With Dieter Rencken. Peter McGinley brings back an Irish gift for Michael and Rob, who are shocked he managed to smuggle it through customs. Dieter Rencken lays into Honda in our monthly political segment Whadaya Rencken.

In a fascinating development for Formula One, Fernando Alonso, one of its biggest stars, will contest the world-famous Indianapolis 500 — at the expense of the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix. Read More

FIA deputy medical delegate Dr Ian Roberts and FIA medical delegate Alain Chantegret with the F1 medical car

The delighted Shanghai crowd cheered wildly for Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton as he crossed the line just six seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to win a Chinese Grand Prix of plentiful overtaking and strategic tension.

But it almost didn’t happen. Read More


Rob JamesThe Strategy Report, powered by mobile strategy game Apex Race Manager, is an analysis and discussion podcast concerning the on-track tactical action at the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix, but it depends on how much attention we want to give to Jolyon Palmer on the day.

This week’s guest is Peter Anderson from CarsGuide.com.au.

F1 haze cleared at Chinese GP

Shanghai’s infamous smog may be bad for your health, but a superb race through the haze was a perfect tonic for Formula One. Read More