We are now celebrating Goodwood Sunday, plus Wimbledon Finals day for the men's game and... actually, I think that's about it. Still, it is set to be a good day, and we are having a pretty good, relaxing weekend at SPC Towers. Finally, we are sitting back and taking stock of what we have got, and trying to improve things rather than bring new technology on board. Meanwhile, here are some F1 topics:

  • Campos Racing have suggested that the lack of budget caps won't hinder them in 2010, so I am wondering if Max chose his new teams on the basis that they could survive without the caps? We know that USF1 were allowed in because they're working really hard on their funding, so is it all about the money? (Answer = yes.)
  • Conspiracy theory of the day: Bruno Senna drove his uncle's title winning MP4-4 up the Goodwood Hill yesterday and trashed the gearbox. Lewis Hamilton was due to drive it today and has now been denied the opportunity. Coincidence or intention? Hamilton will now run last year's MP4-23 instead.
  • Talking of Goodwood, we've had loads of people commenting as they navigate the grounds. Nick and Lukeh have both been in touch, and we were getting lots of snippets throughout yesterday about Newey and Glock. Expect more good stuff today.

That's enough to talk about for now, I reckon. It's a bit of a quiet weekend in terms of F1 news, as teams are either busy demonstrating or resting up for next week's race. Anyway, I'll see you in the comments.

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  • Steven Roy04/07/2009 at 23:30

    Interesting conspiracy theory. I love a good conspiracy.

  • Jon Waldock04/07/2009 at 23:31

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk5_OSsawz4

    This will start everyones Sunday off goood :)

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast04/07/2009 at 23:31

    Morning all. Looking forward to going to watch the Diamonds race for the first time this season, they need luck from somewhere and certain I can help. Somehow. Lou if you are reading this go back to bed. Last in the Premier League is not a great position to be in at all. Looking forward to the MotoGP as well, looks like its gonna be a corker.

  • Christine04/07/2009 at 23:34

    Okay, a rather important moment in the SPC household. I am being subjected to Ghostbusters for the first time.

  • Jon Waldock04/07/2009 at 23:34

    Okay, a rather important moment in the SPC household. I am being subjected to Ghostbusters for the first time.

    :o

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast04/07/2009 at 23:34

    Okay, a rather important moment in the SPC household. I am being subjected to Ghostbusters for the first time.

    We need some sort of dramatic music for this * looks quickly around for anything with sounds*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk5_OSsawz4

  • Flibster04/07/2009 at 23:35

    Okay, a rather important moment in the SPC household. I am being subjected to Ghostbusters for the first time.

    GOOD!

    Magnificent 80's film

    So much so that I have it on VHS, DVD and Bluray. :D

  • Jeremy04/07/2009 at 23:35

    Okay, a rather important moment in the SPC household. I am being subjected to Ghostbusters for the first time.

    Don't cross the streams, and look out for Mr Stay Puffed (sp?)

  • Christine04/07/2009 at 23:36

    Don't cross the streams, and look out for Mr Stay Puffed (sp?)

    Presumably, in two hours I will know what this means :)

  • Flibster04/07/2009 at 23:36
  • Steven Roy04/07/2009 at 23:37

    Okay, a rather important moment in the SPC household. I am being subjected to Ghostbusters for the first time.

    You have never seen Ghostbusters? Just watch out for the scary bits

  • Flibster04/07/2009 at 23:38

    Presumably, in two hours I will know what this means :)

    100 minutes iirc.

    *goes to sit in the sad corner...*

  • Jeremy04/07/2009 at 23:38

    You have never seen Ghostbusters? Just watch out for the scary bits

    Scary movie in the small hours of the morning? This deserves a bit of:

    It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark

    Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart

    You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it

    You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes

    You're paralyzed

  • Christine04/07/2009 at 23:38

    You have never seen Ghostbusters? Just watch out for the scary bits

    I never have but I am now. It's a library.

  • Jon Waldock04/07/2009 at 23:39

    I never have but I am now. It's a library.

    oooh

  • Steven Roy04/07/2009 at 23:39

    It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark

    Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart

    You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it

    You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes

    You're paralyzed

    Ghostbusters isn't really a Thriller

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/07/2009 at 23:40

    It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark

    Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart

    You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it

    You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes

    You're paralyzed

    I was just a young'un when Thriller came out - apparently when my parents played it on the record player I used to cry when Vincent Price came on...

  • Jeremy04/07/2009 at 23:41

    Ghostbusters isn't really a Thriller

    Maybe if you're in your early teens? Or drinking? :P (i'm not, they are)

  • Flibster04/07/2009 at 23:43

    Right - time for a lot of pink noise to try and sort my hearing out ready for more tomorrow.

    I forgot my earplugs today. Packed and ready for tomorrow. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/07/2009 at 23:43

    I never have but I am now. It's a library.

    Libraries are always scary!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/07/2009 at 23:44

    Right - time for a lot of pink noise to try and sort my hearing out ready for more tomorrow.

    I forgot my earplugs today. Packed and ready for tomorrow. :D

    What the heck is 'Pink Noise'?

  • Flibster04/07/2009 at 23:44

    What the heck is 'Pink Noise'?

    Slightly camper version of white noise. ;)

  • Flibster04/07/2009 at 23:46

    Serious answer.

    White noise is random noise. Pink noise has more power in the low frequencies and it drops off as the frequency increases at a constant rate.

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

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)04/07/2009 at 23:46

    Serious answer.

    White noise is random noise. Pink noise has more power in the low frequencies and it drops off as the frequency increases at a constant rate.

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

    Cheers. How will that help you?

  • Christine04/07/2009 at 23:47

    Is it a fact that Ghostbusters II is almost as good as this original? A decent sequel? I won't believe it.

  • Flibster04/07/2009 at 23:47

    Cheers. How will that help you?

    Some people find that white noise helps their hearing after loud events, I personally felt that pink noise works better.

  • Flibster04/07/2009 at 23:48

    Is it a fact that Ghostbusters II is almost as good as this original? A decent sequel? I won't believe it.

    Errrrrrr....

    It's not bad. It's not great, but its an ok way to waste a couple of hours.

  • Flibster04/07/2009 at 23:52

    Cheers. How will that help you?

    Some people find that white noise helps their hearing after loud events, I personally felt that pink noise works better.

    Also - some people use white or pink noise if they have tinnitus apparently.

  • Flibster04/07/2009 at 23:53

    Right... definatly time for me to go away. :D

    Christine - Enjoy. :D

    TTFN

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast04/07/2009 at 23:54

    Right... definatly time for me to go away. :D

    Right... definatly time for me to go away. :D

    Night Flibster.

    I feel young for not watching Ghostbusters either.

  • Steven Roy04/07/2009 at 23:55

    Just read Alianora's blog entry for Silverstone Sunday which was only completed earlier today. Apparently she was dreaming about me. Although to be honest her dreams seem a touch odd. You would never guess what could have affected the outcome of the race.

    http://formula1home.com/forum/weblog_entry.php?e=780

  • Steven Roy04/07/2009 at 23:55

    Night Flibster

  • Christine04/07/2009 at 23:55

    I know Sigourney from Aliens, another film Mr C made me watch.

  • Steven Roy04/07/2009 at 23:57

    I know Sigourney from Aliens, another film Mr C made me watch.

    She is slightly famous. She may even have been in another couple of films

  • Christine04/07/2009 at 23:58

    She is slightly famous. She may even have been in another couple of films

    I learn as I go :)

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 00:22

    Being slimed is seriously gross.

  • Joe in Fla05/07/2009 at 00:31

    Whew! Parents just left, now I can enjoy the 4th, the beer and wait for the huge crash in Daytona

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 00:34

    Whew! Parents just left, now I can enjoy the 4th, the beer and wait for the huge crash in Daytona

    What's happening in Daytona?

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 00:35

    What's happening in Daytona?

    Probably what's known in NASCAR terms as "The Big One".

  • Joe in Fla05/07/2009 at 00:35

    What's happening in Daytona?

    The 400 miles race on our countries birthday. It's gone through various names, this time it's the Coke Zero 400. I'm watching hoping Scott Speed has a good showing

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 00:36

    The 400 miles race on our countries birthday. It's gone through various names, this time it's the Coke Zero 400. I'm watching hoping Scott Speed has a good showing

    Oooh Coke Zero keeps me going! Is Montoya in this one then?

  • Joe in Fla05/07/2009 at 00:36

    Probably what's known in NASCAR terms as "The Big One".

    No big one yet, though under yellow for a one car spin that Montoya barely missed

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 00:37

    Oooh Coke Zero keeps me going! Is Montoya in this one then?

    Yup, he should be.

    Morning, everyone. :D

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 00:37

    No big one yet, though under yellow for a one car spin that Montoya barely missed

    I think that answers Christine's question too ;)

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast05/07/2009 at 00:37

    Morning, everyone. :D

    Morning Mr J

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 00:37

    Yup, he should be.

    And he's 10th right now, JPM.

  • Joe in Fla05/07/2009 at 00:38

    Oooh Coke Zero keeps me going! Is Montoya in this one then?

    Yes, pit stops so the order will be shuffled, and lets not forget Scott Speed... I'll bet he'd beat Piquet jr.

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 00:38

    I think that answers Christine's question too ;)

    Hehehe. Excellent. Anyone else I know?

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 00:39

    Hehehe. Excellent. Anyone else I know?

    This IS NASCAR, so I guess not.

  • Joe in Fla05/07/2009 at 00:39

    JPM and SS running 37 and 38

  • Joe in Fla05/07/2009 at 00:43

    I'm gonna take a short break, all my neighbors are shooting off fireworks...I must join them. Nothing says safety like beer and fireworks. Remember that!

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 00:44

    I'm gonna take a short break, all my neighbors are shooting off fireworks...I must join them. Nothing says safety like beer and fireworks. Remember that!

    Have fun, be safe!

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 00:51

    Have had to pause the film as Mr C spilt his wine. YES, it wasn't me :)

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 01:04

    Have had to pause the film as Mr C spilt his wine. YES, it wasn't me :)

    Tipsy? Or just clumsy? Heheh. :P

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 01:05

    Tipsy? Or just clumsy? Heheh. :P

    Both, and add happy to the mix as well.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 01:05

    Have had to pause the film as Mr C spilt his wine. YES, it wasn't me :)

    You shouldn't let him have so much

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 01:07

    You shouldn't let him have so much

    Hehehe, it is not that much.

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 01:12

    This woman is causing the destruction of the world and Mr C says she has long legs. Gah.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 01:18

    This woman is causing the destruction of the world and Mr C says she has long legs. Gah.

    Hahaha! Brilliant, Mr C, brilliant. :D

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 01:19

    From a NASCAR liveblog:

    is this what we have come to while watching nascar, watching the radar for showers each week for fear of nascar calling a race early?

    we do the same thing, but we usually love it when showers arrive. :D

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 01:20

    I wants a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 01:22

    I wants a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

    Is that because he reminds you of Bibendum?

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 01:23

    Is that because he reminds you of Bibendum?

    I think it must be. I likes the pudginess.

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 01:41

    This will probably only amuse us but:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/gordon-the-big-engine

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/stay-puft-jpg

  • Chris Mobile05/07/2009 at 01:53

    Morning all. Just got back from work and am up at 6 for goodwood tomorrow (and you thought lou wasn't getting much sleep tonight!) Sorry I haven't been around lately, I keep getting the bight shifts at work. Anyway, I thought i'd do a quick mobile doohicky check before bed. Anyone who's down there are welcome to say hi. I'll be wearing a red bull cap and top.

    Right, bed now. See you in three hours!

  • Jeremy05/07/2009 at 04:00

    I wants a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

    Told you! :-)

  • Jeremy05/07/2009 at 04:02

    Have had to pause the film as Mr C spilt his wine. YES, it wasn't me :)

    Was there a ball involved? Deflating or otherwise?

  • Aitch05/07/2009 at 06:48

    just checking

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 07:15

    Morning all.

    Drizzling here. If it keeps up, race 1 (11.30-ish) should be interesting. If anyone's at a loose end it'll be on Eurosport (and in HD as well – keep up, F1!). Gabriele Tarquini is on pole – remember him?

  • Chris Mobile05/07/2009 at 07:20

    Goodwood update: was grey at the start, but has brightened up. Haven't seen any f1 personalities yet, but was nearly run over twice by Senna's mclaren (it was being pushed into the paddock for static display)

  • [email protected]05/07/2009 at 07:37

    Is that because he reminds you of Bibendum?

    There is a marshall at goodwood in the rally paddock who is the real bibendum!

    I have a photo, not sure how good it is as she kept looking at me...

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 07:39

    I have a photo

    That's mean.

    Very good! Keep it up.

  • Alison05/07/2009 at 07:40

    Morning

  • [email protected]05/07/2009 at 07:41

    Very good! Keep it up.

    :D

    it was mean, but the similarity was stunning!

  • [email protected]05/07/2009 at 07:41

    Morning

    Hey there!

  • Alison05/07/2009 at 07:43

    Hey there!

    You're having a good weekend?

  • Jon Waldock05/07/2009 at 07:43

    Morning all,

  • [email protected]05/07/2009 at 07:44

    You're having a good weekend?

    Very good... so much happened, dont know where to start... about to head off for another day in the sun :D

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 07:45

    Ooh, proper raining here now.

  • Alison05/07/2009 at 07:46

    Very good... so much happened, dont know where to start... about to head off for another day in the sun :D

    Eurgh you won't make me jealous with talk of sun.... Glad you're enjoying it :)

  • Alison05/07/2009 at 07:47

    Ooh, proper raining here now.

    See this I could do with!! It keeps raining here and I think the humidity will come out the air but then the sun comes out and it's muggy as ever....

  • Chris Mobile05/07/2009 at 07:49

    Am at the drivers club entrance. Just seen DC! Got a photo, although I don't have pen or paper, so no autograph

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 07:57

    I don’t have pen or paper, so no autograph

    If you see an automotive scribe hanging around not doing much, 'borrow' theirs...

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 08:41

    Anyone got any ideas why the fellow to my left not only feels the urge to annexe the two desks nearest the TVs, but also to stand in front of the TVs while the action is in progress?

  • Alison05/07/2009 at 08:56

    Anyone got any ideas why the fellow to my left not only feels the urge to annexe the two desks nearest the TVs, but also to stand in front of the TVs while the action is in progress?

    People are stupidly rude. If you had to work with them everyday, you'd realise that. They only think about themselves.

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 09:18

    Maybe he just "got taken away and persuaded to do things that I have no idea whether he wanted to do or not." Hang on – no, that was somebody else, wasn't it?

    Let's bring back Adolf H. Bet he would have run a tight ship in the press room, wouldn't have stood for any nonsense, etc...

  • Scott in Italy in France05/07/2009 at 09:21

    Greetings all. I see the times had a nice story yesterday. who is doing the PR for F1 these days?

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 09:22

    Ah, now, I have in my hand a piece of paper signed by my neighbour. He has made a solemn undertaking not to annexe any more desks in the name of building a greater empire (or even to make space to spread out his luggage).

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 09:23

    who is doing the PR

    Hermann Goering?

  • Jeremy05/07/2009 at 09:53

    Hermann Goering?

    max mosley?

  • Scott in Italy in France05/07/2009 at 09:53

    Hermann Goering?

    they're not doing themselves any favours that's for sure.

    I was thinking the F1 was on this weekend. but it's clear now its not ;) Been too busy travelling to notice...

  • Alison05/07/2009 at 10:05

    I was thinking the F1 was on this weekend. but it's clear now its not ;) Been too busy travelling to notice...

    Awww it should be! I'm actually at home at the suitable time on a Sunday. The fact that it's not on is ridiculous.

  • Scott in Italy in France05/07/2009 at 10:10

    Awww it should be! I'm actually at home at the suitable time on a Sunday. The fact that it's not on is ridiculous.

    I'm quite happy it's not. I'm moving around a bit and thought i was going to miss it. I should be back in base camp by next Sunday and sitting comfortably while watching it.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 10:10

    Awww it should be! I'm actually at home at the suitable time on a Sunday. The fact that it's not on is ridiculous.

    Wait til we get to the 4-week summer break. :O

    Hi, everyone. :D

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 10:11

    Was there a ball involved? Deflating or otherwise?

    He was sat on a ball but it was not deflating at the time. I do not think we can blame the ball.

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 10:11

    Am loving these Goodwood updates everyone. Don't forget, if you haven't already: 0121 28 87225.

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 10:14

    Awww it should be! I'm actually at home at the suitable time on a Sunday. The fact that it's not on is ridiculous.

    Aw. If you are bored later, we might be doing some live stuff. We've got things to rehearse so it'll be of no quality at all but it could help pass an hour or so.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:15

    Aw. If you are bored later, we might be doing some live stuff. We've got things to rehearse so it'll be of no quality at all but it could help pass an hour or so.

    Ooh cool

    Morning all.

  • Scott in Italy in France05/07/2009 at 10:15

    Hi, everyone. :D

    greetings. it does feel slightly odd having this three week stint. my trip worked out fine...left after the race and then will be back just before the next one.

  • Alison05/07/2009 at 10:15

    Aw. If you are bored later, we might be doing some live stuff. We've got things to rehearse so it'll be of no quality at all but it could help pass an hour or so.

    Ironically I have to go to work later..... Depends what kinda time, I'll be back about half 7

    My schedule isn't very SPC friendly!

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast05/07/2009 at 10:16

    Aw. If you are bored later, we might be doing some live stuff. We've got things to rehearse so it'll be of no quality at all but it could help pass an hour or so.

    This 'later' better not be during the speedway.

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 10:17

    My schedule isn't very SPC friendly!

    Not sure what time yet, but either way, you won't be missing anything exciting :)

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 10:19

    Awww it should be! I'm actually at home at the suitable time on a Sunday. The fact that it's not on is ridiculous.

    but its MENS FINAL DAY WOOO

  • Alison05/07/2009 at 10:19

    but its MENS FINAL DAY WOOO

    GO RODDICK :P

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 10:20

    GO RODDICK :P

    this is the first final in a long time that I don't mind if Fed gets beaten :D

  • Alex Andronov05/07/2009 at 10:21

    Morning everyone :)

  • Alison05/07/2009 at 10:21

    this is the first final in a long time that I don't mind if Fed gets beaten :D

    Awww but you love the Fed!

  • Alex Andronov05/07/2009 at 10:22

    Awww but you love the Fed!

    Fed-Ex?

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 10:22

    Awww but you love the Fed!

    I loooove the Federer. And I don't really doubt that he will walk away with it tonight, but Andy is so funny and I heart the funny ones.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 10:27

    I loooove the Federer. And I don't really doubt that he will walk away with it tonight, but Andy is so funny and I heart the funny ones.

    What time is the match?

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 10:27

    What time is the match?

    2pm Wimbledon time

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 10:28

    2pm Wimbledon time

    That's 9 PM my time, 11 PM Amy time, then?

    Sounds about right.

  • Alison05/07/2009 at 10:28

    On the plus side, I did get to see a tantrum the other day. Your favourite man Murray insisting he didn't swear.... I really do miss the strops!

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 10:29

    That's 9 PM my time, 11 PM Amy time, then?

    Makes sense, my tv coverage starts at 10.55

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 10:29

    Radio 4 was reviewing the papers and one of the people doing the reviewing had some odd sounds in the background whenever he spoke. It turned out that Ben Fogle was attempting to tell us about Michael Jackson and the end of the village féte over the noise of the Festival of Speed. Apparently he's already spotted David Coulthard being surrounded by an army of autograph-hunters...

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 10:30

    Race 1 kicking off so audi-os.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:33

    Race 1 kicking off so audi-os.

    Do we have a live feed anywhere?

  • Jeremy05/07/2009 at 10:34

    Race 1 kicking off so audi-os.

    I'm a Mac OS man, so I must bid you good-day

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 10:34

    Do we have a live feed anywhere?

    Search JTV, you should be able to find one easily...

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:35

    Search JTV, you should be able to find one easily...

    Got one, no audio though

    http://www.justin.tv/shadowsports

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:35

    Wahey! Big pile-up already! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:36

    Red flag at Porto.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:36

    9 cars involved, including a couple of BMWs, a works SEAT and a Chevy.

  • Alison05/07/2009 at 10:37

    I really feel like a McDonalds. That's so so wrong though.

  • Alison05/07/2009 at 10:38

    I really feel like a McDonalds. That's so so wrong though.

    Might watch Masterchef until the urge goes away....

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:38

    Farfus tried to get down the inside of Menu(?), tapped his rear end which nosed him into the barrier, and in Farfus' recovery took out, I think, Tarquini. From there, chaos.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:40

    Also an accident off the start between a BMW and, it looks like, Jaap van Lagen's Lada.

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 10:43

    Yup, van Lagen and Hernandez off the start, then Farfus and Menu later on in the lap. Monteiro tried to dodge up the inside to avoid it all but Larini was also aiming for the same spot. Car-nage!

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:44

    Yup, van Lagen and Hernandez off the start, then Farfus and Menu later on in the lap. Monteiro tried to dodge up the inside to avoid it all but Larini was also aiming for the same spot. Car-nage!

    Live updates from the track, ladies and gentlemen :D

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:44

    Yup, van Lagen and Hernandez off the start, then Farfus and Menu later on in the lap. Monteiro tried to dodge up the inside to avoid it all but Larini was also aiming for the same spot. Car-nage!

    I take it Thommo wasn't caught up in that, was he?

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 10:45

    Live updates from the track, ladies and gentlemen :D

    It's amazing! I have no idea what it is but I love it :)

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:45

    It's amazing! I have no idea what it is but I love it :)

    World Touring Cars from Porto.

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 10:45

    Thompson arrived last at the scene because his Moscow minicab is carrying the equivalent of a passenger in excess weight...

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 10:46

    It's amazing! I have no idea what it is but I love it :)

    The only word I recognised was "Monteiro" :D

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:46

    World Touring Cars from Porto.

    It's like British Touring Cars, only they go places other than Britain, if you couldn't tell ;)

    That's probably the only way I can explain it simply. :D

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 10:47

    The only word I recognised was "Monteiro" :D

    Hehe, me too :)

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 10:47

    It's like British Touring Cars, only they go places other than Britain, if you couldn't tell ;)

    Ah, cool. Thank you!

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:48

    Ah, cool. Thank you!

    :P

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 10:49

    It's like British Touring Cars, only they go places other than Britain, if you couldn't tell ;)

    But of course, there is a British round which takes place at Brands Hatch.

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 10:51

    who is doing the PR for F1 these days? {Comment #87}

    Nobody. Richard Woods does the FIA's PR, the teams and drivers have their own PR officers, but neither CVC nor F1 as a whole has a PR person that I know about.

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 10:51

    I have no idea what it is but I love it

    It's on Eurosport (and in HD) if you want visuals. Only race series where you'll see Ladas and BMWs swapping paintwork...

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 10:52

    There I was, marvelling that Twitter's worked on my computer for the first time since June 26th... ...and then it locks up. Typical!

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 10:53

    They are going to let Monteiro restart in front of Farfus. Not sure I'd want him behind me...

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 10:56

    Some work going on to fix the concrete barriers. While they're there, they could also do to shore up the wobbly footbridge...

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 10:58

    I need to stop getting into my PJs so early, I am once again having a 'I need to get dressed and leave the house to buy snacks' dilemma.

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 11:00

    I need to stop getting into my PJs so early, I am once again having a 'I need to get dressed and leave the house to buy snacks' dilemma.

    Or get PJs that look like outside clothes.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 11:01

    Or get PJs that look like outside clothes.

    I was just thinking that. My pants could totally pass for trackpants if they were black or grey instead of red with monkeys on them.

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 11:02

    I was just thinking that. My pants could totally pass for trackpants if they were black or grey instead of red with monkeys on them.

    Hehehe.

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 11:03

    10 mins and then they restart behind the safety car.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 11:05

    Here's something random, but: what F1 team shirts do any of you guys own? I have:

    1999 McLaren t-shirt (black with embroided McLaren car on chest)

    2007 McLaren shirt (white)

    2007 Toyota polo shirt

    2007 Toro Rosso t-shirt

    2008 McLaren shirt (rocket orange)

    Official F1 t-shirt (grey with outline of Alonso's R28 on it)

    2009 Brawn GP t-shirt (white, Jenson)

    2009 BMW t-shirt (white with blue and red grille motif on the shoulders)

    I also have a couple of cheap Monaco GP shirts my Dad got when he went there a couple of years ago on holiday. But I STILL want a Red Bull shirt :P

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 11:12

    Used to own an Orange Arrows fleece which I was given at a press beano in 2002 but never dared to wear it in public.

    They're off again (in Porto). Not Hernandez, though. He's gone to hospital to have his ankle x-rayed.

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 11:13

    They are going to let Monteiro restart in front of Farfus. Not sure I’d want him behind me… {Comment #143}

    I suppose you're right. Still, if Tiago can stay out of his way, I'll be happy...

  • Jeremy05/07/2009 at 11:18

    Or get PJs that look like outside clothes.

    Did we discuss this in a daily ages ago? The secret is to live near a University that runs a teaching hospital. It's quite the done thing to get about in PJs as though they are scrubs.

    Personally, I find this unacceptable unless you are Doogie Howser.

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 11:18

    Just heard from @ableandhow on Twitter that Neil Horan has showed up again:

    On a tube to Wimbledon final with mad Irish priest who ran on F1 track a few years ago, I think... He has a plackard.

    Grrr!

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 11:19

    On a tube to Wimbledon final with mad Irish priest who ran on F1 track a few years ago, I think... He has a plackard.

    He better not get into Centre Court...

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 11:19

    Did we discuss this in a daily ages ago? The secret is to live near a University that runs a teaching hospital. It's quite the done thing to get about in PJs as though they are scrubs.

    I do live a block from one of those, but I still can't bring myself to go outside in them.

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 11:19

    They’re off again (in Porto). Not Hernandez, though. He’s gone to hospital to have his ankle x-rayed. {Comment #151}

    Good to hear the WTCC race has restarted, and hope Hernandez's ankle turns out to be OK.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 11:20

    Just off to get the papers, be back in a bit. :)

  • Jeremy05/07/2009 at 11:20

    I need to stop getting into my PJs so early, I am once again having a 'I need to get dressed and leave the house to buy snacks' dilemma.

    Must.stop.visualising.Amy.in.pyjamas

  • Jeremy05/07/2009 at 11:21

    I was just thinking that. My pants could totally pass for trackpants if they were black or grey instead of red with monkeys on them.

    Stopped

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 11:22

    Still, if Tiago can stay out of his way, I’ll be happy…

    He did, and now Farfus has a drive-through (for reasons unknown).

  • Jeremy05/07/2009 at 11:22

    I was just thinking that. My pants could totally pass for trackpants if they were black or grey instead of red with monkeys on them.

    My blue ones have 'monkeying around' written on them under the monkeys. Yours?

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 11:23

    Race 1 kicking off so audi-os. {Comment #116}

    I think someone must have read that and taken the message a bit too literally, given the WTCC first start...

  • Alex Andronov05/07/2009 at 11:25

    Like this from the BBC Live updates...

    "I've come over all aquiver. What a line-up of celebs we have today. Russell Crowe, Ridley Scott and Woody Allen for starters - how do you like them apples? About time considering the dross we have had to put up with over the past 12 days - do one Chico!"

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 11:26

    He did, and now Farfus has a drive-through (for reasons unknown). {Comment #161}

    YES! I've got a Jordan/Tiago Monteiro T-shirt, such is my support of him, and somehow I get the impression that the Farfus drive-through is some sort of poetic justice.

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 11:28

    By the way, Christine and me, if you are doing something live tonight, you may wish to make it finish before 10pm. I've just noticed that MotoGP is on then instead of at lunch...

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 11:29

    its rather dark out. I hope this shop sells scorched almonds or i left the house for no reason

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 11:30

    By the way, Christine and me, if you are doing something live tonight, you may wish to make it finish before 10pm. I've just noticed that MotoGP is on then instead of at lunch...

    I don't think there's a proper live show tonight, although they will be streaming to test some stuff.

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 11:31

    Thompson arrived last at the scene because his Moscow minicab is carrying the equivalent of a passenger in excess weight… {Comment #133}

    It's not often having success ballast is a virtue, but that was certainly one such occasion!

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 11:32

    By the way, Christine and me, if you are doing something live tonight, you may wish to make it finish before 10pm. I've just noticed that MotoGP is on then instead of at lunch...

    Thanks Alia. It is nothing worth tuning in for, and we haven't set a time yet anyway.

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 11:32

    This is wierd. My computer is now refusing to access any site except Sidepodcast. Does anyone have any clues as to how to fix the problem?

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 11:35

    While they’re there, they could also do to shore up the wobbly footbridge… {Comment #144}

    Sounds like the whole place is a bit shaky...

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 11:35

    I get the impression that the Farfus drive-through is some sort of poetic justice.

    It gets better. Augusto's team manager has been summoned to the race director...

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 11:36

    boo no scorched anythings. Peanut m&ms will have to do.

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 11:37

    Here’s something random, but: what F1 team shirts do any of you guys own? {Comment #150}

    I have:

    A 2000 Jordan ladies' top

    A 2005 Jordan/Monteiro top

    An "I Am The Stig" top (which must count now that Michael Schumacher has been revealed to be (one of) the Stig(s))

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 11:39

    It gets better. Augusto’s team manager has been summoned to the race director… {Comment #173}

    Whoops!

    At least they're not in the position of one unfortunate team. Some official in a national-level race called for all the team managers to attend a meeting in the middle of a practise session. The reply? "That could be difficult for Trackspeed. Their manager is in the car..."

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 11:39

    Here’s something random, but: what F1 team shirts do any of you guys own? {Comment #150}

    Ooooh. I have:

    1 Ferrari F1 polo shirt

    1 signed Montoya tee

  • Alison05/07/2009 at 11:42

    Byeee I'm off out for a bit.

    Maybe back later. Have a nice afternoon.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 11:44

    Here’s something random, but: what F1 team shirts do any of you guys own? {Comment #150}

    I have the 2007 + 2008 McLaren member shirts, the 2008 McLaren victory shirt and the 2008 McLaren world champ shirt, and the 2005 McLaren zip up fleece for the colder days :D

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 11:44

    Have a good afternoon, Alison!

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 11:45

    I have the 2007 + 2008 McLaren member shirts, the 2008 McLaren victory shirt and the 2008 McLaren world champ shirt, and the 2005 McLaren zip up fleece for the colder days :D

    If jackets count, I also have that Ferrari F1 jacket.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 11:59

    Back from the shops, miss anything? :P

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 12:01

    Back from the shops, miss anything? :P

    MY TV JUST BROKE AND NOW I'M STRESSING

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 12:02

    OK PANIC OVER I FIXED IT

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:02

    MY TV JUST BROKE AND NOW I'M STRESSING

    Bad times.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:02

    OK PANIC OVER I FIXED IT

    Good times.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 12:04

    Good times.

    The only times broken TV is unacceptable is F1 + Wimbledon. F1 even I can cope with because I can watch it online, but Wimbledon needs to be recorded so I can make animations from it.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 12:06

    Heres some reasons to love Andy Roddick :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF_C7x78o8U

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:07

    Heres some reasons to love Andy Roddick :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF_C7x78o8U

    For some reason, I find his face and his eyes rather hilarious.

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 12:16

    Yay! Monteiro was 4th when they finally managed to complete that messy first race :) (Tarquini, Huff and Yvan Muller were on the podium while Farfus was only in 8th).

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 12:16

    Yay! Monteiro was 4th when they finally managed to complete that messy first race :) (Tarquini, Huff and Yvan Muller were on the podium while Farfus was only in 8th).

    Go Tiago you good looking young man! ;)

  • Jeremy05/07/2009 at 12:24

    MY TV JUST BROKE AND NOW I'M STRESSING

    If your TV is an 80 cm Mitsubishi CRT, I am officially freaked out

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 12:27

    Sniff of team orders going on: Priaulx had been pressuring Yvan Muller for third, then dropped right back on the final lap. Eighth place gives Farfus pole position with the reverse grid...

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 12:29

    Sniff of team orders going on: Priaulx had been pressuring Yvan Muller for third, then dropped right back on the final lap. Eighth place gives Farfus pole position with the reverse grid...

    But why would BMW NOT want Priaulx 3rd?

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:30

    But why would BMW NOT want Priaulx 3rd?

    Lower down the top 8 in race 1 means a higher grid slot for race 2. If Priaulx ended up 7th...

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 12:31

    Farfus has the most points, so getting him on pole for race 2 became the priority; AP duly 'takes one for the team' and drops to ninth.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 12:32

    Farfus has the most points, so getting him on pole for race 2 became the priority; AP duly 'takes one for the team' and drops to ninth.

    Ohhh. A shame - isn't he a former champ?

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:32

    But why would BMW NOT want Priaulx 3rd?

    But I see what you mean. To me, the points and trophy would be more important than the starting place for Race 2. 3rd in R1 only puts you 6th on the grid, so it would just be a matter of getting a good start, holding station and capitalising on mistakes made by the guys in front.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:32

    Ohhh. A shame - isn't he a former champ?

    3 times.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 12:35

    But I see what you mean. To me, the points and trophy would be more important than the starting place for Race 2. 3rd in R1 only puts you 6th on the grid, so it would just be a matter of getting a good start, holding station and capitalising on mistakes made by the guys in front.

    It makes F1 team orders seem very tame in comparison.

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 12:36

    3 times.

    Indeed. And every time, the industry BIBLE dutifully put him on the cover with the special green banner, knowing full well that they would take an enormous sales hit by not having an F1 cover (not that this ever washes with the twits who think it ought to have 750MC events on the cover).

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 12:37

    Indeed. And every time, the industry BIBLE dutifully put him on the cover with the special green banner, knowing full well that they would take an enormous sales hit by not having an F1 cover (not that this ever washes with the twits who think it ought to have 750MC events on the cover).

    :D It's sad that BMW treat him this way after what he's done for them. Does Priaulx even need this?

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:37

    Indeed. And every time, the industry BIBLE dutifully put him on the cover with the special green banner, knowing full well that they would take an enormous sales hit by not having an F1 cover (not that this ever washes with the twits who think it ought to have 750MC events on the cover).

    I think the CAPITALS gives the mag name away in some aspect ;) They always do a different coloured banner when someone British wins something major in motorsport. They did that when Dario won the 500, with a blue banner.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:38

    :D It's sad that BMW treat him this way after what he's done for them. Does Priaulx even need this?

    After winning 3 WTCC titles for them, this is the thanks he gets for it. I would be livid.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 12:38

    After winning 3 WTCC titles for them, this is the thanks he gets for it. I would be livid.

    Exactly.

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 12:39

    Does Priaulx even need this?

    Swings and roundabouts. He's had a lot of support from them in the past. Touring car drivers tend to be a lot less mercenary than others...

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:40

    Exactly.

    Maybe Andy should start looking at other tin-top classes. Maybe DTM or V8 Supercars. Heck, come back to the BTCC!

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 12:40

    Swings and roundabouts. He's had a lot of support from them in the past. Touring car drivers tend to be a lot less mercenary than others...

    But did the other BMW drivers go to these kinds of extremes for him to win his titles? I guess you could say Seat then were nowhere near as good as they are now, but even so...

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:41

    But did the other BMW drivers go to these kinds of extremes for him to win his titles? I guess you could say Seat then were nowhere near as good as they are now, but even so...

    At least the SEATs can work together to some extent. Especially in qualifying.

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 12:44

    Maybe DTM

    Very little loyalty shown there in terms of who gets the latest/best equipment (except with Norbert Haug's favourites). Plus, of course, there is the risk of having to deal with Norbert.

    or V8 Supercars

    Risk of having to deal with Tom Walkinshaw...

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 12:44

    Plus, of course, there is the risk of having to deal with Norbert.

    Risk of having to deal with Tom Walkinshaw...

    BTCC?

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:45

    BTCC?

    Risk of having to deal with Steve Ryder, but still...

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 12:46

    Risk of having to deal with Steve Ryder, but still...

    :D

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:46

    British F3 looking to go to a 30-round championship meaning 3 races per round like the BTCC. But I'm sure I've seen their teams organisation somewhere else...

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/76714

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:49

    But I'm sure I've seen their teams organisation somewhere else...

    Peter Briggs, a representative of F3 teams' organisation FOTA, believes the move would improve the category's status as a training ground for young drivers.

    Wouldn't it be called FTTA?

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 12:50

    BTCC?

    Risk of having to deal with Vic Lee?

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 12:50

    Risk of having to deal with Steve Ryder, {Comment #212}

    :D Didn't know that was particularly threatening, but never mind.

    By the way, Andy Priaulx has written a decent autobiography.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 12:51

    :D Didn't know that was particularly threatening, but never mind.

    Not threatening, more...annoying. You do remember what he was like when ITV still had F1, right?

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 12:51

    Scratch that, he's back in the slammer...

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 12:52

    OH HEY ROGER

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 13:10

    Scratch that, he’s back in the slammer… {Comment #219}

    Who's in the slammer?

  • Nick mobile05/07/2009 at 13:15

    Met stewart, whitmarsh and patrick head this morning. Spoke to a nascar guy, say timo and ddc get out of their cars. But jay leno is avoiding me!

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 13:16

    Met stewart, whitmarsh and patrick head this morning. Spoke to a nascar guy, say timo and ddc get out of their cars. But jay leno is avoiding me!

    Jay Leno's at Goodwood??

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 13:16

    3 games done already - that was quick.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 13:17

    Jay Leno's at Goodwood??

    wouldn't surprise me, have you seen how many cars that man owns?

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 13:17

    Met stewart, whitmarsh and patrick head this morning. Spoke to a nascar guy, say timo and ddc get out of their cars. But jay leno is avoiding me!

    What are they like to chat to?

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 13:17

    wouldn't surprise me, have you seen how many cars that man owns?

    He even has a McLaren F1. *jealous*

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 13:17

    wouldn't surprise me, have you seen how many cars that man owns?

    true, but that guy does have a busy schedule...

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 13:18

    3 games done already - that was quick.

    Make that 4 now.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 13:19

    Man, Roddick's serve is seriously powerful.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 13:20

    Make that 4 now.

    I see on the BBC blog at one stage during the Haas match they said in 101 service games at Wimbledon, Federer had only lost 2. Insane.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 13:24

    ooooh Sampras. I bet he's gonna love watching his record get broken.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 13:26

    I love that sign:

    Go Andy Murray Roddick!

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 13:30

    I find the fact that Gavin Rossdale is part of the Federer entourage so very, very random.

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 13:39

    Who’s in the slammer?

    Vic Lee.

    I find the fact that Gavin Rossdale is part of the Federer entourage so very, very random.

    The Cobain impersonator?

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 13:39

    I find the fact that Gavin Rossdale is part of the Federer entourage so very, very random.

    Not like him to beat around the Bush...

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 13:40

    The Cobain impersonator?

    the very same. Their wives are chummy too.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 13:40

    Not like him to beat around the Bush...

    next time slip a No Doubt in there too ;)

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 13:44

    next time slip a No Doubt in there too

    Don't Sleep until I do...

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 13:45

    In Episode Two of "Roger Federer's Random Friends"

    He is good friends with Anna Wintour. That's really weird too.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 13:50

    ooooh we have a MATCH on our hands.

  • Nick mobile05/07/2009 at 14:02

    Jenson on stage in a stirling moss shirt! Merc are in love with him

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 14:03

    Amy, have you seen Roddick's impersonations of other tennis players? They're hilarious :D

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 14:05

    Amy, have you seen Roddick's impersonations of other tennis players? They're hilarious :D

    I heart his, and Novak's too :D

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 14:05

    I heart his, and Novak's too :D

    Just been watching some on YT, they're brilliant. :D

  • Nick mobile05/07/2009 at 14:16

    Jenson: should be good racing from now on. If its cold we will struggle, if its hot they will. Nothing new, but he spoke Well

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 14:19

    Jenson: should be good racing from now on. If its cold we will struggle, if its hot they will. Nothing new, but he spoke Well

    I knew it! Silverstone Radio does not lie! :D

  • Alianora La Canta05/07/2009 at 14:22

    Vic Lee. {Comment #235}

    Thanks for that.

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 14:23

    I'm a couple of days late with this one, owing to being out of the country, but it is nevertheless very funny:

    http://tinyurl.com/m3tgx8

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 14:30

    I've changed my mind, I think I hate Andy Roddick.

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 14:33

    I've changed my mind, I think I hate Andy Roddick.

    You said you didn't mind.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 14:33

    I've changed my mind, I think I hate Andy Roddick.

    What a tiebreak!

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 14:34

    You said you didn't mind.

    I didn't, but then I started to think what a crime it would be for Roger not to be #1 again

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 14:44

    I love that the Wimbledon colours are green and purple, it's my favourite combination of colours IN THE WORLD.

  • Nick mobile05/07/2009 at 14:51

    I have ex-feet. F1 run about to begin. Nearly got run over by 1k Jenson fans... But I protected the beer!;)

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 15:03

    I have ex-feet. F1 run about to begin. Nearly got run over by 1k Jenson fans... But I protected the beer!;)

    Well done :)

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 15:03

    I have ex-feet. F1 run about to begin. Nearly got run over by 1k Jenson fans... But I protected the beer!;)

    I wonder how many of them were Jenson fans last year :D

  • Chris Mobile05/07/2009 at 15:06

    Lou says she's had the best day ever and she got hugged by john button! Lukeh says he's having fun too.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 15:07

    Lou says she's had the best day ever and she got hugged by john button! Lukeh says he's having fun too.

    Ah, but has she met Jenson?

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 15:08

    Lou says she's had the best day ever and she got hugged by john button! Lukeh says he's having fun too.

    aw, she won't sleep tonight!

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 15:17

    poor Mirka looks like she's going to throw up. Maybe she's in labour.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 15:21

    Federer stopped Roddick's attempt at out-Rogering him in the tiebreak. Roger 1 set away.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 15:22

    I love that at Wimbledon the families share the same box, quite the opposite reactions from the different rows :D

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 15:23

    I love that at Wimbledon the families share the same box, quite the opposite reactions from the different rows :D

    So the Williamses had double the seats yesterday. And with dad out, I wonder who got all those extra seats.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 15:24

    So the Williamses had double the seats yesterday. And with dad out, I wonder who got all those extra seats.

    that girl from Destiny's Child had one, haha.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 15:28

    I wish these two played this well that time I paid $190 to see them

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 15:34

    Coulthard is there!

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 15:35

    Coulthard is there!

    At Wimbledon? Sorry, I'm playng Forza on the 360.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 15:35

    At Wimbledon? Sorry, I'm playng Forza on the 360.

    yep

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 15:37

    yep

    How did he get from Goodwood to Wimbledon so quickly? Helicopter?

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 15:38

    How did he get from Goodwood to Wimbledon so quickly? Helicopter?

    clone?

  • Nick mobile05/07/2009 at 15:43

    I have a vid of red bull saying if had to get in a helicopter... Was it that woman who just barged part me? How rude!

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 15:43

    I have a vid of red bull saying if had to get in a helicopter... Was it that woman who just barged part me? How rude!

    Why did you have to get into a helicopter?

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 15:53

    A 5-setter? My goodness.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 15:53

    OH NO

    with no tie break in the 5th set this match might never end

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 15:54

    OH NO

    with no tie break in the 5th set this match might never end

    No tiebreak favors Roddick.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 15:56

    No tiebreak favors Roddick.

    I hope Roger remembers how to break. I can't believe he hasn't done it at all in 4 sets.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 16:20

    So - Roger's one game away. Can he finally break Andy here?

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 16:22

    So - Roger's one game away. Can he finally break Andy here?

    probably not. my tennis forum might need to rename their roger "can't win a deuce" federer tag to roger "can't break serve" federer

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 16:25

    probably not. my tennis forum might need to rename their roger "can't win a deuce" federer tag to roger "can't break serve" federer

    so one game away again. Roger has to break Andy sooner or later... right?

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 16:26

    so one game away again. Roger has to break Andy sooner or later... right?

    he'd better. Just browsing my tennis community interests, one of them is "federer induced heart attacks" how fitting

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 16:43

    Dunno what I'm grateful for coming just in, watching the tennis or come in from the torrential rain.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 16:45

    he'd better. Just browsing my tennis community interests, one of them is "federer induced heart attacks" how fitting

    WAY too close for comfort. how many more chances will federer get? he needs to take it now.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 16:45

    I am so thankful F1 races have set ending times

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 16:52

    this match is literally breaking livejournal

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 16:52

    this match is literally breaking livejournal

    Federer is going to win the match in this game

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 16:53

    This final set has now had more games played than last year's!

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 16:53

    Federer is going to win the match in this game

    Gutsy prediction, that one. We shall see.

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 16:53

    Federer is going to win the match in this game

    I reckon Roddick will, 14-12

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 16:53

    Federer is going to win the match in this game

    If you're right, you shall be known from this day forth as Mystic Steven.

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 16:53

    This final set has now had more games played than last year's!

    Nowhere near as many good ones though.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 16:54

    Federer is going to win the match in this game

    he'd better, our live commenting is now at 3200 comments and the database keeps erroring

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 16:54

    I am so thankful F1 races have set ending times

    Moi aussi. WTCC race 2 was red-flagged for 20 mins then restarted under the safety car to do one racing lap! Some of us have got (grotty Ryanair) flights to catch...

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 16:54

    If you're right, you shall be known from this day forth as Mystic Steven.

    Not to be, sadly.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 16:54

    Nowhere near as many good ones though.

    Last year's will always be known as the best Wimbledon final ever.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 16:54

    Gutsy prediction, that one. We shall see.

    Crashed and burned

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 16:54

    Moi aussi. WTCC race 2 was red-flagged for 20 mins then restarted under the safety car to do one racing lap! Some of us have got (grotty Ryanair) flights to catch...

    Who was it this time? *rolls eyes*

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 16:54

    Last year's will always be known as the best Wimbledon final ever.

    Will this one be known as the longest one?

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 16:55

    Nowhere near as many good ones though.

    This reminds me of McEnroe-Connors back in the 80s. I think McEnroe won that 14-12 in the 5th.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 16:55

    Will this one be known as the longest one?

    Nope, last years was about 4 and 3/4 hours.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 16:55

    Will this one be known as the longest one?

    I don't think so - we haven't even crossed 4 hours, never mind 5.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 16:55

    Will this one be known as the longest one?

    last year was a lot longer, 4 hours 48 minutes. They're only at 3 hours 44 so far

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 16:55

    Will this one be known as the longest one?

    Not now there are tie breaks in the first 4 sets.

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 16:56

    Oh for crying out loud, thunder and lightning, AGAIN. Can you not tell that I don't like you anymore.

    last year was a lot longer, 4 hours 48 minutes. They're only at 3 hours 44 so far

    Right, thought it had been going longer. Carry on.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 16:57

    My turn to say I think Federer will win now.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 16:58

    Right, thought it had been going longer. Carry on.

    I don't get why when I saw them they only played for around 1 hour 45. I wanted mooooore.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 16:58

    My turn to say I think Federer will win now.

    He looks like he is read to win. Roddick doesn't. When they get into rallies Federer has so much time to consider his shots it is ridiculous

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 16:58

    My turn to say I think Federer will win now.

    he has to, if not just for the cute facebook video. Federer's videos are the only reason I log on these days.

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 16:59

    He looks like he is read to win. Roddick doesn't. When they get into rallies Federer has so much time to consider his shots it is ridiculous

    Is it wrong to want Roddick to win, for a nice change from Federer/Nadal?

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:00

    Is it wrong to want Roddick to win, for a nice change from Federer/Nadal?

    Let Roger win Wimbledon, first. Then I'm OK with Nadal or Roddick winning Flushing Meadows. :D

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 17:00

    Is it wrong to want Roddick to win, for a nice change from Federer/Nadal?

    Nope, I want him to win too.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:00

    Is it wrong to want Roddick to win, for a nice change from Federer/Nadal?

    Roddick winning would be like the Button fairytale, he hasn't done it for 6 years.

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 17:00

    Is it wrong to want Roddick to win, for a nice change from Federer/Nadal?

    I'd be happy if SOMEONE got on and won the stupid match.

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 17:00

    Who was it this time? *rolls eyes*

    Engstler had just put one over Porteiro for second in the Indies (about 11th overall) when he overshot a corner and Menu tried to come steaming through. Biff!

    we haven’t even crossed 4 hours, never mind 5.

    Will it never end?

  • Nick mobile05/07/2009 at 17:00

    Looks like Jenson is going to stick with the black and yellow lid. He has an updated version this weekend with monster.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 17:01

    Roddick winning would be like the Button fairytale, he hasn't done it for 6 years.

    Does he have a fabulous new racquet then?

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:01

    YOU'D BETTER WIN THIS DEUCE ROGER "NO MIDDLE NAME" FEDERER

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 17:02

    YOU'D BETTER WIN THIS DEUCE ROGER "NO MIDDLE NAME" FEDERER

    What are you gonna do to him then?

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:02

    Does he have a fabulous new racquet then?

    he lost 7 kg, so I've heard 20 times or so this tournament

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 17:02

    Looks like Jenson is going to stick with the black and yellow lid. He has an updated version this weekend with monster.

    He had the Monster sponsorship at Silverstone. Mind you, now it's going to tough to make out who's who - both have yellow and white helmets with black on the top.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:02

    What are you gonna do to him then?

    vent my frustrations over at my tennis live commenting location :D

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:03

    He had the Monster sponsorship at Silverstone. Mind you, now it's going to tough to make out who's who - both have yellow and white helmets with black on the top.

    I think Rubens will switch back to blue and red.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 17:04

    He had the Monster sponsorship at Silverstone. Mind you, now it's going to tough to make out who's who - both have yellow and white helmets with black on the top.

    Saying that, would be it too soon to suggest Monster as the replacement sponsor for Brawn in place of Virgin? I can just imagine it - black and flourescent yellow with the big green M logo. Now that would look awesome.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 17:06

    Saying that, would be it too soon to suggest Monster as the replacement sponsor for Brawn in place of Virgin? I can just imagine it - black and flourescent yellow with the big green M logo. Now that would look awesome.

    Then Rubens really could be "Barrichello Monster" :D

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 17:07

    Federer looked like he is having a rest during that game.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:07

    Then Rubens really could be "Barrichello Monster" :D

    I love that his English on twitter is so wonky "why Rubens cap won't go out of my head?"

    yet in interviews he speaks it brilliantly

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 17:08

    My turn to say Roddick will win this game.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 17:08

    I love that his English on twitter is so wonky "why Rubens cap won't go out of my head?"

    yet in interviews he speaks it brilliantly

    Perhaps it's just roughly translated from what he writes in Portuguese.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 17:08

    My turn to say Roddick will win this game.

    I'll second that.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:09

    I'll second that.

    Nope.

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 17:09

    My turn to say Roddick will win this game.

    Clearly, I was wrong.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:09

    Perhaps it's just roughly translated from what he writes in Portuguese.

    sounds more like a google translate :D

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:11

    RG said 14-12 Federer. You may be onto something...

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 17:12

    RG said 14-12 Federer. You may be onto something...

    I said 14-12 Roddick, but we can quickly edit that.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:13

    DEUCE OF YOUR LIFE ROGER.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:13

    and yes I know that he sucks at deuces :(

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:14

    and yes I know that he sucks at deuces :(

    13-13.

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 17:14

    Well there goes my plan of least getting the score right.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:16

    Poor Rogers dad. and poor Mirka.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:17

    3! more! points!

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:19

    3! more! points!

    2 more?

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:20

    2 more?

    it's not gonna be this game :(

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:22

    it's not gonna be this game :(

    maybe this one, then?

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:22

    I blame Sampras.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 17:22

    Roddick has barely won a point on Federer's serve in ages.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 17:22

    I blame Sampras.

    Why?

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:23

    Why?

    Pressure.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:23

    Roddick has barely won a point on Federer's serve in ages.

    And Roddick's serve has faded a bit, too. But when will Roger take it? Maybe now?

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:23

    Why?

    he hasn't been at Wimbledon since 2003 but he said he'd like to see Roger break his record. PRESSURE.

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 17:24

    I blame Sampras.

    Wretched man. Forever sniffing at his armpits and sticking his tongue out like a thirsty dog.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:24

    And Roddick's serve has faded a bit, too. But when will Roger take it? Maybe now?

    pleeeeease do it now. think of your poor wife + baby

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 17:24

    And Roddick's serve has faded a bit, too. But when will Roger take it? Maybe now?

    0-30 to Federer.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:25

    0-30 to Federer.

    30-30 now.

  • Stuart C05/07/2009 at 17:25

    And Roddick’s serve has faded a bit, too.

    Maybe Anita Roddick could sub for him?

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:25

    30-30 now.

    Deuce again.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:26

    Deuce again.

    And again. Nailbiting stuff. I've run out of nails, I think.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 17:27

    1 point away from history.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:27

    I think Sampras is asleep behind those glasses

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 17:28

    DONE IT.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:28

    OH THANK GOD

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:28

    DONE IT.

    YEAH!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 17:28

    RG was half right with his prediction. He got the 14

  • Becken05/07/2009 at 17:28

    Do we have a live feed anywhere?

    This one is good:

    http://f1sportsblog.blogspot.com/

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:28

    RG was half right with his prediction. He got the 14

    :D

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 17:28

    Finally, I am now blaming Federer if I don't finish my homework..

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 17:29

    RG was half right with his prediction. He got the 14

    Yeah, Roddick got 14.

    Though technically, I was a third right.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:30

    Aw, I feel really sorry for Roddick :(

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:30

    Aw, I feel really sorry for Roddick :(

    Well, I'd put a nice wager on him for the US Open.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:31

    Agassi presented the trophy to Roger at RG. They won't get Sampras to present it here? :(

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:32

    Well, I'd put a nice wager on him for the US Open.

    I wouldn't, he's the Soderling of Wimbledon. Except with a better performance in the final.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:33

    also, WELCOME BACK TO NUMBER ONE ROGER :D

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:33

    also, WELCOME BACK TO NUMBER ONE ROGER :D

    :D Indeed.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 17:33

    also, WELCOME BACK TO NUMBER ONE ROGER :D

    I wonder how different this year would have been had Nadal not been injured.

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:34

    I wonder how different this year would have been had Nadal not been injured.

    How about how different this final would be if Murray got through?

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:35

    Amy, where will Roddick rank now? Some are saying he'll go up to 3rd? Is that true?

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:35

    Aw, Andy he's being nice. Don't be snarky.

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:35

    Amy, where will Roddick rank now? Some are saying he'll go up to 3rd? Is that true?

    He won't move IIRC

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:36

    He won't move IIRC

    Not even go past Del Potro? Awww. I was hoping Andy would gain a lot of points because he went out in the 2nd round here last year?

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:37

    Not even go past Del Potro? Awww. I was hoping Andy would gain a lot of points because he went out in the 2nd round here last year?

    he drops 70 and gains 1200 which takes him to 5440 points, Del Potro is on 5705

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:40

    he drops 70 and gains 1200 which takes him to 5440 points, Del Potro is on 5705

    Ohhh. Okay. Thanks for that, Amy.

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 17:40

    If anyone is bored, we'll be messing around on here in a bit:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/07/05/live-rehearsals/

  • Jon Waldock05/07/2009 at 17:41

    If anyone is bored, we'll be messing around on here in a bit:

    oh wow, awesome

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 17:41

    oh wow, awesome

    No, it won't be :)

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:41

    If anyone is bored, we'll be messing around on here in a bit:

    yay a reason to stay up!

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 17:42

    yay a reason to stay up!

    No! Go to bed! :)

  • Amy05/07/2009 at 17:43

    No! Go to bed! :)

    I'd be up anyway, making Roger victory gifs :D

  • Bassano "The Godfather" Clapper05/07/2009 at 17:44

    7 Sidepodtime?

  • Journeyer05/07/2009 at 17:45

    I'd be up anyway, making Roger victory gifs :D

    Sampras getting interviewed - he said he got little sleep on the plane. Maybe he WAS sleeping behind those shades. :D

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 17:45

    7 Sidepodtime?

    Any minute now.

  • Bassano "The Godfather" Clapper05/07/2009 at 17:45

    Any minute now.

    ok, ta

  • Aitch05/07/2009 at 17:47

    If anyone is bored, we'll be messing around on here in a bit:

    Anything will be better than watching the Tour de France and the endless ad breaks

  • Bassano 'The Godfather' Clapper05/07/2009 at 17:49

    A little quiet?

  • Bassano 'The Godfather' Clapper05/07/2009 at 17:50

    Sitting? This is a revelation

  • Jackie05/07/2009 at 18:02

    Evening

  • Kathi05/07/2009 at 18:04

    Evening

    Evening. we are all in the live rehearsals

  • Jackie05/07/2009 at 18:05

    Ah, thats what I get for using LCLT :(

  • Kathi05/07/2009 at 18:06

    Ah, thats what I get for using LCLT :(

    :D Just change it in the menu and join us. It's much fun.

  • Flabbergash05/07/2009 at 18:27

    This'll be the first show i've actually listened too live... what an occassion!

  • Flabbergash05/07/2009 at 18:28

    you know what i mean... eventually it will be

  • Kathi05/07/2009 at 18:30

    you know what i mean... eventually it will be

    this one won't. They are just trying out some stuff and we are all listening. Don't ask me why :)

  • Flabbergash05/07/2009 at 18:32

    this is a strange sunday

  • Nick mobile05/07/2009 at 18:42

    Goodwood over, I may well be dead

  • Pat mobile05/07/2009 at 18:52

    Hi, am just leaving GW. Shattered! Sorry for lack of updates, was easier to do twitter on this phone, WAP slow on it. Guessing i missed meetup details

  • Pat mobile05/07/2009 at 18:55

    Lots of fun though, will comment upon my return in 2 hrs! What's this about a live show, another last minute change of plan?

  • Nick mobile05/07/2009 at 18:56

    Does being borg give you more energy? If so take me now...

  • Kathi05/07/2009 at 19:00

    Lots of fun though, will comment upon my return in 2 hrs! What's this about a live show, another last minute change of plan?

    They are just trying some things

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 19:02

    Ooooh, SL Black! :D

  • Flabbergash05/07/2009 at 19:02

    lee is such a macho name

  • Andy Taylor05/07/2009 at 20:19

    Shouldn't we be over here now that the Live Rehearsal is over?

  • Jackie05/07/2009 at 20:19

    Shouldn't we be over here now that the Live Rehearsal is over?

    Yes!

  • Bassano "The Godfather" Clapper05/07/2009 at 20:20

    Shouldn't we be over here now that the Live Rehearsal is over?

    Was what I was thinking

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 20:21

    Should we be making a list of Sidepodpeople that have an iPhone?

    ...

    *goes to start a Wiki page*

  • Bassano "The Godfather" Clapper05/07/2009 at 20:28

    This is a strange conversation :)

  • Pat mobile05/07/2009 at 20:29

    Hi, me again, i have just left a rubbish voicemail, prob not good enough to use so won't be offended if you don't! Ta for making it work again. Will be home in 1.5 hrs, taking it easy going back, see you then.

  • Andy Taylor05/07/2009 at 20:30

    HOw about a list of people with iPhones and another list of people with Androids?

  • Jackie05/07/2009 at 20:30

    Glad I didn't go to Goodwood in the end, couldn't have coped with the heat

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/07/2009 at 20:31

    HOw about a list of people with iPhones and another list of people with Androids?

    Why do we need to know who has an iPhone?

  • Bassano "The Godfather" Clapper05/07/2009 at 20:31

    HOw about a list of people with iPhones and another list of people with Androids?

    Maybe it's just me but... why?

    Not that we've ever needed a good reason :)

  • Jackie05/07/2009 at 20:32

    Why do we need to know who has an iPhone?

    I tend to agree, it's not like we exchange numbers

  • Andy Taylor05/07/2009 at 20:32

    Why do we need to know who has an iPhone?

    Why do we need to know most of the other stuff on the Wiki? ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/07/2009 at 20:33

    Why do we need to know who has an iPhone?

    Why do we need to know most of the other stuff on the Wiki? ;)

    True. Can you put me on the list of people who just have a normal phone?

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 20:33

    Why do we need to know most of the other stuff on the Wiki? ;)

    I've spent long and hard on that, its not irrelevant

  • guille230605/07/2009 at 20:37

    True. Can you put me on the list of people who just have a normal phone?

    Add me there too

  • Andy Taylor05/07/2009 at 20:41

    I've spent long and hard on that, its not irrelevant

    I know. Your hard work and dedication is much appreciated.

  • Jackie05/07/2009 at 20:42

    ooh err I'm going lobster red http://i44.tinypic.com/6e2jhz.jpg

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 20:44

    ooh err I'm going lobster red http://i44.tinypic.com/6e2jhz.jpg

    Ouch

  • karen/chablis05/07/2009 at 20:45

    evening all

  • Flibster05/07/2009 at 20:46

    How was Ghostbusters Christine? :D

  • Jackie05/07/2009 at 20:47

    evening all

    Hi Karen

  • karen/chablis05/07/2009 at 20:48

    ooh err I'm going lobster red http://i44.tinypic.com/6e2jhz.jpg

    gosh that looks sore Jackie ! LukeH has a bad case of sunburn too, he's commented on twitter about it earlier.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 20:48

    Hi Karen

  • Jackie05/07/2009 at 20:49

    I got mine after a couple of hours at Silverstone .. glad I left when I did.

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 20:49

    How was Ghostbusters Christine? :D

    Very good. Made me laugh.

  • karen/chablis05/07/2009 at 20:49

    Hi Karen

    hi Jackie did you have a good time today ?

  • Flibster05/07/2009 at 20:50

    ooh err I'm going lobster red http://i44.tinypic.com/6e2jhz.jpg

    Thats what colour I'm heading at the moment. 2 days in the sun isn't good for my complexion.

  • karen/chablis05/07/2009 at 20:50

    Hi Steven

  • Jackie05/07/2009 at 20:51

    hi Jackie did you have a good time today ?

    It was good but not brilliant. Still the tickets were free.

  • Chris05/07/2009 at 20:52

    Evening all. Sorry updates from me were sparse, signal was not very good

  • Andy Taylor05/07/2009 at 20:52

    Very good. Made me laugh.

    I still think it's one of the best films with either Bill Murray or Dan Ackroyd in. Ghostbusters 2 being the other one with both of them in...

  • karen/chablis05/07/2009 at 20:53

    anyone watching motogp ?

  • Jackie05/07/2009 at 20:53

    What did surprise me was how much cheaper the team gear was at the World Series .. Renault caps were only 15 quid

  • Jackie05/07/2009 at 20:53

    Evening all. Sorry updates from me were sparse, signal was not very good

    Where were you?

  • Bassano "The Godfather" Clapper05/07/2009 at 20:53

    anyone watching motogp ?

    10 isn't it?

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 20:53

    anyone watching motogp ?

    Yes. On BBC2 in 5 minutes

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 20:53

    anyone watching motogp ?

    I am yeah.

    Oh and Ollie is now top of my favourite commentor list.

  • Kathi05/07/2009 at 20:54

    anyone watching motogp ?

    I am now. Thanks for reminding me

  • Chris05/07/2009 at 20:54

    Where were you?

    Goodwood

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/07/2009 at 20:54

    anyone watching motogp ?

    I'll probably catch that tomorrow :)

  • Jackie05/07/2009 at 20:54

    Goodwood

    nice :)

  • karen/chablis05/07/2009 at 20:55

    Yes. On BBC2 in 5 minutes

    its been on eurosport since 9.30

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 20:55

    its been on eurosport since 9.30

    Its on the BBC Red Button now as well.

  • Chris05/07/2009 at 20:56

    nice :)

    lol. Met up with Lou and Lukeh in the afternoon (by chance), then spent the rest of the time with them. All in all, good day!

  • karen/chablis05/07/2009 at 20:57

    Valentino Rossi Day in Monterey...hahaha

  • Jackie05/07/2009 at 20:57

    lol. Met up with Lou and Lukeh in the afternoon (by chance), then spent the rest of the time with them. All in all, good day!

    Yes, tis more fun when you are with friends

  • Chris05/07/2009 at 20:59

    Oh, btw. What happened in the rehersals? The replay isn't up yet

  • Christine05/07/2009 at 21:00

    Oh, btw. What happened in the rehersals? The replay isn't up yet

    It will be very shortly. Give us a chance ;)

  • Chris05/07/2009 at 21:01

    It will be very shortly. Give us a chance ;)

    Sorry, did I just miss it?

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 21:02

    BBC2 straight in to the race start. 2 seconds later and we would have missed it

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 21:02

    BBC2 straight in to the race start. 2 seconds later and we would have missed it

    Well, safely say MotoGP is prompt

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:06

    :D :D :D

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 21:07

    :D :D :D

    You look happy

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 21:07

    Well, at least lou hasn't exploded.

  • Chris05/07/2009 at 21:07

    :D :D :D

    You're back I take it?

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:07

    You look happy

    best.day.ever.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:07

    :D :D :D

    I assume that's an accurate representation of your face. ;) So, tell us - did you actually explode when you saw Jenson? :P

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 21:08

    best.day.ever.

    We heard about you molesting John Button

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:08

    We heard about you molesting John Button

    :D !

  • Chris05/07/2009 at 21:08

    We heard about you molesting John Button

    Really? Was it mentioned in the rehersal then?

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 21:09

    best.day.ever.

    Sounds dull. ;)

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:09

    I assume that's an accurate representation of your face. ;) So, tell us - did you actually explode when you saw Jenson? :P

    i saw him like 6 times!!! and he was there, when i came in... so close... and. he was there when i went home.... and..... :D :D he is actually awesome.. and real and i have hundreds of photos.

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 21:10

    and real and i have hundreds of photos.

    of Jenson?

  • Chris05/07/2009 at 21:10

    i have hundreds of photos.

    She really does!

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:11

    We heard about you molesting John Button

    i've never been speechless in my life. i just. cant believe it happened.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:11

    i saw him like 6 times!!! and he was there, when i came in... so close... and. he was there when i went home.... and..... :D :D he is actually awesome.. and real and i have hundreds of photos.

    OK, Lou, I want you to do something for me, it's very important - breathe.

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:11

    of Jenson?

    yep. and over a thousand of the day.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:12

    They're dropping like flies at Laguna Seca.

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:12

    OK, Lou, I want you to do something for me, it's very important - breathe.

    i'm waaay to happy to breathe. i've been smiling all the way home. still can't believe jenson nearly got me run over by a toyota...

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 21:13

    i'm waaay to happy to breathe. i've been smiling all the way home. still can't believe jenson nearly got me run over by a toyota...

    If it was Timo, ignore.

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:14

    If it was Timo, ignore.

    no it was just the car and the mechanics.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:15

    no it was just the car and the mechanics.

    Mind you, just because it was Jenson who caused it, she would have forgiven him obviously.

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 21:15

    no it was just the car and the mechanics.

    Oh thats okay, blame them all you want.

  • Chris05/07/2009 at 21:15

    If it was Timo, ignore.

    That reminds me. the commentators spent most of the f1 sections talking about how great Timo was at Goodwood and how much he had enjoyed himself this weekend. He did some rallying, and was the first to do a Dohnut in the morning (After Lewis and last year's Ferrari had gone past)

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:16

    Mind you, just because it was Jenson who caused it, she would have forgiven him obviously.

    it was actually the crowd around the brawn car as jenson was there... but i didn't get a photo of that time we ran into him so it was his fault.

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:20

    i still can believe i hugged john button and saw jenson like thousands of times... <3

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 21:21

    i still can believe i hugged john button and saw jenson like thousands of times... <3

    Did you see Jules?

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:23

    Did you see Jules?

    yes. but she was always being dragged away with Jenson. Lukeh met her when she was waiting for him which would have been the perfect place to chat.... i couldn't even get a photo of her :(

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:24

    So, apart from all the Button-related stuff, what were the best bits of the day?

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 21:25

    yes. but she was always being dragged away with Jenson. Lukeh met her when she was waiting for him which would have been the perfect place to chat.... i couldn't even get a photo of her :(

    Never mind. So apart from Button/Brawn what was the best thing about the day?

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:28

    Never mind. So apart from Button/Brawn what was the best thing about the day?

    spending the day with Lukeh and Chris was just awesome! They are both such a laugh. and apart from the button parts of my day (basically my whole day as we kept coming across them), i would say getting to take loads of photos, and hearing the f1 cars again. bumping into jodie kidd was kinda cool too.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 21:30

    bumping into jodie kidd was kinda cool too.

    I like the way the celebrity just gets dropped in at the end. It's like one of Alex's subtle plugs. :)

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:31

    I like the way the celebrity just gets dropped in at the end. It's like one of Alex's subtle plugs. :)

    ahaha you just wait till lukeh gets back, he's like the master of name dropping lol. my aunt had a massive chat to murray walker apparently. they were sitting and chatting for like 10mins after he finished his book signing, plus he gave her a personalised signed book. amazing :)

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 21:33

    I love the Moto GP commentators. Getting a pitboard saying that Valentino Rossi is catching you is like hearing the Jaws music. Genius

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 21:33

    ahaha you just wait till lukeh gets back, he's like the master of name dropping lol. my aunt had a massive chat to murray walker apparently. they were sitting and chatting for like 10mins after he finished his book signing, plus he gave her a personalised signed book. amazing :)

    So the whole family has been living it up with the celebs

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:33

    ahaha you just wait till lukeh gets back, he's like the master of name dropping lol. my aunt had a massive chat to murray walker apparently. they were sitting and chatting for like 10mins after he finished his book signing, plus he gave her a personalised signed book. amazing :)

    He didn't happen to mention us to anyone there did he? ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:34

    I love the Moto GP commentators. Getting a pitboard saying that Valentino Rossi is catching you is like hearing the Jaws music. Genius

    I found Lorenzo's crash funny. Not the crash itself, but Lorenzo afterwards. He just sat there watching everyone else go by, probably thought "Bugger", then got up and attended to his bike :D

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:35

    He didn't happen to mention us to anyone there did he? ;)

    i mentioned sidepodcast to some lovely people we met in a scrum around jenson... but i don't think so.

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:38

    i just looked at myself in the mirror... turns out it wasn't me blushing... it was actually sunburn too.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:39

    i mentioned sidepodcast to some lovely people we met in a scrum around jenson... but i don't think so.

    Hehehe.

    I should imagine it's gonna take 5 years to get all your pictures up then :P

    Oh yes, just remembered, you also missed a certain Mr. M. McIntyre on TG tonight. ;) He. Was. Hilarious :D

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:40

    Oh yes, just remembered, you also missed a certain Mr. M. McIntyre on TG tonight. ;) He. Was. Hilarious :D

    i know he was on there :P have sky plused it ;)

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 21:40

    I think Jorge Lorenzo just discovered that you don't take a position from Rossi easily

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:41

    i know he was on there :P have sky plused it ;)

    Tonight's show was really good actually.

  • Chris05/07/2009 at 21:42

    Oh yes, just remembered, you also missed a certain Mr. M. McIntyre on TG tonight. ;) He. Was. Hilarious :D

    *goes to watch on Sky +*

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:43

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo0350-jpg

    :D :D :D :D :D :D

    Thanks for poking him Chris :D

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:44

    *goes to watch on Sky +*

    To repeat what Jezza said:

    Tonight:

    - We have a go at the government

    - A man drives a Subaru Impreza through a building

    - and a dog has a ride in a car.

    ;)

  • Chris05/07/2009 at 21:45

    *goes to watch on Sky +*

    Sky + has missed the first 15 mins. *loads up iPlayer*

  • Chris05/07/2009 at 21:45

    Thanks for poking him Chris :D

    that's ok. good thing I took the photo too!

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:46

    Pedrosa JUST wins at Laguna. Rossi caught him and had a look at the last corner but it wasn't enough.

  • lou05/07/2009 at 21:46

    that's ok. good thing I took the photo too!

    :D i'm so pleased you can't see how sunburnt i am in that photo :)

  • the Dog Of The Blue Orange Lion05/07/2009 at 21:49

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQrVbg9xXLE&feature=player_embedded

    How to kill your grandma.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:52

    Pluggety plug plug (just to drum up some more interest for those who haven't read my report yet):

    http://zerodownforce.blogspot.com/2009/07/puma-pride.html

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:56

    Well, to try and make up for the WSR I'm going to have a look on the MSV site about tickets for BTCC at Snetterton. Ah, good ol' Snetterton, my home circuit :D

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 21:56

    Well, to try and make up for the WSR I'm going to have a look on the MSV site about tickets for BTCC at Snetterton. Ah, good ol' Snetterton, my home circuit :D

    Can't you just pay at the circuit?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/07/2009 at 21:57

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQrVbg9xXLE&feature=player_embedded

    How to kill your grandma.

    is that seriously his Grandma?

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:57

    Can't you just pay at the circuit?

    £5 discount if you order online.

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 21:58

    £5 discount if you order online.

    Or, do you look under 16?

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 21:59

    Or, do you look under 16?

    You've seen pics of me, what do you think?

    Oh wait, my height will give me away me thinks. D'oh!

  • Chris_Humphreys05/07/2009 at 21:59

    Thanks for the current mini series Christine, I am going to look on the site tomorrow and listen to previous mini series'. Brill

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 22:00

    5th July is now Valentino Rossi Day?

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 22:00

    You've seen pics of me, what do you think?

    Hmm, at a push.

    Oh wait, my height will give me away me thinks. D'oh!

    Heh, I know people who look way taller than 15.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 22:01

    How to kill your grandma.

    It reminds m of Patrese and his wife. The language in this is not for those who are easily offended

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpo8RDyOEWY

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/07/2009 at 22:01

    Well, to try and make up for the WSR I'm going to have a look on the MSV site about tickets for BTCC at Snetterton. Ah, good ol' Snetterton, my home circuit :D

    You had an experience at the British GP most of us will never have ... don't worry too much about WSR!

  • Pat W05/07/2009 at 22:01

    Evening all!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/07/2009 at 22:02

    It reminds m of Patrese and his wife. The language in this is not for those who are easily offended

    But it is for those who want to learn how to curse in Italian (Bassano!)

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 22:02

    Hi Pat

  • lou05/07/2009 at 22:03

    Evening all!

    heya! have a nice day?

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 22:03

    I love Snetterton because of it's openness. You're free to walk around the paddock and behind the pits which is something most circuits don't have.

  • Pat W05/07/2009 at 22:04

    This is real me now not 'me on a rubbish phone trying to work the mobile doohickey'.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 22:04

    But it is for those who want to learn how to curse in Italian (Bassano!)

    This is the first time I have seen it with subtitles. I always had an idea she was swearing a lot but not quite how much. The interesting bit is near the end she says he always does this so you would think by now she would know better than go on a track with him.

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 22:04

    You had an experience at the British GP most of us will never have ... don't worry too much about WSR!

    Who says I'm still worrying?

  • Pat W05/07/2009 at 22:05

    heya! have a nice day?

    Yep, great - you?

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 22:06

    I love Snetterton because of it's openness. You're free to walk around the paddock and behind the pits which is something most circuits don't have.

    Thought you could do that at all tracks?

    Anyways, I'm off for the night, see y'all tomorrow.

  • lou05/07/2009 at 22:07

    Yep, great - you?

    best day ever. saw jenson so many times. i was like he was following me :D ;)

  • Pat W05/07/2009 at 22:07

    I love Snetterton because of it's openness. You're free to walk around the paddock and behind the pits which is something most circuits don't have.

    You can do that at every BTCC meeting.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/07/2009 at 22:07

    You had an experience at the British GP most of us will never have ... don't worry too much about WSR!

    Who says I'm still worrying?

    Well you keep mentioning how disappointed you are...

  • the Dog Of The Blue Orange Lion05/07/2009 at 22:07

    is that seriously his Grandma?

    Not sure but they never put dogs in passenger seats, that's what annoys me. K9 Power!

  • Pat W05/07/2009 at 22:08

    best day ever. saw jenson so many times. i was like he was following me :D ;)

    I just about saw him in the distance on the Merc stage at 3pm but there were so many people I could hardly see him! Since I could only really hear him, and it sounded like a normal telly interview, I went off elsewhere. I tried to catch him as he got out of the old Merc in his last run but I was too late. Saw Stirling Moss instead though.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 22:09

    Thought you could do that at all tracks?

    You can at most just not at major events

  • Scott Woodwiss05/07/2009 at 22:10

    Well you keep mentioning how disappointed you are...

    I didn't then. Just saying it's something I'm looking at instead.

  • lou05/07/2009 at 22:10

    I just about saw him in the distance on the Merc stage at 3pm but there were so many people I could hardly see him! Since I could only really hear him, and it sounded like a normal telly interview, I went off elsewhere. I tried to catch him as he got out of the old Merc in his last run but I was too late. Saw Stirling Moss instead though.

    he was there as i came through the gate and he stood so close to me, then i saw him at the brawn car, then at the Merc Stage, then at the other interview he did, then in the car on the hill, and then as he was going out of the gates. :D i almost spent the day at goodwood with him! ahahah

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 22:11

    Christine has put up the latest podcast of hier very good mini series. I think she is trying to sneak them out without anyone noticing.

  • RG - The Fisi of SPC05/07/2009 at 22:11

    You can at most just not at major events

    Yeah. Hard to think of a place you couldn't go at Croft. (Don't mention 'on the track' was there)

  • Pat W05/07/2009 at 22:15

    he was there as i came through the gate and he stood so close to me, then i saw him at the brawn car, then at the Merc Stage, then at the other interview he did, then in the car on the hill, and then as he was going out of the gates. :D i almost spent the day at goodwood with him! ahahah

    Excellent!

    I saw a few drivers I recognised walking about (David Brabham, Allan McNish, Emmanuele Pirro - though I thought he was Dindo - Stirling Moss, Jay Leno), a couple I think I recognised but I'm not sure (Johnny Rutherford and AJ Foyt Sr), and lots of people in overalls who I have no clue about, mostly from the older sportscars.

    Was hoping to see more of DC and Glock - only saw them in the cars on the hill.

  • Pat W05/07/2009 at 22:17

    I was disappointed to arrive late from my own doing though. Got there at 11.15am! Ironically(?) that's possibly the earliest I've been there.

  • Bassano "The Godfather" Clapper05/07/2009 at 22:17

    But it is for those who want to learn how to curse in Italian (Bassano!)

    I can already do that but my Neopolitan curse words are better

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 22:19

    Was hoping to see more of DC and Glock - only saw them in the cars on the hill.

    Not surprised you didn't see more of DC. He was spotted at Wimbledon and his Winnebago thing was seen by Jackie at Silverstone.

  • Pat W05/07/2009 at 22:22

    Not surprised you didn't see more of DC. He was spotted at Wimbledon and his Winnebago thing was seen by Jackie at Silverstone.

    He was in the car for the morning run at something like 11:45am.

  • lou05/07/2009 at 22:26

    Excellent!

    I saw a few drivers I recognised walking about (David Brabham, Allan McNish, Emmanuele Pirro - though I thought he was Dindo - Stirling Moss, Jay Leno), a couple I think I recognised but I'm not sure (Johnny Rutherford and AJ Foyt Sr), and lots of people in overalls who I have no clue about, mostly from the older sportscars.

    Was hoping to see more of DC and Glock - only saw them in the cars on the hill.

    i think i saw other drivers. i can't remember. when i sift through my 1,000 odd photos next weekend, or during the week some time i'll probably remember :D

  • Pat W05/07/2009 at 22:27

    i think i saw other drivers. i can't remember. when i sift through my 1,000 odd photos next weekend, or during the week some time i'll probably remember :D

    1000!?! I took maybe 300 and thought I spent all day behind the viewfinder

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)05/07/2009 at 22:28

    i think i saw other drivers. i can't remember. when i sift through my 1,000 odd photos next weekend, or during the week some time i'll probably remember :D

    1000!?! I took maybe 300 and thought I spent all day behind the viewfinder

    Believe me it's very easy to do!

  • lou05/07/2009 at 22:28

    1000!?! I took maybe 300 and thought I spent all day behind the viewfinder

    erm yeah... there are lots of Jenson...

  • Steven Roy05/07/2009 at 22:30

    He was in the car for the morning run at something like 11:45am.

    He must have had a busy day

  • lou05/07/2009 at 22:39

    time for sleep i think :D well, i say sleep... i just can't stop smiling :D night all! x

  • Pat W05/07/2009 at 22:43

    time for sleep i think :D well, i say sleep... i just can't stop smiling :D night all! x

    Night!

    I'm skimming through the goings on for today and will call it a night soon. + Keyboard playing up again.

  • Flibster05/07/2009 at 22:43

    1000!?! I took maybe 300 and thought I spent all day behind the viewfinder

    Very easy to do. :D

    1352 from Rhythms of the World 2009 - at 18mb per image... *erk*