Podcast #495- Japanese GP Review

Join Paul and me as we review the Japanese Grand Prix from Suzuka Japan. We cover each team as they finished and share our thoughts on the performances, battles and strategies. We even hand out some awards. We do all of this just a mere 40 years after James Hunt won his F1 title too!

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Paul KieferJr

1. For those of you scoring at home, 82 centimeters translates to about 2 1/3 feet…or the width of a front wing. 2. I dunno….if I were Formula 1, would I want someone like Hamilton to promote the brand through social media? 3. So, I’m guessing that we’re seeing some maturity appearing in Verstappen. 4. I saw the move. It wasn’t dangerous. it was a single move. No penalty. 5. Pass goes to Hamilton over Ricciardo & Massa. 6. Donkey to Red Bull pit crew for screwing up the tire change on Ricciardo. 7. Drive to Hamilton for his recovery… Read more »

Zachary Noepe

Good points but I just don’t know how you can give someone drive of the race for partially recovering from the hole he put himself in. He made great passes and smart strategy but I think of it more wholistically. I mean if someone lost half my money then earned back a quarter, I wouldn’t be like ‘wow the market is only up 3% and you’re up 25 that’s fabulous! He was in third because he choked when the championship was on the line. If that’s the drive of the race they’ve been giving trophies to the wrong people all… Read more »

Zachary Noepe

Very interesting point by P Charsley about the McLaren harvesting, makes sense with Malaysia too where that car was BETTER than maybe expected – I’ve been thinking of the long straights as a weakness but that heavy braking seems to be what they need.