It is Jacques Villeneuve Sr's birthday today - brother to Gilles and uncle of the baggy-overalled Jacques we know and love. Eh-hem. He was also a race driver too, and took part in a couple of years worth of F1. What a family! Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • The Race of Champions Nations Cup happened and whilst we live commented it, we also did not enjoy it. Read more about Mr C's disappointment, and why he probably won't be watching today. We'll set up a thread anyway, because it would be wrong to cover half an event.
  • Meanwhile, I spent the evening putting together the last F1 Digest race review, and it's quite a short one. On the same subject, Rich wrote a blog entry about his thoughts on the race from the build up to the aftermath - an interesting read.
  • Also, a few days late, but I only just remembered, the Sofa F1 pole poll was decided, and Mr C came second. He was doing so well! I am firmly mid-pack, with Pat just two points above me. Well done to everyone who took part, and even more next year please.

That's all for now. As mentioned above, there'll be some more live commenting in the form of the Race of Champions individual event, although it is on in work hours. Boo. Nevertheless, I'll see you in the comments.

1112 responses

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 00:04

    It is Jacques Villeneuve Sr's birthday today - brother to Gilles and uncle of the baggy-overalled Jacques we know and love.

    There are people who believe Uncle Jacques was more talented than Gilles which boggles the mind. Shame he was never given a break.

  • me04/11/2009 at 00:07

    There are people who believe Uncle Jacques was more talented than Gilles which boggles the mind. Shame he was never given a break.

    any idea why it didn't work out?

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 00:10

    Timr for sleepies... I have a reeeeally long Wednesday ahead of me (although I might see the new Apple store later, woohoo!)so I'd better get some rest...

    night!!

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 00:11

    Timr for sleepies... I have a reeeeally long Wednesday ahead of me (although I might see the new Apple store later, woohoo!)so I'd better get some rest...

    This is a feeling I know. You're obviously a lot more sensible than I am though.

  • me04/11/2009 at 00:12

    Timr for sleepies... I have a reeeeally long Wednesday ahead of me (although I might see the new Apple store later, woohoo!)so I'd better get some rest...

    night sir.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 00:13

    any idea why it didn't work out?

    He was never given a decent car like so many drivers. He entered only 3 races and did not qualify for any of them.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 00:15

    Night lots of people who are going

  • James04/11/2009 at 00:16

    I just realised I didn't change the time on my watch, so all day I have been an hour ahead.

  • me04/11/2009 at 00:17

    I just realised I didn't change the time on my watch, so all day I have been an hour ahead.

    at least you have big ben.

  • James04/11/2009 at 00:19

    at least you have big ben.

    indeed, although I started following that about an hour ago :)

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 00:20

    at least you have big ben.

    big ben twitter = amazing

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 00:20

    BONG BONG BONG BONG

  • James04/11/2009 at 00:21

    big ben twitter = amazing

    I love the patern it creates :) http://twitter.com/big_ben_clock

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 00:21

    Joe says - in a comment - that Toyota will not sell the team. They will just close it.

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/toyota-out/

  • me04/11/2009 at 00:22

    Joe says - in a comment - that Toyota will not sell the team. They will just close it.

    and dan makes a good point in the comment before it.

    qadbak in then?

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 00:22

    qadbak in then?

    Shame RG is not still awake

  • James04/11/2009 at 00:23

    Good job there was no breakaway series, they would be without BMW and possibly Toyota.

  • James04/11/2009 at 00:26

    anyway, i best be off. night!

  • me04/11/2009 at 00:27

    anyway, i best be off. night!

    see ya.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 00:27

    Night James

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 00:55

    qadbak in then?

    yup. but SOMEONE, someone has to get Kobayashi. For the love of God someone get him.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 00:56

    yup. but SOMEONE, someone has to get Kobayashi. For the love of God someone get him.

    Hahahaha why do you love him so much?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 00:57

    Hahahaha why do you love him so much?

    the guy has tons of potential. it would be a shame to see it all go to waste just because his sponsor pulled out.

    this early, i'm proposing heidfeld-kobayashi for sauber.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 00:57

    Hahahaha why do you love him so much?

    he has Lewis Hamilton-esq potential

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 00:58

    Just watched Ep of James Mays Toy program, it was the plasticine flower one.....

    Next weeks Mechano thingy looks mega.

    Talking of mega...

    Episode 4 of the Feeder Series is up if you haven't already listened to it;

    http://www.feederseries.tk/

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 00:58

    yup. but SOMEONE, someone has to get Kobayashi. For the love of God someone get him.

    I am far from convinced he is anything special.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 00:58

    He's definitely a little bit crazy..... :D

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 00:59

    he has Lewis Hamilton-esq potential

    that would be stretching it a bit, but he's easily the most fiesty racer I've seen in a while. even more so than Sato.

    Kobayashi could also end up at Lotus.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 00:59

    he has Lewis Hamilton-esq potential

    No way. There is no basis for that kind of comparison

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 00:59

    I am far from convinced he is anything special.

    We won't know if someone doesn't get him. And he beat Trulli in his 2nd GP. It looks like Trulli will get a seat; it would be a darn shame if Kobayashi didn't.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 01:00

    No way. There is no basis for that kind of comparison

    i dont mean it in a "he's going to blow the world away"

    but no rookie has come into F1 and had that kind of racing in their first races, since hamilton

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 01:00

    We won't know if someone doesn't get him.

    That is always the case. A lot of drivers with far better records than his have never raced an F1 car.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 01:01

    That is always the case. A lot of drivers with far better records than his have never raced an F1 car.

    Feeder records show very little, Piquet proves this.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:02

    That is always the case. A lot of drivers with far better records than his have never raced an F1 car.

    just because it's happened before doesn't mean we shouldn't let it happen again. i'd rather see kobayashi than pedro de la rosa, for example.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:03

    Feeder records show very little, Piquet proves this.

    And Grosjean too, actually.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 01:04

    And Grosjean too, actually.

    Very true

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 01:07

    Feeder records show very little, Piquet proves this.

    There is not a straight correlation between junior records and F1 records but generally the more successful in one are successful in the other. There are some drivers like Jan Magnussen who don't deliver in F1 and there are others like Mansell who are much better in F1 than their record suggested they would be.

    In two seasons of GP2 Kobayashi had two podium finishes including one win. That does not suggest an outstanding driver.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 01:08

    In two seasons of GP2 Kobayashi had two podium finishes including one win. That does not suggest an outstanding driver.

    It dosent have too.

    I'm not saying he's the next Schumacher in terms of results, but he's one to watch out for. For sure.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 01:09

    I'm not saying he's the next Schumacher in terms of results, but he's one to watch out for. For sure.

    A lot of drivers look much better in their first couple of races than they turn out to be. I have seen nothing to suggest Kobayashi is anything special.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:10

    In two seasons of GP2 Kobayashi had two podium finishes including one win. That does not suggest an outstanding driver.

    In two races of F1 I've seen Kobayashi overtake more people than I ever saw Trulli pass this season - defending from this year's WC at Interlagos and passing him at Abu Dhabi, finishing in the top 9 and beating Trulli in both races. That suggests to me he has potential and he can become better.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 01:11

    In two races of F1 I've seen Kobayashi overtake more people than I ever saw Trulli pass this season - defending from this year's WC at Interlagos and passing him at Abu Dhabi, finishing in the top 9 and beating Trulli in both races. That suggests to me he has potential and he can become better.

    Exactly. We're not saying he's amazing, but that he's got the potential to be a good F1 driver.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 01:16

    Exactly. We're not saying he's amazing, but that he's got the potential to be a good F1 driver.

    The original comments from both of you suggested it would be some kind of tragedy if he didn't get a drive because he was something special. I would agree that he has the potential to be a decent F1 driver but so do many many others.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 01:17

    The original comments from both of you suggested it would be some kind of tragedy if he didn't get a drive because he was something special. I would agree that he has the potential to be a decent F1 driver but so do many many others.

    We're not disagreeing. We just think he should be given a chance because in his first 2 races he's shown that he might have something, we may be wrong but it would be a shame to not find out.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:17

    The original comments from both of you suggested it would be some kind of tragedy if he didn't get a drive because he was something special. I would agree that he has the potential to be a decent F1 driver but so do many many others.

    after what i saw the last 2 races, it would be a tragedy if a pedro de la rosa or a romain grosjean gets a seat and he doesn't.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:18

    We're not disagreeing. We just think he should be given a chance because in his first 2 races he's shown that he might have something, we may be wrong but it would be a shame to not find out.

    Indeed so.

  • rowley04/11/2009 at 01:20

    My 2 cents:

    Kobayashi brought some excitment, which is very much needed.

    Grosjean doesn't seem to be an exciting driver.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 01:21

    My 2 cents:

    Kobayashi brought some excitment, which is very much needed.

    Grosjean doesn't seem to be an exciting driver.

    And in the crappy rubbish (i could go on with F1 as i feel it is) world of F1..isnt that what we want?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:22

    And in the crappy rubbish (i could go on with F1 as i feel it is) world of F1..isnt that what we want?

    Yes! :D

    Grosjean's exciting in a spinny way. :D

  • rowley04/11/2009 at 01:23

    And in the crappy rubbish (i could go on with F1 as i feel it is) world of F1..isnt that what we want?

    Exactly.

    That's why I still miss Montoya.

    Never the greatest driver, but fun to watch.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 01:24

    Exactly.

    That's why I still miss Montoya.

    Never the greatest driver, but fun to watch.

    Totally. I loved the USA guys earlier on the RoC. They weren't always the fastest, but they were the most spectacular and had the best personalities.

  • rowley04/11/2009 at 01:25

    Off topic:

    I enjoyed your talk with Hohentahl, Jon.

    Good job.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 01:26

    Off topic:

    I enjoyed your talk with Hohentahl, Jon.

    Good job.

    *Hohenthal ;)

    But thanks. I loved doing it, he's such a great guy, easily my favourite episode to date.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 01:28

    Can i have some wordpress help please. I want to use one of the internet themes for my blog, and have downloaded it but have no idea what im doing. Little help?

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 01:31

    And in the crappy rubbish (i could go on with F1 as i feel it is) world of F1..isnt that what we want?

    I want more drivers who can challenge at the front of the field spectacular or not. The GP2 field over the past two seasons has generally been regarded as pretty poor. Kobayashi has finished 16th in the championship two years in a row which suggests not only is he nothing special but that he didn't learn a lot in his first season which he could use to move forward in his second.

    I don't think finishing 16th two years in a row suggests he can be a good F1 driver.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:33

    I don't think finishing 16th two years in a row suggests he can be a good F1 driver.

    I'm not looking at his GP2 stats - I'm looking at his F1 stats - and they're been darn good so far, considering the car he's in and his level of experience (as well as the lack of testing this season, and how those in a similar position to him of entering a car midseason have fared).

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 01:34

    I'm not looking at his GP2 stats - I'm looking at his F1 stats - and they're been darn good so far, considering the car he's in and his level of experience (as well as the lack of testing this season, and how those in a similar position to him of entering a car midseason have fared).

    That and the fact that he was in an average GP2 team for 2 years

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:48

    From the 15th... to the 8th... to today.

    From Adam Cooper of AUTOSPORT:

    A Toyota PR man told pal of mine in Japan to be prepared for 'bad news' in a press conference on Wednesday PM local time

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:49

    A Toyota PR man told pal of mine in Japan to be prepared for 'bad news' in a press conference on Wednesday PM local time

    No wonder Bernie was so confident Sauber would get back in.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 01:51

    From Adam Cooper of AUTOSPORT:

    He should know. He was AUTOSPORT's man in Japan for years. I think we can assume the story is true.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:51

    He should know. He was AUTOSPORT's man in Japan for years. I think we can assume the story is true.

    Adam + Joe = fact.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:52

    Were there plans for a Debrief this week?

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 01:54

    Were there plans for a Debrief this week?

    There was a lot of indecision when Mr C asked Christine on Sunday.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 01:55

    There was a lot of indecision when Mr C asked Christine on Sunday.

    I thought it was every weekend :P

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:56

    There was a lot of indecision when Mr C asked Christine on Sunday.

    RoC + Williams lineup + Toyota pullout = lots of news. And that's not counting the possibility of McLaren or Brawn announcing lineups this week.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 01:57

    I thought it was every weekend :P

    It is but with the occasional week off

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 01:58

    RoC + Williams lineup + Toyota pullout = lots of news. And that's not counting the possibility of McLaren or Brawn announcing lineups this week.

    And the chance for them to play a new RG voicemail to show how the sidepodsamaritans really work when Quadbike get the Toyota entry.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:58

    It is but with the occasional week off

    ...usually for a miniseries. Although I suspect there will be more weeks off with TG coming back this month.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 01:59

    And the chance for them to play a new RG voicemail to show how the sidepodsamaritans really work when Quadbike get the Toyota entry.

    Ahhh, that is very true.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 02:00

    It is but with the occasional week off

    Hahaha you all keep saying this to me. I'm yet to be convinced :D

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 02:02

    Hahaha you all keep saying this to me. I'm yet to be convinced :D

    So when does the next Debrief appear according to your schedule?

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 02:03

    So when does the next Debrief appear according to your schedule?

    There will be some sort of review soonish. Then a break then maybe one once they start testing and again just before first race.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:30

    So with all that, here's my guess at 2010 driver lineups:

    Brawn-Mercedes: 1 - Button; 2 - Rosberg

    RBR-Renault: 3 - Vettel; 4 - Webber

    McLaren-Mercedes: 5 - Hamilton; 6 - Raikkonen

    Ferrari: 7 - Massa; 8 - Alonso

    Williams-Cosworth: 9 - Barrichello; 10 - Hulkenberg

    Renault: 11 - Glock; 12 - Kubica

    FIF1-Mercedes: 14 - Sutil; 15 - Liuzzi

    STR-Ferrari: 16 - Buemi; 17 - Alguersuari

    Campos-Cosworth: 18 - Senna; 19 - de la Rosa

    Virgin-Cosworth: 20 - Kovalainen; 21 - Davidson

    USF1-Cosworth: 22 - Villeneuve; 23 - Summerton

    Lotus-Cosworth: 24 - Trulli; 25 - Chandhok

    Sauber-Ferrari: 26 - Heidfeld; 27 - Kobayashi

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 02:31

    You know when you spend ages on something only to realise that you could have done it so much easier and quicker (and better) another way?

    Well here's a quick sneak peak of the new TFS website. Take a look, waddaya think?

    http://thefeederseries.wordpress.com/

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:32

    Well here's a quick sneak peak of the new TFS website. Take a look, waddaya think?

    Excellent, Jon. Nice and clean. But it would be great if you gave the theme a bit more pizzazz.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 02:32

    So with all that, here's my guess at 2010 driver lineups:

    I reckon thats pretty much it except i disagree with summerton, davidson and maybe chandhok, not sure.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 02:33

    Excellent, Jon. Nice and clean. But it would be great if you gave the theme a bit more pizzazz.

    Yeah i do agree, not sure how though ;)

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:33

    3 Merc teams, 3 Ferrari teams, 2 Renault teams, and 5 (!) Cosworth teams. Lotsa Cossie power there.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:34

    I reckon thats pretty much it except i disagree with summerton, davidson and maybe chandhok, not sure.

    You agree with Kobayashi to Sauber? Cool. :D Summerton and Davidson, I'm not sure either. Chandhok I'm a bit more certain of since it came from Alex Yoong on his Star Sports predictions. Alex Yoong is involved with the 1Malaysia project, which includes Lotus.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:36

    Just a thought - if Toyota do leave F1, they will leave on a wasteful note - having signed the Concorde Agreement, they'll have to pay penalties for leaving early.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:36

    You agree with Kobayashi to Sauber? Cool. :D Summerton and Davidson, I'm not sure either. Chandhok I'm a bit more certain of since it came from Alex Yoong on his Star Sports predictions. Alex Yoong is involved with the 1Malaysia project, which includes Lotus.

    Not to mention Chandhok is part of the Star Sports team. :D

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 02:36

    Just a thought - if Toyota do leave F1, they will leave on a wasteful note - having signed the Concorde Agreement, they'll have to pay penalties for leaving early.

    I was thinking this earlier, how much is said penalty?

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 02:40

    I'm not sure what is says about this picture and gaming...but to me this picture looks like its been print screened from a new PS3 game

    http://www.formulatwo.com/media/786222/800x600-start.jpg

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:41

    I was thinking this earlier, how much is said penalty?

    no idea - it shouldn't be cheap, but relative to how much Toyota have spent on this project, it probably will be.

    that said, Toyota should sell their chassis IP to one of the new teams - someone might put it to good use. their base chassis tends to be good, it's the subsequent development that turns out to be an issue.

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 02:41

    Just a thought - if Toyota do leave F1, they will leave on a wasteful note - having signed the Concorde Agreement, they'll have to pay penalties for leaving early.

    Could Sauber buy the Toyota entry, and Concorde signature? I'm not sure how all that works.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:42

    I'm not sure what is says about this picture and gaming...but to me this picture looks like its been print screened from a new PS3 game

    http://www.for...222/800x600-start.jpg

    Hahaha! :D I really thought it was a game! But just goes to show how far we've gotten from Pole Position on the SNES (I think?)

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 02:43

    Could Sauber buy the Toyota entry, and Concorde signature? I'm not sure how all that works.

    I think the manufacturer is tied down and not the team. i.e when Honda pulled out, they lost their entry into 2009, but the Fia 'were nice' and let Brawn have it for free.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:43

    Could Sauber buy the Toyota entry, and Concorde signature? I'm not sure how all that works.

    As they're the 14th team as mandated by the FIA, they don't need to buy it - it'll be given to them for free.

    That's how I see it anyway.

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 02:44

    As they're the 14th team as mandated by the FIA, they don't need to buy it - it'll be given to them for free.

    Ahah.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:44

    I think the manufacturer is tied down and not the team. i.e when Honda pulled out, they lost their entry into 2009, but the Fia 'were nice' and let Brawn have it for free.

    Only after all the other teams agreed. But I think this is a different case.

    So bye-bye FOTA vice-chairman Howett. Is LDM's term ending soon? I can see a Martin and Mario combo taking over.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 02:45

    I can see a Martin and Mario combo taking over.

    Brundle?

    ;)

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:46

    Brundle?

    Whitmarsh. :P

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 02:47

    Whitmarsh. :P

    darn

  • Dave in NZL04/11/2009 at 02:49

    They are allowed to sell their stake as a going concern, aren't they? With all the obligations of the Concord included. Can't they avoid it by buying the entire entity and changing the name - rather than buying the vaccant slot on the grid?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:50

    They are allowed to sell their stake as a going concern, aren't they? With all the obligations of the Concord included. Can't they avoid it by buying the entire entity and changing the name - rather than buying the vaccant slot on the grid?

    Depends on what needs to happen for Sauber now. From what I understand though, they get in for free.

    Joe also said that based on his understanding, the team will not be sold, just shut down. As the F1 facility is part of a bigger Toyota compound, it'll be hard to sell off.

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 02:52

    Joe also said that based on his understanding, the team will not be sold, just shut down. As the F1 facility is part of a bigger Toyota compound, it'll be hard to sell off.

    I wonder what happens to TTE. They have been running for a very long time.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:54

    I wonder what happens to TTE. They have been running for a very long time.

    TTE?

  • Dave in NZL04/11/2009 at 02:55

    Yeah, I agree re: Sauber. As far as the Toyota compound goes - Toyota wouldn't have to offer up the physical assests for sale, just the right to go racing, would they? Toyota could keep at its assest in place for a (Joe's opinion) push into another series.

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 02:55

    TTE?

    Toyota Team Europe. The ran the WRC team, then the Le Mans team, then migrated into the F1 team

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 02:56

    Yeah, I agree re: Sauber. As far as the Toyota compound goes - Toyota wouldn't have to offer up the physical assests for sale, just the right to go racing, would they? Toyota could keep at its assest in place for a (Joe's opinion) push into another series.

    Toyota in Le Mans again would be amazing

  • Dave in NZL04/11/2009 at 02:57

    That's lucky - google told me it was Transthoracic Echocardiography. Ha.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 02:58

    Toyota Team Europe. The ran the WRC team, then the Le Mans team, then migrated into the F1 team

    Ohhh. Back to Le Mans, I hope. 4 is better than 3. :D

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 02:59

    Ohhh. Back to Le Mans, I hope. 4 is better than 3. :D

    Hope so. I loved that GT1 car they made

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 03:00

    Hope so. I loved that GT1 car they made

    I was thinking they try their hand at LMP1. But that works too. :)

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:01

    I was thinking they try their hand at LMP1. But that works too. :)

    They'd have to do LMP1, it dosent make sense for such a huge manurfacturer to do anything else

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 03:02

    They'd have to do LMP1, it dosent make sense for such a huge manurfacturer to do anything else

    Ferrari and Porsche are in Le Mans, but they went for the GTs rather than returning to the prototypes.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:04

    Ferrari and Porsche are in Le Mans, but they went for the GTs rather than returning to the prototypes.

    Yeah, i meant that you couldnt leave F1 then come into do Le Mans in GT's. If you do it as part of a wider marketing strategy i.e BMW, then thats fine, but the Toyota people to me look like big vision kinda people, they'll want to be at the pinacle.

    And for me. Thats it. It's 3am. I have no idea what i'm still doing up.

    Adios Amigos

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 03:05

    Yeah, i meant that you couldnt leave F1 then come into do Le Mans in GT's. If you do it as part of a wider marketing strategy i.e BMW, then thats fine, but the Toyota people to me look like big vision kinda people, they'll want to be at the pinacle.

    Good point. :D Night Jon.

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:05

    Adios Amigos

    Night Jon

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:06

    #nothere

    This isnt a plug, this is me trying something...

    Can you visit http://www.feederseries.tk/ and tell me what you see?

    I think dot.tk are having some redirection issues, temp i hope!

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:06

    Can you visit http://www.feederseries.tk/ and tell me what you see?

    oh and do a couple of hard refreshes too

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 03:06

    Guy on Twitter saying Fuji TV now announcing Toyota F1 pullout. No wonder they decided to move up the presscon to today. I wonder who leaked it first though. Mind you, it's not the most surprising news ever.

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:07

    I think dot.tk are having some redirection issues, temp i hope!

    Yep - I get a blank page

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 03:07

    Yep - I get a blank page

    I got the old podbean page.

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:07

    Yep - I get a blank page

    Oops, no i dont. It's working fine

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:08

    I got the old podbean page.

    booo!!!

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:08

    It says it will be sorted within 10 minutes of changing the redirection. But clearly not

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 03:09

    It says it will be sorted within 10 minutes of changing the redirection. But clearly not

    Sleep it off - it should be fine in the morning.

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:10

    It says it will be sorted within 10 minutes of changing the redirection. But clearly not

    OK, that's weird. No I get a different page. Which one shoudl I see?

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:10

    Sleep it off - it should be fine in the morning.

    It wouldnt bother me, but i've just emailed the head of Media at Formula Two with it, and he'll get it before i wake up!

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 03:10

    OK, that's weird. No I get a different page. Which one shoudl I see?

    NOT the one that says podbean in the upper-left corner.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:10

    OK, that's weird. No I get a different page. Which one shoudl I see?

    you should see the one thats mostly white with a blue square

    http://thefeederseries.wordpress.com

    basically that

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 03:11

    It wouldnt bother me, but i've just emailed the head of Media at Formula Two with it, and he'll get it before i wake up!

    Ooooh. Hmmm. Stay another 10 minutes?

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:11

    basically that

    Yep, that is what I am getting now.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:11

    Ooooh. Hmmm. Stay another 10 minutes?

    Yeah think i may ;)

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 03:12

    Yep, that is what I am getting now.

    even with a hard refresh?

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:12

    even with a hard refresh?

    mine goes back and forth between them both when i refresh it.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 03:12

    Anyhoo, I'm off to get some sleep before work. Later, all. :)

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:12

    even with a hard refresh?

    Sheesh. It's really weird. Seems to be bouncing around. I'm note sure our proxy is cleaning out properly. I think it might be OK in a while

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:13

    Anyhoo, I'm off to get some sleep before work. Later, all. :)

    Night J!

  • Dave in NZL04/11/2009 at 03:13

    I get the podbean one. Good night Journeyer.

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:13

    Anyhoo, I'm off to get some sleep before work. Later, all. :)

    See ya Journyer

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:14

    mine goes back and forth between them both when i refresh it.

    Can you go tot he podbean site, and put a HTML redirect in the top of the page?

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:16

    Can you go tot he podbean site, and put a HTML redirect in the top of the page?

    I can do, but the problem woudl be that i want to keep the URL as .tk not .wordpress.com, and so i would be redirecting the .tk address to .tk, so it would keep doing it until it reached the proper site. Which may work actually.

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:19

    I can do, but the problem woudl be that i want to keep the URL as .tk not .wordpress.com, and so i would be redirecting the .tk address to .tk, so it would keep doing it until it reached the proper site. Which may work actually.

    Depends on DNS. You might be seeing DNS propagation issues, which should clear up with time.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 03:19

    Can you visit http://www.feederseries.tk/ and tell me what you see?

    Looks good apart from

    as the title

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 03:22

    Can you visit http://www.feederseries.tk/ and tell me what you see?

    Looks good apart from

    as the title

    That didn't quite work.

    I see the bit in quotes as the site title but everything else looks good.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 03:23

    Clearly there is some kind of code appearing as the title and every time I quote it, it disappears in the quoting.

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:24

    Cripes the DNS is interesting. www.feederseries.tk points to 5 different locations.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:25

    Clearly there is some kind of code appearing as the title and every time I quote it, it disappears in the quoting.

    Are you looking at hte podbean site?

    The one its meant to be redirecting to is..

    http://thefeederseries.wordpress.com

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:26

    Cripes the DNS is interesting. www.feederseries.tk points to 5 different locations.

    Does it say what they are?

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:26

    Does it say what they are?

    No, just IP addresses.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:26

    No, just IP addresses.

    ah ok. It's very odd.

    I've just got to hope and pray!

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 03:27

    Are you looking at hte podbean site?

    It looks like your normal .tk site.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:28

    It looks like your normal .tk site.

    Does it look like this?

    http://thefeederseries.wordpress.com/

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:28

    I've just got to hope and pray!

    Might be worth putting in the redirect on podbean just to make sure the correct site is seen?

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:28

    Might be worth putting in the redirect on podbean just to make sure the correct site is seen?

    I would, but attempting to put a redirection into it has rightly screwed it up, so now i cant even get onto hte admin bit as it redirects me to a 404!!

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 03:29

    <99meta99 http99-99equiv99=99”REFR99ESH” 99content99=”099;ur99

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:29

    I would, but attempting to put a redirection into it has rightly screwed it up, so now i cant even get onto hte admin bit as it redirects me to a 404!!

    ok, so just sorted that with copious amounts of using the esc key

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 03:30

    Take all the 99s out and that is what I see as the title

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:30

    <99meta99 http99-99equiv99=99”REFR99ESH” 99content99=”099;ur99

    yeah, i knew about that. ta.

    the wordpress is hte one im trying to redirect to

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 03:30

    Does it look like this?

    http://thefeederseries.wordpress.com/

    No. It looks exactly like the .tk site did

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:30

    Take all the 99s out and that is what I see as the title

    Should be fixed now?

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 03:33

    When I use ctrl F5 on the .tk site it switches between the wordpress and .tk layouts. It now says The Feeder Series as the .tk title rather than all that code.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:34

    When I use ctrl F5 on the .tk site it switches between the wordpress and .tk layouts. It now says The Feeder Series as the .tk title rather than all that code.

    Yeah, thats the problem. I changed the .tk redirection about 40 minutes ago, but .tk says that it will only take 10 minutes. Hence my worry

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 03:34

    Just tried ctrl F5 about ten times and it alternates between the two layouts which is very odd

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:35

    Just tried ctrl F5 about ten times and it alternates between the two layouts which is very odd

    Totally odd

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:35

    Just tried ctrl F5 about ten times and it alternates between the two layouts which is very odd

    Looks like a DNS round robin. It may be just a propagation issue

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 03:36

    Totally odd

    Sounds like we need Mr C or some other coding genius

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 03:41

    Ok, so now if you go to the site and end up on the podbean site, you click on the redirection link and it takes you to the new site? Also, which is quite cool, is that when it redirects you it keeps the same URL, which is useful!

    Anyway, thats me done for hte night. Night again

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 03:41

    Anyway, thats me done for hte night. Night again

    OK, night.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 03:42

    Ok, so now if you go to the site and end up on the podbean site, you click on the redirection link and it takes you to the new site? Also, which is quite cool, is that when it redirects you it keeps the same URL, which is useful!

    Just tried it and it works

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 03:42

    Night Jon

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 05:52

    Morning all!

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 06:01

    I just saw about the top F1 commenters on tweetdeck. Crazy!

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 06:01

    Morning all!

    this may be the best of all if the most boring F1 team ever finally decides to quit :-)

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 06:18

    this may be the best of all if the most boring F1 team ever finally decides to quit :-)

    Question if they quit... What about Kobiashi? He seems to have done enough to earn a seat even without Toyota. Who would go for him?

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 06:21

    Question if they quit... What about Kobiashi? He seems to have done enough to earn a seat even without Toyota. Who would go for him?

    His dad in sushi restaurant ? Just kidding ...I would feel for the guy. Monday they make big fuss about him being more less sure to get the race seat next year, only to tell everybody on Wednesday there are no seats ... But if Toyota quite there would be vacancy at Sauber ...

  • Mattw04/11/2009 at 06:22

    Yeah, I agree re: Sauber. As far as the Toyota compound goes – Toyota wouldn’t have to offer up the physical assests for sale, just the right to go racing, would they? Toyota could keep at its assest in place for a (Joe’s opinion) push into another series.

    If Toyota had ANY sense, they should have sent Team Toyota Europe back to Le Mans, and signed Williams up as their works team (in F1) on an engine supply basis a couple of years ago.

    With Toyota money and Williams racing know how, it really could have worked.

    Hope so. I loved that GT1 car they made

    It may have been a 'GT1' car, but in 99 GT1 was very different to now. The toyota was in all but name an out and out prototype. The equilivent class today would be LMP1

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 06:36

    Mattw, I think I see the flaw in your plan:

    If Toyota had ANY sense

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 06:41

    But if Toyota quite there would be vacancy at Sauber ...

    I think he might turn up at one of the teams.

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 06:50

    I think he might turn up at one of the teams.

    but probably not in any of the new cash strapped ones. as KK said, he does not even have budget to go back to GP2 ...

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 06:51

    Morning all! Not long till the weekend!

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 06:52

    just found info (not sure how reliable) that Toyota briefing is scheduled for 8am GMT

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 06:53

    just found info (not sure how reliable) that Toyota briefing is scheduled for 8am GMT

    is that to decide if they race next year?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 06:53

    just found info (not sure how reliable) that Toyota briefing is scheduled for 8am GMT

    In an hour's time. They said it'll be afternoon our time, Wolf, so that should be accurate.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 06:53

    I just saw about the top F1 commenters on tweetdeck. Crazy!

    What do you mean?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 06:54

    With Toyota money and Williams racing know how, it really could have worked.

    Toyota doesn't do second fiddle. It's their way or the highway. Just ask Mike Gascoyne.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 06:54

    but probably not in any of the new cash strapped ones. as KK said, he does not even have budget to go back to GP2 ...

    I still say Qadbak. Toro Rosso can go for him too.

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 06:54

    In an hour's time. They said it'll be afternoon our time, Wolf, so that should be accurate.

    looks relieable, now backed by this tweet from adamcooperf1:

    Well the Toyota bad news will be with us in a little over an hour...

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 06:55

    is that to decide if they race next year?

    yup - but almost everyone's saying they've decided not to.

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 06:56

    by why people say it is bad news ? what is bad about Toyota leaving ?

    I recall an article in F1Racing a while back, while Eddie J had his column there, when he was telling FW to get on a plane to Japan and sell Williams to Toyota ...

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 06:58

    by why people say it is bad news ? what is bad about Toyota leaving ?

    i'm not too fussed about it - Sauber's ready to replace them. my only concern now is where Kobayashi will end up.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 06:58

    I recall an article in F1Racing a while back, while Eddie J had his column there, when he was telling FW to get on a plane to Japan and sell Williams to Toyota ...

    same was said of Williams selling to BMW. Look what happened to BMW and Toyota.

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 07:01

    i'm not too fussed about it - Sauber's ready to replace them. my only concern now is where Kobayashi will end up.

    F1's loss may be a gourmets gain if he is good in sushi preparation :-)

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 07:02

    i'm not too fussed about it - Sauber's ready to replace them. my only concern now is where Kobayashi will end up.

    looking forward to Sauber returning. Just a question. Will Peter Sauber be in the team or is it just Qadbaq using the name?

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 07:04

    if Toyota goes, there will be quite a lot of people with some decent know how available to other teams. the newcomers can go shopping ...

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 07:05

    looking forward to Sauber returning. Just a question. Will Peter Sauber be in the team or is it just Qadbaq using the name?

    Sauber will be involved in some shape or form, but I'm assuming Dr. Mario stays on as team principal.

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 07:06

    looking forward to Sauber returning. Just a question. Will Peter Sauber be in the team or is it just Qadbaq using the name?

    Quadbak F1 that would sound horrible :-) I quess the Sauber name would stay as would Peter Sauber and Dr Mario and Quick Nick

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 07:06

    if Toyota goes, there will be quite a lot of people with some decent know how available to other teams. the newcomers can go shopping ...

    Pascal Vasselon intrigues me. Will he stay as a team engineer, or go back to his first line of work - tyres? Whoever the FIA get as the tyre supplier, they'll need someone with great expertise to speed up progress.

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 07:06

    Morning All

    startledbunny are you here?

    Because I uploaded all the FIA Media Centre Documents from Japan as requested...

    Thank You very much Gavin :)

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 07:07

    Quadbak F1 that would sound horrible :-) I quess the Sauber name would stay as would Peter Sauber and Dr Mario and Quick Nick

    Might as well me Quackbuck F1. :D

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 07:07

    Might as well me Quackbuck F1. :D

    It can also be Quickbuck F1. ;)

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 07:09

    Might as well me Quackbuck F1.

    quack quack :-)

    I believe that Quadback means something along the lines Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain UAE or so ... So on the second thought that would go well with new trend Force India, USF1 ... noooooo ....

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 07:09

    Might as well me Quackbuck F1. :D

    QuackBaq doesn't particularly roll of the Tongue, not like Ferr-ari and To-ro Ro-sso. Qadbaq just seems to get stuck in your mouth before you say it.

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 07:17

    Morning.

    Today is a BIG day. Scandinavia's largest Ikea store opens in my home town!

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 07:18

    Today is a BIG day. Scandinavia's largest Ikea store opens in my home town!

    joy?

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 07:24

    Has anyone linked to this yet?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8341602.stm

    Toyota are apparently calling a press conference saying they will leave F1. I must admit, I'm kinda glad because they were just another waste of time big manufacturer.

    I have decided that teams should be mostly privateer and car manufacturers should be mostly engine suppliers!

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 07:27

    Toyota are apparently calling a press conference saying they will leave F1. I must admit, I'm kinda glad because they were just another waste of time big manufacturer.

    Erm... We've actually been talking about it since... around midnight, I think. We were speculating where Kobayashi could end up.

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 07:28

    Toyota are apparently calling a press conference saying they will leave F1. I must admit, I'm kinda glad because they were just another waste of time big manufacturer.

    Erm... We've actually been talking about it since... around midnight, I think. We were speculating where Kobayashi could end up.

    See I was doing this thing called sleeping...

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 07:28

    See I was doing this thing called sleeping...

    F1 never sleeps, you should have realized already :-)

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 07:29

    F1 never sleeps, you should have realized already :-)

    Never mind F1, Sidepodcast never sleeps. :D Look at Amy...

    Say, where's Amy?

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 07:29

    OK, have to do interview before the Toyota news

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 07:30

    OK, have to do interview before the Toyota news

    With who?

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 07:31

    I have decided that teams should be mostly privateer and car manufacturers should be mostly engine suppliers!

    if you look at indycar, the teams are independant (Andretti Green, Chip Ganassi) and the suppliers are manafacturers (Dallara, Firestone)

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 07:41

    I just saw about the top F1 commenters on tweetdeck. Crazy!

    What do you mean?

    On tweetdeck they have a list of top 25 F1 tweeters. F1 Wolf, Ollie, sidepodcast and myself are in there mixing it up with Jake Humphries, Lee McKenzie and of course Jenson and Rubens!

    I am sure it is right for the others, but I don't think anyone subscribing to my feed would be very excited about my F1 tweets!

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 07:43

    On tweetdeck they have a list of top 25 F1 tweeters. F1 Wolf, Ollie, sidepodcast and myself are in there mixing it up with Jake Humphries, Lee McKenzie and of course Jenson and Rubens!

    http://tweetdeck.com/beta/directory/

    Choose F1 Racing from the list... The order seems to be random

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 07:53

    Morning all.

    Anyone else feel like we're on Toyota F1 deathwatch?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 07:54

    Anyone else feel like we're on Toyota F1 deathwatch?

    Morning, Stuart.

    More like Kobayashi seatwatch, actually. Will he be in F1 next year, you think?

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 07:55

    Morning all.

    Anyone else feel like we're on Toyota F1 deathwatch?

    Since 2005.

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 07:55

    wheres amy? Ive been lurking all day i just have nothing to say :D

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 07:56

    wheres amy? Ive been lurking all day i just have nothing to say :D

    Okay lets ask you a question then...

    *needs inspiration*

    *drinks coffee*

    Don't you think we should have a Finnish F1 team?

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 07:59

    Will he be in F1 next year, you think?

    There's a very unseemly scrabble for seats at the moment and I'm not sure he has the track record to warrant a paid position on merit, or whether he has the money to pay for a seat.

    Don’t you think we should have a Finnish F1 team?

    Motto: To Finnish First, First You Must Finnish.

  • Mealy04/11/2009 at 07:59

    That's why I've just joined this thread!

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 08:01

    Don't you think we should have a Finnish F1 team?

    Team FinlandiavaaaaaaattaaallinnkaaavastaaaMETA?

  • Mealy04/11/2009 at 08:01

    What's the best site to follow the Toyota Press-Conference (other than here)?

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 08:02

    That's why I've just joined this thread!

    Hello Mealy... What's why?

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 08:02

    finnish f1 team would be super. Mika for team principal! I bet he could get rid of my pesky headache.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 08:02

    What's the best site to follow the Toyota Press-Conference (other than here)?

    There is no other than here!

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 08:02

    The interesting thing about Toyota is that they have this huge facility, with two wind tunnels, which they will have to mothball. It cannot easily be repurposed.

  • Mealy04/11/2009 at 08:03

    Thought so LOL

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 08:03

    finnish f1 team would be super. Mika for team principal! I bet he could get rid of my pesky headache.

    Team MikaMETA?

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 08:03

    The interesting thing about Toyota is that they have this huge facility, with two wind tunnels, which they will have to mothball. It cannot easily be repurposed.

    That's out in Japan is it? Or is that in Cologne? How far is that from Hinwell?

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 08:03

    That's out in Japan is it? Or is that in Cologne? How far is that from Hinwell?

    Hinwil?

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 08:04

    The interesting thing about Toyota is that they have this huge facility, with two wind tunnels, which they will have to mothball. It cannot easily be repurposed.

    I reckon that they will announce a hybrid Le Mans project. It makes more sense to them anyway...

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 08:04

    META Hakkinen

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 08:04

    Team MikaMETA?

    Then get Mika Maki to drive one...

  • Mealy04/11/2009 at 08:06

    If Brawn bided his time before buying Honda, will we see something like Howett GP next year?!?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 08:06

    There's a very unseemly scrabble for seats at the moment and I'm not sure he has the track record to warrant a paid position on merit, or whether he has the money to pay for a seat.

    Despite holding his own against Button in his only 2 races?

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 08:06

    If Brawn bided his time before buying Honda, will we see something like Howett GP next year?!?

    No chance.

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 08:07

    With who?

    job candidates :-) one down, three to go :-)

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 08:07

    That’s out in Japan is it? Or is that in Cologne? How far is that from Hinwell?

    It's in Cologne. There is a research facility in Japan, and part of the problem for the team has been the need to be seen to involve the people there, even though they know very little about F1. Toyota only started winning in CART/IRL when the US arm took engine development in-house.

    Cologne is quite far west, not far from the border with Belgium.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 08:07

    There's a very unseemly scrabble for seats at the moment and I'm not sure he has the track record to warrant a paid position on merit, or whether he has the money to pay for a seat.

    There are 6 new seats next year. And so far we have 2 new drivers announced (Senna and the Hulk). So I guess we have 4 spaces?

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 08:09

    That’s out in Japan is it? Or is that in Cologne? How far is that from Hinwell?

    It's in Cologne. There is a research facility in Japan, and part of the problem for the team has been the need to be seen to involve the people there, even though they know very little about F1. Toyota only started winning in CART/IRL when the US arm took engine development in-house.

    Cologne is quite far west, not far from the border with Belgium.

    Sounds exactly like Honda!

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 08:11

    Sounds exactly like Honda!

    And USF1

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 08:11

    Sounds exactly like Honda!

    And USF1

    Ooooh!

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 08:11

    Annoyingly, I must now depart...

  • Mealy04/11/2009 at 08:14

    It's official then...

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 08:15

    It's official then...

    Indeed: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8341602.stm

  • Mealy04/11/2009 at 08:15

    ...see BBC

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 08:15

    META Hakkinen

    Did you know he met Marketa Kromotova at a party after a golf tournament in the sumer of 2007? They fell in love almost immediatly...

    Of course you did... and there is a good chance the paper is wrong ;)

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 08:17

    It's official then...

    Perhaps they will put out another press release tomorrow saying... not realy... Lolz.

    cant see it happening, but more corporations should do that...

  • Mealy04/11/2009 at 08:19

    Cheerio! Gotta work...

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 08:23

    It's official then...

    Indeed. Sad sad times.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 08:25

    BBC making the point that other than BMW the big withdrawals from F1 Honda, Toyota and Bridgestone are all Japanese. Not sure if that is a real connection or just a factor of "where car companies are".

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 08:30

    Did you know he met Marketa Kromotova at a party after a golf tournament in the sumer of 2007? They fell in love almost immediatly...

    Indeed, while he was still married. Naughty Mika.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 08:33

    Indeed, while he was still married. Naughty Mika.

    Oh dear! the paper didnt mention that!

    But it did say that apparently Jessica is the most googled woman in the world this year...

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 08:34

    Did you know he met Marketa Kromotova at a party after a golf tournament in the sumer of 2007? They fell in love almost immediatly...

    Indeed, while he was still married. Naughty Mika.

    Mika Mucking around with Marketa?

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 08:35

    We are down to 4 engines, if max haddnent forced cosworth into the sport there would be 3. I guess he did a good job there (grudgingly)

    2 Ip's to buy if anyone is interested, i still think the Beemer would be the better powerplant

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 08:36

    How dare Toyota link themselves with both Finns and then quit :D

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 08:36

    It's official then...

    Indeed: http://news.bb...rmula_one/8341602.stm

    Sorry, I just can't feel sorry when these big manufacturers pull out.

    They all made the same mistakes and don't deserve to be in the sport. I do hope that Quadbike get an entry now.

    The only thing that makes me sad is that for the second year running, hundreds of people go into christmas with no jobs. Now that is truly sad.

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 08:37

    We are down to 4 engines, if max haddnent forced cosworth into the sport there would be 3. I guess he did a good job there (grudgingly)

    2 Ip's to buy if anyone is interested, i still think the Beemer would be the better powerplant

    If it's anything like Honda they won't let it happen. Why else do you think Quadbike are planning to run a Ferrari when it would have been easier to buy the BMW IP?

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 08:39

    If it's anything like Honda they won't let it happen. Why else do you think Quadbike are planning to run a Ferrari when it would have been easier to buy the BMW IP?

    it wouldnt, running an engine programme is loads more costly than being a customer...

    They also have no reason to... Mclaren on the other hand

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 08:39

    We are down to 4 engines, if max haddnent forced cosworth into the sport there would be 3. I guess he did a good job there (grudgingly)

    2 Ip's to buy if anyone is interested, i still think the Beemer would be the better powerplant

    I wonder if Toyota secretly told the FIA months ago and that's why we had 14 entrants next year?

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 08:40

    If it's anything like Honda they won't let it happen. Why else do you think Quadbike are planning to run a Ferrari when it would have been easier to buy the BMW IP?

    it wouldnt, running an engine programme is loads more costly than being a customer...

    They also have no reason to... Mclaren on the other hand

    But you just said the IP's are up for sale!

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 08:43

    But it did say that apparently Jessica is the most googled woman in the world this year...

    Michibata? or Alba?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 08:45

    But you just said the IP's are up for sale!

    McLaren can buy the IPs then build the engines according to those IPs, rather than design their own.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 08:45

    I wonder if Toyota secretly told the FIA months ago and that's why we had 14 entrants next year?

    if that's the case, their withdrawal would've leaked out months ago.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 08:45

    But you just said the IP's are up for sale!

    You could run like cosworth as a supplier, and make money that way, or you could use it for branding reasons like Mclaren.

    For qadbak it makes little sense to develop an engine

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 08:46

    Michibata? or Alba?

    Mich

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 08:47

    But you just said the IP's are up for sale!

    McLaren can buy the IPs then build the engines according to those IPs, rather than design their own.

    They don't need to - they just need to hire all the laid off Toyota and BMW engineers ;)

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 08:47

    Mich

    most googled woman in the world? how did that happen??

    is there an online copy of the article by the way?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 08:47

    They don't need to - they just need to hire all the laid off Toyota and BMW engineers ;)

    Hehehe. :D

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 08:47

    But it did say that apparently Jessica is the most googled woman in the world this year...

    Also did Noble F1 hint at a marriage at the end of paddock life?

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 08:47

    I wonder if Toyota secretly told the FIA months ago and that's why we had 14 entrants next year?

    if that's the case, their withdrawal would've leaked out months ago.

    I'm not sure. Why would the FIA go to all the trouble of trying to have 14 teams if they didn't expect one to pull out?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 08:48

    I'm not sure. Why would the FIA go to all the trouble of trying to have 14 teams if they didn't expect one to pull out?

    perhaps there were suspicions, but nothing definite yet.

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 08:48

    Also did Noble F1 hint at a marriage at the end of paddock life?

    blame Sebastian :D

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 08:51

    is there an online copy of the article by the way?

    I cant find it, its a photospread, so not all that suprising, i will take it back to the uk and scan it/ take pictures depending on linux's functionality

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 08:51

    blame Sebastian :D

    Ahh i missed that!

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 08:53

    Ahh i missed that!

    he really wouldn't let the idea go and then Mark got in on the act too :D

    http://fialive.fiacommunications.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/abd09_conference_sun.pdf

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 08:57

    Morning. Have just been told the news about Toyota :(

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 08:57

    he really wouldn't let the idea go and then Mark got in on the act too :D

    http://fialive...09_conference_sun.pdf

    hehehe :D

    One for MrC...You only get that Banter in press conferences where? AD :D

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 08:58

    Every morning I wake up and there is more news.

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/11/04/toyota-withdraw-from-formula-one/

    Sposed to be the off season.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 08:58

    Right time for a mad cab ride across the city... see yas later!

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 08:58

    Sposed to be the off season.

    If it keeps up this pace of news i will be able to survive :D

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 08:59

    If it keeps up this pace of news i will be able to survive :D

    Hmm.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 09:00

    Every morning I wake up and there is more news.

    Joe warned us they were waiting for the offseason to drop their bombs. And so they have.

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 09:01

    Joe warned us they were waiting for the offseason to drop their bombs. And so they have.

    Well they should stop it.

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 09:02

    One for MrC...You only get that Banter in press conferences where? AD :D

    DRINK (and thats not true, theres been plenty of banter this year :D)

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 09:03

    Well they should stop it.

    :D With Sauber coming back in from the cold, it won't be ending anytime soon. ;)

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 09:08

    Every morning I wake up and there is more news.

    http://www.sid...raw-from-formula-one/

    Sposed to be the off season.

    Seems like a repeat of last year to me!

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 09:15

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/6483479/Leaking-oil-rig-in-Timor-Sea-catches-fire.html

    Just been sent some pics of it - Wowee!

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 09:17

    Just been sent some pics of it - Wowee!

    There was a video on the Guardian website yesterday... It's cost them £200 Million to try and put it out so far.

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 09:20

    There was a video on the Guardian website yesterday... It's cost them £200 Million to try and put it out so far.

    its been in the news a lot here, apparently its australias fault :D

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 09:21

    Just been sent some pics of it - Wowee!

    There was a video on the Guardian website yesterday... It's cost them £200 Million to try and put it out so far.

    That's more than the cost of a few wells!

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 09:21

    There was a video on the Guardian website yesterday... It's cost them £200 Million to try and put it out so far.

    its been in the news a lot here, apparently its australias fault :D

    How so?

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 09:22

    its been in the news a lot here, apparently its australias fault :D

    Is it because Australia keeps moving?

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 09:23

    How so?

    the environmental people keep saying Australia hasn't tried hard enough to stop it from leaking and thus its our fault so much water is polluted.

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 09:25

    How so?

    the environmental people keep saying Australia hasn't tried hard enough to stop it from leaking and thus its our fault so much water is polluted.

    Err... right.

    The company in charge of drilling the well are the ones responsible as they should have planned better for it - and they should have had better procedures to stop the fire too.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 09:26

    The company in charge of drilling the well are the ones responsible as they should have planned better for it - and they should have had better procedures to stop the fire too.

    But shouldn't the government also be ready to intervene if the company cannot handle it, for example?

  • James04/11/2009 at 09:41

    Williams-Cosworth: 9 - Barrichello; 10 - Hulkenberg

    But now Rubens won't be number 11 like he wanted, all because of Toyotat.

    #nothere

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 09:42

    Williams-Cosworth: 9 - Barrichello; 10 - Hulkenberg

    Heyyyyyyyyyy!! 9 is my favourite number!!

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 09:42

    First Pudsey, now this. What is the world coming to?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 09:45

    First Pudsey, now this. What is the world coming to?

    Is Pudsey the heffalump? I remember Disney added a Heffalump character.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 09:45

    First Pudsey, now this. What is the world coming to?

    Needs more meerkats!! Otter madness.

  • James04/11/2009 at 09:46

    is anyone else getting copyright restrictions on youtube? I tried watching something that I had watched yesterday and I got it, weird.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 09:47

    is anyone else getting copyright restrictions on youtube? I tried watching something that I had watched yesterday and I got it, weird.

    I get that from time to time. Some of the videos are geolocked.

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 09:47

    Is Pudsey the heffalump? I remember Disney added a Heffalump character.

    Nooo, Pudsey is on Children in Need. This year he has a girlfriend and they wear evening gowns and stuff. Criminal.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 09:48

    Nooo, Pudsey is on Children in Need. This year he has a girlfriend and they wear evening gowns and stuff. Criminal.

    Ohhh... I guess they just wanna stay relevant in this era of video games and the Internet. Different generation to you and me.

  • James04/11/2009 at 09:48

    I get that from time to time. Some of the videos are geolocked.

    hmm oh well, just odd that I could watch it yesterday.

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 09:49

    Is Pudsey the heffalump? I remember Disney added a Heffalump character.

    The Heffalump has always been around, although Disney made it a forefront character I think.

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

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 09:49

    Nooo, Pudsey is on Children in Need. This year he has a girlfriend and they wear evening gowns and stuff. Criminal.

    What is this I don't even...

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 09:50

    The Heffalump has always been around, although Disney made it a forefront character I think.

    The Heffalump used to be something Pooh feared... then Disney changed it so that they'd be friends with a Heffalump.

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 09:51

    The Heffalump used to be something Pooh feared... then Disney changed it so that they'd be friends with a Heffalump.

    Ah, there you go. Bad Disney.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 09:51

    The Heffalump used to be something Pooh feared... then Disney changed it so that they'd be friends with a Heffalump.

    do you think Disney can make Toyota and F1 friends instead of one fearing the other?

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 09:51

    What is this I don't even...

    I know!

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 09:51

    do you think Disney can make Toyota and F1 friends instead of one fearing the other?

    Nah... Toyota's a Woozle - and they're the worst kinds of creatures. :D

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 09:55

    (Apologies for the caps)

    OH, YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!

    From Stephane Samson:

    In Le Parisien this morning : extraordinary board meeting at Renault today. More bad news to come ?

  • James04/11/2009 at 09:56

    In Le Parisien this morning : extraordinary board meeting at Renault today. More bad news to come ?

    I doubt it, they have signed Kubica.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 09:57

    I doubt it, they have signed Kubica.

    The F1 team did - it's the company board that's meeting. Two separate entities.

  • James04/11/2009 at 09:59

    The F1 team did - it's the company board that's meeting. Two separate entities.

    Yeah but the board are watching the F1 team closely now, and if Renault were leaving they would have done so after crashgate.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 10:00

    Yeah but the board are watching the F1 team closely now, and if Renault were leaving they would have done so after crashgate.

    Good point. But in this day and age, you never really know.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 10:01

    Yeah but the board are watching the F1 team closely now, and if Renault were leaving they would have done so after crashgate.

    Also, they may have just been biding their time looking for someone to take over. If no one's agreed to take over, they could still leave.

  • James04/11/2009 at 10:01

    Good point. But in this day and age, you never really know.

    Also I'm sure them staying was why the FIA's punishment was as harsh as some expected. They leave and they have a lot more problems.

  • James04/11/2009 at 10:02

    Also I'm sure them staying was why the FIA's punishment wasn't as harsh as some expected. They leave and they have a lot more problems.

    Changed ;)

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 10:03

    Changed ;)

    You and Mr C have an affinity, clearly.

  • James04/11/2009 at 10:04

    You and Mr C have an affinity, clearly.

    Hehe I also told him to move daily threads yesterday. :)

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 10:07

    You and Mr C have an affinity, clearly.

    :D

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 10:11

    OH, YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!

    Yep, I hope they are kidding

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 10:12

    In Le Parisien this morning : extraordinary board meeting at Renault today. More bad news to come ?

    Oh no :/

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 10:12

    Oh no :/

    Lets hope not. At least Joe hasn't had any leaks about this one

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 10:13

    The company in charge of drilling the well are the ones responsible as they should have planned better for it - and they should have had better procedures to stop the fire too.

    But shouldn't the government also be ready to intervene if the company cannot handle it, for example?

    That's not the way it works I am afraid. Rightly or wrongly, sole responsibilty is placed on the operating company.

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 10:14

    Oh no :/

    Lets hope not. At least Joe hasn't had any leaks about this one

    Actually that's a good point - wouldn't Joe have said something about this, being in France and with his good French Connections?

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 10:16

    So, how many teams will we have next year? I am guessing 10.

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 10:16

    Actually that's a good point - wouldn't Joe have said something about this, being in France and with his good French Connections?

    Thats what I am hoping, but these companies don't always leak at board level

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 10:17

    So, how many teams will we have next year? I am guessing 10.

    No more than 12

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 10:17

    So, how many teams will we have next year? I am guessing 10.

    I'll say 11

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 10:33

    Morning allll

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 10:34

    Morning allll

    Hey Jon. Did the blog issues sort out?

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 10:35

    Hey Jon. Did the blog issues sort out?

    I think so!

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 10:35

    I think so!

    Seems good to me anyway.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 10:36

    Seems good to me anyway.

    Yeah me too, thanks.

    I think it was just about being a bit more patient than they told me to be! But looks fine now

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 10:37

    I think it was just about being a bit more patient than they told me to be! But looks fine now

    Oooh, it looks all different.

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 10:37

    I think it was just about being a bit more patient than they told me to be! But looks fine now

    Yeah I looked at a few things. Pretty sure it was DNS propogation, which sometimes takes a while

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 10:38

    Oooh, it looks all different.

    It does :)

    I spent a couple of weeks redesigning the site but then realised i could do it so much easier by using a wordpress theme, so have done that and will just customise it to fit my needs!

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 10:39

    I spent a couple of weeks redesigning the site but then realised i could do it so much easier by using a wordpress theme, so have done that and will just customise it to fit my needs!

    Perfect!

  • Turkey Machine04/11/2009 at 10:41

    I like having job interviews. I have my 3rd in a week tomorrow morning. Caister here I come! :D

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 10:41

    I spent a couple of weeks redesigning the site but then realised i could do it so much easier by using a wordpress theme, so have done that and will just customise it to fit my needs!

    I like the new look!

    The good thing is, you can make incremental changes to it when you need to (like I did to mine last week).

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 10:45

    Hehe, I like Google's logo today

    http://www.google.co.uk/

  • Turkey Machine04/11/2009 at 10:46

    Whilst job interviews are good news, I'm not so happy with Toyota deciding to up sticks, although I did say it wasn't guaranteed they'd stay in F1. Renault can't decide to leave now, cos that'd mean 12 teams in F1 instead of 13. I want 26 cars dammit!

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 10:48

    Hehe, I like Google's logo today

    How is it possible they are 20 years old?

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 10:49

    How is it possible they are 20 years old?

    It's insane. The simpsons I can understand, but Wallace and Gromit?

    Mind = seriously blown. Definitely doesn't seem 20 years.

  • Turkey Machine04/11/2009 at 10:49

    How is it possible they are 20 years old?

    Plasticine doesn't age. ;)

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 10:50

    Hehe, I like Google's logo today

    AWESOME! :D

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 10:50

    Anyways, must run off. See you all later :)

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 10:53

    #MFC

    I really liked this article from Matt Mullenweg (founder of Wordpress). He talks about how he blogs and why he blogs:

    I used to think constantly about building an audience for my blog. But now my attitude is, If I'm not blogging for myself, it's not worth it. So I don't post once a day, only when it feels natural. Some people complain -- they say, "Write more about WordPress; we don't want to see photos of kids in Vietnam," but I don't really care. I really like posting photos of places I've been.

    http://www.inc.com/magazine/20090601/the-way-i-work-matt-mullenweg_pagen_2.html

    He does also, of course, famously have possibly the coolest domain name for his blog:

    http://ma.tt/

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 10:56

    #MFC I linked to page two

    He also explains he is addicted to the Kindle and likes coding in the middles of the night.

    #mrcsecretidentityrevealedthatswhyhepretendshehateswordpress

    http://www.inc.com/magazine/20090601/the-way-i-work-matt-mullenweg.html

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 10:58

    #MFC I linked to page two

    He has a great looking blog.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 11:00

    What is this P2 thing that's a bit like twitter but a bit like blogs...

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/p2

    Interesting..

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 11:00

    Interesting..

    Is dynamic unlike twitter too

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 11:01

    Is dynamic unlike twitter too

    like google wave (so I hear)?

  • Turkey Machine04/11/2009 at 11:02

    If Toyota's 2010 withdrawal is complete and final, this will be the first season since 1982 that hasn't had a Japanese engine supplier.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 11:03

    If Toyota's 2010 withdrawal is complete and final, this will be the first season since 1982 that hasn't had a Japanese engine supplier.

    Yup.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 11:03

    Morning :)

    I'm loving this transcript of the press conference. It's comedy gold.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 11:03

    http://fialive.fiacommunications.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/abd09_conference_sun.pdf

  • me04/11/2009 at 11:20

    What is this P2 thing that's a bit like twitter but a bit like blogs...

    have looked into it. it's wordpress' way of trying to stay relevant.

    still a massive resource hog though.

  • me04/11/2009 at 11:23

    "Write more about WordPress; we don't want to see photos of kids in Vietnam," but I don't really care. I really like posting photos of places I've been.

    see. i'm only interested in what he has to say about wordpress.

    i care about seeing pictures of where bassano's been. i couldn't care less where matt has been.

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 11:23

    see. i'm only interested in what he has to say about wordpress.

    He needs two blogs.

  • me04/11/2009 at 11:24

    He needs two blogs.

    like you.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:30

    Afternoon... i have had a haircut... quite a different process to the UK ;)

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 11:31

    He needs two blogs.

    like you.

    Christine has more than 2 :)

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 11:31

    i care about seeing pictures of where bassano's been. i couldn't care less where matt has been.

    Right... I thought it was interesting conceptually... I guess he's transitioning to a personal blog but forgot to tell everyone.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:34

    Afternoon... i have had a haircut... quite a different process to the UK ;)

    My uual barbers is quie a way away from my hotel so i decided to try somewhere new.

    I began with the assumption that if i walk down any non major road though downtown and stick to it for enough time I will deffinatly either pass, or see on another street 3 drifferent businesses.

    Groceries, Dry cleaners, and barbers shops.

    Before i got to the barbers i passed 4 groceries and 2 dry cleaners before reaching the barbers. No Queues, in sit, then a haircut...

    Very professionaly done, the guy threw in a wet shave for free, so i might go back there again :D

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 11:34

    Flickr is blocked in the UAE... And Skype...

    Crazy.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 11:35

    Very professionaly done, the guy threw in a wet shave for free, so i might go back there again :D

    I'm very confused. Why would you ever pay someone else to shave you?

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:36

    Flickr is blocked in the UAE... And Skype...

    If you listened to the parade lap you would know the latter is not necessarily true :P

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 11:36

    If you listened to the parade lap you would know the latter is not necessarily true :P

    I couldn't hear you ;) But you have to use a VPN correct?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 11:36

    I'm very confused. Why would you ever pay someone else to shave you?

    It's an Asian thing, I guess. Our barbers do that here too.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:36

    I'm very confused. Why would you ever pay someone else to shave you?

    Its very nice... saves me having to do, it... and he was way better at using a straight razor than i am!

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:38

    I couldn't hear you ;) But you have to use a VPN correct?

    The only thing which is blocked is downloading it, if you have the program you can use it.

    However it is illegal to use it to call actual phone numbers. calling skype to skype i think is fine

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 11:38

    It's an Asian thing, I guess. Our barbers do that here too.

    Hmmm makes me wish I was an anthropologist.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 11:39

    The only thing which is blocked is downloading it, if you have the program you can use it.

    Any thoughts on why they block flickr?

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 11:39

    It's an Asian thing, I guess. Our barbers do that here too.

    Used to be an English thing too... Barbers here will still do it, just not hairdressers.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:40

    I'm very confused. Why would you ever pay someone else to shave you?

    I guess its like women paying someone to do their nails...

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 11:40

    The only thing which is blocked is downloading it, if you have the program you can use it.

    Any thoughts on why they block flickr?

    It might be because it's difficult to filter out naughty pics...

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:40

    Any thoughts on why they block flickr?

    Nudity/pornography is blocked.

    Before they banned flikr thats pretty much anyone used it for here..

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 11:42

    I guess its like women paying someone to do their nails...

    I have never done this.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:44

    I have never done this.

    maybe you should do some sidepodresearch and give it a go?

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 11:46

    maybe you should do some sidepodresearch and give it a go?

    But there's nothing wrong with my nails.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:47

    But there's nothing wrong with my nails.

    Maybe there doent need to be... I wasnt particularly stubbley, i still got a free shave...

    You could have them in bright pink and everything :P

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 11:48

    Ahoy Christine! Guest post incoming!

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 11:48

    You could have them in bright pink and everything :P

    But I could do that myself if I so wished. Why would I want to pay someone £20?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 11:48

    Ahoy Christine! Guest post incoming!

    w000000000t! :D

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:49

    But I could do that myself if I so wished. Why would I want to pay someone £20?

    This i cannot answer... In india a shave is about 50p.

    It is more effective than traveling with a razor

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:51

    Ahoy Christine! Guest post incoming!

    Youve been productive with them lately!

    Its awesome to read them coming from someone like you though :D

    Increasing your FIA circulation figures? ;)

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 11:52

    It is more effective than traveling with a razor

    Fair enough. Have HIV concerns not completely destroyed their business yet?

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 11:53

    Apple Store has distracted me...

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:54

    Fair enough. Have HIV concerns not completely destroyed their business yet?

    '

    Jeez! way to freak me out!

    1... they dont cut people!

    2... they use disposable straight (cut-throat) razors ;)

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 11:54

    Ahoy Christine! Guest post incoming!

    Received :)

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 11:55

    Jeez! way to freak me out!

    No I didn't mean that. I was just thinking that it's probably more environmentally sound. But if they're disposable that's definitely not true. Hmmm I can't decide if I approve or not :P

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 11:56

    Increasing your FIA circulation figures?

    Not sure if it counts, but who knows? Does no harm and people seem to like it.

    Amusingly, just heard from D Heath, who plans to cover similar ground in his blog this week.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 11:56

    OK I should leave this store before I buy something and move in and live here.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:57

    Not sure if it counts, but who knows? Does no harm and people seem to like it.

    Its awesome :D Please keep it up!

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 11:57

    OK I should leave this store before I buy something and move in and live here.

    You. Must. Leave. Now.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 11:59

    No I didn't mean that. I was just thinking that it's probably more environmentally sound. But if they're disposable that's definitely not true. Hmmm I can't decide if I approve or not :P

    I think I really need to learn to think in my head.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 11:59

    Hope Mr C has a bottle ready...

    Some pics from Yas on thursday night

    North grandstand from the carpark

    The concert Stage

    Some singer lady

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 12:00

    Please keep it up!

    At some point I'm going to decide whether to use Wordpress or go for something a bit more posh, such as Rapidweaver. I don't mind a little bit of outlay because it can be offset against t.a.x...

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:00

    I think I really need to learn to think in my head.

    :D hehe

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 12:01

    Some singer lady

    She needs to be careful of that updraft...

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:01

    North grandstand from the carpark

    I lie, thats the drag strip with the north grandstand behind it

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:02

    She needs to be careful of that updraft...

    hehe, it was a sprung skirt...

    Im sure Newey was taking notes for next season :P

  • me04/11/2009 at 12:03

    At some point I'm going to decide whether to use Wordpress or go for something a bit more posh, such as Rapidweaver. I don't mind a little bit of outlay because it can be offset against t.a.x...

    ah, never used rapidweaver, but do let us know what you think should you go down that route.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 12:03

    hehe, it was a sprung skirt...

    You know a little too much about this.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:04

    You know a little too much about this.

    hehe...She was standing on the stage and 2 people came and attached it to her... Then it was all bouncey like a spring...

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 12:05

    it was a sprung skirt…

    On that tip, I saw an ad for Cheryl Cole's new album and observed that she wasn't wearing the anti-climb epaulettes that she had on for her X-Factor performance the other week...

    do let us know what you think should you go down that route.

    Stand by for a deluge of "how do I do this..." requests!

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:06

    On the way to the circuit we passed about 40-50 ferraris in procession along the highway... http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/sany0061-jpg

  • me04/11/2009 at 12:06

    Stand by for a deluge of "how do I do this..." requests!

    :)

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:06

    On that tip, I saw an ad for Cheryl Cole's new album and observed that she wasn't wearing the anti-climb epaulettes that she had on for her X-Factor performance the other week...

    The what?

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 12:06

    hehe...She was standing on the stage and 2 people came and attached it to her... Then it was all bouncey like a spring...

    What on earth? Okay this is sounding less like insider knowledge now. More like..... well I don't know.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 12:07

    On that tip, I saw an ad for Cheryl Cole's new album and observed that she wasn't wearing the anti-climb epaulettes that she had on for her X-Factor performance the other week...

    You what??

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 12:10

    Aren't epaulettes those things you get on military uniforms with the stripes on..... So you can prove how important you are? Did Cheryl enlist while I wasn't paying attention?

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:10

    These are from friday, dont worry i wont do them all... just a teaser..

    Some of the pam trees christine was worried about on the show the other week ;) http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/sany0066-jpg

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 12:10

    You what??

    When she performed her new single 'live' on the X-Factor a couple of weeks ago she was wearing the most bizarre semi-military garb. It had black spikes on the shoulders.

    Mind you, last Saturday she had on a frock that looked like it had been liberated from the Blake's Seven prop cupboard.

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 12:11

    Some of the pam trees christine was worried about on the show the other week ;) http://drop.io...st/asset/sany0066-jpg

    Who's Pam?

    I knew those trees weren't finished. They look nothing like the animation!

  • me04/11/2009 at 12:11

    I knew those trees weren't finished. They look nothing like the animation!

    :D

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 12:12

    When she performed her new single 'live' on the X-Factor a couple of weeks ago she was wearing the most bizarre semi-military garb. It had black spikes on the shoulders.

    I repeat, you know a little too much about this.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:13

    Who's Pam?

    Oooops!

    I knew those trees weren't finished. They look nothing like the animation!

    hehe, they get transported in sack tubes... it takes a while for the fronds to go back down;)

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 12:14

    I repeat, you know a little too much about this.

    I am forced to watch it by my wife, who is hooked on it...

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 12:14

    hehe, they get transported in sack tubes... it takes a while for the fronds to go back down;)

    If they were a little more organised, they could have done that in advance..... The enormous crocodile would never make a rookie error like that.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 12:16

    I am forced to watch it by my wife, who is hooked on it...

    How? I get hooked on many things. I'm really very bad at making people watch them with me.

    I'm normally the victim.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:16

    If they were a little more organised, they could have done that in advance..... The enormous crocodile would never make a rookie error like that.

    Crocodile?

    They cant plant them until they landscape which they cant do until they have installed irrigation... which they cant do until all the heavy machinery has left...

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 12:17

    Crocodile?

    Honestly, you must have had a really bleak childhood! Did you not have books? :(

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:17

    Jenson's hospitality suite in the paddock club, directly above the Brawn garage.. http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/sany0070-jpg

    He was the only driver with one... the rest were all sponsors or teams!

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:18

    Honestly, you must have had a really bleak childhood! Did you not have books? :(

    I do remember a crocodile, however i can only think of the really hungry caterpillar at the moment!

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 12:21

    I do remember a crocodile, however i can only think of the really hungry caterpillar at the moment!

    I very enormous crocodile wants to eat yummy children. Obviously they're scared of him and keep a wide berth. He disguises himself as a variety of things including a seesaw that he tries to get the kids to play on and a palm tree that he encourages children to climb to get coconuts.

    He was much more convincing as a tree than those things.

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 12:24

    I do remember a crocodile, however i can only think of the really hungry caterpillar at the moment!

    I very enormous crocodile wants to eat yummy children. Obviously they're scared of him and keep a wide berth. He disguises himself as a variety of things including a seesaw that he tries to get the kids to play on and a palm tree that he encourages children to climb to get coconuts.

    He was much more convincing as a tree than those things.

    I remember that one. How many parallels between F1 and children's bookd are there? :D

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 12:26

    I remember that one. How many parallels between F1 and children's bookd are there? :D

    Most kids books have lessons for life. I think this may have been more about "stranger danger" though!

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 12:27

    There is someone I don't know sleeping in my lounge and she just whined at me for turning on the light. I didn't know she was there! And it's only 11.30!

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 12:28

    There is someone I don't know sleeping in my lounge and she just whined at me for turning on the light. I didn't know she was there! And it's only 11.30!

    Gotta love flatting!

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 12:29

    Gotta love flatting!

    and Melbourne Cup week :( shes the fourth person to be here since Friday!

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:29

    I very enormous crocodile wants to eat yummy children. Obviously they're scared of him and keep a wide berth. He disguises himself as a variety of things including a seesaw that he tries to get the kids to play on and a palm tree that he encourages children to climb to get coconuts.

    YES! I remember :D

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 12:29

    Alright gang, lunchtime...what have I mised in the ROC.

    JB's on nw - how's he done so far?

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:29

    There is someone I don't know sleeping in my lounge and she just whined at me for turning on the light. I didn't know she was there! And it's only 11.30!

    Sidepodinterview her!

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 12:31

    YES! I remember :D

    I'm very happy for you!

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 12:31

    Sidepodinterview her!

    I was nice so I didn't get my glass of water (am now thirsty) and I didn't make my sandwich for lunch tomorrow (will now starve at work)

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:32

    I took this one for RG... I guess he will be happy with todays news... any confimation if Sauber will take the 13th spot? http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/sany0074-jpg

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:33

    I was nice so I didn't get my glass of water (am now thirsty) and I didn't make my sandwich for lunch tomorrow (will now starve at work)

    Go back down there and do it! Its your flat... If you have a TV you could turn that on too :P

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 12:33

    Alright gang, lunchtime...what have I mised in the ROC.

    Hi Adie, there's a thread:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/11/04/live-race-of-champions-2009/

    But I'm not sure anyone is watching it.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 12:34

    I was nice so I didn't get my glass of water (am now thirsty) and I didn't make my sandwich for lunch tomorrow (will now starve at work)

    I'd be in there washing up, clanking around. Go down and open the curtains!

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:35

    But I'm not sure anyone is watching it.

    oops!

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 12:37

    Go back down there and do it! Its your flat... If you have a TV you could turn that on too :P

    I have filled up my McLaren water bottle in the bathroom so I do not die of thirst. I do not wish to anger my flatmate by angering her friend :D

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:38

    I have filled up my McLaren water bottle in the bathroom so I do not die of thirst. I do not wish to anger my flatmate by angering her friend :D

    hehe, how diplomatic!

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 12:38

    oops!

    It is not obligatory.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:39

    It is not obligatory.

    hehe i wanted to... i just forgot!

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 12:40

    Hi Adie, there's a thread:

    Thanks Christine - will the updates not show in Doohicky?

    I've got it on Eurosport now so have caught up. Thanks though!!!

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 12:41

    Thanks Christine - will the updates not show in Doohicky?

    Yup, but don't forget to change your thread at the top :)

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 12:41

    I have filled up my McLaren water bottle in the bathroom so I do not die of thirst. I do not wish to anger my flatmate by angering her friend :D

    Nope! I wouldn't you pay rent, she's a random. TV, water and middle of the day it is.

    Wakey wakey!

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 12:42

    Yup, but don't forget to change your thread at the top :)

    Confoosed! How do I do that?!

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 12:42

    Nope! I wouldn't you pay rent, she's a random. TV, water and middle of the day it is.

    middle of the night ;)

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 12:43

    Confoosed! How do I do that?!

    Where it says Active thread there should be a dropdown.

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 12:44

    Where it says Active thread there should be a dropdown.

    Blimey I've learnt something!! :D

    Thanks!

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 12:44

    middle of the night ;)

    Well, it's the middle of the day here - Wake her up, if she moans tell her I said it was ok ;)

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 12:45

    Well, it's the middle of the day here - Wake her up, if she moans tell her I said it was ok ;)

    heheh I already woke her up once :D

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 12:48

    heheh I already woke her up once :D

    You should do what moyles did to jake and go down there to appologise :D

  • Amy04/11/2009 at 12:49

    You should do what moyles did to jake and go down there to appologise :D

    I should inform her that the backstreet boys have a new video. That's news worth waking up for.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 13:00

    Morning all, i did have a #Jonsracingfact for you, but i've forgotten it!!

    A guy on my course this morning came in all proud and smiley that he was the one 'who found out that Toyota were pulling out first' and i smiled nicely back and asked him when he found out, and he said 9am,so i kept smiling and said i found out at 3am :D

    haha

    How are we today?

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 13:06

    This has potential...http://www.realtimerace.com/

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 13:15

    I've just had the most amazing soup ever. My dad gave it to me but now I'm going to have to work out how to make it. Not hugely impressed as it's all finished.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 13:23

    I've just had the most amazing soup ever. My dad gave it to me but now I'm going to have to work out how to make it. Not hugely impressed as it's all finished.

    What flavour?

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 13:24

    What flavour?

    Beetroot with feta cheese. I didn't expect to like it but it was super awesome.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 13:26

    Beetroot with feta cheese. I didn't expect to like it but it was super awesome.

    How odd...

    Vietnamese food for me tonight... my thai mate has just told me they eat dogs there... hope it isnt on the menu tonight!

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 13:28

    How odd...

    It was really good! Sweet beetroot with salty cheese. It was tasty!

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 13:30

    OMG I just put the broken parts of about 10 different types of boiled sweets in my mouth!

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 13:34

    This has potential...http://www.realtimerace.com/

    Have downloaded it but it dosent think im on the internet!

  • James04/11/2009 at 13:47

    Have downloaded it but it dosent think im on the internet!

    what exactly do you download?

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 13:47

    what exactly do you download?

    you sign up and it gives you a download link

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 13:48

    Ooo - DC Vs Shuey in the ROC!!

  • James04/11/2009 at 13:52

    you sign up and it gives you a download link

    will do :)

    any news on the 'extraordinary board meeting' Renault are having?

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 13:53

    any news on the 'extraordinary board meeting' Renault are having?

    alls i know is that i had a conversation with a guy this morning who was 99% sure that Renault werent going to pull out! i disagreed and i dont like being wrong ;)

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 13:57

    alls i know is that i had a conversation with a guy this morning who was 99% sure that Renault werent going to pull out! i disagreed and i dont like being wrong ;)

    I highly doubt they would leave.... the most drastic thing i could see them doing is rebranding as Nissan

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 14:01

    Cleaning is boring :(

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 14:03

    Violent climate pandas not welcome at COP15

    FTA:

    At Monday’s meeting, representatives for People’s Climate Action were told that protestors wearing panda costumes during demonstrations would not be violating the ban on protestors wearing masks.

    Panda and polar bear suits are commonly considered ‘climate friendly’ symbols in the activist milieu. However, PCA was warned that ‘the first panda who pulls out an iron bar will ruin it for the other peaceful pandas’.

    So Mr C, you're allowed to come and visit Copenhagen in your Panda costume and even protest in it - just don't go near any weapons!

  • James04/11/2009 at 14:04

    yeah i don't like real time race, or my laptop isn't very good.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 14:05

    yeah i don't like real time race, or my laptop isn't very good.

    can you print screen what its like?

    the forum dosent seem to be a big fan of it either!

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)04/11/2009 at 14:07

    yeah i don't like real time race, or my laptop isn't very good.

    can you print screen what its like?

    the forum dosent seem to be a big fan of it either!

    I'll try it on my Dinosaur later if I remember...

  • James04/11/2009 at 14:11

    can you print screen what its like?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/realracer-jpg

    I haven't got beyond the first corner, it is slugish and the image freezes so I have no idea where I am. next moment I'm hitting the grass which I might add is like a wall.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 14:11

    JACK NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 14:13

    I haven't got beyond the first corner, it is slugish and the image freezes so I have no idea where I am. next moment I'm hitting the grass which I might add is like a wall.

    how odd

  • James04/11/2009 at 14:14

    how odd

    Indeed, potential is there just needs a lot of work.

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 14:16

    Having fun there Mr C?

  • me04/11/2009 at 14:24

    Having fun there Mr C?

    i hadn't spotted that response. i shall email later and report back with more :)

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 14:27

    What's the lag like today? The Button Vs Priaulx Quarter final has just finished

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 14:28

    What's the lag like today? The Button Vs Priaulx Quarter final has just finished

    same

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 14:28

    same

    10 minute lag again?

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 14:29

    10 minute lag again?

    the solution f's started abot 30 secosago

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 14:32

    Vettels got this sewn up

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 14:38

    Vettels got this sewn up

    Yeah, but Vettel Vs Schumacher in the semi final??! It's like Luke Skywalker Vs Darth Vader.

    Looking forward to that one.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 14:39

    Looking forward to that one.

    tres much

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 15:06

    Woah...that is a serious trophy!

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 15:15

    Not Pirelli, then.

    http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/sports/pirelli-rules-out-supplying-f1-tyres_422868.html

    Hmmm... I wonder if Bernie really does have a stake in Avon.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 15:15

    Hmmm... I wonder if Bernie really does have a stake in Avon.

    Pleaaaaaase Michelin. Please Please Please Pleaseeeeee

  • jan04/11/2009 at 15:16

    Michelin

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 15:16

    Pleaaaaaase Michelin. Please Please Please Pleaseeeeee

    Apparently, Michelin and Goodyear have already said they're not interested. I'm trying to look for an English article to that effect.

  • jan04/11/2009 at 15:17

    For sure

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 15:17

    Apparently, Michelin and Goodyear have already said they're not interested. I'm trying to look for an English article to that effect.

    aaah booooo

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 15:17

    Not Pirelli, then.

    I do wonder though - they wanna supply tyres for the road, yet they agree to supply to GP3? Talk about inconsistent.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 15:19

    From Mr Noble - the results of his Twitter survey for top 5 F1 drivers of 2009:

    Top five drivers were: 1 Button 1715 points; 2 Vettel 1273; 3 Hamilton 891; 4 Barrichello 543; 5 Webber 466

    Six to ten were: 6 Raikkonen 314; 7 Rosberg 182; 8 Alonso 152; 9 Kobayashi 148; 10 Massa 39

  • RG04/11/2009 at 15:20

    9 Kobayashi 148

    Lets just say the twitter people have let me down.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 15:20

    From Mr Noble - the results of his Twitter survey for top 5 F1 drivers of 2009:

    not sure id disagree with that , except rosberg

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 15:21

    Lets just say the twitter people have let me down.

    I think there's a good chance Kobayashi ends up beside Heidfeld at Qadbak. Watcha think?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 15:22

    I think there's a good chance Kobayashi ends up beside Heidfeld at Qadbak. Watcha think?

    Qadbak? I meant Sauber. :D

  • RG04/11/2009 at 15:24

    I think there's a good chance Kobayashi ends up beside Heidfeld at Qadbak. Watcha think?

    Hmmmmm, honestly, can't see it happening. I think we need people who have money and since we are going with Ferrari and not having Toyota engines, who were Kobayashi's only sponser, I think we might not go for him.

    Though saying that, I don't have a foggiest who will be there.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 15:24

    hahahah. Jake vs Snapz man. AMAZING

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 15:25

    Though saying that, I don't have a foggiest who will be there.

    They could go for Petrov, I guess, but I guess it depends on who's still free at this point.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 15:28

    They could go for Petrov, I guess, but I guess it depends on who's still free at this point.

    Anyone who is up for grabs really innit.

    Grosjean?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 15:29

    Grosjean?

    Please no.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 15:29

    Aaaargh I've lost my Oyster card :( That's a fiver down the drain....

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 15:38

    I've just seen the betting odds for next years F1 WDC.

    Button is 10-1, Hamilton Fav @ 9/4, Alonso 7/2 and Kimi and Vettel 11/2.

    Rosberg's got to be worth a E/W punt @ 66/1 if he ends up @ Brawn surely?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 15:41

    Rosberg's got to be worth a E/W punt @ 66/1 if he ends up @ Brawn surely?

    Oooh, definitely worth a go, I'd say. :)

    Anyhoo, off to bed, wanna catch the quiz in 5 hours time. Later, all! :)

  • RG04/11/2009 at 15:42

    Anyhoo, off to bed, wanna catch the quiz in 5 hours time. Later, all! :)

    Ah yes, quiz night tonite. See ya mate.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 15:43
  • RG04/11/2009 at 15:45

    Dang.

    Awwww, I know how he feels *hugs*

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 15:47

    Again, before I go, can someone rush to the radio/iPlayer to confirm this:

    Just heard on @5LiveF1 that Red Bull have shown an interest to sign Button for next year.... mental!

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 15:52

    Just heard on @5LiveF1 that Red Bull have shown an interest to sign Button for next year.... mental!

    Really? Button and Vettel together would be an awesome pairing. Not sure what Monster would say about that though...

    However, they've got contracts with Vettel and Webber for next season. It's be as pricey to get rid of...Webber? I just can't see that one happening?

  • Rich04/11/2009 at 15:53

    I think there's a good chance Kobayashi ends up beside Heidfeld at Qadbak. Watcha think?

    I doubt it. He only had two races and none really know how good or bad the Toyota was. I think it was a better car just the drivers did not make full use. We will see next year as both Jarno and Timo compete with different team mates.

    Assuming Macca do not take up Nick he will be at Qadbak and I rather hope Kovy will join him. I am convinced Jarno will be at Lotus (he said he had a firm offer).

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 15:54

    Assuming Macca do not take up Nick he will be at Qadbak and I rather hope Kovy will join him. I am convinced Jarno will be at Lotus (he said he had a firm offer).

    Joe is thinking Heikki's off to Manor/Virgin.

  • Rich04/11/2009 at 15:57

    Joe is thinking Heikki's off to Manor/Virgin.

    Could depend on how far the negotiations are - somewhere I heard that Timo was on their list. I think you could expect to pay Timo rather less.

    It is fairly obvious from Williams choice that they were limited by budget - it could be a good pairing though.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 15:57

    Assuming Macca do not take up Nick he will be at Qadbak and I rather hope Kovy will join him. I am convinced Jarno will be at Lotus (he said he had a firm offer).

    Heikki? Hmm, not so sure about that one.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 15:59

    Could depend on how far the negotiations are - somewhere I heard that Timo was on their list. I think you could expect to pay Timo rather less.

    Assuming Timo hasn't signed with Renault yet, which some said he's done already.

  • Rich04/11/2009 at 15:59

    Heikki? Hmm, not so sure about that one.

    Have you reasons - he seems a nice guy and I think Nick and Kovy would work well together.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 15:59

    Could depend on how far the negotiations are - somewhere I heard that Timo was on their list. I think you could expect to pay Timo rather less.

    More or less sure Timo is going to Renault. Unless Sauber are putting in an extra late bid in.

    No offence to myself, but I'd rather go for Renault.

  • Rich04/11/2009 at 16:04

    Assuming Timo hasn't signed with Renault yet, which some said he's done already.

    I think that is quite possible and to be honest it is an interesting pairing. I think Robert could comfortable beat Timo if you go by reputation. Our problem is no-one really knows how good or bad the Toyotas were. The cars could possibly have flattered all of their drivers - Kobayashi's performance would suggest this.

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 16:04

    Ugh. I've been putting it off for far too long, but I've got to sit down and go through my quarterly expenses. Beastly way to end the day.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 16:05

    Ugh. I've been putting it off for far too long, but I've got to sit down and go through my quarterly expenses. Beastly way to end the day.

    Hah I know this feeling. Stupid work with their stupid rules.

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 16:06

    Ugh. I've been putting it off for far too long, but I've got to sit down and go through my quarterly expenses. Beastly way to end the day.

    you're just saying words there ;)

  • Rich04/11/2009 at 16:08

    No offence to myself, but I'd rather go for Renault.

    I am not sure I agree - Alonso could not do much with the car. I think the Sauber (hopefully they will keep the name) could be quite good (mid-field), especially if Nick is retained (no question he will there if he does not get a better offer elsewhere).

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 16:40

    I am not sure I agree - Alonso could not do much with the car. I think the Sauber (hopefully they will keep the name) could be quite good (mid-field), especially if Nick is retained (no question he will there if he does not get a better offer elsewhere).

    Somebody might have mentioned it already, but if Sauber do make it to F1 (and I really hope they do), I hope they reinstate their original Black Livery.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 16:40

    Just to clear something up from earlier about Miss, Mrs etc.

    Miss = Unmarried female

    Mrs = Married female

    Ms = female unwilling to say if married or not

    missus or missis is the word I think Jon was after if he was saying my missus. It means misteress of the household and does not really imply marriage anymore.

    "Miss's" means... well I don't know I think Jon made that up ;)

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 16:41

    Somebody might have mentioned it already, but if Sauber do make it to F1 (and I really hope they do), I hope they reinstate their original Black Livery.

    I meant to say F1 next year

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/11/2009 at 16:42

    Just to clear something up from earlier about Miss, Mrs etc.

    Miss = Unmarried female

    Mrs = Married female

    Ms = female unwilling to say if married or not

    missus or missis is the word I think Jon was after if he was saying my missus. It means misteress of the household and does not really imply marriage anymore.

    "Miss's" means... well I don't know I think Jon made that up ;)

    So what is Mrs. short for if it isn't missus?

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 16:42

    Just to clear something up from earlier about Miss, Mrs etc.

    Are you meant to use Mrs if you keep your own name?

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 16:43

    I could have used some more commas there everyone. Sorry about that.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 16:43

    Are you meant to use Mrs if you keep your own name?

    Hah I guess you can do what you like. It's your name!

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 16:43

    So what is Mrs. short for if it isn't missus?

    Mrs isn't, anymore, short for anything. No . needed.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/11/2009 at 16:43

    Just to clear something up from earlier about Miss, Mrs etc.

    Are you meant to use Mrs if you keep your own name?

    I'm not sure. The Ex Prime Minister of NZ calls herself 'Miss' even though she is married and kept her last name.

    My wife kept her last name but she refers to herself as Mrs. Goat.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 16:45

    Somebody might have mentioned it already, but if Sauber do make it to F1 (and I really hope they do), I hope they reinstate their original Black Livery.

    Ooooh, I want the blue livery back.

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 16:45

    So what is Mrs. short for if it isn't missus?

    er Mistress?

    My wife kept her last name but she refers to herself as Mrs. Goat.

    Mine only uses her maiden name in Facebook, otherwise it's always Mrs Bunny

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 16:45

    Presumably Ms would be most appropriate if you wanted to keep your name when you got married.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/11/2009 at 16:46

    Somebody might have mentioned it already, but if Sauber do make it to F1 (and I really hope they do), I hope they reinstate their original Black Livery.

    Ooooh, I want the blue livery back.

    I want the Silver livery back. But then they won't be a Mercedes team :(

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 16:46

    I could have used some more commas there everyone. Sorry about that.

    You could borrow some from N Roebuck...

    In other news, I see that I was served breakfast by someone called Kamila at 5.32am on September 10. Metabolism can't possibly have been working at that hour.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 16:46

    Are you meant to use Mrs if you keep your own name?

    You aren't supposed to no.

    It's supposed to position you in the family I guess. So Miss means "I am the daughter of Mr Blatchford". Mrs means, "I am the wife of Mr C(this is somewhat circular)".

    I think that's why we are seeing a lot more "Ms"

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 16:46

    Hah I guess you can do what you like. It's your name!

    I have always wondered what is the right thing to do. I use Ms because otherwise people instantly assume that Mr C is actually Mr B and we all know that is not true because he is Mr C.

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 16:47

    Blatchford

    Tut tut.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 16:48

    I hate my last name. I can't wait to get rid of it.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 16:48

    Blatchford

    Tut tut.

    opoooooooooops.... Blachford

    Ahem... nothing to see here.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 16:49

    I wouldn't be so quick to ditch Blachford though, that's a good name.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 16:49

    I hate my last name. I can't wait to get rid of it.

    I bet it's something like... Alison Hasudtegjhgbfhmmmmmmtkjnhjtmbgvrnderhejlhyfr

    If that is the case I can see why

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/11/2009 at 16:49

    I was wondering, last time BMW pulled out of F1 their engines continued as Megatrons. In keeping with the Transformers theme, should Toyota continue their engines as Optimus Primes? Could be the start of a great rivalry ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/11/2009 at 16:50

    I hate my last name. I can't wait to get rid of it.

    I bet it's something like... Alison Hasudtegjhgbfhmmmmmmtkjnhjtmbgvrnderhejlhyfr

    If that is the case I can see why

    Is she Icelandic?

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 16:50

    that’s a good name.

    My father-in-law has been heard to bemoan that I have a peculiar surname.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/11/2009 at 16:50

    Blatchford

    Tut tut.

    Just call him Alec ;)

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 16:50

    I wouldn't be so quick to ditch Blachford though, that's a good name.

    I have no interest in changing my name - too much of a faff for a start.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 16:50

    Is she Icelandic?

    I would like that name, just for the mmmmmmmm in the middle

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 16:50

    I hate my last name. I can't wait to get rid of it.

    is it Wonderland? Alison Wonderland?

    (sorry)

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 16:50

    I bet it's something like... Alison Hasudtegjhgbfhmmmmmmtkjnhjtmbgvrnderhejlhyfr

    How ever did you guess.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 16:51

    Is she Icelandic?

    I thought it was continuing on from her welsh theme last night...

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 16:52

    is it Wonderland? Alison Wonderland?

    (sorry)

    :D

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 16:52

    is it Wonderland? Alison Wonderland?

    (sorry)

    Yes. Because that's never been said before. EVER.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 16:52

    I thought it was continuing on from her welsh theme last night...

    oooh I would love my name to be Lukeh Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 16:53

    I love how thats a real Welsh word.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 16:53

    is it Wonderland? Alison Wonderland?

    (sorry)

    :)

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 16:54

    I love how thats a real Welsh word.

    I've been there. There's a photo of me on the railway platform with the huge sign aged about 11.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/11/2009 at 16:54

    Is she Icelandic?

    I thought it was continuing on from her welsh theme last night...

    Being a naturalised Kiwi, I guess I am a little Welsh - we have loads of sheep, it rains a lot and we like Rugby...

  • RG04/11/2009 at 16:55

    Being a naturalised Kiwi, I guess I am a little Welsh - we have loads of sheep, it rains a lot and we like Rugby...

    ...and rubbish at loads of other sports.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 16:55

    ...and rubbish at loads of other sports.

    Hey!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/11/2009 at 16:57

    ...and rubbish at loads of other sports.

    Hey!

    He's right though!

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 16:57

    He's right though!

    I know but still!

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 16:57

    oooh I would love my name to be Lukeh Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

    You'd never get cold-called by someone from a 'contact centre'...

  • RG04/11/2009 at 16:57

    I know but still!

    What? ;)

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 16:58

    I've been there. There's a photo of me on the railway platform with the huge sign aged about 11.

    Been there too. Went up the tower down the road and got some aerial shots of the place

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 16:59

    Oh, this is humiliating. A week later I'm back at the Pret in Stansted airport, at a more civilised hour, having exactly the same thing for lunch. The tax man is going to think I'm having a laugh.

  • Dan Brunell04/11/2009 at 17:00

    Weirdest... morning... ever.

    From now on... November 4th will forever be known around my office as the day of the goldfish massacre.

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 17:01

    Oh, this is humiliating. A week later I'm back at the Pret in Stansted airport, at a more civilised hour, having exactly the same thing for lunch. The tax man is going to think I'm having a laugh.

    Nothing humiliating about Pret a Manger! I'm horrified that out of all those amazing sandwiches you've chosen the same one twice.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 17:01

    From now on... November 4th will forever be known around my office as the day of the goldfish massacre.

    You can't just leave us on that!

  • Dan Brunell04/11/2009 at 17:07

    There is a giant pond in front of our office where we had a bunch of old and large goldfish. I was the first one to work this morning and walk by the pond and noticed that a sea otter had killed and bitten the heads off of all our goldfish which numbered about 10-15 big fish. I chased it off but the damage has been done.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/11/2009 at 17:08

    There is a giant pond in front of our office where we had a bunch of old and large goldfish. I was the first one to work this morning and walk by the pond and noticed that a sea otter had killed and bitten the heads off of all our goldfish which numbered about 10-15 big fish. I chased it off but the damage has been done.

    What kind of place do you work at? We get excited if we see a bird outside!

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 17:10

    And you think I tell depressing stories?

  • Dan Brunell04/11/2009 at 17:11

    What kind of place do you work at? We get excited if we see a bird outside!

    I work for the state chamber of commerce in Washington state. What I would like to know is how the heck did a full size sea otter traverse all the traffic and hills to get to my office. We are about a good half mile from the water.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 17:12

    ARGH!

    That is all.

    Smiley face, smiley face. Happy face happy face.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 17:13

    I've been there. There's a photo of me on the railway platform with the huge sign aged about 11.

    Here's me a train station from the drop from a while ago: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-149

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 17:16

    We are about a good half mile from the water.

    Agreed. It sounds otterly improbable.

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 17:17

    Agreed. It sounds otterly improbable.

    *groan*

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 17:18

    I actually escaped from the office and got my hands dirty

    http://drop.io/startledbunny/asset/imag0070-jpg

    proof

    (yes I did get it back together)

  • RG04/11/2009 at 17:18

    Sauber thoughts. Completley forgot Christian Klien was our tester, he might be alright in the car next to Nick?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/11/2009 at 17:18

    Agreed. It sounds otterly improbable.

    *groan*

    I think you could have fished for an otter pun dude!

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 17:18

    I think you could have fished for an otter pun dude!

    That seals it.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 17:18

    Agreed. It sounds otterly improbable.

    I wonder if an otter's pocket would dry out in that time.

    Not here. Wasn't me

  • Dan Brunell04/11/2009 at 17:20

    Agreed. It sounds otterly improbable.

    Booooo..... that's terrible.. ;)

    Good article on Toyota BTW.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 17:20

    Agreed. It sounds otterly improbable.

    it's taken me about 5 minutes to get that joke

    *hangs head in shame*

  • MoJoker04/11/2009 at 17:20

    Hi All just read on BBC that Renault are to decide whether they will stay in F1 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8343221.stm

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 17:22

    *hangs head in shame*

    That's okay. I got my coat.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 17:22

    Hi All just read on BBC that Renault are to decide whether they will stay in F1 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8343221.stm

    Doesn't work for me, http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8343221.stm

    Erm, well, wow.

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 17:23

    Hi All just read on BBC that Renault are to decide whether they will stay in F1 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8343221.stm

    We're going to end up with 10 teams again aren't we?

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 17:24

    Erm, well, wow.

    Kinda expected it. I'm torn on this one...

    On one half i can't bear to see another team leave...on the other hand, i'll be the winner of a conversation that was had earlier with someone saying to be that Renault wont leave F1 because of FRenault/3.5/Clio etc etc, which i told him was a bit of a rubbish reason.

    I'm not sure what to think

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/11/2009 at 17:24

    Hi All just read on BBC that Renault are to decide whether they will stay in F1 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8343221.stm

    We're going to end up with 10 teams again aren't we?

    Yeah I reckon so.

  • MoJoker04/11/2009 at 17:26

    Its not really been a good PR year for them has it?

  • RG04/11/2009 at 17:26

    I'm not sure what to think

    No coincidence that the teams leaving or thinking of leaving have had poor seasons.

    Honestly, don't want em to go. And mainly that is due to Kubica/Glock

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 17:27

    Honestly, don't want em to go. And mainly that is due to Kubica/Glock

    Gah! There are just too many good drivers!!

  • MoJoker04/11/2009 at 17:28

    No coincidence that the teams leaving or thinking of leaving have had poor seasons.

    So no manufacturer owned teams except for Ferrari for 2010

  • MoJoker04/11/2009 at 17:30

    So no manufacturer owned teams except for Ferrari for 2010

    OK I forgot Mclaren too

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 17:32

    No coincidence that the teams leaving or thinking of leaving have had poor seasons.

    And stacks of unsold cars on their hands.

  • F1Wolf04/11/2009 at 17:32

    We're going to end up with 10 teams again aren't we?

    ... and three engines ?

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 17:33

    I'm going to get myself home now, and I'll see you later.

  • Dan Brunell04/11/2009 at 17:34

    What the heck is going on? It's a possibility that next year we will only have three engine manufacturers and the year after that no tires? This is starting to get ridiculous.

    This is why you never burn your bridges by offering exclusive deals for anything in Formula One.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 17:34

    Sauber thoughts. Completley forgot Christian Klien was our tester, he might be alright in the car next to Nick?

    hi all! I believe Klien deserves another chance.

    Hopefully gonna get round to writing something for my blog about Toyota, if only my coursework could do itself...

  • Dan Brunell04/11/2009 at 17:35

    OK I forgot Mclaren too

    If you believe some of the news, BrawnGP / Mercedes as well.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 17:35

    What the heck is going on? It's a possibility that next year we will only have three engine manufacturers and the year after that no tires? This is starting to get ridiculous.

    pirelli have ruled it out - what now?

  • RG04/11/2009 at 17:35

    Hopefully gonna get round to writing something for my blog about Toyota, if only my coursework could do itself...

    I've thought that too many times :) Hey

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 17:39

    What the heck is going on? It's a possibility that next year we will only have three engine manufacturers and the year after that no tires? This is starting to get ridiculous.

    We are getting back to proper F1. Instead of useless manufacturers like Toyota blowing billions with no chance of ever achieving anything we will have a grid of mainly Cosworth powered cars with no pointless refuelling.

    A tyre supplier will turn up. They always do. If none of the big tyre companies my bet would be that Kumho would love to do F1 and I read somewhere that Bernie has a stake in Avon.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 17:42

    Hopefully gonna get round to writing something for my blog about Toyota, if only my coursework could do itself...

    I've thought that too many times :) Hey

    -_-

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 17:42

    WOAH

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80013

  • Alison04/11/2009 at 17:42

    Hopefully gonna get round to writing something for my blog about Toyota, if only my coursework could do itself...

    If only my housework could do itself. I'm having awful visions of Fantasia though.

    Anyhows. Work time :(

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 17:44

    A tyre supplier will turn up. They always do. If none of the big tyre companies my bet would be that Kumho would love to do F1 and I read somewhere that Bernie has a stake in Avon.

    will Avon have the equipment though? They are a mainly junior formulae tyre manafacturer, a big step, is it not....?

  • Stuart C04/11/2009 at 17:45

    A tyre supplier will turn up. They always do.

    And it could just be one of these lower-profile companies with more to prove.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 17:45

    Hopefully gonna get round to writing something for my blog about Toyota, if only my coursework could do itself...

    If only my housework could do itself. I'm having awful visions of Fantasia though.

    better you than me! Good luck! :L

  • RG04/11/2009 at 17:45

    If none of the big tyre companies my bet would be that Kumho would love to do F1

    They sponsor Manchester United, no doubt they have the ability.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 17:47

    will Avon have the equipment though? They are a mainly junior formulae tyre manafacturer, a big step, is it not....?

    They did F1 before and if they are sole supplier the tyres don't have to be particularly good. They just need to last.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 17:49

    They did F1 before and if they are sole supplier the tyres don't have to be particularly good. They just need to last.

    tyres from the 60s, 70s and early 80s are very different from what they are now...

  • Lady Snowcat04/11/2009 at 17:50

    Just seeing over the pile of washing that always goes with return from an F1 fly-away and catching up on feelings about the race in the UK...

    I can see from the TV coverage that the general enthusiasm and special nature of the event was missing from the coverage and people's comments reflect that....

    I loved it (except for the result, but you'll get why that is) and everyone I spoke to would come back for the event in future... and they rarely all give it such a generally positive vote...

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 17:52

    tyres from the 60s, 70s and early 80s are very different from what they are now...

    I know that. They had to deal with 1500 bhp in the 80s and only half of that now.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 17:55

    Good evening everyone, how are you all today? sad news about toyota :(

  • James04/11/2009 at 17:55

    Hi All just read on BBC that Renault are to decide whether they will stay in F1 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8343221.stm

    Kubica is probably wondering if he has made a mistake.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 17:55

    Good evening everyone, how are you all today? sad news about toyota :(

    Hey lou, I'm Happppppy

  • Turkey Machine04/11/2009 at 17:55

    Dear F1,

    Could I please have some stability for the next few weeks with regard to teams competing in the sport?

    Much love!

    Turkey Machine

  • lou04/11/2009 at 17:56

    Hey lou, I'm Happppppy

    yay for you being happy, what's made you so happy?

  • RG04/11/2009 at 17:57

    Kubica is probably wondering if he has made a mistake.

    Yeah, there is that. Glock must be glad he hasn't commited just yet.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 17:57

    yay for you being happy, what's made you so happy?

    Toyota + Out = Likely Sauber to be in

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 17:58

    Good evening everyone, how are you all today? sad news about toyota :(

    SHOO!!

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 17:59

    Good evening everyone, how are you all today? sad news about toyota :(

    Hi lou.

  • me04/11/2009 at 17:59

    is it Wonderland? Alison Wonderland?

    (sorry)

    :D

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 17:59

    Evening Lou

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 17:59

    Toyota + Out = Likely Sauber to be in

    yay! I have recently found out that I have been spelling Sauber's investors wrong all this time! It's Qadbak not Qadbaq...

  • lou04/11/2009 at 18:00

    Toyota + Out = Likely Sauber to be in

    ahhh nice thinking.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 18:01

    A lot of you were not around at stupid o'clock in the morning when this was discussed. Christine has created a wiki page for sidepodradio 2 so we are looking for show suggestions at the bottom of the page. So far we only have two. Let your imagination run riot.

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Sidepodradio+2

  • RG04/11/2009 at 18:01

    yay! I have recently found out that I have been spelling Sauber's investors wrong all this time! It's Qadbak not Qadbaq...

    Just call the team Sauber and everyone will be happy.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 18:02

    ahhh nice thinking.

    I assume since you are still here I wasn't supposed to shoo you

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 18:02

    yay! I have recently found out that I have been spelling Sauber's investors wrong all this time! It's Qadbak not Qadbaq...

    I think you'll find its Quadbike ;)

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 18:02

    I assume since you are still here I wasn't supposed to shoo you

    that or you're loosing your touch ;)

  • lou04/11/2009 at 18:02

    SHOO!!

    *Starts to run away* hang on...i'm allowed to be here today... *runs back* my work for this evening is for house drama (getting sound clips, going through script) and sorting through photos to enter into the inter schools photography competition.. how i'm going to choose like 10 i've no idea...

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 18:03

    WOAH

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/80013

    I like that Ferrari think they are Notus too.

  • me04/11/2009 at 18:04

    Just seeing over the pile of washing that always goes with return from an F1 fly-away and catching up on feelings about the race in the UK...

    twas awful.

    I can see from the TV coverage that the general enthusiasm and special nature of the event was missing from the coverage and people's comments reflect that....

    it's a shame, but it felt like jake and co. were watching a different race.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 18:05

    I loved it (except for the result, but you'll get why that is) and everyone I spoke to would come back for the event in future... and they rarely all give it such a generally positive vote...

    interestingly enough F1 Wolf said the same about Valencia when he went on the first year.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 18:05

    *Starts to run away* hang on...i'm allowed to be here today... *runs back* my work for this evening is for house drama (getting sound clips, going through script) and sorting through photos to enter into the inter schools photography competition.. how i'm going to choose like 10 i've no idea...

    Consider yourself unshooed

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 18:05

    it's a shame, but it felt like jake and co. were watching a different race.

    i think they were just happy the season was over, i mean, can you imagine having to stand next to .... (insert most your most disliked bbc member here)...

  • me04/11/2009 at 18:06

    WOAH

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/80013


    I like that Ferrari think they are Notus too.

    i hate to say it, but i think ferrari are spot on. well done them.

    i hope jean t. sees fit to undo much of the damage max m. has done.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 18:06

    Consider yourself unshooed

    yay :)

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 18:07

    Finished the blog post...phew! Didn't take as long as I thought it would...

  • Turkey Machine04/11/2009 at 18:09

    I'm about to go for a 2.5 mile run in winter. Remind me why I do this.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 18:11

    I'm about to go for a 2.5 mile run in winter. Remind me why I do this.

    I have no idea, but probably the same reason i was going to go for a bike ride in thin shorts, but then decided against it all

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 18:11

    I'm about to go for a 2.5 mile run in winter. Remind me why I do this.

    because you're a silly billy...you can do my coursework if you want, Turkey Machine

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 18:11

    i hate to say it, but i think ferrari are spot on. well done them.

    I wonder about the logic. I mean for Ferrari being beaten by Renault must be much worse in PR terms than being beaten by McLaren. When people know the cars they kind of equate them to the teams.

    I'm not saying Ferrari are right or wrong with what they say, just thinking about the wider point for Ferrari.

    Obviously in theory Ferrari only sell cars so that they can afford to go racing.

  • Dan Brunell04/11/2009 at 18:13

    Quick thought here for a second.

    CVC must be shaking in their boots right now with all this news.

    It might be likely that if things like this continue its current course and F1 will have to continue to give out discounts to survive, they will not be able make their return on investment. Think of it this way: Bridgestone paid FOM a lot to apart of the sport and Bernie has started giving out discounts to races like Germany to get them on the calendar. Even with the short term gains of Toyota and possibly Renault leaving with big payouts, CVC might not be able to keep the payment schedule that it promised its' investors or the institutions that it loaned the money from.

    That means either Bernie is going to get sacked by CVC as the fall guy and use it as a opportunity to try sell off FOM or they will try to force Bernie to try to buy back F1 to cut their losses.

    That the writing on the wall I am starting to see with all this happening.

  • me04/11/2009 at 18:14

    I'm not saying Ferrari are right or wrong with what they say, just thinking about the wider point for Ferrari.

    i think what they're worried about is a two-tier championship. likely born out by who has cossy's and who doesn't.

    who's going to want to watch that? and why would ferrari want to race and beat them?

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 18:14

    because you're a silly billy...you can do my coursework if you want, Turkey Machine

    N.B. It's generally a bad idea to get people you consider silly to do your coursework for you.

  • Lady Snowcat04/11/2009 at 18:15

    interestingly enough F1 Wolf said the same about Valencia when he went on the first year.

    I was in Valencia too and I promise you that there was absolutely Nooo comparison...

    I'd happily go back to Abu next year but wouldn't rush back to Valencia... and probably Abu over Singapore too....

    As a spectator here whichever grandstand you were in you had action and views of quite a lot of track... in Valencia you really only got value if you went corporate ....

    it’s a shame, but it felt like jake and co. were watching a different race.

    Because the TV pics somehow neutered the feel and buzz of the event... probably because there weren't hoards of noisy supporters ... but there were a lot of hot and steamy enthusiasts it's just that the heat dampens the Tigger behaviour a bit....

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 18:15

    That the writing on the wall I am starting to see with all this happening.

    I have said for a while that Bernie will buy back the rights from CVC at a much reduced price and then flog them off again in a year or two.

  • me04/11/2009 at 18:15

    Think of it this way: Bridgestone paid FOM a lot to apart of the sport and Bernie has started giving out discounts to races like Germany to get them on the calendar. Even with the short term gains of Toyota and possibly Renault leaving with big payouts, CVC might not be able to keep the payment schedule that it promised its' investors or the institutions that it loaned the money from.

    that is a really good point. they lost money on canada too.

  • me04/11/2009 at 18:17

    As a spectator here whichever grandstand you were in you had action and views of quite a lot of track... in Valencia you really only got value if you went corporate ....

    but the racing was still rubbish compared to brazil, right? just the seats were a bit nicer.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 18:18

    Because the TV pics somehow neutered the feel and buzz of the event... probably because there weren't hoards of noisy supporters ... but there were a lot of hot and steamy enthusiasts it's just that the heat dampens the Tigger behaviour a bit....

    But nothing happened on track. The TV coverage like Singapore look more like a commission from the tourist board than sports coverage. The race was dull and no-one who watched it on TV anywhere in the world that I have seen thought anything other than it was the dullest race in history.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 18:19

    N.B. It's generally a bad idea to get people you consider silly to do your coursework for you.

    whoops...it's just re-writing my drafts...I'll get there soon now I finished my blog post. Why Turkey Machine is running in the dark in the freezing cold I do not know...

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 18:22

    That means either Bernie is going to get sacked by CVC as the fall guy and use it as a opportunity to try sell off FOM or they will try to force Bernie to try to buy back F1 to cut their losses.

    I don't think so. Long term planning is something of a knack from Bernie.

    Remember when, years ago, the drivers went on strike? A reporter asked Bernie if he was worried. He said, "no there are twenty other people who'd do anything to take their place and all this lot know it".

    I think earlier last year the teams thought they could collectively bargain against Bernie and founded FOTA to do that. They thought that they had Bernie over a barrel. But no there were plenty more teams willing to take their place.

    This time it wasn't so obvious that there were teams ready. So they put them in place first.

  • James04/11/2009 at 18:26

    A lot of you were not around at stupid o'clock in the morning when this was discussed. Christine has created a wiki page for sidepodradio 2 so we are looking for show suggestions at the bottom of the page. So far we only have two. Let your imagination run riot.

    http://wiki.si...m/page/Sidepodradio+2

    Hmm I may have an idea, I'll add it later.

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 18:27

    I'm about to go for a 2.5 mile run in winter. Remind me why I do this.

    I have no idea why anyone would voluntarily submit themselves to such an ordeal.

  • Lady Snowcat04/11/2009 at 18:27

    but the racing was still rubbish compared to brazil, right? just the seats were a bit nicer.

    Compared to Brazil ...yes... but that is the most unfair comparison as Brazil is probably nearly always one of the best if not THE best of the season...

    But Brazil has it all as the crowd are amazing... probably they are madder than at Monza... and the track always gives incidents but at West grandstand there were quite a lot of incidents even if they didn't come to much...

    At Valencia the only incidents happen in the pit lane but look back at the season and look at races where there was more excitement....

    Actually we were all watching the whole Vettel Lewis thing that dominated the first part and the Button Webber thing the final bit... but there was a lot of other action...

    Would the one stoppers prevail?.. there was Kazu... and a lot of great fights going on down the back... I'll bet you just didn't see them...

    At the track they had the best big screens ever... as well as the stuff right in front of you...

  • me04/11/2009 at 18:29

    Compared to Brazil ...yes... but that is the most unfair comparison as Brazil is probably nearly always one of the best if not THE best of the season...

    ok, but then comparing it to valencia isn't either, as that's about the worst :)

  • Lady Snowcat04/11/2009 at 18:31

    PS...

    just the seats were a bit nicer.

    Hmmm...

    Seats were OK but it was hardly that... and most were shaded from the sun although that's not true of a certain amount of the main grandstand... due to the sun's position...

    The staff were amazing... so helpful and accomodating at every turn... nothing was too much trouble and they were unfailingly courteous...

  • lou04/11/2009 at 18:32

    ooo..Jenson didn't do too badly in both days of ROC.. i'm happy with that.. :)

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 18:33

    ooo..Jenson didn't do too badly in both days of ROC.. i'm happy with that.. :)

    He did really good yesterday!

  • lou04/11/2009 at 18:33

    He did really good yesterday!

    there is a pic of him on the podium with the others :) am happy he did good for team GB :)

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 18:34

    there is a pic of him on the podium with the others :) am happy he did good for team GB :)

    he was definitely hte better of the GB pairing

  • Lady Snowcat04/11/2009 at 18:34

    ok, but then comparing it to valencia isn’t either, as that’s about the worst

    I didn't start the Valencia thing...

    Just list the races which you preferred and I'll tell you how they compare on the ground...

    Of course I loved Spa best of all... but you know why...

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 18:34

    there is a pic of him on the podium with the others :) am happy he did good for team GB :)

    What do you think of his helmet?

  • me04/11/2009 at 18:35

    I didn't start the Valencia thing...

    i know, twas alex.

    Of course I loved Spa best of all... but you know why...

    i do :)

    to me, abu dhabi was the worst race of the season, and the worst champion closer i recall every seeing. however, they'll have plenty of chances to redeem themselves in future.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 18:37

    he was definitely hte better of the GB pairing

    he was better than Andy last year too :P

  • Dan Brunell04/11/2009 at 18:38

    A lot of you were not around at stupid o'clock in the morning when this was discussed. Christine has created a wiki page for sidepodradio 2 so we are looking for show suggestions at the bottom of the page. So far we only have two. Let your imagination run riot.http://wiki.si...m/page/Sidepodradio+2

    I owe you guys after backing out the last time.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 18:38

    A lot of you were not around at stupid o'clock in the morning when this was discussed. Christine has created a wiki page for sidepodradio 2 so we are looking for show suggestions at the bottom of the page. So far we only have two. Let your imagination run riot.

    http://wiki.si...m/page/Sidepodradio+2

    I'll do an F1 Quiz - I'll have to see though - and get Skype...

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 18:38

    to me, abu dhabi was the worst race of the season, and the worst champion closer i recall every seeing. however, they'll have plenty of chances to redeem themselves in future.

    If it's any consolation, I fully believe the hotel can live up to it's excellent performance in 2010

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 18:39

    I'll do an F1 Quiz - I'll have to see though - and get Skype...

    You should join in on the quiz over at Pitlane fanatic every Wednesdays (and tonight of course!)

  • me04/11/2009 at 18:39

    If it's any consolation, I fully believe the hotel can live up to it's excellent performance in 2010

    i backing the hotel all the way.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 18:40

    What do you think of his helmet?

    haven't seen it yet... but omg at his woolly hat?

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 18:40

    You should join in on the quiz over at Pitlane fanatic every Wednesdays (and tonight of course!)

    when is it?

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 18:41

    haven't seen it yet... but omg at his woolly hat?

    Oo-er. Surprised it wasn't Monster'd

    (yes he was wearing that horrific Monster cap at the event, Lou...)

  • me04/11/2009 at 18:41

    haven't seen it yet... but omg at his woolly hat?

    wait until you see the panda.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 18:41

    What do you think of his helmet?

    ooooo black and green!!!!! it looks nice.. i think it would be better black and blue.. and preferably without the silly monster sponsorship :P but i suppose he's world champion now and monster will want all the coverage they can get sadly :( i still liked his union jack on tbh.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 18:41

    wait until you see the panda.

    he has a panda?!

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 18:42

    when is it?

    8:30pm on the chat section over at Pitlane fanatic. A load of people here always take part and it's good fun :) just sign up and go onto the chat at around half 8

    did I just plug? I don;'t do plugs

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 18:42

    did I just plug? I don;'t do plugs

    plug?

  • lou04/11/2009 at 18:43

    ooooo black and green!!!!! it looks nice.. i think it would be better black and blue.. and preferably without the silly monster sponsorship :P but i suppose he's world champion now and monster will want all the coverage they can get sadly :( i still liked his union jack on tbh.

    wait... i've changed my mind having seen it from a different angle... i don't like it.

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 18:43

    he was better than Andy last year too :P

    ?!?

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 18:44

    ?!?

    yeah, you heard right. you werent great at the RoC

    :P

  • lou04/11/2009 at 18:44

    okay.. if it was really that cold then surely the event should just have been kept at Wembley, i don't remember him wearing silly hats like this last year...

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 18:44

    plug?

    Yeah, plugging, mentioning something for the sake of showing it off.

    or, as the Free Dictionary puts it, A favorable public mention of a commercial product, business, or performance, especially when broadcast.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 18:45

    ?!?

    noooo... i meant priaux.. or however you spell his name.. i'll be quiet now...

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 18:45

    okay.. if it was really that cold then surely the event should just have been kept at Wembley, i don't remember him wearing silly hats like this last year...

    him? clearly you havent seen hers!

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 18:45

    Aahh...I'll see if I can do it or not...

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 18:45

    ?!?

    #Sorryandy

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 18:45

    Aahh...I'll see if I can do it or not...

    If you're too busy with schoolwork or anyways then no worries but if you ever have the free time, it's always worth having a go :) tis good fun

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 18:46

    Did somebody plug?

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 18:47

    If you're too busy with schoolwork or anyways then no worries but if you ever have the free time, it's always worth having a go :) tis good fun

    I'll see... Tea now, be back soon!

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 18:47

    Did somebody plug?

    I have it a go. I'm not so good at this plugging stuff

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 18:47

    noooo... i meant priaux.. or however you spell his name.. i'll be quiet now...

    I know :) No need to apologise.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 18:50

    I have it a go. I'm not so good at this plugging stuff

    While you might not be good at plugging you are great at writing posts about Rubens :)

    http://toata.blogspot.com/

  • RG04/11/2009 at 18:50

    I know :) No need to apologise.

    At least it isn't Grosjean you are compared to every two weeks...

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 18:56

    While you might not be good at plugging you are great at writing posts about Rubens :)

    Youre too good at this :P

  • Lady Snowcat04/11/2009 at 18:58

    to me, abu dhabi was the worst race of the season, and the worst champion closer i recall every seeing. however, they’ll have plenty of chances to redeem themselves in future.

    You'll be telling me soon that Lewis had a stellar season...

    Just joking...

    I understand your opinion, but believe it's due entirely to the fact that TV captured about 5% or less of how it was if you were there...

    And if Jense hadn't won the WDC and Brawn the WCC in Brazil you might have felt differently...

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:00

    Kubica to... McLaren?

    Source : Robert Kubica's manager Daniele Morelli in frantic calls with McLaren.

    via F1Scoop

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 19:05

    Kubica to... McLaren?

    :O

    Renault too? Uh oh.

  • me04/11/2009 at 19:06

    Renault too? Uh oh.

    remind me who's idea it was to carry on following f1 next year?

    this is rubbish!

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 19:07

    Kubica to... McLaren?

    His manager clearly knows nothing about driving. McLaren make oversteering cars and he is going to put an understeering driver in it against Lewis? McLaren managed to make the car suit Lewis and Fernando in 2007 but there is no way they can do that again.

    I guess this story suggests Renault are going to walk as well.

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 19:07

    this is rubbish!

    You mean rrrrrrubbish.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 19:08

    this is rubbish!

    What does it matter who owns that team. It was successful as Benetton and as Renault and will no doubt be successful with the new owners.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 19:08

    F1Scoop were right about something earlier in the year and did scoop everyone... Can't quite remember what it was off hand.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 19:09

    BBC have done an ish-ish report on Renault...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8343221.stm

    Say they are considering leaving...

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:10

    Say they are considering leaving...

    I'm considering leaving my uni work till tomorrow. Should I tell the BBC?

  • Dan Brunell04/11/2009 at 19:11

    remind me who's idea it was to carry on following f1 next year?

    It all reminds me of the hardest karaoke in the world.

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 19:11

    I'm considering leaving my uni work till tomorrow. Should I tell the BBC?

    :D

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 19:11

    BBC also say that Bob Bell (inventor of the Bell Crank) wasn't allowed to put his views in the meeting. Which means that them signing Kubica might not be the sign that we thought it was that Renault were staying. What if they weren't talking to each other (the board and the team)

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 19:11

    remind me who's idea it was to carry on following f1 next year?

    I seem to remember someone committing to 20 years

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 19:12

    I'm considering leaving my uni work till tomorrow. Should I tell the BBC?

    Front page news last week was that Steven Fry was considering leaving Twitter so I guess you're in with a shout :)

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:12

    Front page news last week was that Steven Fry was considering leaving Twitter so I guess you're in with a shout :)

    Yessssssss!

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 19:12

    Front page news last week was that Steven Fry was considering leaving Twitter so I guess you're in with a shout :)

    LOL (for real)

  • me04/11/2009 at 19:12

    was this mentioned from the fia:

    Urgent clarification is now being sought from the Toyota F1 team as to its legal position in relation to the championship. This will have a direct bearing on the admission of any future 13th entry.

    can the fia force toyota to stay?

    http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/pressreleases/f1releases/2009/Pages/f1_toyota_brdgstn.aspx

  • me04/11/2009 at 19:13

    I seem to remember someone committing to 20 years

    [email protected]%*

  • Christine04/11/2009 at 19:15
  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:16

    [email protected]%*

    Ah this rate you won't need vomit of the week, you'll need F1 pullout of the week....

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 19:16

    can the fia force toyota to stay?

    No. All Toyota have don is make a press statement. Before the FIA can give Quadbike the slot they need Toyota to legally withdraw their entry.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 19:16

    can the fia force toyota to stay?

    No but they can say that Toyota can't sell their stake to another team. They want that stake to revert back to the FIA and Toyota to pay a break clause and to then be able to sell the place to Quadbike.

    They don't want Toyota to sell their position to Quadbike directly.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 19:17

    Ah this rate you won't need vomit of the week, you'll need F1 pullout of the week....

    :)

  • lou04/11/2009 at 19:17

    Ah this rate you won't need vomit of the week, you'll need F1 pullout of the week....

    :(

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:20

    No but they can say that Toyota can't sell their stake to another team. They want that stake to revert back to the FIA and Toyota to pay a break clause and to then be able to sell the place to Quadbike.

    So should I like this FIA chaps or not like them?

    ps, its Sauber

  • me04/11/2009 at 19:20

    No but they can say that Toyota can't sell their stake to another team. They want that stake to revert back to the FIA and Toyota to pay a break clause and to then be able to sell the place to Quadbike.

    have they not signed up to the 2010 championship then?

    i mean, aside from the concorde agreement?

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 19:20

    Back, what did I miss...?

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 19:20

    So should I like this FIA chaps or not like them?

    You should be very happy just now.

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 19:20

    [email protected]%*

    Have you been reading Asterix?

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 19:21

    #MFC

    In my office there is not much in the way of event television. Nobody in my area watches admits to watching X Factor, Dancing instead of F1 or whatever it's called. But there is one show that seems to be different and it's back tonight.

    Spooks! A lot of our office watch it. And a lot of people discuss it in a watercooler style the next morning. And tonight... It's back baby!

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:21

    You should be very happy just now.

    The whole of that just confused me. I thought it was a simple, Toyota out, Sauber in process

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:21

    The whole of that just confused me. I thought it was a simple, Toyota out, Sauber in process

    And don't worry, I'm happy.

  • me04/11/2009 at 19:22

    The whole of that just confused me. I thought it was a simple, Toyota out, Sauber in process

    i'm not sure it is.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:22

    Have you been reading Asterix?

    Aww Asterix. Good times.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 19:22

    Spooks! A lot of our office watch it. And a lot of people discuss it in a watercooler style the next morning. And tonight... It's back baby!

    wohoo! i love spooks :)

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 19:22

    have they not signed up to the 2010 championship then?

    i mean, aside from the concorde agreement?

    I am not sure how championship entry works and whether there is a need to enter every year as well as sign the Concorde Agreement. Either way they have to legal inform the FIA that they intend not to contest the championship.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 19:23

    The whole of that just confused me. I thought it was a simple, Toyota out, Sauber in process

    someone could just do a Notus and nick the space before QuackBeak get there

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 19:23

    The whole of that just confused me. I thought it was a simple, Toyota out, Sauber in process

    Yeah. Don't worry. The FIA are trying to stop say Toyota selling their stake to somebody else.

    It is actually almost impossible for them to do that. They can only really sell to somebody like Sauber and scrap the team. You can't really "buy" Toyota F1 because a load of their offices are in the Toyota car buildings etc.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 19:24

    The whole of that just confused me. I thought it was a simple, Toyota out, Sauber in process

    It is. Toyota just haven't filled in the forms at the FIA yet. All they have done is put out a press statement which is not a legal document. Your team is in. It will just take a little while to get the paperwork done

  • James04/11/2009 at 19:24

    You should join in on the quiz over at Pitlane fanatic every Wednesdays (and tonight of course!)

    Hmm I've signed up at might take part for the first time, as long as someone reminds me :)

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:25

    It is. Toyota just haven't filled in the forms at the FIA yet. All they have done is put out a press statement which is not a legal document. Your team is in. It will just take a little while to get the paperwork done

    Oh right.

    I'll return to being really happy then

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:26

    someone could just do a Notus and nick the space before QuackBeak get there

    Considering we are the '14th team', that shouldn't happen

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 19:27

    Considering we are the '14th team', that shouldn't happen

    since when did you personify a team as yourself?

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:27

    since when did you personify a team as yourself?

    It comes from supporting football :) I have a habit.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 19:28

    since when did you personify a team as yourself?

    I like to call them SaubeRG

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 19:29

    On rFactor (a racing game with downloadable mods) Glock just crashed into the back of me on a quick lap. Does his AI performance live up to his real performance, RG? :D

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:31

    On rFactor (a racing game with downloadable mods) Glock just crashed into the back of me on a quick lap. Does his AI performance live up to his real performance, RG? :D

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand there goes all the respect I had for ya ;)

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:31

    I like to call them SauberRG

    :)

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:32

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand there goes all the respect I had for ya ;)

    Least he chose a good game ;)

  • me04/11/2009 at 19:32

    at least this is solving the motorhome problem.

    they'll be plenty of paddock space at this rate.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:32

    Least he chose a good game ;)

    Well, there is that.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 19:33

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand there goes all the respect I had for ya ;)

    not my fault! Coming out of Tosa Hairpin and Tim O'Glock launches over the back of me! :)

  • James04/11/2009 at 19:33

    at least this is solving the motorhome problem.

    they'll be plenty of paddock space at this rate.

    hehe indeed.

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 19:34

    they'll be plenty of paddock space at this rate.

    Oooh I liked the Force India comedy motorhome ;)

  • James04/11/2009 at 19:34

    On rFactor (a racing game with downloadable mods) Glock just crashed into the back of me on a quick lap. Does his AI performance live up to his real performance, RG? :D

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand there goes all the respect I had for ya ;)

    I feel the same as RG, nothing bad should be said of Timo.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 19:34

    Least he chose a good game ;)

    it's a great game! :)

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:34

    not my fault! Coming out of Tosa Hairpin and Timo Glock launches over the back of me! :)

    That clearly was your breaking,

  • me04/11/2009 at 19:35

    Oooh I liked the Force India comedy motorhome ;)

    i think there will be plenty more of that.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:35

    That clearly was your breaking,

    It's Kobayashi/Nakajima all over again!!

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 19:36

    That clearly was your breaking,

    At old Imola, there was no such thing as bad breaking (except for Tosa...still wasn't my fault. If I can, I will drop the replay file on drop.io (if there's a way)...)

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:37

    At old Imola, there was no such thing as bad breaking (except for Tosa...still wasn't my fault. If I can, I will drop the replay file on drop.io (if there's a way)...)

    Oh there is. You haven't seen me race on a video game yet ;)

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 19:38

    Oh there is. You haven't seen me race on a video game yet ;)

    still ametuer, I'm afraid...

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:39

    still ametuer, I'm afraid...

    I make Yuji Ide look like a faultless world champion :(

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:40

    I make Yuji Ide look like a faultless world champion :(

    And yet, I make Lukeh look like Rubens Barrichello.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:40

    And yet, I make Lukeh look like Rubens Barrichello.

    RG is awesome.

  • Ollie04/11/2009 at 19:40

    Just to quickly say, Sidepodcast homepage rocks. Or at least, I can see what is happening and it will undoubtedly rock more once it all comes together.

    And although I am absolutely sure it wasn't designed to be used on a PS3 - so take this in complete jest - LCLT doesn't work on the PS3. :( :lol:

    Thanks for the couple of links recently (PS3 posts and one to AerialF1 in the comments a week or two ago - twas unexpected). Will be back at the weekend, me hopes.

    I'm now going to crawl back into the corner and rock back and forth whispering "no internet... no internet... need internet... need internet... the aliens are coming to get me... need internet..." :D

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 19:40

    I make Yuji Ide look like a faultless world champion :(

    I couldn't play online - they'd all hate me afterwards for ruining their race! :)

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:41

    RG is awesome.

    I do my best :)

  • me04/11/2009 at 19:42

    Just to quickly say, Sidepodcast homepage rocks. Or at least, I can see what is happening and it will undoubtedly rock more once it all comes together.

    ollie! missed you!

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 19:42

    RG is awesome.

    I do my best :)

    I thought greatness came naturally...:)

  • me04/11/2009 at 19:43

    I'm now going to crawl back into the corner and rock back and forth whispering "no internet... no internet... need internet... need internet... the aliens are coming to get me... need internet..." :D

    annnnnd bye again.

    i'll be honest, not a lot has been happening in f1 of late...

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 19:43

    Hey Ollie... Like P Diddy said, "Ollie, I've been missing you".

  • Dank04/11/2009 at 19:46

    James Allen's website, it no worky?

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/

    Front page works, but try click on 'about' or 'interviews' etc and I seem to get a 'Not Found'?

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:47

    I thought greatness came naturally...:)

    Well... :)

    Ollie, like Homer Simpson said "No beer and internet make Ollie something, something"

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:47

    James Allen's website, it no worky?

    James Allen in dodgy website shocka ;)

  • lou04/11/2009 at 19:47
  • me04/11/2009 at 19:48

    i am more confused than ever now:

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/a-formula-1-whodunnit/

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:48

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That'll be the sound of Lou exploding in excitement then ;)

  • me04/11/2009 at 19:48

    James Allen's website, it no worky?

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/

    Front page works, but try click on 'about' or 'interviews' etc and I seem to get a 'Not Found'?

    the man needs a playground.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:49

    i am more confused than ever now:

    ...yeah this is getting very odd now. What the?!

  • Ollie04/11/2009 at 19:49

    I've missed you all as well (especially last weekend). My house is strangely silent without the pings and chimes. Anyway, I'm gonna do a runna before this PS3 causes my head to explode. Take care all, will see you soon, I hope.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:49

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You began to make me think Red Bull had thought about pulling out.

  • Scott Woodwiss04/11/2009 at 19:49

    That'll be the sound of Lou exploding in excitement then ;)

    I'll get the dustpan and brush.

    Evening all :P

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 19:50

    Lou's post...

    Slightly annoying of them that you have to buy the book there to get it signed. That's just annoying and cheap.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 19:50

    You began to make me think Red Bull had thought about pulling out.

    oh.. sorry.... didn't mean to.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:50

    Evening all :P

    Evening

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 19:50

    You began to make me think Red Bull had thought about pulling out.

    Don't even suggest that!

  • lou04/11/2009 at 19:50

    Slightly annoying of them that you have to buy the book there to get it signed. That's just annoying and cheap.

    well i'm going to buy the book anyway... er.... i may... er.... be in london then :D hehe

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:51

    Don't even suggest that!

    Red Bull are being pulled out though.

    out of my fridge for me to drink.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:51

    Evening all :P

    Hellllllo Scott

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 19:51

    i am more confused than ever now:

    http://joesawa...-formula-1-whodunnit/

    Sorry I should have said earlier. And I have just commented on Joe's blog.

    It's fake suicide is the plot point. Which means it's Max they are blaming.

    Max's resignation = Suicide in this analogy

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 19:51

    Red Bull are being pulled out though.

    out of my fridge for me to drink.

    Same for me actually!

  • Scott Woodwiss04/11/2009 at 19:51

    So is Lou going to go to this, but not actually meet Jenson and just stand a few feet away to the side of him taking pics, like she has done on previous occasions? :D

  • me04/11/2009 at 19:51

    Max's resignation = Suicide in this analogy

    ooooooooooh.

    thankinya

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:51

    oh.. sorry.... didn't mean to.

    Then I realised that 60000 !'s can only mean something awesome about Button

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:52

    Max's resignation = Suicide in this analogy

    So...

    ...Max was the guy whodunnit in Agatha Christie's books? I knew it

  • Scott Woodwiss04/11/2009 at 19:53

    Sooooooooooo, quick thought - does anyone have Goodyear come to mind as the successor to Bridgestone as F1's tyre supplier? Would be cool to see them again, then we're going back to the '90s :D

  • me04/11/2009 at 19:54

    Max's resignation = Suicide in this analogy

    was it a fake resignation?

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:54

    Sooooooooooo, quick thought - does anyone have Goodyear come to mind as the successor to Bridgestone as F1's tyre supplier? Would be cool to see them again, then we're going back to the '90s :D

    Apparently, Goodyear, Pirelli and someone else aren;t interested in an f1 return. I'm sure I saw it in the commenrs eaerlier today

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 19:54

    ...Max was the guy whodunnit in Agatha Christie's books? I knew it

    Absolutely.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 19:54

    So is Lou going to go to this, but not actually meet Jenson and just stand a few feet away to the side of him taking pics, like she has done on previous occasions? :D

    ouch. :( i did see him at goodwood, and would have spoken to him if a) he wasn't surrounded by people, and b) if i could have spoken...

  • RG04/11/2009 at 19:55

    was it a fake resignation?

    Are you suggesting that Todt is actually Max?

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 19:55

    Apparently, Goodyear, Pirelli and someone else aren;t interested in an f1 return. I'm sure I saw it in the commenrs eaerlier today

    pirelli for sure! It was reported by Eurosport that they weren't interested.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:55

    ouch. :( i did see him at goodwood, and would have spoken to him if a) he wasn't surrounded by people, and b) if i could have spoken...

    Don;t worry, we'll try next year :P And you will speak to Jools. If I could then we must get you to speak to her!

  • lou04/11/2009 at 19:56

    So is Lou going to go to this, but not actually meet Jenson and just stand a few feet away to the side of him taking pics, like she has done on previous occasions? :D

    to answer your question about if i'm going it depends on what happens on that day.. i'm not at school then... and if i'm in a good mood i'll head to london... if i need cheering up then er... i may head up to london...

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 19:56

    ouch. :( i did see him at goodwood, and would have spoken to him if a) he wasn't surrounded by people, and b) if i could have spoken...

    Yeah, unlike DC, JB had a large amount of bodyguards wherever he went. Quite disappointing, but you can kind of understand why

  • Ollie04/11/2009 at 19:56

    @My Championship [email protected] (goddamn Apple keyboard is re-mapped by PS3)... "My Championship Year - A personal diary of Button's title winning season"... Sounds familiar. Oh year, Damon Hill's Championship Year, a coffee table book which is basically a pictoral book with small excerpts of text from his 1996 season. Still, at least he's willing to spend an hour in a department store signing copies.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 19:56

    BATracer should be back up tomorrow. I'm wondering whether me and James will still have a car to drive what with us being in Ferraris in our game...

  • Scott Woodwiss04/11/2009 at 19:57

    BATracer should be back up tomorrow. I'm wondering whether me and James will still have a car to drive what with us being in Ferraris in our game...

    Or if they'll just call them Red Idiots instead, like I've seen on a BATracer FB app. :D

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 19:57

    BATracer should be back up tomorrow. I'm wondering whether me and James will still have a car to drive what with us being in Ferraris in our game...

    You'll probably be driving a generic red italian car

  • Scott Woodwiss04/11/2009 at 19:57

    ouch. :( i did see him at goodwood, and would have spoken to him if a) he wasn't surrounded by people, and b) if i could have spoken...

    Aww, I was only kidding :P

  • James04/11/2009 at 19:59

    Or if they'll just call them Red Idiots instead, like I've seen on a BATracer FB app. :D

    I like the idea Christine came up with, give them prancing panda's instead of horses. :)

  • RG04/11/2009 at 20:00

    Remember folks, the usual PF quiz is on tonight

    http://www.pitlanefanatic.com/chat.php

    The season review quiz

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 20:01

    was it a fake resignation?

    The point is that the guy gets away with it even though everyone thinks he's been killed as well (but he hasn't).

    I assumed that the point was that Ferrari are saying, by putting Todt in to the frame and retiring everyone assumes that Max finally got pushed out, but actually of course he got exactly everything he wanted. He got to retire, but keep his vision going.

    I think Ferrari thought, "lets push Max out and we'll get what we want" but they pushed Max out, gave consessions to get him to leave, and now Todt is holding them to those concessions.

  • Scott Woodwiss04/11/2009 at 20:02

    *asks sheepishly* By the way, when will we know who's won the Top Gear comp?

    Carry on.

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 20:02

    Mr C or anyone - I need some help with an active server page based website.

    I'm trying to work out how to change the email address for the contact us form. I can change the address the emails get sent to, but can't find where I modify the "from" address for the auto reply. Bah.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 20:02

    aww yay! thank you to each and every person who has ever looked at one of my flickr photos :) my photostream view count went over 2,000 today :) and all time views went past 10,000 :) this makes me very happy :)

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 20:03

    aww yay! thank you to each and every person who has ever looked at one of my flickr photos :) my photostream view count went over 2,000 today :) and all time views went past 10,000 :) this makes me very happy :)

    Well done!! That's awesome!!

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:05

    I think Ferrari thought, "lets push Max out and we'll get what we want" but they pushed Max out, gave consessions to get him to leave, and now Todt is holding them to those concessions.

    i see. thank you for translating italian for me.

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:05

    Mr C or anyone - I need some help with an active server page based website.

    I'm trying to work out how to change the email address for the contact us form. I can change the address the emails get sent to, but can't find where I modify the "from" address for the auto reply. Bah.

    is this in old ASP or new ASP?

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 20:07

    is this in old ASP or new ASP?

    There's a difference? Old I think, the server is on SQL 7

    I can see a "response.redirect" command in the page, but not where the "from" address might go for the email that gets sent.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/11/2009 at 20:07

    @My Championship [email protected] (goddamn Apple keyboard is re-mapped by PS3)... "My Championship Year - A personal diary of Button's title winning season"... Sounds familiar. Oh year, Damon Hill's Championship Year, a coffee table book which is basically a pictoral book with small excerpts of text from his 1996 season. Still, at least he's willing to spend an hour in a department store signing copies.

    I hate to ask, but how is this book better than any other cashing in books on F1 lately (Hamilton's spring to mind...)

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:07

    *asks sheepishly* By the way, when will we know who's won the Top Gear comp?

    soon as the winner returns our email. not sure what happens if they never reply, but the email hasn't bounced so we assume it was entered correctly.

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 20:07

    I can see a "response.redirect" command in the page, but not where the "from" address might go for the email that gets sent.

    Response.Redirect ("AcknowledgeContact.asp")

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:08

    There's a difference? Old I think, the server is on SQL 7

    response redirect has nothing to do with sending emails. can you copy more of the code?

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 20:08

    aww yay! thank you to each and every person who has ever looked at one of my flickr photos :) my photostream view count went over 2,000 today :) and all time views went past 10,000 :) this makes me very happy :)

    Those are incredible numbers. Well done. You just have to plug it more.

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:08

    Response.Redirect ("AcknowledgeContact.asp")

    that simply sends the browser to another page. you're looking for CDONTS or something similar.

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 20:08

    response redirect has nothing to do with sending emails. can you copy more of the code?

    I'll email you if it's OK?

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 20:09

    soon as the winner returns our email. not sure what happens if they never reply, but the email hasn't bounced so we assume it was entered correctly.

    Bugger. I was hoping I'd won as I have the day off, but apparently not.

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:09

    I'll email you if it's OK?

    can do.

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 20:10

    that simply sends the browser to another page. you're looking for CDONTS or something similar.

    AcknowledgeContact.asp simply contains the text of the auto reply.

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:10

    Bugger. I was hoping I'd won as I have the day off, but apparently not.

    we're assuming if there's no response, the names go back in the hat. but there's a time limit because ticket have to be posted.

    hence why we're saying nothing yet.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 20:11

    Anyone got a spare £1500 they want to give me?

    http://www.inside-motorsport.com/index.php

    looks quite good

  • Scott Woodwiss04/11/2009 at 20:12

    we're assuming if there's no response, the names go back in the hat. but there's a time limit because ticket have to be posted.

    I would have thought that's the best way. If the first person to be picked doesn't respond, the other names go back in the hat and someone else is selected.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 20:12

    soon as the winner returns our email. not sure what happens if they never reply, but the email hasn't bounced so we assume it was entered correctly.

    rrrrrrrrrrrrrubbish

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:12

    AcknowledgeContact.asp simply contains the text of the auto reply.

    in that case a previous page sends the email.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 20:12

    we're assuming if there's no response, the names go back in the hat. but there's a time limit because ticket have to be posted.

    Is there actually a hat in this operation?

  • Scott Woodwiss04/11/2009 at 20:13

    Is there actually a hat in this operation?

    The same one Christine used for the Circuit Cup?

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:14

    Is there actually a hat in this operation?

    we'll blog it all later. in the meantime you'll all just have to be patient.

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 20:15

    in that case a previous page sends the email.

    Hmm. Can't see where. This is a pain. I'll have a search through the asp files and see if I can find the email address that way and let you know if I get stuck. Thanks :)

  • Scott Woodwiss04/11/2009 at 20:15

    we'll blog it all later. in the meantime you'll all just have to be patient.

    Okie dokies :p

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:16

    Hmm. Can't see where. This is a pain. I'll have a search through the asp files and see if I can find the email address that way and let you know if I get stuck. Thanks :)

    the line will be something sensible like SendMail() or similar.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 20:24

    Renault news.

    Source : Hot topic of Renault board meeting is additional money requested by team for next year due to big loss of TV and Sponsor revenue.

    Positive news then? They wouldn't be asking for more money if they were quitting, surely?

    Or bad news if they are asking for more money and more likely for the big bosses to refuse.

    via f1scoop

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 20:26

    Source : Hot topic of Renault board meeting is additional money requested by team for next year due to big loss of TV and Sponsor revenue.

    More of bad news for me - but I figure Bob Bell is a sensible chap and would have a Plan B ready if the board says no. He knows he can push, but not too hard.

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:26

    via f1scoop

    isn't he just contradicting himself now?

    EXCLUSIVE! renault out

    EXCLUSIVE! renault back in

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 20:26

    Evening.

    This'll get confusing with the quiz and Doohicky running

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 20:27

    This'll get confusing with the quiz and Doohicky running

    Wait til Renault suddenly announces something... :D Joining the quiz, Adie?

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 20:27

    I have a job interview in the morning and i am still out drinking with the guy who got me it.... dilemma!

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 20:27

    isn't he just contradicting himself now?

    he hasn't they if they were in or out... yet.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 20:28

    via f1scoop

    isn't he just contradicting himself now?

    EXCLUSIVE! renault out

    EXCLUSIVE! renault back in

    Tabloid reporting. Report both options before anyone then whatever happens he can claim you heard it hear first.

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 20:29

    Wait til Renault suddenly announces something... :D Joining the quiz, Adie?

    I am - I've seen the F1Scoop drama. Believe everything when you see it.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 20:29

    he hasn't they if they were in or out... yet.

    Assuming you should have put a 'said' in there, you are right.

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:31

    he hasn't they if they were in or out... yet.

    Assuming you should have put a 'said' in there, you are right.

    he claimed earlier kubs was looking for a new job?

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 20:31

    Assuming you should have put a 'said' in there, you are right.

    It's 4:30 AM here. :D

    Joe's been blogging a lot today... Ferrari's 3rd car is still waiting in their garage?

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 20:32

    he claimed earlier kubs was looking for a new job?

    Maybe it was a mistranslation or a typo. He was looking for a new Bob to be the team principal

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 20:32

    he claimed earlier kubs was looking for a new job?

    could be. we'll only find out the truth if renault indeed pull out. otherwise, it never happened. ;)

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:32

    Ferrari's 3rd car is still waiting in their garage?

    please not schumi?

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 20:33

    Any more for the PF quiz?

  • Turkey Machine04/11/2009 at 20:33

    'sup guys. I'm doing more online sim-racing, but I'll keep a loose eye on SPC. :)

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 20:34

    please not schumi?

    with all the unemployed drivers available by then, it definitely won't be schumi. kubica or raikkonen, probably.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 20:34

    please not schumi?

    I posted a link from him last night where he said that his decision to comeback was not rational. I took that to mean he is never going to race again.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 20:34

    I posted a link from him last night where he said that his decision to comeback was not rational. I took that to mean he is never going to race again.

    Agreed.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 20:34

    Any more for the PF quiz?

    sadly not :( too much to do for me :(

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 20:34

    Agreed.

    Not to mention he was asked if it was being considered. He gave a flat no.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 20:35

    I posted a link from him last night where he said that his decision to comeback was not rational. I took that to mean he is never going to race again.

    "When asked if he would be interested in returning full-time, Michael's response was clear: "Right now, no.""

    I dont think you have much to worry about

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 20:37

    This is interesting

    "Having the meeting with him (Di Montezemolo) I looked at all the points, in particular that it was Felipe, who is like a brother to me. Part of the reason I retired was to hand over the car to him because he deserved to stay in a team with a top car," said the German.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 20:37

    Looks like it is the season for commentators drifting away from the event they are covering. I have the text comentary for Rangers against some Romanians in the champions league running. They did not add a single comment for 14 minutes. Must be as interesting as Abu Dhabi

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 20:37

    Evening.

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 20:37

    I have dodged shots...

    ..it earned me another pint

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:38

    I posted a link from him last night where he said that his decision to comeback was not rational. I took that to mean he is never going to race again.

    ahh phew.

  • Turkey Machine04/11/2009 at 20:38

    BBC? Technical issues most probably. Their live updating is a bit hit and miss.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 20:38

    "Having the meeting with him (Di Montezemolo) I looked at all the points, in particular that it was Felipe, who is like a brother to me. Part of the reason I retired was to hand over the car to him because he deserved to stay in a team with a top car," said the German.

    LDM was determined to have Kimi. Had Schumi stayed on, they'd probably have released Felipe from his contract.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 20:38

    Looks like it is the season for commentators drifting away from the event they are covering. I have the text comentary for Rangers against some Romanians in the champions league running. They did not add a single comment for 14 minutes. Must be as interesting as Abu Dhabi

    Had a really odd argument yesterday with someone on how you pronounce Rubin Kazan

  • me04/11/2009 at 20:38

    I have dodged shots...

    ..it earned me another pint

    doh!

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 20:39

    Must be as interesting as Abu Dhabi

    Must be a good game :P

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 20:39

    Had a really odd argument yesterday with someone on how you pronounce Rubin Kazan

    It's not spelled as pronounced?

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 20:39

    Must be a good game :P

    DRINK!

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 20:39

    The quiz is only on 2009. I am doomed

  • Turkey Machine04/11/2009 at 20:40

    Had a really odd argument yesterday with someone on how you pronounce Rubin Kazan

    Kazan like Kazakhstan. :)

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 20:40

    The quiz is only on 2009. I am doomed

    ooooh!! wait for me!!

  • RG04/11/2009 at 20:40

    It's not spelled as pronounced?

    I'm saying Cats-an. Friends says Ka-zan

  • lou04/11/2009 at 20:41

    The quiz is only on 2009. I am doomed

    omg! i wonder if i can make time to take part in a quiz i my do alright on...

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 20:41

    The quiz is only on 2009. I am doomed

    Hehehe. :D

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 20:41

    This is a good quiz!

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 20:41

    ooooh!! wait for me!!

    We are only at Q3

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 20:41

    doh!

    its not good!

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 20:42

    Just realized - are the Ferrari press releases anti-FIA, or anti-Max only?

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 20:42

    omg! i wonder if i can make time to take part in a quiz i my do alright on...

    You deserve to have a break and do the quiz. I just don't have the heart to shoo you

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 20:42

    DRINK!

    noooo!

  • lou04/11/2009 at 20:44

    You deserve to have a break and do the quiz. I just don't have the heart to shoo you

    okay... i'll see if i can multi task a bit :)

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 20:45

    Can someone please wake me up. I've been in a state of mental dozing since 3pm and I don't know why.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 20:45

    Can someone please wake me up. I've been in a state of mental dozing since 3pm and I don't know why.

    WAKEE UP!!!!!

  • lou04/11/2009 at 20:46

    Can someone please wake me up. I've been in a state of mental dozing since 3pm and I don't know why.

    in my recent experience Red Bull helps... alot!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/11/2009 at 20:46

    I had a really odd evening that deserves it's own blog post: http://rubbergoat.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/run-train-lemon-lemonade/

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 21:07

    Any advice foe hungover job interviews? :P

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 21:08

    Any advice foe hungover job interviews? :P

    Sober up?

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 21:19

    I'm doing the PF quiz and to let you know, the spot the diff is a real..

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 21:35

    Aah....the wonders of English Coursework...

    How's the quiz going along?

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 21:36

    Quiz complete, so we can post the Spot the Difference:

    http://i33.tinypic.com/2q31w6w.png

  • RG04/11/2009 at 21:37

    How's the quiz going along?

    Good fun, just finished.

    Hows the coursework?..

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 21:39

    How's the quiz going along?

    really hard!

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 21:39

    really hard!

    Yeah, it's a cracking quiz!

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 21:40

    Yeah, it's a cracking quiz!

    I enjoyed that, although I fear I've messed it all up... I always do rubbish at the quizzes

  • James04/11/2009 at 21:40

    I enjoyed that, although I fear I've messed it all up... I always do rubbish at the quizzes

    I'm all nervous now about the answers.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 21:41

    Good fun, just finished.

    wonderful (the quiz)

    boring (the coursework)

  • RG04/11/2009 at 21:43

    wonderful (the quiz)

    boring (the coursework)

    Wait till you get to year 11 and you have the tests, then it gets worse.

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 21:43

    Wait till you get to year 11 and you have the tests, then it gets worse.

    Wait till you get to uni

    :P

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 21:43

    Wait till you get to year 11 and you have the tests, then it gets worse.

    And then year 12, and year 13

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 21:43

    Twitter rumblings have Danica joining NASCAR... someone has pointed out how that will completely undermine the IRL's title sponsorship announcement tomorrow...

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 21:44

    How's the quiz going along?

    Very, very badly. Will post a link to the Q and As later

  • RG04/11/2009 at 21:44

    Wait till you get to uni

    I was going to ease it on to him ;)

  • lou04/11/2009 at 21:44

    And then year 12, and year 13

    year 13/ upper 6th is certainly a challenge..

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 21:44

    Wait till you get to year 11 and you have the tests, then it gets worse.

    got my first GCSE exam on 19/Nov/09 (Two weeks from now!)

    Apparently it is worth 25% of my Year 10 grade... :(

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 21:45

    Twitter rumblings have Danica joining NASCAR... someone has pointed out how that will completely undermine the IRL's title sponsorship announcement tomorrow...

    She said a month ago she wasn't going there because Andretti had sole control of the IRL team

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 21:46

    Yeah, it's a cracking quiz!

    I was trying to name all 17 GP's and I forgot about Monaco. It would have to be a big name race wouldn't it.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 21:46

    Q&As from the quiz

    http://www.pitlanefanatic.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1497

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 21:46

    She said a month ago she wasn't going there because Andretti had sole control of the IRL team

    That's what I thought too. I think it is a toe-in-the-water deal but you can imagine what the media will be like, particularly in America

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 21:47

    I was trying to name all 17 GP's and I forgot about Monaco. It would have to be a big name race wouldn't it.

    I had two Hungarys, two Spas and two something else in my answers.

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 21:48

    The fifth spot the difference is a cracker.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 21:50

    year 13/ upper 6th is certainly a challenge..

    one year at a time, please!

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 21:50

    I think I may have done alright in that quiz...

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 21:51

    The fifth spot the difference is a cracker.

    I missed the flag

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 21:51

    I missed the flag

    i missed the drinks bottle! :D

  • Nick04/11/2009 at 21:51

    Good news.. last pint!

    Bad news...I have to drink it..

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 21:52

    I missed the flag

    That was th first one I got. I missed the number on the sign.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 21:52

    I missed the flag

    That was my first one...

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 21:53

    I missed the flag

    That was th first one I got. I missed the number on the sign.

    I got both of those plus the sponsor logo. I missed the team logo and bottle.

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 21:53

    That was th first one I got. I missed the number on the sign.

    that was my 1st one :D

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 21:54

    RG, I still don't know why you haven't changed your username to TG!

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 21:54

    Twitter rumblings have Danica joining NASCAR... someone has pointed out how that will completely undermine the IRL's title sponsorship announcement tomorrow...

    via Chris Estrada (@estradawriting) on Twitter, this story from RACER.

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 21:55

    via Chris Estrada (@estradawriting) on Twitter, this story from RACER.

    Ah it is a part-time Nationwide/ARCA deal

  • RG04/11/2009 at 21:55

    RG, I still don't know why you haven't changed your username to TG!

    Its my initials. I love em.

    Plus its fun when people call Roland Garros or Romain Grosjean RG.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 21:57

    Plus its fun when people call Roland Garros or Romain Grosjean RG.

    I hate my full name...it sounds snobby...

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 21:57

    via Chris Estrada (@estradawriting) on Twitter, this story from RACER.

    So she can try it and see if she is any good at it. Win/win

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 21:58

    I hate my full name...it sounds snobby...

    My full name is Lukeh Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 21:58

    My full name is Lukeh Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

    You have your own station.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 21:59

    I hate my full name...it sounds snobby...

    Mines French.

    Only claim I have though

  • lou04/11/2009 at 21:59

    My full name is Lukeh Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

    :D

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 21:59

    You have your own station.

    I have my own village!

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 21:59

    My full name is Lukeh Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

    I'd hate to have to write that on my exam sheet...

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 22:00

    Buzzcocks time

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 22:01

    My full name is Lukeh Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

    I'd hate to have to write that on my exam sheet...

    You could easily loose marks for spelling your name wrong! (although, how would they tell?)

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 22:01

    Buzzcocks time

    ta

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 22:01

    You could easily loose marks for spelling your name wrong! (although, how would they tell?)

    gogogoch us enough for me!

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 22:02

    You could easily loose marks for spelling your name wrong! (although, how would they tell?)

    gogogoch us enough for me!

    Murray Walker would pronounce it GO!GO!GO!

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 22:03

    My full name is Lukeh Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

    http://drop.io/startledbunny/asset/dscf0015-jpg

    that place with the kwik save in it?

  • Scott Woodwiss04/11/2009 at 22:03

    Davidson appears on Clarkson's new DVD.

  • Lewis/LB2204/11/2009 at 22:04

    Night...I'll do more coursework in the morning...

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 22:04

    http://drop.io...ny/asset/dscf0015-jpg

    that place with the kwik save in it?

    I'm sure it has a kwik save, a lidls, and maybe even an aldi's!

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 22:04

    Night...I'll do more coursework in the morning...

    See ya!

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 22:04

    Adios

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:04

    Night...I'll do more coursework in the morning...

    Niight.

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 22:05

    Mr Burns is on buzzcocks!

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 22:05

    Mr Burns is on buzzcocks!

    Boo-urns?

  • lou04/11/2009 at 22:05

    Davidson appears on Clarkson's new DVD.

    ant?... my obsession with certain drivers/ f1 people is going to end up costing me alot of money :P

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 22:05

    Davidson appears on Clarkson's new DVD.

    Anthony or Jim?

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 22:05

    Also, I'm going to shamefully admit I own the album the cat did from the opposites attract video. He's known as MC Skat Cat!

  • Scott Woodwiss04/11/2009 at 22:05

    Anthony or Jim?

    Ant.

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 22:06

    Mr Burns is on buzzcocks!

    Boo-urns?

    :D

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 22:06

    Boo-urns?

    That reminds me, that website refused to do my shirt after :(

    Stupid copyrights...

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 22:07

    Also, I'm going to shamefully admit I own the album the cat did from the opposites attract video. He's known as MC Skat Cat!

    suuuuuuuuure.

    I can talk, i have a paula abdul album (heads for the cd collection, then the shredder)

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:07

    Quiz results coming in

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 22:08

    suuuuuuuuure.

    I can talk, i have a paula abdul album (heads for the cd collection, then the shredder)

    In my defense:

    (1) I didn't buy it, my grandparents did

    (2) I didn't take it to uni, so I haven't heard it in years!

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 22:10

    Tied for 1st place with Kimster.

  • James04/11/2009 at 22:11

    Tied for 1st place with Kimster.

    Congrats. I came second with RG :)

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 22:12

    In my defense:

    (1) I didn't buy it, my grandparents did

    (2) I didn't take it to uni, so I haven't heard it in years!

    Not in my defense

    1) I bought it

    2) I still have it

  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 22:12

    In my defense:

    (1) I didn't buy it, my grandparents did

    (2) I didn't take it to uni, so I haven't heard it in years!

    But you still own it.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:13

    Congrats. I came second with RG :)

    Hold on, I've put a complaint in

  • James04/11/2009 at 22:13

    Hold on, I've put a complaint in

    but then i will be third :(

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 22:13

    For lou

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/formula1/wpjensonmbinterviewpart3

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 22:14

    But you still own it.

    ...shush...

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 22:14

    Oh blimmin heck...not a Stewards decision!

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 22:14

    Hold on, I've put a complaint in

    ooh stewards decision (to be decided after quiz)

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:15

    but then i will be third :(

    I'm competitive.

  • James04/11/2009 at 22:15

    I'm competitive.

    in that case you should lose marks if you were wrong :P

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:15

    I'm competitive.

    New results #sorryjames, 2nd RG, 3rd James

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:16

    in that case you should lose marks if you were wrong :P

    Well, I had photos

  • James04/11/2009 at 22:16

    New results #sorryjames, 2nd RG, 3rd James

    all because i didn't know about force india's logo and am bad at spot the difference ;)

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:17

    all because i didn't know about force india's logo and am bad at spot the difference ;)

    Question, where did Toro Rosso have their launch?

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 22:18

    Question, where did Toro Rosso have their launch?

    I didn't think they had one tbh

  • James04/11/2009 at 22:18

    Question, where did Toro Rosso have their launch?

    Erm, they first used the car at a Barcelona test, so I guess that was it.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 22:19

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/formula1/wpredbuttontrailwk24

    Watch the cricket theme bit. This very funny.

  • Journeyer04/11/2009 at 22:19

    Off to bed for me (again). :D Night, all!

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 22:20

    Night Journeyer

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:20

    Erm, they first used the car at a Barcelona test, so I guess that was it.

    darn, *scratches second possible complaint out*

  • lou04/11/2009 at 22:21

    For lou

    ehehehehe :D

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:21

    Off to bed for me (again). :D Night, all!

    Night sir.

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 22:21

    Off to bed for me (again). :D Night, all!

    Goodnight

  • James04/11/2009 at 22:21

    darn, *scratches second possible complaint out*

    good :P

  • lou04/11/2009 at 22:21

    Off to bed for me (again). :D Night, all!

    night

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 22:22

    http://www.bbc.../wpredbuttontrailwk24

    Watch the cricket theme bit. This very funny.

    lol at cricket bit :D

  • Adie04/11/2009 at 22:22

    Right gang...I need to go to bed. Thanks again for hosting Saltire. I shall now do a "Campiones" dance around my flat. Goodnight!

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:22

    good :P

    Well, Jarno had no leg to stand on when he complained against Sutil, so I may as well give it a try... ;)

  • Lukeh04/11/2009 at 22:22

    Off to bed for me (again). :D Night, all!

    Same here... not feeling so well. night.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:23

    Same here... not feeling so well. night.

    Aww, get better soon. Bye lukeh and Adie

  • lou04/11/2009 at 22:23

    Same here... not feeling so well. night.

    night Lukeh

  • Turkey Machine04/11/2009 at 22:24

    http://www.bbc.../wpredbuttontrailwk24

    Watch the cricket theme bit. This very funny.

    What da f***.

    That is all.

  • Turkey Machine04/11/2009 at 22:24

    I got an interview in Caister tomorrow, so I'm gonna head to bed also. Night guys, catch ya tomorrow evening sometime.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 22:25

    I got an interview in Caister tomorrow, so I'm gonna head to bed also. Night guys, catch ya tomorrow evening sometime.

    night

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 22:25

    Night to all who are leaving

  • James04/11/2009 at 22:26
  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 22:27

    I like the CBBC F1 car.

    Me too, clever use of an F and a 1. Mind you it's a bit like a certain red car that Mr and Mrs C like.

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 22:28

    Me too, clever use of an F and a 1. Mind you it's a bit like a certain red car that Mr and Mrs C like.

    wow! i never noticed that!

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:30

    http://www.bbc.../wpredbuttontrailwk24

    :D

    More funny is half the people listening will never of heard of Richie Benaud and Shane Warne

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 22:34

    More funny is half the people listening will never of heard of Richie Benaud and Shane Warne

    more like 90% (assuming the other 10% are grown ups)

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:35

    more like 90% (assuming the other 10% are grown ups)

    I have a feeling they have a sneaky earphone in listening to Ant and Crofty

  • me04/11/2009 at 22:36

    the playground is in need of some attention, so here's something new:

    http://sidepodcast.com/playground/microblogging.php

  • lou04/11/2009 at 22:38

    the playground is in need of some attention, so here's something new:

    yay news things!

  • me04/11/2009 at 22:38

    the playground is in need of some attention, so here's something new:

    i see chris' tweet :)

  • lou04/11/2009 at 22:38

    yay news things!

    i like it btw :)

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 22:38

    the playground is in need of some attention, so here's something new:

    Interesting

  • me04/11/2009 at 22:38

    i like it btw :)

    it's pretty simple. i've bound to have missed someone too.

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 22:40

    it's pretty simple. i've bound to have missed someone too.

    There's just too many of us!

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 22:40

    the playground is in need of some attention, so here's something new:

    http://sidepod...und/microblogging.php

    I have just tweeted something tooooooooo :)

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 22:40

    the playground is in need of some attention, so here's something new:

    http://sidepod...und/microblogging.php

    are you using the spc twitter stream?

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 22:40

    I have just tweeted something tooooooooo :)

    Although I am, of course, not here.

  • me04/11/2009 at 22:41

    are you using the spc twitter stream?

    the new twitter lists feature. here's the actual list:

    http://twitter.com/sidepodcast/sidepodcast-commenters

  • me04/11/2009 at 22:41

    Although I am, of course, not here.

    hehe!

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 22:41

    I have just tweeted something tooooooooo :)

    Ooh, automatic updating. Nice!

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 22:43

    Although I am, of course, not here.

    hehe!

    I am actually off... Night everyone...

    Cool feature though!

  • me04/11/2009 at 22:44

    I am actually off... Night everyone...

    see ya chap.

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 22:44

    are you using the spc twitter stream?

    the new twitter lists feature. here's the actual list:

    http://twitter...idepodcast-commenters

    lol at background pic :)

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 22:44

    night Alex Andronov from sofa f1

  • me04/11/2009 at 22:44

    lol at background pic :)

    @lukehmuse :)

  • me04/11/2009 at 22:44

    night Alex Andronov from sofa f1

    :P

  • Alex Andronov04/11/2009 at 22:44

    night Alex Andronov from sofa f1

    How very formal.

    Goodnight Sir Startled of Bunny!

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 22:44

    lol at background pic :)

    I believe it's one of Lukeh's masterpieces.

  • RG04/11/2009 at 22:47

    I have fitness in the morning so best be fresh for that, ciao everybody. lotsa love

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 22:47

    night Alex Andronov from sofa f1

    I should have put:

    Goodnight Sir Alex of Andronov from the mighty world of sofa f1

  • me04/11/2009 at 22:47

    I have fitness in the morning so best be fresh for that, ciao everybody. lotsa love

    night rg.

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 22:48

    night RG

  • me04/11/2009 at 22:48

    night rg.

    sorry. sauberrg

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 22:49

    I should have put:

    Goodnight Sir Alex of Andronov from the mighty world of sofa f1

    How about

    Goodnight Sir Alex of Andronov from the mighty world of sofa f1 plug-meister extrordinare

    ?

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 22:50

    I should have put:

    Goodnight Sir Alex of Andronov from the mighty world of sofa f1

    How about

    Goodnight Sir Alex of Andronov from the mighty world of sofa f1 plug-meister extrordinare

    ?

    that would be better :)

  • startledbunny04/11/2009 at 22:59

    off to sleep

    see you guys tomorrow

    byeeee

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 23:00

    adios!

  • lou04/11/2009 at 23:04

    off to sleep

    see you guys tomorrow

    byeeee

    byee

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 23:10

    I have to ask myself questions every so often, like....

    why am i following "Head of webspam team at Google."

    odd times

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:15

    why am i following "Head of webspam team at Google."

    with twiiter lists, i can see myself not following anyone directly any more.

    the only pain is you can't direct message anyone if you don't/

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 23:19

    spam on dropio

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:20

    spam on dropio

    ta.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 23:27

    picking photos for competitions is difficult...

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:31

    picking photos for competitions is difficult...

    wassup lou?

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 23:33

    Thank you to Mr Roy for TFS's first new site comment :D

  • lou04/11/2009 at 23:35

    wassup lou?

    the annual interschool photo competition is coming up and i was told i should enter (as i kinda got a few prizes last year - and even though i'm not technically part of the photography department they like to show off my work...) but i've got to choose the pics and print them tonight and i'm just trying to find some really nice special ones (am feeling the pressure seeing as i want to do photography at uni)... basically i'm putting myself under no existent pressure.. i think this is what i do when i'm tired..

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:36

    basically i'm putting myself under no existent pressure.. i think this is what i do when i'm tired..

    heheh. i would pick the ones that you'd most like people to see, not the ones you think will win.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 23:37

    wassup lou?

    you can help though... it's a school competition.. am i technically allowed to enter a portrait of someone famous... say... Jenson...

  • lou04/11/2009 at 23:38

    heheh. i would pick the ones that you'd most like people to see, not the ones you think will win.

    okay :) this makes me feel better :) hehe

    also after this week i can't.wait.for.sunday! bring on the brawnsomeness! :P

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:39

    also after this week i can't.wait.for.sunday! bring on the brawnsomeness! :P

    sunday?

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:39

    sunday?

    oooh. i thought it was saturday. glad you said!!

  • lou04/11/2009 at 23:40

    oooh. i thought it was saturday. glad you said!!

    hehe turning up a day early is never good ;)

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:41

    hehe turning up a day early is never good ;)

    i woulda been in trouble.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 23:41

    i woulda been in trouble.

    hehehe then you'd really have to buy a panda ;)

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 23:43

    what's happening on Sunday?

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:44

    what's happening on Sunday?

    umm, well, we're not doing a live show :)

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 23:45

    oooh. i thought it was saturday. glad you said!!

    hehe turning up a day early is never good ;)

    do tell? :S

  • lou04/11/2009 at 23:45

    umm, well, we're not doing a live show :)

    :D haha :D

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 23:45

    umm, well, we're not doing a live show :)

    Any chance I can have more info? Or is it a secret?

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:46

    Any chance I can have more info? Or is it a secret?

    struggling to find a link...

  • lou04/11/2009 at 23:47

    struggling to find a link...

    i have one!

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:47
  • Andy Taylor04/11/2009 at 23:48

    oooh. i thought it was saturday. glad you said!!

    Saturday is for watching the BBC review of the season.

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 23:49

    i have one!

    yay1

    That looks cool! Annoyingly, I think the tickets have sold out.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 23:51

    yay1

    i'm not excited at all.... *cough* not at all....

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:52

    i'm not excited at all.... *cough* not at all....

    :)

  • Steven Roy04/11/2009 at 23:52

    Thank you to Mr Roy for TFS's first new site comment :D

    No problem. Go comment people

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 23:53

    i'm not excited at all.... *cough* not at all....

    It's so hard being an F1 fan not in the UK

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:53

    That looks cool! Annoyingly, I think the tickets have sold out.

    we didn't get any either, but saltire is a very lovely lady.

  • lou04/11/2009 at 23:54

    It's so hard being an F1 fan not in the UK

    :(

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 23:54

    i'm not excited at all.... *cough* not at all....

    not that i want to stereotype you at all...but you know Jensons not going to be there?

  • Chris04/11/2009 at 23:55

    That looks cool! Annoyingly, I think the tickets have sold out.

    we didn't get any either, but saltire is a very lovely lady.

    Yay for Saltire! I'll just try to do Goodwood again in the summer instead.

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:55

    not that i want to stereotype you at all...but you know Jensons not going to be there?

    heikki and mika will be.

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 23:56

    It's so hard being an F1 fan not in the UK

    Team AusF1?

    (not here as I'm trying to get at least one blogpost out this week)

  • lou04/11/2009 at 23:56

    not that i want to stereotype you at all...but you know Jensons not going to be there?

    i know... sad isn't it :( however Mr Brawn should be there... and Ant will be there, and the car... there will be plenty for me to take photos of i'm sure ;)

  • Jon Waldock04/11/2009 at 23:56

    i know... sad isn't it :( however Mr Brawn should be there... and Ant will be there, and the car... there will be plenty for me to take photos of i'm sure ;)

    :D yeeey

  • lou04/11/2009 at 23:56

    heikki and mika will be.

    *makes note to take photos for Amy*

  • me04/11/2009 at 23:57

    *makes note to take photos for Amy*

    :)

  • Pat W04/11/2009 at 23:57

    heikki and mika will be.

    Mika! Suddenly I'm tempted to drop everything and ignore the babysitting I'm supposed to be doing..

  • Paul04/11/2009 at 23:59

    umm, well, we're not doing a live show :)

    So Mr C, if I was thinking of leaving a voice mail, when will your next show be happening?

  • Jon Waldock05/11/2009 at 00:01

    heikki and mika will be.

    Heikkis last mclaren appeareance?

  • me05/11/2009 at 00:03

    So Mr C, if I was thinking of leaving a voice mail, when will your next show be happening?

    sunday after this one i would guess.

  • Paul05/11/2009 at 00:04

    sunday after this one i would guess.

    Okey dokey. I'm sure I had something to say, just can't remember what it was.

  • Jon Waldock05/11/2009 at 00:05

    Thank ye Paul!

  • me05/11/2009 at 00:06

    Okey dokey. I'm sure I had something to say, just can't remember what it was.

    :)

  • me05/11/2009 at 00:06

    Heikkis last mclaren appeareance?

    could well be.

  • lou05/11/2009 at 00:07

    Okey dokey. I'm sure I had something to say, just can't remember what it was.

    see ya :)

  • lou05/11/2009 at 00:08

    see ya :)

    oh i read that totally wrong... *never ever ever multitask with x3 typing things....* - lesson learnt...

  • Paul05/11/2009 at 00:08

    Thank ye Paul!

    Oh hey. I admit I didn't listen to episode 2 and 3, but number 4 is so much better than the first. It's sounding really great Jon.

  • Jon Waldock05/11/2009 at 00:09

    Oh hey. I admit I didn't listen to episode 2 and 3, but number 4 is so much better than the first. It's sounding really great Jon.

    its

  • Jon Waldock05/11/2009 at 00:09

    its

    alot better than 2 & 3 aswell. dont bother listening to them ;)

  • Jon Waldock05/11/2009 at 00:11

    But thanks :D

    everyones being really nice, i'm trying to go with a more informal style and generally its working

  • Paul05/11/2009 at 00:13

    everyones being really nice, i'm trying to go with a more informal style and generally its working

    It really is. Your chat with Seb worked really well, and sounded great too. I guess it is a lot easier to talk with someone.

    the whole path to F1 is really interesting, and you don't often get insight into how the drivers are struggling to get there.

  • Jon Waldock05/11/2009 at 00:17

    It really is. Your chat with Seb worked really well, and sounded great too. I guess it is a lot easier to talk with someone.

    the test will come with more interviews trying not to ask the same questions

    the whole path to F1 is really interesting, and you don't often get insight into how the drivers are struggling to get there.

    yeah it is very interesting, there are so many different series around that arent known

  • Paul05/11/2009 at 00:19

    the test will come with more interviews trying not to ask the same questions

    I'm not sure if anyone would answer this question, but it would be interesting to hear how these guys fund their racing careers. They talk about how much it costs to run a car for a year, but how can they do it? I know Mark Webber got money from Yellow Pages in Australia to start him out. I think James Courtney ran out of money. How do these guys get 100000 Euro?!

  • me05/11/2009 at 00:20

    everyones being really nice, i'm trying to go with a more informal style and generally its working

    i liked it too. may we play 30 seconds in a future debrief and plug the podcast?

  • Chris05/11/2009 at 00:20

    I'm off to bed. Night!

  • me05/11/2009 at 00:21

    I'm off to bed. Night!

    night chris.

  • Jon Waldock05/11/2009 at 00:21

    i liked it too. may we play 30 seconds in a future debrief and plug the podcast?

    you may do what ya like sir :D

  • Jon Waldock05/11/2009 at 00:21

    I'm off to bed. Night!

    adios

  • me05/11/2009 at 00:21

    you may do what ya like sir :D

    if only that were true :D

  • Jon Waldock05/11/2009 at 00:22

    if only that were true :D

    :D :D

  • Jon Waldock05/11/2009 at 00:23

    I'm really looking forward to Autosport this year, even more than usual. So many people to interview!!!

    I just need to see if i can borrow a half decent uni mic!

  • Jon Waldock05/11/2009 at 00:29

    Right, i need to get some sleep. I have a 3 hour sport science lecture starting in 8.5 hours, followed by a meeting with the man who's stopped my course, what a fun day to look forward to!!

  • me05/11/2009 at 00:30

    Right, i need to get some sleep. I have a 3 hour sport science lecture starting in 8.5 hours, followed by a meeting with the man who's stopped my course, what a fun day to look forward to!!

    night squire.

  • lou05/11/2009 at 00:39

    yikes! it's nearly 1am! how did that happen! time to get some sleep before school tomorrow, night all xx

  • me05/11/2009 at 00:41

    yikes! it's nearly 1am! how did that happen! time to get some sleep before school tomorrow, night all xx

    night lou.

  • Steven Roy05/11/2009 at 00:46

    Night Lou

  • Pat W05/11/2009 at 00:51

    Night leavers. I've been lurking :-)

    Blog post down for Brazil notes. Tomorrow I'll do a short Preview post (I think only NASCAR but haven't checked), then Abu Dhabi some time later but I'm not about this weekend.