FormulaSpy’s Thomas Maher chatting with The Strategy Report’s Michael Lamanato

We make a rare promise fulfilment in this special preseason podcast. A long and often incoherent debate featuring too many references to Peter V’Landys, we’re joined by one-time Champ Car enthusiast John ‘Sometimes Drunk Bogan Friend’ Takemura representing the common man.

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels for your chance to vote on the bills passed in this rambling parliamentary session.

Michael and Rob meet up with Rod Gordon and Zach Priest from Superlicense F1 Podcast for some salt and vinegar chips and our annual awards as well as some predictions that are almost immediately proved wrong.

I review the action from the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix with F1 TV technical analyst Sam Collins.

Daniel Ricciardo joins us to rank the 10 best Formula 1® drivers of 2020, reflects on the end of his two-year stint at Renault, looks ahead to joining McLaren for 2021, and answers questions from our listeners.

We talk about Abu Dhabi so you don’t have to watch it. F1 has an existential crisis. Fernando Alonso steals the show despite not being an F1 driver for several more weeks.

I review the action from the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix with freelance journalist Phil Horton.

Three-time F1® race-winner and Sky Sports TV analyst Johnny Herbert joins us to break down Sergio Perez’s maiden win at a dramatic Sakhir GP, discusses George Russell’s starring role as Lewis Hamilton’s stand-in, and talks about the F1® prospects of Mick Schumacher after his F2® title win last weekend.

George Russell takes a phone call in the toilet. Valtteri Bottas’s reputation is in the toilet. This week’s audio quality belongs in the toilet.

SEN Drive, 5 January: Australian Grand Prix Postponement

I review the action from the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix with freelance journalist Abhishek Takle.

Australia’s 1980 Formula 1® World Champion Alan Jones joins us to reminisce on his title-winning days at Williams, discusses Lewis Hamilton’s hunger and Daniel Ricciardo’s move from Renault, while we wrap up a dramatic Bahrain GP and Romain Grosjean’s great escape with Formula 1® journalist and podcast host, Tom Clarkson.