All talk at the moment has been on McLaren and the FIA, and that looks set to continue until their hearing is over later this month. As a refreshing change, then, here are some of the Sidepodcast goodies going on at the moment:

  • The old Batracer game (the 1986 version) came to its conclusion with Steven Roy as champion. Now it looks as though a new game is starting with the current set of cars - 2009. If you're interested in taking part, head on over to the wiki to peruse which team you fancy joining. Places are filling up fast, so get in while you can. Joining instructions are also on the wiki.
  • You may have seen Mr C getting all excited about the fact that he got his photo published in yet another magazine, this time the less geeky F1 Racing. To celebrate such goings on, Alex from SofaF1 set up a page called Me and Page 22. What we want is everyone who has access to a copy of the magazine, particularly page 22, to take a picture of themselves with said page. You can read more about it over there, but please do it, because every new picture makes Mr C's day.
  • Finally, we've got a guest post from Journeyer about his experiences at the Malaysian Grand Prix coming up shortly. Please keep your eyes peeled for it, because we love eyewitness accounts!

That'll do for now. Keep the comments coming, and don't forget to take a picture of yourself and page 22, if you can. I will see you in the comments.

808 responses

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2009 at 08:07

    That's a lot of page22 plugtasticness!

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 08:09

    That’s a lot of page22 plugtasticness!

    I also have another plan, just wait :)

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2009 at 08:14

    I also have another plan, just wait :)

    Oooh I likes the sound of that!!!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 08:26

    Hey guys,

    Because I am leaving for the UK tomorrow and may only have sporadic Sidepodaccess, can I ask if we have agreed on a meeting place for the the Sidepodscience meetup?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 08:28
  • Bootneck08/04/2009 at 08:29

    We sshould also have a gathering of page 22's on the 15th, a mass page 22 photo shoot. I'll be taking my copy.

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

    Joe Saward on Mclaren being hauled before the stewards

    I can't wait for the next aside with Joe! This man gives some really good arguments on what is happening in F1 at the moment. I suspect he thinks the FIA is anti-Mclaren but can't say it aloud, however...)

  • Dank08/04/2009 at 08:43

    I quite like Joe Montiego on the Red Bulletin I do.

    But what got the cabin crew in a real tizzy was the discovery that Lewis had left his complimentary wash bag in the toilet. They dithered over whether to hand it back, steal it, put it on e-Bay, or rub it against their faces while making ooh noises.

    Ralf has taken over from Nikki Lauda on RTL TV as well. Suddenly, the BBC's decision to employ EJ seems much better.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 08:45

    Ralf has taken over from Nikki Lauda on RTL TV as well. Suddenly, the BBC’s decision to employ EJ seems much better.

    Are you kidding? Niki Lauda is the best part of RTL coverage! How can you justify replacing an expert and 3-time WDC with a useless driver who only got by on a famous surname?

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 08:46

    Are you kidding? Niki Lauda is the best part of RTL coverage! How can you justify replacing an expert and 3-time WDC with a useless driver who only got by on a famous surname?

    I was under the impression it's only temporary whilst Lauda recovers from a hip replacement?

  • Dank08/04/2009 at 08:47

    Are you kidding? Niki Lauda is the best part of RTL coverage! How can you justify replacing an expert and 3-time WDC with a useless driver who only got by on a famous surname?

    A hip operation throws a spanner in the works!

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

    Are you kidding? Niki Lauda is the best part of RTL coverage! How can you justify replacing an expert and 3-time WDC with a useless driver who only got by on a famous surname?

    I was under the impression it’s only temporary whilst Lauda recovers from a hip replacement?

    Yeah it is. Dank just pulled a GMM on us ...)

  • toxicfusion08/04/2009 at 08:49

    The old Batracer game (the 1986 version) came to its conclusion with Steven Roy as champion.

    With Ferrari as constructor champions, with only one win all season :D

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 09:00

    Right, with my useless internet connection I've finally managed to join BATracer. Now to work out how this game works.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 09:02

    Right, with my useless internet connection I’ve finally managed to join BATracer. Now to work out how this game works.

    You click loads of buttons, wait, and then get taken out of the race randomly while your team mate wins ...)

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 09:05

    You click loads of buttons, wait, and then get taken out of the race randomly while your team mate wins …;)

    Ahh so trying to be like Heikki will be easy ;)

  • Selidor08/04/2009 at 09:08

    With Ferrari as constructor champions, with only one win all season :D

    Bring on Medals for Constructors... :P

    You click loads of buttons, wait, and then get taken out of the race randomly while your team mate wins …)

    Thats literally exactly what happened with me in the 1986 game, my team mate being the esteemed Mr. Roy!

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 09:18

    Ahh so trying to be like Heikki will be easy ;)

    :D

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 09:27

    Joe Saward on Mclaren being hauled before the stewards

    I can’t wait for the next aside with Joe! This man gives some really good arguments on what is happening in F1 at the moment. I suspect he thinks the FIA is anti-Mclaren but can’t say it aloud, however…;)

    This bit is interesting - I don’t believe that Dennis was involved [in the Mosley scandal] for one minute. Why? Because on the day the story broke Dennis rang me at home and was genuinely perplexed and wanted to know if I had any idea who might be behind it. Not the act of the perpetrator, is it?

  • Selidor08/04/2009 at 09:28

    Dont know if this has been mentioned before, but apparently Sebastien Bourdais is known by some in the paddock as "Sea Bass".

    I wonder if that has anything to do with the character of Sea Bass in the movie Dumb and Dumber.... :P

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 09:40

    Dont know if this has been mentioned before, but apparently Sebastien Bourdais is known by some in the paddock as “Sea Bass”.

    yeah, he's known by that name around here too

    morning all

  • toxicfusion08/04/2009 at 09:41

    Bring on Medals for Constructors… :P

    There should be!

    Considering our car was the fourth or fifth fastest it was a nice suprise :D

  • me08/04/2009 at 09:42

    yeah, he’s known by that name around here too

    not by us he isn't.

  • me08/04/2009 at 09:45

    Does James Allen read sidepodcast?

    on that subject, has anybody read any articles on the bbc from ted since he took up his new position?

    what happened to his paddock notebook, because without it there is no TEDnews!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 09:45

    Does James Allen read sidepodcast?

    on that subject, has anybody read any articles on the bbc from ted since he took up his new position?

    what happened to his paddock notebook, because without it there is no TEDnews!

    I haven't seen one but TBH I don't really look at the BBC F1 site.

    And good morning BTW :-)

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 09:46

    I haven’t seen one but TBH I don’t really look at the BBC F1 site.

    I find with the BBC website once it disappears off the home page it's almost impossible to find.

    Which is a shame because the BBC website is one of the only sites thats not blocked at my work and I spend most of the day on it.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 09:47

    not by us he isn’t.

    not called it on a regular basis but if someone said seabass we'd know who they meant

  • me08/04/2009 at 09:48

    not called it on a regular basis but if someone said seabass we’d know who they meant

    they'd probably get docked a point for their troubles though.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 09:49

    they’d probably get docked a point for their troubles though.

    hehe true

  • toxicfusion08/04/2009 at 09:49

    Right, with my useless internet connection I’ve finally managed to join BATracer. Now to work out how this game works.

    I hope you get someone with experience at BATracer so you'll get a lot of enjoyment out of the game.

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 09:49

    Dont know if this has been mentioned before, but apparently Sebastien Bourdais is known by some in the paddock as “Sea Bass”.

    I wonder if that has anything to do with the character of Sea Bass in the movie Dumb and Dumber…. :P

    I think John Hindhaugh called him that while he was commentating on Sebring. :)

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 09:51

    on that subject, has anybody read any articles on the bbc from ted since he took up his new position?

    Looks to me like he's there to do interviews and video reports and not much else.

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 09:52

    I hope you get someone with experience at BATracer so you’ll get a lot of enjoyment out of the game.

    I'm already having fun testing, and failing miserably to find spot on values! I don't care if I lose every race, I like it already :)

  • me08/04/2009 at 09:55

    Looks to me like he’s there to do interviews and video reports and not much else.

    :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 09:56

    Dont know if this has been mentioned before, but apparently Sebastien Bourdais is known by some in the paddock as “Sea Bass”.

    I wonder if that has anything to do with the character of Sea Bass in the movie Dumb and Dumber…. :P

    I think John Hindhaugh called him that while he was commentating on Sebring. :)

    It seems that if it puts down F1 in anyway, Hindy will say it :-(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 09:56

    Looks to me like he’s there to do interviews and video reports and not much else.

    :(

    Both Ted and Lee are massively underused!

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 09:57

    Both Ted and Lee are massively underused!

    Very much so

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 09:58

    :(

    James Allen news?

    Doesn't have the same ring to it...

  • Tim Meakins08/04/2009 at 10:00

    I find with the BBC website once it disappears off the home page it’s almost impossible to find.

    Yeah, particularly with the video coverage. They need an archive page or two... After all, it's all on the site, it's just a pain to find.

    Maybe it just needs better organisation, it's a bit all over the place at the moment. The ITV-F1 site is a much better example (apart from the Godawful pop-unders and roll-overs)...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 10:02

    I find with the BBC website once it disappears off the home page it’s almost impossible to find.

    Yeah, particularly with the video coverage. They need an archive page or two… After all, it’s all on the site, it’s just a pain to find.

    Maybe it just needs better organisation, it’s a bit all over the place at the moment. The ITV-F1 site is a much better example (apart from the Godawful pop-unders and roll-overs)…

    It annoys me that all the videos are geolocked ... even the interviews! The football ones aren't!

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 10:06

    Yeah, particularly with the video coverage. They need an archive page or two… After all, it’s all on the site, it’s just a pain to find.

    I definitely think they need permanent links to archives. It took me ages to find all the different F1 blogs because there is no indication they exist unless they have been recently updated, and even then they're only on the homepage for a day or so.

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 10:09

    ooh I just discovered a replay of the race on tv. How random for 8pm on a Wednesday. 14 laps in though, so it's almost over :D

  • Tim Meakins08/04/2009 at 10:09

    It annoys me that all the videos are geolocked … even the interviews! The football ones aren’t!

    That's probably more down to Bernie's Licence Agreement...

  • Dank08/04/2009 at 10:28

    Both Ted and Lee are massively underused!

    Lee's there to, er, what does she actually do that Kravtiz doesn't during a race? I get the impression that she sits having a coffee until the race has finished and sticks a microphone under any immediate driver's nose and ask them the rudimentary, asked a thousand times before, questions.

    I mean, have we heard from a single driver who has retired this season? Least Goodman had the balls (oh er missus!) to get a few sound bites from them shortly afterwards.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 10:29

    Both Ted and Lee are massively underused!

    Lee’s there to, er, what does she actually do that Kravtiz doesn’t during a race? I get the impression that she sits having a coffee until the race has finished and sticks a microphone under any immediate driver’s nose and ask them the rudimentary, asked a thousand times before, questions.

    I mean, have we heard from a single driver who has retired this season? Least Goodman had the balls (oh er missus!) to get a few sound bites from them shortly afterwards.

    You should have seen Lee do the A1GP coverage. She was practically the Anchor... good stuff.

  • me08/04/2009 at 10:31

    I mean, have we heard from a single driver who has retired this season? Least Goodman had the balls (oh er missus!) to get a few sound bites from them shortly afterwards.

    this year the fia mandate that drivers must talk to lee (and others) post race, and still she struggles?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 10:33

    I mean, have we heard from a single driver who has retired this season? Least Goodman had the balls (oh er missus!) to get a few sound bites from them shortly afterwards.

    this year the fia mandate that drivers must talk to lee (and others) post race, and still she struggles?

    The 5Live team seems to be able to interview a few people though?

  • Dank08/04/2009 at 10:33

    You should have seen Lee do the A1GP coverage. She was practically the Anchor… good stuff.

    Vastly underused on the BBC it seems then. I'm disappointed by her involvement thus far.

  • Dank08/04/2009 at 10:37

    this year the fia mandate that drivers must talk to lee (and others) post race, and still she struggles?

    What I was thinking. Surely if Holly Samos is able to question a driver after retiring for example, the BBC TV feed could use it also? I do think the BBC take too many people to each race, but that's another story!

  • me08/04/2009 at 10:38

    I do think the BBC take too many people to each race, but that’s another story!

    blog post / guest blog post?

  • Dank08/04/2009 at 10:44

    blog post / guest blog post?

    Oh crumbs, an offer I can't refuse! On the BBC coverage in general?

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 10:46

    Oh crumbs, an offer I can’t refuse! On the BBC coverage in general?

    It would be good to get an opinion that isn't just we HEART the BBC :)

  • me08/04/2009 at 10:48

    Oh crumbs, an offer I can’t refuse! On the BBC coverage in general?

    entirely up to you. i'm interested in why you think they're over staffed (because i do too, but possibly for different reasons), but by all means take whatever angle that suits ya and cover anything on your mind.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2009 at 10:48

    Are you kidding? Niki Lauda is the best part of RTL coverage! How can you justify replacing an expert and 3-time WDC with a useless driver who only got by on a famous surname?

    I was under the impression it’s only temporary whilst Lauda recovers from a hip replacement?

    Yeah it is. Dank just pulled a GMM on us …) {Comment #12}

    Possibly because the thought of having Ralf doing TV journalism even once makes the mind boggle. How did he do (assuming anyone on Sidepodcast saw Ralf on RTL)?

  • me08/04/2009 at 10:48

    It would be good to get an opinion that isn’t just we HEART the BBC :)

    hehehe. that too :)

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 10:52

    hehehe. that too :)

    I noticed on their live text updates that BBC Sport's Sarah Holt is at all the races as well. Is she there for any reason other than these live updates considering they use updates from all the TV and radio folk as well? I definitely agree that they send too many people to the races.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2009 at 10:55

    I mean, have we heard from a single driver who has retired this season? {Comment #44}

    I'm pretty sure she spoke to Kovalainen during both races, but then she did have plenty of time to find him on both occasions. Of course, it's also possible that the drivers who retire are dragging their heels about fulfilling the media obligation, in which case Lee's opposite numbers at other stations will have the same problem.

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2009 at 11:04

    Max is talking to Parliament at the moment on BBC Parliament right now if you want to listen...

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 11:06

    Max is talking to Parliament at the moment on BBC Parliament right now if you want to listen…

    Still? I'm watching it now and its Mayor's Question Time

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2009 at 11:06

    Still? I’m watching it now and its Mayor’s Question Time

    Whoops...Sorry I was on a delay... http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jqjl2/Select_Committees_Press_Standards/

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 11:08

    Whoops…Sorry I was on a delay… http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jqjl2/Select_Committees_Press_Standards/

    iPlayer? Live? Same thing :P

    However, John Whittingdale (my MP) is on, he does make me laugh

  • me08/04/2009 at 11:24

    a rather fantastic post from journeyer:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/08/a-view-of-sepang/

    go read now!

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 11:26

    go read now!

    Thank you! :)

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 11:26

    ErghErghErghErghErghErghErghErghErghErgh

    Max said he's been doing it for 45 years, but this is the first time he got caught :( eww

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 11:27

    go read now!

    im there !

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 11:29

    Max said he’s been doing it for 45 years, but this is the first time he got caught :( eww

    *boik*

    That thats a thought to make you sick...

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 11:32

    That thats a thought to make you sick…

    Part of me thinks that it shouldnt have been broadcast because it is invading his privacy...however, he blames the newspapers for the effect it had on his family, that effect is his fault. He's lied to his wife and children for however many years, thats the bit thats completely wrong, he should just admit its his responsibility

  • Kathi08/04/2009 at 11:42

    How did he do (assuming anyone on Sidepodcast saw Ralf on RTL)?

    He did very well.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 11:43

    How did he do (assuming anyone on Sidepodcast saw Ralf on RTL)?

    He did very well.

    Versus Niki though?

    I love it how RTL use Christian Danner as an 'expert' - that's kinda like having Mark Blundell I reckon ...)

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 11:43

    He did very well.

    Based on whatever I saw of him at Sepang, he looked OK - didn't appear to be too nervous. I think his frankness on certain things will help him in this job.

  • Tim Meakins08/04/2009 at 11:44

    …however, he blames the newspapers for the effect it had on his family, that effect is his fault. He’s lied to his wife and children for however many years, thats the bit thats completely wrong, he should just admit its his responsibility

    Exactly! He's been lying to his family for 45 years, yet he can pass judgement on others? Double-standards. I really hope the rumours of Ara Vatanen (sp.?) running for FIA President are true. I just find Max too two-faced, hypocritical, out-of-touch and slimy...

    ... but apart from that... he's, um, done a lot for safety?

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 11:45

    Eh-hem, may I just point out the first item on this list:

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/The+un-mentionables

  • Kathi08/04/2009 at 11:45

    Versus Niki though?

    I prefer him to Niki.

    I love it how RTL use Christian Danner as an ‘expert’ - that’s kinda like having Mark Blundell I reckon …;)

    Why?

  • Scott Woodwiss08/04/2009 at 11:45

    Hey guys, nice to see the BAT game is filling up nicely. 16 places already! :D We just need a Renault, Force India and both Toro Rossos and then we have a full grid :)

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 11:45

    … but apart from that… he’s, um, done a lot for safety?

    yeah, he's good at his job (ish) but i think we need some new blood in the FIA, however, it looks doubtful that he'll step down in october....

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 11:46

    Eh-hem, may I just point out the first item on this list:

    whoopsadoodle

    :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 11:46

    I love it how RTL use Christian Danner as an ‘expert’ - that’s kinda like having Mark Blundell I reckon …;)

    Why?

    Danner never was really successful in F1 was he? Neither was Blundell...

  • Tim Meakins08/04/2009 at 11:49

    Eh-hem, may I just point out the first item on this list:

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/The+un-mentionables

    Ironically, that is blocked by my work's firewall...

    Sincere apologies if I violated a rule...

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 11:50

    Sincere apologies if I violated a rule…

    Christines not a fan of talking about Max's unmensionables

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 11:51

    Ironically, that is blocked by my work’s firewall…

    Hehe. Not a problem. It reads:

    Let's use this page to list the stuff that can't be mentioned in the live comments. For example:

    * Max Mosley doing unmentionable things

    etc.

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 11:51

    Sincere apologies if I violated a rule…

    It's not a rule per se, no worries. :) Just remember for next time. :D

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 11:51

    A couple of sites are now reporting that Ron Dennis' role as CEO of the McLaren Group could be danger because of the latest lie-gate.

    *sigh*

    He's no longer formally involved in the F1 team and they are still saying it's his fault.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 11:51

    Sincere apologies if I violated a rule…

    Christines not a fan of talking about Max’s unmensionables

    The unmentionables are unmentionable ...)

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 11:52

    He’s no longer formally involved in the F1 team and they are still saying it’s his fault.

    I don't know how they can say that!!! He wasnt even there!!

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 11:52

    The unmentionables are unmentionable …;)

    Touchée

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 11:52

    He’s no longer formally involved in the F1 team and they are still saying it’s his fault.

    He owns the thing, and he could be in danger?! Martin is in danger; Ron is not.

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 11:53

    Hiya everyone, what a lovely day :)

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 11:54

    Hiya everyone, what a lovely day :)

    Outside? what?! sun!?

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 11:54

    Hiya everyone, what a lovely day :)

    Feeling better now, I see? :) Lots of comments to catch up on. ;)

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 11:54

    He owns the thing, and he could be in danger?! Martin is in danger; Ron is not.

    I can't wait for the hearing to be over and done with so all the speculation will stop. So much opinion is being reported as fact.

  • Tim Meakins08/04/2009 at 11:55

    lie-gate

    Please, please, please. Don't just stick "gate" on the end of things... It's awful. "Watergate" was named after "The Watergate Hotel". It had nothing to do with some kind of "water" scandal...

    Call it the "Lying to The Stewards Scandal", "McLiars", whatever, but Lie-gate, Button-gate, Spy-gate are all lazy journalism...

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 11:56

    Call it the “Lying to The Stewards Scandal”, “McLiars”, whatever, but Lie-gate, Button-gate, Spy-gate are all lazy journalism…

    gate-gate?

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 11:56

    Call it the “Lying to The Stewards Scandal”, “McLiars”, whatever, but Lie-gate, Button-gate, Spy-gate are all lazy journalism…

    I guess the -gate suffix has just stuck. It's the easiest way to point out that something's a scandal.

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 11:57

    I don’t know how they can say that!!! He wasnt even there!!

    He was in Australia though.

    He owns the thing, and he could be in danger?! Martin is in danger; Ron is not.

    Yup.

    I can’t wait for the hearing to be over and done with so all the speculation will stop. So much opinion is being reported as fact.

    It won't stop though. People will continue to say that there is more to it than that - just like the spying case.

    gate-gate?

    :D

  • Tim Meakins08/04/2009 at 11:57

    gate-gate?

    Touché...

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 11:57

    Feeling better now, I see? :) Lots of comments to catch up on. ;)

    Catching up on them now. Today is a good day, I remmeber everything I've doen so far ;)

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 12:01

    I find with the BBC website once it disappears off the home page it’s almost impossible to find.

    I'm having that problem too. It's a shame because for a site with such a rich library of media through photos and video it's all so badly organized in accessing such stuff.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 12:07

    lie-gate

    Please, please, please. Don’t just stick “gate” on the end of things… It’s awful. “Watergate” was named after “The Watergate Hotel”. It had nothing to do with some kind of “water” scandal…

    Call it the “Lying to The Stewards Scandal”, “McLiars”, whatever, but Lie-gate, Button-gate, Spy-gate are all lazy journalism…

    The best one I ever heard was "Bathgate-gate"!

  • RG08/04/2009 at 12:09

    Afternoon chaps, I've had three hours of maths so tell me something good has happend in that time.

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 12:09

    Afternoon chaps, I’ve had three hours of maths so tell me something good has happend in that time.

    My post is out? ;)

  • Penson08/04/2009 at 12:10

    Ms.Christine,but where's the 'malaysia post-race pc' in dropio?

  • Penson08/04/2009 at 12:12

    i just like the episode!

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 12:20

    I was just listening to the latest debrief on itunes....suddenly the sound gets very laggy and wierd....then my computer shuts itself down....

    Sidepodconspiracy....

  • lou08/04/2009 at 12:26

    Right, with my useless internet connection I’ve finally managed to join BATracer. Now to work out how this game works.

    Scott's guide on the wiki may help you figure out what it's all about :)

    on that subject, has anybody read any articles on the bbc from ted since he took up his new position?

    what happened to his paddock notebook, because without it there is no TEDnews!

    erm sorry no i haven't. when i do you'll be the first to know ;)

    The 5Live team seems to be able to interview a few people though?

    they didn't last week. Holly wasn't even there!

    Surely if Holly Samos is able to question a driver after retiring for example, the BBC TV feed could use it also?

    Five Live managed to use a few of Ted's interviews last race... but that was because they had no pitlane reporter.

    oh and hi :)

  • lou08/04/2009 at 12:30

    Hey everyone... i posted a comment using ye olde comments and it got moderated so i will say hi here as well.

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 12:31

    G'Day Lou.

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 12:31

    Hey everyone… i posted a comment using ye olde comments and it got moderated so i will say hi here as well.

    afternoon :D

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 12:31

    Hey everyone… i posted a comment using ye olde comments and it got moderated so i will say hi here as well.

    Hello! :)

  • RG08/04/2009 at 12:31

    Y'alreet lou

  • Tim Meakins08/04/2009 at 12:34

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    For starting the last Podcast with the quote of the day: "Felipe, baby, stay cool!"

    I'm trying to work out how to make that into a ringtone...

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 12:37

    I’m trying to work out how to make that into a ringtone…

    Take the quote and layer it over The Chain. That would be sweet.

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 12:38

    *dances around happily*

    Just found out some exciting Dr Who news. Mega spoilers though so I shalln't go posting...

  • lou08/04/2009 at 12:39

    I’m trying to work out how to make that into a ringtone…

    If it helps you there is an MP3 of it on drop.io :D

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 12:40

    Just found out some exciting Dr Who news. Mega spoilers though so I shalln’t go posting…

    You better not.

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 12:40

    Ms.Christine,but where’s the ‘malaysia post-race pc’ in dropio?

    Digest is here: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/digest84-mp3

    Debrief is here: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/debrief101-mp3

    Hope that helps :)

  • RG08/04/2009 at 12:42

    You better not.

    If you do, you may find yourself Exterminated.

    Poor, I know.

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 12:43

    If you do, you may find yourself Exterminated.

    *tuts* :P

    I'd feel horrible for saying them and spoiling it for others so I'm not going to go spouting them out at all, no worries about that.

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 12:45

    Take the quote and layer it over The Chain. That would be sweet.

    Gimme a minute. ;)

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 12:47

    I’d feel horrible for saying them and spoiling it for others so I’m not going to go spouting them out at all, no worries about that.

    Theres an advert floating about, tis on the Doctor Who site, looks like its a good'n

    Just hope i'm back in time!!

  • Scott Woodwiss08/04/2009 at 12:47

    One or two things about the 2009 carset on BAT which make it a bit different from 2008:

    - KERS is intergrated in this carset and on the race strategy page there is a option to fit KERS to your car. But it comes at the possible cost of your reliability. Running it does increase the chance of suffering a mechanical failure but on the plus side it aids overtaking non-KERS cars.

    - How long your first stint is in the race now does affect your pace in Q3. So either run light at the risk of pitting early, or go heavy, start lower down in the top 10 but bypass others on track while they pit.

    There are still more features to be added to the 2009 carset, what they are I don't know. This is technically still a WIP carset but it has the basic features for players to use it properly :)

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 12:49

    One or two things about the 2009 carset on BAT which make it a bit different from 2008:

    Now that I have a team mate, apologies to them for the fact I don't know what I'm doing.

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 12:50

    Now that I have a team mate, apologies to them for the fact I don’t know what I’m doing.

    You'll soon get used to it quite quickly probably :) I had Jackie as a teammate last time out and it was her first time yet halfway through the season she'd won a race :D

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 12:52

    You’ll soon get used to it quite quickly probably :) I had Jackie as a teammate last time out and it was her first time yet halfway through the season she’d won a race :D

    I've now worked out how setup works, but this was after I'd finished my practice so I've only got two spot on values. On practice times I'm sitting in 9th, just out of the points ;)

  • RG08/04/2009 at 12:52

    You’ll soon get used to it quite quickly probably :) I had Jackie as a teammate last time out and it was her first time yet halfway through the season she’d won a race :D

    You can win easily, in the 08 one we did, BMW were, poor, I was Sato-esque and still managed to win.

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 12:53

    Take the quote and layer it over The Chain. That would be sweet.

    Ah, it sounded better in my head... http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/f1-ringtone-mp3 ;)

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 12:58

    Ah, it sounded better in my head… http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/f1-ringtone-mp3 ;)

    Hey, it's not bad. If anything though, Chain needs to be louder so it sounds like a ringtone rather than just talking.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 12:58

    Ladies and Gents....Jon Waldock needs you! (big pointy uncle sam esq finger!)

    If i want to Live Comment away from a computer....what do i need? Some people say they have various ipods etc and i'm a little bit confused....if its a phone, how much is the internet per minute etc? i'm on an o2 pay as you go if that helps??

    All input welcome :)

    ta

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 12:59

    Hey, it’s not bad. If anything though, Chain needs to be louder so it sounds like a ringtone rather than just talking.

    Audacity here i come!!

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 13:01

    If i want to Live Comment away from a computer….what do i need? Some people say they have various ipods etc and i’m a little bit confused….if its a phone, how much is the internet per minute etc? i’m on an o2 pay as you go if that helps??

    iPod Touch or iPhone should do it. It would be ideal if there were wifi where you are, so that you have minimal to no cost in live commenting.

    But if need be, iPhone should be able to provide a GPRS-level connection, or something similar. Normal rates apply.

    Just a word of caution - Live Commenting tends to drain the battery very quickly, since it periodically connects to check the latest comments. :)

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 13:02

    Now that I have a team mate, apologies to them for the fact I don’t know what I’m doing.

    At least you've got a team mate ;) I'm currently the only one a Renault and it's my first time. I'm getting the hang of it though. Only got to 13th from practice, but it looks pretty fun and I'm sure I'll get better.

  • lou08/04/2009 at 13:02

    Now that I have a team mate, apologies to them for the fact I don’t know what I’m doing.

    i posted a link earlier but it was moderated. Scott's Batracer guide on the wiki is pretty good :)

  • lou08/04/2009 at 13:04

    iPod Touch or iPhone should do it. It would be ideal if there were wifi where you are, so that you have minimal to no cost in live commenting.

    you say that... but i have great trouble getting my ipod touch working on pubic unsecured wifi... it always loads a webpage asking for a password :(

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 13:04

    I actually laughed out loud at this tweet from @fakefelipemassa

    No, I am still wearing the original visor! I cannot see anything! Please help! I haven't been able to eat for three days!

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 13:05

    No, I am still wearing the original visor! I cannot see anything! Please help! I haven’t been able to eat for three days!

    hahahahah...

    oh that's got me in the giggles now.

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 13:05

    you say that… but i have great trouble getting my ipod touch working on pubic unsecured wifi… it always loads a webpage asking for a password :(

    That's probably because it HAS a password. Some unsecured networks aren't really unsecured - it's just that it asks for the password only when you start trying to surf.

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 13:06

    No, I am still wearing the original visor! I cannot see anything! Please help! I haven’t been able to eat for three days!

    Where's fakerobsmedley when you need him, eh? :P

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 13:06

    No, I am still wearing the original visor! I cannot see anything! Please help! I haven’t been able to eat for three days!

    I lolled.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 13:06

    so lets say im at a race track....how do i live comment from there?

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 13:06

    No, I am still wearing the original visor! I cannot see anything! Please help! I haven’t been able to eat for three days!

    :D

    Somebody is making all the drivers fake Twitter accounts?? haha!

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 13:07

    oh that’s got me in the giggles now.

    I also just noticed the bio for @fakealonso

    Bio I have huge eyebrows.

    I love the fake driver twitters, I think as more of them emerge the conversations between them will get funnier as well.

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 13:08

    so lets say im at a race track….how do i live comment from there?

    you'll either have to hope there's a free wifi network there (unlikely) or do it via a mobile's GPRS/Internet connection.

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 13:08

    Oh dear!

    http://twitter.com/fakemaxmosley

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 13:10

    Oh dear!

    http://twitter.com/fakemaxmosley

    Oh dear indeed...

  • Tim Meakins08/04/2009 at 13:10

    If i want to Live Comment away from a computer….what do i need? Some people say they have various ipods etc and i’m a little bit confused….if its a phone, how much is the internet per minute etc? i’m on an o2 pay as you go if that helps??

    If you've got an iPhone on an O2 contract, the internet download fees are free (included in your base tariff)...

    Don't know about pay-as-you-go though...

  • Selidor08/04/2009 at 13:14

    You click loads of buttons, wait, and then get taken out of the race randomly while your team mate wins …)

    I lolled.

    Ditto!

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2009 at 13:15

    I guess the -gate suffix has just stuck. It’s the easiest way to point out that something’s a scandal.

    It used to be called Affair by the by.

    Then affair has become synonymous with cheating on your partner I suppose because it can be part of such things. But I still prefer affair it sounds much nicer.

    It would be the "The Lying Affair".

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 13:17

    It would be the “The Lying Affair”.

    I remember saying Espionage Saga quite a lot. I don't know how correct that usage is.

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 13:19

    According to the ad I have seen a thousand times tonight, we are now "onto China, where a podium beckons for a flying Webber"

    Sometimes I think it would be nice to have no/more Australian drivers in the field so local media would stop pinning all their hopes on one person.

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 13:20

    I guess the -gate suffix has just stuck. It’s the easiest way to point out that something’s a scandal.

    Gate is probably the most overused suffix around imo. Two recent cases that have popped up in the news here in Oz over the last year or so were "Iguanagate" and "Gelatogate." I mean seriously, come one guys. In comparison, Spygate sounds pretty good actually.

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 13:21

    According to the ad I have seen a thousand times tonight, we are now “onto China, where a podium beckons for a flying Webber”

    Sometimes I think it would be nice to have no/more Australian drivers in the field so local media would stop pinning all their hopes on one person.

    You'd think they'd have learnt to set their hopes too high by now wouldn't you? ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss08/04/2009 at 13:22

    McLaren only team to use Melbourne engines in Malaysia apparently

    http://formula-1.updatesport.com/news/article/1239007092/formula_one/F1headlines/McLaren-used-Melbourne-engines-/view.html

    (Yes, I know it's GMM.)

  • Tim Meakins08/04/2009 at 13:24

    It would be the “The Lying Affair”.

    I remember saying Espionage Saga quite a lot. I don’t know how correct that usage is.

    See? Much better.. original thinking... (ish)

    I like Saga, because that one did go on and on...

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 13:28

    According to the ad I have seen a thousand times tonight, we are now “onto China, where a podium beckons for a flying Webber”

    Sometimes I think it would be nice to have no/more Australian drivers in the field so local media would stop pinning all their hopes on one person.

    ACtually, thank you Amy. You've just reminded me that I have uni work to be doing. I've just started learning Spanish, and we have to write a 200 word biography of our favourite sportsman. I honestly think I'd have forgotten to do that.

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 13:42

    Hi all, just having a quick browse on my lunch break. Have I missed much today (other than journeyers excelent article of course)?

    Oh, and is the quiz on tonight?

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 13:44

    Hi all, just having a quick browse on my lunch break. Have I missed much today (other than journeyers excelent article of course)?

    Not much, I think. Thanks for the compliment. ;)

    Oh, and is the quiz on tonight?

    yes, I think so. Might join this week. :D

  • Scott Woodwiss08/04/2009 at 13:46

    Kimi believes the diffuser row will decide the championship, and it also sheds light on why Ferrari were looking to retire his car in Malaysia had there been a restart.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74353

    But thinking about it, if they're all declared legal, then all the teams will be fitting them to their cars and the everything should close up even more and possibly change the form book once again.

    Also, Brundle was talking about Toyota's "triple diffuser" on his gridwalk, but I've not seen any pictures of it on Autosport or the like. Can anyone find a pic at all?

  • me08/04/2009 at 13:48

    yes, I think so. Might join this week. :D

    i'm gonna come last :(

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 13:49

    Also, Brundle was talking about Toyota’s “triple diffuser” on his gridwalk, but I’ve not seen any pictures of it on Autosport or the like. Can anyone find a pic at all?

    I haven't seen yet, probably because of the 31 Toyota employees standing in front of it :P

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 13:49

    i’m gonna come last :(

    Good, that means I won't.... again :(

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 13:50

    I haven’t seen yet, probably because of the 31 Toyota employees standing in front of it :P

    That was hilarious :D

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 13:51

    But thinking about it, if they’re all declared legal, then all the teams will be fitting them to their cars and the everything should close up even more and possibly change the form book once again.

    Not necessarily. As Joe Saward and Fernando Alonso said, it's not as easy as slapping on a diffuser to the car's rear. The part is critical to the whole car, so it'll take the chasing pack a significant amount of time to make these adjustments. I've given them a provisional deadline of Silverstone. If they can't be on the pace by then, then they should kiss their 2009 title dreams goodbye.

  • Scott Woodwiss08/04/2009 at 13:52

    Also thought I'd point out we're just under 1000 comment away from breaking the big 250,000 :D

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 13:52

    Also thought I’d point out we’re just under 1000 comment away from breaking the big 250,000 :D

    Except it's not really, of course.

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 13:53

    Except it’s not really, of course.

    Even so - that fast?! Wow - just, wow.

  • lou08/04/2009 at 13:53

    yes, I think so. Might join this week. :D

    i'd forgotten about that... i'll try and join in again :D

  • Scott Woodwiss08/04/2009 at 13:54

    Not necessarily. As Joe Saward and Fernando Alonso said, it’s not as easy as slapping on a diffuser to the car’s rear. The part is critical to the whole car, so it’ll take the chasing pack a significant amount of time to make these adjustments. I’ve given them a provisional deadline of Silverstone. If they can’t be on the pace by then, then they should kiss their 2009 title dreams goodbye.

    Good point. Montezemolo said it was going to cost Ferrari $20m and a complete redesign of the car to implement such a diffuser. But surely all the other teams don't have that kind of money to blow on just one part of the car, do they, specially with a recession?

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 13:54

    Even so - that fast?! Wow - just, wow.

    No, it's really not. Current comment count stands at just over 172k.

  • me08/04/2009 at 13:55

    Also thought I’d point out we’re just under 1000 comment away from breaking the big 250,000 :D

    what??

  • me08/04/2009 at 13:55

    Except it’s not really, of course.

    not even 170k yet is it?

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 13:55

    what??

    No, it's really not.

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 13:56

    No, it’s really not.

    Should we revert to that count then? :)

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 13:56

    Also thought I’d point out we’re just under 1000 comment away from breaking the big 250,000 :D

    thats the same mistake i made, word press says its alot bigger number than it actually is

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 13:56

    Should we revert to that count then? :)

    We always were on that count!

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 13:57

    We always were on that count!

    We were?? Oh well... ;)

  • me08/04/2009 at 13:57

    thats the same mistake i made, word press says its alot bigger number than it actually is

    oh, that figure? it's an arbitrary integer. it has no bearing on nothing.

  • me08/04/2009 at 13:59

    i do notice that steven is just 90 comments shy of hitting 3,000 in 30 days though!

  • Stuart C08/04/2009 at 14:00

    I haven’t seen yet, probably because of the 31 Toyota employees standing in front of it

    Typically waspish thoughts from Darren H on that subject in his blog this week...

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 14:00

    i do notice that steven is just 90 comments shy of hitting 3,000 in 30 days though!

    Wind him up again!!

  • Scott Woodwiss08/04/2009 at 14:01

    Heidfeld is the latest driver to be quizzed in F1.com's Ask the Expert :D

    http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2009/4/9160.html

  • lou08/04/2009 at 14:01

    i do notice that steven is just 90 comments shy of hitting 3,000 in 30 days though!

    he's going to beat me comment wise this year isn't he?

  • Stuart C08/04/2009 at 14:01

    Montezemolo said it was going to cost Ferrari $20m and a complete redesign of the car to implement such a diffuser.

    Strikes me as an arbitrary and exaggerated figure. But, yes – the diffuser is moulded in to the floor as a piece, so new diffuser = new floor.

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 14:02

    he’s going to beat me comment wise this year isn’t he?

    Still a long way to go yet.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 14:03

    he’s going to beat me comment wise this year isn’t he?

    i think generally everyone is commenting more than they were last year

  • me08/04/2009 at 14:03

    Strikes me as an arbitrary and exaggerated figure. But, yes – the diffuser is moulded in to the floor as a piece, so new diffuser = new floor.

    where were you with this info when i needed you the other week? :)

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 14:04

    i think generally everyone is commenting more than they were last year

    I've improved on my record of about 3 or 4 so I'm happy.

  • Stuart C08/04/2009 at 14:05

    where were you with this info when i needed you the other week?

    Must have missed the Batsignal...

    It's amazing, when you see an F1 car in bits, how much it resembles a Tamiya kit (of an F1 car, that is, not a tank or a Spitfire or something).

  • me08/04/2009 at 14:07

    Must have missed the Batsignal…

    must.change.the.bulb.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 14:07

    It’s amazing, when you see an F1 car in bits, how much it resembles a Tamiya kit (of an F1 car, that is, not a tank or a Spitfire or something).

    I used to race Radio Controlled Touring Cars at national level, its scary just how similar they are to real cars in terms of suspension and in terms of setup. Taught me all i know about car setup

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 14:12

    i do notice that steven is just 90 comments shy of hitting 3,000 in 30 days though!

    Wind him up again!!

    Hey Steven! I propose we bring back all driver aids and add as many wings as possible! Let's bring back grooved tyres and run the cars on KERS only.

    Oh, and Jim Clark was average!

    (Will that do? ;-) )

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 14:13

    It’s amazing, when you see an F1 car in bits, how much it resembles a Tamiya kit (of an F1 car, that is, not a tank or a Spitfire or something).

    I used to race Radio Controlled Touring Cars at national level, its scary just how similar they are to real cars in terms of suspension and in terms of setup. Taught me all i know about car setup

    Have you heard about RCracing.tv? It's on Facebook as well and it's presented by Nick Daman (The old pit reporter from Sky Sports and currently part of Midweek Motorsport... )

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 14:14

    Have you heard about RCracing.tv? It’s on Facebook as well and it’s presented by Nick Daman (The old pit reporter from Sky Sports and currently part of Midweek Motorsport… )

    Yep, have watched it from the beginning

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 14:15

    (Will that do? ;-) )

    Hehehe.

  • Scott Woodwiss08/04/2009 at 14:16

    must.change.the.bulb.

    :D

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 14:17

    Peugeot are big meanies.

    http://iheartfranck.com/2009/04/08/no-spa-for-franck/

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 14:17

    BTW - live commenting from the train. It's a bit full today because everyone's going home for Easter (we are off tomorrow in Denmark).

    My God, I had to move seats three times and I'm literally at the end of the train. I hope I get to keep my seat!

  • Stuart C08/04/2009 at 14:18

    (Will that do? ;-) )

    Nigel Mansell was my favourite driver of all time.

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 14:21

    Lol McLaren. Screeeeeeewed.

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2009 at 14:24

    Nigel Mansell was my favourite driver of all time.

    I think it's probably right that Lucas Di Grassi isn't in F1 this year ;)

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 14:26

    I think it’s probably right that Lucas Di Grassi isn’t in F1 this year ;)

    Pitpass is the best F1 site on the web.

  • Selidor08/04/2009 at 14:28

    Ah nuts, I quoted the wrong comment earlier. Boo.

  • Stuart C08/04/2009 at 14:28

    Pitpass is the best F1 site on the web.

    This gag has gone too far now...

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2009 at 14:28

    Pitpass is the best F1 site on the web.

    I think Lewis Hamilton may have been the first person to have ever lied in F1

  • me08/04/2009 at 14:29

    Pitpass is the best F1 site on the web.

    This gag has gone too far now…

    :D

    :D

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 14:30

    This gag has gone too far now…

    I feel bad saying that!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 14:32
  • Dom08/04/2009 at 14:33

    I think Lewis Hamilton may have been the first person to have ever lied in F1

    Paul di Resta is overrated...

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2009 at 14:34

    Paul di Resta is overrated…

    That's who I meant when I said Lucas di Grassi... Whoops

  • RG08/04/2009 at 14:34

    Paul di Resta is overrated…

    Oi, he is not.

    Oh yeah, I think we all know the FIA ain't biased towards Ferrari

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 14:35

    That’s who I meant when I said Lucas di Grassi… Whoops

    Perhaps trying to wind me up at the same time? Two for one, kinda thing. :)

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 14:35

    Oh yeah, I think we all know the FIA ain’t biased towards Ferrari

    I think the FIA do a pretty good job!

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 14:35
  • me08/04/2009 at 14:38

    I think the FIA do a pretty good job!

    that alan donnelly is sound as a pound.

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 14:41

    that alan donnelly is sound as a pound.

    Hmmm.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7988001.stm

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 14:42
  • me08/04/2009 at 14:44

    Hmmm.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7988001.stm

    :D :D

    you couldn't make it up.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 14:48

    maybe sitting outside trying to use wireless isnt a good idea...whenever the wind blows, the signal goes.... :(

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 14:49

    maybe sitting outside trying to use wireless isnt a good idea…whenever the wind blows, the signal goes…. :(

    How strange :( I've been in my back garden for a while now enjoying the weather with some wind with no problems

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 15:15

    I'm off, night everyone.

  • me08/04/2009 at 15:16

    dumb question of the day. just looking through the f1 vacancies (as you do), and i didn't know STR had a factory in bicester?

    this role states:

    "Scuderia Toro Rosso S.p.A. is now looking for motivated people to fit within its F1 Aerodynamic staff in Bicester (UK)."

    that's a heck of a typo if they really mean faenza italy?

  • me08/04/2009 at 15:16

    I’m off, night everyone.

    see ya sean.

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 15:17

    that’s a heck of a typo if they really mean faenza italy?

    that's where Red Bull's windtunnel is. I assume that with the same base design, RBR and STR can share the windtunnel.

  • me08/04/2009 at 15:18

    that’s where Red Bull’s windtunnel is. I assume that with the same base design, RBR and STR can share the windtunnel.

    ahhh, of course. are they not meant to be moving further apart this year? was assuming the roles were part of the separation, rather than further collaboration?

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 15:19

    ahhh, of course. are they not meant to be moving further apart this year? was assuming the roles were part of the separation, rather than further collaboration?

    but you don't hear about STR getting a new windtunnel, do you? also, with a budget cap era coming, Red Bull would be very smart to spread out the work and work around the cap. ;)

  • lou08/04/2009 at 15:19

    fantasy racers update...

    Jenson is now ridiculously expensive (so pleased he was my first choice)... he is now 13.30m which was actually the original price of Hamilton.

    Rubens is a little cheaper at 10.20m though..

  • Bassano Clapper08/04/2009 at 15:19

    that’s a heck of a typo if they really mean faenza italy?

    Red Bull panels on the early shift, STR on the late shift :)

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 15:21

    fantasy racers update…

    Jenson is now ridiculously expensive (so pleased he was my first choice)… he is now 13.30m which was actually the original price of Hamilton.

    Ohhh how the tide has turned :D

  • Stuart C08/04/2009 at 15:23

    Red Bull would be very smart to spread out the work and work around the cap.

    Well, they have two windtunnels – one in Bedford as well as the one in Bicester. One is full size, although I can't remember which. The Bedford one is ancient – it was built for aircraft – but has been refurbed.

    The recent dictat about wind tunnel usage has been a bit of a pain for teams with two tunnels...

  • Scott Woodwiss08/04/2009 at 15:23

    fantasy racers update…

    Jenson is now ridiculously expensive (so pleased he was my first choice)… he is now 13.30m which was actually the original price of Hamilton.

    You sell him and then rebuy him. Could make yourself an extra 2 million if you wanted. :P

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 15:24

    Well, they have two windtunnels – one in Bedford as well as the one in Bicester. One is full size, although I can’t remember which. The Bedford one is ancient – it was built for aircraft – but has been refurbed.

    If Bedford was made for aircraft, then surely it can fit a full-scale F1 car? I think it is Bedford, having read about it in F1 Racing a few years back...

  • Bassano Clapper08/04/2009 at 15:27

    If Bedford was made for aircraft, then surely it can fit a full-scale F1 car? I think it is Bedford, having read about it in F1 Racing a few years back…

    Probably not full sized aircraft though, that'd be some wind tunnel

  • Stuart C08/04/2009 at 15:29

    If Bedford was made for aircraft, then surely it can fit a full-scale F1 car?

    It would still have been a scale model of the plane or its components – the science of aerodynamics was in its infancy in the 1950s, as evinced by the number of planes that went up with fundamental aero flaws.

  • Scott Woodwiss08/04/2009 at 15:33

    There's no way I'm getting rid of Jenson or Rubens from my team. Well, maybe Rubens seeing as he's not quite on the same form as Jenson.

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)08/04/2009 at 15:34

    Well, they have two windtunnels – one in Bedford as well as the one in Bicester. One is full size, although I can’t remember which. The Bedford one is ancient – it was built for aircraft – but has been refurbed.

    I live in Bicester and can safely say if there's a wind tunnel in the town it's hidden very well! There's a little bit of motorsports industry in the town (Arrowstar) but I doubt very much there's a full size windtunnel up here. There's the airfield possibly but it's a 1930's place that only houses gliders now.

  • RG08/04/2009 at 15:35

    There’s no way I’m getting rid of Jenson or Rubens from my team. Well, maybe Rubens seeing as he’s not quite on the same form as Jenson.

    I'm thinking of renaming my team, 'I can't bloomin afford Brawn'

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 15:37

    I’m thinking of renaming my team, ‘I can’t bloomin afford Brawn’

    You should have believed in them in the first place :D

  • lou08/04/2009 at 15:38

    There’s no way I’m getting rid of Jenson or Rubens from my team. Well, maybe Rubens seeing as he’s not quite on the same form as Jenson.

    Nothing wrong with either of them atm ;)

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 15:38

    There’s no way I’m getting rid of Jenson or Rubens from my team.

    I had to remove them from my team that is based solely on P2 results. I know I won't afford them again if they get good times in China so that team tactic I think has failed me. As have 3 of the other 4. Only my diffuser-loophole team that still has them both is doing any good.

  • RG08/04/2009 at 15:42

    You should have believed in them in the first place :D

    They didn't even exist when I picked my team

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 15:43

    They didn’t even exist when I picked my team

    Shoulda woulda coulda :P

  • Rich08/04/2009 at 15:44

    Confused about KERS

    I have read that Kubica feels KERS gives drivers a significant advantage.

    http://www.planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5162402,00.html

    The results so far this season do not seem to confirm this with only Alonso, Heidfeld and Hamilton picking up points. Even the points scored were mostly due to luck and attrition of drivers ahead. A quarter of the cars are using KERS but they have only scored one-sixth of the points.

    So far can we believe that KERS has been faster?

    Was Alonso's good start at Malaysia related to KERS

    How much modification does it need to install a KERS in an F1 car?

    Will KERS-equipped cars be quicker in China?

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 15:44

    There’s no way I’m getting rid of Jenson or Rubens from my team. Well, maybe Rubens seeing as he’s not quite on the same form as Jenson.

    I think if your considering getting rid of Rubens then you need your head checking :P

    He's got a P2 and P5, flipping good bet if you ask me, his price is only going to go up for the next few races!

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2009 at 15:47

    Anyone feeling spendy...

    In the latest sign that City of London firms have started tightening their corporate entertainment budgets and cancelling their attendance at major sporting events, Village discovered that there is an executive slot up for grabs at knockdown prices at this summer’s British Grand Prix.

    You and up to 29 friends, colleagues and clients can book the private suite at the Silverstone spectacle, traditionally one of the highlights of the Formula One motor racing calendar, for just £16,470 – more than a third off the regular retail price!

    The facility offers a dining option for 10 guests, and that price too has been slashed, according to an email from corporate hospitality company Nationwide Corporate Events.

    The suite has become available due to a mystery client cancellation, apparently, so if you fancy watching world champion Lewis Hamilton or fellow Brit Jensen Button, get booking. However, given Hamilton’s problem-stricken start to this year’s motor-racing season, don’t bank on another home victory this time around.

  • Rich08/04/2009 at 15:48

    I have also dropped Rubens - which is a pity because I cannot now afford him. But I do have my other favourite teams in like a Toyota, A BMW Sauber and Red Bull.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 15:49

    However, given Hamilton’s problem-stricken start to this year’s motor-racing season, don’t bank on another home victory this time around.

    Do the words "Jenson Button is English too" mean nothing to them!?

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2009 at 15:50

    Do the words “Jenson Button is English too” mean nothing to them!?

    Clearly they are quite confused. They call him fellow Brit just the sentence before.

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 15:50

    I need Nakajima to drop in price by 0.2 because he is missing from my diffuser team. Someone else has all 6 and I don't know how they managed it because that combination of drivers has never come in at under 40 mil.

  • me08/04/2009 at 15:51

    Clearly they are quite confused. They call him fellow Brit just the sentence before.

    and spell it jensen?

  • Rich08/04/2009 at 15:51

    However, given Hamilton’s problem-stricken start to this year’s motor-racing season, don’t bank on another home victory this time around.

    I am sure Lewis' car will be competitive by then. Personally I would still like to see Jenson win at Silverstone.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 15:51

    and spell it jensen?

    haha, niceee

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 15:51

    and spell it jensen?

    so do the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. I think that is really bad form.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 15:52

    I am sure Lewis’ car will be competitive by then. Personally I would still like to see Jenson win at Silverstone.

    Is it me, or does "God save the queen" sound so much better when Buttons standing on the top step?

  • Stuart C08/04/2009 at 15:52

    Do the words “Jenson Button is English too” mean nothing to them!?

    Some people really do type with their eyes shut and their brain out of gear, don't they?

  • lou08/04/2009 at 15:53

    and spell it jensen?

    lots of people do *sigh* it's really not the most difficult name to spell :/

  • Rich08/04/2009 at 15:53

    I need Nakajima to drop in price by 0.2 because he is missing from my diffuser team. Someone else has all 6 and I don’t know how they managed it because that combination of drivers has never come in at under 40 mil.

    I also tried at the start to get all six diffuser drivers in but have never been able to make it so gave up on that strategy. It is a good one though.

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)08/04/2009 at 15:54

    It would be good to get an opinion that isn’t just we HEART the BBC

    I'd happily contribute to an article on the BBC coverage, how do I get involved?

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 15:54

    lots of people do *sigh* it’s really not the most difficult name to spell :/

    I just re-read my letter, at the bottom it says to send them feedback on how to improve their event. I might tell them to spell their reigning winners name right :D

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 15:54

    It can easily enough be gotten wrong if you're not aware. Like Steven/Stephen.

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 15:55

    lots of people do *sigh* it’s really not the most difficult name to spell :/

    At least they didn't call him Dennis!

  • me08/04/2009 at 15:56

    At least they didn’t call him Dennis!

    :D

  • lou08/04/2009 at 15:56

    At least they didn’t call him Dennis!

    :D

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 15:58

    WTF?

    Czech Republic's football manager has been sacked and 6 players banned. The captain is one of them and has announced his retirement.

    Major shot in the foot for the Czech team, though it's unlikely they'll make the World Cup anyway.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/internationals/7990168.stm

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)08/04/2009 at 16:00

    Hi Amy

    Are we gonna kick some on Batracer?

  • RG08/04/2009 at 16:00

    WTF?

    So they banned them for visiting a restraunt?

  • RG08/04/2009 at 16:02

    Are we gonna kick some on Batracer?

    Just don't drive anywhere near me, I'm unpredictable.

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 16:02

    Are we gonna kick some on Batracer?

    I may need to borrow your set up, I didn't know what I was doing in practice!

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 16:04

    According to 606, the players had funtime with ladies of the night. Dang. That's them definately not making South Africa. At least Northern Ireland might......oh wait, how silly of me to think such a thing!

  • RG08/04/2009 at 16:05

    According to 606, the players had funtime with ladies of the night

    That begins to make more sense

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)08/04/2009 at 16:06

    I may need to borrow your set up, I didn’t know what I was doing in practice!

    go for it! I've got kool tools so it should hopefully be visible (setup) to you, if not drop me a line and i'll change the settings so you can see. Your first attempts at setup were good! I managed to find some spot on sweet spots using your setup. I got within 0.8s of the best time on hard tyres but crashed while going for glory on softs. I think we won't be that bad in the McLarens this season!

    Just don’t drive anywhere near me, I’m unpredictable.

    You my friend have just guaranteed you're my position target!!

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 16:08

    I'm intreguied about this Batracer thing, i've watched you lot talk about it for ages, is there any space left for 1 more? I feel i need this in my life :P

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 16:10

    I might still do Batracer if there's a few spaces left. My mouse is barely usable, so if you could wait another 24 hours or so, then I'll probably join.

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 16:12
  • Stuart C08/04/2009 at 16:12

    So they banned them for visiting a restraunt?

    Might be one of those establishments that doubles as a knocking shop. There was one of them in Teddington, too, apparently (although I only ever ate there – was never shown 'the other menu').

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 16:16

    I just realised (World Cup related). The 8 best 2nd placed teams in European qualifying make it to the qualifers, leaving the 9th to go home. Republic Of Ireland are 8th best from the 8 teams, they could be put into 9th easily enough......oh ****. I hate this system with the 8 best teams, confusing.

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 16:17

    At least they didn’t call him Dennis!

    LOL.

    gets me every time

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 16:19

    I’m intreguied about this Batracer thing, i’ve watched you lot talk about it for ages, is there any space left for 1 more? I feel i need this in my life :P

    Absolutely! Seats left at Toro Rosso, Force India and Renault - http://batracer.com/-cj?&D&39028

    Password is Jenson.

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 16:21

    It still amazes me with BATracer that we had Toyota full, Red Bull full, Brawn full etc and yet McLaren and Ferrari had no takers for a while. It just goes to show how much F1 has been shaken up this season. :)

    That said anyone can win on BATracer...

  • Alex Andronov08/04/2009 at 16:21

    On the subject of football my football fan friend tells me that while watching the Arsenal match against... some Spanish team last night the Spanish fans were making monkey signs at one of the Arsenal players.

  • RG08/04/2009 at 16:22

    You my friend have just guaranteed you’re my position target!!

    Considering last time I had the annoying habit of crashing at the wrong time, I wouldn't do that.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 16:24

    Absolutely! Seats left at Toro Rosso, Force India and Renault - http://batracer.com/-cj?&D&39028

    Your a star, thanks. I've joined Renault, forgive me whoever my team mate is, i'm going to be about as good as piquet

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 16:24

    On the subject of football my football fan friend tells me that while watching the Arsenal match against… some Spanish team last night the Spanish fans were making monkey signs at one of the Arsenal players.

    Racism is still a horrible presence in spanish sport it seems. Constantly you see spanish venues making horrible gestures to players and chants of a racist nature and of course in F1 we've had that thing with the fans dressed up saying they were lewis' family. It's disgusting that noone seems to do anything about these kind of things :/

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 16:24

    On the subject of football my football fan friend tells me that while watching the Arsenal match against… some Spanish team last night the Spanish fans were making monkey signs at one of the Arsenal players.

    Spain really need to sort that out...

  • RG08/04/2009 at 16:25

    Your a star, thanks. I’ve joined Renault, forgive me whoever my team mate is, i’m going to be about as good as piquet

    I've just checked the championship, Dom's leading it :)

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 16:26

    Spain really need to sort that out…

    especially considering Rafa Nadal has very monkey-like features ;)

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 16:27

    How long does it take to get the confirmation email through after you've signed up to a team?

  • RG08/04/2009 at 16:27

    Racism is still a horrible presence in spanish sport it seems. Constantly you see spanish venues making horrible gestures to players and chants of a racist nature and of course in F1 we’ve had that thing with the fans dressed up saying they were lewis’ family. It’s disgusting that noone seems to do anything about these kind of things :/

    Yeah, its been going on for years, England suffered from that problem not so long ago and its something Spain has a bad habit for. I'm amazed with the intensity that they do it sometimes, like the Hamilton situation or in football, or probs any sport for that matter that the governing body hasn't taken charge and said no, you've done that too many times, your out. They get off too lightly in those situations

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 16:28

    I’ve just checked the championship, Dom’s leading it :)

    heh :) BATracer won't be that nice to me for long...

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 16:30

    Yeah, its been going on for years, England suffered from that problem not so long ago and its something Spain has a bad habit for. I’m amazed with the intensity that they do it sometimes, like the Hamilton situation or in football, or probs any sport for that matter that the governing body hasn’t taken charge and said no, you’ve done that too many times, your out. They get off too lightly in those situations

    I think racism has been dealt with well concerning English football compared to how it ahs been in the past. That said you still get really pathetic chants at times but there has been quite a lot of mainstream appeals to kick racism out of football and there's definitely a greater deal of respect about the whole thing, a lot more people are aware of how unecessary it is and how sport doesn't need it, let alone any manner of life need such a horrible way of treating people. It's a shame reading things like this in Spain once again because it's just not acceptable and yet no-one seems to be bothered as you say to do anything, just a slap on the wrist maybe.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 16:32

    I find with the BBC website once it disappears off the home page it’s almost impossible to find. Which is a shame because the BBC website is one of the only sites thats not blocked at my work and I spend most of the day on it.

    www.bbc.co.uk/f1 takes you to the same page as the mile long url that they use

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 16:33

    www.bbc.co.uk/f1 takes you to the same page as the mile long url that they use

    that's what I have bookmarked, but it doesn't help with the content once I'm there

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 16:36

    Yeah, its been going on for years, England suffered from that problem not so long ago and its something Spain has a bad habit for. I’m amazed with the intensity that they do it sometimes, like the Hamilton situation or in football, or probs any sport for that matter that the governing body hasn’t taken charge and said no, you’ve done that too many times, your out. They get off too lightly in those situations

    Agreed. If the fines aren't working, something more needs to be done. It's making the Spanish FA look very bad.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 16:37

    Part of me thinks that it shouldnt have been broadcast because it is invading his privacy…however, he blames the newspapers for the effect it had on his family, that effect is his fault. He’s lied to his wife and children for however many years, thats the bit thats completely wrong, he should just admit its his responsibility

    Max always talks about the effect on his wife. They have lived in different countries for decades. McLaren are getting hauled over the coals for lying and Max is at it again.

  • RG08/04/2009 at 16:39

    Agreed. If the fines aren’t working, something more needs to be done. It’s making the Spanish FA look very bad.

    It makes football as a whole look bad, outsiders won't care about all the hard work that has been put in like 'Kick Racism Out of Football', and focus on the times it has happend recently. FIFA need to look at the policy, as you say, its not working, kick em out. It may not make them happy, but its sure gonna put a stamp on it and say, hey, this is what happens when you do that. I doubt they would do it again.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 16:40

    A couple of sites are now reporting that Ron Dennis’ role as CEO of the McLaren Group could be danger because of the latest lie-gate.

    Utter Bull. He owns 15% of the shares. His mate Mansour Ojjeh owns 15% but has a pact never to vote against Ron. Mumtalakat (ish) own 30% and also have a pact not to vote against Ron so how can his position be challenged.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2009 at 16:41

    How did he do (assuming anyone on Sidepodcast saw Ralf on RTL)?

    He did very well. {Comment #68}

    That's good - both for RTL viewers and for Ralf himself (obviously I can't comment on any Ralf/Lauda comparisons as I've heard neither in full flow in that role). Maybe Ralf missed his true calling all these years.

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 16:43

    “Scuderia Toro Rosso S.p.A. is now looking for motivated people to fit within its F1 Aerodynamic staff in Bicester (UK).”

    Nope - you drive past it if you take a (very) roundabout route to the shopping 'village' thingy. Its well hidden though - just a tiny logo on a sign on a *big* fence with lots of other companies little logos on it.....

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 16:43

    I might still do Batracer if there’s a few spaces left. My mouse is barely usable, so if you could wait another 24 hours or so, then I’ll probably join.

    To quote what woman from father ted...

    Go onnnn, go on go on go on! :D

  • Stuart C08/04/2009 at 16:44

    Utter Bull.

    Glad you're here! I can now meet Mrs C in the pub without being delayed writing a post on broadly similar lines.

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 16:46

    Go onnnn, go on go on go on! :D

    heheh :)

  • me08/04/2009 at 16:47

    Glad you’re here! I can now meet Mrs C in the pub without being delayed writing a post on broadly similar lines.

    :D

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 16:47

    Go onnnn, go on go on go on! :D

    I'm currently sorting out my setup for my first test.....i guess this is how Mr Brawn felt last month ;)

  • Bassano Clapper08/04/2009 at 16:48

    I’m currently sorting out my setup for my first test…..i guess this is how Mr Brawn felt last month ;)

    Though you probably have more cash! ;)

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2009 at 16:50

    I remember saying Espionage Saga quite a lot. I don’t know how correct that usage is. {Comment #147}

    I used to call that the Ferrari/McLaren mess and then the McLaren/Renault mess (and sometimes still do). So presumably this would be the McLaren/Toyota/stewards mess.

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 16:51

    Seems that Jaguar had facilities there as well... I'm just hunting for a postcode (there is a *long* list of possibles...)

  • me08/04/2009 at 16:53

    sidepodmixer news... the "other" alesis io26 made its way back to us today... still broken!

    just for the record dolphin music are a waste of space.

    ahh, i feel better for that. guess we'll be posting it back to them in the morrow then. on the plus side the headphones have been restitched and look lovely.

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 16:54

    rofl - just 'emerged' that the recruitment consultant with responsibility is listed amoungst the friends of a friend on facebook.. same surname, wonder if a relative... how much beer could be offered.....

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 16:55

    I dunno. Brawn, McLaren and Renault are fully taken. Now left with 2 teams that I have no particular fondness or dislike for. Maybe.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2009 at 16:55

    Good point. Montezemolo said it was going to cost Ferrari $20m and a complete redesign of the car to implement such a diffuser. But surely all the other teams don’t have that kind of money to blow on just one part of the car, do they, specially with a recession? {Comment #166}

    I bet Ferrari would be putting more than just a new diffuser on during that redesign...

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 16:55

    sidepodmixer news… the “other” alesis io26 made its way ack to us today… still broken!

    just for the record dolphin music are a waste of space.

    ahh, i feel better for that. guess we’ll be posting it back to them in the morrow then. on the plus side the headphones have bee restitched and look lovely.

    *makes a note to stay away from Dolphin Music*

    Never had to have headphones restiched. Must be a quality thing. :P Sennheiser HD580's and HD650's

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 16:56

    Wind him up again!!

    Am too calm and relaxed to be wound up.

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 16:56

    just for the record dolphin music are a waste of space.

    I think we should go down there with a hammer.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 16:57

    Never had to have headphones restiched. Must be a quality thing. :P Sennheiser HD580’s and HD650’s

    I got stiffed by Sennheiser "cans" :-(

  • me08/04/2009 at 16:57

    I think we should go down there with a hammer.

    :D

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 16:57

    Hey Steven! I propose we bring back all driver aids and add as many wings as possible! Let’s bring back grooved tyres and run the cars on KERS only.

    Good plan

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 16:58

    I think we should go down there with a hammer.

    :D

    Rubber or sledge?

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 16:58

    I think we should go down there with a hammer.

    Or a blowtorch.

  • RG08/04/2009 at 16:58

    Or a blowtorch.

    Can we bring the good ol pitchforks?

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 16:59

    Can we bring the good ol pitchforks?

    Oooh, yes.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 16:59

    I've finished all my runs and posted a message telling my team mate im done (like it says in the Batracer guide)..what do i do now?

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 17:00

    Am too calm and relaxed to be wound up.

    You sure about that? ;)

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 17:00

    Or a blowtorch.

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper08/04/2009 at 17:00

    Rubber or sledge?

    Hide faced would do the trick nicely with a satisfying swing

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 17:02

    Rubber or sledge?

    Depends on whether the intended target is human or mechanical, surely?

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2009 at 17:02

    Peugeot are big meanies. {Commnet #194}

    That's a pity. It's great when F1 drivers get to do extracurricular stuff and it doesn't help when manufacturers decide to adjust their plan of attack on Le Mans :(

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 17:04

    That’s who I meant when I said Lucas di Grassi… Whoops

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2009 at 17:05

    that alan donnelly is sound as a pound. {Comment #212}

    Bernie is as pound as a sound...

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 17:09

    You sell him and then rebuy him. Could make yourself an extra 2 million if you wanted.

    I did think of short selling a driver straight after a bad race to re-buy him later in the week at a lower price.

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)08/04/2009 at 17:10

    just for the record dolphin music are a waste of space.

    Yep, I got messed around badly by them buying a guitar from them (ES-335 for all you guitar players). I'm up for some mindless vandalism lol

    On a totally seperate note I did a Single Seater experience at Silverstone straight after qualifying on Saturday. Got some cool pics and would like to offer doing an article on going, I lived the dream of an F1 driver (well for 37 laps at least!).

    Got second fastest time of the day and beat convincingly a police officer who in the briefing said they'd done all the aggressive/pursuit driving courses etc.

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2009 at 17:12

    ahhh, of course. are they not meant to be moving further apart this year? was assuming the roles were part of the separation, rather than further collaboration? {Comment #222}

    Red Bull have two wind tunnels but they're only allowed to use one this year. Makes sense for them to give the worse one to Squadra Toro Rosso, whose wind tunnel is tiny and not really up to the specification of other teams (and also cheaper to decommision), rather than face the expense of decommisioning it (since this climate does not encourage buyers of such large facilities).

  • me08/04/2009 at 17:14

    On a totally seperate note I did a Single Seater experience at Silverstone straight after qualifying on Saturday. Got some cool pics and would like to offer doing an article on going, I lived the dream of an F1 driver (well for at 37 laps at least!).

    ack! am literally writing something along those lines this evening (although not about myself). lemmie finish and then we can compare notes.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 17:15

    ack! am literally writing something along those lines this evening (although not about myself). lemmie finish and then we can compare notes.

    oooooh sounds interesting :)

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 17:15

    It can easily enough be gotten wrong if you’re not aware. Like Steven/Stephen.

    That never happens. Much

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2009 at 17:17

    and spell it jensen?

    so do the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. I think that is really bad form. {Comment #250}

    In 2003, the British GP programme mentioned some bloke called "Freddy Alonso" was capable of winning a race. Must have been Fernando's brother or something...

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)08/04/2009 at 17:18

    ack! am literally writing something along those lines this evening (although not about myself). lemmie finish and then we can compare notes

    Cool, it was a fantastic day, would thoroughly recommend it, want me to jot down what I did?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 17:18

    It can easily enough be gotten wrong if you’re not aware. Like Steven/Stephen.

    Coming!

  • Amy08/04/2009 at 17:19

    3am, I'd better hit the sack. Night all!

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 17:20

    3am, I’d better hit the sack. Night all!

    Wow! your hardcore, goodnight!

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 17:20

    Night Amy. :)

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2009 at 17:20

    Czech Republic’s football manager has been sacked and 6 players banned. The captain is one of them and has announced his retirement.

    Major shot in the foot for the Czech team {Comment #261}

    That is a disaster for them! Sacking half a team is never a happy situation, even if the reasoning behind it is rock-solid. They're going to need to do a lot of work very quickly to rebuild that team, now that it's been demolished.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 17:21

    Yeah, its been going on for years, England suffered from that problem not so long ago and its something Spain has a bad habit for. I’m amazed with the intensity that they do it sometimes, like the Hamilton situation or in football, or probs any sport for that matter that the governing body hasn’t taken charge and said no, you’ve done that too many times, your out. They get off too lightly in those situations

    Speaking of racism what ever happened to Max's Racing against Racism intiative. It seemed to sink from sight immediately.

  • RG08/04/2009 at 17:21

    G'night Amy.

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 17:21

    Speaking of racism what ever happened to Max’s Racing against Racism intiative. It seemed to sink from sight immediately.

    Was thinking about that earlier, it was just a spare of the moment thing, really was rubbish

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 17:23

    Glad you’re here! I can now meet Mrs C in the pub without being delayed writing a post on broadly similar lines.

    Glad to have been of help

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)08/04/2009 at 17:23

    http://forum.planet-f1.com/index.php?t=msg&th=74832&start=0&

    Flying the flag for Sidepodcast on Planet F1

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 17:24

    Speaking of racism what ever happened to Max’s Racing against Racism intiative. It seemed to sink from sight immediately.

    http://www.everyrace.net/

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 17:24

    I remember saying Espionage Saga quite a lot. I don’t know how correct that usage is. {Comment #147}

    Sagas are ancient Viking/Icelandic stories if that helps.

  • me08/04/2009 at 17:24

    Cool, it was a fantastic day, would thoroughly recommend it, want me to jot down what I did?

    please do, and forward to christine. ta.

  • RG08/04/2009 at 17:25

    Flying the flag for Sidepodcast on Planet F1

    You rock.

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 17:25

    Flying the flag for Sidepodcast on Planet F1

    Aww, thank you :)

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 17:27

    On a totally seperate note I did a Single Seater experience at Silverstone straight after qualifying on Saturday. Got some cool pics and would like to offer doing an article on going, I lived the dream of an F1 driver (well for at 37 laps at least!).

    37 laps is a lot for a first run

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 17:27

    Anyone seen the itunes store? they've put some songs up to 99p, im outraged to compensate for cutting prices on some newer ones!! but the songs i want are all old!!!

    SO.ANNOYED!

  • me08/04/2009 at 17:27

    Flying the flag for Sidepodcast on Planet F1

    Aww, thank you :)

    that's very cool rcc. i don't have a pf1 login, but if you fancy answering balibari's question. maurice and ian phillips can now be heard at http://cast.forceindiaf1.com/

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 17:28

    that’s very cool rcc. i don’t have a pf1 login, but if you fancy answering balibari’s question. maurice and ian phillips can now be heard at http://cast.forceindiaf1.com/

    For some reason Mo wasn't in this week's podcast though :-(

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 17:28

    On a totally seperate note I did a Single Seater experience at Silverstone straight after qualifying on Saturday. Got some cool pics and would like to offer doing an article on going, I lived the dream of an F1 driver (well for at 37 laps at least!).

    i'm resisting telling you its not an F1 car :P but im very jealous, would love to do one of those days

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 17:28

    http://www.everyrace.net/

    Id it me or is that face morphing thing somewhat unnerving...?

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 17:29

    Anyone seen the itunes store? they’ve put some songs up to 99p, im outraged to compensate for cutting prices on some newer ones!! but the songs i want are all old!!!

    SO.ANNOYED!

    Try buying the CD's instead and then ripping them. it's somethign like £8 for most albums on iTunes, I normally pick up the CD's for much less than that.

  • me08/04/2009 at 17:29

    For some reason Mo wasn’t in this week’s podcast though :-(

    ahh, haven't listened yet. was he even in malaysia? didn't hear him on 5live.

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 17:30

    Id it me or is that face morphing thing somewhat unnerving…?

    Don't worry, it's not just you. ;)

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 17:30

    Try buying the CD’s instead and then ripping them. it’s somethign like £8 for most albums on iTunes, I normally pick up the CD’s for much less than that.

    ah yes, but i only want individual songs

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 17:30

    *gets card out to buy tickets...*

    Spinal Tap doing a one night only world tour! :D

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 17:32

    Id it me or is that face morphing thing somewhat unnerving…?

    There is something unnerving about it

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2009 at 17:35

    By the way, have you noticed that F1 Racing's "thanks" section exhibits some Tremayning this month? Made me chuckle when I finally noticed it.

  • me08/04/2009 at 17:35

    this is a fun game watching the pf1 thread :)

    correction though rcc, sidepodcast appeared several months the before formula1blog podcast. it makes no difference either way, but seeing as you're commenting on both sites i may as well point it out.

    i like live commenting the updating of a forum thread...

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)08/04/2009 at 17:36

    that’s very cool rcc. i don’t have a pf1 login, but if you fancy answering balibari’s question. maurice and ian phillips can now be heard at http://cast.forceindiaf1.com/

    That's where he's gone, yeah i'll let him know about Maurice Hamilton.

    please do, and forward to christine. ta.

    Shall do

    37 laps is a lot for a first run

    Yeah I was quite lucky to get that amount in, the bloke scared everyone stiff in the briefing about crashing off so nobody drove like an idiot and kept pace well behind the safety car until we were set free to burn rubber.

    Perfect sunny skies on Sat so track temp was really warm allowing everyone to really push the cars.

  • Dan Brunell08/04/2009 at 17:37

    Hello all.

    Three spots left on the BAT racer grid. Two Toro Rossos and one Force India slots left. Who wants to be plotting around the back with me?

  • RG08/04/2009 at 17:37

    i like live commenting the updating of a forum thread…

    Indeed it is, doesn't one of the F1B hosts come here sometimes?

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)08/04/2009 at 17:37

    this is a fun game watching the pf1 thread

    correction though rcc, sidepodcast appeared several months the before formula1blog podcast. it makes no difference either way, but seeing as you’re commenting on both sites i may as well point it out.

    i like live commenting the updating of a forum thread…

    I shall amend! thanks for the correction...

    Any reason why Bourdais Christine? (ps I think he's pretty cool and my g/f thinks he's in need of constant hugs).

  • RG08/04/2009 at 17:38

    Three spots left on the BAT racer grid. Two Toro Rossos and one Force India slots left. Who wants to be plotting around the back with me?

    I'd strongly suggest someone gets that Force India space first so Dan at least has a team mate

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 17:38

    my g/f thinks he’s in need of constant hugs).

    she saw him crying at spa too eh?

  • Alianora La Canta08/04/2009 at 17:39

    Speaking of racism what ever happened to Max’s Racing against Racism intiative. It seemed to sink from sight immediately. {Comment #344}

    He's concentrating on getting the rallying brigade involved - they're on the front page of the FIA site at the moment.

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 17:40

    Any reason why Bourdais Christine? (ps I think he’s pretty cool and my g/f thinks he’s in need of constant hugs).

    Mmm, no reason really. I'm not as bothered about him as I used to be, either.

  • me08/04/2009 at 17:41

    Mmm, no reason really. I’m not as bothered about him as I used to be, either.

    not now you have jake...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 17:41

    Mmm, no reason really. I’m not as bothered about him as I used to be, either.

    Really? What has brought that on?

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 17:41

    not now you have jake…

    :)

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 17:41

    Really? What has brought that on?

    I can't be sure, but I think it's called being fickle.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 17:43

    Really? What has brought that on?

    I can’t be sure, but I think it’s called being fickle.

    Well F1 fans are supposed to be fickle I guess... I can't wait until tomorrow night as I will be at my Uncle's house - the most one-eyed and biased Ferrari supporter on the planet!

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)08/04/2009 at 17:43

    she saw him crying at spa too eh?

    She nearly cried when she saw him like that!!

    Mmm, no reason really. I’m not as bothered about him as I used to be, either.

    Cool cool

  • me08/04/2009 at 17:44

    fao steven:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/03/05/jim-clark-grew-up-as-a-boy-who-loved-cars/#comment-249273

    just in case the comment passes you by.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 17:45

    He’s concentrating on getting the rallying brigade involved - they’re on the front page of the FIA site at the moment.

    So it has gone from being a racism program to anti-doping, pro environment etc. Nice to see tolerance mentioned there. I wonder who put that in. It's not something Max would have used.

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)08/04/2009 at 17:45

    I launched a poll earlier on PF1 about who's most embarrassed Macca fans or Ferrari fans.

    http://forum.planet-f1.com/index.php?t=msg&th=74830&start=0&

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 17:45

    fao steven:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/03/05/jim-clark-grew-up-as-a-boy-who-loved-cars/#comment-249273

    just in case the comment passes you by.

    Not if he's 'post trawling' he won't ...)

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 17:46

    Three spots left on the BAT racer grid. Two Toro Rossos and one Force India slots left. Who wants to be plotting around the back with me?

    I'd get involved but BAT racer isn't letting me log in currently. What's the league info?

  • me08/04/2009 at 17:46

    Not if he’s ‘post trawling’ he won’t …;)

    it went into moderation (because all comments on older posts do). probably wouldn't have seen it.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 17:47

    Not if he’s ‘post trawling’ he won’t …;)

    it went into moderation (because all comments on older posts do). probably wouldn’t have seen it.

    Speaking of which, did you notice all the spam on the dropio this morning?

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 17:48

    I’d get involved but BAT racer isn’t letting me log in currently. What’s the league info?

    http://batracer.com/-cj?&D&39028

    Password: Jenson

  • Bassano Clapper08/04/2009 at 17:48

    Anyone seen the itunes store? they’ve put some songs up to 99p, im outraged to compensate for cutting prices on some newer ones!! but the songs i want are all old!!!

    They've given in to the record labels demands for tiered pricing in order to go DRM free on everything

  • me08/04/2009 at 17:48

    Speaking of which, did you notice all the spam on the dropio this morning?

    yeah. we clean it out when we get chance. just ignore, we've raised it with the developers.

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 17:51

    http://batracer.com/-cj?&D&39028

    Password: Jenson

    Cheers. As soon as I can log in I'll join. I was gonna go for Torro Rosso but I'll be a team player and join the Force.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 17:51

    fao steven:

    Thanks for that. It is a while since I checked back for comments on those posts. Must spend some time on the next batch soon.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 17:52

    Speaking of which, did you notice all the spam on the dropio this morning?

    That appeared late last night. Also sidepodcast died at stupid o'clock this morning

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 17:53

    fao steven:

    Thanks for that. It is a while since I checked back for comments on those posts. Must spend some time on the next batch soon.

    It's cool that people have liked your article so much they make nice comments like that. It shows how well you wrote the article Steven.

  • Dan Brunell08/04/2009 at 17:53

    Cheers. As soon as I can log in I’ll join. I was gonna go for Torro Rosso but I’ll be a team player and join the Force.

    Yeah! I think we might score points before they will.

  • Dan Brunell08/04/2009 at 17:54

    Cheers. As soon as I can log in I’ll join. I was gonna go for Torro Rosso but I’ll be a team player and join the Force.

    Yeah! I think we might score points before the real Force India does.

  • lou08/04/2009 at 17:54

    Scott D's just pointed this out on twitter but it looks like Renault have themselves a TV channel thing...

    they have a section for f1 videos too :)

  • Scott Woodwiss08/04/2009 at 17:54

    Just applied for 2 batches of 4 tickets for the Renault World Series event at Silverstone on 5th July. :D

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 17:55

    Yeah! I think we might score points before they will.

    Well we can't get much worse! Have you played BAT Racer much before?

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 17:55

    Just applied for 2 batches of 4 tickets for the Renault World Series event at Silverstone on 5th July. :D

    Donnington or Silverstone?

  • me08/04/2009 at 17:55

    That appeared late last night. Also sidepodcast died at stupid o’clock this morning

    mmm, mediatemple issues, but for once they were on it and responded straight away (tweeted before i even sent in support request).

    i wish we could move away from them, but no other host will deal with the amount of content we have for anything like the prices mt charge :(

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 17:55

    are both Force Indias taken?

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 17:56

    are both Force Indias taken?

    I'm going for the second seat as soon as I can log in.

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 17:57

    Fair enough. I might go with Toro Rosso. Well, it's either that or nothing.

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 17:58

    Fair enough. I might go with Toro Rosso. Well, it’s either that or nothing.

    Well Dan and Joe, which one of you has most experience with BAT?

  • Dan Brunell08/04/2009 at 18:01

    Fair enough. I might go with Toro Rosso. Well, it’s either that or nothing.

    Are you going to change your name to Seb Joe or Seb Joe or The Seb? Isn't that required to be Toro Rosso driver?

    Well we can’t get much worse! Have you played BAT Racer much before?

    Yeah, but I think experience has nothing to do with it. I think it is 50% blind luck and 50% moving slider thingys around.

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 18:02

    Yeah, but I think experience has nothing to do with it. I think it is 50% blind luck and 50% moving slider thingys around.

    Fair point! Well which one of you would mind (possibly) having no team mate the least?

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 18:04

    I'd have no problem having you as a team-mate. I've played many times before, but I don't think experience counts for much.

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 18:05

    I’d have no problem having you as a team-mate. I’ve played many times before, but I don’t think experience counts for much.

    Me and you Torro Rosso then?

  • Dank08/04/2009 at 18:08

    Nope - you drive past it if you take a (very) roundabout route to the shopping ‘village’ thingy. Its well hidden though - just a tiny logo on a sign on a *big* fence with lots of other companies little logos on it…..

    Any more specific? I might have a goosey-ganders...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 18:10

    Nope - you drive past it if you take a (very) roundabout route to the shopping ‘village’ thingy. Its well hidden though - just a tiny logo on a sign on a *big* fence with lots of other companies little logos on it…..

    Does the sign say 'Universal Exports' on it? ...)

  • Scott Woodwiss08/04/2009 at 18:10

    Donnington or Silverstone?

    Isn't that a bit of a stupid question? :P Which do you think?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 18:11

    Donnington or Silverstone?

    Isn’t that a bit of a stupid question? :P Which do you think?

    Brands Hatch FTW...

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 18:17

    Torro Rosso are on the grid :D

  • Tim Meakins08/04/2009 at 18:22

    Before I head home for the night:

    Just heard on Twitter that McLaren have asked to be present at the Diffuser Appeal hearing...

    ... Does that guarantee the appeal will be rejected and the "Diffuser Trio" will be cleared?

    ;-)

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 18:24

    Any more specific? I might have a goosey-ganders…

    I can't be right now... think I may just have to take another trip and try and find them again.... All I know is that I tried to find my way through town to avoid the ring road route (which is Looonnnnnggggg compared to the potential) and got caught having turned left somewhere that I should probably have turned right. It was only after I found the 'right' way, that I realised why the sign had seemed rather familar looking (red face).

    Looking at the sat. pictures on google maps, I *think* that I was amoungst the industrial stuff to the right of the picture... but I could be (probably am) wrong.

    Does the sign say ‘Universal Exports’ on it? …)

    Lol - no that's the Army place just to the north. Was simply called the 'Supply division' until recently, but it now has a fancy new 'MOD logistics' type name. I used to send envelopes to there once-upon-a-job and talk to a chap about bits of planes and the springs for them and how long they would take to arrive (and try and get answers as to why he didn't want them from stock now and would rather wait 6-8 weeks to get them). He wasn't an interesting chat, unlike the other chap from portsmouth (his navy equivalent) who could gossip about the bodyart of naval divers with equinimity.

    Universal Logistics, btw, would be the building to the north of MK, that is rumoured to also have a very very big bunker underneath it and be the real reason that MK exists....

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 18:34

    Does the sign say ‘Universal Exports’ on it? …;)

    :D

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 18:49

    So what time is the quiz?

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 18:50

    So what time is the quiz?

    I was about to ask exactly that. I ask every week and I never remember.

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 18:51

    I was about to ask exactly that. I ask every week and I never remember.

    I've actually planned my evening tonight to leave some free time to take part in it for the very first time.

    I have a prediction. I'm last.

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 18:51

    8.30 pm 'ish

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 18:52

    Jolly time .. tis a bit like Sidepodtime

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 18:53

    I have a prediction. I’m last.

    Yay, that means I won't be! I still can't believe how badly I did last week.

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 18:53

    I’ve actually planned my evening tonight to leave some free time to take part in it for the very first time.

    Cool :D

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 18:54

    Wouldn't mind a go at it this week. How do I play?

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 18:55

    Wouldn’t mind a go at it this week. How do I play?

    It's best if you register on site and then you can join in the chat .. but if you dont want to do that you can just jot down the answers and email Jolly with them at the end

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 18:55

    Is it just me or is Sidepodcast.com doing weird things?

    I'm in Doohickey which is fine (looks slightly different to normal, but fine). The main site has no style sheet or columns.

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 18:55

    It’s best if you register on site and then you can join in the chat .. but if you dont want to do that you can just jot down the answers and email Jolly with them at the end

    I will get some food and then register :-)

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 18:56

    Is it just me or is Sidepodcast.com doing weird things?

    I’m in Doohickey which is fine (looks slightly different to normal, but fine). The main site has no style sheet or columns.

    I'm also in doohickey .. not I have to go look

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 18:56

    I will get some food and then register :-)

    Magic :D

  • Bassano Clapper08/04/2009 at 18:57

    Is it just me or is Sidepodcast.com doing weird things?

    I’m in Doohickey which is fine (looks slightly different to normal, but fine). The main site has no style sheet or columns.

    Looks fine for me in Firefox, someone else mentioned that earlier, try a refresh

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 18:57

    Looks fine for me in Firefox, someone else mentioned that earlier, try a refresh

    Looks fine for me as well in Firefox

  • me08/04/2009 at 18:58

    Looks fine for me as well in Firefox

    all seems good to me too.

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 19:00

    Working again now after a restart?

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 19:01

    I've joined the batracer game now with Chris at Toro Rosso. :P

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 19:01

    Working. :D

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 19:01

    I love it when friends come back from America. They bring me double filled Oreo's :D

    *nom*

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 19:02

    I’ve joined the batracer game now with Chris at Toro Rosso. :P

    Woo, go team!

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 19:02

    Working. :D

    It's still trying to load for me

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 19:02

    It’s still trying to load for me

    Looks perfect

  • Bassano Clapper08/04/2009 at 19:03

    It’s still trying to load for me

    Both spc & drop.io take a while to load quite often for me

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 19:04

    I’ve joined the batracer game now with Chris at Toro Rosso. :P

    We now have only 1 seat to fill! :)

    I think we can safely say it won't take two weeks this time. ;)

  • Vinnie08/04/2009 at 19:04

    Is there still room for one more in the BATracer? I've never played, but everyone talking about it is getting me all excited.

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 19:05

    Is there still room for one more in the BATracer? I’ve never played, but everyone talking about it is getting me all excited.

    Yup, 1 Force India seat.

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 19:06

    Is there still room for one more in the BATracer? I’ve never played, but everyone talking about it is getting me all excited.

    Yup, we have one seat at Force India left:

    http://batracer.com/-cj?&D&39028

    Password: Jenson

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:12

    Working again now after a restart?

    Ctrl-F5 in FF3, still no change

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 19:12

    And we have a full grid. :)

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/BATRacer+:+2009+Teams+and+Drivers

  • Vinnie08/04/2009 at 19:12

    I'd like to take this time to apologize to Dan. This could be bad.

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 19:12

    And we have a full grid. :)

    yaaaaaaay!!

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 19:13

    Just wondering the sessions are gonna be at ten past 8 in the morning...

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:13

    Ctrl-F5 in FF3, still no change

    Will restart FF completely

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 19:13

    I’d like to take this time to apologize to Dan. This could be bad.

    It's largely luck. Mostly bad on my part, I've had more retirements than finishes in my short career.

  • RG08/04/2009 at 19:14

    And we have a full grid. :)

    I thought that page looked rather dull so I decided to jazz it up a bit, will add graphics after the quiz

  • Vinnie08/04/2009 at 19:15

    It’s largely luck. Mostly bad on my part, I’ve had more retirements than finishes in my short career.

    And I'm a very unlucky individual.

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 19:16

    And I’m a very unlucky individual.

    Welcome to my world then, I'll see you in the paddock for an ice cream!

  • RG08/04/2009 at 19:17

    Welcome to my world then, I’ll see you in the paddock for an ice cream!

    6 times I retired in the 08 carset, all 6 was because I crashed. Plus one when I was leading with 10 laps to go. That sucked.

  • Vinnie08/04/2009 at 19:18

    Welcome to my world then, I’ll see you in the paddock for an ice cream!

    Excellent, I'm buying, what'll you have? I'm sticking with a Cornetto.

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 19:20

    Apologies if it's been mentioned but where can I find the quiz?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 19:20

    I've got the soccernet text commentary on while I'm watching the football and all they are talking about is John Terry's hair and Rafa Benitez's goatee.

    What the...?

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 19:21

    I thought that page looked rather dull so I decided to jazz it up a bit, will add graphics after the quiz

    Sounds good. :)

  • RG08/04/2009 at 19:21

    Apologies if it’s been mentioned but where can I find the quiz?

    pitlane fanatic, under the quiz

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 19:21

    Excellent, I’m buying, what’ll you have? I’m sticking with a Cornetto.

    Good choice, we should have been team mates!

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 19:22

    pitlane fanatic, under the quiz

    I've found it now, thanks anyways :)

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 19:23

    All Oreo's gone. :(

    They're like Jaffa Cakes - I just can't leave an open packet.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 19:24

    Apologies if it’s been mentioned but where can I find the quiz?

    http://www.pitlanefanatic.com/chat.php

    You have to register with the site first so go and register straight away and then go to chat.

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:27

    That was not a good time for my keyboard batteries to die :-)

    Registered, on way in.

    On the SPC problem: Restarted FF to no effect, restarted PC to no effect, will work it out after quiz.

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:30

    Whatever is making SPC funny for me is making PLF very slow for me..

  • me08/04/2009 at 19:31

    Whatever is making SPC funny for me is making PLF very slow for me..

    sounds like it might be you :)

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 19:31

    *headbangs*

  • RG08/04/2009 at 19:31

    Sounds good. :)

    I got bored, so there is the final page.

    And nobody better change.

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:32

    sounds like it might be you :)

    This annoys me.

  • me08/04/2009 at 19:34

    new blog post:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/08/so-you-want-to-be-a-racing-driver/

  • Vinnie08/04/2009 at 19:36

    So, I've finished practice, now where's the button to file my diffuser appeal?

  • RG08/04/2009 at 19:37

    So, I’ve finished practice, now where’s the button to file my diffuser appeal?

    :D

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 19:38

    Any more for the quiz?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 19:39

    Danish TV have pillaged the MOTD football graphics! The thieving B*******!

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:39

    Any more for the quiz?

    I'm having real trouble getting Pitlane Fanatic to respond.

  • me08/04/2009 at 19:41

    I’m having real trouble getting Pitlane Fanatic to respond.

    seems ok to me. can you load any part of the site?

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:41

    seems ok to me. can you load any part of the site?

    None at all. Firefox gives a 'Page Load Error'

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:43

    Don't worry about it I'll try another tmii.

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:43

    time!

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 19:43

    It is pretty busy tonight.

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 19:43

    None at all. Firefox gives a ‘Page Load Error’

    It seems fine to me Pat I'll see if Mav can help

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 19:43

    None at all. Firefox gives a ‘Page Load Error’

    FF has been doing this a lot for me lately...

    Try opera/safari/ie?

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 19:43

    None at all. Firefox gives a ‘Page Load Error’

    There are a whole load of people in the chat and the conversation is going on so everything seems to be OK with their site.

    Have you tried just http://www.pitlanefanatic.com/

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 19:45

    Have you tried just http://www.pitlanefanatic.com/

    That's damned annoying on your first time there :(

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:45

    None at all. Firefox gives a ‘Page Load Error’

    There are a whole load of people in the chat and the conversation is going on so everything seems to be OK with their site.

    Have you tried just http://www.pitlanefanatic.com/

    I was there very briefly then it stopped loading new comments. What's frustrating me is I can't think what's wrong. I did try the main URL.

    Am trying IE7 (shudder)

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:46

    That’s damned annoying on your first time there :(

    The annoying thing is I've been to the main site before with no problem at all! I was there at the weekend!

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 19:46

    I was there very briefly then it stopped loading new comments. What’s frustrating me is I can’t think what’s wrong. I did try the main URL.

    The comment refresh thing seems to work better when people comment .. if there are few comments it can seem to slow down

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:47

    Am trying IE7 (shudder)

    IE says no. "Cannot Display Webpage"

    Time to play with the router I think.

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 19:48

    IE says no. “Cannot Display Webpage”

    Time to play with the router I think.

    Oh dear

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 19:49

    The comment refresh thing seems to work better when people comment .. if there are few comments it can seem to slow down

    If you look at the coloured box next to your name it tells you how often you are commenting. If you comment a lot it stays green and ath the bottom of the screen it will tell you it is re-loading every five seconds. Comment less and it re-freshes less often for you

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 19:52

    My computer decided to reboot itself at 8:30, and now I'm having the same problem getting on to pitlane fanatic.

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 19:53

    I dont know what to suggest .. site says 25 people are there

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 19:53

    My computer decided to reboot itself at 8:30, and now I’m having the same problem getting on to pitlane fanatic.

    Is that the whole site or have you only tried chat

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 19:53

    Also, sidepodcast has lost all formatting and the doohickey is dodgy.

  • me08/04/2009 at 19:54

    Also, sidepodcast has lost all formatting and the doohickey is dodgy.

    ok, what ISP are you on?

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 19:54

    Has the internet exploded or something? Everything seems fine for me.

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:54

    Also, sidepodcast has lost all formatting and the doohickey is dodgy.

    Aha, same symptoms as myself on both sites.

  • me08/04/2009 at 19:54

    ok, what ISP are you on?

    same question to pat.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 19:54

    Also, sidepodcast has lost all formatting and the doohickey is dodgy.

    A few people have commented on that

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:54

    ok, what ISP are you on?

    BT

  • Vinnie08/04/2009 at 19:54

    Also, sidepodcast has lost all formatting and the doohickey is dodgy.

    The doohicky is working fine for me....

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 19:55

    Has the internet exploded or something? Everything seems fine for me.

    I've lost the signal on my TV too!

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:55

    The doohicky is working fine for me….

    Yeah it works perfectly, it just looks slightly different

  • me08/04/2009 at 19:55

    I’ve lost the signal on my TV too!

    are you with BT dom?

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 19:55

    ok, what ISP are you on?

    Yep, BT. Has been working fine all day.

  • me08/04/2009 at 19:55

    Has the internet exploded or something? Everything seems fine for me.

    there's packet loss via qwest, but otherwise the internet is stable:

    http://internetpulse.com/

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:56

    ok, what ISP are you on?

    BT

    I'm just getting SpyBot S&D and the download is stupidly slow. Either that's related or I'm getting it on a slow server.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 19:56

    The doohicky is working fine for me….

    Working fine for me too. Desktop doohickey. But I have seen a few comments including one from Ollie that there is some problem

  • me08/04/2009 at 19:56

    Yep, BT. Has been working fine all day.

    ok, looks like BT is the culprit. i google for more info. brb.

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:56

    Just off to check BT's own service status

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 19:56

    I have an idea for a competition for those with an F1 game on either computer or console. A lap time competition. If we had the same game it would help, but if not, then we can still have a go, though you can't really compare times with different games. Sound good? I have each game from 1997 to 2006, though my 98 and 2001 don't work.

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 19:57

    ok, looks like BT is the culprit. i google for more info. brb.

    BT have had several fibre cables cut - due to an incompetent tunneller cutting though the pipe...

  • me08/04/2009 at 19:58

    BT have had several fibre cables cut - due to an incompetent tunneller cutting though the pipe…

    that'll be it then :(

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 19:58

    that’ll be it then :(

    I'm not so sure now re-reading this

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/08/bt_hole_hits_vodafone/

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 19:58

    that’ll be it then :(

    But if they are connecting to here presumably BT's problem should not matter

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 19:59

    Not that it helps, but the questions will be put up on site later if you want to have a go. What I dont understand is how you can both comment here but not PF

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 19:59

    BT have had several fibre cables cut - due to an incompetent tunneller cutting though the pipe…

    Ahh thanks, that would explain it.

    I did find the service status, it says the faults are in London which is nowhere near here but I imagine it must have something to do with it.

  • me08/04/2009 at 19:59

    But if they are connecting to here presumably BT’s problem should not matter

    they are only connecting to half of sidepodcast. the css files and images are on a server in dublin, the main site is on a server in california.

    looks like they have packet loss to the dublin server.

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 20:00

    Can you guys see the chat even though you can't log in?

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 20:00

    I have an idea for a competition for those with an F1 game on either computer or console. A lap time competition. If we had the same game it would help, but if not, then we can still have a go, though you can’t really compare times with different games. Sound good? I have each game from 1997 to 2006, though my 98 and 2001 don’t work.

    The only F1 game I currently have is rFactor on PC. I've got GRID and RacePro on 360 though.

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:00

    Can you guys see the chat even though you can’t log in?

    I can't even see the site.

  • me08/04/2009 at 20:00

    Can you guys see the chat even though you can’t log in?

    we can relay question live here?

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 20:00

    Not that it helps, but the questions will be put up on site later if you want to have a go. What I dont understand is how you can both comment here but not PF

    I can only comment on the desktop doohickey, not from the site.

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:01

    I can only comment on the desktop doohickey, not from the site.

    I'm on the web doohickey with no problems.

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:01

    we can relay question live here?

    okay I'll do that

    .. keep a note in notepad and email answers to [email protected]

  • me08/04/2009 at 20:01

    I’m on the web doohickey with no problems.

    we'll copy the q's here for you.

    bt have x3 issues right now: http://bit.ly/bt_status

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:02

    we can relay question live here?

    I wouldn't worry about it. I'll have a go when they are published (as I've done for the last few weeks!) and I'll try again in a fortnight ('cos next week I'm in London!)

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 20:02

    Chris, got XBL?

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:03

    Q1 1985: Which driver crossed the finish line of the 1985 Italian Grand Prix first?

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:03

    I’m on the web doohickey with no problems.

    we’ll copy the q’s here for you.

    bt have x3 issues right now: http://bit.ly/bt_status

    Cool thanks!

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:03

    2 1986: How many pole positions did Senna secure during the 1986 season?

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 20:04

    The only F1 game I currently have is rFactor on PC. I’ve got GRID and RacePro on 360 though.

    I sold Race Pro today :( Still got grid though, absolutely adore grid.

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:04

    Q3 The 1987 WDC was decided during the practice session for the Suzuka. Why?

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:04

    Q4 1988: At the Detroit GP senna took his sixth consecutive pole, equalling a record set by Moss and which other driver?

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:05

    Q5. 1989: At Estori, Mansel was fined $50,000 and given a one race ban. Why?

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:05

    ok these are actually quite hard :-)

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:05

    Should be posting them more slowly now that you have the backlogged questions

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 20:06

    Hey everyone - catching up on the quiz. Thanks, Jackie!

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:06

    Q6. 1990: Who did Senna deliberately crash into at the 1990 Japanese Grand Prix?

    You are welcome Journeyer .. thanks for the excellent review of Malaysia :D

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:07

    Q7 1991: Which future WDC made their debut at the 1991 Italian Grand Prix?

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:08

    Q8 1992: At which Grand Prix did Nigel Mansell secure the 1992 WDC?

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:12

    Q7 was wrong .. this is the corrected one.

    1991: Which future WDC made their debut at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix?

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:13

    Q9 1993: Name the Grand Prix where Senna went from 5th to 1st place in the opening lap.

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:15

    Q10 1994: Who won the 1994 WCC?

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:17

    Things look promising. SPC loaded properly but slowly. Trying Pitlane..

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:18

    fingers crossed

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:18

    Q11 1995 Where did Williams enjoy their only one-two of the season?

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 20:19

    Ok, have rebooted, internet seems to be working fine.

    Now I have to find out why the TVs have no signal!

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 20:19

    Pat just made it in to the quiz

  • me08/04/2009 at 20:20

    Pat just made it in to the quiz

    get in there dom, there's still time.

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:20

    Okay I'm in. Thanks Jackie for the reposts :-)

    Anyone else need 'em?

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:21

    What about Ollie?

  • me08/04/2009 at 20:21

    What about Ollie?

    have dented him... awaiting response.

  • me08/04/2009 at 20:21

    have dented him… awaiting response.

    scrub that. all is well :)

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:21

    Now I have to find out why the TVs have no signal!

    Where are you?

    I know south Devon's analogue was switched off.

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 20:23

    Where are you?

    I know south Devon’s analogue was switched off.

    Brighton. That could be it.

    My freeview box broke yesterday, so all I have is analogue!

  • me08/04/2009 at 20:24

    My freeview box broke yesterday, so all I have is analogue!

    fab timing!

  • Jackie08/04/2009 at 20:25

    My freeview box broke yesterday, so all I have is analogue!

    Hope it's fixed soon

  • me08/04/2009 at 20:25

    just to distract r.g.

    look timo: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/

  • RG08/04/2009 at 20:26

    just to distract r.g.

    *Faints

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:30

    Brighton. That could be it.

    Shouldn't think so unless you got BBC Spotlight instead of whatever your local one is.

    My freeview box broke yesterday, so all I have is analogue!

    Welcome to my world!

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 20:31

    just to distract r.g.

    That is a fantastic picture.

    I'm not a Toymota fan, but I'd love a huge version of that printed for my playroom wall.

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 20:31

    The TVs are now turning themselves off... this is weird!

  • RG08/04/2009 at 20:32

    I’m not a Toymota fan, but I’d love a huge version of that printed for my playroom wall.

    Its with those FIA HD cams on the cars, they are awesome. Would be great if there is a bigger one for a wallpaper

  • me08/04/2009 at 20:33

    remind us after the quiz, but i'm not sure the one we have is much bigger.

  • RG08/04/2009 at 20:33

    remind us after the quiz, but i’m not sure the one we have is much bigger.

    Okay. Will do.

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 20:33

    remind us after the quiz, but i’m not sure the one we have is much bigger.

    I need 1920x1200 or 2304x1440 - much bigger. :(

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:34

    have you had Q16 yet? last updated I have is 21:29

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:35

    have you had Q16 yet? last updated I have is 21:29

    the only reason I ask is because it won't me say anything in the chat any more

  • RG08/04/2009 at 20:35

    have you had Q16 yet? last updated I have is 21:29

    Comment, the less you chat the slower it updates. Should load up with em

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:35

    disregard, it just woke up :-)

  • me08/04/2009 at 20:35

    have you had Q16 yet? last updated I have is 21:29

    Q: 16 1999 At which circuit did Schumacher break his leg?

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 20:37

    17 2000 In 2000 Schumacher secured Ferrari’s first WDC in how many years?

  • Joe08/04/2009 at 20:38

    I have an idea for a competition for those with an F1 game on either computer or console. A lap time competition. If we had the same game it would help, but if not, then we can still have a go, though you can’t really compare times with different games. Sound good? I have each game from 1997 to 2006, though my 98 and 2001 don’t work.

    It's still there. :P

  • Tim Meakins08/04/2009 at 20:38

    Ah, it sounded better in my head… http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/f1-ringtone-mp3 ;)

    That's great! Thank you for doing that so quickly!

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:38

    thx, it seems to be updating but not letting me comment very often

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 20:40

    I don't see your name on the list Pat. May be worth going out and logging in again

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:41

    I don’t see your name on the list Pat. May be worth going out and logging in again

    Righto

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 20:41

    That worked, thanks

  • lou08/04/2009 at 20:43

    btw Christine, today's big picture is amazing. I like the picture very much :D

  • Christine08/04/2009 at 20:50

    btw Christine, today’s big picture is amazing. I like the picture very much :D

    It is a good one :)

  • Andy Taylor08/04/2009 at 21:05

    Q: 16 1999 At which circuit did Schumacher break his leg?

    Wow, one I can answer!

  • me08/04/2009 at 21:06

    Wow, one I can answer!

    i think i did a bit better this week.

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 21:09

    i think i did a bit better this week.

    me too. that's not saying much though!

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 21:10

    i think i did a bit better this week.

    I think I didn't. I liked the last 5 questions

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 21:10

    i think i did a bit better this week.

    I'm honestly saying now I'll be surprsed if I got more than 6 and I genuinely mean that.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 21:11

    i think i did a bit better this week.

    I think I did OK but I am too tired to do the Spot the difference thing :-(

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 21:11

    now the quiz is done I've reloaded the doohickey and looks normal again

  • me08/04/2009 at 21:13

    now the quiz is done I’ve reloaded the doohickey and looks normal again

    yay for BT. it helps to have a website split across two continents i feel. even if its entirely unintentional.

  • Ollie08/04/2009 at 21:14

    now the quiz is done I’ve reloaded the doohickey and looks normal again

    yay for BT. it helps to have a website split across two continents i feel. even if its entirely unintentional.

    Oh yeah, SPC and F1M are loading fine now. :)

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 21:14

    yay for BT. it helps to have a website split across two continents i feel. even if its entirely unintentional.

    It had numbers down the left side and everything!

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 21:14

    now the quiz is done I’ve reloaded the doohickey and looks normal again

    I restarted and everything was fine afterwards.

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 21:15

    It had numbers down the left side and everything!

    That was just confusing...

  • Andy Taylor08/04/2009 at 21:15

    yay for BT. it helps to have a website split across two continents i feel. even if its entirely unintentional.

    Doesn't that mess with the datestamps?

  • me08/04/2009 at 21:16

    Doesn’t that mess with the datestamps?

    nope.

  • me08/04/2009 at 21:18

    Doesn’t that mess with the datestamps?

    nope.

    oops, didn't mean to post that quickly. it doesn't mess with timestamps because images are in Ireland and database is in the US.

  • Andy Taylor08/04/2009 at 21:20

    oops, didn’t mean to post that quickly. it doesn’t mess with timestamps because images are in Ireland and database is in the US.

    Nice.

  • me08/04/2009 at 21:21

    Nice.

    ideally, everything would be in dublin. but not for a while yet.

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 21:26

    Hoping for a score in the 20's from that.

    Finally got all the spot the differences though! :D

  • Andy Taylor08/04/2009 at 21:27

    ideally, everything would be in dublin. but not for a while yet.

    Does that mean the site would only go down on the 17th March?

  • me08/04/2009 at 21:27

    Does that mean the site would only go down on the 17th March?

    absolutely. although it would be sluggish on the 18th too.

  • Andy Taylor08/04/2009 at 21:29

    absolutely. although it would be sluggish on the 18th too.

    :)

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 21:32

    Only teams not attending the appeal on the 14th are Force India and Toro Rosso. :D

    I suppose STR could ask through Red Bull and Force India through McLaren

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 21:32

    I week from now I'll be on the way home from the Science Museum!

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 21:33

    I week from now I’ll be on the way home from the Science Museum!

    Most likely - still in the pub.

  • Andy Taylor08/04/2009 at 21:33

    I week from now I’ll be on the way home from the Science Museum!

    Bah. I can't come. :(

  • RG08/04/2009 at 21:34

    Bah. I can’t come. :(

    You can always talk with me and Steven.

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 21:34

    Have any plans other than the date and location been made yet btw?

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 21:35

    Have any plans other than the date and location been made yet btw?

    1pm or so in the cafe downstairs somewhere.

    No idea about afterwards, the rest of the museum would take a while and I want to look at the spacey bit because I missed that when I was there in the summer.

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 21:37

    No idea about afterwards, the rest of the museum would take a while and I want to look at the spacey bit because I missed that when I was there in the summer.

    I'm up for the space bit and the plane bit...

    Shame the dismantled spitfire was removed - that was fantastic.

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 21:38

    1pm or so in the cafe downstairs somewhere.

    Coolio. What sort of time are people getting into London? I'm supposed to get to St Pancras at 11.19.

  • Chris08/04/2009 at 21:38

    Just realised, I haven't done a picture of me and page 22 yet. Thankfully, I'm off somewere tomorrow, where I can get a unique picture. Plus, I've got the drop.io app for iPhone, so I can upload it straight after taking!

  • Chris08/04/2009 at 21:38

    Coolio. What sort of time are people getting into London? I’m supposed to get to St Pancras at 11.19.

    Checking train times now.

  • me08/04/2009 at 21:38

    Coolio. What sort of time are people getting into London? I’m supposed to get to St Pancras at 11.19.

    about then i think.

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 21:38

    Just realised, I haven’t done a picture of me and page 22 yet.

    Me neither - on the throne perhaps? ;)

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 21:39

    Plus, I’ve got the drop.io app for iPhone, so I can upload it straight after taking!

    Oooh, didn't know there was one. To the app store!

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 21:40

    about then i think.

    How convenient.

  • Chris08/04/2009 at 21:40

    It's called droppler. It's something like £1.19 and sidepodcast's drop.io feed is too big for it to handle! meandpage22 still works though

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 21:41

    Coolio. What sort of time are people getting into London? I’m supposed to get to St Pancras at 11.19.

    Any time between 12 and 1. I ought to sort tickets really.

  • Chris08/04/2009 at 21:41

    Coolio. What sort of time are people getting into London? I’m supposed to get to St Pancras at 11.19.

    I'm getting into waterloo at 11:13.

  • me08/04/2009 at 21:42

    It’s called droppler. It’s something like £1.19 and sidepodcast’s drop.io feed is too big for it to handle! meandpage22 still works though

    we bought it the day it came out, but are holding back on promoting it until the api gets updated and the app can handle spc drop :)

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 21:42

    It’s called droppler. It’s something like £1.19 and sidepodcast’s drop.io feed is too big for it to handle! meandpage22 still works though

    In that case I'll stick to the Twitter app for uploading photos for now.

  • lou08/04/2009 at 21:43

    I week from now I’ll be on the way home from the Science Museum!

    if you'll just be on your way home... i'll be going home much earlier then everyone else then.

  • me08/04/2009 at 21:43

    In that case I’ll stick to the Twitter app for uploading photos for now.

    you can email them to the drop from your phone for free: [email protected]

  • Chris08/04/2009 at 21:43

    we bought it the day it came out, but are holding back on promoting it until the api gets updated and the app can handle spc drop :)

    Does the developer know about the problem?

  • lou08/04/2009 at 21:43

    1pm or so in the cafe downstairs somewhere.

    No idea about afterwards, the rest of the museum would take a while and I want to look at the spacey bit because I missed that when I was there in the summer.

    lol as long as there are clear signs to the cafe :)

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 21:44

    if you’ll just be on your way home… i’ll be going home much earlier then everyone else then.

    Only because I have a mammoth journey home. Leave Victoria coach station at 7.00 and get home at something after midnight.

  • me08/04/2009 at 21:45

    Does the developer know about the problem?

    oh yes. and i think a few other devs are using spc drop as a test site, because it's one of the biggest public ones out there.

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 21:45

    you can email them to the drop from your phone for free: [email protected]

    Now that is useful.

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 21:45

    Wow a week away... I'm really excited for next week :D

  • Chris08/04/2009 at 21:45

    oh yes. and i think a few other devs are using spc drop as a test site, because it’s one of the biggest public ones out there.

    that's cool.

  • lou08/04/2009 at 21:45

    Only because I have a mammoth journey home. Leave Victoria coach station at 7.00 and get home at something after midnight.

    ooh ouch. that is a lot of travelling.

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 21:46

    Wow a week away… I’m really excited for next week :D

    My turn to get jealous now, eh? ;)

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 21:46

    Only because I have a mammoth journey home. Leave Victoria coach station at 7.00 and get home at something after midnight.

    I'd have a similar journey time by train which is why I'm doing it Thursday.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 21:47

    Wow a week away… I’m really excited for next week :D

    So am I. My trip starts early tomorrow :-D

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 21:47

    ooh ouch. that is a lot of travelling.

    yup, London to Huddersfield on one coach. Not so bad on the way there though cause it's half way on a train.

  • lou08/04/2009 at 21:49

    yup, London to Huddersfield on one coach. Not so bad on the way there though cause it’s half way on a train.

    i'm pretty lucky it's just a short tube ride and then just over an hour by train then....

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 21:49

    I’m getting into waterloo at 11:13.

    Looks like I can do 11:49.

    11.20 at a push but I don't do mornings well, it would mean an 8.20 train and the station is 20 miles away

  • RG08/04/2009 at 21:52

    Just seen the new diary.

    Mr C with a big ego? Never.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 21:54

    Just seen the new diary.

    Mr C with a big ego? Never.

    Quite a funny one is this one!

  • RG08/04/2009 at 21:55

    Mr C with a big ego? Never.

    Speaking of Mr C, did you have the larger version of that image?

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 21:55

    http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/museummap.aspx

    click on the food/drink sign and it shows the cafes

    Which of those is the one you mean?

    Just that, depending on how you enter the museum, any of those could be 'downstairs'....

  • lou08/04/2009 at 21:56

    Just that, depending on how you enter the museum, any of those could be ‘downstairs’….

    wow... would meeting outside be better then?...

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 21:58

    My turn to get jealous now, eh? ;)

    Haha :)

    My journey is 2 hour train from Newport-Paddington at 9am then 15 minute underground at half 11, so I should be there around 12ish so plenty of time :)

    Leaving I don't know at all, to be honest I want to stay in London as long as possible!

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 21:58

    wow… would meeting outside be better then?…

    There's a big lobby area which could be better. Or the shop.

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 21:59

    wow… would meeting outside be better then?…

    It might be less complicated/confusing for sure..

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 22:00

    wow… would meeting outside be better then?…

    It might be less complicated/confusing for sure..

    Damn I thought we'd already decided :-(

    I will have very sporadic Internet access until the meet and may not be able to check where to meet...

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 22:00

    I will have very sporadic Internet access until the meet and may not be able to check where to meet…

    Does anyone have your number? Email it to me.

  • RG08/04/2009 at 22:01

    I will have very sporadic Internet access until the meet and may not be able to check where to meet…

    Might be best to ask for someone's number who is going who knows what is going on, so if your lost, you can ring

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 22:01

    Does anyone have your number? Email it to me.

    I'm assuming you'll have a working mobile.

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:01

    I will have very sporadic Internet access until the meet and may not be able to check where to meet…

    do we have your number? if so, we'll ring you/everyone once we're in london. given that it's school holidays, we'll likely all meet in the queue outside.

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 22:02

    do we have your number? if so, we’ll ring you/everyone once we’re in london. given that it’s school holidays, we’ll likely all meet in the queue outside.

    3 people basically saying the same thing. ;)

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:02

    3 people basically saying the same thing. ;)

    hehehe.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 22:02

    I will have very sporadic Internet access until the meet and may not be able to check where to meet…

    do we have your number? if so, we’ll ring you/everyone once we’re in london. given that it’s school holidays, we’ll likely all meet in the queue outside.

    I emailed it to Christine the other day and she said she'd got it. Might be best to send me a text if no-one sees me pop in here...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 22:03

    I will have very sporadic Internet access until the meet and may not be able to check where to meet…

    Does anyone have your number? Email it to me.

    I gave it to Christine but I'll email it to you as well...

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 22:03

    I emailed it to Christine the other day and she said she’d got it. Might be best to send me a text if no-one sees me pop in here…

    It may be worth more than one person having it. The tube has no signal.

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 22:04

    lol

    probably not outside... too many doors (plus I'm aiming to get to london early enough to have tired out the children already as I'll be down an adult (erk!) due to Andys rota mix up :-(

    Can I please just ask *not* the deep blue cafeplacone... its sodding difficult to see there due to the lighting! Plus its table service.

    I was kind of assuming it would be the selfservice cafe, but though I should check rofl...

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:04

    I gave it to Christine but I’ll email it to you as well…

    that's fine, if she has it we're all cool. we'll just talk from the morning onwards.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 22:06

    I emailed it to Christine the other day and she said she’d got it. Might be best to send me a text if no-one sees me pop in here…

    It may be worth more than one person having it. The tube has no signal.

    I emailed it to you. Have you received it?

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:06

    probably not outside… too many doors (plus I’m aiming to get to london early enough to have tired out the children already as I’ll be down an adult (erk!) due to Andys rota mix up :-(

    k. so the lobby area is good? i thinks we'll try and get there as early as poss and just be there and ring everyone as and when.

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 22:07

    k. so the lobby area is good? i thinks we’ll try and get there as early as poss and just be there and ring everyone as and when.

    sounds goooooooooood.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 22:07

    probably not outside… too many doors (plus I’m aiming to get to london early enough to have tired out the children already as I’ll be down an adult (erk!) due to Andys rota mix up :-(

    k. so the lobby area is good? i thinks we’ll try and get there as early as poss and just be there and ring everyone as and when.

    I have no idea about the layout but the lobby sounds fine to me. It'll save you guys having to call me and make an international call too ;-)

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:07

    I emailed it to you. Have you received it?

    [email protected]

    ?

  • Chris08/04/2009 at 22:07

    k. so the lobby area is good? i thinks we’ll try and get there as early as poss and just be there and ring everyone as and when.

    Lobby's good to me!

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 22:08

    we’ll likely all meet in the queue outside

    I've never queued to get into the science museum, not even in the (bleurgh, I usually get to avoid them, lol) school holidays.

    Could we not just all agree to carry a copy of pg22?

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 22:08

    I emailed it to you. Have you received it?

    Yep, thanks

  • Dan Brunell08/04/2009 at 22:08

    Just seen the new diary.

    Mr C with a big ego? Never.

    Some say he has an ego so big, no camera could possibly contain his image...

    Hope all of you have fun at the tour this weekend. Enjoy all the carbon fiber gizmos.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 22:08

    I emailed it to you. Have you received it?

    [email protected]

    ?

    I was talking to Pat. He can be my sidepodbackup ;-)

  • Chris08/04/2009 at 22:09

    Could we not just all agree to carry a copy of pg22?

    :) I was planning to bring my copy anyway.

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 22:09

    erk

    Maybe I should just wear wings... that should clear some space on the tube rofl

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:09

    I was talking to Pat. He can be my sidepodbackup ;-)

    ace, soz.

  • lou08/04/2009 at 22:10

    Could we not just all agree to carry a copy of pg22?

    i'l prolly be bringing mine... just cause i've decided it will made good reading for the train journey :)

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 22:11

    Could we not just all agree to carry a copy of pg22?

    Mine will be there :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 22:11

    I was talking to Pat. He can be my sidepodbackup ;-)

    ace, soz.

    Sent it to you anyways ;-)

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:13

    Maybe I should just wear wings… that should clear some space on the tube rofl

    hehe. actually that might help because i was banking on recognising andy! however, you know what christine and i look like so it'll be fine :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 22:14

    Maybe I should just wear wings… that should clear some space on the tube rofl

    hehe. actually that might help because i was banking on recognising andy! however, you know what christine and i look like so it’ll be fine :)

    I'll be looking out for Christine and a Giant Panda ...)

  • Andy Taylor08/04/2009 at 22:14

    Could we not just all agree to carry a copy of pg22?

    Rolled up copy of F1 Racing

  • chris evans08/04/2009 at 22:14

    just emailed you my number me.

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 22:14

    MrC I'll leave a message on SPC voicemail tomorrow with my number. I want to test my Skype headset. :-)

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:14

    I’ll be looking out for Christine and a Giant Panda …;)

    no!

  • Andy Taylor08/04/2009 at 22:14

    hehe. actually that might help because i was banking on recognising andy! however, you know what christine and i look like so it’ll be fine :)

    Hehe.

  • Chris08/04/2009 at 22:15

    Rolled up copy of F1 Racing

    use it to bash people out the way on the tube ! ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 22:15

    ooo I'm getting tired - how long does it take Jolly to count up the scores? I gotta be up in less than 5 hours!

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:15

    just emailed you my number me.

    cool. have gavin's a chris'. will check skype tomorrow :)

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 22:15

    no!

    I've heard that no before!

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:15

    I’ve heard that no before!

    nope.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 22:16

    I’ll be looking out for Christine and a Giant Panda …;)

    no!

    LOL. I hope you don't turn up in disguise, Mr. C!

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 22:17

    ooo I’m getting tired - how long does it take Jolly to count up the scores? I gotta be up in less than 5 hours!

    He's done.

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 22:17

    k. so the lobby area is good? i thinks we’ll try and get there as early as poss and just be there and ring everyone as and when.

    If I remember correctly - inside the main entrance is a main gear leg from a Airbus A340 - really big white thing... Would that be any good? It's certainly easy to spot.

  • Chris08/04/2009 at 22:17

    cool. have gavin’s a chris’. will check skype tomorrow :)

    Just sent mine as well

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:17

    If I remember correctly - inside the main entrance is a main gear leg from a Airbus A340 - really big white thing… Would that be any good? It’s certainly easy to spot.

    perfect. big white thing it is.

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 22:18

    I'll be the short person with 3 children in tow (or in tow behind at least one of them - probably DS). Nah, will have to go and review photographs that don't exist... Unless someone wants to wander off to facebook at retrieve my number from the phonebook (yes, I confess, I belong to the SPC group there mumblemumblemumble...)

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:18

    Just sent mine as well

    confirmed squire :)

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 22:18

    perfect. big white thing it is.

    Trying to find a picture...

  • lou08/04/2009 at 22:18

    no!

    you were going to wear it to goodwood ;)

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:18

    you were going to wear it to goodwood ;)

    before i knew how damn fluffy it was.

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 22:19

    perfect. big white thing it is.

    Trying to find a picture…

    Ok - it's not white - it's grey...

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/n7yu7lvsmRCbGH1d2kH5qA

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:19

    Unless someone wants to wander off to facebook at retrieve my number from the phonebook (yes, I confess, I belong to the SPC group there mumblemumblemumble…;)

    i can do that ;)

  • lou08/04/2009 at 22:20

    before i knew how damn fluffy it was.

    :D

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 22:20

    Quiz scores

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 22:20

    nope.

    Oh yes I have!

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2008/12/15/daily-15th-december-2008/#comment-161732

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 22:21

    Quiz scores

    Did I beat Mr and Mrs C? ;)

  • me08/04/2009 at 22:21

    Oh yes I have!

    no

  • lou08/04/2009 at 22:21

    Ok - it’s not white - it’s grey…

    ah that is big enough to spot... and i suppose the group of people gathering beside it all clutching f1 racing will be another give away :D

  • RG08/04/2009 at 22:21

    Did I beat Mr and Mrs C? ;)

    They are being announced right now

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 22:21

    Did I beat Mr and Mrs C? ;)

    We're finding out now. ;)

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 22:23

    We’re finding out now. ;)

    I beat MrC at least...

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 22:24

    Rolled up copy of F1 Racing

    use it to bash people out the way on the tube !

    Or if you are getting into town via Kings Cross, St Pancras or Euston, get the no 10 bus just outside, get off at the Albert hall and walk 2-5 mins down Exhibition road to the science museum.

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 22:25

    Morning everyone!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 22:26

    Wooo 18/29 on my debut!!!

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 22:26

    Wooo 18/29 on my debut!!!

    Ditto!

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 22:26

    Oooooh....

    20 points out of 29...

    Not happy.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 22:28

    Wooo 18/29 on my debut!!!

    Ditto!

    Stop looking at my answers you cheat ;-)

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 22:28

    1st win on 2nd attempt. Yay! :D

  • Andy Taylor08/04/2009 at 22:28

    Stop looking at my answers you cheat ;-)

    Enquiry!

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 22:29

    Oooooh….

    20 points out of 29…

    Not happy.

    Gordon whatits.... that's a *good* score, surely?

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 22:30

    Hi Sean

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 22:30

    Morning Sean, Night Gavin. :)

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 22:31

    Gordon whatits…. that’s a *good* score, surely?

    Still not happy.

    Now going back over the questions and answers

    Also using my Autocourse books and Wikipedia now.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)08/04/2009 at 22:31

    Night all, and happy easter if I don't pop in beforehand ;-)

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 22:31

    Now going back over the questions and answers

    Also using my Autocourse books and Wikipedia now.

    :D

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 22:32

    Still not happy.

    Now going back over the questions and answers

    Also using my Autocourse books and Wikipedia now.

    Are you in training for Mastermind?

  • RG08/04/2009 at 22:32

    See ya later gavin

  • Journeyer08/04/2009 at 22:33

    Ayt, back to bed for me... It's a holiday here. Later! ;)

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 22:33

    Are you in training for Mastermind?

    Specalist subject - Red Dwarf *2 days to go.. YAY!*

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 22:34

    Night Journeyer. :)

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 22:36

    Night Journeyer & Gavin.

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 22:36

    Found 3 that I got wrong now....

    :(

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 22:47

    Specalist subject - Red Dwarf *2 days to go.. YAY!*

    Count downs in this house as well.

    I'm just hoping that its back to the standard of the first few series, and not down where the later ones (after they stopped getting 'on') were......

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 22:49

    Count downs in this house as well.

    I’m just hoping that its back to the standard of the first few series, and not down where the later ones (after they stopped getting ‘on’;) were…

    I quite liked Series 8 though. Rimmer and Lister stuck together in a small bunk room again. Just like the old days.

    Series 7 was naff though.

    Smeeeeeeeee

  • jolly08/04/2009 at 22:50

    Quiz answers and results

    Journeyer was this weeks winner :-D - Congratulations

    http://www.pitlanefanatic.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=800&p=6049#p6049

    Thanks everyone

  • Lukeh08/04/2009 at 22:51

    Thanks everyone

    Was a great and very tough quiz :D

    10! Yessssss.

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 22:52

    I’m just hoping that its back to the standard of the first few series, and not down where the later ones (after they stopped getting ‘on’;) were……

    In my opinion, series 1 & 3 are the best, although I agree with Flibster saying that 8 was much better than 7.

  • jolly08/04/2009 at 22:53

    Was a great and very tough quiz :D

    very tough - yep sorry guys and girls

    (and every question only carried a max of one point this week)

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 22:54

    In my opinion, series 1 & 3 are the best, although I agree with Flibster saying that 8 was much better than 7.

    Guess where my name come from? ;)

    And yes, I have gone to a fancy dress part in the red and white checked gingham dress, army boots and a small penguin puppet with red led's for eyes. :D

  • Alenyaa08/04/2009 at 22:54

    Red Dwarf

    Jean Todt??

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 22:54

    And yes, I have gone to a fancy dress part in the red and white checked gingham dress, army boots and a small penguin puppet with red led’s for eyes. :D

    Awesome :-)

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 22:55

    And yes, I have gone to a fancy dress part in the red and white checked gingham dress, army boots and a small penguin puppet with red led’s for eyes. :D

    :D:D:D

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 22:57

    Quiz answers and results

    Journeyer was this weeks winner :-D - Congratulations

    http://www.pitlanefanatic.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=800&p=6049#p6049

    Thanks everyone

    Great quiz, amazed I got 18 on the first go.

  • Flibster08/04/2009 at 22:57

    Just to pre-empt the question..

    I will not wear it to the Science Museum. :P

  • Dom08/04/2009 at 23:00

    I will not wear it to the Science Museum. :P

    Fair enough. It's not like we'd ever pressure someone into wearing a costume they don't want to...

  • littlepurplegoth08/04/2009 at 23:00

    Awwwww

    If I can volunteer wings, someone else can at least wear army boots and/or gingham...

    (snark!)

  • Andy Taylor08/04/2009 at 23:04

    Fair enough. It’s not like we’d ever pressure someone into wearing a costume they don’t want to…

    Mr C never said he didn't want to wear the panda suit.

  • Alenyaa08/04/2009 at 23:04

    Quiz answers and results

    Journeyer was this weeks winner - Congratulations

    http://www.pitlanefanatic.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=800&p=6049#p6049

    Thanks everyone

    Surely Schumacher made his debut in the 1991 Belgian GP rather than the Italian one?

    Btw, site is reacting very slowly, even to me typing my posts.

  • Pat W08/04/2009 at 23:09

    Surely Schumacher made his debut in the 1991 Belgian GP rather than the Italian one?

    The question was adjusted to Belgium.

  • jolly08/04/2009 at 23:10

    Surely Schumacher made his debut in the 1991 Belgian GP rather than the Italian one?

    Yes your right - I did change it during the quiz but forgot to update my master list - will do now - sorry

  • Alenyaa08/04/2009 at 23:16

    Yes your right - I did change it during the quiz but forgot to update my master list - will do now - sorry

    You're forgiven :-P

  • jolly08/04/2009 at 23:17

    You’re forgiven :-P

    Thank you :-)

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 23:20

    BATracer quali setup all done, im quite excited. Its very addictive :D

    Plus im beating my team mate so far, so all is well :D

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 23:22

    An interesting point came up in a discussion on Clive's blog. Apparently Max's team were not as squeaky clean as he would like us to think. They cheated a little on occasion. About 8 paragraphs in Robin Herd the Technical Director admits getting his driver pole position by passing his pit board in front of the timing beam and getting him a faster time. I am sure Max will call himself up on charges of bringing the sport into disrepute since he was head of the team and therefore must have known exactly what went on.

    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20010529/ai_n14384601/

  • Steven Roy08/04/2009 at 23:24

    I have a comment on Joe's blog that he must consider too controversial. Dan posted a comment two minutes after mine and there are a few after that and they have all cleared moreation. I do seem to be able to upset people.

  • Sean Golding08/04/2009 at 23:25

    Plus im beating my team mate so far, so all is well :D

    That ain't hard mate. ;)

  • Jon Waldock08/04/2009 at 23:25

    That ain’t hard mate. ;)

    I had a lucky 4th run :D

  • Steven Roy09/04/2009 at 00:09

    I have a feeling Christine may like this. Just saw this on Leo. Enter a name like sidepodcast or your own name and check where it is still available. Ideal for anyone starting a business to make sure that they can have accounts everywhere in that name.

    http://namechk.com/

  • lou09/04/2009 at 00:10

    oooo Congrats to Luke, he's made the top 5 most talkative people :)

  • RG09/04/2009 at 00:11

    oooo Congrats to Luke, he’s made the top 5 most talkative people :)

    Welcome to the top, once you get up here its hard going back down.

  • Lukeh09/04/2009 at 00:13

    oooo Congrats to Luke, he’s made the top 5 most talkative people :)

    And so it begins... :P

    I'm so surprised at that. Seriously... wow.

  • Jon+Waldock09/04/2009 at 00:13

    I have a feeling Christine may like this. Just saw this on Leo. Enter a name like sidepodcast or your own name and check where it is still available. Ideal for anyone starting a business to make sure that they can have accounts everywhere in that name.

    That looks interesting....

    However it shows up some accounts for my business on a couple of sites that i haven't registered up for....this concerns me....

  • Steven Roy09/04/2009 at 00:13

    oooo Congrats to Luke, he’s made the top 5 most talkative people :)

    Well done. Considering he has not been commenting professionally for long that is quite something.

  • RG09/04/2009 at 00:14

    I have a feeling Christine may like this. Just saw this on Leo. Enter a name like sidepodcast or your own name and check where it is still available. Ideal for anyone starting a business to make sure that they can have accounts everywhere in that name.

    Oooh, RG is available in wordpress. Lets see about that then. Btw you were in the wrong place so I'll put it in the daily

  • me09/04/2009 at 00:14

    Btw you were in the wrong place so I’ll put it in the daily

    (hearts) r.g.

  • Steven Roy09/04/2009 at 00:14

    However it shows up some accounts for my business on a couple of sites that i haven’t registered up for….this concerns me….

    I just realised I didn't put this in the daily thread. Oh Doohickey!

    At leas you can check out those accounts now that you know they exist.

  • lou09/04/2009 at 00:14

    Well done. Considering he has not been commenting professionally for long that is quite something.

    hehehe at 'commenting professionally' hehehehe

  • Jon+Waldock09/04/2009 at 00:14

    Oooh, RG is available in wordpress. Lets see about that then. Btw you were in the wrong place so I’ll put it in the daily

    Whoops, i did it too

  • RG09/04/2009 at 00:15

    (hearts) r.g.

    *blushes

    Just keepin it clean ;)

  • me09/04/2009 at 00:16

    Whoops, i did it too

    tis okay, i haven't had time to even look at doohickey fixes. plan to get lots done this weekend.

  • Jon+Waldock09/04/2009 at 00:16

    tis okay, i haven’t had time to even look at doohickey fixes. plan to get lots done this weekend.

    i think its more to do with our inability to look at where we're posting and typing at the same time ;)

  • Jon+Waldock09/04/2009 at 00:26

    Quick question relating to copyright on pictures.....

    If you want to use a picture for your website, can you use it as long as you put the source? Like Mr C's pic was on here, and they put that it came from here. How does that kind of thing work and are there any copyright free motorsport type picture gallery places?

  • Dan Brunell09/04/2009 at 00:30

    oooo Congrats to Luke, he’s made the top 5 most talkative people

    Well done. Considering he has not been commenting professionally for long that is quite something.

    I don't know how you guys do it. 1,500 to 2,000 comments in 30 days? You know that is on average 50 - 66.7 comments a day.

    @me: My latest post on my blog was inspired by you and our prevous "Windsor debate."

  • Steven Roy09/04/2009 at 00:32

    @me: My latest post on my blog was inspired by you and our prevous our Windsor debate.

    link please

  • me09/04/2009 at 00:32

    If you want to use a picture for your website, can you use it as long as you put the source?

    nope. if it's one of our pics we normally ask for a credit or a link.

    mostly you have to pay to use a photograph and give credit. photographs on f1 big picture are a good example of that.

    teams will give out a selection of free images, if you apply for permission, it's a bit hit and miss as to the quality though (honda used to be brilliant, force india are mostly awful).

  • Jon Waldock09/04/2009 at 00:33

    teams will give out a selection of free images, if you apply for permission, it’s a bit hit and miss as to the quality though (honda used to be brilliant, force india are mostly awful).

    thanking you

  • me09/04/2009 at 00:35

    thanking you

    also, wikipedia have some pics. the mention of PW by dan just then reminded me that's where we got his piccy from. they're free to use, along with a credit.

  • Dan Brunell09/04/2009 at 00:35

    link please

    Sorry.

    LINK: http://www.racingeagles.com/2009/04/should-peter-windsor-still-be-working-for-speedtv.html

  • Dan Brunell09/04/2009 at 00:46

    link please

    Sorry.

    LINK: http://www.racingeagles.com/2009/04/should-peter-windsor-still-be-working-for-speedtv.html

    With that, I got to take off... literally. I have to go the sauna known as Houston, Texas for a little business.

    Adios and have fun at the sidepod-meet-up-thingy.

  • me09/04/2009 at 00:47

    Adios and have fun at the sidepod-meet-up-thingy.

    have safe flight sir.

  • RG09/04/2009 at 00:47

    have safe flight sir.

    Indeed, bye Dan

  • Jon Waldock09/04/2009 at 00:49

    Adios and have fun at the sidepod-meet-up-thingy.

    Have, 'fun'!

  • Steven Roy09/04/2009 at 00:51

    With that, I got to take off… literally. I have to go the sauna known as Houston, Texas for a little business.

    Have fun Dan

  • Sean Golding09/04/2009 at 00:52

    Adios and have fun at the sidepod-meet-up-thingy.

    See ya!

  • Journeyer09/04/2009 at 01:44

    Comment in moderation - just pointed out a minor thingy on the About page. I didn't notice you guys actually revised that! And you now have a mission statement and everything... Nice. :D

  • me09/04/2009 at 01:49

    Comment in moderation - just pointed out a minor thingy on the About page. I didn’t notice you guys actually revised that! And you now have a mission statement and everything… Nice. :D

    comment out of moderation. i didn't know we revised the about page either :)

  • Journeyer09/04/2009 at 01:55

    comment out of moderation. i didn’t know we revised the about page either :)

    You didn't? Hahahaha! That's just funny. :P

  • me09/04/2009 at 01:57

    You didn’t? Hahahaha! That’s just funny. :P

    it's good though. i likes it.

    and on that note, i'll bid you all goodnight.

  • Journeyer09/04/2009 at 01:58

    Good night, Mr C. :)

  • RG09/04/2009 at 01:58

    Night Mr C

  • RG09/04/2009 at 02:03

    Night Mr C

    And a night from me, to anyone stiil out there

  • Journeyer09/04/2009 at 02:04

    And a night from me, to anyone stiil out there

    Good night, RG.

  • RG09/04/2009 at 02:04

    And a night from me, to anyone stiil out there

    Okay, why did when I post that i went to ye olde comments?

  • RG09/04/2009 at 02:05

    Okay, why did when I post that i went to ye olde comments?

    Didn't happen that time, well must be me cracking up, bye

  • Journeyer09/04/2009 at 02:05

    Didn’t happen that time, well must be me cracking up, bye

    Haha! Bye, RG.

    Good morning, Europe! :)

  • F1Wolf09/04/2009 at 02:19

    good morning Asia :-)

  • Jackie09/04/2009 at 02:54

    Wow, you are up late RG .. and I'm up way to early! I need coffee

  • Sean Golding09/04/2009 at 03:17

    To anyone still out there, I'm off. See ya.

  • Journeyer09/04/2009 at 05:32

    Have you guys listened to EP2 of ForceCast already? Apparently, Force India took the same gamble on Fisi and Sutil as Ferrari did with Kimi...

  • F1Wolf09/04/2009 at 05:39

    well, but Force India guys have nothing to loose :-) actually, same can be said about Ferrari at the moment :-)

  • Alex Andronov09/04/2009 at 06:22

    Morning all http://drop.io/meandpage22/asset/alianoraandpage22-jpg

    Aliaora was the only new me and page 22 entrant yesterday we must be able to rustle up a few more as we approach the weekend!

  • F1Wolf09/04/2009 at 06:36

    @ Alex Andronov: - I need to go out and get the copy of the magazine first :-) it gets here a bit later

  • Journeyer09/04/2009 at 06:38

    Same here - did it come out in the April issue?

  • Alex Andronov09/04/2009 at 06:41

    Yeah the April edition. (Almost wrote addition then - haven't had enough coffee clearly)

  • Alex Andronov09/04/2009 at 06:41

    @ Alex Andronov: - I need to go out and get the copy of the magazine first :-) it gets here a bit later

    That's a very good excuse! :)

  • Alex Andronov09/04/2009 at 06:42

    This is a bad time for me to be promoting it here as the usual early birds are all in places when it's not readily available.

  • Alex Andronov09/04/2009 at 06:44

    This is a bad time for me to be promoting it here as the usual early birds are all in places when it’s not readily available.

    Of course you aren't early birds from your point of view either!

  • Journeyer09/04/2009 at 06:48

    Of course you aren’t early birds from your point of view either!

    I was in the quiz last night. ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss09/04/2009 at 07:10

    BAT qualifying for Melbourne is done

    It's a Red Bull on pole :D But it's not me :(

  • Amy09/04/2009 at 07:26

    It’s a Red Bull on pole :D But it’s not me :(

    I put my McLaren in 11th, just like a real one ;)

  • Amy09/04/2009 at 07:27

    Or 12th even!

  • Christine09/04/2009 at 08:02

    @Alex - did you see my attempt to promote page 22?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Exe-0bmpA

  • Christine09/04/2009 at 08:21

    Daily post is up:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/09/daily-9th-april-2009/

  • Alex Andronov09/04/2009 at 09:33

    @Alex - did you see my attempt to promote page 22?

    I didn't woo-hoo!