I noticed this in a Futurama episode this week. My life is now complete.

Credit: Matt Groening/Futurama

I noticed this in a Futurama episode this week. My life is now complete.

Hello once again, we seem to have found our Friday which is most excellent really. Today is September 9th and the start of another F1 weekend, yay! Practise takes place at the epic that is Monza today as you can find out in the Race Info thread as always. I really, really do wish I was there. Today’s date also means it was a whole year ago today that I graduated from university which is a little bit scary, how time flies! But there’s much more awesomeness to look at today. I mean, have you seen that Christine now has her own website for all her booky wooky woodiness? 365 F1 Stories even has it’s own trailer and everything. Colour me impressed – with crayons and everything.

Paddock News

Worst. Season. Ever.... Honestly! - Lewis Hamilton has come out and pretty much thrown out his feelings of 2011 so far being a worse season for him than previous years, which could be true to a point but it’s still not like he’s having a terrible year. It’s also a bit silly how people place his Spa retirement to aggressive driving too rather than a driver error but I suppose, with anything Lewis says people will pick up on it. Whilst I don’t think he should be complaining about 2011, I’m glad he’s keeping his driving style the way it is because love him or hate him, the boy knows how to put a spectacle on.

Someone give this wing some cake - Check out Mercedes’ ultra thin rear wing that they’re using this weekend, I noticed the photo yesterday and found it a bit odd how thin it is. I know they say drivers lose a lot of weight for stuff like extra weight of KERS but even the bodywork’s getting a bit thin now!

From Tim to DJ Squire, the man of many names - It seems Toro Rosso driver and man –formerly-under-pressure-unti- HRT-took-Daniel Jaime Algeursauri will be releasing an album next week entitled Organic Life, which is a surprise. Although we all know Tim is a huge fan of his music anyways, at least he’s not Jacques Villeneuve... yet. Is anyone planning to pick it up? And will Sebastian Buemi bring out a rival album to secure a seat in the team...s stereo?

Elsewhere...

He’s got the F1 World in his Hands - I’ve been looking forward to this iOS related release for a while now, and it’s finally here! Hurrah! The wonderful Kairosoft, who have built a solid reputation for ‘sim’ management games on mobile platforms with Game Dev Story and so on in the last year, have released Grand Prix Story and it’s currently 25% off it’s prices, which is just even better. Well worth a look at it, and whilst you’re at it, I highly recommend Mega Mall Story too from the same guys. They pretty much define the terms ‘addictive’.

Power Laces, all right! - Oh my word, please take hold of me whilst I sit down from the actual awesomeness that this is going to happen. Nike are apparently on the brink of announcing actual Back to the Future 2015 Nike sneakers, with actual self harnessing laces. POWER LACES!! Marty McFly would be so proud, someone must buy MichaelJ Fox a pair. Although I hope the band McFly don’t go wearing them.

Are you still there? - If there’s one thing I love, it’s Portal. Portal 1 and 2 are just masterpieces, especially the second game, and if you’ve played them you’ll no doubt be familiar with the Portal Turrets. But check out what someone has found from 2001 – there was a webcam that was the spitting image of the turrets! How very odd... but also awesome.

Walkin’ All Over the World... well, Moon - Have you ever wondered just how far man has walked on the moon in comparison to a football pitch? Of course you have, all the time. You’re thinking it right now! That’s why you should look at this comparison of man’s steps on that lonesome little satellite with this comparison to a football pitch. Odd, but gives some perspective at least.

And Finally

Even though we’re in for another awesome weekend of F1 action of course, did you know that the Rugby Union World Cup kicks off today in New Zealand? The hosts (New Zealand, in case you didn’t catch that the first time... a whole sentence ago) will be going up against Tonga this morning. That’s British Summer Time, and I can barely keep up with that so I do apologise if you’re somewhere else in the world wondering! Lucky for you, you can kind all your Rugby World Cup info and news right here. My prediction? The All Blacks to go all the way, and by that I mean the proper All Blacks of New Zealand, not that England away kit travesty.

Although the last time I played rugby union was back in school, I do enjoy watching the internationals, especially the World Cup and Six Nations, although I’ve never really been a huge fan of the ‘regions’ you have nowadays in leagues. Although I'm still stuck in a time where Percy Montgomery was a big thing in Newport because of how good he was. Nevertheless, I hope you’ll be watching too if you can and are interested (it’s the only thing Wales are good at in sport, as well!)

And that’ll do for another week. I’ll see you lovely people in the comments!

175 responses

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/09/2011 at 23:09

    Thankfully the Friday of Monza -- and I'm only finishing my Belgian GP notes now

    That's efficiency !!

    :D

  • Steven Roy08/09/2011 at 23:19

    Have you ever wondered just how far man has walked on the moon in comparison to a football pitch?

    It's hard to believe they spent all that money for a decade and only just reached the opposition's penalty box. Like a few football teams I have seen

  • Amy08/09/2011 at 23:27

    ahh Monza, home of stupidly located Kangaroo TV kiosks, fruit salad, my first visit to a motorhome, lots of flies, lots of sun and a very friendly Stefanano :D Good memories :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman08/09/2011 at 23:51

    A scary photograph indeed.

    @lightmasf1: How old do Seb is there? 9 maybe, since he started in F1 when he was 12! http://twitpic.com/6i0lh0

  • Alison09/09/2011 at 00:00

    ahh Monza, home of stupidly located Kangaroo TV kiosks, fruit salad, my first visit to a motorhome, lots of flies, lots of sun and a very friendly Stefanano :D Good memories :)

    I thought that said your "first fruit salad" there for a minute. I was a bit horrified!

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 00:08

    I thought that said your "first fruit salad" there for a minute. I was a bit horrified!

    never before had I seen fruit at a sporting event, normally all the food you can buy is deep fried :D

  • Alison09/09/2011 at 00:17

    never before had I seen fruit at a sporting event, normally all the food you can buy is deep fried :D

    Lots of Kiwis?

  • Mr C09/09/2011 at 00:18

    "Colour me impressed – with crayons and everything."

    hehe.

    Jaime Algeursauri will be releasing an album next week entitled Organic Life

    want!

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 00:33

    Lots of Kiwis?

    I do believe I was the only one I saw.

  • Alison09/09/2011 at 00:33

    I do believe I was the only one I saw.

    None in your salad? :D

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 00:50

    My Twitter feed just lit up with NFL talk (I follow a lot of Americans). Shame the RWC had to coincide with that opening weekend, I was hoping it would get more noticed there this year.

    I'm jealous of those able to watch the RWC opening ceremony and first match at 9.30am UK, I have to wait until the highlights come on ITV1 at something like 10.30pm as I can't get ITV4 for theirs at 7. I trust there will be people here to tell me about it while I'm working.

    Really I should be asleep but I was watching WTCC videos. #racenerd

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 00:51

    I do believe I was the only one I saw.

    cannibalistic Fanta

    Had some the other day, it was nice.

  • amandoloss09/09/2011 at 04:47

    POWER LACES!!! :))))

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 06:03

    POWER LACES!!! )))

    they're already a little out of my price range :D

    http://nikemag.ebay.com/

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 07:44

    yaaaay opening ceremony time :D

  • Christine09/09/2011 at 07:47

    Free Practice thread ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-italy-2011-free-practice

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 07:48

    oooh its Jonah

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 07:54

    our Prime Minister has such a thick accent, my word.

  • Stuart Taylor09/09/2011 at 07:56

    Morning spc!

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 08:00

    these things that beam out around the world like this are always so into the Maori culture, I wonder if foreigners are ever surprised to reach our shores and realise the men do actually wear trousers :)

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 08:04

    these things that beam out around the world like this are always so into the Maori culture, I wonder if foreigners are ever surprised to reach our shores and realise the men do actually wear trousers :)

    And shoes!

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 08:10

    I was all set to follow along with FP1 and rugby in the knowledge there's hardly anyone in the office today.. and then the MD turned up. I'll have to read back later or hope he leaves again soon.

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 08:13

    And shoes!

    :D

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 08:15

    these things that beam out around the world like this are always so into the Maori culture, I wonder if foreigners are ever surprised to reach our shores and realise the men do actually wear trousers :)

    :) We assume you do a haka before going into battle.. with the bank manager.

    I thought Murray from Flight of the Conchords was an exaggeration until I saw one of those police traffic docos from NZ and one of the coppers was just like him.

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 08:15

    Right.. back later then

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 08:16

    I thought Murray from Flight of the Conchords was an exaggeration until I saw one of those police traffic docos from NZ and one of the coppers was just like him.

    hahahahaha he's still a slight exaggeration :D

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 08:23

    my Australian commentators just said that only NZers will want the All Blacks to win, everyone else will be going for Tonga.

    I don't think thats true, the All Blacks have fans all over :D

  • paul09/09/2011 at 08:23

    my Australian commentators just said that only NZers will want the All Blacks to win, everyone else will be going for Tonga.

    what would you expect from an Aussi commentator?

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 08:24

    what would you expect from an Aussi commentator?

    precisely that, really :D

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 08:26

    aww lots of the big rugby player men are crying at their anthem. That's nice :)

  • paul09/09/2011 at 08:26

    aww lots of the big rugby player men are crying at their anthem. That's nice :)

    :-)

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 08:27

    I also enjoy watching middle aged people try sing the Maori version of our anthem because if you're over 30 you probably didn't learn it at school and don't have a clue what the words are

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 08:30

    Very respectful of the All Blacks to let the Tongans finish whatever you call a Tongan haka first, there was a lot of discussion over whether they might try do theirs at the same time.

  • paul09/09/2011 at 08:31

    Very respectful of the All Blacks to let the Tongans finish whatever you call a Tongan haka first, there was a lot of discussion over whether they might try do theirs at the same time.

    I wish they had done a "battle" :-)

  • That'll be the Day09/09/2011 at 09:00

    How well do you know your Formula 1 history?

    The book That'll be the Day: 365 F1 Stories takes a look at significant moments or quirky happenings on this day in Grand Prix history. Can you guess what event the following describes?

    - The WMSC confirmed on this day in 2009 that Ferrari would face no further sanction after team orders at which race?

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/09/2011 at 10:27

    "Red Bull extends Renault engine deal for another five years"

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/94358

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/09/2011 at 10:30

    And this may have been posted already, but:

    "Kimi Raikkonen excluded from World Rally Championship standings for skipping Australia"

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/94352

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 10:33

    Just found this very interesting Apollo 11 Moonwalk area graph: http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/a11vsfootball.gif

    Geez, I know they didn't go that far, but in football speak, they never even got out of their own half!

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 10:33

    "Kimi Raikkonen excluded from World Rally Championship standings for skipping Australia"

    He's not bothered is he?

  • paul09/09/2011 at 10:34

    He's not bothered is he?

    Kimi? Bothered about something?

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/09/2011 at 10:34

    He's not bothered is he?

    I just think it's sad to be honest. It's not like he's doing much else at the minute. One wonders if he will turn up as a guest for Peugeot this weekend..?

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 10:35

    I just think it's sad to be honest. It's not like he's doing much else at the minute. One wonders if he will turn up as a guest for Peugeot this weekend..?

    Probably. I would REALLY love to see him do Le Mans!

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 10:36

    Just found this very interesting Apollo 11 Moonwalk area graph: strangemaps.files…a11vsfootball.gif

    Geez, I know they didn't go that far, but in football speak, they never even got out of their own half!

    The one from the Daily?

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 10:36

    And this may have been posted already, but:

    "Kimi Raikkonen excluded from World Rally Championship standings for skipping Australia"

    www.autosport.com…port.php/id/94352

    oh dear.

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 10:36

    Geez, I know they didn't go that far, but in football speak, they never even got out of their own half!

    It was an amazingly small area though

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 10:37

    The one from the Daily?

    Yeah. Oh dear. That's really stupid - I even clicked on it from there too! Must be Friday eh?

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/09/2011 at 10:37

    Probably. I would REALLY love to see him do Le Mans!

    I'd only like to see him in it if he's going to do the rest of the WEC - if he's just going to turn up for one event, then why should Peugeot bother?

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 10:37

    It was an amazingly small area though

    Much smaller than I thought TBH!

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 10:37

    I'd only like to see him in it if he's going to do the rest of the WEC - if he's just going to turn up for one event, then why should Peugeot bother?

    Because he'd be a big draw. There's no way he'd do the whole WEC.

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/09/2011 at 10:38

    Because he'd be a big draw. There's no way he'd do the whole WEC.

    How big of a draw is he outside F1 though?

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 10:38

    "Kimi Raikkonen excluded from World Rally Championship standings for skipping Australia"

    He's not bothered is he?

    Shame really. I was just reading reports of the conditions there, they are sliding all over the place and some big names are out. He might've been one of them but if he'd kept running he'd be top 5 right now.

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 10:39

    How big of a draw is he outside F1 though?

    Well I dunno, but he still has a lot of fans, and I think his skills might suit Le Mans.

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/09/2011 at 10:39

    Well I dunno, but he still has a lot of fans, and I think his skills might suit Le Mans.

    True - just a shame he never gave WRC and NASCAR a proper go though.

  • F1Wolf09/09/2011 at 10:40

    Much smaller than I thought TBH!

    what I find more puzzling is that what was possible 40 years ago is not possible today ... now there isn't even a vehicle available to bring a man to the space ... Shuttles are over, Soyuzes are grounded, only the Chinese Shenzhous are left ...

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 10:42

    How big of a draw is he outside F1 though?

    High for media maybe not so much for ticket sales

  • Christine09/09/2011 at 10:43

    Results ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/italy-2011-free-practice-1-results

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 10:51

    High for media maybe not so much for ticket sales

    Are you sure? I think a few people would go down and see him...

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 10:51

    what I find more puzzling is that what was possible 40 years ago is not possible today ... now there isn't even a vehicle available to bring a man to the space ... Shuttles are over, Soyuzes are grounded, only the Chinese Shenzhous are left ...

    Me too. Shame that the space race fizzled out like that!

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 10:53

    Are you sure? I think a few people would go down and see him...

    how many Lady Snowcats are there in the world :D

  • Mr C09/09/2011 at 10:55

    Yeah. Oh dear. That's really stupid - I even clicked on it from there too! Must be Friday eh?

    heheheh!

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 10:56

    Yeah. Oh dear. That's really stupid - I even clicked on it from there too! Must be Friday eh?

    :) Yesterday was definitely a Thursday and you're not the only one feeling a bit scatterbrained today!

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 10:57

    Yeah. Oh dear. That's really stupid - I even clicked on it from there too! Must be Friday eh?

    today is my last Friday for a couple of weeks, weeeeee!

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 11:06

    Are you sure? I think a few people would go down and see him...

    how many Lady Snowcats are there in the world :D

    :) Maybe a small handful extra would go, maybe a few extra Finnish flags around. Would he bump Silverstone much higher than the 25k who went last year?

  • Alex Andronov09/09/2011 at 11:08

    today is my last Friday for a couple of weeks, weeeeee!

    Woah! Distrupting space time!

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 11:10

    Woah! Distrupting space time!

    if I'm not at work they don't count :D

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 11:12

    how many Lady Snowcats are there in the world :D

    Says the lady who brought a Finnish flag to Spa ;)

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 11:13

    :) Yesterday was definitely a Thursday and you're not the only one feeling a bit scatterbrained today!

    What a week man. Seriously, I've been running around like a maggot on a hot chop today!

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 11:13

    Says the lady who brought a Finnish flag to Spa ;)

    hahaha we are sooo not the same

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 11:14

    hahaha we are sooo not the same

    I know - just teasing of course.

    I think I would make it an extra excuse to go to Le Mans though...

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 11:16

    What a week man. Seriously, I've been running around like a maggot on a hot chop today!

    I was yesterday. Today is quite nice.

  • Christine09/09/2011 at 11:34

    F1M ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/red-bull-confirm-five-year-engine-deal-renault

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 11:54

    What radio station is FP2 on?

  • Bert09/09/2011 at 12:03

    Who or what are the Lesmsos corners named after?

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 12:39

    ILMC FP1 is on now too, live timing with Audi leading

    http://www.lemans-series.com/en/s54_courses/s54p01_classement.php?typecourse=1

  • Journeyer09/09/2011 at 12:40

    Who or what are the Lesmsos corners named after?

    A quick wiki search:

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

    Lesmo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Monza and Brianza in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 25 km northeast of Milan.

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 12:40

    Lesmo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Monza and Brianza in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 25 km northeast of Milan.

    Brianza is the name given to Monza in rFactor ;)

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 12:40

    Lesmo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Monza and Brianza in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 25 km northeast of Milan.

    ohh so that's why its called Brianza in the rFactor game

  • Bert09/09/2011 at 12:44

    Lesmo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Monza and Brianza in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 25 km northeast of Milan.

    I had heard that is was names for a pair of brothers, trapeze artists, though Wiki has nothing to support that.

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 12:45

    I had heard that is was names for a pair of brothers, trapeze artists, though Wiki has nothing to support that.

    That was Crofty just winding you up ;)

  • Journeyer09/09/2011 at 12:53

    Lesmo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Monza and Brianza in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 25 km northeast of Milan.

    Brianza is the name given to Monza in rFactor

    Ah! Didn't know that.

  • Journeyer09/09/2011 at 12:53

    MSC P1!

  • paul09/09/2011 at 12:54

    MSC P1!

    enjoy it :-)

  • Journeyer09/09/2011 at 12:54

    MSC P1!

    enjoy it

    Good momentum from Spa. :D

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 12:54

    Ah! Didn't know that.

    Strange really. They have a BMW Sauber F1 car, are allowed to have Shanghai and Monza, just not refer to them by their F1 circuit names...

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 12:54

    MSC P1!

    Has Rosberg been out yet? ;)

  • paul09/09/2011 at 12:54

    Good momentum from Spa. :D

    he's still going forward!

  • Journeyer09/09/2011 at 12:56

    MSC P1!

    Has Rosberg been out yet?

    He has, actually. Did 7 laps in his last run - but he's just 19th, 5s down.

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 12:57

    He has, actually. Did 7 laps in his last run - but he's just 19th, 5s down.

    Good stuff then. Pop open a beer and enjoy ;)

  • Journeyer09/09/2011 at 12:57

    He has, actually. Did 7 laps in his last run - but he's just 19th, 5s down.

    Good stuff then. Pop open a beer and enjoy

    I took a break and had a Kitkat. :D

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 12:58

    I took a break and had a Kitkat. :D

    Heheh :D

  • Journeyer09/09/2011 at 12:58

    Massa now P2. If I didn't know better, I would've thought it's 2006. :D

  • RubberGoat09/09/2011 at 13:03

    Jeez, a wasp down an air vent does not sound nice! http://yfrog.com/nzfwhaj

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 13:29

    ILMC FP1 is on now too, live timing with Audi leading

    Finished with Sarrazin fastest, Bernhard, McNish, Pagenaud.

  • Christine09/09/2011 at 14:37

    More results: http://sidepodcast.com/post/italy-2011-free-practice-2-results

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/09/2011 at 14:47

    Wow - Giedo van der Garde's post GP2 qualifying tweet is not to be repeated here.

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 14:59

    After saying the other day that I always see twists in movies coming I just watched one that I didn't see coming at all. That's karma :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/09/2011 at 15:07

    Wow - Giedo van der Garde's post GP2 qualifying tweet is not to be repeated here.

    Let's just say he was unhappy

  • Christine09/09/2011 at 15:10

    F1M: http://www.f1minute.com/news/pirelli-keen-tweak-tyre-regulations-2012

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 15:21

    After saying the other day that I always see twists in movies coming I just watched one that I didn't see coming at all. That's karma :D

    Which film?

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 15:22

    Wow - Giedo van der Garde's post GP2 qualifying tweet is not to be repeated here.

    Let's just say he was unhappy

    I take it he struggled..

  • The Boston Red Scott09/09/2011 at 15:22

    NASA launches a website to show how the technology they designed has been involved in racecars. Might be worth a few minutes of your time to point and click and learn

    http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/Rockets2Racecars/

    hope all is well with everyone :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman09/09/2011 at 15:26

    I take it he struggled..

    Starting P20

  • Amy09/09/2011 at 15:41

    Which film?

    Final Destination 5. Very highbrow :D

  • Bassano09/09/2011 at 15:58

    Good afternoon. Just heard on BBC News that Jenson has been confirmed for next year. No surprise Friday

  • Mr C09/09/2011 at 16:03

    Good afternoon. Just heard on BBC News that Jenson has been confirmed for next year. No surprise Friday

    oooooooh!

  • Christine09/09/2011 at 16:17

    Ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/lewis-hamilton-sebastian-vettel-lead-free-practice-monza

  • Christine09/09/2011 at 16:19

    No more news please. Any more F1Minute's today and there will be too many for Mr C's fancy homepage.

  • Sidepodcast Classics09/09/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the Sidepodcast back catalogue.

    - F1 Debrief - This is an Absolute Nerdfest

    Originally published 15 March 2010.

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 17:44

    Kubica almost ready to test a fast car according to two Autosport reporters. Why are their writers always in pairs?

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/94388

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 18:15

    Loeb is out of Rally Australia.. here's why http://t.co/npNJOZb

    #ouch

    #maycontainFrenchswearingbutIdon'tspeakFrench

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 18:20

    #maycontainFrenchswearingbutIdon'tspeakFrench

    Sounds like minor French swearing immediately after he hits. Several seconds before contact his co-driver read a note that ended with "double attention". Normally that kind of thing is added to the standard Right 3 or Left 5 to say that it is requires a lot more caution than normal. So "attention" if it is tricky and "double attention" if it is very tricky. I guess he needed "triple attention" because it was even trickier than he thought

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 18:23

    Loeb seemed incredibly calm straight after the crash. I am really impressed by that.

    It just shows though how the slightest distraction can ruin your concentration. And that is with someone telling him there is a problem coming up

  • Mr C09/09/2011 at 18:28

    Kubica almost ready to test a fast car according to two Autosport reporters. Why are their writers always in pairs?

    www.autosport.com…port.php/id/94388

    except for rankings posts, where no-one wants to put their name to an article.

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 18:31

    except for rankings posts, where no-one wants to put their name to an article.

    I didn't know that but then I don't read them

  • jpancoast09/09/2011 at 18:33

    What the heck is a jammy dodger!?

  • Mr C09/09/2011 at 18:34

    What the heck is a jammy dodger!?

    it's a driver that repeatedly escapes punishment, despite being bang to rights. you probably know him as fernando alonso.

    or it's a biscuit.

  • jpancoast09/09/2011 at 18:34

    Loeb seemed incredibly calm straight after the crash. I am really impressed by that.

    He looked completely normal during the whole thing. Like it's just another day at the office, no big deal, eh!

  • jpancoast09/09/2011 at 18:35

    it's a driver that repeatedly escapes punishment, despite being bang to rights. you probably know him as fernando alonso.

    :) :) :)

  • jpancoast09/09/2011 at 18:36

    He looked completely normal during the whole thing. Like it's just another day at the office, no big deal, eh!

    My wife saw Hirvonen's crash from Finland last year, and she was freaking out, thought he was killed.

    She said "DO their MOTHERS know they do this!?!? I THINK THEIR MOTHERS NEED TO HAVE A TALK WITH THEM!!!"

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 18:42

    Loeb seemed incredibly calm straight after the crash. I am really impressed by that.

    Raikkonen-esque

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 18:42

    She said "DO their MOTHERS know they do this!?!? I THINK THEIR MOTHERS NEED TO HAVE A TALK WITH THEM!!!"

    :) :)

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 18:43

    What the heck is a jammy dodger!?

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

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 18:43

    She said "DO their MOTHERS know they do this!?!? I THINK THEIR MOTHERS NEED TO HAVE A TALK WITH THEM!!!"

    Mothers get very irrational when sons say they are going to drive competitively.

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 18:45

    One for those with a grasp of poker. Weird hand

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKsV6oqZW38&NR=1

  • RG09/09/2011 at 19:03

    One for those with a grasp of poker. Weird hand

    The future of poker is showing everyone your hand...

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 19:04

    The future of poker is showing everyone your hand...

    Especially if you get cards like he did

  • Alison09/09/2011 at 19:09

    Evening :)

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 19:11

    Evening :)

    Still happy?

  • lou09/09/2011 at 19:13

    Just in case some of you didn't know by now.. driving is actually the best thing ever. :D

  • Alison09/09/2011 at 19:14

    Still happy?

    104 days!!! :D

  • Alison09/09/2011 at 19:15

    Just in case some of you didn't know by now.. driving is actually the best thing ever. :D

    I hear you! :) Did I tell you Alphonso is allowed to come live with me.I've goit a parking permit and everything. :D

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 19:15

    Just in case some of you didn't know by now.. driving is actually the best thing ever. :D

    So do you think you might do it again?

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 19:15

    Well that's a shame.. Duncan (who came to the Manics gig but for some reason won't venture into the comments) was going to come to Silverstone with me, but he lost his house keys, so he's had to have his family run around with the spares and they aren't in the same town. Since his coming hinged on borrowing their car and having his stepdad run him home after, he's not coming so he doesn't have to ask them mess up their whole weekend for him.

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 19:15

    104 days!!! :D

    You cannot be happy for 104 days

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 19:16

    I hear you! :) Did I tell you Alphonso is allowed to come live with me.I've goit a parking permit and everything. :D

    Well done.

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 19:16

    Just in case some of you didn't know by now.. driving is actually the best thing ever. :D

    So you're enjoying it without a co-driver instructor?

  • Alison09/09/2011 at 19:17

    Well done.

    I just need to prove he belongs to me and is registered at the vet etc. It's a good week.

  • lou09/09/2011 at 19:18

    So do you think you might do it again?

    YES! Well i'm meeting Em tomorrow for a spot of late lunch after quali so definately.. Then i'll be driving to my aunts on Sunday to watch the race and things. Ahh freedom! :)

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 19:18

    I just need to prove he belongs to me and is registered at the vet etc. It's a good week.

    OK

  • lou09/09/2011 at 19:18

    So you're enjoying it without a co-driver instructor?

    love it! So much better, no pressure. Just me and my music :)

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 19:18

    YES! Well i'm meeting Em tomorrow for a spot of late lunch after quali so definately.. Then i'll be driving to my aunts on Sunday to watch the race and things. Ahh freedom! :)

    Freedom is wonderful

  • lou09/09/2011 at 19:19

    I hear you! :) Did I tell you Alphonso is allowed to come live with me.I've goit a parking permit and everything. :D

    yaaay! I want to take my little Felipe back with me but i'm not sure there is another car parking space for our house, I'm gonna have to check. My other friend has already got the main space.

  • Christine09/09/2011 at 19:19

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/easy-target

  • lou09/09/2011 at 19:20

    Freedom is wonderful

    it's amazing. Never have i been able to just leave home without anyone taking me.. the only thing you can walk to is a postbox or fields here.

  • Alison09/09/2011 at 19:20

    You cannot be happy for 104 days

    What will you give me if I am?

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 19:23

    What will you give me if I am?

    It isn't going to happen

  • Alison09/09/2011 at 19:29

    It isn't going to happen

    Might as well offer me something awesome then? :D

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 19:32

    Might as well offer me something awesome then? :D

    I need to give that some thought

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 19:33

    Nike have launched their Back to the Future trainers

    http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/blog/article/252367/nike-release-back-to-the-future-shoes.html

  • Alison09/09/2011 at 19:34

    I need to give that some thought

    Only 2492 hours to go... Best get your thinking hat on!

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 19:37

    Only 2492 hours to go... Best get your thinking hat on!

    I figure if I spend 2 weeks thinking about it the problem will resolve itself

  • Alison09/09/2011 at 19:38

    I figure if I spend 2 weeks thinking about it the problem will resolve itself

    Ye of little faith!

  • Alison09/09/2011 at 19:39

    When have I ever not been a vision of sweetness and light??

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 19:42

    When have I ever not been a vision of sweetness and light??

    I had no idea happiness affected the memory

  • Alison09/09/2011 at 19:43

    I had no idea happiness affected the memory

    :D

  • jpancoast09/09/2011 at 20:36

    Just in case some of you didn't know by now.. driving is actually the best thing ever. :D

    Driving FAST (on a track!) is even better! ;)

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 20:40

    Driving FAST (on a track!) is even better! ;)

    So true. But best have a couple of weeks road driving experience first

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 21:56

    #sidepodspace

    I see there were some comments on how small an area the Apollo 11 astronauts covered on the moon. That mission was really just about going to the moon, stand on it and get back. No-one knew for sure that the engine to launch the lunar module(LEM) on the moon would work because there was no way to carry out a test landing and launch from the moon.

    http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/a11vsfootball.gif

    The astronauts were only out of the LEM for 2 and a half hours and during that time they set up a load of science instruments and picked up 21.5 kg of moon rock. That did not leave a lot of room for walking any distance. They also didn't really know what the moon surface was made of. They had no idea if it was abrasive or what effect it would have on the suits the astronauts wore because there was no way to test that either.

    Really they were there because JFK had committed them to a schedule and they were determined to stick to it.

    what I find more puzzling is that what was possible 40 years ago is not possible today ... now there isn't even a vehicle available to bring a man to the space ... Shuttles are over, Soyuzes are grounded, only the Chinese Shenzhous are left ..

    Me too. Shame that the space race fizzled out like that!

    I think the space race is about to take off again and in a far better way than before. The Chinese have some incredible plans like capturing asteroids and parking them in Earth orbit to mine them.

    Add in the private companies and Obama's idea that NASA's role is not delivering stuff 200 miles vertically but interplanetary missions and the future is very exciting. It's just that now we are in the space off season.

    I think the reason we apparently can't do now what we did then is because ludicrous risks were taken then are totally unacceptable today.

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 21:56

    Woops.

    That was longer than I thought

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 22:07

    It's just that now we are in the space off season.

    I like that analogy. :)

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 22:08

    I like that analogy. :)

    It just came to me in a little flash of inspiration that saved me waffling about peaks and troughs of activity etc

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 22:10

    @JohnDagys of SpeedTV is at Silverstone for the ILMC and has just suggested there are rumours the new World Endurance Championship replacing the ILMC, will race at Bahrain next year for a 12 hour race. I hope those are just rumours.

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 22:14

    @JohnDagys of SpeedTV is at Silverstone for the ILMC and has just suggested there are rumours the new World Endurance Championship replacing the ILMC, will race at Bahrain next year for a 12 hour race. I hope those are just rumours.

    Seems unnecessary in their first season

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 22:17

    Seems unnecessary in their first season

    He told Alia this..

    @lacanta no, but apparently it would be some sort of political deal w/ FIA so F1 won't have to [email protected]

    It all seems a bit speculative at the minute so hopefully it won't happen. It'll probably be tied with the other Asian race so next autumn rather than April so that buys time for the FIA. And then maybe it is easier to cancel a race like this rather than something with the baggage of F1.

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 22:20

    @lacanta no, but apparently it would be some sort of political deal w/ FIA so F1 won't have to [email protected]

    That is typical FIA. No wonder the WEC died and the WRC is a shadow of its former self when they are used as pawns

  • Pat W09/09/2011 at 22:23

    That is typical FIA. No wonder the WEC died and the WRC is a shadow of its former self when they are used as pawns

    I had a feeling they would start their nonsense, didn't expect it so soon. Should've left it to the ACO.

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 22:31

    I had a feeling they would start their nonsense, didn't expect it so soon. Should've left it to the ACO.

    The FIA would never give the ACO that kind of power

  • Mr C09/09/2011 at 23:06

    Nike have launched their Back to the Future trainers

    uk.movies.yahoo.c…future-shoes.html

    crappiest idea ever. who wants a pair of shoes that look like a pair of shoes that should tie themselves... but don't.

    total admission of failure.

    i assume the reason they are launching now and not on the anniversary year is that the BTTF people were too embarrassed to be part of it.

    i look forward to the hoverboard on wheels next year.

  • Mr C09/09/2011 at 23:07

    I think the reason we apparently can't do now what we did then is because ludicrous risks were taken then are totally unacceptable today.

    fair point. people are less expendable.

  • Mr C09/09/2011 at 23:23

    daily post might be a be late today, carry on here as normal. in the meantime, a fun video from pirelli:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lReY8vNNmHA

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 23:25

    total admission of failure.

    Apparently Nike patented a self tying shoe but I guess they could not make it work in time. The good thing is they are going to raise lots of money for charity and they are ripping off people with more money than sense so that's a win

  • Steven Roy09/09/2011 at 23:29

    daily post might be a be late today, carry on here as normal. in the meantime, a fun video from pirelli:

    Time Pirelli were involved in the TV coverage

  • Mr C09/09/2011 at 23:39

    Time Pirelli were involved in the TV coverage

    hey! and on that note, i'm off to sleeps.

  • lou09/09/2011 at 23:47

    daily post might be a be late today, carry on here as normal. in the meantime, a fun video from pirelli:

    i sat down to write it earlier and then realised it's my turn tomorrow :D i really need to work on knowing what day it is.

  • Amy10/09/2011 at 02:51

    i assume the reason they are launching now and not on the anniversary year is that the BTTF people were too embarrassed to be part of it.

    I read that it's because all donations up to $50 million to the Michael J Fox Foundation in 2011 are bring matched by someone. I think it's Mr Google.