Well, here we are at Hungary again - one of F1's most boring tracks. If only there was some kind of breaking news or controversy happening that could alleviate the impending dullness.

Oh, well.

This Week In F1

  • Jake Humphrey Saves Babies: Rumours are circulating that Jake Humphrey saved the lives of five babies, while in Budapest. Reports suggest that five cots rolled down a wide street and into the road during rush hour. Jake heroically leapt into traffic, darting between lorries and scooters to rescue the tots and pull them back to safety. Jake only suffered minor scrapes and doctors say his taut, masculine abs will not be scarred.
  • BBC awarded all the medals: After much deliberation, it has been decided that the BBC should be awarded all the medals for being so great. These include Olympic medals, especially the bronze men's table tennis award, the Australian Bravery Medal and the Alexander Agassiz Medal for contribution to the science of oceanography. The BBC have graciously accepted the awards and thanked their F1 coverage for boosting their overall excellence.
  • Coulthard to wear his 'tightest whites': In an effort to scupper the new Sky deal, David Coulthard has declared he will wear his tightest white jeans this weekend, to remind viewers what they will be missing if they follow on Sky. Within minutes of his announcement, a raft of sponsors lined up to stitch their logo to his flies. After being reminded of the BBC rules regarding advertisement, the sponsors quickly ran off to Sky Sports.

This Time Last Year

  • EJ Wow the Fans: F1 pundit extraordinaire, Eddie Jordan amazed his dedicated followers by stringing together the longest run-on sentence ever spoken on national television. Without stopping for breath, Jordan began by asking Jake if it was sensible to return to old tracks like the Nurburgring, strafed into a recall of Massa's accident, sidetracked into an anecdote about he ran an F1 team, u-turned into the power of the British motorsports industry, powered on into news about next year's Pirelli tyres and finally ended with a rhetorical question regarding Ayrton Senna's shoes.
  • Fans 'leaving red button on': The BBC have revealed that their data shows that many people are leaving their TVs stuck on the BBC red button after the F1 Forum. 'I don't want to accidentally miss another second of their excellent coverage,' said F1 fan, Bernard Ecclestone, 'so I just make sure my TV is always focussed on the red button.' When asked why ITV never build red button features into their F1 show, they replied, 'the what button?'

This Time Next Year

  • Britain 100% behind Louie Hamblesack: Despite an initial worry that F1's move to Sky would leave UK audiences leaving in droves and becoming indifferent to the sport, a recent street survey has confirmed that the public are still big fans of Louie Hamblesack. 'I love Louie,' said Matthew Armstrong of Newport, 'I wish him all the best, and Jason Beetroot, and the whole MacIntyre team! Go Britain, woo!'Not all Britons are Lewis fans, though, with 10% '[hoping] Alfonso Fernandes wins the tournament' and 5% they've heard nothing but good things about 'that one-armed driver, Stanley Kubrick'.

  • The Sun, Times to Encrypt Sports News: News International papers, The Sun and The Times are to encrypt their F1 coverage in the back pages of their publications. This is a move to stop fans from finding out the race results without watching Sky's exclusive coverage. The sports columns will be printed in multi-layers of colour that will look abstract and jibberish to the naked eye; Sky Sports subscribers will be sent special glasses that filter out the gibberish and reveal the news inside. Bernie Ecclestone and Rupert Murdoch published a joint press release, the first half of which was just the word "HA!" printed over and over again.

  • Eddie Jordan found in a box off Charing Cross Road: Eddie Jordan, who until last night had been missing, presumed dead, has been found at last. An old race fan found the Irishman curled up in a box muttering to himself. 'He kept saying, "as you alluded to there, Jake. As you alluded to...' said a witness, 'He looked like a broken man.' Upon a through police investigation, a further twist was revealed when the box turned out to be David Coulthard.


337 responses

  • Sidepodcast Update29/07/2011 at 23:45
  • Pat W30/07/2011 at 01:19

    Another funny one Stuart, good stuff. :)

  • Pat W30/07/2011 at 01:39

    Busy couple of days ahead. May drop in to update on Saturday night's Thai meal and live comment Sunday's race if I can, otherwise check the twitter/posterous as I may update from Thorpe Park on Monday.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 01:41

    Busy couple of days ahead. May drop in to update on Saturday night's Thai meal and live comment Sunday's race if I can, otherwise check the twitter/posterous as I may update from Thorpe Park on Monday

    My brain has been set to Saturday all day. I suppose it is good because I get two consecutive Saturdays.

  • Journeyer30/07/2011 at 02:12

    The biggest accident in Monaco this year, apparently. Ferrari, Mercedes, and Porsche among those involved. ;)

    http://autos.yahoo.com/news/million-dollar-fender-bender.html

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 04:02

    Haunting and beautiful pic by Guille on Picasa after volcano

    https://picasaweb.google.com/guille2306/PictureOfTheWeek2011?feat=content_notification#5634572034257042418

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 04:06

    Eddie Jordan amazed his dedicated followers by stringing together the longest run-on sentence ever spoken on national television.

    I'm pretty sure I've heard this on several race broadcasts. Maybe he's trying to beat his own record.

  • Sidepodcast Update30/07/2011 at 05:45
  • Christine30/07/2011 at 08:37

    Free Practice ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-hungary-2011-free-practice-3

  • Christine30/07/2011 at 10:08

    Results ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/hungary-2011-free-practice-3-results

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 10:10

    Ooooh, live swimming on the red button. This will pass the time nicely :)

  • Christine30/07/2011 at 10:11

    Ooooh, live swimming on the red button. This will pass the time nicely :)

    Am watching yesterday's action via iPlayer. Seen all the coverage they've put on there... didn't know i cared so much :)

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 10:12

    Am watching yesterday's action via iPlayer. Seen all the coverage they've put on there... didn't know i cared so much :)

    Swimmers' shoulders never cease to amaze me

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 10:12

    Am watching yesterday's action via iPlayer. Seen all the coverage they've put on there... didn't know i cared so much :)

    It always seems to be something I end up watching when the Olympics are on then I never ever hear about it again until the next olympics. Obviously not in this case but it's kind of fun to watch swimming I find. I like how close they always seem to be.

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 10:13

    Swimmers' shoulders never cease to amaze me

    I swear they're like hamsters, they store stuff in there like a pouch.

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 10:14

    I swear they're like hamsters, they store stuff in there like a pouch.

    :)

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 10:15

    They have a warm up pool and everything. Wish I had a spare pool.

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 10:20

    Isn't it weird that swimsuits have returned to the length of Victorian styles. Just more streamlined

  • Christine30/07/2011 at 10:22

    Isn't it weird that swimsuits have returned to the length of Victorian styles. Just more streamlined

    They keep talking about the fact people are struggling to set world records now the high tech suits have been banned.

    a) How high tech can swimwear be? Does it have a motor in there?

    b) Who knew swimming had controversy and regulation loopholes too?

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 10:22

    b) Who knew swimming had controversy and regulation loopholes too?

    Damn swimsuits and their blown zips.

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 10:22

    a) How high tech can swimwear be? Does it have a motor in there?

    The developed them with scales, didn't they?

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 10:28

    They don't only get a medal on the podium, but flowers and a teddy. Now that is a congratulations.

  • Christine30/07/2011 at 10:31

    They don't only get a medal on the podium, but flowers and a teddy. Now that is a congratulations.

    I love the teddy, but I'm quite glad they don't do that in F1. If the Mercedes bear is anything to go by, we'd end up with quite a houseful.

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 10:31

    I love the teddy, but I'm quite glad they don't do that in F1. If the Mercedes bear is anything to go by, we'd end up with quite a houseful.

    Not sure I could deal with owning 25 Santander teddies.

  • Christine30/07/2011 at 10:35

    Qualifying ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-hungary-2011-qualifying

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 10:45

    Oooh, Michael Phelps is in this next 100m race. He is quite fast.

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 10:47

    Oooh, Michael Phelps is in this next 100m race. He is quite fast.

    He won, the man is an underwater Vettel :)

  • Mr C30/07/2011 at 10:53

    He won, the man is an underwater Vettel :)

    that's the perfect sport for vettel. everyone gets a lane to themselves.

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 10:54

    He won, the man is an underwater Vettel :)

    that's the perfect sport for vettel. everyone gets a lane to themselves.

    Hehehehe. :D

    YAY! A Brazilian man won! *hums along to epic anthem*

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 11:00

    He won, the man is an underwater Vettel :)

    that's the perfect sport for vettel. everyone gets a lane to themselves.

    :lol:

  • Amy30/07/2011 at 11:03

    He won, the man is an underwater Vettel :)

    I'm very excited about the possibility of seeing him at the Olympics. Bolt and Phelps are the only two names most people really remember from 2008 and I might see them both!

  • Sidepodcast Update30/07/2011 at 11:45
  • Amy30/07/2011 at 13:24

    ooh swimming champs again.

    Before I went for my swim the other day I told my friend I didn't want to end up with swimmers shoulders. I may be seriously over estimating the effect of swimming twice a week on the body :D

  • Christine30/07/2011 at 13:26

    Before I went for my swim the other day I told my friend I didn't want to end up with swimmers shoulders. I may be seriously over estimating the effect of swimming twice a week on the body :D

    So you've done running, and now you're swimming. Triathlon soon.

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 13:29

    So you've done running, and now you're swimming. Triathlon soon.

    I think Amy is supporting the wrong driver seeing as Heikki isn't a fan of triathlons for f1 training :)

  • Amy30/07/2011 at 13:30

    So you've done running, and now you're swimming. Triathlon soon.

    I may be able to run 5k but my pool is 30m long and I struggle to get from one end to the other, I worked out I could do it if I slowed my strokes down to the point where I get passed by everyone else in the slow lane though. Clearly it involves a completely different type of fitness so I do not see triathlons in my future anytime soon.

    Also I know that people say that you don't forget how to ride a bike but I'm kind of sure I might have. It's been at least 14 years since I last got on one :D

  • Christine30/07/2011 at 13:31

    Results ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/hungary-2011-qualifying-results

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 13:31

    Spa 24hrs not on tv?

  • Bert30/07/2011 at 13:32

    Spa 24hrs not on tv?

    Or cricket?

  • Amy30/07/2011 at 13:32

    I just told my flatmate I'm watching the swimming to learn who all these people are in practice for the Olympics, he didn't know I was going to them.

    I don't think I talk to my flatmates anywhere as often as I think I do :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 13:32

    Spa 24hrs not on tv?

    11-and-a-half hours of it - don't know what station though

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 13:33

    Or cricket?

    If I need a nap, I'll look for Cricket

  • Christine30/07/2011 at 13:33

    FBFB replay: http://sidepodcast.com/post/hungary-2011-qualifying-highlights

  • Bert30/07/2011 at 13:34

    If I need a nap, I'll look for Cricket

    Oh, come on! There is nothing more exciting than a hat trick to end a 20 over!

  • Amy30/07/2011 at 13:35

    Flying to Frankfurt: $1800

    Flying to London: $3000

    Oh how I hope that calendar gets ratified, the difference in airfares will cover the cost of the GP anyway!

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 13:36

    Oh, come on! There is nothing more exciting than a hat trick to end a 20 over!

    Sorry, it bores me. I used to like playing it but it's terribly dull to watch

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 13:37

    Oh how I hope that calendar gets ratified, the difference in airfares will cover the cost of the GP anyway!

    If accommodation is the right price, I'll give it some serious thought

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 13:38

    Got a few photos from Spa.

    Welcome sign - http://twitpic.com/5y8gpg

    Entering via La Source - http://twitpic.com/5y8l9p

    Looking out over the paddock and Eau Rouge - http://twitpic.com/5y8q4k

    A busy and buzzing press office as the Spa 24 Hours build-up begins - http://twitpic.com/5y8qnj

    I'll hopefully have more later on

  • Amy30/07/2011 at 13:38

    If accommodation is the right price, I'll give it some serious thought

    could I tempt you to stay at an Irish pub/hotel? Think of the Guinness! http://www.dublinerheidelberg.com/

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 13:40

    Tiff to the rescue

    @tiff_tv: Tweets don't seem to be able to find Spa on the schedules. Well forget them and just turn to Sky channel 413 and it's on - if you have Sky!

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 13:40

    could I tempt you to stay at an Irish pub/hotel? Think of the Guinness! http://www.dublinerheidelberg.com/

    Sounds good but it's over 20Km from the circuit

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 13:41

    Also:

    @AMR_Teams: Spa24 starting in 20min, you can watch live here gt1world.com/gt1tv

  • Mr C30/07/2011 at 13:41

    Got a few photos from Spa.

    cool!

  • Amy30/07/2011 at 13:42

    Sounds good but it's over 20Km from the circuit

    It's only about 11km. In all my googling everything I've come across says you have to stay in Heidelberg or Mannheim as all the accommodation in Hockenheim gets booked by the teams.

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 13:42

    @tiff_tv: Tweets don't seem to be able to find Spa on the schedules. Well forget them and just turn to Sky channel 413 and it's on - if you have Sky!

    I've no idea what that channel is for non-Sky viewers

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 13:43

    It's only about 11km.

    Maybe if you are a crow

  • Amy30/07/2011 at 13:43

    oh no, it is 20km+. More googling!

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 13:44

    I've no idea what that channel is for non-Sky viewers

    Neither do I, but check out GT1 World

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 13:45

    I've no idea what that channel is for non-Sky viewers

    Neither do I, but check out GT1 World

    Found it. Motors TV. On and off over the next day

  • Bert30/07/2011 at 13:45

    Isn't going to Germany to go to an Irish pub, somewhat akin to going to England for a curry?

  • Amy30/07/2011 at 13:47

    Isn't going to Germany to go to an Irish pub, somewhat akin to going to England for a curry?

    it was simply one of the first places to come up when googling for recommended accommodation for hockenheim :D the cultural awfulness of it I can pretend isn't happening :)

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 13:47

    Isn't going to Germany to go to an Irish pub, somewhat akin to going to England for a curry?

    I've been in an Irish pub in nearly every country I've ever visited

  • Amy30/07/2011 at 13:49

    It sounds like a race you definitely need a car for. I wonder if I can drive on the right without killing myself/anyone else :D

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 13:49

    Neither do I, but check out GT1 World

    No good, seems to be Flash video. http://gt1world.com/gt1tv

    Motors TV looks very Lo Def but it's watchable

  • Bert30/07/2011 at 13:49

    I've been in an Irish pub in nearly every country I've ever visited

    And I am sure the vitamin G is always as good.

  • Christine30/07/2011 at 13:54

    F1Minute ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/sebastian-vettel-takes-pole-position-for-the-hungarian-grand-prix

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 13:54

    Oh, the Spa 24hr is just a GT class race :(

  • Mr C30/07/2011 at 13:57

    woah:

    Whatever you do, don’t try and shake our chef Jon Smee by the hand this weekend. His right hand (check) was crushed on Tuesday when a hydraulic arm lowered the entire motorhome on top of it. Two fingers were completely crushed, yet Jon isn’t even wearing a bandage.

    http://www.attwilliams.com/news/view/1897

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 13:57

    It sounds like a race you definitely need a car for. I wonder if I can drive on the right without killing myself/anyone else :D

    That's over a 1600Km return trip for me. Can't see car hire being that cheap

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 13:58

    woah:

    Whatever you do, don’t try and shake our chef Jon Smee by the hand this weekend. His right hand (check) was crushed on Tuesday when a hydraulic arm lowered the entire motorhome on top of it. Two fingers were completely crushed, yet Jon isn’t even wearing a bandage.

    www.attwilliams.c…om/news/view/1897

    Hot pans must've killed the nerve endings years ago but that doesn't sound good

  • Amy30/07/2011 at 13:58

    That's over a 1600Km return trip for me. Can't see car hire being that cheap

    theres also trains and taxis around, plenty of time for more investigation :) the english section of the hockenheimring website is pretty poor though, large parts of it are still in german.

  • Mr C30/07/2011 at 13:59

    Whatever you do, don’t try and shake our chef Jon Smee by the hand this weekend. His right hand (check) was crushed on Tuesday when a hydraulic arm lowered the entire motorhome on top of it. Two fingers were completely crushed, yet Jon isn’t even wearing a bandage.

    i assume the 'check' comment should've been edited out?

  • Amy30/07/2011 at 13:59

    Whatever you do, don’t try and shake our chef Jon Smee by the hand this weekend. His right hand (check) was crushed on Tuesday when a hydraulic arm lowered the entire motorhome on top of it. Two fingers were completely crushed, yet Jon isn’t even wearing a bandage.

    also from iWitness:

    Felipe Massa arrived in Budapest yesterday, a day earlier than normal, in order to visit the doctors and nurses that cared for him after his death-defying accident at the Hungaroring in 2009. “It was great to see them,” he says. “I owe them a lot.”

    #points

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 14:00

    Felipe Massa arrived in Budapest yesterday, a day earlier than normal, in order to visit the doctors and nurses that cared for him after his death-defying accident at the Hungaroring in 2009. “It was great to see them,” he says. “I owe them a lot.”

    #points

    Nice gesture. Well done Felipe

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 14:02

    GP2 race being shown on Eurosport 2 at 18:00

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 14:19

    A couple more...

    The stands from La Source, up the bottom of Eau Rouge and down the Kemmel Straight have fairly good crowds - http://twitpic.com/5y97yf

    A scope just prior to the start - http://www.twitvid.com/ZKNPX

  • Mr C30/07/2011 at 14:23

    so that launch went well then: http://thepodiummagazine.com/

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 14:32

    so that launch went well then: http://thepodiummagazine.com/

    Jenson looks like he's in a Loreal ad.

  • Mr C30/07/2011 at 14:32

    Jenson looks like he's in a Loreal ad.

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 14:39

    GT1 isn't working for me, so here's Audi TV's feed

    :)

    {pay attention Bernie}

    @TheCheckerFlag: Live TV Feed via Audi of #spa24 - http://tv.audi.com/#/01 #sportscars #motorsport

  • Bert30/07/2011 at 14:41

    GT1 isn't working for me, so here's Audi TV's feed

    Not 40 minutes in and already a safety car.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 14:42

    Not 40 minutes in and already a safety car.

    15 minutes in - on of the McLaren's rammed the wall exiting La Source hard.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 14:42

    that should say "one of the..."

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 14:44

    GT1 isn't working for me, so here's Audi TV's feed

    oh that feed is beautiful. Thanks.

  • Bert30/07/2011 at 14:44

    15 minutes in - on of the McLaren's rammed the wall exiting La Source hard.

    Oh, won't Ron be so so very happy!

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 14:45

    Oh, won't Ron be so so very happy!

    He may have smacked from behind. A big crash, he got turned into the wall.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 14:49

    McLaren driver (Kirklady) has a back pain from his crash, but is otherwise fine.

    #Spa24

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 15:16

    Woh - just seen the McLaren GT crash. Mega incident. He got hit exiting La Source and accelerated into the outside wall before bouncing across track and hitting the pit lane wall - huge incident.

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 15:17

    Woh - just seen the McLaren GT crash. Mega incident. He got hit exiting La Source and accelerated into the outside wall before bouncing across track and hitting the pit lane wall - huge incident.

    Nasty looking.

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 15:20

    It's strange to look at the race clock and see 22:39:00

    22 HOURS left. Wow.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 15:22

    22 HOURS left. Wow.

    To be honest, the first 90 minutes have passed quite quickly here.

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 15:36

    I love that in-car cam to see how the driver is adjusting his seatbelts and driving with his left knee for a bit on the straight.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 15:36

    I love that in-car cam to see how the driver is adjusting his seatbelts and driving with his left knee for a bit on the straight.

    You see that a lot in GT1, because the pitstops are so vital to the race results.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 15:46

    Huge, huge smash at Spa. Car #25 hit the pit entry hard, ending up on its side at the wall. Driver out, but car smashed - although the windscreen wiper still works.

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 15:47

    Plenty of #rankings for Jenson today...

    Taking over the McLaren twitter earlier and having a bit of dinner fun

    Making fun of The Finger!!

    and now CAKES!!

    He seems to be having an absolute bucketload of fun at Hungary :)

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 15:47

    Lambo #25 was on its side at pit in. Driver helps to tip the car back over to right up.

    Good news: The windshield wiper was still going.

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 16:03

    @AllanMcNish

    Finished my stewarding day job (-: and now watching my Audi mates in the Spa 24 hours

    He uses the reverse smileys! :(

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 16:03

    He uses the reverse smileys! :(

    I never know which way to turn my head

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 16:03

    62 cars at Spa for this grid today.

  • jpancoast30/07/2011 at 16:04

    He uses the reverse smileys! :(

    Allan McNish can use whatever kind of smileys he wants!

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 16:05

    Allan McNish can use whatever kind of smileys he wants!

    okay, I'll give him that. I was worried he would come down a peg for me, but you're right. " (-:"

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 16:08

    Huge, huge smash at Spa. Car #25 hit the pit entry hard, ending up on its side at the wall. Driver out, but car smashed - although the windscreen wiper still works.

    Good question raised on commentary: Why would someone be going so fast into the pits in a 24 hour race to rack it up into the wall?

  • Amy30/07/2011 at 16:11
  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 16:12

    that was jessy, not him :D

    I thought it was him!

  • Amy30/07/2011 at 16:13

    I thought it was him!

    http://twitter.com/#!/JensonButton/status/97264288472907777 :)

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 16:14

    twitter.com/#!/Je…97264288472907777 :)

    a-ha! I missed that completely. Still made me laugh earlier seeing the fifth driver randomly coming out with these non-fifth driver tweets :)

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 16:15

    Oooh also maybe trulli should get ranking points for actually smiling on the BBC coverage and being generally positive. That's his positivity quota filled up for one season ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 16:15

    Good question raised on commentary: Why would someone be going so fast into the pits in a 24 hour race to rack it up into the wall?

    Team boss = not impressed

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 16:17

    I do love me some orange McLaren. That car just looks. awesome.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 16:18

    I do love me some orange McLaren. That car just looks. awesome.

    Just as a McLaren should look

    ;)

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 16:19

    I do love me some orange McLaren. That car just looks. awesome.

    it looked awesome at goodwood. Even if I did get confused which was which :)

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 16:20

    Leigh, did you see the 888 split the other two cars down the straight a while ago? Epic pass to see from inside the car.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 16:21

    Leigh, did you see the 888 split the other two cars down the straight a while ago? Epic pass to see from inside the car.

    Heart.

    In.

    Mouth.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 16:24

    Leigh, did you see the 888 split the other two cars down the straight a while ago? Epic pass to see from inside the car.

    There was huge sound of people going "oooooooohhh..." up here. Not sure anyone expected that to work.

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 16:30

    Good to see Mike Rockenfeller back after his accident at LeMans.

  • Sidepodcast Classics30/07/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the sidepodcast.com back catalogue.

    - Live: Malaysia 2010 - Qualifying

    Originally published 03/04/2010

  • Bert30/07/2011 at 17:00

    I like how consistent and rapidly penalties are being handed out at the 24.. We saw the same thing at the Ring 24.I especially like the "driving outside the track boundries" ones. F1 could learn a lot.

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 17:09

    The second Blancpain Lambo (#24) is finito with engine blown. The other one ended up on its side at pit in, so mechanics are....um...cross.

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 17:10

    The second Blancpain Lambo (#24) is finito with engine blown. The other one ended up on its side at pit in, so mechanics are....um...cross.

    One mechanic just cracked open a beer. :)

  • Bert30/07/2011 at 17:11

    The second Blancpain Lambo (#24) is finito with engine blown. The other one ended up on its side at pit in, so mechanics are....um...cross.

    One mechanic just cracked open a beer. :)

    So, I guess we can forget the transplant of the engine of one in to the other?

  • Lukeh30/07/2011 at 17:11

    One mechanic just cracked open a beer. :)

    *imagines the uproar if a mechanic did that in the middle of an f1 race* :)

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 17:14

    So, I guess we can forget the transplant of the engine of one in to the other?

    Something tells me he won't be part of the process. :)

    The Porsche 888 engine compartment is open! Boo. Maybe they have some gummy bears stuck in there. (sponsored by Haribo)

  • Bert30/07/2011 at 17:18

    *imagines the uproar if a mechanic did that in the middle of an f1 race* :)

    Of course... They would not be an official sponsor! Is Bud still with William? Oh, do I miss the days of Warsteiner, Velins and Labatts..

  • Sidepodcast Update30/07/2011 at 17:45
  • Alison30/07/2011 at 18:57

    *imagines the uproar if a mechanic did that in the middle of an f1 race* :)

    Worse than a magnum?

  • Bert30/07/2011 at 19:04

    Worse than a magnum?

    Good old Pete Aron, trying to cheer up his crew...

    Anyone trying to watch the Conti Challenge on Speed and getting just a blank screen? Did I bork my PVR?

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 19:49

    Nice to see Autosport giving Sky free ads and giving a Sky reporter webspace to write the ad

    http://plus.autosport.com/free/feature/3717/paytoview-sport-why-it-the-future/

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 19:51

    Spa at night must sound great.

    http://tv.audi.com/#/01

    18 hours to go in the 24 Hours of Spa

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 19:52

    Nice to see Autosport giving Sky free ads and giving a Sky reporter webspace to write the ad

    plus.autosport.co…hy-it-the-future/

    Wouldn't be surprised if Autosport were arrested for hanging around on street corners soon

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 19:52

    I received an @ reply from someone who would be ideal for Mr C if he had not met Christine

    F1, Apple and typography. What are the odds?

    http://twitter.com/buttigieg1

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 19:54

    Wouldn't be surprised if Autosport were arrested for hanging around on street corners soon

    If I hadn't stopped reading the mag I would send a letter to the editor

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 19:56

    Spa at night must sound great.

    I bet it sounds great in the forest

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 19:58

    Pit stops in endurance races freak me out. They're so nerve-wracking.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 19:59

    Pit stops in endurance races freak me out. They're so nerve-wracking.

    But they are so slow compared to F1

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 20:06

    F1, Apple and typography. What are the odds?

    Maybe it's lucky she's 2 continents away

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 20:07

    But they are so slow compared to F1

    Yeah, but they have only 2 or 3 guys at the car at any time.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:16

    Maybe it's lucky she's 2 continents away

    She is in the area influenced by Amy so she could find herself on a plane soon

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 20:17

    Yeah, but they have only 2 or 3 guys at the car at any time.

    And the one who has to heave those huge tires around has a hard time of it.

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 20:17

    She is in the area influenced by Amy so she could find herself on a plane soon

    :D Every continent needs an Amy.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:18

    And the one who has to heave those huge tires around has a hard time of it.

    They are not heavy though

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 20:19

    They are not heavy though

    I guess they're just awkward, then. One guy carries two at a time.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:21

    The BBC have really wound me up now. They removed a load of comments almost immediately because they broke the rules. My comment was not posted because it was being reviewed. Now they have sent me an e-mail saying my comment was abusive. It was not. So I have now posted the following as comment 5083. I can see me having to take to twitter to sort this

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/sporteditors/2011/07/f1_coverage_to_be_shared_betwe.html

    My comment number 287 has been removed from this post under the moderation rules. According to an e-mail I have receive my comment was abusive. It most definitely was not. If it was abusive why was my comment not listed as being deleted immediately like many others were for being abusive. My comment was sent for review. That would not have happened if it was abusive.

    I comment on many sites on the subject of motor racing and am perfectly capable of making my point without being abusive.

    Clearly the BBC are not prepared to answer the questions I raised and have simply moderated the questions out of existence. That suggests you believe your position is week.

    I demand you re-read and reinstate my original comment

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:26

    It's raining at Spa.

    What a shocker

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 20:27

    Finally, I'm onto the final stretch with the HOLIDAY countdown :D

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:28

    Finally, I'm onto the final stretch with the HOLIDAY countdown :D

    You on holiday again?

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 20:32

    You on holiday again?

    I'm going next Friday. It's almost 12 weeks since I was last on holiday so it's hardly OTT :P

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:34

    #sidepodspace

    Everyone knows about Hubble but there are other telescopes in space. WISE is one of the lesser noted telescopes but it has spotted that there is an asteroid orbiting the sun just in front of the Earth. It should not cause us any problems unless it brakes suddenly I suppose.

    WISE has spotted loads of new near Earth objects which we can now track to make sure they are not on a collision course with us. So even a telescope few people have ever heard of is doing valuable work in space

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/news/wise20110727.html

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:34

    I'm going next Friday. It's almost 12 weeks since I was last on holiday so it's hardly OTT :P

    Going back to Nick's or are you taking him wherever it was you wanted to go a few weeks ago

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:36

    The new McLaren is racing at Spa. I had no idea they had started their race program yet

  • Lynch30/07/2011 at 20:36

    Re: Spa 24, what happened to the Maccer that crashed near the start ?? saw the wreck but didn't see the replay...

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:37

    Re: Spa 24, what happened to the Maccer that crashed near the start ?? saw the wreck but didn't see the replay...

    No idea I have just tuned in for the first time

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 20:38

    Re: Spa 24, what happened to the Maccer that crashed near the start ?? saw the wreck but didn't see the replay...

    I haven't followed that closely, but Leigh is there if you want to tweet him. Not sure if he's still around in the comments.

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 20:38

    Going back to Nick's or are you taking him wherever it was you wanted to go a few weeks ago

    We're going to a wedding in Hampshire.

  • Lynch30/07/2011 at 20:39

    No worries then, watched the 1st 30mins on motorstv, now watching online...

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 20:40

    Earthquake northeast Japan, 6.9 I think.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:42

    We're going to a wedding in Hampshire.

    Do they have an F1 simulator? :)

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:42

    Earthquake northeast Japan, 6.9 I think.

    Ouch

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:43

    Earthquake northeast Japan, 6.9 I think.

    There is a 6.4 for today on the USGS site

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/region/Asia.php

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 20:44

    Do they have an F1 simulator? :)

    I should think not!!!

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:46

    I should think not!!!

    What kind of wedding is that?

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 20:49

    What kind of wedding is that?

    I don't think sports and weddings are a good combination!

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 20:51

    Evening folks,

    Back at the track after a food and shower break - one hopes this Saturday night is treating you all well.

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 20:52

    Back at the track after a food and shower break - one hopes this Saturday night is treating you all well.

    Hi Leigh, Lynch had a question a little while ago if you read back a bit.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 20:53

    Hi Leigh, Lynch had a question a little while ago if you read back a bit.

    Cheers - will have a look.

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 20:53

    Back at the track after a food and shower break - one hopes this Saturday night is treating you all well.

    Is the media center still full or does it fluctuate as the race goes on?

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:54

    I don't think sports and weddings are a good combination!

    So when Lou and Lukeh get married at Williams you don't want to go?

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 20:54

    Is the media center still full or does it fluctuate as the race goes on?

    Still pretty much the same numbers as earlier, but a few substitutes are beginning to filter in. I'll hanging around here 'til about 5am

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 20:55

    So when Lou and Lukeh get married at Williams you don't want to go?

    Don't drag me into this...

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 20:56

    Still pretty much the same numbers as earlier, but a few substitutes are beginning to filter in. I'll hanging around here 'til about 5am

    Glad you had a little break, then. :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 20:56

    Re: Spa 24, what happened to the Maccer that crashed near the start ?? saw the wreck but didn't see the replay...

    Hey Lynch,

    As far as I know, it got clipped exiting La Source

    Glad you had a little break, then. :)

    Necessary - I've been here since 7.30 this morning

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 20:57

    Still pretty much the same numbers as earlier, but a few substitutes are beginning to filter in. I'll hanging around here 'til about 5am

    I was thinking earlier that the sound in the forest at night must be fantastic along with seeing the headlights in the distance. I so want to go to a 24 hour race.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 20:57

    As far as I know, it got clipped exiting La Source

    ...and may have jammed on the throttle and speared into the wall his foot still down. He crashed hard and then bounced back across the track and hard into the wall on the opposite side of the road

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:57

    Don't drag me into this...

    Chicken :)

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 20:57

    mmm

    Waffle O'Clock

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 20:58

    I was thinking earlier that the sound in the forest at night must be fantastic along with seeing the headlights in the distance. I so want to go to a 24 hour race.

    More photo's and a video coming in a few minutes

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 20:58

    Waffle O'Clock

    I just had a waffle -A.MAZ.ING

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:58

    I was thinking earlier that the sound in the forest at night must be fantastic along with seeing the headlights in the distance. I so want to go to a 24 hour race.

    Sidepodtrip to Le Mans or Spa?

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 20:59

    I just had a waffle -A.MAZ.ING

    Your waffle must have been 5 minutes fast

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 20:59

    #15 Merc crash

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 20:59

    Crash near the back of the track

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 21:00

    Crash near the back of the track

    He just got it out of the way but now he's in the gravel.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:00

    #15 Merc crash

    Drove into the gravel. That was stupid

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 21:01

    Sidepodtrip to Le Mans or Spa?

    That would awesome!

  • rg in italy30/07/2011 at 21:01

    Waffle O'Clock

    I suggest reading my blog at the same time. Sort of appropriate. But there's nowt new there so... They nice?

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 21:04

    I suggest reading my blog at the same time. Sort of appropriate. But there's nowt new there so... They nice?

    They keep talking about them at the Spa race. I can almost smell them from here!!

    *imagines it*

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:04

    RG,

    How would you like as a follow up to your new teams championship to do a ten race BBC championship next year?

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:05

    That would awesome!

    Which one and who are you volunteering to go?

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:06

    Just saw a replay of an inverse Zonta on the Spa coverage

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 21:06

    Which one and who are you volunteering to go?

    Well LeMans would be my first choice, and I volunteer the Goodwood crew, you and everyone else.

    Done.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:08

    Done.

    It takes slightly more organisation than that

  • rg in italy30/07/2011 at 21:10

    How would you like as a follow up to your new teams championship to do a ten race BBC championship next year?

    I've had some thoughts about it actually. But would rather at this stage do something involving all races. More things for me to do and such.

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 21:11

    It takes slightly more organisation than that

    Oh? :)

    The timing stinks for me for LeMans, so I should look at other options.

    But I'm supposed to be saving money to move to the UK.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:11

    I've had some thoughts about it actually. But would rather at this stage do something involving all races. More things for me to do and such.

    It was just something that came up as an idea when we were chewing the fat on the Sky deal

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 21:11

    But I'm supposed to be saving money to move to the UK.

    Oooh when you coming?

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:12

    The timing stinks for me for LeMans, so I should look at other options.

    When are you moving as that will dictate everything else?

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:13

    Someone at Spa has a puncture

  • rg in italy30/07/2011 at 21:13

    It was just something that came up as an idea when we were chewing the fat on the Sky deal

    I think, probably better someone do it who doesn't have sky. Not sure what to do next though.

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 21:14

    Oooh when you coming?

    I have to talk to an immigration lawyer first to see about the new visa restrictions as of April 2011. I don't know yet.

  • Jordan F130/07/2011 at 21:14

    Evening everyone.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:15

    I think, probably better someone do it who doesn't have sky. Not sure what to do next though.

    I think everyone will end up watching all the races even if it means watching online

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 21:15

    Someone at Spa has a puncture

    I see after he smacked the wall.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:16

    Hi Jordan

    How's the frozen tundra?

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 21:16

    Hm.. will check on this.

    @adamcooperf1 Adam Cooper

    #F1 Meanwhile back in the real world some fascinating comments from @aussiegrit tonight on qualy - and how hard RB7 is to work on

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:17

    I am not sure lifting a headlight of the road and sitting it in the headlight space is going to be good enough to get them back on track regardless how much duct tape they use

  • Jordan F130/07/2011 at 21:18

    Hi Jordan

    How's the frozen tundra?

    Soggy. The ice has melted. but the water can not escape the parmafrsot underneath. I can not tell where the tundra ends and the swamp begins anymore.

  • rg in italy30/07/2011 at 21:18

    I think everyone will end up watching all the races even if it means watching online

    Likely. I'll see if I can come up with anything else that's worth doing.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:18

    Soggy. The ice has melted. but the water can not escape the parmafrsot underneath. I can not tell where the tundra ends and the swamp begins anymore.

    Swampy tundra seems wrong somehow

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:19

    Likely. I'll see if I can come up with anything else that's worth doing.

    Better doing your own idea if you have one

  • Jordan F130/07/2011 at 21:20

    Soggy. The ice has melted. but the water can not escape the parmafrsot underneath. I can not tell where the tundra ends and the swamp begins anymore.

    Swampy tundra seems wrong somehow

    #Blamesteven, er blame Global warming....

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 21:21

    More pics and stuff:

    A slightly lopsided view from just below me - http://www.twitvid.com/BF8TY

    Night moves in - http://twitpic.com/5yfomw

    Watching by the catch fence at the exit of La Source - http://twitpic.com/5yfq4e

    The Paddock Club is busy, so I guess Bernie will be happy - http://twitpic.com/5yfphv

  • Jordan F130/07/2011 at 21:21

    But you are correct, Steven, The proper tundraland word for "swampy tundra" is actually called "muskeg".

  • Lynch30/07/2011 at 21:22

    ...and may have jammed on the throttle and speared into the wall his foot still down. He crashed hard and then bounced back across the track and hard into the wall on the opposite side of the road

    Cool, thanks for the update!

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:22

    Mr C has beer

    http://sidepodcast.posterous.com/in-need-of-a-beer

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 21:23

    Mark Webber's thoughts on today's qualy:

    http://adamcooperf1.com/2011/07/30/mark-webber-its-a-pretty-tough-car-to-work-on/

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:23

    #Blamesteven, er blame Global warming....

    Probably my fault

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:24

    But you are correct, Steven, The proper tundraland word for "swampy tundra" is actually called "muskeg".

    I have heard the word but had no idea that is what it meant

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 21:25

    One of my favourite sights of the weekend. A Belgian Waffle.

    http://twitpic.com/5yftyf

  • Jordan F130/07/2011 at 21:27

    But you are correct, Steven, The proper tundraland word for "swampy tundra" is actually called "muskeg".

    I have heard the word but had no idea that is what it meant

    It is a bog that the first thing you usually fall though is snow and/or ice/slush first.

  • Jordan F130/07/2011 at 21:27

    One of my favourite sights of the weekend. A Belgian Waffle.

    http://twitpic.com/5yftyf

    You mean Theirry (?) Bousten ? :P

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 21:28

    You mean Theirry (?) Bousten ? :P

    (ba dum tisch)

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:28

    Mark Webber's thoughts on today's qualy:

    I am not surprised the car is hard to work on because Newey is famous for packaging his cars tightly. I am surprised that Vettel's crew decided to make changes to his suspension set up that late. It's not like they had new info to base a decision on. It almost looks like they had the idea earlier but didn't make the change till after Mark left so he could not respond

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 21:31

    It almost looks like they had the idea earlier but didn't make the change till after Mark left so he could not respond

    oh well, that would just be silly talk, wouldn't it?? hehe ;)

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 21:31

    oh well, that would just be silly talk, wouldn't it?? hehe ;)

    It's almost like you think RBR treats the cars and drivers differently.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:35

    It's almost like you think RBR treats the cars and drivers differently.

    Reminds me of Benetton when Johnny Herbert turned up and went faster than Schumacher. Schumacher announced that he was sure Johnny wouldn't want to share his data so it was only fair Johnny wouldn't see his. Of course there was the illegal launch on traction control on Schumacher's car that Johnny didn't have so the data would have looked a bit different

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 21:38

    Reminds me of Benetton when Johnny Herbert turned up and went faster than Schumacher. Schumacher announced that he was sure Johnny wouldn't want to share his data so it was only fair Johnny wouldn't see his. Of course there was the illegal launch on traction control on Schumacher's car that Johnny didn't have so the data would have looked a bit different

    The pros and cons of sharing and being teammates...

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:41

    The BBC really confuse me. First they spend more than 24 hours reviewing my original comment while moderating many other immediately. Then they send an e-mail saying my comment was abusive which it most definitely was not. Then I reply by e-mail complaining and post a comment criticising their moderation process and they clear that comment and post it Number 5083.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/sporteditors/2011/07/f1_coverage_to_be_shared_betwe.html

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:43

    The pros and cons of sharing and being teammates...

    With biased teams and bent cars.

    Only in the Benetton case of course

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 21:43

    "...Then I reply by e-mail complaining and post a comment criticising their moderation process and they clear that comment and post it Number 5083..."

    5083... wow

  • Jordan F130/07/2011 at 21:45

    Leigh O'Gorman 30/07/2011 at 22:28:18

    You mean Theirry (?) Bousten ? :P

    (ba dum tisch)

    I feel my F1 related puns are being ignored. C'mom people, it not like I have much material to work it here, now you know why I am....

    ....Ho-pin for Baguette to enter F1 so that we can see if the combination of him and Wurz are equal to a Berger....

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:45

    5083... wow

    And now I spot the spelling mistake in the comment

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 21:46

    ....Ho-pin for Baguette to enter F1 so that we can see if the combination of him and Wurz are equal to a Berger....

    Oh dear...

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:47

    ....Ho-pin for Baguette to enter F1 so that we can see if the combination of him and Wurz are equal to a Berger....

    You should send your puns to Joe to use for titles

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 21:51

    And now I spot the spelling mistake in the comment

    Are you sure the original didn't breach their forum rules?

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:55

    Are you sure the original didn't breach their forum rules?

    Absolutely. The e-mail they sent said it broke two rules. I checked the two rules and they cover things like swearing, sexism, abusive language etc. It had absolutely nothing like that in it.

    Those rules cover the most basic types of abuse. Many many comments were not posted and had a line on the comment header saying the comment had been removed because it broke the rules. For almost 24 hours mine said it was being reviewed. If I had broken the rules they claim there would have been no need for a special review.

    BBC logic fail

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 21:55

    BBC logic fail

    For once I did not keep a copy of the comment

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 22:05

    BBC logic fail

    These are the same people that think they can keep half a season of F1 and keep people interested/watching.... Not the most logical folk out there.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 22:07

    Hahaa, this did make me laugh a little

    http://adamcooperf1.com/2011/07/29/bbc-and-sky-in-new-uk-f1-deal-until-2018/#comment-20517

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 22:09

    @ManipeF1: Jenson Button is in critical condition in a Budapest hospital tonight after a road crash, according to his personal website. #F1

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:09

    Looks like someone has hacked Jenson's website. There is no other evidence he has had a crash

    http://www.jensonbutton.com/#/News/Latest/

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 22:09

    @ManipeF1: Jenson Button is in critical condition in a Budapest hospital tonight after a road crash, according to his personal website. #F1

    It doesn't look real to me http://www.jensonbutton.com/#/News/Latest/

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:10

    @ManipeF1: Jenson Button is in critical condition in a Budapest hospital tonight after a road crash, according to his personal website. #F1

    It's fake, maybe his site has been hacked

    Last post: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=1035542&mid=0&nmt=Jenson+Buttons+in+critical+condition+after+car+crash?

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:10

    These are the same people that think they can keep half a season of F1 and keep people interested/watching.... Not the most logical folk out there.

    Exactly. That was the point of my original comment.

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:10

    @ManipeF1: Jenson Button is in critical condition in a Budapest hospital tonight after a road crash, according to his personal website. #F1

    This is why Joe checks his sources!

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 22:10

    It doesn't look real to me www.jensonbutton.…om/#/News/Latest/

    Because if he really was in 'critical condition', as it claims, why would he be talking to the FIA to see if he'd drive tomorrow? Makes no sense.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 22:10

    It doesn't look real to me www.jensonbutton.…om/#/News/Latest/

    It's fake, maybe his site has been hacked

    Last post: www.pistonheads.c…+after+car+crash?

    Some people... I mean... what ********!!

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:11

    Because if he really was in 'critical condition', as it claims, why would he be talking to the FIA to see if he'd drive tomorrow? Makes no sense.

    There is nothing showing up on a news search

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:12

    It's fake, maybe his site has been hacked

    It's not just News Corps, hacking has gone really mainstream. There's a big 'let's see how high profile we can get' mentality. Like The Sun's website a week or two ago

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:13

    There is nothing showing up on a news search

    Adam Cooper blogged it but it looks like his since withdrawn it

    http://adamcooperf1.com/2011/07/30/button-injured-in-road-accident-in-budapest/

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 22:13

    This is why Joe checks his sources!

    Because if he really was in 'critical condition', as it claims, why would he be talking to the FIA to see if he'd drive tomorrow? Makes no sense.

    No idea. I've barely seen any F1 news at all since yesterday morning.

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 22:16

    Exactly. That was the point of my original comment.

    The more I think about it, the more ridiculous it is! It's all or nothing really for a sport so linear as F1. If I was going to pay for sky, I'd watch it all on sky so showing half a season on the beeb offers no value for anyone really. Total waste of money. Might as well drop it.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:17

    The more I think about it, the more ridiculous it is! It's all or nothing really for a sport so linear as F1. If I was going to pay for sky, I'd watch it all on sky so showing half a season on the beeb offers no value for anyone really. Total waste of money. Might as well drop it.

    Bernie has convinced them to pay to sell Sky subscriptions

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:18

    The more I think about it, the more ridiculous it is! It's all or nothing really for a sport so linear as F1. If I was going to pay for sky, I'd watch it all on sky so showing half a season on the beeb offers no value for anyone really. Total waste of money. Might as well drop it.

    This is in the wrong thread, isn't it? Wasn't there a long write up about this very thing? Mis-posting, etc

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 22:19

    This is in the wrong thread, isn't it? Wasn't there a long write up about this very thing? Mis-posting, etc

    I suppose it is. Sorry about that.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:20

    Jenson's site has definitely been hacked

    http://twitter.com/BrettFoster2010/status/97430855076675584

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:21

    This is in the wrong thread, isn't it? Wasn't there a long write up about this very thing? Mis-posting, etc

    This is just a couple of comments about the odd moderation of my original comment so it fits both discussions

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:22

    I know we've all been guilty of getting carried away when in a particular thread, myself included but just days after it's revealed that Christine's site workload is not sustainable...?

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:22

    This is just a couple of comments about the odd moderation of my original comment so it fits both discussions

    Ok, but this is how it starts

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 22:23

    Jenson's site has definitely been hacked

    twitter.com/Brett…97430855076675584

    That is just sick. Very pathetic.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:25

    Ok, but this is how it starts

    I understand your point but our conversations are not linear or compartmentalised.

  • Kai30/07/2011 at 22:25

    I understand your point but our conversations are not linear or compartmentalised.

    I think it's part of the nature of the beast AND the problem for Christine.

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 22:26

    I know we've all been guilty of getting carried away when in a particular thread, myself included but just days after it's revealed that Christine's site workload is not sustainable...?

    Are you trying to start an argument? I already apologised.

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:26

    I understand your point but our conversations are not linear or compartmentalised.

    Wasn't this a discussion about an attempted post regarding the TV rights in a forum or similar?

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:27

    Are you trying to start an argument? I already apologised.

    No I'm not Alison, I'm making a blanket statement that we ALL think about it. Don't take it personally, I wasn't singling you out, sorry if it appeared that way

  • Rubbergoat30/07/2011 at 22:28

    Wasn't this a discussion about an attempted post regarding the TV rights in a forum or similar?

    I was going to comment but I got confused because it was in a different thread to the BBC discussion.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:29

    Wasn't this a discussion about an attempted post regarding the TV rights in a forum or similar?

    Yes but not about the tv deal itself but about BBC website moderation which is not necessarily on topic for the thread about the deal.

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 22:32

    Oooh they did a fuel comparison sidepodstyle on the qualy coverage.

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:32

    I realise emotions are running high right now, I'm just conscious that we have a lot of bad habits that we probably want to keep in check if the Daily scenario continues

    Steven, you make a good point about which thread is most on-topic but replies can fit in one and not the other. Maybe more thought is needed on the way threads are structured as this isn't an isolated example. And now this comment is in the wrong place :D

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:33

    Oooh they did a fuel comparison sidepodstyle on the qualy coverage.

    They had to jazz it up quite a bit to make it interesting :)

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:33

    Oooh they did a fuel comparison sidepodstyle on the qualy coverage.

    They nicked the idea

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:33

    They nicked the idea

    You can be sure of that

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 22:33

    They nicked the idea

    Clearly!

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 22:35

    They should have lied to Fernando so he started waxing lyrical about how awesome the dummy fuel was.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:36

    I realise emotions are running high right now, I'm just conscious that we have a lot of bad habits that we probably want to keep in check if the Daily scenario continues

    We need to have the debate on it

    Steven, you make a good point about which thread is most on-topic but replies can fit in one and not the other. Maybe more thought is needed on the way threads are structured as this isn't an isolated example. And now this comment is in the wrong place :D

    That is the problem. If someone were to mention they had a comment about Alonso's birthday moderated does the comment go in the birthday thread, the TV deal thread or the daily?

  • lou30/07/2011 at 22:45

    serious panic for a moment there when something on my twitter feed came up saying JB had a serious crash before i realised the claims it was fake. Not funny in the slightest. Bit shocked some journalists on twitter just retweeted it though :(

    To be honest i do feel Jenson's site needs a bit of a change and things, it's very old now. Maybe one day he'll pick up the videos again. *one can only hope!*

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 22:46

    serious panic for a moment there when something on my twitter feed came up saying JB had a serious crash before i realised the claims it was fake. Not funny in the slightest. Bit shocked some journalists on twitter just retweeted it though :(

    In all fairness, if you saw on his official site, you might just repost it too

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:47

    Sometimes I just love what twitter can do

    http://twitter.com/TheFifthDriver/status/97437295937990656

    http://twitter.com/janedougallsky/status/97437396194443264

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:48

    serious panic for a moment there when something on my twitter feed came up saying JB had a serious crash before i realised the claims it was fake. Not funny in the slightest. Bit shocked some journalists on twitter just retweeted it though :(

    Some journalists should be sending their CVs to GMM. They are pathetic

  • lou30/07/2011 at 22:49

    In all fairness, if you saw on his official site, you might just repost it too

    true but check for more information. sometimes retweeting is just a bit too easy etc :) the main news is he's fine.

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:49

    In all fairness, if you saw on his official site, you might just repost it too

    Yeah, cos JB's site would be as insensitive to post a photo of the accident!

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:50

    In all fairness, if you saw on his official site, you might just repost it too

    I disagree. When have you ever seen the first news of anything on someone's own site? Never. Similarly when nothing is showing up in a google or bing news search what are the chances of someone's own website having been updated?

  • lou30/07/2011 at 22:50

    Sometimes I just love what twitter can do

    twitter.com/TheFi…97437295937990656

    twitter.com/janed…97437396194443264

    :D

    My friend text Jules, who is off on leave at the moment, to tell her but as i pointed out, i think she probably knows :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 22:50

    Yeah, cos JB's site would be as insensitive to post a photo of the accident!

    I didn't visit his site, so I didn't know. I just checked the news.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 22:50

    I didn't visit his site, so I didn't know. I just checked the news.

    ...and found known

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:50

    Sometimes I just love what twitter can do

    twitter.com/TheFi…97437295937990656

    After many tweets from folk to tell them. At least they got it

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:50

    My friend text Jules, who is off on leave at the moment, to tell her but as i pointed out, i think she probably knows :)

    I think so

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 22:51

    ...and found known

    Gah... "none"

  • lou30/07/2011 at 22:51

    I disagree. When have you ever seen the first news of anything on someone's own site? Never. Similarly when nothing is showing up in a google or bing news search what are the chances of someone's own website having been updated?

    JB's website is usually only updated on the sunday/ monday with a press release. The rest of the site has been left to kinda... stay put, knowing Jessy's and Jenson's love for twitter am guessing it'd be there before anywhere.

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:52

    JB's website is usually only updated on the sunday/ monday with a press release. The rest of the site has been left to kinda... stay put, knowing Jessy's and Jenson's love for twitter am guessing it'd be there before anywhere.

    Stalker knowledge ;)

  • lou30/07/2011 at 22:52

    Stalker knowledge ;)

    yep, that and every so often i check it for a new video. I miss the cute little fan videos he used to do. I don't think he even did one at christmas this year :(

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:53

    Stalker knowledge ;)

    I'm scared now I have read that

  • lou30/07/2011 at 22:54

    I'm scared now I have read that

    i can't help it i only notice it cause it's the only part of his site that changes :(

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 22:56

    i can't help it i only notice it cause it's the only part of his site that changes :(

    I haven't been to his site since the helmet design thing

  • lou30/07/2011 at 22:57

    I haven't been to his site since the helmet design thing

    he didn't even do that this year (or last) :(

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 22:58

    he didn't even do that this year (or last) :(

    Aren't the overalls bad enough!

  • Jordan F130/07/2011 at 22:58

    ....Ho-pin for Baguette to enter F1 so that we can see if the combination of him and Wurz are equal to a Berger....

    Leigh O'Gorman 30/07/2011 at 22:46:00

    Oh dear...

    Steven Roy 30/07/2011 at 22:47:22

    You should send your puns to Joe to use for titles

    Say Leigh or Steven: (or anyone else)

    Can somebody give me a "bare bones" story as to why ex-indycar driver William T. Ribbs, was not able to make the jump into F1 ?

  • lou30/07/2011 at 22:59

    Aren't the overalls bad enough!

    but i stood a chance at the helmet design one! my design for the overals wasn't good :(

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 23:00

    Can somebody give me a "bare bones" story as to why ex-indycar driver William T. Ribbs, was not able to make the jump into F1 ?

    I vaguely remember him being associated with F1 but I don't know anything about it. Sorry

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 23:00

    but i stood a chance at the helmet design one! my design for the overals wasn't good :(

    That should have been an advantage with some of those that have won

  • Alison30/07/2011 at 23:01

    That should have been an advantage with some of those that have won

    :D

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 23:01

    but i stood a chance at the helmet design one! my design for the overals wasn't good :(

    Maybe you should tweet him and ask him to do the helmet thing again. I would give it a few days though as his twitter stream will be clogged just now

  • Jordan F130/07/2011 at 23:01

    Steven Roy 31/07/2011 at 00:00:17

    Can somebody give me a "bare bones" story as to why ex-indycar driver William T. Ribbs, was not able to make the jump into F1 ?

    I vaguely remember him being associated with F1 but I don't know anything about it. Sorry

    So Steven was not able to add any meat to that story, darn....

  • lou30/07/2011 at 23:03

    Maybe you should tweet him and ask him to do the helmet thing again. I would give it a few days though as his twitter stream will be clogged just now

    haha :D maybe i'll suggest it in the off season. Although if JB ever replied to one of my tweets i may actually hyperventilate. so maybe it's best to leave it for a while :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 23:03

    Can somebody give me a "bare bones" story as to why ex-indycar driver William T. Ribbs, was not able to make the jump into F1 ?

    Awful.....

    In all seriousness, he tested for Brabham, but was just a bit..... poor (to be kind)

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 23:06

    haha :D maybe i'll suggest it in the off season. Although if JB ever replied to one of my tweets i may actually hyperventilate. so maybe it's best to leave it for a while :D

    Hyperventilating is a bit of an over reaction considering you have met him

  • Jordan F130/07/2011 at 23:07

    Can somebody give me a "bare bones" story as to why ex-indycar driver William T. Ribbs, was not able to make the jump into F1 ?

    Awful.....

    The pun or the driver, Leigh ?

    In all seriousness, he tested for Brabham, but was just a bit..... poor (to be kind)

    So the testing really chewed him up and the bones where discarded is what you are saying?

  • lou30/07/2011 at 23:08

    Hyperventilating is a bit of an over reaction considering you have met him

    true. but he had no choice but to talk to me when i was standing right in front of him, this would be more unexpected ;)

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 23:08

    In all seriousness, he tested for Brabham, but was just a bit..... poor (to be kind)

    http://www.willytribbs.com/blasts4.html

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 23:08

    So the testing really chewed him up and the bones where discarded is what you are saying?

    No amount of money in the world could make an appetiser out of his F1 career

    #sorry

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 23:10

    true. but he had no choice but to talk to me when i was standing right in front of him, this would be more unexpected ;)

    But surely if you didn't hyperventilate talking to him it is not going to happen on twitter

  • lou30/07/2011 at 23:12

    But surely if you didn't hyperventilate talking to him it is not going to happen on twitter

    i can never be to sure. if it ever happens i'll let you know :)

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 23:13

    i can never be to sure. if it ever happens i'll let you know :)

    After you have recovered

  • Jordan F130/07/2011 at 23:14

    Leigh O'Gorman: 31/07/2011 at 00:08:50

    So the testing really chewed him up and the bones where discarded is what you are saying?

    No amount of money in the world could make an appetiser out of his F1 career

    #sorry

    No, that's all right, any other drivers we can make fun of a la carte ?

  • lou30/07/2011 at 23:14

    After you have recovered

    exactly :)

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 23:18

    Sidepodtrip to Wales????

    http://sidepodcast.posterous.com/just-one-more-for-the-road

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 23:20

    Sidepodtrip to Wales????

    sidepodcast.poste…more-for-the-road

    Seems to be

  • Mr C30/07/2011 at 23:21

    Sidepodtrip to Wales????

    sidepodcast.poste…more-for-the-road

    promised christine after it was so cool for manics gig.

    almost no signal in wales. had to wait until back in uk to post. odd.

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 23:22

    almost no signal in wales. had to wait until back in uk to post. odd.

    "Back in the UK" :)

    #SorryLukeh

  • Mr C30/07/2011 at 23:22

    ive had beer!

    i needed beer.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 23:23

    almost no signal in wales. had to wait until back in uk to post. odd.

    Just in case then you should know Jenson's site was hacked by some moron and he has not had a serious car crash

  • Bassano30/07/2011 at 23:23

    ive had beer!

    i needed beer.

    I bet

    And... lurker!! :D

  • Mr C30/07/2011 at 23:23

    #SorryLukeh

    were going again. too much fun.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 23:23

    ive had beer!

    I have seen the photos

  • Mr C30/07/2011 at 23:26

    man took his clothes off in the street in front of christine. turned around, more naked men.

    they might be in jail now.

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 23:27

    Amazing amount of dedicated folks still out for the race and a huge party going on in the paddock too.

    Folks in here look like they're beginning to feel the affects of the day though

    #Spa24

  • Leigh O'Gorman30/07/2011 at 23:27

    man took his clothes off in the street in front of christine. turned around, more naked men.

    they might be in jail now.

    "A stag do" if ever there was one

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 23:27

    man took his clothes off in the street in front of christine. turned around, more naked men.

    Does Christine often have this effect on men?

  • Mr C30/07/2011 at 23:28

    Does Christine often have this effect on men?

    its why i keep her indoors

  • Steven Roy30/07/2011 at 23:29

    its why i keep her indoors

    Explains a lot

  • Sidepodcast Update30/07/2011 at 23:45
  • lou30/07/2011 at 23:53

    Ping - http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-31st-july-2011

  • lou30/07/2011 at 23:56

    #SorryLukeh

    were going again. too much fun.

    did you see Lukeh? He's out tonight, am assuming he's in cardiff.

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 00:11

    did you see Lukeh? He's out tonight, am assuming he's in cardiff.

    Are you expecting cryptic voicemails?

  • Lou31/07/2011 at 00:22

    Are you expecting cryptic voicemails?

    possibly, I did get a strange message earlier, was just drifting off and he text me so goodness knows what I'll find in the morning. However for now I must sleep x

  • Bassano31/07/2011 at 00:28

    possibly, I did get a strange message earlier, was just drifting off and he text me so goodness knows what I'll find in the morning. However for now I must sleep x

    Night Lou

  • Kai31/07/2011 at 00:28

    Leigh, I keep losing the Spa24 link, so if something major happens and you can manage to tell us, can you do that, please? Thanks.

  • Steven Roy31/07/2011 at 00:29

    possibly, I did get a strange message earlier, was just drifting off and he text me so goodness knows what I'll find in the morning. However for now I must sleep x

    Night Lou

  • Adam02/08/2011 at 20:51

    no doubt the adverts on the fly of DC's white, tight jeans will be for detergent powders. Quite appropriate given the forum.