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July 29, 2022 Episode #382: 2022 Formula 1 French Grand Prix Report

Episode #382: 2022 Formula 1 French Grand Prix Report

The primal scream heard around the world. Charles Leclerc while leading the French Grand Prix on Lap 18, spins out and puts it in the wall. And just like that, Charles is now 63 points behind in the Championship with just 10 races left, as Max Verstappen would go on to comfortably win his 7th race of the year. Ferrari gets another deep dive on this edition of the show, where they weren’t directly responsible for this one, but we still have a go over Carlos Sainz race. Man could have had a podium from the back of the field, but an Unsafe Release penalty and some questionable strategy calls put pay to that. Is this the end for Ferrari’s 2022 challenge?!

We also talk Mercedes after Lewis Hamilton’s 300th GP was celebrated with his best result of the year in 2nd, with teammate George Russell in the wars with Sergio Perez for 3rd. Is the double podium a sign the win is coming? Dre was NOT kind about their chances here, but an honest assessment of Mercedes is in this one too.

Also a chat about France’s future on the calendar. F1 is continuing to expand, we have China and Qatar rejoining into 2023 and there’s been talk that Paul Ricard gets dropped, and maybe Spa too to accommodate a 24 race 2023 calendar. Is that feasible? Should the historical rounds get pushed for the street circuits like Qatar and Saudi Arabia? Should there be bi-annual rotating slots? We talk about it at the back end of the show!

That’s our French GP report, check back in for IndyCar on Sunday!

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July 26, 2022 NOOOOOOOO Diggity


The French Grand Prix was gearing up to be the usual snoozefest, but then the Ferrari clown car came careering into the Circuit Paul Ricard, squirting us in the face with their lapel flower of incompetence. Phill and Terry are joined by proper journalist Niamh Lewis to look back at a weekend where just about everyone from Maranello (except Carlos Sainz) made a fool of themselves, just to keep us entertained. All that, and another advert for Manscaped. YAY!

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July 26, 2022 Introducing… The Overview

Introducing… The Overview

Very, very occasionally our overlords ask something of us – and today is one such occassion. And so we present to you an episode of The Overview, made my producer Matt’s company Rethink Audio.

The episode we’ve picked out for you to sample is…

Has women’s football finally broken into the mainstream?

Women’s football was once banned and derided, but some say it could now be the standard-bearer for all women’s sports. England’s Lionesses are riding a wave of enthusiasm that fans hope will see them through to a Euro 2022 victory, while champions of the sport hope this could be a watershed moment in redefining perceptions of the game. Why has it taken so long for women’s football to be embraced? What barriers persist? And could this tournament change everything? This is The Overview. Presented by Julia O’Driscoll, with guests Professor Jean Williams, a sports historian and author, Jen O’Neill, editor of She Kicks magazine, and Jenny Mitton, director at M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment. Thanks to The Week’s Kari Wilkin. Produced by Rich Jarman.

July 22, 2022 Episode #381: 2022 Formula E New York ePrix Report

Episode #381: 2022 Formula E New York ePrix Report

Hey now, it’s been a while, but welcome back to Formula E! And we had some surprises in store when the series returned to New York City!

It was a double header weekend, and in Race 1, the story was Nick Cassidy! He won the pole position final duel against Stoffel Vandoorne by 8 thousandths of a second and would then go onto control the race from the front… until rain came down with 10 minutes to go! A torrential downpour had Cassidy, Vandoorne and Mortara all hit a puddle and go flying off into the escape road, red flagging the race, and because the race was called, Cassidy got to keep the win on countback! Should we have had a restart? Jaguar were pissed they didn’t, we discuss it!

We also had a crazy end to Race 2 with a pileup at the end with Lucas Di Grassi, a spun around Jean-Eric Vergne and Oliver Askew’s car in the wall. Race Director Scot Elkins though… didn’t call for a Full Course Yellow as Antonio Felix Da Costa held on for his first win of the season from Stoffel Vandoorne second. All this after Nick Cassidy qualified on pole AGAIN, but was sent to the back live on TV for a battery change we all saw coming after yesterday’s wreck. Again, we break it all down on the show.

And finally, Season 9’s calendar was released for 2023, and we got some interesting changes. Provisionally, the series largest ever calendar at 18 races, new rounds in Hyderabad in India, with rumours of Cape Town and a return to China also on the bill. We discuss all the changes and whether we like the direction the series is going in.

All that and more on Motorsport101!

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July 20, 2022 Episode #380: 2022 IndyCar Grand Prix of Toronto Report

Episode #380: 2022 IndyCar Grand Prix of Toronto Report

Well, that was a shocker. The dust is only just settling on the biggest single silly season story in Motorsport. Out of nowhere, just hours of Chip Ganassi confirms they take the third year option on reigning series Champion Alex Palou’s contract, Alex himself denies it on Twitter, declares he doesn’t want to be there anymore for “personal reasons” and five minutes later, it’s announced he’s signed a deal with McLaren. But we don’t know where yet.

We try to make full sense of the situation, from Palou signing two deals at once. Has Chip Ganassi undersold the value of its reigning Champion by NOT renegotiating his deal after his shock sophomore title win? IS Zak Brown using his F1 team as leverage to coax the sport’s younger drivers into moving over there? Pato O’Ward, Colton Herta and now Alex Palou, all 25 or younger, all actively making moves for an F1 seat that Daniel Ricciardo is still holding onto? Is this a good look for the series that is revelling in its own youth movement? It’s a half hour plus discussion that included some fair disagreement about the future of IndyCar too. Well worth a listen!

We talk IndyCar’s return to Tornoto as well, as Scott Dixon made some more history with a huge win to get himself back in the title race. Not only that, it was his 52nd IndyCar win to tie him with the great Mario Andretti, and his 18th straight season with a victory. Dixon’s winless streak can drink in the UK. It’s older than Facebook becoming publicly accessible. Older than YouTube and Twitter. Older than Pedro Acosta. Older than the iPhone. And yet, here we are, Dixon at 41, back in another title fight. We break that down, as well as Felix Rosenqvist’s first series podium with McLaren, despite shoving Alex Rossi into the wall. It’s a fun time.#

First time I think we’ve gone over an hour with a purely IndyCar episode, and it was great fun, listen in back on Motorsport101!

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July 16, 2022 Episode #379: 2022 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix Report

Episode #379: 2022 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix Report

WARNING: Like the British GP episode, this is a Podcast that’s going to include discussions of a discriminatory nature, including sexual harassment. You may find this episode upsetting. If you want to skip this discussion, you can fast forward to 20:00. Look after yourselves.

F1 returned to Austria, and the weekend was overshadowed by multiple reports of horrific abuse by fans at the track including racism, misogynistic language, to full blown sexual harassment. We discuss the awfulness of these incidents, and what the sport, promoters and fellow fans can do about it.

We talk the race itself and how Ferrari gave their fans another headache despite winning – Charles Leclerc nursing a car home in a dominant display after his throttle was stuck open, and Carlos Sainz’s car caught fire when on the brink of sealing a 1-2 finish. It meant Ferrari not really doing massive damage to Red Bull’s mammoth title lead. How big a missed opportunity was this?

We also talk the stewarding again! Sebastian Vettel copped a 25 grand suspended fine for walking out of a drivers meeting where everyone complained about the consistency of penalties after Britain. So how did the drivers respond? 43 laps being chalked off the board for track limits! We break down the tug of war there too!

All that, and more on Mick Schumacher’s excellent weekend on Motorsport101!

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July 14, 2022 Episode #378: 2022 IndyCar GP of Mid-Ohio Report

Episode #378: 2022 IndyCar GP of Mid-Ohio Report

“He’s an absolute idiot” – Romain Grosjean.

What a Greek tragedy. Honda’s Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio was infamous for all the wrong reasons, especially if you’re Andretti Autosport. Alex Rossi essentially, went rogue, hit Romain Grosjean three times over the course of the race in actions so toxic, it lead to Michael Andretti calling an emergency meeting, journalists getting stiff armed out of deleting audio and drivers getting pulled from media. We try to make sense of an absolutely massive meltdown.

We also talk about the state of the title race – Scott McLaughlin became just the second repeat winner of the season, taking the Bus Boys count to 5 on the year! He held off Alex Palou yet again for the win! We also had Will Power spin out on the opening lap, drop to 27th, but came back to finish an unthinkable 3rd! 7 more points gained in an another title swing!

We also talk McLaren, who had a smaller, less publicised meltdown… of their engines. Felix Rosenqvist had an engine blowout just three laps in, and Pato O’Ward’s car dying despite qualifying on pole! Is their title fight over too?

All that and more in a stacked IndyCar episode on Motorsport101…

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July 14, 2022 Ferrari Still Friends?

Ferrari Still Friends?

Racing! Explosions! Abuse in the crowd! Yes, it’s everything we love about the Austrian Grand Prix, and some stuff we really don’t like too. Cam Tait is our guest Cheeka this week, joining Phill and Terry to ponder why Red Bull couldn’t win at their own Ring, why Ferrari’s engine blew up and why (some of) the Fucking Dutch can’t behave at a racetrack.

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