I've been on holiday for a bit and so has F1, so there's not much to report on, so it's time for...

The 7th Hardest F1 Quiz Ever

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Here's the deal - answer as many questions as you can in the comments and the the person with the most correct answers win an illustrated F1 scene of their choosing* (e.g. 'I want an illustration of Stirling Moss battling with Michael Schumacher at Spa, but they are both driving 6-wheeled Tyrells and Couthard is following on a hoverbike') sent to their door. Well, probably through their door, as that's how post works.

Ready? Here we go:

1) How long was Juan Manuel Fangio's longest pit stop at the 1951 Belgian Grand Prix (to the nearest minute)?

  • 4 minutes
  • 8 minutes
  • 14 minutes
  • 17 minutes

2) What year was the last Italian Driver's Champion crowned?

3) Who was Frank Williams talking about when he said, "I worshipped the guy. He was totally adorable. Everybody in motor racing turned out for his funeral, and there were plenty of red eyes from the hard guys"?

  • Piers Courage
  • Gilles Villeneuve
  • Stefan Beloff
  • Roland Ratzinger

4) What in 1999 caused Eddie Irvine to say, "Now I have to start thinking like a title contender"?

  • His maiden win at the very first grand prix
  • Team mate Schumacher, breaking his leg at Silverstone
  • Irvine winning at the very next race, following Schmi's injury
  • Irvine taking the lead in the championship

5) How many F1 constructors have there been whose name started with an S?

6) What was Stirling Moss's highest ever placing in the Monte Carlo Rally?

7) What is the difference in average race speed (of the winner) between the British Grands Prix of 1963 and 1996?

  • 12.81 mph
  • 16.67 mph
  • 24.22 mph
  • 27.34 mph

8) What colour was Honda's 2006/2007 winter testing livery?

9) Who was the last driver to get his debut win at the same time as achieving the team's debut win?

10) Who took this photograph?

Who took this?

11) Who, upon waking in hospital following an accident asked, 'Was it my fault?' ?

  • Rubens Barrichello
  • Mika Hakkinen
  • Felipe Massa

12) Who is this?

Who is this?

13) Williams were once asked by F1 Racing Magazine to design the ideal F1 car, if rules restrictions didn't apply. Which of the following featured in its design (choose all that apply)?

  • A Mid Wing
  • An F Duct
  • Four Small Front Wheels
  • Four Small Rear Wheels
  • Sliding Skirts
  • Tiny, Non-Separated Front Wing
  • No Rear Wing
  • No Driver (remotely controlled)
  • GPS Controlled auto-differential
  • Closed Cockpit
  • Automatic Steering
  • Wedge Shaped Body

14) Bruce McLaren said, "To be killed in an accident with a Formula 2 car is almost unacceptable" about which F1 driver?

15) What caused Alain Prost to get completely drunk 'for the first time in [his] life'?

  • Winning his first championship
  • Ayrton Senna beating him to the championship by crashing him off in Japan 1990
  • Senna's death
  • Securing his first F1 race seat
  • Winning his first Monaco GP

16) At top speed, an F1 car can travel along a ceiling

  • True
  • False

17) This guy is well known for doing something related to a previous F1 team. But what?

This guy does something related to a previous F1 team

(Hint: He doesn't actually do anything to do with F1 itself)

18) Which former British F1 lead presenter has also competed in the World Rally Championships?

19) How many legs are on the entire 2011 F1 field of liveries? Only count one car from each team.

(20 points for an exactly right answer, -1 point for each one out, minimum zero)

20) Which former F1 driver's helmet colours were used for the character Beau Brandenburg in the movie Driven?.

So there you go, 20 questions! Good luck answering all of them - I hope they aren't too tough or too easy for you. Do as best as you can and I'll announce the answers and the winner next Saturday. End of the day (23:59) Wednesday will be the deadline as I have to check the answers.

Good luck!

*at the risk of sounding arrogant that my illustrations are worthy as a prize, of course.

287 responses

  • Mr C19/08/2011 at 23:08

    So there you go, 20 questions

    oh.my!

  • startledbunny19/08/2011 at 23:22

    Re: Q20, I can remember the helmet designs, which covers about 4 drivers at the time. I'd name them, but won't spoil it for others. Specifically Beau's, not at all, unless I got the DVD out. Which I won't be doing. For a while.

  • Mr C19/08/2011 at 23:30

    how cool is this?

    @redbullf1spy: On a ranch in Austin making some noise. yfrog.com/h3ykhyuj

  • Steven Roy19/08/2011 at 23:59

    What a great daily. Fantastic questions.

    @redbullf1spy: On a ranch in Austin making some noise. yfrog.com/h3ykhyuj

    Bet that scares the cattle

  • Bassano20/08/2011 at 01:05

    Nice images Stuart. Evening peeps

  • Bassano20/08/2011 at 01:06

    @redbullf1spy: On a ranch in Austin making some noise. yfrog.com/h3ykhyuj

    What is it with these people who don't think shortened links are short enough? :)

  • Kai20/08/2011 at 01:34

    Nice images Stuart. Evening peeps

    Hey folks.

    I got stickers today. Good things arrive "par avion".

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 01:44

    I got stickers today. Good things arrive "par avion".

    yipeee!

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 01:44

    What is it with these people who don't think shortened links are short enough? :)

    soz: http://yfrog.com/h3ykhyuj

  • Kai20/08/2011 at 02:05

    I don't know if anyone would be interested in this, but here's a press release from the Austin circuit about the date change to November and some other stuff.

    http://bit.ly/rn0xSS

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 02:17

    I don't know if anyone would be interested in this, but here's a press release from the Austin circuit about the date change to November and some other stuff.

    http://bit.ly/rn0xSS

    love they find out via the media. sheesh.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 02:21

    I wish they had put out a release saying that if Bernie was remotely organised he could have published next year's calendar last year so people could plan round it

  • Kai20/08/2011 at 02:21

    love they find out via the media. sheesh.

    Bernie's nothing if not consistent.

  • Bert20/08/2011 at 02:26

    Bernie's nothing if not consistent.

    Just think the opposite of what he says.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 02:27

    Bernie's nothing if not consistent.

    I think he likes keeping people hanging. With the contracts he has in place he could publish most of the calendars for the next 5 years with identified slots available to new races or tracks that renew. But that way he can't claim there are possibly 25 new tracks joining F1 and if everything was in writing for the next 5 years everyone would realise they don't need him

  • Kai20/08/2011 at 02:29

    I must say that I got a massive amount of things done this summer, now that it's almost over for me.

    I cleaned and organized everything under my roof that I've been putting off for eons, I got the business structure in place, I auditioned as much as I could, I got my car all up to date with service (ca-ching) and now it's all happy, I watched a bunch of movies and slept a lot. Oh, and I got to meet amazing people, famous and not famous, in the UK, and find the spot I want to be - on the English seaside in the south.Yay.

    Now I really need a paycheck, though. :)

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 02:33

    I cleaned and organized everything under my roof that I've been putting off for eons, I got the business structure in place, I auditioned as much as I could, I got my car all up to date with service (ca-ching) and now it's all happy, I watched a bunch of movies and slept a lot. Oh, and I got to meet amazing people, famous and not famous, in the UK, and find the spot I want to be - on the English seaside in the south.Yay.

    Sounds like you got a lot done. So where on the south coast do you want to be?

  • Kai20/08/2011 at 02:34

    Sounds like you got a lot done. So where on the south coast do you want to be?

    I've only been to Worthing, so I'd need to explore a lot more to find out.

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 02:36

    But that way he can't claim there are possibly 25 new tracks joining F1 and if everything was in writing for the next 5 years everyone would realise they don't need him

    got it in one. what a way to run a business.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 02:37

    I've only been to Worthing, so I'd need to explore a lot more to find out.

    If that is all you have seen you need to see more. I have never been to Worthing but I worked in Chichester, next to Goodwood, for 2 years and people said a lot of good things about Worthing

  • Kai20/08/2011 at 02:38

    If that is all you have seen you need to see more. I have never been to Worthing but I worked in Chichester, next to Goodwood, for 2 years and people said a lot of good things about Worthing

    It would be nice to go exploring at some point. Hopefully soon.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 02:40

    It would be nice to go exploring at some point. Hopefully soon.

    Looks like you have another excuse for a trip

  • Kai20/08/2011 at 02:42

    Looks like you have another excuse for a trip

    okay, twist my arm *ouch* :)

    My bank account and credit card need to recover first, though.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 02:43

    My bank account and credit card need to recover first, though.

    That is always the problem. There should be an easy way to become rich. It would be very popular

  • Kai20/08/2011 at 02:44

    Mr C and Christine, thanks for the stickers. I love the note with them. I don't want to spoil it for others who have ordered them or will order them, though, in case they're all the same. :)

  • Kai20/08/2011 at 02:44

    That is always the problem. There should be an easy way to become rich. It would be very popular

    Yes. Good. Someone work on that.

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 02:44

    Mr C and Christine, thanks for the stickers. I love the note with them. I don't want to spoil it for others who have ordered them or will order them, though, in case they're all the same. :)

    ooh, forgot that, i think they are.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 02:46

    Yes. Good. Someone work on that.

    Someone who lives in the same town as my mother found a good way. £166 million on the European lottery and they only bought one ticket. Unfortunately we don't know them

  • Kai20/08/2011 at 02:47

    Someone who lives in the same town as my mother found a good way. £166 million on the European lottery and they only bought one ticket. Unfortunately we don't know them

    Sounds like time to bring over some cake or something!

    "Hi, we live over there, sorry we've never met."

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 02:50

    Sounds like time to bring over some cake or something!

    Unfortunately they went public on the front of all the national newspapers and the press descended on them. They said they had no intention of moving house and inside two days they had disappeared off to Spain for a few weeks. Since then they are back in the country but have no intention of living in their house any more because of the press and the sacks of begging letter that arrive every day.

  • Kai20/08/2011 at 02:50

    Question 17: That's Garrison Keillor who is the host of the National Public Radio show Prairie Home Companion from Minnesota Public Radio.

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

    That's not the answer, but it may lead to it.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 02:52

    Question 17: That's Garrison Keillor who is the host of the National Public Radio show Prairie Home Companion from Minnesota Public Radio.

    I had absolutely no idea who he was. Now I know who he is and I am still clueless about the answer

  • Kai20/08/2011 at 02:54

    I had absolutely no idea who he was. Now I know who he is and I am still clueless about the answer

    I figure that was thrown in for Americans to have a chance...:)

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 02:55

    I figure that was thrown in for Americans to have a chance...:)

    I think the questions are so difficult everyone has a chance

  • Kai20/08/2011 at 02:57

    I think the questions are so difficult everyone has a chance

    I'll have to pick away at it some more tomorrow night.

    Sleep time for me. G'night guys.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 02:58

    Night Kai

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 02:59

    I think the questions are so difficult everyone has a chance

    i can guess at two and i know the honda livery question. poor showing!

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 03:02

    i can guess at two and i know the honda livery question. poor showing!

    I know 2, 3, 8, 16, 18,

    I think I know 9, 13, 14,

    Other than that I am clueless

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 03:04

    Other than that I am clueless

    imagine the 6th hardest f1 quiz ever.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 03:06

    imagine the 6th hardest f1 quiz ever.

    :D

  • F1Wolf20/08/2011 at 04:38

    be careful with that image of Ferrari on fire, Mr Schlegelmich does not like when it appears somewhere without credit and without his permission. I would take it down if I were you ...

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 05:02

    be careful with that image of Ferrari on fire, Mr Schlegelmich does not like when it appears somewhere without credit and without his permission. I would take it down if I were you ...

    i thought of you when i saw it, but noticed it was hotlinked from another server, so stood down :)

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 05:04

    on the plus side, you have the answer to at least one question :)

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 05:18

    if anyone's awake for 12pm and can record this via some radio gadget, that would be awesome:

    https://twitter.com/#!/lisamccormick/status/104611769674244097

    #mustkipnow

  • Amy20/08/2011 at 07:08

    if anyone's awake for 12pm and can record this via some radio gadget, that would be awesome:

    I can do that, once I work out what time 12pm UK is here :D

  • Sladex20/08/2011 at 08:12

    Where should I send my answers?

  • Alex Andronov20/08/2011 at 08:51

    I had absolutely no idea who he was. Now I know who he is and I am still clueless about the answer

    That was pretty much the only one I knew the answer too. It's a fiendishly tough question because he's practically only famous in America, but the thing that he did that was connected to F1 happened in the UK.

  • Alex Andronov20/08/2011 at 08:53

    If that is all you have seen you need to see more. I have never been to Worthing but I worked in Chichester, next to Goodwood, for 2 years and people said a lot of good things about Worthing

    My mum lives in Worthing if that helps :)

  • Alex Andronov20/08/2011 at 08:55

    Where should I send my answers?

    Hi Sladex,

    He says to put the answers in the comments, but that could be a problem as then the people who answer later will have the benefit of having read the earlier answers.

  • That'll be the Day20/08/2011 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?

    - This time last year, which team confirmed which driver for which race?

  • Sladex20/08/2011 at 09:45

    but that could be a problem as then the people who answer later will have the benefit of having read the earlier answers.

    That is what I am thinking about too.

  • Stuart Taylor20/08/2011 at 10:13

    Hi all, I've just arrived on the interwebs...

    but that could be a problem as then the people who answer later will have the

    benefit of having read the earlier answers.

    You can send them to stuart at chainbear dot com for anonymity!

    be careful with that image of Ferrari on fire, Mr Schlegelmich does not like when it appears somewhere without credit and without his permission. I would take it down if I were you ...

    I'm hosting the image personally and will take responsibility if asked to remove it. If I credited it, it would ruin the fun! (cheeky, I know)

  • Stuart Taylor20/08/2011 at 10:14

    I'm glad some people have made headway with Q17. I think US and UK with have to work together as his (slightly tenous) link to an F1 team was possibly only in the UK

  • Lynch20/08/2011 at 10:18

    done my answers! ... only "looked up" 2 of them! surely number 12 can be 1 of 2 people ??

  • Stuart Taylor20/08/2011 at 10:26

    I'll admit question 12 is a tricky one! haha

  • Lynch20/08/2011 at 10:32

    I'll admit question 12 is a tricky one! haha

    I call that car the "dick dastardly car"!

  • Amy20/08/2011 at 10:50

    I take back what I said about catching Rob, my internet just got capped and its buffffffffffering now

  • Amy20/08/2011 at 10:52

    oh now its stopped buffering again. oh i just dont know :D

  • Amy20/08/2011 at 11:02

    ooh now it is again. no rob for me !

  • Amy20/08/2011 at 11:24

    rob (and lucy) are on now and i'm buffering my way through it all :D

  • lou20/08/2011 at 11:26

    aww bless Rob only remembers 3 races in advance :)

  • lou20/08/2011 at 11:44

    aw no.. Rob coming to the end of his racing engineer part of his life.. first shov now Rob, gonna need to learn some more engineer's names!

  • Sladex20/08/2011 at 11:54

    How many legs are on the entire 2011 F1 field of liveries?

    Can you be more specific. For example:"How many legs ... at the start of the season" or "... at the last race". I believe number of legs is variable in this season so far ;)

  • Stuart Taylor20/08/2011 at 11:55

    Can you be more specific. For example:"How many legs ... at the start of the season" or "... at the last race". I believe number of legs is variable in this season so far ;)

    Oooh interesting. Well, I used the launch liveries in my analysis.

  • Amy20/08/2011 at 12:38

    I decided to capture Rob anyway just in case no one else did, the first 90 seconds are oddly jumpy as it buffered a bit and I cut out all the pointless silences, but after that it didn't buffer at all so the remaining 24 minutes is thumbs up

    http://amyfulton.posterous.com/rob

  • Christine20/08/2011 at 13:04

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/rob-smedley-talks-future-plans-and-charity-dinners-on-bbc-tees

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 13:06

    I decided to capture Rob anyway just in case no one else did, the first 90 seconds are oddly jumpy as it buffered a bit and I cut out all the pointless silences, but after that it didn't buffer at all so the remaining 24 minutes is thumbs up

  • Jordan F120/08/2011 at 13:25

    Hello everyone.

    For question 19, I am not sure about its livery but the Williams car has no legs whatsoever ! :P

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 13:39

    ouch.

    @scobleizer: Wow, a ton of people, including @ded quit working at Twitter today. I'm hearing it's a real mess there. Wishing @jack luck steering the ship

  • lou20/08/2011 at 16:32

    Okay comments, i have a question for those of you that have already been lucky enough to head to Silverstone before, i was wondering if there were any particular locations at the track that are amazing for viewing/pictures? I only have one day tomorrow and no doubt i'll be so excited i'll miss something important.. or somewhere amazing to stand.. so i figured i'd ask you wonderful lot so i can go to the best places first :)

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 16:48

    Evening guys!

    Okay comments, i have a question for those of you that have already been lucky enough to head to Silverstone before, i was wondering if there were any particular locations at the track that are amazing for viewing/pictures? I only have one day tomorrow and no doubt i'll be so excited i'll miss something important.. or somewhere amazing to stand.. so i figured i'd ask you wonderful lot so i can go to the best places first :)

    Oooh good thinking. All I know is that around brooklands they've added like a henman hill type mound that might give a good view of that part of the track. I imagine Stowe would make for good viewing too but obviously having never been it's just what I would imagine, am sure someone would be able to give you some really good tips on where to head.

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 16:55

    Okay comments, i have a question for those of you that have already been lucky enough to head to Silverstone before, i was wondering if there were any particular locations at the track that are amazing for viewing/pictures? I only have one day tomorrow and no doubt i'll be so excited i'll miss something important.. or somewhere amazing to stand.. so i figured i'd ask you wonderful lot so i can go to the best places first :)

    Depends what you are after because there is a lot of walking involved if you are doing a lap of the track.

    I think they are using the old pitlane for some reason, no clue why, makes no sense to me to build a pitlane and not use it

    .

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 16:58

    Okay comments, i have a question for those of you that have already been lucky enough to head to Silverstone before, i was wondering if there were any particular locations at the track that are amazing for viewing/pictures? I only have one day tomorrow and no doubt i'll be so excited i'll miss something important.. or somewhere amazing to stand.. so i figured i'd ask you wonderful lot so i can go to the best places first :)

    The other point is that they don't open all the grandstands during the event, I quite like club, looking up towards the new grandstand but there are also lots of places on open land that you can stand at to get decent views

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 16:58

    Okay comments, i have a question for those of you that have already been lucky enough to head to Silverstone before, i was wondering if there were any particular locations at the track that are amazing for viewing/pictures? I only have one day tomorrow and no doubt i'll be so excited i'll miss something important.. or somewhere amazing to stand.. so i figured i'd ask you wonderful lot so i can go to the best places first :)

    If you want ideas you could use my shots as a rough guide to what you can see in different places, obviously yours will turn out a lot better than these and you have a much bigger zoom. :) The stands have moved since then. The track hasn't though.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/PatrickWotton/2010LMSSilverstone1000km

  • Sidepodcast Classics20/08/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the Sidepodcast back catalogue.

    - An Aside with Joe - It is a slam dunk piece of publicity

    Originally published 6 April 2011.

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:00

    Depends what you are after because there is a lot of walking involved if you are doing a lap of the track.

    i don't mind doing a lap of the track.. to be honest i want to get super shots.. and use my time wisely.. If i know that one part is the best for shots, i'll go there and if it's the other side of the place to the pitlane i'll make sure i get to the pitlane in time for the things going on there.. If i lived closer i would have made this a 2 day thing. Gosh i miss motorsport photography.

    I think they are using the old pitlane for some reason, no clue why, makes no sense to me to build a pitlane and not use it

    yeah they are. No idea why, i've seen no mention of any purpose of this. suppose i'll find out tomorrow :)

    also.. if anyone knows who is driving the F1 car can you let me know? cause i keep asking people who are there but no one replies.. :)

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:00

    Red Bull took a show car to Austin, installed a DC and did some donuts

    http://twitter.com/#!/redbullf1spy/statuses/104695537017692160

    http://twitter.com/#!/redbullf1spy/statuses/104942466054107138

    #points #rankings

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:01

    i don't mind doing a lap of the track.. to be honest i want to get super shots.. and use my time wisely.. If i know that one part is the best for shots, i'll go there and if it's the other side of the place to the pitlane i'll make sure i get to the pitlane in time for the things going on there.. If i lived closer i would have made this a 2 day thing. Gosh i miss motorsport photography.

    It took me a good three hours (including stops :) ) to do it at the LMS race, bearing in mind there were cars going all the time rather than the breaks you'll get tomorrow.

    I suppose you have to think about which cars you want to see where? e.g. F1 demo and FR3.5 (the faster cars), and then the little FR 2-litres (like at BTCC races) and the Clios.

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:01

    The other point is that they don't open all the grandstands during the event, I quite like club, looking up towards the new grandstand but there are also lots of places on open land that you can stand at to get decent views

    that's fine. Grandstands are great, but i can see myself running up them taking shots over catch fencing and running back.. i forsee so much walking/running tomorrow i think i'll be sleeping for a week. :)

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:02

    Okay comments, i have a question for those of you that have already been lucky enough to head to Silverstone before, i was wondering if there were any particular locations at the track that are amazing for viewing/pictures? I only have one day tomorrow and no doubt i'll be so excited i'll miss something important.. or somewhere amazing to stand.. so i figured i'd ask you wonderful lot so i can go to the best places first :)

    If you want ideas you could use my shots as a rough guide to what you can see in different places, obviously yours will turn out a lot better than these and you have a much bigger zoom. :) The stands have moved since then. The track hasn't though.

    https://picasaweb…Silverstone1000km

    thanks pat! that's perfect! are you gonna head up there tomorrow?

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:04

    I suppose you have to think about which cars you want to see where? e.g. F1 demo and FR3.5 (the faster cars), and then the little FR 2-litres (like at BTCC races) and the Clios.

    oh goodness me i hadn't considered that! good thing is there are 3 f1 runs. Part of me wants to see it on a straight, through maggots and beckets and well..anywhere really. i just can't wait! eek!! silverstone! :)

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 17:05

    From thr program... Test drivers Romain Grosjean and Jan Charouz will be putting the car through its paces on track, entertaining crowds with a mixture of high-speed laps and smouldering starts.

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:05

    thanks pat! that's perfect! are you gonna head up there tomorrow?

    Yeah, thought I'd have a look around, I've never been to a WSR meeting before. And I need to be trackside again.

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:05

    also.. if anyone knows who is driving the F1 car can you let me know? cause i keep asking people who are there but no one replies.. :)

    ohh i have an answer - http://twitter.com/#!/TGtweets/status/104961286848249856

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:06

    From thr program... Test drivers Romain Grosjean and Jan Charouz will be putting the car through its paces on track, entertaining crowds with a mixture of high-speed laps and smouldering starts.

    *jumps up and down* ahhhhhhhhhh!!! :D exciting!!! kinda makes up for not going to a GP this year.. still seeing a car on track at full speed.. :D

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:06

    Yeah, thought I'd have a look around, I've never been to a WSR meeting before. And I need to be trackside again.

    i'll look out for you :)

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 17:07

    From thr program... Test drivers Romain Grosjean and Jan Charouz will be putting the car through its paces on track, entertaining crowds with a mixture of high-speed laps and smouldering starts.

    Oooh, sounds good.

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:09

    Looks like you can get some great shots from the Hangar straight Bridge from Pat's pics. *puts on list*

    never taken a notebook to a track meet before, this is kinda fun. wish i had a prep day at the track too.

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:11

    Yeah, thought I'd have a look around, I've never been to a WSR meeting before. And I need to be trackside again.

    i'll look out for you :)

    Yeah same.

    So far I've seen these people say they'll go: you, me, Jackie, Mav, Startledbunny, Vee8, several from Badger, maybe Dank (he's there today), Pippa Mann the IndyCar driver..

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:12

    Pat, where is this?

    https://picasaweb.google.com/PatrickWotton/2010LMSSilverstone1000km#5516593467347920018

    i should probably know but i'm rubbish with recognising bits of the track.

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 17:12

    i should probably know but i'm rubbish with recognising bits of the track.

    Looks like maggots or woodcote but I may be wrong..

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:13

    Looks like you can get some great shots from the Hangar straight Bridge from Pat's pics. *puts on list*

    Yeah it was good. Especially when the Aston Martin went by. Wow.

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 17:14

    So far I've seen these people say they'll go: you, me, Jackie, Mav, Startledbunny, Vee8, several from Badger, maybe Dank (he's there today), Pippa Mann the IndyCar driver..

    awesome meetup! we shoulda sent more stickers :)

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:14

    i should probably know but i'm rubbish with recognising bits of the track.

    Looks like maggots or woodcote but I may be wrong..

    I never get the names in the right order for that part but yeah that's Maggotts/Becketts, there's an earth bank there facing back down towards Copse and there were a few people with big lenses hanging around :)

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 17:14

    awesome meetup! we shoulda sent more stickers :)

    Why don't you come, I could get a couple of spare tickets from kimster

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 17:15

    awesome meetup! we shoulda sent more stickers :)

    :D

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:15

    So far I've seen these people say they'll go: you, me, Jackie, Mav, Startledbunny, Vee8, several from Badger, maybe Dank (he's there today), Pippa Mann the IndyCar driver..

    oh woahh! alot of people then!

    I'm so jealous, one of the motoring journalisim students (in yr 2 now) got a media pass. i wish photography passes were as easy to get. tis my aim for next year.

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:15

    awesome meetup! we shoulda sent more stickers :)

    Hopefully at least a few of us will meet up. I'm definitely meeting Jackie and Mav, else I won't be able to get in :)

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:16

    awesome meetup! we shoulda sent more stickers :)

    i has plenty :) I'll pop them around the track as i go.. hopefully someone will notice them and take some pics..

    Pat, keep your eyes pealed! :)

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 17:17

    I'm so jealous, one of the motoring journalisim students (in yr 2 now) got a media pass. i wish photography passes were as easy to get. tis my aim for next year.

    How come its harder for photography passes than journalist passes?

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:17

    awesome meetup! we shoulda sent more stickers :)

    Why don't you come, I could get a couple of spare tickets from kimster

    i have a few spare too if anyone wants them.. my aunt and her grandson can't go :(

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 17:17

    i have a few spare too if anyone wants them.. my aunt and her grandson can't go :(

    Ohh I'd love to come if I could, if only. :(

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 17:18

    Why don't you come, I could get a couple of spare tickets from kimster

    honestly don't have the slightest interest in it. i'll happily live vicariously via you guys.

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 17:18

    Why don't you come, I could get a couple of spare tickets from kimster

    honestly don't have the slightest interest in it. i'll happily live vicariously via you guys.

    (but cheers for the offer)

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 17:20

    (but cheers for the offer)

    No worries, it is a bit far from Rockall, we're only 70 miles up the road so it's a nice day out

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:20

    How come its harder for photography passes than journalist passes?

    every time i look for photog passes i need to have had images published etc.. and i haven't yet.. may be wrong for some events.. but the ones i've looked at certainly want you to be with a paper or something.. and i'm not. No idea how my friend Mike got in.. maybe with uni things.. I'm gonna corner the head of motoring journalism ....again..

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 17:21

    every time i look for photog passes i need to have had images published etc.. and i haven't yet.. may be wrong for some events.. but the ones i've looked at certainly want you to be with a paper or something.. and i'm not. No idea how my friend Mike got in.. maybe with uni things.. I'm gonna corner the head of motoring journalism ....again..

    Could you ask Joe to publish one of your pics?

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:21

    No worries, it is a bit far from Rockall, we're only 70 miles up the road so it's a nice day out

    my poor mum has to drive a ridiculous amount of miles tomorrow... but she's surprisingly happy about it..could do with living in the middle between brands and silverstone.

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 17:21

    Could you ask Joe to publish one of your pics?

    Hasn't Joe already used Lou's pics in the past? With Virgin Racing I believe

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:21

    my poor mum has to drive a ridiculous amount of miles tomorrow... but she's surprisingly happy about it..could do with living in the middle between brands and silverstone.

    Same here. 3 hours each way.

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 17:21

    No worries, it is a bit far from Rockall, we're only 70 miles up the road so it's a nice day out

    indeed. i'll enjoy it much more via twitter :)

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:21

    Hasn't Joe already used Lou's pics in the past? With Virgin Racing I believe

    wasn't accredited tho. so it doesn't count.. no proof it was mine.

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:22

    Same here. 3 hours each way.

    ohhh you win. 2 hours for us.

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 17:22

    wasn't accredited tho. so it doesn't count.. no proof it was mine.

    Ahhh.. :(

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 17:22

    wasn't accredited tho. so it doesn't count.. no proof it was mine.

    Oh-no, what about all your photog twitter friends, could they help you maybe?

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:25

    Same here. 3 hours each way.

    ohhh you win. 2 hours for us.

    Blame the roads. You've got London in the way, and I've got no roads heading NorthEast.. Got to spend 80 minutes heading along the South coast before I even start heading Northwards.

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:26

    Oh-no, what about all your photog twitter friends, could they help you maybe?

    i've emailed photographers in the past asking for advice and possible work experience... anything.. and they all have the same answer (completely understandable) you need to work for a pass etc etc etc.

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 17:28

    i've emailed photographers in the past asking for advice and possible work experience... anything.. and they all have the same answer (completely understandable) you need to work for a pass etc etc etc.

    Random idea, Leigh has managed to get pass for F3, could you start with a lower series and work yourself up the ladder?

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:28

    Blame the roads. You've got London in the way, and I've got no roads heading NorthEast.. Got to spend 80 minutes heading along the South coast before I even start heading Northwards.

    oh my goodness! :(

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:28

    Random idea, Leigh has managed to get pass for F3, could you start with a lower series and work yourself up the ladder?

    yeah, you need to start like drivers and work your way up.. very good idea about Leigh tho.! thanks :)

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 17:29

    i've emailed photographers in the past asking for advice and possible work experience... anything.. and they all have the same answer (completely understandable) you need to work for a pass etc etc etc.

    you should approach bloggers maybe? no-one can pay you, but all bloggers are in the same boat in that they need pictures. pick a bunch and see where you get. "pictures published on more than 30 websites" might be a better sales pitch than one magazine.

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 17:29

    Blame the roads. You've got London in the way, and I've got no roads heading NorthEast.. Got to spend 80 minutes heading along the South coast before I even start heading Northwards.

    Is it still that bad in the south west where there is only really one road in and out of devon and cornwall?

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 17:32

    How easy would it be to make a photography App? If you could get one of those and have it plugged on iTunes

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:32

    you should approach bloggers maybe? no-one can pay you, but all bloggers are in the same boat in that they need pictures. pick a bunch and see where you get. "pictures published on more than 30 websites" might be a better sales pitch than one magazine.

    That's a good idea.

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:34

    you should approach bloggers maybe? no-one can pay you, but all bloggers are in the same boat in that they need pictures. pick a bunch and see where you get. "pictures published on more than 30 websites" might be a better sales pitch than one magazine.

    *adds to list* excellent idea!

    I know alot of the higher classes of motorsport require physical publications but that's gotta change sooner rather than later.

    I'm writing a list of things in my lovely organiser. Trying my hardest to get myself set up this year/next.. by 3rd year i want to be in the perfect position to finish my degree and start to think about earning money from my work.

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:34

    How easy would it be to make a photography App? If you could get one of those and have it plugged on iTunes

    very hard, cause i've no idea how to make an app :D

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:35

    Is it still that bad in the south west where there is only really one road in and out of devon and cornwall?

    For Devon and Cornwall you've only really got the M5 and the A303, but I'm in Dorset and the only way to reach those main roads is to go north for an hour on little A roads.. (or west if you're going west). So I've got to head through Dorset to the east for a bit before picking up the dual carriageways bypassing Bournemouth and Southampton, then up

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:35

    thank you Mr C, that has really helped get my creative cogs whirring in my brain. :) <3 this is why i love this place! endless ideas!

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 17:36

    For Devon and Cornwall you've only really got the M5 and the A303, but I'm in Dorset and the only way to reach those main roads is to go north for an hour on little A roads.. (or west if you're going west). So I've got to head through Dorset to the east for a bit before picking up the dual carriageways bypassing Bournemouth and Southampton, then up

    Gah, sorry Pat. I always get it mixed up with Devon and Dorset!

    That does sound frustrating though, stupid roads.

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 17:37

    thank you Mr C, that has really helped get my creative cogs whirring in my brain. :) <3 this is why i love this place! endless ideas!

    woohoo!

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:41

    The FIA is putting out the feelers for people to run their new Formula E Championship for electric cars. They better be fast cars and not those little city things.

    http://www.fia.com/en-GB/Documents/fia-formula-e.pdf

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 17:43

    Oh shame, twitter reports say that the Red Arrows pilot has died

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:43

    Oh shame, twitter reports say that the Red Arrows pilot has died

    oh no! :(

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 17:44

    Oh shame, twitter reports say that the Red Arrows pilot has died

    Oh my god, something happened with the red arrows?

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 17:44

    thank you Mr C, that has really helped get my creative cogs whirring in my brain. :) <3 this is why i love this place! endless ideas!

    dank, badger, and vee all have blogs. presumably they'll all write about the day. if you twist jackie's and pat's arm, and add the images you've put here, that's six published websites. we could probably figure out a mini-series of lou images on big picture, taking you to seven by monday.

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:44

    Gah, sorry Pat. I always get it mixed up with Devon and Dorset!

    I'm only ten-(ish) miles from the Devon border.

    That does sound frustrating though, stupid roads.

    There ain't nothin' around here to build a road to :)

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:44

    Oh shame, twitter reports say that the Red Arrows pilot has died

    Aw no :(

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 17:44

    Oh my god, something happened with the red arrows?

    At the Bournmouth air display, one of them crashed

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 17:45

    At the Bournmouth air display, one of them crashed

    just looking at it now on the bbc. awful news :(

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 17:45

    Oh shame, twitter reports say that the Red Arrows pilot has died

    Oh my god, something happened with the red arrows?

    one crashed into a river after doing a thankyou flypast over bournemouth control tower earlier today. bad times.

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:48

    dank, badger, and vee all have blogs. presumably they'll all write about the day. if you twist jackie's and pat's arm, and add the images you've put here, that's six published websites. we could probably figure out a mini-series of lou images on big picture, taking you to seven by monday.

    Get a pic or two of Silverstone logos/signs/buildings and the Renault F1 car, potential use on F1 Minute.

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 17:49

    Get a pic or two of Silverstone logos/signs/buildings and the Renault F1 car, potential use on F1 Minute.

    oooh yes! the new wing especially useful.

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:50

    Get a pic or two of Silverstone logos/signs/buildings and the Renault F1 car, potential use on F1 Minute.

    oooh yes! the new wing especially useful.

    WSR drivers too. Who knows what names will pop up over winter in connection with F1 test/race drives.

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:51

    dank, badger, and vee all have blogs. presumably they'll all write about the day. if you twist jackie's and pat's arm, and add the images you've put here, that's six published websites. we could probably figure out a mini-series of lou images on big picture, taking you to seven by monday.

    oh my goodness... the power of the community. That would be totally wonderful. Am planning on bringing my mac so i can edit/go through pics on the journey back too. Lets see what shots i get and see how far i can go.. but am going with the aim of getting shots people will really want to use.. no pressure or nothing :)

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:52

    Get a pic or two of Silverstone logos/signs/buildings and the Renault F1 car, potential use on F1 Minute.

    oooh yes! the new wing especially useful.

    WSR drivers too. Who knows what names will pop up over winter in connection with F1 test/race drives.

    *writes in notebook*

    check, check and check. I'll try my best to get good shots. Really need a monopod but taking my tripod tomorrow cause mum has offered to help me carry some kit. :)

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 17:52

    WSR drivers too. Who knows what names will pop up over winter in connection with F1 test/race drives.

    good call, always a problem to get images of those. anyone likely to take part in the young driver test.

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:53

    Is there paddock access this weekend?

    I suppose the thing to do is get pics of the FR3.5 cars on track, in a place where you can rush back to the paddock when they are on the last lap / cooldown lap.

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:53

    WSR drivers too. Who knows what names will pop up over winter in connection with F1 test/race drives.

    good call, always a problem to get images of those. anyone likely to take part in the young driver test.

    i've no idea how close i can get to the drivers but anyone i see wearing an overall will be shot... (photographically of course) :)

  • Dosi20/08/2011 at 17:53

    Im sure of 2, 9, 12, 14 & 16. All others im either guessing or cheating. Oh, on the 19th question, do we have to count legs on the helmets??

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:55

    I suppose the thing to do is get pics of the FR3.5 cars on track, in a place where you can rush back to the paddock when they are on the last lap / cooldown lap.

    Oh, looks like the trouble with doing that is you miss an F1 run

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:56

    I suppose the thing to do is get pics of the FR3.5 cars on track, in a place where you can rush back to the paddock when they are on the last lap / cooldown lap.

    like with Goodwood! ohh i knew that would come in useful. I feel kind of lucky that there are a few F1 and other runs tomorrow, i should get to see as much as i can..

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 17:56

    Oh, looks like the trouble with doing that is you miss an F1 run

    Are they doing more than one?

  • lou20/08/2011 at 17:57

    Oh, looks like the trouble with doing that is you miss an F1 run

    i'll catch the F1 car coming in and out of the pits on that run. There are 3 runs so i'm happy to miss one if it means getting other great shots! how open is the paddock/pitlane, does anyone know?

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 17:59

    Are they doing more than one?

    10.35am, 2pm, 4.15pm. WSR race is at 1pm.

    The track looks quite busy for most of the day actually, the only gap is between the first F1 run and a random qualifying session for the little FRenaults, or as I might call it, lunchtime.

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 17:59

    i'll catch the F1 car coming in and out of the pits on that run. There are 3 runs so i'm happy to miss one if it means getting other great shots! how open is the paddock/pitlane, does anyone know?

    Last year you could walk around the paddock, I never saw much apart from trucks but maybe we didn't go there at the right time

  • Turkey Machine20/08/2011 at 17:59

    Here be my answers to this quiz Stuart has thrust upon us all. Only 5 from memory, the rest were guessed.

    1) 14 minutes

    2) 1953 - Ascari

    3) Piers Courage

    4) Irvine winning at the very next race

    5) 11

    6) 2nd

    7) 24.22 mph

    8) White

    9) Jenson Button for Honda - Hungary 2006

    10) Jon Nicholson

    11) Mika Hakkinen

    12) Emerson Fittipaldi

    13) A Mid Wing, Four Small Front Wheels, Four Small Rear Wheels, Sliding Skirts, Tiny Non-Separated Front Wing, No Rear Wing, GPS Controlled auto-differential, Automatic Steering, Wedge Shaped Body

    14) Jim Clark

    15) Senna's death

    16) True

    17) Pushed Renault into turbo-charging for F1

    18) Tony Jardine

    19) 28 + 24 + 24 + 16 = 92

    20) Gilles Villeneuve

  • lou20/08/2011 at 18:01

    Last year you could walk around the paddock, I never saw much apart from trucks but maybe we didn't go there at the right time

    ahhhh okay, what about the pitlane. i heard something about a pitlane tour?..

    Am wondering how close i can get to the new complex too... maybe something i'll investigate at the end of the day..

  • lou20/08/2011 at 18:02

    The track looks quite busy for most of the day actually, the only gap is between the first F1 run and a random qualifying session for the little FRenaults, or as I might call it, lunchtime.

    sounds like my type of day! :)

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 18:05

    ahhhh okay, what about the pitlane. i heard something about a pitlane tour?..

    Not heard of that

  • lou20/08/2011 at 18:05

    Not heard of that

    ohhhh, okay. Will have to see when i get there :)

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 18:07

    Last year you could walk around the paddock, I never saw much apart from trucks but maybe we didn't go there at the right time

    So if you want the 3.5 drivers it is probably good to be there at 1.50 or so, and be there for when Grosjean/whoever pits too.. If you're willing to skip him on-track and see the other two runs on track.

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 18:08

    Not heard of that

    ohhhh, okay. Will have to see when i get there :)

    Wishful thinking ;)

  • lou20/08/2011 at 18:08

    Wishful thinking ;)

    huh?

  • lou20/08/2011 at 18:09

    So if you want the 3.5 drivers it is probably good to be there at 1.50 or so, and be there for when Grosjean/whoever pits too.. If you're willing to skip him on-track and see the other two runs on track.

    *makes note* cheers :)

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 18:11

    So if you want the 3.5 drivers it is probably good to be there at 1.50 or so, and be there for when Grosjean/whoever pits too.. If you're willing to skip him on-track and see the other two runs on track.

    Oh I just realised. I wonder if the tunnel under Copse will be open.. Because there's a gate next to it on the infield, where drivers come through from the pits into the paddock. Although maybe they'll come in at the pit entry end..

  • lou20/08/2011 at 18:12

    Oh I just realised. I wonder if the tunnel under Copse will be open.. Because there's a gate next to it on the infield, where drivers come through from the pits into the paddock. Although maybe they'll come in at the pit entry end..

    i have alot to learn/figure out.

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 18:13

    That's Bornemouth Air Festival confirming that the pilot died http://twitter.com/#!/BmthAirFest/status/104978647177371648

  • Turkey Machine20/08/2011 at 18:17

    That's Bornemouth Air Festival confirming that the pilot died twitter.com/#!/Bm…04978647177371648

    Sad, but I am curious why the ejector seat didn't work.

    RIP. :(

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 18:18

    That's Bornemouth Air Festival confirming that the pilot died twitter.com/#!/Bm…04978647177371648

    damn

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 18:19

    Sad, but I am curious why the ejector seat didn't work.

    It's only twitter and unconfirmed but they are saying that the pilot was heading towards houses and he veered into the field rather than eject to save ground casualties

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 18:19

    Sad, but I am curious why the ejector seat didn't work.

    are you sure it failed? if the plane was inverted, pulling that is last thing you'd do.

    from the images you see it at 90deg, can't tell which way it rolls though.

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 18:21

    It's only twitter and unconfirmed but they are saying that the pilot was heading towards houses and he veered into the field rather than eject to save ground casualties

    that story checks out with google maps, could be the case.

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 18:21

    i have alot to learn/figure out.

    Yep. I have a feeling the podium guys will be at the bottom end near race control. I think it'll be more a case of being in the paddock at the right time and seeing who you see.

  • Jackie20/08/2011 at 18:22

    that story checks out with google maps, could be the case.

    Poor guy, and only 33 tragic waste of life

  • Turkey Machine20/08/2011 at 18:24

    are you sure it failed?

    I never said "failed", I said "didn't work", so either the pilot didn't pull it because he was going elsewhere or he did and it failed.

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 18:26

    I never said "failed", I said "didn't work", so either the pilot didn't pull it because he was going elsewhere or he did and it failed.

    not pulling it hardly counts as not working.

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 18:33

    A couple of races on this evening. ALMS at Road America, but for me I'm trying to find a stream of the NASCAR Nationwide series because they on the Montreal F1 track with guest drivers Villeneuve and Tagliani on the front row.

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 18:38

    A couple of races on this evening. ALMS at Road America, but for me I'm trying to find a stream of the NASCAR Nationwide series because they on the Montreal F1 track with guest drivers Villeneuve and Tagliani on the front row.

    http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/79562/2/watch-nascar-nationwide-series:-napa-auto-parts-200-[race].html

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 18:40

    Not sure how relevant it is but I somehow found myself in the middle of a bike festival today, you can see some photos on my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lukehmuse/sets/72157627353539473/

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 18:40

    A couple of races on this evening. ALMS at Road America, but for me I'm trying to find a stream of the NASCAR Nationwide series because they on the Montreal F1 track with guest drivers Villeneuve and Tagliani on the front row.

    Danica Patrick and Scott Speed also involved

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 18:46

    A couple of races on this evening. ALMS at Road America, but for me I'm trying to find a stream of the NASCAR Nationwide series because they on the Montreal F1 track with guest drivers Villeneuve and Tagliani on the front row.

    www.firstrowsport…s-200-[race].html

    Possibly better http://en.justin.tv/6brian6

    On their warmup laps.

  • Sladex20/08/2011 at 18:53

    Nationwide

    http://veetle.com/index.php/channel/view#4e4cafff77d54 almost hd

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 18:54

    Somehow they got through the few turns

  • Mr C20/08/2011 at 18:56

    recording debrief, back in a few hours y'all.

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 19:59

    Somehow they got through the few turns

    Getting near halfway, Robby Gordon leading but really JV is way ahead once the pit sequence winds out. Good mix of strategy though.

  • lou20/08/2011 at 20:07

    Webber was there today!! - http://twitter.com/#!/WSR_Live/status/104921589904195584/photo/1

    kinda sad i missed him. Suppose he wont be there tomorrow :(

  • lou20/08/2011 at 20:10

    Also, there is a pit walk, knew i had seen something about one today - http://twitter.com/#!/SilverstoneUK/status/104860233473589248

    just need to work out when tomorrow's is.

  • Stuart Taylor20/08/2011 at 20:12

    Hi guys just remember you can email your answers to stuart at gmail dot com

  • Bert20/08/2011 at 20:28

    Weather is rolling in quickly. Within 30 minutes we have gone from full sun to quite foreboding. The wind direction seems to be changing, which is never a good sign. .

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 20:30

    Weather is rolling in quickly. Within 30 minutes we have gone from full sun to quite foreboding. The wind direction seems to be changing, which is never a good sign. .

    JV throwing the race away and then ramming into Ambrose, not good

  • Bert20/08/2011 at 20:31

    JV throwing the race away and then ramming into Ambrose, not good

    Instead of accepting one error and getting on with the job, he tried to "make up for it" and just made it worse. Sort of like a chain-of-lies.

  • Bert20/08/2011 at 20:46

    Boris Said just had a suspension or brake failure. After getting out of his car, walking to the ambulance (medical visit required by NASCAR), Boris emptied his stomach by way of his throat and mouth. I wonder what kind of absorbant can clean that up.

  • Jordan F120/08/2011 at 20:47

    Mr C 20/08/2011 at 19:56:10

    recording debrief, back in a few hours y'all.

    Yay! I come back to Sidepodcast after a week's work and there's a debrief show !!!

  • Jordan F120/08/2011 at 20:55

    Bert 20/08/2011 at 21:46:36

    Boris Said just had a suspension or brake failure. After getting out of his car, walking to the ambulance (medical visit required by NASCAR), Boris emptied his stomach by way of his throat and mouth. I wonder what kind of absorbant can clean that up.

    Boris had a suspension or brake failure? Raskolnikov! damn "Moose and pesky moose squirrel" !!!!

  • Stuart Taylor20/08/2011 at 20:56

    Sorry sorry

    Stuart @ CHAINBEAR .com

  • Bert20/08/2011 at 20:58

    Boris had a suspension or brake failure? Raskolnikov! damn "Moose and pesky moose squirrel" !!!!

    You know what they say about Canadian squirrels! And we are not even talking bout marmots or gophers, much lees our geese!

  • Jordan F120/08/2011 at 21:03

    Bert 20/08/2011 at 21:58:31

    You know what they say about Canadian squirrels! And we are not even talking bout marmots or gophers, much lees our geese!

    Well, the moose and squirrels are about the only things keeping us from being overrun by the forces of Mr. Big's or Fearless Leader's Pottsylvania, but I agree that Canadian Geese are good only for the exportation of Christmas Dinners to the U.K, and other parts of the world as a cheap substiute for Turkey.

  • Bert20/08/2011 at 21:07

    Well, the moose and squirrels are about the only things keeping us from being overrun by the forces of Mr. Big's or Fearless Leader's Pottsylvania, but I agree that Canadian Geese are good only for the exportation of Christmas Dinners to the U.K, and other parts of the world as a cheap substiute for Turkey.

    Ugh... Goose, turkey.... Sirloin, Spam.

    Villeneuve's backup car pull out of the hauler to pull the rain tires off of it. I assume that the rain tires are used to push the cars around. 25KM NW a few BIG rain drips are starting to fall.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/08/2011 at 21:09

    Evening everyone

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 21:09

    Evening everyone

    Hullo sir. Good day at WSR?

  • Jordan F120/08/2011 at 21:09

    Well, the moose and squirrels are about the only things keeping us from being overrun by the forces of Mr. Big's or Fearless Leader's Pottsylvania, but I agree that Canadian Geese are good only for the exportation of Christmas Dinners to the U.K, and other parts of the world as a cheap substiute for Turkey.

    Ugh... Goose, turkey.... Sirloin, Spam.

    Bert, what is your beef with meats? Got a stake in growing crops or something? :P

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/08/2011 at 21:11

    Hullo sir. Good day at WSR?

    not bad, but absolutely knackered. My phone died at 1pm, so no real pics or anything like that.

    Will post soon though.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 21:13

    Ugh... Goose, turkey.... Sirloin, Spam.

    Spam Spam Spam Spam

    Spam Spam Spam Spam

    Wonderful S P A M

    Hi all

  • Bert20/08/2011 at 21:14

    Bert, what is your beef with meats? Got a stake in growing crops or something? :P

    Goose = sirloin, Turkey = spam. (in that specific comparison)

    A good Spam dish can be VERY good!

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 21:14

    Spam Spam Spam Spam

    Spam Spam Spam Spam

    Wonderful S P A M

    And for those who don't understand

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE

  • Jordan F120/08/2011 at 21:18

    Steven Roy 20/08/2011 at 22:13:04

    Ugh... Goose, turkey.... Sirloin, Spam.

    Spam Spam Spam Spam

    Spam Spam Spam Spam

    Wonderful S P A M

    Hi all

    I can not believe Steven Roy has spammed this site.....

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 21:20

    I can not believe Steven Roy has spammed this site.....

    I have been doing it for years

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 21:21

    @pcaporali

    Groundhog got huge cheers when he MADE it across the track. Safely. Just barely. No organic debris here carry on. #Nascar #Montreal

  • Jordan F120/08/2011 at 21:25

    I can not believe Steven Roy has spammed this site.....

    I have been doing it for years

    Before or after trying to jam this site, Steven...... {told you to use strawberry instead of raspberry}

  • Bert20/08/2011 at 21:28

    Robbie Gordon pulled yet another bonehead maneuver. Rear-ends another car and empties his oil supply on to the track, through turns 2 and 3.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 21:31

    Robbie Gordon pulled yet another bonehead maneuver. Rear-ends another car and empties his oil supply on to the track, through turns 2 and 3.

    At least he is consistent

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/08/2011 at 21:32

    At least he is consistent

    That's one way to describe him

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 21:35

    Robbie Gordon pulled yet another bonehead maneuver. Rear-ends another car and empties his oil supply on to the track, through turns 2 and 3.

    In the interview he just called Tagliani 'Patrick' as in Carpentier, despite the fact Tags was stood next to him..

  • RG20/08/2011 at 21:38

    Mark Webber is going to be appearing on Test Match Special tomorrow: http://twitter.com/#!/Aggerscricket/statuses/105029298410369025

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 21:39

    In the interview he just called Tagliani 'Patrick' as in Carpentier, despite the fact Tags was stood next to him..

    If his eyesight is that bad is it any wonder he keeps running into other cars

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 21:40

    Mark Webber is going to be appearing on Test Match Special tomorrow: twitter.com/#!/Ag…05029298410369025

    I think it is very cruel of Red Bull to make him do that. They wouldn't force Vettel to watch cricket

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 21:43

    I think it is very cruel of Red Bull to make him do that. They wouldn't force Vettel to watch cricket

    Vettel to turn up at the next Golf open

  • RG20/08/2011 at 21:43

    I think it is very cruel of Red Bull to make him do that. They wouldn't force Vettel to watch cricket

    Possibly because the Germans aren't very good at cricket?

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 21:47

    Possibly because the Germans aren't very good at cricket?

    I refuse to believe anyone likes cricket

  • Bert20/08/2011 at 21:53

    I refuse to believe anyone likes cricket

    How can you not to? What is better than a 6 to deep leg side off a googly with someone at mid-silly?

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 21:55

    How can you not to? What is better than a 6 to deep leg side off a googly with someone at mid-silly?

    It's definitely better when you wibbly wobbly that timey wimey

    #noidea

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 21:56

    #sidepodspace

    While the shuttle program has come to an end there is still lots of space news around. China is trying to make up for being late to the space party so they are probably launching more missions than everyone else put together now. They tried three launches in a week but the third one didn't work out according to plan. Still they plan to launch their own space station later this year.

    http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1108/19tiangong/

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 21:56

    How can you not to? What is better than a 6 to deep leg side off a googly with someone at mid-silly?

    What language is that?

  • RG20/08/2011 at 21:56

    I refuse to believe anyone likes cricket

    Tell you what, I'm not exactly the biggest fan of it, but when it comes down to the wire and the result can go anyway, its some pretty exciting stuff.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 21:57

    Tell you what, I'm not exactly the biggest fan of it, but when it comes down to the wire and the result can go anyway, its some pretty exciting stuff.

    But from the little I understand they play all week and end up drawing

  • lou20/08/2011 at 21:58

    I refuse to believe anyone likes cricket

    i do.. *hides*

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 21:59

    i do.. *hides*

    Me too.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 21:59

    i do.. *hides*

    Me too.

    I am shocked

  • Bert20/08/2011 at 22:00

    But from the little I understand they play all week and end up drawing

    Yes, match play IS long.... Watch some T-20 off of your PVR. 1.5 hours, skipping adverts.

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:00

    I refuse to believe anyone likes cricket

    I like it when they go HOWWZZAAATTT and the umpire ignores everyone but apart from that, it's a bit of a struggle here too

  • Bert20/08/2011 at 22:01

    I like it when they go HOWWZZAAATTT and the umpire ignores everyone but apart from that, it's a bit of a struggle here too

    Sort of equivalent to a football "dive" no?

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:01

    I like it when they go HOWWZZAAATTT and the umpire ignores everyone but apart from that, it's a bit of a struggle here too

    Although I would definitely watch a test match than watching golf, which is interesting for about a hole then oooh look a newspaper in the wind #distractedeasily

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 22:01

    I like it when they go HOWWZZAAATTT and the umpire ignores everyone but apart from that, it's a bit of a struggle here too

    I like when they go to an ad - often just one quick ad - and the commentary carries on like nothing happened.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:01

    Yes, match play IS long.... Watch some T-20 off of your PVR. 1.5 hours, skipping adverts.

    Nothing could make me watch cricket

  • lou20/08/2011 at 22:02

    I am shocked

    i can't watch all 4 days of a test.. but i can sit down and watch it of an evening.. or go to a 20-20 match. I used to love playing it at school..

    I keep an eye on the scores etc, i think i get it from my parents. They love cricket! So mum fills me in on how good/bad mr Cook has been on a particular day :)

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 22:02

    Although I would definitely watch a test match than watching golf, which is interesting for about a hole then oooh look a newspaper in the wind #distractedeasily

    Golf is terribly boring on TV, and snooker too.

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:02

    I like when they go to an ad - often just one quick ad - and the commentary carries on like nothing happened.

    :)

  • Bert20/08/2011 at 22:02

    Nothing could make me watch cricket

    How about a 4 hour retrospective of the Kimi Raikkonnen F1 interviews?

  • RG20/08/2011 at 22:03

    I keep an eye on the scores etc, i think i get it from my parents. They love cricket! So mum fills me in on how good/bad mr Cook has been on a particular day :)

    I used to base my batting on Ian Bell, which was a mistake.

  • lou20/08/2011 at 22:03

    Although I would definitely watch a test match than watching golf, which is interesting for about a hole then oooh look a newspaper in the wind #distractedeasily

    mum watches golf too.. as does my aunt. When i sit there at my aunts and golf is on the tv and they are talking about golf i tend to look out for the wildlife on the tv. My favourite was once watching them play golf next to a river with crocodile in it! :)

  • RG20/08/2011 at 22:03

    Although I would definitely watch a test match than watching golf, which is interesting for about a hole then oooh look a newspaper in the wind #distractedeasily

    Golf is far better than cricket to watch.

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:03

    Golf is terribly boring on TV, and snooker too.

    Only in snooker could the commentary expression "Oooh, he's hit a cushion there!" be exciting

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:04

    i can't watch all 4 days of a test.. but i can sit down and watch it of an evening.. or go to a 20-20 match. I used to love playing it at school..

    Maybe there is a university team you could play for. It must be boring to play. Either you are standing about with a bat in your hand having a ball chucked at you every few minutes or you are standing around in a field not doing anything for half an hour until a ball comes to you

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:05

    How about a 4 hour retrospective of the Kimi Raikkonnen F1 interviews?

    I like Kimi

  • Pat W20/08/2011 at 22:05

    i can't watch all 4 days of a test.. but i can sit down and watch it of an evening.. or go to a 20-20 match. I used to love playing it at school..

    I like a nice relaxing afternoon with England playing a test match. With it on Sky I don't get to do it as often. 2005 was great on Channel 4. I'd be a bigger fan if I could see it.

    Can't watch highlights, not the same at all. No context of the game.

    I haven't seen T20 properly yet, apart from the IPL which was a bit boring because I didn't know the teams.

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:06

    mum watches golf too.. as does my aunt. When i sit there at my aunts and golf is on the tv and they are talking about golf i tend to look out for the wildlife on the tv. My favourite was once watching them play golf next to a river with crocodile in it! :)

    I was watching part of the Ryder Cup last year and I had far much fun watching what parts of Newport I could see in the background

  • RG20/08/2011 at 22:06

    Maybe there is a university team you could play for. It must be boring to play. Either you are standing about with a bat in your hand having a ball chucked at you every few minutes or you are standing around in a field not doing anything for half an hour until a ball comes to you

    Oh you should have played in my school cricket team, we made sure batting wasn't boring....

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:06

    I was watching part of the Ryder Cup last year and I had far much fun watching what parts of Newport I could see in the background

    That and that day where it rained and it was raining at my house nearby. For some reason it made the golf more exciting knowing I was in the same rain.

  • lou20/08/2011 at 22:07

    Maybe there is a university team you could play for. It must be boring to play. Either you are standing about with a bat in your hand having a ball chucked at you every few minutes or you are standing around in a field not doing anything for half an hour until a ball comes to you

    it's like rounders, but more fun! :) no.. uni only has a football team.. and salsa classes.. oh and badminton. sometimes being part of a small campus sucks. I'd happily play for my uni if they had a cricket club!

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:07

    That and that day where it rained and it was raining at my house nearby. For some reason it made the golf more exciting knowing I was in the same rain.

    That tells you everything about how exciting it is if sharing rain with it improves it

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:07

    it's like rounders, but more fun! :) no.. uni only has a football team.. and salsa classes.. oh and badminton. sometimes being part of a small campus sucks. I'd happily play for my uni if they had a cricket club!

    you should start one!

  • lou20/08/2011 at 22:08

    you should start one!

    noooo!

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:08

    it's like rounders, but more fun! :) no.. uni only has a football team.. and salsa classes.. oh and badminton. sometimes being part of a small campus sucks. I'd happily play for my uni if they had a cricket club!

    Looks like you have to play football then. Much better game

  • Bert20/08/2011 at 22:08

    That and that day where it rained and it was raining at my house nearby. For some reason it made the golf more exciting knowing I was in the same rain.

    That tells you everything about how exciting it is if sharing rain with it improves it

    Was Will Power playing?

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:08

    you should start one!

    noooo!

    Great idea. There are probably loads of people who would love to join

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:09

    noooo!

    I think 'Lou johnson - UCA Cricket captain' has a nice ring to it ;)

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:09

    I think 'Lou johnson - UCA Cricket captain' has a nice ring to it ;)

    Helps with the CV too

  • lou20/08/2011 at 22:10

    Looks like you have to play football then. Much better game

    my god no. My flatmates tried to teach me how to kick the ball and i couldn't even kick it from one side of the kitchen to the other. I much prefer sports like tennis, badminton and cricket.. ones i can hit things in :)

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:10

    Helps with the CV too

    It's not like they'd need a photographer. Although a 10 second timer might be needed

  • lou20/08/2011 at 22:10

    I think 'Lou johnson - UCA Cricket captain' has a nice ring to it ;)

    it's not going to happen. There is a farnham cricket team and they have enough problems getting a team together. I don't have time to run a cricket team. plus we're not at uni for most of the Cricket season.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:10

    my god no. My flatmates tried to teach me how to kick the ball and i couldn't even kick it from one side of the kitchen to the other. I much prefer sports like tennis, badminton and cricket.. ones i can hit things in :)

    It takes a bit of time to learn to use your feet properly

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:11

    It's not like they'd need a photographer. Although a 10 second timer might be needed

    I was thinking that it would help that you had set up and organised a team

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:11

    It takes a bit of time to learn to use your feet properly

    I'm still learning 22 years later

  • lou20/08/2011 at 22:11

    It takes a bit of time to learn to use your feet properly

    my feet are just fine as they are, although if they could be a little more comfortable in some of my lovely heals i'd be happy. :)

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:12

    it's not going to happen. There is a farnham cricket team and they have enough problems getting a team together. I don't have time to run a cricket team. plus we're not at uni for most of the Cricket season.

    Just play a few local friendly games. You don't need to enter a league. If you enjoy playing cricket do it now because there will be a time when you cannot

  • lou20/08/2011 at 22:13

    I was thinking that it would help that you had set up and organised a team

    that is true. however i did alot of things at school, like chairing school council etc and it took so much of my time. As it is i only just have enough time to cook, and sleep. silly huge projects.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:13

    my feet are just fine as they are, although if they could be a little more comfortable in some of my lovely heals i'd be happy. :)

    You should not be wearing heels to play football. That won't help

  • lou20/08/2011 at 22:14

    Just play a few local friendly games. You don't need to enter a league. If you enjoy playing cricket do it now because there will be a time when you cannot

    hehe, no i'm good just watching the cricket. sometimes i'll take my sketchbook to the local grounds and sit and work and watch.. you're not going to persuade me to run a cricket team

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:14

    You should not be wearing heels to play football. That won't help

    :)

  • lou20/08/2011 at 22:14

    You should not be wearing heels to play football. That won't help

    :D

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:22

    More sidepodspace. This is a picture that has been linked to before but I learned something new about it last night. Magnify and look just above the centre of the left outside edge of the rings and you see a little dot.

    That's us

    http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/saturn_cas_lrg.jpg

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:23

    More sidepodspace. This is a picture that has been linked to before but I learned something new about it last night. Magnify and look just above the centre of the left outside edge of the rings and you see a little dot.

    Wow...

    Barely a speck of dust.

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:25

    Steven I have a sidepodspace question for you, does space actually have a shape? Like... do scientists believe or not there actually an 'end' of the universe, like a boundary that makes up the whole universe?

    We all know there's a restaurant there of course :)

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:25

    Barely a speck of dust.

    And that is only from 3 planets away. By the time you get out to Neptune they probably can't even see us.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:27

    Steven I have a sidepodspace question for you, does space actually have a shape? Like... do scientists believe or not there actually an 'end' of the universe, like a boundary that makes up the whole universe?

    There are theories but I doubt anyone really knows. The last theory I saw suggested it could be a torus. A torus is basically the shape of a ring donut

    We all know there's a restaurant there of course :)

    Of course

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:27

    Haha, this is awesome. totally unconventional to your usual wedding pictures :)

    http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2011/08/19/the-best-wedding-pictures-ever/

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:30

    There are theories but I doubt anyone really knows. The last theory I saw suggested it could be a torus. A torus is basically the shape of a ring donut

    My theory is what Matt groening thinks too, at the end of the universe is the next universe where an alternative reality of yourself is looking back at you. But for example if you are blonde here, you are brunette there, if you like red here, you like blue there, and so on. An alternate you doing the same things in a same world somewhere else

    It's definitely plausible. I have solid scientific proof to prove it is real.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:31

    Haha, this is awesome. totally unconventional to your usual wedding pictures :)

    :D

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:35

    My theory is what Matt groening thinks too, at the end of the universe is the next universe where an alternative reality of yourself is looking back at you. But for example if you are blonde here, you are brunette there, if you like red here, you like blue there, and so on. An alternate you doing the same things in a same world somewhere else

    I have never bought the multiverse theory. There are serious scientists who believe there are effectively an infinte number of universes with every possible option played out. That makes no sense to me because if I ask you to pick a number between 1 and a million there would have to be a million universes created at that point. Or they would need to already exist so there would be groups of identical universes that are absolutely identical to each other waiting for their alternative to turn up before they could become unique. Of course they wouldn't be unique because there would have to be gazillions of them to deal with all the variations that will occur in future.

    To me it seems obvious that there is one universe. This one.

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:36

    To me it seems obvious that there is one universe. This one.

    But they did it on Futurama so it has to be true!

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:38

    But they did it on Futurama so it has to be true!

    Now I am confused. I was so confident of my view before

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:42

    Now I am confused. I was so confident of my view before

    :)

    It is a bit of a crazy theory in all seriousness, it makes no sense how it would work. But going back to my original query of the end of the universe it makes me wonder where at what point space would just end. I don't think we'll ever find out though. Unless we get some mega technology in the future to let us travel to far away places within a lifetime.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:45

    It is a bit of a crazy theory in all seriousness, it makes no sense how it would work. But going back to my original query of the end of the universe it makes me wonder where at what point space would just end. I don't think we'll ever find out though. Unless we get some mega technology in the future to let us travel to far away places within a lifetime.

    As Douglas Adams said space is big.

    Even with Star Trek warp engines we could not get beyond our own galaxy and there are more galaxies in space than grains of sand in the Earth so we are not going to the end of the universe for millions of years

  • Lukeh20/08/2011 at 22:48

    Even with Star Trek warp engines we could not get beyond our own galaxy and there are more galaxies in space than grains of sand in the Earth so we are not going to the end of the universe for millions of years

    Boooo. I guess we'll never know how good the Cow of the Day is then at Milliways.

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 22:50

    Boooo. I guess we'll never know how good the Cow of the Day is then at Milliways.

    We need time travel or teleporters that can send us huge distances. Of course they would need to teleport a teleporter first or you couldn't get back. Even being teleported at the speed of light it would take billions of years to reach the end of the universe

  • Steven Roy20/08/2011 at 23:08

    One of the Red Arrows pilots was killed at a display in Bournemouth

    They are so safety conscious that this is a real shock

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/tributes-paid-gifted-red-arrow-pilot-194223212.html

  • lou20/08/2011 at 23:10

    PING: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-21st-august-2011