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Couldn't have asked for more // A 2007 season review after an incredible final race in Brazil

Published by Ryan Gault

Well, what a race that was. Couldn't have asked more for a championship showdown in Brazil. Though I may have accidentally jinxed Felipe Massa by announcing he was the champion thirty seconds too early. Needless to say, not long after, Hamilton passed Glock to win it. Well done to Hamilton nonetheless. Shame Coulthard retired on the first lap, especially since it appeared it was not his fault, he's had a great career. Just a pity his retirement will be overshadowed by Hamilton. Massa was unlucky, and I'm impressed with him that he took it on the chin and didn't wail his eyes out.

Shame for BMW to finish the season with no points from Brazil, but I'm optimistic for 2009, and I think we will be able to fight the big guns right to Abu Dhabi in a year's time, hopefully with both Kubica and Heidfeld battling for the title. And with Renault likely to be more competitive, we could see a Räikkönen, Massa, Hamilton, Kubica, Heidfeld and Alonso battle for the title. And I thought 2008 was good.

I've enjoyed the season massively. And I think the best races were in the tracks not made by Tilke, Australia, Monaco, Canada, Britain, Belgium, Italy and Brazil. I think that says something about the tracks Tilke made. As a BMW fan the clear high point was the Canadian GP win and 1-2, seconded by our first podium in Bahrain. The low point for us is the end of the season, scoring 7 points in 2 races, none of them in Brazil.

As a general F1 fan, the best race was possibly Monaco, the rain and the walls, and Sutil's performance really made that race enjoyable. The worst was definitely Valencia, with a massive build up to being on of Tilke's best tracks, it turned into a dull fest and one I wished I hadn't missed 90 minutes of sun when I was on holiday.

My driver of the year goes to Massa, proved everyone wrong after an awful start and winning the most, brilliant drives in Bahrain, Turkey and Brazil, but made some silly errors like in Malaysia. Hamilton had some quality races, Britain and China, but like Massa, made some awful judgement in Canada and Japan.

Disappointment of the year for me is shared by Räikkönen and Kovalainen, two drivers who can drive, in good cars, but were nowhere near quick enough to match their team mates.

Surprise of the year is no doubt Kubica and BMW, could have got pole in Australia and Canada, did in Bahrain. We got a 1-2 in Canada and many podium finishes. Only retiring twice, once because of Nakajima's fault. No mechanical failures and Heidfeld becoming the first driver to have finished every race in a season.

Brilliant season this has been, and thanks massively to sidepodcast.com who have livened up my season no doubt, live commenting has been brilliant. So thanks to everyone in the Sidepodcast community since Canada, kudos.

Roll on 2009!




  • awesome :)

  • Nice one R.G. Good words, well written. :)

  • A very good summary of the season RG.

    Did Tilke not design Melbourne?

  • Did Tilke not design Melbourne?

    No. Melborne was around long before the German came into the sport.

    I agree with RG on almost every point. It has been a hell of a year. The taking away of traction control and engine braking has help bring the level of competition that we haven't seen in a while. I think with slicks and other changes next years, things should be just as good.

    The single point I disagree from RG this year is Kimi. I think he had the air taken out of him after that horrible string of bad luck midseason. I agree that Heikki was absolutely disapointing this year. If it wasn't for McLaren being so Lewis centric, his job would be on the line. I would go into detail, but I have my own season wrap up to write for a certain website.

    Anyhow, congrats to Ferrari and congrats to Lewis for his title. I wasn't rooting for him, but he deserved it just as much anyone.

  • You know what? My colleague has made cupcakes for us at work today!

  • Great post RG - exactly reflects my views of the season. I do think Kimi was a bit dissapointing, but if your style of driving does not suit getting fast laps quickly in practice it hurts (e.g. Heidfeld). I am slightly dissapointed with BMW Sauber team in the way they did not advance much after winning Canada, hopefully they will give their drivers a truely awesome car next year.

    The only things I could add are Renault and Alonso's storm from nowhere to almost the most winning team at the end of the season. They need a strong second driver with experience to capitalize on this improved form. If I was the team boss I would wait around before announcing (drivers that spring to mind are Rubens if Honda releases him, and some very good test drivers such as Klien and Liuzzi).

    Yes the most dissapointing driver of the season was Kovy, if I were Macca I think I would offer him back to Renault (where I think he would be good back up to Alonso) so he can rebuild his reputation. Second drivers at Macca really do come off second best! Therefore I would bring in Pedro as my driver. He is not, very consistent and I think would have scored more points than Kovy this season. Politically it could help the teram with the Spanish fans/sponsors.

    I think Massa was the most improved driver of the season (I heard DC say this as well), the other driver to mention in this context is DeSeb. In terms of cars STR were the biggest surprise and the most dissapointing had to be Honda. The sort-of-rookie (has raced in F1 previously) of the year was Timo, and with some very strange strategies he scored the points.

    Finally it was sad that DC's last race was so short, but he did live up to the reputation of being the roving black hole on the track. Bourdais is doing a fine job of internship to ensure the tradition of the roving black hole is kept alive!

    What I would like to see in 2009

    Kovy return to Renault

    Pedro gets the second Macca seat

    Liuzzi joins STR with Bourdais confirmed

    Honda retain both drivers

    Next year teams are going to need experienced drivers with al of the changes. As the F1 car becomes more similar to the F3000 of yesteryear my prediction are drivers like Heidfeld, Button, Kimi will shine alonside Massa, Hamilton and Alonso.

  • drop.io is now back with heaps of video from kathi:

    http://www.drop.io/sidepodcast

  • Kathi is amazing. :)

  • Kathi is amazing.

    Absolutely!

    I will add mine tonight - promise!

  • Thanks guys for the nice comments. These are of course, personal opinions, so don't expect it to agree with everything you think.

    The single point I disagree from RG this year is Kimi. I think he had the air taken out of him after that horrible string of bad luck midseason.

    I think still in races like Germany and Hungary, he has been slow and generally struggling to get past cars. Plus he only seems to wake up to the last 10 laps.

    Timo Glock has been saying on a 5Live that he did not hand the title to Hamilton, so conspiracy theorists are shattered :)

  • No. Melborne was around long before the German came into the sport.

    I believe Malaysia was his first track

  • Great post RG :)

    Timo Glock has been saying on a 5Live that he did not hand the title to Hamilton, so conspiracy theorists are shattered :)

    Yeah just the tyres. two drivers stayed on dry ones. two drivers drove lap times +20 the rest of the field. simple.

    Thanks for the videos Kathi. I expect my work will be paying for some long downloads today, and after Alex puts his up as well :) Thanks to everyone for a top year of "community organising". p.s. go obama...

  • Italian media have the video of the finish with massa's pitbox and the commentators thinking Massa was champion of the world. Listen for the world "Glock" and "problema" and you know the rest.

    Click here for the video (and probably an 8 second advert - just wait it out and the video will start

    If anyone can get uninterrupted footage from inside Massas or Ham's garage, I'd love to see the mixture of emotions...

    Repubblica (newspaper) "Al box Ferrari esultavano, si abbracciavano: pensavano che Massa avesse vinto il titolo del mondo. E invece..."

    The first sentence of one article - The box of exultant Ferrari, they were hugging: thinking that Massa has one the Title of the World. And instead...

  • Morning all,

    Did anyone see our news editor shamelessly posing behind M Brundle at the start of the grid walk?

  • and one more thing, they italian journos are explaining to people about the tyres. quite philosophical really. just out of reach....

  • quite philosophical really

    I'd love to be part of the Italian press – turn up at lunchtime and spend the rest of the day sipping espresso and smoking in the Ferrari media hospitality...

  • Just been listening to the 5live commentary on the BBC site and it's so funny. David and Maurice both thought that when Massa crossed the line he was champion. They were oblivious to the fact that Hamilton had passed Glock so when he came across the line David said: "Felipe Massa is the world champion...NO HE'S NOT! Lewis IS 5TH!" :D

  • Did anyone see our news editor shamelessly posing behind M Brundle at the start of the grid walk?

    i didn't, did he get as wet as bernie?

    Just been listening to the 5live commentary on the BBC site and it’s so funny. David and Maurice both thought that when Massa crossed the line he was champion. They were oblivious to the fact that Hamilton had passed Glock so when he came across the line David said: “Felipe Massa is the world champion…NO HE’S NOT! Lewis IS 5TH!”

    i said it before and i'll say it again... brundle earned himself a place on the bbc team yesterday. and a lifetime paddock pass from mr. e. (just in case).

  • You know what? This is the best Monday ever - I woke up today, and the first thing I thought of was "Lewis Hamilton is the World Champion" :-)

  • David said: “Felipe Massa is the world champion…NO HE’S NOT! Lewis IS 5TH!”

    i just heard it replayed on radio 2. actually, croftie made it sound even more unbelievable than it actually was. if that's possible.

  • I’d love to be part of the Italian press – turn up at lunchtime and spend the rest of the day sipping espresso and smoking in the Ferrari media hospitality

    Actually that's not just the italian press. we all do that :) When you get a job in this country you are paid in Ferrari parts and if you work hard enough you get yourself a complete ferrari after 20 years. At the end of my first 12 months I received a broken refueling rig... I think that shot of the four or five mech's running along the pit with that thing was the championship.

    can people post the audio of ITV and five live up on drop.io or is it already? i'd love to hear them - and maybe make ring tones for the italians....

  • Me - can you delete my note out of drop.io - it went wrong (not sure why) and i cannot delete it. i posted the italian video link here instead.

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown): 03/11/2008 at 12:08

    You know what? This is the best Monday ever - I woke up today, and the first thing I thought of was “Lewis Hamilton is the World Champion”

    Feels great, doesn't it? :D

  • Me - can you delete my note out of drop.io - it went wrong (not sure why) and i cannot delete it. i posted the italian video link here instead.

    job done.

    This is the best Monday ever - I woke up today, and the first thing I thought of was “Lewis Hamilton is the World Champion”

    i just spoke to two people who both looked me in the eye post-spa and swore never to watch another formula 1 race.

    apparently they loved the closing laps yesterday ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss (HAMILTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! XD): 03/11/2008 at 12:52

    RubberGoat (Gavin Brown): 03/11/2008 at 12:08

    You know what? This is the best Monday ever - I woke up today, and the first thing I thought of was “Lewis Hamilton is the World Champion”

    Feels great, doesn’t it?

    lol if you feel great just imagine how Lewis feels ;)

  • i just spoke to two people who both looked me in the eye post-spa and swore never to watch another formula 1 race.

    apparently they loved the last laps yesterday

    Alex's theory on 'F1 fans who swear never to watch F1 again' has been proven once again. :)

    Besides, you'd need to have a heart of stone not to love the racing we saw yesterday.

  • ace, we got a shout out on the fantasy racers homepage:

    "The final fantasy standings and league tables are now available to view. Congratulations to Douglas Millar for holding off all challengers and winning the overall competition, and also to Sidepodcast for proving to be the most successful Private League this year. The winners trophys will be heading your way shortly."

    http://www.fantasyracers.com/

  • lol if you feel great just imagine how Lewis feels

    I have one word for you: hangover. :P

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown): 03/11/2008 at 12:08

    You know what? This is the best Monday ever - I woke up today, and the first thing I thought of was “Lewis Hamilton is the World Champion”

    Feels great, doesn’t it? :D

    I like to spare a thought for how Massa feels this morning - never has a championship been lost by such a small margin. Well done Felipe you gave your best for the Brazilian crowds.

  • I have one word for you: hangover. :P

    i feel so tired just from watching the thing!

  • via: axis

  • Rich: 03/11/2008 at 13:14

    RubberGoat (Gavin Brown): 03/11/2008 at 12:08

    You know what? This is the best Monday ever - I woke up today, and the first thing I thought of was “Lewis Hamilton is the World Champion”

    Feels great, doesn’t it?

    I like to spare a thought for how Massa feels this morning - never has a championship been lost by such a small margin. Well done Felipe you gave your best for the Brazilian crowds.

    Well said Rich. I totally agree. As i said yesterday Massa must have been the most depressed GP winner in a long time, if not ever. No on deserves to be told they have the championship then for it wo be taken back moments later :( Massa has had his fair share of heartbreak this season, and no doubt it has crossed his mind that he would have won the championship if that ferrari engine had lastest a few more laps in hungary :( Hopefully Massa will come back next year even stronger.

  • I like to spare a thought for how Massa feels this morning - never has a championship been lost by such a small margin. Well done Felipe you gave your best for the Brazilian crowds.

    Titles have been lost by similar margins before. Kimi lost out by 2 to Schumi in 2003, Hill lost out by 1 to Schumi in 1994, heck, Alain Prost lost out by 0.5 (yes, HALF a point) to Niki Lauda in 1984.

    What is shocking is how close Massa got to a superb upset - never before has a title been clinched at the last corner of the last lap of the last race of the season.

  • via: axis

    Rob! :(

  • I see the frozen frame on me's video, and I don't wanna watch it anymore - it's just too painful to watch.

  • What is shocking is how close Massa got to a superb upset - never before has a title been clinched at the last corner of the last lap of the last race of the season.

    but he didn't just loose it by a point he lost it by a matter of seconds, i think that's what hurts the most.

  • via: axis

    :cry: so sad :(

  • I'm almost in tears watching a fellow northerner in tears

  • but he didn’t just loose it by a point he lost it by a matter of seconds, i think that’s what hurts the most.

    yup, what i said! so close, and yet so far.

  • lou: 03/11/2008 at 13:24

    via: axis

    so sad

    I have to admit, even though I'm a hamilton fan, i'm sorry for Rob because he looks even more gutted than Massa. Really, I am. Also, look at the other video called "1 point on the last corner of the last race." That has onboards from both Massa and Hamilton on the final lap. Watching massa's you can instantly see the moment that he's told he's not the world champion.

  • I'm going to poach a little of R.G's roundup for the digest today. If anybody else wants to sum up the race and/or the season in a couple of sentences, then post your thoughts, and I'll put them in the show.

  • Shame :( Although Massa's engineer, he is still technically crying for a job/team in which they are World Champions. :D

    It's a bit like crying because you missed a penaulty, but you still won the worldcup.

  • I’m going to poach a little of R.G’s roundup for the digest today. If anybody else wants to sum up the race and/or the season in a couple of sentences, then post your thoughts, and I’ll put them in the show.

    OK, I'll give it a go:

    Well what can you say?! That was quite possibly THE most unbelieveable and exciting finish to both a race and a championship I think we'll ever see in our lifetime. Lewis could not have been more lucky if he'd tried, and the fact that he didn't even know he'd passed Glock made it an even better surprise. I am absolutely overjoyed that he has done it at last, and what a way to do it. I must give credit and respect to Massa also as, even though he is an a Ferrari, he was very gracious in defeat and took it like a man, and I like that. As for Lewis, he's done the team, all his fans, his family and Britain proud, and it will be such a great sight seeing him in Australia with that No.1 on his car. I simply cannot wait for 2009, although I doubt it'll be as exciting a season as this was. Still, they can give it a damn good try!

    Apologies that it's that long, but I had so much to say I couldn't help but writing it all. :P

  • I have to admit, even though I’m a hamilton fan, i’m sorry for Rob because he looks even more gutted than Massa. Really, I am. Also, look at the other video called “1 point on the last corner of the last race.” That has onboards from both Massa and Hamilton on the final lap. Watching massa’s you can instantly see the moment that he’s told he’s not the world champion.

    Wow. Those video (with Rob and the onboards) are amazing and depressing. I think one of the most interesting things with the Hamilton onboard is how bad the weather gets as he crosses the line. Dry tyres not really appropriate. I think I've seen enough of their pain for the day. Schadenfreude is a german word about taking happiness from other people's suffering. I think maybe I'm a teeny little guilty of this today. But more accurately, it is the interest of the range of human emotion, from thinking you've got it and having it taken away from you. painful.

    Ferrari have pit stop timing issues throughout the year - people going too early - are we all that surprised that Ferrari thought they'd won it while the race was still very much going on? My guess is one person wasn't paying attention to the other drivers and started celebrating, and then once one person starts celebrating reason goes out the window.

  • I have to say, I think Hamilton had a poor last lap. He was all over the place I think, just lucky to get past Glock.

  • Ferrari have pit stop timing issues throughout the year - people going too early - are we all that surprised that Ferrari thought they’d won it while the race was still very much going on? My guess is one person wasn’t paying attention to the other drivers and started celebrating, and then once one person starts celebrating reason goes out the window.

    stefano whatshisname said:

    "I had a document checking off what happens if scenarios. So I was checking, okay first, second, third, fourth – still champion. And then I saw Lewis fifth, I said okay it is not done."

    www.autosport.com…port.php/id/71982

  • stefano whatshisname said:

    sorry. who? not sure who you are talking about :)

    “I had a document checking off what happens if scenarios. So I was checking, okay first, second, third, fourth – still champion. And then I saw Lewis fifth, I said okay it is not done.”

    Exactly. That's what we were doing. Kind of. I made sure I did all that before the race too, just to check I didn't get it wrong.

    I have to say, I think Hamilton had a poor last lap. He was all over the place I think, just lucky to get past Glock.

    i think i posted the word "CHOKE" in there somewhere..

    8 construct titles of the last 10 years. impressive stuff.

  • 8 construct titles of the last 10 years. impressive stuff.

    and only renault able to beat them. be interesting to see what they'll do with kers next year, and if an unencumbered mclaren can do anything about them?

    my gut feel is that if you can't beat ferrari following the number of blunders they made this season, you'll never beat them.

    who's up for a renault renaissance next year?

  • btw, am i being slow scott, how long have you been linking to:

    http://www.drop.io/happyhour

    i have admittedly lost track of some of the comments this week, and live commenting doesn't yet link to peeps pages, but i love what you're doing with your drop :)

  • Timo Glock has been saying on a 5Live that he did not hand the title to Hamilton, so conspiracy theorists are shattered

    I saw a comment somewhere, maybe on Ollie's site that Glock and Trulli both stayed out on dry tyres and Glock's last lap was actually marginally faster than Trulli's which sould kill off all but the most determined conspiracy theorist. Like 'me' I haven't checked my facts.

  • If anyone's interested, here is the final overall field spread and reliability/finishing rates throughout the whole season:

    Spread:1) Ferrari - 0.0002) McLaren - 0.0343) BMW - 0.2414) Toyota - 0.5295) Renault - 0.5696) Red Bull - 0.6157) Toro Rosso - 0.7238) Williams - 0.8219) Honda - 1.10410) Force India - 1.87111) Super Aguri - 2.752Reliability/ Finishing Rate:1) BMW - 94%2) Williams - 89%3) McLaren - 86%=4) Toyota - 81%=4) Red Bull - 81%=6) Ferrari - 78%-6) Honda - 78%8) Toro Rosso - 69%9) Renault - 67%10) Super Aguri -

  • ah damn it :P

  • lol if you feel great just imagine how Lewis feels

    23 years old, youngest world champion ever, made enough money to live on for the rest of his life already, pop star girlfriend but do you think he is really happy?

  • I'll try it in two seperate posts.

    Spread:

    1) Ferrari - 0.000

    2) McLaren - 0.034

    3) BMW - 0.241

    4) Toyota - 0.529

    5) Renault - 0.569

    6) Red Bull - 0.615

    7) Toro Rosso - 0.723

    8 ) Williams - 0.821

    9) Honda - 1.104

    10) Force India - 1.871

    11) Super Aguri - 2.752

  • Reliability/ Finishing Rate:

    1) BMW - 94%

    2) Williams - 89%

    3) McLaren - 86%

    =4) Toyota - 81%

    =4) Red Bull - 81%

    =6) Ferrari - 78%

    -6) Honda - 78%

    8 ) Toro Rosso - 69%

    9) Renault - 67%

    10) Super Aguri - 63% (From 8 races)

    11) Force India - 50%

  • What is shocking is how close Massa got to a superb upset - never before has a title been clinched at the last corner of the last lap of the last race of the season.

    The 1964 title went to the last lap. Jim Clark was winning the title and had a mechanical problem. I think it was an oil leak. I am not sure what part of the lap he was finally passed on or retired on but going into the last lap he was the champion. He also was in a position to win the 1962 championship in the last race as well. So with a little bit of luck he could have won 4 in a row.

  • 1) BMW - 94%

    YAY!

  • Rob!

    There is someone who has had a monster year. Started the season with the test team and promoted when Massa and his engineer couldn't get on with each other. Now every serious F1 fan on the planet knows who he is. Talk about arriving with a bang.

  • Honda had the same reliability rate as Ferrari... not sure if that's good for Honda, or bad for Ferrari...

  • on me's autosport link (see above) Luca said about massa "that for him he is a champion". I'm sure that's an official title.

    btw, am i being slow scott, how long have you been linking to:

    yeah that's the radio show I do spots on - Monday evening. if anyone wants to listen to radio between 5pm and 6pm GMT, I'll appear about half way through. half french language /half english. plug plug....check the link on my name if you care...

    23 years old, youngest world champion ever, made enough money to live on for the rest of his life already, pop star girlfriend but do you think he is really happy?

    oh yeah :)

    who’s up for a renault renaissance next year?

    ME! (and me as well)

  • There is someone who has had a monster year. Started the season with the test team and promoted when Massa and his engineer couldn’t get on with each other. Now every serious F1 fan on the planet knows who he is. Talk about arriving with a bang.

    Wasn't Rob Smedley Massa's race engineer as early as last year? But yeah, the story's true.

    I saw a comment somewhere, maybe on Ollie’s site that Glock and Trulli both stayed out on dry tyres and Glock’s last lap was actually marginally faster than Trulli’s which sould kill off all but the most determined conspiracy theorist.

    Just to play devil's advocate though: it seems Glock didn't even bother defending against Vettel and Hamilton. Why not? Surely, he could have at least tried to defend his position, given that he was already near the end of his last lap?

  • Shameless Plug:

    Keith's on Sky News tonight:

    www.f1fanatic.co.…sky-news-tonight/

    Can someone record it? :)

    End of Plug

  • I'll try do, but, it sounds like im going out tonight.

    Would have been great if me had been asked, would have seen his face wheter he likes it or not :D

  • Keith’s on Sky News tonight

    go keef :)

    edit: the link's not responding at the moment, someone must be popular. am assuming it's an interview?

  • Shameless Plug

    we gotta start charging for those things.

  • edit: the link’s not responding at the moment, someone must be popular. am assuming it’s an interview?

    Yep. According to Keith, he'll be talking about "reactions across the web to Lewis Hamilton’s championship win".

    Looks like Keith is about to hit the F1 mainstream. :)

  • we gotta start charging for those things.

    was that meant to be a pun?

  • Depending on timings I'll try and record it.

  • Looks like Keith is about to hit the F1 mainstream.

    i'm amazed he hasn't got a paddock pass already, i figured 2008 would be his year.

    was that meant to be a pun?

    damn, would've been good one :)

  • we gotta start charging for those things.

    i think we'll have to be more subtle in promoting things- like finding some way to connect our topics with Renault comeback season 2009 which could not happen with the foundation created by certain test drivers in 2006?

  • i’m amazed he hasn’t got a paddock pass already, i figured 2008 would be his year.

    Oh Stuart, what does Keith need to do to get a paddock pass? :D

    If F1F DOES go mainstream, Sidepodcast will probably also experience a surge in popularity. Given how great things are going here, I think it's just a matter of time...

    damn, would’ve been good one :D

    You know, you could've just claimed you did it on purpose. :P

  • Sidepodcast will probably also experience a surge in popularity. Given how great things are going here, I think it’s just a matter of time…

    sssh. don't tell anyone:

    a) because small is good

    b) do you really think our flaky webhosting will be able to take it right now?

    You know, you could’ve just claimed you did it on purpose.

    r.g. that was one of my best, yes.

  • i think we’ll have to be more subtle in promoting things- like finding some way to connect our topics with Renault comeback season 2009 which could not happen with the foundation created by certain test drivers in 2006?

    genius. have i ever mentioned how short-sighted big flav can be when it comes to driver selection?

  • genius. have i ever mentioned how short-sighted big flav can be when it comes to driver selection?

    how many days before we hear about a driver's contract having a "get out clause". I believe next Tuesday (8 days) or perhaps earlier if they find Jenson's fingerprints on incriminating evidence in the burnt out wreck of the RA108.

  • a) because small is good

    b) do you really think our flaky webhosting will be able to take it right now?

    a) like less is more? very minimalist. :)

    b) well, not RIGHT NOW, but hey, you have enough time to plan for next season. heehee. :D

    have i ever mentioned how short-sighted big flav can be when it comes to driver selection?

    so i guess it was shortsighted of flav to make alonso his 3rd driver back in 2002, with plans for alonso to replace button in 2003? :)

  • well, not RIGHT NOW, but hey, you have enough time to plan for next season. heehee.

    true, but last year our numbers went up during the break.

    so i guess it was shortsighted of flav to make alonso his 3rd driver back in 2002, with plans for alonso to replace button in 2003?

    oh dear, i pity gavin and dom.

  • Just reading the grapevine. My favourite bit:

    Brazilian visas normally take up to five days to get sorted, so Frank Williams got involved to try and help moves things along. In the end, a direct call to the embassy – and the offer of two Williams baseball caps – fast tracked Sam's paperwork and meant he could fly out to offer a helping hand.

    Two baseball caps... is that F1's way of saying 'Do you know who I am?'

  • oh dear, i pity gavin and dom.

    Eh? I don't get it. :)

  • Brazilian visas normally take up to five days to get sorted, so Frank Williams got involved to try and help moves things along. In the end, a direct call to the embassy – and the offer of two Williams baseball caps – fast tracked Sam’s paperwork and meant he could fly out to offer a helping hand.

    I have been to Brazil and I don't remember getting a visa in advance. Maybe I did but I really think I filled in an entry form on the plane rather than applied in advance.

  • last year our numbers went up during the break.

    You'll have less competition now that GP Week is no more.

    Now, I don’t know how I ended up on this particular mailing list, but I’ve just received a press release from Canterbury Christ Church University which begins with the following sentence:

    “Teachers, students and parents will get the opportunity to gain an understanding of the skills needed to coach or teach netball to young people aged between 7 and 11 years at a netball coaching course.”

  • Now, I don’t know how I ended up on this particular mailing list,

    It was me. I did it. No just joking, but I might put my friend's email addresses onto it :)

  • I don’t remember getting a visa in advance.

    Depending on your trade you may need a working visa to enter Brazil. Mrs C works for a shipping company that has to jump through various hoops when sending crew there.

  • Depending on your trade you may need a working visa to enter Brazil. Mrs C works for a shipping company that has to jump through various hoops when sending crew there.

    I may have had a visa. I just don't remember getting one. It was 5 or 6 years ago.

  • You’ll have less competition now that GP Week is no more.

    you may have to explain the significance of gpweek. who were they and how come they are no more?

  • you may have to explain the significance of gpweek. who were they and how come they are no more?

    They look like some sort of virtual magazine

    http://www.gpweek.com/index.html

  • you may have to explain the significance of gpweek. who were they and how come they are no more?

    GP Week is a free weekly online-only motorsports mag. It also covers MotoGP and WRC, not just F1.

    But on checking the site, it looks like it's going strong. Why would they be gone or on their way out, Stuart?

  • Race highlights are on. :)

  • Race highlights are on. :)

    Why would we want to watch that?

    :D

  • Race highlights are on. :)

    There was a race? ;)

  • But on checking the site, it looks like it’s going strong. Why would they be gone or on their way out, Stuart?

    I got my normal e-mail from them with the latest issue. It's a really good mag but I rarely read it

  • I got my normal e-mail from them with the latest issue. It’s a really good mag but I rarely read it

    Same here, actually. I subscribed because it's free, but I don't read it too often.

  • I subscribed because it’s free, but I don’t read it too often.

    Interesting, that, isn't it?

    They're putting it "on hold" until next season, apparently.

  • btw: anyone seen or heard from jordan since he took the title?

    are we expecting one almighty hangover when he finally surfaces?

  • btw: anyone seen or heard from jordan since he took the title?

    I'll be honest, I thought you were on about the Jordan F1 team, I was like, since when did they win the title?

    No btw, I haven't heard him

  • They’re putting it “on hold” until next season, apparently.

    ahh, ok.

    i guess it's amazing they're bringing it back at all, considering i've never heard of it and anyone who has never reads it :)

  • Not sure if anyone is aware but the next ep of The Factory is on Eurosport UK in 1/2 hour.

    If you have missed any episodes some can be found here :)

  • anyone seen or heard from jordan since he took the title?

    I nearly answered whether i heard from Eddie Jordan since Lewis took the title. :)

    I don't think he's been around recently?

  • Keith is on Sky News!!

  • Dom: 03/11/2008 at 19:04

    Keith is on Sky News!!

    Damn I missed it.

    But did you see that plane!

  • Keith is on Sky News!!

    Ooh, that was very quick.

  • i think i missed most of keith, unless that was the shortest interview in television history?

    i'll put what i got on the drop in a bit.

  • Damn I missed it.

    But did you see that plane!

    :D

    is that on youtube somewhere?

  • But did you see that plane!

    Gah, you were so close!

    It works, though! That plane story really is making me want to stay on Sky! :)

  • i think i missed most of keith, unless that was the shortest interview in television history?

    I was on skysportsnews once where they asked me a question a while back. Most interviews like those only last 2-3 minutes

  • i think i missed most of keith, unless that was the shortest interview in television history?

    Annoyingly, I think it actually was!

  • sky have political bloggers too? have they given up on journo's altogether?

  • Annoyingly, I think it actually was!

    i kinda feel cheated.

  • I was on skysportsnews once where they asked me a question a while back. Most interviews like those only last 2-3 minutes

    ooh, really. do tell us more.

    so warhol was wrong. we just 15 seconds of fame these days? damn that mtv.

  • Bad news, the plane looked fake

    www.dailynewscast…lot-lands-safely/

  • ooh, really. do tell us more.

    Something about Durham Cricket if I remember when I went to watch a 20/20 there I think

  • It works, though! That plane story really is making me want to stay on Sky!

    What plane?

  • What plane?

    I really should read all new comments before I reply

  • I really should read all new comments before I reply

    It helps

  • Bad news, the plane looked fake

    i kinda feel cheated.

    :)

  • tell you something. i never watch sky news, my good lord it's cheap tv.

    every story is has closeup of some website or other. no video footage required.

    we could make better news tv than this.

  • we could make better news than this.

    Sidepodnews?

  • we could make better news than this.

    Sidepodnews. And to think it was only yesterday you promised Christine you were not going to do another new program. Now you are in real trouble.

  • tell you something. i never watch sky news, my good lord it’s cheap tv.

    Your not kidding. Always stay away from Sky News. It really isn't worth your time.

  • we could make better news than this.

    Didn't Sidepodcast start because you thought you could make better F1 coverage? Uh-oh... ;)

  • Sidepodnews. And to think it was only yesterday you promised Christine you were not going to do another new program. Now you are in real trouble.

    shh, don't tell her :)

    Didn’t Sidepodcast start because you thought you could make better F1 coverage? Uh-oh…

    tis true... hmmm.

  • ahaha :D Sky's top video's:

    5) A large beach ball.

    4) Two rabbits and a chicken in a boxing ring.

    3) A model falling through the floor.

    2) A cat standing up.

    1) That plane video is soooo fake!

    Enough of that, i think. :)

  • 1) That plane video is soooo fake!

    it's footage taken from a redbull air race. don't they think someone would've mentioned it, like i dunno... red bull?

  • sky news, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation:

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=sgOWTM5R2DA

  • don’t they think someone would’ve mentioned it, like i dunno… red bull?

    Maybe they were too busy saying goodbye to DC and missed it? ;)

  • it’s footage taken from a redbull air race. don’t they think someone would’ve mentioned it, like i dunno… red bull?

    I've watched the red bull air race, and i don't think that plane is in it/

  • I’ve watched the red bull air race, and i don’t think that plane is in it

    doesn't it fly through the air balloon towers at the beginning of the video?

  • me: 03/11/2008 at 19:40

    I’ve watched the red bull air race, and i don’t think that plane is in it

    doesn’t it fly through the air balloon towers at the beginning of the video?

    Doesn't have to be the red bull air race for it to be an air race though.

  • Doesn’t have to be the red bull air race for it to be an air race though.

    there's more than one air race??

  • en.wikipedia.org/…tegory:Air_racing

  • en.wikipedia.org/…tegory:Air_racing

    well i'll be damned:

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

    i thought it was just some nonsense they invented to sell more fizzy pop.

  • i thought it was just some nonsense they invented to sell more fizzy pop.

    :D

    What this has to do with F1 baffles me, and probably me as well, but what the hey

  • www.drop.io/sidep…t/f1f-on-sky-news

  • http://www.drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/f1f-on-sky-news

    nice

  • Oh dear. If only I'd read back the comments just spent a while uploading it to YouTubes!

    Never Mind!

  • nice

    as an aside. drop.io was down yesterday but now they're back they support proper 16:9 widescreen instead of squishing it into 4:3 like they used to.

  • I am not going to defend Sky except to say that that show is called SkyOne.com and is a show about the internet. I don't think the rest of the news is like that - yet.

  • If only I’d read back the comments just spent a while uploading it to YouTubes!

    no probs. i didn't think i'd be around, or i would've said. literally just tuned in, in time to catch it.

  • as an aside. drop.io was down yesterday but now they’re back they support proper 16:9 widescreen instead of squishing it into 4:3 like they used to.

    ooooh!

  • I am not going to defend Sky except to say that that show is called SkyOne.com and is a show about the internet. I don’t think the rest of the news is like that - yet.

    ahhh, fair enough. if they asked me to come in, i'd at least expect a decent conversation.

    i hope they reimbursed the man, cause that wasn't worth a phonecall, let alone sitting in makeup.

  • i hope they reimbursed the man, cause that wasn’t worth a phonecall, let alone sitting in makeup.

    He was brill, though. I'd probably be crying with nerves.

  • no probs. i didn’t think i’d be around, or i would’ve said. literally just tuned in, in time to catch it.

    It's totally fine. If I'd been reading I would have noticed.

  • ooooh!

    no kidding. download the vid i just plonked on there and it's true widescreen and they figured out the aspect ratio.

    the preview image is still messed up mind you.

  • He was brill, though. I’d probably be crying with nerves.

    You mean sidepodcast isn't enough.

  • e was brill, though. I’d probably be crying with nerves.

    He really did come across well (as usual).

    And he didn't trundle to a halt at the end of sentences as many often do.

  • i hope they reimbursed the man, cause that wasn’t worth a phonecall, let alone sitting in makeup.

    Absolutely!

  • i hope they reimbursed the man, cause that wasn’t worth a phonecall, let alone sitting in makeup.

    Your not wrong. Why on earth did the interviewer bring up the Switzerland thing? He's about a year late on that one...

  • Your not wrong. Why on earth did the interviewer bring up the Switzerland thing? He’s about a year late on that one…

    no idea. wasn't that last year's story?

  • Your not wrong. Why on earth did the interviewer bring up the Switzerland thing? He’s about a year late on that one…

    Maybe they'd rather have an Olympian be Personality of the Year than Lewis, which is why they made that subtle reminder that Lewis lives in Switzerland. But I have no idea why they wouldn't want Lewis to win.

  • They’re putting it “on hold” until next season, apparently.

    just back to the gpweek thing, page 7 of this weeks issue says "dont miss the grand finale issue of gpweek for 2009...."

  • just back to the gpweek thing, page 7 of this weeks issue says “dont miss the grand finale issue of gpweek for 2009….”

    Ah, maybe that's why. They'll probably put out one more issue for Wales Rally GB, then go on hiatus until Rally Ireland at the end of January, which is also the time of year when the F1 car launches get underway.

  • just back to the gpweek thing, page 7 of this weeks issue says “dont miss the grand finale issue of gpweek for 2009….”

    oops.

    :D

  • I don't buy the supposition that if Massa's engine hadn't blown in Hungary he would've been Champion. For that matter any other mishap or penalty in the first two thirds of the season.

    If things were different in the last 3 races Lewis & MacLaren would've pushed as hard as hell rather than go conservative

    What happened, happened. And the teams reacted to it

  • me: 03/11/2008 at 19:35

    sky news, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgOWTM5R2DA

    Choon!

  • Choon!

    love it :)

  • fotos.subefotos.c…95c5e18197cfo.gif

    It's started, cue the many Fail motivational posters

  • Have just realised this was the first season i've been able to watch/listen to every race live. :)

  • Dom: 03/11/2008 at 21:20

    Have just realised this was the first season i’ve been able to watch/listen to every race live.

    Apart from Australia and the first half of Spain, same here.

  • http://sidepodcast.wetpaint.com/page/Sidepodcast+Empire

    Sidepodnews - After watching 10 minutes of Sky News it became patently clear that running a 24hr news channel would be piece of Sidepodcake, thus Sidepodnews was born.

    I love that line. A piece of sidepodcake. Priceless.

  • Apart from Australia and the first half of Spain, same here.

    I've watched every race live this season, including Australia, Japan and China! That's a first for me! GO ME! :D

    EDIT: OK, there's one I didn't watch in full. I only saw parts of France, but apart from that, every race :D

  • EDIT: OK, there’s one I didn’t watch in full. I only saw parts of France, but apart from that, every race

    Was that because you fell asleep, soon to be the standard response to a race in Valencia

    :D

  • Inside sport is on bbc1 and guess what the top story is ;)

  • Was that because you fell asleep, soon to be the standard response to a race in Valencia

    nope, that was when I was at a house party and stayed overnight. i only watched parts at their house and then went home and caught the end of it when I did. :P

  • Hamilton feature on Inside Sport now. :P

  • Inside sport is on bbc1 and guess what the top story is

    they have no race footage :(

  • Apart from Australia and the first half of Spain, same here.

    And I was on holiday for Valenica, but no, thought it would be a classic.

  • even without bernie's tapes the bbc production is still sharp.

    bodes well.

  • I can't get that damn ITV song out of my head now.

    'We'll carry on, we'll carry on!'

    Grr

  • I can’t get that damn ITV song out of my head now.

    ‘We’ll carry on, we’ll carry on!’

    Grr

    Not sure it if helps, but the song is "Welcome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance.

    Please don't kill me... :D

  • Not sure it if helps, but the song is “Welcome to the Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance.

    I know what it is.

    But I can still kill you, no question :D

  • I can’t get that damn ITV song out of my head now.

    I think we're all paying the price for watching it too many times... :)

  • Hamilton feature on Inside Sport now.

    I guess this must be shown in Scotland at a later date. I hadn't thought about it but the BBC will be happy that they have a young British world champion for their first season.

  • But I can still kill you, no question

    please don't :)

  • I guess this must be shown in Scotland at a later date. I hadn’t thought about it but the BBC will be happy that they have a young British world champion for their first season.

    and itv must be wondering where it all went wrong.

  • please don’t

    Aw come on, please, pwetty please with a sidepodcherry on the top

  • But I can still kill you, no question

    Sidepodmurder

  • Sidepodmurder

    Haha

  • A new comedy detective show starring Me and Christine.

    Christine, we gotta problem. Franck Montagny, has been killed.

    Coming this winter

  • Christine, we gotta problem. Franck Montagny, has been killed.

    You have no chance of ever scoring points on sidepodpanel ever again with a comment like that

  • Aw come on, please, pwetty please with a sidepodcherry on the top

    ok, but can you do it in an amusing way?

  • Christine, we gotta problem. Franck Montagny, has been killed.

    Minus 1,000,000 points? ;)

  • You have no chance of ever scoring points on sidepodpanel ever again with a comment like that

    oh dear.

  • Minus 1,000,000 points?

    i fear it'll be a very long off-season for r.g.

  • ok, but can you do it in an amusing way?

    I can see some sort of death-by-cog incident happening soon...

  • Dom: 03/11/2008 at 23:51

    ok, but can you do it in an amusing way?

    I can see some sort of death-by-cog incident happening soon…

    I wonder how long before someone calls it a sidepodcog?

  • I wonder how long before someone calls it a sidepodcog?

    ...

    "have you seen my sidepodcog?"

  • I wonder how long before someone calls it a sidepodcog?

    Now that's a sidepodnoun!

  • Now that’s a sidepodnoun!

    sidepodnoun has to get a dictionary entry

  • Dom: 04/11/2008 at 00:01

    I wonder how long before someone calls it a sidepodcog?

    Now that’s a sidepodnoun!

    ookkkk.... am gonna have to read the comments before i understand this convo aren't i.....

  • sidepodnoun has to get a dictionary entry

    Am on it.

  • ookkkk…. am gonna have to read the comments before i understand this convo aren’t i…..

    Sounds like a good idea. :)

  • ookkkk…. am gonna have to read the comments before i understand this convo aren’t i…..

    I think you mean sidepodconvo

  • Steven Roy: 03/11/2008 at 23:48

    Christine, we gotta problem. Franck Montagny, has been killed.

    You have no chance of ever scoring points on sidepodpanel ever again with a comment like that

    remind me not to be on R.G's team for anything that Christine is judging ;)

  • ookkkk…. am gonna have to read the comments before i understand this convo aren’t i…..

    always.

    I think you mean sidepodconvo

    :D

    :D

  • Well this is a Sidepoddandy of a Sidepodpickle isn't it? :P

  • Steven Roy: 04/11/2008 at 00:06

    ookkkk…. am gonna have to read the comments before i understand this convo aren’t i…..

    I think you mean sidepodconvo

    ahaha well this sidpodconvo is very funny :D

  • remind me not to be on R.G’s team for anything that Christine is judging

    between us, we have the power to save him.

    we can make a group decision to change the word he used, to the word "kissed", and by the time she wakes up, there will be no trace of anything untoward.

    question is, should we let him suffer?

  • Scott Woodwiss (HAMILTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! XD): 04/11/2008 at 00:11

    Well this is a Sidepoddandy of a Sidepodpickle isn’t it?

    ahaha so is there a rule... or is any noun that relates to sidepodcast a 'sidepod_'?

  • Well this is a Sidepoddandy of a Sidepodpickle isn’t it?

    aint it just?

  • question is, should we let him suffer?

    well if you feel like changing what he said to 'kissed' then do... but you would have to do it for all the times people have quoted it for christine not to notice... and then there is matter of the mention of a 'sidepodmurder'... might be easier to let him suffer :P

  • between us, we have the power to save him.

    we can make a group decision to change the word he used, to the word “kissed”, and by the time she wakes up, there will be no trace of anything untoward.

    question is, should we let him suffer?

    I got it - we'll save him if he promised never to threaten to kill someone again. :P

  • I got it - we’ll save him if he promised never to threaten to kill someone again.

    oo i like it... either that or we could make him bake a cupcake ;)

  • question is, should we let him suffer?

    It's a sidepoddemocracy.

  • It’s a sidepoddemocracy

    oh.my.sides...

  • lou: 04/11/2008 at 00:17

    I got it - we’ll save him if he promised never to threaten to kill someone again.

    oo i like it… either that or we could make him bake a cupcake

    I say we make him to both. The cupcake can be his way of saying sorry :P

  • oh.my.sides…

    That makes me smile :D

  • well if you feel like changing what he said to ‘kissed’ then do… but you would have to do it for all the times people have quoted it for christine not to notice… and then there is matter of the mention of a ’sidepodmurder’… might be easier to let him suffer

    True, and everytime we repeat 'sidepodmurder' it makes it worse. I think we should probably stop saying 'sidepodmurder'.

  • I say we make him to both. The cupcake can be his way of saying sorry

    We solve problems through the art of cupcake making. :)

  • Shut up with saying it Dom! :D

  • We solve problems through the art of cupcake making.

    No fighting in this community. Fighting only promotes violence and the threat of Me producing his cog again.

    :D

  • Shut up with saying it Dom!

    if he doesn't... what ya gonna do?

  • I say we make him to both. The cupcake can be his way of saying sorry

    lol like a special sidepodsorry?

  • Shut up with saying it Dom!

    I'm not the only one saying 'sidepodmurder'!! Lou and Steven said 'sidepodmurder'!!

  • if he doesn’t… what ya gonna do?

    Nothing :P Like i said above... :D

  • Dom: 04/11/2008 at 00:23

    Shut up with saying it Dom!

    I’m not the only one saying ’sidepodmurder’!! Lou and Steven said ’sidepodmurder’!!

    it's true i said 'sidepodmurder' :P

  • Fighting only promotes violence and the threat of Me producing his cog again.

    :D

  • if he doesn’t… what ya gonna do?

    The answer to that question might be 'sidepodmurder', you know.

  • Dom: 04/11/2008 at 00:25

    if he doesn’t… what ya gonna do?

    The answer to that question might be ’sidepodmurder’, you know.

    :D

  • The answer to that question might be ’sidepodmurder’, you know.

    Ya said it again! :P

  • Dom: 04/11/2008 at 00:23

    Shut up with saying it Dom!

    I’m not the only one saying ’sidepodmurder’!! Lou and Steven said ’sidepodmurder’!!

    To be fair I think I said sidepodmurder first

  • Look who's testing a Red Bull!

    www.autosport.com…port.php/id/71994

  • Personally I think Christine could get upset at the thought of someone else kissing Franck

  • Ya said it again!

    Your the one putting 'sidepodmurder' in the quote boxes every time! Me will never be able to edit all the times we said 'sidepodmurder' if you keep quoting 'sidepodmurder' everytime i say 'sidepodmurder'.

  • That's 4 times Dom! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss (HAMILTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! XD): 04/11/2008 at 00:27

    The answer to that question might be ’sidepodmurder’, you know.

    Ya said it again!

    I wonder how R.G is commit sidepodmurder? with a sidepodaxe or a sidepodkillercupcake?

  • Look who’s testing a Red Bull!

    www.f1minute.com/…and-testing-news/

    oh.dear.

  • Your the one putting ’sidepodmurder’ in the quote boxes every time! Me will never be able to edit all the times we said ’sidepodmurder’ if you keep quoting ’sidepodmurder’ everytime i say ’sidepodmurder’.

    Your right, it was 4 times. :D

  • Scott Woodwiss (HAMILTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! XD): 04/11/2008 at 00:29

    Look who’s testing a Red Bull! http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/71994

    I saw that earlier... so if Rubens changed his name to Sebastian he might stand a chance of getting a drive at toro rosso if he gets kicked out of honda...

  • oh.dear.

    I'd only just seen it now on Autosport :P

  • Personally I think Christine could get upset at the thought of someone else kissing Franck

    blast. what benign words sound like "killing" then?

  • I’d only just seen it now on Autosport

    so, what i'm hearing is. your first port of call on the web is sidepodcast, the second autosport?

  • Scott Woodwiss (HAMILTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! XD): 04/11/2008 at 00:34

    oh.dear.

    I’d only just seen it now on Autosport

    some people haven't learnt from F1 Minute-gate ;)

  • I saw that earlier… so if Rubens changed his name to Sebastian he might stand a chance of getting a drive at toro rosso if he gets kicked out of honda…

    what's his middle name?

  • some people haven’t learnt from F1 Minute-gate

    i have.

  • Look who’s testing a Red Bull!

    You.are.kidding.me. :D

    I think your starting to exuast the Sebs now, guys! Oh go on, just one more.

  • what’s his middle name?

    Apparently it's Goncalves .... no where near anything like sebastian...

  • i have.

    :D

  • totally off-topic but:

    It seems the BBC 5 Live radio crew were at odds with the law at Sao Paulo’s finest. After making a U-turn in front of a police officer, producer Jason Swales apparently ignored the sirens until the police pulled along side their car and pointed their guns at thh BBC crew.

    no idea if that's true or not, no sources listed but more here:

    http://www.formula1blog.com/?p=2504

  • ]so, what i’m hearing is. your first port of call on the web is sidepodcast, the second autosport?

    Sidepodcast 1st, Autosport 2nd. I am sure I have heard that somewhere else thiis weekend.

    Another sidepodwin

  • Another sidepodwin

    forums.autosport.…lay=&pagenumber=2

    just went looking for that. i had no idea dank was keeping that thread going :)

    should we post a message?

  • should we post a message?

    I think You should post a comment on behalf of sidepodcast. You might even be able to recruit a few new people. Link to a show in your comment.

  • should we post a message?

    yeah :) can't hurt can it?

  • should we post a message?

    Sounds good. We were the winning team, after all. :P

  • Yeah, I believe our message should be:

    YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK! :D

    I'm kidding, i'm kidding :P

  • okay, message sent:

    forums.autosport.…lay=&pagenumber=2

    yell if you think it needs changing. took longer than planned cause the avatar was the old orange logo.

  • "p.s. hopefully dank will post a picture on here when the trophy comes"

    Very subtle

  • i wish i'd known there was such an active thread in progress, could've been some decent heckling going on during the buildup :)

  • i hope they reimbursed the man, cause that wasn’t worth a phonecall, let alone sitting in makeup.

    Morning all,

    Very polished performance from Keith there. I hate going on TV, not least because Mrs C records it and then shows it to visitors.

    Some TV stations pay appearance fees but it's on a "if you don't ask, you don't get" basis. And obviously the amount you get depends on how important they think you are. I think EJ coins it in from appearance fees because the BBC/ITV/Sky are under the erroneous impression that he knows what he's talking about.

    I went on News 24 once and they sent a car to pick me up from home, then drove me to TV centre where I spent all of two minutes broadcasting to the nation before they drove me back home again (did I mention that it was a Merc?). Two hours in a car for two minutes on the TV. Extraordinary waste of the licence fee.

  • Dank mailed me yesterday to ask for Jordan's details. The nice people at Fantasy Racers will be sending the trophy direct to Canada :)

  • I think EJ coins it in from appearance fees because the BBC/ITV/Sky are under the erroneous impression that he knows what he’s talking about.

    ouch.

    I spent all of two minutes broadcasting to the nation before they drove me back home again (did I mention that it was a Merc?). Two hours in a car for two minutes on the TV. Extraordinary waste of the licence fee.

    roll on 2009 then :)

  • Dank mailed me yesterday to ask for Jordan’s details. The nice people at Fantasy Racers will be sending the trophy direct to Canada

    ahh, they're too kind.

  • There seems to have been some bad development over night for me.

    i fear it’ll be a very long off-season for r.g.

    Very.

    remind me not to be on R.G’s team for anything that Christine is judging

    Please

    I’m not the only one saying ’sidepodmurder’!! Lou and Steven said ’sidepodmurder’!!

    By the looks of it, sidepodmurder for me to

  • And in other news, seems as if I made it to the top 5 most talkative.

    And my blog post has over 250 comments, whats more to like :)

  • And my blog post has over 250 comments, whats more to like

    if you ever feel inspired to write more, be our guest... so to speak.

  • The nice people at Fantasy Racers will be sending the trophy direct to Canada

    Excellent news. Now all we need is for Montreal to be reinstated on the F1 calendar...

  • Now all we need is for Montreal to be reinstated on the F1 calendar…

    it's gutting that jordan doesn't have a home gp in which to celebrate :(

  • RubberGoat (Gavin Brown): 03/11/2008 at 12:08

    You know what? This is the best Monday ever - I woke up today, and the first thing I thought of was “Lewis Hamilton is the World Champion”

    Feels great, doesn’t it? :D

    I like to spare a thought for how Massa feels this morning - never has a championship been lost by such a small margin. Well done Felipe you gave your best for the Brazilian crowds.

    Yeah, I feel bad for him too. That is the worst way to lose the championship, and Massa has become a true sportsman and genuine contender.

    But I wanted Hamilton to win and after all the drama and struggles this yeah, yes it feels great :-)

  • Amusingly, our news ed ran into a sheepish-looking Timo Glock at the Red Bull party on Sunday night. The conversation went something like this:

    “Hello Timo. Did you know you’re the second most famous F1 driver in the UK at the moment?”

    “Hmm. In Brazil also.”

  • “Hello Timo. Did you know you’re the second most famous F1 driver in the UK at the moment?”

    I am sure he will never be short of a McLaren testing contract if he loses his drive.

  • I am sure he will never be short of a McLaren testing contract if he loses his drive.

    you know how annoyed christine was that toyota didn't give franck that seat?

    i guess history wouldn't have played out the same, but you wouldn't wish that last lap on anyone would you?

  • i guess history wouldn’t have played out the same, but you wouldn’t wish that last lap on anyone would you?

    The guy will get pilloried for it but had the rain been 30 seconds later he would have finished 4th and everyone would have sadi the call to stay out was brilliant. I am sure it was Ollie who pointed out that Glock's last lap was marginally faster than Trulli who was alos still on dry tyres.

  • I am sure it was Ollie who pointed out that Glock’s last lap was marginally faster than Trulli who was alos still on dry tyres.

    I don't think I mentioned it, but I agree with it and the facts are clear - Glock's final lap was marginally quicker than Trulli's.

    There was talk of the Toyota team changing into spare uniforms from other teams before leaving the Interlagos track on Sunday evening so as to avoid any clashes with spectators loitering around. How much truth is in that is utterly unknown to me, but Glock's remarks at the Red Bull party pretty much sum it up.

  • I have absolutely no idea why but right now I'm working on an alternate version of the Three Lions song to sum up lewis' championship win. So far I've got the first verse, the first chorus and the second verse. :D

  • hey guys, very nice page with very well written comments. could anybody tell me where can I find the video that shows Rob Smedley is sad or something after Brazilian GP...? please guide me...thanks alot...

  • hey guys, very nice page with very well written comments. could anybody tell me where can I find the video that shows Rob Smedley is sad or something after Brazilian GP…? please guide me…thanks alot…

    you'll find it here:

    axisofoversteer.b…wo-champions.html

    i wouldn't recommend you put yourself through it though :(

  • Thank you so much "me"...the page is coming...

    is that what you had referred to earlier?:

    "drop.io is now back with heaps of video from kathi:

    http://www.drop.io/sidepodcast"

  • “drop.io is now back with heaps of video from kathi:

    http://www.drop.io/sidepodcast“

    ahh, some of kathi's vids can be found:

    www.drop.io/sidep…lonso-was-on-wets

    www.drop.io/sidep…set/honda-on-fire

    www.drop.io/sidep…-is-worldchampion

    there's more, but you kinda have to search back through the archives of:

    http://www.drop.io/sidepodcast

  • oh, damn! the video doesn't come!Do I need a software?

  • oh, damn! the video doesn’t come!Do I need a software?

    just adobe flash player - www.adobe.com/pro…ucts/flashplayer/

    can you see a "download" link? that might be worth trying too.

  • I have adobe flash player. but it doesn't come. the place where videos are, come as a white place...oh, it's so cruel not to see the video after so much looking for it! could I find it anywhere else? like youtube?

  • I have adobe flash player. but it doesn’t come.

    one more go then. this is the video on the vimeo page. with flash installed this has to work:

    http://vimeo.com/2138058

    please?

  • whether it would work or not, I want to thank you very much for helping me and giving your precious time to me. so kind of you...

  • one more go then. this is the video on the vimeo page. with flash installed this has to work:

    Wow. Who knew being such a geek would come in useful for you :)

  • Dear "me", I couldn't open it there, but found it in the following link:

    www.truveo.com/F1…ing/id/3812635099

    Does the one you've watched have the logo of the German Premiere TV?

  • Does the one you’ve watched have the logo of the German Premiere TV?

    yeah it does oktay. that's exactly the same footage.

  • Thank you anyway, for anything you did...sorry to trouble you...you are so so so kind...

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