Hi everyone!  How are you all doing?  I have just had a very nice surprise – a friend from New Zealand just came to visit who I haven’t seen for four years!  It was quite a shock when I opened my door to see him there!

There’s not too much F1 news out there as the teams are busy preparing for Silverstone, but here are some links you might enjoy:

  • Lukeh, Pat, Kai and Lou have written some great blog posts about the Goodwood Festival of Speed.  Sounds like a great time was had by all and the pics and videos look awesome too!
  • Speaking of pictures of Vintage racing cars, Leigh has found an excellent coffee table book of the 1934 season.
  • I also saw some vintage racing cars last weekend – I was stuck in a monster traffic jam and not one but three of these drove by on the hard shoulder.  Wow!
  • Christine has posted her Tweets of the Week, along with the Driver and Team Rankings, which are always well worth checking out.
  • ‘Disco Dan’iel Ricciardo is making his debut for Hispania this weekend.  Here is a short interview with him (Plus Subscribers only).
  • His new team have been sold, apparently.  Joe Saward tries to untangle the mess and decipher what the future holds for HRT.
  • Also in the Plus section of AUTOSPORT, articles on a farewell to Ned Flanders … err … Mario Thiessen (sorry, I always get them confused!) and an article about why banning off-throttle diffusers may well be a load of hot air…
  • Here’s a great article from F1Pulse about Sebastian Vettel’s monocoque… and did you know Seb’s website is now selling giant foam versions of his finger? Sadly, that is not a hoax :(
  • Here’s a cool article about the Nurburgring 24 Hours.  I so want to go to this race!
  • Here’s an article about how Ferrari flatter to deceive on road tests.  WARNING: It’s a good read but a little sweary!
  • I think these farmers lining the Tour de France route have too much time on their hands ;)

Finally please offer your congratulations to Stuart Codling, who won a “Best of Books” award for his excellent Art of the Formula 1 Race Car – sadly not available in Kindle form yet though Mr. C ;)

So that’s all from me.  I hope you all have a great day.  On Friday I will be on holiday for three weeks, so even if I pop in here I won’t be able to write my usual Daily again until Wednesday 3rd August.  Why not volunteer to do a guest post?  They’re great fun and all you have to do is write… just get in contact with Christine via the contact form on the About page or just let us know in the comments… and see you there!

279 responses

  • Mr C05/07/2011 at 23:07

    keerrrrr-pling!

    3 weeks of holiday? wowsers, they're paying you way too much gavin :)

  • Rubbergoat05/07/2011 at 23:09

    3 weeks of holiday? wowsers, they're paying you way too much gavin :)

    We get 6 weeks of holiday here :)

  • Sidepodcast Update05/07/2011 at 23:45
  • Amy06/07/2011 at 00:23

    It's Olympic announcement day!

    I intend on watching as much of the live stream as I can but I have vague memories of the 2016 presentations being kind of boring. Perhaps I'll just watch the actual announcement :)

    http://www.olympic.org/2018-host-city-election?tab=4

  • Sidepodcast Update06/07/2011 at 05:45
  • Amy06/07/2011 at 07:08

    I'm missing the Munich presentation. Stupid work!

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 07:55

    morning all

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 08:26

    France time

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 08:29

    this French man sounds a lot like a British woman. God bless translation.

  • @Twiger (Nick)06/07/2011 at 09:00

    I really like this nandos australia ad, its quite clever

    http://mumbrella.com.au/nandos-launches-tactical-campaign-around-state-of-origin-51661

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 09:07

    I really like this nandos australia ad, its quite clever

    if I had to watch a chicken cluck on tv for a minute and then get nothing at the end of it i'd want to throw my tv out the window.

    I won't be watching Origin so I should be safe :D

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 09:08

    if I had to watch a chicken cluck on tv for a minute and then get nothing at the end of it i'd want to throw my tv out the window.

    hehe, Its clever though, i also like the expectation of an ending which never happens!

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 09:25

    hehe, Its clever though, i also like the expectation of an ending which never happens!

    I hate ads like that. And I don't wanna see what I'm eating!

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 09:34

    oooh mr gavin, i saw your comment while I was trawling yesterdays daily about gamecentre. Whats your username, I want more friends! :D

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 09:35

    I hate ads like that. And I don't wanna see what I'm eating!

    But its about the state of origin!

  • Journeyer06/07/2011 at 09:36

    oooh mr gavin, i saw your comment while I was trawling yesterdays daily about gamecentre. Whats your username, I want more friends!

    me too! how do i add you wonderful people? :D

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 09:37

    me too! how do i add you wonderful people? :D

    i am amyf1 if people want to add me. not f1 because of f1, just because thats the username my workplace randomly assigned me for our payroll system and i use it occasionally when i dont feel like putting my last name out and about :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 09:38

    oooh mr gavin, i saw your comment while I was trawling yesterdays daily about gamecentre. Whats your username, I want more friends! :D

    Apple gamecentre? What does it actually do?

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 09:38

    Apple gamecentre? What does it actually do?

    it just means you can compare achievements between friends. And, the size of your tower! *shakes fist at lukeh*

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 09:42

    it just means you can compare achievements between friends. And, the size of your tower! *shakes fist at lukeh*

    Ah, just tried to sign up, but my username is taken.

    Will have a go later

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 10:01

    Nice to see Lucas di Grassi has been confirmed as Pirelli's full-time test driver.

  • Stuart C06/07/2011 at 10:01

    Morning all.

    What news?

    What word?

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 10:01

    Morning Stuart,

    Congrats on the book prize. Well done.

  • Stuart C06/07/2011 at 10:08

    Congrats on the book prize. Well done.

    Ta. BTW, there wasn't actually any cash involved - we're just doing a wind-up on a rather sour journo who was overheard in a Montreal bookshop heaping scorn on my books and Crashed & Byrned! Turns out his own contribution to the F1 book ouevre hasn't been selling in quite the same quantities...

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 10:10

    BTW, there wasn't actually any cash involved - we're just doing a wind-up on a rather sour journo who was overheard in a Montreal bookshop heaping scorn on my books and Crashed & Byrned! Turns out his own contribution to the F1 book ouevre hasn't been selling in quite the same quantities...

    Ooohh - I didn't hear that. The lengths some folk go to, but in saying that, the NotW has tested my suspense of (dis)belief in the last couple of days (won't say any more than that)

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 10:14

    Ta. BTW, there wasn't actually any cash involved - we're just doing a wind-up on a rather sour journo who was overheard in a Montreal bookshop heaping scorn on my books and Crashed & Byrned! Turns out his own contribution to the F1 book ouevre hasn't been selling in quite the same quantities...

    hehe, nice!

    Anyone we would know?

  • Stuart C06/07/2011 at 10:16

    Anyone we would know?

    Heh. Yes.

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 10:19

    oooh mr gavin, i saw your comment while I was trawling yesterdays daily about gamecentre. Whats your username, I want more friends!

    rubbergoat of course ;)

    Can some of you add my wife too? she's manse007...

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 10:21

    Heh. Yes.

    Ooh. Would it be somebody who makes a sort of annual, perchance?

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 10:22

    Heh. Yes.

    Shalll watch out for the outraged individual :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 10:23

    How is mansell allowed to be steward this weekend,

    He is directly employed by one teams major sponsor!

    http://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/motoring/nigell-mansell-just-cant-leave-the-track-or-lotus

  • Stuart C06/07/2011 at 10:24

    Would it be somebody who makes a sort of annual, perchance?

    Heh. Yes.

    Also doesn’t like criticism on Twitter.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 10:25

    Also doesn’t like criticism on Twitter.

    Oh dear...

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 10:25

    rubbergoat of course ;)

    I thought it might be but I didn't want to add some random just in case :D

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 10:26

    Heh. Yes.

    We know his books aren't doing well - he flogs the crap out of them, saying they're limited runs with few copies left, yet they seem to still be on sale 6 months later.

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 10:27

    PUPPY... POWER!

  • Stuart C06/07/2011 at 10:29

    We know his books aren't doing well - he flogs the crap out of them, saying they're limited runs with few copies left, yet they seem to still be on sale 6 months later.

    Heh, now that is true, but the chap you are thinking of and the chap I’m thinking of are different people (although the chap I’m thinking of is indeed involved in a type of annual, only a more official one).

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 10:29

    Heh, now that is true, but the chap you are thinking of and the chap I’m thinking of are different people (although the chap I’m thinking of is indeed involved in a type of annual, only a more official one).

    Ah ok... fair enough then.

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 10:30

    Ooh, I want to hear the trumpets again! I am mrschristine on that Game Center doodah.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 10:30

    Heh, now that is true, but the chap you are thinking of and the chap I’m thinking of are different people (although the chap I’m thinking of is indeed involved in a type of annual, only a more official one).

    Now I'm lost.

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 10:30

    Ooh, I want to hear the trumpets again! I am mrschristine on that Game Center doodah.

    Won't it scare Mr. C. again? ;)

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 10:31

    Now I'm lost.

    I think it's a certain person who hosts a webcast on Wednesdays who may have been involved in a failed F1 team?

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 10:31

    Won't it scare Mr. C. again? ;)

    We can hope :)

  • Stuart C06/07/2011 at 10:31

    Now I'm lost.

    Rhymes with blooper.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 10:32

    I think it's a certain person who hosts a webcast on Wednesdays who may have been involved in a failed F1 team?

    I didn't realise he had ventured into the publishing arena.

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 10:32

    Ooh, I want to hear the trumpets again! I am mrschristine on that Game Center doodah.

    yaaaay friends! I am also assuming that no sidepodcastpeople will judge me for how rubbish I am :D

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 10:32

    Rhymes with blooper.

    haha!

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 10:32

    Rhymes with blooper.

    Hehehee

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 10:32

    Rhymes with blooper.

    He writes books?

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 10:33

    yaaaay friends! I am also assuming that no sidepodcastpeople will judge me for how rubbish I am :D

    I am more concerned everyone will be able to see what rubbish games I play, but oh well :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 10:33

    I do believe a former F1 commentator and a near F1 team owner were involved in a certain broadcast last Wednesday evening.

    How the world didn't implode, I have no idea.

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 10:33

    I am more concerned everyone will be able to see what rubbish games I play, but oh well :)

    your games all look like ones that make go go 'ooh I'd play that if it wasn't $6' #cheap

  • Stuart C06/07/2011 at 10:34

    I do believe a former F1 commentator and a near F1 team owner were involved in a certain broadcast last Wednesday evening.

    How the world didn't implode, I have no idea.

    Is that like matter and antimatter colliding?

    In other news; oh no! It's him again!

    http://motorsportxs.com/motorsportXS/motorsportXS.html

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 10:35

    Is that like matter and antimatter colliding?

    Even worse than that !!

    motorsportxs.com/…motorsportXS.html

    Oh dear...

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 10:36

    In other news; oh no! It's him again!

    On a sidenote, there was much guffawing (oh look at me !!) regarding the way Pitpass delivered the Ron Walker / IndyCar / circuits story last week.

    Made me chuckle at least.

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 10:36

    motorsportxs.com/…motorsportXS.html

    Its GoDaddy.com Certified!

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 10:36

    motorsportxs.com/…motorsportXS.html

    I like that it has the title three times in the URL, just in case you weren't sure.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 10:36

    Its GoDaddy.com Certified!

    Careful now - GoDaddy certified Danica too

  • Stuart C06/07/2011 at 10:37

    Careful now - GoDaddy certified Danica too

    They must be certifiable!

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 10:38

    They must be certifiable!

    Matters little now. I do believe Ms Patrick will not even be at Indy next year - the foot is firmly being stamped by her soon-to-be full-time Nationwide boss

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 10:40

    Just bought Christines book and now I am being told to wait for processing. Why amazon? It's digital !

    I will have to amuse myself with the sample

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 10:41

    Oh p.s. Mr C guilt trip works....

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 10:47

    What the hey. At least f1 minute Downloads immediately.

    $5. I'm a big spender

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 10:48

    $5. I'm a big spender

    We appreciate it :)

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 10:49

    We appreciate it :)

    Now I want a sticker for my iPhone!

    :-)

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 10:59

    Now I want a sticker for my iPhone!

    I think Denmark needs stickering. I am going to a major motorsport event in the beginning of august...

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 11:00

    I think Denmark needs stickering. I am going to a major motorsport event in the beginning of august...

    Denmark has major motorspot events?

    ;-)

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 11:00

    I am more concerned everyone will be able to see what rubbish games I play, but oh well :)

    Looks like you play the same rubbish games as I do ;)

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 11:00

    Looks like you play the same rubbish games as I do ;)

    Phew!

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 11:01

    Now I want a sticker for my iPhone!

    We are working out a sticker plan. Who knew they would be so popular?

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 11:01

    Phew!

    I don't get why the F1 App is a gamecentre game :D

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 11:02

    I don't get why the F1 App is a gamecentre game :D

    It's a bit of a toy?

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 11:03

    Denmark has major motorspot events?

    Oi ;)

    Yeah we have a couple - it's a big classic car race: http://www.chgp.dk/en/

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 11:03

    I got onto gamecentre, I am DubaiNick as everything else i tried was rejected

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 11:04

    Oh, hey, look what I found: http://sidepodcastwiki.com/Game_Center_Tags

  • James06/07/2011 at 11:05

    Oh, hey, look what I found: sidepodcastwiki.c…/Game_Center_Tags

    I was just about to say there was something on the wiki :o

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 11:05

    Oh, hey, look what I found: sidepodcastwiki.c…/Game_Center_Tags

    woah! That must have been pre iPad owning as I have no recollection of it :D

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 11:05

    Oh, hey, look what I found: sidepodcastwiki.c…/Game_Center_Tags

    Awesome :D

  • James06/07/2011 at 11:06

    woah! That must have been pre iPad owning as I have no recollection of it :D

    was when it was first launched. so September last year. ;)

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 11:09

    FanVision keep sending me event codes for each race. To be honest I'm a little surprised and sad that this far into the season they haven't delivered their web interface and updates and all the other things the USB cable was included for.

  • Alianora La Canta06/07/2011 at 11:14

    Ta. BTW, there wasn't actually any cash involved - we're just doing a wind-up on a rather sour journo who was overheard in a Montreal bookshop heaping scorn on my books and Crashed & Byrned! Turns out his own contribution to the F1 book ouevre hasn't been selling in quite the same quantities...

    That journalist's taste in reading material evidently would benefit from a certain amount of broadening.

  • Alianora La Canta06/07/2011 at 11:14

    How is mansell allowed to be steward this weekend,

    Good question. I can't answer it...

  • Alianora La Canta06/07/2011 at 11:17

    Heh, now that is true, but the chap you are thinking of and the chap I’m thinking of are different people (although the chap I’m thinking of is indeed involved in a type of annual, only a more official one).

    Speaking of official annuals not doing so well, I recently encountered a pile of official 2006 season reviews for 99p each. I bought two and it still took the staff nearly three months to get rid of the pile (and no, it didn't get replenished during that time because I asked the second time around)...

  • Alianora La Canta06/07/2011 at 11:19

    He writes books?

    He contributes to some. Several of them are on my shelf, so I know which ones Stuart means.

  • Alianora La Canta06/07/2011 at 11:20

    Just bought Christines book and now I am being told to wait for processing. Why amazon? It's digital !

    Payment processing?

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 11:21

    Payment processing?

    Yeah.

    I thought credit cards were automatic

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 11:23

    I thought credit cards were automatic

    Far from it sadly

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 11:25

    I thought credit cards were automatic

    approval should take 2-3 secs?

  • lou06/07/2011 at 11:26

    anyone up for designing a helmet livery for Nick? - http://www.nickheidfeld.com/?5340A0A1

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 11:27

    approval should take 2-3 secs?

    Apparently not

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 11:27

    anyone up for designing a helmet livery for Nick? - http://www.nickheidfeld.com/?5340A0A1

    Can we make one out of his beard clippings?

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 11:27

    anyone up for designing a helmet livery for Nick? - http://www.nickheidfeld.com/?5340A0A1

    It will need a beard I guess?

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 11:31

    approval should take 2-3 secs?

    Apparently not

    Dont forget if you have an australian card, you need to turn it upside down to get the numbers to work in the northern hemisphere ;)

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 11:32

    Dont forget if you have an australian card, you need to turn it upside down to get the numbers to work in the northern hemisphere ;)

    I always forget that bit.

  • Sidepodcast Update06/07/2011 at 11:45
  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 11:46

    Wow - the weather for Silverstone this weekend doesn't great. Friday appears to be really poor on the long range

  • Alianora La Canta06/07/2011 at 11:55

    approval should take 2-3 secs?

    It gets worse when you have to wait for "processing" of a free MP3 download...

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 11:57

    I just bought a new copy of GP3 (I lost my old disc a couple of months back) and added the GP3 2000 disc to it.

    Might sound geekish, but I can't wait

    :)

  • Alianora La Canta06/07/2011 at 11:57

    I just bought a new copy of GP3 (I lost my old disc a couple of months back) and added the GP3 2000 disc to it.

    Woohoo! That's the newest racing game I have :D

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 11:58

    I just bought a new copy of GP3 (I lost my old disc a couple of months back) and added the GP3 2000 disc to it.

    I gave away my copy as I never played it. Sadly, neither did my mate who I gave it to. Why not GP4 BTW?

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 11:58

    It gets worse when you have to wait for "processing" of a free MP3 download...

    Book just arrived.

    Kindle stuff is so clever

    Now I know what happened on my birthday!

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 11:59

    Woohoo! That's the newest racing game I have :D

    I love them though. I have GP4, but there's less you can do with it and it kills my PC laptop to death.

    I still have rFactor, but while I love the modding and the circuits on it, the game itself is less fun.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 12:00

    It's just a shame no one rewrote GP3 / GP4 in such a way to allow longer circuits

    :/

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 12:00

    I still have rFactor, but while I love the modding and the circuits on it, the game itself is less fun.

    I never really warmed to GP3. I currently play Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed and rFactor. I have iRacing, but I don't have the time to take it seriously enough...

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 12:13

    Points for Lotus?

    @__F1inSchools__: Tom Webb giving Team Fusion a tour of the Team Lotus garage at Silverstone yfrog.com/h05tcquj

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 12:33

    Book just arrived.

    Kindle stuff is so clever

    YAY!

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 12:34

    YAY!

    Now I know what happened on my birthday :-)

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 12:37

    Now I know what happened on my birthday :-)

    perfect :)

    we now need christine to finish the second one, then so can everyone else.

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 12:40

    we now need christine to finish the second one, then so can everyone else.

    I can't believe there is so much in it. There's about 3 times more written per day than I expected. Does she sleep?!

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 12:41

    Love these tweets for EliGP:

    Hamilton tells Mansell and Villeneuve to shut up (basically)... http://bit.ly/nfmvch

    In future F1 news, Hamilton says he didn't mean to say that

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 12:42

    Love these tweets for EliGP:

    From him not for him.

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 12:42

    I can't believe there is so much in it. There's about 3 times more written per day than I expected. Does she sleep?!

    she works quite hard when she's awake... annoyingly :)

    if you could write an amazon review saying exactly what you just did, i might give you a (virtual) hug.

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 12:43

    we now need christine to finish the second one, then so can everyone else.

    I can't wait to see what you have for October 29... there was a certain former F1 driver born on that date ;)

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 12:43

    if you could write an amazon review saying exactly what you just did, i might give you a (virtual) hug.

    Shall do when I get near a proper keyboard

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 12:43

    if you could write an amazon review saying exactly what you just did, i might give you a (virtual) hug.

    I want to finish the book before I review it, if that's ok?

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 12:45

    I can't wait to see what you have for October 29... there was a certain former F1 driver born on that date ;)

    Yeah one of them drivers crashed my birthday. I was expecting "on this day F1 fan Paul was born".

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 12:45

    I want to finish the book before I review it, if that's ok?

    totally!

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 12:45

    I was expecting "on this day F1 fan Paul was born".

    Tsk. Can't believe she omitted that one ;)

  • Paul06/07/2011 at 12:46

    Hamilton tells Mansell and Villeneuve to shut up (basically)... http://bit.ly/nfmvch

    Hehehe go Lewis. Now if he could just shut up Eddie irvine.......

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 12:47

    I can't wait to see what you have for October 29... there was a certain former F1 driver born on that date ;)

    I can confirm it is not a birthday on 29th October :)

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 12:47

    I can confirm it is not a birthday on 29th October :)

    So you're not going to highlight Tiff Needell's awesome F1 career then? ;)

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 12:51

    So you're not going to highlight Tiff Needell's awesome F1 career then? ;)

    Damn. Missed a trick there.

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 12:52

    Google have decided you cant have privacy in google+ http://htl.li/5xJzE

    Its amazing that these things keep coming up.

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 12:53

    Google have decided you cant have privacy in google+ http://htl.li/5xJzE

    Why is that surprising?

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 12:54

    Hamilton tells Mansell and Villeneuve to shut up (basically)... http://bit.ly/nfmvch

    The last bit makes it sound like he doesnt want Jenson as a teammate?

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 12:55

    Why is that surprising?

    After they got put under federal investigation for Buzz, and the uproar it caused, you would hope they would learn..

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 12:55

    The last bit makes it sound like he doesnt want Jenson as a teammate?

    Dunno. I am sure every word he says will get criticized and over analyzed ;9

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 12:56

    Hamilton tells Mansell and Villeneuve to shut up (basically)... http://bit.ly/nfmvch

    is it wise to tell an f1 steward to shut up before a race they're stewarding, when you're a driver who spends a lot of time visiting the stewards?

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 12:57

    After they got put under federal investigation for Buzz, and the uproar it caused, you would hope they would learn..

    But this is social networking. You put something on the web, eventually everyone will see it. Leaving your data in the hands of these companies is never really a good idea as they always end up abusing it.

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 12:57

    is it wise to tell an f1 steward to shut up before a race they're stewarding, when you're a driver who spends a lot of time visiting the stewards?

    I dont think anyone has much of a hope of a fair decsion from the stewards this weekend.

    "All cars infront of the leading renault are given 60 second drive though penalties for mustache irregularities"

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 12:58

    is it wise to tell an f1 steward to shut up before a race they're stewarding, when you're a driver who spends a lot of time visiting the stewards?

    Not at all. Especially Mansell, who can be quite catty

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 12:58

    "All cars infront of the leading renault are given 60 second drive though penalties for mustache irregularities"

    renault?

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 12:58

    "All cars infront of the leading renault are given 60 second drive though penalties for mustache irregularities"

    Has Mansell brought back the 'tache yet?

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 12:59

    renault?

    He is a Group Lotus Employee,

    No conflict of interest there....

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 12:59

    I dont think anyone has much of a hope of a fair decsion from the stewards this weekend.

    Don't forget, Mansell is only an advisor. They have been overruled before, most famously Dthe steward (Derek Warwick?) at Hungary last year

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 13:00

    He is a Group Lotus Employee,

    oh right. has he actually done anything since last year?

    given he was a williams for the real renault announcement. he's just as likely to be biased against williams.

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 13:01

    oh my lord, espn employed legard?

    The latest @espnf1_live podcast is up. @legardj and the team look ahead to the British Grand Prix.

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 13:01

    oh right. has he actually done anything since last year?

    He goes around the world in a super green suit!

    Recently he passed though here...

    http://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/motoring/nigell-mansell-just-cant-leave-the-track-or-lotus

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 13:03

    He goes around the world in a super green suit!

    hehe, f1's green lantern.

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 13:10

    The latest @espnf1_live podcast is up. @legardj and the team look ahead to the British Grand Prix.

    What's that? Look over there! Is Legard on a Podcast? How will we listen over the Hill? Or around the corner?

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 13:11

    He goes around the world in a super green suit!

    Unless he brings back the 'tache he's dead to me. Boo.

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 13:16

    There is a big list of tube journeys here for professor giggles to investigate

    109 journeys between Central London Tube stations that are quicker by foot than Tube

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 13:21

    Lukeh, can you F1Babelfish this?

    “We had an understanding with Cosworth that continuing beyond this year was dependent on the longer-term prospects with the new engine. So, this was foreseen.”

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 13:22

    “We had an understanding with Cosworth that continuing beyond this year was dependent on the longer-term prospects with the new engine. So, this was foreseen.”

    Cosworth are not building a V6

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 13:22

    Cosworth are not building a V6

    Yeah, I don't reckon so either.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 13:23

    Cosworth are not building a V6

    Are they doing anything in the next few years?

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 13:31

    Are they doing anything in the next few years?

    The Bloodhound SSC Project.

  • Journeyer06/07/2011 at 13:33

    The latest @espnf1_live podcast is up. @legardj and the team look ahead to the British Grand Prix.

    What's that? Look over there! Is Legard on a Podcast? How will we listen over the Hill? Or around the corner?

    :D

  • Journeyer06/07/2011 at 13:34

    “We had an understanding with Cosworth that continuing beyond this year was dependent on the longer-term prospects with the new engine. So, this was foreseen.”

    Cosworth are not building a V6

    Or, put more succinctly, Cosworth are leaving F1 after 2013.

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 13:34

    Are they doing anything in the next few years?

    Lots of new UAVs going to be built

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 13:35

    Or, put more succinctly, Cosworth are leaving F1 after 2013.

    Strange why they don't try IndyCars/Le Mans...

  • Nick (@Twiger)06/07/2011 at 13:35

    Or, put more succinctly, Cosworth are leaving F1 after 2013.

    Could be 2012, werent the original contracts 3 year?

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 13:36

    Strange why they don't try IndyCars/Le Mans...

    IndyCar are also V6 though

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 13:37

    ...or they will be

  • Journeyer06/07/2011 at 13:37

    Or, put more succinctly, Cosworth are leaving F1 after 2013.

    Could be 2012, werent the original contracts 3 year?

    They could very well be. Either way, they won't be around by 2014.

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 13:38

    IndyCar are also V6 though

    Might be cheaper than F1?

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 13:39

    Might be cheaper than F1?

    All new engines, plus manufacturer battle. It might not be quite as cheap as people think. Honda only had it cheap for the last five years, because of no development and mass distribution throughout the field

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 13:50

    http://howdoicontactsidepodcast.tumblr.com/

    *dies*

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 13:54

    howdoicontactside…dcast.tumblr.com/

    The banana is my favourite.

  • RubberGoat06/07/2011 at 14:02

    howdoicontactsidepodcast.tumblr.com

    That's Ace.

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 14:15

    Chainbear thinks our voicemail box may have been tampered with: http://twitpic.com/5m25cb

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 14:24

    Chainbear thinks our voicemail box may have been tampered with: http://twitpic.com/5m25cb

    Wow - di Resta sure does look like Prince William on the front page

    ;)

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 14:30

    eeek they're voting!

  • Matt G06/07/2011 at 14:55

    Hi All,

    "Art of the Formula 1 Car' is a beautiful book, my sis picked one up in the UK for me when we were there last year, Pride of place on the coffee table that one :D

    Super Stoked about the Williams Renault announcement too, speaking of Williams (& McLaren...) i'm after 1:18 scale models of 2010 or 2011 Williams & McLarens (pref. Rubens or Jenson), having trouble finding them :/ any UK stores that ship international?

    help me sidepodcast, you're my only hope..

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 15:02

    i'm after 1:18 scale models of 2010 or 2011 Williams & McLarens (pref. Rubens or Jenson), having trouble finding them :/ any UK stores that ship international?

    I could have swore a Button British GP special was announced / released a few days ago.

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 15:05

    announcement time http://www.olympic.org/ioc-session-durban-live-stream

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 15:16

    the ioc really is a large bunch of old men

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 15:16

    the ioc really is a large bunch of old men

    same as all large organisations. fia. fifa.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 15:16

    announcement time www.olympic.org/i…urban-live-stream

    Oooohhh... I wonder which country had the biggest brown envelope...

  • Marti06/07/2011 at 15:17

    Hi people! It seems I arrive at the right time :)

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 15:17

    Oooohhh... I wonder which country had the biggest brown envelope...

    general murmers say Pyeongchang

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 15:17

    general murmers say Pyeongchang

    I'll withhold my shock should they win then

  • Marti06/07/2011 at 15:18

    general murmers say Pyeongchang

    True...

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 15:18

    Pyeongchang win!

    I won't be going. 2022 it is!

  • Marti06/07/2011 at 15:18

    I won't be going. 2022 it is!

    They say it will be Barcelona time :D

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 15:19

    Pyeongchang win!

    who?

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 15:19

    They say it will be Barcelona time :D

    at the moment theres about 15 potential bids so thats certainly not guaranteed :D

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 15:20

    who?

    south korea. The only of the three cities that I have to cut and paste because I sure as heck can't spell it off the top of my head.

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 15:20

    south korea. The only of the three cities that I have to cut and paste because I sure as heck can't spell it off the top of my head.

    but you're going to SK this year, you'll probably love it.

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 15:21

    but you're going to SK this year, you'll probably love it.

    it already strikes me as a country i'll be pleased to visit but probably won't go back. so far in my travels i've generally preferred europe to asia.

  • Amy06/07/2011 at 15:31

    Election results: 63 votes PyeongChang (KOR), 25 votes Munich (GER), 7 votes Annecy (FRA)

    landslide!

  • Matt G06/07/2011 at 15:50

    also looks like Vettel is on Top Gear this week!

  • RG06/07/2011 at 16:44

    For anyone interested, Fighting Talk are doing a bit of an F1 special on Saturday 11am: Jake Humphrey hosting, Crofty, Davidson, Al Murray and Des Kelly as pundits.

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 16:45

    leemcenkief1: Slight incident at Mercedes factory with Michael Schumacher and a car paint spray gun.One of us hoping it washes off!

  • Sidepodcast Classics06/07/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the sidepodcast.com back catalogue.

    - Battle at the Back

    Originally published 01/02/2007

  • Marti06/07/2011 at 17:08

    leemcenkief1: Slight incident at Mercedes factory with Michael Schumacher and a car paint spray gun.One of us hoping it washes off!

    I'll try to find that funny video on YouTube this weekend hehe

  • Marti06/07/2011 at 17:09

    Today I've worked for hours on the Williams-Renault launch video.

    From 13 minutes, I've cutted it down to 4, with subtitles and special images...

    I just hope they don't make any other new announcement in one or two weeks.

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 17:09

    Today I've worked for hours on the Williams-Renault launch video.

    From 13 minutes, I've cutted it down to 4, with subtitles and special images...

    oooh, can we see?

  • Marti06/07/2011 at 17:10

    oooh, can we see?

    Not yet! I guess it will be online tomorrow ;)

  • Marti06/07/2011 at 17:12

    oooh, can we see?

    Don't expect any brillant video, it's a normal one hehe. The bad thing was that the original one, the one which Williams gave to the media, was soooo long and soooo boring. I've tried to make it a little bit more dynamic, but we'll see...

    Pastor Maldonado said a couple of things. I've delated his seconds of glory.

    He was only saying: "I hope I can win, etc..."

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 17:12

    Don't expect any brillant video, it's a normal one hehe. The bad thing was that the original one, the one which Williams gave to the media, was soooo long and soooo boring. I've tried to make it a little bit more dynamic, but we'll see...

    what are you using to edit?

  • Rubbergoat06/07/2011 at 17:13

    what are you using to edit?

    A very brutal hatchet ;))

  • Marti06/07/2011 at 17:14

    what are you using to edit?

    Any kind of videos, but as a hobby. I am not specialized in it, in fact, I don't have the software I should have, but it's enough :)

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 17:14

    A very brutal hatchet ;))

    heeh

  • Marti06/07/2011 at 17:14

    I love the name of the first team (Karun Chandhok goes Karting) http://twitpic.com/5m4kdu

  • Pat W06/07/2011 at 17:15

    I love the name of the first team (Karun Chandhok goes Karting) http://twitpic.com/5m4kdu

    I like that there's a 'Dodgy Bad Lotus' :)

  • Marti06/07/2011 at 17:30

    Lovely pic from Paris. http://twitpic.com/5lykzo

    (not mine)

  • Sidepodcast Update06/07/2011 at 17:45
  • Christine06/07/2011 at 18:02

    Ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/mclaren-positive-their-pace-will-improve-after-valencia

  • Steven Roy06/07/2011 at 18:03

    #sidepodspace

    Sometimes things you are very familiar with just astound you. The Hubble space telescope is incredible but we all take it for granted beyond enjoying the pictures it produces but it has just made its millionth scientific observation.

    1,000,000 million science observations from a telescope in space. Ho incredible is that?

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/millionth.html

    Finally after many years NASA has upgraded its homepage. It looks way better but I don't know where stuff is now.

    http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/135_splash/index.html

  • Steven Roy06/07/2011 at 18:08

    Finally after many years NASA has upgraded its homepage. It looks way better but I don't know where stuff is now.

    BOO

    Just discovered a link to the old homepage. This one is just a special for the final shuttle mission.

  • Marti06/07/2011 at 18:12

    There's a cat over the window who seems to be very interested in my bird... I hope he doesn't jump, but isn't he cute?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/martimunoz/5909635076/in/photostream

    Click to enlarge. I took that photo just 5 minutes ago.

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 18:16

    And other ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/pirelli-confirm-lucas-di-grassi-as-test-driver-and-look-ahead-to-2012

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 18:17

    Just discovered a link to the old homepage. This one is just a special for the final shuttle mission.

    Maybe they will learn from it and update the other one soon.

  • Steven Roy06/07/2011 at 18:19

    Adrian Newey having a dig at Ferrari and suggesting even though the FIA presidency has changed hands Ferrari are still pulling the strings. It's so rare for him to say anything controversial.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/92870

  • Steven Roy06/07/2011 at 18:20

    Maybe they will learn from it and update the other one soon.

    Good thinking

  • Alison06/07/2011 at 18:22

    Adrian Newey having a dig at Ferrari and suggesting even though the FIA presidency has changed hands Ferrari are still pulling the strings. It's so rare for him to say anything controversial.

    Helloooooo :)

    To be fair, he's hardly said anything at all!

  • Bassano06/07/2011 at 18:27

    Adrian Newey having a dig at Ferrari and suggesting even though the FIA presidency has changed hands Ferrari are still pulling the strings. It's so rare for him to say anything controversial.

    www.autosport.com…port.php/id/92870

    Evening

    Yet, I think in the Red Bull podcast, someone said it won't be a big deal

  • Steven Roy06/07/2011 at 18:30

    To be fair, he's hardly said anything at all!

    Exactly. After a couple of decades of saying nothing he shoved the knife in and twisted it. I love it

  • Steven Roy06/07/2011 at 18:31

    Yet, I think in the Red Bull podcast, someone said it won't be a big deal

    It's like all these things like the F-duct or the double diffuser. It takes more than one small part to make an advantage like Red Bull have.

  • Alison06/07/2011 at 18:31

    Exactly. After a couple of decades of saying nothing he shoved the knife in and twisted it. I love it

    What? Have we read the same article...? I really don't see how he's twisting any knife.

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 18:33

    What? Have we read the same article...? I really don't see how he's twisting any knife.

    autosport are fillin gin the blanks somewhat.

  • Bassano06/07/2011 at 18:33

    It's like all these things like the F-duct or the double diffuser. It takes more than one small part to make an advantage like Red Bull have.

    Agreed. As the RBR was designed for this in mind, it brings downforce to a large portion of the floor/ The others will lose it at the rear, potentially causing bigger balance issues

  • Bassano06/07/2011 at 18:33

    autosport are fillin gin the blanks somewhat.

    With tonic ;)

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 18:35

    With tonic ;)

    oops

  • Steven Roy06/07/2011 at 18:35

    What? Have we read the same article...? I really don't see how he's twisting any knife.

    We have had FOTA all being sweetness and light with teams sticking together against the world and he just said that the rule is being changed like active suspension was because Ferrari are technically unable to make it work. Neither Ferrari nor the FIA are going to like that and there may be repercussions

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 18:36

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/special-offer

  • Alison06/07/2011 at 18:38

    We have had FOTA all being sweetness and light with teams sticking together against the world and he just said that the rule is being changed like active suspension was because Ferrari are technically unable to make it work. Neither Ferrari nor the FIA are going to like that and there may be repercussions

    Fair enough. Nothing like a bit of Ferrari International Assistance.

  • Steven Roy06/07/2011 at 18:39

    Agreed. As the RBR was designed for this in mind, it brings downforce to a large portion of the floor/ The others will lose it at the rear, potentially causing bigger balance issues

    Airflow management is like herding cats. If teams are absolutely relying on the blown diffuser to pull airflow through a certain path and that pull is removed they could find the flow going somewhere or detaching completely when the driver brakes to corner entry speeds or even when the front of the car dives as the brakes are applied.

  • Steven Roy06/07/2011 at 18:40

    Fair enough. Nothing like a bit of Ferrari International Assistance.

    It's traditional

  • Bassano06/07/2011 at 18:43

    Airflow management is like herding cats.

    That's a unique anaology :D

  • Lukeh06/07/2011 at 18:43

    Evening guys!

  • Bassano06/07/2011 at 18:44

    Hi Lukeh

  • Steven Roy06/07/2011 at 18:47

    That's a unique anaology :D

    You must have heard of things being described as being as difficult as herding cats before. Trying to control airflow must be like that when every little touch on the accelerator, brake, steering wheel changes the aero profile of the car must be nearly impossible

  • Steven Roy06/07/2011 at 18:47

    Hey Lukeh

  • Bassano06/07/2011 at 18:48

    You must have heard of things being described as being as difficult as herding cats before.

    Don't think I ever have but I like it anyway

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 18:48

    #rankings point for lewis: https://twitter.com/#!/LewisHamilton/status/88679809298866176/photo/1

    making the queen's guard flinch :)

  • Bassano06/07/2011 at 18:49

    #rankings point for lewis: https://twitter.c…298866176/photo/1

    making the queen's guard flinch :)

    The speed tape was glinting in his peripheral vision

  • Steven Roy06/07/2011 at 18:52

    Don't think I ever have but I like it anyway

    As long as you like it

  • James06/07/2011 at 19:03

    Fair enough. Nothing like a bit of Ferrari International Assistance.

    its only being said because Ferrari have said nothing about the whole issue.

    the last few weeks the story of who would be most affected has changed over and over.

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 19:10

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/britain-2011-race-information

  • Steven Roy06/07/2011 at 19:12

    the last few weeks the story of who would be most affected has changed over and over.

    True but Adrian Newey saying who will be affected has a bit more wait to it than other people speculating

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 19:48

    Evening folks

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 19:54

    Uh-huh...

    @f1spannerman: just watching top gear as i was busy last weekend driving back from goodwood

    i see Bernie still doesn't like seat belts

    when he is driving in the uk he has a fake buckle to use in his merc to stop it beeping at him.

  • Lukeh06/07/2011 at 20:00

    Ooooh Torchwood is back a week tomorrow.

    BARROWMAN!!! *shakes fist*

  • Janna06/07/2011 at 20:23

    Ooooh Torchwood is back a week tomorrow.

    Looking forward to it. It's 6 days after broadcast in the US. I'm thinking I need to edit my Twitter to stay spoiler free.

  • Lukeh06/07/2011 at 20:24

    Looking forward to it. It's 6 days after broadcast in the US. I'm thinking I need to edit my Twitter to stay spoiler free.

    oooh of course. Forgot about that.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 20:24

    #IndyCar

    It's a bit doom and gloom, but it's difficult to disagree with some of it - http://jalopnik.com/5818178/

  • Lukeh06/07/2011 at 20:32

    Just been reading Lewis' comments from today about what people like Nigel Mansell have been saying. He really needs someone to take control of his media comments.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 20:33

    Just been reading Lewis' comments from today about what people like Nigel Mansell have been saying. He really needs someone to take control of his media comments.

    Meh - I stopped paying attention to him to be honest. Ironically enough, he's like Mansell in that I just want to tell him to "shut up and get on with it."

  • Lukeh06/07/2011 at 20:40

    I think Mr C has left the giant Sidepodfan on. It's very windy outside.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 20:41

    It's very windy outside.

    Are you sure that's not just Lewis talking again?

  • Rubbergoat06/07/2011 at 20:41

    Just been reading Lewis' comments from today about what people like Nigel Mansell have been saying. He really needs someone to take control of his media comments.

    Can't see the problem with it myself.

  • Lukeh06/07/2011 at 20:42

    Can't see the problem with it myself.

    I'm amazed he is telling others to keep their opinion to themselves after some of the things he's come out with this year!

  • Rubbergoat06/07/2011 at 20:43

    I'm amazed he is telling others to keep their opinion to themselves after some of the things he's come out with this year!

    I think with Lewis, whatever he says or does, people are just gonna have a go at him.

  • Lukeh06/07/2011 at 20:45

    I think with Lewis, whatever he says or does, people are just gonna have a go at him.

    Fair enough, but it was just something that surprised me when I read it after what's been said this year. I'm certainly not trying to single him out just because he's Lewis or anything.

  • Rubbergoat06/07/2011 at 20:45

    Fair enough, but it was just something that surprised me when I read it after what's been said this year. I'm certainly not trying to single him out just because he's Lewis or anything.

    I know.

  • James06/07/2011 at 20:47

    Just been reading Lewis' comments from today about what people like Nigel Mansell have been saying. He really needs someone to take control of his media comments.

    I don't think he aimed it at them rather the media for the speculation over his future. Autosport took it another way.

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 20:48

    I don't think he aimed it at them rather the media for the speculation over his future. Autosport took it another way.

    agreed.

  • James06/07/2011 at 20:52

    agreed.

    lazy reporting from Autosport. I haven't even seen the full interview and I get it :)

  • Kai in the Lake District06/07/2011 at 20:59

    Good evening everyone. I had a nice day out and about in Ambleside.

    And in the latest sunburn news...my nose has peeled.

  • Lukeh06/07/2011 at 21:02

    Good evening everyone. I had a nice day out and about in Ambleside.

    Hi Kai, good to hear you';ve had another good day :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/07/2011 at 21:02

    evening kai

  • Rubbergoat06/07/2011 at 21:02

    Hi Kai. Sounds great, except for the sunburn thingy...

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 21:02

    I think Mr C has left the giant Sidepodfan on. It's very windy outside.

    whooops!

  • Rubbergoat06/07/2011 at 21:03

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/07/facebook-details-video-calling-group-chats-and-new-chat-sidebar.html

    So Facebook is getting Skype video chat+

  • Kai in the Lake District06/07/2011 at 21:03

    Hi Kai, good to hear you';ve had another good day :)

    My new room is fantastic. It's hard to leave it. The bed is the most comfortable ever and I love this cool weather.

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 21:05

    latimesblogs.lati…chat-sidebar.html

    So Facebook is getting Skype video chat+

    handy. google+ got there first, but facebook has more users.

  • Alison06/07/2011 at 21:10

    So Facebook is getting Skype video chat+

    Adverts for facebook linkups have been all over my skype for about 2 weeks now. Very annoying!!

  • Kai in the Lake District06/07/2011 at 21:25

    Another travel day for me tomorrow, so I'm packing up again. I want to make sure I get enough sleep, so I'll catch you guys tomorrow from Scotland.

    Good night.

  • Lukeh06/07/2011 at 21:28

    Good night.

    Night Kai

  • Rubbergoat06/07/2011 at 21:38

    Holy crap, this dust storm is making things dark! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9ETeoIVx2M&feature=player_embedded

  • Pat W06/07/2011 at 21:55

    This is an excellent piece from Maurice Hamilton

    http://www.grandprix.com/columns/maurice-hamilton/yesterday-tomorrow.html

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 22:12

    This is an excellent piece from Maurice Hamilton

    www.grandprix.com…day-tomorrow.html

    it is a good post, but also highlights why goodwood would have been wasted on me. i could've gone there and missed everything maurice highlighted.

  • Pat W06/07/2011 at 22:16

    it is a good post, but also highlights why goodwood would have been wasted on me. i could've gone there and missed everything maurice highlighted.

    What's stopping you from learning? Lack of interest?

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 22:19

    What's stopping you from learning? Lack of interest?

    yeah, lack of appreciation and even if i learnt, i'd forget it all soon enough.

  • lou06/07/2011 at 22:41

    yeah, lack of appreciation and even if i learnt, i'd forget it all soon enough.

    Regarding the indy stuff (which would have been completely lost on me this year), it's handy to have experts like Kai and Pat with you, learning as you wonder around is awesome! I'm also finally learning touring car drivers names... thanks to Pat. :) I think last year i asked him the same questions too :D

  • Pat W06/07/2011 at 22:42

    yeah, lack of appreciation and even if i learnt, i'd forget it all soon enough.

    I just think it's really really weird that someone so into the technical side of modern F1 doesn't seem to give two hoots about the same developments in a different time period or in something that isn't F1.

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 22:47

    I just think it's really really weird that someone so into the technical side of modern F1 doesn't seem to give two hoots about the same developments in a different time period or in something that isn't F1.

    you overestimate how much i'm interested in motorsport, i'd guess.

    where 'final cut' is going, and where it's been, is far more up my street. f1 is one outlet, rather than a way of life.

  • Alison06/07/2011 at 22:48

    you overestimate how much i'm interested in motorsport, i'd guess.

    :D

  • Pat W06/07/2011 at 22:48

    you overestimate how much i'm interested in motorsport, i'd guess.

    I suppose I assume someone who goes to the time and effort of building a motorsport website, blog, podcast, another podcast, app, etc, etc, is quite keen on motorsport, yes... :)

  • Alison06/07/2011 at 22:49

    I suppose I assume someone who goes to the time and effort of building a motorsport website, blog, podcast, another podcast, app, etc, etc, is quite keen on motorsport, yes... :)

    I think they like the website, the blog, the podcast, the app more than any particular topic though?

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 22:51

    I suppose I assume someone who goes to the time and effort of building a motorsport website, blog, podcast, another podcast, app, etc, etc, is quite keen on motorsport, yes... :)

    ahh, that just happened, twas never the plan.

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 22:53

    I think they like the website, the blog, the podcast, the app more than any particular topic though?

    could've been any topic really, was just a shared interest. i'm certainly no car geek, or motorsport aficionado. mine's blue and runs on diesel, beyond that, meh.

  • Pat W06/07/2011 at 22:54

    could've been any topic really, was just a shared interest. i'm certainly no car geek, or motorsport aficionado. mine's blue and runs on diesel, beyond that, meh.

    I'm not a road car geek, you should see the state mine's in now :)

  • Alison06/07/2011 at 22:55

    Alphonso ♥

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 23:09

    I'm not a road car geek, you should see the state mine's in now :)

    hehe, i guess another way of looking at it, is that at goodwood i'd switch between the f1 paddock and the top of hill when the f1 cars get up there, and then follow famous people around (like franck). it's still fun, it's just the whole event is geared towards a more savvy motoring fan, and that's why i can skip it easily.

  • Christine06/07/2011 at 23:11

    ahh, that just happened, twas never the plan.

    I wanted to talk more, and you liked geeky things such as microphones. F1 was just the bit that joined the two together. How different life might be if we had chosen birdwatching or something.

  • Mr C06/07/2011 at 23:11

    I wanted to talk more, and you liked geeky things such as microphones. F1 was just the bit that joined the two together. How different life might be if we had chosen birdwatching or something.

    if only you had been more interested in browser technology.

    *sigh*