Episode 349 – Abu Dhabi Doooooo

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 26: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing poses for a photo with his team in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on November 26, 2023 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202311260266 // Usage for editorial use only //

22 Races and 21 wins along with another 5 sprint wins for good measure. You could say that this has been Red Bull’s season right from the start, with just a blip in Singapore stopping them from a complete clean sweep? You could say that but lets face it, it’s Max Verstappen that has done the majority of the heavy lifting for the team this year. So much so that he actually scored more points on his own than any other team managed with 2 drivers!

So this week on the podcast we look back at the season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which once again was a bit of a parade, but a lot of a celebration as the 2023 F1 season drew to a close in the now traditional way of a day to night race in the desert, just for once we had all 20 runners classified as finishing, even though Ferrari had possibly the strangest strategy going for Carlos (but would it be a real race if Ferrari don’t confuse everyone, including their drivers, at least once a race?)

There’s more tangents than most other F1 shows as well as we go down some strange rabbit holes and there’s also the reappearance of an old “friend” in there too!

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