We look back at the good, bad, and IndyCar of the 2017 Formula One season, after which Peter McGinley reflects on his brief career in community journalism and his new haircut.

We bring in the first week of the enforced midseason shutdown with Dieter Rencken and Trent Price in a discussion about the seismic movements in the broader motorsport world while Peter McGinley talks about Pringles.

We speculate about Paul di Resta’s rapid rise back to F1 after some people became ill, Robert Kubica’s single-day test becomes more noteworthy than an entire grand prix, and we ask McGinley what he thinks about halo.

Peter says he’s allergic to work, Michael makes the show’s first reference to Jerome d’Ambrosio’s in many years, and Rob catastrophically attempts to pronounce Magyar Nagydij.

Feat Dieter Rencken. Peter gets excited about schnitzels, Rob eschews the radio microphone for your common or garden-variety mobile telephone, Michael is still in Europe — but he’s not in Mykonos — and Dieter renckens McLaren-Honda might not be over yet.

Sebastian Vettel’s visit to the FIA this week has been all the rage, so naturally we spend most of our time talking about Jolyon Palmer and Robert Kubica, at least one of whom isn’t a Formula One driver. We don’t confuse Austria for Australia.

Michael makes travel plans based on the wrong calendar, Rob learns to spell Azerbajian (sic) and Peter confesses to a concerning story about his conduct at a 60th birthday party — and none of them sideswipes a car in the process.

In a week of the letter K, we wade through Monisha Kaltenborn’s split with Sauber, the race in Baku and the 2018 F1 Kalendar, and Peter McGinley tells a very boring story to prepare for a probably boring Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

In perhaps our least relevant episode of the year Peter is obliged to respond to a barrage of your #AskMcGinley questions. Michael and Rob, who did actually watch the race, ask whether McLaren-Honda is cooked, and we don’t talk about Jacques Villeneuve.

With Dieter Rencken. We preview the Canadian Grand Prix — or, for Australian fans, the disgusting breakfast diet grand prix. We have an unusually optimistic chat with Dieter Rencken for Whadaya Rencken, and Peter tries his hand at hardware sales.