Hi everyone.

Two weeks is the ideal time gap between Grands Prix isn't it? Not so close as to run over the top of the last race and overwhelm us, yet just long enough that by this 2nd Thursday of the cycle you are desperate for another F1 race. I'm all for watching as much racing as possible because there's no reason to keep F1 as the be-all and end-all of racing, but there's nothing quite like an F1 race to satisfy the bug we all have. Still, it is an early race for us Europeans so what else is happening, what more can be watched?

Races This Weekend

  • Formula 1, Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang. Get your Race Information here!
  • IndyCar Series, Grand Prix of Alabama, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama (with Grand-Am and Indy Lights). Roughly 8.30pm GMT+1.
  • FIA GT1 World Championship, Zolder, Belgium. 1.45pm GMT+1.
  • NASCAR Cup, Texas Motor Speedway, Ft.Worth, Texas (with Nationwide Series). Cup race 12.30am Saturday night / Sunday morning.
  • Grand National, Aintree. The UK's biggest horse race. I know nothing at all about horse racing but everyone here seems to get into this one! Saturday 4pm GMT+1 with seemingly a whole day of build-up on the BBC.

Then there's the US Masters at Augusta which starts today and runs until Sunday, I'll probably have that on my TV whenever there's a gap between other things. What will you be watching?

If all this isn't enough for you there is an epic weekend next week with a full 13 major or semi-major series holding races with events for: F1, WRC, IndyCar, Indy Lights, ALMS, Formula Renault 3.5, Formula 2, NASCAR Cup and Nationwide, BTCC, V8 Supercar, World Superbike and the new Blancpain Endurance Series.

The highlights of all that would be the Chinese GP and the IndyCar/ALMS double at the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Further Reading

How about some reading and listening to set you going for the day?

The latest Aside With Joe is very much worth a listen, as usual I felt much smarter after listening to it. I must say I thought this was a particularly good edition.

Did you catch Spanish Wednesday? Are you even allowed to read it on a Thursday?

Leigh's site is always worth a visit if you are stuck for things to read, he seems to be as prolific as our Sidepodcast hosts in that if nothing takes your fancy at the moment, you won't have to wait long for something new. (No pressure though.) He's off following British F3 around this season - in person - so let's get up to speed with some names in the series with some testing reports for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Another busy blogger on Wednesday was Maverick, who found a weird stat in a Renault (engine) press release which bizzarely bragged about how they were using more fuel. He also asks where might be the best location for the DRS zone at Sepang, I think we should have confirmation of that later today.

I don't know about you but the amount of content coming out at the moment is fantastic, sadly I'm unable to keep up with everything and my Google Reader is stacked full. Can my full time job please be to monitor motorsport blogs and podcasts and to share information between different racing communities? Thanks.

Okay that's it I think, so have a great day! Especially if you are in Malaysia for the GP weekend, like Amy and Pamela.

360 responses

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 00:00

    Buongiorno giovedi!

  • Alison07/04/2011 at 00:03

    Hello Thursday. My work is DONE sealed in an envelope and everything. I had intended to go out and post it to catch the absolute first collection but it really is too late for that now...

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 00:04

    Hello Thursday. My work is DONE sealed in an envelope and everything. I had intended to go out and post it to catch the absolute first collection but it really is too late for that now...

    I don't suppose it matters if you post it toorrow

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 00:05

    I don't suppose it matters if you post it toorrow

    tomorrow

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 00:05

    272.

    People somewhere are voting for Amy

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 00:06

    Hello Thursday. My work is DONE sealed in an envelope and everything. I had intended to go out and post it to catch the absolute first collection but it really is too late for that now...

    Well done! Second collection will do ;)

  • Alison07/04/2011 at 00:07

    I don't suppose it matters if you post it toorrow

    No no I'm up for work at 6.... Posting things in the morning here, they struggle to get there for delivery next day though. Post here is lame.

  • Alison07/04/2011 at 00:08

    No no I'm up for work at 6.... Posting things in the morning here, they struggle to get there for delivery next day though. Post here is lame.

    Except I have a funny feeling I'm not in until later on but now it's too late to check with anyone... I'm gonna just have to get up and go!

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 00:11

    272.

    People somewhere are voting for Amy

    I got that number wrong. Should have been 252

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 00:12

    Here's why we hope the Indy 500 pace car is a convertible this year

    http://throughtheturbulence.com/2011/04/06/two-words-i-cant-wait-to-hear/

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 00:13

    No no I'm up for work at 6.... Posting things in the morning here, they struggle to get there for delivery next day though. Post here is lame.

    Is that Liverpool? If so, seems odd.

  • Alison07/04/2011 at 00:15

    Is that Liverpool? If so, seems odd.

    I live out towards Southport. There's no excuse for it though tbh. Post in Cumbria is very speedy and that's very rural.

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 00:16

    No no I'm up for work at 6.... Posting things in the morning here, they struggle to get there for delivery next day though. Post here is lame.

    Is that Liverpool? If so, seems odd.

    When I lived in Dundee for 9-10 months the post seemed to take an extra day to get anywhere in England, but that's miles away. :) I wouldn't expect it from a fairly big town/city in England to another of same.

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 00:16

    When I lived in Dundee for 9-10 months the post seemed to take an extra day to get anywhere in England, but that's miles away. :) I wouldn't expect it from a fairly big town/city in England to another of same.

    To be honest I didn't expect it in Dundee except in midwinter

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 00:20

    pamela and i are literally the only people in this lobby not in a red bull or Mercedes team shirt

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 00:22

    pamela and i are literally the only people in this lobby not in a red bull or Mercedes team shirt

    wow. maybe they think you work for the other team (that's not theirs)

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 00:23

    pamela and i are literally the only people in this lobby not in a red bull or Mercedes team shirt

    Should be easy to spot for any Lotus people who look your way then!

  • paul07/04/2011 at 00:45

    pamela and i are literally the only people in this lobby not in a red bull or Mercedes team shirt

    I hope you have a Lotus shirt on then

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 00:50

    Amy must be mugging people for their phones. She is up to 255

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 01:00

    I hope you have a Lotus shirt on then

    i bought no team gear with me for precisely this reason.

    We finally found the non-f1 breakfast room, there were a few photographers in there. We need lou for id purposes.

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 01:01

    Amy must be mugging people for their phones. She is up to 255

    there are 2 people back in melbourne from my work who are "on the case"

    Wouldnt surprise me if they were going floor to floor in our 16 storey building haha

  • Kai07/04/2011 at 01:03

    I don't do a lot of pinging, so here's my pingle.

    http://solongandthanksforallthefishies.blogspot.com/

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 01:04

    I don't do a lot of pinging, so here's my pingle.

    Pinged like a pro

  • Kai07/04/2011 at 01:04

    Pinged like a pro

    I've learned from the best.

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 01:08

    Im trying to download joe to my ipad but i cant work out how to save the file, it just keeps playing in the browser

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 01:10

    Ahh i found it on itunes. Thanks free lobby wifi.

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 01:10

    Ooh ross brawn is at check in. Like 10m away. This hotel rules.

  • Kai07/04/2011 at 01:11

    Ooh ross brawn is at check in. Like 10m away. This hotel rules.

    COOL.

  • Kai07/04/2011 at 01:12

    Ooh ross brawn is at check in. Like 10m away. This hotel rules.

    I love being the quiet fly on the wall. Sounds like you're in prime real estate for that.

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 01:14

    Right off to find taxi to kl. Bye guys

    And pamela says good morning :)

  • Kai07/04/2011 at 01:15

    Right off to find taxi to kl. Bye guys

    Yay!

    And pamela says good morning :)

    Good morning Pamela. :)

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 01:21

    Right off to find taxi to kl. Bye guys

    A taxi? Luxury.

    And pamela says good morning :)

    Hi Pamela

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 01:22

    taxi man is very nice :)

  • Kai07/04/2011 at 01:23

    taxi man is very nice :)

    Yay taxi man.

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 01:23

    Timezones are odd. Amy and Pamela may be setting out for the day but it is bedtime for me.

    Good night all

  • Kai07/04/2011 at 01:24

    Good night all

    Yeah, me too, but it's so much earlier.

    Good night.

  • Amanda07/04/2011 at 04:48

    Oh, lovely racing schedule for the weekend. Thanks Pat! Oh, and yes, you are allowed to read the Spanish Wednesday on Thursday. On Friday too! :) :) :)

  • Sidepodcast Update07/04/2011 at 05:45
  • Nick07/04/2011 at 06:00

    taxi man is very nice :)

    Does he know Tony?

    Did you convince him to like your facebook picture? :)

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 06:07

    ooh, there is a new comadore 64 with all sorts of fun like HDMI http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_C64.aspx

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 06:17

    there really isn't much to do in kl

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 06:26

    there really isn't much to do in kl

    Here is a list of things about places in KL you wouldnt know about if no one told you...

    http://www.squidoo.com/things-you-dont-know-about-kuala-lumpur-if-no-one-told-you

  • F1Wolf (in Hanoi)07/04/2011 at 07:45

    there really isn't much to do in kl

    What ? KL is fun !

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 07:52

    morning folks

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 07:52

    Morning folks, hope you have as sunny a day as I'm looking at today

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 07:57

    hi mav,

    yes it is very nice here

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 08:01

    Hell yeah!!

    :D

    “Flying Dutchman” Luyendyk Completes United Autosports’ “Stellar” 24 Hours of Spa Line-Up

    Double Indianapolis 500 race winner Arie Luyendyk contests his first serious race in almost 10 years when the “Flying Dutchman” drives for United Autosports in the Total 24 Hours of Spa (July 30-31).

    Somewhat surprisingly considering that Arie was born 150-miles from the majestic Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Luyendyk will be racing at the Belgian venue for the first time. He visited the 4.35-mile track last month (March 29) when he tested the GT3 class Audi for the Anglo-American team currently at Paul Ricard (France) for 2011 FIA GT3 European Championship Media Days.

    1990 & ’97 Indy 500 race winner Luyendyk, who raced for 10 years in Europe before moving permanently to America where he remains today, tested at Spa along with Matt Bell (GB), Richard Meins (GB) and Henri Richard (F) while Johnny Herbert (GB) also joined the action having flown in from the Australian Grand Prix where the Briton was present in the role of an FIA Steward at the season-opening Formula One race.

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 08:03

    He also asks where might be the best location for the DRS zone at Sepang, I think we should have confirmation of that later today.

    Detection point: 207m before the final corner

    Activation zone: 5m after the final corner

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90478

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 08:16

    I really really really want bruno's car.

    http://yfrog.com/h3rwqgbj

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 08:17

    Activation zone: 5m after the final corner

    That makes sense, cant wait to see it working this time *crosses fingers*

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 08:18

    I really really really want bruno's car.

    now i really really really want to fix bruno's car http://yfrog.com/gygcmnlvj

    aghh!

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 08:19

    now i really really really want to fix bruno's car http://yfrog.com/gygcmnlvj

    aghh!

    That.... red....

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 08:19

    That makes sense, cant wait to see it working this time *crosses fingers*

    Have a feeling it'll work too well

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 08:26

    Waiting for taxi man back to hotel :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 08:29

    Waiting for taxi man back to hotel :)

    Fun being had yet?

    :)

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 08:31

    Fun being had yet?

    kl is so boring.

    I am sad i fixed my facebook because laura has had about 40 likes since i last looked. Time to stop looking!

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 08:33

    Ping --> GP2 Pre-Season Testing (Silverstone, April 6th)

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/3847/

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 08:39

    Have a feeling it'll work too well

    To be honest i would rather have a race or 5 where it works too well and gets dialled back than be disapointed by yet another f1 innovation to help overtaking.

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 08:39

    That makes sense, cant wait to see it working this time *crosses fingers*

    Have a feeling it'll work too well

    From the sound of the weather report it might not work at all

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 08:41

    Anybody know at what point it will be declared too wet to use the DRS in the race? Has Charlie Whiting declared a specific level of wetness yet?

    ;)

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 08:51

    Anybody know at what point it will be declared too wet to use the DRS in the race? Has Charlie Whiting declared a specific level of wetness yet?

    I think its if anyone goes onto inters?

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 08:57

    Anybody know at what point it will be declared too wet to use the DRS in the race? Has Charlie Whiting declared a specific level of wetness yet?

    A while since I read this but I thought it was only practice and quali where it was banned if wet

  • Christine07/04/2011 at 08:57

    Great daily Pat.

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 08:58

    A while since I read this but I thought it was only practice and quali where it was banned if wet

    ah... I remember now

    it was already banned in wet races

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 08:59

    ah... I remember now

    it was already banned in wet races

    Fair enough.

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 09:03

    it was already banned in wet races

    maybe that was the idea behind Bernie's sprinkler idea all along :-)

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 09:03

    Woot taxi driver is on his way back. Now to a random hotel to wait for him. Thanks google maps and coffee shop wifi :)

  • Christine07/04/2011 at 09:12

    Press conference pic: http://twitpic.com/4huspz

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 09:13

    Oooooohhh

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/hrt-lands-mercedes-windtunnel-deal/

    I'm standing by my earlier prediction that Liuzzi will out-qualify d'Ambrosio in Sepang should the HRT have the 2011 front wing

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 09:26

    I'm standing by my earlier prediction that Liuzzi will out-qualify d'Ambrosio in Sepang should the HRT have the 2011 front wing

    Hehee.

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 09:35

    the rain Sepang had earlier has arrived in the city. Come on taxi man!

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 09:39

    ooh head ping worked. To the hotel!

  • James07/04/2011 at 09:46

    looks like Pirelli are going to use stripes: http://yfrog.com/gz991wqj

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 09:48

    looks like Pirelli are going to use stripes: http://yfrog.com/gz991wqj

    that's a good idea. why has nobody thought of this before? :-P

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 09:53

    that's a good idea. why has nobody thought of this before? :-P

    I suppose combining sidewalls and stripes is original...

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 09:54

    I suppose combining sidewalls and stripes is original...

    It reminds me of some of Picasso's finest!

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 09:55

    It reminds me of some of Picasso's finest!

    :D

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 10:10

    looks like Pirelli are going to use stripes: http://yfrog.com/gz991wqj

    much better idea. they look awful of course, but it beats not have a clue what tyre a driver is running.

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 10:12

    I'm standing by my earlier prediction that Liuzzi will out-qualify d'Ambrosio in Sepang should the HRT have the 2011 front wing

    if that happens the virgin will go straight into a windtunnel on monday :)

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 10:13

    I'm standing by my earlier prediction that Liuzzi will out-qualify d'Ambrosio in Sepang should the HRT have the 2011 front wing

    I'm not confident either of them will qualify (or Karthikeyan for that matter). Glock will just scrape in with a heroic effort.

  • James07/04/2011 at 10:16

    much better idea. they look awful of course, but it beats not have a clue what tyre a driver is running.

    Yellow stripes shouldn't be too bad, it doesn't clash in quite the same way the green did :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 10:17

    if that happens the virgin will go straight into a windtunnel on monday :)

    they really need it

    I'm not confident either of them will qualify

    I think the new front end will be enough to get them in - Karthikeyan only just though...

    (of course, slagging rights are there for all if i get it dreadfully wrong)

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 10:17

    Yellow stripes shouldn't be too bad, it doesn't clash in quite the same way the green did :)

    True. We've got orange for matches-nothing-except-the-calypso-car now...

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 10:18

    Did HRT find a rainbow with gold at the end or something?

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 10:20

    Did HRT find a rainbow with gold at the end or something?

    Maybe Tata's first instalment came through?

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 10:20

    Maybe Tata's first instalment came through?

    Taaaaa daaaaa!

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 10:20

    Taaaaa daaaaa!

    :D

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 10:23

    Yellow stripes shouldn't be too bad, it doesn't clash in quite the same way the green did :)

    Indycar uses sidewalls - very easy to see.

  • Christine07/04/2011 at 10:26

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/childs-play

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 10:27

    Did HRT find a rainbow with gold at the end or something?

    Maybe they've finally got the wing back from customs.

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 10:27

    Maybe they've finally got the wing back from customs.

    :-)

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 10:28

    Maybe they've finally got the wing back from customs.

    Kolles brought them in boxes apparently...

    http://adamcooperf1.com/2011/04/07/kolles-delivers-new-hrt-noses-to-malaysia/

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 10:29

    Haha! http://twitter.com/EliGP/status/55939226402963456

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 10:29

    Maybe Tata's first instalment came through?

    If the Hot Spot has been replaced by 'Perky Jerky' I will die laughing

  • Lady Snowcat07/04/2011 at 10:29

    If the Hot Spot has been replaced by 'Perky Jerky' I will die laughing

    Careful.....

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 10:32

    Haha! twitter.com/EliGP…55939226402963456

    Should have quoted the tweet:

    Enjoying Sauber's reaction to the rumours about James Key being fired... "I think this is one of the examples of how dangerous the internet can be. Somebody somewhere on some chat writes some nonsense and it has this effect all over the web. It is absolute nonsense and it would also be such a foolish move."

    Quite.

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 10:33

    Haha! twitter.com/EliGP…55939226402963456

    Should have quoted the tweet:

    Enjoying Sauber's reaction to the rumours about James Key being fired... "I think this is one of the examples of how dangerous the internet can be. Somebody somewhere on some chat writes some nonsense and it has this effect all over the web. It is absolute nonsense and it would also be such a foolish move."

    Quite.

    GPWM - global peter windsor media

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 10:34

    Haha! twitter.com/EliGP…55939226402963456

    Bang on though.

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 10:36

    Bang on though.

    ...and yes, my "what the hell?!" did leave me feeling like a *** afterwards

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 10:37

    ...and yes, my "what the hell?!" did leave me feeling like a *** afterwards

    On a sidenote, I did wait for confirmation before even thinking about blogging (*not GMM-type stupid yet)

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 10:37

    ...and yes, my "what the hell?!" did leave me feeling like a *** afterwards

    not your fault at all. if you can't trust paddock members, who can you trust?

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 10:37

    not your fault at all. if you can't trust paddock members, who can you trust?

    Can we call Windsor a true paddock member anymore though?

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 10:38

    not your fault at all. if you can't trust paddock members, who can you trust?

    I wouldn't trust Bernie further than I can throw him

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 10:38

    Can we call Windsor a true paddock member anymore though?

    he's banned isn't he?

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 10:38

    Can we call Windsor a true paddock member anymore though?

    Don't know. He has good contacts but does he attend races?

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 10:39

    he's banned isn't he?

    Only his team...

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 10:39

    I wouldn't trust Bernie further than I can throw him

    ...and that could be quite far.

    he's banned isn't he?

    He is?

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 10:39

    Only his team...

    are you sure it's not him too. he's not been in the paddock since he quit speed, right?

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 10:40

    he's banned isn't he?

    someone saw him in the paddock in melbourne. Maybe Paul?

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 10:40

    someone saw him in the paddock in melbourne. Maybe Paul?

    this year? he was in the uk.

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 10:40

    are you sure it's not him too. he's not been in the paddock since he quit speed, right?

    Did he not do some podium interviews when James Allen wasn't there?

    Point is though, he looks rather silly to a lot of people now - even those who were prepared to toss aside the USF1 debacle...

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 10:41

    he's banned isn't he?

    He's allowed in the paddock - if he can get a suitable organisation to give him a pass.

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 10:41

    someone saw him in the paddock in melbourne. Maybe Paul?

    this year? he was in the uk.

    that's impressive

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 10:41

    someone saw him in the paddock in melbourne. Maybe Paul?

    this year? he was in the uk.

    that's impressive

    :)

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 10:41

    he's banned isn't he?

    He's allowed in the paddock - if he can get a suitable organisation to give him a pass.

    ahh, like flavio? a better question would be - has anyone invited him?

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 10:42

    Eh? So Trulli IS happy with the tyres now? http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90484

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 10:42

    someone saw him in the paddock in melbourne. Maybe Paul?

    Didn't see him at all this year

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 10:43

    ahh, like flavio? a better question would be - has anyone invited him?

    No. Flavio has an out-of-court settlement ban that prevents him from going into the paddock until 2013 (unless he's there simply for the chit-chat/social stuff, because he's only banned from working in the paddock). Peter would be allowed to work if someone gave him a press pass.

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 10:43

    Didn't see him at all this year

    Well he has been doing TFL from London every week so he can't have been.

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 10:43

    someone saw him in the paddock in melbourne. Maybe Paul?

    Didn't see him at all this year

    last year he was trackside announcer, but not inside the paddock.

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 10:43

    Eh? So Trulli IS happy with the tyres now? www.autosport.com…port.php/id/90484

    The Trulliometer is getting some exercise this year, with all this up-and-down-ness!

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 10:43

    ahh, like flavio? a better question would be - has anyone invited him?

    They certainly didn't seem to last year

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 10:43

    Peter would be allowed to work if someone gave him a press pass.

    Bernie controls that, doesn't he?

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 10:44

    this year? he was in the uk.

    odd. Im sure someone told me they saw him in there!

    Maybe it was a crazy dream like my one last night about pigeons.

    We just settled down to listen to joe but the lobby wifi lied when it said it was downloaded, it only downloaded a minute and a halfs worth :(

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 10:44

    No. Flavio has an out-of-court settlement ban that prevents him from going into the paddock until 2013 (unless he's there simply for the chit-chat/social stuff, because he's only banned from working in the paddock). Peter would be allowed to work if someone gave him a press pass.

    flavio's been in the paddock and on the grid three times since that ban?

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 10:44

    We just settled down to listen to joe but the lobby wifi lied when it said it was downloaded, it only downloaded a minute and a halfs worth :(

    ahh shucks. he said you guys at the meetup were perfect and how it wants all meetups to be.

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 10:44

    last year he was trackside announcer, but not inside the paddock.

    yeah last year we were joking about how we spent more time in the paddock than he did :)

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 10:45

    flavio's been in the paddock and on the grid three times since that ban?

    Yep, and that shows worse taste than inviting Windsor

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 10:45

    Eh? So Trulli IS happy with the tyres now? www.autosport.com…port.php/id/90484

    misquoting himself in his own column deserves minus points

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 10:45

    yeah last year we were joking about how we spent more time in the paddock than he did :)

    Hehehehe.

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 10:46

    ahh shucks. he said you guys at the meetup were perfect and how it wants all meetups to be.

    tried again via my phone hotspot but it wont even load itunes.

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 10:46

    ahh shucks. he said you guys at the meetup were perfect and how it wants all meetups to be.

    Awwwwww. I feel better about subscribing again now

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 10:47

    tried again via my phone hotspot but it wont even load itunes.

    Sounds like mcdonalds

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 10:48

    Sounds like mcdonalds

    best wifi today was at gloria jeans because it had a password. Wonder if i should go try joe in the lobby again.

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 10:49

    best wifi today was at gloria jeans because it had a password. Wonder if i should go try joe in the lobby again.

    Perhaps, it's not that big a file. Convincing ituens to re-download might be tricky

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 10:50

    Bernie controls that, doesn't he?

    He controls which organisations get press passes (including self-employed people). Organisations are free to pick who they want, though any really bad choices (or people who have recently contravened Bernie's opinion of proper paddock conduct) may not result in a press pass being issued with the details of that individual. However, Bernie hasn't said that he'd treat any organisation attempting to place Peter in the paddock in such a way yet...

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 10:50

    flavio's been in the paddock and on the grid three times since that ban?

    As a guest/visitor. He wasn't allowed to work in it.

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 10:51

    Perhaps, it's not that big a file. Convincing ituens to re-download might be tricky

    i deleted the file from the ipod app so i might go give it a try.

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 10:54

    Hello lobby!

  • Christine07/04/2011 at 11:00

    i deleted the file from the ipod app so i might go give it a try.

    You might have to unsubscribe and resubscribe.

  • Stuart C07/04/2011 at 11:01

    Morning all...

    He controls which organisations get press passes (including self-employed people).

    Not quite. FOM only allocates passes to broadcast media. FIA accredits the rest…

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 11:01

    Not quite. FOM only allocates passes to broadcast media. FIA accredits the rest…

    Thank you for the correction :)

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 11:02

    i deleted the file from the ipod app so i might go give it a try.

    you can try downloading via the blog page - I did that once for a debrief as I was determined to listen to it on the train and it wasn't ready in iTunes.

  • Stuart C07/04/2011 at 11:03

    Interesting that Peter is copping all the heat for the Sauber cock-up when it appears the person who actually picked up the information in the first place was one of his guests – a technical ‘expert’ who has never worked in F1!

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 11:04

    you can try downloading via the blog page - I did that once for a debrief as I was determined to listen to it on the train and it wasn't ready in iTunes.

    all that wanted to do was stream it in a safari window, i couldnt work out how to save it onto the ipad

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 11:06

    Interesting that Peter is copping all the heat for the Sauber cock-up when it appears the person who actually picked up the information in the first place was one of his guests – a technical ‘expert’ who has never worked in F1!

    Really? What's his background then?

    Incidentally here is the AUTOSPORT story about it: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90488

    Looks like they don't use Tweetdeck ;)

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 11:07

    Interesting that Peter is copping all the heat for the Sauber cock-up when it appears the person who actually picked up the information in the first place was one of his guests – a technical ‘expert’ who has never worked in F1!

    Possibly because a pattern is developing where Peter seems to keep relaying stuff from such "experts" without doing any apparent checking whatsoever. Blaming him has become a reflex because if he'd said nothing was confirmed to his knowledge, the rumour wouldn't have gained traction. Especially in a case like this one where the act was so contrary to Sauber's general nature. Even I worked out that the rumour was 99% likely to be untrue when I first heard it and I've never been within 100m of a paddock...

  • Stuart C07/04/2011 at 11:09

    Really? What's his background then?

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/craig-scarborough/9/80/a8b

    Even I worked out that the rumour was 99% likely to be untrue when I first heard it and I've never been within 100m of a paddock...

    Just goes to show that live TV and fact-checking don’t mix!

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 11:11

    Just goes to show that live TV and fact-checking don’t mix!

    Not when the thing to be checked occurs mid-show ;)

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 11:11

    Right that time rather than let it download in the background i watched the whole thing and it did all 46.4 mb and took 15 minutes and the length in ipod seems right. Now to shoot a quick email to my mum then back up to the room to listen

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 11:12

    Hello.

    www.linkedin.com/…rborough/9/80/a8b

    'Head of Business Systems' at Vue. Fancy name for a cinema projectionist? :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 11:13

    Interesting that Peter is copping all the heat for the Sauber cock-up when it appears the person who actually picked up the information in the first place was one of his guests – a technical ‘expert’ who has never worked in F1!

    I thought the rumour started from a different source though?

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 11:14

    Really? What's his background then?

    www.linkedin.com/…rborough/9/80/a8b

    That's interesting. He's an Engineer and an IT guy. Thought he was a bona fide F1 man...

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 11:15

    Blaming him has become a reflex because if he'd said nothing was confirmed to his knowledge, the rumour wouldn't have gained traction.

    Didn't he say he thought it unlikely?

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 11:15

    That's interesting. He's an Engineer and an IT guy. Thought he was a bona fide F1 man...

    Aye - same here

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 11:15

    'Head of Business Systems' at Vue. Fancy name for a cinema projectionist? :)

    Probably not. Sounds more likely to be a fancy name for a computer software team admin (specificially making sure things like the finance and spreadsheet programs work).

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 11:15

    Didn't he say he thought it unlikely?

    I think he said he'd "wait for confirmation and that it was just a rumour"

  • F1Wolf (in Hanoi)07/04/2011 at 11:15

    Didn't he say he thought it unlikely?

    can't tell, that "Key" bit was not in the podcast ...

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 11:15

    Didn't he say he thought it unlikely?

    This is the first I've heard of him saying any qualifiers whatsoever on the matter.

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 11:18

    When are you heading to Jordan, Stuart?

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 11:19

    This is the first I've heard of him saying any qualifiers whatsoever on the matter.

    I've not heard so don't quote me, but someone said that on the PW post

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 11:20

    This is the first I've heard of him saying any qualifiers whatsoever on the matter.

    I've not heard so don't quote me, but someone said that on the PW post

    That's part of the issue here.

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 11:21

    I've not heard so don't quote me, but someone said that on the PW post

    Evidently the memo didn't get through to everyone - much to Peter's detriment.

  • Alex Andronov07/04/2011 at 11:21

    That's interesting. He's an Engineer and an IT guy. Thought he was a bona fide F1 man...

    Aye - same here

    Remember never to believe anything you read on the internet :)

  • Alex Andronov07/04/2011 at 11:22

    Remember never to believe anything you read on the internet :)

    Including this... But I don't know where that leaves you :)

    An infinite loop...

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 11:22

    Remember never to believe anything you read on the internet :)

    What?!

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 11:24

    I bought purple jandals/thongs/flipflops today. That aint a lie. Now, back to my room. Tonight will be my first ever room service experience!

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 11:24

    An infinite loop...

    Hmm... thats an interesting phrase, i wonder why it isnt called an infinite spiral? Surely a loop is by definition finite?

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 11:25

    Hmm... thats an interesting phrase, i wonder why it isnt called an infinite spiral? Surely a loop is by definition finite?

    Not in a programming sense

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 11:26

    An infinite loop...

    It's also a good place to buy apples

    Apparently

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 11:26

    I bought purple jandals/thongs/flipflops today. That aint a lie. Now, back to my room. Tonight will be my first ever room service experience!

    You won the lottery didn't you.

    And didn't tell us

  • Stuart C07/04/2011 at 11:26

    Surely a loop is by definition finite?

    Not if it's a Moebius!

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 11:27

    Including this... But I don't know where that leaves you :)

    Given the unreliability of other media, nowhere at all.

    A better rule is: think before believing anything, taking all relevant available information into consideration.

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 11:27

    Hmm... thats an interesting phrase, i wonder why it isnt called an infinite spiral? Surely a loop is by definition finite?

    Not in a programming sense

    Wouldnt that be an infinitly repeating loop? If a loop is infinite it implys it cant be completed and therefore isnt a loop?

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 11:28

    Not if it's a Moebius!

    Did you see the Möbius gear I posted yesterday?

    http://robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ahoover/Moebius.html

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 11:29

    Hmm... thats an interesting phrase, i wonder why it isnt called an infinite spiral? Surely a loop is by definition finite?

    Heisenberg uncertainty principle to the rescue!

  • Paul07/04/2011 at 11:29

    Wouldnt that be an infinitly repeating loop?

    I think they called it a mistake at uni

    Especially onna mainframe

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 11:30

    I think they called it a mistake at uni

    :D

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 11:33

    You won the lottery didn't you.

    if i did i'd be doing a lot more races!

  • Sidepodcast Update07/04/2011 at 11:45
  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 11:46

    Have you seen these recent posts on sidepodcast.com?

    Yes I have thank you very much

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 11:46

    Have you seen these recent posts on sidepodcast.com?

    Indeed I have, but thanks for reminding me ;)

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 11:47

    Have you seen these recent posts on sidepodcast.com?

    - Daily: 7th April 2011

    Isnt this an infinite loop given it has posted in its own thread?

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 11:48

    Isnt this an infinite loop given it has posted in its own thread?

    In a room somewhere, Matt Smith is straightening his bow-tie

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 11:49

    pamela is doing all the phoning of room service and taxis and etc because of my hatred of phones #sorrypamela

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 11:50

    In a room somewhere, Matt Smith is straightening his bow-tie

    And declaring headpings cool

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 11:51

    Isnt this an infinite loop given it has posted in its own thread?

    just because you're commenting on the thread doesn't mean you've actually read the article

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 11:53

    Craving veges so had to get steak as it seems to be the only thing that comes with veges on the side. Thank god malaysia is cheap

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 11:54

    just because you're commenting on the thread doesn't mean you've actually read the article

    But you would have to have the article open to comment on it?

    But i guess it makes sens for Doohicky if you are posting in threads other than the daily

  • F1Wolf (in Hanoi)07/04/2011 at 11:54

    Craving veges so had to get steak as it seems to be the only thing that comes with veges on the side. Thank god malaysia is cheap

    lots of malay dishes are veg only :-)

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 11:58

    lots of malay dishes are veg only :-)

    not on this room service menu!

  • F1Wolf (in Hanoi)07/04/2011 at 11:59

    not on this room service menu!

    oh yes, room service ... where are you staying ? kl city or sepang ?

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 12:00

    oh yes, room service ... where are you staying ? kl city or sepang ?

    putrajaya

  • F1Wolf (in Hanoi)07/04/2011 at 12:01

    putrajaya

    oh, i am afraid i never made it there :-) get to Bangsar one of the evenings, F&B ...

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 12:24

    Call me a sceptic, but i cant see abu dhabi delaying motogp for any reason other than track changes?

    There isnt room to do much, but they seemed keen for a 2012 date last year?

    http://www.thenational.ae/sport/motorsport/abu-dhabi-may-host-motogp-event-within-two-years-time

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 12:26

    Call me a sceptic, but i cant see abu dhabi delaying motogp for any reason other than track changes?

    Could be a deal with Qatar. Maybe they will have to change the track, like some others did (Shanghai springs to mind)?

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 12:37

    Could be a deal with Qatar. Maybe they will have to change the track, like some others did (Shanghai springs to mind)?

    I think they buit the trak with motogp in mind, they might need to add some airbags to the plastic barriers though.

    They already have national level bikes racing there

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 12:38

    They already have national level bikes racing there

    yeah but are national series run to the same standards as MotoGP?

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 12:43

    Caption this! http://twitpic.com/4hx2r3

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 12:45

    Win

    :)

    @NataliePinkham: I saw a snake today. An enormous, menacing, deadly snake. Ok it was dead, and I was in a moving car, but it was still very scary.

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 12:46

    yeah but are national series run to the same standards as MotoGP?

    Obviously not, that doesnt mean to say that you cant run them to motogp level

  • RubberGoat07/04/2011 at 12:51

    yeah but are national series run to the same standards as MotoGP?

    Obviously not, that doesnt mean to say that you cant run them to motogp level

    No it doesn't. But I am sure that some of the corners are going to need looking at - the ones near the hotel especially don't have much run off...

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 13:10

    Afternoon guys, another gorgeous day with a really lovely breeze today. Somewhere in my street someone is playing lionel richie :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 13:15

    hi lukeh

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 13:15

    How are you leigh?

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 13:16

    How are you leigh?

    Not too bad Lukeh - looking forward to this evening / tomorrow morning

    :)

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 13:18

    Not too bad Lukeh - looking forward to this evening / tomorrow morning

    For the F1 or for 2001: Space Odyssey? :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 13:19

    For the F1 or for 2001: Space Odyssey? :)

    Both

    :)

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 13:20

    Both

    Woohoo! Good times!

  • Alex Andronov07/04/2011 at 13:27

    Hmm... thats an interesting phrase, i wonder why it isnt called an infinite spiral? Surely a loop is by definition finite?

    A spiral is usually finite a loop is infinite unless you can find a way out of it?

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 13:28

    Woohoo! Good times!

    Absolutely, but my sleep will need a slight re-arrangement this evening to compensate

    :/

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 13:28

    A spiral is usually finite a loop is infinite unless you can find a way out of it?

    Getting out of loops is easy - stop holding down the B button and slow down

    #sonicthehedgehog

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 13:29

    A spiral is usually finite a loop is infinite unless you can find a way out of it?

    a loop has to return to its start though otherwise it isnt a loop. A spiral has to have a start but not necessarily an end?

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 13:29

    Getting out of loops is easy - stop holding down the B button and slow down

    haha!

  • Alex Andronov07/04/2011 at 13:41

    a loop has to return to its start though otherwise it isnt a loop. A spiral has to have a start but not necessarily an end?

    It depends on if you are talking about size (in which case you are right because a spiral is more likely, but not neccessarily to be able to get infinitely small or be infinitely long). Or the alternative which is the derivation which is to imagine you are travelling inside the loop...

    Think of it like a road which you are driving on. Usuaully programmers make roundabouts with a number of spokes to turn off, but sometimes they accidentally forget to provide a turn off so you have to keep driving around and around in a circle. If it was a spiral the road would get to small and you'd have to stop driving :)

  • Alex Andronov07/04/2011 at 13:42

    Think of it like a road which you are driving on. Usuaully programmers make roundabouts with a number of spokes to turn off, but sometimes they accidentally forget to provide a turn off so you have to keep driving around and around in a circle. If it was a spiral the road would get to small and you'd have to stop driving :)

    You have to keep driving because there is a bomb on your boss and if you go below 60 miles per hour then Dennis Hopper gets very cross.

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 13:45

    Points for toro rosso! Their press release for Malaysia is... different but brilliant :D

    http://badgergp.com/2011/04/daniel-ricciardo-the-rubber-duck-sebastain-vettel/

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 13:45

    You have to keep driving because there is a bomb on your boss and if you go below 60 miles per hour then Dennis Hopper gets very cross.

    Nowhere near as dangerous as a milkfloat armed by Pat Mustard...

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 13:48

    Think of it like a road which you are driving on. Usuaully programmers make roundabouts with a number of spokes to turn off, but sometimes they accidentally forget to provide a turn off so you have to keep driving around and around in a circle. If it was a spiral the road would get to small and you'd have to stop driving :)

    aha, i get you.

    Im now invisiging the star trek episode with the bridge which repeats itself when go go out of the doors :)

  • jpancoast07/04/2011 at 14:17

    Think of it like a road which you are driving on. Usuaully programmers make roundabouts with a number of spokes to turn off, but sometimes they accidentally forget to provide a turn off so you have to keep driving around and around in a circle. If it was a spiral the road would get to small and you'd have to stop driving :)

    Douglas Adams wrote something about roundabouts in Dirk Gently, I think. Something along the lines of "you just keep going and going and going until you reach escape velocity and are flung off into some random direction"

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 14:22

    Pamela is asleep and im listening to the end of joe before sleeps. Leaving for the track at 7.30am. Ouch.

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 15:57

    This afternoon was a bit strange. Applied for some jobs at the employment centre and one of them rang home wanting to talk to me while I was still in the centre... (turned out OK in the end - the interview is on Monday)

  • Stuart C07/04/2011 at 16:15

    Douglas Adams wrote something about roundabouts in Dirk Gently, I think. Something along the lines of "you just keep going and going and going until you reach escape velocity and are flung off into some random direction"

    This happened to me while on a photoshoot with a Ducati once, and ended in a ditch with it (the bike, not the roundabout) on top of me.

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 16:24

    This happened to me while on a photoshoot with a Ducati once, and ended in a ditch with it (the bike, not the roundabout) on top of me.

    Ouch!

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 16:44

    long day. have we missed anything?

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 16:44

    long day. have we missed anything?

    I've got an interview for Monday :)

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 16:45

    long day. have we missed anything?

    Horner is very angry and says their front wing is so low because newey has a rake in his garden or something

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 16:46

    Horner is very angry and says their front wing is so low because newey has a rake in his garden or something

    oh.

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 16:46

    I've got an interview for Monday :)

    excellent news. best of luck.

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 16:46

    Horner is very angry and says their front wing is so low because newey has a rake in his garden or something

    Will the FIA be taking a peek into the shed then?

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 16:47

    excellent news. best of luck.

    Thank you. I applied for the job at the employment centre, the company rang home within 30 minutes (while I was still at the centre) and within another 30 minutes I had secured the interview. I think this company would like the vacancy filling sharpish.

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 16:51

    Horner is very angry and says their front wing is so low because newey has a rake in his garden or something

    it sounds more like mclaren are quite miffed they let newey go and now quite regret that very much.

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 16:53

    it sounds more like mclaren are quite miffed they let newey go and now quite regret that very much.

    To be fair his mclarens did keep breaking, red bull must have given him a thicker pencil

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 16:53

    Also Lotus notes is out http://www.teamlotus.co.uk/notes/malaysia/index.html

    Just reading all about Dell

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 16:59

    Just reading all about Dell

    In possibly the most hopeless format ever

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 16:59

    Also Lotus notes is out www.teamlotus.co.…laysia/index.html

    I like their reserve driver lineup of Karun Chandhok, Ricardo Texeira, Luiz Razia and of course Team AirAsia and Team Lotus driver.

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 17:00

    phew, finally had time to read pat's daily. i agree about the two week gap, not looking forward to back-to-back races at all.

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 17:01

    To be fair his mclarens did keep breaking, red bull must have given him a thicker pencil

    :D

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 17:01

    I like their reserve driver lineup of Karun Chandhok, Ricardo Texeira, Luiz Razia and of course Team AirAsia and Team Lotus driver.

    Check out the driver bits from page 72 onwards with the reserve drivers. I just find it odd it introduces all the driver names except the last guy, I don't even know who it is. He will forever be Team AirAsia and Team Lotus driver.

    Not as catchy as Tim.

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 17:02

    phew, finally had time to read pat's daily. i agree about the two week gap, not looking forward to back-to-back races at all.

    Could be worse. Because I watch F1 and support Fisi, I'm effectively in the middle of a five-week back-to-back: Sebring -> Australia -> Paul Ricard -> Malaysia -> China

  • Bassano07/04/2011 at 17:02

    Good afternoon all

  • Janna07/04/2011 at 17:04

    This afternoon was a bit strange. Applied for some jobs at the employment centre and one of them rang home wanting to talk to me while I was still in the centre... (turned out OK in the end - the interview is on Monday)

    Hope it goes ok, will be thinking happy thoughts for you.

    Hello all

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 17:04

    Check out the driver bits from page 72 onwards with the reserve drivers. I just find it odd it introduces all the driver names except the last guy, I don't even know who it is. He will forever be Team AirAsia and Team Lotus driver.

    Its davide something vasachi? vasechy?

    *I learned their names before abu dhabi

  • Bassano07/04/2011 at 17:04

    Its davide something vasachi? vasechy?

    Valsecchi

  • Bassano07/04/2011 at 17:05

    Hello all

    Hi Janna

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 17:10

    Hope it goes ok, will be thinking happy thoughts for you.

    Thank you :)

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 17:11

    Its davide something vasachi? vasechy?

    Davide Valsecchi - who amusingly enough is the bloke in the car tomorrow.

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 17:18

    Facebook are doin' some announcin'

    http://apps.facebook.com/facebooklive/

    no idea what, mexican backing music on all pages maybe?

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 17:20

    no idea what, mexican backing music on all pages maybe?

    Oh, its hardware...

    *waves worlds smallest flag as unenthusiastically as possible*

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 17:31

    Facebook are doin' some announcin'

    ooh, geek chat.

  • Nick07/04/2011 at 17:33

    Facebook are doin' some announcin'

    ooh, geek chat.

    Talking about how awesome their hardware is with a gazzilion data centres, yet they cant stream what they are saying without loads of buffering...

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 17:34

    Talking about how awesome their hardware is with a gazzilion data centres, yet they cant stream what they are saying without loads of buffering...

    ehe, it's all good here. although guys sending me to sl....

  • Janna07/04/2011 at 17:36

    ehe, it's all good here. although guys sending me to sl....

    :lol:

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 17:38

    Horner is very angry and says their front wing is so low because newey has a rake in his garden or something

    like that explains why the onboard camera shows the wing dipping on the high speed bits :-)

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 17:39

    Evening

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 17:40

    Douglas Adams wrote something about roundabouts in Dirk Gently, I think. Something along the lines of "you just keep going and going and going until you reach escape velocity and are flung off into some random direction"

    referring to the Cambridge one-way system

  • Janna07/04/2011 at 17:42

    Evening

    Hi Pat, how's things?

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 17:44

    Hmmm, my phone interview for next week has gone from a range of dates to 'no suitable time'... that's not disconcerting in the slightest...

  • Sidepodcast Update07/04/2011 at 17:45
  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 17:45

    Hi Pat, how's things?

    Busy at work, nice to be home although I discovered I have little available for dinner... Yourself?

  • Janna07/04/2011 at 17:46

    Busy at work, nice to be home although I discovered I have little available for dinner... Yourself?

    Not too bad. Would rather be where I was a week ago (in the air with a drink in my hand) but you can't have everything.

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 17:48

    Not too bad. Would rather be where I was a week ago (in the air with a drink in my hand) but you can't have everything.

    Wouldn't we all? :)

    I must ask my sister what dates I can book for another visit to Spain.

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 17:51

    ...and stretch. Evening folks.

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 17:52

    ...and stretch. Evening folks.

    Hi

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 17:56

    Hotel for Nurburgring in July is sorted.

    :)

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 17:56

    ...and stretch. Evening folks.

    Good evening!

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 17:57

    What! What?! Why did I not know Mr Edwards was on??

    http://twitter.com/#!/bennythebulb

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 18:01

    Ping: Track Notes - Sepang http://www.vivaf1.com/blog/?p=5805

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 18:02

    Hotel for Nurburgring in July is sorted.

    Great stuff

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 18:04

    Ping: Preview - Malaysian Grand Prix http://www.vivaf1.com/blog/?p=6148

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 18:05

    What! What?! Why did I not know Mr Edwards was on??

    http://twitter.com/#!/bennythebulb

    Has been on for a month or so

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 18:06

    Has been on for a month or so

    Never knew. Total legend.

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 18:08

    :)

    @PhilDuncanF1: I'm no fashionista, but really Schuey? #f1 #sepang http://twitpic.com/4i0bw4

  • Maverick07/04/2011 at 18:09

    :)

    @PhilDuncanF1: I'm no fashionista, but really Schuey? #f1 #sepang http://twitpic.com/4i0bw4

    shirt could do with an iron too

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 18:10

    @PhilDuncanF1: I'm no fashionista, but really Schuey? #f1 #sepang http://twitpic.com/4i0bw4

    He's probably had worse fashion disasters in previous Malaysian Grands Prix - it's his traditional outrageous clothing track...

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 18:12

    @PhilDuncanF1: I'm no fashionista, but really Schuey? #f1 #sepang http://twitpic.com/4i0bw4

    He's probably had worse fashion disasters in previous Malaysian Grands Prix - it's his traditional outrageous clothing track...

    Yeah I was just thinking this is pretty tame by his standards

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 18:19

    Oh well, I tried my best...

    @TheF1Archive: What are the odds @HaileyCoxon and @bennythebulb can convince John Watson to join Twitter at this weekend's @gt1world race at Zolder?

    @HaileyCoxon: ......nil! ha ha

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 18:28

    more of my worlds collide. how the JB mt panorama video was filmed:

    http://gopro.com/2009-f1-world-champion-jenson-button-rocks-gopro-cam-on-mercedes-mclaren-at-bathurst/

    i NEED a gopro.

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 18:31

    more of my worlds collide. how the JB mt panorama video was filmed:

    wow!

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 18:31

    more of my worlds collide. how the JB mt panorama video was filmed:

    gopro.com/2009-f1…aren-at-bathurst/

    i NEED a gopro.

    That is seven different kinds of amazing

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 18:34

    That is seven different kinds of amazing

    was trying to think up a reason to buy one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/GoPro-Naked-HERO-Camera-Only/dp/B0030ZESEQ/

    must go outside more :)

  • Janna07/04/2011 at 18:36

    was trying to think up a reason to buy one: www.amazon.co.uk/…ly/dp/B0030ZESEQ/

    You would need one of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/GoPro-GCHM30-Chest-Mount-Harness/dp/B0025UEQQW/ref=pd_sim_ce_4 for Christmas parties

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 18:37

    You would need one of these www.amazon.co.uk/…W/ref=pd_sim_ce_4 for Christmas parties

    oh em gee!

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 18:39

    You would need one of these www.amazon.co.uk/…W/ref=pd_sim_ce_4 for Christmas parties

    Mr C is looking very david hasslehoff-y there ;)

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 18:41

    must go outside more :)

    Looks like I got here just in time

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 18:42

    Kyle Busch says Kimi Raikkonen was testing at @RockinghamSpeed today, was faster than expected, then jetted off to Jordan for Rally racing.

    - @RyanMcGeeESPN

  • Leigh O'Gorman07/04/2011 at 18:44

    Kyle Busch says Kimi Raikkonen was testing at @RockinghamSpeed today, was faster than expected, then jetted off to Jordan for Rally racing.

    - @RyanMcGeeESPN

    Kimi will be whipping Princess (ahem...... on track) before we know it

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 18:48

    Looks like I got here just in time

    save me from extreme sports :)

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 18:49

    save me from extreme sports :)

    Save you from the dreaded outside. And Christine's wrath. I am sure your job list does not include blow lots of money on a new camera then go outside and play with it

  • Janna07/04/2011 at 18:52

    Save you from the dreaded outside. And Christine's wrath. I am sure your job list does not include blow lots of money on a new camera then go outside and play with it

    You could always lend it to Christine to record her runs but you may not get it back.

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 18:52

    You could always lend it to Christine to record her runs but you may not get it back.

    oooh.

  • Christine07/04/2011 at 19:08

    You could always lend it to Christine to record her runs but you may not get it back.

    oooh.

    Only if I could speed up the footage so it looks like I'm going at least respectably quickly.

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 19:11

    Only if I could speed up the footage so it looks like I'm going at least respectably quickly.

    Jenson Button did so I don't see why you could not

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 19:11

    Jenson Button did so I don't see why you could not

    hehehehe!!!!

  • Christine07/04/2011 at 19:43

    Ping: http://mrschristine.com/2011/04/07/ease-into-10k-week-7/

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 20:28

    Thought I'd share this, I've started work on a new car on Forza 3 :)

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 20:33

    Thought I'd share this, I've started work on a new car on Forza 3 :)

    that looks lovely!

  • Christine07/04/2011 at 20:33

    Thought I'd share this, I've started work on a new car on Forza 3 :)

    Williams car!

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 20:35

    that looks lovely!

    Early days yet :)

    all ive done is that and used 25 shapes on just 1 side alone and thats just the stripes and a white bit! Have to recreate every little bit on the other side, then the top of the car too with sponsors and more stripes and even the little stuff like rubens and the brazilian flag and the kers logo...

    I pay way too much attention to detail with these things :)

  • Christine07/04/2011 at 20:40

    I pay way too much attention to detail with these things :)

    It sounds like epic work. You must be patient.

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 20:40

    all ive done is that and used 25 shapes on just 1 side alone and thats just the stripes and a white bit! Have to recreate every little bit on the other side, then the top of the car too with sponsors and more stripes and even the little stuff like rubens and the brazilian flag and the kers logo...

    lukeh, have you ever considered learning 3d software? with your photoshop skills you might find it a worthwhile endeavour.

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 20:41

    It sounds like epic work. You must be patient.

    it's kind of theraputic :)

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 20:41

    it's kind of theraputic :)

    In a mad, oh god whats with all the shapes kind of way. ;)

    We did 3ds max stuff at uni but not much, it was my highest marked assignment though...

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 20:43

    We did 3ds max stuff at uni but not much, it was my highest marked assignment though...

    http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/limage?siteID=123112&imageID=16477083&id=16109326

    there's a free trial. gotta be a worth a look when you have a minute, you could do amazing things.

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 20:44

    there's a free trial. gotta be a worth a look when you have a minute, you could do amazing things.

    Oooh I'll give that a look over the weekend!

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 20:45

    Oooh I'll give that a look over the weekend!

    better link: http://usa.autodesk.com/3ds-max/trial/

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 20:46

    It was an optional module that only a few of us took but I reeeeeeeeeeeally enjoyed using (an admittedly dated version of) 3ds max, so much fun. Will try the free trial though for sure :)

  • Jeremy07/04/2011 at 20:53

    Hi/bye

    better link: http://usa.autodesk.com/3ds-max/trial/

    Better link (free!) students.autodesk.com

    Know any students lukeh? :P

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 20:54

    Know any students lukeh? :P

    Umm... ummmm... hmmmmmm...

    *thinks really hard*

    yes! I think I know one very well! :)

  • Christine07/04/2011 at 20:55

    yes! I think I know one very well! :)

    Hehehe.

  • Alianora La Canta07/04/2011 at 20:57

    yes! I think I know one very well! :)

    :D

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 20:57

    The Dr Who trailer was on TV a moment ago and it prompted an odd conversation with mum...

    'I thought he had died in the show?'

    'Who, the Doctor?'

    'No, the ginger one, Billie.'

    Yes, he.

  • Christine07/04/2011 at 20:58

    Yes, he.

    Ha! I love it.

  • Lukeh07/04/2011 at 20:58

    Ha! I love it.

    Wasn't sure where to respond :D

  • Christine07/04/2011 at 20:59

    Wasn't sure where to respond :D

    I can see confusion with the name, but she was definitely a pretty blonde she :)

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 21:02

    Better link (free!) students.autodesk.com

    ooh, didn't know that.

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 21:05

    amy was right. zinio is dangerous!

    http://gb.zinio.com/browse/publications/index.jsp?sch=true&productId=500611462

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 22:14

    I presume everyone is sleeping. :) I've been watching touring cars on a street track with red flags and safety cars (not watching live), oddly they are going back there this summer.. bad idea. There was I thinking I might go to it because it's at the town in Portugal where I fly in to see my sister in Northern Spain.. :)

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 22:16

    I presume everyone is sleeping. :) I've been watching touring cars on a street track with red flags and safety cars (not watching live), oddly they are going back there this summer.. bad idea. There was I thinking I might go to it because it's at the town in Portugal where I fly in to see my sister in Northern Spain.. :)

    reading zinio magazines :)

    given i've reached a good point with coding, it's nice to be able to do something else for a bit, before getting into a new project. christine seems to insist i'm having a holiday though.

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 22:18

    I presume everyone is sleeping. :) I've been watching touring cars on a street track with red flags and safety cars (not watching live), oddly they are going back there this summer.. bad idea. There was I thinking I might go to it because it's at the town in Portugal where I fly in to see my sister in Northern Spain.. :)

    I'm lurking wile trying to clear up a few things. Which track?

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 22:18

    given i've reached a good point with coding, it's nice to be able to do something else for a bit, before getting into a new project. christine seems to insist i'm having a holiday though.

    Holiday? Outrageous

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 22:18

    given i've reached a good point with coding, it's nice to be able to do something else for a bit, before getting into a new project. christine seems to insist i'm having a holiday though.

    Always good to have a bit of downtime between tasks.. and a holiday is a great idea just as it is getting warmer and sunnier, even if it is just time off and not going anywhere. Want the same. 'Course we've got those bank holidays coming up.

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 22:18

    I'm lurking wile trying to clear up a few things. Which track?

    Porto

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 22:18

    it's NOT a holiday!

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 22:19

    it's NOT a holiday!

    ...it's, erm, learning.

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 22:21

    Porto

    I know there has been racing there but I don't know anything about it

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 22:22

    it's NOT a holiday!

    For a minute I thought you meant Christine insisted you should have a holiday.. hah

  • Christine07/04/2011 at 22:23

    it's NOT a holiday!

    ...it's, erm, learning.

    You know you're just arguing with yourself? You may need a holiday.

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 22:27

    You know you're just arguing with yourself? You may need a holiday.

    :)

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 22:28

    I know there has been racing there but I don't know anything about it

    It is very narrow so the track gets blocked

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 22:31

    It is very narrow so the track gets blocked

    I don't know why they use tracks like that

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 22:34

    Just realised FP2 is at 7am, that's not too offensive for a work day.. may try and do some of that while I get up for work. Might not get hooked into comments etc though in case I'm late.

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 22:35

    I don't know why they use tracks like that

    They had the same at Marrakech, and obviously Macau but that's Macau..

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 22:36

    Just realised FP2 is at 7am, that's not too offensive for a work day.. may try and do some of that while I get up for work. Might not get hooked into comments etc though in case I'm late.

    The problem is FP1. I really should get some sleep before it but that is unlikely

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 22:37

    The problem is FP1. I really should get some sleep before it but that is unlikely

    I'm not bothering, it is just a rubbering-in session anyway, we learn nothing

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 22:37

    They had the same at Marrakech, and obviously Macau but that's Macau..

    Macau is narrow in places. Marrakech is too narrow then there is the track in China where the cars can't even get round the hairpin

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 22:37

    I'm not bothering, it is just a rubbering-in session anyway, we learn nothing

    I am an addict. Nothing I can do about it

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 22:41

    Macau is narrow in places. Marrakech is too narrow then there is the track in China where the cars can't even get round the hairpin

    Pau is another, it has tradition but is barely wide enough for one car in places.

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 22:41

    Pau is another, it has tradition but is barely wide enough for one car in places.

    In a lot of places Pau is wider than Monaco

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 22:43

    In a lot of places Pau is wider than Monaco

    And that's where the inevitable pile-up happens as they all try and overtake at the one half-chance on the lap :)

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 22:45

    And that's where the inevitable pile-up happens as they all try and overtake at the one half-chance on the lap :)

    I remember the F3000 race there when there was a huge tailback with only 3 cars ending up a whole lap ahead of the rest of the field

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 22:52

    The problem is FP1. I really should get some sleep before it but that is unlikely

    work is getting in the way this week, there will be threads, but i can't do both sessions sadly :(

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 22:52

    Morning. Its early!

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 22:53

    work is getting in the way this week, there will be threads, but i can't do both sessions sadly :(

    Timezones are a big problem. We need to get rid of them

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 22:53

    Morning Amy

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 22:53

    Morning. Its early!

    hello

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 22:54

    I remember the F3000 race there when there was a huge tailback with only 3 cars ending up a whole lap ahead of the rest of the field

    I saw video of that not too long ago, madness

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 22:54

    Timezones are a big problem. We need to get rid of them

    hehe. work is really. if it were at 11am i'd still be busy.

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 22:58

    I got back into bed. Woot.

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 22:58

    I got back into bed. Woot.

    Short day

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)07/04/2011 at 22:59

    I saw video of that not too long ago, madness

    I remember that an F1 car ran as an exhibition before the Macau F3 race, don't remember who drove, and it couldn't negotiate a switchback and got stuck. Marshals had to physically pick up the front end to get it around.

  • Mr C07/04/2011 at 22:59

    I got back into bed. Woot.

    Short day

    :)

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 22:59

    I remember that an F1 car ran as an exhibition before the Macau F3 race, don't remember who drove, and it couldn't negotiate a switchback and got stuck. Marshals had to physically pick up the front end to get it around.

    I don't remember that at all

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 23:00

    I remember that an F1 car ran as an exhibition before the Macau F3 race, don't remember who drove, and it couldn't negotiate a switchback and got stuck. Marshals had to physically pick up the front end to get it around.

    Ralph Firman but I don't remember the marshals moving it

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 23:00

    Short day

    tempted to skip the weekend and just move into the shower. Its so nice i wish i could take it home.

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 23:02

    tempted to skip the weekend and just move into the shower. Its so nice i wish i could take it home.

    You will go wrinkly

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 23:04

    Ralph Firman but I don't remember the marshals moving it

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6829900837858051132#

  • Amy07/04/2011 at 23:04

    You will go wrinkly

    a small price to pay.

    Im eating cocoa pops out of a take away coffee cup. 5 star luxury.

  • Steven Roy07/04/2011 at 23:08

    Im eating cocoa pops out of a take away coffee cup. 5 star luxury.

    Spoiled

  • Pat W07/04/2011 at 23:16

    Ralph Firman but I don't remember the marshals moving it

    video.google.com/…9900837858051132#

    I don't think I've before seen video footage as long as this one, I'm amazed at the speed and how he didn't bin it in the wall! Normally a street demo would be fast on the straight and cruising around the corners and I imagine even then he backed off.