Michael, Rob and Peter are happily reunited just in time to talk about 3D printers, Advent calendars, Russian aerospace company Tupolev and anything else that isn’t the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

We release the Brazilian GP Review podcast eventually. Michael’s still away, Rob is recovering from the flu and Pete is recovering from mowing the lawns. Oh, and Mercedes wins another championship.

Like a Red Bull Racing gearbox, we’re down to one gear, but Michael asks Dieter Rencken from RaceFans.net what he reckons.

Somehow both Rob and Michael decide to have a ‘rostered show off’, so Peter is running the good ship Box of Neutrals without any form of drivers or boat licence. Meanwhile Michael plays foreign correspondent and catches up with crash.net’s Luke Smith from a park in Mexico City.

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.