Michael catches up with Racer’s Chris Medland and Box of Neutrals old mate Abhishek Takle to talk about the race that never was.

The 2020 Formula One Australian Grand Prix has been cancelled.

Featuring Lawrence Barretto and Edd Straw. The Australian Grand Prix is set to battle through pestilence and toilet paper shortages, but do we have any chance of having a real championship battle?

Just as Silverstone is the only real destination for the British Grand Prix, so too is Melbourne the only viable home for Formula One in Australia.

We’re joined by F1.com senior writer Lawrence Barretto and journalist Abhishek Takle to dissect the Valtteri Bottas win than no-one except Michael (by accident) predicted. Rob finds some money on the ground. Peter McGinley takes an early holiday ahead of his second home race in Bahrain.

Okay, it’s far too early to definitively declare Valtteri Bottas as a serious threat to the runaway championship train that is Lewis Hamilton, but you’ve got to admit that a sporting story beginning with several nights of heavy Scandinavian drinking has a certain appeal.

The Australian Grand Prix Strategy Report podcast features Rob James from Box of Neutrals.

Only the bravest of punters would’ve tipped Valtteri Bottas to romp into the setting Melbourne sun at such a convincing canter at the first race of the season.