TPF Podcast #608: The ‘Most Likely” awards

Join Grace and me as we both sit in a hotel room in St. louis (the middle of America for those international listeners…you know, the big arch?), and review the key stories we found interesting in 2018 and also offer our 2018 Most Likely awards. Who is Most Likely to run off with a circus? You’ll have to listen to find out.

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I’m hearing a little feedback, like you’re in an empty room in a brand new house. It’s probably the acoustics in that hotel room. I didn’t go for the F1 TV (and it sounds like I made a good decision). Sounds like McLaren is trying to be Wal-Mart (or maybe Amazon). As I recall, they ended refueling when some pit mechanic caught fire. Look, it doesn’t matter how you present things. Everything has an upside and a downside. If you make something better in one spot, it’s gonna get worse in one spot. It’s the Law of Unintended Consequences in… Read more »


I understand the rant for refueling but to make it sound like you’re not a race fan if you didn’t like it made me laugh. There was a few reasons why it went away, safety, too expense for small teams and too predictable. In the last part of the refuelling era the teams were made to report how much fuel they had qualified on and it was shown on tv. so everyone knew when the pitstops were going to happen, because drivers started the race on fuel they qualified on and went to parc ferme pole position didn’t always go… Read more »

Matthew Smith

I agree. Look at the Indy 500. More passes than you can shake a stick at, and yet ALL of the suspense is generated from fuel strategy.