TPF Podcast #603: Abu Dhabi GP review

Join Paul and me as we review the final race of the season at the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. We cover each team and driver as they finished and offer our thoughts as well as awards for the race.

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What makes you think Ocon would have been ahead of Perez? Perez was well ahead of Ocon at the time of retirement and also Ocon had a 5 second penalty for exceeding track limits and gaining an advantage? I just do not get the love for Ocon. Ocon usually qualifies well (Sergio had a dismal qualifying in 14th) but as so often is the case Sergio catches up to Ocon and therefore more often has faster overall race pace. There are no points for qualifying and Sergio for the second year brought home more points for the team than his… Read more »


A close friend of the family, David Purley, struggled to right a car on fire… what about that incident would have been improved with the halo? Nothing. Luckily there was no uncontained fire, luckily the car was not on fire preventing marshalls from righting the car, luckily the fuel tanks did not leak, luckily the hot oil did not hit the exhaust and burst into flames…. luckily this incident turned out okay. Just (2.5 munites).
David Purley was, until he died in front of his parents (sadly, flying), so very angry that he could not extricate his friend.

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David Purley was quite a guy and quite a story unto himself, saw him race a fair bit. Righting the car is an issue
I’d say there’s something there that could be improved
But getting an apparatus there in a timely manner would be tough