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’.
We discuss the trifecta of interesting small talk: international freight, Hey Hey It’s Saturday and traffic. Meat cuts also get a mention, as does the German Grand Prix, but to a lesser extent.
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.
Turns out football isn’t coming home, Michael isn’t home yet, and Sebastian Vettel wins in Lewis Hamilton’s home (grand prix).
Football’s coming home, Eric Boullier is told to go home, Michael is still away from home and is Formula One looking for a new British home?
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.
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.
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.
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).