Australian GP Review | Podcast Ep 830

Formula 1 Podcast
The Parc Fermé F1 Podcast

Join Paul and me as we review the FIA Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. We cover each driver and team as they finished, red flags, restarts and all the action.

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jiji the cat

watching right now where your discussing restart at 20:07. To quote the late great MW. “Formula One, where anything can happen, and it usually does.”
I like the restarts but i think the rule needs tweeking.
Restarts if red flagged below 25% lap disatnce, or soemthing similar. After that safety car restarts.

Last edited 1 year ago by jiji the cat
The International

agree 100%

jiji the cat

Fosters? To quoteToto
No mikey, no!


As an Australian, I do, and have always taken great offence at that campaign!
I don’t even think Fosters is available in Australia, I have not seen it for a significant number of years

The International

Thats a good thing! but doesn’t stop us thinking about it, I guess all those signs on the fences really work!


Hülkenberg actually almost got his first podium. If we would have kept the 4th place after the last red flag, we would have been promoted to 3rd at the end because of the penalty for Sainz! Having said that, I do not like the late standing starts in the race. As you guys said, it should still be a sport and having these restarts at the end of a grand prix makes it a lottery. I also wonder if they could tweak the “repair/change tyres for free” during a red flag rule. Why not introduce a “grid penalty”. If you… Read more »


True, but if a driver e. g. got damage during a race (Norris in Saudi) he is screwed. If it becomes a red flag, he would be “saved”. Why the difference? It would cure the situation Russel was in. First clever move to stop during the safety car, to be then screwed by the red flag. If it starts to rain during the red flag, race control can still declare change of conditions and make a free tyre change to wets mandatory. The grid penalty would be given in order: meaning, if only P1 and P2 make changes, they would… Read more »

Worthless Opinion

I’m so glad to hear that comment of Paul’s about the ESPN coverage because that was what I watched and it was all i watched so I didn’t have any other points of information. I have been so confused about the Sainz controversy and etc and thought I just missed something that happened and now the race is starting to make a little more sense to me!

Worthless Opinion

I think they stopped the race as a reaction to the Michael Massi controversy when they said he should have red flagged it to give everyone a chance for a racing finish. The crashes on the restart screwed it up but it could have been a good idea.


You guys packed so much in, you were out of breath!
Great summary of the race, spot on.