TPF Podcast #575- Spanish GP Review

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Join Paul and me as we review the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix. We cover each team as they finish, review each driver, talk about how not to spin a car, how much you can learn racing against Alonso and unpack the tire conspiracy in Barcelona.

We even hand out some awards. Pass, Donkey and drive of the race. Bobby K. didn’t win any awards unfortunately.

Photo by: www.kymillman.com/f1

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Re the Spanish GP tyre conspiracy, I might not be 100% correct in this but I believe that a decision has been made that at the next two GP’S (France and UK) were the new tyre is intended to be used, anyone can now chose to use the normal tyre if so he wish.

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Conspiracy or not, I’m not in favor of spec tires deciding if teams ‘show up’ anymore than I would be in favor of the spec CE being a deciding factor. If it turns into something like the 2005 USGP or even the 2013 British GP, nobody wins (fans, teams, F1). At least this year they had some warning that the tires were not holding up for quite a few teams in cold conditions and could tweak them. Having said that, since the tires are from a sole manufacturer I don’t believe any team should be able to dictate compound changes… Read more »

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At the winter testing time everybody was effected by tyre blistering to some degree the weather was playing a big part into the problem. Most were managing the blistering to different levels of management. the only team that could find no cure was Mercedes so they resorted to their 2013 tactics and asked Pirelli for help, specifically they actually presented Pirelli with the Recommended remedy of which Pirelli agreed too. this amounted to an in-season change in tyre specification, (moving of the goal posts). Pirelli would have actually needed 70% approval for this short term in-season tyre change which they… Read more »

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As for F1 TV, after hearing comments on its performance for Spanish GP FP1, I decided to hold off on signing up for it.

I have to decide between F1 TV and its archival footage vs. YouTube TV, which may have only the last few races to stream, but almost an entire “basic cable” streaming package.

First world problems!

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I thought I was was joking by suggesting in the Q&A section
that Ver-crash-en is aiming to hit every car on the grid this season.
He’s keeping on track with a sneaky tag on Stroll this weekend, good skills!
Bringing his tally to, Himself (Australia – driver induced collision), Hamilton (China), Vettel (Bahrain), Ricciardo (Baku), Stroll (Barcelona).
Who will he nail in Monaco????

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That should be the fantasy league question this week. My pick, safety car, safety car! LOL!

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LOL! Bernd wouldn’t even see him coming.
I’m picking he’ll go for Magnussen, just to show us who really is F1’s biggest Badass (Bad Verst-ass-en).

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Not much talk about the Halo in F2 race. Some new photos came out in the last days which to me look like this guy was pretty lucky. I don’t think I’m overstating when I say a few months in and already a potential life saved. At a minimum this guy was heading for some serious hospital time.

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Halo definitely did its job. I will always vote for function over aesthetics. Unfortunately we still have a huge fan base of F1 fans who think noise and appearance are paramount.

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We’ve seen what the torque behind those grippy tyres can to a mechanics leg, I’m glad we didn’t get to see what it would do to Makino’s head and neck.
It was looking like Grosjean was trying to give the halo its first F1 live test. He, Hulkenberg and Gasley were lucky that his whirling dervish move didn’t end up far worse.