Brits on Pole Twitter updates for 2009-04-05

By Andy & LJH

CalendarSunday, April 5th, 2009

 
 
  • Building up to the F1 liveblog now… getting our paperwork together, setting up the computers and TVs. #
  • Now liveblogging: http://www.britsonpole.com/f1-malaysian-grand-prix-live-blog-2-post7757 #
  • Hurrah for Williams fans – a rare and wonderful moment for them to lead the race. #
  • Sky in Malaysia is so black, you look for the John Player Special branding on it… #
  • Rain in 10… damn stupid idea holding the race at his time. #f1 #formulaone #
  • Very much calm before storm right now – probably literally. #f1 #formulaone #
  • Glock is a Red Bull sandwich – I predict tears ahead. #f1 #formulaone #
  • Button doesn’t fancy the tyre gamble… I’ll back Brawn over Ferrari ATM for good decisions. #f1 #formulaone #
  • Now we KNOW wets are wrong – Seabass has switched to them. #f1 #formulaone #
  • This is the most bashful rainstorm imaginable… we know it’s out there but WHERE? #f1 #formulaone #
  • Glock to full wets now everyone’s gone onto inters – will he set another trend? #
  • Grandstand hit by lightning! Must be time for full wets! #f1 #formulaone #
  • EVERYONE saw this coming… except the idiot who wanted to hold an evening race in monsoon season. #f1 #formulaone #
  • @Jamesallenonf1 – this isn’t drama, it’s farce. Weather was so predictable. And the McLaren mess isn’t the sort of action we all need. #
  • @brawngp_fanblog Even now, Max is looking to see how he can ban McLaren for causing the weather… #
  • Alonso casts his vote against a re-start… warns of serious accident. #f1 #formula1 #
  • Eddie Jordan makes interesting point shock! Says Seabass will be suffering more because of his glasses – they fog differently from visor. #
  • Whitmarsh says cars ordered onto grid by FIA, despite more heavy rain forecast. Are 1/2 points really so bad? Idiots. #F1 #formulaone #
  • @ITVF1 – you noticed? #
  • Teams are being given instructions on how to line up for the restart… looks like they’re going for it. #
  • Kimi in the garage in casual clothes with a Magnum (ice cream, not pistol) and can of Coke. Not convinced he’ll be restarting. #
  • Ferrari says Kimi might return, DC says the team spokesman has lost touch with reality… #
  • No restart. Sanity strikes. #f1 #formula1 #
  • Suddenly our site is getting massive traffic on searches suggesting John Button and David Coulthard are feuding. WTF is that about? #
  • Now they’re revising the order – taking it a lap earlier than we thought. Heidfeld & Webber gain, Hamilton & Glock lose. #
  • All stand, please, for God Save the Queen. Remember the line about ‘Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks’? FIA beware! #
  • Ignore that new post – the ‘publish’ button got hit too early and we’ve pulled it back to do some more work on… #
  • Nico Rosberg: officially prettier than Dan Wheldon. #
  • @jeffpovey Sounds about right to us… #
  • @fwon – best scene for you and everybody else! #
  • Brits on Pole free F1 ebook now available – visit site for details: http://tinyurl.com/cyvdvp #
  • @paulnray we know – something’s wonky in the routine changing links to tinyurls for WordPress Twittertools users. Can’t fix it ourselves! #
  • Right. Let’s try this again. Maybe get it right! The ebook details are at http://tinyurl.com/britsonpole-ebook #
  • Trying to watch the Indycar opener on streaming video – but they don’t seem to be showing it. Audio and live timing only. #
  • Lap 4 at St Pete in the #IRL opener… Justin Wilson leading from second on the grid. Darren Manning up to fifth. #
  • But Manning might have been responsible for dumping out team-mate Mike Conway. Franchitti second, Wheldon 7th. #IRL #
  • Ha. I’d assumed the #IRL website Race Control was subscription-only. Not so! Justinho still leads from Dario, the Scot is closing in though. #
  • Lap 21, Wilson still leads by a second from Franchitti… if he wins it’ll be like Kubica leaving BMW for Force India and winning #
  • Lap 26 in the #IRL opener. Wilson’s lead over Franchitti now over 5secs. Briscoe hassling Dario, power behind him, Manning being dropped. #
  • Moraes, Matos cause chaos… Wilson lucky to avoid getting sucked in but delayed anyway. Should have pitted! #IRL #
  • #IRL lapping under the safety car now – Wilson still leads but needs to pit for tyres. Then Dario, Power and Manning. Lap 34 of 100. #
  • @David_North – haven’t found a solution yet, may just switch to another plugin that does the same job #
  • Leaders pit. Power overshoots box (ha, the man’s a disaster – quick, but a disaster) and impedes Dixon. Briscoe leads from Wheldon. #IRL #
  • #IRL We’re on lap 36, still under caution – three different crashes to clean up from. Briscoe & Wheldon looking smart cos of pit strategy. #
  • Wooo – we restart and Wilson is straight past Andretti and Doornbos! Now he’s taken RHR, winning back what he lost by pitting too late. #IRL #
  • @f1fanatic_co_uk worth knowing how in the UK you can get the streaming website video, if you’re not in with Murdoch’s channels. Go Justinho! #
  • Half way through the #IRL opener and it’s a Briscoe Inferno at the front. Wheldon 2nd, EJ Viso holding off Wilson for 3rd but will pit soon. #
  • Wheeeeeeeee! J-Wil grabs third. #IRL #
  • #IRL Our broadband drops, caution flag for Stanton Barrett. Wilson attacks on the restart but can’t take Wheldon. Briscoe way quick in lead. #
  • #IRL – final pitstops, lotsa tyre decisions to make, Wilson pits from lead… and comes out ahead of Briscoe by a whisker! #
  • Fantastic move by Wilson on cold tyres to take lead out of the pits. We now have a full-course yellow for Ed Carpenter crash. #IRL #
  • #IRL bloody broadband dropped again… I miss much? I see we’re back to green with Wilson leading. Jolly good. #
  • #IRL Lots of action behind the lead. Marco drops back, Wheldon is overtaken, Doornbos takes Mutoh – and Dixon crashes out tying to do same. #
  • #IRL We are on yellow again for Dixon’s crash. Top 10 is Wilson, Briscoe, RHR, Dario, TK, Wheldon, Doorknobs, Power, Mutoh, Manning. #
  • #IRL – mad restart, Wilson drops to third, plus a three-car contact between Wheldon, Mutoh and Doornbos #
  • Some pretty serious attrition in these last few laps… lap 90 about to finish on yellow. Nine drivers on the lead lap. Briscoe leads. #
  • Is anyone but me and F1 Fanatic using the #IRL tag? #
  • Aaaand we’re running again… RHR tries but fails to pass Briscoe and the pair are pulling away from Wilson. Lap 91 of 100. #IRL #
  • #IRL Lap 97 and we face a last-lap shoot-out cos we’re under yellow after Tagliani dumps out Marco Andretti. #
  • #IRL Briscoe wins, from RHR, Wilson, Dario, TK, Power, Rahal, Manning 8th, Meira, Tags, then Doornbos and Barrett four laps down. That’s it. #
  • #IRL Dale Coyne: “Who’d have thought a year ago we’d be disappointed with a podium?” #

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