Hands up who knows what went on yesterday? Could you explain it to the rest of us? It was madness, and whilst I know we haven't yet unravelled it all completely, I'm kinda hoping for more of the same today. It's about time we had a race that wasn't straightforward.

  • There seem to be rumours circulating that Glock won't be able to race tomorrow, and that the FIA have said no to Kobayashi filling in. I haven't seen this confirmed anywhere, but it sounds likely. We're pondering the point of having reserve drivers if they're not allowed to actually race.
  • The FIA also haven't managed to produce a revised grid yet. They wanted to take some time to think about which order the five place grid drops are applied to ascertain who starts where. You would think they might be able to do this quicker than 24 hours, but there you go.
  • I just wanted to once again say how supremely awesome the marshals were yesterday in Japan. They were at the scene of any accidents within seconds. Now, granted, a lot of the accidents occured at the same place, but that doesn't take away from the fact that they were on the ball and much better than we have seen at other, very recent, circuits.

That'll do it for now. Don't forget the Debrief stream will be along much earlier than normal, as we are moving bits and pieces of our house around. I'll see you in the comments.

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  • Paul03/10/2009 at 23:20

    ...and morning everyone

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:21

    Hey Paul

  • Paul03/10/2009 at 23:22

    Japan is so civilised. I can sleep in and take a leisurely breakfast :D

  • Bert03/10/2009 at 23:25

    Why is the reply button greyed for certain posts?

  • Jon Waldock03/10/2009 at 23:26

    Why is the reply button greyed for certain posts?

    As your not in that thread, you need to change the thread at hte top and then it will become a nice colour again

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:26

    Why is the reply button greyed for certain posts?

    You have to select that thread in the drop down

  • Paul03/10/2009 at 23:26

    Why is the reply button greyed for certain posts?

    You have to be on the right thread, to get the reply button

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:27

    It's to encourage posting in the most recent thread unless it's absolutely topic specific

  • Paul03/10/2009 at 23:27

    :D only 3 answers.

    Try asking "what place is Sutil" during the race...!

  • Alison03/10/2009 at 23:30

    I'm reckoning we're due a Raikkosmash....

  • Paul03/10/2009 at 23:31

    I'm reckoning we're due a Raikkosmash....

    Doesn't he only do that in the rain?

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:31

    I'm reckoning we're due a Raikkosmash....

    I'm saying a Lewis/Seb battle

  • Bert03/10/2009 at 23:32

    Absolutely, he could be particularly zoned-out this weekend.

    I'm reckoning we're due a Raikkosmash....

  • Joe in Fla03/10/2009 at 23:33

    Hello all, on my golf tourney we shot a 70.5, but it was for charity...and beer

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:33

    This pic and the comments still make me laugh

    http://twitpic.com/k1evi

  • Paul03/10/2009 at 23:33

    I'm saying a Lewis/Seb battle

    I would love to actually see that battle. I just hope the RBR is not too fast

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:33

    Hello all, on my golf tourney we shot a 70.5, but it was for charity...and beer

    Most of that means nothing to me

    I got the beer part, obviously :)

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:34

    I would love to actually see that battle. I just hope the RBR is not too fast

    I want some 130R overtaking - yeah baby!

  • Bert03/10/2009 at 23:34

    .5? did you finish 50% to 75% of a hole or someting?

    Hello all, on my golf tourney we shot a 70.5, but it was for charity...and beer

  • Joe in Fla03/10/2009 at 23:34

    I got the beer part, obviously :)

    Yes, that was the key to the day.

  • Alison03/10/2009 at 23:34

    I would love to actually see that battle. I just hope the RBR is not too fast

    You can't have a fair fight KERS/nonKERS

  • Paul03/10/2009 at 23:35

    .5? did you finish 50% to 75% of a hole or someting?

    hehehe. Got bored - went for moor beer.

  • Paul03/10/2009 at 23:35

    You can't have a fair fight KERS/nonKERS

    That might even it up in this case. I think Vettel will be quicker

  • Joe in Fla03/10/2009 at 23:36

    .5? did you finish 50% to 75% of a hole or someting?

    We were playing best ball. On a par 3, for birdie, my long put went over the hole, but did not go in. We declared it a 2.5 on the par 3. It's not my fault that gravity stopped working

  • Paul03/10/2009 at 23:37

    We were playing best ball. On a par 3, for birdie, my long put went over the hole, but did not go in. We declared it a 2.5 on the par 3. It's not my fault that gravity stopped working

    That's my kind of round. "close enough, next hole please"

  • Alison03/10/2009 at 23:37

    That might even it up in this case. I think Vettel will be quicker

    yell

    I hope he holds his nerve. I can't see Lewis cracking. He has nothing to lose.

  • Paul03/10/2009 at 23:38

    I hope he holds his nerve. I can't see Lewis cracking. He has nothing to lose.

    given his Monza effort, I would not be getting too close.

  • Bert03/10/2009 at 23:38

    Yeah, "gimmes" are 50 yards! You don't even need to pull out your foot wegde!

    That's my kind of round. "close enough, next hole please"

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:38

    You can't have a fair fight KERS/nonKERS

    All the more reason for all teams to adopt it next year

  • Pat W03/10/2009 at 23:38

    We were playing best ball. On a par 3, for birdie, my long put went over the hole, but did not go in. We declared it a 2.5 on the par 3. It's not my fault that gravity stopped working

    you can do that?

  • Joe in Fla03/10/2009 at 23:38

    That's my kind of round. "close enough, next hole please"

    I clued the guys into Libian (sp) rules golf. If you tee off and hit a bad shot, but can run out and get the ball before the next guy tees off, it doesn't count

  • Alison03/10/2009 at 23:39

    yell

    Errrm not sure what happened there :S

  • Joe in Fla03/10/2009 at 23:39

    you can do that?

    It's not generally accepted in the PGA, but a bunch of drunk firefighters playing for charity (a brother) it's fine

  • Paul03/10/2009 at 23:39

    I clued the guys into Libian (sp) rules golf. If you tee off and hit a bad shot, but can run out and get the ball before the next guy tees off, it doesn't count

    Ah! In my case - the 10 second rule. Run out, get the ball come back.

  • Joe in Fla03/10/2009 at 23:41

    Hey Back to F1 stuff. Is Timo driving later today?

  • Pat W03/10/2009 at 23:41

    It's not generally accepted in the PGA, but a bunch of drunk firefighters playing for charity (a brother) it's fine

    sounds good to me, i'll have to suggest it..

  • Joe in Fla03/10/2009 at 23:42

    sounds good to me, i'll have to suggest it..

    You'll be a hero in your group for that

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:44

    Hey Back to F1 stuff. Is Timo driving later today?

    Apparently not. Kobayashi not allowed as he didn't qualify either

  • Jeremy03/10/2009 at 23:44

    You think the grid is confusing? I went from GMT +10 to +11 overnight. Now, the daily thread appears at 10am instead of 9. When will this change back - it is annoying!

    I also secretly hoped that this meant I had one hour less to wait until the Grand Prix started, but sadly, it does not.

  • Joe in Fla03/10/2009 at 23:45

    Apparently not. Kobayashi not allowed as he didn't qualify either

    Too bad, I hate when they drop below 20 cars.

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:45

    BBC folk are tweeting that there's still no official grid line up

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:46

    You think the grid is confusing? I went from GMT +10 to +11 overnight. Now, the daily thread appears at 10am instead of 9. When will this change back - it is annoying!

    Sunday 25th Oct

    http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/

  • Paul03/10/2009 at 23:46

    I also secretly hoped that this meant I had one hour less to wait until the Grand Prix started, but sadly, it does not.

    It doesn't? Booo. I lost one hour sleep for nothing

  • Joe in Fla03/10/2009 at 23:46

    All right talk to you guys later. Will not have a chance to live comment on the race. I have to DVR it and wake up 0500 and watch it then, then off to work.

  • Paul03/10/2009 at 23:47

    All right talk to you guys later. Will not have a chance to live comment on the race. I have to DVR it and wake up 0500 and watch it then, then off to work.

    Cheers Joe

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:47

    See ya Joe

  • Pat W03/10/2009 at 23:48

    All right talk to you guys later. Will not have a chance to live comment on the race. I have to DVR it and wake up 0500 and watch it then, then off to work.

    So you get the 5am inconvenience just like us..

    see ya Joe

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:53

    Pat, do you like Mandalay?

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:53

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mandalay

  • Pat W03/10/2009 at 23:54

    Lee just tweeted the F1 Minute Big Picture!!

  • Pat W03/10/2009 at 23:54

    Pat, do you like Mandalay?

    Never heard of them before.

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:55

    Lee just tweeted the F1 Minute Big Picture!!

    Is only cos she's in it

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:55

    Pat, do you like Mandalay?

    Never heard of them before.

    I think you'd like them

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:55

    I think you'd like them

    Very chilled

  • Jon Waldock03/10/2009 at 23:56

    Lee just tweeted the F1 Minute Big Picture!!

    Is only cos she's in it

    still cool she knows about it,

    On that note, i shall retire. Night all

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:57

    still cool she knows about it,

    Because Mr C follows her

    G'night Jon

  • Pat W03/10/2009 at 23:57

    I think you'd like them

    Very chilled

    Playing some off the LFM page now, sounding good!

  • Jeremy03/10/2009 at 23:57

    Sunday 25th Oct

    http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/

    Thanks Bassano. We have just gone from 9 hours ahead of the UK to 10 hours ahead. On Oct 25th, we move to 11 hours ahead. No daily thread until 11am for me. This will be weird...

  • Pat W03/10/2009 at 23:57

    Night Jon

  • Bassano Clapper03/10/2009 at 23:59

    Playing some off the LFM page now, sounding good!

    Another DM then, standby

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:03

    More Masterchef please :(

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 00:04

    Another DM then, standby

    Cheers

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:05

    More Masterchef please :(

    I was invited to apply for Come Dine With Me this week

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:05

    I was invited to apply for Come Dine With Me this week

    Hahahahaha I want those kinds of friends....

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 00:05

    I was invited to apply for Come Dine With Me this week

    If you can cook, do it!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:06

    If you can cook, do it!

    I have no desire to be on TV nor cook for strangers so they can slag off what they're given

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:06

    If you can cook, do it!

    You just need one good meal! Then get them sloshed....

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:06

    I have no desire to be on TV nor cook for strangers so they can slag off what they're given

    It'd amuse us a lot....

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:07

    Hahahahaha I want those kinds of friends....

    No, an invite from the production company!

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 00:07

    No, an invite from the production company!

    (i am not here)

    how did you end up with that?!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:07

    I have no desire to be on TV nor cook for strangers so they can slag off what they're given

    It'd amuse us a lot....

    No doubt, I'm no Jamie Oliver though

    I can feed myself but I don't do multiple courses

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 00:08

    I have no desire to be on TV nor cook for strangers so they can slag off what they're given

    worth it for a grand?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:08

    how did you end up with that?!

    I think it might be the Bill Bailey warm up gig I did at Riverside Studios

    They have me on a list no doubt, they wanted folk in my area

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:08

    I have no desire to be on TV nor cook for strangers so they can slag off what they're given

    worth it for a grand?

    Nope

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:09

    I should pass it onto Alex, he'd probably do it :D

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 00:09

    They are a bit mad though, the people who go on there.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:09

    I should pass it onto Alex, he'd probably do it :D

    He'd be in heaven!!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:10

    I should pass it onto Alex, he'd probably do it :D

    He'd be in heaven!!

    Have just found the letter, I should scan it and email him

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 00:10

    He'd be in heaven!!

    I can imagine him in an apron and the Mind The Cap.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:11

    I can imagine him in an apron and the Mind The Cap.

    Secretly live streaming while on the dinner dates? Yeah I can totally imagine it.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:16

    Trying to set up scanner, haven't used in ages. Is all unplugged

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:18

    They are a bit mad though, the people who go on there.

    Of course they are, it's TV

    Alex would be fine ;)

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 00:19

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mandalay

    Really liking this so far, ta for that. I should get a few hours sleep, catch you for the race. I shall probably sleep through the buildup and watch it back later.

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 00:19

    Secretly live streaming while on the dinner dates? Yeah I can totally imagine it.

    "the camera crew are taking a break but I thought I'd live stream for a bit"

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 00:20

    btw, why are UK people staying up all night for a 5am start?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:20

    "the camera crew are taking a break but I thought I'd live stream for a bit"

    Absolutely

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:21

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mandalay

    Really liking this so far, ta for that. I should get a few hours sleep, catch you for the race. I shall probably sleep through the buildup and watch it back later.

    Thought you'd like them

    Catchya later

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:21

    btw, why are UK people staying up all night for a 5am start?

    Cos we're mad

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:21

    btw, why are UK people staying up all night for a 5am start?

    Errrm no reason? Warped sleeping cycle?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:22

    Errrm no reason? Warped sleeping cycle?

    Oh yeah, that one

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 00:24

    Errrm no reason? Warped sleeping cycle?

    If only I'd kept up with IRL, I'd have one too...

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:25

    If only I'd kept up with IRL, I'd have one too...

    Something to aspire to

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:25

    I was up more or less all night last night, then I went out to work in the morning after quali without sleeping. I had a good sleep when I came home so now I'm all messed up.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:29

    So, what's next?

  • Bert04/10/2009 at 00:30

    So, what's next?

    Watching quali for the third time?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:30

    So, what's next?

    Masterchef?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:30

    If only I were a Renault fan, I'd get one of the new hats

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/alonso-hat-jpg

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:31

    So, what's next?

    Masterchef?

    I've got House to catch up on but it's in the bedroom, I fear I'll fall asleep ;)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:33

    Come Dine With Me invite for Alex

    I'll likely not be around much tomorrow, someone nudge him towards this please

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/come-dine-invite-tiff

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 00:35

    Come Dine With Me invite for Alex

    I'll likely not be around much tomorrow, someone nudge him towards this please

    http://drop.io...come-dine-invite-tiff

    He should do that. Not sure the TV people would like hime live streaming it but it would be fun

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 00:37

    I was going to bat 10 o'clock to get loads of sleep but got slightly distracted. By my reckoning I have slept 5 hours of the last 60 something so 3 hours before the race should sort things out nicely. Catch you all later.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:37

    Funny piece from Joe about dining out near Suzuka

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/10/02/unidentified-frying-objects/

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:37

    See ya Steven

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:38

    Bye Steven.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 00:44

    Sleeping didnt work... i dozed, but i am back

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:45

    Sleeping didnt work... i dozed, but i am back

    We are broken people

  • Bert04/10/2009 at 00:45

    Sleeping didnt work... i dozed, but i am back

    Stop talking about sleeping.... it is making me sleepy!!!

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 00:45

    We are broken people

    I slept to much last night, had i woken up whn i planed i would have been ok

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:46

    You are bullies!!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:46

    Anyway, I'm starting a campaign to get Alex on "Come Dine With Me"

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:46

    You are bullies!!

    Wha?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:47

    Wha?

    No denying it! You're the worst :P

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:48

    No denying it! You're the worst :P

    I can't deny something I have no knowledge of

    What have I done now? :)

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:49

    What have I done now? :)

    Nothing specific. It's a sustained campaign. I'm sure of it...

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:49

    No denying it! You're the worst :P

    'Tis a good job I'm nopt over sensitive, I'd feel upset now

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:49

    Nothing specific. It's a sustained campaign. I'm sure of it...

    To do what exactly?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:50

    To do what exactly?

    I've not decided!

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 00:50

    No denying it! You're the worst :P

    I already feel better!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:51

    To do what exactly?

    I've not decided!

    OK

    Against whom then?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 00:51

    Funny piece from Joe about dining out near Suzuka

    http://joesawa...ified-frying-objects/

    This is even funnier :D

    http://formulaone.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/travel-advice-diary-from-japanese-grand-prix/

    I would say Poor Brad, but he has a paddock pass!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:52

    I'll just go to the naughty step now

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 00:52

    I'll just go to the naughty step now

    :D

    You mock the mango, that's what happens....

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:53

    You mock the mango, that's what happens....

    The fruit or your car?

    I'm confused

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:56

    [calls Amnesty International from the naughty step]

    I'm being accused of a crime that won't be named

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 00:58

    I've not decided!

    Then its hardly a sustained campaign!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 00:59

    I'm gonna rebel

    [writes on wall next to naughty step]

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 01:01

    Then its hardly a sustained campaign!

    You're obviously a conspirator....

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:01

    I demand to know what I'm accused of! ;)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 01:01

    RT @NobleF1: Grid is out. Barrichello 6th. Button 10th

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:02

    RT @NobleF1: Grid is out. Barrichello 6th. Button 10th

    I was just searching for that, saw the tweet

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:03

    Noble saying that Toyota haven't made a decision on Glock driving today

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:03

    Noble saying that Toyota haven't made a decision on Glock driving today

    14 stitches in his leg, I doubt he'll race

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 01:05

    You're obviously a conspirator....

    I think you are tying to lure me into a highly suspicious scheme!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:06

    I think you are tying to lure me into a highly suspicious scheme!

    I do not accept the validity of this court

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 01:06

    Timo out according to sarah holt

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 01:08

    RT @NobleF1: Grid is out. Barrichello 6th. Button 10th

    That's ridiculous!! How the heck does that happen. They did the same thing about 10 seconds apart.... What a piss take.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:10

    Noble also saying 14th Team will be denied a place by FOTA unless someone drops out

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/79220

    Concerns over Quad Bike people

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:10

    That's ridiculous!! How the heck does that happen. They did the same thing about 10 seconds apart.... What a p*** take.

    Language Alison, please

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 01:14

    Language Alison, please

    Sorry children.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:15

    Sorry children.

    Not my rules

    Don't blame the messenger

    [This is not bullying ;)]

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:18

    Where is the official grid line up? For the love of Timo!

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 01:23

    Where is the official grid line up? For the love of Timo!

    They're so good at making things hard for themselves. I just don't understand how something so simple can turn into such a mess....

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:24

    They're so good at making things hard for themselves. I just don't understand how something so simple can turn into such a mess....

    I can understand your frustration but this comes as no surprise to most of us. It's sad that we're used to it

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 01:25

    Where is the official grid line up? For the love of Timo!

    Official grid is released 30 mins before the race.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:25

    Official grid is released 30 mins before the race.

    Where are the people at the track getting info from then?

    I demand to know! :D

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 01:26

    Where are the people at the track getting info from then?

    Provisional Grid http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/79223

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 01:27

    I can understand your frustration but this comes as no surprise to most of us. It's sad that we're used to it

    I'm an intelligent person. When it gets to be something I can't reason through, it's too complicated to be a sensible solution. Particularly not regarding a sport where people drive in circles....

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:27

    Provisional Grid http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/79223

    Yeah, I saw that earlier but will it change?

    Folk are reporting different things

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:28

    I'm an intelligent person. When it gets to be something I can't reason through, it's too complicated to be a sensible solution. Particularly not regarding a sport where people drive in circles....

    Suzuka is more like a figure of eight ;)

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 01:29

    Suzuka is more like a figure of eight ;)

    Yeah I did think that. Didn't want to overcomplicate it though ;)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 01:29

    I'm an intelligent person. When it gets to be something I can't reason through, it's too complicated to be a sensible solution. Particularly not regarding a sport where people drive in circles....

    the problem this weekend is that they are all so used to driving in circles, and now they have to work out how to do it in a figure of 8 :P

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 01:30

    Suzuka is more like a figure of eight ;)

    Beat me!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:31

    Beat me!

    Never let a long answer get in the way of a short witty remark

    #rules for life

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:49

    Noble:

    Timo also said the cut was caused by a piece of the front wing being thrown around the cockpit after the impact

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 01:53

    Noble:

    Timo also said the cut was caused by a piece of the front wing being thrown around the cockpit after the impact

    It managed to cut his racesuit? How odd.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:54

    It managed to cut his racesuit? How odd.

    I think the race suits are fireproof only, guess they aren't that tough against sharp carbon fibre, which is viciously sharp

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 01:55

    I think the race suits are fireproof only, guess they aren't that tough against sharp carbon fibre, which is viciously sharp

    Rattling around though? How sharp would something have to be to slice through even normal fabric because of rattling. Carbon fibre is very light. Hard to get much momentum behind it.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:56

    Rattling around though? How sharp would something have to be to slice through even normal fabric because of rattling. Carbon fibre is very light. Hard to get much momentum behind it.

    True

    A lot of energy involved in a shunt such as that

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 01:57

    Rattling around though? How sharp would something have to be to slice through even normal fabric because of rattling. Carbon fibre is very light. Hard to get much momentum behind it.

    It could have been lodged under his leg, then dug in when he tried to bull them out.

    That would be consistant with he video footage

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:57

    JA reporting the grid

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2009/10/glock-to-miss-gp-as-grid-changes-are-confirmed/

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 01:57

    Top 10

    1 Vettel

    2 Trulli

    3 Hamilton

    4 Heidfeld (+2)

    5 Raikkonen (+3)

    6 Barrichello (-1)

    7 Rosberg (+4)

    8 Sutil (-4)

    9 Kubica (+4)

    10 Button (-3)

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 01:57

    It could have been lodged under his leg, then dug in when he tried to bull them out.

    Okay I see yeah. He scraped himself against a trapped piece. That makes sense.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 02:00

    Does anyone else sense a fix to spice the championship up a little bit?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 02:00

    Does anyone else sense a fix to spice the championship up a little bit?

    Yet again

    The FIA just can't leave well alone

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 02:22

    Why is Webber allowed to race but Kobayashi not?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 02:23

    Why is Webber allowed to race but Kobayashi not?

    Because Webber drove on Saturday

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 02:24

    Why is Webber allowed to race but Kobayashi not?

    That is a very good point. But the car was already qualified with a different driver, and as bassano said, he did FP3

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 02:24

    Because Webber drove on Saturday

    So Q3 counts? Can you have more than one driver in each car in Q3?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 02:25

    So Q3 counts? Can you have more than one driver in each car in Q3?

    I know what I mean, it's very late at night :P FP3

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 02:25

    So Q3 counts? Can you have more than one driver in each car in Q3?

    FP3?

    I don't think so, not sure

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 02:26

    So FP3 counts? Can you have more than one driver in each car in FP3?

    I am not sure about that, but running on the saturday counts

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 02:27

    Sorry, ive watched this about 10 times... i love it!

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 02:27

    It's odd that participation in FP3 allows you to drive but FP 1 or 2 don't. You're allowed more than one driver per session on Friday? Obviously you're disadvantaging your race driver unless whoever it is sets up your car like a dream... But you would be allowed?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 02:28

    It's odd that participation in FP3 allows you to drive but FP 1 or 2 don't. You're allowed more than one driver per session on Friday? Obviously you're disadvantaging your race driver unless whoever it is sets up your car like a dream... But you would be allowed?

    Glock didn't race on Sat, if Kobayashi had qualified - he'd be racing

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 02:32

    Glock didn't race on Sat, if Kobayashi had qualified - he'd be racing

    Yes he did?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 02:33

    I have found the rule

    No driver may start the race without having taken part in a

    qualifying practice session.

    I belive FP2 is technically qualifying practice with the friday sessions being free practice

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 02:34

    No driver may start the race without having taken part in a

    qualifying practice session.

    So it's FP3 that's vital? How odd.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 02:34

    Glock didn't race on Sat, if Kobayashi had qualified - he'd be racing

    Yes he did?

    Sorry, Glock didn't run on Fri

    Toyota asked for dispensation and were turned down to let Kobi drive today

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 02:34

    I belive FP2 is technically qualifying practice with the friday sessions being free practice

    scratch that,

    I belive for F1 only FP3 qualifies as a session for race preperation

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 02:34

    I belive FP2 is technically qualifying practice with the friday sessions being free practice

    FP3, yes. Sounds right

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 02:35

    You can't participate in quali if you don't run in FP3. Very strange rules.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 02:36

    You can't participate in quali if you don't run in FP3. Very strange rules.

    It's quali warm-up

    The conditions can change dramitically from the previous day. Plenty of people went off regardless today, don't want noobs effing it up even more

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 02:37

    You can't participate in quali if you don't run in FP3. Very strange rules.

    This weekend is a prime exmple of why it is there though.

    The friday running gave them no idea of the track conditions they were expecting in quali. although the fact we dont have Sunday FP any more does make that rule sound silly.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 02:38

    Sooo imagine you're Mr S. You're obviously the team leader. You have your teammate (Mr B perhaps) do whatever it takes so you can win the championship by as big a margin as possible.

    Mr S is in FP3, he smashes up his car. It can't be repaired in time for quali. Can he get in Mr B's car for a bit of FP3 and then take it for the weekend?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 02:40

    Mr S is in FP3, he smashes up his car. It can't be repaired in time for quali. Can he get in Mr B's car for a bit of FP3 and then take it for the weekend?

    Perhaps... although the car would have to be rebuilt to house his engine, and it might raise some problems with transfering numbers which i am not sure you can do

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 02:41

    Mr S is in FP3, he smashes up his car. It can't be repaired in time for quali. Can he get in Mr B's car for a bit of FP3 and then take it for the weekend?

    Hmm, not sure

    As it's a different chassis but he races in what he qualifies in

    FP3 is about the conditions of the track I think

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 02:41

    Perhaps... although the car would have to be rebuilt to house his engine, and it might raise some problems with transfering numbers which i am not sure you can do

    Stickers aren't they

    Or decals, in the technical world :)

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 02:42

    Perhaps... although the car would have to be rebuilt to house his engine, and it might raise some problems with transfering numbers which i am not sure you can do

    I mean taking the other entry. You're no longer in car number 1, say you then take number 2 for that race weekend.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 02:43

    I mean taking the other entry. You're no longer in car number 1, say you then take number 2 for that race weekend.

    The diver has the number but I think Nick's point about Engines may be a factor

    Steven or Alia will more than likely know

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 02:44

    He he

    *driver

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 02:45

    The diver has the number but I think Nick's point about Engines may be a factor

    What if they're replaced? Fisichella hasn't taken his number to Ferrari with him, it's stayed with his car. So has his previous engine allocation. What if they were in effect removed from the team then re-hired in the opposing chasis?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 02:46

    What if they're replaced? Fisichella hasn't taken his number to Ferrari with him, it's stayed with his car. So has his previous engine allocation. What if they were in effect removed from the team then re-hired in the opposing chasis?

    I really don't know :)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 02:47

    What if they're replaced? Fisichella hasn't taken his number to Ferrari with him, it's stayed with his car. So has his previous engine allocation. What if they were in effect removed from the team then re-hired in the opposing chasis?

    Im pretty sure there is a rule against that, otherwise they would issiue the teams with 16 engines instead of 8 for each driver.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 02:47

    I really don't know :)

    Yeah I errrm don't know where these questions come from....

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 02:47

    Im pretty sure there is a rule against that, otherwise they would issiue the teams with 16 engines instead of 8 for each driver.

    Yes. Because the FIA never leave loopholes....

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 03:04

    Good and Bad news for Amy

    Kimi might not go back to McLaren

    ...Because Heikki might stay

    Could just be them bargaining down Kimi's price though...

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 03:08

    Good and Bad news for Amy

    Kimi might not go back to McLaren

    ...Because Heikki might stay

    Could just be them bargaining down Kimi's price though...

    I like Heikki but he doesn't deserve that drive

    If he stays, it's because Kimi won't go there. Not cos they want him to

    Who else is there?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 03:09

    Who else is there?

    Fake Finn? Timo maybe? Rubens?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 03:11

    Fake Finn? Timo maybe? Rubens?

    Rosberg > Brawn

    Timo, maybe

    Rubens, no point

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 03:11

    None of the available drivers are all that appealing tbh.... Probably why they're available.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 03:12

    I'd love to see the FIA release a totally different grid half an hour before the race and watch everyone scramble to resort their strategies....

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 03:15

    But errm yeah I think if I were Whitmarsh, I might hang onto Heikki if I couldn't get Kimi too!

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 03:23

    I like Heikki but he doesn't deserve that drive

    If he stays, it's because Kimi won't go there. Not cos they want him to

    Kimi's only choosing between two options now: fight Fernando Alonso in a McLaren, or fight Sebastien Loeb in a Fiat (or maybe a Ford).

    Take your pick.

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 03:24

    So, only Alison and Bassano stayed up?

    Where's Amy? It's almost 1:30 PM where she is!

    AMY! (head pinger) :D

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 03:24

    AMY! (head pinger) :D

    helloooo?

  • Alianora La Canta04/10/2009 at 03:24

    I'm annoyed. I've got up early especially to note down the FIA's official grid (due at 2am) and it hasn't published it yet (as far as I can tell)...

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 03:26

    Kimi's only choosing between two options now: fight Fernando Alonso in a McLaren, or fight Sebastien Loeb in a Fiat (or maybe a Ford).

    Kimi won't win the WRC in his maiden year

    If he's staying in F1 then his manager is looking to mke his 10% as big as possible before signing

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 03:26

    So, only Alison and Bassano stayed up?

    Tbh staying up was mental. I miss Jack :( He'd be having none of this awake nonsense.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 03:26

    I'm annoyed. I've got up early especially to note down the FIA's official grid (due at 2am) and it hasn't published it yet (as far as I can tell)...

    It hasn't

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 03:26

    I'm annoyed. I've got up early especially to note down the FIA's official grid (due at 2am) and it hasn't published it yet (as far as I can tell)...

    According to @Noble F1 it is only ever published when the pitlane is opened.

    The provisional grid was released at 2am

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 03:26

    helloooo?

    COOL! :D First time I tried that. ;)

    Did ya see the Reuters article on Kimi?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 03:27

    The provisional grid was released at 2am

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/79223

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 03:27

    Did ya see the Reuters article on Kimi?

    Nothing new there really

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 03:27

    So, only Alison and Bassano stayed up?

    I am dozing

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 03:27

    Kimi won't win the WRC in his maiden year

    He knows that. Not even Loeb won in his maiden year. But I really think he wants to try something new. But the longer it takes for him to make the switch, the smaller a window he'll get to win the title.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 03:29

    At least I have today off. I'd die if I had to work again.

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 03:29

    Tbh staying up was mental. I miss Jack :( He'd be having none of this awake nonsense.

    Awww. You know, I really admire you guys. A long-distance relationship is absolutely difficult for both of you. Very difficult to make it work. I should know - I had one before. Didn't even last a year. Yet you somehow manage, for better or worse.

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 03:30

    Nothing new there really

    True, but Heikki's name still being dangled around. Let's hope that Heikki isn't getting his hopes up too much, though.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 03:30

    He knows that. Not even Loeb won in his maiden year. But I really think he wants to try something new....

    I agree

    I kinda think he still has something to prove in F1

    A great driver he is but he won the WC partly cos McLaren & Lewis couldn't get their act together

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 03:30

    I am dozing

    While commenting? :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 03:31

    True, but Heikki's name still being dangled around. Let's hope that Heikki isn't getting his hopes up too much, though.

    Maybe they're trying to keep his morale up to secure 3rd

    He looked quite dispondant in Singapore

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 03:31

    I kinda think he still has something to prove in F1

    A great driver he is but he won the WC partly cos McLaren & Lewis couldn't get their act together

    But is Kimi the type who needs to prove something to others? Unless he needs to prove that to himself, I don't think he's sticking around in F1.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 03:31

    He's only been away 12 weeks! :P That also includes a fortnight long holiday we spent cycling along with camping gear on bikes through the German countryside. That was pretty high quality time!

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 03:32

    He's only been away 12 weeks! :P That also includes a fortnight long holiday we spent cycling along with camping gear on bikes through the German countryside. That was pretty high quality time!

    :D But how long do you stay apart at a time?

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 03:32

    Did ya see the Reuters article on Kimi?

    just catching up on everything now.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 03:32

    I kinda think he still has something to prove in F1

    A great driver he is but he won the WC partly cos McLaren & Lewis couldn't get their act together

    People don't say "unworthy champion" about him though because he probably deserved it in 2005

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 03:32

    He's only been away 12 weeks! :P That also includes a fortnight long holiday we spent cycling along with camping gear on bikes through the German countryside. That was pretty high quality time!

    It's hard but if you get through this it'll be pretty sweet for you both

    He obviously cares deeply about you

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 03:33

    People don't say "unworthy champion" about him though because he probably deserved it in 2005

    He's worthy but it's nice to wipe the floor with your rival in the smallest way

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 03:33

    :D But how long do you stay apart at a time?

    I've not seen him in about 6 weeks now. It'll be about the same again now.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 03:33

    Anyone heard from Jackie this weekend?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 03:34

    Anyone heard from Jackie this weekend?

    Yesterday yeah. She was leading the haiku brigade.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 03:34

    But is Kimi the type who needs to prove something to others? Unless he needs to prove that to himself, I don't think he's sticking around in F1.

    Himself, I think

    Who knows, he's a tough nut to crack

  • Alianora La Canta04/10/2009 at 03:44

    I mean taking the other entry. You’re no longer in car number 1, say you then take number 2 for that race weekend. {Comment #190}

    I don't think it's possible to do a direct swapover of driver because if the usual driver pairing is selected, the FIA will assume that each driver is taking their usual race number. What you can do (and Toyota did at the end of 2004 with Zonta) is have one driver use both race numbers at different points in the season. As long as the team-mate is different each time, but was also present in that race number the previous race (to prevent the FIA from automatically giving the switching driver the same number as before), the swapover of driver number (and thus allocation) would be possible for one driver.

    The Toyota example went thus:

    Zonta stepped up to the Toyota race team in Hungary 2004 to replace da Matta. Christiano's race number was 16 and Zonta used this until Trulli joined Toyota. The heads of Toyota decided to shuffle things up a bit, with the result that Zonta missed China entirely (Trulli used car 16 and Panis car 17). Then Panis retired one race early and Zonta replaced him. Since Panis had used car 17 and Zonta's car 16 was already occupied by Trulli, Zonta used car 17. This makes Zonta the only driver (this decade at least) to have driven both race numbers for a team in the same year.

    Probably too much messing about for a team to use the technique for that purpose though.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 03:46

    Probably too much messing about for a team to use the technique for that purpose though.

    Okay. I was just curious. I'm not saying it was a sensible idea :)

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 03:49

    Gavin normally has them. I'm not sure if he's done his blog post though. It must be a bit of a mess if so....

  • Alianora La Canta04/10/2009 at 03:53

    The provisional grid was released at 2am

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/79223 {Comment #213}

    Much better - thanks a lot Nick :) It looks like I was largely right, but due to not knowing that the stewards didn't issue penalties in the order they were earned, there are some errors in my account as well.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 03:53

    Rallying kimi rumours getting some more credence? I cant see them putting him in an f1 car, next year at least...

    RT @JRobertsF1: Just spotted Red Bull supremo Helmut Marko in deep conversation with Kimi and his manager in the Ferrari motorhome

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 03:55

    Rallying kimi rumours getting some more credence? I cant see them putting him in an f1 car, next year at least...

    Red Bull sponsor Citroen. No way will they let Loeb or Sordo go for Raikkonen. But... might they sponsor another team for him?

  • Alianora La Canta04/10/2009 at 03:55

    Okay. I was just curious. I’m not saying it was a sensible idea {Comment #235}

    Given F1's liking for not-particularly-sensible ideas, your curiosity is reasonably placed :)

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 03:56

    Red Bull sponsor Citroen. No way will they let Loeb or Sordo go for Raikkonen. But... might they sponsor another team for him?

    Random thought - Citroen Junior team with Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Ogier.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 03:56

    Red Bull sponsor Citroen. No way will they let Loeb or Sordo go for Raikkonen. But... might they sponsor another team for him?

    They sponsor loads of drivers, i doubt their citeoen deal would e exclusive... But what if Loeb went the other way?

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 03:57

    They sponsor loads of drivers, i doubt their citeoen deal would e exclusive... But what if Loeb went the other way?

    Hmmm... Toro Rosso, right? Have they already signed Buemi and Alguersuari for 2010?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 03:58

    Random thought - Citroen Junior team with Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Ogier.

    I'm not sure Kimi would go for that. Junior?

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 03:59

    I'm not sure Kimi would go for that. Junior?

    He needs to gain at least a year's experience. At the same time, Loeb can go for one more title. Once he retires, Kimi moves up to replace Loeb.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 04:00

    Hmmm... Toro Rosso, right? Have they already signed Buemi and Alguersuari for 2010?

    I doubt they have proper deals, especially Jimmy. shouldn't be too difficult to make room

  • Dank04/10/2009 at 06:52

    Have we seen this yet?

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 06:53

    Have we seen this yet?

    :O:O:O

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 06:53

    Have we seen this yet?

    wow!

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 06:54

    Have we seen this yet?

    Ooooh! WOW!

    *no pressure to use a RB on the redesign then :P *

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 07:06

    The first time someone has ever elaned towards EJ

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 07:06

    Oops.. damn doohickey :(

  • RG04/10/2009 at 07:06

    #fr

    Chucking the Rule Book Out Press Release.

    Poor.

    End press release.

    If you got lower than 320, please shout.

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:20

    ross brawn will appear on the forum soon. they are just waiting for him...

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 07:23

    we should possibly shimmy over to the daily for league chat?

    Yeah, who are you barraking for? :P

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:24

    we should possibly shimmy over to the daily for league chat?

    Yeah, who are you barraking for? :P

    i grew up an eels fan so i have to cheer for them. but that being said, when i lived in sydney itself i supported the rabbits (l liked a challenge and i hated them getting kicked out). living here i don't tend to watch much except for when my friend is reffing a game.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 07:25

    i grew up an eels fan so i have to cheer for them. but that being said, when i lived in sydney itself i supported the rabbits (l liked a challenge and i hated them getting kicked out). living here i don't tend to watch much except for when my friend is reffing a game.

    ah cool, i will support the storm as they are effectively a Qld tam :P

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:26

    ah cool, i will support the storm as they are effectively a Qld tam :P

    huh? how does that work? you mean by being full of qlders? i got no idea. just numbers on shirts today....

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 07:28

    huh? how does that work? you mean by being full of qlders? i got no idea. just numbers on shirts today....

    Yeah, well they were last year, i know some of them left. the lack of teams up there meant quite a few of them went to the storm as NSW people prefered to stay at home i belive

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:28

    Yeah, well they were last year, i know some of them left. the lack of teams up there meant quite a few of them went to the storm as NSW people prefered to stay at home i belive

    go the eels and boo to qld ;)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 07:29

    go the eels and boo to qld ;)

    :P

    Well its starting to look better for you ;)

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:30

    Well its starting to look better for you ;)

    quite :) but I don't have the passion for the eels that i used to. or maybe it's just from the early wake up today.

  • Journeyer04/10/2009 at 07:31

    twitter says its a cover of dont look back into the sun by the libertines.

  • RG04/10/2009 at 07:32

    quite :) but I don't have the passion for the eels that i used to. or maybe it's just from the early wake up today.

    I really should follow the NRL more. I guess its the fact that Setanta had it and I didn't want it and then it went bust and I don't think anyone's picked it up.

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:33

    I really should follow the NRL more. I guess its the fact that Setanta had it and I didn't want it and then it went bust and I don't think anyone's picked it up.

    justin tv is pretty good for supplying footage...

    ..stupid eels....

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 07:34

    I really should follow the NRL more. I guess its the fact that Setanta had it and I didn't want it and then it went bust and I don't think anyone's picked it up.

    I cant watch the UK version, the NRL is so much better

  • RG04/10/2009 at 07:34

    justin tv is pretty good for supplying footage...

    Hmm, the only thing is I keep forgetting about it.

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:34

    I cant watch the UK version, the NRL is so much better

    Really? Why is that Nick? I've seen the odd UK match but not a lot.

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:35

    Hmm, the only thing is I keep forgetting about it.

    well today is not the day to start remembering ;) maybe i can remind you next year.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 07:36

    Really? Why is that Nick? I've seen the odd UK match but not a lot.

    Hehe, i might be a bigot... I am a union man, but when i went to aus the main sport on tv was the NRL. I wasn't really expecting it but it was as big as the premier league is here...

    Got into it and friday night games were one of my weeks highlights! :D

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:38

    Hehe, i might be a bigot... I am a union man, but when i went to aus the main sport on tv was the NRL. I wasn't really expecting it but it was as big as the premier league is here...

    Fair enough - the good thing about NRL in Australia is how much free to air coverage there is. you can really follow the sport without paying money for pay tv, or paying for drinks at the pub

  • RG04/10/2009 at 07:39

    Fair enough - the good thing about NRL in Australia is how much free to air coverage there is. you can really follow the sport without paying money for pay tv, or paying for drinks at the pub

    Yeah, all the matches are on SKY. But at least the Challenge Cup and highlights packages are on the BBC

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:39

    nice work from the storm there. i once took a pass like that. *once*

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 07:41

    nice work from the storm there. i once took a pass like that. *once*

    oooh i missed it, but i think its in the bag now :D

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:42

    oooh i missed it, but i think its in the bag now :D

    you missed my pass? yeah the crowd was small ;) i'm hoping that bag has a hole in the bottom.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 07:54

    Nice big hit there by the storm :D

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:54

    nice hit on the Nrl there. i missed that. in soccer/football here they just fall over all the time without contact...

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:55

    yay!

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 07:55

    yay!

    Too Late!!!

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:56

    Too Late!!!

    never! just ask the dogs when the play the eels.

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:58

    still think it is too late?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 07:59

    still think it is too late?

    :P

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 07:59

    still think it is too late?

    :P

    FuiFuiMoiMoi - best name in rugby league.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:00

    #tedkravitzfacts cant remember brawn team manager.

    Nico walks to stewards room...shakes head.

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:01

    still think it is too late?

    :P

    oooh. final 5 minutes looking great for the future of rugby league.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:01

    FuiFuiMoiMoi - best name in rugby league.

    It has the edge on scott prince... who is royalty :P

    Storm seem to be being blown apart!

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:03

    It has the edge on scott prince... who is royalty :P

    i prefer his first name. not many places with my last name "In Italy" :)

    stupid penalty...

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:03

    Do they race anti clockwise because they are the other side of the equator? :P

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:04

    argh :( at least there was controversy so i can say i was robbed!)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:05

    argh :( at least there was controversy so i can say i was robbed!)

    well.... they were never really in it to begin with :P

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:05

    well.... they were never really in it to begin with :P

    oy!

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:08

    oy!

    Who calls their team the eels to begin with.... I know the paramatta road isnt that attractive, but surely they could have found a more fearsome animal!

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:08

    i never cared about the NRL anyway ;)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:09

    Its all over... The EELs did well to get back ini it, would have been interesting if their handt been a penalty

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:09

    i never cared about the NRL anyway ;)

    O RLY :P

  • lou04/10/2009 at 08:09

    time to move back to the daily?

  • lou04/10/2009 at 08:09

    oh we are in the daily.. how did that happen?... confusion!

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:10

    Who calls their team the eels to begin with.... I know the paramatta road isnt that attractive, but surely they could have found a more fearsome animal!

    Funny you mention that because I have found worse mascots here in Italy. In the Palio in Siena they have mascots like caterpillars, shells, and geese.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:10

    oh we are in the daily.. how did that happen?... confusion!

    Scott and I were watching a rugby league game ;)

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 08:11

    i never cared about the NRL anyway ;)

    F1 is the only thing that matters!

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:11

    Funny you mention that because I have found worse mascots here in Italy. In the Palio in Siena they have mascots like caterpillars, shells, and geese.

    hehe, thats pretty bad... but nothing quite as bad as an eel!

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:11

    "change of speedos" - nice polite answer on what he was thinking.

  • RG04/10/2009 at 08:11

    Scott and I were watching a rugby league game ;)

    I was, didn't have a clue who was playing so decided to start fresh next season.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:12

    I was, didn't have a clue who was playing so decided to start fresh next season.

    cheer for the titans ;)

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:12

    I was, didn't have a clue who was playing so decided to start fresh next season.

    Pity. It was a good game. I'll try to remind you next year.

    I'm just realising that with the time difference me watching the NRL and F1 in the US is not going to be easy.

  • RG04/10/2009 at 08:13

    cheer for the titans ;)

    Too late, there is a Newcastle Knights team

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 08:13

    Gosh I'm sleepy, anyone would think the race wasn't in the middle of the afternoon for me.

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:14

    personal update - I got my US visa this week and will move about the 24th. Scott In Italy will be retired....

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:15

    Too late, there is a Newcastle Knights team

    Ya! Have fun with that :D

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:15

    Gosh I'm sleepy, anyone would think the race wasn't in the middle of the afternoon for me.

    you're on european time like us now so it makes sense.

  • RG04/10/2009 at 08:15

    personal update - I got my US visa this week and will move about the 24th. Scott In Italy will be retired....

    Scott formally in Italy?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:15

    personal update - I got my US visa this week and will move about the 24th. Scott In Italy will be retired....

    Scott in Feipe Massa chusits?

  • RG04/10/2009 at 08:16

    Ya! Have fun with that :D

    Whats wrong with em?

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 08:16

    you're on european time like us now so it makes sense.

    true. I'm even considering a nap before debrief and its only 7.15pm!

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:16

    Scott formally in Italy?

    nice idea. hmm... The Commenter Formally Known As Scott In Italy (TCFKASII....doesn't have a ring to it like TAFKAP)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:17

    Whats wrong with em?

    Nothing ;)

    They have a lovely colour scheme too!

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:17

    Scott in Feipe Massa chusits?

    what's this last word mean?

    molly meldrum on the sidelines....aah that's funny.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:18

    what's this last word mean?

    Massachusetts ...:P I cant spell!

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:19

    Billy Slater is a comedian...

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:19

    Scott in Feipe Massa chusits?

    Massachusetts ...:P I cant spell!

    that's very clever. now i get the joke ;) i can't spell that place either. Boston is much easier to write.

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:22

    love hearing the refs get booed. nothing changes....

  • lou04/10/2009 at 08:26

    aw i love Trulli! -

    @JRobertsF1 Jarno Trulli has just run across the start/finish straight, climbed the catch fencing and thrown his cap into the crowd that is still here!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 08:27

    Is the debrief at 2pm then? Schedule says 12...

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:28

    Is the debrief at 2pm then? Schedule says 12...

    "me" said 2pm before in comments.

  • Alianora La Canta04/10/2009 at 08:29

    he Debrief stream will be along much earlier than normal, as we are moving bits and pieces of our house around. {Original entry}

    Hope the house-bits-moving goes well.

  • Alianora La Canta04/10/2009 at 08:31

    @JRobertsF1 Jarno Trulli has just run across the start/finish straight, climbed the catch fencing and thrown his cap into the crowd that is still here!! {Comment #322}

    Fantastic! This is a great gesture from Jarno to the many supporters he and his team have in the crowd :D

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:31

    catch you all later sometime. need to sit down with paper and the scanner and prevent myself from taking half a tree with me to the USA.

  • RG04/10/2009 at 08:31

    catch you all later sometime. need to sit down with paper and the scanner and prevent myself from taking half a tree with me to the USA.

    See ya Scott.

  • Scott in Italy04/10/2009 at 08:32

    Fantastic! This is a great gesture from Jarno to the many supporters he and his team have in the crowd :D

    or their trying to get rid of all the team hats with his name on them ;)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:34

    catch you all later sometime. need to sit down with paper and the scanner and prevent myself from taking half a tree with me to the USA.

    Have fun!

  • RG04/10/2009 at 08:57

    From Will Buxton

    "#F1 No Penalty for Rosberg - low fuel message over-rode timing delta. Brawn stay 7 and 8. Championship still on."

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 08:58

    RT @willbuxton: #F1 No Penalty for Rosberg - low fuel message over-rode timing delta. Brawn stay 7 and 8. Championship still on.

    So he got an unfair advantage, but it want his fault so no punishment.... hmmm

  • Iaian04/10/2009 at 08:59

    low fuel message over-rode timing delta.

    What does this mean in English?

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 08:59

    "#F1 No Penalty for Rosberg - low fuel message over-rode timing delta. Brawn stay 7 and 8. Championship still on."

    Awesome!

  • Alianora La Canta04/10/2009 at 08:59

    @willbuxton: #F1 No Penalty for Rosberg – low fuel message over-rode timing delta. Brawn stay 7 and 8. Championship still on. {Comment #332}

    What?!? Surely that indicates the team made a mistake - unless the implication is that the ECU has been badly programmed?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 08:59

    RT @willbuxton: #F1 No Penalty for Rosberg - low fuel message over-rode timing delta. Brawn stay 7 and 8. Championship still on.

    So he got an unfair advantage, but it want his fault so no punishment.... hmmm

    Basically the FIA want to decide the titles on the track?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 09:01

    Basically the FIA want to decide the titles on the track?

    That and give Vettel every possible chance...

  • Alianora La Canta04/10/2009 at 09:01

    What does this mean in English? {Comment #333}

    It means that instead of showing the minimum time Nico was supposed to spend reaching the pits, the steering wheel screen showed a message warning Nico of low fuel.

    How can that be allowed to happen?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 09:02

    Basically the FIA want to decide the titles on the track?

    That and give Vettel every possible chance...

    And you lot called me cynical for saying that earlier!

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 09:03

    And you lot called me cynical for saying that earlier!

    I didnt, i was saying the same thing an hour earlier!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 09:04

    And you lot called me cynical for saying that earlier!

    I didnt, i was saying the same thing an hour earlier!

    I know you didn't. Come over here and sit at the tinfoil hat table. It's nice anc comfy knowing that we know the truth!

  • Iaian04/10/2009 at 09:06

    It means that instead of showing the minimum time Nico was supposed to spend reaching the pits, the steering wheel screen showed a message warning Nico of low fuel.

    Nope, that's not dodgey whatsoever

    [/sarcasm]

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 09:06

    I know you didn't. Come over here and sit at the tinfoil hat table. It's nice anc comfy knowing that we know the truth!

    hehe, it seems pretty obvious... although they might eb in a bind if the same thing happens again in the future!

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 09:07

    hehe, it seems pretty obvious... although they might eb in a bind if the same thing happens again in the future!

    This is the FIA, not a court of law - precedents mean nothing :D

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 09:08

    "me" said 2pm before in comments.

    possibly a typo? i'll check back at both times just to be safe.

  • RG04/10/2009 at 09:11

    reet, match time. I'll be back for 1ish, so no idea if thats debrief or not. Whatever it is, see ya later.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 09:12

    am going to disapear from the internet for a few hours while i get some work done. i'll be back for the debrief. have a lovely day everyone! x

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 09:28

    Starting to get a bit sleepy! no point going to bed though, must resist!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 09:29

    #FR:

    RubberGoat Racing are pretty much where they were last week: 46th in the Sidepodcast League and 273rd overall. Meh, pretty stagnant I suppose, but it looks like the usual story with the drivers.

    Kubica has been pants all year but it’s too late to change him now. Sutil was unlucky after being shoved off by Kovalainen (sorry Amy!), but my team basically suffered because Glock did not race.

    Get well soon Timo, there’s always a place for you at RubberGoat Racing!

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 09:29

    "me" said 2pm before in comments.

    I thought it was 12!?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 09:30

    #FR:

    Guys, here is my Fantasy Racers Analysis for the Japanese Grand Prix. Hope you enjoy it and see you at the debrief...

  • startledbunny04/10/2009 at 09:40

    #FR

    Starlight Racing are disappointed to have dropped 3 places to 544th, but happy not to be on the last page of the table. It didn't help our cause that Timo was missing in action with an injury. We wish Timo a speedy recovery, and have decided to drop him for the foreseeble future.

    In fact we have thrown the toys out of the Pram, "Cleared the decks" at the team, dropped Heidfeld and Alonso, and hired Vettel and Raikkonen, hoping to prevent further drops down the table.

  • startledbunny04/10/2009 at 09:42

    As the race started going, our cat decided to watch. I managed to catch her on film.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/sidepodcatinhd-mp4

    Be warned, it's in 720p resolution, so it's a big file for a small film.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 09:47

    As the race started going, our cat decided to watch. I managed to catch her on film.

    http://drop.io...et/sidepodcatinhd-mp4

    Be warned, it's in 720p resolution, so it's a big file for a small film.

    That is brilliant! Your cat is looking over the edge of the screen to see where the cars went! BBC should hire your cat and show it watching the F1 as a separate feed from now on!

  • startledbunny04/10/2009 at 10:06

    I have to disappear now.

    Thanks to an Early Morning race, I can go have Sunday Lunch at the in-laws.

    See you all later.

  • James04/10/2009 at 10:33

    #fr

    The Adrenaline Junkies team have given up in its ambitious chase to overtake Mr C before the season end after only moving up 5 places to 428th. We are pleased with the work all the drivers have done throughout the year and are now looking to the future and we aim to come back stronger with the aim of beating Mr C next year.

    ...

    The Bad Intentions team, a team of all german drivers put in a stella performance despite the absence of Timo Glock who we wish a speedy recovery and look foward to seeing him back in Brazil.

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 10:55

    heheheheh.... Morning everyone!

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 10:58

    I know Dank mentioned it earlier, but for anyone who wasn't around then. You guys did this: http://www.redbullracing.com/Season/2009/Japan/News/Charity-Radio-Show-Aids-Wings-For-Life/

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 10:59

    I thought it was 12!?

    I'm not sure what Mr C has said before, I don't even know when the Debrief is starting, but it's definitely not 12, because I haven't written it yet. :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 10:59

    I thought it was 12!?

    I'm not sure what Mr C has said before, I don't even know when the Debrief is starting, but it's definitely not 12, because I haven't written it yet. :)

    The schedule says 12.

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 10:59

    I know Dank mentioned it earlier, but for anyone who wasn't around then. You guys did this: http://www.red...-Aids-Wings-For-Life/

    Yay!

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 11:00

    The schedule says 12.

    Mm. I made that up.

  • James04/10/2009 at 11:01

    I know Dank mentioned it earlier, but for anyone who wasn't around then. You guys did this: http://www.red...-Aids-Wings-For-Life/

    Yay! I like that the cooking show was highlighted :D

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 11:02

    Mm. I made that up.

    So round about when?

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 11:02

    Yay! I like that the cooking show was highlighted :D

    Brilliant

  • Dank04/10/2009 at 11:02

    I know Dank mentioned it earlier, but for anyone who wasn’t around then. You guys did this: http://www.redbullracing.com/Season/2009/Japan/News/Charity-Radio-Show-Aids-Wings-For-Life/

    *doffs cap* :-)

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 11:03

    So round about when?

    I honestly have no idea. If Mr C has said 2pm previously, then perhaps we are aiming for that.

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 11:04

    I honestly have no idea. If Mr C has said 2pm previously, then perhaps we are aiming for that.

    you know you're missing that Chris guy with the hotmail address right about now :P

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 11:04

    I honestly have no idea. If Mr C has said 2pm previously, then perhaps we are aiming for that.

    I may stay awake. I might actually hear my first live debrief.

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:05

    I honestly have no idea. If Mr C has said 2pm previously, then perhaps we are aiming for that.

    I like the sound of that, I'll actually be up!

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 11:05

    Ooo. Moto Gp in 1 hour. Another reason to stay awake

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 11:06

    Japan GP and long weekend are a good combination

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:06

    Good afternoon SidepodPeople, is everyone having naps?

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:06

    Japan GP and long weekend are a good combination

    Boooo Victoria, boooooo. I want a public holiday, I haven't had one in months!

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 11:07

    I may have stayed up late with Katherine last night drinking wine and listening to music. I taught her about Muse and everything.

    Then we looked at the time and we realised that a) we were quite drunk and b) it was 2am. So I went to bed and hoped I didn't sleep through my alarm.

    Guess what?

    No I didn't sleep through my alarm. My alarm didn't go off because I had drunkenly forgotten to plug my phone in and it had run out of batteries.

    However Katherine woke up at 6.05 with a headache and needed to take some neruophen. She noticed the time and woke me up. I had already missed the start so I wouldn't have been able to join you live, unless I fastforwarded some of it. So I should have just gone back to bed.

    But instead I decided that I would wake up and find a suitable moment to fast forward.

    By time I realised how stupid a concept this was I was already part way through the race and realised a few things:

    a) I was still drunk

    b) I definitely needed more sleep

    c) I couldn't comment because I was out of sync and I didn't want the race spoilt

    d) but I couldn't fast forward and miss any of it.

    e) so there wasn't any point in being up

    f) but because I was still drunk I decided to plow on

    g) and so I finished the race

    h) drank quite a lot of coffee

    i) and then I tried to go back to sleep

    j) but I couldn't

    I think it's clear to see that something went wrong :) Sorry I missed you guys!

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 11:07

    Boooo Victoria, boooooo. I want a public holiday, I haven't had one in months!

    ACT is great. We even have honorary Vic holiday on Melbourne Cup day

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:07

    *doffs cap* :-)

    Nice one Dank

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 11:08

    I may have stayed up late with Katherine last night drinking wine and listening to music. I taught her about Muse and everything.

    I got to this line and accepted Alex's excuse with wholehearted warmth

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:08

    ACT is great. We even have honorary Vic holiday on Melbourne Cup day

    ooh nice. That holiday annoys me, what good is a day off on a Tuesday? They should be nice and give us the Monday as well.

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 11:08

    Ooo. Moto Gp in 1 hour. Another reason to stay awake

    My TV guide says 11.55pm?

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 11:08

    Is this Massa news good? I don't really understand it.

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 11:09

    ooh nice. That holiday annoys me, what good is a day off on a Tuesday? They should be nice and give us the Monday as well.

    Clearly nobody works on Monday either!

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:09

    I think it's clear to see that something went wrong :) Sorry I missed you guys!

    the moral of the story is that most of that race could have been fastforwarded without missing anything.

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 11:09

    f) but because I was still drunk I decided to plow on

    This is my favourite bit of your excuse :)

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 11:09

    Japan GP and long weekend are a good combination

    You have to stay up for Debrief now!

    ** I might not be able to. I'm still trotting out the excuse that I've been sick all week.

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 11:09

    My TV guide says 11.55pm?

    Stupid daylight saving confusion on my EPG

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 11:11

    the moral of the story is that most of that race could have been fastforwarded without missing anything.

    I found it quite enjoyable for some reason!

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 11:11

    This is my favourite bit of your excuse :)

    he he

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:12

    Is this Massa news good? I don't really understand it.

    They are letting him tesat a GP2 car

    Sounds a reasonable step towards recovery to me

    Good luck Felipe Baby!

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:12

    Is this Massa news good? I don't really understand it.

    Gosh do they get their English releases by running the Italian ones through Google Translate? That is terrible!

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 11:13

    I found it quite enjoyable for some reason!

    Because it's Formula One and you love it!

    Yes, some races aren't as exciting as others, but I enjoy every single one of them. Every.Single.One

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:14

    Have fed and watered myself and am heading out soon for the afternoon

    For those that were around for the debate yesterday:

    I am clean shaven

    Nick & Alison will explain ;)

  • lou04/10/2009 at 11:15

    Is this Massa news good? I don't really understand it.

    James Allen says he'll be testing a 2007 car with GP2 tyres... this may help

    *is not here*

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 11:18

    James Allen says he'll be testing a 2007 car with GP2 tyres... this may help

    *is not here*

    Ah, lovely. Thanks.

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 11:20

    James Allen says he'll be testing a 2007 car with GP2 tyres... this may help

    *is not here*

    Great, great news about eyesight etc. being 100 percent okay

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 11:20

    Alert: Comment with lots of numbers and probably very few sense coming up.

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:21

    I just realised I didn't catch up on yesterdays daily when I woke up this morning. Mr C ruined NZ lamb!

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 11:21

    OK this is prompted by Gavin's FR blog. I tried to choose my FR driver according to who I thought might score the most points for their value. So taking this race as an example Kubica who scored 83 points but only costs 5.2 million (pointpermillionratio: 83 / (5.2*10) = 1.6) is a better choice for me than Button with 93 points and costing 11.7 million (ppmr = 0.79). Especially if you have limited resources you would want to distribute them in a way that you will have the most return. So choose driver with high ppm ratios.

    Let's say you have 50 Million and you want a score of 750 from the next race. You need drivers with a ppm ration of 1.5 (OK it doesn't work quite like that but let's assume that for now). I tried to apply this for the next race and calculated where each driver has to finish and how many position points he has to score to achieve this.

    Hamilton 134.5 win or 3rd fl+pole

    Vettel 112 win or 3rd fl+pole

    Button 104.5 win or 3rd fl+pole

    Webber 91 2nd

    Barrichello 89.5 3rd

    Räikkönen 82 3rd

    Kovalainen 64 5th

    Alonso 55 6th

    Rosberg 40 8th

    Glock 29.5 9th

    Sutil 28 9th

    Heidfeld 25 9th

    Alguersuari 23.5 9th

    Grosjean 22 9th

    Fisichella 22 9th

    Trulli 22 9th

    Luizzi 19 10th

    Buemi 17.5 10th

    Nakajima 16 10th

    Kubica 7 14th

    Now you only have to figure out how likely those position are for the respective driver and you have your FR team. Easy right?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:22

    Right, I'm heading out

    A word to the wise

    Staying up till 07:30 to watch a race in the far east, followed by a 3 hour nap in NOT good preparation for a first date ;)

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:23

    A word to the wise

    Staying up till 07:30 to watch a race in the far east, followed by a 3 hour nap in NOT good preparation for a first date ;)

    oooh good luck!

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 11:23

    I just realised I didn't catch up on yesterdays daily when I woke up this morning. Mr C ruined NZ lamb!

    With the mint sauce?

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 11:23

    A word to the wise

    Staying up till 07:30 to watch a race in the far east, followed by a 3 hour nap in NOT good preparation for a first date ;)

    Unless you recant same story early on and she tells you she did the same thing!

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:24

    With the mint sauce?

    yes! not necessary for such lovely meat :D (or for any meal, really ;) )

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 11:26

    yes! not necessary for such lovely meat :D (or for any meal, really ;) )

    Ah. He didn't ruin it, really, they brought it to him like that. Also, he said he couldn't really taste it, if that helps!

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:26

    Ah. He didn't ruin it, really, they brought it to him like that. Also, he said he couldn't really taste it, if that helps!

    ahh hes let off then. #allisforgiven

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 11:27

    ahh hes let off then. #allisforgiven

    :)

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 11:28

    With the mint sauce?

    A fabulous idea if I must say so myself

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 11:31

    Nick & Alison will explain ;)

    intriguing

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:31

    A word to the wise

    Staying up till 07:30 to watch a race in the far east, followed by a 3 hour nap in NOT good preparation for a first date ;)

    Unless you recant same story early on and she tells you she did the same thing!

    I'll to find out without giving the game away ;)

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 11:32

    Is this old or new from James Allen?

    #f1 Rosb didn't get done for speed under safety car because it was a problem on standard ECU, never happened before. Not Williams problem

    Least that means Brawn will have to win the constructors on the race track now :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:32

    Nick & Alison will explain ;)

    intriguing

    The things you miss whilst being social eh?

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 11:32

    I'll to find out without giving the game away ;)

    good luck mate!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:33

    Ah Alex, did you get my DM re: "the invite"?

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 11:34

    Least that means Brawn will have to win the constructors on the race track now :)

    interesting. I hadn't seen it.

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 11:34

    Ah Alex, did you get my DM re: "the invite"?

    I did. Just now. I mentioned it to Katherine. She didn't seem keen ;)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:35

    I did. Just now. I mentioned it to Katherine. She didn't seem keen ;)

    We thought the producers might not like you Qik Streaming between courses :)

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:36

    Ah Alex, did you get my DM re: "the invite"?

    Mr Bassano! It's Sunday, thus the end of "the weekend"

    hows the purchasing going? :D

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 11:36

    We are on a train now. It seems to be moving a bit more than they usually do.

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 11:39

    We thought the producers might not like you Qik Streaming between courses :)

    he he :)

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 11:39

    We are on a train now. It seems to be moving a bit more than they usually do.

    Katherine is pointing out that she thinks I am moving more than I usually do.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 11:40

    Let's say you have 50 Million and you want a score of 750 from the next race. You need drivers with a ppm ration of 1.5 (OK it doesn't work quite like that but let's assume that for now). I tried to apply this for the next race and calculated where each driver has to finish and how many position points he has to score to achieve this.

    Kathi,

    I have been trying to figure out a response to your comment on my blog, but I may as well post it here. I don't follow how this works, because my top 6 PPM values are worth 50 million yet only score 652 points on average.

    On average they score:

    FIS - 72 pts

    ROS - 107 pts

    BAR - 136 pts

    BUT - 158 pts

    GLO - 96 pts

    HEI - 83 pts

    Yet the PPM ratio is only 1.2 by your calculation. How would you get to that figure of 750 points with only 50 million? At some point, PPM is a good ratio, but does it not work better if you go for a big scorer?

    Eariler in the year I considered selling Glock, Sutil and Kubica to afford Webber (who was doing well at the time), yet as it turns out I needn't have bothered because it worked out at the same amount of points anyway...

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:42

    Mr Bassano! It's Sunday, thus the end of "the weekend"

    hows the purchasing going? :D

    It's Sunday afternoon, will be booking tonight. Mine, yours & Pat's. Then will give Alison our booking reference and forward you the email when I get confirmation. Can you DM your email addy please?

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:43

    It's Sunday afternoon, will be booking tonight. Mine, yours & Pat's. Then will give Alison our booking reference and forward you the email when I get confirmation. Can you DM your email addy please?

    can do!

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 11:44

    It's Sunday afternoon, will be booking tonight. Mine, yours & Pat's. Then will give Alison our booking reference and forward you the email when I get confirmation. Can you DM your email addy please?

    Mysterious. I really hope my trip to Melbourne GP is not this hard

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:45

    Mysterious. I really hope my trip to Melbourne GP is not this hard

    my first trip to Melbourne was easy and that was from overseas :D

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 11:45

    I have been trying to figure out a response to your comment on my blog, but I may as well post it here. I don't follow how this works, because my top 6 PPM values are worth 50 million yet only score 652 points on average.

    1.5 is a very high value and can only be archieved in races with lots of laps, which Suzuka isn't. But let's take this race as example again. Your team's value is 51.3, yes? So if you choose highest scorer you'd have:

    Vettel

    Trulli

    Hamilton

    Räikkönen

    Rosberg

    plus 3.4 Million left -> 809 points

    if you choose highest point scorers per million (for this race) you'd have:

    Trulli

    Vettel

    Heidfeld

    Rosberg

    Kubica

    Räikkönen

    plus 5.5 million -> 883 points

    Eariler in the year I considered selling Glock, Sutil and Kubica to afford Webber (who was doing well at the time), yet as it turns out I needn't have bothered because it worked out at the same amount of points anyway...

    I remember your comment from then I should have replied: Why the hell did you keep Button?

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 11:46

    my first trip to Melbourne was easy and that was from overseas :D

    Trip down the highway should not be too hard then.

    I am wondering when I should start looking at accommodation. Knowing me - about 1 month before the race

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:46

    Mysterious. I really hope my trip to Melbourne GP is not this hard

    Only if you're trying to get 20 people together from various continents :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:46

    Amy: received. Ta

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 11:47

    Only if you're trying to get 20 people together from various continents :)

    I find it hard enough to organise my own travel !

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:47

    I am wondering when I should start looking at accommodation. Knowing me - about 1 month before the race

    I'd say now but I'm always organised.

    I am watching F1 Rocks because it was just on TV. I don't know what to think.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:48

    I am watching F1 Rocks because it was just on TV. I don't know what to think.

    If you have to think about it, then it can't be great

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:49

    If you have to think about it, then it can't be great

    Bernie was "acting"

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 11:49

    I am watching F1 Rocks because it was just on TV. I don't know what to think.

    How did I forget about that?

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:49

    How did I forget about that?

    Australian Idol? ;)

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 11:50

    Australian Idol? ;)

    hehehe. No.

    F1 replaying.

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 11:51

    Hehe. http://www.mtv3.fi/urheilu/f1/uutiset.shtml/arkistot/f1/2009/10/967677

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 11:52

    1.5 is a very high value and can only be archieved in races with lots of laps, which Suzuka isn't. But let's take this race as example again. Your team's value is 51.3, yes? So if you choose highest scorer you'd have:

    Vettel

    Trulli

    Hamilton

    Räikkönen

    Rosberg

    plus 3.4 Million left -> 809 points

    if you choose highest point scorers per million (for this race) you'd have:

    Trulli

    Vettel

    Heidfeld

    Rosberg

    Kubica

    Räikkönen

    plus 5.5 million -> 883 points

    How many races can this be achieved at?

    I remember your comment from then I should have replied: Why the hell did you keep Button?

    Because at the time he was winning races? Hindsight is always 20/20 ;)

    I must say, I feel rather foolish that I have been making these posts for most of the season and have been getting it all wrong. If you were reading my posts and knew all this, could you not have indicated this to me? I feel like I might be wasting my time now :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 11:53

    Hehe. http://www.mtv...tot/f1/2009/10/967677

    Who is that giving him pie? Was that part of the victory celebration?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:53

    I'd say now but I'm always organised.

    Can I leave you to do some Hotel investigation Amy? You know about as much of the area as I do ;)

    Liege may be he largest town nearby, not sure

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:54

    Can I leave you to do some Hotel investigation Amy? You know about as much of the area as I do ;)

    Liege may be he largest town nearby, not sure

    I found and bookmarked a couple, I have more investigations to do then I can pass them on :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:54

    I found and bookmarked a couple, I have more investigations to do then I can pass them on :D

    Cool

  • Nic W04/10/2009 at 11:55

    Just watched the hour pre GP as I didn't get up until just before 6, I always enjoy Brundles wandering around the grid but this was a classic. Did anybody else notice Martin Brundle's left had as he careered off down the grid after interviewing Nick Heidfeld.....Make no mistake it was definitely "ranking down the back straight" Best laugh I've had for ages

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:55

    Cool

    I'll ask the twitterverse too :D

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 11:55

    Hello again. I take it there's no change in the results?

    I thought we'd be a while into Debrief by now. I may like my sleep :-)

    I have to go out just after 2 so I'll have to miss this one.

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 11:55

    I must say, I feel rather foolish that I have been making these posts for most of the season and have been getting it all wrong. If you were reading my posts and knew all this, could you not have indicated this to me?

    I did. I told you that I would find a ppm graph for just the last race more useful.

    I feel like I might be wasting my time now :(

    You didn't. Your blog might not be the best for me to decide which drivers to choose but it is certainly a excellent review of the current race.

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 11:55

    How many races can this be achieved at?

    What do you mean?

  • lou04/10/2009 at 11:55

    I found and bookmarked a couple, I have more investigations to do then I can pass them on :D

    something tells me my dad is going to face some nagging when he gets in :P he still hasn't actually given me a definite answer :( as usual.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:56

    The Pound/Euro rate is shocking. Lucky for you the $Aus is quite strong at the mo

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 11:56

    Hello again. I take it there's no change in the results?

    I thought we'd be a while into Debrief by now. I may like my sleep :-)

    I have to go out just after 2 so I'll have to miss this one.

    Rosberg wasn't penalised

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 11:57

    The Pound/Euro rate is shocking. Lucky for you the $Aus is quite strong at the mo

    fingers crossed it stays there.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 11:57

    Hello again. I take it there's no change in the results?

    I thought we'd be a while into Debrief by now. I may like my sleep :-)

    I have to go out just after 2 so I'll have to miss this one.

    Rosberg avoided a penalty

    Low fuel warning blocked his sector times being displayed

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 11:59

    I did. I told you that I would find a ppm graph for just the last race more useful.

    I remember that comment but I had no idea why until now - because I like to get these posts out quickly I couldn't see the point in having to make another graph that was similar to PPM for the season?

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 12:00

    Rosberg wasn't penalised

    Ta

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 12:00

    Low fuel warning blocked his sector times being displayed

    oh okay, how odd

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 12:00

    ZZ Top have great beards.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 12:01

    ZZ Top have great beards.

    They have had years of practice :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 12:01

    Have arrived, with perfect timing. Got a text saying her bus is running late

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 12:03

    fingers crossed it stays there.

    Buy lots of Euro now!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 12:03

    Have arrived, with perfect timing. Got a text saying her bus is running late

    Call me old fashioned, but isn't she supposed to be late?

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 12:04

    Buy lots of Euro now!

    at the moment once I pay you for the Spa tickets my 'Spa fund' will be almost empty again :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 12:06

    Call me old fashioned, but isn't she supposed to be late?

    It's a date, not a wedding! :)

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 12:09

    Is Alison around?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 12:09

    Is Alison around?

    ALISON!!!!!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 12:10

    Is Alison around?

    She was up rather late, probably sleeping if she can help it

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 12:12

    People shouldn't leave their bags unattended in train stations. Even to pop round the corner to get a doughnut. It makes Londoners nervous

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 12:16

    People shouldn't leave their bags unattended in train stations. Even to pop round the corner to get a doughnut. It makes Londoners nervous

    Anything worth nicking? They're practically inviting you to ;)

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 12:19

    Anything worth nicking? They're practically inviting you to ;)

    you're terrible Muriel!

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 12:21

    you're terrible Muriel!

    I haven't seen that movie for years, I need to hunt it down.

  • RG04/10/2009 at 12:21

    Hey, I return. Lost the match but got motm. Missed owt?

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 12:24

    Hey, I return. Lost the match but got motm. Missed owt?

    There's a cream for that

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 12:24

    Hey, I return. Lost the match but got motm. Missed owt?

    no champaaaaaaaaaaaaagne?

    ;)

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 12:24

    Who is that giving him pie? Was that part of the victory celebration?

    Don't know and yes.

  • RG04/10/2009 at 12:25

    no champaaaaaaaaaaaaagne?

    Actually, why don't I get a prize?

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 12:25

    Actually, why don't I get a prize?

    As man of the match, you deserve at least the chance to protest

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 12:26

    As man of the match, you deserve at least the chance to protest

    And if that doesn't work... fall down clutching your face and rolling about

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 12:36

    Hey folks whats happening?

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 12:37

    Update on Debrief. Original plan was 2pm, but we are running behind schedule. More like 2:30 or 3pm. Will keep you posted.

  • RG04/10/2009 at 12:37

    And if that doesn't work... fall down clutching your face and rolling about

    Nah, thats for the poncy outfielders.

  • James04/10/2009 at 12:37

    Update on Debrief. Original plan was 2pm, but we are running behind schedule. More like 2:30 or 3pm. Will keep you posted.

    So still 2pm sidepodtime? :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 12:39

    Update on Debrief. Original plan was 2pm, but we are running behind schedule. More like 2:30 or 3pm. Will keep you posted.

    Have you not found the box with the stuffed panda yet then? :D

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 12:39

    Hello again. I've had a mega nap. Feeling much better :)

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 12:41

    Hello again. I've had a mega nap. Feeling much better :)

    I wish i could have had a nap, but I had to take the MrsSLV to work

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 12:42

    Still in the process of moving then, or are you guys finally sorted?

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 12:43

    Still in the process of moving then, or are you guys finally sorted?

    Very much still in the process. It's not a one day thing. We have plenty of time.

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 12:44

    Very much still in the process. It's not a one day thing. We have plenty of time.

    Awesome! I know how you feel it recently happened to me too, I have been here for bout a year and I still have boxes under the stairs that have got to be unpacked

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 12:45

    Very much still in the process. It's not a one day thing. We have plenty of time.

    Awesome! I know how you feel it recently happened to me too, I have been here for bout a year and I still have boxes under the stairs that have got to be unpacked

    Aren't you supposed to have a box that you never unpack?

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 12:45

    Aren't you supposed to have a box that you never unpack?

    Yup got that

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 12:46

    Aren't you supposed to have a box that you never unpack?

    I've got a couple of those and I've been here 3 years. And I'm possibly about to move again in a fortnight.

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 12:46

    Aren't you supposed to have a box that you never unpack?

    Yup got that

    Well several actually, there is also a big huge Panasonic VHS video recorder under the stairs that I haven't used in yonks either

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 12:48

    Aren't you supposed to have a box that you never unpack?

    Yeah I think it's obligatory!

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 12:48

    Hey Gavin, what do you think of Sutil making it all the way to lap 15 before pit stop number 1 when everyone predicted lap 12 or 13. Can we assume that Hamilton, who pitted on the same lap even though he was 6KG heavier, pitted earlier than necessary? Any comments on actual pit stops versus predicted (in this and other races) are welcome. Perhaps a blog post because I will probably miss whatever you answer here.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 12:49

    Aren't you supposed to have a box that you never unpack?

    Yup got that

    Well several actually, there is also a big huge Panasonic VHS video recorder under the stairs that I haven't used in yonks either

    My VCR is now used on an old TV we lost the remote for and cannot tune the channels in!

  • me04/10/2009 at 12:49

    Can we assume that Hamilton, who pitted on the same lap even though he was 6KG heavier, pitted earlier than necessary?

    i think he was tricked into stopping by toyota mechanics in the pitlane.

    ...which would be a first.

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 12:50

    Well several actually, there is also a big huge Panasonic VHS video recorder under the stairs that I haven't used in yonks either

    Make that a panasonic VHS Camcorder, wow!

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 12:50

    My VCR is now used on an old TV we lost the remote for and cannot tune the channels in!

    One of the jobs that needs doing here is checking the VHS tapes for quality so I can flog them / dump them / give them away, and ditch the VCR.. I haven't used it for a year.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 12:51

    One of the jobs that needs doing here is checking the VHS tapes for quality so I can flog them / dump them / give them away, and ditch the VCR.. I haven't used it for a year.

    Why don't you just dump them in a charity shop, let them sort it all out.

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 12:52

    Why don't you just dump them in a charity shop, let them sort it all out.

    I Freecycled about 550 Pre recorded VHS Films before I moved

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 12:53

    Why don't you just dump them in a charity shop, let them sort it all out.

    I thought about it. The problem is I only have about ten or fifteen actual 'bought' ones, and the rest are 2 or 3 years worth of F1 races which I know I have to dump anyway (though I know there are collectors).

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 12:53

    Hey Gavin, what do you think of Sutil making it all the way to lap 15 before pit stop number 1 when everyone predicted lap 12 or 13. Can we assume that Hamilton, who pitted on the same lap even though he was 6KG heavier, pitted earlier than necessary? Any comments on actual pit stops versus predicted (in this and other races) are welcome. Perhaps a blog post because I will probably miss whatever you answer here.

    The quick answer is that everyone has been using fuel consumption figures for 2006 which would have been way too high. I use the F1 Yearbook figures from Alianora, but even these are on average a lap too conservative. (For more info please refer to my blog post about it here)

    I think Hamilton was tricked by Toyota - didn't Mr. C. say something earlier?

    The other answer is that Sutil could have been saving fuel if he was stuck behind a faster car?

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 12:55

    The other answer is that Sutil could have been saving fuel if he was stuck behind a faster car?

    Even Martin Brundle expected Sutil on lap 13!

    I think Hamilton was tricked by Toyota - didn't Mr. C. say something earlier?

    Boo!

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 12:56

    Even Martin Brundle expected Sutil on lap 13!

    He was wedged behind Kovi was he? Maybe he just turned the engine down and sat there for a while?

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 12:58

    Missed Moto GP because I hit the snooze button a few times

  • me04/10/2009 at 12:58

    they invited frank into a fota meeting: http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/1319502

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 12:58

    He was wedged behind Kovi was he? Maybe he just turned the engine down and sat there for a while?

    Can I please have my own Finnish fuel saving device? It would make driving so much cheaper!

    (oh and Alison: yes, New Zealand has advent calenders :D)

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:01

    they invited frank into a fota meeting: http://www.aut.../photo.php/id/1319502

    Why wouldn't they? Did they kick them out again?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:01

    (oh and Alison: yes, New Zealand has advent calenders :D)

    This is very reassuring news.... :)

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:02

    i think he was tricked into stopping by toyota mechanics in the pitlane.

    If you saw the pit crew for the guy behind you come out, yet you had another lap worth of fuel, would you come in?

    It doesn't feel right. Everybody knows that if you can stay out one lap longer than someone else (provided you aren't in traffic) then you win.

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 13:02

    Missed Moto GP because I hit the snooze button a few times

    I forgot to record it.

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 13:02

    This is very reassuring news.... :)

    we have lots of other Christmas things too, just theres no snow. And its quite warm.

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:02

    anyone else settling down to rewatch the GP on the BBC again?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:03

    anyone else settling down to rewatch the GP on the BBC again?

    Because it was thrill a minute....?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:03

    This is very reassuring news.... :)

    we have lots of other Christmas things too, just theres no snow. And its quite warm.

    It's all wrong :(

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:03

    Why wouldn't they? Did they kick them out again?

    he's not usually invited. williams send adam parr.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:04

    It's all wrong :(

    Isn't that the normal state of affairs for you?

  • Bert04/10/2009 at 13:04

    I am rewatching it now... Couldn't stay up last night (GMT -5). This is our regular time to watch European races.

    Was there no BBC Interactive Forum after the race?

    anyone else settling down to rewatch the GP on the BBC again?

  • RG04/10/2009 at 13:04

    anyone else settling down to rewatch the GP on the BBC again?

    Watching the BTCC, mainly for the final day and if i watch the f1 again, I may fall asleep and miss the debrief.

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:04

    Because it was thrill a minute....?

    Hey why not, gives me to hear the awesomeness (HaHa) of the Leg end.

  • Pat W04/10/2009 at 13:04

    anyone else settling down to rewatch the GP on the BBC again?

    Not yet, I may do tonight or later in the week.

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 13:05

    anyone else settling down to rewatch the GP on the BBC again?

    I'm rewatching it on TV here as I do some cleaning. Must stay awake for debrief!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:05

    they invited frank into a fota meeting: http://www.aut.../photo.php/id/1319502

    For a second there I thought you meant Franck :D

    I think it's because Williams are playing hardball about the 14th team - they are apparently the only ones to oppose it.

    I must admit I find the way Williams have acted against FOTA this year a little puzzling ... there is some other agenda here and I don't know what it is...

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:05

    Watching the BTCC, mainly for the final day and if i watch the f1 again, I may fall asleep and miss the debrief.

    already falling asleeeeppppp.......

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:05

    anyone else settling down to rewatch the GP on the BBC again?

    Because it was thrill a minute....?

    Oh please not this again :(

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 13:05

    It's all wrong :(

    nooo its normal. I love my Kiwi Christmas, I missed out last year so I'm really looking forward to this one. I spoke to mum tonight, she said dad is busy building a deck for my arrival :D

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:06

    I'm rewatching it on TV here as I do some cleaning. Must stay awake for debrief!

    Same here, was christine saying that it was on for bout 2:30?

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:06

    anyone else settling down to rewatch the GP on the BBC again?

    Yes, but substitute Channel 10 for BBC. But I'm more listening/glancing at it. And yes, it is a GP - they're all exciting!

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:06

    Same here, was christine saying that it was on for bout 2:30?

    have only just woken up, we're running late.

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:07

    I must admit I find the way Williams have acted against FOTA this year a little puzzling ... there is some other agenda here and I don't know what it is...

    they're bernie's secret weapon?

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:07

    have only just woken up, we're running late.

    Take your time fella

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:07

    have only just woken up, we're running late.

    why is time different? I want to go to sleeep!

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:08

    Wwo BBC Reply is already into the Grid Walk

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:09

    Wwo BBC Reply is already into the Grid Walk

    *Replay

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:09

    Have we seen this yet?

    w00t! thank you dank xxx

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:09

    I must admit I find the way Williams have acted against FOTA this year a little puzzling ... there is some other agenda here and I don't know what it is...

    they're bernie's secret weapon?

    Some have said that. I do wonder...

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:10

    why is time different? I want to go to sleeep!

    we're in the middle of moving house.

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:10

    Have we seen this yet?

    That is awesome!!!!!

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:11

    we're in the middle of moving house.

    the middle? Are you on the street somewhere?

  • RG04/10/2009 at 13:11

    Have we seen this yet?

    Reading that you'd think you are Red Bull fans ;) Nice stuff though

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:11

    the middle? Are you on the street somewhere?

    LOL

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:12

    we're in the middle of moving house.

    actually I was ruing time-zones, not when shows are on.. ;-)

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:12

    the middle? Are you on the street somewhere?

    hehe. the place looks like a bomb hit it. we move equipment after recording, then have two weeks to setup for the next debrief.

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:12

    why is time different? I want to go to sleeep!

    are you really asking why Australia isn't in the same time zone as England?

  • James04/10/2009 at 13:13

    I'm just working out how Vettel or Barichello could win the title, doesn't look very likely. If they were to win, it would be by only the 1 point again.

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:14

    I'm just working out how Vettel or Barichello could win the title, doesn't look very likely. If they were to win, it would be by only the 1 point again.

    Worked for Kimi......

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:14

    I'm just working out how Vettel or Barichello could win the title, doesn't look very likely. If they were to win, it would be by only the 1 point again.

    Button needs 4th or better at Brazil i think

  • lou04/10/2009 at 13:14

    I'm just working out how Vettel or Barichello could win the title, doesn't look very likely. If they were to win, it would be by only the 1 point again.

    they aren't going to win :) Jenson is.

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:15

    are you really asking why Australia isn't in the same time zone as England?

    Yes? or at least a bit closer

  • lou04/10/2009 at 13:15

    I'm just working out how Vettel or Barichello could win the title, doesn't look very likely. If they were to win, it would be by only the 1 point again.

    they aren't going to win :) Jenson is.

    plus if Jenson misses out on the championship by one point i may just explode into thousands of tiny unhappy pieces.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:15

    I'm just working out how Vettel or Barichello could win the title, doesn't look very likely. If they were to win, it would be by only the 1 point again.

    I'm working on it ;)

  • James04/10/2009 at 13:15

    Button needs 4th or better at Brazil i think

    I'll copy in what I've got :D

    Vettel Champion - Button scores 2 points or less in the next two races and Vettel wins both races. Result Vettel wins by 1 point.

    Barrichello Champion - Button scores 3 points or less in the next two races and Barrichello wins both. Result Barhichello wins by 1 point.

    Button Champion - Button scores 4 or more points in the next two races. Result Button wins regardless even if Barichello wins both races to bring them level on points as Jenson wins on countback.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 13:16

    they aren't going to win :) Jenson is.

    What happened to not saying that in case you jinxed it?

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:16

    Looks like Rally GB should be interesting this year

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:17

    and we are into "leg end" time on the BBC

  • lou04/10/2009 at 13:17

    What happened to not saying that in case you jinxed it?

    oppps... the thought of Jenson missing out on it by one point is crushing... i can't bare to think he could be that unlucky..

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:17

    oppps... the thought of Jenson missing out on it by one point is crushing... i can't bare to think he could be that unlucky..

    Relaaaaaxxxx

  • Bert04/10/2009 at 13:18

    What is with the constant use of the ambulances? ALG looked fine, though his driving record and insurance rates may just go up.

  • RG04/10/2009 at 13:18

    What is with the constant use of the ambulances? ALG looked fine, though his driving record and insurance rates may just go up.

    Better to be safe than sorry.

  • James04/10/2009 at 13:18

    oppps... the thought of Jenson missing out on it by one point is crushing... i can't bare to think he could be that unlucky..

    I honestly think he will win the championship, I was looking at what he needed to do to win. :)

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:19

    plus if Jenson misses out on the championship by one point i may just explode into thousands of tiny unhappy pieces.

    we're still vacuuming up pieces of me from 2007

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 13:19

    I honestly think he will win the championship, I was looking at what he needed to do to win. :)

    Me too, I have almost given up hope on Rubens winning it now :(

    Although, if anyone apart from Rubens must win it, I'm mooooooooore than happy for it to be Mr Button :D

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:19

    we're still vacuuming up pieces of me from 2007

    Oh that was crushing

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:19

    Looks like Rally GB should be interesting this year

    It is always one of the best rallies. I want to be in England!!!!!!!!!! (with Aussie weather)

  • RG04/10/2009 at 13:20

    Me too, I have almost given up hope on Rubens winning it now :(

    I gave up hope of BMW/Timo from about Spain so, you lasted longer at least ;)

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:21

    I gave up hope of BMW/Timo from about Spain so, you lasted longer at least ;)

    Ha! I gave up hope on the second week of pre-season practice! (McLaren)

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:21

    http://video.eyeworks.tv/superleagueformula/ link for Superleague Formula if n e 1 wants it

  • RG04/10/2009 at 13:21

    Ha! I gave up hope on the second week of pre-season practice! (McLaren)

    I'm not going by preseason testing ever again. I did say before Australia that Brawn were useless and would be slow.

  • James04/10/2009 at 13:22

    I figured I have this spreadsheet might as well work out what the three of them need to do be champion. :)

    Me too, I have almost given up hope on Rubens winning it now :(

    There is an outside possibility.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 13:24

    I'm not going by preseason testing ever again. I did say before Australia that Brawn were useless and would be slow.

    if i'm honest i think Australia was a shock to everyone. Quali was erm... kinda awesome :D

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 13:25

    I'm not going by preseason testing ever again. I did say before Australia that Brawn were useless and would be slow.

    Didn't Brawn have, like... super awesome Barcelona tests?

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:25

    Its after midnight here so I feel I should be allowed to share the back & forth between Zoe and I that just happened. I have never been on the naughty step, and hopefully, this won't put me there. (voice inside my head says if you're not sure whether you should post something, then don't)

    Zoe asked if i had any headphones handy.

    Having four sets nearby, I asked if she wanted the small ones or the ones with big cans.

    She answered that she already had big cans... cue laughter.

    #sorry

  • Bert04/10/2009 at 13:26

    Didn't Brawn have, like... super awesome Barcelona tests?

    Yes, and people were saying they were running under weight, with 2 extra cylinders and jungle juice in the tank.

  • RG04/10/2009 at 13:26

    Didn't Brawn have, like... super awesome Barcelona tests?

    I believed that it was as they say, fake pace.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 13:27

    Didn't Brawn have, like... super awesome Barcelona tests?

    yeah they did. they were fastest and looking very impressive. most people thought they were really light though.

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:27

    Reading that you'd think you are Red Bull fans ;) Nice stuff though

    i am partial to their beverages.

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:27

    actually I was ruing time-zones, not when shows are on.. ;-)

    you need to move like amy is.

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 13:28

    you need to move like amy is.

    I'm moving? :D

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:28

    you need to move like amy is.

    stupid job and mortgage and stuff.....

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:29

    we're still vacuuming up pieces of me from 2007

    Oh that was crushing

    Try being at your Father-in-law's house who is a Kimi fan. We didn't speak for a while after that :(

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:29

    I'm moving? :D

    I will if you and Paul do.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 13:29

    I'm moving? :D

    Definitely.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:29

    Looks like Rally GB should be interesting this year

    It is always one of the best rallies. I want to be in England!!!!!!!!!! (with Aussie weather)

    That country is called Spain ;)

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:30

    I will if you and Paul do.

    Can't we just move the time zone?

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:31

    I'm moving? :D

    no-one told you?

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:31

    I will if you and Paul do.

    can we hold you to that?

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:32

    I love Super League Formula, Fuses my two favorite things, racing and Football

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:33

    can we hold you to that?

    yes. If Paul and Amy move to England, I will too. May I be forced to drink Red Bull mixed with V and Monster if I don't (I don't like energy drinks).

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 13:33

    no-one told you?

    nope :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:33

    I love Super League Formula, Fuses my two favorite things, racing and Football

    You are the first person ever to say that, did you know?

  • RG04/10/2009 at 13:33

    I love Super League Formula, Fuses my two favorite things, racing and Football

    Thats why I ain't a fan of it.

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:33

    You are the first person ever to say that, did you know?

    LOL!

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:34

    I love Super League Formula, Fuses my two favorite things, racing and Football

    really? i believe you are the first person to say that. fancy expanding on why into a fully-fledged guest post?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:34

    oppps... the thought of Jenson missing out on it by one point is crushing... i can't bare to think he could be that unlucky..

    It's okay Lou. He has the luck of the Button.....

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:34

    really? i believe you are the first person to say that. fancy expanding on why into a fully-fledged guest post?

    really? i believe you are the first person to say that. fancy expanding on why into a fully-fledged guest post?

    Er... No Thanks

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:34

    i am partial to their beverages.

    Did you see the Red Bull team member on the pit wall who opened a can while in shot but failed to emulate movie product placement footage by not turning the label towards the camera innocently?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:34

    I love Super League Formula, Fuses my two favorite things, racing and Football

    really? i believe you are the first person to say that. fancy expanding on why into a fully-fledged guest post?

    coz I like both, and I don't get it! And I like A1GP too so it's obscure enough!

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:35

    It's okay Lou. He has the luck of the Button.....

    He stole all of Mark Webber's

  • James04/10/2009 at 13:35

    Er... No Thanks

    Go on :P

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:36

    He stole all of Mark Webber's

    did he ever have luck?

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:36

    Best part of SLF is the F1 Rejects, Pantano, Bourdais lol

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:36

    He stole all of Mark Webber's

    Webber's always been stupidly unlucky! It's because he didn't listen to Flav when he was a little boy....

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:36

    Er... No Thanks

    i'd be interested to hear what makes it good. to me it's seems superficial, but maybe i've missed something?

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:37

    i'd be interested to hear what makes it good. to me it's seems superficial, but maybe i've missed something?

    It is superficial, thats the best part about it!

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:38

    Take a look, Pantano Just blocked the pit lane http://video.eyeworks.tv/superleagueformula/

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:38

    did he ever have luck?

    He got sponsorship from yellow pages. nuff said.

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:38

    Oooo Bathurst is on next weekend. Another Sunday in front of the TV

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 13:39

    Oooo Bathurst is on next weekend. Another Sunday in front of the TV

    And more Franck

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 13:42

    I assume the Rosberg non-penalty has been discussed. Another safety fail. The stewards accepted that the low fuel warning had over-ridden the safety car warning. Surely if they had not thought of it before they should be insisting that from now on nothing over-rides safety warnings.

    One day F1 will treat safety seriously

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/rosberg-keeps-place-brawn-has-to-wait-for-title/

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:42

    Oooo Bathurst is on next weekend. Another Sunday in front of the TV

    And more Franck

    francks driving bathurst?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:42

    CONSPIRACY

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:43

    I assume the Rosberg non-penalty has been discussed. Another safety fail. The stewards accepted that the low fuel warning had over-ridden the safety car warning. Surely if they had not thought of it before they should be insisting that from now on nothing over-rides safety warnings.

    Here Here

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:43

    I assume the Rosberg non-penalty has been discussed. Another safety fail. The stewards accepted that the low fuel warning had over-ridden the safety car warning. Surely if they had not thought of it before they should be insisting that from now on nothing over-rides safety warnings.

    agreed. can we get a very quick voicemail from you on this? can't really take skype calls today, but you'll say it better than me.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 13:43

    francks driving bathurst?

    No. Laguna Seca. ALMS. We had this conversation two weeks ago and a couple of times before that

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:43

    Aparently The FIA have approved an '07 car test for Massa

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 13:44

    agreed. can we get a very quick voicemail from you on this? can't really take skype calls today, but you'll say it better than me.

    Yes. Give me a couple of minutes

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:44

    I'm sick of this sport. I might just ignore it for a while. That's just plainly ridiculous.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 13:46

    Franck racing next week is the last event listed. Times are Pacific so 8 hours behind GMT. Race starts 10:45pm Sunday

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:46

    I'm sick of this sport. I might just ignore it for a while. That's just plainly ridiculous.

    apparent, f1 doesn't employ the smartest people in the world.

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:46

    No. Laguna Seca. ALMS. We had this conversation two weeks ago and a couple of times before that

    ahh. are we live commenting both events next weekend?

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:47

    Oooo Bathurst is on next weekend. Another Sunday in front of the TV

    For a while I was cranky that Bathurst had given up the long weekend and the football had stolen it. But everytime the Japanese GP doesn't conflict with Bathurst, I get over it.

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 13:47

    I'm sick of this sport. I might just ignore it for a while. That's just plainly ridiculous.

    Ahh, I'm jealous. Been trying to do that for six months.

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:47

    Clearly. Or even a consistant ruling body. I could go on......

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:47

    I assume the Rosberg non-penalty has been discussed. Another safety fail. The stewards accepted that the low fuel warning had over-ridden the safety car warning. Surely if they had not thought of it before they should be insisting that from now on nothing over-rides safety warnings.

    Can I just add that we almost had a team get banned for a safety violation, yet we have two this weekend, one gets a mild penalty and the other gets off Scot-free?

    In the industry I work in, if an accident occured because safety signage or warning signage was obscured, then the company would be in very big trouble!

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:47

    Bourdais on a charge from 18th on the grid now up to 4th in SLF

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:49

    I'm sick of this sport. I might just ignore it for a while. That's just plainly ridiculous.

    But the alternative is:

    - MotoGP, which nobody here likes

    - SuperLeague, which people think is silly

    - Touring Cars, which people think is just wheel banging

    - Le Mans, which nobody understands?

    Herein lies the problem! :D

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:49

    Ahh, I'm jealous. Been trying to do that for six months.

    I might wait until after the debrief to start though eh....

    This whole weekend has made me really cross.

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:49

    I promise I will stop with the SLF updates as Gavin is right, its ridiculos

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:50

    This whole weekend has made me really cross.

    Hmmm. Not as cross as I was 2 weeks ago, but I understand completely

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:50

    This whole weekend has made me really cross.

    voicemail?

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 13:50

    I assume the Rosberg non-penalty has been discussed. Another safety fail. The stewards accepted that the low fuel warning had over-ridden the safety car warning. Surely if they had not thought of it before they should be insisting that from now on nothing over-rides safety warnings.

    I think the next time I'm in work, if they question why the cabinets aren't cold enough for the frozen stock, I may respond 'the numbers on the front actually showed how heavy the cabinet is' to not get in trouble, as that will be a completely reasonable explanantion to losing thousands of pounds of stock

    /FIAthinking

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:50

    Did you see the Red Bull team member on the pit wall who opened a can while in shot but failed to emulate movie product placement footage by not turning the label towards the camera innocently?

    Its part of the Alguesauri crash footage - look out for it if you watch the race again.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:50

    But the alternative is:

    You see I'm not really a motorsport person.... It's kinda this or nothing. I'm sure I could give up. I've followed F1 for one year, my life seemed fairly complete before that....

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:50

    Can I just add that we almost had a team get banned for a safety violation, yet we have two this weekend, one gets a mild penalty and the other gets off Scot-free?

    goodpoint!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:51

    I promise I will stop with the SLF updates as Gavin is right, its ridiculos

    Don't let me put you off - I am grumpy and cynical today :(

    Even more so because I am a big A1GP fan and I wanted it to work :(

  • me04/10/2009 at 13:51

    Even more so because I am a big A1GP fan and I wanted it to work :(

    what's happened?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:51

    But the alternative is:

    You see I'm not really a motorsport person.... It's kinda this or nothing. I'm sure I could give up. I've followed F1 for one year, my life seemed fairly complete before that....

    That was exactly my point. There is no substitute.

  • Bert04/10/2009 at 13:52

    Did you see the Red Bull team member on the pit wall who opened a can while in shot but failed to emulate movie product placement footage by not turning the label towards the camera innocently?

    That is done all the time in NASCAR. Drivers have quotas or get paid per swig they take.

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:52

    what's happened?

    Its died a death, long ago really

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:53

    Even more so because I am a big A1GP fan and I wanted it to work :(

    what's happened?

    It's gone bankrupt, nobody apparently has any money, nobody thinks the race will happen. Very sad really. I know it was farcical at times but it was never boring.

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 13:53

    This whole weekend has made me really cross.

    Why let it?

    I don't want to be Homer Simpson with a crayon in my frontal lobe, but I also don't want to miss out on the joyful side of F1. I complain as much as the next fan (maybe more), but as frustrating as the sport is, I still love it!

    /end broken record

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:53

    That was exactly my point. There is no substitute.

    I wouldn't want one though. It's not the car aspect of F1 that I liked if that makes close to any sense.... I don't feel the need to pay attention to cars. I could just as easily get into watching badminton. It would fill the same role for me.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 13:53

    I'm sick of this sport. I might just ignore it for a while. That's just plainly ridiculous.

    i understand why people aren't happy about f1 this season, it's not been the best off track, but i don't feel anywhere near giving up on it. no doubt it's my bias towards Button and Brawn GP but whatever it is i'm grateful. The next few races should be great too, i just hope everyone who is finding it tough to follow will find it easier soon. it makes me sad to think that the FIA are making fans more unhappy than normal.

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:54

    Just wanted to say that Bourdais is now in 3rd, here endith the SLF updates, lol

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:54

    i understand why people aren't happy about f1 this season, it's not been the best off track, but i don't feel anywhere near giving up on it.

    Sheesh. I almost did a couple of weeks ago

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:55

    That was exactly my point. There is no substitute.

    I wouldn't want one though. It's not the car aspect of F1 that I liked if that makes close to any sense.... I don't feel the need to pay attention to cars. I could just as easily get into watching badminton. It would fill the same role for me.

    Neither do I. I want F1 to be the best. This year hasn't been that.

    I think my visit to Le Mans changed things. Before I was prepared to accept what went on in F1, until I realised that there is much more to motorsport than what happens in Bernie's circus.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:55

    Just wanted to say that Bourdais is now in 3rd, here endith the SLF updates, lol

    You are addicted - SuperCrack Formula!

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:56

    Sheesh. I almost did a couple of weeks ago

    I could never give up on F1, been following it for far to long like 15yrs im too invested in it

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:56

    Part of me really thinks the driver championship would have been much more interesting if they'd won the constructors today. Ross would relax and really let them tussle with each other over who won.

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:56

    lol

    You are addicted - SuperCrack Formula!

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 13:57

    i understand why people aren't happy about f1 this season, it's not been the best off track, but i don't feel anywhere near giving up on it.

    I don't either, even though the drivers I like are nowhere, and I'm not particularly a fan of the guy who is about to win (#sorrylou) but I have still quite enjoyed this year, and I have too much to look forward to next year to quit!

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 13:57

    Voicemail take 3 coming up. I have discovered that I can't speak

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:57

    I don't either, even though the drivers I like are nowhere, and I'm not particularly a fan of the guy who is about to win (#sorrylou) but I have still quite enjoyed this year, and I have too much to look forward to next year to quit!

    I have been taping all the sessions so I can watch them all again in the off season

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 13:58

    I could never give up on F1, been following it for far to long like 15yrs im too invested in it

    Hmmm. Try 35 years. When the FIA make a mockery of the sport it gets hard to take

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:58

    i understand why people aren't happy about f1 this season, it's not been the best off track, but i don't feel anywhere near giving up on it.

    I don't either, even though the drivers I like are nowhere, and I'm not particularly a fan of the guy who is about to win (#sorrylou) but I have still quite enjoyed this year, and I have too much to look forward to next year to quit!

    See here is the other problem. I could either go to the F1 for two days or spend a week at Le Mans for the same money. Right now, that's a big call that I don't want to make!

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:58

    The lack of Rosberg penalty makes me even more annoyed in the light of Vettel's fake drivethrough last week.

    It's just that I don't have a firm grasp of the rules. It'd help me a lot if they just applied things consistently. I might stand a chance of working out what's going on.....

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 13:58

    I don't either, even though the drivers I like are nowhere, and I'm not particularly a fan of the guy who is about to win (#sorrylou) but I have still quite enjoyed this year, and I have too much to look forward to next year to quit!

    Plus Lord Awesome finally won you some money at Valencia :)

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 13:58

    Voicemail take 3 coming up. I have discovered that I can't speak

    No probs. Let us know when you're happy with it.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 13:58

    can I leave a voicemail too? Or do you not have the space? I don't mind if you don't... ;)

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 13:59

    Hmmm. Try 35 years. When the FIA make a mockery of the sport it gets hard to take

    Wow dude I feel very much in your shadow

  • lou04/10/2009 at 13:59

    I don't either, even though the drivers I like are nowhere, and I'm not particularly a fan of the guy who is about to win (#sorrylou) but I have still quite enjoyed this year, and I have too much to look forward to next year to quit!

    :) hehe tis alright i understand. i wasn't a fan of Lewis last year, but it didn't stop me enjoying the season.

    i have way too much to look forward to (hopefully) in the future too :) i love this sport way too much...

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 13:59

    Plus Lord Awesome finally won you some money at Valencia :)

    oh my god you've just reminded me that money is still sitting in my account on that website! Score! I love remembering money you'd forgotten about, its almost as good as winning all over again :D

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 13:59

    I was really enjoying F1 up to this point though. This whole weekend has just left me with a really sour taste in my mouth.

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 13:59

    oh my god you've just reminded me that money is still sitting in my account on that website! Score! I love remembering money you'd forgotten about, its almost as good as winning all over again :D

    Woohoo!

  • me04/10/2009 at 14:00

    can I leave a voicemail too? Or do you not have the space? I don't mind if you don't... ;)

    course, please do.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 14:00

    I have been taping all the sessions so I can watch them all again in the off season

    same... my sky + is now nearly full :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 14:00

    I could never give up on F1, been following it for far to long like 15yrs im too invested in it

    Hmmm. Try 35 years. When the FIA make a mockery of the sport it gets hard to take

    Judging by how awesome the classic Grands Prix are ... I wonder how you do it.

    20 years here and I am struggling - especially considering the last 4 were so good!

  • me04/10/2009 at 14:00

    I was really enjoying F1 up to this point though. This whole weekend has just left me with a really sour taste in my mouth.

    but why?

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 14:00

    See here is the other problem. I could either go to the F1 for two days or spend a week at Le Mans for the same money. Right now, that's a big call that I don't want to make!

    thats easy for me, I gave Le Mans a chance, it didn't really hold my interest, and no one warned me that the ending is staged solely so they get good promo. Really didn't like that bit :D

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 14:01

    Voicemail take 3 was a nearly success. At least Christine should be able to edit that one to make me sound something other than a complete moron

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 14:01

    I was really enjoying F1 up to this point though. This whole weekend has just left me with a really sour taste in my mouth.

    F1 is just like a soap opera. You know its mostly rubbish, but you keep watching anyway.

    No offence intended to anyone by this statement. :-)

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 14:01

    Woohoo!

    oh Rubens, is there any day you don't improve my life?

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 14:01

    Judging by how awesome the classic Grands Prix are ... I wonder how you do it.

    Love the sport, hate the way its run.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 14:01

    but why?

    I just don't understand how these penalties have all been applied by the same people. It doesn't make any sense to me. They should decide on a punishment for something and stick to it.... If I can't understand what's going on, how am I supposed to follow something.

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 14:01

    No offence intended to anyone by this statement. :-)

    you could apply that to many things I'm a fan of. I'm looking at you, Backstreet Boys :D

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 14:02

    oh Rubens, is there any day you don't improve my life?

    There should be a motivational slogan like that

    WWRD?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 14:02

    See here is the other problem. I could either go to the F1 for two days or spend a week at Le Mans for the same money. Right now, that's a big call that I don't want to make!

    thats easy for me, I gave Le Mans a chance, it didn't really hold my interest, and no one warned me that the ending is staged solely so they get good promo. Really didn't like that bit :D

    If you ever go, you will understand. It's more than just a race...

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 14:02

    I'm looking at you, Backstreet Boys :D

    OMG Amy too much info

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 14:02

    WWRD?

    photoshop?

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 14:03

    If you ever go, you will understand. It's more than just a race...

    I can tell you right now, I won't ever go.

  • startledbunny04/10/2009 at 14:03

    I could never give up on F1, been following it for far to long like 15yrs im too invested in it

    I've been watching since French GP 1992, but my earliest memory of an F1 race was long before that.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 14:03

    I was really enjoying F1 up to this point though. This whole weekend has just left me with a really sour taste in my mouth.

    Look on the bright side tough. In a few weeks when Ari triumphs there will be someone who is not an insane facist in charge of the FIA

  • me04/10/2009 at 14:03

    I just don't understand how these penalties have all been applied by the same people.

    you mean on a race-by-race basis? it's different stewards each time.

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 14:04

    I've been watching since French GP 1992, but my earliest memory of an F1 race was long before that.

    I've been watching since French GP 1992, but my earliest memory of an F1 race was long before that.

    Wow thats specific, I could never remember my first race

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 14:04

    you mean on a race-by-race basis? it's different stewards each time.

    FIA fail #493

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

    If you ever go, you will understand. It's more than just a race...

    I can tell you right now, I won't ever go.

    That's fine. I wonder how you will feel after attending a Grand Prix though? Will it be worth all that money?

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 14:04

    Look on the bright side tough. In a few weeks when Ari triumphs there will be someone who is not an insane facist in charge of the FIA

    FIIINLAAAAND

  • lou04/10/2009 at 14:04

    If you ever go, you will understand. It's more than just a race...

    personally i'd always choose a 2 day f1 weekend as opposed to le mans. while le mans is great and all it doesn't have the same appeal as f1. f1 is just special in my eyes. nothing comes close.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 14:05

    I can tell you right now, I won't ever go.

    Once you move to Europe and there is sidepodpubbing at Le Mans you will be there

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 14:05

    I know you'll all just say "oh that's F1, live with it" I guess I haven't lived with it.

    The political mess doesn't bother me in the slightest. When I feel like people are messing around with random penalties and affecting the outcomes artificially, probably to the detriment of an actual race, I don't like it.

    Racing today was pants. Nothing happened at all. Artificially "spicing up" the championship doesn't do it for me.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 14:05

    I know you'll all just say "oh that's F1, live with it" I guess I haven't lived with it.

    The political mess doesn't bother me in the slightest. When I feel like people are messing around with random penalties and affecting the outcomes artificially, probably to the detriment of an actual race, I don't like it.

    Racing today was pants. Nothing happened at all. Artificially "spicing up" the championship doesn't do it for me.

    Hear hear!

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 14:05

    That's fine. I wonder how you will feel after attending a Grand Prix though? Will it be worth all that money?

    Of the races I've been to, I would have gladly spent twice what I did. They've all been some of the best weekends of my life.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 14:06

    If you ever go, you will understand. It's more than just a race...

    personally i'd always choose a 2 day f1 weekend as opposed to le mans. while le mans is great and all it doesn't have the same appeal as f1. f1 is just special in my eyes. nothing comes close.

    Again, I felt the same way. Then I went. I cannot describe what it is like. You just have to be there.

    I am certain the stuff I did would never happen at an F1 race...

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 14:06

    When I feel like people are messing around with random penalties and affecting the outcomes artificially, probably to the detriment of an actual race, I don't like it.

    Like, oh, most of 2008?

  • SLVAaron04/10/2009 at 14:06

    Like, oh, most of 2008?

    LOL

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 14:07

    Like, oh, most of 2008?

    This is my first season. I don't see why the fact that it's happened before should make me any less annoyed about it.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 14:07

    The political mess doesn't bother me in the slightest. When I feel like people are messing around with random penalties and affecting the outcomes artificially, probably to the detriment of an actual race, I don't like it.

    This year's random penalties are nothing compared to a lot that has gone on in the past when the championship has been manipulated

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 14:07

    This is my first season. I don't see why the fact that it's happened before should make me any less annoyed about it.

    Darn tootin'

  • James04/10/2009 at 14:08

    Like, oh, most of 2008?

    Hamilton could have easily dominated last year regardless of penalities, some of his own mistakes prolonged the championship.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 14:09

    This is my first season. I don't see why the fact that it's happened before should make me any less annoyed about it.

    It shouldn't. You should stay really annoyed about it. I rant all the time about stuff people accept. I still want them to rip the wings off the cars because it was stupid to allow them in 1967. If something annoys you stay annoyed.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 14:09

    I can't ring you Mr C :(

    I tried and I've murdered my phone battery. I'll let it charge a minute and have another go. You'll probably have to start before then though.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 14:09

    I tried and I've murdered my phone battery. I'll let it charge a minute and have another go. You'll probably have to start before then though.

    I thought you had a mic on your computer that you just discovered

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 14:09

    Racing today was pants. Nothing happened at all. Artificially "spicing up" the championship doesn't do it for me.

    I think it's different for me because I love all motor racing. Picking the subtleties and strategy is what i enjoy. Seeing a car on the edge is what makes me watch. Having raced as well makes a big difference.

    Everyone should spend time in any form of race car (go karts?) as much as possible. It really changes the way you think and feel about the sport.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 14:10

    Moving to the live thread and the LCLT

  • me04/10/2009 at 14:10

    I tried and I've murdered my phone battery. I'll let it charge a minute and have another go. You'll probably have to start before then though.

    no worries, please keep trying. haven't heard from gavin yet...

  • Paul04/10/2009 at 14:10

    It shouldn't. You should stay really annoyed about it. I rant all the time about stuff people accept. I still want them to rip the wings off the cars because it was stupid to allow them in 1967. If something annoys you stay annoyed.

    Sometimes it makes you want to rip wings off other things.....

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 14:11

    I thought you had a mic on your computer that you just discovered

    The quality is awful. I could try and hunt out my skype mic I suppose.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:10

    Hello Daily

  • Janna04/10/2009 at 16:14

    So, when are they live streaming the move ;)

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 16:15

    *sits in the land of daily again*

  • James04/10/2009 at 16:15

    So, when are they live streaming the move ;)

    I think that was mentioned last week, Mr C couldn't be seen so Christine would have to lift all the boxes. So not happening ;)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:15

    [twiddles SPC thumbs until Brazil]

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:16

    I think that was mentioned last week, Mr C couldn't be seen so Christine would have to lift all the boxes. So not happening ;)

    Who's piloting the helicopter from one side of Rockall to the other?

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:16

    [twiddles SPC thumbs until Brazil]

    it's gonna be a looong wait :( i have so much planned between now and then it's silly.

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:16

    [twiddles SPC thumbs until Brazil]

    Mt Panorama, Bathurst. NSW. Next Sunday.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:17

    Is this where I'm supposed to start my F1 fast?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:17

    Mt Panorama, Bathurst. NSW. Next Sunday.

    Isn't that a bit... Nascar?

    [sorry Aussies]

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 16:17

    Mt Panorama, Bathurst. NSW. Next Sunday.

    and Franck at Laguna Seca

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:17

    Is this where I'm supposed to start my F1 fast?

    yes, but you're only allowed 12 days

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:18

    Mt Panorama, Bathurst. NSW. Next Sunday.

    Plus, I plan on sleeping next weekend!

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 16:18

    Isn't that a bit... Nascar?

    [sorry Aussies]

    Bathurst is great

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:18

    Isn't that a bit... Nascar?

    [sorry Aussies]

    Yes. No competition cautions though.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:18

    Bathurst is great

    I know it's an institution, I've just never watched it

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:19

    Yes. No competition cautions though.

    What if I don't like Ford or Holden?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:19

    and Franck at Laguna Seca

    Like that track though

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 16:19

    I know it's an institution, I've just never watched it

    We live commented it last year with a two hour pause in the middle for the Japanese GP

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:19

    I know it's an institution, I've just never watched it

    Aaargh! You get cheap flights right? What do we have to do to get you out here (maybe not this year)?

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 16:19

    What if I don't like Ford or Holden?

    Watch how the race is covered by TV

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 16:20

    Horrible sour milk shots so nothing for your health... who knew!

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:20

    Mt Panorama, Bathurst. NSW. Next Sunday.

    what's Bathurst again? i remember it being talked about last year, but i have no clue what it is..

    and Franck at Laguna Seca

    and that's a sports car race?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:20

    yes, but you're only allowed 12 days

    Hmmmm. I might boycott Brazil. That might guarantee you all get an awesome race. Greater good and all?

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 16:20

    What if I don't like Ford or Holden?

    apparently you have to pretend just for one weekend to be a huge V8 fan.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:20

    We live commented it last year with a two hour pause in the middle for the Japanese GP

    I didn't live comment races last year, just the odd FP or Quali after Valencia

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:20

    What if I don't like Ford or Holden?

    Doesn't matter. You can come out and drive the course yourself in the week before or week after the race.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 16:20

    what's Bathurst again? i remember it being talked about last year, but i have no clue what it is..

    Is a bit like touring cars

    and that's a sports car race?

    Tes

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:21

    what's Bathurst again? i remember it being talked about last year, but i have no clue what it is..

    A race track in NSW, OZ

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 16:21

    Horrible sour milk shots so nothing for your health... who knew!

    So long to Bifidus Digestivum!

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 16:21

    Hmmmm. I might boycott Brazil. That might guarantee you all get an awesome race. Greater good and all?

    Not allowed.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 16:21

    Tes

    Yes not Tes

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:21

    Horrible sour milk shots so nothing for your health... who knew!

    Pro-biotic, schmo-biotic

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 16:22

    hooray debrief finally finished. Now I sleep :D

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:22

    what's Bathurst again? i remember it being talked about last year, but i have no clue what it is..

    Is a bit like touring cars

    and that's a sports car race?

    Tes

    ah right... are they very exciting? ... i'll put it another way, if i don't get to see it will i miss much?

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:22

    hooray debrief finally finished. Now I sleep :D

    night Amy!:)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 16:22

    hooray debrief finally finished. Now I sleep :D

    Night!

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:22

    ah right... are they very exciting? ... i'll put it another way, if i don't get to see it will i miss much?

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2008/10/11/live-commenting-bathurst/

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:22

    apparently you have to pretend just for one weekend to be a huge V8 fan.

    Will never happen

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 16:22

    hooray debrief finally finished. Now I sleep :D

    Night Amy

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:22

    Not allowed.

    Why not? I'm really hacked off.

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:23

    ah right... are they very exciting? ... i'll put it another way, if i don't get to see it will i miss much?

    you just need to watch the last hour

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 16:23

    ah right... are they very exciting? ... i'll put it another way, if i don't get to see it will i miss much?

    Two great circuits with some amazing corners

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:23

    Doesn't matter. You can come out and drive the course yourself in the week before or week after the race.

    Would rather do Nurburgring but I also like living so will probably do neither

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 16:23

    Why not? I'm really hacked off.

    Ohdear.... why?

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:24

    you just need to watch the last hour

    *tries to plan what apears to be a weekend that is out of her control*... what time GMT is that? *prays it is midnight*

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:24

    Would rather do Nurburgring but I also like living so will probably do neither

    Bathurst is public road with 60 KM/H speed limit. Perfectly safe.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 16:24

    Why not? I'm really hacked off.

    What are you going to do without us for a whole weekend

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:24

    G'night Amy

    I'll have some news for Monday morning/afternoon

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 16:24

    I'll have some news for Monday morning/afternoon

    :D :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:24

    Bathurst is public road with 60 KM/H speed limit. Perfectly safe.

    Well, that's no fun ;)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:25

    Anyone else buying Spa tickets soon or is it just me who is crazy?

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:26

    *tries to plan what apears to be a weekend that is out of her control*... what time GMT is that? *prays it is midnight*

    We are 10 hours ahead of you, so the last hour of the race (about 4 pm Sydney time - GMT+11) will be 6am on Sunday.

    I have previous years available if anyone is interested and can make this years available a few days after the actual race

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:26

    Anyone else buying Spa tickets soon or is it just me who is crazy?

    Don't ask me this today!!!

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 16:26

    Anyone else buying Spa tickets soon or is it just me who is crazy?

    I'll be buying them soon. I'm dot going for Eau Rouge, but I want to ensure I've got the tickets!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:26

    Don't ask me this today!!!

    Fair enough

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 16:26

    Anyone else buying Spa tickets soon or is it just me who is crazy?

    maybe the week before ;)

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 16:27

    Anyone else buying Spa tickets soon or is it just me who is crazy?

    if I was buying my own I would have had them two weeks ago so its not crazy its smart purchasing!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:27

    I'll be buying them soon. I'm dot going for Eau Rouge, but I want to ensure I've got the tickets!

    GA or another stand?

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:27

    We are 10 hours ahead of you, so the last hour of the race (about 4 pm Sydney time - GMT+11) will be 6am on Sunday.

    ah i'll not be around then, am being forced to sleep over at a friends after open day on saturday, then apparently we are going to london on the sunday... no idea when i'm going to get work done :( probably all of monday which is unfortunate. i hope it's god racing though :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:27

    maybe the week before ;)

    As long as you don't mind standing, that'll be fine

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 16:28

    GA or another stand?

    prob GA

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:28

    Well, that's no fun ;)

    of course you haven't lived until you've been through the Caltex chase four wheel drifting at nearly 200 km/h (during a race)

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:28

    Fair enough

    Hah. I'll get over it. I just need to look out my proper credit card.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:28

    if I was buying my own I would have had them two weeks ago so its not crazy its smart purchasing!

    The noise thing bothered me.

    I got over it :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:29

    of course you haven't lived until you've been through the Caltex chase four wheel drifting at nearly 200 km/h (during a race)

    I heard kids went down there at night, blasting up the strip [or something]

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:29

    I heard kids went down there at night, blasting up the strip [or something]

    The were probably Westies :)

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:30

    ah i'll not be around then, am being forced to sleep over at a friends after open day on saturday, then apparently we are going to london on the sunday... no idea when i'm going to get work done :( probably all of monday which is unfortunate. i hope it's god racing though :)

    you could watch the first hour? 10am GMT+11 Sydney time. Midnight for you?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:30

    I got over it :)

    Why aren't we doing it now?? That might cheer me up.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:30

    you could watch the first hour? 10am GMT+11 Sydney time. Midnight for you?

    midnight Sunday? am at a friends...

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:30

    Why aren't we doing it now?? That might cheer me up.

    We are

    I'll convince you another time ;)

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:31

    The were probably Westies :)

    Bathurst is West of Sydney and they do wear a flannelette shirts out thar in the country

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:31

    We are

    BUY BUY BUY. Right now!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/10/2009 at 16:31

    The were probably Westies :)

    Bathurst is West of Sydney and they do wear a flannelette shirts out thar in the country

    Bogans?

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:32

    midnight Sunday? am at a friends...

    exactly. girly sleep over. as if you'll be asleep :P

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:32

    Bathurst is West of Sydney and they do wear a flannelette shirts out thar in the country

    I know

    With their Winnie Blues tucked into the sleeve of their T-shirts

  • RG04/10/2009 at 16:32

    Gotta go now, heading to the speedway. Newcastle Diamonds got a chance to get to the elite league. Don't know why I'm going since the BTCC race is currently nothing short of awesome.

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:32

    Bogans?

    Westie Bogans. The worst kind.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:32

    Gotta go now, heading to the speedway. Newcastle Diamonds got a chance to get to the elite league. Don't know why I'm going since the BTCC race is currently nothing short of awesome.

    Enjoy, RG

    Later fella

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 16:32

    BUY BUY BUY. Right now!

    Can we buy now? If so, I may go for eau rouge after all!

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:32

    exactly. girly sleep over. as if you'll be asleep :P

    ahaha well apparently it's a party or something.. god knows what it is actually however what i do know is i will have no access to the internet :(

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:33

    Can we buy now? If so, I may go for eau rouge after all!

    I'm sorting my tickets out later on, yes

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:33

    ahaha well apparently it's a party or something.. god knows what it is actually however what i do know is i will have no access to the internet :(

    3G mobile :D

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:33

    With their Winnie Blues tucked into the sleeve of their T-shirts

    It is now, but in the seventies and eighties it was 'welcome to flavour country'. Marlboro sponsored Peter "king of the mountain" Brock

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 16:34

    I'm sorting my tickets out later on, yes

    *goes to have a look*

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:34

    3G mobile :D

    :( i don't get signal on my phone at her house either.. well not a constant signal :( orange suck around that area of the countryside. boo to orange.

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 16:34

    Afternoon peeps. Had a nice day having Sunday lunch out with family. I reckon the Debrief, the race on iPlayer and some NFS Shift online are in order for the rest of the day.

    Does anyone have a link for BTCC stream as well? :P

  • RG04/10/2009 at 16:35

    Does anyone have a link for BTCC stream as well? :P

    ITV4.

    (Im going, im going)

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:35

    Gosh I love SPC and crew. I must go to bed now though. What an awesome awesome day.

    I respect your right to be cranky Alison, but Im in my happy place right now.

    Bye!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:36

    *goes to have a look*

    Eau Rouge, uncovered Grandstand for the weekend €340

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:36

    :( i don't get signal on my phone at her house either.. well not a constant signal :( orange suck around that area of the countryside. boo to orange.

    But they have the iPhone now?

    (Bye)

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 16:36

    Looks ike Plato's hauled himself right back in with a shot at taking the title. Go the Chevy's! :D

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 16:37

    Eau Rouge, uncovered Grandstand for the weekend €340

    About £310. Might have a look at my finances...

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:37

    Eau Rouge, uncovered Grandstand for the weekend €340

    Hohum I'm not an exchange rate person. Will £500 cover 2 of those? I need to go find my proper credit card rather than my gay student one with a daft limit.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:37

    But they have the iPhone now?

    Soon, and Vodafone in the New Year

    See ya Jeremy, have agood Monday

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:37

    Looks ike Plato's hauled himself right back in with a shot at taking the title. Go the Chevy's! :D

    They're really Daewoos. You know that right?

    (Bye)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:38

    Hohum I'm not an exchange rate person. Will £500 cover 2 of those? I need to go find my proper credit card rather than my gay student one with a daft limit.

    Err, not really

    Today's rate is awful

    Anbout £325 each!!

  • Jeremy04/10/2009 at 16:38

    See ya Jeremy, have agood Monday

    Ta. Much sleeping will be done.

    (Bye)

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 16:39

    They're really Daewoos. You know that right?

    You know you're the second person recently to remind me of that. But I don't care :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:39

    You know you're the second person recently to remind me of that. But I don't care :D

    The car no one wants... is a Daewoo

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:40

    Today's rate is awful

    Anbout £325 each!!

    ouch! i mentioned it in passing to dad and he walked off saying how incredibly expensive it was and grumbling... it's not looking too hopeful. i may ask again come Brazil GP weekend as my birthday is done and out of the way by then.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:40

    ouch! i mentioned it in passing to dad and he walked off saying how incredibly expensive it was and grumbling... it's not looking too hopeful. i may ask again come Brazil GP weekend as my birthday is done and out of the way by then.

    Go for General Admission, lots of folk will be

    Is about £100 I think

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 16:40

    The car no one wants... is a Daewoo

    Explain how it's winning races in touring cars then. :P

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:41

    Explain how it's winning races in touring cars then. :P

    I can't but then, I don't care

    Awful road car though

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:42

    Go for General Admission, lots of folk will be

    but i wanted to have a grandstand ticket hehe i'll see if i can possibly get a grandstand for the race at the least.

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 16:42

    Go for General Admission, lots of folk will be

    that reminds me, what is our budget for hotel? I got some suggestions but budget really defines what suggestions I'd pass on.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:43

    that reminds me, what is our budget for hotel? I got some suggestions but budget really defines what suggestions I'd pass on.

    Under €100 per room per night would be great

    Based on 2 sharing

    [Don't know how realistic this is]

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 16:43

    Based on 2 sharing

    [Don't know how realistic this is]

    not very I think :(

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:44

    but i wanted to have a grandstand ticket hehe i'll see if i can possibly get a grandstand for the race at the least.

    At the moment, weekend tickets are cheaper than Sunday only

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:44

    I have MEGA doohickey weirdness!!

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 16:44

    Turkington has just won the 2009 BTCC title.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:44

    not very I think :(

    Didn't think so

    Let's not go too mad though

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 16:44

    I have MEGA doohickey weirdness!!

    Do tell

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:44

    oooo i like it.. gives dad no option :D

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:44

    I have MEGA doohickey weirdness!!

    It knows Mr C isn't watching.... Taking the opportunity to play up.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:45

    Do tell

    I'm trying to drop what it's doing. One sec.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:45

    I have MEGA doohickey weirdness!!

    Wassup?

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:45

    Turkington has just won the 2009 BTCC title.

    what car was he in? i must have seen him at least once yesterday...

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:45

    There's spam from a Chinese banker on the drop to add to all this....

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 16:45

    It knows Mr C isn't watching.... Taking the opportunity to play up.

    It wont let me post upside down, which i thought was a bit mean!

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 16:46

    what car was he in? i must have seen him at least once yesterday...

    Team RAC BMW 3 Series.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:46

    There's spam from a Chinese banker on the drop to add to all this....

    That happens, they'll sort it later no doubt

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 16:46

    There's spam from a Chinese banker on the drop to add to all this....

    That deal is all mine, so dont even think about gatecrashing...

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 16:46

    Team RAC BMW 3 Series.

    Or "the orange one" :D

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 16:47

    Turkington won the title with 275 points to Plato's 270.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:48

    That deal is all mine, so dont even think about gatecrashing...

    You want to be 'intimated' by a chinese banker? :)

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 16:49

    Why on earth does Tom Chilton have pink hair?!

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:49
  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:51

    I got a bit distracted colouring this one in then I refreshed and this happened.

    Interesting crayon marks

    The second one is what? Too hard to make out

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 16:51

    Why on earth does Tom Chilton have pink hair?!

    I used to have a house mate who went to school with him. I think they were all completely mental.

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 16:51

    Well, I've just bought a ticket for the uncovered grandstand at eau rouge!

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:51

    Team RAC BMW 3 Series.

    oh so the orange one?

  • lou04/10/2009 at 16:52

    Or "the orange one" :D

    yyeeaaahh! i know those ones! i kept taking photos of them yesterday..

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:52

    Well, I've just bought a ticket for the uncovered grandstand at eau rouge!

    Cool, if you DM me your ref no on Twitter we can all be seated together if you want

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 16:52

    Under €100 per room per night would be great

    The camping site I am planning on staying also rents out rooms and a apartment. The site is mostly in German but that's what you have me for.

    http://www.francorchamps-camping.com/bb.htm

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:52

    Interesting crayon marks

    Why isn't mine zoomable? Stupid dropio. The problem with the first one is the error message. It keeps telling me I can only comment on the thread I'm selecting. But I'm on the right thread....

    The second one instead of the Reply buttons under each post it's cycling down Post comment

    Preview

    Link

    B

    I

    All the way down the page.

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 16:53

    will do, hang on...

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 16:53

    I got a bit distracted colouring this one in then I refreshed and this happened.

    Oh that happens from time to time. I just relaunch the page.

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 16:53

    will do, hang on...

    (in reference to Bassano btw)

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 16:53

    The camping site I am planning on staying also rents out rooms and a apartment. The site is mostly in German but that's what you have me for.

    http://www.fra...ps-camping.com/bb.htm

    that could be good, the prices for things I am finding are ridiculous, and the ones that aren't are already booked. :(

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:54

    All the way down the page.

    Refresh or close browser and start again

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:54

    (in reference to Bassano btw)

    Gotcha

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:54

    Refresh or close browser and start again

    It's a roulette wheel what I'm getting when I refresh! #blamemediatemple

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 16:54

    Why isn't mine zoomable?

    ctrl + and ctrl - should zoom in and out

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 16:55

    that could be good, the prices for things I am finding are ridiculous, and the ones that aren't are already booked. :(

    I had already sent an enquire and with the rooms comes a special pass that allows you access to a close to the circuit parking lot. I*m not quite sure what quality those rooms are.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:55

    that could be good, the prices for things I am finding are ridiculous, and the ones that aren't are already booked. :(

    Is that €98 per person per room?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 16:56

    that could be good, the prices for things I am finding are ridiculous, and the ones that aren't are already booked. :(

    I think booking commendation should be more of a priority than race tickets....

    Although i am starting to warm to the idea of camping

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 16:56

    Is that €98 per person per room?

    As it is written it is €98 per room but I'm planning to ask him again

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 16:57

    Bassano, check twitter! :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:57

    Chris: received

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:57

    As it is written it is €98 per room but I'm planning to ask him again

    Thanks Kathi

    This will be an expensive trip

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 16:58

    Although i am starting to warm to the idea of camping

    I would camp if we knew someone with a campervan, I need a proper roof!

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 16:59

    I'm gonna stay a bit further away from the circuit. I'm happy to commute to the track. There are buses from a fair few of the local towns. I might drive to one of these then bus it from there.

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 16:59

    Hahaha, Giovanardi just pretended to cry whilst being interviewed by Louise Goodman :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 16:59

    I would camp if we knew someone with a campervan, I need a proper roof!

    I do but would not be comfortable asking to borrow it to drive to Belgium

    I have owned one in the past though

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 16:59

    I would camp if we knew someone with a campervan, I need a proper roof!

    there is a proper camping site 8km away from the circuit which rents out those big tents/caravans, I'm not sure how much those are though

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:00

    I'm gonna stay a bit further away from the circuit. I'm happy to commute to the track. There are buses from a fair few of the local towns. I might drive to one of these then bus it from there.

    I don't mind being an hour away from the circuit or so

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 17:00

    I would camp if we knew someone with a campervan, I need a proper roof!

    I can lend you a red tea-tray?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:00

    there is a proper camping site 8km away from the circuit which rents out those big tents/caravans, I'm not sure how much those are though

    SidePodCaravan could be epic!

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 17:01

    I do but would not be comfortable asking to borrow it to drive to Belgium

    Maybe it's worth looking into renting fees for motorhomes/caravans. Not for me though I would kill you all before the end of the weekend (need my space)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:01

    SidePodCaravan could be epic!

    Hmmmm

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 17:01

    I don't mind being an hour away from the circuit or so

    Doesnt sound like we are going to see much of each other, at this rate. i think the camp grounds are all by the circuit

    Perhaps spa wasnt the best race to do this at?

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 17:01

    SidePodCaravan could be epic!

    Can you imagine us lot in a caravan together?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:01

    Maybe it's worth looking into renting fees for motorhomes/caravans. Not for me though I would kill you all before the end of the weekend (need my space)

    Hehehehe I'm having visions of my car trying to tow a caravan. My mental image involves my car being pulled backwards down a hill....

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:02

    Perhaps spa wasnt the best race to do this at?

    Quiet with the heresy or it'll be off with your head :)

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 17:02

    Can you imagine us lot in a caravan together?

    We'd all be in the same room, on laptops commenting on spc together!

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:02

    Doesnt sound like we are going to see much of each other, at this rate. i think the camp grounds are all by the circuit

    I really don't mind driving about Belgian countryside. I'm not a big drinker. This is probably sidepodheresy.

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 17:03

    I don't mind being an hour away from the circuit or so

    once you start getting that far out I don't even know where to look because there is so many towns in each direction and I don't know which ones would provide circuit access. I got told Liege is nice and you can get a train from there then a bus, but ahhh I don't like this side of organisation! Monza is so much easier since you buy in Milan and thats that. Stupid out of the way racetrack!

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 17:03

    We'd all be in the same room, on laptops commenting on spc together!

    Oh yeah, cos talking's so overrated these days ;)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 17:03

    Maybe it's worth looking into renting fees for motorhomes/caravans. Not for me though I would kill you all before the end of the weekend (need my space)

    I think that would be a great idea.

    (you can always sleep on the roof ;)

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:03

    We'd all be in the same room, on laptops commenting on spc together!

    Errr this is why camping will not work for you.... Where is the internet coming from?

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 17:03

    http://www.campingspador.be/ardens/rates/tent/

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:03

    I really don't mind driving about Belgian countryside. I'm not a big drinker. This is probably sidepodheresy.

    That's ok, we need some sober people

    Amy needs someone to hold her hair back, remember

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 17:03

    Errr this is why camping will not work for you.... Where is the internet coming from?

    from the wifi some camping sites have

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 17:04

    Errr this is why camping will not work for you.... Where is the internet coming from?

    3g dongles (I've thought this through!)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:04

    but ahhh I don't like this side of organisation! Monza is so much easier since you buy in Milan and thats that. Stupid out of the way racetrack!

    Chill, if you can get a few options, I'll do the rest

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 17:04

    3g dongles (I've thought this through!)

    Roaming? Ouch!

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 17:04

    3g dongles (I've thought this through!)

    But that'll cost us all a fortune!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:05

    3g dongles (I've thought this through!)

    Costly and will be swamped by users

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 17:05

    Chill, if you can get a few options, I'll do the rest

    even getting options is stressful :D

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 17:05

    http://www.cam...be/ardens/rates/tent/

    and mobile homes: http://www.campingspador.be/ardens/rates/mobilehomes/

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 17:05

    Roaming? Ouch!

    oh, yeah. bother,,,

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:05

    Hotel with WiFi is still preferred

    And pubs :)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 17:05

    Chill, if you can get a few options, I'll do the rest

    The problem is its no use having people staying an hour away and going to one stand and others staying at the track and going GA. We wont see each other and people will get stranded away from the group.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:05

    even getting options is stressful :D

    You'll get to the circuit, even if you have to walk.... Don't worry :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:06

    even getting options is stressful :D

    Now is not the time to stress though

    We can look in the week, I'll get Pat to help

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:06

    The problem is its no use having people staying an hour away and going to one stand and others staying at the track and going GA. We wont see each other and people will get stranded away from the group.

    Well we don't all like the same things. You were all talking about hotels that are waaay fancier than I'd go for. I care about a lock on the door and no leaks....

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:07

    The problem is its no use having people staying an hour away and going to one stand and others staying at the track and going GA. We wont see each other and people will get stranded away from the group.

    There'll be splinter groups, it's inevitable

    We'll meet up at various times and places over the weekend

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 17:07

    The problem is its no use having people staying an hour away and going to one stand and others staying at the track and going GA. We wont see each other and people will get stranded away from the group.

    I think the minimum plan is to meet up before/after the race. There's also the rest of the weekend (quali is only an hour for example)

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:07

    Also there's a lot of free time in the day between track stuffs for meeting and wandering.

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 17:08

    Hotel with WiFi is still preferred

    in Liege that gives me this one and this one and this one and I don't know if those links work. The other 5 results for that town were all 1000 Euro + for that time period :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:08

    ...I care about a lock on the door and no leaks....

    Once we have a few options we can decide, as long as no one is left alone, we'll be fine

    Just try to stay in the same town, those who are hotelling it, if poss

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 17:08

    Well we don't all like the same things. You were all talking about hotels that are waaay fancier than I'd go for. I care about a lock on the door and no leaks....

    yes I'm thinking I may have to downgrade my choice otherwise I'll be spending more in a few nights in Spa than I will the rest of my 3 weeks in Europe which is ridiculous.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:08

    You need to wait a couple weeks until hotels.com will cover that time period. That website saves my life.

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 17:09

    Once we have a few options we can decide, as long as no one is left alone, we'll be fine

    I think this is the sort of thing we need to put on the wiki for those who aren't around at the moment

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 17:09

    We'll meet up at various times and places over the weekend

    Its starting to sound like that wont be possible though.

    The other problem is people getting left on their own. Organisers will probably be ok, but shyer people might get left out, especially if we are all over the place.

    Do we have any numbers so far?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:10

    Once we have a few options we can decide, as long as no one is left alone, we'll be fine

    I see that yeah. I'm quite a happy solitary traveller tbh. I can see why some people wouldn't be though.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:10

    I think this is the sort of thing we need to put on the wiki for those who aren't around at the moment

    That's the plan

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:11

    Its starting to sound like that wont be possible though.

    Why not. We just need to come up with a few options to suit peoples preferences/budgets etc then people can choose one of those or go off on their own.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:11

    I see that yeah. I'm quite a happy solitary traveller tbh. I can see why some people wouldn't be though.

    We'll buddy up, it'll be cool

    It's only Belgium

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:11

    Why not. We just need to come up with a few options to suit peoples preferences/budgets etc then people can choose one of those or go off on their own.

    Exactly

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 17:11

    Why not. We just need to come up with a few options to suit peoples preferences/budgets etc then people can choose one of those or go off on their own.

    plus there is a lot of free time over a race weekend at the cirucit.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:12

    The other problem is people getting left on their own. Organisers will probably be ok, but shyer people might get left out, especially if we are all over the place.

    We may need a GPS tracker for Pat :)

  • me04/10/2009 at 17:12

    "and i can take or leave it if i pleaseeee..."

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:12

    plus there is a lot of free time over a race weekend at the cirucit.

    Pub time :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:12

    "and i can take or leave it if i pleaseeee..."

    Are you singing?

    To what, exactly?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 17:13

    Why not. We just need to come up with a few options to suit peoples preferences/budgets etc then people can choose one of those or go off on their own.

    But if we arent in the same place all day, and we are staying an hour apart i dont see how any meeting will be possible without hugely expensive taxis?

  • Amy04/10/2009 at 17:13

    Pub time :)

    I'm going to die, I seriously only drink about twice a year.

    And on that note, I think I said I was sleeping an hour ago. Bye!

  • lou04/10/2009 at 17:13

    "and i can take or leave it if i pleaseeee..."

    er?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:13

    Anyway, enough Spa talk for now

  • me04/10/2009 at 17:13

    Are you singing?

    jeremy started it.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:13

    See ya Amy

  • me04/10/2009 at 17:13

    And on that note, I think I said I was sleeping an hour ago. Bye!

    night.

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 17:13

    "and i can take or leave it if i pleaseeee..."

    Hey I'm singing too!!

    Not the same song but still

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:13

    I'm going to die, I seriously only drink about twice a year.

    Is she REALLY a Kiwi?

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 17:14

    "and i can take or leave it if i pleaseeee..."

    MASH

  • me04/10/2009 at 17:14

    Hey I'm singing too!!

    Not the same song but still

    that's not how harmonies work.

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 17:15

    I would camp if we knew someone with a campervan, I need a proper roof!

    http://www.campingspador.be/ardens/english/possibilities/

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:15

    €236 for 4 nights is fine

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 17:15

    that's not how harmonies work.

    I always knew the Beatles were onto something all singing the same song.

    Then you killed one of them! ;)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:16

    MASH

    Suicide Is Painless

    Or the Monster variety? :)

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 17:16

    "and i can take or leave it if i pleaseeee..."

    I don't quite think a duet with Christine would work for some reason... ;)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:16

    Then you killed one of them! ;)

    How did the killing of Ringo come about?

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 17:17

    How did the killing of Ringo come about?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65QrvxX-2Cg

  • me04/10/2009 at 17:17

    I always knew the Beatles were onto something all singing the same song.

    Then you killed one of them! ;)

    bongo didn't sing.

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 17:18

    "and i can take or leave it if i pleaseeee..."

    Hmm, "Suicide is Painless" by Lady & Bird?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:18

    But if we arent in the same place all day, and we are staying an hour apart i dont see how any meeting will be possible without hugely expensive taxis?

    At the track... Presumably once you have a reserved grandstand seat you can wander away from it at will and it's still there when you get back.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 17:18

    bongo didn't sing.

    Yes he did

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 17:19

    bongo didn't sing.

    urm...

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 17:19

    At the track... Presumably once you have a reserved grandstand seat you can wander away from it at will and it's still there when you get back.

    that's what I thought

  • me04/10/2009 at 17:19

    Yes he did

    oh.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:20

    How did the killing of Ringo come about?

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=65QrvxX-2Cg

    Too much energy drink by the sounds of it :D

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 17:20

    We are letting down the studio balls. It's quite airy in here now :)

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 17:20

    oh.

    Not often but he did. Even sang lead on a few quirky songs

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 17:21

    We are letting down the studio balls. It's quite airy in here now :)

    Are you using the Leo method or are you planning on using them again?

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 17:21

    Not often but he did. Even sang lead on a few quirky songs

    "oooh I get by with a little help from my friends..."

    Sounds like a certain member of sidepodcast HQ ;)

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 17:22

    Are you using the Leo method or are you planning on using them again?

    I am sat on one and squeezing the other. They are louder than I expected.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:23

    I am sat on one and squeezing the other. They are louder than I expected.

    How long will the move take, are you spreading it over a few days?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 17:24

    At the track... Presumably once you have a reserved grandstand seat you can wander away from it at will and it's still there when you get back.

    The problem is, there arent any GA areas anywhere near Eau Rouge unless you want to watch cars going down that straight, which i suspect nobody will want to do. All the GA people will be probably end up miles away.

    I dont think this is so much of a problem, but i think we should all aim to stay has close together as possible so we can meet up in the evenings. Some people may not see the rest of the sidepodders if we are all staying hours apart. The evenings could be pretty lonely too.

    Staying together would mean we could go to the pub e.t.c... which i thought was the whole point of going together?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:24

    Not often but he did. Even sang lead on a few quirky songs

    Bill Hicks:

    The Beatles were SO high, they even let Ringo sing on a few

  • me04/10/2009 at 17:24

    How long will the move take, are you spreading it over a few days?

    sofas and stuff next weekend. we really on have this afternoon and next weekend. #blamebernie

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:25

    sofas and stuff next weekend. we really on have this afternoon and next weekend. #blamebernie

    You should know better than to not plan it in the off-season ;)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 17:25

    sofas and stuff next weekend. we really on have this afternoon and next weekend. #blamebernie

    Oh dear.... well keep the music playing and it could be fun?

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 17:26

    Debrief was early today? Damn I missed it :(

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:26

    Staying together would mean we could go to the pub e.t.c... which i thought was the whole point of going together?

    Those hotelling, should ideally be in the same town

    Those staying at the trck can be positioned near each other

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 17:26

    Ringo singing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPi7OKpIZw0

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:26

    Debrief was early today? Damn I missed it :(

    Yup, was mentioned last week and in the schedule

    Though was later than planned

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 17:27

    Yup, was mentioned last week and in the schedule

    Though was later than planned

    I missed that n all :(

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:27

    I missed that n all :(

    I hear they have a podcast

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 17:28

    I hear they have a podcast

    :D

  • James04/10/2009 at 17:28

    I hear they have a podcast

    really and where might this be available? :P

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 17:29

    I hear they have a podcast

    I'm in stitches, really I am...

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 17:29

    Just read through the IgNobel prize winners someone posted earlier. Definitely up to the standards of previous years.

    http://improbable.com/ig/winners/

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:30

    really and where might this be available? :P

    Something about Intrawebs, I think

    Sounds all Spidery

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:30

    Just read through the IgNobel prize winners someone posted earlier. Definitely up to the standards of previous years.

    I love the Ignobles

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:30

    I'm in stitches, really I am...

    Glad to be of service

  • me04/10/2009 at 17:30

    interesting fact. apart from the party in the park, we've never streamed live from outside this house.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:31

    interesting fact. apart from the party in the park, we've never streamed live from outside this house.

    An historic era then

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 17:31

    interesting fact. apart from the party in the park, we've never streamed live from outside this house.

    wow. The debrief in a fortnight will be odd for you two then!

  • me04/10/2009 at 17:32

    wow. The debrief in a fortnight will be odd for you two then!

    very!

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 17:32

    interesting fact. apart from the party in the park, we've never streamed live from outside this house.

    Apart from the middle of the motorway.

  • Janna04/10/2009 at 17:32

    interesting fact. apart from the party in the park, we've never streamed live from outside this house.

    Should that be "we've never streamed a podcast live from outside this house" Am sure I've seen some streaming from you on a motorway ;)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:32

    Just read through the IgNobel prize winners someone posted earlier. Definitely up to the standards of previous years.

    http://improbable.com/ig/winners/

    cows who have names give more milk than cows that are nameless :lol:

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:33

    Should that be "we've never streamed a podcast live from outside this house" Am sure I've seen some streaming from you on a motorway ;)

    Not live, delayed feed?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:33

    Apart from the middle of the motorway.

    Ahh, ok then

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 17:33

    cows who have names give more milk than cows that are nameless :lol:

    I remember hearing that a while back. I think the news quiz mentioned it..

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:35

    Those campervans Kathi was linking to are pretty cheap.... 125Euros a night. Sleeps 5.....

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 17:35

    I love the Ignobles

    Those and the Darwin Awards are my favourite awards on the NET

    I think my all time favourite IgNobel prize was the medecine paper on curing hiccoughs by digital rectal massage. How do you even start to research that. Do you approach random hiccoughing people or can they be induced.

    http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/

  • me04/10/2009 at 17:35

    Apart from the middle of the motorway.

    Ahh, ok then

    fine. how about. live show's were... invented here (and not by ej)?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:35

    Ouch!

    MEDICINE PRIZE: Donald L. Unger, of Thousand Oaks, California, USA, for investigating a possible cause of arthritis of the fingers, by diligently cracking the knuckles of his left hand — but never cracking the knuckles of his right hand — every day for more than sixty (60) years.

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 17:35

    Why do we/I not get to see these things in the race coverage?

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 17:35

    Apart from the middle of the motorway.

    and in the woods and on a boat etc

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 17:36

    I am now having fun with gaffa tape. This is not related to the balls.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:36

    Those and the Darwin Awards are my favourite awards on the NET

    Darwins are also great

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:36

    I am now having fun with gaffa tape. This is not related to the balls.

    Too. Many. Jokes

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 17:37

    Why do we/I not get to see these things in the race coverage?

    Of all the people to hitch a ride with!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:37

    Why do we/I not get to see these things in the race coverage?

    They happen HOURS before?

  • Kathi04/10/2009 at 17:39

    They happen HOURS before?

    and? I didn't say live. RTL usually broadcasts the driver parade.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:39

    I remember this story :)

    LITERATURE PRIZE: Ireland's police service (An Garda Siochana), for writing and presenting more than fifty traffic tickets to the most frequent driving offender in the country — Prawo Jazdy — whose name in Polish means "Driving License"

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 17:39

    Why do we/I not get to see these things in the race coverage?

    I guess that proves there is no animosity between them once and for all then.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:40

    and? I didn't say live. RTL usually broadcasts the driver parade.

    We should tweet R5L and ask

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:40

    We should tweet R5L and ask

    It's not to do with them is it.... They're a radio station.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 17:40

    I remember this story :)

    LITERATURE PRIZE: Ireland's police service (An Garda Siochana), for writing and presenting more than fifty traffic tickets to the most frequent driving offender in the country — Prawo Jazdy — whose name in Polish means "Driving License"

    I liked this one

    PEACE PRIZE: Stephan Bolliger, Steffen Ross, Lars Oesterhelweg, Michael Thali and Beat Kneubuehl of the University of Bern, Switzerland, for determining — by experiment — whether it is better to be smashed over the head with a full bottle of beer or with an empty bottle.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:41

    It's not to do with them is it.... They're a radio station.

    They like us, they can put a word in

    Once the get rid of Legard for us

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 17:42

    Taking apart studio light now it's cooled down.

    We might take pictures in a bit.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:42

    One for Christine:

    BIOLOGY PRIZE: Fumiaki Taguchi, Song Guofu, and Zhang Guanglei of Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in Sagamihara, Japan, for demonstrating that kitchen refuse can be reduced more than 90% in mass by using bacteria extracted from the feces of giant pandas

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:43

    Taking apart studio light now it's cooled down.

    We might take pictures in a bit.

    Cool

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 17:43

    One for Christine:

    BIOLOGY PRIZE: Fumiaki Taguchi, Song Guofu, and Zhang Guanglei of Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in Sagamihara, Japan, for demonstrating that kitchen refuse can be reduced more than 90% in mass by using bacteria extracted from the feces of giant pandas

    Surely it's a good reason for Christine to own a Panda. She's helping the environment!

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 17:44

    Surely it's a good reason for Christine to own a Panda. She's helping the environment!

    *cue Mr C's standard response of "She's not having one"* ;) :D

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 17:46

    #sidepodspace

    A couple of months-ish ago some of us watch the launch of the combined LRO-LCROSS mission to explore the moon including to search for water.

    Part of the LCROSS mission involves part of the spacecraft undocking from the rest and impacting a crater to throw up as much dust, rock and hopefully water as possible so that it can be analysed. The impact is happening on Friday.

    For those in North America there are public events to view the impact. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LCROSS/impact/event_index.html

    I don't know if that means NASA TV won't carry it but I will investigate.

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 17:47

    One for Christine:

    BIOLOGY PRIZE: Fumiaki Taguchi, Song Guofu, and Zhang Guanglei of Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in Sagamihara, Japan, for demonstrating that kitchen refuse can be reduced more than 90% in mass by using bacteria extracted from the feces of giant pandas

    Proving that we need more pandas for environmental reasons.

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 17:47

    Afternoon everyone. I have been helping a friend put up some ikea furnature. Katherine took charge in the end and I was consigned to ripping up boxes.

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 17:47

    Have dropioed a picture of a lot of wires.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/2009-10-04-18-47-14

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 17:47

    *cue Mr C's standard response of "She's not having one"* ;) :D

    If we can freeze Bruce to protect the planet surely Christine can have the odd panda or two

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:48

    Afternoon everyone. I have been helping a friend put up some ikea furnature. Katherine took charge in the end and I was consigned to ripping up boxes.

    Lacking Orange Drills obviously! :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:48

    Have dropioed a picture of a lot of wires.

    http://drop.io...t/2009-10-04-18-47-14

    A small fortune in copper, right there

  • James04/10/2009 at 17:53

    Have dropioed a picture of a lot of wires.

    http://drop.io...t/2009-10-04-18-47-14

    Plugging them all back in is the real challenge ;)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:54

    Plugging them all back in is the real challenge ;)

    Why do you think the show is often running late?

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 17:57

    We found more cables:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/2009-10-04-18-57-35

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 17:58

    We found more cables:

    A tower of 'em

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 17:58

    Christine while you're there. Some crazy Chinese man has put spam on the drop.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 17:59

    We found more cables:

    your house is starting to remind me of the tech box we have at school...

  • James04/10/2009 at 18:00

    Do all these cables do something? or will that be found out when you start putting everything back together.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:00

    So, due to unforseen events, this evening's date has been postponed

    It has, however, been escalated from Drinks to Dinner, in the week

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 18:01

    Do all these cables do something? or will that be found out when you start putting everything back together.

    They all do something, but we couldn't in all honesty say our system was as streamlined as it could be.

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 18:02

    We are going to have to order pizza, with added coke because Mr C drank all the red bull.

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 18:02

    We are going to have to order pizza, with added coke because Mr C drank all the red bull.

    Oh lord, an over-excited Mr C. Just what you need when moving house.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:02

    We are going to have to order pizza, with added coke because Mr C drank all the red bull.

    Have you guys considered cordial?

    There seems to be a lot of carbonation in your hydration

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:03

    We are going to have to order pizza, with added coke because Mr C drank all the red bull.

    Mr C drank all the red bull? really? you never would have known :D

  • me04/10/2009 at 18:03

    Mr C drank all the red bull? really? you never would have known :D

    oi!!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:03

    Mr C drank all the red bull? really? you never would have known :D

    Even I figured that out from the comments whilst I was on the bus!

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 18:04

    It has, however, been escalated from Drinks to Dinner, in the week

    That means you have to shave twice in a week

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:04

    oi!!

    :P #sorrymrc

    i did say i love it when you are on red bull though :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:04

    That means you have to shave twice in a week

    During the week, I shave because of work

    Tis why I don't like to at weekends

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 18:05

    Have you guys considered cordial?

    Dominos sell Fanta, Regular Coke or Diet Coke.

    We also drink a lot of juice, but they don't sell it.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 18:05

    We also drink a lot of juice, but they don't sell it.

    I really really hope you have a dental plan!!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:05

    Dominos sell Fanta, Regular Coke or Diet Coke.

    For future reference

    Or flavoured water, that's nice

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 18:07

    Or flavoured water, that's nice

    You do understand that we're moving, right? There is nothing in our house. This is not a normal circumstance.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:08

    You do understand that we're moving, right? There is nothing in our house. This is not a normal circumstance.

    I'm referring to the period where you have settled into your new abode :)

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 18:08

    Or flavoured water, that's nice

    Seconded, if I'm not drinking squash or juice, I drink this.

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 18:08

    I'm referring to the period where you have settled into your new abode :)

    Okay. So... how do you know what we normally drink?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:09

    Okay. So... how do you know what we normally drink?

    Mr C lives on Energy Drinks or Rose :)

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 18:09

    Mr C lives on Energy Drinks or Rose :)

    Mr C tells you about the energy drinks and rose.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:10

    Okay. So... how do you know what we normally drink?

    When he has squash, he drinks yours ;)

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 18:10

    I got a reduced multican pack of diet coke from asda as one can had fallen out this pack and they'd had to tape it up again. It ended up being a third of the price because they'd made a hash of it.

    Right now as I'm finishing the final can is the first time I wish I'd bought the normal pack. Then I'd still have one. I couldn't buy 2 at the time, that would be greedy!

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:10

    Okay. So... how do you know what we normally drink?

    you drink a lot of juice? (i'm not stalking you... you just said done there vv or maybe up there^^ depending on which commenting you are viewing the comments with.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:11

    We are going to have to order pizza, with added coke because Mr C drank all the red bull.

    I have a pizza in the fridge... but i have a strong craving to order some dominos

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 18:11

    Mr C tells you about the energy drinks and rose.

    I have also seen Mr C drink larger and guiness and some shots ;)

    #blamebassano

  • me04/10/2009 at 18:11

    so. needed a strong bag for cables. found one full of dust. shook bag out of window. dropped it. now fallen down many stories. christine gone to fetch. me embarrassed.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:11

    Mr C tells you about the energy drinks and rose.

    Don't shatter my illusions

    Sometimes, he drinks Guinness

    [not always my fault]

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 18:12

    so. needed a strong bag for cables. found one full of dust. shook bag out of window. dropped it. now fallen down many stories. christine gone to fetch. me embarrassed.

    Smooth! :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:12

    I have also seen Mr C drink larger and guiness and some shots ;)

    I never bought him larger

    [or even lager]

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:13

    I have also seen Mr C drink larger and guiness and some shots ;)

    #blamebassano

    Snitch!

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 18:13

    I never bought him larger

    [or even lager]

    that's true. I may have.

    #sorrymrc

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:13

    so. needed a strong bag for cables. found one full of dust. shook bag out of window. dropped it. now fallen down many stories. christine gone to fetch. me embarrassed.

    :D I once saw someone do that with a carpet out the 5th or 6th floor!

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 18:13

    Sometimes, he drinks Guinness

    [not always my fault]

    But 9 times out of 10 your fault :)

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:13

    so. needed a strong bag for cables. found one full of dust. shook bag out of window. dropped it. now fallen down many stories. christine gone to fetch. me embarrassed.

    ahahahahaha XD

    you just made me choke on my drink.. poor Mrs C

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:14

    that's true. I may have.

    Ah ha! A co-conspirator

    Alex, you up for Saturday with Guille?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:14

    Christine while you're there. Some crazy Chinese man has put spam on the drop.

    Dont be so mean about my new business partner!

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 18:14

    ahahahahaha XD

    you just made me choke on my drink.. poor Mrs C

    The things I have to do!

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 18:14

    so. needed a strong bag for cables. found one full of dust. shook bag out of window. dropped it. now fallen down many stories. christine gone to fetch. me embarrassed.

    At least you didn't fall out trying to catch it!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:14

    But 9 times out of 10 your fault :)

    So, I have 8 more goes? :)

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:15

    The things I have to do!

    you would have thought he could have got it since he drank all the energy drink :P

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:17

    We found more cables:

    http://drop.io...t/2009-10-04-18-57-35

    Behind the scenes in the sidepodstudio!

    #sidepodfact They use desks with screens on them :D

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 18:18

    At least you didn't fall out trying to catch it!

    You would definitely get a Darwin Award for that.

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 18:19

    Alex, you up for Saturday with Guille?

    I don't think I can sadly. I have a 30th to go to.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:20

    I don't think I can sadly. I have a 30th to go to.

    Its Ok, its the 10th :P

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:20

    Have you consodered Qik streaming to help expediate the move? ;)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:20

    I don't think I can sadly. I have a 30th to go to.

    Its Ok, its the 10th :P

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:21

    Have you consodered Qik streaming to help expediate the move? ;)

    It would mean Mr C carries less, Christine said no

    If only they had some strong Pandas

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:22

    If only they had some strong Pandas

    or something which meant Mr C could strap the camera to his head? :D

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 18:22

    Its Ok, its the 10th :P

    :)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:22

    It would mean Mr C carries less, Christine said no

    If he had some duct tape he could tape the G1 to his head and we could have MRC onboard!

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 18:22

    or something which meant Mr C could strap the camera to his head? :D

    Hahahahha

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:23

    Hahahahha

    as long as he didn't walk past a mirror it would be fine :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:23

    If he had some duct tape he could tape the G1 to his head and we could have MRC onboard!

    And we could predict how long before he does a Grosjean!

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 18:23

    If he had some duct tape he could tape the G1 to his head and we could have MRC onboard!

    I think he'd have to use the HD camera. All the onboard shots are HD this year.

  • me04/10/2009 at 18:23

    pizza here. we may qik stream something in a bit.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:24

    pizza here. we may qik stream something in a bit.

    Cool

    Christine ordered, I presume ;)

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:24

    And we could predict how long before he does a Grosjean!

    what crashes into christine but blames her? :D

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 18:24

    Am on G1 now, computer packed away. Have dropioed pic of almost empty studio.

  • me04/10/2009 at 18:25

    Christine ordered, I presume ;)

    given the quantity of fizzy stuff that also arrived, i'd say yes.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:25

    what crashes into christine but blames her? :D

    Or cold shoes

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 18:25

    pizza here. we may qik stream something in a bit.

    cool.

    Did notice the Dell monitor back there in the cable shot! Dell!

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:25

    Am on G1 now, computer packed away. Have dropioed pic of almost empty studio.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/2009-10-04-19-22-37

  • me04/10/2009 at 18:27

    Did notice the Dell monitor back there in the cable shot! Dell!

    am not a fan of mac monitors. they're very limiting.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:27

    am not a fan of mac monitors. they're very limiting.

    And expensive

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:28

    Am on G1 now, computer packed away. Have dropioed pic of almost empty studio.

    http://drop.io...t/2009-10-04-19-22-37

    I know they've told us before, but it REALLY is small isn't it?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:28

    http://drop.io...t/2009-10-04-19-22-37

    Oooh looks different! It looks suprisngly normal!

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:28

    I know they've told us before, but it REALLY is small isn't it?

    i was thinking the same, no wonder it gets reeeeallly hot with the studio lamp on!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:29

    Full of epic history that room

    Bye Studio 1

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 18:29

    am not a fan of mac monitors. they're very limiting.

    I like Dell Monitors too.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:30

    Full of epic history that room

    Bye Studio 1

    i can't believe they held the sidepodparty in that room! i thought it was bigger.

  • me04/10/2009 at 18:30

    i was thinking the same, no wonder it gets reeeeallly hot with the studio lamp on!

    you could get a single bed i here two if they were bunks.

    but yeah, we're squashed. inside track is recorded in other bedroom, will dropio next week when emptying that one.

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 18:30

    Oooh looks different! It looks suprisngly normal!

    expecting the batcave?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:31

    i can't believe they held the sidepodparty in that room! i thought it was bigger.

    "You look bigger on tv" :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 18:32

    Time to chop some chillis for my pizza

  • me04/10/2009 at 18:32

    i can't believe they held the sidepodparty in that room! i thought it was bigger.

    where christine stood to take the picture, is where the black duvet used to hang for the standy-up debrief.

    christine now taking apart table.

    ...more useful than giggles.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:32

    but yeah, we're squashed. inside track is recorded in other bedroom, will dropio next week when emptying that one.

    cool! will the new house have a slightly larger studio?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:33

    ...more useful than giggles.

    hehe, are you on yabbering duties :D

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 18:34

    cool! will the new house have a slightly larger studio?

    I'm now imagining them being shown round a house, with Mr C going "This room would be perfect for our recording studio!" and the estate agent looking at them oddly!

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 18:35

    I'm now imagining them being shown round a house, with Mr C going "This room would be perfect for our recording studio!" and the estate agent looking at them oddly!

    That is pretty much how it works :)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:35

    I'm now imagining them being shown round a house, with Mr C going "This room would be perfect for our recording studio!" and the estate agent looking at them oddly!

    Mrc: Yes... yes... we could do 12 hours of radio from here..

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 18:36

    The panda could sit here.....

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:36

    I'm now imagining them being shown round a house, with Mr C going "This room would be perfect for our recording studio!" and the estate agent looking at them oddly!

    'ah that would be the perfect place for the tv we gave away a few months ago!' :)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:38

    Photos of The abu dhabi circuit from 3 weeks ago, its looking really good, they really seem to have gotten a lot done over the summer

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=43945374&postcount=236

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 18:38

    evening all

  • me04/10/2009 at 18:39

    'ah that would be the perfect place for the tv we gave away a few months ago!' :)

    hehehe.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:40

    Photos of The abu dhabi circuit from 3 weeks ago, its looking really good, they really seem to have gotten a lot done over the summer

    You can also see the begining of the weird pitlane tunnel http://img514.imageshack.us/i/dscf6189.jpg/

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:43

    Photos of The abu dhabi circuit from 3 weeks ago, its looking really good, they really seem to have gotten a lot done over the summer

    More recent, this weekend

  • James04/10/2009 at 18:44

    You can also see the begining of the weird pitlane tunnel http://img514....ck.us/i/dscf6189.jpg/

    I looked and all I could think was Bahrain.

  • guille2306 (in Paris)04/10/2009 at 18:44

    evening

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:46

    I looked and all I could think was Bahrain.

    Really? to me thats a bit like looking at monaco and seing hungray, but i guess that part of the world all looks the same to some people

  • guille2306 (in Paris)04/10/2009 at 18:48

    Really? to me thats a bit like looking at monaco and seing hungray, but i guess that part of the world all looks the same to some people

    it definitely looks more like monaco than bahrain. let's hope it doesn't end being valencia...

  • me04/10/2009 at 18:49

    I looked and all I could think was Bahrain.

    the tops of the buildings are very similar. christine and i say bahrain.

    they needs to pick a different colour.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:49

    it definitely looks more like monaco than bahrain. let's hope it doesn't end being valencia...

    Suzuka made valecincia look less bad today, didnt think i would be saying that...

  • me04/10/2009 at 18:50

    qik streaming in a second.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 18:50

    Suzuka made valecincia look less bad today, didnt think i would be saying that...

    Hehehehe it's so true!

  • guille2306 (in Paris)04/10/2009 at 18:50

    Suzuka made valecincia look less bad today, didnt think i would be saying that...

    :-)

    at least it's a proper circuit

  • James04/10/2009 at 18:50

    Really? to me thats a bit like looking at monaco and seing hungray, but i guess that part of the world all looks the same to some people

    at least there are more colours other than just sand colour there. I'll wait to pass judgment to be honest.

  • me04/10/2009 at 18:50

    qik streaming in a second.

    http://sidepodcast.com/playground/livestreaming.php

  • James04/10/2009 at 18:51

    Suzuka made valecincia look less bad today, didnt think i would be saying that...

    It's not the circuits fault, other than maybe Valencia, it is the cars.

  • James04/10/2009 at 18:52

    the tops of the buildings are very similar. christine and i say bahrain.

    and Malaysia.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:52

    http://sidepod...und/livestreaming.php

    hii!! aww taking down pics of franck..

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:54

    i have that guide! :D hehe

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 18:54

    Love the piece of paper on the wall with 01212 887 225 on it!

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 18:54

    That was quite aweesome :)

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:54

    Love the piece of paper on the wall with 01212 887 225 on it!

    i always thought they knew it off by heart :( dreams = ruined :(

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 18:55

    i always thought they knew it off by heart :( dreams = ruined :(

    booooo

  • me04/10/2009 at 18:56

    That was quite aweesome :)

    we're all done. now we're going load up and drive.

    see you on the other side (of town).

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 18:56

    i always thought they knew it off by heart :( dreams = ruined :(

    Even I know it off by heart! (I learnt it so I could call them from Silverstone!)

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 18:56

    we're all done. now we're going load up and drive.

    goood luck :)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 18:56

    http://sidepod...und/livestreaming.php

    That was awesome! Where the magic was made!

    hopefullt the new studio has similar magical abilities!

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:57

    we're all done. now we're going load up and drive.

    have fun! good luck! :)

    do we get a live stream of a photo of the soon to be studio one day?

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 18:57

    I disappear for a few hours and i miss all this :(

  • me04/10/2009 at 18:57

    i always thought they knew it off by heart :( dreams = ruined :(

    This is Christine - it was more of a reminder to actually say the darn thing than the number itself :)

  • lou04/10/2009 at 18:57

    This is Christine - it was more of a reminder to actually say the darn thing than the number itself :)

    aah okay :) this makes me feel better :D

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 18:58

    #NFSShift

    Just bought the Pagani Zonda R for $1,100,000. MY. GOD. WHAT A CAR!

  • guille2306 (in Paris)04/10/2009 at 18:58

    see you on the other side (of town).

    you mean the other side of Rockall? ;-)

    good luck!

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 19:02

    hahaha, watching the forum....

    love Jenson waving in the back ground

  • lou04/10/2009 at 19:02

    hahaha, watching the forum....

    where can you watch the forum online? i still haven't figured this out..

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:03

    hahaha, watching the forum....

    Is it online now or did you record it?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 19:03

    see you on the other side (of town).

    Drive safe!

    Do we get to see the new place or is it #confidential ?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 19:04

    Last chance to see with Fry is in new zealand looking for the most awesome parrot ever,, and then charlie borman... sunday is a great tv day!

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 19:05

    Is it online now or did you record it?

    its online, its always online very quickly afterwards. i was up at 10 and it was there

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8289311.stm

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:06

    Photos of The abu dhabi circuit from 3 weeks ago, its looking really good, they really seem to have gotten a lot done over the summer

    http://www.sky...374&postcount=236

    Tilke's done one decent corner in what, 10 years.

    I'm not convinced

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:07

    its online, its always online very quickly afterwards. i was up at 10 and it was there

    Thanks Jon

    The BBC site is unnavigable

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 19:07

    the tops of the buildings are very similar. christine and i say bahrain.

    I thought they looked a little like Turkey.

    They are all designed by the same firm so they are probably fundamentaly the same building...

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 19:08

    The BBC site is unnavigable

    agreed

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 19:10

    PF got mensioned on hte forum!

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 19:11

    PF got mensioned on hte forum!

    SHHHH! Or we will get another rant!

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 19:11

    SHHHH! Or we will get another rant!

    *oops*

    why?

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 19:11

    why?

    was PF the picture stealing one? i forget

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 19:12

    SHHHH! Or we will get another rant!

    Nothing to see here, move along people...... :p

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:12

    was PF the picture stealing one? i forget

    It was

    Plus, there's other stuff we won't go into

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:13

    Nothing to see here, move along people...... :p

    Good idea

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 19:13

    EJ wants Ralf Schumacher.....

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:13

    EJ wants Ralf Schumacher.....

    As a pet?

  • Alex Andronov04/10/2009 at 19:13

    It was

    I thought that was F1F?

  • lou04/10/2009 at 19:13

    was PF the picture stealing one? i forget

    nooooo that's f1fanatic. :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:14

    nooooo that's f1fanatic. :)

    I'm always getting those two confused

    [sorry Jackie & Mav]

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 19:14

    nooooo that's f1fanatic. :)

    so whats the problem? (put it so i dont get shouted at please :) )

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 19:14

    was PF the picture stealing one? i forget

    Lou's actions did cause Keith to ask permission for my image a week later though! :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:15

    Lou's actions did cause Keith to ask permission for my image a week later though! :D

    What did you say?

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 19:15

    so whats the problem? (put it so i dont get shouted at please :) )

    It wasnt jackies question and she thought it was a stupid one which was asked in their name....

  • James04/10/2009 at 19:15

    Just realised I made a mistake on working out what Jenson needed to claim the title. he needs 6 points not 4 #sorrylou

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:15

    so whats the problem? (put it so i dont get shouted at please :) )

    Long story tbh

    Best left for another time

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 19:15

    It wasnt jackies question and she thought it was a stupid one which was asked in their name....

    oh ok, boo :(

  • lou04/10/2009 at 19:16

    Lou's actions did cause Keith to ask permission for my image a week later though! :D

    SPC community 1 - F1F 0 :D

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 19:16

    What did you say?

    I didn't mind, it was the photoshop of Renault without ING. Just made me smile when he asked first after the fuss made about now asking lou about her photo

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:16

    SPC community 1 - F1F 0 :D

    "Haaa, haaa"

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 19:18

    I didn't mind, it was the photoshop of Renault without ING. Just made me smile when he asked first after the fuss made about now asking lou about her photo

    My english am broke.

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 19:20

    Woah, Aqua have a new Greatest Hits album

    I didn't realise they had more than 4 songs!!!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:21

    Woah, Aqua have a new Greatest Hits album

    I didn't realise they had more than 4 songs!!!

    I heard they were back, I thought they'd had new crap

    As many as 4?

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 19:21

    I didn't realise they had more than 4 songs!!!

    I didn't realize they had more than 2!

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 19:22

    As many as 4?

    Dr Jones

    Barbie Girl

    That 80s song.

    ...fair enough, 3

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:22

    Dr Jones

    Barbie Girl

    That 80s song.

    You know too much Aqua

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 19:23

    That 80s song.

    80s song? *checks youtube*

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 19:23

    You know too much Aqua

    Struggled for a 3rd

    Now I have the vengaboys in my head. Woe is me. :(

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:24

    Now I have the vengaboys in my head. Woe is me. :(

    You only have yourself to blame

    Not even Steven Roy this time

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 19:25

    80s song? *checks youtube*

    am now listening to said song.

    ...huh...

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 19:27

    ...huh...

    Tell me about it.

    Even worse is that related videos let me to Witch Doctor by the Cartoons.

    *secretly listens to said song*

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 19:28

    Even worse is that related videos let me to Witch Doctor by the Cartoons.

    As a kid, I had both the single of that song AND their album. Probably still got them at my parents house. *shudder*

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 19:29

    As a kid, I had both the single of that song AND their album. Probably still got them at my parents house. *shudder*

    To be fair it is arguably the greatest song of all time.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 19:31

    Even worse is that related videos let me to Witch Doctor by the Cartoons.

    I hate you right now.... This is now on cycle in my head.

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 19:34

    I hate you right now.... This is now on cycle in my head.

    Walla walla bing bang!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:35

    I hate you right now.... This is now on cycle in my head.

    I knew I was right not to click

  • lou04/10/2009 at 19:40

    Walla walla bing bang!

    oh goodness... only muse can save you now..

  • Andy Taylor04/10/2009 at 19:41

    You know too much Aqua

    Turn Back Time, Good Morning Sunshine, Cartoon Heroes.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 19:41

    I knew I was right not to click

    I didn't click! He mentioned the title and now I'm humming it....

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 19:43

    BIg Aerial Pic of Yas Marina circuit http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/2668/img4084a.jpg

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 19:43

    oh goodness... only muse can save you now..

    Tis too late :(

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:43

    Turn Back Time, Good Morning Sunshine, Cartoon Heroes.

    One of those is a Cher song, no?

    Andy, you know too much Aqua. Is that what fatherhood does to you?

  • Andy Taylor04/10/2009 at 19:44

    Good evening by the way. Missed the race this morning, caught up this afternoon.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:45

    Good evening by the way. Missed the race this morning, caught up this afternoon.

    Good ending, that's about it

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 19:46

    Good ending, that's about it

    As a Red Bull fan, the whole race was great! I can understand others getting bored though

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:46

    As a Red Bull fan, the whole race was great! I can understand others getting bored though

    Good result, not race

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 19:47

    As a Red Bull fan, the whole race was great! I can understand others getting bored though

    As a Vettel fan, I disagree!

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 19:47

    As a Vettel fan, I disagree!

    really? Why?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:48

    really? Why?

    Cos it wasn't a great race, I guess

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 19:49

    Alex ranting about haircuts = Genius

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 19:50

    As a Red Bull fan, the whole race was great! I can understand others getting bored though

    It's the same as lou loving it when Jenson does lights to flag wins, or any fan really with their driver.

    We all want a good race with lots of overtaking, and they just want their guy to win

  • Andy Taylor04/10/2009 at 19:50

    Andy, you know too much Aqua. Is that what fatherhood does to you?

    I like Aqua. There, I've said it.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 19:51

    really? Why?

    It was boring. The Wunderkind had a flawless race but it was hardly thrilling was it..... Plus I want him to overtake someone to prove all the meanies wrong!

  • James04/10/2009 at 19:51

    BIg Aerial Pic of Yas Marina circuit http://img33.i...g33/2668/img4084a.jpg

    Sand on the track. :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:52

    .... Plus I want him to overtake someone to prove all the meanies wrong!

    [Nick] ;)

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 19:53

    Last Abu Dhabi Pic From me.... what we should see at the end of the race under the lights http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1849/marinahotelnight.jpg

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 19:54

    Not even Steven Roy this time

    I am not taking the blame for that

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 19:55

    .... Plus I want him to overtake someone to prove all the meanies wrong!

    Im afraid even the stewards cant help him with that one.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 19:55

    It's the same as lou loving it when Jenson does lights to flag wins, or any fan really with their driver.

    you say it like he's done it loads of times :(

    We all want a good race with lots of overtaking, and they just want their guy to win

    i want Jenson to win.. but i'd like some overtaking too.. :D

  • RG04/10/2009 at 19:55

    I'm freezing. But, twas worth it in the end.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 19:56

    Last Abu Dhabi Pic From me.... what we should see at the end of the race under the lights http://img27.i.../marinahotelnight.jpg

    Road closed?

    Grosjean or Buemi?

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 19:57

    you say it like he's done it loads of times :(

    it dosent matter how many times he's done it, i'd find a lights to flag Glock win boring

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 19:57

    Im afraid even the stewards cant help him with that one.

    :( :( :(

    Why do you hate him so.....

  • James04/10/2009 at 19:57

    Road closed?

    Grosjean or Buemi?

    Piquet

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 19:58

    it dosent matter how many times he's done it, i'd find a lights to flag Glock win boring

    If you get exciting people gaining on you, not sure if you'll manage to make it scenarios that can be okay.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 19:59

    it dosent matter how many times he's done it, i'd find a lights to flag Glock win boring

    i don't mind lights to flag if the rest of the race is interesting, or if it's Jenson or Rubens.. other than that i tend to agree. then again Vettel drove very very well today!

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 20:00

    If you get exciting people gaining on you, not sure if you'll manage to make it scenarios that can be okay.

    if it's a lights to flag win but they are pushed all the way, and there are passing attempts, even if it dosent work, thats good. a bit like spa with kimi and fisi

  • RG04/10/2009 at 20:00

    it dosent matter how many times he's done it, i'd find a lights to flag Glock win boring

    I'd be bouncing around like a bouncy ball in a wall full of rubber. But then again, I'm biased. I don't mind a lights to flag victory, as long as the racing behind it is good.

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 20:00

    Vettel drove very very well today!

    agreed. could have done with a hammy pass on T1 though, would have made the race alot better

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:01

    agreed. could have done with a hammy pass on T1 though, would have made the race alot better

    Jarno & Seb blocked him in

    We predict as much last night

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 20:02

    Why do you hate him so.....

    I dont, In fact i quite like him off the track.

    I just dont think he much of a racer on it. Quick,yes. But a racer? No.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 20:02

    agreed. could have done with a hammy pass on T1 though, would have made the race alot better

    yeah... but i was so pleased for Trulli though. i'm going to go ahead and make a statement you'll probably all prove me wrong on with facts or something but i think this season has been alot more balanced for teams. i mean it seems to be that each team has had at least one race in the lime light.. which is nice :)

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:02

    The most excited I've ever been was when Vettel managed to get past Kubica in the pits for 3rd a few races ago. That beat him winning. I really enjoyed looking at all the lap times and stuffs.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 20:05

    The most excited I've ever been was when Vettel managed to get past Kubica in the pits for 3rd a few races ago. That beat him winning. I really enjoyed looking at all the lap times and stuffs.

    The joys of being a vettel fan :P

    I wonder what he will do with no refuelling?

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 20:05

    I just dont think he much of a racer on it. Quick,yes. But a racer? No.

    he's a bit like how massa used to be percieved. he'll do great from P1 but not as well from P6

  • James04/10/2009 at 20:05

    The most excited I've ever been was when Vettel managed to get past Kubica in the pits for 3rd a few races ago. That beat him winning. I really enjoyed looking at all the lap times and stuffs.

    I used to do that, but I haven't looked at live timing since the opening rounds.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:06

    I wonder what he will do with no refuelling?

    What'll we all do

    It's gonna be at least two years before they realise nothing will stop the Trulli Train

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:06

    I wonder what he will do with no refuelling?

    He'll overtake!! :( :(

    Tbh he's an immense qualifier, he might not have to....

  • James04/10/2009 at 20:06

    I wonder what he will do with no refuelling?

    How many overtakes has Webber made though?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:07

    he's a bit like how massa used to be percieved. he'll do great from P1 but not as well from P6

    Massa used to be perceived?

    He'd be lost without Rob to guide him round

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 20:07

    How many overtakes has Webber made though?

    He did the best overtake of the season so he gets let off ;)

  • RG04/10/2009 at 20:07

    How many overtakes has Webber made though?

    I want to ask the question, if its possible to find out, is how many overtakes has a driver done on average per race.

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 20:07

    Massa used to be perceived?

    i said that cus i didnt know if he actually still was like that, i forgotted

  • lou04/10/2009 at 20:07

    I wonder what he will do with no refuelling?

    well we'll all just have to wait till next year :D so you'll all just have to stick around till then :D

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:08

    He did the best overtake of the season so he gets let off ;)

    It really is their car though. They can't follow as close as other people can and they have no KERS. As a combination, that's really bad times.

  • James04/10/2009 at 20:08

    He did the best overtake of the season so he gets let off ;)

    I want number :P

    Massa used to be perceived?

    He would have won from P3 in Hungary last year.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:08

    i said that cus i didnt know if he actually still was like that, i forgotted

    He got a bit better as the championship edged closer to his grasp

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 20:08

    I want to ask the question, if its possible to find out, is how many overtakes has a driver done on average per race.

    You could probably work it out.

    But you would have to go through it to discount the 1st lap, passing on pit strategy and going past wounded cars.

  • James04/10/2009 at 20:08

    It really is their car though. They can't follow as close as other people can and they have no KERS. As a combination, that's really bad times.

    Exactly, Webber did his moves after safety cars I believe? The Red Bull is useless at following others.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:16

    Ironically, this the first early morning race I haven't fell asleep during for aaaaages

  • lou04/10/2009 at 20:16

    Ironically, this the first early morning race I haven't fell asleep during for aaaaages

    you slept through Aus??

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:17

    you slept through Aus??

    Fell asleep

    Through tiredness, not boredom

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:17

    Ironically, this the first early morning race I haven't fell asleep during for aaaaages

    Because you were excited about your date! How'd it go? Why aren't you there now? You ditch her?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:18

    Because you were excited about your date! How'd it go? Why aren't you there now? You ditch her?

    This evening's has been postponed and escalated to dinner on Wed

    This afternoon was good

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:19

    This afternoon was good

    You didn't sleep through your shaving time then?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:19

    Because you were excited about your date!

    I took a power nap before the podium champagne started :)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:20

    You didn't sleep through your shaving time then?

    No, I made sure I did that this morning :D

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 20:21

    Just watching the end of the forum. Now I understand the stewads mention on twitter earlier!

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:24

    Just watching the end of the forum. Now I understand the stewads mention on twitter earlier!

    I am boycotting it. I'd have to boycott this place too but we all know nothing F1 related happens here....

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:25

    I am boycotting it. I'd have to boycott this place too but we all know nothing F1 related happens here....

    Should I ask why or just gloss over it?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:26

    Should I ask why or just gloss over it?

    Were you asleep when we had this conversation? I've decided I hate F1, it's stupid.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:26

    Were you asleep when we had this conversation? I've decided I hate F1, it's stupid.

    Err, probably

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 20:31

    Were you asleep when we had this conversation? I've decided I hate F1, it's stupid.

    Watching cricket instead?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:32

    I'm not looking forward to tomorrow. I need to go shopping for an outfit to wear to an interview, I have no smart clothes at the moment. It's gonna take forever though.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:32

    Watching cricket instead?

    Nothing happens there either ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss04/10/2009 at 20:32

    I just seen the news story on Autosport that Toyota have "lost" Kubica.

    YOU NEVER HAD HIM IN THE RUDDY FIRST PLACE!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:33

    I'm not looking forward to tomorrow. I need to go shopping for an outfit to wear to an interview, I have no smart clothes at the moment. It's gonna take forever though.

    I have to buy a suit this week

    Luckily, I think I know what I want & from where

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:33

    Nothing happens there either ;)

    At least if you knock the wicket over you're out. You can't just say "oh well the sun was in my eyes, I didn't see it....."

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:34

    Luckily, I think I know what I want & from where

    I've never owned a suit. The idea makes me feel frumpy.

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 20:34

    The Feeder Series - Episode #3 is out! (finally)

    http://www.feederseries.tk/

    Please check which feed your subscribed too!!!!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:43

    The Feeder Series - Episode #3 is out! (finally)

    Pace is much better Jon

    Sound quality also

  • Steven Roy04/10/2009 at 20:43

    I've never owned a suit. The idea makes me feel frumpy.

    Frumpy student?

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 20:45

    Pace is much better Jon

    ta, am thinking of changing the format completely but will talk to y'all at some point about that, thinking of making it less about the results and more about the series, more interviews, more discussions etc etc. basically more informal

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:46

    ta, am thinking of changing the format completely but will talk to y'all at some point about that, thinking of making it less about the results and more about the series, more interviews, more discussions etc etc. basically more informal

    That'll work

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 20:46

    That'll work

    i just wanna get away from reading from a script, it's not great to listen to, and dosent let me really show what i know.

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 20:49

    Well guess who jumped in the same car for the drivers parade today?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8289204.stm (3rd Pic)

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:50

    Well guess who jumped in the same car for the drivers parade today?

    http://news.bb...rmula_one/8289204.stm (3rd Pic)

    Kathi linked to the video earlier

  • guille2306 (in Paris)04/10/2009 at 20:52

    Well guess who jumped in the same car for the drivers parade today?

    wow, Fernando is trying to beat Nick's beard there...

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:53

    What's Glock's problem with laces [pic 5]

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:55

    Frumpy student?

    I'm quite an old student. Or I will be when I go back. There's just something about women in suits..... Either you have trousers and they're never cut properly and you look odd or you go for a skirty suit and feel like a fake-adult.

    I'd normally go for a nice trousers, cute jacket combo.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:56

    Well guess who jumped in the same car for the drivers parade today?

    Lewis' car broke down or something. Fernando picked him up after about 5 cars went past.....

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:57

    I'm quite an old student. Or I will be when I go back.

    I feel old at least :(

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 20:57

    I feel old at least :(

    Nah, you're not

  • RG04/10/2009 at 20:58

    What's Glock's problem with laces [pic 5]

    If he doesn't use em, why should I.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 20:58

    Nah, you're not

    I've been through the mill a bit :P

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:00

    I've been through the mill a bit :P

    You'll be fine

    It's character building

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 21:01

    It's character building

    Yeah. But it's hard to go back and study with people who are 3 years younger than you and have no experience of anything other than their parents giving them what they need. That's what makes you feel old.

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 21:02

    Yeah. But it's hard to go back and study with people who are 3 years younger than you and have no experience of anything other than their parents giving them what they need. That's what makes you feel old.

    We're not all completely useless ta :P

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:03

    Yeah. But it's hard to go back and study with people who are 3 years younger than you and have no experience of anything other than their parents giving them what they need. That's what makes you feel old.

    I travelled when I was 30 and most of the folk we met were in their early 20's

    I had a better perspective on what I experienced IMO

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 21:03

    We're not all completely useless ta :P

    Not at all. You can't conjure life experiences and a sense of perspective from nowhere though.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 21:17

    Damn suit hunting! I don't even know where girls go for things like that. I'm trying to look online to speed the process tomorrow.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:18

    Damn suit hunting! I don't even know where girls go for things like that. I'm trying to look online to speed the process tomorrow.

    Hobbs?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 21:19

    Hobbs?

    We don't have one of those here. I'd need to go to Newcastle.

  • Janna04/10/2009 at 21:19

    Damn suit hunting! I don't even know where girls go for things like that. I'm trying to look online to speed the process tomorrow.

    Most people I know go to Next for suits. I can't because I'm too fat but they're supposed to be good quality

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:20

    Zara

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 21:21

    Zara

    Have I been attending the wrong Zara? I get floaty summer skirts and beach coverups in that shop I can't imagine getting smart clothes.

  • Janna04/10/2009 at 21:22

    The other place you could try is Debenhams because you get a good variety. We have a Beales department store here which also has all sorts of concessions in one place.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:22

    Have I been attending the wrong Zara? I get floaty summer skirts and beach coverups in that shop I can't imagine getting smart clothes.

    No, probably me

    I don't tend to pay much attention until my opinion is required when shopping

    I'm such a bloke in that way

  • lou04/10/2009 at 21:23

    Damn suit hunting! I don't even know where girls go for things like that. I'm trying to look online to speed the process tomorrow.

    Next have some nice suits... that's where i got two of my suits from.. if all else fails m&s...

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 21:24

    The other place you could try is Debenhams because you get a good variety. We have a Beales department store here which also has all sorts of concessions in one place.

    Ah I have a Hoopers and Frasers as well. I shall wander round my department stores... I'll probably end up going to Newcastle in the end. I'm too picky.

    It's just that I can't stand cheap fabrics.

  • lou04/10/2009 at 21:24

    Have I been attending the wrong Zara? I get floaty summer skirts and beach coverups in that shop I can't imagine getting smart clothes.

    Zara do have some suits.. not many, and they aren't that nice.. H &M is also another good place to go.

  • RG04/10/2009 at 21:29

    We don't have one of those here. I'd need to go to Newcastle.

    There's one of those in Newcastle?

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:30

    There's one of those in Newcastle?

    You like Hobbs RG?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 21:30

    There's one of those in Newcastle?

    I'd have thought so.... You get everything in Newcastle really?

  • RG04/10/2009 at 21:31

    You like Hobbs RG?

    No. Just never seen it before.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 21:31

    No. Just never seen it before.

    Maybe there isn't one. I don't live there. I've not been since I moved back up here. I'm over towards Carlisle.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:32

    Maybe there isn't one. I don't live there. I've not been since I moved back up here. I'm over towards Carlisle.

    If there's a shop you like, look for the store locator on their site

  • Janna04/10/2009 at 21:32

    Maybe there isn't one. I don't live there. I've not been since I moved back up here. I'm over towards Carlisle.

    There isn't a separate shop but there are concessions in John Lewis & fenwick (Google is your friend :))

  • Janna04/10/2009 at 21:33

    This evening I've had Windows keep closing down Safari & IE8 freezing when I was on the Doohickey. So I've downloaded Chrome & we'll give this a go. Having got all of this sorted out I'm late going to bed. 'Night all, hope the shopping for suits is successful.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:34

    See ya Janna

    Will let you know about Saturday drinks

  • guille2306 (in Paris)04/10/2009 at 21:36

    I need to sleep... see you!

    good luck with the suit alison :-)

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 21:36

    I could go over and have a total spending spree I guess. I need a new winter coat as well!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:36

    See ya Guille

  • RG04/10/2009 at 21:36

    Like everyone else, am leaving for bed. Good look with the suit/working out places/stuff like that. lotsa love.

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 21:36

    We have arrived. Settling in. Have 3G.

  • Lukeh04/10/2009 at 21:37

    We have arrived. Settling in. Have 3G.

    Yay!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:37

    We have arrived. Settling in. Have 3G.

    Good news :D

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 21:37

    Like everyone else, am leaving for bed. Good look with the suit/working out places/stuff like that. lotsa love.

    Thanks RG

    Night guille

  • lou04/10/2009 at 21:37

    We have arrived. Settling in. Have 3G.

    wohoo :D

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 21:37

    We have arrived. Settling in. Have 3G.

    Awesome, is it nice? :D

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:38

    G'night Mr G

  • lou04/10/2009 at 21:38

    night RG

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 21:38

    We have arrived. Settling in. Have 3G.

    :)

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 21:39

    Awesome, is it nice? :D

    It's just as messy as the place we left!

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 21:39

    It's just as messy as the place we left!

    Empty? That's scary.

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 21:40

    Night RG

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:40

    Keep Mr C out of the kitchen

    Start as you mean to go on

  • Nick04/10/2009 at 21:40

    It's just as messy as the place we left!

    hehe, cover it in cables and it will be fine!

    right, must sleep... have a good shift!

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 21:41

    I could go to French Connection and spend 3 years' wages all at once I suppose.....

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 21:41

    right, must sleep... have a good shift!

    night

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:41

    See ya Nick

  • lou04/10/2009 at 21:42

    right, must sleep... have a good shift!

    night

  • Andy Taylor04/10/2009 at 21:46

    We have arrived. Settling in. Have 3G.

    You've bought an iPhone? :)

  • me04/10/2009 at 21:46

    You've bought an iPhone? :)

    H3G dongle.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:46

    You've bought an iPhone? :)

    Should've got the 3GS to use Qik ;)

  • me04/10/2009 at 21:47

    H3G dongle.

    bought last time we moved house, and used when we visited mark webber's pub ('07 i think).

  • Andy Taylor04/10/2009 at 21:47

    H3G dongle.

    I know. Was joking.

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 21:54

    bought last time we moved house, and used when we visited mark webber's pub ('07 i think).

    As well as the sidepodscience meet! (I think)

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 21:54

    Just got an awesome email from my brother

    "Jono, Jordan

    Either of you up for any of the gigs below... there are loads of good stuff on this term (lots ive missed) what do you reacon?

    http://www.o2academyoxford.co.uk/

    calvin harris

    idlewild (maybe)

    fightstar (only joking- I'd rather stick needles in my eyes)

    mr scruff

    peace

    sam"

  • me04/10/2009 at 21:56

    As well as the sidepodscience meet! (I think)

    true story.

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 21:56

    It seems fitting that the first minute in our new place is number 600: http://www.f1minute.com/2009/10/04/04-oct-09-vettel-turns-pole-position-into-japan-win/

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:57

    Just got an awesome email from my brother

    Idlewild are still going, didn't know that

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 21:57

    Idlewild are still going, didn't know that

    Who'd have thunk it.

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 21:58

    It seems fitting that the first minute in our new place is number 600: http://www.f1m...ition-into-japan-win/

    you've done 600!! i remember when it was 500. awesome :) congrats

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 21:58

    Idlewild are still going, didn't know that

    Who'd have thunk it.

    JFK Airport's original name

    #Sidepodfact

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 22:01

    Why do uni's put books that are out of print on the key text's lists? My course is only 1 year old!!!

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 22:02

    Why do uni's put books that are out of print on the key text's lists? My course is only 1 year old!!!

    The secondhand book market?

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 22:03

    Why do uni's put books that are out of print on the key text's lists? My course is only 1 year old!!!

    They might not know. These lists are often rolled over. They may have just chosen good books from similar courses or they could be the lecturers personal recommendations. If they own an older copy, they won't know it's out of date. Checking things are still in print before they publish lists isn't something unis do well.....

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 22:04

    The secondhand book market?

    the prices are extaushionate (good spelling i know)

    the book from a book shop is £47, second hand they are going for £100+

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 22:04

    They might not know. These lists are often rolled over. They may have just chosen good books from similar courses or they could be the lecturers personal recommendations. If they own an older copy, they won't know it's out of date. Checking things are still in print before they publish lists isn't something unis do well.....

    You has a point

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 22:05

    the book from a book shop is £47, second hand they are going for £100+

    ebay?

    Maybe someone won't realise it's worth

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 22:15

    Used books on amazon can be so hit and miss.... I wanted an italian book my teacher recommended and 2nd hand on amazon it was going to cost £82

    I managed to get an independent bookshop to source it for me. That's something to consider if there's one near you.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 22:25

    I can't believe you cut the failed chant out of the last debrief! I hadn't listened to it until now. All I can say is BOOO!

  • Slvaaron04/10/2009 at 22:25

    Evening all, been off all night, entertaining

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 22:27

    Well, it's official:

    I'm going to Spa! Ticket purchased

    Watch the exchange rate drastically improve in the next few months

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Spa+Grand+Prix+2010

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 22:27

    I can't believe you cut the failed chant out of the last debrief! I hadn't listened to it until now. All I can say is BOOO!

    The unedited version will be on the home page, a few pages back

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 22:28

    Evening all, been off all night, entertaining

    Evening Sir!

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 22:28

    I can't believe you cut the failed chant out of the last debrief! I hadn't listened to it until now. All I can say is BOOO!

    There's an outtake on drop.io.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 22:29

    Well, it's official:

    I'm going to Spa! Ticket purchased

    Watch the exchange rate drastically improve in the next few months

    http://wiki.si...e/Spa+Grand+Prix+2010

    I forgot to add: Woo Hoo!

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 22:29

    The unedited version will be on the home page, a few pages back

    I heard it at the time. It was just the funniest thing I've ever heard.... I can't believe poor purely podcast subscribers have missed it.

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 22:30

    I heard it at the time. It was just the funniest thing I've ever heard.... I can't believe poor purely podcast subscribers have missed it.

    Ah, well, we like to reward people who watch live.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 22:31

    Ah, well, we like to reward people who watch live.

    :D

  • Slvaaron04/10/2009 at 22:31

    Well, it's official:

    I'm going to Spa! Ticket purchased

    Watch the exchange rate drastically improve in the next few months

    http://wiki.si...e/Spa+Grand+Prix+2010

    must do this, must convince MrsSLV

  • Christine04/10/2009 at 22:32

    Anyways, it is time for bed, been a long day. It has just taken me ten minutes to lock the front door. I think there is a knack to it.

    Night all.

  • Bassano Clapper04/10/2009 at 22:33

    Anyways, it is time for bed, been a long day. It has just taken me ten minutes to lock the front door. I think there is a knack to it.

    :D

    Night to you both

    It'll feel weird in the morning but it's now home

  • Slvaaron04/10/2009 at 22:33

    Anyways, it is time for bed, been a long day. It has just taken me ten minutes to lock the front door. I think there is a knack to it.

    nighty night

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 22:33

    Nighty night :)

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 22:34

    Well, it's official:

    I'm going to Spa! Ticket purchased

    Watch the exchange rate drastically improve in the next few months

    http://wiki.si...e/Spa+Grand+Prix+2010

    excellent. Did you mention my reference number, or do you have to do that later?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]04/10/2009 at 22:35

    excellent. Did you mention my reference number, or do you have to do that later?

    I did indeed

    Which block did you request?

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 22:35

    Which block did you request?

    I didn't.

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]04/10/2009 at 22:36

    I didn't.

    I said B or E as they were the largest blocks

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 22:36

    I said B or E as they were the largest blocks

    Cool. I'll see what I get.

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 22:39

    Thanks for your message Bassano I have received it :)

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]04/10/2009 at 22:40

    Thanks for your message Bassano I have received it :)

    No probs, am passing details to Jackie as well but she won't be buying just yet

  • Slvaaron04/10/2009 at 22:40

    Right well I guess I should get some sleep too, I'm still on japan time and completly wacked it's like 8am here almost so night

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]04/10/2009 at 22:44

    See ya SLV

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 22:47

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/8287297.stm

    No!

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 22:49

    http://news.bb...orth_east/8287297.stm

    No!

    Gooood, so now it wont be The Frankie Boyle show + 6 others

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]04/10/2009 at 22:49

    http://news.bb...orth_east/8287297.stm

    No!

    Maybe we'll see more of him

    I hope he doesn't compromise

  • Alison04/10/2009 at 22:50

    http://news.bb...orth_east/8287297.stm

    No!

    I'm unsure as to why that story is filed under Scottish politics.... Is that why I can never find anything on that ruddy site?

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]04/10/2009 at 22:51

    I'm unsure as to why that story is filed under Scottish politics.... Is that why I can never find anything on that ruddy site?

    It's also linked on the Entertainment/TV & Radio section

    Where it should be

  • Jon Waldock04/10/2009 at 22:53

    It's also linked on the Entertainment/TV & Radio section

    depends on your definitely of Entertainment ;)

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]04/10/2009 at 23:00

    depends on your definitely of Entertainment ;)

    You should hear his 'musings' podcast, a little more extreme, shall we say

  • Chris04/10/2009 at 23:01

    right, I'm off to bed. Night!

  • Bassano Clapper [Buyer of Spa tickets]04/10/2009 at 23:02

    right, I'm off to bed. Night!

    See ya Chris