Episode 253 – It’s All In The Name

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 30: A general view of the starting grid showing Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF90 and Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 on the front row during the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on June 30, 2019 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // AP-1ZTBES4KS1W11 // Usage for editorial use only //

So we now know the dates, locations and names of the first 8 races of the 2020 season when it gets going in just over 3 weeks time and we’re not having 2 Austrian and 2 British Grands Prix. Instead we’re getting the “Formula 1 Pirelli Grosser Preis der Steiermark” at the RedBull Ring and the ” Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix ” at Silverstone. The names are important, especially in the case of the 2nd Silverstone race as it’s not a British Grand Prix so it doesn’t need to be shown on free to air TV in the UK, as the British Grand Prix (held the week before) does.

This week on the podcast we take a look round the latest F1 news with the season almost ready to get going and a look at a couple of developments for the future with the announcement that the 2019 will now be on the cars until the end of the 2021 season and more besides.

There’s all the usual stuff as well with a bit about our new found love of iRacing and of course a Who’s A Total Shunt and a special nostalgic ending to the show that we’ve not dare listen to for about 3 1/2 years!

Stay Safe & Enjoy

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