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Grand Prix from Brazil // Formula 1 World Championship 2012

Published by Christine Blachford

Sebastian Vettel was surprisingly slow in qualifying, and Fernando Alonso was about his usual Saturday pace. With the two championship contenders close together, the battle is on to see what can be done in the race. McLaren have locked out the front row, and there's a fierce competition there too - Hamilton will want to win his final race with the team, Button is likely to want to take victory for himself. There's something for everyone to watch throughout the entire field, it's going to be brilliant!

As it happened: 2012 Brazil - The Race

  • 15:00

    Hello, welcome, it's the final race of the year, it's a championship showdown, it's BRAZIL!

  • 15:01

    There's an hour to go before the racing starts, and everyone has their eye on the weather conditions over the track. So far, dry, but rain isn't an impossibility.

  • 15:02

    You must, of course, join the comments for this final race http://sidepodcast.com/dashboard and make your predictions! http://sidepodcast.com/post/brazil-2012-predict-race

  • 15:03
    Circuit Data
    Autódromo José Carlos Pace
    Local timezone-02:00 GMT
    First race1972
    Number of laps71
    Circuit length4.309km
    Race distance305.909km
    Start offset0.030km
  • 15:05

    So, we have 71 laps standing between Sebastian Vettel and/or Fernando Alonso and their third championship.

  • 15:06

    Vettel has a thirteen point headstart, the odds are stacked in his favour, but anything could happen.

  • 15:07

    The permutations, courtesy of the BBC: "Alonso must at least finish on the podium to have a chance of winning the title. Alonso wins the title if he wins and Vettel finishes lower than fourth. Second for Alonso means, Vettel must finish below seventh. Third would require Vettel to finish 10th or lower."

  • 15:07

    TweetTweet from @alo_oficial: For some reason we are fighting the world championship that logic would say was impossible. Enjoy today and whatever happens.. Thank you all

  • 15:08

    The grid is super important then, we've got an all-McLaren front row, with Vettel starting fourth and Alonso starting seventh.

  • 15:09
    Grid Position
    1L HamiltonMcLaren
    2J ButtonMcLaren
    3M WebberRed Bull
    4S VettelRed Bull
    5F MassaFerrari
    6N HülkenbergForce India
    7F AlonsoFerrari
    8K RäikkönenLotus
    9N RosbergMercedes
    10P Di RestaForce India
  • 15:10

    Pastor Maldonado did qualify in sixth place, but picked up a reprimand for missing the weighbridge in qualifying. Three reprimands this year, and that turns into a ten place grid drop.

  • 15:13
    2012 Race Wins
    PosDriverTotal
    1S Vettel5
    2L Hamilton4
    3F Alonso3
    4J Button2
    5M Webber2
    6P Maldonado1
    7K Räikkönen1
    8N Rosberg1
  • 15:15

    TweetTweet from @Official_SF1Team: There are more and more dark clouds ... Track temperature is 25 degrees, air temp is 20 with increasing humidity (63 %). Will it rain?

  • 15:17

    Sauber are pushing to overtake Mercedes in the championship, they need twelve points to overhaul them for fifth place.

  • 15:19

    Interview with Sebastian Vettel: "There might be some excitement during the race with showers, we don't know. Maybe even now. We'll have to take it as it comes. I think we have a great car, we were competitive all weekend, McLaren may be a bit faster but in race pace we know it can be a bit closer."

  • 15:20

    Interview with Fernando Alonso: "We know that in normal conditions fighting for the championship would be very difficult. Rain, no rain, whatever happens it will come. It's very difficult to change now, destiny, let's say. I hope people will enjoy. To have any chance we need to be on the podium and we start seventh... it's out of our hands probably."

  • 15:21

    QuoteComment from Stuart Taylor: "I need an FBFB gap-analysis between me and the edge of my seat"

  • 15:23

    As well as Maldonado further down the order, Romain Grosjean is also starting in the mix. He had a collision with an HRT during qualifying which means he starts 18th.

  • 15:25

    Another battle to look out for is with the "new" teams. Marussia have that coveted tenth place in the standings, with Caterham desperate to take it back.

  • 15:25

    It'd require a twelfth place finish from Caterham to take the tenth place back - they have Petrov starting 19th and Kovalainen 20th.

  • 15:28

    TweetTweet from @adamcooperf1: #F1 Still cold, grey and overcast but no sign of that rain. Paddock full to bursting, amazing vibe

  • 15:29

    Michael Schumacher starts his last race before his second (and probably last!) retirement. He didn't have a great qualifying, 13th on the grid, but there's talk of a wet setup for the Mercedes.

  • 15:34

    The pitlane is open, and the cars are pouring out to make their way to the grid.

  • 15:35

    TweetTweet from @radarguruf1: #F1 radar 13:26 BRST: No change. The radar is clear to the west and south-west. Outside chance of drizzle during the race. Should stay dry.

  • 15:36

    The only real concern that Red Bull have at the moment, barring any unforseen crashing, is the reliability of the Renault alternators. They've had more than their fair share of retirements at the hands of those pesky pieces, including Mark Webber last weekend.

  • 15:37

    Webber arrives at the grid and climbs swiftly from the car. Vettel remains in the cockpit for a little while longer.

  • 15:39

    Michael Schumacher had a quick pit stop there for the team to secure a flag to the side of the car - it's got some chequered stripes on and reads "Thank you."

  • 15:40

    Interview with Hamilton on the grid: "It's going to be a tough race, we don't know what the weather is going to do. Almost every year I've come here, it's decided to rain on the grid. Who knows what will happen in the next five minutes. Trying to keep the emotions out of it at the moment, concentrate on the job."

  • 15:41

    Schumi thanks the fansSchumacher says thank you.

  • 15:42

    McLaren have just brought out an umbrella to cover up the cockpit of one of their cars.

  • 15:43

    Interview with Jenson Button: "We both did a good job in qualifying, the car felt really good, a lot of fun to drive. The weather is all over the place, but that's pretty normal here. As soon as the cars come out, and the fumes, it brings the rain."

  • 15:44

    Weather

    19°C

    Track25°C
    Humidity65%
    Wind speed3.9mps
  • 15:47

    Some live timing might be handy for you, if you like that kind of thing: http://www.formula1.com/live_timing/live_timing.html

  • 15:48

    Interview with Nico Rosberg: "It was okay, top ten, we're looking quite okay for race pace if it stays dry especially. On Friday I could keep up with the guys in front, maybe I can get some points today."

  • 15:50

    Ten minutes to go until race time. Make your final predictions: http://sidepodcast.com/post/brazil-2012-predict-race

  • 15:53

    The grid is packed with mechanics, a few umbrellas over the top of the cockpits, and a few drops on the cameras.

  • 15:55

    Five minutes now. We're not counting down the seconds, honestly.

  • 15:57

    51% have voted for Sebastian Vettel to win the championship. That's much closer than I thought!

  • 15:57

    56% say there will be only one safety car.

  • 15:57

    The winner of the race is predicted to be Lewis Hamilton, with 59% of the votes.

  • 15:59

    TweetTweet from @TheFifthDriver: Weather update: this light rain will continue for 15 minutes.

  • 15:59

    The tyre blankets are coming off and the grid is starting to clear with just essential personnel remaining.

  • 16:00

    RadioTeam radio to Räikkönen: "Only three cars on primes, Romain, Schumacher and one of the HRTs. Everyone else on options."

  • 16:00

    The formation lap is underway, Lewis Hamilton leading the pack off the grid.

  • 16:00

    Medium and hard compoundsMedium and hard tyres. Try telling them apart!

  • 16:02

    Hamilton pulls to a stop, as Charlie Whiting watches on from his Race Control booth.

  • 16:03

    Green flagRace started.

  • 16:03 Lap 1

    Great start by Hamilton, clean start for everyone in the first two corners.

  • 16:03 Lap 1

    The Red Bulls got away really badly, as the Ferraris stormed forward. Massa is up into second!

  • 16:03 Lap 1

    CrashVettel has crashed!

  • 16:04 Lap 1

    He's going again but he is last.

  • 16:04 Lap 1

    Yellow flagYellow flags.

  • 16:04 Lap 1

    RadioTeam radio to Vettel: "I think I have damage, I'm coming in."

  • 16:04 Lap 2

    So, for now, let's go with Hamilton leading. Alonso storms through at the first corner of the second lap to move up to second.

  • 16:05 Lap 2

    RadioTeam radio to Vettel: "Sebastian, there is visible damage, but stay out to see how the car behaves. We cannot fix it."

  • 16:05 Lap 2

    Alonso is third now, behind the two McLaren drivers.

  • 16:05 Lap 2

    Senna and Pérez are both out of their cars at the side of the track. We'll find out what happened shortly.

  • 16:06 Lap 3

    Nico Hülkenberg passes Mark Webber for fourth position, Webber doesn't seem to have any pace at the moment.

  • 16:06 Lap 3

    Race Control: DRS enabled.

  • 16:06 Lap 3

    More Vettel radio, describes the data from the car as okay. And he sets the fastest lap of the race so far - early days of course, but the Red Bull might be okay.

  • 16:07 Lap 3

    Replays now. Nothing happened at the first two corners, except the poor Red Bull start and the amazing Ferrari start.

  • 16:07 Lap 3

    It was a great start from Massa to move up to second, but he's dropped back now to sixth.

  • 16:07 Lap 3

    Vettel lost a ton of places into the first corner.

  • 16:08 Lap 3

    Räikkönen locks up into the third or fourth corner, but runs wide to avoid the cars. On the inside, Senna clipped the side of Vettel.

  • 16:08 Lap 3

    Then Senna mounted Pérez after that, hence them both being out of the race.

  • 16:09 Lap 5

    It looks like Vettel only got a light tap, a bit of carbon fibre missing but not much. It's just that he ended up pointing in the wrong direction.

  • 16:09 Lap 5

    Back to the live action, Fernando Alonso has run really wide, he's lost momentum with Webber close behind him.

  • 16:09 Lap 5

    He's lost the crucial third place required to Hülkenberg, but has managed to hold off Webber for fourth for now.

  • 16:10 Lap 5

    Replays show Alonso was close to spinning but fought the car to remain pointing in the right direction. It could have been more costly. For now, he's fourth.

  • 16:10 Lap 5

    Felipe Massa has overtaken Webber, which will help Alonso for the moment.

  • 16:11 Lap 5

    It's a real train of cars behind Massa now, he may be the best second driver in existence!

  • 16:11 Lap 7

    Romain Grosjean is off into the barriers.

  • 16:12 Lap 7

    At the front Button is challenging Hamilton for the lead, intense battle between the two McLarens.

  • 16:12 Lap 7

    Webber has spun now, what is going on??

  • 16:12 Lap 7

    Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel is up to ninth. This is crucial.

  • 16:12 Lap 7

    Replays to the rescue. Slow Webber got bunched up and got hit by Kobayashi, spun round with front wing damage to one of the cars.

  • 16:13 Lap 8

    Grosjean just lost control of the car, spun off into the barriers.

  • 16:13 Lap 8

    Vettel has passed Nico Rosberg, he's up to eighth place now.

  • 16:13 Lap 8

    We are still under yellow flag conditions.

  • 16:13 Lap 8

    Jenson Button passes Hamilton to move into the lead of the race.

  • 16:14 Lap 8

    Vettel is up to seventh now, it won't be long before he passes Kobayashi for sixth. Incredible driving from the German.

  • 16:14 Lap 9

    Green flagTrack is clear.

  • 16:15 Lap 9

    Kovalainen is up to 11th place, this is crucial for the Caterham tenth place battle!!

  • 16:16 Lap 10

    In all the action, Räikkönen is near the rear of the field having pitted. Schumacher has also stopped once, and is back in the pits for a second time.

  • 16:16 Lap 10

    Schumacher has left the pitlane on the intermediate tyres. Webber has come in as the guinea pig for Red Bull, inters on the car.

  • 16:17 Lap 10

    Hamilton has pitted, there's a delay on that right rear.

  • 16:17 Lap 11

    Alonso and Vettel both come in.

  • 16:19 Lap 12

    Button's team radio suggests he thinks it's stopping raining, he stays out and doesn't want inters!

  • 16:19 Lap 12

    So, Button leads Hülkenberg and then Massa - these three have not yet pitted. Hamilton is fourth having stopped for intermediates.

  • 16:20 Lap 12

    Hamilton has overtaken Massa, that moves him up to third.

  • 16:21 Lap 13

    Vettel has moved past Webber, after coming out of the pits behind him. They are now 14th and 15th.

  • 16:21 Lap 13

    Alonso is sitting in ninth... which is not in the top three.

  • 16:21 Lap 13

    Yellow flagYellow flags as Charles Pic runs wide.

  • 16:21 Lap 13

    RadioTeam radio to Webber: "Thank you Mark."

    We all know what that means.

  • 16:24 Lap 15

    Alonso is up to fourth now, with Hamilton just ahead of him.

  • 16:24 Lap 15

    Glock and Petrov pit from 15th and 16th.

  • 16:24 Lap 15

    RadioTeam radio from Hamilton: "These tyres are going off."

  • 16:25 Lap 16

    Hamilton is struggling on his tyres, but replays show Alonso finding grip, sailing past drivers to his current position.

  • 16:25 Lap 16
    One to Watch
    J Button
    vs.N Hülkenberg
    1st+0.9s2nd
  • 16:26 Lap 16

    Felipe Massa has pitted for the intermediate tyres, green stripes going on that red car. What a clash of colours.

  • 16:26 Lap 16

    Hülkenberg gets alongside Button into the first corner, but the McLaren keeps it for now.

  • 16:27 Lap 17

    Meanwhile, on the pit wall, Adrian Newey has procured a picture of the damage to Vettel's car, blown up and printed out for him to study.

  • 16:28 Lap 18

    Pedro de la Rosa moves out of the way as the battling pair of Button and Hülkenberg sweep past.

  • 16:29 Lap 19

    Hamilton's instructed he'll need to keep his tyres for the next 30 minutes as the rain is expected to continue, but Lewis says they're already finished.

  • 16:29 Lap 19

    Hülkenberg loves this track! He moves past Button for the lead of the race.

  • 16:29 Lap 19

    Disregard that radio message, Hamilton comes into the pitlane for slick tyres.

  • 16:30 Lap 19

    Alonso is back in the pits now, dry tyres for everyone it seems.

  • 16:30 Lap 19

    Vettel didn't come in that lap, though. Kobayashi, Rosberg and Di Resta all made a stop.

  • 16:31 Lap 20

    Vettel is instructed to come into the pitlane now, and the Red Bull mechanics scramble with tyres.

  • 16:31 Lap 20

    It's a double stop for Red Bull as Webber follows into the pitlane as Vettel exits.

  • 16:32 Lap 21

    Alonso rounds the first corner as Vettel exits the pitlane, the Ferrari remains ahead.

  • 16:33 Lap 21

    Nico Rosberg is circling the track with a right rear puncture, that tyre is disintegrating. Contact somewhere?

  • 16:33 Lap 22

    Hülkenberg sets the fastest lap of the race so far, 1:21.175 - he has not stopped at all yet, he's still on the same dry tyres he started on.

  • 16:34 Lap 22

    A super slo-mo of Vettel's car shows a dented and exposed exhaust system.

  • 16:35 Lap 23

    Alonso's calling for a safety car due to debris on the track. There's some carbon fibre on track that presumably caused Rosberg's puncture.

  • 16:35 Lap 23

    SC BoardSafety car deployed.

  • 16:35 Lap 23

    QuoteComment from Stuart Taylor: Safety Car! Phew, we can catch our breath

  • 16:36 Lap 24

    Hülkenberg and Button have both had what amounts to a free stop under the safety car.

  • 16:39 Lap 25
    Driver Positions
    PosDriverStops
    15N Hülkenberg
    1
    20J Button1
    3-2L Hamilton2
    43F Alonso2
    5-1
    S Vettel2
    68K Kobayashi2
    7-4
    M Webber2
    82P Di Resta2
    96D Ricciardo2
    10-2K Raikkonen2
  • 16:39 Lap 25

    Phew, a moment to do a top ten!

  • 16:41 Lap 26

    In backmarker news, Kovalainen has fallen to 16th position. Petrov is up to 14th, but Glock is up to 12th. Not what Caterham are after.

  • 16:42 Lap 26

    Newey's photoNewey studies a photo of the damage to Vettel's car. The man is dedicated!

  • 16:42 Lap 26

    Race Control: Lapped cars may now overtake.

  • 16:43 Lap 27

    Retirements so far then: Grosjean, Maldonado, Senna and Pérez. Wait a minute, when did we lose Maldonado?

  • 16:43 Lap 27

    TweetTweet from @WilliamsF1Team: Pastor lost rear end grip and hit wall, he's back and ok but disappointed to end season like that

  • 16:45 Lap 28

    FOM have handily given us a transcription of Alonso's foreign language radio - it's starting to rain again.

  • 16:46 Lap 28

    The official team radar: "Drops at the moment. Next light rain expected 15:00."

  • 16:46 Lap 29

    The Safety Car does have its windscreen wipers going.

  • 16:47 Lap 29

    Race Control: Safety Car in this lap.

  • 16:48 Lap 29

    Hülkenberg locked up into that corner, the McLaren behind him also issuing some tyre smoke. The Safety Car comes in.

  • 16:48 Lap 30

    Hulk gets a good start and leads the pack away.

  • 16:48 Lap 30

    Two Red Bulls and Kobayashi were all side by side, with Webber running wide into turn three.

  • 16:49 Lap 30

    Vettel remains on track, but Kobayashi is ahead of him.

  • 16:49 Lap 31

    Race Control: DRS enabled.

  • 16:49 Lap 31

    Hulk locks up again going into turn one.

  • 16:50 Lap 31

    Hamilton pulls alongside Button and then sweeps past as Button locks up a little.

  • 16:50 Lap 31

    Massa attempts a move on Di Resta on the inside, who left him enough space, thank goodness. The Ferrari driver backed off though.

  • 16:51 Lap 32

    Kobayashi has sailed past Alonso to move up to fourth.

  • 16:52 Lap 32

    With both Mercedes drivers out of the points for now, Sauber have all their hopes on Kobayashi.

  • 16:52 Lap 33

    Di Resta has lost two places in one lap, and is about to lose a place to Räikkönen as well.

  • 16:52 Lap 33

    Alonso takes his place back from Kobayashi, back up to fourth. The Sauber driver has a bit of a moment to allow Alonso some breathing space.

  • 16:53 Lap 33

    Vettel is behind the Sauber driver, now hunting him down.

  • 16:54 Lap 34

    Felipe Massa goes to the outside of Vettel to move into sixth place, Vettel down to seventh.

  • 16:55 Lap 34

    So we now have Hulk leading Hamilton and Button. Alonso is third, with Kobayashi, Massa and then Vettel.

  • 16:56 Lap 35

    Alonso needs to be on the podium for any chance at the championship, so Vettel doesn't need to worry at the moment.

  • 16:56 Lap 35

    Halfway through the race. Only halfway!

  • 16:57 Lap 36

    Massa loses the rear slightly into turn eight, but catches it to keep control. He's chasing Kobayashi.

  • 16:58 Lap 37

    Hamilton sets the fastest lap of the race so far, 1:18.300.

  • 16:59 Lap 38

    Felipe Massa surges forward to overtake Kobayashi, he's now fifth behind Alonso.

  • 17:00 Lap 39

    Replays show Di Resta having a spin at turn twelve, he waits for the train behind him to pass before righting the car and moving onwards.

  • 17:00 Lap 39

    Petrov is now sitting in 13th, directly behind that errant Force India of Di Resta. One more position, and Caterham would be happy again.

  • 17:02 Lap 40

    After an exceptionally long chase up the hill and down the main straight, Kimi refuses to back down an overtake on Schumacher and gets the final points position.

  • 17:02 Lap 40

    Interview with Bruno Senna: "Had a good start, everything was go well. I was beside of Di Resta into turn four. Vettel just went straight across the track from his position, hit me and there was nothing to do. Pretty big hit and damaged the car too much."

  • 17:03 Lap 41
    Gap Analysis
    PosDriverGap
    1stHUL1:18.303
    2ndHAM+2.0
    3rdBUT+3.9
    4thALO+8.0
  • 17:05 Lap 43

    Reports suggest the misty weather is moving in again, not as heavy as before but some drizzle.

  • 17:06 Lap 43

    TweetTweet from @OfficialSF1Team: #Checo is back. He says he doesn't really know himself what happened after start. He went to the inside to avoid others and then got hit

  • 17:07 Lap 44

    Mark Webber had a marvellous drift into the final hill, but continued on unscathed, just a bit of lost time.

  • 17:08 Lap 45

    Replays show Kobayashi running wide, which allowed Vettel to close up and get within DRS range. He's not made the move yet.

  • 17:08 Lap 45

    Hamilton is closing in on Hülkenberg in front, the gap down to 1.4, as the Force India reports some downshifting issues.

  • 17:09 Lap 46

    Petrov still sits in 13th place, he has Schumacher ahead of him with the gap just under five seconds.

  • 17:11 Lap 47

    Never mind. Petrov has spun it and lost several places. Pic is up to 13th now.

  • 17:13 Lap 48

    Hamilton has moved into the lead of the race. We had brief yellow flags which must have been Hulk.

  • 17:13 Lap 49

    On braking, he lost the rear end with the Force India just losing the place at turn 8. Hamilton moved into the lead as Hulk recovered.

  • 17:15 Lap 49

    Interview with Sergio Pérez: "Very sad, I just run into turn four, I had a really godo start, gaining some positions into the first corner. I was on in the inside to try and avoid contact, and then everyone came into me - Bruno and Sebastian. Very sad way to end the season like that, I hope Kamui can keep this up for the team."

  • 17:16 Lap 50

    We're seeing lots of arty shots of the degradation on tyres now - drivers don't want to stop for fresh tyres until the rain situation is more clear.

  • 17:17 Lap 52

    Vettel's radio appears to have failed, the team instructing him to move the microphone if he can.

  • 17:18 Lap 52

    Rosberg has come in for a stop, intermediate tyres going on the Mercedes car. They have nothing to lose, but that's a big gamble.

  • 17:18 Lap 52

    Ricciardo comes in for a stop, and it's the dry tyres going on the Toro Rosso.

  • 17:19 Lap 53

    RadioTeam radio to Vettel: "You're doing the same lap times as Alonso, everyone is struggling. Hang in there."

  • 17:19 Lap 53

    Vettel comes into the pits, the mechanics have the medium compound to go on his car.

  • 17:19 Lap 53

    Yellow flagYellow flags.

  • 17:19 Lap 53

    Green flagTrack is clear.

  • 17:21 Lap 54

    Replays show it was Räikkönen who ran wide off track, massively wide, navigating onto the old circuit. He had to spin round and come all the way back, run over the grass and continue up the hill.

  • 17:21 Lap 55

    Kimi runs wide again at the same corner, going up the hill. He heads into the pitlane.

  • 17:22 Lap 55

    Yellow flagYellow flags as Hulkenberg and Hamilton crash.

  • 17:22 Lap 55

    Hülkenberg was making a move on Hamilton, and there was a Caterham in the way into turn one. Hulk had the inside but couldn't control it into turn one, losing control and sliding into Lewis.

  • 17:23 Lap 55

    Hamilton has his front left hanging off, but after a moment off track, he continued onwards.

  • 17:23 Lap 56

    Vettel has pitted again for intermediate tyres.

  • 17:23 Lap 56

    Hamilton stoppedHe has pulled off track again, race over for Hamilton.

  • 17:24 Lap 56

    Felipe Massa has pitted again, as Alonso continues onwards. He's made a mistake by not pitting, he almost loses it but keeps control just.

  • 17:24 Lap 56

    Green flagTrack is clear.

  • 17:25 Lap 57

    Vettel's stop was massively long, they didn't have the tyres ready for him. It took a mechanic ages to unwrap the intermediates and get the car going again.

  • 17:25 Lap 57

    Alonso made it back to the pits for his intermediate tyres. Where will he come out?

  • 17:26 Lap 57

    Race Control: Drive through penalty for Hülkenberg - causing a collision.

  • 17:26 Lap 57

    Button pits from the lead of the race now.

  • 17:27 Lap 58

    Vettel moves past Kobayashi, who ran a bit wide on the damp track. It's 8th place for Vettel now.

  • 17:27 Lap 58

    Hülkenberg has pitted for a tyre change, he still has to take his drive through penalty.

  • 17:28 Lap 59

    More replays show some carbon fibre coming off the back of Seb's car and flying up into the air.

  • 17:28 Lap 59

    Hülkenberg comes back into the pitlane for his drive through penalty. A team member urges him on with a wave from the pitwall.

  • 17:29 Lap 59

    Vettel carbon fibreYou can just see the bit of car disappearing behind Vettel.

  • 17:30 Lap 60

    It's really starting to rain now.

  • 17:30 Lap 60

    Button leads Massa, Alonso and Webber. Hülkenberg is fifth with Schumacher and then Vettel in seventh.

  • 17:31 Lap 61

    Lewis walks down the damp pitlane to the garage, gives the team a hug and disappears into the back. Disappointing end to his McLaren career.

  • 17:32 Lap 62

    Kovalainen pits from 16th place. We have Petrov back up to 14th, but crucially, Pic is still in 13th.

  • 17:34 Lap 62

    The switch happens at Ferrari, with Alonso moving past Massa to second place. This is where Ferrari need to be, but Vettel is still in the points and leading the championship.

  • 17:34 Lap 63

    Ricciardo has pitted again, he put the wrong tyres on just now, and is having to switch to the intermediates.

  • 17:35 Lap 63

    Vettel is instructed that this position is "good enough" but does Vettel care about good enough?

  • 17:35 Lap 64

    Ahead of him is Michael Schumacher, with about two seconds in it.

  • 17:36 Lap 64
    One to Watch
    C Pic
    vs.V Petrov
    12th+1.3s13th
  • 17:36 Lap 64
    Gap Analysis
    PosDriverGap
    1stBUT1:28.347
    2ndALO+21.2
    3rdMAS+22.7
    4thWEB+28.1
    5thHUL+29.1
  • 17:37 Lap 65

    Schumacher puts up no fight at all as Vettel moves past him for sixth place.

  • 17:37 Lap 65

    Alonso now needs to win.

  • 17:39 Lap 66

    Button has backed off a bit in the lead, the gap is down to 20 seconds.

  • 17:39 Lap 67

    As Alonso was lapping Pic and Petrov, the Caterham driver got through and passed the Marussia. That's 12th for Petrov.

  • 17:40 Lap 67

    Just five laps remaining.

  • 17:41 Lap 68

    Paul di Resta overtakes Vergne for ninth place.

  • 17:43 Lap 69

    Vettel instructed over the radio that his pace is good, and he just needs to keep it on the black stuff.

  • 17:44 Lap 70

    Yellow flagYellow flags as Kobayashi spins off track.

  • 17:44 Lap 70

    Green flagTrack is clear.

  • 17:45 Lap 70

    Replays show he made an optimistic move on Schumacher, they touched wheels and Kobayashi spun. He has continued in tenth place.

  • 17:45 Lap 70

    Yellow flagYellow flags as Paul di Resta is in the wall.

  • 17:45 Lap 70

    SC BoardSafety car deployed.

  • 17:46 Lap 70

    It was a big crash, as replays show he lost control in the damp and just bashed into the wall. Di Resta climbs out of the car okay.

  • 17:46 Lap 71

    Safety Car finish then, disappointing end to the race. But what a race!

  • 17:47 Lap 71

    Di Resta in the wallDi Resta in the wall.

  • 17:48 Lap 71

    Chequered flagJenson Button wins the Brazilian Grand Prix!!

  • 17:48 Lap 71

    The Safety Car pulled off to allow Button to cross the line - slowest finish ever.

  • 17:49

    Sebastian Vettel wins the 2012 F1 World Championship!

  • 17:50
    Driver Positions
    PosDriverStops
    11
    J Button
    2
    25F Alonso3
    32F Massa3
    4-1M Webber3
    51
    N Hülkenberg3
    6-2S Vettel4
    76
    M Schumacher4
    89J Vergne4
    95K Kobayashi3
    10-2K Raikkonen3
  • 17:51

    Also worth pointing out that Vitaly Petrov finished the race 11th for Caterham, giving them that crucial tenth place in the championship. Pic was 12th.

  • 17:52

    The media come rushing in as Vettel returns to the pitlane and climbs from his car. Big hugs between him and Schumacher.

  • 17:52

    Fernando Alonso goes straight to his team to congratulate/commiserate with them all.

  • 17:54

    All the drivers congratulating Vettel - Heikki, Schumacher and Ricciardo all giving a clap on the back.

  • 17:55

    Button and Alonso are already at the pre-podium room, putting on their hats and chatting calmly. Alonso looks glum but okay. Vettel needs to jog to the podium now, with a wave to the fans.

  • 17:56

    Massa is in tears on the podium in front of the home fans. A really strong third place finish for him.

  • 17:57

    Button raises his trophy, his win overshadowed by the champion celebrations but he's still happy.

  • 17:58

    Alonso kisses his second place trophy and raises it with a resigned smile. Massa is still in floods of tears, bless him.

  • 17:58

    Button winnerButton, the winner.

  • 18:00

    Podium quotes - Jenson Button: "First of all, I want to congratulate the whole team. This is the perfect way for us to end the season. We started on a high, we had ups and downs, to end on a high is fantastic. It bodes very well for 2013, so congratulations guys. We fought for second in the constructors today, but these two were just a little bit too strong. Thank you very much."

  • 18:01

    Podium quotes - Fernando Alonso: "First of all, I feel very proud of my team, of the season we did. We lost the championship now, but I don't think we lost it here in Brazil, we lost it in some races where we were a bit unlucky. But this is a sport, when you do something with your heart, when you do something 100% you have to be proud. Proud of my team, happy for them and we will try next year."

  • 18:02

    Podium quotes - Felipe Massa: "I think the second part of the year was preparation for next year. It's such emotions to race here. I think the race was really fantastic. It could have been a better position than what I finish. Anyway, I don't know what to say, I'm just crying, I don't know what to feel. It's just fantastic."

  • 18:03

    Massa still in tears. I mean, it's Brazil and he's on the podium, but that's an awful lot of emotion from him!

  • 18:04

    Final gap analysis completely ruined by the safety car.

    Gap Analysis
    PosDriverGap
    1stBUT2:30.470
    2ndALO+2.7
    3rdMAS+3.6
    4thWEB+4.9
    5thHUL+5.7
  • 18:06
    Championship Standings
    PosDriverPts
    1S Vettel281
    2F Alonso278
    3K Räikkönen207
    4L Hamilton190
    5J Button188
  • 18:07
    Championship Standings
    PosDriverPts
    1Red Bull460
    2Ferrari400
    3McLaren378
    4Lotus303
    5Mercedes142
  • 18:12

    So, that's it. 2012 is Red Bull's year in both the driver and constructor standings. An incredible year of racing comes to a close with an outstanding race in Brazil.

  • 18:14

    We've had winners and spinners galore, there's plenty to look back on and discuss as we head into the off-season.

  • 18:15

    It's time to hunker down for the winter, take stock and recharge the batteries for next year, because hey, there's only 111 days and 11 hours until Australia.

  • 18:16

    Stay tuned to http://sidepodcast.com and http://f1minute.com and keep in touch, because the off-season can be just as fun as the on. See you there!




  • @MyCaterhamF1

    3 hours until go time in Interlagos. The latest weather update is in and it's now reduced the chance of rain to around 20%....

    Booooo!!

  • It's definitely looking less and less likely on the weather front.

  • ...so we'll have to rely on a crash or a botched pit stop or something then :/

  • Even @JeanEricVergne was hoping for it: Please let it rain in Interlagos...!

  • lol, Ben Edwards gave Jake some coasters as a leaving gift. https://pbs.twimg…EAArKWs.jpg:large

  • I was gonna nap before the race but oops.

  • Awwww...

    @MyCaterhamF1

    As the build-up to the race continues we want to take this chance to thank each & every one of our fans for your unwavering support.

    @MyCaterhamF1

    The messages we receive every day mean a great deal to us. It's amazing that people take the time to tell us what our team means to them...

  • The messages we receive every day mean a great deal to us. It's amazing that people take the time to tell us what our team means to them...

    aww, i bet they're loving it.

    would like it more if you keep Heikki, the man who gave us credibility and committment since day 1

    ill be with you if Heikki stays, if not so long

    If Heikki leaves so will the majority of the fans!

    Heikki is the soul of Caterham.

    I think if heikki goes you may see a dent in that fanbase

    etc, etc, and so on.

  • Ah, a pic of the state of the circuit. Only an hour or so old...

    @Lotus_F1Team

    Bit of Porsche Challenge action to kick off the morning; dry that track up for us please boys! #F1 #FullBrazilia… http://yfrog.com/kjv19sfj

  • etc, etc, and so on.

    Support for the driver ahead of the team... yeah, I can understand that. Decent team though, want them to get something today but can't see it...

  • Support for the driver ahead of the team... yeah, I can understand that. Decent team though, want them to get something today but can't see it...

    i think hes the only reason caterham had so much support compared to marussia and hrt.

  • I personally liked them bringing the Lotus name back, and sympathised with their dispute with Notus over it. But Heikki helps, aye.

    HRT were always going to have an uphill struggle fighting against Alonso for home publicity and sponsors. Marussia? Nice colour scheme but seem to just quietly pluck away at the back, feel more corporate. Not a bad thing, but not as endearing.

    Merc team photo: https://twitter.c…514900481/photo/1

  • @andrewbensonf1

    Do you know what? It's getting cloudier. We're going to be playing this game all afternoon, aren't we?

    Yes. Yes we are...

  • etc, etc, and so on.

    I like that, on a slightly different note, that Jake's got his own hashtag going. And that 3 million tuned in just to see him on his final qualifying session...

  • I like that, on a slightly different note, that Jake's got his own hashtag going. And that 3 million tuned in just to see him on his final qualifying session...

    :D

  • I'm sat down an hour ahead of the BBC coverage starting - have to soak up the tweets till then :)

  • @mrjakehumphrey

    Final 'show shirt' had to be pink didn't it!? PS-we reveal my replacement at the very end of the show!! #JakesLastDay pic.twitter.com/nvwkPxyp

  • Does that mean they are out there? Or will it be a pre-filmed VT?

  • Does that mean they are out there? Or will it be a pre-filmed VT?

    I'd like it to be Lee.

  • Does that mean they are out there? Or will it be a pre-filmed VT?

    Jake and the BBC are out there, aye.

  • Final 'show shirt' had to be pink didn't it!? PS-we reveal my replacement at the very end of the show!! #JakesLastDay pic.twitter.com/nvwkPxyp

    that'll be lee then.

  • Does that mean they are out there? Or will it be a pre-filmed VT?

    As for replacement, I dunno.

    Could be The Stig? He is sat in the Merc garage and retiring himself today after all... :p

  • Jake and the BBC are out there, aye.

    I meant this mystery replacement - on location, learning the job already.

  • @andrewbensonf1

    Definitely the odd spot of rain in the air. Two hours to go

    Hmmmm...

  • Oh, I assume peeps are aware that it's Infiniti Red Bull Racing next season. Title sponsorship deal done, 4 years...

  • Oh, I assume peeps are aware that it's Infiniti Red Bull Racing next season. Title sponsorship deal done, 4 years...

    Yeah - I said earlier on Twitter that I hope this isn't a sign that they are going to continue this dominance forever.

  • Hello!

  • Yeah - I said earlier on Twitter that I hope this isn't a sign that they are going to continue this dominance forever.

    think it'll mean less interest from renault (france) and they'll put all their eggs in the caterham basket. at least in terms of preferred supplier.

  • Heya :)

    And people said the same thing about Schumacher & Ferrari, Williams & Renault, McLaren & Honda... Swings and roundabouts.

  • think it'll mean less interest from renault (france) and they'll put all their eggs in the caterham basket. at least in terms of preferred supplier.

    Renault own Infiniti don't they?

  • think it'll mean less interest from renault (france) and they'll put all their eggs in the caterham basket. at least in terms of preferred supplier.

    Or, as we discussed in the very confusing show, all their eggs in the Renault basket :)

  • Renault own Infiniti don't they?

    Part of, with Nissan I think.. (don't quote me)

  • Or, as we discussed in the very confusing show, all their eggs in the Renault basket :)

    #beharsfault

  • Gonna have to go with the beeb today as, despite being the last day of the seaosn and no sundays needing requesting for 3 months, the football is still more important in this house.

    Yay for the bbc!

  • Renault own Infiniti don't they?

    indeed. but they've stated red bull can't have infinity engines. they can only have renault engines. so there's a bit of rivalry, hence why i added renault-france :)

  • Gonna have to go with the beeb today as, despite being the last day of the seaosn and no sundays needing requesting for 3 months, the football is still more important in this house.

    your stories make me glad i dont live at home. but then you mention the roasts :(

  • your stories make me glad i dont live at home. but then you mention the roasts :(

    you mean the mint sauce dinners :)

  • Gonna have to go with the beeb today as, despite being the last day of the seaosn and no sundays needing requesting for 3 months, the football is still more important in this house.

    also. it's jake's last day.

  • also. it's jake's last day.

    You'd never know it!

  • Part of, with Nissan I think.. (don't quote me)

    So they are. Though there's still a fairly strong partnership between Renault & Nissan; cross-shareholding.

  • also. it's jake's last day.

    he's barely mentioned it! ;)

    I should've made this kinda fuss on friday.

  • Also I heartily await the first article with the title 'To Infiniti and Beyond'

  • Afternoon all. For some reason this doesn't seem like a championship decider to me. There doesn't seem to be any of the tension that normally goes with a final race decider. Maybe that is because all I have seen all weekend is Q3 though. Does anyone else feel the same?

  • Looks like some shops are jumping the gun... https://twitter.c…621791744/photo/1

  • Looks like some shops are jumping the gun... https://twitter.c…621791744/photo/1

    I bet Magic Alonso could do an actual hat trick.

  • Looks like some shops are jumping the gun... https://twitter.c…621791744/photo/1

    I hear they were funded by a fellow F1 blogger who enjoys jumping the championship gun. Hope he's got his prepared articles ready!

  • Afternoon all. For some reason this doesn't seem like a championship decider to me. There doesn't seem to be any of the tension that normally goes with a final race decider. Maybe that is because all I have seen all weekend is Q3 though. Does anyone else feel the same?

    Feels to me more as if the tension seems to be over the weather rather than the title...

  • Looks like some shops are jumping the gun... https://twitter.c…621791744/photo/1

    I guess that is one way of getting a few quid back on merchandise that may be burned.

  • Afternoon all. For some reason this doesn't seem like a championship decider to me. There doesn't seem to be any of the tension that normally goes with a final race decider. Maybe that is because all I have seen all weekend is Q3 though. Does anyone else feel the same?

    I don't see any tension but mostly because I think it's a foregone conclusion. Mostly just excitement at it being Brazil/Last race/Championship.

  • Do think it's Vettel's title but Alonso deserves it more though.

  • I hear they were funded by a fellow F1 blogger who enjoys jumping the championship gun. Hope he's got his prepared articles ready!

    To whom do you refer?

  • To whom do you refer?

    He's an unmentionable around these parts.

  • I hear they were funded by a fellow F1 blogger who enjoys jumping the championship gun. Hope he's got his prepared articles ready!

    i had completely forgotten about that. zing.

  • I hear they were funded by a fellow F1 blogger who enjoys jumping the championship gun. Hope he's got his prepared articles ready!

    Hehehe, seems like it is the done thing: https://twitter.c…72704642897547264

  • I hear they were funded by a fellow F1 blogger who enjoys jumping the championship gun. Hope he's got his prepared articles ready!

    heheheeh!!

  • Mark I shall mention it on twitter for you :)

  • Hehehe, seems like it is the done thing: https://twitter.c…72704642897547264

    i am confused as to exactly who she works for these days

  • To whom do you refer?

    a fanatical f1 blogger.

  • Hehehe, seems like it is the done thing: https://twitter.c…72704642897547264

    Yeah, I saw that, hehe!

  • Woo & indeed hoo

  • Woo & indeed hoo

    Yay!

  • Woo & indeed hoo

    Calm down there giggles, you're going to accidentally tip over a glass with all this excitement!

  • Woo & indeed hoo

    *hugs*

  • I don't see any tension but mostly because I think it's a foregone conclusion. Mostly just excitement at it being Brazil/Last race/Championship.

    I seem to be thinking of this more like final race of the season after the championship has already been decided

  • I seem to be thinking of this more like final race of the season after the championship has already been decided

    Still exciting though!

  • FBFB for the build-up, we are being spoilt today.

  • Hello.

    think it'll mean less interest from renault (france) and they'll put all their eggs in the caterham basket. at least in terms of preferred supplier.

    I like their split strategy. Keeping Williams as an option too.

  • as it's his last race, we should take a moment to remember the wonderful moments of Michael Schumacher's career. yes, looking all the way back to when he first retired, to the moment where he retired again, we thank you Michael for both decisions and two wonderful highlights.

    Other stuff happened.

    But mostly, them two we should focus on. *toasts*

  • ‏@WilliamsF1Team

    End of term photo! #Interlagos pic.twitter.com/rlqoO4Jn

    ...and Sky Sports coverage has started.

  • Still exciting though!

    Absolutely

  • End of term photo! #Interlagos pic.twitter.com/rlqoO4Jn

    mark webber you are drunk

  • I believe I can exclusively reveal who will be Jake's replacement.

    A knowledgable Scot who has a great record on safety and technical ability.

    Steven Roy is the new Jake!!!

  • Afternoon all. For some reason this doesn't seem like a championship decider to me. There doesn't seem to be any of the tension that normally goes with a final race decider. Maybe that is because all I have seen all weekend is Q3 though. Does anyone else feel the same?

    I felt that way until right now when suddenly we have two double world champions and nobody has any clue what the weather will do. Until now I assumed it would be a Vettel walkover because Alonso needs to do too much. But now it is Interlagos and it might rain and anything can happen.

  • Sky - Chance of rain: 40%

  • But mostly, them two we should focus on. *toasts*

    *joins toast*

  • *joins toast*

    *Adds jam*

  • afternoon everyone, I'm here on a proper computer this week!

  • Sky - Chance of rain: 40%

    Which, coincidentally, is what a certain over excitable current BBC radio commentator tweeted earlier. Up from the 20% Caterham stated an hour ago.

  • ...and Sky Sports coverage has started.

    already? that must be my cue to try this nap thing.

  • already? that must be my cue to try this nap thing.

    Yeah, an hour and a half build up.

  • afternoon everyone, I'm here on a proper computer this week!

    A proper computer? What devilry is this?

  • Yeah, an hour and a half build up.

    oof. i'll see you all in 90 minutes then :)

  • Come on rraaain

  • Just say the Sky Pad box in the background!

  • @Lotus_F1Team

    Who says #Kimi never smiles? #F1 #FullBrazilian http://instagr.am/p/SdMcHArky-/

  • The rain,

    In the main,

    Falls when,

    It favours Spain

  • is pole on the inside or outside of turn 1?

  • The rain in Brazil,

    Falls mainly on the hill

  • lol, The Chain being blasted through the Paddock in the background on the Sky coverage.

  • End of season school photo

    http://t.co/QTXA1TLO

  • is pole on the inside or outside of turn 1?

    Pretty sure it's the Outside. Racing line.

  • Steven Roy is the new Jake!!!

    I am slightly north east of Brazil now so it is not me.

  • is pole on the inside or outside of turn 1?

    outside

  • I am slightly north east of Brazil now so it is not me.

    Video link?

  • New comments are not loading for me and I am not even getting notifications of comments.

  • New comments are not loading for me and I am not even getting notifications of comments.

    F5?

  • Where is the sidepodswingometer for who will be the new Humpers

  • New comments are not loading for me and I am not even getting notifications of comments.

    all perfect here chap. which browser?

    sidepodcast is stupidly popular right now. hi lurkers, today is you last chance to say hello.

  • Video link?

    Skype?

  • Where is the sidepodswingometer for who will be the new Humpers

    give us the options?

  • F5?

    F5 works

  • outside

    22 trailer* park cars go round the outside, round the outside, round the outside

    *although they don't actually bring the trailers to the fly away races

  • Predictioning! sidepodcast.com/p…2012-predict-race

  • give us the options?

    Interesting.. I haven't been following BBC, but Lee must be up there. I hope not Mr Allen!

  • Aye, feel free to jump in fellow lurkers :) I usually lurk... We don't bite ;)

  • all perfect here chap. which browser?

    My normal Firefox - Windows 7 set up I have been using for most of the last year

  • Interesting.. I haven't been following BBC, but Lee must be up there. I hope not Mr Allen!

    dc and lee are the only two on my list. if allen gets it i am buying sky tomorrow.

  • Interesting.. I haven't been following BBC, but Lee must be up there. I hope not Mr Allen!

    My guess is Lee

  • My normal Firefox - Windows 7 set up I have been using for most of the last year

    Heh. See he is in Brazil!!! This is a coverup

  • I think it'll be Lee.

    I also think he was joking and they'll say it is Eddie. :)

  • Interesting.. I haven't been following BBC, but Lee must be up there. I hope not Mr Allen!

    I hope they have a complete revamp. The 3 amigos won't work with just Eddie & DC

  • Someone less grating than DC commentating, and less of a Red Bull love in and I may give them another go...

  • I hope they have a complete revamp. The 3 amigos won't work with just Eddie & DC

    it should be me. I feel like a new job and I like travelling. #nothere

  • james allen presenting would be hilarious!

  • james allen presenting would be hilarious!

    ..ly bad!

  • My dad is currently ranting about schumacher. He can never see him as anything but a 'nasty cheating **********'

  • My dad is currently ranting about schumacher. He can never see him as anything but a 'nasty cheating **********'

    #affinity

  • guess which tee i'm wearing today :)

  • Stuart, your Dad is absolutely correct!

  • My dad is currently ranting about schumacher. He can never see him as anything but a 'nasty cheating **********'

    Well he's not wrong. But he's still been such a major figure in the sport for so long... been kinda sad to see him struggle a bit, except for nearly ramming Rubinho into the wall last year >:(

  • My dad is currently ranting about schumacher. He can never see him as anything but a 'nasty cheating **********'

    Your dad is absolutely right. Schumacher was and is an embarrassment and the FIA is a disgrace for giving him immunity

  • lots of love for my dad up here in SPC :)

  • My dad is currently ranting about schumacher. He can never see him as anything but a 'nasty cheating **********'

    Mr Taylor ftw

  • I'm offended there are goodbye packages for Schumi and nothing for HRT. They've had just as much success retiring.

  • https://twitter.c…135153664/photo/1

    it feels like a long time since everyone in the brazil photo was the same as in the melbourne photo.

  • Ever since I saw quali I have a picture of Vettel and Massa coming together in the first corner.

    Damon said early in the Sky broadcast that a former Ferrari driver told him Ferrari will use any means to win the title.

    Re-booted and comments are now loading

  • I had a thought about HRT on my way over today. They should have been sponsored by Yodel because they promise so much and delivered nothing.

    *budum-tish*

    *tumbleweed*

  • My dad is currently ranting about schumacher. He can never see him as anything but a 'nasty cheating **********'

    People can never be seen in black or white. He's imperfect, that is very much true, but that also fails to give Michael credit for everything else he's done.

  • I'm offended there are goodbye packages for Schumi and nothing for HRT. They've had just as much success retiring.

    Nah, Schuey has them beat there. He's left the sport twice... ;p

  • I had a thought about HRT on my way over today. They should have been sponsored by Yodel because they promise so much and delivered nothing.

    :):)

  • it feels like a long time since everyone in the brazil photo was the same as in the melbourne photo.

    pedro is causing mayhem

  • I'm offended there are goodbye packages for Schumi and nothing for HRT. They've had just as much success retiring.

    Who knows? Someone might still save them. There were rumors of Wurz sniffing around to buy the team.

  • I'm offended there are goodbye packages for Schumi and nothing for HRT. They've had just as much success retiring.

    *glares*

    Their reliability is at least better than Mercedes, which is something I refer to in my latest article about the team. sidepodcast.com/f…nt/everybody-hrts

  • Who knows? Someone might still save them. There were rumors of Wurz sniffing around to buy the team.

    Where's stefanovich and his nutterness when you need him?

  • Damon said early in the Sky broadcast that a former Ferrari driver told him Ferrari will use any means to win the title.

    @InsideFerrari

    Less than 90 minutes and then the race will start! Be sure that we will do 120% to help Fernando to win!

  • I would watch Sky's coverage, but a) I want to say goodbye to Jake and b) I'm listening to Fiona Apple.

  • Someone less grating than DC commentating, and less of a Red Bull love in and I may give them another go...

    DC has been a lot better at managing that this season. He was terrible last year.

  • DC has been a lot better at managing that this season. He was terrible last year.

    last year had two 'pundits' commenting so DC couldn't really get into his role properly

  • whatever is on bbc1 at the mo is making me hungry.

  • People can never be seen in black or white. He's imperfect, that is very much true, but that also fails to give Michael credit for everything else he's done.

    If someone behaves like a thug and puts other drivers' lives at risk that is what should be in focus. That is what is important. The fact he won races, rescued a dog in Brazil or got all emotional over 9/11 are incidental. He thought other people's lives were less important than him winning a motor race. I have no idea how someone as intelligent as you can support someone with those morals

  • Their reliability is at least better than Mercedes, which is something I refer to in my latest article about the team. sidepodcast.com/f…nt/everybody-hrts

    Nice plugging

  • Mmmmm he's making rice pudding.

  • If someone behaves like a thug and puts other drivers' lives at risk that is what should be in focus. That is what is important. The fact he won races, rescued a dog in Brazil or got all emotional over 9/11 are incidental. He thought other people's lives were less important than him winning a motor race. I have no idea how someone as intelligent as you can support someone with those morals

    You could use a similar argument against two multiple World Champions who crashed into each other in Japan a few times...

  • It would be incredible if HRT snatched 10th place today :)

  • It would be incredible if HRT snatched 10th place today :)

    ROFLMAO!

  • It would be incredible if HRT snatched 10th place today :)

    hahaha THIS ftw

  • Wow this tread is moving fast, I look away and back and either have like 21 pending or a full 2 page-downs to readh.

  • It would be incredible if HRT snatched 10th place today :)

    I would cry a happy man.

  • Wow this tread is moving fast, I look away and back and either have like 21 pending or a full 2 page-downs to readh.

    I hope the Cs have battened down the hatches, it's gonna be a BIG event

  • Hello fbfb!

  • I hope the Cs have battened down the hatches, it's gonna be a BIG event

    This is what eurovision threads were made for :)

  • You could use a similar argument against two multiple World Champions who crashed into each other in Japan a few times...

    I have said it often about Senna. Prost had the sense to crash at the lowest speed corner on the track where there was effectively no risk to their lives

  • Bing weather still saying it's gonna rain a t 2pm local

  • If someone behaves like a thug and puts other drivers' lives at risk that is what should be in focus. That is what is important. The fact he won races, rescued a dog in Brazil or got all emotional over 9/11 are incidental. He thought other people's lives were less important than him winning a motor race. I have no idea how someone as intelligent as you can support someone with those morals

    So how does that make him any different to, say, Senna, who did the same thing? End of the day, if the drivers respect him - and they're the ones on the track, shouldn't you respect him too?

    On another note, I'll miss these arguments once Michael retires. They'll be a lot less often. ;)

  • here we go!

  • Wow this tread is moving fast, I look away and back and either have like 21 pending or a full 2 page-downs to readh.

    Ah, during the war, we didn't have these fancy auto-updates, had this thing called an F5, now...

  • It's time BBC-peeps!

  • Ah, during the war, we didn't have these fancy auto-updates, had this thing called an F5, now...

    :)

  • On another note, I'll miss these arguments once Michael retires. They'll be a lot less often. ;)

    it's OK, I'll always be around to berate him where possible ;)

  • First time I have voted in one of the polls where the votes are changing as I vote. You can actually watch the votes coming in

  • On another note, I'll miss these arguments once Michael retires. They'll be a lot less often. ;)

    They really won't :)

  • Phew, my Freeview box finished rescanning (yet AGAIN) just in time for The Chain.

  • Ah, that music!

  • HRT seem destined for this list: www.f1rejects.com…/teams/index.html

  • Phew, my Freeview box finished rescanning (yet AGAIN) just in time for The Chain.

    Mine keeps doing that to the point i shouted at it the other night

    'But there are no new channels, freeview! YOU KNOW THAT!'

  • So how does that make him any different to, say, Senna, who did the same thing? End of the day, if the drivers respect him - and they're the ones on the track, shouldn't you respect him too?

    I may be the only person on the planet who does not respect Senna's tactics. Driving ok, tactics no.

  • I hope the Cs have battened down the hatches, it's gonna be a BIG event

    over 100 people this early ahead of a race is unprecedented!

    *waves*

  • HRT seem destined for this list: www.f1rejects.com…/teams/index.html

    So are Caterham and Marussia the way they are progressing...

  • I may be the only person on the planet who does not respect Senna's tactics. Driving ok, tactics no.

    i don't either. prost ftw.

  • When was the last time the championship went down to the last race between two double champions?

  • i don't either. prost ftw.

    But Prost had Balestre in his corner..

  • They really won't :)

    It would be a bit sad if we were still talking about Schumacher regularly next year. There are 22 other drivers racing out there to talk about - and I'm sure they'll keep us entertained plenty.

    But yeah, I'm sure Michael will pop up once or twice in discussion. ;)

  • over 100 people this early ahead of a race is unprecedented!

    100 on the page already?

  • RB playing the chain :D

  • Heh, the chain from red bull :)

  • Hope they use that Chain to tie that Big Bad Wolf down - don't want that to get out later!

  • i ♥ alo: For some reason we are fighting the world championship that logic would say was impossible. Enjoy today and whatever happens.. Thank you all

  • i ♥ alo: For some reason we are fighting the world championship that logic would say was impossible. Enjoy today and whatever happens.. Thank you all

    #rankings

  • It looks really grey

  • Hello all, Mum finished our Sunday chat early when she heard The Chain. I do love an understanding parent!

  • They're playing the Chain again? At least play You Make Loving Fun.

  • So how does that make him any different to, say, Senna, who did the same thing? End of the day, if the drivers respect him - and they're the ones on the track, shouldn't you respect him too?

    The difference is Senna did it once. And until Schumacher started making a habit of it I always described that move as the most stupidly dangerous move anyone ever made in motor racing.

    Prost and Senna became very personal and that is why what happened happened.

    Schumacher on the other hand just didn't care about anyone else. You just have to look at everything Rubens did for Schumacher yet Schumacher had no compunction about sticking him in the wall at Hungary. Senna did one stupid, dangerous, inexcusable thing. Schumacher had a whole career full of them. How many times did he pull the Schumacher chop off the grid? That is the difference

  • Do you remember the 2008 finale and it was dry on the grid and with 5 mins to go the rain just fell on them on the grid

  • When was the last time the championship went down to the last race between two double champions?

    2000 came a race short of it...

    I'm looking.

  • over 100 people this early ahead of a race is unprecedented!

    Please say hello everyone :)

  • M83 make for good montage choices

  • Do you remember the 2008 finale and it was dry on the grid and with 5 mins to go the rain just fell on them on the grid

    O yes, now i remember. Lets have a race as exciting as that one!

  • Brands Hatch > Silverstone

  • O yes, now i remember. Lets have a race as exciting as that one!

    it just set up the tension brilliantly!

  • Senna wearing 2 hats..

  • over 100 people this early ahead of a race is unprecedented!

    Busy here, busy on Twitter too. Proves it is a good time to hold a title decider. :)

  • trying to balance both bbc and sky... and sorting out issues that have happened in farnham... plus doing sketchbook work..

    ultimate multitasking going on here. :) so excited, but so sad for this race! :) Hope we're all happy and excited!

  • Afternoon folks

  • Busy here, busy on Twitter too. Proves it is a good time to hold a title decider. :)

    imagine a title decider in abu dhabi. any chance of rain... nope.

  • trying to balance both bbc and sky... and sorting out issues that have happened in farnham... plus doing sketchbook work..

    That's some serious multitasking

  • Afternoon folks

    Hello, see you've reverted to the usual name so I won't be hearing Wombles all afternoon

  • imagine a title decider in abu dhabi. any chance of rain... nope.

    Don't need to imagine it, just ask Vitaly about it!

  • That's some serious multitasking

    I am supposed to be watching ER on the TV...

  • if you're new to sidepodcast, can i recommend the dashboard too: http://sidepodcast.com/dashboard

  • Jake: "You know all the rules. THEY DON'T APPLY TO ME ANYMORE."

  • if you're new to sidepodcast, can i recommend the dashboard too: http://sidepodcast.com/dashboard

    I always use the dash! i don't know why as I don't use anything but the comments

  • That's some serious multitasking

    sometimes i feel like the only person in our house at uni capable of sorting out issues. We've only got power in half the house apparently, and i'm instructing them what to do from all the way in Kent!!

    However... they have until 4pm and then i turn the phone off. :)

  • over 100 people this early ahead of a race is unprecedented!

    Hello lurkers. We like people to come and talk to us. Everyone here except the management were lurkers at one point and all we did was post one comment and we ended up becoming friends with all these nice people. We don't just talk about every subject under the sun here. Some people havegone to races as a group. We regularly meet up at the Goodwood Festival of Speed etc.

    So sitting back reading this without commenting means you are not just missing getting your point across but you will miss a good few days out with a bunch of great people too.

    SO COMMENT NOW :)

  • if you're new to sidepodcast, can i recommend the dashboard too: http://sidepodcast.com/dashboard

    That's what I'm using... I have just used it on my iPhone (which ran out of batteries), my iPad which I couldn't get set up the way I really wanted, and now on my mac.

    Hope those 100 people aren't just me :)

  • if you're new to sidepodcast, can i recommend the dashboard too: http://sidepodcast.com/dashboard

    Just want to say how much I love the notifications, I can move away from the comments & still see the conversation & FBFB, fabulous

  • The difference is Senna did it once. And until Schumacher started making a habit of it I always described that move as the most stupidly dangerous move anyone ever made in motor racing.

    Once? Estoril 88 comes to mind along with Suzuka 90. So twice at least.

    Schumacher on the other hand just didn't care about anyone else. You just have to look at everything Rubens did for Schumacher yet Schumacher had no compunction about sticking him in the wall at Hungary. Senna did one stupid, dangerous, inexcusable thing. Schumacher had a whole career full of them. How many times did he pull the Schumacher chop off the grid? That is the difference

    I have a genuine belief that he didn't think was really risking their lives all that much. Probably a silly belief, but then I remember that Michael pretty much did the same thing to Ralf in Europe 2001 - and that's his own brother.

    And I remember Michael was asked about the chopping in 2000, as well, and he had a very good point. His was very visible because he was always at the front, but it also happens a great deal in the midfield.

    Anyway, let's end this discussion here. The guy is retiring, and there is a title battle to get excited about.

  • last Lewis tooned?

  • last Lewis tooned?

    oh noooooooo :(

  • Hope those 100 people aren't just me :)

    Multiple personality? :-)

  • sometimes i feel like the only person in our house at uni capable of sorting out issues. We've only got power in half the house apparently, and i'm instructing them what to do from all the way in Kent!!

    Ahhh the curse of mumma lou strikes again... who knew you could maintain a house over a load of miles away?

    However... they have until 4pm and then i turn the phone off. :)

    quite right :D

  • SO COMMENT NOW :)

    We don't bite, unless you mention he who must not be named!

  • last Lewis tooned?

    He'll become 'just a photo on their wall of champions'

  • SO COMMENT NOW :)

    YES!

    last Lewis tooned?

    first Sergio Tooned next year will be fun. :D

  • Ahhh the curse of mumma lou strikes again... who knew you could maintain a house over a load of miles away?

    how is it possible i'm the only one with common sense! :)

  • Just want to say how much I love the notifications, I can move away from the comments & still see the conversation & FBFB, fabulous

    yay. even more to come next year too.

  • I have a genuine belief that he didn't think was really risking their lives all that much. Probably a silly belief, but then I remember that Michael pretty much did the same thing to Ralf in Europe 2001 - and that's his own brother.

    I would have thought his Spa accident with DC would have given him an idea what could happen

  • this is hilarious 'Tooned

  • Awww, rubens is doing brazilian tv today. He's brazilian jake :)

  • Tooned buffering :D

  • Careful about un-lurking, it's addictive and takes over your life ;)

  • M-Ulator, lol

  • Mr C loving this, I'm sure.

    BSOD!!

  • "Do you want to continue?"

    Lewis: "No".

    aw

  • Ron and Cosworth :D

  • Is that the real Ron?!

  • Also rubens has the most amazing pair of shoes

    http://t.co/6UD8kYdK

  • Mr C loving this, I'm sure.

    can't see it. will watch later.

  • I always use the dash! i don't know why as I don't use anything but the comments

    FBFBFBFBFBFBFBFB (although I open the FBFBFB in a separate window).

  • This is how they are going to cover Lewis leaving

  • "Do you want to continue" "No."

  • That McLaren rig is like a big spider

  • @andrewbensonf1: http://twitpic.com/bgef6q - Patriotic choice of footwear from @rubarrichello

  • Eddie's shirt is very Pudsey today :)

  • OMG!!

    AMAZING

  • WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

  • @andrewbensonf1: http://twitpic.com/bgef6q - Patriotic choice of footwear from @rubarrichello

    beat you to it!

    #points

  • Absolute genius by Tooned. Lewis to Sergio

  • Awww man, this weeks tooned sounds amazing. Can't wait to see it¬

  • WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    #pleasenospoliers

  • Absolute genius by Tooned. Lewis to Sergio

    That. was. AWESOME.

  • Is that the real Ron?!

    Sounded like him. Ron would be up for that

  • #points

    Thought I had seen it, bnut was unsure whether it was on Twitter or here. #pointsindeed

  • That. was. AWESOME.

    IT WAS!

  • c'mon youtube! #tooned

  • TV Rubens :)

    http://t.co/4a9GM5PP

  • c'mon youtube! #tooned

    Amen to that!

  • hahahahaha! that was a great tooned! EVERYONE MUST WATCH IT! BEST TRANSITION EVER! (better than Doctor who)

    (no spoilers tho for the people who can't see it right now)

  • can everyone (eventually) watch Tooned on Sky Sport F1 website or do you have to be a Sky subscirber?

  • When will someone make Lewis shave, he looks ridiculous!

  • can everyone (eventually) watch Tooned on Sky Sport F1 website or do you have to be a Sky subscirber?

    it quickly turns up on youtube anyways

  • can everyone (eventually) watch Tooned on Sky Sport F1 website or do you have to be a Sky subscirber?

    Aren't they on YouTube?

  • Ted doing a pre-race Notebook

  • De la Rosa has been given a 5 place penalty for a new gearbox and will be starting in austin.

  • hehehe awkward moment where ted says hello to Aryton's sister :)

  • When will someone make Lewis shave, he looks ridiculous!

    Nice to see him relaxed again.

  • Ted pointing out how important Kimi has been to Lotus this year.

    Senna's sister...

    And Sauber could move ahead of Mercedes. Meaning Merc dropping 2 places

  • hehehe awkward moment where ted says hello to Aryton's sister :)

    Second day in a row now.

  • That tooned was incredible!

    It even had windows xp

  • Wurz!!!

  • Colossal Ferrari flag

  • i hope we're all keeping our eyes on the Caterham / Marussia battle!

  • Ted's Pop Pickers

  • @clubforce 2 mins

    Big send off to @mrjakehumphrey from everyone @clubforce. It's been a pleasure working with such a pro and nice guy.

  • Humongous flag

  • There's a RBR one somewhere as well

  • TED saying it looks like HRT are deffo stopping. Not even pretending they aren't any more.

  • Paul and JB chatting on the drivers parade to make lou happy ;)

  • I need an FBFB gap-analysis between me and the edge of my seat

  • hahahahaha! that was a great tooned! EVERYONE MUST WATCH IT! BEST TRANSITION EVER! (better than Doctor who)

    I think knowing there is a transition is spoiler enough!!

  • Stefanano: There are clouds

    Impressive analysis

  • Paul and JB chatting on the drivers parade to make lou happy ;)

    ohh i rewound to catch it, thought you meant they were talking to the tv.. not in the background.

  • TED saying it looks like HRT are deffo stopping. Not even pretending they aren't any more.

    They werent very good at pretending...

    Come to think of it, they...

  • I think knowing there is a transition is spoiler enough!!

    oh... sorry :(

  • ohh i rewound to catch it, thought you meant they were talking to the tv.. not in the background.

    ahh I should've pointed that out, schumi was tlaking so I was ignoring him :)

  • TED saying it looks like HRT are deffo stopping. Not even pretending they aren't any more.

    Don't they usually end up stopping anyway

  • I need an FBFB gap-analysis between me and the edge of my seat

    The Pre-FBFB?

  • cor it's 50-50 in the race-prediction!

  • "No trembling legs, no short arms" Is he talking about Mr Horner?

  • Pre-FBFB: O - Steven Taylor O - Edge of seat

  • cor it's 50-50 in the race-prediction!

    And I even voted with me head and not my heart.

  • No short arms! What is Stefano wittering on about?

  • Pre-FBFB: 36 minutes 27 seconds to FBFB

  • Pre-FBFB: 36 minutes 27 seconds to FBFB

    good work, pre-FBFB

  • http://t.co/D6d4u0UL

    Rubens and sam michael :)

  • also rubens is going baaaalllld.

  • @andrewbensonf1

    Some rumours @rubarrichello may make F1 return (with Caterham). Asked him if chance. Shook his head and made "very small" sign with fingers

  • Some rumours @rubarrichello may make F1 return (with Caterham). Asked him if chance. Shook his head and made "very small" sign with fingers

    Naahhh, unless that sam michael pic suggests... the return of the DREAM TEAM.

    ....i shouldn't think these things.

  • Some rumours @rubarrichello may make F1 return (with Caterham). Asked him if chance. Shook his head and made "very small" sign with fingers

    way too old

  • BBC weather ma showing a large wet front coming across Sao Paolo. Anyone know any decent weather services?

  • Mr C. Commenting update:

    Posted a comment, pending box appeared, after hitting submit, nothing happened until pending pox clicked. Odd

    Switching to Dolphin now

  • Some rumours @rubarrichello may make F1 return (with Caterham). Asked him if chance. Shook his head and made "very small" sign with fingers

    Don't worry, he'll twist it into a full article saying Vettel is going to Ferrari :-

  • Plus he would juts turn into Trulli and no one wants that

  • Some rumours @rubarrichello may make F1 return (with Caterham). Asked him if chance. Shook his head and made "very small" sign with fingers

    Why would he make a comeback to troll around at the back?

  • The Interview is on. Has he been on Sky yet?

  • BBC weather ma showing a large wet front coming across Sao Paolo. Anyone know any decent weather services?

    FergieWeather On Twitter said 25% of light shower at the start

  • Whitmarsh saying that both drivers have made it very clear that they both are desperate to win the race. He will only be calm after corner 4

  • A little??? bit off topic but I know we have a lot of Big Bang Theory fans. Ignore the text and scroll down to the first video. They had just set up for a take when.....

    www.hollywoodrepo…-flash-mob-390919

  • A little??? bit off topic but I know we have a lot of Big Bang Theory fans. Ignore the text and scroll down to the first video. They had just set up for a take when.....

    ahhhh i've seen that, so so good!

  • A little??? bit off topic but I know we have a lot of Big Bang Theory fans. Ignore the text and scroll down to the first video. They had just set up for a take when.....

    Aww, they cou;d've chose a good song. funny though :)

  • c'mon youtube! #tooned

    #stillwaiting

  • it's so strange that Alonso was more than a race win ahead for auite a while

  • Whitmarsh saying that both drivers have made it very clear that they both are desperate to win the race. He will only be calm after corner 4

    The first two or three corners have seen a good few accidents. Of course if Massa and Vettel tangle McLaren will be in a great position

  • So, Fernando needs a podium, and then Seb to be far enough back...

    Or, Seb gets 4th, and it's all over bar the shouting.

  • star wars music and ej is an odd combination

  • Or, Seb gets 4th, and it's all over bar the shouting.

    From the sound of things there will be a lot of shouting

  • Question for everyone:

    Will both Vettel and Alonso finish the race?

  • Will both Vettel and Alonso finish the race?

    Yes.

  • It does look very grey...

  • Will both Vettel and Alonso finish the race?

    No

  • Hulk gets the overtake of the year at Korea from the beeb

  • Will both Vettel and Alonso finish the race?

    i hope so, whoever wins it needs to do this on track!

  • star wars music and ej is an odd combination

    Superman isn't it?

  • Hulk gets the overtake of the year at Korea from the beeb

    it was a brilliant overtake

  • star wars music and ej is an odd combination

    Superman...

  • When was the last time the championship went down to the last race between two double champions?

    Been digging, as far as I can tell, it's never happened before.

  • Superman isn't it?

    ohh I don't know. I don't like superman!

  • My perfect storybook ending will be Lewis is winning the race, Alonso is second, and Alonso needs to pass Lewis to win the championship...

  • BBC with Sky-esque data overlaying the video.

  • I love Kimi!

  • ohh I don't know. I don't like superman!

    or Star Wars, apparently!

  • he he FBFB...

    I wonder if Schumacher is the Arnie of F1? I'll be back?

  • or Star Wars, apparently!

    I've seen neither, I'm allowed to be confused :)

  • I don't like the way Stefanano said 'If nothing is happening to Vettel'

  • Vettel: Eddie Jordan? He's an expert?

    #points

  • I don't like the way Stefanano said 'If nothing is happening to Vettel'

    To be fair the question started, "you need a problem for Vettel now to win don't you?"

  • When did Lewis get inked?

  • Vettel: Drive of the year? It was amazing to see him do all that while throwing his toys out as well.

  • All these awards remind me I better get cracking on with the amazing TOATA F1 awards ;)

  • I've seen neither, I'm allowed to be confused :)

    Well the theme music for one of them is a bit like the theme music for Cool Runnings

  • When did Lewis get inked?

    Before Austin, I think

  • Man alive, I turned everything on this morning and blew a fuse.

  • credit to eddie. amazingly.

  • credit to eddie. amazingly.

    what happened

  • Luckily ej invented ice cream scoops

  • credit to eddie. amazingly.

    please explain such a mad comment

  • I wonder how many strange trophies the cleaners will find left in the garages after the race.

  • EJ wins scoop of the year award

  • EJ wins scoop of the year award

    Ah

  • please explain such a mad comment

    Scoopmof the year award for Lewis to Mercedes

  • please explain such a mad comment

    bbc gave him an award for his scoop naming hamilton to mercedes next year.

  • mika salo!

  • Scoop of the year award for Lewis to Mercedes

    He has Bernie to thank for that, I think. Credit should go to Benson, too - he has nailed these moves a lot in his career.

  • MIKA SALO.

  • nelson piquet got old since flav sacked him

    ...wait

  • He has Bernie to thank for that, I think. Credit should go to Benson, too - he has nailed these moves a lot in his career.

    eddie put his name to it. no-one would have let him live it down if he was wrong.

  • So if massa takes out Vettel at turn 1, is there a secret radio code for webber?

    "Peter Perfect Down, Penelope Pitstop to Dick Dastardly"

  • MIKA SALO.

    I wonder if he was the unnamed Ferrari driver Damon was talking about

  • He has Bernie to thank for that, I think. Credit should go to Benson, too - he has nailed these moves a lot in his career.

    It's shame Benson has let himself down recently with his Lewis and Seb to Ferrari obession

  • just to clarify, Pastor moves into the second ten but has to use his Q3 tyres, right?

  • @JRobertsF1

    Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain! Rain!! RAIN!!!! No rain... #F1

  • MIKA SALO.

    to replace Jake, yes?

  • I don't know why everyone is going on about no rain, he's starting in 23rd.

  • It's shame Benson has let himself down recently with his Lewis and Seb to Ferrari obession

    Lewis AND Seb to Ferrari? I think he will nail the Seb to Ferrari move.

  • caterham want it to rain, as much as fernando does.

  • I don't know why everyone is going on about no rain, he's starting in 23rd.

    :)

  • martin gridwalk! :)

  • Sad for Pedro De La Rosa to start his final race in 29th

  • Martin's Grid Walk time :)

  • I wonder if he was the unnamed Ferrari driver Damon was talking about

    What was that?

  • just to clarify, Pastor moves into the second ten but has to use his Q3 tyres, right?

    No idea. I used to know the majority of the rules but there are so many stupid complications that I don't even try or care any more

  • we're saying goodbye to Michael and HRT but nothing will beat the sadness of the year we said goodbye to Sauber, Jordan and Minardi

  • Schumi is driving about with a flag?

  • I'm ready, but I know I'm going to be asked to go and do something right at a critical moment.

  • Schumi has a flag

  • Schumi is driving about with a flag?

    Movable Aero Device?

  • Is that Mercs new aero innovation?

  • Oh lord.

  • Track temp: 25C. Track temp in Quali: 55C. - Martin

  • Nice touch. Hope it doesn't fall off.

  • we're saying goodbye to Michael and HRT but nothing will beat the sadness of the year we said goodbye to Sauber, Jordan and Minardi

    It was an emotional time, BMW just didn't have the heart.

  • If Michael gets that stuck in the exhaust...

  • Kai Ebel looking very unlike himself with a sensible shirt

  • Nice touch. Hope it doesn't fall off.

    Destroys his RW - at least then it won't cause him problems later in the race.

  • He didn't do any of this last time he retired. It's almost like he knew he was coming back then.

  • I wonder if he was the unnamed Ferrari driver Damon was talking about

    I guessed Kimi

  • Martin is on the grid and says he feels rain

  • yaaaaay for finding JB :)

  • DC with Lewis

  • I guessed Kimi

    Could be

  • He didn't do any of this last time he retired. It's almost like he knew he was coming back then.

    Or that could be the pressure of the title battle that year.

  • Mr Piquet on Sky.

  • DC says it's dripping

  • Just been given freshly popped popcorn

  • @TobyMoody: "Go on Martin. Ask Kimi about his thoughts on Schumacher."

  • Lewis needs a haircut.

  • Just been given freshly popped popcorn

    you are being treated very well! where is my popcorn? ;)

  • Piquet is hardly going to pick Alonso after his family's history

  • Martin is on the grid and says he feels rain

    There were a few spots on the camera too.

  • Jenson putting his 'slippers on' says Martin :)

  • Will McL be #7+8 next year?

  • The best team...but I'm leaving it..

  • you are being treated very well! where is my popcorn? ;)

    Great hosts, especially considering how hungover we all are

  • Or that could be the pressure of the title battle that year.

    Or he's getting nostalgic in his old age :)

  • "McLaren is the best team" so why are you leaving then?

  • Will McL be #7+8 next year?

    They will be 5 and 6.

  • it's Mikey Muscles birthday today! say happy birthday Martin!

  • Just spitting with rain...

  • It's spitting! It's spitting!

  • it's Mikey Muscles birthday today! say happy birthday Martin!

    wow, he listens to me..

  • They will be 5 and 6.

    Or 3 and 4. Depends

  • Hello! Ruddy hell, took me *ages* to get down here...

  • Great hosts, especially considering how hungover we all are

    give them a hug from me :) popcorn is a great hang over cure :)

  • Sam Michael expects light enough showers to be able to hang on with slicks

  • Hello! Ruddy hell, took me *ages* to get down here...

    heh. there's an arrow at the top for that :)

  • hello all,

    i cant believe the last race is here. what a season, what a way to finish, come on alonso.

  • heh. there's an arrow at the top for that :)

    Or the dashboard

  • give them a hug from me :) popcorn is a great hang over cure :)

    And in return

  • Ferrari/RBR 1+2/3+4

    Lotus 5+6

    Merc 7+8 (If Lewis takes his finishing position)

    McL 9+10

  • Seb runs away from DC

  • And in return

    :)

  • JB on the beeb now

  • Hello Sidepodpeople! :)

  • Martin to Bernie 'are you excited'

    Bernie '*shurg* it's another race..'

  • Hey Guille

  • Merc 7+8 (If Lewis takes his finishing position)

    what is this? This is... wrong

  • Merc 7+8 (If Lewis takes his finishing position)

    No he can't. 1-2 is reserved for team of the defending driver champion. 3 on down is based on constructors finishing order.

  • Hi LPG, Guille

  • No he can't. 1-2 is reserved for team of the defending driver champion. 3 on down is based on constructors finishing order.

    yes, this.

  • @fergieweather

    #F1 #INTERLAGOS Note that rainfall radar won't be able to show very light patchy rain with any accuracy, or even at all

    Brundle: I thought you ordered the rain?

    Bernie: No, I tried to stop it...

  • Bernie '*shurg* it's another race..'

    I vastly enjoyed his prediction yesterday that Lewis would win the world championship today

  • hehe. jb's a better presenter than dc :)

  • No he can't. 1-2 is reserved for team of the defending driver champion. 3 on down is based on constructors finishing order.

    Ahh constructor standings :) not WDC.

  • heh. there's an arrow at the top for that :)

    Yes, but then I wouldn't know who was here :-)

    And *why* didnt I go and find the popcorn maker? (regrets time spent on fruitcake)

  • JB on the beeb now

    changes channel and rewinds to catch JB

    feel like i'm stalking him..

  • hehe. jb's a better presenter than dc :)

    points!

  • oh sure, gets to JB and my feed gets glitchy

  • feel like i'm stalking him..

    don't pretend that you're not ;)

  • Hi LPG, Guille

    Hi both and anyone I have missed

  • feel like i'm stalking him..

    yes. "feel like".

  • Was that a joke by DC?

  • Drops of rain on grid atm...

  • Was that a joke by DC?

    The brazillian and shave line?

  • brundle caught Smedley texting his wife

  • The brazillian and shave line?

    Oui.

  • Rob embarrassed at getting caught texting his wife

  • Smiley Rob. :) He's so cute.

  • I'm not sure if it was explained but Damon said he'd spoken to a former Ferrari driver on the condition of anonymity, and he said Ferrari would try everything to make their man win.

  • brundle caught Smedley texting his wife

    Presumably you mean Rob's wife and not Martin's. That's how rumours start!

  • I watched Thank You For Smoking last night - Smedley reminds me of Aaron Eckhart

  • Hmmm... thinking ahead, would a Smedley-Vettel combo work at Ferrari in 2014?

  • Great fun interview with Rob Smedley on Martin's Gridwalk

  • Hmmm... thinking ahead, would a Smedley-Vettel combo work at Ferrari in 2014?

    He'd make a great replacement for Webber.

    right?

  • TOONED! www1.skysports.co…deo/12870/8281535

  • I'm not sure if it was explained but Damon said he'd spoken to a former Ferrari driver on the condition of anonymity, and he said Ferrari would try everything to make their man win.

    I'm not sure we needed a former Ferrari driver to tell us that.

  • TOONED! www1.skysports.co…deo/12870/8281535

    yay!

  • love whitmarsh. great interview.

  • Presumably you mean Rob's wife and not Martin's. That's how rumours start!

    It was Rob's wife. Apparently he texts her before every race as a good luck thing. He looked thoroughly embarrassed then Martin asked him if he wanted to say something to her on air and he went redder than his shirt

  • Rubens told Massa to take his hat off during the Anthem

  • Dad: "Ah Rubens, a gentleman racer. Unlike his co-pilot Schumacher, the **** ****** ******!"

  • Hmmm... thinking ahead, would a Smedley-Vettel combo work at Ferrari in 2014?

    surely the moment Felipe moves Rob will either go with him, or move up at Ferrari, he seems too good to just be Felipe's engineer now..

  • Dad: "Ah Rubens, a gentleman racer. Unlike his co-pilot Schumacher, the **** ****** ******!"

    yep, mr taylor definitely ftw!

  • Dad: "Ah Rubens, a gentleman racer. Unlike his co-pilot Schumacher, the **** ****** ******!"

    bff

  • Dad: "Ah Rubens, a gentleman racer. Unlike his co-pilot Schumacher, the **** ****** ******!"

    hehe

  • Tooned on YouTube: http://t.co/5dodZ8e2

  • Sauber says that the radar doesn't show any strong raining coming.

  • It was Rob's wife. Apparently he texts her before every race as a good luck thing. He looked thoroughly embarrassed then Martin asked him if he wanted to say something to her on air and he went redder than his shirt

    Because his wife is watching on the BBC?

  • Because his wife is watching on the BBC?

    She's in Italy, apparently.

  • It was Rob's wife. Apparently he texts her before every race as a good luck thing. He looked thoroughly embarrassed then Martin asked him if he wanted to say something to her on air and he went redder than his shirt

    need a clip of that.

  • Because his wife is watching on the BBC?

    He asked if she'd be watching Sky. He said... She's in Italy, she'll probably be watching on some VPN

  • Omg, that tooned was properly brilliant :D

    Just turn it off and on again!

  • He asked if she'd be watching Sky. He said... She's in Italy, she'll probably be watching on some VPN

    rob's heard of a VPN? whaaat?

  • Dad: "Ah Rubens, a gentleman racer. Unlike his co-pilot Schumacher, the **** ****** ******!"

    Wonderful. He wins the internet, for now :-)

  • Tooned was great :) www1.skysports.co…deo/12870/8281535

  • rob's heard of a VPN? whaaat?

    You have to see it... :)

  • I'm getting all nervous. 10 minutes¬!

  • Wonderful. He wins the internet, for now :-)

    You missed his earlier rants on the same subject

  • Dad: "Ah Rubens, a gentleman racer. Unlike his co-pilot Schumacher, the **** ****** ******!"

    I'd like to buy a vowel.

  • rob's heard of a VPN? whaaat?

    Well, he is an engineer and lives in another country to his birth

  • i am back, after 0 minutes of sleep :(

  • i am back, after 0 minutes of sleep :(

    :(

  • TOONED! www1.skysports.co…deo/12870/8281535

    BRILLIANT :D

  • and now my tv has james allen on it. bah.

  • i am back, after 0 minutes of sleep :(

    It is the seconds that count.

  • The flag was mrs schumacher's idea

  • Of course it wasn't MSC's idea.

  • i am back, after 0 minutes of sleep :(

    Situation normal then

  • Sky just got the worst last minute Schumacher interview

  • Seems there is/was a very light shower on the other end of the track

  • Yaaaay comparison lap.

  • T-10 minutes!

  • Situation normal then

    typical brazil. i always plan to sleep before it and i never do and its always the stupidest day of the year and everyone had better stay away from me tomorrow.

  • The flag was mrs schumacher's idea

    Sabine is Mrs. Kehm, Michael's assistent

  • I was expecting it to be one feed with one car being a ghost car.

  • Looks like we are starting to favour Fernando for the Championship: sidepodcast.com/p…2012-predict-race

  • Sabine is Mrs. Kehm, Michael's assistent

    you can tell i know little about him

  • Looks like we are starting to favour Fernando for the Championship: sidepodcast.com/p…2012-predict-race

    optimism never dies!

  • @TheFifthDriver

    The official weather forecast reads as follows: a few drops possible in the next 30 mins, then dry.

  • you can tell i know little about him

    lol what DO you know about, Lukeh?

  • lol what DO you know about, Lukeh?

    Greggs

  • DC thinks alonso is set up for a wet race

  • lol what DO you know about, Lukeh?

    Muse & Dr Who ;)

  • di Resta looks taller every time I see him

  • lol what DO you know about, Lukeh?

    Important things.

    Like rubens.

  • Argh - discovered the downside of the BBC.

    No ad break in which to watch tooned...

  • No ad break in which to watch tooned...

    you have 4 months :)

  • Natalie Pinkham, it's not a good strategy to try and grab interviews with drivers running in and out of the loo!

  • it's raining more says Jake

  • DC thinks alonso is set up for a wet race

    except yesterday Fernando said he didn't...

    who knows :D

  • DC thinks alonso is set up for a wet race

    Ferrari hinted at that yesterday

  • No ad break in which to watch tooned...

    Best bit is JB with Lewis hair

  • i'm so excited for this!!!!!

  • aw you guys, I'll miss this over the winter! *sticks flag into dashboard*

  • No ad break in which to watch tooned...

    I binned the gridwalk, no time now though - till after the Forum has closed and we find out Jake;s replacement.

  • Poetic Ej for the BBC's montage, noooooo

  • Brazil can have our rain, it's horrible here.

  • This is amazing timing for the rain

  • ooh, ponchos

  • aw you guys, I'll miss this over the winter! *sticks flag into dashboard*

    the off season is the worst!

  • aw you guys, I'll miss this over the winter! *sticks flag into dashboard*

    Winter should be banned

  • Brazil can have our rain, it's horrible here.

    Was a nightmare getting out of Bristol on Wednesday evening...

  • This is amazing timing for the rain

    Not quite as good as 2008's, but nearly.

  • Shades of the Heart of Gold there then... #tooned

  • This is amazing timing for the rain

    Just like in 2008

  • This is amazing timing for the rain

    :D

  • Will Red Bull's alternator alternate?

  • No ad break in which to watch tooned...

    I have ad-breaks, that will come handy as at the same time we have the final (and championship deciding) race of TC2000 :)

  • watching people struggle to put ponchos on is good tv. putting their head into the armhole multiple times, excellent.

  • Did Prost just say, "when I saw the chicken flag"

  • watching people struggle to put ponchos on is good tv. putting their head into the armhole multiple times, excellent.

    :):)

  • Did Prost just say, "when I saw the chicken flag"

    Yes. They don't use that flag any more

  • i'm going to burst.

    aaaand breath.

  • Did Prost just say, "when I saw the chicken flag"

    Maybe he's spent a bit too much time around 'Nando...

  • ahhhhhhh!!!!!! i love this sport so much!

  • dramatic EJ is a bit scary

  • i'm going to burst.

    :D :D

  • wet camera!

  • Yes. They don't use that flag any more

    :)

  • can i just say, i am very glad to be spending this moment with y'all.

    *group hug*

  • can i just say, i am very glad to be spending this moment with y'all.

    *hugs*

  • can i just say, i am very glad to be spending this moment with y'all.

    hugs!

  • So... For the last time this season... Would anyone like to predict... The first spinner?

  • *crosses fingers and toes*

  • can i just say, i am very glad to be spending this moment with y'all.

    >:D

  • can i just say, i am very glad to be spending this moment with y'all.

    Oh you are so embarrassing.

  • So... For the last time this season... Would anyone like to predict... The first spinner?

    Schumacher

  • Yes. They don't use that flag any more

    Is it for chickens crossing the road?

  • We need a GP in Africa somewhere...

  • Hello everyone. Looking forward to this one!

  • So... For the last time this season... Would anyone like to predict... The first spinner?

    ooooh romain.

  • can i just say, i am very glad to be spending this moment with y'all.

    OMG. The race hasn't started yet. What are you going to be like by the end?

  • can i just say, i am very glad to be spending this moment with y'all.

    *group hug*

    gosh i'm going to be blubbering at the end of this. This season has been beyond awesome.

  • Oh you are so embarrassing.

    *blush*

  • So... For the last time this season... Would anyone like to predict... The first spinner?

    Michael.

  • *sniff* Aw...

    Hang on, no that's the cake *dashes off to foil the top to stop it burning*

  • did this exist in 2008? Live events at SPC I mean

  • not long to go now, getting excited, come on alonso.

  • So... For the last time this season... Would anyone like to predict... The first spinner?

    Schumi?

  • So... For the last time this season... Would anyone like to predict... The first spinner?

    Karthikeyan

  • did this exist in 2008? Live events at SPC I mean

    They started in 2008. Blame Lou.

  • So... For the last time this season... Would anyone like to predict... The first spinner?

    Vettel.

  • heart rate is climbing... :)

  • the rain is falling so slowly it's going to be hard to know what the track will be like

  • So... For the last time this season... Would anyone like to predict... The first spinner?

    I hope it is not but I can't help seeing a Massa/Vettel first corner collision

  • So... For the last time this season... Would anyone like to predict... The first spinner?

    The Hulk

  • They started in 2008. Blame Lou.

    ah yes.. sorry about that everyone ;)

  • @MarkCavendish 1 min

    Going to be an exciting final Formula1 race between Vettel & Alonso! But massive good luck to @JensonButton & Mclaren @TheFifthDriver.

  • Vergne is be first spin

  • ah yes.. sorry about that everyone ;)

    completely outrageous :)

  • I hope it is not but I can't help seeing a Massa/Vettel first corner collision

    Ha. I thought Vettel would wait for Alonso to be passing to stage a crash.

  • Oh you are so embarrassing.

    :D

  • I'll take Maldonaldo for last spinner. He'll end the season like he started.

  • Does Christine have a prediction for the race?

  • i really want JB to win this, and Alonso to be second... and Vettel have a bad bad race (but still finish)

  • I'll take Maldonaldo for last spinner. He'll end the season like he started.

    :D :D

  • Spinner vote: Di Resta.

  • I hope Rubens has passed on his ghood Interlagos luck to Vettel at some point today

  • Does Christine have a prediction for the race?

    I didn't for the race. I did Vettel for the championship. I suspect it will be Hamilton.

  • @TheFifthDriver

    Weather update: this light rain will continue for 15 minutes.

    "wet tyres being rushed out" - Crofty

  • Spinner: Pator

  • comedy result: Caterham finish 12th.... but Marussia get 11th :)

  • First spinner: Glock

  • i really want JB to win this, and Alonso to be second... and Vettel have a bad bad race (but still finish)

    Vettel to finish 10th and 0.050sec after the 9th ;)

  • I just want Sch to have a bad bad baaaadddd race. Preferably without taking anyone else out on the way!

  • comedy result: Caterham finish 12th.... but Marussia get 11th :)

    And HRT get 10th ;)

  • Ha. I thought Vettel would wait for Alonso to be passing to stage a crash.

    Now that is a possibility. Shame Pastor got the penalty or he would have been right behind Vettel. Imagine trying to sleep knowing you have Alonso's team mate beside you and Pastor behind you

  • Oooh FBFB oooh

  • Vettel to finish 10th and 0.050sec after the 9th ;)

    ... being overtaken by someone like Massa on the last corner? ;)

  • So Lewis has turned into Checo then?

  • In Tooned

  • did this exist in 2008? Live events at SPC I mean

    yeah, that was the year lou started it!

  • So Lewis has turned into Checo then?

    #Spoilers

  • Oh! Sorry!!

  • ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • 3 on Primes, all others on Options. None on Inters.

  • I just want Sch to have a bad bad baaaadddd race. Preferably without taking anyone else out on the way!

    schumacher is a legend of the sport, hope he has a good race and helps alonso win the championship

  • I just want Sch to have a bad bad baaaadddd race. Preferably without taking anyone else out on the way!

    I want someone to stick him in a wall so he knows what it is like

  • yeah, that was the year lou started it!

    always need someone to blame, you lot ;)

    It was also the year i got a laptop... not a coincidence... promise ;)

  • I want someone to stick him in a wall so he knows what it is like

    He he

  • Here we go...

  • Parade Lap. Here we go...

  • I want someone to stick him in a wall so he knows what it is like

    Not sure he'll care. ;)

  • always need someone to blame, you lot ;)

    :)

  • KOB, SCU & GRO on hards

  • I'm so excited and I just can't hide it, I know know I know I know I want you I want you.... to win please Mr Alonso.

    cheers.

  • oh, I love that sight...the brake lights twinkling - F1 Christmas! :)

  • always need someone to blame, you lot ;)

    Normally me though so good to see you getting it

  • very, very light rain

  • I want Button to overtake Webber in the championship, too. Lots of wishes!

  • always need someone to blame, you lot ;)

    "Christine form the interent"

  • everyone running and i immediatedly notice haug walking.

  • Normally me though so good to see you getting it

    hehe i'm sure we could twist it to blame you ;)

  • I want Button to overtake Webber in the championship, too. Lots of wishes!

    YES!

  • "Christine form the interent"

    **does grammar nazi stuff**

  • always need someone to blame, you lot ;)

    Its interesting here. Have our own little blame structure. Out on the rest of the internet everything is blamed on warren ellis...

  • "Christine form the interent"

    Sidepodvengers, Assemble!

  • **does grammar nazi stuff**

    Not today. Too much excitement for proper typing. Everyone is forgiven.

  • Short lap = short warmup lap. Phew!

  • **does grammar nazi stuff**

    so many mistakes in my prev ;)

  • The tension is crazy

  • come on mclaren, BOTH OF YOU MUST FINISH! :)

  • here we go

  • See - Comics get *everywhere*

    Sidepodvengers, Assemble!

  • aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *explodes*

  • come on mclaren, BOTH OF YOU MUST FINISH! :)

    This

  • cmon feed....don't glitch on me here

  • Emmo

  • First corner: 3 off

  • ooooo

  • bhdfmjhfjffkelfkjkegj

  • Live Timing: www.formula1.com/…timing_popup.html

  • HERE WE GO

  • Red Bull gloves on

  • gogogogogo

  • vettel awful!!!

  • Everyone to finish but...

    ... do I really need to finish that sentence ? :-)

  • Great Ferrari start

  • MASSA!

  • GO (for me)

  • Yeah!

  • Jenson WHAT ARE YOU DOING!

  • Vettel had a shocker :D

  • Alo in front of Seb!

  • Alonso past Vettel ALREADY

  • what a start by massa!!

  • Jenson left the door WIDE open

  • clean first corner. great

  • OMG

  • VETEL!!!!!

  • im ready for vettel to be out

  • **got dinner out the oven quicker than the grid took to form**

    VETTEL!!!

  • VETTELLLLLLLLL

  • OMGOGMFJDHDFHD

  • OH MG

  • OH MY GOS!

  • VETTEL!!!!!!

  • VETTEL!!!

  • Wow

  • OMG!!

  • vettel last!

  • Vettel last

  • OOH

  • efbwdjksclkbhvgdbs m,z.sj I CANT COPE!

  • Argh, laptop on lap makes watching the race tricky

  • NOW ITS GAME ON

  • was it grosjean??

  • AHHHHH!

  • yeeeeeeeeeeees

  • But he's still racgin

  • his floors damaged!!

  • WOWOWOW

  • Bloody hell.

  • BRING.IT.ON!

  • Left sidepod damage for Vettel

  • COME ON ALONSO!!!

  • oh my god oh my god

  • Argh...

    Who said that...

  • Vettel crying?

  • Is he crying?

  • This championship just got blown apart!

  • The power of positive thought"!!

  • wowowowoww

  • Go JB!

  • :O

  • ALONSO!

  • WOW!!!!

  • AloNGOODOSOOSOSOOSSOO

  • Good boy Felipe!

  • AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • He took them both!!!

  • ALONSO!!

  • Alonso leads the title as it stands.

  • Fernando needs 3rd if Vettel doesn't score...

  • Alonso now leads the championship!

  • what a start :D

  • oh my god

  • alonso is champion now!

  • i do love alonsos ability to put himself into podium positions from wherever he starts.

  • Massa got Zonta'd.

    Webber was brain dead to go outside Massa with Alonso behind him

  • Sidepodswingometer power!

  • Bruno and Checo are out

  • Seb choked completely!

  • We cannot fix damage - RBR

  • formula 1 i love your unpredictability,

  • I want to see SEB fight back...and finish one position behind what he needs.

  • oh no!! Senna!

  • poor bruno :(

  • Massa blocked Webber to help Alonso get around.

  • Vettel completely Hamilton'ed it.

  • He had rubens' luck

  • not the best last race with their teams

  • It's up to Webber now, he's Red Bulls only hope

  • Don't think my heart will take this for another 70 laps!

  • Massa blocked Webber to help Alonso get around.

    Stupid, stupid move by Webber

  • Vettel just set purple S2...

  • wow! hulk!

  • Didn't Seb already do a 24th to 3rd this year?

  • Webber is getting mugged

  • Yellows again

  • Can i just say, i called Vettel as first spinner? :p

  • Vettel fastest, not much wrong then?

  • Stop the race now...

  • Didn't Seb already do a 24th to 3rd this year?

    Yup.

  • Vettel is OK for now says red bull...

  • flap for vettel

  • Vettel fastest lap! Wooo

  • boo, why isn't he damaged.

  • Vettel fast

  • okay Mclaren, move aside, let Alonso have this... ;)

  • so Vettel needs 8th???

  • Wow. Of all the people to get hit.

    Amazing move by Alonso.

  • Don't be mean about RB

    I want another chance to go and stare at the cars...

  • so Vettel needs 8th???

    9th

  • If Vettel does an epic recovery from this... it'll be worth the championship. but for now... come on Alonso!

  • replay central

  • massa's start was immense

  • What a start by Felipe

  • 9th

    Vettel only 6 seconds behind 9th.

  • great start from massa

  • Haha, webber cut off vettel :)

  • well done Bruno...

  • Vettel completely took out Senna!

  • Senna hit Vettel twice?

  • Vettel going fast now he has less weight on his car

  • Kimi did a brilliant job there!

  • Think that might have been Vettel damage

  • Vettel cut Senna up.

  • Silly Seb

  • How did he end up with a drivable car???

  • Webber is doing a great job for Alonso. Blocked Vettel at the start then went outside Massa to let Alonso go inside him

  • team massa, don't smash any more glass!

  • He turned in on Senna. Entirely his own fault.

  • DRS disabled

  • penelty for vettel?

  • Can we hope for a dive through?

  • Williams double DNF already

  • JB is still close to Hamilton!

  • Vettel's fault I think

  • Alonso's off, nooooo

  • Alonso!!!

  • omg...

  • Ferni!! noo!

  • |NnoooO!!!

  • What the heck!

  • noooo, fernando, you're meant to be the one driving WELL.

  • ALONSOOOOO!

  • there's more rain

  • What?!

  • Williams double DNF already

    Yeah, thanks Vettel... ¬_¬

  • Oh Fernando!

  • Massa earning his pennies

  • Man alive!

  • jesus!

  • TED SAys more rain

  • i dont want more rain!

  • raining harder - ted

  • OMGGG

  • Wet tyres in the pits

  • More spots on the camera now...

  • We wished for rain too hard - no need now

  • DRS enabled again

  • Massa running interference there. :)

  • This circuit! This circuit!!!

  • I love this sport.

  • This circuit! This circuit!!!

    #NoTilke

  • Is everyonein the comments still alive??

  • Can't stop watching to comment. (as I comment)

  • Vettel P15

  • Jenson is 0.6 away from FIRST!

  • Kimi pits.

  • alonso a bit lucky they flattened the run off

  • Vettel's fault deffo

  • Can't stop watching to comment. (as I comment)

    :)

  • Alonso train!

  • Massa past webber

  • Massa has to protect Alonso now!

  • Alonso train!

    Massa helping cause it

  • Massa staying in the middle of the circuit! What a wingman!

  • This will be Massa's best drive ever

  • massa is the number one number two.

  • Kimi onto inters.

  • Kimi on inters

  • Kimi on inters

  • JB in 1st on the graphics?

  • Points to Lou

  • There goes grosjean

  • Kimi pitted. Inters

  • big crash??? Grosjean!

  • Safety Car?!

  • ROGRO

  • Grosjean off!

  • Grogeon off

  • GRO

  • OMG jenson!!

  • JENSON!!!!!!!!

  • Nothing to see. Just Grosjean crashing

  • Oh Grosjean

  • eep

  • I can't take it!!! only 10% through

  • GO ON JB!!!

  • Martin says SC

  • WEBBERS SPUN

  • Nothing to see. Just Grosjean crashing

    Heh heh.

  • Senna and Gro have had a rough year.

  • WHAT IS JHAPPENING

  • Webber spin!

  • WEBBER OUT!

    I CANT COPE!@ewnudksx

  • oh webber

  • Webber off now!

  • Webber, no!

  • Got to throw a SC

  • CAPITALS HIGHLIGHTING EVERYTHING HAPPENING EVERYWHERE

  • Too much happening!

  • THIS IS WACKY!!

  • Vettel in the points.

  • JB was leading!!

  • Nothing to see. Just Grosjean crashing

    is that what christine called in her predictiony comment the other day? :D

  • Well that helped Vettel, Webber's off...

  • Interlaogs = best track of all time.

  • a toro rosso went off too!

  • CAPITALS HIGHLIGHTING EVERYTHING HAPPENING EVERYWHERE

    +100!

  • JB passing Lewis...that's a metaphor...

  • ohh webber is at least okay..

  • Given everything that is happening I think McLaren should be telling their drivers not to race for a few laps

  • how is romain??

  • ohhhh romain.

  • !!! tHERE ARE NO WORDS

  • Has all of F1 taken LSD or something?

  • Hope he;s ok, that looked heavy.

  • Bye bye Romain

  • come on JB.... you can do this!!!

  • how is romain??

    Dangerous

  • Vettel up to 11th

  • Kimi and Schumi's gamble for inters NOT working.

  • Caterhams in 11th nd 12th

  • Almost forgetting to breathe. :-)

  • Vettel in 8th

  • how is Vettel 8th?

  • Vettel P8

  • Vettel up to 8th!!!!

  • Is that Seb in the points already?

  • "Oil flag" at the start line.

    Vettel up to 8th.

  • 8th? no. go away. spin or something.

  • JB!!!!

  • YEESSS

  • COME ON SEB!

  • Button leads!!

  • JENSON!!!!!!! HE IS LEADING!!!!!!!!

  • Hulkenberg loves this track.

  • WOWOWWOW

  • I hope christine is coping ok!

  • Not much to slow down Gro before he hit that wall.

  • so. so. happy.

  • Just woke up, did I miss much? :P

  • Vettel P8

    HEIKKI P12

    Glock P13

  • go away seb!

  • I keep missing stuff as the tiny boy is pulling my hair... thank the heck I can touch type and don't need to look at the keyboard

  • How did Seb pass all those cars?

  • Katherine says, "you're all going to need 4 months to lie down after this"

  • Just woke up, did I miss much? :P

    EVERYTHING

  • Come on Kobi, make it two out of two!

  • HEIKKI P12

    petrov 11th!

  • Strong car that Red Bull from Vettel

  • The lights not flashing are oil flags.

  • EVERYTHING

    NOOOOOO

  • even if seb wins, he's the winner who cried and wanted to quit on lap 1.

  • even if seb wins, he's the winner who cried and wanted to quit on lap 1.

    :D

  • even if seb wins, he's the winner who cried and wanted to quit on lap 1.

    Toys.

    Pram.

  • even if seb wins, he's the winner who cried and wanted to quit on lap 1.

    Don't be sore now. :P

  • vettel 6th

  • damamge on the sauber

  • How did Seb pass all those cars?

    Especially as I've heard he's not very good at overtaking ;)

  • even if seb wins, he's the winner who cried and wanted to quit on lap 1.

    He saw Alonso pass and paniced

  • even if seb wins, he's the winner who cried and wanted to quit on lap 1.

    THIS.

  • Don't be sore now. :P

    i speak only the facts ;)

  • Hulk outpacing Alonso!

  • even if seb wins, he's the winner who cried and wanted to quit on lap 1.

    So there needs to be an asterisk next to his name.

  • Lap times getting slower by 2 seconds

  • Massa next for Seb

  • its all happening

  • With all these quick midfield cars causing carnage, it hands Seb a lifeline.

  • heikki 11th now

  • KOVI IN 11th!

  • even if seb wins, he's the winner who cried and wanted to quit on lap 1.

    Can't stand people who get embarrassing at the start of the race. I am sure Christine agrees :)

  • HEIKKI 10TH

  • aww back in 11th

  • Vettel recovering... booo.

  • faster than all cars on inters for JB.

  • Drive Heikki drive!

  • I have epic buffering, so quite a bit behind, but what a race! What a race!

  • Vettel behind Massa now

  • "Jenson, you are still faster than all of the cars on inters, this is still the right tyre."

  • Vettel almost back up to the Ferraris

  • oops toro rosso...

  • Schu has pitted

  • Schumi overlapped, oooh dear

  • Lots of debris in T1

  • Vettel recovering... booo.

    he should get a penalty for the fisrt lap crash

  • Don't forget to breathe everyone!!

  • JB already put a second inbetween him and Lewis. YIPEEEEEE

  • Danny bumping JEV

  • Guinea pig Webber

  • REd bull "Massa ahead - careful, he's been blocking for Alonso"

  • Webber onto inters?

  • Webber onto Inters

  • Ted 'damage to Webber's floor too'

  • TED says damage to Webber's floor too

  • which are the right tyres???

  • Webber doing a tyre test.

  • Kimi doing 1.29 on inters

  • Webber going entering mobile chicane mode

  • What happened to Schumacher? He is 76 seconds behind the leader

  • Heikki 9th

  • which are the right tyres???

    Dry's at the second... just about.

  • Schumi raicing lewis??

  • What happened to Schumacher? He is 76 seconds behind the leader

    pitted twice

  • Webber going entering mobile chicane mode

    Heh heh.

  • Alonso's gone off again....

  • come on Ferni....

  • which are the right tyres???

    No-one is really going to know

  • Schumi raicing lewis??

    Lewis no grip.

  • everyone's coming in now

  • Lewis pits first.

  • Front Jack man had mega skills not to get knocked over

  • Not Sebs finest today!

  • Alonso's gone off again....

    Replay?

  • Lewis on inters.

  • And a right rear issue for lewis

  • ouch for the pit guy!

  • right rear issue for mclaren...

  • alonso and vettel in

  • Amazing survival from that front jack man for Webber

  • unsafe release?

  • come on JB.. pit this lap....

  • THiS RACE

  • Not Sebs finest today!

    Or Alonso's for that matter.

  • poor stop for Lewis

  • Phew...

  • And now the rain will stop..

  • How close Vettel and Alonso are now

  • unsafe release?

    Think so, need a replay

  • Heikki P7.

  • Webber ahead of Vettel :0

  • about 7 cars between VET and ALO

  • Ted 'considerable damage to the right and left side of the floor, but it is raceable' re vettel's car.

  • TED says Vetels damage is to the floor and the left and right sides

  • Ted says Vettel has lots of aero damage

  • Red Bull's line astern.

  • JB says its stopped raining

  • BUT: "it's stopped raining"

  • Button says it's stopped raining

  • JB 'it's stopped raining!'

    AHHHHHHHHH

  • rollin' the dice

  • "It's stopped raining, it's stopped raining!" - JB

  • JB is taking a huuuuge risk

  • Too much to follow

  • Old twinkle toes Martin says of Jenson

  • Martin's expression :0

  • AHHHHHHHHH

    Might be HUGE for Caterham and Marussia.

  • *:

  • Hulk in P2. He can win this.

  • honestly guys.. i can't deal with this.. it's all too much. i've totally forgotten about how Alonso is doing...

  • Well JB is the master in these conditions...

  • honestly guys.. i can't deal with this.. it's all too much. i've totally forgotten about how Alonso is doing...

    it is absolute madness

  • Pic is going to Caterham?

  • Whitmash baring his skeletor teeth at Hamilton's stop

  • JB not on Plan A or Plan B but Plan JB

  • Heikki 6!

  • KOVI 6th

  • Oh my god kamui

  • go heikki!!!

  • HRT haven't given up yet!

  • Why is Kimi going backwards?

  • hahaha go HRT as well :)

  • what a race!

  • honestly guys.. i can't deal with this.. it's all too much. i've totally forgotten about how Alonso is doing...

    Would all the people who told me Austin was a great race like to reconsider?

  • Why is Kimi going backwards?

    went to inters too early

  • the race order is cokpletely nuts rught now!

  • *right

  • honestly guys.. i can't deal with this.. it's all too much. i've totally forgotten about how Alonso is doing...

    You should try FBFBing it!

  • Webber not letting Vettel through!

  • Why is Kimi going backwards?

    Inters got burned up?

  • Would all the people who told me Austin was a great race like to reconsider?

    It was a great race!

  • Never minsd

  • You should try FBFBing it!

    you haven't got time to omment!!!

  • Kobayashi on the grass. In the rain. I'm going to miss him.

  • Oh Webber you wuss.

  • You should try FBFBing it!

    I haven't had time to look at the FBFB yet

  • You should try FBFBing it!

    i'm mail ordering you wine and milkybars as a thank you as i type :) Maybe Mr C should pop out and get some ice for your poor fingers for after all this typing!

  • Kobayashi on the grass. In the rain. I'm going to miss him.

    My heart is not.

  • Button getting faster

  • Track is drying out - dry tyres are now faster

  • Track is drying out - dry tyres are now faster

    jenson is THE MAN

  • Button getting faster

    BAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Button getting faster

    Hulk even faster

  • jenson is THE MAN

    give him the championship NOW! Stuff the contenders! :)

  • poor charles.

  • Pic off.

  • Pic off.

    Oi! YOU pic off!

  • cmon rosberg, do petrov.

  • Oi! YOU pic off!

    :)

  • *do a petrov

  • Is Vettel being investigated for ruining Senna's race yet?

  • maybe not.

  • Is Vettel being investigated for ruining Senna's race yet?

    Nope.

  • Is Vettel being investigated for ruining Senna's race yet?

    nope, probably won't either

  • Glock ahead of Kovalainen!

  • Hulk is catching JB...

  • come on JB... keep it on the track...

  • this weather is confusing!

  • nope, probably won't either

    Not until after he overtakes Alonso

  • Glock ahead of Kovalainen!

    did marussia get way better or did caterham get way worse, i've got no idea how this year happened.

  • can we have a moment to figure out what's going on yet

  • Marussia / Caterham battle getting interesting :D

  • glocks off, sad times

  • Bernie showed up with the stewards, "This isn't the incident you are looking for."

  • fight em off, heikki!

  • or not

  • and why do caterham need pay drivers anyway, my understanding is that Tony Fernandes has All Of The Money.

  • TED says it's still raining

  • TED: "Still raining, but finely"

  • Ted 'still raining very fine, and will last another 5 mins'

  • TED 5 more minutes of rain

  • Fernando needs a podium...

  • Lewis says his tyres are going off

  • JB can dodge the raindrops.

  • HAM: Inters are going off

  • Lewis tryes going off

  • Massa's helmet looks like heikkis

  • Massa dropping back to Vettel

  • It's too dry for them, they're burning out surely...

  • JB can dodge the raindrops.

    it's just not raining on JB :)

  • Come on Kobi, we can get 5th.

  • tyres goign off of Massa

  • Massa on slicks can't hold off Vettel on Inters

  • Massa dropping anchor.

  • oh no Jenson Hulk is gonna take you!

  • Massa gives alonso the place

  • Lewis tryes going off

    He says that a lot and usually a couple of laps later he does the fastest lap

  • Hulk going to overtake Button!!

  • jeez Hulk is fast..

  • Massa let Seb past

  • Jenson stay safe and no crashing....

  • cmon kamui!!!

  • Only 55 laps to go!

  • poor!

  • Only 55 laps to go!

    holy cow

  • Alonso 4th, Vettel 5th.

  • Massa no want a job it seems

  • Massa pits

  • Most exciting 16 laps ever

  • SKY checking an illegal overtake by Vettel?

  • sky overriding the main feed.... to show us Vettel overtaking under yellows...

  • SKY checking an illegal overtake by Vettel?

    Keep us informed

  • Alo P5, Vettel P6

  • Sky says Vettel overtook under yellows

  • No Crofty, that's the slippery flag. Red and Yellow stripes...

  • Most exciting 16 laps ever

    no kidding. the race matched the build up.

  • Vettel past KOB under yellows earlier

  • Penalty for Vettel for passing under yellows has to come soon

  • Jensonnnnnnn hold onnn!!

  • Penalty for Vettel for passing under yellows has to come soon

    PEASE!

  • PEASE!

    PLEASE!

  • They got a photo of the damage quickly!!

  • how has newey got that picture?!

  • They aren't yellows, I did mention those earlier expecting that mix up :p

  • Penalty for Vettel for passing under yellows has to come soon

    Is going to have to happen.

  • They aren't yellows, I did mention those earlier expecting that mix up :p

    What are they?

  • red Bull must have photocopiers next to their pitwall

  • Come on stewards, investiagte Vettel

  • McLaren picked the wrong driver. Should have picked Hulk,

  • Photo of vettel damage studied by Newey

  • how has newey got that picture?!

    red bull prob still have those printers they used to print the red bulletin i'm guessing?

  • Slicks are quiker than inters again

  • i have never seen that before on the pitwall

  • McLaren picked the wrong driver. Should have picked Hulk,

    AMEN

  • What are they?

    Vertical red and yellow stripes. It's the slippery surface flag because the track is wet.

  • They aren't yellows, I did mention those earlier expecting that mix up :p

    They look very like yellow digi-flags to me

  • track coming back to the slicks. hold on JB hold on!

  • how has newey got that picture?!

    That is a printout of his psychic link to his cars.

  • i have never seen that before on the pitwall

    Adrian Newey printed it off FROM HIS BRAIN.

  • McLaren picked the wrong driver. Should have picked Hulk,

    *smug*

  • Adrian Newey printed it off FROM HIS BRAIN.

    :)

  • oh JB!!

  • 2s better for the slickers

  • They look very like yellow digi-flags to me

    If it were a yellow flag, it would also have been flashing.

  • McLaren picked the wrong driver. Should have picked Hulk,

    Straight swap with Sauber for Checo?

  • If it were a yellow flag, it would also have been flashing.

    i thought flashing = waving

  • If it were a yellow flag, it would also have been flashing.

    Thanks for that. :)

  • Rain expected to continue for 30 mins?!

  • If it were a yellow flag, it would also have been flashing.

    What are they then?

  • i thought flashing = waving

    If it were a waved yellow then there'd be just 1 stationary yellow in front of it.

  • Mclaren expect it to continue raining like this for 30mins.... BUT THEY STILL HAVE JB OUT ON SLICKS? wow...

  • Hulks got him

  • Holy cow.

  • Vertical red and yellow stripes. It's the slippery surface flag because the track is wet.

    For Steven.

  • C'mon Hulk!

  • Hulk takes the lead!!

  • NOOOOOOOO JENSON!!

  • HULK LEADS!!

  • What are they then?

    Vertical red and yellow stripes. It's the slippery surface flag because the track is wet.

  • Hulk smash!

  • if mclaren think its going to rain, why is JB still out????

  • Woot! Hulk!

  • why does hulk do good stuff at brazil?

  • Wow

  • Lewis in for more inters

  • HAM in for slicks

  • Hulk is happy.

  • Lewis pits again......

  • Lewis onto slicks?

  • Oops, slicks even

  • whT?

  • Screw the championship. Go Hulk!

  • Alonso pits again too

  • Hulk: Interlagos specialiat.

  • ALO in too!

  • I AM VERY CONFUSED.

  • Alonso in too

  • Too stressful

  • Right, we'll have to wait until this shakes out

  • Alonso in too

    vettel not!

  • Vettel stayed out

  • Problem with Alonso's front left I think

  • everyone back on slicks... come on JB!

  • Can we slow time down so we can comprehend everything?

  • The Hulk - knows a serious shortcut !!

  • Button is 27 seconds ahead of 3rd

  • Can we slow time down so we can comprehend everything?

    please!

  • they should rename this race to the Grand Prix of Confuse

  • Button is 27 seconds ahead of 3rd

    <3

  • Can we slow time down so we can comprehend everything?

    that would be optimal right now.

  • they should rename this race to the Grand Prix of Confuse

    Welcome to Brazil.

  • What a finale! - OK another 50 laps to go

  • Lewis almost lost it!

  • Vettel pits!

  • Seb boxing

  • This race is a metaphor for the whole season. The start is mental, and no one knows what's going on until the end!

  • VET might beat Alonso here

  • wow, red bull.

  • double red bull stop!

  • to clear up any confusion, bbc go to EJ.

  • double red bull stop!

    fun to see!

  • Alo beat Vettel

  • That was slick from Red Bull to do both that close

  • how much has changed since lap 1

  • Alo beat Vettel

    Vettel just needs to follow him homer.

  • Hulk not shaking JB. i Love a good win battle.

  • how much has changed since lap 1

    what does the f1.com lap chart look like?

  • EJ wants Webber to be the dog to get the informaton to be the man at the front to get the information.

    absolutely, Eddie!!

  • TED more bits have come off Vettel's car since he last saw it up close

  • Ted says Vettels car is falling apart, still

  • Ted 'more bits have come off Vettel's car since he last saw it'

  • Maybe Vettel's car will disintegrate.

  • Vettel just needs to cover Alonso

  • Ted 'more bits have come off Vettel's car since he last saw it'

    Ted in 5 laps time

    "Vettel is now driving without any wheels whatsoever"

  • how much has changed since lap 1

    Go to live timing and click on the lap chart tab.

  • Now Rosberg with a puncture! Debris??

  • so far, we've had... what/// 4 changes for the lead of this race... ON TRACK. excellent.

  • There is quite a bit of debris on the track

  • All drivers on slicks now. Time to look at the stategies.

  • so far, we've had... what/// 4 changes for the lead of this race... ON TRACK. excellent.

    YES

  • Go to live timing and click on the lap chart tab.

    Oh wow.

  • Go to live timing and click on the lap chart tab.

    it doesn't work on macs :(

  • This race is a metaphor for the whole season. The start is mental, and no one knows what's going on until the end!

    its been a great season

  • Hulk not shaking JB. i Love a good win battle.

    Gap slowly increasing though

  • hulk fastets lap

  • hULK

  • it doesn't work on macs :(

    i see it?

  • Ted 'more bits have come off Vettel's car since he last saw it'

    Has Newey built a shed weight button into the system

  • Didn't realize Perez was out. Wouldn't it be ironic if Kobayashi got 5th for Sauber ahead of Mercedes.

  • NLY 0.8 AHEAD THOUGH

  • sorry for caps

  • Gap slowly increasing though

    not as quick as it does when it's a red bull! :)

  • Which Merc had that puncture?

  • there is steam coming from christine's fingers :)

  • Which Merc had that puncture?

    Rosberg.

  • Which Merc had that puncture?

    ROS

  • Oh no, Rosberg, is your car hurt? Ha.

  • the exhaust is exposed!

  • Which Merc had that puncture?

    Rosberg

  • ROS

    :)

  • alonso saying lots of debri on the track

  • alo wants a safety car

  • Has Newey built a shed weight button into the system

    If Vet's care falls to bits will they have weight issues at the end?

  • Alonso - There is too much debris on the line

  • wow, there is!

  • JB goes fastest

  • Alonso's asking for a safety car, and you know it.

  • Alonso - There is too much debris on the line

    In English for Charlie

  • If Vet's care falls to bits will they have weight issues at the end?

    Doubt it / definitely not

  • If Vet's care falls to bits will they have weight issues at the end?

    No, FIA can apply "common sense" if bits have fallen off due to damage

  • oooooh, Rosberg took the fall for JB...

  • Vertical red and yellow stripes. It's the slippery surface flag because the track is wet.

    Or for Catalan Independence, election today #funfact

  • oooooh, Rosberg took the fall for JB...

    i bet Bono asked him to ;)

  • SC

  • i bet Bono asked him to ;)

    :D

  • Safety car!

  • safety cra!

  • Safety Car! Phew, we can catch our breath

  • *car!

  • SAFETY CAR DEPLOYED

  • alonso gets what he wants

  • pit JB.. PIT!

  • Hulk and But to pit?

  • free pit stop for Hulk and Button

  • Poor Hulk. A sure podium is now in question.

  • SC. Bad for Hulk and Button.

  • free pit stop for Hulk and Button

    YES!

  • So, lets look back at the first 23 laps:

    Summary:

    kajdhngsdjhegfdfhgioljgtlkhjt.hxkhdkhgjflsfjVETTELmbnshjdRAINLKJMBDALONSO....Hulk?....WOAH.

  • amazing the top two are 47 secs ahead because they've ptted twice less

  • I'm going to need to watch this again.

  • I'm going to need to watch this again.

    i want to save this race.. forever.

  • kajdhngsdjhegfdfhgioljgtlkhjt.hxkhdkhgjflsfjVETTELmbnshjdRAINLKJMBDALONSO....Hulk?....WOAH.

    LOL! So true!

  • kajdhngsdjhegfdfhgioljgtlkhjt.hxkhdkhgjflsfjVETTELmbnshjdRAINLKJMBDALONSO....Hulk?....WOAH.

    exactly.

  • If you buy that particular Mercedes is having the headlights flash like that still an option?

  • kajdhngsdjhegfdfhgioljgtlkhjt.hxkhdkhgjflsfjVETTELmbnshjdRAINLKJMBDALONSO....Hulk?....WOAH.

    seconded

  • amazing the top two are 47 secs ahead because they've ptted twice less

    Now 60s

  • Time for a breather. :D

  • only just ahead. oh Jenson... once this safety car period is over, get back your lead!

  • Button and Hulk both have to use harder tyre.

  • Rain in the pit lane

  • OK... let's er... let's... um.

  • i'm shaking. i love this sport, why would you watch any other sport.... ever... :)

  • Button and Hulk both have to use harder tyre.

    Do they? I mean, it is a wet race.

  • jb is the tyre master... but hulk has his talent too.

    twice he's done this in brazil.

  • good time for dinner to be done!

  • Button and Hulk both have to use harder tyre.

    Even though it's a wet race?

  • Do they? I mean, it is a wet race.

    But they didn't use the inter.

  • Do they? I mean, it is a wet race.

    they haven't used wet tyres tho?

  • 0th: Safety Car Mercedes, 1st, Hulk, FIFI Mercedes, 2nd, Button, Mclaren Mercedes.

  • OK... let's er... let's... um.

    :)

  • oh checo!

  • Quick - must check cake, don't do ANYTHING!

  • good time for dinner to be done!

    Mint sauce?

  • Button and Hulk both have to use harder tyre.

    They started on Hard, they'll need Mediums

  • How is Vettel still going? That Red Bull breaks if you breath on it wrong

  • How is Vettel still going? That Red Bull breaks if you breath on it wrong

    destiny

  • How is Vettel still going? That Red Bull breaks if you breath on it wrong

    The floor isn't built by Renault ;-)

  • I am literally over 5 mins behind!

  • How is Vettel still going? That Red Bull breaks if you breath on it wrong

    maybe they've used lots of tape...

  • How is Vettel still going? That Red Bull breaks if you breath on it wrong

    Duct tape and cable ties.

  • Heikki lost out in the double pit stops :(

  • How is Vettel still going? That Red Bull breaks if you breath on it wrong

    newey's special duck tape

  • How is Vettel still going? That Red Bull breaks if you breath on it wrong

    both vettle and web have taken hits today and are still running...

  • The land of misfit toys walking back.

  • How is Vettel still going? That Red Bull breaks if you breath on it wrong

    They are next to a gaffer tape manufacturer...

  • newey's special duck tape

    or duct? :)

  • i always get confused with this, but... do we still have the rule where backmarkers to get unlap themselves soon? or was that ages ago?...

  • i always get confused with this, but... do we still have the rule where backmarkers to get unlap themselves soon? or was that ages ago?...

    It came back.

  • i always get confused with this, but... do we still have the rule where backmarkers to get unlap themselves soon? or was that ages ago?...

    that rule still exists

  • or duct? :)

    I can't type, too much to see :P

  • i always get confused with this, but... do we still have the rule where backmarkers to get unlap themselves soon? or was that ages ago?...

    We still do. But everyone is on the lead lap.

  • or duct? :)

    There is a Duck Tape brand

  • Both Duct and Duck are used here..

  • It came back.

    i thought it did! but then i got confused when it went away, so i'm never sure if it's just wishful thinking :D

  • Red Bull is now sponsored by "Siem" after Vettel's accident

  • I can't type, too much to see :P

    But duck tape is much better in the rain anyway.

  • But duck tape is much better in the rain anyway.

    :D

  • Hilariously, Kovi now in 16th and Glock in 12th!

  • Just to get me head around it, 4th is 12 points yes? So Kobi needs to finish 3rd and hope Rosberg and Schumacher don't score?

  • Adrian looks worried

  • We still do. But everyone is on the lead lap.

    ah i know, but was just curious.. you know, thought i'd get the rule sorted in my head before the season really got under way.... oh.... erm.. yeah.

  • But duck tape is much better in the rain anyway.

    :D

  • Just to get me head around it, 4th is 12 points yes? So Kobi needs to finish 3rd and hope Rosberg and Schumacher don't score?

    it's not that impossible in this race!

  • Just to get me head around it, 4th is 12 points yes? So Kobi needs to finish 3rd and hope Rosberg and Schumacher don't score?

    Yup. Safety car means Mercs have a shot at scoring points though, especially Schumacher.

  • dan in ninth

  • We still do. But everyone is on the lead lap.

    Or not. Sorry about that.

  • G.Anderson: Vettel damage: reliability: OK Speed: loses 2 tenth

  • @WilliamsF1Team

    Pastor lost rear end grip and hit wall, he's back and ok but disappointed to end season like that

    @WilliamsF1Team

    Bruno squeezed out on first lap, he's not back in the paddock yet

    @Lotus_F1Team

    Sufficient carbon fibre debris on track to create next year's Brazil GP Team entry #FullBrazilian

  • I think they only put the safety car out because millions of people were running into blood pressure trouble

  • Yup. Safety car means Mercs have a shot at scoring points though, especially Schumacher.

    Just understanding permatations, in the event I prematurely celebrate Kobi finishing 4th.

  • c'mon Kart, ruins Seb's race again!

  • Or not. Sorry about that.

    my live timing says they are.. but a refresh proves that wrong. bless f1.com getting confused.

  • this is good, the unlappers are doing it hastily, and a short track too

  • Charlie gives away his lottery numbers.

  • I can't get a handle on this, the order is shuffling so frequently. The second 23 is going to be grand

  • Safety car worked out perfectly for Lewis

  • I feel like all of JBs work has gone now *sobs*

  • anyone know what tyres JB and Hulk have used? Both?

  • anyone know what tyres JB and Hulk have used? Both?

    both.

  • come on Charlie, lets get a move on!

  • Any rain clouds on the horizon?

  • Can I hope for a Kobi kamikaze move on Vettel on the restart?

  • I can confirm if people aren't sure. You only don't have to use both dry tyres if you yourself used a kind of wet tyre.

  • FOM translated Alonso's radio!!

  • ohhhh i like the translation service!!

  • FOM translated Alonso's radio!!

    Well, that's new!

  • Oooh a new service of translation on screen if drivers speak in non-English

  • Oooh a new service of translation on screen if drivers speak in non-English

    I wonder if they told Ferrari about that?

  • I can confirm if people aren't sure. You only don't have to use both dry tyres if you yourself used a kind of wet tyre.

    And the only people who have not used wet tyres are JB and Hulk and they have used both slick compounds so no-one has to pit again for tyres.

  • Oooh a new service of translation on screen if drivers speak in non-English

    FIA ruin Ferrari's only advantage.

  • I wonder if they told Ferrari about that?

    I expect a protest from Ferrari

  • ohh about 15mins till more rain. hope we've all recovered by now! it's not gonna get any less exciting! :D

  • Come on Safety Car!

  • FIA ruin Ferrari's only advantage.

    How long until Ferrari learn Zulu?

  • FIA ruin Ferrari's only advantage.

    Alonso still drives for them though.

  • I wouldn't like to be Force India's heart right now!

  • How long until Ferrari learn Zulu?

    Or Esperanto

  • Am guessing SC in at the end of this lap.

  • BBC shoehorning in Jordan 2003 reference

  • Alonso on medium, if it starts to rain again he'll get the advantage

  • FIA ruin Ferrari's only advantage.

    they are gonna have to make us their own language now...

  • THAT 2003 race. Fisi only won because his team-mate's suspension failed spectacularly.

  • Ok safety car I have had my roa... unspecified sunday related food, you can come in now.

    #confidentialfromamy

  • this SC period is actually quite welcome!

  • SC has been useful - made Mrs^ some dinner.

  • Ok safety car I have had my roa... unspecified sunday related food, you can come in now.

    Good timing

  • Am guessing SC in at the end of this lap.

    You're right

  • THAT 2003 race. Fisi only won because his team-mate's suspension failed spectacularly.

    Which made him very 'appy

  • Ok safety car I have had my roa... unspecified sunday related food, you can come in now.

    it worked!

  • ohh Martin thinks the tyres JB and Hulk are on are gonna warm up quicker!

  • Am guessing SC in at the end of this lap.

    And right on cue.

    it worked!

    They just waited for the backmarkers to catch up.

  • Too bad Checo is out, this is the perfect time for his wiper helmet.

  • Mmmm I also have a strawberry and lime rekorderlig.

  • Go Hulk!!

  • SC has been useful - made Mrs^ some dinner.

    that was quick. Nachos?

  • Crofty 'the best thriller since Micheal Jackson went into a recording studio;

  • and here... we... GO

  • They just waited for the backmarkers to catch up.

    I'm sure Charlie was insistent on my yorkshire pudds.

  • go JB! GO!

  • GREEN.

  • Hulk leads the field away in Brazil and not for the first year

  • that was quick. Nachos?

    Combo of oven-y / grill-y stuffs :)

  • kamui!!!

  • Webberr!!!

  • JEEEZ Louise

  • What is Mark doing?!

  • I love how neither of them knew what to do there :D

  • I was worried Hulk was Rubensing it.

  • Already mad

  • Webber - what a plonker

  • Kobiiiiiiii

  • Oh I bet there was yelling in Webbers earpiece then!

  • oh dear god

  • the wrong red bull fell back!

  • Web out on the wet

  • Paul!

  • Kamui!

  • Schumacher ahead of Webber!

  • Heart rate up again. :) Webber scared off the track by his team radio no doubt!

  • Kamui angling for a Ferrari drive.

  • come on paul!!

  • JB come on now! battling with the wrong driver!

  • Vettel vs Alo!!! ON TRACK!

  • look at hulk, wow.

  • Vettel vs Alo!!! ON TRACK!

    oh my timing is wrong, silly thing.

  • JB go go go!

  • oh my timing is wrong, silly thing.

    i have that too, it#s been a bit mad tpday

  • *today

  • DRS

  • NO LEWIS!

  • Aww lewis!

  • Sam Posey in the SPEED booth as it's their last broadcast. Nice to hear him.

  • Lewis takes Button! Intersesting

  • noooooooooooooooo *humph*

  • That is how to overtake

  • di resta should make an amazing move on vettel ;)

  • noooooooooooooooo *humph*

    you should know it's far from over!

  • di resta should make an amazing move on vettel ;)

    Or let Massa past and wait for the carnage

  • di resta should make an amazing move on vettel ;)

    amazing = crash ?

  • #confidentialfromamy

    i'm moving in, and learning welsh.

  • you should know it's far from over!

    oh yes, but i want it to be easy ;)

  • i'm moving in, and learning welsh.

    my new job means i can't learn any more welsh :9

  • Watch out Button!

  • *:(

  • If Nico Hulkenberg were Brazilian, he'd be a national hero.

  • And there was me predicting the Hulk for 1st spinner

  • Koby! that was amazing!

  • Glock has a puncture

  • No, Kobi!

  • Wow, Alonso moves further from podium!

  • Kobi needs 3rd remember

  • Kobayashi passes Alonso.

    Crofty says Leeeeroy Jenkins moment

  • hehehehe Crofty 'one more Leroy Jenkins moment for Kamui before he leaves!'

  • KAMUIIIII!

  • hehehehe Crofty 'one more Leroy Jenkins moment for Kamui before he leaves!'

    :D

  • this is crazy!

  • Wow, Alonso moves further from podium!

    And who's right behind him? >_>

  • di resta falling back smiley dan way up there!

  • Good boy Felipe, now aim for that bullseye on the RB

  • Massa lining up Vettel in his sights.

  • alonso on kamui!

  • Alo goes fastest S3.

  • Alonso takes 4th back again! Wwow

  • who needs drs? just have a hilly straight

  • Kimi off track.

  • Nice tankslapper Kamui!

  • Kobi nearly dropped it there

  • Cautious Vettel at the moment

  • rain is all F1 ever needs...

  • my new job means i can't learn any more welsh :9

    oh thats a shame. my cousin posts things like Ye fflyds yn llanfair pg di'r problem. Ma'r tywydd fod gwella fory yn ol pob son a gwaethygu eto dydd sadwrn on Facebook and now who's going to tell me what that says?

    Well, Google translate.

  • come on massa, go on!

  • Massa looming over Vettel now

  • who needs drs? just have a hilly straight

    That is what I said all along. Uphill straight followed by downhill braking zone

  • oh thats a shame. my cousin posts things like Ye fflyds yn llanfair pg di'r problem. Ma'r tywydd fod gwella fory yn ol pob son a gwaethygu eto dydd sadwrn on Facebook and now who's going to tell me what that says?

    Well, I can tell you what problem means

  • oh thats a shame. my cousin posts things like Ye fflyds yn llanfair pg di'r problem. Ma'r tywydd fod gwella fory yn ol pob son a gwaethygu eto dydd sadwrn on Facebook and now who's going to tell me what that says?

    Bore da.

  • Hulk is crazy fast...

  • I think Kobi will always be at the team in spirit.

  • Massa is driving like a champ today

  • FOM director must be having a mare knowing when to squeeze replays in

  • Hulk is crazy fast...

    crazy awesome

  • my new job means i can't learn any more welsh :9

    How? What? I do hope its time not telling you you can't?!

  • How? What? I do hope its time not telling you you can't?!

    Well the course was through the MoJ, and I don't work for the MoJ any more

  • Bore da.

    thats about as far as my welsh goes

  • Good move by Vettel to let him past

  • my new job means i can't learn any more welsh :9

    You have a new job?

  • crazy awesome

    i wanna see Hulk and Vettel in the same car!

  • massa. legend.

  • Massa ahead of Vettel!

  • Yes!

  • No Felipe use that Ferrari like the truck it is!

  • go massa :D

  • Cor that RBR is slow in a straight line

  • rob is happy!

  • massa. legend.

    wooohoooo! now we just need Smiley Dan to overtake Vettel....

  • Well the course was through the MoJ, and I don't work for the MoJ any more

    Phew....

    There is a good BBC course though :-)

  • now come on smiley dan!!!

  • thats about as far as my welsh goes

    Likewise, and it's the wrong time of day to say it anyway :/

  • Nearly half way now!

  • JENSON WILL YOU NOT LOOSE LEWIS PLEASE!

  • Hulk, now HAM purpling

  • wooohoooo! now we just need Smiley Dan to overtake Vettel....

    more than his career is worth.

  • There is a good BBC course though :-)

    Still evaluating other possibilities!

    It's a shame as I was really enjoying it

  • Smiley Dan won't be smiling if he passes Seb

  • more than his career is worth.

    pah! Mclaren will give him a job when they realise they don;t like Checo ;)

  • Kimi vs Schu now!

  • more than his career is worth.

    he makes for good smiley photos though.

  • Kimi vs Schu now!

    cringe

  • Kimi vs Schu now!

    I predicted this at the beginning of the year! Finally!!

  • Also, it's not Dan's fault that Vettel damaged his car and is a slow snail :)

  • There's only normal overtaking now. I'm bored.

  • Didn't schu pull off a mega overtake on Kimi here in his first retirement race?

  • Smiley Dan won't be smiling if he passes Seb

    He's bothered? Who was Vettel avoiding when he hit the SC board in Abu Dhabi again?

  • vettel now falling back down the field... Come on Alonso!

  • JB is fast in the first sector.

  • He's bothered? Who was Vettel avoiding when he hit the SC board in Abu Dhabi again?

    Dan would've probably been warned after that...

  • only halfway, fbfb!!!!

  • He's bothered? Who was Vettel avoiding when he hit the SC board in Abu Dhabi again?

    Vergne?

  • Massa! Close to a spin.

  • JB you have to be 2n'd cause Alo needs a podium and i wont have it be yours...

  • There are 'noises' upstairs and I do not want to go and look....

  • Vergne?

    Well it was a Toro Rosso anyway...

  • Massa! Close to a spin.

    snappety snaptastic

  • Silly Ben, they'll never let Felipe pass Fernando

  • Has anyone ever won the champ at Brazil by actually winning it? Oh Kimi I guess

  • oooh vettel almost lost it

  • Silly Ben, they'll never let Felipe pass Fernando

    felipe goes past, overtakes everyone than backs them into Alonso.

  • Crofty pointing out that as the track drys it puts Vettel is a bad situation handling wise.

    ..... and rain is due in a few mins.... hahahahaha

  • oooh vettel almost lost it

    i wish to see this again without the almost.

  • ..... and rain is due in a few mins.... hahahahaha

    oommmgggg

  • Has anyone ever won the champ at Brazil by actually winning it? Oh Kimi I guess

    Handed to him ;)

  • nice move by felipe!!!

  • Lovely overtake, Massa on Kobi

  • massa's been awesome 2nd half of this season.

  • calm before the storm right now

  • Late Breaking News from Massa... I'm Late Breaking into that corner

  • JB purple!!!

  • Vettel limping to championship glory here

  • felipe's best race. incredible.

    who would back felipe in the wet?

  • I can't believe Hulk is actually winning this one

  • Ted 'still a fine mist drizzle in the air'

  • nice move by felipe!!!

    Good thing Rob got that text msg to his wife done before the race, it's served them well.

  • mcLaren 3 points down on Ferrari now

  • massa's been awesome 2nd half of this season.

    its like hes finally recovered from spring in the face

  • *bounces*

  • Felipe v fast in S1 - that'll be the DRS for you

  • who would back felipe in the wet?

    He was imperious here in very similar conditions in 08.

  • who would back felipe in the wet?

    anywhere but silverstone :)

  • Raining heavier in T8

  • Felipe finds form and Ferrari finish above McLaren in the standings, who'd a thought it?

  • Pauli has spun

  • terrible race for di resta.

  • ohh paul...

  • Petrov 12th now

  • Wow Paulo

  • terrible race for di resta.

    terrible second half of the season.

  • terrible race for di resta.

    at the risk of angry responses... has he really had that good of a season?

  • So, who thinks PdR is better than Hulk?

  • terrible second half of the season.

    yes, terrible. :(

  • Spot the dry line...

  • i just cleaned my teeth and never took my eyes off the tv. i literally can never not have an ensuite ever again.

  • goooo Kimi!

  • wheel to wheel stuff!

  • Superb Kimi Schu battle!

  • kimi is incredible.

  • hoooly...

  • You'd think it was 10 years ago!

  • **jaw drops**

    Kimi & Schuey... :o

  • in those conditions as well.

  • Fair play from both of them

  • kimi is incredible.

    he has no fear....

  • AHHH! wow

  • Kimi got by Schumi

  • HAM is 'in the window'. I wonder how the tyres are doing. What rain may come?

  • Bruno with Lee on the beeb.

  • Ooh I think I caught up with comments.

  • at the risk of angry responses... has he really had that good of a season?

    First half was good. If you look at the points charts for the two FI drivers Paul has the lead for most of the season. Last half dozen races have been terrible. He was interviewed yesterday and says he is struggling because of his smooth driving style. Hulk is a bit more Hamilton than Button and that seems to suit the car/tyres

  • this has possibily been the best hour of F1 racing i have ever seen... ever.

  • Bruno blames Seb

  • Bruno blames Seb

    rightly so I might add

  • di Resta gets Schumi

  • Schu well and truly being shoved aside by the new guard

  • First FI win since Jordan if this continues

  • Bland last race for Schumi so far

  • Alonso falling back from that precious podium now

  • Schu well and truly being shoved aside by the new guard

    What does that make Rosberg, then...?

  • First FI win since Jordan if this continues

    coincidentally that was fisichella, who almost got FI's first win in... 2008?

  • Is Vijay in Brazil? I hope not!

  • this has possibily been the best hour of F1 racing i have ever seen... ever.

    do you still watch jensons win in monaco? i seem to recall a time you watched it daily :D

  • We've come along way since the days that the Red Bulls used to fall to pieces/ explode whenever they felt like it..

  • Cmon Webber, go rogue!

  • We've come along way since the days that the Red Bulls used to fall to pieces/ explode whenever they felt like it..

    DC didn't help :)

  • at the risk of angry responses... has he really had that good of a season?

    he seems lost. I'm glad there's a reason like driving style, though, Steven.

  • do you still watch jensons win in monaco? i seem to recall a time you watched it daily :D

    hehe... occasionally :D i also have most of JBs wins on dvd and recorded so they sometimes get put on while doing sketchbook work... kinda hoping i'll get this one too :D

  • Hope Hulk's bonus scheme is a good one

  • coincidentally that was fisichella, who almost got FI's first win in... 2008?

    No, Raikkonen beat him at Spa in the end.

  • he seems lost. I'm glad there's a reason like driving style, though, Steven.

    I said at the start of the season that I expected Hulk to have the upper hand and I was suprised it was not the case for a large part of the season

  • No, Raikkonen beat him at Spa in the end.

    That's what I mean, he almost got the win

  • TED DRIZZLE

  • No, Raikkonen beat him at Spa in the end.

    he said almost :)

  • coincidentally that was fisichella, who almost got FI's first win in... 2008?

    Spa 2009.

  • Ted 'it's started drizzling again'

  • "keep going mate"

    good advice that.

  • alonso needs the rain to come back, his mediums won't go to the end

  • Hope Hulk's bonus scheme is a good one

    If Willi Weber negotiated his contract before he and Hulk parted ways, I'm sure it will be great.

  • Is Vijay in Brazil? I hope not!

    Im sure his airline will get him there in a hurry!

    ...oh waitaminute

  • good advice that.

    hehehe Kimi has a good responce for that :)

  • Vijay is still staring angrily at EJ somewhere

  • Is Vettel nursing his car to the end? Seems so.

  • Vijay is still staring angrily at EJ somewhere

    context:

    http://twitpic.com/787uny

  • HAM slowly catching Hulk

  • Is Vettel nursing his car to the end? Seems so.

    slightly dangerous in a way, if people behind get some pace

  • Webber being slippy.

  • Webber getting very twitchy

  • oh, everytime i see webber go off i think it's vettel...

  • it's apparently raining again

  • Webber braked on the white line

  • oh, everytime i see webber go off i think it's vettel...

    happening to the wrong red bull!

  • White line there with Webber...

  • Webber getting very twitchy

    eek!

  • did Vettel have his DRS open early?

  • And people thought Ferrari would be better with Mark?

  • hehehehe Ted 'watch out Nico, here comes Lewis!!!'

    someone is getting excited!

  • did Vettel have his DRS open early?

    seriously though, where is the DRS line, because Vettel's was open through turn 3

  • And people thought Ferrari would be better with Mark?

    It's slippery.

  • seriously though, where is the DRS line, because Vettel's was open through turn 3

    it's midway through turn 3 i believe

  • someone is getting excited!

    #affinity

  • it's midway through turn 3 i believe

    correct

  • it's midway through turn 3 i believe

    ah ok, got it now!

  • come on Koby..... this is your chance... do... well.. be yourself.

  • it's midway through turn 3 i believe

    I thought on a Sunday the system was fixed so it was only possible at the lines.

  • come on Koby..... this is your chance... do... well.. be yourself.

    You have nothing to lose, apart from lose 6th in the championship.... don't do anything stupid man.

  • Martin saying Koby is backing Vettel into danger. behind Vettel is Mark.. he's fine..

  • Alonso can't seem to make headway, even if Vettel falls back

  • Martin saying Koby is backing Vettel into danger. behind Vettel is Mark.. he's fine..

    Mark is a danger to himself today

  • Alonso can't seem to make headway, even if Vettel falls back

    As it stands, if Vettel is 7th, Alonso needs to win the race to take the title.

  • I thought on a Sunday the system was fixed so it was only possible at the lines.

    It is, but it's been known to work incorrectly... for example Alonso in China was it?

  • wow, major wear for kamui.

  • hehehehe Crofty 'like a small ball of mozzerella cheese' - regarding the tyres.. lol!

  • With Vettel in P7, Alonso needs to win the race to be champion

  • It is, but it's been known to work incorrectly... for example Alonso in China was it?

    :) Let's hope the FIA were watching

  • Crofty saying, nice that there are some corner names here.

  • yellows?

  • Awww petrobv is off

  • Big flatspots on that caterham

  • That shot will be used in a montage later on.

  • I missed Red Bull turning infiniti into title sponsors.

  • Awww petrobv is off

    :(

  • Awww petrobv is off

    As is any chance of some cash

  • petrov, you silly, silly man.

  • Marussia loving this atm

  • As is any chance of some cash

    heikki ftw!

  • The only thing this race hasn't had so far?

    Super-Slo-Mos... Hasn't been time.

  • Don't cross the streams white lines.

  • best.tweet.ever - https://twitter.c…72749053111062529

    @NickHeidfeld Don't forget to breath #f1

  • Marussia are just rubbing salt in the wound now

  • Super-Slo-Mos... Hasn't been time.

    Only the same one a few times, Vettel's exhaust damage.

  • yellows again

  • and gone

  • yellows...

  • HULK!!!

  • poor Hulk

  • WHHAAATTT

  • Hamilton leads.

  • HULK IS SECOND

  • What? What?

  • hang on...

  • oh noooooooo

  • ohhhh Hulk spun...

  • https://twitter.c…72749624975032320

    James Roberts

    @JRobertsF1

    Interesting dilemma for Charles Pic now. Does he help Marussia or his future employers Caterham in their epic battle for tenth!?! #F1

  • he must feel AWFUL

  • poor Hulk

  • Oh, Nico did a Sergio.

  • come on Jenson. P2 please...

  • Nooo! Hulk

  • red Bull look like they think it's gonna rain

  • Hulk will be angry. You won't like him when he is angry

  • Rain

  • ...but not enough to give ALO the 3rd

  • So just like Button, Kobayashi is stopping Vettel's fightback through the field.

  • Oh Nico :(

  • one error, just one was enough

  • he must feel AWFUL

    but i bet he isn't crying... #stupidvettel

  • it looks very misty

  • Hulk Slip!

  • and McLaren overtake ferrari again!

  • one error, just one was enough

    force india have tyre temp issues

  • that tyre is a mess

  • Alonso's tyres are shoddy aren't they. Eeesh

  • Hulk Slip!

    He was soo close to Hulk Crash!

  • and McLaren overtake ferrari again!

    :)

  • Will Buxton - Seb's pass stands, no penalty. It's been reviewed many times. Yellow was a reflection from Pirelli sign. ???

  • Ted 'everyone;'s tyres are starting to hurt. Horner is out in the pitlane looking for rain'

  • There are so many championship battles going on!

  • Looks like we are in for another set of stops. Could be like roulette. Pit or don't pit at the right time and you cold be handed the race

  • Will Buxton - Seb's pass stands, no penalty. It's been reviewed many times. Yellow was a reflection from Pirelli sign. ???

    What? Three times?

  • Will Buxton - Seb's pass stands, no penalty. It's been reviewed many times. Yellow was a reflection from Pirelli sign. ???

    Went over this earlier. It wasn't a yellow flag, it was the red & yellow "oil" flag.

  • Alonso needs to be on the podium to have any chance right? SO WHY IS HE NOT FIGHTING?!

  • Went over this earlier. It wasn't a yellow flag, it was the red & yellow "oil" flag.

    thats not what race control is saying

  • Went over this earlier. It wasn't a yellow flag, it was the red & yellow "oil" flag.

    i'm not super convinced they would put the oil flag on a light board

  • Alonso needs to be on the podium to have any chance right? SO WHY IS HE NOT FIGHTING?!

    the longer he makes the soft tyres last, the more choice the team have.

  • What? Three times?

    no idea. :(

  • Vettel sliding about

  • i'm not super convinced they would put the oil flag on a light board

    I have seen those on the boards before

  • Alonso needs to be on the podium to have any chance right? SO WHY IS HE NOT FIGHTING?!

    He can't

  • i'm not super convinced they would put the oil flag on a light board

    It was being shown on the light boards around the track for several laps by that stage.

  • the longer he makes the soft tyres last, the more choice the team have.

    but i can't cope with this not knowing! hehehe

  • It was being shown on the light boards around the track for several laps by that stage.

    but that's really confusing

  • *adjusts tin hat*

  • go on seb, have a cheeky spin

  • Will Buxton - Seb's pass stands, no penalty. It's been reviewed many times. Yellow was a reflection from Pirelli sign. ???

    Buxton is talking garbage. Nothing unusual in that

  • yellows

  • yellow, where?

  • but that's really confusing

    Yes, it is.

  • long yellow.... what's happened?

  • Radio not working for seb!

  • Seb radio fail!

  • "Move the microphone seb"

  • Radio not working for seb!

    water?

  • It was being shown on the light boards around the track for several laps by that stage.

    why wouldn't race control just say that, then? I'm confused. Why say it was a Pirelli sign reflection if it was the wet track warning? Makes no sense.

  • Seb

    The radio does not work. Move the mic ???????

  • HOw long until Seb compares himself to Senna again.

  • inters for rosberg!

  • Hulk is faster than Ham

  • Ros on Inters

  • big move for nico!

  • why wouldn't race control just say that, then? I'm confused. Why say it was a Pirelli sign reflection if it was the wet track warning? Makes no sense.

    They're trying their hardest to not get involved in the championshi[

  • why wouldn't race control just say that, then? I'm confused. Why say it was a Pirelli sign reflection if it was the wet track warning? Makes no sense.

    F1 officiating - It makes no sense. Situation normal

  • The radio does not work. Move the mic ???????

    DC says it's stitched into balaclava

  • Slicks for smiley dan

  • Nico taking a necessary risk.

  • Smiley Dan puts on slicks

  • why wouldn't race control just say that, then? I'm confused. Why say it was a Pirelli sign reflection if it was the wet track warning? Makes no sense.

    Dunno, but if it's the same incident I'm thinking of that Sky replayed half an hour ago or so, Race Control are wrong.

  • MArk in for inters soon?

  • Nooo what happened in last 3 minutes? Tinyboy just upended a cup of tea in a box... (not mine!) and his sister ran away!

  • This FIA compliant electronic flag can display Oil flag... www.emmotorsport.…s/t1-light-panels

    Not sure it's the one they have though.

  • Nooo what happened in last 3 minutes? Tinyboy just upended a cup of tea in a box... (not mine!) and his sister ran away!

    fbfb is your friend :)

  • Slicks for red bull it seems

  • Vettel pits.

  • Vettel in

  • Vettel pits

  • Laptime for making the switch to inters is about 1.26

  • yellow

  • yellow ....?

  • Buxton is talking garbage. Nothing unusual in that

    Yes, true. We should consider it's Buxton saying 'my contact in race control.' Could mean anything.

  • everytime i see a yellow i worry it's JB...

  • long yellow

  • gone yellow

  • Softs

  • TED says no further rain

  • Hulk 1.5 behind 1st and going faster

  • Yes, true. We should consider it's Buxton saying 'my contact in race control.' Could mean anything.

    "My EXCITING and HUGE contact in Race Control... ADJECTIVE"

  • TED says big crack in Vettels rain

  • Ted: Big crack in Vettels floor. *giggle*

  • Vettel's rain? Vettel's floor

  • awww, kimi went off

  • Kimi found a secret road!

    Achievement Unlocked

  • Ted 'it's the same drizzle mizzle that's been in the air for the last 10mins'

    drizzle mizzle......

  • Kimi's found a new track

  • "My EXCITING and HUGE contact in Race Control... ADJECTIVE"

    exactly. It's probably the dog under the table.

  • Kimi detour

  • Achievement Unlocked

    :)

    Shame the gate was there

  • hahahaha Kimi went up a dead end

  • Hahahahaha that was amazing

  • ooh Kimi...

  • amazing

  • Raikkonen going downtown.

  • THIS RACE HAS EVERYTHING!!!

  • if you do that on F1 2012 you get warped back to the track

  • you think you've seen it all...

  • Kimi reaches the parts other drivers don't

  • Hulk right behind lewis!

  • Kimi getting lost, lol

  • that's where Kimi stopped in FP3, you'd think he'd know it was a dead end

  • what the...?

  • Ice Cream hunt

  • 1.1 Hulk to Ham

  • Kimi still rallyes!

  • Katherine was that Narnia?

  • Kimi tempted to have a look again

  • It suddenly looks darker there

  • you think you've seen it all...

    martin ' if he'd have turned up for his track walk he would hve known all about that....'

  • Where the..?

  • Katherine was that Narnia?

    :) :)

  • HULK!

  • OMG!!!!

  • OOHOHOHOHJHKHJK

  • NO!

  • CRASH

  • CONTACT! Hulk & Ham,

  • NOOOOOO

  • nooooooooooooooooooo

  • NO NO NO NO NO!!!!

  • aaaaaaaa

  • nooooo

  • BUTTON LEADS

  • ALONSO!!!!!!

  • Silly Lewis & Hulk!

  • Can we have an F1 Debrief called Kimi Raikkonen's Magic Detour?

  • But JB and ALO?!

  • Yes!

  • alonso on the podium :)

  • ALONSO LEADS THE CHAMP

  • OOHHHHHHHHHHH

  • The race that keeps on giving.

  • Lewis crashes..... JB 1st.... Alonso has the championship....?

  • lewis is gonna get black flagged

  • Lewis back on track???

  • Bye Bye Lewis!

  • NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    I'm YELLING!

  • Don't understand Lewis not taking the inside line into the corner

  • was that heikki? oooof

  • come on alonso

  • Hulk lost the back of his car

  • Hulk slid into him!

  • Hulk lost the back end

  • awwww poor hulk :(

  • vettel pits!

  • Shame, BIG BIG Shame

  • racing incident

  • Vettel for inters..

  • Vette; back in for another stop!!!!

  • oh good, not really heikkis fault.

  • Vettel on INters

  • Seb on inters

  • ALONSO!!!

  • I'll say it again!! JB AND ALONSO

  • Vettel gambling!!

  • Hulk's fault. He lost the back end. Happens a lot at that corner and an entirely forgiveable mistake

  • Alonso must be doing his demon laughing now.

  • Very long stop for Vettel, no tyres ready for him

  • Ted 'Vettel, no tyres were waiting for him!'

  • that mclaren parked scared me for a second.

  • yaaaaaay

  • Lewis has stopped

  • OMG Everything has changed now. Alonso back in the lead

  • OMG ALONSO

  • WOOOAHH

  • JB leading and Alonso's championship?? THIS WOULD BE THE BEST RACE EVER!

  • Alonso needs inters

  • EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING AGAIN

  • OMG Everything has changed now. Alonso back in the lead

    BUT Alonso may need to stop too.

  • RBR screwed up pit stop for VET. No radio?

  • oh

  • Wrong tyre to be on, surely?

    Although saying that, nice catch Alonso!

  • OMG This race

  • Crofty: "Multiple cats being thrown into a tree full of pigeons"

  • Hamilton just wanted to be on the inside of the track.

  • careful now

  • Alonso BE CAREFUL

  • Alonso has incredible car control, Not many would have saved that

  • Best race of the year!

  • This. Is. The. Best!!!

  • Best race of the year!

    e.v.e.r

  • What. A. Race!

  • What now. What now!?!?!

  • Crofty: "Multiple cats being thrown into a tree full of pigeons"

    Great quote

  • red bull didnt have the tyres out!!!

  • Light boards are showing the oil flag again. Red & Yellow.

  • i fell sick... so..awesome...

  • Seriouls need the rate the race to go up to 11 on this one!!

  • No tyres for Seb Vet

  • Seriouls need the rate the race to go up to 11 on this one!!

    11 out of 5!!!

  • Crofty: "Multiple cats being thrown into a tree full of pigeons"

    :D best...quote of the year!

  • What a championbship decider

  • Alonso has incredible car control, Not many would have saved that

    That might be championship wining car control there

  • Alonso pits.

  • 11 out of 5!!!

    Yup: 1,2,3,4,5,11

  • Wooowooaaahhh

  • ALo pits

  • Vettel back into champ position..

  • OH MY GOD! Sitting there with NO TIRES! argh! Even though it's Vettel and I don't mind..the anguish of SITTING there.

  • everyones off all over the place. they need dougal.

    irishjaunt.com/wo…d-careful-now.jpg

  • Vettel back into champ position..

    great move

  • Yet again Button stays out...

  • is hulk still running????

  • JB still out

  • Hulkenburg has a drive through

  • is hulk still running????

    YES!!

  • YES!!

    totally missed that!!!

  • Drive Through for Hulk.

    Giving one to Vettel for Senna yet? >:(

  • I think my live timing is telling lies - Hulk is still running?

  • Oh come on, how can Hulk get a penalty for that and Seb doesn't for hitting Senna?!

  • Massa will let him through

  • Drive through for HULK!?

  • What is happening

  • Button still on dry tyres. #Hero

  • Whoever wins the championship today deserves it. Holding everything together today!!!

  • Hulk penalty and Massa gift could switch it back?

  • Vettel has the championship by 3points atm......

  • JB pit?

  • Button in

  • I admire christine's everything for having to FBFB this

  • JB pits! for inters

  • I admire christine's everything for having to FBFB this

    she need a hug

  • I think it is a bit harsh to penalise Hulk for that. That was a racing incident in very difficult conditions. No way is it worth a penalty

  • I admire christine's everything for having to FBFB this

    dear lord, yes.

  • I think it is a bit harsh to penalise Hulk for that. That was a racing incident in very difficult conditions. No way is it worth a penalty

    Agreed

  • That couldve been a trulli-sutil moment

  • can you force Kamui off like that?

  • I admire christine's everything for having to FBFB this

    she is a very wonderful person for sacrificing her fingers for this.

  • how did hulk get close enough to try a pass on lewis?

  • I think it is a bit harsh to penalise Hulk for that. That was a racing incident in very difficult conditions. No way is it worth a penalty

    I agree! He just lost traction like everyone else is.

  • actually thatsb all this race needs, trulli and sutil sissy fight

  • ohhh i'm gutted for Lewis. :(

  • can you force Kamui off like that?

    Can we all agree no, and put Kobi up to 3rd?

  • The F1 2012 season might surpass Buffy season 6 as the best box set ever,

  • ohhh i'm gutted for Lewis. :(

    Absolutely.

  • how did hulk get close enough to try a pass on lewis?

    backmarkers

  • she is a very wonderful person for sacrificing her fingers for this.

    ~Good job this is the last race - she'll need the months rest (slow-typing)

  • it looks a lot wetter now!

  • New rain

  • Absolutely.

    he deserved a podium for this race... :(

  • oh, poor Lewis.

  • oooooohh something fell off Seb's car

  • weather forecasts are so rubbish here in Sao Paulo

  • bit more car falling off

  • 'new rain has just developed' .... amazing. ..

  • he deserved a podium for this race... :(

    not the best end to his first mclaren career

  • Next weather update for the teams on that screen:

    "you know what? I give up. Tell for yourselves."

  • Vettel now 7th, which should be enough if Alonso is just 3rd.

  • "you know what? I give up. Tell for yourselves."

    "just look up, people."

  • Alonso will be second. Vettel 8th

  • not the best end to his first mclaren career

    his second mclaren career will be much more sucessful tho :)

  • 7th*

  • Oh man it looks reealllly wet in the background

  • how is scumi now 6th?

  • Confused now. If Alonso is 2nd, Vettel needs to be...?

  • Alonso will be second. Vettel 8th

    unless webber slows down :)

  • Charles pic is 11th!

  • how is scumi now 6th?

    SKILLZ.

  • Confused now. If Alonso is 2nd, Vettel needs to be...?

    7th

  • New rain

    old rain is soo lap 12

  • Brundle: "they both have team mates ahead of them to give them places"

  • his second mclaren career will be much more sucessful tho :)

    i am already counting down the days :D

  • New rain

    With new and improved everything.

  • Massa is gonna have an off or somethign that means he is 6secs a lap slower for a lap... you just watch..

  • old rain is soo lap 12

    :D

  • possible change to wets sooon?

  • Seb, please just go ahead and throw it away!

  • Extreme wets soon?

  • i am already counting down the days :D

    i'm sure it'll correspond with his 2nd championship too ;)

  • 12 laps to go

  • Ted 'rain getting heavier'

  • this race needs a cool fuel controversy

  • TED: "Proper drops now"

  • Extreme wets soon?

    Don't think so.

  • poor Lewis :(

  • 12 laps to go

    no, it needs to last forever.

  • I'd like to see Koby try and take Vettel.

  • omg I'm going to cry at Lewis

  • gutted for lewis :(

  • too many non finishes for lewis this year, sadly

  • I think we need to send Lewis a SPC hug!

  • omg I'm going to cry at Lewis

    man tears

  • gutted for lewis :(

    Gutted for Hulk too

  • big hugs at mclaren

  • Bernie, if you're listening, can we have all 19 races at Brazil next season?

  • I think we need to send Lewis a SPC hug!

    yes

  • an applause at McLaren for Lewis.

  • gutted for lewis :(

    Totally. He has so much bad luck. That was self-inflicted though. Never should have taken a wide entry to that corner

  • Alonso 3 seconds behind Massa

  • big hugs at mclaren

    they're listening to us! ;)

  • JB has a very healthy lead now

  • I think we need to send Lewis a SPC hug!

    i might stay out of it, last time i went near him i jinxed him.

  • Totally. He has so much bad luck. That was self-inflicted though. Never should have taken a wide entry to that corner

    so much speed and so little grip

  • Totally. He has so much bad luck. That was self-inflicted though. Never should have taken a wide entry to that corner

    Although clearly the inside line didn't have much grip

  • Totally. He has so much bad luck. That was self-inflicted though. Never should have taken a wide entry to that corner

    Blocked the Caterham

  • Owen Wilson is frozen in tension.

    or acting.

  • love that the f1 timing app have screwed up the tyres again. saying massa out there on slicks

  • I think we need to send Lewis a SPC hug!

    second that.

  • DC: "One of the Owen brothers" :)

  • So that's where Ferrari got their nose from #OwenWilson

  • JB has a very healthy lead now

    do.not.jinx.this....

  • JB happy on the inter

  • hehehehehe

    i like the 'roger' :D

  • So that's where Ferrari got their nose from #OwenWilson

    Quote of the day!

  • Roger!

  • DC: "One of the Owen brothers" :)

    Oh dear! hahahaha

  • Heikki pitting, gambling on the wets? or onto inters?

  • there's alonso's position :)

  • there is the ferrari swap.

  • charles pic to win!

  • How many points for 7th?

  • Amazing overtake by Alonso there ;)

  • Kobi is 3.6 behind Vettel but over 1s slower on the last lap

  • How many points for 7th?

    6

  • oh an, it could be just 1 point to vettel if it ends like this

  • Vettel only ONE place above the threshold

  • cmon kamui!

  • How many points for 7th?

    Enough for Vettel to take the title if Alonso doesn't win.

  • Alonso needs two more points!!!!

    Well you're gonna have to catch JB...

  • I think the BBC gave the overtake of the season too soon after that pass.

  • Although clearly the inside line didn't have much grip

    He didn't need that much grip. Heikki was going wide so Hulk could not have passed him on the outside. Hulk found plenty grip on the inside. He only went sideways because he carried enough speed in to make the pass. Lewis could have gone in slow, parked it on the apex and then exitted the corner first.

    Easy to say that sitting here of course

  • Points:

    25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

  • Has his alternator stopped alternating yet?

  • Jenson to move over maybe? :P

  • one point in it at the mo! OH GOODNESS

  • Jenson to move over maybe? :P

    No chance. McLaren would not help Ferrari

  • Vettel's car has holes in it.... maybe it'll fill up with water and he'll just slow down... #hopeful

  • Vettel's car has holes in it.... maybe it'll fill up with water and he'll just slow down... #hopeful

    I like your thinking

  • No chance. McLaren would not help Ferrari

    I know can hope though.

  • Can RB turn Mark's car off remotely?

  • Has his alternator stopped alternating yet?

    it breaks when it gets hot. he has extra cooling now.

  • No chance. McLaren would not help Ferrari

    2nd in constructors to fight for too

  • it breaks when it gets hot. he has extra cooling now.

    Water & Electricity don't mix

  • Alonso needs to stop not winning by 1 point.

  • 2nd in constructors to fight for too

    nah McL have lost that with Ham gone

  • Every time someone says Abu Dhabi I think yabba dabba.

  • Pic up in 12th, hah!

  • 2nd in constructors to fight for too

    Ferrari pretty much have that now.

  • Willing Schumi to take some of Seb's wing...

  • I like that the battle for 10th is actually happening on track.

  • Pic up in 12th, hah!

    the £7m position

  • Couple of drivers on full wets

  • Hulk still pushing for a posium

  • Water & Electricity don't mix

    Gaffer tape drainage ;)

  • vettel all over schumi

  • Hulk still pushing for a posium

    podium*

  • come on Schumi, dont get easy to overtake now....

  • Schumi, do your swipe.

  • Oh thats pathetic.

  • Cautious Vettel.... Mercs all over the place

  • oh Michael!

  • HATE that guy.

  • Schumacher i hate you.

  • Teams doing it in the team I understand. That's just stupid.

  • Meanwhile Pic 12th, Petroc 13th

  • Nice one, Schumi. :)

  • GERMANS!!! Grrrr

  • No effrot what so ever..pfft.

  • German pulls over to help fellow German in title race shock...

  • well at least his last move in F1 was ridiculous...

  • michael you're a weak old man. just chuff off.

  • Schumi is a jerky jerk jerk.

  • Teams doing it in the team I understand. That's just stupid.

    He wouldn't have done that in any other race

  • Meanwhile Pic 12th, Petroc 13th

    !.3 secs apart!

  • Teams doing it in the team I understand. That's just stupid.

    Patriotism. Vettel had it anyway

  • michael you're a weak old man. just chuff off.

    7 world titles says otherwise. ;)

  • 6 laps to go :(

  • does pic help his current team or let petrov through to fund his future team?>

  • ohhhh i'n so sad...

    JB.. just give Alonso the lead :(

  • Looks like Ms Holt will be clicking publish on Vettel's article in 6 laps

  • Looks like Ms Holt will be clicking publish on Vettel's article in 6 laps

    *keeps fingers crossed f1 fanatic incorrectly publish a Lewis article early*

  • JB has a pitstop in his pocket - Ted - cute phrase.

  • We made Vettel crash, we made it rain, now let's concentrate on his car disintergrating completely!

  • does pic help his current team or let petrov through to fund his future team?>

    oooooh

  • JB has a pitstop in his pocket - Ted - cute phrase.

    It's a Brundleism.

  • 7 world titles says otherwise. ;)

    He will always have those titles but he is still going to get older and weaker. Fangio has 5 but he is still dead

  • We made Vettel crash, we made it rain, now let's concentrate on his car disintergrating completely!

    *concentrates*

  • does pic help his current team or let petrov through to fund his future team?>

    Caterham...

  • 5 laps to go

  • *concentrates*

    Oi!

  • petrov is past pic!

  • Petrov!

  • PETROV DOES IT!!!

  • He will always have those titles but he is still going to get older and weaker. Fangio has 5 but he is still dead

    He's still stronger than any of us, I'm sure.

  • PETROV!

  • did pic let that happen?

  • He's still stronger than any of us, I'm sure.

    He is not racing us

  • JB.. just give Alonso the lead :(

    It's only 20 seconds...

  • He will always have those titles but he is still going to get older and weaker. Fangio has 5 but he is still dead

    haha

  • Alonso helping Petrov helping Pic.

  • Where does Vettel need if Alonso wins?

  • petrov saves heikki's drive?

  • He is not racing us

    And he's 7th, with Rosberg 15th.

  • Hulk - do your job as Seb goes by!

  • Where does Vettel need if Alonso wins?

    4th.

  • Mike - 4th

  • petrov saves heikki's drive?

    i hope so!

  • Where does Vettel need if Alonso wins?

    4th

  • I don't think Schumi let Vettel through. He's now 18s behind Vettel.

  • Live Constructors graphic is filled with zeroes, but a crucial up and down arrow is all that matters

  • Where does Vettel need if Alonso wins?

    Alonso can't catch JB......

  • did pic let that happen?

    sidepodcast.com/e…2#comment-3101175

  • 4th

    So Mark would make him 5th... not enough

  • didnt JB say he'd prefer Alonso to be champion?

    go ob JB, you know you want to...

  • *on

  • Smiley Dan is charging after both of the minnows

  • di resta gets vernie.

  • Whatever happens... this will be JB's 15th win. and that's HUGE for me <3

  • I don't think Schumi let Vettel through. He's now 18s behind Vettel.

    7.4s

  • Just passed 2000 comments

  • red bull telling vettel to chill out.

  • Rocky warning Vettel through his broken radio

  • Yes lets let Seb think he wins then penalize him..

  • Just passed 2000 comments

    crazy race

  • Will Petrov save his seat for next year with 12th?

  • crazy race

    We were over 500 before the race started

  • Rocky warning Vettel through his broken radio

    Broken mic, he can still hear

  • "Let's keep it on the black stuff" :)

  • If Vettel breaks the car or throws it off cause he can't slow down, that would be the icing ont he cake

  • i really wanted Alo to become the next 3 x champion :(

  • "Let's keep it on the black stuff" :)

    anyone for a guinness?

  • Kinda happy that Vettel's mic isn't working as we head to the chequered flag.

  • i really wanted Alo to become the next 3 x champion :(

    *concentrates*

  • we still have the last corner of the last lap!....

  • Will Petrov save his seat for next year with 12th?

    ricciardo on his way to ruin it.

  • MEGA jiggle for Horner.

  • Will Petrov save his seat for next year with 12th?

    I'll say it quietly, but I think Petrov has had the better season compared to Kovalainen.

  • "Let's keep it on the black stuff" :)

    the run off area is black too, go off seb

  • Kinda happy that Vettel's mic isn't working as we head to the chequered flag.

    true.

  • When will Vettel's car remember it has a French engine?

  • it feels like weeks ago that Vettel spun on lap 1. What a race

  • anyone for a guinness?

    I've just started a wine. #tootense

  • Also... we get a JB, Alonso and Massa podium, the podium interview is gonna be GREAT!

  • it'll feel so so wrong for vettel to have more championships than alonso :(

  • Can we hope for a cheeky JB spin?

  • champion won't be on the podium to celebrate :(

  • I've just started a wine. #tootense

    i've just realised how hard i've been gripping my rekordelig, it's caused a brief imprint on my palm...

  • it'll feel so so wrong for vettel to have more championships than alonso :(

    yesss!!!

  • Can we hope for a cheeky JB spin?

    NO

  • can we have vettel spin instead of Alonso?

  • it'll feel so so wrong for vettel to have more championships than alonso :(

    cause he's a quitter.

  • it'll feel so so wrong for vettel to have more championships than alonso :(

    very true

  • I bet vettel won't even sing Queen like proper champions

  • i've just realised how hard i've been gripping my rekordelig, it's caused a brief imprint on my palm...

    I can play Au Claire De La Lune on the Rekordelig.

  • Kamui spins

  • yellow. Kamui,

  • Yellow - Kobayashi

  • I can play Au Claire De La Lune on the Rekordelig.

    :)

  • Oh Kobi!

  • cause he's a quitter.

    He said he'd quit, but what matters is what he did - and he didn't quit.

  • I wonder is Schu chopped him

  • sugar.

  • racing incident

  • He said he'd quit, but what matters is what he did - and he didn't quit.

    i think you live in opposite land

  • Schumi left him a car width

  • Kobi! How could you miss! :C

  • I can't stand the RBR celebrations either on the radio or their music

  • A JB win to start the season and end the season :)

  • But Seb has no mic :D

  • Yellow...

  • ohhh di resta!

  • yellows again.. please be VET

  • A JB win to start the season and end the season :)

    A shame he only had one other win in between.

  • He said he'd quit, but what matters is what he did - and he didn't quit.

    semantics. he'll always be the quitter to me #newschumi

  • PAULLLLLL

  • that#'ll be a SC finish...

  • BIG one...

  • cant we pool our money and lure newey away from rbr?

  • No! SC end's the season!

  • THAT IT

  • Paul di Resta has had a big crash

  • THATS IT

  • SC?

  • Safety car!!

  • Vettel is champion

  • racing incident

    Isn't it the same as Hulk and Hamilton? (with the exception of no one taken out)

  • is he okay!?!?!

  • SC Vettel World Champion

  • PAULLLLLL

    whoa.

  • BOOO

  • he lpooks to be ok, phew

  • what a joke

  • And that will do it.

  • He's moving and shuffling

  • Petrov up to 11th then

  • is he okay!?!?!

    he's moving

  • he's got out ok :)

  • Wow, well I guess after a race like that, a SC finish was the final flourish

  • ohh Paul... thanks for giving the win to JB :)

  • PdR with a Webber 2003.

  • Looks like Paul lost the back end, steered to correct and that took him into the wall

  • time for Vettel's car to break.

  • ending under yellow. BOO.

  • Anti climax

  • Unless Vettel's car dies this lap... >_>

  • Wow, well I guess after a race like that, a SC finish was the final flourish

    It tried to be like 2008. It really did. But it just wasn't quite the same.

  • Paul deserves the sack for ruining this finish

  • ah well, 3 points is better than 1 i guess.

    i'm going to go to bed now. i dont want to see any vettel interviews at 5 in the morning.

  • 11th for Caterham

  • Caterham 11th

  • spin off under the SC, seb!

  • Petrov 11th.

  • ending under yellow. BOO.

    Don't like it but better than green, white, checker

  • safety car in??...

  • I never thought Caterham would do it. Wow. This race, guys.

  • Anyone for doughnuts?

  • That means Pic WILL be 12th, but Petrov is 11th!

  • I never thought Caterham would do it. Wow. This race, guys.

    same

  • I never thought Caterham would do it. Wow. This race, guys.

    amazing effort!

  • Paul deserves the sack for ruining this finish

    Sorry but that is ridiculous

  • I never thought Caterham would do it. Wow. This race, guys.

    wonderful stuff...

  • i'm going to go to bed now. i dont want to see any vettel interviews at 5 in the morning.

    I don't blame you. G'night/morning.

  • safety car in??...

    Last lap.

  • Paul deserves the sack for ruining this finish

    harsh!

  • Don't like it but better than green, white, checker

    Amen.

  • i'm going to go to bed now. i dont want to see any vettel interviews at 5 in the morning.

    sleep well!!

  • Don't think I can watch the Seb Vettel lovein thats coming.

  • Safety car comes in so you don't finish under safety.

  • Well done Jenson :)

  • Don't like it but better than green, white, checker

    true.

  • Realtime going nuts. Can barely comment on the desktop no.

  • Jenson WINNNNNNNNSSSSS!!! (Ignoring that Vettel won the championship)

  • i'm going to go to bed now. i dont want to see any vettel interviews at 5 in the morning.

    Enjoy your two hours sleep

  • Petrov the 10 million dollar man

  • *counces*

  • Damn you seb! Well done though

  • yep thats me out too, cheers everyone, great year, disappointing finish.

  • That finished has left me a little deflated

  • *bounces* even.

  • That was anticlimatic

  • Damn you seb! Well done though

    Yep.

  • The perfect race to sum up how crazy this seaosn has been

  • Wow, the finish didn't ruin it for me. I never thought with a 13 pt difference that it would be so tense all race long!

  • A dramatic and unpredictable end to a dramatic unpredictable season.

  • Of course, the big result of the day, was Kobayashi scoring Saubers first points since Japan.

  • Woo!

    I can hear the paperwork at MKC and English Partnerships starting already :-)

  • Petrov the 10 million dollar man

    Looks like he might be back in F1 yet. He got Caterham's TWO best finishes, IIRC.

  • Horner almost in tears

  • we could not ask for more than that. f1 truly delivered.

  • awwww tears get to me.. whoever they are...

  • we could not ask for more than that. f1 truly delivered.

    good ol' interlagos

  • we could not ask for more than that. f1 truly delivered.

    we could not ask for more than that. f1 truly delivered.

    best.sport.in.the.world.

  • Now that was a great race. So much better than Austin

  • 2013 is going to be rubbish, isn't it?

  • Well he was faceing backwards with a hole in his rear at the back of the pack on lap 1, so... good job

  • Not the most popular comment, But!

    ...Thats what you get for celebrating the championship at Monza WHEN YOU DIDNT WIN THE RACE

  • F1 - you have done this season proud

  • AND JENSON WINS!!! YEAH BABY! :D :D :D

  • Now that was a great race. So much better than Austin

    austin was a good race for a completely dry, new tilke circuit!

    this had COMPLETELY DIFFERENT circumstances.

  • Kimi faltered at the very end - he didn't complete every racing lap in the season as he was a lap down at the end. Boo.

  • Now that was a great race. So much better than Austin

    Just always have to take your shot, don't you....

  • Now that was a great race. So much better than Austin

    Gotta agree.

  • ...Thats what you get for celebrating the championship at Monza WHEN YOU DIDNT WIN THE RACE

    you're never going to get over such a non-event are you?!

  • At least Fernando gave it everything...

    Still :(

  • ...Thats what you get for celebrating the championship at Monza WHEN YOU DIDNT WIN THE RACE

    #getoverit

  • Will they get Vettel on the podium for the live interview

  • ...Thats what you get for celebrating the championship at Monza WHEN YOU DIDNT WIN THE RACE

    when did that happen?

  • you're never going to get over such a non-event are you?!

    This helps :)

  • ‏@jessybondgirl

    Fantastic way to end the season! Won the first race and the last race! Love it!!!

    :D

  • when did that happen?

    it didn;t happen

  • Really heavy rain now!

  • :p

  • Seb didn't make it easy on himself

  • photographer rush!

  • Ooh, Felipe on the podium though!

  • you're never going to get over such a non-event are you?!

    Well, it was good, and I disagree with Steven there. But this was still better.

  • Bodygurard fighting off the togs!

  • there's gonna be a fight!

  • ...Thats what you get for celebrating the championship at Monza WHEN YOU DIDNT WIN THE RACE

    You love the stir the pot, huh? :) He was in front of the Tifosi, enjoying the moment.

  • Go on stewards, give Vettel a time pen for the Senna accident at the start... >:)

  • ...Thats what you get for celebrating the championship at Monza WHEN YOU DIDNT WIN THE RACE

    bless you nick.

  • Well, it was good, and I disagree with Steven there. But this was still better.

    I wasn'r referring to steven, I meant Nick's crazy Monza comments

  • Horner "I don't wanna go through a race like that again!"

  • Seb "Thanks for moving over Michael"

  • Go on stewards, give Vettel a time pen for the Senna accident at the start... >:)

    TeeHee

  • Horner "I don't wanna go through a race like that again!"

    i doooooooo!

  • Horner: I'm completely shattered, I never want to go through a race like that again

  • hahaha bless you Vettel..

  • that poor fia delegate

  • fernando :(

  • It all sinks in for Alonso

  • can a photographer please get me a shot of JB celebrating...

  • awww Alonso... :'(

  • Bull Rider Seb

  • Alonso has to go on the podium now...

  • can a photographer please get me a shot of JB celebrating...

    sorry Lou, it's a shame that JB's win is actually way down the list of things that happened today!

  • Schumi's non existant defending should lead to FIA BANNING HIM!

    ....wait that won't work

  • oh, Fernando.

  • Alonso has to go on the podium now...

    Keeping his helmet on?

  • I think... Alonso may push ferrari even harder next year. next championship MUST be his.

  • massa on the podium will be lovely :)

  • Only 1 happy guy on the podium. Great race JB

  • sorry Lou, it's a shame that JB's win is actually way down the list of things that happened today!

    someone must have a pic of him getting out... bloody Vettel.

  • So, does this mean Vitaly saves Heikki's job?

  • So, does this mean Vitaly saves Heikki's job?

    Can't Vitaly save his own job??

  • So, does this mean Vitaly saves Heikki's job?

    Or his own!

  • So, does this mean Vitaly saves Heikki's job?

    I think Pic did it by giving him the position

  • michael who?

  • Can't Vitaly save his own job??

    I think he just did. Still needs to bring some cash though.

  • michael who?

    :)

  • Only 1 happy guy on the podium. Great race JB

    i think JB will be supportive of Alonso, i just get the feeling he'll be sensitive in this situation. Alonso gets to feel how Massa did in 2008. I hate that someone has to loose out :(

  • DC scored points for red bull, who'da believed it

  • (some of the) gerrrrrrmans

  • michael who?

    Never heard of him

  • michael who?

    Andretti? o:)

  • A great, great showdown

  • michael who?

    *heh*

  • michael who?

    The first driver Seb talked to after getting out of the car.

    Fernando who? ;)

  • alonso should be IMMENSELY proud of 2012 and how far he pushed that car :)

  • high fives to christine. dunno how she covered that today.

    stunned the server is still running.

    glad to have shared that one.

  • alonso should be IMMENSELY proud of 2012 and how far he pushed that car :)

    it was a piece of crap, really.

    hehe

  • The first driver Seb talked to after getting out of the car.

    #minischumi

  • Well this season has been the best one I've ever experienced.

  • Fangio. Schumacher. Vettel.

    Three in a row. Well done.

  • Vettel stepped off the weighing machine and was hugging horner, Katherine looked up at the tv and noticed Vettel and one of the other drivers on the weighing machine and said, "how freakin' tall is he"?

  • Well this season has been the best one I've ever experienced.

    handsdown

  • high fives to christine. dunno how she covered that today.

    incredible effort. I hope a certain mr c treats her :)

  • it was a piece of crap, really.

    a racing ironning board, i think i called it at the beginning of the season..

  • best race of the best season made even better by the best live commenting thread

  • a racing ironning board, i think i called it at the beginning of the season..

    with a dent :)

  • Emma says Vitaly is tall and hard to build around. #keepHeikki

  • I lie the way Riccardo shook horners hand before vettels, like you would a perspective employer!

  • massa's in tears!! awwwww

  • RAH generic Rock!

  • So glad Massa got on the podium.

  • we didn't see the podium cap/watch room!

  • *sings*

  • high fives to christine. dunno how she covered that today.

    And now for a warm down exercise she has to transcribe interviews

  • no jessy there today :(

  • Don't let Mark see the cardboard flags

  • Massa crying, Fernando soo sad, but JB :D

  • And now for a warm down exercise she has to transcribe interviews

    Heh heh.

  • well done JB, great way to start/finish a seaosn :D

  • **tweets at Martin & Crofty as they mention the "yellow" flag overtake again**

  • thanks Christine - amazing job

  • ehehehehe another one ticked off for JB :D

  • thanks Christine - amazing job

    Amazing

  • We should have Christine do that WPM typing test at the beginning and end of the season to see how much it increases.

  • nice trophy

  • Vettel stepped off the weighing machine and was hugging horner, Katherine looked up at the tv and noticed Vettel and one of the other drivers on the weighing machine and said, "how freakin' tall is he"?

    Tall. Webber isn't that short either.*

    *note, next to me almost anyone is tall. Although that also means that sometimes the occasional person is just the right height...

  • Nice job Christine, indeed :)

  • Massa crying. I wonder why

  • nice trophy

    Looks like a tin opener.

  • I guess this makes up for buttons championship win without a podium in 09

  • Oh look, massa milking the podium!!111

  • How many Christian Horner interviews will we have in the next couple of hours?

  • I'll now have to catch up on my redress analysis to produce the 'fair'-WDChampion.

  • Looks like a tin opener.

    It looks like a rough map of the Interlagos circuit...

  • So if Ferrari sort their car out next year, is Massa worth a punt?

  • Christine you are amazing, Thank you for every single thing you've done for us this season. Not just this race (while that has been awesome), but for every post, every FBFB and every comment you've over seen. You and Mr C are remarkable people and I'm so happy you've allowed us all to share these moments with you and such a wonderful community. *hugs for everyone* :)

  • How many world championships have been won off the podium versus won on the podium?

  • Oh look, massa milking the podium!!111

    how dare he, he didn't win, HE'S STEALING THEIR MOMENT.

  • Christine you are amazing, Thank you for every single thing you've done for us this season. Not just this race (while that has been awesome), but for every post, every FBFB and every comment you've over seen. You and Mr C are remarkable people and I'm so happy you've allowed us all to share these moments with you and such a wonderful community. *hugs for everyone* :)

    +1

  • Christine you are amazing, Thank you for every single thing you've done for us this season. Not just this race (while that has been awesome), but for every post, every FBFB and every comment you've over seen. You and Mr C are remarkable people and I'm so happy you've allowed us all to share these moments with you and such a wonderful community. *hugs for everyone* :)

    you said it best :)

  • I think I have FBFB elbow.

  • how dare he, he didn't win, HE'S STEALING THEIR MOMENT.

    :))

  • So if Ferrari sort their car out next year, is Massa worth a punt?

    Nope

  • So if Ferrari sort their car out next year, is Massa worth a punt?

    No

  • Thanks to all Mr. and Mrs. and all. It was a great year!

  • I love that massa is upset for Alonso. he rocks.

  • Christine you are amazing, Thank you for every single thing you've done for us this season. Not just this race (while that has been awesome), but for every post, every FBFB and every comment you've over seen. You and Mr C are remarkable people and I'm so happy you've allowed us all to share these moments with you and such a wonderful community. *hugs for everyone* :)

    Agreed!!

  • FOM don't know where to point their cam

  • nelson pique, he ain't no rubens.

  • Standing ovation for the Cs!

  • Christine you are amazing, Thank you for every single thing you've done for us this season. Not just this race (while that has been awesome), but for every post, every FBFB and every comment you've over seen. You and Mr C are remarkable people and I'm so happy you've allowed us all to share these moments with you and such a wonderful community. *hugs for everyone* :)

    This, oh golly gosh, this!

  • Nelson Piquet doing interviews. Weird choice

  • lol, Piquet and Alonso on the podium...

    #Singapore

  • *hugs*

  • imagine how amazing it would've been rubens congratulating JB :'(

  • Boo Nelson, still can't forgive crashgate

  • love JB interviews on the podium...

  • Christine you are amazing, Thank you for every single thing you've done for us this season. Not just this race (while that has been awesome), but for every post, every FBFB and every comment you've over seen. You and Mr C are remarkable people and I'm so happy you've allowed us all to share these moments with you and such a wonderful community. *hugs for everyone* :)

    Agreed!

  • Christine you are amazing, Thank you for every single thing you've done for us this season. Not just this race (while that has been awesome), but for every post, every FBFB and every comment you've over seen. You and Mr C are remarkable people and I'm so happy you've allowed us all to share these moments with you and such a wonderful community. *hugs for everyone* :)

    Agree to that. Well done.

  • Thank you, Mr and Mrs C. 5 seasons and counting. Rock on. :)

  • JB knows how to do this

  • Mr C... Man tears?

  • Now Mr C, you need to fetch the ice packs...

  • fernando, remember that time my son crashed for you?

  • JB knows how to do this

    he's a pro :)

  • Damn, was hoping for PK Jr

  • fernando, remember that time my son crashed for you?

    :D

  • fernando, remember that time my son crashed for you?

    hahaha

  • Christine you are amazing, Thank you for every single thing you've done for us this season. Not just this race (while that has been awesome), but for every post, every FBFB and every comment you've over seen. You and Mr C are remarkable people and I'm so happy you've allowed us all to share these moments with you and such a wonderful community. *hugs for everyone* :)

    I vote Lou to do the speech at the end of season awards

  • aww rubens would've been a far better host. Plus it would've let me have one last dream team moment on the podium.

    It's not much to ask!

  • Good words from Piquet Sr to Alonso.

  • I vote Lou to do the speech at the end of season awards

    Blame Vote Lou

  • Sidepodhugs all round

  • Alonso gracious in defeat

  • fernando, remember that time my son crashed for you?

    that question may make this *less* awkward.

  • Magnanamous from Alonso there. He learned from the best, his team mate

  • Awwww Massa you adorable man! I'm crying with you!

  • Thank you, Mr and Mrs C. 5 seasons and counting. Rock on. :)

    6. i hope?

  • Felipe baby! :)

  • I vote Lou to do the speech at the end of season awards

    aw tis from the heart :)

  • 6. i hope?

    Oh, yeah. It's 2 in the morning here! :P

  • where's the FOM translator?

  • awww

  • Huge thanks to Christie for her insane coverage this season! (I really really dont know how you do it!)

    Huge thanks to Mr C for building technology which works! constantly! ( i dont know how this is)

  • I have no idea why he's so emotional, except for the location

  • Nelson Piquet Jr was asked to do the podiums but his father got him to walk into a wall on the way to the podium

  • look at that non winner, talking to his people in a way they understand. hog.

  • aw. Massa's been through so much. *hugs*

  • Nelson Piquet Jr was asked to do the podiums but his father got him to walk into a wall on the way to the podium

    *cackle*

  • Nelson Piquet Jr was asked to do the podiums but his father got him to walk into a wall on the way to the podium

    lol!

  • who's that Massa/Rubens hybrid in the crowd?

  • awwww i don't know what he's saying. but it's making me cry...

  • look at that non winner, talking to his people in a way they understand. hog.

    Phone the police for the moment, it has been stolen

  • look at that non winner, talking to his people in a way they understand. hog.

    massive buzz kill.

  • I have no idea why he's so emotional, except for the location

    i think he just reeeeeally loves brazil and its been so long since he was on the podium there.

  • Magnanamous from Alonso there. He learned from the best, his team mate

    He is copying Schumacher. Schumacher's first few years at Ferrari showed how someone should conduct themselves when things are not going their way. He always backed the team up. He was always positive and he never criticised them in public. Alonso is just copying that

  • Luckily I can translate what he's saying...

    "Actually I would like to announce that I have won the world championship, yes, this is correct, despite what you have heard, or will hear, it's great to win honestly"

  • Are the FIA going to transcribe this?

  • Ferrari forgot their trophies... proves they don't care about that..

  • He is copying Schumacher. Schumacher's first few years at Ferrari showed how someone should conduct themselves when things are not going their way. He always backed the team up. He was always positive and he never criticised them in public. Alonso is just copying that

    copying or just doing the right thing?

  • Phone the police for the moment, it has been stolen

    it must be what they teach them at ferrari

  • Huge thanks to Mr C for building technology which works! constantly! ( i dont know how this is)

    am surprised as you are. biggest day ever for the site today. hundreds and hundreds of syndicated viewers. crazy.

  • I didnt see the FOM translator, but i wish there was a lebanese driver engineer combo cycling 3 languages in distinguishly

  • who's that Massa/Rubens hybrid in the crowd?

    Massa's bro?

  • am surprised as you are. biggest day ever for the site today. hundreds and hundreds of syndicated viewers. crazy.

    Wonderful

  • copying or just doing the right thing?

    Same thing

  • There needs to be a SPC changed my life T-shirt

  • I'd LOVE the stewards to spill cold water over all this in the next few hours...

  • Same thing

    well one's active and one's passive.

  • I'd LOVE the stewards to spill cold water over all this in the next few hours...

    it's the f1 way!

  • There needs to be a SPC changed my life T-shirt

    We need SPC merch!

  • horner comes out, it really is bedtime now :D

  • The Interview is on already.

  • am surprised as you are. biggest day ever for the site today. hundreds and hundreds of syndicated viewers. crazy.

    I ask for a cycling ad unit and it breaks 7 times in 2 weeks, you build all this... flawless!

  • There needs to be a SPC changed my life T-shirt

    :)

  • You can't fault Seb for some of his recovery drives sometimes this year, he's deserved this one.

  • There needs to be a SPC changed my life T-shirt

    i feel like i've been arguing this for years ;)

  • I want a SPC pint glass!

  • He is copying Schumacher. Schumacher's first few years at Ferrari showed how someone should conduct themselves when things are not going their way. He always backed the team up. He was always positive and he never criticised them in public. Alonso is just copying that

    Indeed. Well done to them all.

  • There needs to be a SPC changed my life T-shirt

    YES! It's true! All my great friends here....*end of season hugs*

  • We need SPC merch!

    or stickers??

  • Hey Steven, you still here? Interested in cowriting an article?

  • I can't believe it's over. Damn you Paul di Resta.

  • seb did not keep his cool?

  • horner comes out, it really is bedtime now :D

    mute!

  • I can't believe it's over. Damn you Paul di Resta.

    #blamepastor

  • random question how many 'classic races' has JB won now...? The man has a talent ;)

  • Talking about pastor... was he even in this race?

  • ‏@byronf1

    Jenson Button's win means he ends three years at McLaren with more points than the man people said would eat him alive. #f1

    Is that true? :)

  • seb did not keep his cool?

    They pretty much told him to chill out towards the end

  • Neway says Seb could hear the team, but the team couldn't hear him.

  • Is that true? :)

    it is!

  • Is that true? :)

    Yup. Button wins by 15 points I think.

  • Horner: I know you're going off to a much lesser sport Jake

    :)

  • oh, Adrian Newey is a lovely man.

  • Huzzah, finally...

    @MBrundleF1

    To answer many it appears the warning lights were red and yellow for slippery track not yellow so nothing to answer for Vettel.

  • Hey Steven, you still here? Interested in cowriting an article?

    What do you have in mind. It is a while since I sent in an article. I have a safety one in mind and there will be a sidepodspace one when they announce their big news from Mars in a week or two but if you have an idea I am interested

  • Horner: I know you're going off to a much lesser sport Jake

    We need #TeamRankings for 2013

  • Jenson Button's win means he ends three years at McLaren with more points than the man people said would eat him alive. #f1

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAahahahahahahaahahaha amazing.

    JB to be the next British double world Champ! ;)

  • @MBrundleF1: To answer many it appears the warning lights were red and yellow for slippery track not yellow so nothing to answer for Vettel.

    So @burwellian is right. :)

  • AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAahahahahahahaahahaha amazing.

    I have a feeling, just a hunch, this is quite satisfying for Lou

    Just a slight observation ;)

  • So @burwellian is right. :)

    **bows** Thank you :)

  • Jenson Button's win means he ends three years at McLaren with more points than the man people said would eat him alive. #f1

    still lost 2/3 of the seasons though #whatcounts

  • Ok, battery is about dead. See you all later!

  • I'd love for BBC/Sky to release their Alonso montages that won't get used

  • So @burwellian is right. :)

    and it confirms what we already know: Buxton is an idiot. :)

  • @MBrundleF1: To answer many it appears the warning lights were red and yellow for slippery track not yellow so nothing to answer for Vettel.

    are sky the only ones beating that drum? even speed called it right. weird.

  • I have a feeling, just a hunch, this is quite satisfying for Lou

    two years in a row baby!!!

  • and it confirms what we already know: Buxton is an idiot. :)

    CAPITAL LETTER ADJECTIVES

  • still lost 2/3 of the seasons though #whatcounts

    he had more points than him last year too!

  • Jenson Button's win means he ends three years at McLaren with more points than the man people said would eat him alive. #f1

    Who said Lewis would beat him? Ahem! Idiots. erm.. That is all

  • and it confirms what we already know: Buxton is an idiot. :)

    and currently unemployed next season.

  • and it confirms what we already know: Buxton is an idiot. :)

    i missed what he said!

  • and currently unemployed next season.

    he is in the paddock - leftfield BBC choice (*noooo*)

  • i missed what he said!

    he said it was the reflection of a pirelli sign iirc

  • he said it was the reflection of a pirelli sign iirc

    oh yeah, ahhahaha

  • forum time!

  • i missed what he said!

    He said the yellow flags were a reflection from the Pirellis sign

  • Forum time

  • Time go. Thanks all, great race, great season, amazing hosts

  • BBC montage time

  • ...and Crofty follows suit.

    ‏@CroftyF1

    It appears that the warning lights were red & yellow not just Yellow when Seb passed Kamui. No case to answer for Seb if that's so

  • i missed what he said!

    his 'contact in race control' said it was a reflection of a Pirelli sign. Jay's explanation was SO much more plausible.

  • Time go. Thanks all, great race, great season, amazing hosts

    bye Bassano and friends!

  • who's the new Jake?

  • Time go. Thanks all, great race, great season, amazing hosts

    Thanks, Bassano!

  • Mr J: is it that guy that did just drive again?

  • who's the new Jake?

    end of Forum?

  • we think:

    111 days, 11 hours and 48 minutes until the Australian Grand Prix.

  • it sounds like alistair griffin.

  • AH just realised it's Mikey Muscles birthday! double celebrations for team Button today!!

  • Mr J: is it that guy that did just drive again?

    Not sure. Not seeing it now.

  • *waves to Mark*

    Oh, I'll miss these guys.

  • oh Jenson didn't beat Lewis? Lewis has 190, JB 188.. you guys lied to me :(

  • bloody hell, pastor won a race this season.

    This season, phew.

  • 111 days, 11 hours and 48 minutes until the Australian Grand Prix.

    say it again when its 111 11 11

  • Always No.1 by Alistair Griffin, apparently.

  • woah the dashboard just turned into the events page

  • Anyone like to predict time to Wolf Song?

  • Always No.1 by Alistair Griffin, apparently.

    ah ha! Well, least we knew the artist :)

    He must be loving the F1 exposure...

  • I'm off dear people. I have a teen to organise the collection of.... Had a lovely year, owe SPC for a hefty chunk of that :-)

  • mr c, the dashboard is going nuts

  • That RBR music is horrible.

  • Great season, and my first with SPC. Thanks everyone!

  • mr c, the dashboard is going nuts

    oh?

  • Whenever I post, in the last few minutes, it refreshes to the actual post rather than the dash. I think we've overdashed the dash.

  • Whenever I post, in the last few minutes, it refreshes to the actual post rather than the dash. I think we've overdashed the dash.

    me too! We're too dashing

  • who's the new Jake?

    Im guessing Chris Evans, hosted from london with EJ, AND DC in location

  • nice montage.

  • Whenever I post, in the last few minutes, it refreshes to the actual post rather than the dash. I think we've overdashed the dash.

    Just did it to me. Chrome Win 7 x64

  • TED still pushing the yellow flag thing

  • jake is regenerating!

  • Wha... bernie is hosting the beeb?

    Wha?

  • pretty Mikey - https://twitter.c…272066048/photo/1

  • Ugh, not funny.

  • Argh! Bernie!!!

  • TED still pushing the yellow flag thing

    ...and Pat correcting him.

  • Ugh, not funny.

    whats happening??

  • I think I'd actually watch the BBC now.

  • NO. JUST NO.

  • TED still pushing the yellow flag thing

    anderson ftw.

  • Im guessing Chris Evans, hosted from london with EJ, AND DC in location

    Chris Evans can't possibly have the time to do it. He already has 5 radio shows a week and the One Show live on a Friday night

  • Im guessing Chris Evans, hosted from london with EJ, AND DC in location

    no way. Chris Evans wrote a blog saying why he isn't going to get it. :)

  • whats happening??

    Jake morphed into Bernie

  • Bernie would be a hilarious broadcaster

  • Red bull have Queen on. Jenson did it better ;)

  • Whenever I post, in the last few minutes, it refreshes to the actual post rather than the dash. I think we've overdashed the dash.

    soz. if you refresh, does it work okay?

  • And so things are done at SPEED, too. Bob Varsha is not going to NBC next year, but David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be there. So long, Bob.

    And I hope Will Buxton moves elsewhere.

  • soz. if you refresh, does it work okay?

    all good now!

  • Proper reveal after the Forum? (Please)

  • Thanks for the kind words earlier, people. I responded up there by complaining about my elbow, classy as ever.

  • 111 days, 11 hours and 48 minutes until the Australian Grand Prix.

    i remember when the count down started at 130 odd days.. i'm still sad it's 111 days tho... i will have handed in my dissertation by then... *passes out*

  • Dear FBFB, Lou said it better but now that you're done...

    THHAAANNKKK YYOOUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!

    *FBFB montage plays*

  • anderson ftw.

    To be fair to TED... It was something they were hanging on to in the commentary, and they just asked TED about it after the race.

  • Thanks for the kind words earlier, people. I responded up there by complaining about my elbow, classy as ever.

    :D *hugs*

  • Thanks for the kind words earlier, people. I responded up there by complaining about my elbow, classy as ever.

    I blame the company you keep

  • Thanks Christine, thanks FBFB :)

  • And so things are done at SPEED, too. Bob Varsha is not going to NBC next year, but David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be there. So long, Bob.

    16 years. They're doing their sign off now. Emotional for them.

  • i honestly can't remember seeing maldonado once in that race

  • Thanks Mrs & Mr C! Any big plans for the off season (Other than a holiday for Christine's fingers!)

  • i honestly can't remember seeing maldonado once in that race

    he crashed or something didn't he?

  • i honestly can't remember seeing maldonado once in that race

    He retired really early, according to Williams. We didn't see it but he hit the wall.

  • i honestly can't remember seeing maldonado once in that race

    He crash v early (I think)

  • i honestly can't remember seeing maldonado once in that race

    I saw him walking back to the pits.

  • Bye bye everyone, thank you for a great season... Lots of fun as always, big thank you to Mr and Mrs C... And all of the commenters.

    See you in 2013!!!

    (well I'll see you before then but, you know what I mean :) )

  • i honestly can't remember seeing maldonado once in that race

    Hit the wall on lap 1.

  • Thanks Mrs & Mr C! Any big plans for the off season (Other than a holiday for Christine's fingers!)

    yup. i'm coding, christine is around though.

  • He retired really early, according to Williams. We didn't see it but he hit the wall.

    Ohh that might be why. I was just wondering!

  • Thanks Mrs & Mr C! Any big plans for the off season (Other than a holiday for Christine's fingers!)

    The off season will be packed here on Sidepodcast. You have been warned.

  • There's Maldonardo's car.

  • That;s some expensive debri

  • Ohh that might be why. I was just wondering!

    Seems a fitting way to end ;)

  • Seems a fitting way to end ;)

    appropriate :)

  • The off season will be packed here on Sidepodcast. You have been warned.

    you have 111 days of my f1 withdrawal to fill.. ;)

  • oh, Bob Varsha is tearing up on SPEED. :(

  • yup. i'm coding, christine is around though.

    Not even some NFL action for the Superbowl 5/2?

  • There;s one of the owen brothers

    #dc

  • you have 111 days of my f1 withdrawal to fill.. ;)

    I choose to accept this mission.

  • if Kimi didn't leap sideways he wouldve taken out Vettel on lap 1

  • I choose to accept this mission.

    and this is why i love this place :)

  • Heheeheheh DC's just made reference to that :)

  • DC admitting his Eddie moment

  • I wish she would just shut up and let Mcnish talk. He doesn't need someone chipping in to keep him on the subject

  • There;s one of the owen brothers

    Damn being behind on the internet - Lukeh is ahead for perpetuity.

  • I wish she would just shut up and let Mcnish talk. He doesn't need someone chipping in to keep him on the subject

    I haven't missed 'her' or 'him' at all today. Ted and Crofty on the other hand :(

  • do we know which races BBC have for next year?

  • Montage of last 17 years.

  • Sky now looking at the flags...

  • Classy stuff from caterham

    Caterham F1 Team @MyCaterhamF1

    First we have to say huge respect to @Marussia_F1Team for such an amazing fight. Thank you for making this year so exciting.

  • People, been a good year once again, sorry I've not been around so much in the second half of the season, but appreciate all the hard work you all put in and its still been fun. Hopefully 2013 won't be too bad in comparison, looking forward to Hulk coming on in.

  • Sky Pad Flag Wag

  • Vettel going all conspiracy theory. Stay classy.

  • Sky spending a long time explaining their mistake?

  • if the commentators have said it was def an oil flag, why is this happening!?

  • if the commentators have said it was def an oil flag, why is this happening!?

    I have no idea!

  • That's def not as yellow as the previous ones...

    McNish thinks it was a yellow? O.o

  • just 2 points between BUT and HAM in the end

  • if the commentators have said it was def an oil flag, why is this happening!?

    Nothing wrong with differing opinions. McNish has the best view of anyone who has commented so far. he can zoom in and make sure he is right

  • Hasn't Martin told them already??

  • Sky are really going into this yellow flag thing. They did point out a diff between oil and yellow earlier, but... why would yellows be up the main straight?

  • Phew, I fell 40 minutes behind on comments. Brilliant race. Glad Di Resta is ok. Happy to see Button win but a bit gutted for both Hamilton and Hulkenberg. Great season (some boring races but that's going to happen in a 20 race season).

  • Sky are really going into this yellow flag thing. They did point out a diff between oil and yellow earlier, but... why would yellows be up the main straight?

    Indeed, and the yellows they show flashing. The ones on the main straight blinkiung out as Vettel goes through doesn't help but they seem more stationary.

  • I like the "V3ttel" tshirts

  • Lee is trying to make Seb cry

  • sergio mendes groovy.

  • Now is a good time to recover all the blown minds

  • Lee is trying to make Seb cry

    Senna made him cry on lap 1

  • Now is a good time to recover all the blown minds

    something on bbc?

  • something on bbc?

    Seb making an epic response to Lee that went on for a good few minutes!

  • if Vettel passed under yellows would anyone flag it?

  • I'm sick of Queen already.

  • I'm sick of Queen already.

    impossible!

  • if Vettel passed under yellows would anyone flag it?

    They haven't flagged him WIPING OUT BOTH WILLIAMS CARS ON LAP 1 >:(

  • At least it's not Big Bad Wolf.

  • impossible!

    We Are the Champions isn't one of their best songs.

  • We Are the Champions isn't one of their best songs.

    It would be an odd time to play seven seas of rhye

  • if Vettel passed under yellows would anyone flag it?

    Am sure Ferrari checked that out.

  • It's also worth mentioning that Hulk had a seriously good chance at winning that one, will be interesting to see how he felt in interviews.

  • From Fake Charlie Whiting: Well kiss a peacock! Congrats @willbuxton! Thrilled you're going to be with the #F1 team at @NBCSN.

    So not him at BBCF1, then. So who? Lee, surely?

  • F1 is over. Live commenting of sport is over for the year. Not really. You are not even getting a week off. Crashed Ice starts on Saturday. Sidepodcast never stops

    Oh and there is NFL tonight

  • So not him at BBCF1, then. So who? Lee, surely?

    I'll be amazed if they don't choose Lee

  • F1 is over. Live commenting of sport is over for the year. Not really. You are not even getting a week off. Crashed Ice starts on Saturday. Sidepodcast never stops

    Looking forward to Crashed ice so much!

  • Looking forward to Crashed ice so much!

    I love that sport, can't wait to comment it as well.

  • did we know that jase is leaving 5 Live?

  • someone is happy - http://instagram.com/p/SdifwwIOSm/

    (rubens alert!)

  • From Fake Charlie Whiting: Well kiss a peacock! Congrats @willbuxton! Thrilled you're going to be with the #F1 team at @NBCSN.

    oh god, no. :(

  • someone is happy - http://instagram.com/p/SdifwwIOSm/

    awww, bless his socks.

  • I can't believe after the ridiculous season we've had that the result in the end is the same as before. Like 2003 really! Lots of race winners from diff drivers and teams, but a Schu/Ferrari champ

  • F1 is over. Live commenting of sport is over for the year. Not really. You are not even getting a week off. Crashed Ice starts on Saturday. Sidepodcast never stops

    ohh gotta try get into crushed ice..

  • did we know that jase is leaving 5 Live?

    whatttt???

  • whatttt???

    only realised earlier on, he was hinting it on twitter and james allen has just said how it's been a pleasure to have had him on the team

  • I can't believe after the ridiculous season we've had that the result in the end is the same as before. Like 2003 really! Lots of race winners from diff drivers and teams, but a Schu/Ferrari champ

    Cheesy alert!!

    I don't care ultimately what the result is, it's the journey that matters. :)

  • I don't care ultimately what the result is, it's the journey that matters. :)

    I camembert it

  • The final awesome driver chart: sidepodcast.com/p…-driver-standings

  • Looking forward to Crashed ice so much!

    It feels way too early for that. But then I realised - it is December next Saturday.

  • @GaryPaffett

    @MBrundleF1 That clears things up a lot. I remember a discussion in 2012 that they are difficult to differentiate. Still the same.

  • The final awesome driver chart: sidepodcast.com/p…-driver-standings

    what a recovery from Seb

  • The final awesome driver chart: sidepodcast.com/p…-driver-standings

    Have you fixed Grosjean, or will he be forever broken?

  • Have you fixed Grosjean, or will he be forever broken?

    He should have been fixed last week.

  • He should have been fixed last week.

    He is

  • He should have been fixed last week.

    Wasn't nesc just talking about the standings ;)

  • Hulk didn't say sorry to Lewis.

  • Hulk doesn't need to say sorry, racing incident

  • Petrov is smiley :)

  • Hulk doesn't need to say sorry, racing incident

    surely it's manners to go and apologise for involving lewis anyways, even if it was an incident? It may have not have been Hulk's complete fault but you'd think he'd at least apologise out of courtesy.

    or at least I would anyways if I was Hulk but maybe it's just me.

  • Hulk doesn't need to say sorry, racing incident

    Racing incident but still his fault. He should apologise

  • surely it's manners to go and apologise for involving lewis anyways, even if it was an incident? It may have not have been Hulk's complete fault but you'd think he'd at least apologise out of courtesy.

    Has Seb apologised to Bruno and Checo?

  • Petrov is smiley :)

    so nice to see.

  • surely it's manners to go and apologise for involving lewis anyways, even if it was an incident? It may have not have been Hulk's complete fault but you'd think he'd at least apologise out of courtesy.

    It was entirely Hulk's fault

  • Has Seb apologised to Bruno and Checo?

    ...and Pastor...

  • Rob Smedley phoning the wife.

  • oh, sad Heikki. :(

  • Kimi deserves something for his exploration of the circuit

  • Rob on nthe bbc!

  • ROB!

  • Has Seb apologised to Bruno and Checo?

    Has Seb apologised to Bruno and Checo?

    ...and Pastor...

    That'd involve admitting guilt for something. Never said sorry for hitting Button in Spa 2010.

  • Riad (is that the right spelling) very very happy 'we can't leave it that late again'

    :)

  • Riad (is that the right spelling) very very happy 'we can't leave it that late again'

    Right spelling

  • rob rocking the flo-vis?

  • They need to review Heikki after today, 'in the whole perspective of the management team and situation'

    possibile positive signs???!?!?!

  • They need to review Heikki after today, 'in the whole perspective of the management team and situation'

    Ewwww management speak!

  • Right spelling

    makes a change for me :)

  • possibile positive signs???!?!?!

    Heikki looked like he knew it was over. Boo....

  • makes a change for me :)

    Riad Asmat

    @riadasmat

  • Riad was awesome, Heikki grumpy, bags packed?

  • Rob's too cool.

  • https://twitter.c…475621888/photo/1 - Massa looks so so sad.

  • To be fair, Heikki could have been out of a drive 3 years ago if that team hadnt appeared

  • Rob representing us in the North East very well :)

  • https://twitter.c…475621888/photo/1 - Massa looks so so sad.

    bless him :(

  • Massa on the beeb smiling

  • His voice is totally gone through, aww

  • Post-race ratings please: sidepodcast.com/p…il-2012-rate-race

  • ohhh Sky have a poem...

  • His voice is totally gone through, aww

    He was croaky pre-race too, but this is worse.

  • Post-race ratings please: sidepodcast.com/p…il-2012-rate-race

    If that swingometer goes anywhere left I'll be amazed

  • Felipe is easily driver of the day

  • ohhh Sky have a poem...

    Indeed. Leading to a rap, I wonder?

  • hahaha this is a good poem. hope it ends up somewhere online so you can all see it. it's spc esque.

  • So how many times DID Grosjean crash in the end?

  • I forgot about the Williams fire

  • ohhh the rhyming...

  • Hehehe ferrari having fun :)

  • "So much more than just a race" So true.

  • it's fun watching things change on the rating post :)

  • That poem on sky was brilliant

  • Hehe, Alonso's still not sure how he managed to do so well in that car :)

  • Riat is now on the BBC and HE IS SO SMALL next to Jake!!

  • Riat is now on the BBC and HE IS SO SMALL next to Jake!!

    Web feed is still Nando

  • Riat is now on the BBC and HE IS SO SMALL next to Jake!!

    hang on, i thought it was spelt Riad? ..

  • Why say economics when everyone knows you mean $$$?

  • hang on, i thought it was spelt Riad? ..

    yep, you're right. I saw that and still managed to misspell it, fail

  • He's not allowed to say how much is he?

  • yep, you're right. I saw that and still managed to misspell it, fail

    i got confused :D

  • i got confused :D

    turns out his name's actually Tim all along

  • Alonso hugging Newey and looking wistful as he walks away. I think if the Vettel to Ferrari rumours are true Alonso will snap up the Red Bull drive before anyone else can get in there

  • Why didn't Pic activate DRS?

  • Alonso hugging Newey and looking wistful as he walks away. I think if the Vettel to Ferrari rumours are true Alonso will snap up the Red Bull drive before anyone else can get in there

    I like the sounds of that.

  • EJ: Where is Tony Fernandes?

  • Dad on the slow mo of Jenson on Sky 'is that Sergio then?'

    .....no...Dad...

  • Whitmarsh. I don't like listening to him talk.

  • .....no...Dad...

    2013 will be interesting ;)

  • awwww Martin saying he may pop down to Mercedes just to peer through Lewis' visor like he's been doing since his GP2 days cute!

  • Whitmarsh. I don't like listening to him talk.

    Do you not think he's been quite open this year? I think he's been quite interesting over 2012 and better than most team principals

  • Bruno on the forum!

  • Why didn't Pic activate DRS?

    He was ahead of the others at the detection point

  • EJ: Where is Tony Fernandes?

    I am sure he was in England yesterday with his new football team manager after he got round to firing Mark Hughes. Not the Autosport Mark Hughes

  • Jenson wishes Lewis well for the future, and says it'll be interesting for him, but hopes to fight wheel to wheel with him again in the future :) aw!

  • Bruno: I saw Seb and I thought 'ooh... that's a bad one'

  • Do you not think he's been quite open this year? I think he's been quite interesting over 2012 and better than most team principals

    He doesn't seem to be doing as much corporate double speak, that's true. I just get a vibe about him that he's lying. There's something disingenuous about him. I wanted to like him more. :(

  • Lewis looking relaxed and calm

  • Oh dear... as Bruno was explaining his first lap...

    http://t.co/7wFFRy3m

  • Lewis wearing rocket red for the last time.

    He congratulates Jenson and Vettel. Wishes them the best for next year and the future. Mixed emotions 'the team have been fantastic, so supportive. Unfortunate i couldn't do it for them, but Jenson did.'

  • Do you not think he's been quite open this year? I think he's been quite interesting over 2012 and better than most team principals

    I love Whitmarsh. He did an interview yesterday and it was perfect, open, honest, batting away the stupid leading questions.

  • Lewis wearing rocket red for the last time.

    What's the Merc colour? Oh wait, he'll probably never need it!

  • Lewis wearing rocket red for the last time.

    Hadn't thought of that.

  • I love Whitmarsh. He did an interview yesterday and it was perfect, open, honest, batting away the stupid leading questions.

    plus he has a bigger crush on Jenson than i do! what's not to love! :)

  • I love Whitmarsh. He did an interview yesterday and it was perfect, open, honest, batting away the stupid leading questions.

    I like his self deprecating humour, it appeals to me :)

  • Hadn't thought of that.

    and it's not even for his win!

  • Plus he's less Ronner than Ron.

  • and it's not even for his win!

    Should have been his win but that's racing

  • Should have been his win but that's racing

    true, but it was Jensons so all is good :)

  • Heh, quite a poignant photo...

    https://fbcdn-sph…_2140423246_n.jpg

  • Should have been his win but that's racing

    If Hulk didn't lose it then it probably would have been his win

  • Do you not think he's been quite open this year? I think he's been quite interesting over 2012 and better than most team principals

    He's better than Dennis and actually better than he himself used to be when he took over.

  • If Hulk didn't lose it then it probably would have been his win

    Yes but he did make a mistake. I think Lewis was going to beat him anyway. Lewis did absolutely nothing wrong and got taken out due to someone else's mistake

  • I like his self deprecating humour, it appeals to me :)

    I'll keep my mind open to him in the future, give him another chance. :)

  • He's better than Dennis and actually better than he himself used to be when he took over.

    I like Ron

  • EJ "has never seen so much activity in his life". HE RAN AN F1 TEAM.

  • EJ "has never seen so much activity in his life". HE RAN AN F1 TEAM.

    Says a lot about Jordan F1 :D

  • TOONED

  • He's better than Dennis and actually better than he himself used to be when he took over.

    Definitely. Although when he started, he was plunged straight into Lewis-lying-gate which wasn't helpful!

  • Tooned again!

  • total chaos in the paddock!

  • EJ "has never seen so much activity in his life". HE RAN AN F1 TEAM.

    He was in charge and owned it. Others did the running

  • That looks like a fun paddock to work in. I don't know what they are complaining about.

  • Tooned still awesome the second time round. :D

  • So when is crashed ice and is it on TV?

  • Tooned still awesome the second time round. :D

    probably one of my favourites, so many little things thrown in there that were fantastic :)

  • Tooned still awesome the second time round. :D

    Oh yes. Though the parrot was called Cosworth? O.o

  • Definitely. Although when he started, he was plunged straight into Lewis-lying-gate which wasn't helpful!

    Ah yeah that was stressful I'm sure

  • have changed to bbc.. just to say bye to jake

  • So when is crashed ice and is it on TV?

    www.redbull.com/c…s-021243257737674

    Red Bull web stream it. The quality of the stream is usually excellent

  • Brundle: Stewards CONFIRM red & yellow flags.

  • have changed to bbc.. just to say bye to jake

    It's been a good show - lot's of little goodbyes to various people all the way through.

  • Brundle spoke to Gary Connelly who confirmed those were red and yellow digiflags

  • Brundle: Stewards CONFIRM red & yellow flags.

    somone needs to tell McNish. That's embarrassing.

  • somone needs to tell McNish. That's embarrassing.

    These things happen on live TV

  • Rocky

  • where's Mark on the podium?

  • These things happen on live TV

    Still surprised no one told Allan, considering Brundle tweeted about the yellow and red flags 5 minutes after the podium.

  • hahaha

    Kimi Raikkonen ™ ‏@theFakeKimi

    Just leave me Alone.. #KRS #F1 pic.twitter.com/uctzUnRv

    Retweeted by BasCB

    https://twitter.c…507453952/photo/1

  • Silly michael.

  • TED

  • Still surprised no one told Allan, considering Brundle tweeted about the yellow and red flags 5 minutes after the podium.

    yeah, they should've given him all the data. They shouldn't mess with McNish. That makes me mad.

  • Ted

    Steve Nielsen caught smoking at Caterham. JEV hit Glock and cost Marussia all that money

  • Schumi says there was no point him getting involved re: Seb's overtake

  • Ted

    We all think it is Adios HRT.

  • Ted

    Horrible race for Williams. Bruno said Vettel cut straight across him. Pastor lost the rear and stuck it in the wall

  • TED

    JEV had a wwet set up

  • Ted

    Peter Sauber will semi-officially retire

  • awwwwwww Alonso :'(

  • heeeheheheheh red bull got jake!

  • Ted

    Force India are not happy about Hulk's penalty

  • Hahah, RBR mechanics drenching Jake

  • Ted

    Cynics would say that safety car and Hulk penalty were done to help Alonso

  • JB!

  • EJ chasing after JB, hehe

  • naughty Jenson

  • Ted

    Lotus have all gone. No people around

  • Ted

    Ferrari - The roles of Stefanano, Pat Fry and Nick Tombazis will be discussed now

  • EJ is properly sneaking in!

  • Ferrari - The roles of Stefanano, Pat Fry and Nick Tombazis will be discussed now

    DON'T SACK STEFANANO!

  • Ferrari - The roles of Stefanano, Pat Fry and Nick Tombazis will be discussed now

    Hell hath no fury like LDM scorned?

  • Ted

    Rob jogging by and distracting Ted

  • Putting the kettle on. Anyone want a cuppa?

  • Ferrari - The roles of Stefanano, Pat Fry and Nick Tombazis will be discussed now

    NO YOU CAN TAKE STEFANANO! :(

  • DON'T SACK STEFANANO!

    He is toast

  • DON'T SACK STEFANANO!

    It wasn't (spec) his fault that the car was awful to start with.

  • He is toast

    but... toast is so nice... but not in this context :(

  • Ted Hulk cost McLaren £10-15 million.

    Would have been cheaper signing him

  • RBR preferring Lee to EJ

  • Ferrari - The roles of Stefanano, Pat Fry and Nick Tombazis will be discussed now

    Of the three Stefanano is the most likely to get the chop.

  • Jenson: "probably the craziest race I've ever taken part in."

    Uh, Canada last year?

  • Would have been cheaper signing him

    :D

  • It wasn't (spec) his fault that the car was awful to start with.

    He is in charge of the team and has been for a few years. Failure is not tolerated at Ferrari. Unless Alonso is a big fan he is history

  • RBR preferring Lee to EJ

    I don't know why they are chasing him, he spent ages talking to Lee.

  • sigur ros!!

  • I love this three world champions bit on the bbc :)

  • He is in charge of the team and has been for a few years. Failure is not tolerated at Ferrari. Unless Alonso is a big fan he is history

    That is true - buck does stop with him, and he's not delivered a 'satisfactory' (winning) season.

  • Of the three Stefanano is the most likely to get the chop.

    Pat Fry is barely in the door so he has to be safe. Tombazis has been there before and it is not long since they signed him back from McLaren

  • sigur ros!!

    Where?

  • YAY FOR JB!!!

  • Where?

    on the forum

  • awww cuddles!

  • JB giving Jake a kiss

  • Pat Fry is barely in the door so he has to be safe. Tombazis has been there before and it is not long since they signed him back from McLaren

    And Alonso brought Pat in.

  • so that's how i get a cuddle from JB..

  • Will JB be presenting for the Beeb next year (as well as driving)?!

  • And Alonso brought Pat in.

    Exactly

  • so that's how i get a cuddle from JB..

    next time he's near; get the champers.

  • hahaha YES YOU DID HA?VE IT IN YOUR PREVIOUS TEAM! AHH IT'S LIKE HONDA BUT WITH A GOOD CAR!!!

  • next time he's near; get the champers.

    or just host the BBC and then retire ;)

  • ahahahaha <3 JB he's so funny. i will miss him.. 111days to go!

  • Lots of fun on SKYF1, but I see I'm missing even more fun on BBCF1?

  • Lots of fun on SKYF1, but I see I'm missing even more fun on BBCF1?

    bit of banter between the presenters :)

  • Lots of fun on SKYF1, but I see I'm missing even more fun on BBCF1?

    am gonna catch sky in a sec on reply.

  • Hah love their banter.

    JH 'You've got a bigger bank balance than me'

    JB 'Not next year, I heard!'

  • jake becomes a daddy around the same time as australia? nice!

  • bit of banter between the presenters :)

    They look like they are queuing at the gate so they can be first out

  • JB 'Not next year, I heard!'

    :D

  • How many SkySportsF1 mic's are there!

  • JB 'Not next year, I heard!'

    Great reply, very quick :)

  • JB 'Not next year, I heard!'

    Can't wait for JB to be on the F1 presenting team. Not yet, though - Lou might kill me. :D

  • bye bye Jake

  • Music for the bbc - Always No.1 by Alistair Griffin.

  • Can't wait for JB to be on the F1 presenting team. Not yet, though - Lou might kill me. :D

    Her caps lock button might break after one race when it happens ;)

  • Music for the bbc - Always No.1 by Alistair Griffin.

    Confirmed! Did they do a Vettel montage, BTW?

  • Confirmed! Did they do a Vettel montage, BTW?

    I think there was one near the start with M83...

  • Can't wait for JB to be on the F1 presenting team. Not yet, though - Lou might kill me. :D

    not yet, he's got to wait till i get into the f1 paddock, then he can be part of a presenting team.. and i can see him even MORE! :D

  • Sky signing off.

  • Simon is going to poke out Damon's eye with that umbrella.

  • Not a season montage on SKY, surprisingly.

  • Her caps lock button might break after one race when it happens ;)

    honestly there will be floods of tears when he retires. It's gonna be like someone died. Imagine how i was when Honda pulled out.. only 1000x worse. it'll be a dark day. but thankfully it's ages away!

  • I think there was one near the start with M83...

    Ooooh.

  • Not a season montage on SKY, surprisingly.

    Wait till they put together a huge highlights package-show

  • Not a season montage on SKY, surprisingly.

    yes, it's on now, no?

  • honestly there will be floods of tears when he retires. It's gonna be like someone died. Imagine how i was when Honda pulled out.. only 1000x worse. it'll be a dark day. but thankfully it's ages away!

    I just hope you get a chance to know it happening, trust me it'e even worse when you don't know what's happening either way with your favourite driver :(

  • Not a season montage on SKY, surprisingly.

    They had the epic poem earlier

  • yes, it's on now, no?

    Just for Brazil. Saving it for the F1 Show, I guess.

  • That bernie thing is strange the second time as well

  • I just hope you get a chance to know it happening, trust me it'e even worse when you don't know what's happening either way with your favourite driver :(

    yeah, that is horrible. :( :(

  • BBC end.

  • I just hope you get a chance to know it happening, trust me it'e even worse when you don't know what's happening either way with your favourite driver :(

    Just like the HRT fans now. Does HRT have any fans?

  • ...and they have an F1 Show on Fri that's at the Red Bull factory, plus stuff around christmas which I'd guess may include something like the good ol' Murray & Martin's F1 review? :)

  • Just like the HRT fans now. Does HRT have any fans?

    they didn't have the money to buy any from wilkinsons.

    ...oh, race fans!

  • I just hope you get a chance to know it happening, trust me it'e even worse when you don't know what's happening either way with your favourite driver :(

    i remember the uncertainty of Honda, i remember that feeling very clearly.. but it will be sad and scary. but it's ages away thank goodness.

  • i remember the uncertainty of Honda, i remember that feeling very clearly.. but it will be sad and scary. but it's ages away thank goodness.

    exactly, plenty of good days like today to enjoy :D

  • Next on my to-do list: F1Minute. How long can I procrastinate so I don't have to try and fit all that in 60 seconds?

  • Right rewinding the last 15mins of sky. cant.miss.anything.

  • ...and they have an F1 Show on Fri that's at the Red Bull factory, plus stuff around christmas which I'd guess may include something like the good ol' Murray & Martin's F1 review? :)

    They are all going to the Red Bull factory on Tuesday. Don't know when they are transmitting that show though

  • Lou, refresh the homepage.

  • Next on my to-do list: F1Minute. How long can I procrastinate so I don't have to try and fit all that in 60 seconds?

    "Introducing F1 Five Minutes..."

  • Lou, refresh the homepage.

    I love you Mrs Christine :)

  • Do a few as an end of season special? o:)

  • Apart from the non-racing commenting, remember the next racing is the Race of Champions in about 3 weeks.

    The next real racing is probably Daytona 24 at the end of Jan. Only 2 months. F1 car launches likely around then too.

  • That was awesome, cheers guys!

    I have been quiet this season, but its beacuse Im in the office 90% of the time trying to look like im working (thanks excel) or i am 5 mins behind in the buffer!

  • I think we need a sidepodcast christmas party again.

  • Next on my to-do list: F1Minute. How long can I procrastinate so I don't have to try and fit all that in 60 seconds?

    That is going to be difficult. I suggest the following script

    So much happened today that I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it. JB won the race , Vettel the title, lots of people cried/ That is all

  • So much happened today that I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it. JB won the race , Vettel the title, lots of people cried/ That is all

    That could work. Pondering the best way to get bullet points across in audio :)

  • Next on my to-do list: F1Minute. How long can I procrastinate so I don't have to try and fit all that in 60 seconds?

    Record 10 mins worth and play it at x10?

  • I think we need a sidepodcast christmas party again.

    You are just saying that because Christine has ditched her chair for a ball and you want her to struggle on to a ball in a dress again

  • You are just saying that because Christine has ditched her chair for a ball and you want her to struggle on to a ball in a dress again

    :D

  • You are just saying that because Christine has ditched her chair for a ball and you want her to struggle on to a ball in a dress again

    It's an opportunity we'd be mad to miss! ;)

  • Anyway, 3:30 AM here! Must sleep. Good night!! Thank you, everyone!

  • Hulkenberg's drive through pen: 184.106.145.74/fi…mentNumber-38.pdf

  • You are just saying that because Christine has ditched her chair for a ball and you want her to struggle on to a ball in a dress again

    I wore a dress??

  • I think we need a sidepodcast christmas party again.

    Im in Australia this year so should be very merry before it starts :)

  • I wore a dress??

    xmas party.

  • I wore a dress??

    Yes. There was a piece at the start of you trying to find a way to get on a ball in a dress

  • Anyway, 3:30 AM here! Must sleep. Good night!! Thank you, everyone!

    Night!

    Season!

  • xmas party.

    I must have been drunk.

  • Anyway, 3:30 AM here! Must sleep. Good night!! Thank you, everyone!

    Good night

  • Night!

    Night :)

  • Anyway, 3:30 AM here! Must sleep. Good night!! Thank you, everyone!

    night!

  • I must have been drunk.

    i've had moments like that :)

  • Anyway, 3:30 AM here! Must sleep. Good night!! Thank you, everyone!

    Night Journeyer.

  • I must have been drunk.

    I am sure there were pics if not video. I have a picture in my head of a green dress but I could be wrong

  • heheh Ted's prediction on Friday of 'i just have this feeling something crazy is going to happen in the race on Sunday' was totally true!!

  • heheh Ted's prediction on Friday of 'i just have this feeling something crazy is going to happen in the race on Sunday' was totally true!!

    I would post amend it to: EVERYTHING CRAZY

  • ... and... Christine made a correct prediction for Champion! She didn't jinx Vettel... neither did she Jinx JB at the beginning of the season.. maybe the curse doesn't work on the first or last race?

  • cute comparison - www.facebook.com/…ype=1&theater

  • I would post amend it to: EVERYTHING CRAZY

    it lacked a Taki Inoue, but had pretty much everything else...

  • is it too soon for another group hug?

    i love all you guys and girls. this season has been awesome and i've truly enjoyed spending it with y'all.

    2012 was meant to be a rebuilding year, when everyone left us to get this ready for 2013, instead sidepodcast is bigger than ever and we can only thank each and every one of you for sticking out the period where we ditched stuff left, right and centre.

    we absolutely promise to try and make 2013 the most exciting, vibrant and interactive season ever. hope you can join us.

  • cute comparison - www.facebook.com/…ype=1&theater

    Hah! That's very cool :)

  • we absolutely promise to try and make 2013 the most exciting, vibrant and interactive season ever. hope you can join us.

    we'll be right here enjoying every flippin' second :)

    thank you for all the amazing things you've brought to us fans this year too!

  • is it too soon for another group hug?

    It's always too soon ;)

  • we absolutely promise to try and make 2013 the most exciting, vibrant and interactive season ever. hope you can join us.

    group cuddles for everyone!!! you two are awesome!!

  • It's always too soon ;)

    I wouldn't expect anything else from the king of uber-hugs ;)

  • Crofty is a bit croaky. lol

  • I wouldn't expect anything else from the king of uber-hugs ;)

    Hehe. End of season is v. difficult for my anti-emotion robotness to navigate!

  • Hehe. End of season is v. difficult for my anti-emotion robotness to navigate!

    mr c compensates!

  • Hehe. End of season is v. difficult for my anti-emotion robotness to navigate!

    just hide with wine and milkybars ;) let Mr C do the emotion for you ;)

  • FOUND IT

    I can't get the video to run but I have proof of it in the comments

    sidepodcast.com/p…ht#comment-632464

    I like Christine's necklace.. and dress. :)

  • Hehe. End of season is v. difficult for my anti-emotion robotness to navigate!

    Nothing wrong with not being emotional. You are not alone. Plus you have to imagine what would happen if you were as emotional as Mr C. You would live in a permanent hug

  • just caught tooned. genius.

  • You would live in a permanent hug

    Hehehe!

  • just caught tooned. genius.

    so good!

  • "Introducing F1 Five Minutes..."

    Do it all in 3, then triple speed it :D

  • Record 10 mins worth and play it at x10?

    Seems I'm behind on that idea.

  • 2012 was meant to be a rebuilding year, when everyone left us to get this ready for 2013, instead sidepodcast is bigger than ever and we can only thank each and every one of you for sticking out the period where we ditched stuff left, right and centre.

    This is a rebuilding year and you're already doing more than I can keep up with. :)

    Workaholics the pair of ya. Appreciated though.

  • the countdown on the homepage makes me happy. i can stare at JB while seeing how long it'll be till i see him win again :) perfect!

  • I can't get the video to run but I have proof of it in the comments

    it takes 5 mins to buffer. massive length show.

  • it takes 5 mins to buffer. massive length show.

    That makes sense.

  • is it too soon for another group hug?

    nope. :)

  • right, i must leave you all for a trip to farnham and uni. I love you all, and hopefully we'll all be reunited in the comments soon. You're all very special people and I'm honoured to share so many great moments with you.

    Hopefully we wont all be strangers during this long cold winter :) much love! xx

  • right, i must leave you all for a trip to farnham and uni. I love you all, and hopefully we'll all be reunited in the comments soon. You're all very special people and I'm honoured to share so many great moments with you.

    have a safe and quick journey back to farnham!

  • Hopefully we wont all be strangers during this long cold winter :) much love! xx

    Likewise, stay safe :)

  • right, i must leave you all for a trip to farnham and uni. I love you all, and hopefully we'll all be reunited in the comments soon. You're all very special people and I'm honoured to share so many great moments with you.

    Hopefully we wont all be strangers during this long cold winter :) much love! xx

    oh, we'll be stranger than most, but we'll all be in touch. :)

    Love to you, Lou. Safe journey.

  • right, i must leave you all for a trip to farnham and uni. I love you all, and hopefully we'll all be reunited in the comments soon. You're all very special people and I'm honoured to share so many great moments with you.

    Drive safely (and fast because it's more fun #confidential)

  • right, i must leave you all for a trip to farnham and uni. I love you all, and hopefully we'll all be reunited in the comments soon. You're all very special people and I'm honoured to share so many great moments with you.

    Have a good drive. If the latest batch of heavy rain/wind hasn't reached you yet be aware it is on the way, is with me now.

  • I'd better jump in the shower whilst the waters still warm, see you guys soon wherever it may be. Thanks for an awesome season :)

  • Petrov cuteness: "Great great day for us today !!! I'm so happy!!! I do not know what to say!!! Thank you for all you support !!!! Eeeeeeee :)))))))"

  • Ta ta for now, everyone. Thanks for adding so much to the fun! xx

  • The Hulk got there in the end: Nico Hulkenberg has just popped into McLaren to see @LewisHamilton and apologise for taking him out of his final race for the team. @ianparkesf1

  • The Hulk got there in the end: Nico Hulkenberg has just popped into McLaren to see @LewisHamilton and apologise for taking him out of his final race for the team. @ianparkesf1

    Good for him. He seems like a classy person

  • Ta ta for now, everyone. Thanks for adding so much to the fun! xx

    Are you around for NFL later - Saints-49ers in an hour ish

  • Not sure whether to join for NFL or not... my team played on Thurs.

    Ciao Lukeh and Kai :)

  • Kind of don't want to leave the thread, but I've just remembered I've forgotten to have any dinner. Cheers for sharing in a great season. See ya next week perhaps.

  • Are you around for NFL later - Saints-49ers in an hour ish

    oh, possibly. I'll see what I have to get done today. I'll stop in for a bit at least. Thanks. :)

  • Are you around for NFL later - Saints-49ers in an hour ish

    That promises to be a great game - questionable Saints' D... etc :)

  • Kind of don't want to leave the thread, but I've just remembered I've forgotten to have any dinner. Cheers for sharing in a great season. See ya next week perhaps.

    I have been sitting thinking about getting food and what I have

  • oh, possibly. I'll see what I have to get done today. I'll stop in for a bit at least. Thanks. :)

    OK. See you there. By everyone else who left / is leaving

  • Right, I've some phone calls to make and stuff so catch y'all laters. Might drop in for NFL, we'll see. :)

  • FYI; Nico did go to apologise to Lewis after

    http://t.co/DmkH1NjX

  • FYI; Nico did go to apologise to Lewis after

    oops I see christine has already beat me to it, points to mrs c :)

  • This is the best I could do: www.f1minute.com/…ures-title-brazil

    :)

  • This is the best I could do: www.f1minute.com/…ures-title-brazil

    Damn fine attempt. I don't see how it could have been much better in 60 seconds

    BTW I missed it in amongst everything that was going on but who was announced as Jake's replacement?

  • BTW I missed it in amongst everything that was going on but who was announced as Jake's replacement?

    They didn't announce it, it was a "joke" where they revealed Bernie as the replacement.

  • They didn't announce it, it was a "joke" where they revealed Bernie as the replacement.

    As ever Bernie is a disappointment

  • Here is the Sky poem: www.skysports.com…2_8282518,00.html

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Sebastian Vettel was surprisingly slow in qualifying, and Fernando Alonso was about his usual Saturday pace. With the two championship contenders close together, the battle is on to see what can be done in the race. McLaren have locked out the front row, and there's a fierce competition there too - Hamilton will want to win his final race with the team, Button is likely to want to take victory for himself. There's something for everyone to watch throughout the entire field, it's going to be brilliant!

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25 November 2012