Lewis Hamilton continued his inexorable march towards this year's title as Sebastian Vettel lost further ground. Sergio Perez went mad and Singapore looked great but lacked a little. 2021 concept cars and more in our review episode!
Once again angry man Sergio Perez gets on the wrong side of everybody in a grand prix. On this occasion the Mexican takes his team mate out of the race early doors and subsequently uses his Force India as a pink missile on another driver. Here's our breakdown of his incident with Sergey Sirotkin.
A race everyone looks forward to. The night lights of Singapore await our grid of 20 drivers and it's one man in particular who desperately needs a result. Sebastian Vettel trails Lewis Hamilton in the Driver's Championship by 30 points. To put that in to perspective, he trailed Hamilton by just 29 after his cataclysmic first corner shunt at the same race last year. It's possibly now or never for the German.
The Italian Grand Prix was a white knuckle thrill ride that rivalled the best races of this season. Kimi Raikkonen came agonisingly close to a first race win in over 100 grand prix, Lewis Hamilton was stunning and Sebastian Vettel was spinning. Tension, tactics, and drama. This is some season.
A crash for the ages, vindication of the Halo system, a swing in the championship, and STILL we complained about the race. Plenty in here to get stuck in to, including the transfer circus and a bid to fix overtaking in F1 right now.
Here John starts lecturing Fernando Alonso, directly! Coming up on the full 'Alonso and Ricciardo Special', David and John recount the colourful career of one of the sport's transcendent characters. The lads also discuss the enormous transfer fallout from Daniel Ricciardo's shock decision to join Renault next season.
It's a classic, no doubt about it. David and John discuss the allure of the 7K track in the Ardennes forest, as well as the quality of drivers to win the famous race. It's impossible to predict where the power lies in the championship, David and John try do that too. Our Alonso and Ricciardo special episode will appear this weekend, stay tuned!
Strategy, Strategy, Strategy. John called it. It was an intriguing Hungarian GP until it got extremely exciting. David and John review a race that saw Lewis Hamilton extend his lead in the Driver's Championship over Sebastian Vettel and get criticised for behaving like Jesus by a former F1 World Champion. Else-wise on the show the guys discuss the man that was Sergio Marchionne and David inserts his thoughts on the dramatic news that Daniel Ricciardo is to leave the Red Bull family.
Bernie, 'The Dealmaker', brought F1 to the Hungaroring during the era of the Soviet Iron Curtain in Europe. The defending World Champion Damon Hill was driving a lemon in 1997 and still nearly won this race. Strategy is king, and Red Bull desperately need this one. . .enjoy the Hungarian Grand Prix!
Bernie, 'The Dealmaker', brought F1 to the Hungaroring during the era of the Soviet Iron Curtain in Europe. David and John talk about the ethics of using sport to represent questionable regimes and nations/nation states. Preview of the actual race out soon!
The German Grand Prix had everything. Fevered national support of a sporting icon (Vettel), an heroic performance from the pantomime villain (Hamilton), and a glorious, insane, messy, shocking and surprising race (Hockenheim). David and John revel in a magic German GP, discuss the driver transfer intrigue surrounding Esteban Ocon, and consider the prospect of a Dutch Grand Prix at Assen! This episode was recorded the night before the news of the untimely passing of Sergio Marchionne. The...
It looked like a weekend of unparalleled glory for Ferrari. They were set to confirm their place at the top of the Formula One food chain with a win for Sebastian Vettel at this home race with a genuine outpouring of affection from the German fans for the first time. However, it all ended in ignominy. Did they drop the ball before that? And did they once again waste Kimi Raikkonen's race for the 'Constituency of One'?
David and John look forward to the return of the German Grand Prix. In doing so, they question the nature of Formula One in Germany and the enigma of its lack of popularity in a country that can celebrate a four time world champion driver in Sebastian Vettel, and the current four time constructor champions in Mercedes. The guys also look back at a tragic weekend that ended the career of Didier Pironi, but also gifted us one of the least effective displays of martial arts by one Nelson...
If we lose Kimi Raikkonen to retirement at the end of the season, it's days like Sunday at Silverstone we'll remember. The monosyllabic Finn hit Lewis Hamilton, harried Max Verstappen, scored a deserved podium and then broke all unspoken F1 driver rules and took responsibility for his mistake. David and John sit down in Ryan's Bar on Store St in Dublin's city centre to discuss an excellent British Grand Prix.
The British Grand Prix is one of those isn't it? Round one on the very first Formula One World Championship calendar, and there ever since, we're in motorsport's heartland this weekend. On our preview episode we recount the insane track invasion by an insane Irish (sorry!) priest in 2003, we discuss the prospect of Mercedes domination versus the potentially tyre blistering heat wave enveloping Great Britain and Silverstone. Enjoy the Grand Prix!
It was a fairly seismic few days in the world of F1. Lewis Hamilton failed to score points for the first time in over 30 races, Team Haas scored only their second ever double points finish, and Eric Boullier departed McLaren under a cloud of underperformance and total disappointment.