Podcast #470- Chinese GP review

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Join Paul and me as we review the Chinese Grand Prix…which was held…in China of all things. We discuss each team as they finished and even chat about that opening lap and reveal our thoughts on DRS (for the 1 millionth time).

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Paul KieferJr

1. I probably would have waited until I had gotten past the bump to open up the DRS. 2. I was wondering if nobody was paying attention with regards to where the safe spots are. 3. I think we can also see how Hamilton struggles with the start since he doesn’t have that “clutch-point-bite-find”, but that’s in addition to the other points. 4. That one I would assign blame to Vettel. He just wasn’t paying attention. 5. Heck, I saw that pit-lane pass as evasive maneuvers. 6. Great recovery for Kvyat and Ricciardo, and I think we’ll be seeing a… Read more »

Negative Camber

You’re awesome Paul, in the middle of the day and you’ve managed to listen to it already. Well done my friend. :)

Paul KieferJr

Caught me while I was home sick. Any other time, you would have seen this around maybe 8 PM CDT.

Negative Camber

Hope you feel better soon.

Paul KieferJr

So do I.


The comparative poor performance from Haas and Renault may be due to the nature of the track. While both Melbourne and Bahrain were rear limited circuits (short corners, with the emphasis on acceleration) China has a number of long corners, and so it is the front tyres which give out first. The results may point to a weaker front end on those two chassis.

charlie white

I think Seb Vettel was more deserving of “donkey of the race” just by his post race conversation with Kyviat.


That’s Vettel being Vettel. Big props to Kvyat for not backing down to him.


Great podcast, easy to fill an hour talking about that very fun race and you did a great job. Two thoughts: – good thing McLaren got the backup driver out of that car huh? -I didn’t really expect this from a group that’s obviously fond of Kimi, for many good reasons, but he should at least have been mentioned for donkey. He couldn’t hold his line, wobbled like a drunk across the track into his teammate, then cleaned out a Suaber team who can ill afford the wings and ruined Lewis Hamilton’s race in the process, a race which could… Read more »

Andreas Möller

On the subject of track vehicles being in the wrong place during the weekend, did you guys notice the tyre stacks being placed out (then quickly removed) in turn 14 after Q2 ended? According to Charlie Whiting it was a simple misunderstanding – when Race Control decided Q2 would not be resumed after the red flag for Hulkenberg’s lost wheel, the clerk of the course must have thought that qualifying as a whole was over, and started preparing the circuit for a support race. Obviously, all the team bosses started frantically calling Charlie, asking what was happening, and Charlie took… Read more »

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