Given his stunning 3rd place finish in the Australian Grand Prix, I do declare today the International Day of Vitaly Petrov.

Vitaly gets a taste for champagne

Credit: Lorenzo Bellanca/LAT Photographic

Vitaly gets a taste for champagne

You can read comments about Petrov's fabulous drive from sixth to third place in the live thread. You can read facts and stats about Petrov's remarkable talents in the race highlights thread.

You can see just how well Vitaly did in the race result post, as well as view his massive points haul in the driver's standings and where he placed his team (all by himself) in the team's standings.

Vitaly Petrov. Fabulous.

380 responses

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 00:19

    Best. daily. ever. :D

    And I really love that photo.

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 00:19

    franck who?

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 00:21

    I love this daily because a) petrov is awesome

    and b) it doesn't break my phone like the super long ones do :D

  • Janine (smakaka)28/03/2011 at 00:21

    Awesome! Petrov did amazing yesterday :)

  • lou28/03/2011 at 00:23

    I'm so so so so soooooooo happy you saw this photo! I was showing it to Lukeh earlier as an example of why Lorenzo is the most influential F1 photog to me. Just beautiful.

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 00:24

    Awww. Lovely daily, Christine :)

  • lou28/03/2011 at 00:27

    hehe Amy is in good company, Jason and Nat were also Suttoned this weekend :)

    http://www.sutton-images.com/preview.asp?filename=d11aus475.jpg

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 00:27

    hehe Amy is in good company, Jason and Nat were also Suttoned this weekend :)

    amy was suttoned?

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 00:28

    amy was suttoned?

    Keep up

    She was on TV too

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 00:30

    amy was suttoned?

    Keep up

    She was on TV too

    WHAT?

  • lou28/03/2011 at 00:30

    amy was suttoned?

    yes :) http://www.sutton-images.com/previews/d11aus1220.jpg

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 00:30

    what hasn't she blogged this yet?

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 00:30
  • Amy28/03/2011 at 00:31

    what hasn't she blogged this yet?

    i've needed to sleep! and now I have this pesky job taking up the next 6 hours of my life.

  • lou28/03/2011 at 00:31

    She was on TV too

    http://amyfulton.posterous.com/i-was-on-the-telly

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 00:32

    hehe Amy is in good company, Jason and Nat were also Suttoned this weekend

    ooh they are fanvisioning. at times my tweets this weekend may have sounded like paid fanvision advertisements but gosh i loved it :)

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 00:35

    amyfulton.postero…-was-on-the-telly

    you can't trick me, that isn't amy.

  • lou28/03/2011 at 00:35

    you can't trick me, that isn't amy.

    it took me a while to find her, but she's there :)

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 00:35

    Definite rivalry going on between the various members of the Franchitti/di Resta clan - Dario's tweeted to Paul that they both needed their respective performances this weekend to keep up with what Marino Franchitti did in Sebring last week...

  • lou28/03/2011 at 00:38

    ohh F1 cake! - http://www.sutton-images.com/preview.asp?filename=d11aus189.jpg

    and Sutil.. looking very camp.. - http://www.sutton-images.com/preview.asp?filename=d11aus593.jpg

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 00:38

    and Sutil.. looking very camp.. - www.sutton-images…ame=d11aus593.jpg

    fixed.

  • lou28/03/2011 at 00:39

    fixed.

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 00:40

    ohh F1 cake! - www.sutton-images…ame=d11aus189.jpg

    That looks like a yummy cake :)

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 00:43

    it took me a while to find her, but she's there

    hehe i'm surprised anyone who isn't me could find me, knowing where i was and what i was wearing was helpful and if it wasn't for Pamela and her bright yellow backpack from Spa in another frame I probably still wouldn't have noticed it was us.

  • Christine28/03/2011 at 00:49

    Left on our Facebook wall:

    "Christine I want to say that I played your Pirelli song for my roommate and it has become the official anthem of the 2011 F1 season at my place. It will be played at high volume before each and every race this year. It reeks of perfection."

    Ohhh dear :)

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 00:50

    Ohhh dear :)

    You only need a few more for the album now

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 00:50

    "Christine I want to say that I played your Pirelli song for my roommate and it has become the official anthem of the 2011 F1 season at my place. It will be played at high volume before each and every race this year. It reeks of perfection."

    Wow! The difficult second album is getting traction :)

  • Christine28/03/2011 at 00:52

    You only need a few more for the album now

    Mr C said something about an EP but I dunno what that is.

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 00:52

    Mr C said something about an EP but I dunno what that is.

    :D

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 00:52

    Mr C said something about an EP but I dunno what that is.

    oh for...

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 00:53

    Mr C said something about an EP but I dunno what that is.

    hehe!

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 00:56

    Mr C said something about an EP but I dunno what that is.

    An album, but with fewer songs (maybe just 5).

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 00:58

    more points for glock: http://www.mobypicture.com/user/realTimoGlock/view/9074724

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 00:59

    An album, but with fewer songs (maybe just 5).

    Not so much an album. More like a booklet :)

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 00:59

    more points for glock: www.mobypicture.c…lock/view/9074724

    Third time today I have seen that posted

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 01:00

    Third time today I have seen that posted

    in the comments? oops.

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 01:00

    in the comments? oops.

    Yes

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 01:01

    Yes

    apologies. it's no excuse, but i reckon i've seen about 5% of the comments this weekend.

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 01:02

    apologies. it's no excuse, but i reckon i've seen about 5% of the comments this weekend.

    I never mind stuff being re-posted because there are always different people around.

    I just don't want him to get three lots of points :D

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 01:03

    I just don't want him to get three lots of points :D

    heheheh.

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 01:04

    apologies. it's no excuse, but i reckon i've seen about 5% of the comments this weekend.

    I was at the track and then I came home and caught up on all the live posts #crazy

  • Christine28/03/2011 at 01:05

    I just don't want him to get three lots of points :D

    Hehehe. It could happen!

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 01:07

    I was at the track and then I came home and caught up on all the live posts #crazy

    very crazy. i haven't managed to hit the more button in days.

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 01:08

    I was at the track and then I came home and caught up on all the live posts #crazy

    very crazy. i haven't managed to hit the more button in days.

    I sat through the whole live thread live and I reckon I missed at least 700 comments

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 01:09

    I sat through the whole live thread live and I reckon I missed at least 700 comments

    the faster we make the site, the more people comment!

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 01:10

    the faster we make the site, the more people comment!

    I just found it impossible to read a lot of the comments as they were coming in. If I wrote even a short comment I missed 20 or 30

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 01:11

    I just found it impossible to read a lot of the comments as they were coming in. If I wrote even a short comment I missed 20 or 30

    did you try the pause button in the dashboard? that sorted helped me.

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 01:12

    the faster we make the site, the more people comment!

    the more people like my photo? #hopeful

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 01:12

    the more people like my photo? #hopeful

    :)

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 01:12

    did you try the pause button in the dashboard? that sorted helped me.

    I would probably have missed another 50 comments reading the ones I missed.

    I deliberately cut back on commenting to make sure I could concentrate on the race

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 01:13

    I deliberately cut back on commenting to make sure I could concentrate on the race

    that's what the highlights reel is for :)

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 01:14

    that's what the highlights reel is for :)

    :D

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 01:26

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/f1-debrief-its-like-international-rescue-except-theres-more-drinking

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 01:41

    ooh the sepang circuit have finally updated their public transport info on their website. talk about late notice.

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 01:52

    plus I have spent about 36 hours trying to work out why I have massive bruises underneath both of my upper arms when theres been no mr c hugs in sight. It finally just came to me, I was crushed against the paddock fence!

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 02:03

    Time to grab so sleep. My bodyclock is all over the place but I should try to sleep.

    Night all.

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 02:09

    Time to grab so sleep. My bodyclock is all over the place but I should try to sleep.

    you're sleeping before hearing paul's performance report?

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 02:32

    just occurred to me, did anyone see/hear from lee during the race??

    @ LeeMcKenzieF1: Sun is shining and I've been enjoying the beach. Now for some lunch with @BSenna and @karunchandhok

    #itsalrightforsome

  • Paul28/03/2011 at 02:53

    Driving home is not as much fun ad driving to the race

  • Paul28/03/2011 at 02:55

    Oh, and gps fail. It wanted to take me on a 400km detour.

    I prefer to just go straight home thanks

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 02:57

    Driving home is not as much fun ad driving to the race

    aw :( you should have stolen your brothers flight and let him do the driving :)

  • Paul28/03/2011 at 02:59

    aw :( you should have stolen your brothers flight and let him do the driving :)

    I should have. The are enjoying themselves in the city

  • Paul28/03/2011 at 02:59

    aw :( you should have stolen your brothers flight and let him do the driving :)

    I should have. They are enjoying Themselves in the city

  • Paul28/03/2011 at 03:01

    I love country towns where they yell from the kitchen to ask what you want to eat :-)

  • F1Wolf28/03/2011 at 03:54

    I just found it impossible to read a lot of the comments as they were coming in. If I wrote even a short comment I missed 20 or 30

    this GP for me was the first race in years I watched as a normal fan, watching, enjoying, not commenting, not tweeting, not thinking about what to write about the next day, not panicking about where to find time to evaluate the results of the prediction game before the next round is on ... what a great feeling. if I still had any thoughts at the back of my mind to revive the blog one day they are very much gone after this race

  • F1Wolf28/03/2011 at 04:31

    awesome photo on page 9 of the GP+ mag

  • Paul28/03/2011 at 05:38

    I just stopped at " the best coffee on the highway"

    No, it's really not. The cake is nice though....

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 06:20

    Morning, if anyone is interested the FIA Doctor for this region (http://www.fiainstitute.com/media-centre/features/Pages/feature-17.aspx) will be on the radio here at 6pm UK time

    http://dubaieye1038.com/

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 06:57

    booo the airasia social media person seems to be having the day off, they still haven't posted my photo :(

  • Alex Andronov28/03/2011 at 07:39

    booo the airasia social media person seems to be having the day off, they still haven't posted my photo :(

    Does this related to your super secret plan?

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 07:40

    booo the airasia social media person seems to be having the day off, they still haven't posted my photo

    Does this related to your super secret plan?

    Yup! :D Haven't you seen Amy explain it? :)

  • Alex Andronov28/03/2011 at 07:40

    Yup! :D Haven't you seen Amy explain it? :)

    no... there's an explanation?

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 07:42

    no... there's an explanation?

    yup. check it in yesterday's thread. basically, amy (and i think pamela?) is joining Air Asia's promo by posing with the checkered flag at the Air Asia booth. winner gets all-expenses paid trip + Paddock Passes to see the Korean GP. winner is determined by most likes (on Facebook, I assume).

  • Alex Andronov28/03/2011 at 07:45

    yup. check it in yesterday's thread. basically, amy (and i think pamela?) is joining Air Asia's promo by posing with the checkered flag at the Air Asia booth. winner gets all-expenses paid trip + Paddock Passes to see the Korean GP. winner is determined by most likes (on Facebook, I assume).

    Aha... I have found the comment:

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-27th-march-2011#comment-1053895

    I am good at liking things... Let me know when and I will like away

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 07:48

    I am good at liking things... Let me know when and I will like away

    I am apparently very good at it as well. :D

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 07:50

    yup. check it in yesterday's thread. basically, amy (and i think pamela?) is joining Air Asia's promo by posing with the checkered flag at the Air Asia booth. winner gets all-expenses paid trip + Paddock Passes to see the Korean GP. winner is determined by most likes (on Facebook, I assume).

    prize is for two so we decided I'd be the model for the photo since my name comes up around Sidepodcast a little more often. As the photo-taker she's definitely coming too when we win ;)

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 07:51

    winner is determined by most likes (on Facebook, I assume).

    T&Cs state

    "JUDGING DETAILS

    On Monday 4th March 2011 One (1) winner will be selected by a panel of judges. Entrants will be judged upon:

    Number of “likes“ and comment on their photo

    Photo originality and creativity"

    so I'm not sure when they'll actually judge it since that date is wrong. I thought perhaps Monday 4 April but the terms and conditions also state that the competition runs until April 11.

    I also think mine is more original and creative since I didn't just pose in the same place as everyone else :D #biased

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 07:53

    so I'm not sure when they'll actually judge it since that date is wrong. I thought perhaps Monday 4 April but the terms and conditions also state that the competition runs until April 11.

    at least they have T&Cs. they need to correct it, though... :D

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 07:56

    at least they have T&Cs. they need to correct it, though... :D

    they also don't mention anywhere at the competition booth or on the entry instructions about what you have to do when you get there but the T&Cs state "Entrants must have a valid passport and be available to travel. The winner will then blog and tweet during their trip and be AirAsia’s Uber fan correspondent"

    I know how to blog! I know how to tweet! I'm made for this prize! I even wore my Lotus shirt for the photo :) see? http://amyfulton.posterous.com/47585390

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 07:59

    I know how to blog! I know how to tweet! I'm made for this prize! I even wore my Lotus shirt for the photo :) see? http://amyfulton.posterous.com/47585390

    That's a super pic. When it goes up on FriendFace I'll ask my mates to vote too...

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:00

    That's a super pic. When it goes up on FriendFace I'll ask my mates to vote too...

    I've decided for every X number of likes I'm going to donate $Y to Sidepodcast to say thanks for all the help with this/the other thing :) I am yet to decide on X and Y though, as much as I love this place I don't want to be bankrupt myself :)

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 08:08

    I've decided for every X number of likes I'm going to donate $Y to Sidepodcast to say thanks for all the help with this/the other thing :) I am yet to decide on X and Y though, as much as I love this place I don't want to be bankrupt myself :)

    Hehe.

    BTW I am knackered today ;)

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 08:10

    I've decided for every X number of likes I'm going to donate $Y to Sidepodcast to say thanks for all the help with this/the other thing :) I am yet to decide on X and Y though, as much as I love this place I don't want to be bankrupt myself :)

    Awesome, hope the pic goes up soon though, not long to vote!

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:10

    heres an article about how disappointing Webber is

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/grand-prix-2011/flagging-fortune-for-bullish-fans/story-fn7q3txe-1226029107154

    that we can instantly write off as written by someone who knows nothing about the sport by the paragraph "He finished last season third and starts third on the grid, although the grid girl's sign elevated him to No.2. Even she's willing him forward."

    erm, no, the signs have the cars numbers on them.

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 08:13

    that we can instantly write off as written by someone who knows nothing about the sport by the paragraph "He finished last season third and starts third on the grid, although the grid girl's sign elevated him to No.2. Even she's willing him forward."

    Do Aussies like Webber as a whole?

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:13

    Awesome, hope the pic goes up soon though, not long to vote!

    the one guy with 100 or so has had quite the head start, he's the one I'm nervous about!

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 08:13

    that we can instantly write off as written by someone who knows nothing about the sport by the paragraph "He finished last season third and starts third on the grid, although the grid girl's sign elevated him to No.2. Even she's willing him forward."

    *facepalm* Why do they even bother...?

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:13

    Do Aussies like Webber as a whole?

    hard to say, I know lots who don't but looking around at Albert Park it appears that they do.

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 08:14

    the one guy with 100 or so has had quite the head start, he's the one I'm nervous about!

    when is the deadline to vote? April 4?

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:15

    when is the deadline to vote? April 4?

    I'd go with April 4 just to be on the safe side, even if the Ts and Cs say the 11th. If they ever post my picture!

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 08:16

    I'd go with April 4 just to be on the safe side, even if the Ts and Cs say the 11th. If they ever post my picture!

    They should've posted them all at the same time. Still, I guess the said guy needs the headstart - it's not like he has an entire F1 community behind him.

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:16

    They should've posted them all at the same time. Still, I guess the said guy needs the headstart - it's not like he has an entire F1 community behind him.

    I seriously doubt any of these people are even F1 fans, if they were they should have been at the track!

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 08:19

    I'd go with April 4 just to be on the safe side, even if the Ts and Cs say the 11th. If they ever post my picture!

    They had better - I must admit it's a pretty good one of you!

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:20

    They had better - I must admit it's a pretty good one of you!

    we took 3 and that was the best one. Pamela suggested looking at Cardboard Heikki rather than at the camera and it was a great idea :)

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 08:21

    we took 3 and that was the best one. Pamela suggested looking at Cardboard Heikki rather than at the camera and it was a great idea :)

    It is. I asked the same of Mrs. Goat and I ended up taking a really nice portrait of her because of it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 08:28

    morning folks

    :)

  • Pamela28/03/2011 at 08:30

    Hello. So it seems that Amy's cat (well, dog) is out of the bag :) hehe

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 08:30

    hi pamela

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:31

    Hello. So it seems that Amy's cat (well, dog) is out of the bag :) hehe

    I couldn't hold on any longer!

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 08:31

    How is everyone today?

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:31

    Hello. So it seems that Amy's cat (well, dog) is out of the bag :) hehe

    oooooh HOW IS NEW CAR?

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 08:31

    Morning Leigh and Pamela. Indeed, the dog is out of the bag; now we need to make it run like Forrest Gump. :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 08:32

    For those up for some early morning reading:

    2011 Australian Grand Prix (Rd 1): http://t.co/W7fJKQn

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 08:33

    hi journeyer

  • Pamela28/03/2011 at 08:33

    oooooh HOW IS NEW CAR?

    Bad news. The dealer called me saying that the rear sensors are yet to be installed, so now i have to wait until Wednesday! Ugh! :(

    Anywho, it'll be worth the wait :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 08:33

    Bad news. The dealer called me saying that the rear sensors are yet to be installed, so now i have to wait until Wednesday! Ugh! :(

    :/

  • Pamela28/03/2011 at 08:34

    Morning Leigh and Pamela. Indeed, the dog is out of the bag; now we need to make it run like Forrest Gump. :D

    hehe. I was just explaining the comp to my sister. I hope we can start "liking" soon!

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:34

    Bad news. The dealer called me saying that the rear sensors are yet to be installed, so now i have to wait until Wednesday! Ugh! :(

    demand a discount! :D

    Anywho, it'll be worth the wait :)

    for sure :)

  • Pamela28/03/2011 at 08:36

    demand a discount! :D

    I already went to the bank today and got the cheque! Booo.

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:36

    hehe. I was just explaining the comp to my sister. I hope we can start "liking" soon!

    our receptionist at work has already promised to make all her friends like it. Gooo team everyone!

  • Pamela28/03/2011 at 08:37

    our receptionist at work has already promised to make all her friends like it. Gooo team everyone!

    Nice one. I wonder if comments are worth more than "likes"? Should we be encouraging people to comment?

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:39

    Nice one. I wonder if comments are worth more than "likes"? Should we be encouraging people to comment?

    both!

  • Pamela28/03/2011 at 08:40

    both!

    Right. Like & comment. Got it.

    hehe :D

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 08:40

    Nice one. I wonder if comments are worth more than "likes"? Should we be encouraging people to comment?

    both!

    Indeed. Doing both is best. :D

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:42

    Indeed. Doing both is best. :D

    I already warned my boss that I might win so I'd need some more time off. He laughed. He doubts the power of sidepodcast.

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 08:44

    I already warned my boss that I might win so I'd need some more time off. He laughed. He doubts the power of sidepodcast.

    It got you into the paddock - twice! It must never be under-estimated. :) We may need to find him some humble pie... :D

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:46

    It got you into the paddock - twice! It must never be under-estimated. :) We may need to find him some humble pie... :D

    he told me he took his son on Saturday and had a great time but he didn't like that the people he was sitting by had far too much to say about what Mercedes should be doing to be faster. "If they knew as much as they thought they did they'd already be working for the team" :D

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 08:47

    he told me he took his son on Saturday and had a great time but he didn't like that the people he was sitting by had far too much to say about what Mercedes should be doing to be faster. "If they knew as much as they thought they did they'd already be working for the team"

    they probably need ideas, though. :D

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:49

    if we did win between going to Singapore, my friends wedding in New Zealand then Korea, I'd barely be at work that month :)

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 08:50

    if we did win between going to Singapore, my friends wedding in New Zealand then Korea, I'd barely be at work that month

    would you have enough leaves to cover all that?

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 08:54

    "If they knew as much as they thought they did they'd already be working for the team" :D

    Brilliant.

    One of the guys I work with has been desperately trying to discuss / criticise the merits of the Renault exhaust system.

    Naturally I remind him that he is an accountant and not an aerodynamacist or engineer

    :)

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:54

    would you have enough leaves to cover all that?

    not enough paid leave but my work are very good at letting you have unpaid time off, which isn't great, but its better than not being allowed the time off at all.

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 08:55

    I am going through my photos and some of the expressions on peoples faces are so great - I cannot wait to share :)

  • Pamela28/03/2011 at 08:55

    Naturally I remind him that he is an accountant and not an aerodynamacist or engineer

    hahaha :D

  • paul28/03/2011 at 09:05

    why does the drive home take so much longer?

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 09:07

    why does the drive home take so much longer?

    Are you going north? You are driving uphill ;)

  • paul28/03/2011 at 09:08

    ah, that must be it

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 09:09

    why does the drive home take so much longer?

    wow, it really does seem to, you left aaages ago :D

  • paul28/03/2011 at 09:10

    wow, it really does seem to, you left aaages ago :D

    i really did. maybe not leaving until 11 was a problem ;-)

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 09:13

    ooh I took 22 photos of various fanvision screens. I should be able to put together a post out of that :)

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 09:14

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/28/3175304.htm

    Grand Prix attendance down on last year. I blame the weather :(

  • paul28/03/2011 at 09:14

    Grand Prix attendance down on last year. I blame the weather :(

    i find that hard to believe. it seemed packed!

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 09:17

    i find that hard to believe. it seemed packed!

    I guess 7,000 people when you're talking a crowd of over 100,000 isn't too noticeable

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 09:18

    I guess 7,000 people when you're talking a crowd of over 100,000 isn't too noticeable

    Haven't one or two stands been removed over the years though?

  • Alex Andronov28/03/2011 at 09:18

    My two 60" televisions have arrived... Shame I'm not going to be able to watch tv on them :(

    (these are for work btw)

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 09:18

    Haven't one or two stands been removed over the years though?

    two got removed a few years ago but a new stand was added last year and one of the old ones was bought back this year

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 09:19

    My two 60" televisions have arrived... Shame I'm not going to be able to watch tv on them :(

    60" !!!!

  • Alex Andronov28/03/2011 at 09:24

    60" !!!!

    Yes... 60"

    We just discovered the first problem... They don't fit in the lifts!

    Sadly they are going to be mounted in portrait mode so there won't be a chance to watch F1 on them on the weekend or anything! Boo!

    They will be mounted side by side which makes the total diagonal rather insane.

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 09:33

    We just discovered the first problem... They don't fit in the lifts!

    :D

  • F1Wolf28/03/2011 at 09:35

    My two 60" televisions have arrived... Shame I'm not going to be able to watch tv on them :(

    new fire engine red coffee maker arrived in office. the test brew delayed till tomorrow due the scratch on shiny surface that required replacement of the machine for a blemish free one

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 09:35

    Just listening to the Chequered Flag podcast now. Whitmarsh sounding somewhat disappointed with the stewards

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 09:35

    We just discovered the first problem... They don't fit in the lifts!

    I think i will have this problem at the weekend, im moving up another 14 stories in the same tower, its going to be a bit of a jigsaw to stop an empty lift and try and fit as much as posible in without it going beeeeeeeep

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 09:36

    Just listening to the Chequered Flag podcast now. Whitmarsh sounding somewhat disappointed with the stewards

    They could've been 3rd without the penalty. The stewards made the right decision, though.

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 09:36

    They could've been 3rd without the penalty. The stewards made the right decision, though.

    Absolutely

  • F1Wolf28/03/2011 at 09:37

    Just listening to the Chequered Flag podcast now. Whitmarsh sounding somewhat disappointed with the stewards

    more less saying same as on the Forum. I think they only have themselves to blame. Button probably could not tell from the cockpit but the team watched same TV feed as all of us ...

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 09:37

    I have made a decision on X and Y but you'll have to wait for the blog post to find out :) #hurryupairasia

  • F1Wolf28/03/2011 at 09:39

    They could've been 3rd without the penalty. The stewards made the right decision, though.

    now I do not remember what was the race last year but Alonso and Ferrari ruined one race for themselves in exactly the same. amazing how these top teams with all the technology available to them can still make a wrong call in these circumstances ... and imagine what difference could few more points make for Alonso last year ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 09:41

    now I do not remember what was the race last year but Alonso and Ferrari ruined one race for themselves in exactly the same.

    silverstone

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 09:45

    hello daily. what have i missed?

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 09:47

    hello daily. what have i missed?

    I'm going to give you some money :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 09:47

    hello daily. what have i missed?

    i wrote a race review finally. then slept - also finally

    :)

    good morning sir

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 09:47

    oh and i too shall donate later on

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 09:48

    I'm going to give you some money :)

    awesome!

    ...why?

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 09:48

    oh and i too shall donate later on

    oooh, cool. thanks you. i am awake honest :)

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 09:48

    ...why?

    because i'm going to use sidepodcast to pimp out my need for facebook love and its my way of saying thankyou :)

  • Kotenok28/03/2011 at 09:49

    Yeah yeah, he did well and by his own. He's a talented driver, otherwise he wouldn't sit in the cockpit of a F1 car, and finally he shows a bit of it.. All what's now in my mind, what could have done Robert with such a car?

    Sure, anyone can do it with the proper car but it might not be easy anyway, there're other good teams and cars, and other very good drivers around. So the magnificent job of the Russian driver yesterday deserves some cold Champagne and a trophy.

    I'd be cautious and leave some races to see if Vitaly finally graduates in this of racing a F1 car, we've just seen the very top of an iceberg and maybe it is just an ice-cube inside a 'Cubalibre', hopefully he can starts a rush of good results which ensures his seat and also brings Renault (well, this renamed Lotus Renault GP) again to the winning path.

    Let's do not repeat the vows of confidence and the madness which we had for Lewis Hamilton in 2007, all of us know he didn't get the title because of something called "Inexperience".

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 09:49

    because i'm going to use sidepodcast to pimp out my need for facebook love and its my way of saying thankyou :)

    hehe. cool.

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 09:49

    hehe. cool.

    i promise to report back from korea ;)

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 09:50

    i promise to report back from korea ;)

    Do you get accommodation at one of the 'hotels' ?

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 09:51

    Interesting tweet from Tony:

    On flight was petronas ceo who also came to watch race. Super talk. First real chance to talk. Lots we can do together. Cleared up the past

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 09:52

    Interesting tweet from Tony:

    On flight was petronas ceo who also came to watch race. Super talk. First real chance to talk. Lots we can do together. Cleared up the past

    Interesting. I do remember Tony being quite miffed at them last year

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 09:52

    Do you get accommodation at one of the 'hotels' ?

    you get accommodation for the race but gosh knows where!

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 09:52

    On flight was petronas ceo who also came to watch race. Super talk. First real chance to talk. Lots we can do together. Cleared up the past

    Iiiiinteresting.

  • F1Wolf28/03/2011 at 09:53

    On flight was petronas ceo who also came to watch race. Super talk. First real chance to talk. Lots we can do together. Cleared up the past

    P.S. do not tell Ross Brawn :-)

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 09:53

    Interesting. I do remember Tony being quite miffed at them last year

    I wonder if thats an indication of how the court case is going, not much news on that front really

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 09:54

    P.S. do not tell Ross Brawn

    or Norbert Haug, or Nick Fry...

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 09:54

    Interesting. I do remember Tony being quite miffed at them last year

    I wonder if thats an indication of how the court case is going, not much news on that front really

    That may be reading too much into it, I reckon.

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 09:55

    That may be reading too much into it, I reckon.

    But how else will we start rumours for GMM?

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 09:56

    But how else will we start rumours for GMM?

    :D

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 09:59

    That may be reading too much into it, I reckon.

    Petronas have a tie up with Proton (some speculation thats why they didnt sponsor LR at the start of last year)

    If i was a wildly speculating bedroom news journalist:

    Either they want a deal with Tony to fuel his planes more than putting oil in road cars, or he is going to rebrand and the proton conflict has gone

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 10:17

    is the competition advertised in gp+ the same thing that amy's taking part in?

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 10:17

    is the competition advertised in gp+ the same thing that amy's taking part in?

    printscreen? :)

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 10:20

    printscreen? :)

    http://sidepodcast.posterous.com/airasia-uber-gp-fan-competition

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 10:21

    is the competition advertised in gp+ the same thing that amy's taking part in?

    Haven't looked yet (will do tonight though)

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 10:21
  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 10:22

    looks to be :)

    small world :)

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 10:26

    Bad news. The dealer called me saying that the rear sensors are yet to be installed, so now i have to wait until Wednesday! Ugh! :(

    Oooh what are you gettingt?

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 10:27

    my photos are slowly slowly slowly uploading to flickr but in the meantime here they are on facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2029854&id=218600221&l=d9237293e8

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 10:28

    small world :)

    they might be running more than one version of that competition though because the one I'm doing was specifically for Australians and the only chances to get the photos needed were between Thursday and Sunday. It's all done through www.facebook.com/airasiaaustralia as opposed to the main Air Asia facebook page too.

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 10:30

    my photos are slowly slowly slowly uploading to flickr but in the meantime here they are on facebook

    great pics!

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 10:31

    some person highlights: Heikki's room, appalled Bruno :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 10:33

    some person highlights: Heikki's room, appalled Bruno :D

    Need a FaceBook login unfortunately

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 10:33

    Need a FaceBook login unfortunately

    ah if you go to the actual public album link i posted before they should all come up.

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 10:34

    and if you don't have a facebook login, how are you going to help me get to korea? :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 10:36

    ah if you go to the actual public album link i posted before they should all come up.

    oh right

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 10:37

    and if you don't have a facebook login, how are you going to help me get to korea? :D

    If you don't have one, get one just to vote for amy!

  • Alex Andronov28/03/2011 at 10:37

    Either they want a deal with Tony to fuel his planes more than putting oil in road cars, or he is going to rebrand and the proton conflict has gone

    I think they want to just keep adding more car names to their team name...

    So next year Renault will surprise the grid by taking on Proton Engines and will become Lotus Renault Proton.

    And Lotus will continue with the Renault engines and take on Proton as Title sponsors becoming Proton Lotus Renault.

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 10:42

    And Lotus will continue with the Renault engines and take on Proton as Title sponsors becoming Proton Lotus Renault.

    the two lotus' could merge.

    Lotus Proton Renault Lotus

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 10:43

    Lotus Proton Renault Lotus

    Dont forget the proton engine:

    Lotus Proton Renault Lotus Proton

    :)

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 10:43

    Either they want a deal with Tony to fuel his planes more than putting oil in road cars, or he is going to rebrand and the proton conflict has gone

    I realised reading the daily this morning how wonderful it was that a guy like Petrov got a podium and how we shouldn't necessarily mix up the drivers in all of this silly fighting over a name.

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 10:45

    I realised reading the daily this morning how wonderful it was that a guy like Petrov got a podium and how we shouldn't necessarily mix up the drivers in all of this silly fighting over a name.

    Absolutely, its nothing do do with him

    In fact his sucess could provide a solution, if lada take over the title sponsorship its still LRGP

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 10:47

    Absolutely, its nothing do do with him

    Hard not to associate a driver with his team though.

    In fact his sucess could provide a solution, if lada take over the title sponsorship its still LRGP

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 10:52

    Lotus Proton Renault Lotus Proton

    :)

    In fact his sucess could provide a solution, if lada take over the title sponsorship its still LRGP

    Lotus Proton Renault Lotus Lada as powered by Nissan?

  • Christine28/03/2011 at 10:56

    Let's do not repeat the vows of confidence and the madness which we had for Lewis Hamilton in 2007, all of us know he didn't get the title because of something called "Inexperience".

    Hehe, I definitely do not think Petrov will win the title this year.

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 10:56

    seems Lewis did stay at the Hilton. #stalkingviaF1ladies

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 10:59

    oooh Pamela is an F1 lady! :D

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=209528239059110&set=a.209297835748817.56856.118639574814644

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 11:00

    seems Lewis did stay at the Hilton. #stalkingviaF1ladies

    Tamara E is at the mall here, wonder if she would mind if i asked to borrow her paddock pass for a few races?

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 11:03

    Hehe, I definitely do not think Petrov will win the title this year.

    I do think he is a good little racer though. A lot of the formulae he's run in the past, he's always taken a little time to hit his mark, but when he has, he's been good.

  • Alex Andronov28/03/2011 at 11:03

    Lotus Proton Renault Lotus Lada as powered by Nissan?

    This reminds me of an Evening Standard headline board I saw some years ago it said, "Lloyds TSB Chase Abby". Which (if you know your American banks as I do) is essentially just a list of Banks.

    Which in turn reminds me of this old classic joke:

    What was the headline in Salem when the midget clairvoyant broke out of prison?

    Small Medium At Large.

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 11:04

    This reminds me of an Evening Standard headline board I saw some years ago it said, "Lloyds TSB Chase Abby". Which (if you know your American banks as I do) is essentially just a list of Banks.

    Haha, brilliant

  • lou28/03/2011 at 11:14

    oooh Pamela is an F1 lady! :D

    Pamela and Jessy in the same photo!! how cool! :)

  • Christine28/03/2011 at 11:14

    I see Tony's having another moment on Twitter.

    Formula 1 is the pinnacle and we are 18 months old and we got a tiny budget. But boy we got brains innovation heart and passion.

    You spelt it wrong, Tony, it's pineapple.

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 11:15

    You spelt it wrong, Tony, it's pineapple.

    :D

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 11:15

    You spelt it wrong, Tony, it's pineapple.

    Vitaly Petrov was definitely the Pineapple of the race yesterday!

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 12:02

    travel insurance for malaysia is all sorted. hope i dont need it :)

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 12:27

    travel insurance for malaysia is all sorted. hope i dont need it :)

    Me too. What's your travel plans, BTW?

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 12:33

    Me too. What's your travel plans, BTW?

    in what way do you mean? We leave next Wednesday, thats the first plan :)

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 12:44

    Vitaly Petrov was definitely the Pineapple of the race yesterday!

    :D

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 12:48

    in what way do you mean? We leave next Wednesday, thats the first plan :)

    That, I suppose?

  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 12:52

    oooh Pamela is an F1 lady! :D

    www.facebook.com/…6.118639574814644

    *dies*

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 12:55

    some person highlights: Heikki's room, appalled Bruno :D

    Need a FaceBook login unfortunately

    Facebook login not enough to see the content in my case.

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 12:57

    Oh dear

    @BenConsty: Some funny F1 stories from the weekend - Rai TV pitlane reporter interviewed Trulli thinking he was Liuzzi....doh

  • jpancoast28/03/2011 at 12:58

    Pamela and Jessy in the same photo!! how cool! :)

    Is that Pamela in the red shirt? (I would think so, at least, either that or shes the one talking to Jessica, which means you guys would be able to identify someone just by looking at their back, and that would be kind of weird)

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 12:58

    @BenConsty: Some funny F1 stories from the weekend - Rai TV pitlane reporter interviewed Trulli thinking he was Liuzzi....doh

    Did you guys see that Trulli was complaining that the tyres are too good now?

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 12:59

    Did you guys see that Trulli was complaining that the tyres are too good now?

    he is a contrary fellow

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 13:01

    Simon Fuller, ehhh...

    @LewisHamilton: Hey guys, big news -- I'm going to be in @DisneyPixar's #Cars2! Take a look at my car... This is wicked;) yfrog.com/hsyvyzvj

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 13:01

    That, I suppose?

    heheh. Then we leave Malaysia at 10.30pm after the race, good thing the track is right by the airport :)

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 13:01

    @LewisHamilton: Hey guys, big news -- I'm going to be in @DisneyPixar's #Cars2! Take a look at my car... This is wicked;) yfrog.com/hsyvyzvj

    #Lotus :P

  • jpancoast28/03/2011 at 13:01

    Simon Fuller, ehhh...

    David Hobbs is in Cars 2 as well as one of the announcers.

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 13:02

    @LewisHamilton: Hey guys, big news -- I'm going to be in @DisneyPixar's #Cars2! Take a look at my car... This is wicked;) yfrog.com/hsyvyzvj

    Cool. Is that supposed to be a McLaren?

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 13:02

    Cool. Is that supposed to be a McLaren?

    I think so which is a nice touch, but they could have painted it orange!

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 13:03

    I think so which is a nice touch, but they could have painted it orange!

    agreed!

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 13:03

    @BenConsty: Some funny F1 stories from the weekend - Rai TV pitlane reporter interviewed Trulli thinking he was Liuzzi....doh

    I thought it was weird enough when Alan Henry mistook the (rather tall) Gianmaria Bruni for the (average-for-F1-pilot-sized) Zsolt Baumgartner a few years ago - at least they were on the same team, both fairly new and not from the same country as the interviewer!

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 13:10

    Did you guys see that Trulli was complaining that the tyres are too good now?

    Please make your mind up, Jarno...

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 13:31

    bed time for amys, I hope my photo goes up tomorrow.

    Good night :)

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 13:31

    bed time for amys, I hope my photo goes up tomorrow.

    Us too. Good nigght

  • Christine28/03/2011 at 13:32

    Good night :)

    Night Amy.

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 13:32

    Please make your mind up, Jarno...

    Meanwhile everyone else has either got used to them or drove around the problems...

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 13:34

    Good night :)

    Goodnight!

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 13:34

    Meanwhile everyone else has either got used to them or drove around the problems...

    Apart from those with bigger problems on their plate...

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 13:35

    night amy

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 13:36

    wish i could go to bed now - i'm knackered

    :/

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 13:42

    wish i could go to bed now - i'm knackered

    Same here - I've been running around like a maggot on a hot chop today!

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 13:43

    Afternoon all, coming home to a new debrief is awesome :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 13:44

    hi lukeh

  • RubberGoat28/03/2011 at 13:45

    Afternoon all, coming home to a new debrief is awesome :)

    Hey buddy

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 14:15

    I have woken up, if only slightly

    :)

  • Alison28/03/2011 at 14:56

    Hiiiiii :)

    Happy Petrov Day :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 14:57

    hi alison

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 15:19

    Hello. Office has become nice and quiet for the final 40 mins of the day. :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 15:20

    Hi Pat

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 15:31

    Hi Pat

    Nice day out..

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 15:33

    Nice day out..

    Aye - shame I'm stuck inside

    :/

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 15:34

    Aye - shame I'm stuck inside

    same

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 15:35

    same

    Treating myself to the Velvet Underground to pass the time though

    :)

  • Alex Andronov28/03/2011 at 15:41

    Treating myself to the Velvet Underground to pass the time though

    I tend to use the London one ;)

    (love Velvet Underground)

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 15:42

    I tend to use the London one ;)

    (love Velvet Underground)

    :D

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:21

    nice daily thread title! I enjoyed some bits of yesterday - seeing Sauber go well, Perez and of course after all the BBC people talking about how bad he was, Petrov's 3rd. I hope he keeps going like this all year.

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 16:22

    nice daily thread title! I enjoyed some bits of yesterday - seeing Sauber go well, Perez and of course after all the BBC people talking about how bad he was, Petrov's 3rd. I hope he keeps going like this all year.

    Not sure if you've heard that the Saubers have been excluded. They are appealing it, though.

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 16:22

    I hope he keeps going like this all year.

    I think he will. At least a good number of points on the horizon

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 16:23

    I hope he keeps going like this all year.

    I think he will. At least a good number of points on the horizon

    Can't wait for Kubica to come back - that won't be anything as lopsided as it was last year.

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:24

    I think he will. At least a good number of points on the horizon

    I'm just hoping we have a dark horse team like that. I'm also trying to find mention of HRT of the official f1.com website...They seem not to exist, but I guess that's because they didn't start the race but were they there (on the list of teams and drivers) a few days back?

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 16:25

    they didn't start the race but were they there (on the list of teams and drivers) a few days back?

    They DNQ'd. They'll register an entry, but not a race running

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:25

    Ciao peoples!

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:25

    Not sure if you've heard that the Saubers have been excluded. They are appealing it, though.

    yeah thanks for the headsup. I did see that as I do my catchup at lunch time! I'm intrigued how these things get missed - I guess they didn't think there was any doubt. Presumably you could just summon a steward and say, "Umm...Did we read the rules okay? Can you measure this rear wing". maybe Sauber measured from the end of the ruler where there are those extra 3 mm ?

  • Journeyer28/03/2011 at 16:26

    yeah thanks for the headsup. I did see that as I do my catchup at lunch time! I'm intrigued how these things get missed - I guess they didn't think there was any doubt. Presumably you could just summon a steward and say, "Umm...Did we read the rules okay? Can you measure this rear wing". maybe Sauber measured from the end of the ruler where there are those extra 3 mm ?

    I'm guessing it was a genuine mistake - either in design or manufacture.

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:26

    They DNQ'd. They'll register an entry, but not a race running

    So they should be here:

    http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/teams/

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:27

    Ciao peoples!

    Ciao Bassano? Ready for Boston this weekend. I believe the weather might be light snow...aah love this city...

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 16:27

    yeah thanks for the headsup. I did see that as I do my catchup at lunch time! I'm intrigued how these things get missed - I guess they didn't think there was any doubt. Presumably you could just summon a steward and say, "Umm...Did we read the rules okay? Can you measure this rear wing". maybe Sauber measured from the end of the ruler where there are those extra 3 mm ?

    I think it's more a case of cars chosen at random and in this instance, the stewards checked the Sauber. Apparently the Chequered Podcast chaps were saying that the Sauber rear end was getting looks from Newey and Paddy Lowe

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 16:28

    So they should be here:

    www.formula1.com/…nd_drivers/teams/

    http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/teams/192/

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:28

    Ciao Bassano? Ready for Boston this weekend. I believe the weather might be light snow...aah love this city...

    Yeah, I've keeping an eye on it.

    I worked out why it's called New England now, I think the Pilgrims brought the weather with them :)

    All set though

  • Leigh O'Gorman28/03/2011 at 16:28

    Right folks,

    I'm off - Bassano, have fun

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:28

    I think it's more a case of cars chosen at random and in this instance, the stewards checked the Sauber. Apparently the Chequered Podcast chaps were saying that the Sauber rear end was getting looks from Newey and Paddy Lowe

    Interesting...I guess race 1 is always going to have people paying attention - especially as they did pretty well. Pity there was a breech.

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:29

    Right folks,

    see you later Leigh

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:29

    I'm off - Bassano, have fun

    Cheers buddy, take care

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:30

    Scott, are there any retail villages in the Boston area you could recommend?

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:31

    I worked out why it's called New England now, I think the Pilgrims brought the weather with them :)

    I think sadly you're right on that. It's very British on some levels - stiff upper lip attitude about the weather. New Englanders are allegedly tough about the weather but if you turn on a news while you're here, you'll have 5-10 minutes of talk about snow. I don't need a live report of someone in a place with snow. Then they'll cross to another place. With a man in snow. Then back to the studio where the weather guy says it's snowing. It's kind of funny but at least we get to stay home a lot :)

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:32

    Scott, are there any retail villages in the Boston area you could recommend?

    define retail villages? the answer might still be "no i can't recommend". you mean the good ol american shopping mall type thing?

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:32

    It's kind of funny but at least we get to stay home a lot :)

    It's a wonder how anything gets done around those parts, CT sounds the same from what Kai tells us :D

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:33

    It's a wonder how anything gets done around those parts, CT sounds the same from what Kai tells us :D

    my European friend makes jokes about how we have all the snow days because the roads aren't clear where as in Europe, you just stick on chains on your car tyres and you (wait for it) clear the snow off the streets.

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:34

    define retail villages? the answer might still be "no i can't recommend". you mean the good ol american shopping mall type thing?

    Malls [bleurgh]

    Usually they are just outside town with a dozen or so stores with last season's gear with a decent discount. High St to low end designer retail

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:35

    my European friend makes jokes about how we have all the snow days because the roads aren't clear where as in Europe, you just stick on chains on your car tyres and you (wait for it) clear the snow off the streets.

    Must be Scandinavian

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:35

    Usually they are just outside town with a dozen or so stores with last season's gear with a decent discount. High St to low end designer retail

    I think they're called "outlet malls" here and yeah normally outside town. I'll ask a local and get back to you on an email if I find anything

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:35

    Must be Scandinavian

    :) Czech actually but it's the same attitude of "It's just snow".

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:36

    I think they're called "outlet malls" here and yeah normally outside town. I'll ask a local and get back to you on an email if I find anything

    That's the kiddie, cheers

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:36

    :) Czech actually but it's the same attitude of "It's just snow".

    Eastern European hardiness :)

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:37

    That's the kiddie, cheers

    You can't buy kids here. I don't know what you've heard about Boston but I am now worried.

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:37

    You can't buy kids here. I don't know what you've heard about Boston but I am now worried.

    and joking ;)

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:38

    You can't buy kids here. I don't know what you've heard about Boston but I am now worried.

    *cancels plan*

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:38

    and joking ;)

    :D

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:40

    :D

    i had to put that in there just to be clear.

    Boston is a nice place to visit for a weekend - just too bad the weather is conspiring, but hopefully the weather will be good for walking around. Have you worked out any plans yet?

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:43

    i had to put that in there just to be clear.

    That's ok

    Boston is a nice place to visit for a weekend - just too bad the weather is conspiring, but hopefully the weather will be good for walking around. Have you worked out any plans yet?

    Pretty much gonna wing it, we've all read a little bit but the list is longer than 3 days worth and a lot may depend on the weather too

    I'm told I shouldn't miss the clam chowder

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:45

    I'm told I shouldn't miss the clam chowder

    I've missed it for about 16 months now ;) Actually I think I had it once - but I was out of state. Winging it is a good approach - nothing like plans to ruin a good holiday!

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:46

    Winging it is a good approach - nothing like plans to ruin a good holiday!

    Wise words

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:50

    Wise words

    thank the monkeys with laptops for that one.

  • Bassano28/03/2011 at 16:50

    I am being summoned to the pub, I feel it would be rude to say 'No'

    Till later...

  • The Boston Red Scott28/03/2011 at 16:52

    I am being summoned to the pub, I feel it would be rude to say 'No'

    no worries. I'll just go back to work :(

  • Janna28/03/2011 at 17:33

    Hello all. This evening I am mostly listening to Giggles Radio. :)

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 18:51

    Grand prix: The Killers Years was very tough to watch. Totally interesting and gobsmacking at times but very tough with some of the scenes and just knowing what the sport used to be like, not only with the context of danger but the attitudes from organisers too.

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 18:56

    I just had a snooze on my sofa for two hours. Moderately busy day but didn't think work was that hard, must've been the late night.. :)

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 18:57

    Grand prix: The Killers Years was very tough to watch. Totally interesting and gobsmacking at times but very tough with some of the scenes and just knowing what the sport used to be like, not only with the context of danger but the attitudes from organisers too.

    Is it quite.. graphic then? A lot of the historic ones gloss over that sort of thing, even the ones talking specifically about it.

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 18:59

    Hello all. This evening I am mostly listening to Giggles Radio. :)

    Oh yes, that's in my queue too

  • Janna28/03/2011 at 19:00

    Oh yes, that's in my queue too

    It's a brilliant one. even the truly awful songs are good.

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 19:00

    Is it quite.. graphic then? A lot of the historic ones gloss over that sort of thing, even the ones talking specifically about it.

    Not through the whole thing but it does show certain crashes in detail. The main example I can remember annoyingly I can't remember the driver's name but there's a crash in a hay bale at monaco and the car is alight, and the video just stares at the said driver just burning inside lifeless with no one knowing what to do. Extremely haunting and just... unexplainable to even describe.

    Then you have Williamson's crash too...

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 19:01

    It's a brilliant one. even the truly awful songs are good.

    :)

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 19:08

    Not through the whole thing but it does show certain crashes in detail. The main example I can remember annoyingly I can't remember the driver's name but there's a crash in a hay bale at monaco and the car is alight, and the video just stares at the said driver just burning inside lifeless with no one knowing what to do. Extremely haunting and just... unexplainable to even describe.

    Shocking stuff, seen that bit of footage before but only as a short clip. Not sure if I might pass on this one then.

  • Nick28/03/2011 at 19:15

    Just found out one of my best friends in Dubai is moving to Singapore next month.

    Sent him the street names of the circuit and told him to expect a visit in 6 months :D :D :D

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 19:16

    Not through the whole thing but it does show certain crashes in detail. The main example I can remember annoyingly I can't remember the driver's name but there's a crash in a hay bale at monaco and the car is alight, and the video just stares at the said driver just burning inside lifeless with no one knowing what to do. Extremely haunting and just... unexplainable to even describe.

    Lorenzo Bandini.

    They can make perfectly good and moving videos of these accidents without focusing on a man burning to death

  • RG28/03/2011 at 19:20

    Hi people. Non-rear wing related Sauber post: http://sauberinsight.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/good-causes/

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 19:30

    Hi people. Non-rear wing related Sauber post: sauberinsight.wor…3/28/good-causes/

    hey RG, I shall join you in the pingling with a bit of a write up about that program I mentioned:

    http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/grand-prix-the-killer-years/

  • RG28/03/2011 at 19:31

    hey RG, I shall join you in the pingling with a bit of a write up about that program I mentioned:

    I think I will watch said program and then read your post about it #seamless.

  • Christine28/03/2011 at 19:31

    I'll ping too then! http://sidepodcast.com/post/tweets-of-the-week-asking-for-feedback-and-handing-it-out

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 19:32

    I'll ping too then! sidepodcast.com/p…nd-handing-it-out

    it's like being in a monty python sketch :)

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 21:13

    Yeesh

    Guys, it was hurting to death to race with a broken hand since lap 4! But adrenaline definitely helped me out there... @BiaRacing (Ana Beatriz)

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:11

    So....if one was going to go to Silverstone this year, how many sidpodcasters would be there?

    How about Goodwood?

    I am thinking of making a two weeks of it.

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:12

    So....if one was going to go to Silverstone this year, how many sidpodcasters would be there?

    or Sidepodcasters, even

  • lou28/03/2011 at 22:14

    So....if one was going to go to Silverstone this year, how many sidpodcasters would be there?

    i wanna go.. considering selling a kidney so i can be there...

    How about Goodwood?

    most likely will be there (there most years) it's just a matter of working out how cheaply i can do it (if i can stay in my uni house early and commute or something..)

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:15

    i wanna go.. considering selling a kidney so i can be there...

    It would be my first race ever!

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:15

    It would be my first race ever!

    This is just getting really ridiculous that I've never been to one. Time to fix it.

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 22:15

    I am thinking of making a two weeks of it.

    You should do it, I;m sure people will be at one or the other. Hopefully I'll go to at least one but we;'ll see which.

  • lou28/03/2011 at 22:16

    It would be my first race ever!

    ohhh!!! it would only be my second.. and a first for silverstone. problem is i'd need to get there... and it's not easy i don't think :(

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:16

    ohhh!!! it would only be my second.. and a first for silverstone. problem is i'd need to get there... and it's not easy i don't think :(

    I need to find out about these things.

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 22:17

    I need to find out about these things.

    if it's any help Goodwood is very easy to get to

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:17

    if it's any help Goodwood is very easy to get to

    Good(wood). And how many days to people usually go to? And is it worth getting grandstand tickets?

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 22:19

    Good(wood). And how many days to people usually go to? And is it worth getting grandstand tickets?

    I don;t think so personally, roaming tickets have always been brilliant enough from the 2 years I've been.

    sunday is probably the most active day but friday is the quiestest and easterest to see stuff, depends what you what are wanting to go and see for.

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 22:19

    sunday is probably the most active day but friday is the quiestest and easterest to see stuff, depends what you what are wanting to go and see for.

    That is quite frankly the worst sentence I have ever written.

    *easiest

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:19

    sunday is probably the most active day but friday is the quiestest and easterest to see stuff, depends what you what are wanting to go and see for.

    Quiet and seeing stuff sounds much more my style.

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:20

    That is quite frankly the worst sentence I have ever written.

    I totally get what you mean in the sentence.

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 22:21

    I totally get what you mean in the sentence.

    You should definitely go to goodwood though if you can, really do recommend it

    I dunno if I can go. why does stuff have to cost money, bah. :(

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 22:22

    So....if one was going to go to Silverstone this year, how many sidpodcasters would be there?

    One or two unless we start arranging something, we could get a nice handful together. It is one of the more expensive races though.

    How about Goodwood?

    There will be several I should think. Highly likely for me for one of the days unless I do Silverstone, but may do both for the hell of it. :)

    I am thinking of making a two weeks of it.

    Sounds like a great idea!

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 22:23

    Quiet and seeing stuff sounds much more my style.

    More famous people on Sunday.

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 22:23

    Good(wood). And how many days to people usually go to? And is it worth getting grandstand tickets?

    I've been four times and have never got a grandstand ticket, too busy visiting the different paddocks, that takes all day.

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 22:24

    I've been four times and have never got a grandstand ticket, too busy visiting the different paddocks, that takes all day.

    Weekend tickets are deifnitely the best because there's so much to see or so myself and lou have found over the past few years

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:24

    I dunno if I can go. why does stuff have to cost money, bah. :(

    Yeah,the pricetag is steep, but I'm thinking it's time.

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 22:25

    Good(wood). And how many days to people usually go to? And is it worth getting grandstand tickets?

    I've been four times and have never got a grandstand ticket, too busy visiting the different paddocks, that takes all day.

    Grandstand might be better if you prefer the 'hospitality' side of events, watching the cars go by. Waste of money if you are an explorer.

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:26

    I've been four times and have never got a grandstand ticket, too busy visiting the different paddocks, that takes all day.

    Excellent to know, thanks

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:26

    Grandstand might be better if you prefer the 'hospitality' side of events, watching the cars go by. Waste of money if you are an explorer.

    I'd rather go see stuff up close. Cool things happen when you do that.

  • lou28/03/2011 at 22:27

    Good(wood). And how many days to people usually go to? And is it worth getting grandstand tickets?

    i think if you're coming over it's best value for money to do all 3 days. like Lukeh says you get a range of amounts of people, but the drivers tend to change over the weekend too. Jenson and other current drivers are sometimes only there for one day.. but thats confirmed much later on. You'll not be able to see everything, i've been 3 years in a row now and still not seen all of the rally stage! :o It also means you dont have to rush about trying to get there early too. Grandstand tickets really aren't worth it. you wont be sitting down too long, there is way too much to see!

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 22:28

    I'd rather go see stuff up close. Cool things happen when you do that.

    Absolutely. Lukeh and Lou are right, if you can manage a weekend or two days to spend time in each area then do that.

  • lou28/03/2011 at 22:28

    I dunno if I can go. why does stuff have to cost money, bah. :(

    at least you're working!!

    *cries at her lack of job and that she is gonna need to sell things to do stuff*

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:28

    i think if you're coming over it's best value for money to do all 3 days. like Lukeh says you get a range of amounts of people, but the drivers tend to change over the weekend too. Jenson and other current drivers are sometimes only there for one day.. but thats confirmed much later on. You'll not be able to see everything, i've been 3 years in a row now and still not seen all of the rally stage! :o It also means you dont have to rush about trying to get there early too. Grandstand tickets really aren't worth it. you wont be sitting down too long, there is way too much to see!

    Great help, thanks!

  • lou28/03/2011 at 22:29

    I'd rather go see stuff up close. Cool things happen when you do that.

    yes! i'd never have met Crofty, Jenson, John Button or Holly Samos in the grandstands! :)

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:29

    *cries at her lack of job and that she is gonna need to sell things to do stuff*

    I feel for you. During my Masters internship I had no time to work and was going to school and interning all day. It's difficult. I remember it well.

  • Paul28/03/2011 at 22:30

    I'd rather go see stuff up close. Cool things happen when you do that.

    I want to go to good wood. Why is the uk so far away?

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:30

    yes! i'd never have met Crofty, Jenson, John Button or Holly Samos in the grandstands! :)

    You're a star yourself! You've met so many!

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 22:31

    You're a star yourself! You've met so many!

    I quote, from David Croft at spa..

    "Oh, Hi lou!"

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:31

    Absolutely. Lukeh and Lou are right, if you can manage a weekend or two days to spend time in each area then do that.

    If I'm going all that way, I'll take the time to do what I'd like to do.

  • Paul28/03/2011 at 22:31

    "Oh, Hi lou!"

    :-)

  • lou28/03/2011 at 22:32

    You're a star yourself! You've met so many!

    haha i only spoke to John Button cause Lukeh and Chris made me.. :D

  • Paul28/03/2011 at 22:32

    If I'm going all that way, I'll take the time to do what I'd like to do.

    Wimbledon, le mans.....

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 22:32

    You're a star yourself! You've met so many!

    I quote, from David Croft at spa..

    "Oh, Hi lou!"

    They must meet so many people, how did he remember?

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:32

    "Oh, Hi lou!"

    :O

  • lou28/03/2011 at 22:33

    "Oh, Hi lou!"

    I can remember just wanting to eek at that moment.

    makes me so happy thinking he remembered me!

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:33

    Wimbledon, le mans.....

    :)

  • RG28/03/2011 at 22:33

    Wimbledon, le mans.....

    ...The Open.

  • lou28/03/2011 at 22:33

    They must meet so many people, how did he remember?

    the banner i'm thinking..

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:34

    Where is Goodwood?

    I know, I could look it up. It's been a long day.

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 22:35

    the banner i'm thinking..

    ahh

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 22:35

    I want to go to good wood. Why is the uk so far away?

    its only a 24 hour flight, it's not like its the moon :D

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 22:35

    I know, I could look it up. It's been a long day.

    In South england just outside of Chichester. The railway station in chichester runs buses to the hill and back all day every day for the event.

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 22:36

    Where is Goodwood?

    I know, I could look it up. It's been a long day.

    Near here

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

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:36

    In South england just outside of Chichester. The railway station in chichester runs buses to the hill and back all day every day for the event.

    Yay.

    Silverstone at an air field out in the middle of nowhere, I know. I don't like camping. I hope there are alternatives.

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:37

    Near here

    Thank you!

  • RG28/03/2011 at 22:37

    Silverstone at an air field out in the middle of nowhere, I know. I don't like camping. I hope there are alternatives.

    I hear Croft holds a race round that time too.

    Oh you mean living alternatives...

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:38

    I hear Croft holds a race round that time too.

    hehe

    Yeah, I'm not big on precise word choice today....

  • Alison28/03/2011 at 22:39

    Silverstone at an air field out in the middle of nowhere, I know. I don't like camping. I hope there are alternatives.

    Easily accessible from M40 or M1 so you could stay wherever really? Presuming car parking is a joke but there must be some :P

  • lou28/03/2011 at 22:39

    Silverstone at an air field out in the middle of nowhere, I know. I don't like camping. I hope there are alternatives.

    s'ok i don't do camping either. :)

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:43

    Easily accessible from M40 or M1 so you could stay wherever really? Presuming car parking is a joke but there must be some :P

    And there must be busses. I'll have to go read Alex Snell's blog from last year to find out the particulars.

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 22:43

    Guest post PING!

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/a-grand-mercedes-day-out

  • lou28/03/2011 at 22:45
  • Mr C28/03/2011 at 22:47

    i'm not here yet, but i love lou&lukeh!!

    *biiig hugs*

    #backsoon

  • lou28/03/2011 at 22:49

    i'm not here yet, but i love lou&lukeh!!

    :)

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:49

    Best place to sit at Silverstone for the budget minded person who will want to look all around, having never been to a GP?

  • Littlepurplegoth28/03/2011 at 22:52

    if people are doing silverstone there are SPC people locally...

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:53

    if people are doing silverstone there are SPC people locally...

    I'm thinking I may come over from the US for my first GP.

  • Littlepurplegoth28/03/2011 at 22:55

    Ooopps, should say

    Good evening

    First shouldn't I?...

    Andy took me karting this evening and I'm still buzzing.

    Nope, never been karting before (redface)

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 22:57

    Best place to sit at Silverstone for the budget minded person who will want to look all around, having never been to a GP?

    I found the Copse E terrace was a relatively cheap place to be, if general admission isn't to your taste and you're willing to be there by about 6 am on race day. I was there in 2009 and it had an excellent view of the corner, a good view down the straight to the end of the complex and to your left is an impressive view that goes to the Maggotts-Becketts on a clear day. With the pit lane moving in 2011, it may be less desirable (I initially picked it over alternatives due to ability to see the pit entry and the grid) but it shouldn't go up in price the way other terraces might.

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 22:57

    Oh, and you can look all around on Friday with a terrace ticket.

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 22:58

    Andy took me karting this evening and I'm still buzzing.

    Yay! Would you consider coming to a karting competition in the future? I am thinking of organising another one if enough people are willing.

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 22:59

    Oh, and you can look all around on Friday with a terrace ticket.

    Thanks for the help, Alia.

  • Lukeh28/03/2011 at 23:00

    Andy took me karting this evening and I'm still buzzing.

    Awesome!

    How did you get on?

  • Kai28/03/2011 at 23:01

    Time for some food. Back in a few minutes.

  • Alianora La Canta28/03/2011 at 23:13

    Thanks for the help, Alia.

    You're welcome :)

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 23:14

    I posted a comment on the competition photo album asking when the other photos will be posted :)

  • Paul28/03/2011 at 23:16

    I posted a comment on the competition photo album asking when the other photos will be posted :)

    Is yours there?

  • Amy28/03/2011 at 23:17

    Is yours there?

    nope they havent put any up since Friday so god knows how many people tried to enter over the weekend.

  • lou28/03/2011 at 23:19

    nope they havent put any up since Friday so god knows how many people tried to enter over the weekend.

    do we need to have an online 'put amy's photo up' petition? :)

  • Steven Roy28/03/2011 at 23:31

    Just watched the 60 years of F1 program on the iplayer. I assume it is geo-locked. Loved the comment from Ron Dennis. "Prost and Senna. Two of the best drivers ever, to have driven for McLaren."

    I also realised that I have seen more than half the grands prix ever on TV.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00zwmh2/Formula_Ones_60th_Anniversary_Plus_Ca_Change/

  • Pat W28/03/2011 at 23:40

    Andy took me karting this evening and I'm still buzzing.

    :)

    Nope, never been karting before (redface)

    Oh good, how was it?

  • Christine28/03/2011 at 23:41

    New daily ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-29th-march-2011

    Bye bye International Petrov Day.