Another week, another badly timed episode of Box of Neutrals. We talk to Ben Edwards about everything up to Fernando Alonso's F1 retirement – and his weird retirement video – and Carlos Sainz's move to McLaren. Peter McGinley confuses 'Holden' for 'beer'.
Daniel Ricciardo goes to Renault, Force India goes to Lance Stroll, Williams goes to Centrelink and Olav Mol goes so far as to say Romain Grosjean should've stayed Swiss. Hopefully this podcast dates more gracefully than last week's show.
We try to buy Force India with Peter McGinley's credit card points but it turns administrators don't take American Express. We channel our inner consumer affairs commissioner and talk low-level scams and frauds that we've become caught up in and discuss the definition of 'mincemeat'.
Michael doesn't send a postcard but does send back an interview with RaceFans.net's Dieter, who Renckens this weekend could well be the last German Grand Prix for the time being. Rob and Peter celebrate the anniversary of the first F1 shoey.
Rob and Pete review the French Grand Prix by talking about Freddo Frogs while Michael previews the Austrian Grand Prix by sampling Vienna’s Viennetta. We ask the age-old question: ‘What is that thing?’.
Red Bull Racing confirms it's hot for Honda, completing Formula One's most unusual love rhombus with Renault and McLaren, but Dieter says he Renckens there's more to it than just unadulterated horsepower. Peter buys a new jumper.
Australia's number one Formula One journalists (self-awarded) talk mostly about the 24 Hours of Le Mans, IndyCar and whether Peter would look good with a beard. We revive the quiz, but it was a terrible mistake.
Despite what we say, Daniel Ricciardo might not have a grid penalty (thanks, Adrian Newey), Brendon Hartley might not be replaced by Pascal Wehrlein (thanks, Lando Norris) and Mercedes won't use new engines (thanks, Peter McGinley). Some other things we say are still relevant.
Daniel Ricciardo puts in his career-best drive to finally win the Monaco Grand Prix, which Lewis Hamilton describes as the most boring race ever and for which Fernando Alonso says F1 should refund tickets, probably because neither of them won. Ferrari is accused of cheating (again).
In the lead up to the biggest race/procession on the Formula One calendar, we consider which obscure Australian circuits Fernando Alonso could defect to instead of racing in Monte Carlo and ask why Red Bull Racing would be testing a MotoGP rider.
F1 politics expert Dieter Rencken discusses the prospect of a Miami Grand Prix. Michael, Rob and Peter, experts in nothing, talk Catalan politics, the 2012 F1 season and Albanian badminton — anything except the very straightforward Spanish Grand Prix.
We speculate wildly about what a Honda-powered Red Bull Racing might mean for Formula One, #yourABC curses Fernando Alonso's career and Nick Heidfeld rates a mention for some reason. Plus Peter brings back everyone’s favourite segment: Plunger Chat.
Michael, Rob and Pete disagree about the Baku Red Bull Racing crash, then agree Daniel Ricciardo will leave RBR next year, but then disagree about where he's going, and Finnish commentator Niki Juusela gets a mention to balance out all the Australia chat.
Daniel Ricciardo's cryptocurrency-like Chinese GP weekend ended in a good day post office profits, but where does McGinley merchandise fit into it all? Plus Michael asks Dieter what he Renckens about the F1's proposed post-2021 regulations.
Featuring Rodney Gordon. We discuss panel operators losing their $90 million prize money bonuses and what sound an F1 'flash in the pan' makes, plus Peter McGinley lives the shock jock dream by walking back some accidentally controversial comments.