thread didn't select properly.

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 00:20

    My new Vacuum looks like a BFG from Doom

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4404562439_b367245859_o.jpg

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 00:21

    My new Vacuum looks like a BFG from Doom

    http://farm5.s...2439_b367245859_o.jpg

    Dyson?

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 00:24

    Dyson?

    The make of the Vac? I have no clue.

  • Bassano04/03/2010 at 00:27

    The make of the Vac? I have no clue.

    Looks Dyson-esque. All vacs could look like this these days for all I know, mine's pretty old. Not very high up on the electrical goods 'wanted list'

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 00:29

    Looks Dyson-esque. All vacs could look like this these days for all I know, mine's pretty old. Not very high up on the electrical goods 'wanted list'

    Yea, mine blew up the other day. Motor burned out or something, started making a massive stink so I pitched it. Bought the thing back in 97 so it served me well and I figured I could use an updated vac.

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 00:30

    Looks Dyson-esque. All vacs could look like this these days for all I know, mine's pretty old. Not very high up on the electrical goods 'wanted list'

    They're all copying the Dyson now. Of course nothing beats good old Henry. :)

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 00:40

    Nick linked to this earloer on Twitter but it's worth sharing here

    The life as a tomotao from raw ingredient to part of an airline meal, stage by stage in photos

    Quite interesting, especially:

    The safety management system here is almost the same as for cooking for space flights.

    http://englishrussia.com/?p=11029

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 00:44

    Nick linked to this earloer on Twitter but it's worth sharing here

    The life as a tomotao from raw ingredient to part of an airline meal, stage by stage in photos

    Bassano... How's your typing fingers? ;)

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 00:45

    Bassano... How's your typing fingers? ;)

    Not the best the last few days, clearly ;)

    #FrequentCommentingIsBadForYourSpelling

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 00:46

    #FrequentCommentingIsBadForYourSpelling

    Justask Steven :)

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 00:49

    Great [and odd] video from Massive Attack as linked by Fourstar

    Massive Attack: Paradise Circus

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O86iI7oXYfA

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 00:50

    #FrequentCommentingIsBadForYourSpelling

    I thought practice makes perfect. :D

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 00:50

    Justask Steven :)

    No kidding. :D

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 00:50

    I thought practice makes perfect. :D

    Typing speed increases before accuracy, it seems

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 00:59

    hello all! I have now officially booked every single bed i need on my trip. Which brings me to a rant. I know some people probably prefer paying a deposit on a room then paying the balance when they arrive but its the total opposite way to how i want to do things. I dont like the fact that €660 of the money I take with me will have to go to hostels and hotels. Id much rather pay it now, 171 days in advance so its all forgotten about when I arrive :D

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 01:00

    hello all! ...

    Id much rather pay it now, 171 days in advance so its all forgotten about when I arrive :D

    Hi Amy

    Don't you have another accouont you can move it to and forget about it

    I have an everyday account and a 'Bills' account [amongst others]

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 01:03

    yeah i have about 4 accounts because it keeps the organiser in me happy. But i just want it paid! Why wont these people take my money! Singapore already have and spa wants money in july so obviously f1 cities are out to keep me happy. Except for milan.

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 01:04

    Except for milan.

    'Italians' and 'organised' aren't in the same Universe

    You'll find that out in due time

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 01:06

    as long as they are organised enough to actually have a bed for me when i arrive ill be happy. I hear too many stories about overbooked hotels!

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 01:08

    as long as they are organised enough to actually have a bed for me when i arrive ill be happy. I hear too many stories about overbooked hotels!

    I'm sure that'll be fine

    Only in Italy do you go to one counter to pay for your coffee, receive a ticket, then go to the coffe counter to exchange said ticket for your beverage

    True fact

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 01:11

    good to know because i have 8 days in italy which is the longest i have in any country :D

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 01:12

    good to know because i have 8 days in italy which is the longest i have in any country :D

    Italy is a stunning country, I guess I should consult your blog but...

    Is is Monza, Milan & Rome?

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 01:13

    yeah i have about 4 accounts because it keeps the organiser in me happy. But i just want it paid! Why wont these people take my money! Singapore already have and spa wants money in july so obviously f1 cities are out to keep me happy. Except for milan.

    :D Hahahahaha!

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 01:15

    the blog is horribly out of date, i shall update soon, but i have 4 nights in rome then 4 in milan. I doubt ill see much of milan though because ill be at the track

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 01:15

    Great [and odd] video from Massive Attack as linked by Fourstar

    Massive Attack: Paradise Circus

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=O86iI7oXYfA

    Thought it looked familiar

    Apparently, tis not the official video but edited portions from 2006's The Fall by Tarsem Singh

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 01:16

    the blog is horribly out of date, i shall update soon, but i have 4 nights in rome then 4 in milan. I doubt ill see much of milan though because ill be at the track

    I've passed through Milan and to be honest it was my least favourite part of Italy so far. Monza will be special though [your Victory T-shirt may be slighly outnumbered by the Tifosi red offerings]

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 01:17

    I've passed through Milan and to be honest it was my least favourite part of Italy so far. Monza will be special though [your Victory T-shirt may be slighly outnumbered by the Tifosi red offerings]

    Rocket Red is the wRong Red in Monza. ;)

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 01:18

    i hope the tifosi arent mean to a poor girl all on her own!

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 01:19

    i hope the tifosi arent mean to a poor girl all on her own!

    To the Italians, you're a woman first and a non-Ferrari supporter second :)

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 01:19

    To the Italians, you're a woman first and a non-Ferrari supporter second :)

    Very true. :D

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 01:32

    Another fab invention, the 'iLuv' iPod dock has an alrm clock with an attachment that you can put under your pillow that will vibrate when your alarm goes off in the morning

  • paul04/03/2010 at 01:33

    Another fab invention, the 'iLuv' iPod dock has an alrm clock with an attachment that you can put under your pillow that will vibrate when your alarm goes off in the morning

    and how am I meant to ignore the alarm then?

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 01:35

    and how am I meant to ignore the alarm then?

    This is one I won't be buying too :D

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 01:42

    I've been beavering away researching drivers who can apply for a superlicence. It may not be completely accurate but it should be a reasonable stab.

    http://toomuchracing.com/superlicence/

    I'll tart up the formatting tomorrow, I'm going to sleep now. :)

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 01:46

    I'll tart up the formatting tomorrow, I'm going to sleep now. :)

    Night Pat

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 02:43

    Hello night owls.

    I have a very very sore arm :(

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 02:43

    Hello night owls.

    I have a very very sore arm :(

    Hi Alison, what d'ya do?

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 02:45

    Hi Alison, what d'ya do?

    The doctor did it to me. On purpose meany!!! I've been stabbed repeatedly with big sharp sticks!

    Changing gear driving home was interesting.....

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 02:45

    The doctor did it to me. On purpose meany!!! I've been stabbed repeatedly with big sharp sticks!

    Vaccination time then :)

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 02:48

    Vaccination time then :)

    Not exactly. I've had (very) minor surgery on my inner arm. It's getting pretty sore now though, the anaesthetic is pretty much gone.

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 02:49

    Not exactly. I've had (very) minor surgery on my inner arm. It's getting pretty sore now though, the anaesthetic is pretty much gone.

    Oh ok, time for the neurofen

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 02:53

    Oh ok, time for the neurofen

    Yeah, I'll be fine. I'm just a bit of a wimp with needles. I can't think about it, I feel ill.

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 02:56

    I bought ice cream as a treat for not screaming like a kid, my sister ate 3/4 of it. I'm very annoyed!

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 02:57

    I bought ice cream as a treat for not screaming like a kid, my sister ate 3/4 of it. I'm very annoyed!

    Should've hidden it. Which flavour/brand?

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 02:58

    Should've hidden it. Which flavour/brand?

    I did hide it. In my own freezer. In my house that I don't share.... It was dark chocolate green and blacks.

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 02:58

    My favourite tweet of the day:

    My cat purrs and rubs against me when he's about to be fed. I'm glad I don't do that. The guy behind the Subway counter has it bad enough.

    :lol:

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 02:59

    I did hide it. In my own freezer. In my house that I don't share.... It was dark chocolate green and blacks.

    That sounds like she owes you, a lot

    [thinks about adding to shopping list]

    Where'd you get that?

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 02:59

    Where'd you get that?

    Tesco. It's actually on offer at the moment. Half price!!

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 03:01

    Tesco. It's actually on offer at the moment. Half price!!

    Hmm, 24hr Tesco on the way home from work

    Must.Buy.Tomorrow

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 03:04

    Hmm, 24hr Tesco on the way home from work

    Must.Buy.Tomorrow

    Calendarised with alarm!

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 03:04

    Calendarised with alarm!

    :D

    Midnight shopping for the win.

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 03:05

    Midnight shopping for the win.

    Indeed

    Except for the 'Unexpected item in the bagging area'

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 03:08

    Indeed

    Except for the 'Unexpected item in the bagging area'

    Hahaha yes there is that.

    I can't sleep. I guess I should wait before I wake Nick....

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 03:09

    I can't sleep. I guess I should wait before I wake Nick....

    What time is it there, just after 7?

    He'll be up soon anyway

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 03:10

    What time is it there, just after 7?

    He'll be up soon anyway

    Hahahahahaha

    We are talking about the same guy right? He's not really a morning person.

  • Dan Brunell04/03/2010 at 03:10

    Evening all.

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 03:11

    We are talking about the same guy right? He's not really a morning person.

    But work... oh he works from home?

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 03:11

    Evening all.

    Hi Dan

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 03:11

    But work... oh he works from home?

    No he works from an office. I'm just saying, if I woke him up at 7am, there would not be a lot of love.....

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 03:12

    No he works from an office. I'm just saying, if I woke him up at 7am, there would not be a lot of love.....

    What time does he roll into the office?

    If you don't speak to him early, how would you have the time to chat?

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 03:14

    What time does he roll into the office?

    If you don't speak to him early, how would you have the time to chat?

    We find proper time to talk most days I'd say. Normally once he's home from work or just before he's off to bed.

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 03:14

    What time does he roll into the office?

    If you don't speak to him early, how would you have the time to chat?

    He'll start between half 9 and 10 I'd say.

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 03:14

    We find proper time to talk most days I'd say. Normally once he's home from work or just before he's off to bed.

    Ah ok, then yes, it's too early to chat to Nick :)

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 03:15

    He'll start between half 9 and 10 I'd say.

    Slacker, I've had meetings and breakfast at work by then

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 03:18

    Ah ok, then yes, it's too early to chat to Nick :)

    You're very selfless! I'm only not calling because I don't want to be sworn at... I'll ring in an hour.

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 03:19

    You're very selfless! I'm only not calling because I don't want to be sworn at... I'll ring in an hour.

    :)

  • Bassano [Quoted by Joe Saward]04/03/2010 at 03:23

    Ok, time for bed, said Zebedee

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 03:25

    Night Bassano

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 04:51

    Morning everyone :)

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 05:07

    Morning Alex... just before 5 AM?!

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 05:08

    Morning Alex... just before 5 AM?!

    That's the exciting world of work I live in! At least at the moment with fourstar off.

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 05:12

    I have received an e-mail from Amazon to say Stuart C's book has been delayed as they haven't been sent stock from the suppliers.

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 05:14

    I have received an e-mail from Amazon to say Stuart C's book has been delayed as they haven't been sent stock from the suppliers.

    Hmmm. Must remind Stuart.

    Say... any chance we get autographed copies from the man himself? :)

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 05:18

    alex works hard for the money! I just found out I have monday off for labour day which is nice because im working saturday.

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 05:26

    alex works hard for the money! I just found out I have monday off for labour day which is nice because im working saturday.

    Woohoo day off!

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 05:39

    alex works hard for the money! I just found out I have monday off for labour day which is nice because im working saturday.

    ...so you better treat him right? :D isn't that a song?

    good for you amy! i have a day off myself tomorrow. :)

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 05:42

    ...so you better treat him right? :D isn't that a song?

    indeed, I was going to add (so hard for it honey)

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 05:43

    indeed, I was going to add (so hard for it honey)

    hehehe. i'm actually having a blast from the past. listening to 80s songs right now. now THAT was music! :)

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 05:45

    ...so you better treat him right? :D isn't that a song?

    I hope I am treated right too :)

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 05:59

    Important lesson for every rally driver: Don't leave your car unattended at a place it is not supposed to be parked. Otherwise you have to waste a few ours trying to convince the police to give it back to you. Isn't that right Mr Hirvonen?

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 06:00

    Important lesson for every rally driver: Don't leave your car unattended at a place it is not supposed to be parked. Otherwise you have to waste a few ours trying to convince the police to give it back to you. Isn't that right Mr Hirvonen?

    :D :D

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 06:03

    Important lesson for every rally driver: Don't leave your car unattended at a place it is not supposed to be parked. Otherwise you have to waste a few ours trying to convince the police to give it back to you. Isn't that right Mr Hirvonen?

    Oh my goodness! Just as well that Mikko doesn't get penalized for that... does he? That's a brain fart right there...

  • paul04/03/2010 at 06:41

    How can Ken Anderson say loosing funding in mid-January was the problem? If that was the case, sureley they would have a car just about ready to go? Or were they going to magically produse something in 2 weeks?!

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 06:44

    How can Ken Anderson say loosing funding in mid-January was the problem? If that was the case, sureley they would have a car just about ready to go? Or were they going to magically produse something in 2 weeks?!

    Very good point there, paul.

  • paul04/03/2010 at 06:47

    Very good point there, paul.

    I'm not sure how he can complain about a short time frame becuase the concord agreement was delayed either. Lotus had a shorter time frame didn't they? Sounds like Anderson is looking for excuses. Good luck getting an entry for 2011.

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 06:50

    now that I know where I am staying when, I am going on a mad flight booking power trip. Spending euro is so easy!

  • paul04/03/2010 at 06:51

    now that I know where I am staying when, I am going on a mad flight booking power trip. Spending euro is so easy!

    and cheaper then ever :D

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 06:52

    and cheaper then ever :D

    and airlines are so kind as to take my money right away :D

  • paul04/03/2010 at 06:53

    and airlines are so kind as to take my money right away :D

    They are so helpful.

    I am jelous!

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 06:55

    They are so helpful.

    Inititally when I started thinking about Europe I wanted to take trains more but when a Barcelona to Madrid train would cost me $149AU or a flight at $43 I know which I will choose #budgettraveller. So there is a grand total of two trains in all my journeys :D

  • paul04/03/2010 at 06:57

    Inititally when I started thinking about Europe I wanted to take trains more but when a Barcelona to Madrid train would cost me $149AU or a flight at $43 I know which I will choose #budgettraveller. So there is a grand total of two trains in all my journeys :D

    That's crazy and a little disppointing. At least you will get everywhere fast

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 06:59

    now that I know where I am staying when, I am going on a mad flight booking power trip. Spending euro is so easy!

    keep in mind that just because ryanair says an airport is in a certain city doesn't mean it is anywhere near that city :)

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 07:00

    OH! Months ago I thought I had thrown out an unused tram ticket, value $28, while clearing receipts out of my wallet and I was very very sad.

    But I just got out my passport because Spanair wants the number, and the metcard is in there for some reason! I feel $28 richer :D

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 07:00

    keep in mind that just because ryanair says an airport is in a certain city doesn't mean it is anywhere near that city :)

    heheh I am giving Ryanair a wide berth for exactly that reason! So far I have booked three flights with Easyjet and google tells me all the airports I am using are the main airports for the cities :D

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 07:03

    I'm not sure how he can complain about a short time frame becuase the concord agreement was delayed either. Lotus had a shorter time frame didn't they? Sounds like Anderson is looking for excuses. Good luck getting an entry for 2011.

    Indeed. Significantly shorter too.

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 07:03

    now that I know where I am staying when, I am going on a mad flight booking power trip. Spending euro is so easy!

    and cheaper then ever

    Haha! Consumerism at its finest. :D

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 07:03

    Morning :D

    How can Ken Anderson say loosing funding in mid-January was the problem? If that was the case, sureley they would have a car just about ready to go? Or were they going to magically produse something in 2 weeks?!

    Very good point there, paul.

    I'm not sure how he can complain about a short time frame becuase the concord agreement was delayed either. Lotus had a shorter time frame didn't they? Sounds like Anderson is looking for excuses. Good luck getting an entry for 2011.

    Yeah it's all rubbish - the car should have been ready by then and they had the chance to buy two cars even if they weren't.

    Again, Lola had a windtunnel model in June and could have waited until October to restart the project.

    The man is clearly an idiot and had no idea what he was doing. Once the employees are properly laid off (they are on unpaid leave), the truth will come out.

    Incidentally, the one who is on Facebook is so angry, yet if the project re-started he would be back in a flash. Why? Just for that chance to be working in F1. They all bought into the dream and now sadly have been burned. If they were in the UK, they would already have got another job in F1...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 07:05

    keep in mind that just because ryanair says an airport is in a certain city doesn't mean it is anywhere near that city :)

    heheh I am giving Ryanair a wide berth for exactly that reason! So far I have booked three flights with Easyjet and google tells me all the airports I am using are the main airports for the cities :D

    Easyjet is far better than Ryanair, IMO

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 07:05

    Incidentally, the one who is on Facebook is so angry, yet if the project re-started he would be back in a flash. Why? Just for that chance to be working in F1. They all bought into the dream and now sadly have been burned. If they were in the UK, they would already have got another job in F1...

    If I were him, I would probably start with an IndyCar or a NASCAR team first, then parlay that into an F1 job later when I can afford the move to Europe.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 07:06

    Incidentally, the one who is on Facebook is so angry, yet if the project re-started he would be back in a flash. Why? Just for that chance to be working in F1. They all bought into the dream and now sadly have been burned. If they were in the UK, they would already have got another job in F1...

    If I were him, I would probably start with an IndyCar or a NASCAR team first, then parlay that into an F1 job later when I can afford the move to Europe.

    A lot of them came from teams like that though...

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 07:06

    Easyjet is far better than Ryanair, IMO

    everything gives me that impression, even their website. Ryanair's looks like it was designed by a 13 year old in his first day of Computer classes at high school.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 07:09

    Easyjet is far better than Ryanair, IMO

    everything gives me that impression, even their website. Ryanair's looks like it was designed by a 13 year old in his first day of Computer classes at high school.

    We are flying Easyjet to the UK at Easter. My impression is that it is better than SAS (the Scandinavian 'national' carrier) - the planes are nice, new and clean and the flights are punctual - all the things SAS aren't ;)

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 07:09

    A lot of them came from teams like that though...

    Good point. The sad fact is, unless Penske or Hendrick make an F1 foray, I don't see an American F1 team coming true in the next 10 years, at least.

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 07:11

    We are flying Easyjet to the UK at Easter. My impression is that it is better than SAS (the Scandinavian 'national' carrier) - the planes are nice, new and clean and the flights are punctual - all the things SAS aren't ;)

    :D

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 07:12

    ooh Spanair are even Star Alliance members, I'm sure my 29 Euro flight will earn me a whole one air mile or so.

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 07:16

    ooh Spanair are even Star Alliance members, I'm sure my 29 Euro flight will earn me a whole one air mile or so.

    does this mean that your entire vacation is already booked and good to go?

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 07:17

    Good point. The sad fact is, unless Penske or Hendrick make an F1 foray, I don't see an American F1 team coming true in the next 10 years, at least.

    Then again, maybe Andretti will make an F1 foray if they want Marco in F1?

    Mario would love that. Michael, not so much.

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 07:22

    Inititally when I started thinking about Europe I wanted to take trains more but when a Barcelona to Madrid train would cost me $149AU or a flight at $43 I know which I will choose #budgettraveller. So there is a grand total of two trains in all my journeys :D

    I can get a train ticket from Berlin to Munich for an ICE (that is I.C.E not ice train dear english speaking documentary from 10 years ago ;)) for €29 if I book early enough and accept strange travelling times but whenever you want to leave the country it gets tricky :(

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 07:24

    does this mean that your entire vacation is already booked and good to go?

    all that is left is the train from Berlin to Zurich (so I can fulfil my goal of sleeping on a night train) and the Eurostar from Paris to London (so I can go on a train under the sea). Train companies are silly and only release tickets 90 days in advance, they do not cater for the likes of me who like to book 200 days in advance.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 07:30

    Good point. The sad fact is, unless Penske or Hendrick make an F1 foray, I don't see an American F1 team coming true in the next 10 years, at least.

    Then again, maybe Andretti will make an F1 foray if they want Marco in F1?

    Mario would love that. Michael, not so much.

    Do you really think that would happen when both Michael and Mario are bitter about his time at McLaren?

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 07:31

    Inititally when I started thinking about Europe I wanted to take trains more but when a Barcelona to Madrid train would cost me $149AU or a flight at $43 I know which I will choose #budgettraveller. So there is a grand total of two trains in all my journeys :D

    I can get a train ticket from Berlin to Munich for an ICE (that is I.C.E not ice train dear english speaking documentary from 10 years ago ;)) for €29 if I book early enough and accept strange travelling times but whenever you want to leave the country it gets tricky :(

    Oooh I do love those ICE trains - Denmark should have replaced their old and knackered IC-trains with them instead of buying useless Italian trains that still have not been delivered!

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 07:33

    Oooh I do love those ICE trains - Denmark should have replaced their old and knackered IC-trains with them instead of buying useless Italian trains that still have not been delivered!

    I am going on this train :D

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 07:33

    Oooh I do love those ICE trains - Denmark should have replaced their old and knackered IC-trains with them instead of buying useless Italian trains that still have not been delivered!

    I wouldn't know. I've never taken one. I like Finland's Italian Pendolino though

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 07:36

    Oooh I do love those ICE trains - Denmark should have replaced their old and knackered IC-trains with them instead of buying useless Italian trains that still have not been delivered!

    I am going on this train :D

    Ooh CityNightLine - that's one of my options to Spa :)

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 07:38

    Ooh CityNightLine - that's one of my options to Spa :)

    I shouldn't be so fascinated with night trains but I really, really am. My friends who have used them on their OEs all tell me as soon as you get on them you realise they suck though.

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 07:39

    I shouldn't be so fascinated with night trains but I really, really am.

    Will you take the single deluxe sleeper?

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 07:40

    Will you take the single deluxe sleeper?

    I get the impression that will be ridiculously outside my budget sadly.

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 07:41

    I get the impression that will be ridiculously outside my budget sadly.

    it's at least €179 even if you book 92 days early :(

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 07:48

    it's at least €179 even if you book 92 days early :(

    ouch. According to the Australian-Euro-Train-Bookingy-Place, if I chose to travel on a Thursday (which I do) but one in April since they don't care about September, a deluxe single adult fare is AU$482.

    An economy one is $382. If you buy the economy one early it is $283 which isn't that much more than a 6 berth couchette at $240.

    Even so, $240 is a lot for a journey that I could fly for about $60.

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 07:53

    hm, do you want me to check bahn.de before you book. They seem to be much cheaper than the Australians (if my currency converter is correct)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 07:53

    Wow - someone linked to and translated my testing posts in Spanish! http://safety-car.net/showthread.php/614-Monoplazas-de-f1-temporada-2010

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 07:55

    hm, do you want me to check bahn.de before you book. They seem to be much cheaper than the Australians (if my currency converter is correct)

    ooh that would be lovely. The Australian agents for these places are such rip offs, the fares are higher then they charge a $15 booking fee + a $38 handling fee.

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 07:56

    in Australian GP news, the longe range forecast says high chance of rain. Of course forecasting this far out is silly, but lets do it anyway.

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 07:59

    ooh that would be lovely. The Australian agents for these places are such rip offs, the fares are higher then they charge a $15 booking fee + a $38 handling fee.

    OK. remind me 93 days before you want to take your trip by e-mail :)

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 08:00

    OK. remind me 93 days before you want to take your trip by e-mail :)

    :D *calculates 93 days before 2 September*

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 08:14

    here is another story showing what scares me about tomorrow. It's not 1999 boys!

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 08:20

    Do you really think that would happen when both Michael and Mario are bitter about his time at McLaren?

    Not likely, but it's still very much possible. When Mario was interviewed on the Motorsport Magazine podcast, he didn't sound all too bitter about it.

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 08:24

    Wow - someone linked to and translated my testing posts in Spanish! http://safety-...-de-f1-temporada-2010

    You really found a niche and dug in, Gavin. Undisputed blogger king of F1 statistics. :)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 08:35

    Do you really think that would happen when both Michael and Mario are bitter about his time at McLaren?

    Not likely, but it's still very much possible. When Mario was interviewed on the Motorsport Magazine podcast, he didn't sound all too bitter about it.

    Yeah that's true. I guess if these guys wanted in again, it would be on their own terms ;)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 08:39

    Wow - someone linked to and translated my testing posts in Spanish! http://safety-...-de-f1-temporada-2010

    You really found a niche and dug in, Gavin. Undisputed blogger king of F1 statistics. :)

    Thanks - but I would dispute it as there are some very good resources out there ;)

    I just love that the posts I make are shared out this way - that someone thought my post was good enough that it should be translated so their friends can see it - awesome!

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 08:39

    Yeah that's true. I guess if these guys wanted in again, it would be on their own terms

    True. The danger though is starting from scratch is that it may blow up in their face.

    Actually, had USF1 gotten off the ground, Andretti could've bought a stake in the team 3 or 4 years from now when the team is already relatively established. As it stands, that probably won't happen.

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 08:39

    An early morning jobbie, therefor if it makes no sense I will take no blame

    ;)

    http://formula1archive.blogspot.com/2010/03/does-formula-1-need-thirteen-teams.html

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 08:40

    Morning all.

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 08:41

    Morning Christine

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 08:42

    Morning all.

    Morning :)

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 08:49

    Morning Christine. :)

  • F1Wolf04/03/2010 at 08:53

    in Australian GP news, the longe range forecast says high chance of rain. Of course forecasting this far out is silly, but lets do it anyway.

    I somehow think that rain may be better than the 40+ temperatures 2 years ago. that was unbelievable heat :-)

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 08:54

    I somehow think that rain may be better than the 40+ temperatures 2 years ago. that was unbelievable heat :-)

    that was my first trip to Melbourne, I was loving it! #coldblooded

  • F1Wolf04/03/2010 at 08:56

    that was my first trip to Melbourne, I was loving it! #coldblooded

    well it was an experience :-) I am used to very warm weather, but here warm comes hand in hand with humid, that time in Melbourne it was very different kind of heat I am used too. and I believe a bit unusual for that time of the year

  • F1Wolf04/03/2010 at 09:01

    more on Australian GP - I arrive Melbourne Thursday before race, leave Sunday night after race, my seat is somewhere at Brabham, Wolf headquarters for the weekend will be located at St Kilda Novotel. may be busy in the before hours and afterhours but should be fairly free between the sessions on the track

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 09:01

    well it was an experience :-) I am used to very warm weather, but here warm comes hand in hand with humid, that time in Melbourne it was very different kind of heat I am used too. and I believe a bit unusual for that time of the year

    I much prefer a dry heat, humidity kills me. But if I remember correctly the first night I arrived in town was the hottest March over night temperature in 84 years.

  • F1Wolf04/03/2010 at 09:02

    I much prefer a dry heat, humidity kills me. But if I remember correctly the first night I arrived in town was the hottest March over night temperature in 84 years.

    that explains it :-)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 09:09

    more on Australian GP - I arrive Melbourne Thursday before race, leave Sunday night after race, my seat is somewhere at Brabham, Wolf headquarters for the weekend will be located at St Kilda Novotel. may be busy in the before hours and afterhours but should be fairly free between the sessions on the track

    That does raise an interesting question. Unfortunately I will not be able to spend so much time on Grands Prix this year for various reasons which I won't go into. Needless to say, I am going to have to do some juggling this year.

    Also, I will in the UK for the Malaysian Grand Prix and I am going to Spa, so I am going to be making posts for those Grands Prix a lot later than usual (a week later for MLA, a few days later for BEL).

    I think it is going to be a challenging year for me in that respect...

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 09:35

    good morning

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 09:36

    Wow - someone linked to and translated my testing posts in Spanish! http://safety-...-de-f1-temporada-2010

    isn't it funny how we get so annoyed when some one does it in English though ;-)

  • MoJoker04/03/2010 at 09:42

    Another aero controversy?

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81832

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 09:44

    Wow - someone linked to and translated my testing posts in Spanish! http://safety-...-de-f1-temporada-2010

    isn't it funny how we get so annoyed when some one does it in English though ;-)

    This is different - because they linked to my blog and translated it for the benefit of others who may not understand it. Got some clicks out of it too ;)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 09:45

    Another aero controversy?

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/81832

    Our question ultimately will be: 'Is it clever design or is it in breach of the regulations'?"

    Horner added: "They must be very confident that it's legal. I would think it will be legal.

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 09:45

    This is different - because they linked to my blog and translated it for the benefit of others who may not understand it. Got some clicks out of it too ;)

    And what do clicks make?

    :D

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 09:45

    Another aero controversy?

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/81832

    "controversy" might be pushing it for the time being, Red Bull think it's probably legal even if they have asked about it

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 09:45

    This is different - because they linked to my blog and translated it for the benefit of others who may not understand it. Got some clicks out of it too ;)

    And what do clicks make?

    :D

    Page Views!

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 09:46

    And what do clicks make?

    a happy Gavin

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 09:46

    Page Views! Prizes!

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 09:46

    This is different - because they linked to my blog and translated it for the benefit of others who may not understand it. Got some clicks out of it too ;)

    I've had 154 clicks coming from you in the past week - try harder ;-)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 09:50

    This is different - because they linked to my blog and translated it for the benefit of others who may not understand it. Got some clicks out of it too ;)

    I've had 154 clicks coming from you in the past week - try harder ;-)

    I've had 215 from you - so I owe you 50. Maybe next time I'll image link you instead of the comment at the end then?

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 09:52

    I've had 215 from you - so I owe you 50. Maybe next time I'll image link you instead of the comment at the end then?

    really? actually surprised at that a bit since I posted first and the links were then added later

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 09:53

    Maybe i should start buying all these clicks from F1 blogs :P

  • MoJoker04/03/2010 at 09:53

    "controversy" might be pushing it for the time being, Red Bull think it's probably legal even if they have asked about it

    Your right there...This is the "new" FIA now so I guess they may judge this without bias.

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 09:53

    Morning everyone! I am meeting a European company this afternoon for an assignment, which seems odd, but apparently we don't need to be prepared for it or anything so I have no idea what to expect...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 09:54

    This is different - because they linked to my blog and translated it for the benefit of others who may not understand it. Got some clicks out of it too ;)

    I've had 154 clicks coming from you in the past week - try harder ;-)

    I've had 215 from you - so I owe you 50. Maybe next time I'll image link you instead of the comment at the end then?

    That's out of a combined total of 3064 views for the five posts linked to yours - which makes it a 5% ratio. Hmm, I did expect better than that. What do you think the ratio is from VivaF1 --> my posts?

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 09:55

    Your right there...This is the "new" FIA now so I guess they may judge this without bias.

    Ha!

    Look at the grafiti at place de concorde and you will probably see:

    Jean 4 Micheal 4 Eva

    Nicholas 4 Felipe 4 eva

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 09:57

    Morning everyone! I am meeting a European company this afternoon for an assignment, which seems odd, but apparently we don't need to be prepared for it or anything so I have no idea what to expect...

    Suit up!

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 09:59

    That's out of a combined total of 3064 views for the five posts linked to yours - which makes it a 5% ratio. Hmm, I did expect better than that. What do you think the ratio is from VivaF1 --> my posts?

    good question, alll our blog posts are kindly gathered under one page as far as stats are concerned

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 09:59

    Do we think the USF1 toaster could be the newest version of the Hesketh Bear Mascot?

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 10:00

    good question, alll our blog posts are kindly gathered under one page as far as stats are concerned

    I'd be keen to know if it's not too much trouble. I'm a bit disappointed that only 5% of the visitors clicked on the link to your posts - seeing as I referenced them quite a lot when analysing the data...

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 10:00

    Jean 4 Micheal 4 Eva

    that one might be interesting if Mercedes' super diffuser starts pushing the limits of the regs

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 10:03

    I'd be keen to know if it's not too much trouble. I'm a bit disappointed that only 5% of the visitors clicked on the link to your posts - seeing as I referenced them quite a lot when analysing the data...

    will have a dig through what we have, I've restricted myself to the webhosts' stats as it avoids all the junk that comes with other analytics and speeds up loads time

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 10:04

    I'd be keen to know if it's not too much trouble. I'm a bit disappointed that only 5% of the visitors clicked on the link to your posts - seeing as I referenced them quite a lot when analysing the data...

    will have a dig through what we have, I've restricted myself to the webhosts' stats as it avoids all the junk that comes with other analytics and speeds up loads time

    Thanks - for reference I just used WordPress Stats.

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 10:05

    problem is, I start looking at the analytic pages and I end up distracted for hours... 214 pages views in the russian federation (£10 says it's a spambot!)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 10:06

    problem is, I start looking at the analytic pages and I end up distracted for hours... 214 pages views in the russian federation (£10 says it's a spambot!)

    Well, it's no big deal - I was just curious about it...

  • MoJoker04/03/2010 at 10:11

    problem is, I start looking at the analytic pages and I end up distracted for hours... 214 pages views in the russian federation (£10 says it's a spambot!)

    Vitaly Petrov is using your website for info!

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 10:16

    An MFC post: http://mediafuturechange.com/2010/03/04/changing-touring-forever/

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 10:25

    Well, it's no big deal - I was just curious about it...

    sorry, problem with just the webhosts stats is that it's a bit limited on that sort of stuff but I can get all the info I'd ever need on webcrawlers using my bandwidth

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 10:27

    problem is, I start looking at the analytic pages and I end up distracted for hours... 214 pages views in the russian federation (£10 says it's a spambot!)

    oh, I lose my £10 :-(

    it's a russian search engine - we're big in novosibirsk apparently

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 10:30

    "It's our final Thursday Thoughts before the season gets underway, and it's Maverick who has come up with a lovely question to send off the series nicely. The post should be up shortly..."

    am I writing that?

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 10:31

    "It's our final Thursday Thoughts before the season gets underway, and it's Maverick who has come up with a lovely question to send off the series nicely. The post should be up shortly..."

    am I writing that?

    Er, no. I scheduled it but I can't remember when for. Will check.

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 10:33

    Er, no. I scheduled it but I can't remember when for. Will check.

    that's okay, because I haven't... and relax

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 10:33

    Er, no. I scheduled it but I can't remember when for. Will check.

    Ah ha, I forgot to actually schedule it. D'oh. Thanks for the nudge, Maverick.

    Aaaaand ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/04/thursday-thoughts-your-blog/

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 10:37

    Ah ha, I forgot to actually schedule it. D'oh. Thanks for the nudge, Maverick.

    no problem (although I've just given away that I've only just actually read the daily thread)

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 10:39

    An F1 car with a Lada logo: http://adamcooperf1.com/2010/03/04/renault-f1-team-confirms-lada-deal/

    Who thought we'd ever see the day?

    Those sidepods still look bare...

  • Flabbergash04/03/2010 at 10:42

    An F1 car with a Lada logo: http://adamcoo...m-confirms-lada-deal/

    Who thought we'd ever see the day?

    I like the computer generated image... possible the first of codemasters f12010? :P

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 10:45

    I like the computer generated image... possible the first of codemasters f12010? :P

    I think it's straight out of Renault, saw it on Adam Cooper's first but it's probably on the Renault site

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 10:45

    I like the computer generated image... possible the first of codemasters f12010? :P

    Isnt that supposed to be out this month? They seem to have gone very quiet, perhpas they got stuck making the USF1 model

  • Flabbergash04/03/2010 at 10:46

    Isnt that supposed to be out this month? They seem to have gone very quiet, perhpas they got stuck making the USF1 model

    Just like US F1 did?

    I expect it'll tie in with the first/second race of the season

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 10:46

    Isnt that supposed to be out this month? They seem to have gone very quiet, perhpas they got stuck making the USF1 model

    how hard can it be? two slots in the top and a lever on the side

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 10:51

    Gosh what a busy morning...

    I know there has been a lot of brownie discussion here on Sidepodcast so when I saw this I thought of you all:

    http://www.firebox.com/product/2594/Edge-Brownie-Pan?itc=FB_ITC&src_t=nwt&src_id=291&via=nltheme

  • paul04/03/2010 at 10:55

    Gosh what a busy morning...

    You've been cooking? :D

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 10:56

    Gosh what a busy morning...

    "You can even lick the spoon in a seductive manner before inviting some unemployed actors round to pose as friends."

    :-D

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 11:01

    Gosh what a busy morning...

    I know there has been a lot of brownie discussion here on Sidepodcast so when I saw this I thought of you all:

    http://www.fir...d=291&via=nltheme

    I would like everything on that website for my birthday

    Thx

    Nick

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 11:10

    Gosh what a busy morning...

    "You can even lick the spoon in a seductive manner before inviting some unemployed actors round to pose as friends."

    :-D

    Ohh, blug: http://rubbergoat.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/can-cook-will-swallow/

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 11:14

    Another aero controversy?

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/81832

    Gotta love F1... McLaren say Ferrari don't know anything about questions of legality, Ferrari say they don't know anything about questions of legality

    If Ferrari are not bothering to protest, it must be legal

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 11:19
  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 11:24

    This one's for Mr. C :D

    KERS for your blog

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 11:27

    This one's for Mr. C :D

    KERS for your blog

    It was more for the headline as he keeps mentioning this PuddleBubbleWuddleCuddleHuddle thing - but yeah, it does sound cool. The best way to spread your work is to post links in as many places as possible though ;)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 11:28

    RG, Badger has some loving for Timo: http://www.f1badger.com/2010/03/we-salute-you-glockdogs-golden-helmet/

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 11:30

    The best way to spread your work is to post links in as many places as possible though

    True

    RG, Badger has some loving for Timo: http://www.f1b...ckdogs-golden-helmet/

    You've not quite got the hang of it though ;-)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 11:33

    You've not quite got the hang of it though ;-)

    You wouldn't believe how long I spend after I post making links in various places! Sometimes I'm there for an hour afterwards plugging away!

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 11:39

    hi

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 11:41

    hi

    Hi Pat. How's the cheese today?

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 11:42

    The best way to spread your work is to post links in as many places as possible though

    True

    annoyingly so... and i can't be bothered apart from here and twitter :)

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 11:43

    annoyingly so... and i can't be bothered apart from here and twitter :)

    mine has a different focus though. i may do it for the superlicence thing i wrote last night

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 11:43

    Hi Pat. How's the cheese today?

    Not adding up :)

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 11:45

    This one's for Mr. C :D

    I believe Sidepodcast has been doing it for a while. That's why Mr C was getting excited by Google Reader the other day.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 11:45

    annoyingly so... and i can't be bothered apart from here and twitter :)

    mine has a different focus though. i may do it for the superlicence thing i wrote last night

    Do it. The more you do it, the more people read it and the more subscribe to it (like a critical mass or something). It's awesome when you see links coming in from people sharing your work on other forums and in other languages!

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 11:46

    hi

    This made me think of a Ross Geller Hi for some reason.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 11:50

    hi

    This made me think of a Ross Geller Hi for some reason.

    Friends was on the TV at the gym last night ... bit weird watching it with no sound in Danish though!

  • MoJoker04/03/2010 at 11:52

    Ohh, blug: http://rubberg...an-cook-will-swallow/

    Can't watch the vid you link to

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 11:53

    Ohh, blug: http://rubberg...an-cook-will-swallow/

    Can't watch the vid you link to

    Well it worked when I posted it - she just mentions a lot of phrases and they're linked together to sound rude...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 11:54

    Ohh, blug: http://rubberg...an-cook-will-swallow/

    Can't watch the vid you link to

    Well it worked when I posted it - she just mentions a lot of phrases and they're linked together to sound rude...

    When did YouTube start having 'Private Videos' anyway?

  • MoJoker04/03/2010 at 11:55

    An F1 car with a Lada logo: http://adamcoo...m-confirms-lada-deal/

    Who thought we'd ever see the day?

    Has that ever happened before of a car have to different automobile manufacturers as sponsors? I know Renault actually provide the engine and Lada probably make other things besides car/.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 11:55

    An F1 car with a Lada logo: http://adamcoo...m-confirms-lada-deal/

    Who thought we'd ever see the day?

    Has that ever happened before of a car have to different automobile manufacturers as sponsors? I know Renault actually provide the engine and Lada probably make other things besides car/.

    Well there is the Fiat Yamaha team in MotoGP?

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 11:56

    Has that ever happened before of a car have to different automobile manufacturers as sponsors? I know Renault actually provide the engine and Lada probably make other things besides car/.

    It's happened in MotoGP with FIAT sponsoring Yamaha. Not sure if it's happened in F1 before this year, and now it's happened twice! BMW Sauber and Lada with Renault.

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 11:56

    Has that ever happened before of a car have to different automobile manufacturers as sponsors? I know Renault actually provide the engine and Lada probably make other things besides car/.

    Ferrari have Tata, although it's supposed to be Tata's computing arm

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 11:57

    Has that ever happened before of a car have to different automobile manufacturers as sponsors? I know Renault actually provide the engine and Lada probably make other things besides car/.

    It's happened in MotoGP with FIAT sponsoring Yamaha. Not sure if it's happened in F1 before this year, and now it's happened twice! BMW Sauber and Lada with Renault.

    The BMW Sauber thing is really odd isn't it?

  • MoJoker04/03/2010 at 11:58

    Ferrari have Tata, although it's supposed to be Tata's computing arm

    Ratan Tata has a computer arm was the first thought in my head when i read that!

  • MoJoker04/03/2010 at 11:59

    The BMW Sauber thing is really odd isn't it?

    Cost saving measure - they already had post-it notes printed as well as BMW Sauber calenders sent out!

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 12:00

    The BMW Sauber thing is really odd isn't it?

    Cost saving measure - they already had post-it notes printed as well as BMW Sauber calenders sent out!

    And Letterheads ;)

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 12:01

    The BMW Sauber thing is really odd isn't it?

    BWM Ferrari

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 12:01

    Ferrari have Tata, although it's supposed to be Tata's computing arm

    Tata has so many companies, I don't think this really counts.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 12:02

    The BMW Sauber thing is really odd isn't it?

    BWM Ferrari

    Sorry?

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 12:02

    Ferrari have Tata, although it's supposed to be Tata's computing arm

    Which reminds me, last I heard this deal just quietly died without renewal? Not sure if that's really the case, though.

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 12:02

    Tata has so many companies, I don't think this really counts.

    but there's no small print explaining that on the livery

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 12:02

    The BMW Sauber thing is really odd isn't it?

    BWM Ferrari

    Sorry?

    BMW Sauber Ferrari I meant... I missed a word.

  • MoJoker04/03/2010 at 12:02

    And Letterheads ;)

    and Peter's tattoo!

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 12:02

    Ferrari have Tata, although it's supposed to be Tata's computing arm

    Which reminds me, last I heard this deal just quietly died without renewal? Not sure if that's really the case, though.

    So it's Ta-ta to Tata?

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 12:03

    Which reminds me, last I heard this deal just quietly died without renewal? Not sure if that's really the case, though.

    I swear I saw an advert this week highlighting the partnership

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 12:03

    BMW Sauber Ferrari I meant... I missed a word.

    I'm just going to call them Sauber this year ... much like Scuderia Ferrari M******* are referred to as Ferrari...

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 12:04

    By the way, I'm expecting a super duper suggestion for the last Friday Fun.

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 12:05

    By the way, I'm expecting a super duper suggestion for the last Friday Fun.

    uh oh... I went a week early last week...

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 12:05

    uh oh... I went a week early last week...

    :)

  • MoJoker04/03/2010 at 12:07

    On the sidepod under the Acer logo when they were testing so still a sponsor!

  • MoJoker04/03/2010 at 12:08

    Image 8 on http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8536898.stm

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 12:11

    Yaaayyy, I'm going to the British F3 Media Day....i just have to work out how to get there...boo

    How are we all today?

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 12:16

    I hope this is an early April's fools. The date is Thursday 4th March 2010. ;)

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 12:18

    I hope this is an early April's fools. The date is Thursday 4th March 2010. ;)

    no it's not #isindenial

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 12:18

    I hope this is an early April's fools. The date is Thursday 4th March 2010. ;)

    Blimey.

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 12:20

    Blimey.

    That's quite typical in a post where I say I'm gonna help people tell what day it is.

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 12:21

    It's never too early for April Fool's Day

    I'm sure Bernie has lots of experience working around this calendar loophole

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 12:21

    That's quite typical in a post where I say I'm gonna help people tell what day it is.

    s'OK I guess, it means you trick people into having more time on their hands for the coming year! :D

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 12:24

    Do it. The more you do it, the more people read it and the more subscribe to it (like a critical mass or something). It's awesome when you see links coming in from people sharing your work on other forums and in other languages!

    Trouble is I don't really give myself time to visit many forums and sites, and I'm not one to shout about myself anyway :)

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 12:24

    hi

    This made me think of a Ross Geller Hi for some reason.

    :-)

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 12:26

    I hope this is an early April's fools. The date is Thursday 4th March 2010. ;)

    Blimey.

    Well it is a Thursday which explains a lot!

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 12:26

    It's never too early for April Fool's Day

    I'm sure Bernie has lots of experience working around this calendar loophole

    i'm flying on April Fools Day...

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 12:27

    On the sidepod under the Acer logo when they were testing so still a sponsor!

    Ahh, so still alive! Thanks MoJoker.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 12:28

    Google Maps is useless. I type in Silverstone in the to box and then railway in the from box, it gives me a few train stations...That are all closed!!!

    public transport fail

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 12:31

    i'm flying on April Fools Day...

    I fly home they day beforehand...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 12:33

    Google Maps is useless. I type in Silverstone in the to box and then railway in the from box, it gives me a few train stations...That are all closed!!!

    public transport fail

    We have a service called krak.dk that is more local - kinda like the White Pages in the UK. Do you not have something similar? What about a rail line website?

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 12:37

    We have a service called krak.dk that is more local - kinda like the White Pages in the UK. Do you not have something similar? What about a rail line website?

    Thats my next stop....i just have to remember what the website was called..

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 12:37

    Google Maps is useless. I type in Silverstone in the to box and then railway in the from box, it gives me a few train stations...That are all closed!!!

    public transport fail

    I believe you need to use "train" rather than railway.

    For best results search for Silverstone first before you go into directions then turn directions on, swap the destination and from, and type "train" in the from box. It then brings up a set of different places

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 12:38

    For best results search for Silverstone first before you go into directions then turn directions on, swap the destination and from, and type "train" in the from box. It then brings up a set of different places

    http://bit.ly/biBLZm

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 12:39

    We have a service called krak.dk that is more local - kinda like the White Pages in the UK. Do you not have something similar? What about a rail line website?

    Nationalrail.co.uk is ****ing useless sometimes for that.

    Silverstone's nearest rail links are: Northampton, Banbury, Milton Keynes and Towcester. Just FYI.

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 12:40

    Karun Chandhok has been confirmed

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 12:40
  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 12:41

    I hope this is an early April's fools. The date is Thursday 4th March 2010. ;)

    And it took 12hrs for anyone to notice :)

    (I didn't either)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 12:41

    Karun Chandhok has been confirmed

    Didn't realise he was the religious type? ;)

  • Bassano04/03/2010 at 12:42

    We have a service called krak.dk that is more local

    That's an unfortunate abbreviation :)

    Afternoon

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 12:42

    Google Maps is useless. I type in Silverstone in the to box and then railway in the from box, it gives me a few train stations...That are all closed!!!

    Northampton. Then...um.

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 12:42

    Karun Chandhok has been confirmed

    Didn't realise he was the religious type? ;)

    :D Awesome

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 12:42

    I heart alex

    I had no idea 'train' would work as a destination. #googledoeseverything

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 12:43

    That's an unfortunate abbreviation :)

    The language is full of 'em!

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 12:50

    Right, now the office has got quieter I've managed to catch up again..

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 12:51

    Right, now the office has got quieter I've managed to catch up again..

    So is the cheese adding up now then?

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 12:52

    I heart alex

    still costs £35 + Taxi from MK to Silverstone. grrr

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 12:52

    So is the cheese adding up now then?

    Yes :)

    There are 1483 of them.

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 12:53

    and some more of another sort, which still don't add up but I know why

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 12:53

    I had no idea 'train' would work as a destination. #googledoeseverything

    I'll tell you what the best thing that people seem to miss all the time...

    search for a place... then delete that and search for say, "curry" it will find you all the curry restaurants nearby. This works super great on the iPhone maps app too.

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 12:53

    still costs £35 + Taxi from MK to Silverstone. grrr

    I am sorry about that.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 12:54

    I am sorry about that.

    not your fault. maybe not gonna be able to go. boo

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 12:55

    still costs £35 + Taxi from MK to Silverstone. grrr

    Have you tried Northampton? It is nearer.

    Check buses too.

  • me04/03/2010 at 12:56

    Karun Chandhok has been confirmed

    will do a breakout in a sec, cheers.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 12:57

    Karun Chandhok has been confirmed

    will do a breakout in a sec, cheers.

    Best. Unibrow. Ever.

    It's like an extra front wing!!!

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 12:57

    Have you tried Northampton? It is nearer.

    Check buses too.

    oooh, it is. £26 i can do. will check buses in a sec.

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 12:59

    Have you tried Northampton? It is nearer.

    Check buses too.

    Buses search: http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en&timeOffset=15

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 13:00

    oooh, it is. £26 i can do. will check buses in a sec.

    i lied, that was the single price. boo

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 13:01

    Karun Chandhok has been confirmed

    His favorite band is Bon Jovi

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:02

    Karun Chandhok has been confirmed

    His favorite band is Bon Jovi

    He might be 'living on a prayer' this year...

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 13:04

    Karun Chandhok has been confirmed

    I think thats the most underwhelming line up of the year.

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 13:05

    I think thats the most underwhelming line up of the year.

    Senna-Chandhok is underwhelming? I don't think so. Definitely not the Senna bit.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:06

    I think thats the most underwhelming line up of the year.

    Senna-Chandhok is underwhelming? I don't think so. Definitely not the Senna bit.

    Hang on a minute... this is the iSport GP2 2008 lineup reunited!

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 13:06

    Senna-Chandhok is underwhelming? I don't think so. Definitely not the Senna bit.

    Senna doesn't inspire me at all but I haven't really followed his career. I just know he hit a dog once.

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 13:07

    oooh, it is. £26 i can do. will check buses in a sec.

    i lied, that was the single price. boo

    Megabus?

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:07

    Senna-Chandhok is underwhelming? I don't think so. Definitely not the Senna bit.

    Senna doesn't inspire me at all but I haven't really followed his career. I just know he hit a dog once.

    Did he kick one though?

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 13:09

    Megabus?

    dont think so, the problem is silverstone is, when they put all the amazing public transport in for the grand prix, they made it aweful for the other 362 days of the year

  • stuartrav04/03/2010 at 13:11

    So with the latest news on the FIA F1 list for 2010, what chance is there of Stefan GP taking part?

    Also what will the impact be of Cosworth loosing a customer in USF1? Presumably USF1 won't have paid for engines for the whole 2010 season? So surely Cosworth are going to be hugely affected? That is unless Stefan GP buy USF1's grid place and use Cosworth engines, (is there still a grid place to buy given the new FIA F1 list not including USF1)??????

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 13:12

    So with the latest news on the FIA F1 list for 2010, what chance is there of Stefan GP taking part?

    No Stefan. They are out.

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 13:12

    His favorite band is Bon Jovi

    oh dear god

    Senna doesn't inspire me at all but I haven't really followed his career. I just know he hit a dog once.

    I remember that accident - scary!!

    Bruno S is a decent driver - he's no Ayrton, but probably closer to Heidfeld

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:13

    Senna doesn't inspire me at all but I haven't really followed his career. I just know he hit a dog once.

    I remember that accident - scary!!

    Bruno S is a decent driver - he's no Ayrton, but probably closer to Heidfeld

    I saw that on Danish TV and when he got back to the pits, the commentators could not believe what he was sayign (as if they translated it wrong)!

  • stuartrav04/03/2010 at 13:14

    What about the impact on Cosworth? I haven't seen anything written anywhere about how having lost a customer will affect them

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 13:14

    Also what will the impact be of Cosworth loosing a customer in USF1? Presumably USF1 won't have paid for engines for the whole 2010 season? So surely Cosworth are going to be hugely affected? That is unless Stefan GP buy USF1's grid place and use Cosworth engines, (is there still a grid place to buy given the new FIA F1 list not including USF1)??????

    Good question - I've no idea how far along USF1 and Cosworth were. There was word they hadn't drawn an engine from them yet but that was just rumour. I'm sure Cosworth have contigencies for losing one team though.

    The USF1 entry doesn't exist any more for 2010, btw.

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 13:14

    I saw that on Danish TV and when he got back to the pits, the commentators could not believe what he was sayign (as if they translated it wrong)!

    itv4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j400C3IAOC0

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 13:14

    Megabus?

    dont think so, the problem is silverstone is, when they put all the amazing public transport in for the grand prix, they made it aweful for the other 362 days of the year

    Jon I don't understand? You can take the 88 from Northampton to Silverstone. 3 quid for as many journeys in a day as you want? Or am I missing something?

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 13:15

    Jon I don't understand? You can take the 88 from Northampton to Silverstone. 3 quid for as many journeys in a day as you want? Or am I missing something?

    http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST?language=en&command=direct&net=em&line=16088&sup=B&project=y08&outputFormat=0&itdLPxx_displayHeader=false

  • Amy04/03/2010 at 13:15

    I remember that accident - scary!!

    Bruno S is a decent driver - he's no Ayrton, but probably closer to Heidfeld

    ooh I'd forgotten about Heidfeld. I'll miss him this year. I'd guess not as much as Rich though :D

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 13:15

    Jon I don't understand? You can take the 88 from Northampton to Silverstone. 3 quid for as many journeys in a day as you want? Or am I missing something?

    http://www.tra...x_displayHeader=false

    http://www.stagecoachbus.com/northampton-dayrider-megarider.aspx

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:15

    What about the impact on Cosworth? I haven't seen anything written anywhere about how having lost a customer will affect them

    They have the minimum of three teams to make it viable (four if campospania turn up) - that should be enough to make it viable...

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 13:15

    Jon I don't understand? You can take the 88 from Northampton to Silverstone. 3 quid for as many journeys in a day as you want? Or am I missing something?

    yeah but i have to get to northampton first. thats incredibly expensive

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 13:16

    yeah but i have to get to northampton first. thats incredibly expensive

    ahhhh.... right... It's the train bit that's expensive.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 13:17

    ahhhh.... right... It's the train bit that's expensive.

    yeah, £35 if i go from MK or £40 something if i go from Northampton

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 13:18

    To have two complete rookies in a car that hasn't been tested is rather a joke...

    Chandhok seems unlikely to shine and I can't see Bruno living up to his surname...

    However if Karun does well Vijay will look foolish....

    But my eyes are looking West at present for the first news of the day ex Mexico...

  • stuartrav04/03/2010 at 13:18

    I recall that they they needed 3 teams at a minimum for the numbers to work does this ring true with anyone else? They have HRT, Lotus, Virgin and Williams so presumably they will be ok, just dramatically down on profit

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 13:20

    Peeps are having a field day with the new HRT stuff...

    Menopausal grannies.... tres funny...

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 13:20

    I recall that they they needed 3 teams at a minimum for the numbers to work does this ring true with anyone else? They have HRT, Lotus, Virgin and Williams so presumably they will be ok, just dramatically down on profit

    I think they should be fine. I think the Chandhok news means that the money from the Argentine government for USF1 will need replacing by somebody.

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 13:21

    To have two complete rookies in a car that hasn't been tested is rather a joke...

    Without testing and with rookie drivers I think this team is going to be embarrassingly slow, certainly in Bahrain and probably for most of the year. They could be 2 or 3 sec down on Lotus/Virgin (in fairness to Lotus/Virgin they have been making up time lately).

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:22

    I recall that they they needed 3 teams at a minimum for the numbers to work does this ring true with anyone else? They have HRT, Lotus, Virgin and Williams so presumably they will be ok, just dramatically down on profit

    I think they should be fine. I think the Chandhok news means that the money from the Argentine government for USF1 will need replacing by somebody.

    I am glad Pechito didn't get an F1 seat as he was never in contention before USF-off... Chandhok is decent and Indian - did nothing special in GP2 but neither did Kobs...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:22

    To have two complete rookies in a car that hasn't been tested is rather a joke...

    Without testing and with rookie drivers I think this team is going to be embarrassingly slow, certainly in Bahrain and probably for most of the year. They could be 2 or 3 sec down on Lotus/Virgin (in fairness to Lotus/Virgin they have been making up time lately).

    So thats anywhere between 5-10 seconds off the pace?

    Mastercard Lola anyone?

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 13:22

    I reckon the HRT will be needing... HRT....

    Reliability and speed will be pretty bad....

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 13:24

    They'll make the 2008 Honda look good....

    Although I haven't seen their paint job yet so it could be pretty....

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 13:24

    So thats anywhere between 5-10 seconds off the pace?

    Well Lotus and Virgin were running 5 seconds off in Barcelona, we don't know fuel loads of course. I'd say 7-10 for HRT in Bahrain. I'd say they'll claw it back with mileage but then the other teams will be improving too...

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 13:25

    Well Lotus and Virgin were running 5 seconds off in Barcelona, we don't know fuel loads of course. I'd say 7-10 for HRT in Bahrain. I'd say they'll claw it back with mileage but then the other teams will be improving too...

    Yaayy, so we do get Super Aguri.

  • Stuart C04/03/2010 at 13:25

    Afternoon all.

    So thats anywhere between 5-10 seconds off the pace?

    Probably why the Bahrain GP is running a longer layout – otherwise the leaders would be lapping the backmarkers before lap 10!

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 13:26

    I am glad Pechito didn't get an F1 seat as he was never in contention before USF-off... Chandhok is decent and Indian - did nothing special in GP2 but neither did Kobs...

    Yeah all I mean is that if they couldn't place him elsewhere USF1 may be getting sued.

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 13:30

    I think they should be fine. I think the Chandhok news means that the money from the Argentine government for USF1 will need replacing by somebody.

    I thought Lopez was getting the HRT reserve deal?

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:30

    So thats anywhere between 5-10 seconds off the pace?

    Well Lotus and Virgin were running 5 seconds off in Barcelona, we don't know fuel loads of course. I'd say 7-10 for HRT in Bahrain. I'd say they'll claw it back with mileage but then the other teams will be improving too...

    From my blog: http://f1numbers.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/consnod3.png and http://f1numbers.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/fclaps.png

    The New boys are well off the pace - wouldn't want to be even further back than they are!

  • Stuart C04/03/2010 at 13:31

    Ah yes, pluggety plug:

    http://www.stuartcodling.com/2010/03/calling-planet-anderson/

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 13:32

    Mastercard Lola anyone?

    Sospiri and Rosset were 12 seconds off the pace in qualifying and around 14-16 seconds off in practice if I remember correctly

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 13:32

    Couple of plugs from me...

    I researched drivers who can apply for the Superlicence. There are almost certainly some holes in it, but its a start, and the formatting is horrible at the moment. http://toomuchracing.com/superlicence/

    Then there's the current week of the TMR Game which is open for another 23.5 hours :) http://toomuchracing.com/2010/03/03/tmr-game-week-6/

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:34

    Ah yes, pluggety plug:

    http://www.stu...ling-planet-anderson/

    Ken and Peter aren't even speaking to each other? Blimey, that's quite a revelation!

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:34

    Couple of plugs from me...

    I researched drivers who can apply for the Superlicence. There are almost certainly some holes in it, but its a start, and the formatting is horrible at the moment. http://toomuchracing.com/superlicence/

    Then there's the current week of the TMR Game which is open for another 23.5 hours :) http://toomuch...3/03/tmr-game-week-6/

    Ooh - very good!

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 13:34

    From my blog: http://f1numbe.../2010/03/consnod3.png and http://f1numbe...om/2010/03/fclaps.png

    Thanks. Since these were the 'prepared' teams, it doesn't look good does it.. short-term anyway..

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 13:35

    Hmmm...

    need to sort out a new steering wheel for rFactor this week - scrounging cash together is fun!!

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:37

    From my blog: http://f1numbe.../2010/03/consnod3.png and http://f1numbe...om/2010/03/fclaps.png

    Thanks. Since these were the 'prepared' teams, it doesn't look good does it.. short-term anyway..

    I think Lotus will do what Force India did last year as they have a good technical boss, decent drivers and cash. Something just feels right about the team.

    Virgin? I think they will struggle, sadly. They may not even finish a race in the first half of the season.

    Campospania? No chance.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:37

    Hmmm...

    need to sort out a new steering wheel for rFactor this week - scrounging cash together is fun!!

    What's your budget and where are you playing? some of us here have it too...

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 13:38

    What's your budget and where are you playing? some of us here have it too...

    My budget's only about £30 and haven't got online yet - only a recent convert from the great GP3

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:39

    What's your budget and where are you playing? some of us here have it too...

    My budget's only about £30 and haven't got online yet - only a recent convert from the great GP3

    Which wheels are you looking at? You can still get a decent one for that I think...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:40

    My budget's only about £30 and haven't got online yet - only a recent convert from the great GP3

    Let us know when you get going because there's some great mods and addons for that game.

    You might want to check out iRacing too.... I am hooked by it!

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 13:41

    Ken and Peter aren't even speaking to each other? Blimey, that's quite a revelation!

    tweedle dee has never known where tweedle dum was, and vice versa, for months

    how often have you read "Ken's somewhere doing his thing"?

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 13:42

    Good morning folks. I'm sure everyone has heard that Lada is sponsoring Renault now. Honestly I thought it was a joke and had to read the headline in my phone a few times.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:42

    Ken and Peter aren't even speaking to each other? Blimey, that's quite a revelation!

    tweedle dee has never known where tweedle dum was, and vice versa, for months

    how often have you read "Ken's somewhere doing his thing"?

    It is shocking if they fell out like that though...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:42

    Good morning folks. I'm sure everyone has heard that Lada is sponsoring Renault now. Honestly I thought it was a joke and had to read the headline in my phone a few times.

    After the joke that is USF1, anything goes now!

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 13:43

    After the joke that is USF1, anything goes now!

    I guess so. Lada sponsoring Renault sounds like the perfect April Fools joke.

  • me04/03/2010 at 13:44

    belated ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/04/karun-chandhok-confirmed-at-hrt-formula-1/

    sorry, got called away.

  • me04/03/2010 at 13:48

    aww, yay!

    http://twitter.com/RacecarEngineer/status/9944105740

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 13:49

    Let us know when you get going because there's some great mods and addons for that game.

    You might want to check out iRacing too.... I am hooked by it!

    I've put some add-ons already, but I'm just getting the hang of it really. It drives very differently to the Microprose games

    Which wheels are you looking at? You can still get a decent one for that I think...

    was thinking of something like this

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logic3-Red-Steering-Wheel-Pedals/dp/B000WOG8N2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1267710491&sr=1-1

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 13:52

    Mr C... err... the sidepodcast twitterpage looks scarily like you are a schumi fansite!!!!

    It took me a while to see the writing and realise somone wasnt playing a joke on you!

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:52

    was thinking of something like this

    http://www.ama...1267710491&sr=1-1

    Well I don't know that one, but if it's compatible with the consoles too then that is a plus...

  • me04/03/2010 at 13:52

    Mr C... err... the sidepodcast twitterpage looks scarily like you are a schumi fansite!!!!

    that is kinda the plan.

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 13:52

    You might want to check out iRacing too.... I am hooked by it!

    iRacing is awesome. I cant wait for the FW31 to be released.

    What series are you doing on iRacing? I'm on a break from it but I'm still registered in the Skip Barber series.

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 13:53

    that is kinda the plan.

    hehe.... is it an 'evil' plan perchance?

    Or have i missed something?

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 13:54

    What series are you doing on iRacing? I'm on a break from it but I'm still registered in the Skip Barber series.

    Last time i skipped the barbers Alison told me to i looked like a scruff! ...baboomchuk

  • me04/03/2010 at 13:55

    hehe.... is it an 'evil' plan perchance?

    not really. it rewards those that pay attention, i guess.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 13:56

    What series are you doing on iRacing? I'm on a break from it but I'm still registered in the Skip Barber series.

    I'm doing the Skip Barber series (kinda like a Formula Ford), but I haven't got enough time at the moment so I end up practising for an hour on Monday Nights and then racing at a Gentleman's pace (but I still seem to do OK - 4th or 5th)...

    It's really awesome being able to race online all the time and the racing is brilliant - everyone is really careful because of the safety ratings and I have loads of fun!

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 13:58

    It's really awesome being able to race online all the time and the racing is brilliant - everyone is really careful because of the safety ratings and I have loads of fun!

    What do the saftey ratings mean?

    it sounds like something i couldnt cope with!

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 13:58

    I'm doing the Skip Barber series (kinda like a Formula Ford), but I haven't got enough time at the moment so I end up practising for an hour on Monday Nights and then racing at a Gentleman's pace (but I still seem to do OK - 4th or 5th)...

    I've only done one race in the Skippy. Like you, I dont have enough time to dedicate to it right now and I've been on a month and a half break from it. My race went ok, only one incident when I break checked someone (I was asking for it). My goals for that race were to finish, not wreck at T1 and not get lapped and I did all three so I felt decent about it.

    I spent too much time with the Solstice =P

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 14:00

    My only problem is that my machine is not overly fast and can struggle in races sometimes

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:01

    What do the saftey ratings mean?

    Basically if you spin off or hit something/someone you get points deducted form your licence. Race cleanly and you earn points.

    To progress to a higher licence you need to have competed in a certain amount of races and show that you are a safe driver. It's not too hard to do and it massively improves your driving because you learn when to push and when to be consistent.

    I dare say it's taught me a bit of patience which I can use in other things like running or going to the gym too ;)

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 14:02

    What do the saftey ratings mean?

    Safety ratings are subtracted and added with how safe you are on track. No going off course, bumping into people, spinning, hitting barriers and such will increase your safety rating. Doing the opposite and being a clot on the track will lower your safety rating. You need a safety rating of 3 or above to be eligible for a promotion in racing rank (meaning you can compete in higher series).

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:02

    I've only done one race in the Skippy. Like you, I dont have enough time to dedicate to it right now and I've been on a month and a half break from it. My race went ok, only one incident when I break checked someone (I was asking for it). My goals for that race were to finish, not wreck at T1 and not get lapped and I did all three so I felt decent about it.

    That is an achievement. Keep at it, once you get a hang of the Skippy you will see that it is a really fun car!

    I spent too much time with the Solstice =P

    I spent as little time as possible - the worst thing about iRacing is that you have to start off in that horrible thing!

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 14:05

    Is there a free program where you can record what's on your screen and talk about it? So i can talk about a website and go around the website and you can see and hear me?

    Bad explanation I know but hopefully you understand?

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 14:09

    That is an achievement. Keep at it, once you get a hang of the Skippy you will see that it is a really fun car!

    If they didn't offer the FW31 in the future, I'd probably be racing in the TDi Series, but yea, the Skippy is very entertaining.

    I spent as little time as possible - the worst thing about iRacing is that you have to start off in that horrible thing!

    I didn't like the car on Laguna Seca, but the Solstice on Lime Rock I had a blast with =)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:11

    If they didn't offer the FW31 in the future, I'd probably be racing in the TDi Series, but yea, the Skippy is very entertaining.

    This TDi Series is a bit weird - a Diesel Road Car? Doesn't look that exciting when you consider there's no bumping allowed...

    I didn't like the car on Laguna Seca, but the Solstice on Lime Rock I had a blast with =)

    Actually you have a point - Lime Rock is lots of fun.

    I must say I'm not a fan of Laguna either :(

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 14:12

    I must say I'm not a fan of Laguna either :(

    T4 is a beast on the course. I can never carry proper speed on it with any car. Brake point on the corkscrew is also a pain.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:13

    I must say I'm not a fan of Laguna either :(

    T4 is a beast on the course. I can never carry proper speed on it with any car. Brake point on the corkscrew is also a pain.

    Is that the turn before the run up to the corkscrew? You sort of chuck the car in and hold your breath...

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 14:14

    Is that the turn before the run up to the corkscrew? You sort of chuck the car in and hold your breath...

    Turn before the turn before the corkscrew. Left hand sweeper. I'm not sure I have the proper line for it yet. The turn before the last turn is also tricky, as your car gets very unpredictable in the pocket.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 14:15

    Turn before the turn before the corkscrew. Left hand sweeper. I'm not sure I have the proper line for it yet. The turn before the last turn is also tricky, as your car gets very unpredictable in the pocket.

    those 2 corners before the corkscrew are always very different on different games, its very annoying

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:15

    Turn before the turn before the corkscrew. Left hand sweeper. I'm not sure I have the proper line for it yet. The turn before the last turn is also tricky, as your car gets very unpredictable in the pocket.

    It's OK to drive, the problem is that it's impossible to pass on - you end up taking big risks!

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:16

    those 2 corners before the corkscrew are always very different on different games, its very annoying

    Thing is, iRacing has the right version as they laser scan the tracks. And the feel from the force feedback is INCREDIBLE - I can almost sense when the car is losing traction now...

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 14:16

    It's OK to drive, the problem is that it's impossible to pass on - you end up taking big risks!

    Totally agree. After T3 is one of my fav pass points, as it's not a braking turn on the solstice, its just a brief throttle lift.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:17

    It's OK to drive, the problem is that it's impossible to pass on - you end up taking big risks!

    Totally agree. After T3 is one of my fav pass points, as it's not a braking turn on the solstice, its just a brief throttle lift.

    That's about the best place - or the run to the braking zone to the next turn...

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 14:17

    Thing is, iRacing has the right version as they laser scan the tracks. And the feel from the force feedback is INCREDIBLE - I can almost sense when the car is losing traction now...

    It really is as close to getting in a real car as I've felt.

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 14:18

    That's about the best place - or the run to the braking zone to the next turn...

    Argh, all this talk makes me want to get back on Lime Rock again... Too bad I travel with my job and my gear is a couple hundred miles away =/

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:19

    That's about the best place - or the run to the braking zone to the next turn...

    Argh, all this talk makes me want to get back on Lime Rock again... Too bad I travel with my job and my gear is a couple hundred miles away =/

    Boo. Well, look me up when you get restarted, I'm taking a slow pace as it's expensive to upgrade all the time!

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 14:21

    Boo. Well, look me up when you get restarted, I'm taking a slow pace as it's expensive to upgrade all the time!

    Same. I'm going to be sticking with the Skippy for a while, I'm still a D rank anyway. Maybe we can even get on the same grid for a race =)

    Shoot me a PM (James Newman) so I can buddy you up.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:23

    Boo. Well, look me up when you get restarted, I'm taking a slow pace as it's expensive to upgrade all the time!

    Same. I'm going to be sticking with the Skippy for a while, I'm still a D rank anyway. Maybe we can even get on the same grid for a race =)

    Shoot me a PM (James Newman) so I can buddy you up.

    Will do - look out for Gavin Brown in the Scandinavian CLub ;)

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 14:23

    Will do - look out for Gavin Brown in the Scandinavian CLub ;)

    Sounds good =) I'm in the Virginia's.

  • Kostia04/03/2010 at 14:26

    Hey guys I just read Autosport ONLINE! Woooo!

    It has got me super excited about the championship!

    Question: for fantasy racers is there a way to check the driver prices before choosing between the two types of teams?

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:28

    Hey guys I just read Autosport ONLINE! Woooo!

    It has got me super excited about the championship!

    Question: for fantasy racers is there a way to check the driver prices before choosing between the two types of teams?

    Hey Kostia,

    I'm not sure - but you should check my post introducing the new rules in Fantasy Racers too: http://f1numbers.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/fantasy-racers-2010-introduction/

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 14:28

    Hullo again. Have just got in from that meeting I mentioned this morning... am starting to want the need to curl up into a ball from the scope of this project :(

    On the plus side, the meeting had Welsh Cakes.

  • Kostia04/03/2010 at 14:32

    I'm not sure - but you should check my post introducing the new rules in Fantasy Racers too: http://f1numbe...rs-2010-introduction/

    Too late RubberGoat! Read that on the day the post was up! Love dwelling in numbers so keep the posts coming! :)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:32

    Too late RubberGoat! Read that on the day the post was up! Love dwelling in numbers so keep the posts coming! :)

    Cheers Mate :D

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 14:34

    Question: for fantasy racers is there a way to check the driver prices before choosing between the two types of teams?

    I'm not sure about that, but you can change your mind on your type of team you've gone with up until qualifying.

  • Kostia04/03/2010 at 14:35

    Cheers Mate :D

    You chosen your team yet? I suspect its best to leave it until the friday afternoon -_-

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:36

    Cheers Mate :D

    You chosen your team yet? I suspect its best to leave it until the friday afternoon -_-

    Still thinking about it - TBH the blog posts have taken preference over everything else this week (including sleep)...

  • Kostia04/03/2010 at 14:36

    I'm not sure about that, but you can change your mind on your type of team you've gone with up until qualifying.

    Huh... What about you? Chosen any type of team?

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 14:39

    Huh... What about you? Chosen any type of team?

    I haven't picked any drivers yet, but chose strategy 2.

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 14:39

    I haven't picked any drivers yet, but chose strategy 2.

    More info about what we've done: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/01/30/fantasy-racers-panda-racing-2010/

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:39

    Huh... What about you? Chosen any type of team?

    I haven't picked any drivers yet, but chose strategy 2.

    The flexible one?

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 14:40

    The flexible one?

    Pick drivers once and forget about it.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:42

    The flexible one?

    Pick drivers once and forget about it.

    I think that might be the one most people pick...

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 14:42

    I think that might be the one most people pick...

    wheres hte fun in that!

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 14:44

    Ooooh crazy times. I have woken up and it appears to be February again....

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 14:44

    Ooooh crazy times. I have woken up and it appears to be February again....

    It was up until about mid-day.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 14:45

    Ooooh crazy times. I have woken up and it appears to be February again....

    give it a refresh :D

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 14:45

    Ooooh crazy times. I have woken up and it appears to be February again....

    Sounds like you got Sony'd

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 14:46

    It was up until about mid-day.

    Oooh okay :D

    Refresh solves many woes. Was it like that last night? I must have been too tired to notice....

  • me04/03/2010 at 14:47

    It was up until about mid-day.

    what have i missed?

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 14:48

    what have i missed?

    bit of a date fail, 4th of March was 4th of Feb

  • me04/03/2010 at 14:48

    bit of a date fail, 4th of March was 4th of Feb

    oooh, i so wish it was.

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 14:52

    Argh, all this talk makes me want to get back on Lime Rock again... Too bad I travel with my job and my gear is a couple hundred miles away =/

    it makes me want to join and i can't afford it!

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 14:55

    Refresh solves many woes. Was it like that last night? I must have been too tired to notice....

    It took about 12 hours for anyone to notice.

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 14:55

    btw on the Superlicence thing I've done, I plan to tidy it up and then blog a summary so if you're thinking of commenting you may want to wait until then.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 14:56

    btw on the Superlicence thing I've done, I plan to tidy it up and then blog a summary so if you're thinking of commenting you may want to wait until then.

    Will do - that's a very useful post. I think Jon W should look at it too ;)

  • me04/03/2010 at 14:56

    It took about 12 hours for anyone to notice.

    oh dear.

    should i may the titles on doohickey bigger?

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 14:57

    should i may the titles on doohickey bigger?

    I didn't notice either and I wrote the thing.

  • me04/03/2010 at 14:57

    I didn't notice either and I wrote the thing.

    see what happens why i go to bed early?

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 15:00

    should i may the titles on doohickey bigger?

    I didn't notice either and I wrote the thing.

    My excuse is I work in accounts and I spend the day looking at the previous month.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 15:00

    Will do - that's a very useful post. I think Jon W should look at it too ;)

    what did i do now?

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 15:01

    Will do - that's a very useful post. I think Jon W should look at it too ;)

    what did i do now?

    You should read Pat's post about the superlicence eligible drivers because (a) it contains Feeder Series drivers and (b) has a list at the end where Pat is unsure of eligibility...

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 15:02

    You should read Pat's post about the superlicence eligible drivers because (a) it contains Feeder Series drivers and (b) has a list at the end where Pat is unsure of eligibility...

    ah right. i have read it. however, i am unsure of the wording about gp2, all hte otehr series it says top 3 or 4 or champion, but gp2 just saying final classification, does that mean the series or champion?

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 15:03

    Oooh Christine, check this out! http://www.youdrivewhat.com/?p=1836

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 15:07

    Oooh Christine, check this out! http://www.youdrivewhat.com/?p=1836

    For goodness sake.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 15:08

    Oooh Christine, check this out! http://www.youdrivewhat.com/?p=1836

    For goodness sake.

    I wonder if it has a tape dispenser? :D

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 15:09

    Oooh Christine, check this out! http://www.youdrivewhat.com/?p=1836

    Ohhhh my.

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 15:09

    ah right. i have read it. however, i am unsure of the wording about gp2, all hte otehr series it says top 3 or 4 or champion, but gp2 just saying final classification, does that mean the series or champion?

    Ah I didn't catch that. I'll check the one on the FIA site later

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:09

    Oooh Christine, check this out! http://www.youdrivewhat.com/?p=1836

    now that's just wrong

    novelty office items - good

    novelty personal transport - bad

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 15:09

    Oooh Christine, check this out! http://www.youdrivewhat.com/?p=1836

    :-)

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 15:09

    ah right. i have read it. however, i am unsure of the wording about gp2, all hte otehr series it says top 3 or 4 or champion, but gp2 just saying final classification, does that mean the series or champion?

    Ah I didn't catch that. I'll check the one on the FIA site later

    i lie, it says gp2, gp2 asia and fnippon, but the others it has specifics

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 15:10

    Sooo amusing that Michael wasn't automatically eligible for a Super Licence.... but came in under the wire in the " f " category.....

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 15:11

    Sooo amusing that Michael wasn't automatically eligible for a Super Licence.... but came in under the wire in the " f " category.....

    theoretically he could have got one under "By exception, if supported by the Safety Commission, the FIA World Motor Sport Council may approve the issue of the Super Licence to persons judged by the Council to have met the intent of the qualification process." but tis funny

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:13

    theoretically he could have got one under "By exception, if supported by the Safety Commission, the FIA World Motor Sport Council may approve the issue of the Super Licence to persons judged by the Council to have met the intent of the qualification process." but tis funny

    If the safety commission were doing their job properly they might have had some concerns about him

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 15:14

    If the safety commission were doing their job properly they might have had some concerns about him

    They gave Yuji Ide a licence....im not sure they could not give schu one ;)

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:16

    They gave Yuji Ide a licence....im not sure they could not give schu one ;)

    they soon realised the error of their ways

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 15:17

    Oooh Christine, check this out! http://www.youdrivewhat.com/?p=1836

    For goodness sake.

    You don't have an Essex alter-ego called Tina? The windscreen sticker is missing. Though that would mean he's Mr T and that doesn't quite fit either :)

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 15:18

    You don't have an Essex alter-ego called Tina? The windscreen sticker is missing. Though that would mean he's Mr T and that doesn't quite fit either :)

    I am from Essex....

    That is not Essex :D ...

    ....

    its not white

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 15:19

    They gave Yuji Ide a licence....im not sure they could not give schu one ;)

    I think they were just giving them to everyone that day.

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:20

    "Let us know how your Thursday is going"

    Do we have a sidepodclassification for way beyond rrrrrrrrubish?

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 15:21

    "Let us know how your Thursday is going"

    Do we have a sidepodclassification for way beyond rrrrrrrrubish?

    Yes.

    It is known as a Thursday

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 15:22

    It is known as a Thursday

    Pretty much. Luckily Friday's for me are "half days" as I have to travel on those days back home. The only thing I get to look forward to this weekend is moving through. WOOO!

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 15:23

    "Let us know how your Thursday is going"

    Do we have a sidepodclassification for way beyond rrrrrrrrubish?

    I remembered the baby pandas this week if that helps: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/03/04/baby-panda-thursday-49/

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:24

    I remembered the baby pandas this week if that helps: http://smarter...by-panda-thursday-49/

    it helped a bit

    can you train panda's to eat people who annoy you?

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 15:24

    it helped a bit

    can you train panda's to eat people who annoy you?

    Well we learnt this week that they eat bones, so maybe.

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:26

    Well we learnt this week that they eat bones, so maybe.

    cool

    not sure if my patience will hold out long enough to train one though

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 15:26

    it helped a bit

    can you train panda's to eat people who annoy you?

    i learnt this week that if you take a picture of a panda, the colours reverse in the picture

    fact

  • me04/03/2010 at 15:27

    pluggy: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/03/04/slot-car-racing/

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 15:28

    pluggy: http://www.f1m...3/04/slot-car-racing/

    ooh i love the picture

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:29

    The BBC's non-vote for classic grand prix is now available for you to not-vote on... here

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 15:30

    pluggy: http://www.f1m...3/04/slot-car-racing/

    Bah.

    I thought it was actually gonna be slot cars racing!

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 15:30

    its not white

    :)

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:31

    I thought it was actually gonna be slot cars racing!

    must admit to suffering the same disappointment

  • me04/03/2010 at 15:31

    The BBC's non-vote for classic grand prix is now available for you to not-vote on... here

    what are they after, comments?

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:31

    what are they after, comments?

    certainly not votes

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 15:32

    The BBC's non-vote for classic grand prix is now available for you to not-vote on... here

    Too bad I can't vote for Donnington 93.

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 15:32

    must admit to suffering the same disappointment

    I've seriously considered getting a scalextric set with some of my bonus money, but I decided to buy other stuff instead.

    Maybe next year.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 15:32

    what are they after, comments?

    certainly not votes

    its like writing an email, a really long one refering to the attachment, and then saying how important the attachmant is and i hope you think its as important as i do...

    and then forgetting to attach it.

  • me04/03/2010 at 15:34

    its like writing an email, a really long one refering to the attachment, and then saying how important the attachmant is and i hope you think its as important as i do...

    and then forgetting to attach it.

    :)

    yesterday lou pointed out they spelt a certain driver "jensen". the beeb are on a roll.

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:35

    Too bad I can't vote for Donnington 93.

    you can't vote for any GP :-)

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 15:35

    lol, they mention Phoenix 90. I was at that race as I grew up in Phoenix. 89, 90 and 91 I was at the US GP.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 15:35

    Dear Diary.

    I win.

    Woop.

    JDawg.

    nb. i fought the computer and i won.

    hoorah

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:38

    its like writing an email, a really long one refering to the attachment, and then saying how important the attachmant is and i hope you think its as important as i do...

    no, it's a not-vote

    1. you write your non-vote in the comments

    2. benson then adds up all the non-votes

    3. then benson chooses his own personal favourite, completely ignoring the non-votes

    (although many think that he simply skips stage 2)

  • me04/03/2010 at 15:40

    3. then benson chooses his own personal favourite, completely ignoring the non-votes

    (although many think that he simply skips stage 2)

    he'll pick the one that requires the least editing.

    e.g. one that doesn't feature james allen.

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 15:40

    e.g. one that doesn't feature james allen.

    i thought he already said no ITV races? there weren't any in his choices, either.

    hello all.

  • Lorenzo04/03/2010 at 15:41

    lol, they mention Phoenix 90. I was at that race as I grew up in Phoenix. 89, 90 and 91 I was at the US GP.

    Hey Jim! I am jealous, I would have loved to see the Senna-Alesi battle in person, I was a huge Jean Alesi fan in the 90's! How was Phoenix 90??

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 15:41

    and then forgetting to attach it.

    If you never want to do that again: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/11629/never-forget-to-send-an-email-attachment-in-outlook/

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:42

    e.g. one that doesn't feature james allen.

    i thought he already said no ITV races? there weren't any in his choices, either.

    they're cut from the selection at an early stage

    i think he's rooting for south africa this week

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 15:43

    Hey Jim! I am jealous, I would have loved to see the Senna-Alesi battle in person, I was a huge Jean Alesi fan in the 90's! How was Phoenix 90??

    Hot =P

    It's a street circuit so most views were very limited, mine was no exception. I remember having fun, but that was about it, as I was 9, 10 and 11 when I went to those Grand Prix's. I knew a bit about the drivers from hearing my mother talk about Formula 1, but I didn't have full understanding of who they were and who they would become.

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 15:44

    Mav, rather curious. :) Why does your quoting work the other way round?

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 15:45

    Is anyone else as tired as I am to be told this will be the most exciting season ever ...

    Now I do recognise I am biased and my ennui about the approaching season may not be universally shared but I am extremely tired about being told that it will be mega...

    It may be but we haven't a clue...

    Williams may run off into the sunset with one/twos in every race so we'd be left hoping for handbags at dawn at Ferrari; sulky squabbles at Macca; neck bolt failures at Mercedes and HRT being lapped on the formation lap...

    Just don't keep telling me that is certain to be great....

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 15:45

    Williams may run off into the sunset with one/twos in every race so we'd be left hoping for handbags at dawn at Ferrari; sulky squabbles at Macca; neck bolt failures at Mercedes and HRT being lapped on the formation lap...

    A Williams resurgence would actually be... well, mega. :D

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 15:46

    A Williams resurgence would actually be... well, mega. :D

    What I'm saying is, short of a repeat of the breakaway threat last year, any outcome would probably be awesome for the sport. And given preseason testing, it won't be a runaway either.

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 15:47

    It's all I can hope for this year....

    Please let Ferrari, Macca, Mercedes fail.....

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 15:47

    Please let Ferrari, Macca, Mercedes fail.....

    Even if that did happen (and that's unlikely), RBR would win the titles - easily.

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 15:47

    Please let Ferrari, Macca, Mercedes fail.....

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 15:48

    Even if that did happen (and that's unlikely), RBR would win the titles - easily.

    And whilst I like Red Bull that would never be mega... just expected....

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 15:48

    I forgot my attachment

  • Lorenzo04/03/2010 at 15:48

    Please let Ferrari, Macca, Mercedes fail.....

    Where is the satisfaction in teams failing? Isn't it better to beat them at the top of their game?

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 15:50

    what are they after, comments?

    you are supposed to tell them which of the five they've picked you want to see. then they'll put short highlights of all of them online, and longer highlights of one of them.

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:50

    Is anyone else as tired as I am to be told this will be the most exciting season ever ...

    this is going to be the dullest formula 1 season ever, in fact, save yourself the pain and don't watch it because you just won't believe how bad it is going to be

    (there, feel better now?)

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:50

    Why does your quoting work the other way round? :) Mav, rather curious.

    It does?

  • Lorenzo04/03/2010 at 15:51

    this is going to be the dullest formula 1 season ever, in fact, save yourself the pain and don't watch it because you just won't believe how bad it is going to be

    (there, feel better now?)

    :)

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 15:51

    Where is the satisfaction in teams failing? Isn't it better to beat them at the top of their game?

    Hmmm...

    I think you mistake my motivation...

    Let's just say that Sweden was the first ever rally I attended and I'm off to Jordan despite being offered a holiday in Malaysia....

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 15:52

    It does?

    Yup. For example:

    You quoted this:

    e.g. one that doesn't feature james allen.

    i thought he already said no ITV races? there weren't any in his choices, either.

    mine would look like:

    e.g. one that doesn't feature james allen.

    i thought he already said no ITV races? there weren't any in his choices, either.

    if that made any sense.

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:52

    This livery is a HRT breaker

    http://twitpic.com/16ke08

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 15:52

    this is going to be the dullest formula 1 season ever, in fact, save yourself the pain and don't watch it because you just won't believe how bad it is going to be(there, feel better now?)

    YES...

    That's it...

    Mav you are a star....

  • Lorenzo04/03/2010 at 15:53

    This livery is a HRT breaker

    http://twitpic.com/16ke08

    Hey nice one. Looks interesting,

  • me04/03/2010 at 15:53

    This livery is a HRT breaker
    http://twitpic.com/16ke08

    :)

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:53

    if that made any sense.

    okay, how are you nesting them?

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 15:53

    This livery is a HRT breaker

    http://twitpic.com/16ke08

    the color scheme actually isn't half-bad...

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 15:54

    okay, how are you nesting them?

    i usually just click the outermost quote box (if it exists). if not, i click on the name of the commenter to quote the whole comment.

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 15:54

    This livery is a HRT breakerhttp://twitpic.com/16ke08

    Someone had some old tins of paint left over, felt sorry for them and donated...

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:55

    oh p-lease...

    http://twitter.com/andrewbensonf1/status/9978189208

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 15:56

    This livery is a HRT breaker

    http://twitpic.com/16ke08

    someone clearly fell over whilst holding a tin of grey paint

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 15:56

    oh p-lease...

    http://twitter...nf1/status/9978189208

    hmmm... was it exclusive, really?

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 15:57

    okay, how are you nesting them?

    i usually just click the outermost quote box (if it exists). if not, i click on the name of the commenter to quote the whole comment.

    okay, how are you nesting them?

    i usually just click the outermost quote box (if it exists). if not, i click on the name of the commenter to quote the whole comment.

    ah, I can see the difference in there now, a very subtle difference

    think I'll stick with Mav style to be different

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 15:57

    oh p-lease...

    http://twitter...nf1/status/9978189208

    FAIL.

    they arent called Campos

  • me04/03/2010 at 15:57

    oh p-lease...
    http://twitter...nf1/status/9978189208

    #clearbluebenson

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 15:58

    ah, I can see the difference in there now, a very subtle difference

    think I'll stick with Mav style to be different

    :D you do that manually, though?

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 15:58

    Benson is giving the Beeb a really bad name...

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 15:59

    #clearbluebenson

    funnily enough, he seems to be following a fake ross brawn account...

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 16:01

    :D you do that manually, though?

    i select the quotes I want to use separately

    all the difference is is which quote you put inside which

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:08

    The 5Live tweet says

    "Hey everyone please follow the newest driver on the grid @karunchandok ! Top guy and very handy in a car! "

    Have they checked his record?....

    Never higher than 10th in 3 seasons of GP2 and that in the year when Senna (his team-mate) was second ..he took three goes at English F3....

    There was a reason Vijay didn't offer him a seat....

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 16:10

    Have they checked his record?....

    I think Chandhok will be a bit of a surprise. Not in that he will be Kobi-quick, but that he could actually be... well, decent.

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 16:12

    This livery is a HRT breaker

    http://twitpic.com/16ke08

    it's got a Bridgestone logo and... ah...

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 16:12

    Never higher than 10th in 3 seasons of GP2 and that in the year when Senna (his team-mate) was second ..

    It depends how he got there. He might have been consistently 9th or 10th, or he might have been scoring podiums and non-finishes.. I have a feeling it was the latter.

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 16:13

    it's got a Bridgestone logo and... ah...

    it has an Embratel logo (Senna's sponsor)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 16:13

    The BBC's non-vote for classic grand prix is now available for you to not-vote on... here

    Too bad I can't vote for Donnington 93.

    It was already featured last year.

    Somewhere on the F1Rejects Forum there is a list of all of them...

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:14

    I think Chandhok will be a bit of a surprise. Not in that he will be Kobi-quick, but that he could actually be... well, decent.

    Well Kobi at least won GP2 Asia...

    OK Journeyer... I'll have a side bet that Chandhok will be totally out of his class...

    The only problem is we probably won't know because the HRT will spend more time being lapped than any other car....

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 16:15

    yesterday lou pointed out they spelt a certain driver "jensen". the beeb are on a roll.

    Ooh but don' t forget that they are right because they can't compete with other websites, are understaffed and break the news first. We should be grateful for it's existence ;)

  • RG04/03/2010 at 16:15

    The only problem is we probably won't know because the HRT will spend more time being lapped than any other car....

    You never know, I still think Campos will be last but not by too much.

    Hey everyone

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 16:16

    The only problem is we probably won't know because the HRT will spend more time being lapped than any other car....

    I think I would rate senna higher

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 16:16

    I think I would rate senna higher

    bruno senna before anyone makes a wisecrack :-)

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 16:16

    It depends how he got there. He might have been consistently 9th or 10th, or he might have been scoring podiums and non-finishes.. I have a feeling it was the latter.

    His 2008 results (where he wound up 10th):

    ESP FEA 9

    ESP SPR Ret

    TUR FEA 4

    TUR SPR 12

    MON FEA 3

    MON SPR Ret

    FRA FEA 7

    FRA SPR Ret

    GBR FEA 3

    GBR SPR Ret

    GER FEA 8

    GER SPR 1

    HUN FEA 4

    HUN SPR DNS

    EUR FEA 15

    EUR SPR Ret

    BEL FEA 10

    BEL SPR 7

    ITA FEA 11

    ITA SPR Ret

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 16:17

    You never know, I still think Campos will be last but not by too much.

    HRT may be a lot faster than lotus/virgin, reliability could be awful at first though

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 16:18

    'Italians' and 'organised' aren't in the same Universe {Comment #24}

    I'm starting to doubt "British" - or maybe "anyone" - and "organised" are in the same universe. I've just been to a work placement interview and they were astonished that I'd remembered to bring a copy of my CV and my qualifications folder with me...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 16:18

    This livery is a HRT breakerhttp://twitpic.com/16ke08

    Just the same as the Kolles Audi in Le Mans series...

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 16:18

    Just the same as the Kolles Audi in Le Mans series...

    A sign for the future, maybe?

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 16:19

    oh p-lease...

    http://twitter...nf1/status/9978189208

    Of course. As predicted, Benson is always right and you can't fault the BBC for breaking stories - Eddie Jordan is always right after all ;)

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 16:19

    Only in Italy do you go to one counter to pay for your coffee, receive a ticket, then go to the coffe counter to exchange said ticket for your beverage {Comment #26}

    Sounds like my local supermarket's delicatessen counter...

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:20

    It depends how he got there. He might have been consistently 9th or 10th, or he might have been scoring podiums and non-finishes.. I have a feeling it was the latter.

    Mostly mid field but 6 retirements, 1 DNS, 3 podiums including 1 win....

    The win was in the sprint that he started on pole having come 8th in the feature race....

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 16:21

    oh p-lease...

    http://twitter...nf1/status/9978189208 {Comment #475}

    Has it occurred to Andrew that most of us are more worried about whether Campos/HRT makes it to Bahrain than who will be in the car at that point?

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:21

    I think I would rate senna higher

    Hmmm...

    That doesn't say a lot...

    Nice guy and keen but....

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 16:23

    Another fab invention, the 'iLuv' iPod dock has an alrm clock with an attachment that you can put under your pillow that will vibrate when your alarm goes off in the morning {Comment #37}

    Nice idea - but sounds a bit fragile...

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:23

    Ahhh....

    Some real news at last...

    http://wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=101&id=7070&desc=Raikkonen's recce notes

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 16:25

    see everyone later perhaps, I must do the Thursday Thought since I suggested it...

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 16:25

    Important lesson for every rally driver: Don't leave your car unattended at a place it is not supposed to be parked. Otherwise you have to waste a few ours trying to convince the police to give it back to you. Isn't that right Mr Hirvonen? {Comment #86}

    Oops!

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 16:25

    His 2008 results (where he wound up 10th):

    Quite erratic then, thanks. He's good enough for a no.2 seat.

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:26

    Quite erratic then, thanks. He's good enough for a no.2 seat.

    Purrlease...

    Not in F1...

    There are a ton of Brits (and others) with better stats....

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 16:27

    How can Ken Anderson say loosing funding in mid-January was the problem? If that was the case, sureley they would have a car just about ready to go? {Comment #89}

    If they were properly on schedule, they should have had a car ready to attempt its crash test by then. Even if they were doing complete brinkmanship on the job, they should have been about half-way through building the car...

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:28

    Important lesson for every rally driver: Don't leave your car unattended at a place it is not supposed to be parked. Otherwise you have to waste a few ours trying to convince the police to give it back to you. Isn't that right Mr Hirvonen? {Comment #86}

    Did I miss a link in the original post Alianora?...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 16:31

    Quite erratic then, thanks. He's good enough for a no.2 seat.

    Purrlease...

    Not in F1...

    There are a ton of Brits (and others) with better stats....

    Nice to see you're a ray of sunshine today ;)

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 16:33

    Train companies are silly and only release tickets 90 days in advance, they do not cater for the likes of me who like to book 200 days in advance. {Comment #115}

    That's partly because the timetables in the UK get changed two or three times a year (May is the next timetable change date, I believe) so attempting to issue tickets for the other side of a timetable change (possibly two in your case) is tricky. If the train companies don't know what they're doing yet, any attempt to suggest to you that they are otherwise would be misleading.

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 16:35

    Did I miss a link in the original post Alianora?...

    http://www.mtv3.fi/urheilu/ralli/uutiset.shtml/arkistot/ralli/2010/03/1070310

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 16:35

    Did I miss a link in the original post Alianora? {Comment #513}

    I can't see a link up there, no. Sorry.

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:35

    Nice to see you're a ray of sunshine today

    Thanks RG...

    It's good to bring a litle grumpiness into everyone's Thursday....

    Actually the sun is shining here and it's a lovely day....

    Catxxx....

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 16:37

    I can't see a link up there, no. Sorry.

    I usually don't link when it's a foreign article. Sorry, bad habit of mine.

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 16:37

    Did I miss a link in the original post Alianora?...

    http://www.mtv...ralli/2010/03/1070310 {Comment #516}

    Thank you. Still can't believe Mikko did something that daft though...

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:38

    I usually don't link when it's a foreign article. Sorry, bad habit of mine.

    No worries...

    I see our Mr Wilson was also mentioned... similar issue?... and was this in Mexico?...

  • RG04/03/2010 at 16:38

    Thanks RG...

    Umm, I'd advise against shortening RubberGoat to that...

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 16:39

    Wow - someone linked to and translated my testing posts in Spanish! http://safety-...-de-f1-temporada-2010 {Comment #127}

    Nice one, RG!

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:39

    Umm, I'd advise against shortening RubberGoat to that...

    You mean you aren't the one and same?....

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 16:40

    Umm, I'd advise against shortening RubberGoat to that...

    You mean you aren't the one and same?....

    Nope ... He likes Timo ... I like Lewis ;)

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 16:40

    Umm, I'd advise against shortening RubberGoat to that... {Comment #522}

    Would RG and RubberGoat be two different people then? Sorry!

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:41

    Time for tea and coffee cake...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 16:41

    Umm, I'd advise against shortening RubberGoat to that... {Comment #522}

    Would RG and RubberGoat be two different people then? Sorry!

    Alia, you must have known that???

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:42

    Nope ... He likes Timo ... I like Lewis

    Oh dear I was about to commiserate with him but you need it far more....

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 16:43

    I see our Mr Wilson was also mentioned... similar issue?... and was this in Mexico?...

    Some of the driver tried to take a look at the Mexico stages by foot. The police stopped Wilson as he was getting out of his car and told him he can't park there and when he was driving away he saw the police tow away Mikko's car (with some of his recce notes)

    It wasn't his competition car but still ... :)

  • RG04/03/2010 at 16:43

    Oh dear I was about to commiserate with him but you need it far more....

    Whats wrong with Timo like?

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 16:43

    Quite erratic then, thanks. He's good enough for a no.2 seat.

    Purrlease...

    Not in F1...

    There are a ton of Brits (and others) with better stats....

    He may not be stellar but he's not terrible, and his nationality will open up the Indian market even more than Force India has. Important before their first race. I say let him in and if he sinks, so be it.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 16:43

    Nope ... He likes Timo ... I like Lewis

    Oh dear I was about to commiserate with him but you need it far more....

    Comiserate? At least I get to see my driver in F1 this year :P

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 16:44

    Oh dear I was about to commiserate with him but you need it far more....

    Whats wrong with Timo like?

    If he's not Kimi he doesn't get any Snowcat love...

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:44

    Whats wrong with Timo like?

    He's a nice guy....

    Ummm....

    Just thinking of what else to say....

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:47

    Comiserate? At least I get to see my driver in F1 this year

    Now you are being cruel...

    And it's coMMiserate,,,,

  • me04/03/2010 at 16:50

    Time for tea and coffee cake...

    sounds like you need something a lot stronger than that!

  • me04/03/2010 at 16:53

    i think i may have to unfollow scott speed. i like the guy tweeting, but it really is waaaay too much information.

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:55

    sounds like you need something a lot stronger than that!

    Can't think of anything stronger than coffee cake except perhaps....

    Ice cream....

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:56

    i like i may have to unfollow scott speed. i like the guy tweeting, but it really is waaaay too much information.

    Volume or type of content...

  • me04/03/2010 at 16:57

    Volume or type of content...

    type.

    i encourage access to more information about drivers. there has to be a line though.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 16:57

    Comiserate? At least I get to see my driver in F1 this year

    Now you are being cruel...

    And it's coMMiserate,,,,

    I know - Chrome told me I spelled it incorrectly. I decided to be aloof and include it anyway ;)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 16:59

    Volume or type of content...

    type.

    i encourage access to more information about drivers. there has to be a line though.

    Oh sweet lord. I really didn't need to know that!

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 16:59

    i encourage access to more information about drivers. .

    That'll teach you...

    But I have to say my interest is piqued as to the nature of the "too much information"... or was it just his sock colour?....

  • me04/03/2010 at 16:59

    Oh sweet lord. I really didn't need to know that!

    or the other.

    have removed him from my list.

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 17:00

    I think thats the most underwhelming line up of the year {Comment #283}

    I'd agree. Both of them would probably be worth having as team-mates in a F1 team in a couple of years. Both of them could probably do a decent job as the "youth" half of a "youth/experience" pairing this year.

    To have both in a youth/youth combo? I can see this stunting both their careers because neither will get the opportunity to develop as they should. It will probably also end one of their F1 careers prematurely when the team realises this and gets an experienced driver to help out whichever appears to be better.

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 17:01

    Alia, you must have known that??? {Comment #528}

    At one point I probably did. Then I forgot :( Hence the apologies.

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 17:01

    I know - Chrome told me I spelled it incorrectly. I decided to be aloof and include it anyway

    Now I shall start thinking of every goat that I come across as aloof....

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 17:01

    Oh sweet lord. I really didn't need to know that!

    or the other.

    have removed him from my list.

    Oh sweet lord. I really didn't need to know that!

    or the other.

    have removed him from my list.

    Can you imagine if that was an F1 driver saying that? There'd be outrage, I tells ya!!!!

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 17:02

    Whats wrong with Timo like? {Comment #531}

    I have a feeling what's wrong with Timo is that he's stuck in a car that keeps falling to pieces. Hopefully the car will be sorted soon...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 17:02

    Alia, you must have known that??? {Comment #528}

    At one point I probably did. Then I forgot :( Hence the apologies.

    No, I should apologise - I removed my name from here because I'm usually on here at work and I don't want my colleagues to see it all the time...

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 17:04

    It will probably also end one of their F1 careers prematurely when the team realises this and gets an experienced driver to help out whichever appears to be better.

    I wonder if driver management will be a la Toro Rosso.... or even better....

    Flav...

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 17:09

    No, I should apologise - I removed my name from here because I'm usually on here at work and I don't want my colleagues to see it all the time... {Comment #551}

    That's a good reason.

    Still... ...I'm supposed to remember these things!

  • Alianora La Canta04/03/2010 at 17:10

    I wonder if driver management will be a la Toro Rosso.... {Comment #552}

    Eek!

    or even better....

    Flav... {Comment #552}

    *hides behind computer chair*

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 17:11

    Heh Mr Goat...

    Your Lewis is going to be on 5Live after 7.30pm this evening....

    He thinks he could have "handled" Alfonso better....

    The mind boggles... enjoy....

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 17:15

    He thinks he could have "handled" Alfonso better....

    According to him, he destroyed Alonso when they were team mates.

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 17:18

    According to him, he destroyed Alonso when they were team mates.

    Perhaps he is rethinking this statement... now that Daddy isn't around....

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 17:20

    Perhaps he is rethinking this statement... now that Daddy isn't around....

    Might be a good idea, let sleeping dogs be and what not.

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 17:26

    Might be a good idea, let sleeping dogs be and what not.

    If he was leaving sleeping things lie he wouldn't bring it up at all I guess...

    No doubt the media will have the interview in the morning for those without access to 5 Live...

  • me04/03/2010 at 17:28

    No doubt the media will have the interview in the morning for those without access to 5 Live...

    benson's posted it already, hasn't he?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8550027.stm

  • me04/03/2010 at 17:29

    benson's posted it already, hasn't he?

    surprised he hasn't claimed he's predicting what will be said ;)

  • Paul Convery04/03/2010 at 17:36

    From Mr ScrabsF1

    http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/hrt-dallara-cosworth-first-impressions/

  • me04/03/2010 at 17:37

    http://scarbsf...th-first-impressions/

    just reading that. he's quick off the mark :)

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 17:39

    If he was leaving sleeping things lie he wouldn't bring it up at all I guess...

    Fair enough. Perhaps he's trying to smooth over his initial statement of "I can be friends" in regards to Button?

  • Paul Convery04/03/2010 at 17:39

    just reading that. he's quick off the mark :)

    Abit to quick going by how big the image is lol

  • Paul Convery04/03/2010 at 17:42

    Oh and from Mr Senna on Twitpic

    http://twitpic.com/16kt1s

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 17:43

    Oh and from Mr Senna on Twitpic

    I like it.

  • Paul Convery04/03/2010 at 17:44

    And his new helmet that I seem to have seen before...

    http://twitpic.com/16kthr

  • RG04/03/2010 at 17:44

    Oh and from Mr Senna on Twitpic

    It shouldn't work, but it does.

    Are you watching Mercedes?

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 17:45

    Are you watching Mercedes?

    hehe

  • Journeyer04/03/2010 at 17:46

    Are you watching Mercedes?

    I don't think Mercedes can see them, given how far apart they'd be on the grid... :D

  • Paul Convery04/03/2010 at 17:46

    The colour of the car is abit odd, and I can't imagine it will work to well on a racing track. I'd expect that to change though, and the car design itself looks rather nice.

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 17:54

    I have an update on the USF1 toaster front. Stay tuned!

  • Paul Convery04/03/2010 at 17:59

    On a different subject totally, here is a new video of NASCAR in Gran Turismo 5 for PlayStation 3. The video isn't great quality, but it looks well done for NASCAR

    http://www.gtplanet.net/new-gran-turismo-5-nascar-video/

    These new GT5 videos are much, much better though with gameplay footage from the Nürburgring Nordschleife

    http://www.gamersyde.com/stream_gran_turismo_5_tokyo_and_nurburgring_60_fps-14515_en.html

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 18:05

    benson's posted it already, hasn't he?

    surprised he hasn't claimed he's predicting what will be said ;)

    Beat me to it!

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 18:06

    From Mr ScrabsF1

    http://scarbsf...th-first-impressions/

    It's a bit of everything innit?

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 18:10

    The colour of the car is abit odd, and I can't imagine it will work to well on a racing track. .

    It could blend in with the track so no-one notices them....

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 18:12

    It could blend in with the track so no-one notices them....

    Good point. I remember DC and Brundle talking about the color of the car making a big difference in being able to see them in the side mirrors because of how much they vibrate

  • Paul Convery04/03/2010 at 18:20

    It could blend in with the track so no-one notices them....

    Lol Hopefully that is not the case. Campos was always the one of the four new teams that I wanted to see do well, so HRT shall be my new underdog to support

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 18:20

    Heh Mr Goat...

    Your Lewis is going to be on 5Live after 7.30pm this evening....

    He thinks he could have "handled" Alfonso better....

    The mind boggles... enjoy....

    Oh don't worry - I am sure he will say something stupid...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 18:23

    It could blend in with the track so no-one notices them....

    Lol Hopefully that is not the case. Campos was always the one of the four new teams that I wanted to see do well, so HRT shall be my new underdog to support

    This is all very 'Midland', isn't it?

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 18:25

    Just saw the pictures for the HRT - might be a little difficult to tell it and the Lotus apart at times

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 18:26

    Evening SPCs everywhere!

    I did a pilot episode of the podcast I was going to last night, but after hearing what I sound like on recording, I think I'll stick to writing...

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 18:27

    Evening SPCs everywhere!

    I did a pilot episode of the podcast I was going to last night, but after hearing what I sound like on recording, I think I'll stick to writing...

    lol... Everyone thinks they sound weird when they hear their own voice. When I hear my own voice on a record I sound like Seth Rogan.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 18:27

    Evening SPCs everywhere!

    I did a pilot episode of the podcast I was going to last night, but after hearing what I sound like on recording, I think I'll stick to writing...

    oooh! no! do more!!

    seriously, everyone sounds rubbish on their first trys (no offence)

    you get better so quickly when you start! so just od more!!

  • RG04/03/2010 at 18:28

    lol... Everyone thinks they sound weird when they hear their own voice. When I hear my own voice on a record I sound like Seth Rogan.

    Indeed, I was surprised when I sounded so, northern.

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 18:29

    I did a pilot episode of the podcast I was going to last night, but after hearing what I sound like on recording, I think I'll stick to writing...

    I used to be in a "band" a couple of years ago - you get used to your own voice kind of quickly if you stay at it.

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 18:30

    I sound a cross between Sean Connery and Phil Mitchell... :(

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 18:31

    I sound a cross between Sean Connery and Phil Mitchell... :(

    I dunno who Phil Mitchell is, but if you sound like Connery, you're good to go. That dude is suave as all.

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 18:33

    Hmmmm I'm undecided. Should I do laundry or write emails to stupid universities.....

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 18:33

    I dunno who Phil Mitchell is, but if you sound like Connery, you're good to go. That dude is suave as all.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmGXg0hWV0Y

    He's the first one that talks....

  • RG04/03/2010 at 18:33

    I dunno who Phil Mitchell is

    East end of London kinda guy, rough, not that I watch Eastenders or anything.

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 18:33

    seriously, everyone sounds rubbish on their first trys (no offence)

    none taken, but i have no jingles, no co-host (I'm struggling for things to say on my own) and limited experience. It sounds awful. I now know how Christine feels when we flick through to early 2007 in the archives...

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 18:34

    Hmmmm I'm undecided. Should I do laundry or write emails to stupid universities.....

    I obviously lead a super exciting life!

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 18:34

    none taken, but i have no jingles, no co-host (I'm struggling for things to say on my own) and limited experience. It sounds awful. I now know how Christine feels when we flick through to early 2007 in the archives...

    jingles and co-hosts wont help YOU though. just keep practicing

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 18:34

    Hmmmm I'm undecided. Should I do laundry or write emails to stupid universities.....

    you can do the laundry anytime (even at uni), but oppurtunites may only come up once. It's email time!

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 18:35

    none taken, but i have no jingles, no co-host (I'm struggling for things to say on my own) and limited experience. It sounds awful. I now know how Christine feels when we flick through to early 2007 in the archives...

    Uh... charming!

    It's just practice.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 18:35

    Hmmmm I'm undecided. Should I do laundry or write emails to stupid universities.....

    I obviously lead a super exciting life!

    very :P

    if they are stupid universities... (insert 1 inappropriate joke and 1 nice thing)

    a) you'll fit right in

    or

    b) you shouldnt go there...

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 18:35

    you can do the laundry anytime (even at uni), but oppurtunites may only come up once. It's email time!

    Hah. I think the sensible solution is to put the laundry in then do the emailing. Both seems too much like work though....

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 18:36

    jingles and co-hosts wont help YOU though. just keep practicing

    I'm struggling on my own...it's harder than it looks...

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 18:36

    I obviously lead a super exciting life!

    LOL! Yea, mine is going pretty good right now too. I'm doing line counts in audit files for network events on our boundary switches and routers. Action packed!

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 18:36

    It's just practice.

    Ugh.

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 18:37

    And I had this idea where I do a weather forecast about the race, such as showers of debris and winds of change etc.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 18:38

    I sound a cross between Sean Connery and Phil Mitchell... :(

    I dunno who Phil Mitchell is, but if you sound like Connery, you're good to go. That dude is suave as all.

    I want to sound like Sean COnnery!

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 18:38

    And I had this idea where I do a weather forecast about the race, such as showers of debris and winds of change etc.

    Sounds like a good idea.

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 18:38

    Ugh.

    It also depends if you enjoy it or not. I still hate listening to myself, just ask Mr C. But I enjoy the process so I keep on doing it.

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 18:38

    I want to sound like Sean COnnery!

    I know, right? Instead I sound like a fat comedy actor...

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 18:39

    I'm struggling on my own...it's harder than it looks...

    Get a butler...

    Doesn't everyone?...

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 18:39

    It also depends if you enjoy it or not. I still hate listening to myself, just ask Mr C. But I enjoy the process so I keep on doing it.

    +1

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 18:40

    oh p-lease...

    http://twitter.com/andrewbensonf1/status/9978189208

    I've discovered something very interesting about Benson's predictive talents...

    Two days ago, the article here http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8544246.stm

    contained the Eddie Jordan quote: "My understanding is that they will be in Bahrain with ex-champion Jacques Villeneuve driving."

    Funny, that prediction seems to have been mislaid

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 18:41

    Two days ago, the article here http://news.bb...rmula_one/8544246.stm

    contained the Eddie Jordan quote: "My understanding is that they will be in Bahrain with ex-champion Jacques Villeneuve driving."

    Funny, that prediction seems to have been mislaid

    I am sure Benson will say "as predicted..." still...

  • RG04/03/2010 at 18:42

    contained the Eddie Jordan quote: "My understanding is that they will be in Bahrain with ex-champion Jacques Villeneuve driving."

    But they are in Bahrain, and err, we don't know who drove some of the trucks or planes there, might have been an ex-truck champion Jaques Villeneuve?

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 18:42

    Two days ago, the article here http://news.bb...rmula_one/8544246.stm

    I should perhaps make clear that the entire article that was available on that url has been replaced with the current one

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 18:44

    This story that I linked to earlier: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81831

    The Guy on Facebook that (used) to work there replied:

    @XXX, it's all lies. Amazing, sad actually.

    @YYY, it's shameful how far behind we were. That's all I'll say.

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 18:45

    Well look at those times: http://www.pettersolberg.com/html/2010/03/04/shakedown-mexico/

  • RG04/03/2010 at 18:46

    Well look at those times: http://www.pet.../04/shakedown-mexico/

    Go on Seb! (Ogier)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 18:46

    Well look at those times: http://www.pet.../04/shakedown-mexico/

    Citroen look good for tomorrow then ;)

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 18:47

    Well look at those times: http://www.pet.../04/shakedown-mexico/

    KIMI!!!!

    I need Raikkonen to bury Block

  • Paul Convery04/03/2010 at 18:47

    Well look at those times: http://www.pet.../04/shakedown-mexico/

    My four fantasy WRC drivers 1-4 :) Sure those times mean about as much as F1 testing times do though.

  • Paul Convery04/03/2010 at 18:49

    I need Raikkonen to bury Block

    Actually I forgot Mexico was the first round that Ken Block was taking part in...don't see any sign of him in those times though. Betting that will be the case at the end of the rally aswell.

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 18:49

    Hello sidepodcast. I have returned from exile. BT decided after two days to give me a phone line back

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 18:50

    Well look at those times: http://www.pet.../04/shakedown-mexico/

    That's unbelievable...

    Totally fantastic...

    Except for Ford... and what happened to Jari Matti... I know he's under orders to stay behind Mikko but that's ridiculous...

    But shakedown's not like one of the stages in anger where the pace notes are really, really key...

    Even so that's pretty good for a guy who hasn't even practised on gravel in the car whereas Ogier did 2 days practice after Sweden....

    Thanks Kathi I am now a very happy Snowcat....

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 18:50

    Actually I forgot Mexico was the first round that Ken Block was taking part in...don't see any sign of him in those times though. Betting that will be the case at the end of the rally aswell.

    Luckily for Raikkonen, he wont have to dig his car out in mexico.

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 18:50

    Hello sidepodcast. I have returned from exile. BT decided after two days to give me a phone line back

    I thought there was a distinct lack of space news round here. Welcome!

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 18:51

    Looks like the first proper stage of the raly starts in 5 hours

    http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=400

  • RG04/03/2010 at 18:51

    Hello sidepodcast. I have returned from exile. BT decided after two days to give me a phone line back

    Hello there stranger ;)

  • Paul Convery04/03/2010 at 18:52

    Hello sidepodcast. I have returned from exile. BT decided after two days to give me a phone line back

    Ah the joys of BT...good to see they are as quick as ever.

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 18:52

    Luckily for Raikkonen, he wont have to dig his car out in mexico.

    You've got to give him full marks for doing the rough stuff in Sweden and letting his co-driver direct the traffic....

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 18:53

    I thought there was a distinct lack of space news round here. Welcome!

    Best make up for that immediately then. There is a satellite launch on NASA TV sometime before o just after midnight UK time.

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GOES-P/main/index.html

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 18:53

    Except for Ford... and what happened to Jari Matti... I know he's under orders to stay behind Mikko but that's ridiculous...

    Actually he's supposed to get in front of Mikko so he can clean the track for him after day one

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 18:53

    Looks like the first proper stage of the raly starts in 5 hours

    No it starts tomorrow morning... this evening there's just a starting presentation of drivers and teams as they weren't allowed to drive round the town....

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 18:54

    if they are stupid universities... (insert 1 inappropriate joke and 1 nice thing)

    a) you'll fit right in

    or

    b) you shouldnt go there...

    Awww thanks Jon!

    I just can't be bothered emailing them. I sent a few off the other day and have received some hillariously pretentious responses!

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 18:54

    Hello sidepodcast.

    Hello Steven

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 18:54

    You've got to give him full marks for doing the rough stuff in Sweden and letting his co-driver direct the traffic....

    Enormous respect for that. I was so surprised to see Kimi, of all folks, digging out his own car.

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 18:54

    Actually he's supposed to get in front of Mikko so he can clean the track for him after day one

    Oh yes... I remember now...

    Hmmm...

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 18:54

    No it starts tomorrow morning... this evening there's just a starting presentation of drivers and teams as they weren't allowed to drive round the town....

    Thanks. I am totally out of touch

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 18:55

    Hello Steven

    Hi Kathi. Do you expect Kimi to be better on this rally?

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 18:55

    Enormous respect for that. I was so surprised to see Kimi, of all folks, digging out his own car.

    Agreed.

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 18:56

    Do you expect Kimi to be better on this rally?

    His time was way off on the last stage due to him getting stuck in the snow. No snow to get stuck in this time around.

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 18:57

    His time was way off on the last stage due to him getting stuck in the snow. No snow to get stuck in this time around.

    But no snow to stop him launching himself way off the road either. I think he will do better though

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 18:57

    Except for Ford... and what happened to Jari Matti... I know he's under orders to stay behind Mikko but that's ridiculous...

    I know this stage wasn't in anger, but I seem to remember him last year either driving brilliantly or making a stupid mistake. Wasn't very consistent, at least in the rallies I got to watch.

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 18:57

    Hi Kathi. Do you expect Kimi to be better on this rally?

    At least one spot (Marcus isn't in Mexico ;))

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 18:58

    Actually he's supposed to get in front of Mikko so he can clean the track for him after day one

    Here's the story off wrc on that...

    http://wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=101&id=7073&desc=I'm+ready+to+go+first+on+the+road+to+help+Mikko,+says+Latvala

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 18:58

    At least one spot (Marcus isn't in Mexico ;))

    :D

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 18:59

    At least one spot (Marcus isn't in Mexico ;))

    I remembered not to put him in my fantasy rally team.

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 18:59

    But no snow to stop him launching himself way off the road either. I think he will do better though

    lol... Good call.

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 19:00

    Have people seen the new OK Go video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 19:01

    I assume I missed all the HRT jokes. Hispania sounds too much like Hispaniola to me and makes them sound like a pirate team

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 19:02

    I know this stage wasn't in anger, but I seem to remember him last year either driving brilliantly or making a stupid mistake. Wasn't very consistent, at least in the rallies I got to watch.

    I was in Sweden and he was rather too neat most of the time in the tricky parts...

    That was probably a pace notes thing...

    It was also difficult to see where the ditches were so sometimes a narrow bank obscured a large ditch... and I mean large... if you stepped into one unawares you almost disappeared as the snow bank gave way underneath you.......

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 19:02

    Get a butler...

    it depends if they like f1...

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 19:03

    I assume I missed all the HRT jokes. Hispania sounds too much like Hispaniola to me and makes them sound like a pirate team

    now we just need a ninja team and we'd be all set.

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 19:03

    I'm back! Bacon sarnies ahoy!

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 19:03

    I assume I missed all the HRT jokes. Hispania sounds too much like Hispaniola to me and makes them sound like a pirate team

    I think that HRT is seen as a menopause issue rather than being piratical....

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 19:03

    Have people seen the new OK Go video?

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w

    Their videos have become more epic than the songs themselves! :)

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 19:04

    it depends if they like f1...

    They do as they are told....

    This year mine likes...

    Rallying...

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 19:04

    I assume I missed all the HRT jokes. Hispania sounds too much like Hispaniola to me and makes them sound like a pirate team

    they're still Hispamos to me...sounds like a Brazillian football player...

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 19:05

    I think that HRT is seen as a menopause issue rather than being piratical....

    That is what I meant by the HRT jokes. Combine that with Hispania and I have a picture of a group of 70 year old female pirates

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 19:06

    They do as they are told....

    I should do auditions...if anyone comes...

    I'll give it another go, and then post it on YT.

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 19:06

    Their videos have become more epic than the songs themselves! :)

    I don't believe it.

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:06

    Have people seen the new OK Go video?

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w


    Their videos have become more epic than the songs themselves! :)

    i admire their attention to detail.

  • Will04/03/2010 at 19:06

    Have people seen the new OK Go video?

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w

    It reminds me of the Honda cog commercial.

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:06

    I don't believe it.

    you don't believe the video?

  • RG04/03/2010 at 19:07

    I assume I missed all the HRT jokes. Hispania sounds too much like Hispaniola to me and makes them sound like a pirate team

    Since they ruined my post on Adie's F1 Weekender (http://www.f1tailpipe.com), I refuse to call them anything other than Campos.

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:07

    It reminds me of the Honda cog commercial.

    true, but that didn't have to keep to the beat of a pop record.

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 19:07

    Since they ruined my post on Adie's F1 Weekender (http://www.f1tailpipe.com), I refuse to call them anything other than Campos.

    Or Compost....

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:07

    Hellooooo

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 19:07

    Uh... charming!

    I was getting at the fact of only a short life of podcastory...is that a word?

  • RG04/03/2010 at 19:08

    Since they ruined my post on Adie's F1 Weekender (http://www.f1tailpipe.com), I refuse to call them anything other than Campos.

    Damn you brackets

    http://www.f1tailpipe.com

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:08

    Since they ruined my post on Adie's F1 Weekender (http://www.f1tailpipe.com), I refuse to call them anything other than Campos.

    I take an element of blame for that - if it wasn't so late it would have been ok!

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 19:08

    USF1's first toaster design is not quite up to standard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRq_SAuQDec

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:08

    Hellooooo

    awesome headping.

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 19:08

    you don't believe the video?

    It's impossible!!

  • RG04/03/2010 at 19:09

    I take an element of blame for that - if it wasn't so late it would have been ok!

    Still, I blame Campos for it all.

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:09

    awesome headping.

    I do believe that's my first one :D

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 19:09

    USF1's first toaster design is not quite up to standard: http://www.you...m/watch?v=LRq_SAuQDec

    by FSM that's one of my favorite Red Dwarf bits ever.

    "So, you're a Waffle man!"

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:10

    you don't believe the video?

    It's impossible!!

    am watching the 1080p version. i see no edits, no cuts or no green screen.

    the guy at the beginning looks convinced he's wasting his time.

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 19:10

    Still, I blame Campos for it all.

    let's blame it all on Campos...it gives McLaren a break...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 19:10

    you don't believe the video?

    It's impossible!!

    Clearly there is a Green Screen involved then ;)

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 19:11

    Volume or type of content...

    type.

    i encourage access to more information about drivers. there has to be a line though.

    I'm not sure I'm seeing what your seeing. All I got is something about his wife's coat being Burberry.

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:12

    I'm not sure I'm seeing what your seeing. All I got is something about his wife's coat being Burberry.

    aww bless you!!

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 19:12

    I'm not sure I'm seeing what your seeing. All I got is something about his wife's coat being Burberry.

    aww bless you!!

    Don't let him think anything else then!

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 19:12

    the guy at the beginning looks convinced he's wasting his time.

    There's no way that all those elements would just work no matter how much you practice. It only takes a domino being a fraction off and the whole thing is screwed. I don't believe it. Life is not that kind!

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:13

    There's no way that all those elements would just work no matter how much you practice. It only takes a domino being a fraction off and the whole thing is screwed. I don't believe it. Life is not that kind!

    Just use your imagination!

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:13

    There's no way that all those elements would just work no matter how much you practice. It only takes a domino being a fraction off and the whole thing is screwed. I don't believe it. Life is not that kind!

    isn't it just about how much effort you put in? eventually it'll come together.

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 19:13

    Gah...stupid iPod. The home button's packed up so I can't see the video without quitting this...and then I'll have to turn it off and on to get back to here. Effort much...

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 19:14

    Just use your imagination!

    I'm happy to go with it if everyone wasn't trying to tell me it was real.

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:15

    isn't it just about how much effort you put in? eventually it'll come together.

    ^^^^^^ +1

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 19:16

    "So, you're a Waffle man!"

    "What accident?" "The accident involving me, the toaster, the waste disposal, and the 14lb lump hammer!" "Why that was no accident, that was first degree toastercide!"

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 19:16

    isn't it just about how much effort you put in? eventually it'll come together.

    So Ken Anderson is Mr. C? ;)

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:16

    I'm happy to go with it if everyone wasn't trying to tell me it was real.

    hardest job of all must be the cameraman. if they knock anything it's ruined and even if it all comes together... if they miss anything it's ruined.

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:17

    So Ken Anderson is Mr. C? ;)

    hehe!

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 19:17

    I had to watch a video about the Co-Op today. I didn't get it (probably because someone's head was in the way. I didn't sound that interesting though...

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:18

    So Ken Anderson is Mr. C? ;)

    This is the only Ken Anderson I know. MIIIIIIISSSSSTTTEEEEERRRRRRR ANDERSON!!!!

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 19:19

    This is the only Ken Anderson I know. MIIIIIIISSSSSTTTEEEEERRRRRRR ANDERSON!!!!

    How do you know it's Ken? ;)

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday04/03/2010 at 19:20

    I had to watch a video about the Co-Op today. I didn't get it (probably because someone's head was in the way. I didn't sound that interesting though...

    although the bit where they talked about a landmine advert from the 1990s was quite interesting (if not quite disturbing...)

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:21

    How do you know it's Ken? ;)

    Coz Ken is his name!

    (Anderson!)

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 19:21

    Coz Ken is his name!

    I think Barbie should give him the push...

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 19:22

    Have people seen the new OK Go video?

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w

    Fantastic!

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:25

    Have people seen the new OK Go video?

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w


    Fantastic!

    some background:

    - It took about a month and a half of very intense work, with people on-site all the time

    - 55-60 people worked on the project in all

    - 30 or more people to help reset the machine after each run

    - Even with all those people helping, resetting the whole machine took close to an hour

    - The video was shot by a single Steadicam

    - It took more than 60 takes, over the course of two days, to get it right

    awe and then some

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 19:26

    I've started listening to all my podcasts at double speed, but am listening to the two new asides with joe at normal speed so I can understand him.

    It now sounds like everyone is talking at half speed :)

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 19:26

    - It took about a month and a half of very intense work, with people on-site all the time

    - 55-60 people worked on the project in all

    - 30 or more people to help reset the machine after each run

    - Even with all those people helping, resetting the whole machine took close to an hour

    - The video was shot by a single Steadicam

    - It took more than 60 takes, over the course of two days, to get it right

    *faints*

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:26

    Did you like issue 2 of the F1Weekender? Easier to read than the first one?

    Mr C...I appreciate your OK Go facts. Good stuff fact fans!!

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 19:26

    12 teams. 12 cars. 24 race drivers. 96 tyres. Let battle commence.

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:26

    *faints*

    :)

  • Lady Snowcat04/03/2010 at 19:26

    Solution for the relatively rubbish Ford times...

    It doesn't like swimming...

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81852

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:27

    Did you like issue 2 of the F1Weekender? Easier to read than the first one?

    really good work chap.

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:27

    12 teams. 12 cars. 24 race drivers. 96 tyres. Let battle commence.

    ummm, not to pick holes... but they'll need a lot more than 96.

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:28

    ummm, not to pick holes... but they'll need a lot more than 96.

    and more than 12 cars...

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 19:29

    aww bless you!!

    apparently i've fallen behind on some form of slang the kids use...

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:29

    really good work chap.

    Excellent - thank you :)

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:29

    apparently i've fallen behind on some form of slang the kids use...

    count your lucky stars. i'm bleaching my brain as we speak.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 19:30

    aww bless you!!

    apparently i've fallen behind on some form of slang the kids use...

    You need to read back a couple of tweets...

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 19:30

    You need to read back a couple of tweets...

    Although it is not recommended.

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:30

    Although it is not recommended.

    actively discouraged.

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 19:30

    You need to read back a couple of tweets...

    I don't think I'll bother

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:31

    Hmm...ITV are about to show a programme called 'Internet My Life'

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 19:39

    Hmm...ITV are about to show a programme called 'Internet My Life'

    I am so glad I don't have ITV!

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:40

    I am so glad I don't have ITV!

    Yeah, it's not what I thought.

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 19:40

    I don't think I'll bother

    oh good.

    That way you won't see all the mean stuff we said about you.

    . o O ( did I type that out loud? ) ;)

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 19:43

    I am so glad I don't have ITV!

    Yeah, it's not what I thought.

    What is it then?

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 19:47

    MFC Ping: http://mediafuturechange.com/2010/03/04/this-too-shall-pass/

  • Maverick04/03/2010 at 19:47

    What is it then?

    i've been asking myself that same question for years

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:51

    I have fixed flash.

    F1WE is now readable online!

    http://bit.ly/9oJrGQ

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:52

    What is it then?

    I don't know. Boredom made me switch it off 30 seconds in.

  • me04/03/2010 at 19:52

    I have fixed flash.

    you did what adobe couldn't?

    F1WE is now readable online!

    oh...

    :)

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 19:53

    you did what adobe couldn't?

    Nobody can fix what Adobe breaks. We've been over this already. :P

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 19:57

    This time next week it will be F12010 eve.

    That excites me.

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 20:16

    ummm, not to pick holes... but they'll need a lot more than 96.

    44 per driver, and 12 have to be given back after practice. So 1056 tyres.

    and more than 12 cars...

    I've had a long day at work, sue me. Still more cars than USF1 managed. :P

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 20:19

    F1 Digest: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/04/f1-digest-2010-season-preview-the-rules/

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 20:21
  • Danny04/03/2010 at 20:24

    12 teams. 12 cars. 24 race drivers. 96 tyres. Let battle commence.

    + 23 eyebrows

  • me04/03/2010 at 20:25

    #LOUNEEDSTOSEETHIS!

    walkers crisps? is he the new gary lineker?

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 20:25

    Phew, thats enough assignment work for tonight... *falls onto bed*

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 20:25

    Actually I forgot Mexico was the first round that Ken Block was taking part in...don't see any sign of him in those times though. Betting that will be the case at the end of the rally aswell.

    .

    .

    .

    10. LATVALA. Ford Focus RS WRC 09. 3:00.1

    11. BLOCK. Ford Focus RS WRC 08. 3:04.6 (from wrc.com)

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 20:25

    #LOUNEEDSTOSEETHIS!

    She also needs to see This

    I love it. "Sport on please, don't drift"

    JB "Err...I'm a F1 driver"

    Haha

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 20:27

    #LOUNEEDSTOSEETHIS!

    LOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RG04/03/2010 at 20:28

    Erm, lou can also look at my number 5 of my liveries review:

    http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/top-5-2010-f1-liveries/

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 20:28

    + 23 eyebrows

    Harsh, Chandok's isn't too noticable.....

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 20:29

    12 teams. 12 cars. 24 race drivers. 96 tyres. Let battle commence.

    Actually........ I've just realised that this is technically correct. There are 12 car designs on the grid. ;)

  • me04/03/2010 at 20:32

    Actually........ I've just realised that this is technically correct. There are 12 car designs on the grid. ;)

    11.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 20:32

    + 23 eyebrows

    Harsh, Chandok's isn't too noticable.....

    Used to be a lot worse!

  • lou04/03/2010 at 20:33

    wow.. my headping just went mental.. hi all.

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 20:33

    .

    .

    .

    10. LATVALA. Ford Focus RS WRC 09. 3:00.1

    11. BLOCK. Ford Focus RS WRC 08. 3:04.6 (from wrc.com)

    I would love it if Block managed a top 10 finish.

  • Fionn04/03/2010 at 20:33

    Anyone else wondering who decided that HRT's car should be the colour of the road? It's just going to cause havok with the side mirrors and collisions, or parhaps this was a stealthy plan?

    Either way it looks a bit like last years brawn livery, just in reverse.

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 20:33

    11.

    You still think that Torro Rosso looks too like a Red Bull? It's a bit like saying the Mercedes at launch looked like the Brawn.

    Why change what works well? That Torro Rosso that raced towards the end of last season wasn't exactly so. ;)

  • me04/03/2010 at 20:33

    wow.. my headping just went mental.. hi all.

    :)

  • me04/03/2010 at 20:33

    You still think that Torro Rosso looks too like a Red Bull?

    yes. because it is.

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 20:35

    yes. because it is.

    No, it isn't.

    The Torro Rosso will break down less, the drivers will crash it more, Alguersuari will STILL drive it through the Red Bull pit, but it will still be STR5. ;)

  • me04/03/2010 at 20:36

    No, it isn't.

    you honestly think that both teams came up with the same new nose design at the same time, individually?

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 20:36

    you honestly think that both teams came up with the same new nose design at the same time, individually?

    You honestly think that Benetton and Ferrari weren't running traction control in 1994? ;)

  • Fionn04/03/2010 at 20:36

    yes. because it is.

    I wouldn't put it past STR phoning up newey for a little advice here and there about building the STR5.

  • me04/03/2010 at 20:37

    You honestly think that Benetton and Ferrari weren't running traction control in 1994? ;)

    ?

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 20:37

    you honestly think that both teams came up with the same new nose design at the same time, individually?

    You honestly think that Benetton and Ferrari weren't running traction control in 1994? ;)

    You honestly think a pear can be compares with a lightbulb? :D

  • me04/03/2010 at 20:37

    I wouldn't put it past STR phoning up newey for a little advice here and there about building the STR5.

    me neither.

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 20:37

    You honestly think that Benetton and Ferrari weren't running traction control in 1994? ;)

    Sharp

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 20:37

    Technical innovation can happen at the same time. For all we know, the designs were passed "under the radar". Prove that the nose designs are exactly the same and I'll drop it.

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 20:38

    wow.. my headping just went mental.. hi all.

    Glad to see it is working

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 20:38

    You honestly think a pear can be compares with a lightbulb? :D

    Same shape... :D

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 20:38

    yes. because it is.

    I wouldn't put it past STR phoning up newey for a little advice here and there about building the STR5.

    Err... Adrian.... where do the flappy bits attach to the round bits? You said it was like Lego...

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 20:38

    I would love it if Block managed a top 10 finish.

    well, there are only 12 WRC cars so his chances aren't too bad.

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 20:39

    you honestly think that both teams came up with the same new nose design at the same time, individually?

    and pushrod rear suspension that works with a double diffuser

  • me04/03/2010 at 20:39

    Err... Adrian.... where do the flappy bits attach to the round bits? You said it was like Lego...

    if you were didi and you were paying for both teams, you'd insist some sharing continued, right?

  • me04/03/2010 at 20:39

    and pushrod rear suspension that works with a double diffuser

    that too :)

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 20:39

    well, there are only 12 WRC cars so his chances aren't too bad.

    ssshhhh....

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 20:40

    You honestly think that Benetton and Ferrari weren't running traction control in 1994? ;)

    Benetton were but I don't remember any rumours about Ferrari.

  • Fionn04/03/2010 at 20:40

    Err... Adrian.... where do the flappy bits attach to the round bits? You said it was like Lego...

    I'm pretty sure the reply would be:

    "Guys I told you before you're new to this, you start with duplo, then mega blocks and in a couple of years we'll let you try lego"

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 20:40

    Err... Adrian.... where do the flappy bits attach to the round bits? You said it was like Lego...

    if you were didi and you were paying for both teams, you'd insist some sharing continued, right?

    Of course - why let one team go down the drain like that?

    It will be a transitional thing and this year they will be building Red Bull kits.

  • Kathi04/03/2010 at 20:41

    ssshhhh....

    :D

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 20:41

    well, there are only 12 WRC cars so his chances aren't too bad.

    ssshhhh....

    The better he does, the more likely it is that the WRC will start getting covered in the states. As of now I have to wait until the coverage hits a torrent site and get it that way.

  • me04/03/2010 at 20:41

    Of course - why let one team go down the drain like that?

    because that's what they agreed. a one year hiatus in order to get the STR house in order.

  • lou04/03/2010 at 20:43

    #LOUNEEDSTOSEETHIS!

    Why don't i live in sandwich! lol. also... why walkers crisps?... why him? oh goodness.. poor Jenson lol

  • Fionn04/03/2010 at 20:46

    Hopefully this won't reflect his future at McLaren as much as the Alonso - Hamilton advert.

    I

  • lou04/03/2010 at 20:46

    She also needs to see This

    haha :D

  • lou04/03/2010 at 20:47

    LOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    alright.. no need to shout so loudly :P

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 20:47

    Why don't i live in sandwich! lol. also... why walkers crisps?... why him? oh goodness.. poor Jenson lol

    I'm just amazed there's a town named after one of the greatest foods ever invented.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 20:47

    Why don't i live in sandwich! lol. also... why walkers crisps?... why him? oh goodness.. poor Jenson lol

    I'm just amazed there's a town named after one of the greatest foods ever invented.

    It's the other way around isnt it?

  • lou04/03/2010 at 20:47

    I'm just amazed there's a town named after one of the greatest foods ever invented.

    lol :)

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 20:48

    I'm just amazed there's a town named after one of the greatest foods ever invented.

    *facedesk*

    When a FacePalm just isn't enough.

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 20:48

    I'm just amazed there's a town named after one of the greatest foods ever invented.

    *facedesk*

    When a FacePalm just isn't enough.

    ;)

  • Adie04/03/2010 at 20:52

    Right...I need to vamoosh gang.

    May pop back later.

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:15

    I feel very pleased to say that I have made my first donation to Sidepodcast.

    You guys give so much it was hard not to. There will be more each month as I get paid. :)

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:15

    evening everyone :)

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:16

    evening everyone :)

    Evening Giggles. :)

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:16

    I feel very pleased to say that I have made my first donation to Sidepodcast.

    you sir are a leg.end.

    You guys give so much it was hard not to. There will be more each month as I get paid. :)

    a supersized leg.end.

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:16

    evening everyone :)

    sir.

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:17

    a supersized leg.end.

    Careful how you word that..... :D

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 21:17

    I feel very pleased to say that I have made my first donation to Sidepodcast.

    Oh yeah I meant to say, I promised a donation the other day but I'm having to wait until pay day (Friday).

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 21:17

    I feel very pleased to say that I have made my first donation to Sidepodcast.

    Aww, yay, thank you :)

  • lou04/03/2010 at 21:18

    evening everyone :)

    hey giggles

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:18

    you sir are a leg.end.

    I deplore those of you that listen on a regular basis, and are able to, donate something to these lovely folk. They drove back to SPC towers at 1am last weekend! No WONDER they were so tired. :D

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:18

    you sir are a leg.end.

    better that than a leg.ard ;)

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 21:18

    Evening Alex

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:19

    better that than a leg.ard ;)

    I like Legard, but my God he makes it hard to watch F1 sometimes....

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:19

    sir.

    I was trying to do a you tonight and code... But I get up too early for that kind of thing I think... I need to sleep until about 11 or something (is that right?)

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:19

    hey giggles

    hey you :)

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:19

    Evening Alex

    Mr Roy

  • lou04/03/2010 at 21:20

    I like Legard, but my God he makes it hard to watch F1 sometimes....

    *cough* five live commentry.. *cough*

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:20

    hey you :)

    That was meant to be Lou... but I guess it still works!

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:20

    Legard is a bit like Mr C crossed with Murray Walker on several packets of sugar and caffeine.

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 21:20

    Mr C saying 'one more day' in the other thread prompted a flashback to this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIbXvaE39wM&feature=fvst

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:21

    I was trying to do a you tonight and code... But I get up too early for that kind of thing I think... I need to sleep until about 11 or something (is that right?)

    You could do what I once did. Sleep through an entire day you get up at midnight or something the next day and ask "what did I miss?"

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:21

    I was trying to do a you tonight and code... But I get up too early for that kind of thing I think... I need to sleep until about 11 or something (is that right?)

    best coding happens between 1am and 4am. fact.

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 21:21

    I like Legard, but my God he makes it hard to watch F1 sometimes....

    I would say I remember the severe tiredness he caused from singapore, but I were too busy sleeping.

    May give him another chance in 2010 but we'll see... maybe when Ant isn't around... but even then, Crofty!!

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:22

    *cough* five live commentry.. *cough*

    Not the same without Ant. :(

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:22

    best coding happens between 1am and 4am. fact.

    +1, the man's a genius.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 21:22

    I deplore those of you that listen on a regular basis, and are able to, donate something to these lovely folk. They drove back to SPC towers at 1am last weekend! No WONDER they were so tired. :D

    Are you sure deplore is the word you're looking for? ;)

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/deplore

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 21:23

    Rally news.

    Neil Cole presents the 1hr highlights on Dave each Sunday. He's on Twitter (but he's also a stand-up comedian so he sometimes says rude stuff away from the rally) and he brings news from Mexico:

    Kimi in constant pain with post-op rib/spine problem; Ken Block soaking up advice from other WRC drivers like a sponge; HOT!

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:23

    *cough* daily

  • paul04/03/2010 at 21:23

    best coding happens between 1am and 4am. fact.

    and coffee? Coffee and chips used to work for me

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 21:23

    This has probably been posted but I've only just seen it on twitter - F1 drivers impersonatng their cars :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ06HTUxbKc

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 21:23

    *cough* daily

    I give up. I really do. I might be good with numbers but I can never get the doohickey :(

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 21:24

    Alex, I don't get it???

    http://goforod.../02/keeping-not-dead/

    Just for note, I tried to click that too see what it was and my virus scanner went nuts. It says there's a trojan on the site?

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 21:24
  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:24

    Are you sure deplore is the word you're looking for? ;)

    I've been up since half 5. Don't make me beat you with a rubber mallet.

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 21:24

    This has probably been posted but I've only just seen it on twitter - F1 drivers impersonatng their cars :D http://www.you...m/watch?v=qZ06HTUxbKc

    although Massa appears to just do a cat

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:24

    I give up. I really do. I might be good with numbers but I can never get the doohickey :(

    can i recommend ye olde commenting? it's quite good, and getting better all the time.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 21:25

    Are you sure deplore is the word you're looking for? ;)

    I've been up since half 5. Don't make me beat you with a rubber mallet.

    Are you sure mallet is the word you are looking for :D

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 21:25

    I give up. I really do. I might be good with numbers but I can never get the doohickey :(

    can i recommend ye olde commenting? it's quite good, and getting better all the time.

    But then I miss out on all the other threads!

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:25

    best coding happens between 1am and 4am. fact.

    For me it is the end of my day too... around 4 to 8pm... I'm just on a different shift ;)

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 21:25

    I give up. I really do. I might be good with numbers but I can never get the doohickey :(

    Always check the thread before hitting Post Comment.

    I fall over on a different issue and that's straying off-topic. Wonder what group I got that from :)

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:25

    But then I miss out on all the other threads!

    Not if you do it from the front page. :)

    Plus there's, y'know, Live Commenting Live Thing.

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:25

    But then I miss out on all the other threads!

    yeah, that's true. there is no answer then, we'll simple have to shoot you.

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:26

    Just for note, I tried to click that too see what it was and my virus scanner went nuts. It says there's a trojan on the site?

    I hope not...

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:26

    yeah, that's true. there is no answer then, we'll simple have to shoot you.

    I'm instantly reminded of the Monty Python Cheese Shop sketch....

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:26

    Alex, I don't get it???

    http://goforod.../02/keeping-not-dead/

    Ummm... Bee Gees?

  • paul04/03/2010 at 21:26

    yeah, that's true. there is no answer then, we'll simple have to shoot you.

    Nuke him from space, it's the only way to be sure.

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 21:26

    But then I miss out on all the other threads!

    More than one tab?

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 21:26

    But then I miss out on all the other threads!

    yeah, that's true. there is no answer then, we'll simple have to shoot you.

    At a Pub in London on Tue 6th April perhaps?

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:27

    Just for note, I tried to click that too see what it was and my virus scanner went nuts. It says there's a trojan on the site?

    I hope not...

    ooh, your source code looks suspicious, chap.

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 21:27

    I hope not...

    Yeah I tried again and it was stopped a second time. My computer can be a bit funny. I do have a very good virus scanner though.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 21:27

    Alex, I don't get it???

    http://goforod.../02/keeping-not-dead/

    Ummm... Bee Gees?

    That's how tired I am!

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:28

    Yeah I tried again and it was stopped a second time. My computer can be a bit funny. I do have a very good virus scanner though.

    i dunno, there's some weird javascript eval stuff on the site.

  • paul04/03/2010 at 21:28

    i dunno, there's some weird javascript eval stuff on the site.

    Yikes

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:29

    i dunno, there's some weird javascript eval stuff on the site.

    ummm... yeah... I don't know about that... Looking now..

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:29

    i dunno, there's some weird javascript eval stuff on the site.

    Yikes

    looks like a wordpress hack to me?

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 21:29

    i dunno, there's some weird javascript eval stuff on the site.

    I don't even know what that is, just thought I'd bring it to your attention :)

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 21:30

    Ummm... Bee Gees?

    uh uh uh s.....

    Nearly gave it away

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:30

    looks like a wordpress hack to me?

    Yup... Me too...

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 21:30

    Ummm... Bee Gees?

    uh uh uh s.....

    Nearly gave it away

    As soon as he said it I got it ;)

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:30

    Yup... Me too...

    bugger :(

  • paul04/03/2010 at 21:31

    looks like a wordpress hack to me?

    Oh yes.

    I went to a web security seminar a little while back. This looks very typical.

    Nice find Alison.

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:32

    Nice find Alison.

    what are you using Alison?

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)04/03/2010 at 21:32

    &RG

    Might be worth recounting your TMR team...

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 21:32

    As soon as he said it I got it ;)

    Just goes to prove that you don't need to spend ages writing a beautifully crafted thought out post if you can say it in seven letters

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 21:33

    what are you using Alison?

    Kapersky Internet Security.

    It's better than anything I've ever used before. My dad gave me a subscription I think.

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:33

    bugger :(

    never had any problems in all my years with blogger...

  • RG04/03/2010 at 21:34

    Might be worth recounting your TMR team...

    Um, oops.

    Cheers Sebastian, this is what happens when you only get Maths once in a week.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 21:34

    Cheers Sebastian, this is what happens when you only get Maths once in a week.

    you forget to count to 10?

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:34

    never had any problems in all my years with blogger...

    wasn't self hosted though?

  • paul04/03/2010 at 21:34

    never had any problems in all my years with blogger...

    I think wordpress is a pretty big target Alex. Bit like Microsoft.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 21:35

    Cheers Sebastian, this is what happens when you only get Maths once in a week.

    you forget to count to 10?

    He counted up to 11 :D

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:35

    wasn't self hosted though?

    indeed it was.

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:35

    indeed it was.

    blogger can be self hosted?

  • RG04/03/2010 at 21:36

    He counted up to 11 :D

    Nope, just missed a guy off. Confused myself with my opening sentence.

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:36

    20% off all garage doors! http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/03/garagedooradopt.jpg

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:36

    blogger can be self hosted?

    It could. Until next month when it can't which is why I was suddenly forced to decide on a new host for gamboling. Sofaf1.com is still on blogger self hosted.

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 21:37

    &RG

    Might be worth recounting your TMR team...

    :-)

    Well spotted, I hadn't got around to reading them yet.

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 21:38

    Cheers Sebastian, this is what happens when you only get Maths once in a week.

    you forget to count to 10?

    He might have said he's going for a 6-4 split between NASCAR and WRC... and then picked 9 drivers.

    #SorryRG

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:40

    It could. Until next month when it can't which is why I was suddenly forced to decide on a new host for gamboling. Sofaf1.com is still on blogger self hosted.

    had no idea.

    however, wordpress self host is the most awful platform in the world. nothing else comes close.

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:41

    Am switching to my laptop. My desktop makes waaaaaaaaay too much noise for a Pentium 4......

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:42

    had no idea.

    We literally had this conversation about a month ago :)

    I am now really annoyed because I need something that means I can run gamboling safely and still have regular e-mail.

  • paul04/03/2010 at 21:43

    I am now really annoyed because I need something that means I can run gamboling safely and still have regular e-mail.

    I had no idea this stuff was so hard. Would have thought some company had it all sorted by now.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 21:44

    I am now really annoyed because I need something that means I can run gamboling safely and still have regular e-mail.

    whats wrong with wordpress (non-geek speak please :D )

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:44

    We literally had this conversation about a month ago :)

    you said you used ftp. i assumed you uploaded files to googles servers.

    I am now really annoyed because I need something that means I can run gamboling safely and still have regular e-mail.

    is the google thing a no go?

  • RG04/03/2010 at 21:44

    He might have said he's going for a 6-4 split between NASCAR and WRC... and then picked 9 drivers.

    #SorryRG

    Happens to the best of us....

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:45

    whats wrong with wordpress (non-geek speak please :D )

    it's really, really easy to hack.

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 21:45

    Since the topic came up, one last plug and this time I'll include a note of explanation. ;)

    If anyone would like to play a game featuring more than one racing series (F1, IRL, WRC, NASCAR, Le Mans) I have one on my blog. Just pick 10 drivers every week. You don't have to have one from each so you can specialise on the ones you know.

    This week is WRC and NASCAR and you can enter here:

    http://toomuchracing.com/2010/03/03/tmr-game-week-6/

    F1 and IndyCar are next week. Best of luck!

    Plenty of other games around of course and I'm off to check to my Fantasy Rally team...

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:47

    is the google thing a no go?

    Well for example I have written a nice app that will do the pole poll for SofaF1 this year... but I can't host it anywhere on the sofaf1 domain if I move to hosted wordpress. Now I don't seem to have any option on this. Which seems to be really rubbish.

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:47

    it's really, really easy to hack.

    Gee, does that put my blog up **** creek, or is Wordpress MU a bit better then?

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 21:48

    it's really, really easy to hack.

    explains why you're so anti-it, is there anyway to make it a bit more safe?

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:49

    Well for example I have written a nice app that will do the pole poll for SofaF1 this year... but I can't host it anywhere on the sofaf1 domain if I move to hosted wordpress. Now I don't seem to have any option on this. Which seems to be really rubbish.

    understood. there isn't an easy answer to that, short of sticking the blog in an iframe and pointing that to x.wordpress.com or whatever.

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 21:49

    Gee, does that put my blog up **** creek, or is Wordpress MU a bit better then?

    At least with the hosted wordpress on wordpress.com, you don't have to worry about doing the PITA upgrade.

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:49

    explains why you're so anti-it, is there anyway to make it a bit more safe?

    yep. pick another platform or use wordpress.com

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:49

    understood. there isn't an easy answer to that, short of sticking the blog in an iframe and pointing that to x.wordpress.com or whatever.

    But that is not a solution. That is rubbish.

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:49

    Gee, does that put my blog up **** creek, or is Wordpress MU a bit better then?

    nope, that's the same.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 21:50

    yep. pick another platform

    e.g?

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:50

    nope, that's the same.

    But that's on another server. Dammit, I gotta find the host and get him to upgrade it fast...

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:50

    But that is not a solution. That is rubbish.

    it is a solution. it's a rubbish solution.

    it's also why i've spend 6 months writing a blogging platform and still have another 6 months of work to do.

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:51

    e.g?

    honestly, i have no idea. i know how bad wordpress is, and that's as far as i got. the next step was to start coding.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 21:51

    Gee, does that put my blog up **** creek, or is Wordpress MU a bit better then?

    At least with the hosted wordpress on wordpress.com, you don't have to worry about doing the PITA upgrade.

    Must be something to do with the PubRubaDubDubSubHubinaTub?

  • jpancoast04/03/2010 at 21:51

    yep. pick another platform

    e.g?

    if you can program in Python you could use google app engine (maybe, not quite sure what you're doing)

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 21:51

    honestly, i have no idea. i know how bad wordpress is, and that's as far as i got. the next step was to start coding.

    ah ok, so it literally is a start from scratch jobby

  • lou04/03/2010 at 21:51

    gggaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!! i'm in such a bad mood with my parents today. first they make me walk home in the freezing cold/pitch black down country lanes for 1/2 a mile (i tripped into the road twice), then mum forgets to buy eggs so i can't do any baking this evening. Now i find out that in the space of 3 days they've used up all the yellow, blue and black ink from our printer.. so i can't print out my portfolio images to arrange and mount up tomorrow - which means my teachers can't help...and Falmouth wont give me the time of day without a good portfolio. i'm so stressed out..

  • Alex Andronov04/03/2010 at 21:52

    it's also why i've spend 6 months writing a blogging platform and still have another 6 months of work to do.

    Indeed... This makes me almost consider going back to squarespace. The interface was a bit mad... but I don't have a year :(

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:52

    ah ok, so it literally is a start from scratch jobby

    there isn't a blogging platform that offers speed and security without compromising flexibility so far as i can see.

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 21:52

    gggaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!! i'm in such a bad mood with my parents today. first they make me walk home in the freezing cold/pitch black down country lanes for 1/2 a mile (i tripped into the road twice), then mum forgets to buy eggs so i can't do any baking this evening. Now i find out that in the space of 3 days they've used up all the yellow, blue and black ink from our printer.. so i can't print out my portfolio images to arrange and mount up tomorrow - which means my teachers can't help...and Falmouth wont give me the time of day without a good portfolio. i'm so stressed out..

    booooooooooooooo :(

    *throws something at thursday*

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 21:53

    Aye - just had a bit of a rant at Spotify

    grrrrrrr....

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 21:53

    there isn't a blogging platform that offers speed and security without compromising flexibility so far as i can see.

    ah ok, i am not even close to being smart enough to start from scratch so will have to stay with wp for the time being

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:53

    honestly, i have no idea. i know how bad wordpress is, and that's as far as i got. the next step was to start coding.

    I quite like the ease of actually posting something with WP.

    Have you thought about making this one a full-time venture then?

  • lou04/03/2010 at 21:54

    *throws something at thursday*

    oh i forgot it was thursday.. that will explain it then. I feel like each day this week i've been doing damage control for the previous one.

  • me04/03/2010 at 21:54

    Have you thought about making this one a full-time venture then?

    nope. there's no money in it. what wordpress provide is good enough for most people.

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 21:55

    My grid is finally nice and full - http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/formula-1-2010/

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:55

    nope. there's no money in it. what wordpress provide is good enough for most people.

    Flog it to Wordpress and say "this is more secure, pay me"?

    I have a long sarcastic streak through tiredness running through me at the moment. Probably should go to bed. Night all!

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 21:56

    oh i forgot it was thursday.. that will explain it then. I feel like each day this week i've been doing damage control for the previous one.

    Doesn't sound like a fun week at all :(

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 21:56

    night TM

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:57

    Doesn't sound like a fun week at all :(

    +1. UCAS sucks, but hopefully you only have to do it once.

  • RG04/03/2010 at 21:57

    I have a long sarcastic streak through tiredness running through me at the moment. Probably should go to bed. Night all!

    Nighty night.

  • Turkey Machine04/03/2010 at 21:57

    #notreallyhere

    #reallygoingtobednow

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 21:58

    +1. UCAS sucks, but hopefully you only have to do it once.

    *waves. is on second time*

    it gets easier hte second time actually.

  • lou04/03/2010 at 21:59

    Doesn't sound like a fun week at all :(

    it's been a bad week with 2 great trips to london.. thank goodness f1 is back next weekend.

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 21:59

    it gets easier hte second time actually.

    I refuse to believe UCAS is anywhere near easy. I didn't even bother with them on my second choice course and I got in fine.

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 21:59

    *waves. is on second time*

    :D Wooooooo! Snap.

    I'm very bored though. Their search keeps timing out on me.

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 21:59

    This video is really cool:

    Anatomy of Apple Design from Transparent House on Vimeo.

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 21:59

    it's been a bad week with 2 great trips to london.. thank goodness f1 is back next weekend.

    this thursday week will be F1 Eve ;)

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 22:00

    :D Wooooooo! Snap.

    you've done it twice?

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 22:00

    I refuse to believe UCAS is anywhere near easy. I didn't even bother with them on my second choice course and I got in fine.

    its easier because a) you know how ti use it and b) you dont have to write a personal statement again (generally)

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 22:00

    you've done it twice?

    Well no. But I'm about to go 2nd time around. I didn't actually find it too traumatic first time but it is irritating!

  • lou04/03/2010 at 22:02

    its easier because a) you know how ti use it and b) you dont have to write a personal statement again (generally)

    turns out that the personal statement was the easier part of my application.. V.V

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 22:03

    Well no. But I'm about to go 2nd time around. I didn't actually find it too traumatic first time but it is irritating!

    are you applyng now for 2011 entry, or applying next year for entry?

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 22:05

    turns out that the personal statement was the easier part of my application.. V.V

    lucky for some! i have written 3 personal statements in my time

  • RubberGoat04/03/2010 at 22:06

    NIght guys...

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 22:06

    are you applyng now for 2011 entry, or applying next year for entry?

    I'm going to apply next year. I thought about applying for deferred entry a few months ago but I wasn't sure enough about what I wanted to do. I'm very happy my old 6th form head has agreed to write me another reference. I was concerned I'd be spending the next 6 months trying to wring one out of Liverpool University.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 22:06

    NIght guys...

    night!

  • RG04/03/2010 at 22:06

    NIght guys...

    Night Gavin.

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 22:07

    Ohhh. Now I have the time I can blog about a very dear birthday... :D

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 22:07

    I'm going to apply next year. I thought about applying for deferred entry a few months ago but I wasn't sure enough about what I wanted to do. I'm very happy my old 6th form head has agreed to write me another reference. I was concerned I'd be spending the next 6 months trying to wring one out of Liverpool University.

    Try to get one from Liverpool (if its a good one) and use the head as back up, they like to have them as up to date and relevant as poss. I got one from my 6th form tutor (only left in june) but canterbury wanted one from my current uni tutor too...

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 22:09

    Try to get one from Liverpool (if its a good one) and use the head as back up, they like to have them as up to date and relevant as poss. I got one from my 6th form tutor (only left in june) but canterbury wanted one from my current uni tutor too...

    I don't know who'd be qualified to write one? I never really got to know a particular member of academic staff. My personal tutor went off on maternity leave just after I started so....

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 22:09

    I don't know who'd be qualified to write one? I never really got to know a particular member of academic staff. My personal tutor went off on maternity leave just after I started so....

    hmm, hard one. my tutor dosent know me at all, but clearly he gave me one good enough because i wouldnt have got a place without it

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 22:11

    hmm, hard one. my tutor dosent know me at all, but clearly he gave me one good enough because i wouldnt have got a place without it

    I'm sure it'll be fine. If they need something more recent, they can have something from an employer. I've been sending them emails about it. Most of the replies I've got said they'd happily accept a school reference.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 22:11

    I'm sure it'll be fine. If they need something more recent, they can have something from an employer. I've been sending them emails about it. Most of the replies I've got said they'd happily accept a school reference.

    sounds alright then :D

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 22:21

    Ohhh. Now I have the time I can blog about a very dear birthday... :D

    Woohoo! http://toata.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/67-happy-10th-birthday-ps2/ ;)

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 22:23

    Woohoo! http://toata.w...py-10th-birthday-ps2/ ;)

    yayyy!! i still mine a few times a week.

    PS2 > PS3

  • Christine04/03/2010 at 22:23
  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 22:24

    10 Years!!

    I know!

    I feel old now...

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 22:25

    PS2 > PS3

    Definitely!

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 22:35

    I've slightly fixed the formatting on the Superlicence page.

    http://toomuchracing.com/superlicence/

    I'm keeping it as a sub-page for now. I was planning a post in the main blog to accompany it, I'm not sure about that now, and if it happens it'll be tomorrow at the earliest.

    For those who missed the mention earlier, I have had a look at the rules concerning who can have an FIA Superlicence to come up with a list of drivers. It may not be completely accurate but since there are no other lists around it is better than nothing!

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 22:46

    Right...a game to play...

    When I say Motorsport Timing, what are the first word/s that come to your head?

  • RG04/03/2010 at 22:47

    When I say Motorsport Timing, what are the first word/s that come to your head?

    Stopwatch.

    That doesn't help does it?

  • Pat W04/03/2010 at 22:47

    When I say Motorsport Timing, what are the first word/s that come to your head?

    stopwatch, Tag Heuer, the secret of comedy

  • lou04/03/2010 at 22:49

    When I say Motorsport Timing, what are the first word/s that come to your head?

    Hungarian GP 2009 :)

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 22:49

    Hungarian GP 2009 :)

    haha, good answer

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 22:50

    Have just been watching a video of the F1 App.

    I WANT

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 22:51

    Have just been watching a video of the F1 App.

    Where?

    I probably don't want the app but I'd like to see what it does.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 22:52

    Where?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwb0ziLrs-g&feature=related

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 22:57

    #sidepodspace

    If anyone is bored and looking for something to do NASA are just about to launch the Geostationary Operational. Environmental Satellite-P. Well at least just about to enter the launch window. The window opens at 23:17 and lasts for an hour. NASA TV are suggesting it will go early in the window but this is NASA

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 23:03

    http://www.you...g&feature=related

    It's nice and all, but I may be busy watching the race at the time...

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 23:05

    It's nice and all, but I may be busy watching the race at the time...

    i think its serves its purpose very well. its not to completely replace hte race coverage, but its as nice additio

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 23:05

    yeah, true i suppose

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 23:06

    now off to start the next reflections piece - may reappear at some stage over the weekend (i.e. - 7am tomorrow morning...)

    :D

  • Lukeh04/03/2010 at 23:15

    The one good thing about thursday is the lots of blogging that has come with it :) always enjoyable stuff to read everyone's choices and thoughts.

    Off too sleep now though, see you all tomorrow evening. Night!

  • RG04/03/2010 at 23:15

    Off too sleep now though, see you all tomorrow evening. Night!

    Aye, same for me I thinks. Night all and lotsa love.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 23:16

    Night RG and Lukeh!

  • me04/03/2010 at 23:17

    night all leavers.

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 23:18

    night all leavers.

    Hahaha well done :)

  • me04/03/2010 at 23:19

    Hahaha well done :)

    doohickey is just a nightmare!

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 23:19

    doohickey is just a nightmare!

    I honestly think I'm more likely to fail with current set up as the thread selector is scrolled off the page.

  • me04/03/2010 at 23:20

    I honestly think I'm more likely to fail with current set up as the thread selector is scrolled off the page.

    that is true. i just have to keep working to make all the other solutions better. it's almost there, there just needs to be a way of knowing stuff is happening on other threads too.

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 23:22

    I just spoke to Nick. He is off his face. I think I've missed a golden opportunity to get him to buy something nice for me.

  • me04/03/2010 at 23:22

    I just spoke to Nick. He is off his face. I think I've missed a golden opportunity to get him to buy something nice for me.

    call him back.

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 23:23

    I just spoke to Nick. He is off his face. I think I've missed a golden opportunity to get him to buy something nice for me.

    I am not asleep yet! ;)

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 23:25

    I am not asleep yet! ;)

    #busted

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 23:25

    I am not asleep yet! ;)

    Why not???

  • Nick in Dubai04/03/2010 at 23:26

    Why not???

    Because you called me back!

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 23:26

    I just spoke to Nick. He is off his face. I think I've missed a golden opportunity to get him to buy something nice for me.

    If he is that drunk phone him back

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 23:26

    call him back.

    What he said

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 23:26

    If he is that drunk phone him back

    I did. I am cross because he hadn't gone to bed at all!!!

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 23:26

    I am not asleep yet! ;)

    Uh oh!

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 23:31

    Uh oh!

    It's fine. He really is smashed. I'm sure he's forgotton already....

  • Leigh O'Gorman04/03/2010 at 23:32

    Is this any use?

    http://formula1archive.blogspot.com/search/label/reflections

    Technically it's part of my site called "Reflections" that's looks at a look back at old stories, seasons, races and situations and comments on them.

    It's utterly pointless of course, but I do have fun indulging myself

    :)

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 23:32

    It's fine. He really is smashed. I'm sure he's forgotton already....

    Just as well there is no permanent record for him to check back on

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 23:34

    Is it wrong to watch Masterchef while eating mashed potato?

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 23:35

    Is it wrong to watch Masterchef while eating mashed potato?

    No.

  • Jon Waldock04/03/2010 at 23:35

    Just as well there is no permanent record for him to check back on

    :D

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 23:38

    Could NASA just once launch something at the first attempt. 40 minutes of the 60 minute have been used up already. NASA TV bloke sounds like he is ready to slash his wrists. I think he is running out of material.

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 23:38

    No.

    Hmmmm very very tempted!

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 23:39

    Hmmmm very very tempted!

    Do it

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 23:40

    Do it

    To clarify, I already have mash from earlier. I was going to use it as part of lunch tomorrow but I'm really peckish.

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 23:41

    So the hotel I'm staying at right now is having a massive country music thing going on in the lobby. When I look out my window into the crowd there it's like everyone stepped out of the set of Deliverance.

  • Jim Newman04/03/2010 at 23:41

    There are times when I'm happy that Progressive rock/metal isn't mainstream, this is not one of them.

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 23:42

    To clarify, I already have mash from earlier. I was going to use it as part of lunch tomorrow but I'm really peckish.

    Tomorrow is a long time away. If you are hungry eat now because you will be more hungry after the prog if you don't eat now

  • Alison04/03/2010 at 23:49

    Tomorrow is a long time away. If you are hungry eat now because you will be more hungry after the prog if you don't eat now

    Yeah I got the food.... :D

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 23:50

    Yeah I got the food.... :D

    Enjoy the program. I ended up watching it last night when I had no interwebz

  • Steven Roy04/03/2010 at 23:54

    #sidepodspace

    We have a countdown running. 4 minutes till launch

  • Steven Roy05/03/2010 at 00:03

    I eventually saw a launch after missing the last couple because NASA hates me.

  • me05/03/2010 at 00:04

    I eventually saw a launch after missing the last couple because NASA hates me.

    i'm not surprised, you tore them to shreds on air :)

  • Steven Roy05/03/2010 at 00:05

    i'm not surprised, you tore them to shreds on air :)

    I have been having a go at them for ages and it hasn't made any difference. Love the graphics they are running. Very Commodore 64

  • Pat W05/03/2010 at 00:06

    Mr C's link to his first blog post prompted me to go into the TMR blog archive purely to see what I was doing in the early days. I've now got lots of tabs open and I'm getting a bit lost.