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With Murray Walker. This episode requires no further description.
Hear the full Murray Walker interview by subscribing to ABC’s Motor Mouth podcast, featuring Box of Neutrals’s own Michael Lamonato alongside Yassmin Abdel-Magied — http://bit.ly/MotorMouthABC
Yassmin kicks Michael out of the studio to make room for 19-year-old racing driver Chelsea Angelo and Women of Australian Motorsport founder Belinda Taylor. Women in motorsport definitely feel the pressure of being in such a male-dominated field, but as more get involved, they hope to be driving as themselves and not constantly as a representative of their gender.
With Dieter Rencken. Mercedes wins the world championship, Lewis Hamilton escalates his Snapchat addiction, and staff members at Dieter Rencken’s hotel are forced to listen to a conversation about Formula One in the lobby.
Yassmin and Michael go under the hood to learn how important high tech ‘tinkering’ — AKA engineering — is to making cars go faster. Our aerodynamic duo visit the almost sci-fi workshop of Melbourne’s Monash Motorsport. The university team are world leaders in the development of Formula SAE racing cars, a rich training ground for the world of Formula One.
Along the way they learn about a CSIRO-developed electron beam, meet an aerodynamics expert and get blown away walking through a wind tunnel. Sometimes it sounds more like an episode of Dr Who than a motoring show.