Fantasy F1: Australia

brawnf1Another Fantasy Formula One season starts this weekend. I’m sticking with Yahoo!’s Fantasy Grand Prix as it was good last season. The form of the drivers is unknown at the moment due to all the rule changes so I am going on the most recent tests and have selected the following:

  • Alonso
  • Barrichello
  • Button
  • Brawn F1

Obviously all the selections are made before qualifying. All my eggs are in one basket, but I am hoping Brawn F1 can carry their stunning tests to race day. Fingers crossed.

Formula One: 2009 season

Hurrah, the new F1 season starts this weekend. The rule changes are going to make it a good one and the BBC here in the UK have the coverage back so no more adverts. FULL UNINTERRUPTED RACING 🙂 . And everything will be one BBC iPlayer so you can watch the race when you want online. Brilliant stuff.

The first race of the season is in at Albert Park in Melbourne. Here is a Google Street View capture of the track on a normal day:

Google Street View UK

I am truly fascinated by the brilliantness of Google Street View in the UK that has recently been made live. The quality of the images is amazing. I really want to know how many photos are stitched together to cover just the handful of cities in the UK. How do they get lined up so perfectly? How much storage space do they take up? Fascinating stuff.

Anyway, here is a warm welcome from someone in Edinburgh 😉 :

Google Maps Gems

Still my favourite application on the internet, Google Maps has thrown up some more gems. ‘Time’ had a great article highlighting some of the best ones. Here is my favourite; Where Planes Go To Die (zoom out for full effect):

Google Maps is unique. There is so much data that I reckon people will be finding odd and interesting landmarks for years to come. Once ‘maps’ has been exhausted then people still have Street View to trawl through. I can still lose hours at a time to Maps, Street View and Earth. This is what the internet is about 🙂 .