Episode 258 – From Romain To Robots

CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 20: Romain Grosjean, Haas VF-20 during the Barcelona February testing I at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 20, 2020 in Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain. (Photo by Andy Hone / LAT Images)

We’re already 3 races in to the 2020 F1 season and with the races all being double and triple headers this year they’re going to come thick and fast with very little time off in between and as we’ve only got a race to review this week and nothing to preview along with very little news that didn’t happen during the Hungarian Grand Prix, we thought we’d take the opportunity to bring another guest on the show.

This week on the (just short of two and a half hour) podcast we’re joined by Reece Smith from Roborace and formerlly Romain Grosjean’s gearbox mechnic for the Haas F1 team. Reece has been working on the Ai controlled Roborace series since he left the F1 paddock a while ago and he gives us plenty of interesting details on how this new racing series works and how you can get autonomous car to both stay on track and compete against each other. Of course we can’t have someone on the show who’s got first hand experience of Formula 1 without asking a few questions about his time with Haas and Ro-Gro in particular and he’s got a few stories about his time in the garage and various paddocks round the world.

There’s also a review of the Hungarian Grand Prix that saw another dominant Lewis Hamilton performance in the wet on Saturday and in rapidly drying conditions on Sunday, and our various speculations and tangents along with a tricky Who’s A Total Shunt and the launch of the new Formula Lee season (with prizes this year too!)

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