I know you were expecting Lukeh and I am sorry to disappoint but you've got me for today. I believe there are some internet issues in Wales and that means I am on call to cover the daily post. What a day to pick up the daily duties! We've got Free Practice about to kick off for the British GP, but we're all still reeling from the HRT news. There's more in the bullet points:

  • It's Sakon Yamamoto's birthday today and the HRT test driver has been promoted to the race team for the Silverstone weekend. But what of Senna? I hear you cry. Well, yes, exactly. No one really knows why Bruno is off the menu, except that we can only guess it's all about money. And it really sucks. Have your say on the special Bruno thread.
  • Yesterday, Williams announced that Sir Frank would be stepping down from running the team day by day, handing responsibility to Adam Parr. To be honest, I thought he had done that already, and I don't imagine it will change too much within the team itself, but it's about time Frank had a moment to himself!
  • On a lighter note, it's Friday, and we've found you a game to play. Virgin Racing tweeted about a new F1 game from their sponsors FX Pro. It's not your traditional driving game, instead you have to pick a currency pair (eg. GBP/USD) with the aim of selecting the best performing currency over the period of a lap. It's a bit confusing but there's the chance to win F1 VIP prizes. Give it a go and let us know how you do!

That should do it for now. As mentioned previously, we'll be heading over to the Audience with Joe meetup later this evening, and will report back. If you're going, please say hello! Otherwise, I'll see you in the comments.

370 responses

  • Lukeh08/07/2010 at 23:13

    Goodwood PING... this is what I've been writing during my internet blackout

    http://toata.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/93-a-retrospective-of-goodwood-2010/

  • me08/07/2010 at 23:17

    hello not-lukeh daily and hello lukeh.

    *is confused*

  • Lukeh08/07/2010 at 23:18

    hello not-lukeh daily and hello lukeh.

    :)

    My intern came back about an hour ago. I feel bad though for not doing the daily but I had no idea when it's return. Luckily I shall do Saturdays to make up for this bizarre mishap

  • Lukeh08/07/2010 at 23:18

    My intern came back about an hour ago. I feel bad though for not doing the daily but I had no idea when it's return. Luckily I shall do Saturdays to make up for this bizarre mishap

    My internet.

    I don't run an apprenticeship.

  • Pat W08/07/2010 at 23:20

    Goodwood PING... this is what I've been writing during my internet blackout

    http://toata.w…ive-of-goodwood-2010/

    yay

  • Pat W08/07/2010 at 23:20

    I don't run an apprenticeship.

    :D

  • lou08/07/2010 at 23:23

    ohh i'm so tired. shopping is almost as tiring as goodwood.. lol :D okay, bed time for me. up early for FP. my mission tomorrow is to finish sorting and editing all my goodwood pics and to blog about the day. busy busy busy :)

    night all! xx

  • me08/07/2010 at 23:24

    My intern came back about an hour ago. I feel bad though for not doing the daily but I had no idea when it's return. Luckily I shall do Saturdays to make up for this bizarre mishap

    don't feel bad. we're seeing joe tomorrow so christine would've struggled. it's all good.

  • Lukeh08/07/2010 at 23:24

    ohh i'm so tired. shopping is almost as tiring as goodwood.. lol :D okay, bed time for me. up early for FP. my mission tomorrow is to finish sorting and editing all my goodwood pics and to blog about the day. busy busy busy :)

    Sounds like a fun day :) night lou!

    I'm gonna head off, back to my favourite place tomorrow. Night guys.

  • RG08/07/2010 at 23:24

    night all! xx

    g'night.

  • me08/07/2010 at 23:28

    i could totally work for williams: http://twitpic.com/237t2n

  • Steven Roy08/07/2010 at 23:31

    i could totally work for williams: http://twitpic.com/237t2n

    Lost my bet with myself. Thought it was going to be Claire

  • me08/07/2010 at 23:32

    Lost my bet with myself. Thought it was going to be Claire

    hehehee!

    clearly there's no way i'd be allowed to work at williams.

  • amy via alistair09/07/2010 at 00:07

    hola

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 00:09

    hola

    Afternoon

  • amy via alistair09/07/2010 at 00:19

    how is everyone this lovely friday?

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 00:20

    how is everyone this lovely friday?

    I think apart from Mr C and I they are sleeping and unhappy at Bruno being dropped

  • RG09/07/2010 at 00:21

    I think apart from Mr C and I they are sleeping and unhappy at Bruno being dropped

    Am here, spending time on the lovely football manager.

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 00:22

    Am here, spending time on the lovely football manager.

    Winning?

  • RG09/07/2010 at 00:23

    Winning?

    Sort of. Scraped a 1-0 draw with Wales so... yeah.

  • RG09/07/2010 at 00:24

    Sort of. Scraped a 1-0 draw with Wales so... yeah.

    scraped a 1-0 win, way too tired.

  • amy via alistair09/07/2010 at 00:25

    i told the other f1 fan here about bruno, he was shocked too.

    I am trying to decide what I want to eat today for free practice.

  • Journeyer09/07/2010 at 00:53

    how is everyone this lovely friday?

    Good. Waiting for Lebronathon on ESPN. :D

  • guille230609/07/2010 at 01:07

    good night/morning...

  • amy via alistair09/07/2010 at 01:56

    hola guille

  • guille230609/07/2010 at 01:59

    hola guille

    hola amy!

    practicing your spanish for barcelona?

  • amy via alistair09/07/2010 at 02:13

    si! ;)

  • guille230609/07/2010 at 02:18

    si! ;)

    :-)

    pay attention to that Spanish from Spain, you'll get a very different version of (Argentinean) Spanish at Spa :P

  • jpancoast09/07/2010 at 02:26

    :-)

    pay attention to that Spanish from Spain, you'll get a very different version of (Argentinean) Spanish at Spa :P

    bah. All foreign languages are the same! ;)

  • guille230609/07/2010 at 02:31

    bah. All foreign languages are the same! ;)

    yep. I have the same problem with British vs. American English (and I prefer the former...).

    Making an analogy, I would say that the Spanish from Spain is more 'British', and the Spanish from Argentina is more 'American' (but I prefer the latter, obviously!)

  • jpancoast09/07/2010 at 02:34

    yep. I have the same problem with British vs. American English (and I prefer the former...).

    Obviously I prefer the latter. Because, you know, we're better than they are. ;)

    Making an analogy, I would say that the Spanish from Spain is more 'British', and the Spanish from Argentina is more 'American' (but I prefer the latter, obviously!)

    What about Mexican spanish speakers? Most of the Spanish I hear is from people from Mexico.

  • guille230609/07/2010 at 02:44

    What about Mexican spanish speakers? Most of the Spanish I hear is from people from Mexico.

    Is more 'Australian'? ;-)

    Mexican spanish is in the middle. They speak as fast as we do, but they do follow the traditional Spanish grammatical rules and idioms (most of the time). I think that a Mexican would be easier to understand for a foreign than certain Argentineans at full speed ;-)

    (In the region I'm from Argentina we are famous for eating most of the final letters, speak fast and without proper modulation, and making arbitrary 'liasons' between words... ;-) )

  • amy via alistair09/07/2010 at 02:50

    my swiss friend was taught english by a kiwi so when she came to new zealand she knew a lot of our slang, it sounded hilarious with her accent!

  • jpancoast09/07/2010 at 02:55

    my swiss friend was taught english by a kiwi so when she came to new zealand she knew a lot of our slang, it sounded hilarious with her accent!

    I had a friend who was born in the South (of the US), so he had a southern accent. But his parents sent him to school in England from a young age.

    So he had a mix of an American southern accent and an English accent. Half the time he sounded like a brit, the other half he sounded like a plantation owning southerner. Very funny.

  • guille230609/07/2010 at 03:00

    So he had a mix of an American southern accent and an English accent. Half the time he sounded like a brit, the other half he sounded like a plantation owning southerner. Very funny.

    :D

    The university I studied in gets students form all over the country, and at least for a couple of semesters they all live in the same dorms. Students always end up developing a strange mixed way of speaking... :P

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/07/2010 at 03:14

    stretchhhhhhhhhhhhh... and an early good morning!!

  • guille230609/07/2010 at 03:16

    stretchhhhhhhhhhhhh... and an early good morning!!

    morning leigh

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/07/2010 at 03:16

    morning guille

    how are you?

  • guille230609/07/2010 at 03:19

    morning guille

    how are you?

    fine, thanks. getting ready for the first ski day of the season tomorrow (cross fingers that the weather holds this time...)

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/07/2010 at 03:21

    morning guille

    how are you?

    fine, thanks. getting ready for the first ski day of the season tomorrow (cross fingers that the weather holds this time...)

    sweet

  • guille230609/07/2010 at 03:25

    sweet

    yes :-)

    you? isn't too early to be up?

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/07/2010 at 03:26

    sweet

    yes :-)

    you? isn't too early to be up?

    Well, I'm doing a post for my music site, before I get myself ready for Silverstone. Gutted I won't be seeing Bruno though

  • guille230609/07/2010 at 03:28

    Well, I'm doing a post for my music site, before I get myself ready for Silverstone. Gutted I won't be seeing Bruno though

    Good luck on that!

    Yeah, bad news about Bruno. He seems to be a really nice guy :-(

  • F1Wolf09/07/2010 at 03:49

    Well, I'm doing a post for my music site, before I get myself ready for Silverstone. Gutted I won't be seeing Bruno though

    well, with the return of a pay drivers to F1 we have to get used again to drivers being dropped for reasons other than performance. tough luck for B Senna. but to be frank was not his potential as magnet for sponsors one the reasons he himself was signed by what was then Campos Meta ? obviously his name did not attract as much money as expected. and when it comes to point when it is Senna or the team then of course the team will sacrifice Senna ...

  • amy via alistair09/07/2010 at 03:49

    i hope you take a bring back bruno sign!

  • guille230609/07/2010 at 03:51

    well, time to sleep. see you!

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/07/2010 at 03:53

    i hope you take a bring back bruno sign!

    Not enough time to do one i'm afraid - pretty sure others will have one though

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/07/2010 at 03:55

    Non-F1 PING -->

    {Blog-Post} Something for the Weekend: Kylie Minogue "Confide in Me"

    http://tinyurl.com/35xgy5u

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/07/2010 at 04:40

    Before I disappear in a while, here's my weekend build-up

    Mark Webber Drives Silverstone Circuit http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/mark-webber-drives-silverstone-circuit/

    ...and of course the story every one's talking about;

    Paying the Way http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/paying-the-way/

    Have fun - shall be back tomorrow with tales of Silverstone and Joe

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/07/2010 at 04:40

    :)

  • amy via alistair09/07/2010 at 04:49

    you dont need time, just a bed sheet and a marker!

  • shaun09/07/2010 at 07:24

    Hi

  • shaun09/07/2010 at 07:27

    Day off...

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 07:27

    Hi

    morning

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 07:40

    Morning all

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 07:46

    I have decided on free practice nandos.

  • Janna09/07/2010 at 07:47

    Good morning from Silverstone. Eeeekkk

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 07:51

    Hello everyone!

    I see Kimi is making very good progress on tarmac. :D

  • RubberGoat09/07/2010 at 07:52

    Hello everyone!

    I see Kimi is making very good progress on tarmac. :D

    Rally news?

  • RubberGoat09/07/2010 at 07:52

    Good morning from Silverstone. Eeeekkk

    ooh!

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 07:55

    Rally news?

    He is 5th in the 1st sector, and just 17.2 seconds off Seb Loeb. As compared to the previous rally's 9th placing, this is wonderful progress.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 07:57

    Speaking of rally news, Rally GB may be affected by tree disease (!)

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/85085

  • paul09/07/2010 at 08:12

    I have decided on free practice nandos.

    I am thinking pizza. Not very imaginative.

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 08:13

    I also have gone for a piece of cookies and cream cheesecake. Oops

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 08:14

    Good morning from Silverstone. Eeeekkk

    Eeek!

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 08:15

    Guess what? I've finally written another blog post!!!

    http://gamboling.co.uk/2010/07/09/dream-a-dream/

  • paul09/07/2010 at 08:17

    Guess what? I've finally written another blog post!!!

    I remember that blog

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 08:33

    Is this the part where Mr + Mrs C pop up and go 'we're in Silverstone thanks to Shell'?

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 08:33

    I remember that blog

    heh... Me too (just about)...

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 08:34

    Is this the part where Mr + Mrs C pop up and go 'we're in Silverstone thanks to Shell'?

    :)

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 08:35

    They are going to see Joe tonight right...

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 08:38

    They are going to see Joe tonight right...

    ooh i forgot that was tonight.

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 08:41

    Hello from a (slightly too) hot Silverstone!

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 08:42

    Hello from a (slightly too) hot Silverstone!

    Hello Jon!

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 08:44

    Hello from a (slightly too) hot Silverstone!

    hooray! how is the support paddock? :D

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 08:45

    hooray! how is the support paddock? :D

    very hot.

    oh and very cramped.

    oh and they only use euro sockets

    *shakes fist*

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 08:46

    oh and they only use euro sockets

    boo!

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 08:47

    *shakes fist*

    but good, clearly. although it turns out no officials know where it is, mammoth treck to get here because i got sent the wrong way....twice!

    oh and i get free food and drink. woop

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 08:47

    *shakes fist*

    Did you sort out your accommodation problem?

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 08:48

    oh and they only use euro sockets

    Can you get an adaptor?

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 08:49

    Did you sort out your accommodation problem?

    not hugely, im staying over in my uni room which i still have until sunday, its just an hour away and id prefer to have camped...maybe...but i dont mind too much. i didnt have to pay for the ticket so i shouldnt moan!

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 08:49

    Can you get an adaptor?

    ill buy one from the supermarket tonight, but there arent any around to borrow as far as im aware, which will make for a rather reduced computer usage today

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 08:52

    oh and the queues aren't that bad at silverstone, but that maybe because i got my own special lane...boo ya

  • paul09/07/2010 at 08:53

    oh and the queues aren't that bad at silverstone, but that maybe because i got my own special lane...boo ya

    Did you get a pit pass?

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 08:54

    Did you get a pit pass?

    press pass, so i can roam the support paddock

  • paul09/07/2010 at 08:54

    press pass, so i can roam the support paddock

    nice!

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 09:01

    oh and the queues aren't that bad at silverstone, but that maybe because i got my own special lane...boo ya

    Lewis lane?

  • shaun09/07/2010 at 10:00

    @ Jon Waldock

    Celebs? name drop, come on?

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 10:03

    Go Kimi!

    Good morning everyone.

  • shaun09/07/2010 at 10:07

    Go Kimi!

    Good morning everyone.

    Hi :)

  • shaun09/07/2010 at 10:09

    Deep breaths Lewis, calm down...

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 10:35

    For those taking part in the Pole Poll... it is available now:

    http://aaserver.co.uk/widgets/poll.cgi?race=10

    Make sure you get your vote in by the start of Qualifying

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 10:35

    Good morning everyone.

    Hello Kathi!

    Go Kimi!

    He is really fantastic today. Beating Seb Loeb even! (just for one split but who cares?)

  • paul09/07/2010 at 10:38

    Willy Wonka is on the telly. I am about the see an oompa loompa

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 10:38

    He is really fantastic today. Beating Seb Loeb even! (just for one split but who cares?)

    hehe. He often is one of the quickest until the first split. Unfortunately it never lasts long. Silly Kimi.

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 10:41

    hehe. He often is one of the quickest until the first split. Unfortunately it never lasts long. Silly Kimi.

    Well it is a top 5 citroen lock out, so he isn't far from his team mates. Plus he is the fastest Finn. :D

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 10:46

    Also for those wanting to see their current standing here you go: http://sofaf1.com/2010/07/09/british-pole-poll-4/

  • lou09/07/2010 at 10:47

    Also for those wanting to see their current standing here you go: http://sofaf1.…/british-pole-poll-4/

    hehe am still beating mr c :) good times :)

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 10:49

    Also for those wanting to see their current standing here you go: http://sofaf1.…/british-pole-poll-4/

    I'm not last anymore!

    I had a couple of good weeks there #thankslewis

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 10:52

    Also for those wanting to see their current standing here you go: http://sofaf1.…/british-pole-poll-4/

    I really ought to be more consistent in my participation. I blame football.

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 11:13

    Paperless is here #MFC

    http://blog.23x.net/516/paperless-life-have-ipad-will-travel.html

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 11:14

    Paperless is here #MFC

    I saw my first iPad in the wild today! Someone on my tram was watching a movie on one.

  • Christine09/07/2010 at 11:31

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/07/09/we-love-jason/

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 11:35

    #wrc Kimi is the only driver on softs

    wrc is like F1 too :)

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 11:36

    wrc is like F1 too :)

    :D

    #wrc Kimi is the only driver on softs

    Gigantic gamble there. Hope it pays off.

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 12:11

    Gigantic gamble there. Hope it pays off.

    Didn't pay off. He was slower than the Fords in the stage. :(

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 12:13

    Didn't pay off. He was slower than the Fords in the stage. :(

    Yeah but the important one is the next one. *does a rain dance*

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 12:17

    Yeah but the important one is the next one. *does a rain dance*

    :D

    Poor Seb Ogier though.

  • RG09/07/2010 at 12:18

    Poor Seb Ogier though.

    Whats up with Oggi?

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 12:20

    Whats up with Oggi?

    Lost a lot of time when he stopped right after the 1st split. No idea what happened though.

  • RG09/07/2010 at 12:20

    Lost a lot of time when he stopped right after the 1st split. No idea what happened though.

    Nooo.

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 12:22

    Nooo.

    He is 18.8 seconds behind Jari-Matti, who is the 2nd Ford. Which is very far behind. Not sure he can make podium now if Dani and Petter continue the red-hot Citreon pace.

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 12:35

    Whats up with Oggi?

    he got lost

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 12:36

    Lost a lot of time when he stopped right after the 1st split. No idea what happened though.

    Now confirmed that he misheard a pace note.

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 12:47

    Hello all,battery got very little life in it. So quick question for you;

    If you could ask Pirelli one question, what would it be?

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 12:48

    If you could ask Pirelli one question, what would it be?

    Do you know who invented the wheel?

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 12:49

    Do you know who invented the wheel?

    Right....or something motorsport related?

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 12:49

    If you could ask Pirelli one question, what would it be?

    Serious one... Are you planning on lobbying to ditch the rediculous two tyre rules and replace them with something sensible like each team being able to choose any tyre they like?

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 12:50

    Right....or something motorsport related?

    got you!

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 12:50

    Hello all,battery got very little life in it. So quick question for you;

    If you could ask Pirelli one question, what would it be?

    Will they be doing a racing academy like the rally one?

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 12:51

    Will they be doing a racing academy like the rally one?

    or have they got one I don't know about

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 12:51

    Serious one... Are you planning on lobbying to ditch the rediculous two tyre rules and replace them with something sensible like each team being able to choose any tyre they like?

    Will probably have to be a GP2/support question since Jon is in the support media centre today..

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 12:52

    Will they be doing a racing academy like the rally one?

    Thank you!

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 12:52

    Will probably have to be a GP2/support question since Jon is in the support media centre today..

    nah, im asking about all sorts

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 12:53

    PAMELAAAAAAA

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 12:54

    Will they be doing a racing academy like the rally one?

    Thank you!

    Don't mention how in the first rally with the 5 'star drivers', 4 of them crashed on day one...

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 12:54

    If you could ask Pirelli one question, what would it be?

    Will they still be a tyre provider for WRC if they do switch to multiple tyre suppliers?

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 12:54

    Thank you, my batterys about to die, byee

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 12:55

    oh wait I'm a day early. *turns headping off*

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 12:55

    Thank you, my batterys about to die, byee

    bye...

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 12:56

    oh wait I'm a day early. *turns headping off*

    See this is probably what happened the other day... You really just want to cancel that headping not turn the whole system off!

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 12:56

    See this is probably what happened the other day... You really just want to cancel that headping not turn the whole system off!

    :D

  • lou09/07/2010 at 12:56

    ohh what?.... red button is odd.. on the preview it has and is playing FP2... but i press 1 for the whole screen coverage... and i get football...

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 12:56

    nah, im asking about all sorts

    Ah cool

  • RubberGoat09/07/2010 at 12:58

    ohh what?.... red button is odd.. on the preview it has and is playing FP2... but i press 1 for the whole screen coverage... and i get football...

    Just two more days Lou!

  • lou09/07/2010 at 12:59

    Just two more days Lou!

    thank goodness!! although i go away for a week on sunday evening.. so it doesn't make much difference lol

  • Pamela09/07/2010 at 13:04

    PAMELAAAAAAA

    Yes?

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 13:05

    Yes?

    I was going to remind you to bring things to Mart like you asked me to remind you, but I'm a day early. I keep thinking it's Saturday today :D

  • Pamela09/07/2010 at 13:06

    I was going to remind you to bring things to Mart like you asked me to remind you, but I'm a day early. I keep thinking it's Saturday today :D

    Oh yeah! Probs need an extra day to get organised (for one of the things anyway). Thanks for the reminder :)

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 13:11

    #wrc

    no rain :(

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 13:12

    #wrc

    no rain :(

    Not good for Kimi...

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 13:20

    I have no idea who you are, mr celebrity chef, but the fact you own an f1 car impresses me.

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 13:24

    Vuvuzuelas are taking over the world! Apparently they are even spotted at WRC rallies now. :D

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 13:26

    #wrc

    Kimi beats Seb Loeb for the 2nd time over the exact same split at the same sector.

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 13:30

    Kimi beats Seb Loeb for the 2nd time over the exact same split at the same sector.

    and on the second split *impressed*

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 13:30

    Kimi beats Seb Loeb for the 2nd time over the exact same split at the same sector.

    And he beats Seb Loeb over the 2nd split too. This is getting scary...

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 13:32

    @alanbaldwinf1 HRT statement just out says @bsenna will miss British GP but drive remaining races of season. More soon

    Phew.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 13:33

    Vuvuzuelas are taking over the world! Apparently they are even spotted at WRC rallies now. :D

    I heard some on the Tour de France coverage!

  • lou09/07/2010 at 13:33

    @alanbaldwinf1 HRT statement just out says @bsenna will miss British GP but drive remaining races of season. More soon

    Phew.

    yaaaaayy!!

  • RG09/07/2010 at 13:34

    Phew.

    Don't do that again now HRT.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 13:34

    @alanbaldwinf1 HRT statement just out says @bsenna will miss British GP but drive remaining races of season. More soon

    Good!

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 13:34

    @alanbaldwinf1 HRT statement just out says @bsenna will miss British GP but drive remaining races of season. More soon

    Maybe he is sick and needs it miss the weekend or something.

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 13:34

    yaaaaayy!!

    I wonder if he'd find it odd if we found him at Spa for a 'we missed you' group hug :D

  • lou09/07/2010 at 13:36

    I wonder if he'd find it odd if we found him at Spa for a 'we missed you' group hug :D

    nahh he'll be fine with it :P hehehe we'll just tell him it will be good for his Christine ratings :)

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 13:41

    #wrc

    Kimi went off

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 13:42

    #wrc

    I am pretty sure Kimi crashed. *SIGH* But his speed was quite crazy and he really shouldn't be pushing that hard on the softs.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 13:42

    #wrc

    Kimi went off

    ah nuts

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 13:44

    ah nuts

    sounds like he went straight where he shouldn't have. He caused a yellow flag too

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 13:44

    sounds like he went straight where he shouldn't have. He caused a yellow flag too

    Yup.

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 13:47

    he rolled at 19km

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 13:51

    he rolled at 19km

    Oh rolled, that's not good

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 13:52

    Oh rolled, that's not good

    Apparently they are OK. But not confirmed yet.

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 13:52

    Oh rolled, that's not good

    It sounds bad, but that may be just because no one really know what is happening. #hopesforthebest

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 13:54

    The team confirmed that they are fine but now there are speculations that they are still stuck in the car.

  • RubberGoat09/07/2010 at 13:54

    @alanbaldwinf1 HRT statement just out says @bsenna will miss British GP but drive remaining races of season. More soon

    Phew.

    That's one hell of a cash payment then...

  • RG09/07/2010 at 13:54

    That's one hell of a cash payment then...

    Why not Klien then?

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 13:57

    That's one hell of a cash payment then...

    Why not Klien then?

    Klien doesn't have a cash payment to give

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 13:57

    The team confirmed that they are fine but now there are speculations that they are still stuck in the car.

    Okay that's good, partly

  • RG09/07/2010 at 13:59

    Klien doesn't have a cash payment to give

    But how much can they get from just one race and why would it be enough?

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 14:00

    The team confirmed that they are fine but now there are speculations that they are still stuck in the car.

    upside down

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 14:02

    But how much can they get from just one race and why would it be enough?

    If it is more than what Senna can do, they'll take it. Get as much cash as possible as soon as possible, no matter how.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 14:03

    That's twice in 2 days we've had a very large hornet fly in the window..

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 14:04

    The team confirmed that they are fine but now there are speculations that they are still stuck in the car.

    upside down

    they are out of the car now (or always have been)

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 14:09

    Hehe, he combined his previous accidents and rolled AND hit a tree.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/85111

    (He was fourth not fifth)

  • Scott Woodwiss09/07/2010 at 14:12

    :O! Rubens on Top Gear?!

  • lou09/07/2010 at 14:13

    :O! Rubens on Top Gear?!

    yep, Lukeh's been looking forward to it for weeeeekkkss.

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 14:15

    anyway: overall standing after day 1

    1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen 1.05.26,7

    2. Dani Sordo Citroen +28,1

    3. Petter Solberg Citroen +38,0

    4. Mikko Hirvonen Ford +1.10,9

    5. Jari-M. Latvala Ford +1.21,2

    6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen +1.31,3

    7. P-G Andersson Ford +2.26,3

    8. Matthew Wilson Ford +3.45,6

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 14:16

    Hehe, he combined his previous accidents and rolled AND hit a tree.

    http://www.aut…s/report.php/id/85111

    He should have slowed. Tyre wear + his earlier speed + Ford's uselessness should have meant he would be safely fourth.

    Instead of crashing out.

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 14:20

    Hehe, he combined his previous accidents and rolled AND hit a tree.

    http://www.aut…s/report.php/id/85111

    He should have slowed. Tyre wear + his earlier speed + Ford's uselessness should have meant he would be safely fourth.

    Instead of crashing out.

    *shrugs* Things like this happen. (And maybe it wasn't even his fault)

    And he might still get points. Wilson in 8th lost over 3 Minutes in just 4 stages. If the car is repairable Kimi should be able to catch him.

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 14:25

    *shrugs* Things like this happen. (And maybe it wasn't even his fault)

    And he might still get points. Wilson in 8th lost over 3 Minutes in just 4 stages. If the car is repairable Kimi should be able to catch him.

    It felt a little like he wanted to prove something when I saw his first 2 split timings. Except that he didn't need to prove anything because his previous 3 sectors meant lots of compliments were going to go his way anyway.

  • Marilene Riddle09/07/2010 at 14:30

    Much more interesting was his claim that it would be 'very good' if Kimi Raikkonen was his future team-mate. The team were tight-lipped on their rumoured interest in the 2007 world champion, who is in the World Rally Championship this season, but did have lots to say about the car.

    Kimi to Renault?

  • Alison09/07/2010 at 14:36

    Hellooooo :)

    Nick has found me Tour de France radio to entertain me. I'm very happy :D

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 14:44

    Nick has found me Tour de France radio to entertain me. I'm very happy :D

    ITV.com has the nightly highlights show for 30 days after transmission :)

  • Alison09/07/2010 at 14:48

    ITV.com has the nightly highlights show for 30 days after transmission :)

    Ooooh I'll check it out when I'm back :D

    It's Nick's birthday tomorrow so we're off out tonight then I'm flying on Sunday so I'm a bit busy right now :P

  • Alison09/07/2010 at 14:48

    Ooooh I'll check it out when I'm back :D

    I'm mainly excited about the song just to make that clear....

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 14:49

    ITV.com has the nightly highlights show for 30 days after transmission :)

    Ooooh I'll check it out when I'm back :D

    It's Nick's birthday tomorrow so we're off out tonight then I'm flying on Sunday so I'm a bit busy right now :P

    Just thought you should know in case you haven't watched any yet :)

    Happy birthday Nick

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 14:49

    I'm mainly excited about the song just to make that clear....

    I've been enjoying the song. I'm a bit behind so I get a few more doses tonight if I'm in :)

  • lou09/07/2010 at 14:50

    oooh Stirling Moss is on 5live tomorrow during Quali

  • Alison09/07/2010 at 14:52

    Just thought you should know in case you haven't watched any yet :)

    Happy birthday Nick

    I've had highlights on Eurosport. Thanks though that looks really good.

    I'll pass that on. Weirdly he's out buying a car right now....

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 14:53

    the film crew that has been filming Heston by a tree in a field (out of sight of the office) has now arrived down here, I think they are going in the cheese factory..

  • lou09/07/2010 at 14:55

    the film crew that has been filming Heston by a tree in a field (out of sight of the office) has now arrived down here, I think they are going in the cheese factory..

    yay for Heston!

  • me09/07/2010 at 15:04

    *wakes up*

    man, this not going to races business is tiring!!

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 15:06

    yay for Heston!

    I think I saw him Wednesday. I saw a man with little hair in a BMW, anyway!

    Apparently they are filming ladybirds in the field at the moment. I'm not even sure if the man is here, he might have done his bit. It is for a Waitrose ad.

    Someone who works here saw another crew this morning parked up on the main road, rumour has it it is Stacey out of Gavin & Stacey doing something about coastal things.

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 15:08

    the film crew that has been filming Heston by a tree in a field (out of sight of the office) has now arrived down here, I think they are going in the cheese factory..

    mmmmm Cheese.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 15:09

    man, this not going to races business is tiring!!

    Have you had a day sightseeing in between Silverstuff?

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 15:09

    yay for Heston!

    What's annoying is the location manager who has been zooming around, coming and going for the last 3 days, sounds exactly like him..

  • me09/07/2010 at 15:11

    Have you had a day sightseeing in between Silverstuff?

    no. sleeping.

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 15:11

    no. sleeping.

    Do you sometimes wake up and check to see if you are a bat? ;)

  • me09/07/2010 at 15:14

    Do you sometimes wake up and check to see if you are a bat? ;)

    hehe. luckily joe does evening consultations. otherwise we'd miss it.

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 15:19

    hehe. luckily joe does evening consultations. otherwise we'd miss it.

    phew... By the way I won't be joining you all tonight... Hope you have a good one.

  • me09/07/2010 at 15:22

    phew... By the way I won't be joining you all tonight... Hope you have a good one.

    i think only leigh is, were you planning to then?

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 15:23

    i think only leigh is, were you planning to then?

    I had thought about it earlier in the week... But then I didn't plan anything and then I suddenly remembered this morning and I realised that it was going to be a bit tricky.

  • me09/07/2010 at 15:24

    I had thought about it earlier in the week... But then I didn't plan anything and then I suddenly remembered this morning and I realised that it was going to be a bit tricky.

    ah-ha, no worries.

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 15:27

    ah-ha, no worries.

    I'll be there in spirit, if I can be there in spirit while I'm zzzz on the other side of the world.

  • lou09/07/2010 at 15:28

    I'll be there in spirit, if I can be there in spirit while I'm zzzz on the other side of the world.

    i'm hoping Darren Heath or anyone awesome like that don't show up.. that would make me sad :'(

  • Alison09/07/2010 at 15:36

    How do I entertain myself for 20 minutes.... Silly boy taking too long out places!!!

  • me09/07/2010 at 15:41

    should we print out our tickets, or will joe know who we are?

  • lou09/07/2010 at 15:41

    should we print out our tickets, or will joe know who we are?

    put the tickets on your ipad as a backup... no need t print anything these days!

  • Alison09/07/2010 at 15:42

    put the tickets on your ipad as a backup... no need t print anything these days!

    I used my ipod screen to show people my boarding pass when I flew, it was epic :D

  • me09/07/2010 at 15:42

    put the tickets on your ipad as a backup... no need t print anything these days!

    i don't have an ipad anymore :(

  • me09/07/2010 at 15:42

    I used my ipod screen to show people my boarding pass when I flew, it was epic :D

    yay!

  • Alison09/07/2010 at 15:43

    yay!

    I don't actually own a printer so.... :P

  • lou09/07/2010 at 15:43

    i don't have an ipad anymore :(

    but Christine does... or put them on you ipods...

  • me09/07/2010 at 15:43

    but Christine does... or put them on you ipods...

    hehe, that she does.

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 15:43

    should we print out our tickets, or will joe know who we are?

    He should be able to recognize a man-sized Panda I would think

  • me09/07/2010 at 15:44

    He should be able to recognize a man-sized Panda I would think

    also true.

  • Alison09/07/2010 at 15:45

    I'm really bored and I'm starting to make myself look messy again after taking so long to get ready.... I may have to just sit still for the next half hour

  • Amy09/07/2010 at 15:46

    also true.

    plus if he doesn't recognise you by face you could just go "today, once again on the line, we have mr joe saward, hello joe" and he'd know the voice :D

  • lou09/07/2010 at 15:48

    plus if he doesn't recognise you by face you could just go "today, once again on the line, we have mr joe saward, hello joe" and he'd know the voice :D

    :D

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 15:48

    plus if he doesn't recognise you by face you could just go "today, once again on the line, we have mr joe saward, hello joe" and he'd know the voice :D

    Exactly... Or just cue up the music from the podcast to play as you walk in

  • me09/07/2010 at 15:48

    Exactly... Or just cue up the music from the podcast to play as you walk in

    you want to walk into a room, with our own theme tune playing?

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 15:48

    you want to walk into a room, with our own theme tune playing?

    Absolutely!

  • Alison09/07/2010 at 15:49

    Exactly... Or just cue up the music from the podcast to play as you walk in

    Hehe everyone loves a dramatic entrance :D Except perhaps Mr C....

  • me09/07/2010 at 15:49

    Absolutely!

    WWF tag team?

  • Alex Andronov09/07/2010 at 15:50

    WWF tag team?

    :)

  • Jordan F109/07/2010 at 15:54

    I would love Yamaoto to do superbly at Silverstone but I fear that would be only the result of a repeat of the 1973 Grand Prix, when 13 where lost in the first lap....

    And no. There was not a drop of water on the track! I think the drivers where not used to having sun in England.....

  • lou09/07/2010 at 16:20

    Sutton needs to learn how to use twitter... i thought he was telling me i could get into the paddock when this quickly popped up on tweetdeck

    '@suttonimages

    Upto you? Do you want access? Sent [email protected] a mail saying you have agreed with me ok. Mark'

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 16:42

    Hullo all

  • lou09/07/2010 at 16:48

    Hullo all

    howdy. comments are quiet today, i think it's so hot people are sleeping.

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 16:49

    howdy. comments are quiet today, i think it's so hot people are sleeping.

    I don't blame them, sleep is good :)

    how are you?

  • lou09/07/2010 at 16:50

    how are you?

    good good. voice is better, not normal yet and still kinda out of control. however people can hear me! :D

  • RG09/07/2010 at 16:50

    howdy. comments are quiet today, i think it's so hot people are sleeping.

    It certainly isn't hot up here.

    Hey lukeh

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 16:51

    good good. voice is better, not normal yet and still kinda out of control. however people can hear me! :D

    Hurrah for progress!

  • lou09/07/2010 at 16:52

    It certainly isn't hot up here.

    you should come south.. no need to go to spain or anywhere near the med this year.. Kent is warm!!!!! and nice a sunny. Blue skies everywhere :)

  • lou09/07/2010 at 16:52

    Hurrah for progress!

    i can't believe you didn't swallow as much dust as i did.. it's all settled on my chest too..

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 16:52

    you should come south.. no need to go to spain or anywhere near the med this year.. Kent is warm!!!!! and nice a sunny. Blue skies everywhere :)

    Even Wales is warm

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 16:53

    i can't believe you didn't swallow as much dust as i did.. it's all settled on my chest too..

    at least I sensibly took you over to the other side of the road to make sure it didn't get more dust into you and away from the wind :)

    I dunno how I survived voiceless though.

  • RG09/07/2010 at 16:53

    you should come south.. no need to go to spain or anywhere near the med this year.. Kent is warm!!!!! and nice a sunny. Blue skies everywhere :)

    But its...south. I like it up here, the temperature is bearable.

  • lou09/07/2010 at 16:54

    at least I sensibly took you over to the other side of the road to make sure it didn't get more dust into you and away from the wind :)

    ooohhhh that is a very good thing. maybe it's cause i just didn't notice the dust till you pulled me out of it.

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 16:57

    I am going to have to write my daily earlier than I hoped, boo for unexpected plans falling on you

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 17:01

    Inside Ferrari are so useful

    http://twitter.com/InsideFerrari/statuses/18132937286

    So thats what FP is for!

  • Fiox09/07/2010 at 17:05

    I didn't catch FP1 or FP2, does anyone have any proof McLaren are sandbagging? Like sitting in the garage for a minuscule amount of time or using options on long runs.

  • lou09/07/2010 at 17:13

    I didn't catch FP1 or FP2, does anyone have any proof McLaren are sandbagging? Like sitting in the garage for a minuscule amount of time or using options on long runs.

    not that i noticed... Lewis had a few offs... not really like him, he had to cut a few runs short to change tyres. I don't think they were sandbagging, i just think with the updates coming late last night they were getting to grips with it all. i'm sure by tomorrow they'll be much happier and JB back in the top ten.

  • Fiox09/07/2010 at 17:15

    not that i noticed... Lewis had a few offs... not really like him, he had to cut a few runs short to change tyres. I don't think they were sandbagging, i just think with the updates coming late last night they were getting to grips with it all. i'm sure by tomorrow they'll be much happier and JB back in the top ten.

    Well as long as the aero paint wasn't out again they'll stay in my FR team

  • lou09/07/2010 at 17:17

    Well as long as the aero paint wasn't out again they'll stay in my FR team

    :D they seem positive... even if Jenson's team only had 30mins sleep.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 17:25

    howdy. comments are quiet today, i think it's so hot people are sleeping.

    Ooh, swear box?

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 17:28

    plus if he doesn't recognise you by face you could just go "today, once again on the line, we have mr joe saward, hello joe" and he'd know the voice :D

    Exactly... Or just cue up the music from the podcast to play as you walk in

    If there is a mic/speaker set up, Mr C could do a proper intro. Standing at the back or something. I'd say Christine but she's not on many Asides...

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 17:29

    howdy. comments are quiet today, i think it's so hot people are sleeping.

    It is certainly very warm here though. I may be out in the nice sun later, for a bit.

  • Alianora La Canta09/07/2010 at 17:30

    I think apart from Mr C and I they are sleeping and unhappy at Bruno being dropped {Comment #17}

    In my case you were certainly correct ;)

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 17:31

    MotoGP big news: Casey Stoner has signed for Honda! Joins the current two, big superteam.

  • Journeyer09/07/2010 at 17:32

    MotoGP big news: Casey Stoner has signed for Honda! Joins the current two, big superteam.

    Saw that coming from miles away.

    But that's nothing compared to what's coming next: Rossi to Ducati. With Fiat tagging along and making it a tidy little setup for Marlboro.

  • Journeyer09/07/2010 at 17:32

    howdy. comments are quiet today, i think it's so hot people are sleeping.

    It is certainly very warm here though. I may be out in the nice sun later, for a bit.

    it's a bit cool here in the evening. :D

  • Journeyer09/07/2010 at 17:33

    MotoGP big news: Casey Stoner has signed for Honda! Joins the current two, big superteam.

    Maybe Ferrari would want to go to MotoGP now, with 3-bike teams and all. :D

  • lou09/07/2010 at 17:34

    Ooh, swear box?

    meanie. i wasn't complaining.. was just sayin. i know the rules... don't say it's quiet.. start conversation :)

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 17:34

    But that's nothing compared to what's coming next: Rossi to Ducati. With Fiat tagging along and making it a tidy little setup for Marlboro.

    That would be huge. I can see why Fiat would make sense with the Marlboro links.

  • lou09/07/2010 at 17:34

    MotoGP big news: Casey Stoner has signed for Honda! Joins the current two, big superteam.

    yay for honda! :)

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 17:34

    Ooh, swear box?

    meanie. i wasn't complaining.. was just sayin. i know the rules... don't say it's quiet.. start conversation :)

    Rule is if you say it is quiet you have to do a guest post :)

  • Journeyer09/07/2010 at 17:35

    But that's nothing compared to what's coming next: Rossi to Ducati. With Fiat tagging along and making it a tidy little setup for Marlboro.

    That would be huge. I can see why Fiat would make sense with the Marlboro links.

    Rossi in a Ducati sponsored by Fiat and TIM (Telecom Italia). It's an Italian marketer's pipe dream.

    Who says A1GP is dead? Not only is it alive and kicking in F1, Ducati may be doing the same thing in MotoGP too...

  • lou09/07/2010 at 17:35

    Rule is if you say it is quiet you have to do a guest post :)

    okay.. well after i've caught up with all my pics and posts for my blog i'll write a guest post :)

  • Alianora La Canta09/07/2010 at 17:36

    howdy. comments are quiet today, i think it's so hot people are sleeping.

    It is certainly very warm here though. I may be out in the nice sun later, for a bit.

    it's a bit cool here in the evening. :D {Comment #252}

    I've just had to shut the window because I was getting cold. Had a great day at work though, even if I had to miss Friday practises to do so.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 17:37

    Rossi in a Ducati sponsored by Fiat and TIM (Telecom Italia). It's an Italian marketer's pipe dream.

    It would make more sense at the pre-season Vrooom meetup too, was always a bit odd to have Ducati and Ferrari there and Fiat sponsoring a rival

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 17:38

    Rule is if you say it is quiet you have to do a guest post :)

    okay.. well after i've caught up with all my pics and posts for my blog i'll write a guest post :)

    I was only joking.

  • Journeyer09/07/2010 at 17:38

    On another note, lots of discussion on motomatters (my MotoGP blog of choice) on why Honda (and probably Ducati next week) are making their announcements so early. They probably don't seem to notice it's a general thing in motorsport. Happens in NASCAR, happens in F1. Heck, remember when the 2007 Alonso-McLaren deal was announced before the 2006 season even started?

  • Journeyer09/07/2010 at 17:39

    It would make more sense at the pre-season Vrooom meetup too, was always a bit odd to have Ducati and Ferrari there and Fiat sponsoring a rival

    Indeed so. Many MotoGP-only fans are unsure if Fiat will follow Rossi. I'm sure they will, and not just because he's Italian - he's the one who's driven F1 Ferraris, not Jorge Lorenzo...

  • lou09/07/2010 at 17:40

    I was only joking.

    i knows.. am still up for writing a blog post though :)

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 17:41

    Afternoon all

  • Journeyer09/07/2010 at 17:42

    Hey Jon.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 17:42

    On another note, lots of discussion on motomatters (my MotoGP blog of choice) on why Honda (and probably Ducati next week) are making their announcements so early. They probably don't seem to notice it's a general thing in motorsport. Happens in NASCAR, happens in F1. Heck, remember when the 2007 Alonso-McLaren deal was announced before the 2006 season even started?

    Well this is the silly season, it is when stuff is sorted. Performance clauses and so forth are activated after 30 June.

  • RG09/07/2010 at 17:42

    Afternoon all

    Hi.

  • lou09/07/2010 at 17:43

    Afternoon all

    how was silverstone?

  • Journeyer09/07/2010 at 17:43

    Well this is the silly season, it is when stuff is sorted. Performance clauses and so forth are activated after 30 June.

    Indeed. And new teams want to get the impetus of bragging off new signings right away.

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 17:44

    how was silverstone?

    Hot.

    Very hot.

    Very VERY hot.

    Quite hot.

    Cool in the hospitality.

    ....

    Good thanks, although had a bit of a waste of a day because they only run euro sockets there and so my laptop died pretty fast, but I shall buy an adapter tonight and will be raring to go tomorrow. got lots of bits and pieces planned.

  • lou09/07/2010 at 17:45

    Good thanks, although had a bit of a waste of a day because they only run euro sockets there and so my laptop died pretty fast, but I shall buy an adapter tonight and will be raring to go tomorrow. got lots of bits and pieces planned.

    sounds exciting! but why only euro sockets?..

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 17:46

    sounds exciting! but why only euro sockets?..

    i *think* that the hospitality unit is run by a european company, and as 90% of the rounds of both series are run in europe its likely that they went with the most common plug socket that would be needed

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 17:47

    Good thanks, although had a bit of a waste of a day because they only run euro sockets there and so my laptop died pretty fast, but I shall buy an adapter tonight and will be raring to go tomorrow. got lots of bits and pieces planned.

    For the bloggy blog? Get it now and write something tonight..

    Get some drinks to carry with you around the circuit if you're going around the circuit

  • Journeyer09/07/2010 at 17:47

    sounds exciting! but why only euro sockets?..

    if they're assembled from the trucks that go round the rest of europe, they will definitely have euro sockets. are uk sockets only used in the uk and nowhere else in europe?

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 17:47

    if they're assembled from the trucks that go round the rest of europe, they will definitely have euro sockets. are uk sockets only used in the uk and nowhere else in europe?

    yeah

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 17:47

    if they're assembled from the trucks that go round the rest of europe, they will definitely have euro sockets. are uk sockets only used in the uk and nowhere else in europe?

    I think the only other place in the world may be Singapore..

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 17:48

    For the bloggy blog? Get it now and write something tonight..

    Get some drinks to carry with you around the circuit if you're going around the circuit

    Drinks? Carrying? Walking? oh no, im quite tired. And back now, did consider camping but it was too much fuss.

  • Journeyer09/07/2010 at 17:48

    I think the only other place in the world may be Singapore..

    HK uses it too, IIRC.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 17:50

    Drinks? Carrying? Walking? oh no, im quite tired. And back now, did consider camping but it was too much fuss.

    Well yeah, if it is hot out and you're away from the aircon for a while you'll need hydration

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 17:51

    Well yeah, if it is hot out and you're away from the aircon for a while you'll need hydration

    Ah yes, good point. I had a big bottle of water that I carried in my bag around with me for most of the day, but theres free drinks so its not really an issue.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 17:55

    Ah yes, good point. I had a big bottle of water that I carried in my bag around with me for most of the day, but theres free drinks so its not really an issue.

    Have you heard from Janna or Leigh?

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 17:55

    Have you heard from Janna or Leigh?

    Nope, neither.

  • lou09/07/2010 at 17:59

    ITVs Goodwood FOS programme is shown at these times during the coming week.

    ITV4 - Mon 12 July, 20:00

    ITV1 - Tues 13 July, 00:35

    ITV4 - Sun 18 July, 16:30

    ITV4 - Sun 8 Aug, 18:00

    no doubt it will also turn up on the itv player too

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 18:00

    ITVs Goodwood FOS programme is shown at these times during the coming week.

    Yay!!!!

    no doubt it will also turn up on the itv player too

    If it works ;)

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 18:01

    ITVs Goodwood FOS programme is shown at these times during the coming week.

    Fabulous, will keep eyes peeled for background shots of sidepodpeeps.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 18:01

    If it works ;)

    Hah :)

  • Fiox09/07/2010 at 18:01

    if they're assembled from the trucks that go round the rest of europe, they will definitely have euro sockets. are uk sockets only used in the uk and nowhere else in europe?

    I think the only other place in the world may be Singapore..

    Ireland, UK, HK, Singapore, Malta, Cyprus and Malaysia

    Yea they'll have euro plugs, unless you account for most of the teams being based in Britain...

  • Christine09/07/2010 at 18:15

    Hello. We have found Joe and Leigh. Joe liked the iPad but was put off when he accidentally zoomed in on Schumi's teeth

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 18:16

    Hello. We have found Joe and Leigh. Joe liked the iPad but was put off when he accidentally zoomed in on Schumi's teeth

    Heheh! Hello Christine :)

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 18:17

    Hello. We have found Joe and Leigh. Joe liked the iPad but was put off when he accidentally zoomed in on Schumi's teeth

    Evening :)

  • Christine09/07/2010 at 18:24

    This place was hard to find but its very pretty. A nice evening too. Can't quite believe this is the UK!

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 18:25

    This place was hard to find but its very pretty. A nice evening too. Can't quite believe this is the UK!

    A bit more luxuorious than a landahn sidestreet then?

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 18:34

    Without wanting people to throw stuff at me because of the clear irony of this question, but;

    Did anything happen in FP1/2?

  • jpancoast09/07/2010 at 18:34

    a Facebook "friend" of mine was complaining about the liberal (like me), atheist (like me), America haters (I guess I'm an America hater now). So I figured I'd come here and carouse with all the other America haters I know!

    :)

    (I am, of course, being facetious)

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 18:51

    a Facebook "friend" of mine was complaining about the liberal (like me), atheist (like me), America haters (I guess I'm an America hater now). So I figured I'd come here and carouse with all the other America haters I know!

    Ah yes, don't dare to disagree...

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 18:53

    I have been reading Interesting Stuff.

    Marshall Pruett's Triple Stint talking about IndyCar, ALMS, others stuff: http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/grand-am-ganassis-bermuda-triangle-podium/

    Edd Straw on Karun Chandhok going from pretty poor F3 driver to more than competent F1 driver (sub req): http://www.autosport.com/features/article.php/id/2914

    Mixed reviews on the new layout: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/85128

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 19:05

    boo, my outside drinks called off until monday..

  • RubberGoat09/07/2010 at 19:48

    I have been reading Interesting Stuff.

    Marshall Pruett's Triple Stint talking about IndyCar, ALMS, others stuff: http://auto-ra…muda-triangle-podium/

    Edd Straw on Karun Chandhok going from pretty poor F3 driver to more than competent F1 driver (sub req): http://www.aut…s/article.php/id/2914

    Mixed reviews on the new layout: http://www.aut…s/report.php/id/85128

    Thanks, very good stuff.

    I am on TV exile because Mrs. Goat is watching a Corpse programme...

  • Christine09/07/2010 at 19:49

    We're having a break and some food. Chatting with lovely peoples. There is a formula BMW driver here. Somebody Lewis.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 19:50

    I am on TV exile because Mrs. Goat is watching a Corpse programme...

    CSI?

  • RubberGoat09/07/2010 at 19:51

    I am on TV exile because Mrs. Goat is watching a Corpse programme...

    CSI?

    Criminal Minds.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 19:52

    We're having a break and some food. Chatting with lovely peoples. There is a formula BMW driver here. Somebody Lewis.

    JON!!!

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 19:54

    We're having a break and some food. Chatting with lovely peoples. There is a formula BMW driver here. Somebody Lewis.

    *checks Forix*

    Michael Lewis, an American?

    How's the evening so far?

  • Christine09/07/2010 at 20:00

    *checks Forix*

    Michael Lewis, an American?

    How's the evening so far?

    Very good. Some thoughts on Senna, future of technical directors. Joe not keen on the fota meet.

    Lewis man is definitely American.

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 20:01

    Evening all

    Very good. Some thoughts on Senna, future of technical directors. Joe not keen on the fota meet.

    Sounds good.

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 20:05

    Very good. Some thoughts on Senna, future of technical directors. Joe not keen on the fota meet.

    I think they have a future.

    Lewis man is definitely American.

    Forix says he's a bit of a midfielder

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 20:05

    Hi Steven

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 20:07

    Lewis man is definitely American.

    Is this him?

    http://mjlracing.com/

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 20:13

    James' All-Motorsport Power Rankings http://bit.ly/c9TFeC

    "Sakon Yamamoto - Is it a coincidence that the safety car rules have been brushed up the same week Yamamoto makes his inexplicable return to F1?"

  • Alianora La Canta09/07/2010 at 20:16

    Listening to ALMS is a frustrating experience. A red flag got thrown 3 minutes ago (an Intersport car stopped on track) and the commentators don't appear to have noticed because they're engrossed in discussing Classic Le Mans!

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 20:17

    JON!!!

    Coorr, you lot are rubbish.

    http://www.feederseries.net/?p=905

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 20:18

    Coorr, you lot are rubbish.

    Oh. Um. *scratches face* sorry 'bout that

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 20:18

    Coorr, you lot are rubbish.

    I have that post on a tab to listen to later. It's been there for some time though. Sorry

  • Alianora La Canta09/07/2010 at 20:26

    According to ALMS Radio, Ferrari are doing a table football tournament in their motorhome.

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 20:37

    Great tweet from Will Buxton. It is from this morning but I have only just seen it.

    http://twitter.com/willbuxton/status/18103211525

    While most teams have brought upgrades to Silverstone, HRT have brought Sakon Yamamoto.

  • Christine09/07/2010 at 20:49

    Lewis man is leaving because he has an early start. Emma is giving him interview tips.

  • Christine09/07/2010 at 20:49

    She told him not to say for sure.

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 20:50

    She told him not to say for sure.

    ha. love it

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 20:50

    She told him not to say for sure.

    :D

    How will anyone know he is a racing driver?

  • Christine09/07/2010 at 20:58

    Joe is now signing copies of his book. There's a swimming pool here, and its quite hot still. I'm tempted to dive in.

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 21:00

    Joe is now signing copies of his book. There's a swimming pool here, and its quite hot still. I'm tempted to dive in.

    The first sidepodswimup?

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 21:01

    Joe is now signing copies of his book. There's a swimming pool here, and its quite hot still. I'm tempted to dive in.

    Doooo it. Don't take the iPad near it though, it's probably like other Apple things and dosen't like condensation

  • RubberGoat09/07/2010 at 21:01

    Joe is now signing copies of his book. There's a swimming pool here, and its quite hot still. I'm tempted to dive in.

    Can you get him to sign your iPad?

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 21:12

    I think I might steal Ruben's kids. They are uber awesome

    http://twitpic.com/23uby4

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 21:26

    She told him not to say for sure.

    He did alright with Jon

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 21:28

    He did alright with Jon

    Honestly the nicest racer I've ever talked to, on a par with mcnish i reckon. he was just so content, really enjoyed his racing and just wanted to keep going, no-matter where it took him.

    lots of racers are so focused on formula 1 that they come across really arrogant when you even suggest anything else

  • Pat W09/07/2010 at 21:29

    I think I might steal Ruben's kids. They are uber awesome

    http://twitpic.com/23uby4

    Nice :)

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 21:42

    Who would have thunk it? NASCAR is rocket science

    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/nascartesting.html

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 21:48

    I wonder if anyone's ever taken this round the track....it would be epic

    http://twitpic.com/23ulbe

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 22:04

    Oh Kimi ... http://www.mtv3.fi/urheilu/ralli/uutiset.shtml/arkistot/ralli/2010/07/1154003

  • Turkey Machine09/07/2010 at 22:05

    Oh Kimi ... http://www.mtv…ralli/2010/07/1154003

    I. Am. Very. DisAPPOINTED!!!

    #wantstowatch5thElementagain

  • lou09/07/2010 at 22:06

    i have returned from the cinema with a friend's blackberry.. if i was kind and rich i would loose it and buy her an iphone or HTC...

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 22:08

    Oh Kimi ... http://www.mtv…ralli/2010/07/1154003

    I read about his crash earlier and the team manager said the car was on its roof but was OK and would probably run tomorrow

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 22:08

    i have returned from the cinema with a friend's blackberry.. if i was kind and rich i would loose it and buy her an iphone or HTC...

    Are you a pickpocket now?

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 22:09

    Oh Kimi ... http://www.mtv…ralli/2010/07/1154003

    I love Kimi. I love him so much, because he manages to have a massive crash, and he's still got that ridiculous hat on

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 22:10

    I read about his crash earlier and the team manager said the car was on its roof but was OK and would probably run tomorrow

    He hadn't seen the car yet when he said that

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 22:11

    He hadn't seen the car yet when he said that

    He had been on the radio with Kimi or probably his co-driver. Clearly the two of them need a course on when a car is trashed.

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 22:12

    The octopus has spoken. Well at least it has predicted the winner. Looks like Netherlands are going to lose a third final.

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/09072010/58/world-cup-2010-octopus-backs-spain-lift-trophy.html

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 22:23

    He had been on the radio with Kimi or probably his co-driver. Clearly the two of them need a course on when a car is trashed.

    the last I heard is that the team is trying their hardest to repair the car and his name is still on the starting list for tomorrow

  • lou09/07/2010 at 22:24

    Are you a pickpocket now?

    no, she left it in our car.

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 22:25

    i have returned from the cinema with a friend's blackberry.. if i was kind and rich i would loose it and buy her an iphone or HTC...

    How was the film?

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 22:26

    the last I heard is that the team is trying their hardest to repair the car and his name is still on the starting list for tomorrow

    They will do everything they can of there is any chance of getting him back in the rally

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 22:27

    no, she left it in our car.

    Phew

  • lou09/07/2010 at 22:29

    How was the film?

    ahahahahahahahah!

    at least there was a bombay bicycle club song in it... the green screening in it was shocking...

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 22:29

    ahahahahahahahah!

    :)

    at least there was a bombay bicycle club song in it... the green screening in it was shocking...

    and muse! ;)

  • lou09/07/2010 at 22:32

    and muse! ;)

    there was only a bit of muse in it.. bombay bicycle song was awesome

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rXwwKaku7E

    such an awesome song :)

  • me09/07/2010 at 22:36

    i hearts joe!

  • lou09/07/2010 at 22:37

    i hearts joe!

    i know you're not going to podcast it but will you blog it?

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 22:38

    i hearts joe!

    IsChristineoutof the pool yet?

  • startledbunny09/07/2010 at 22:39

    good evening

  • me09/07/2010 at 22:39

    and leigh and manipe and emma and all the other brilliant people

  • lou09/07/2010 at 22:40

    and leigh and manipe and emma and all the other brilliant people

    emma is awesome :D i'm pleased you had a good time :)

    how much have you had to drink mr c? :P

  • me09/07/2010 at 22:41

    we have pics and will blog later. No swimmin

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 22:41

    how much have you had to drink mr c? :P

    I thought I was the only on thinking that

  • lou09/07/2010 at 22:41

    we have pics and will blog later. No swimmin

    yay for pics and a blog! boo for no swimming!

  • Jon Waldock09/07/2010 at 22:42

    emma is awesome :D i'm pleased you had a good time :)

    i saw her a couple of times today, dont think she realised who i was

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 22:42

    we have pics and will blog later. No swimmin

    Shame. Christine said she fancied going swimming and there was a pool

  • me09/07/2010 at 22:42

    beer + beer + meets peoples. woot

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 22:43

    how much have you had to drink mr c? :P

    beer + beer + meets peoples. woot

    Answered ;)

  • lou09/07/2010 at 22:43

    i saw her a couple of times today, dont think she realised who i was

    say hi to her tomorrow if you see her, am sure she'd be pleased to say hi

  • lou09/07/2010 at 22:44

    beer + beer + meets peoples. woot

    :D awww!! i miss meetups with you mr c hehehe! am starting to wonder how many hugs you've given out this evening.

  • me09/07/2010 at 22:44

    Pool equals mini Monaco. Needed a paper boat.

  • lou09/07/2010 at 22:45

    Pool equals mini Monaco. Needed a paper boat.

    there was a boat.

  • Kathi09/07/2010 at 22:49

    Hehe, I like this picture #wrc

  • Turkey Machine09/07/2010 at 22:49

    I will speak to you bright-eyed lot in the morning. I need somebody to keep me awake on my journey to London. Laters!

  • Lukeh09/07/2010 at 22:50

    Hehe, I like this picture #wrc

    #awesome

  • Steven Roy09/07/2010 at 22:52

    Hehe, I like this picture #wrc

    :D

  • startledbunny09/07/2010 at 22:54

    Hehe, I like this picture #wrc

    is it showcasing the new red bull clothing range?