Rob claims Superlicense Podcast’s Rodney Gordon as one of our own, Pete confuses laconic for lethargic, and Michael invites Crash.net F1 editor Luke Smith into the Box of Neutrals echo chamber.

Rob talks the great names of Formula One, Peter McGinley talks about the AFL calendar, and Michael asks Dieter what he Renckens about the all-female W Series.

Lewis Hamiton takes championship point over Sebastian Vettel, Peter McGinley reads your haiku poems, and old mate of the show Trent Price gets lost with a Japanese sat nav.

We celebrate a Russian Grand Prix with more than three overtakes, Peter McGinley reads from his book of haikus and Ferrari tries to make ‘winnow’ a thing.

Sauber reveals Antonio Giovinazzi will replace Charles Leclerc in 2019, Dieter Rencken reveals all is not well at Force India, and Peter McGinley reveals his childhood dining and television habits.

Lewis Hamilton cooks Sebastian Vettel’s title chances, Formula One prepares to welcome back the Torpedo, and Peter McGinley provides some genuinely useful consumer advice.

Charles Leclerc gets his promotion to Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen returns to Sauber, Esteban Ocon seems destined to lose his place in F1 and everyone forgets what happened to Stoffel Vandoorne.

The European season ends with Sebastian Vettel losing the championship initiative after Italian GP organisers used the wrong anthem on the starting grid before the race. McLaren chooses to field its first winless full-time driver line-up since 1995. Peter McGinley doesn’t turn up for the show.

Force India is replaced by Force India, the halo saves the Belgian Grand Prix and we play stocks down, stocks down [sic] for Stoffel Vandoorne.

Just when you thought our timing couldn’t get any worse after a chaotic midseason break, we miss the announcement of F1’s (technically) newest team to enter the championship. But we do ask Dieter what he Renckens about the (formerly) Force India situation and other political goings-on, and Peter does his best Rob James impression.