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F1 2020 Season Review - Episode 94

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Peanut returns to the show to finish up their analysis of the F1 2020 Season. The boys take an overall look at the year and go team by team to discuss the performance of each driver and car over the season. 

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Cheese. Hey, you settle.Welcome back to the underworld podcast. Is this episode ninety four of the show. I'm joined with well, not a new guest. You've been on quitea few times, but I haven't had anyone on basically for about thirty episodes. So welcome back, Alex Peanut. Feels weird calling me Alex. howare we made? And I'm good. I'm good to be back. It'sthey probably huh episode since I was last all but not good for be payingfor it. Yeah, I actually excited to talk about something other than NFL. Obviously I've been loving it at the moment, but keen to diversify onceagain because I do love all sports. So today we're going to be talkingabout Fone, as that is what we do as a duo with I thinkwe're done maybe three episodes before this one, but we haven't done mine in awhile. It's not since like halfway through the season. So today,as you have probably guess, we're going to be wrapping up the two thousandand twenty season. So just going to be reviewing each team season, howthey went, how how we think they might go next year or something likethat, and then we'll just discuss best race of the year, also whichdrivers impressed us the most and disappointed us the most, and we might shareour opinions on next season at the end on the empty driver seats and whowe think's going to, you know, bolt up those standings. But Ireckon we get straight into it with race of the army. Right, wedid a little bit of thinking about this before we came on here, butwhat is your race of the Cheez? My initial thoughts were gastly, he'swin in Monza. That multiple red flags, just hecktickness. No, Lewis,who was charged from the back of it, a runow a laps then. Also, I thought the first race of the year where Charles was flyingin the Ferrari looks good and land ohnis his last lap with Hamilton's penalty,was just something, something on the watch. There's been a couple others that areprobably worth mentioning Paris as wind. Would have been good if Russell inthe Mercedes wasn't punched it or whatever got bent over there. But yeah,I think if Russell had it kept on their pushed him. I think thatwould be an awesome right locked and laps to watch. But obviously that've beencome to fruition, but I reckon MONSA or the first race in Austria.There's actually a lot to choose from. I feel like normally it's pretty clearwhich of the top three top to races by I reckon. There's a lotof a lot of hectic ones this year mine. I was going to dosome research on mine but I just thought, you know, whatever comes first tomy head I'll pick, because that's obviously there's something happened in that race. It's reminded me of how good it was. So I'm actually going theBritish Grand Prix. So this is the Grand Prix where all the lads tiresjust shirked it. But I think bought us on the second last lap,Hamilton on the last lap and the staff and said the lap record for thecourse, for the track at on the last lap he was about started thelap forty seconds behind Hamilton and Hamilton had punctured tires and yeah, I thinkit got the gap got down to within ten seconds. But it was prettydull race up until like the last ten laps or so, but it justgot really hectic at the end and there wasn't too much action in at thefront of many races this season, with Hamilton leading most by thirty seconds,but for this one, for the stappen to have a really hectic comeback andI think there was also a bit of...

...hectic action around like the fourth,fifth and sixth spots. So Turkey also deserves a share out. Just checkthat one. Excuse me, I think that's where I had a few redflags and they'll come straight off the safety car. Some went straight to theback of Carlos signs and then by another there were there are a few oneswith some hectic crashes, but a lot of it. Yeah, you,which is pretty tight. Yeah, I remember. I think we did ourlast podcast like the week after the race where there was multiple red flags andwe were saying like it's the verse time since like two thousand and seventeen orsomething. Yeah, and basically bloody every race after that. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I reckon with covering most of the good races there. Isure I reckon. We just get into a bit of team by team analysis. So I don't know who we want to start with our can we justgo alphabetical order, if I can quickly think of the alphabet. So startingwith our for Romeo, mate, what did you make of their year?Nothing special, I think. Didn't shine really in any moments. Probably justwhat they are expecting, what we're expecting. Almost really pretty pretty glad for Alpha. Really Diner, too much entertainer to the year. Yeah, theywere. They were pretty pretty dull. I like they got a quite afew decent finishes, but it was more just because DNF would push them fromlike sixteen to like twelve. So there was a few times I think theyhad a few points finishes, but yeah, most of it was due to crashes. Like I think they did decent. If anything, maybe overperformed a littlebit of what we're expecting, but yet nothing of the note. Reallywould near points on the constructors in eighth place, but not to nine pointsbehind seventh. So it's like it's really just yet but that they were thebest of the worst by five points, two half and then Williams in euroso yeah, I think going going into it I would have thought that's thelevel. Like Ourpha towery would have been a yeah, just racking up afew points here and there, but they obviously took a step up with gastlyhaving a killer year. So Alfa, Romeo was kind of just left ontheir own in that bracket where they're not as bad as hals and Williams butthat they're not great. So yeah, not not too much to report onthe Alfa Romeo Front, but I think they did serviceable both drivers have beenresigned and I think that's probably fair. I think both of them did prettydecent this season. So I think kimmy especially, he had to nine places. Yeah, and there are a couple times where you know he was drillingit out with metal and stuff and he would regularly win those clashes. Soyeah, I think both drivers did decent. But Ye, else, and onlythe team just didn't have much of impact on any races at all.So probably them and Williams are probably just didn't really care. You knew aregoing to be down the bottom. Yeah, like half provide us with a bitof entertainment, but they're just kind of reliably below average, these twoteams. So yeah, I don't really think we need to touch on ourfor romy anymore. That's about all. Well, and next year, sohopefully more than eight points rather yeah, and I'll probably come. I'm downto if the Ferrari engine gets any better. But you're a sure about that.Think not announced that it probably won't shop. But yeah, hopefully ever, right, all right, next side out for towry. Can't lie'm abig ALP for towery fan. I absolutely this year, absolutely killed it thisyear. I won't spoil my drives of year and stuff, but ghastly hadan absolute killer year. And Yeah, there's like Kivyat is Kiyat even worthmentioning. Had A couple decent finishes in the back half of the year,but it's trying pretty well. I think...

...it doesn't mean off at a seatfinissue, which I thought was pretty plain. Yeah, we sure, I'm prettywell. I thought that. Yeah, nothing. I think gasle's sensationally isprobably outshot his. Yeah, it's probably hurt him actually a little bitthat these team at had such a good year, but as a team theyactually killed it in as I mentioned before, I was expecting out for towry tobe down in the single figure points, like on ten something like that,just getting the occasional nine or tense place. But yeah, to wina race is just insane, and then to get multiple top five finishes that'spretty incredible. And they they seem to be very good at keeping the carson the track. They didn't have too many retime. It's ghastly actually finishedevery single race. I think many drivers could say. But from here.Yes, Alpha Terry, absolute killer year once again. We'll talk about itafter in terms of our the best drivers of the year, best teams ofthe year, but they would definitely be up there in both categories for mein terms of gastly and the team. Yeah, for sure, absolutely killedit. Can't lie. It's probably not the most exciting team moving forward becausethey probably do have a ceiling, like they are basically red bulls feed ateam. But yeah, they've got a new driver, Yuki Sanuda. Can'tcan't say I know too much about him, but hasn't been a Japanese driver sincelike two thousand and thirteen or fourteen. So it's fast. They will be. Yeah, I'm sorry, it isn't as they get a bit firedup. Yeah, be good to see how they go and good to seehow they compete in the mid midfield battle once again. So yeah, AlphaTerry, good year. Sold sold footy, actually not sold for even a lotmore than that, but well played to them, or right next inthe alphabet, if my knowledge is correct. Ferrari. Well, what do youdo? You make it for our reach year, Ferrari? Obviously noone here where they usually are, where they want to be. Obviously they'reusually in the big three. Yeah, well, for a red bull.So I think from the start of the they'd they'd very disappointed if you lookedat where they probably wanted to be at the start of the years where theyfinished. I think after a few races I think they're pretty set. Youknow, just in that me afield is kind of battle where I mean battlesprobably like eight to thirteen to usually during the race and look the close usuallyusually qualities pretty well and then you know, kind of drags back a little bitduring the race, drops a few parties. I mean I had theclass they can in the first race, I think, which so much needto points. I think looking at the constructors, Alpha Terry, one,O seven and seventh and then for our six at thirty one, I thinkthe second Kinda kind of saved him. So yeah, we come into lastrace with Alpha Terry say ten points behind for our something or five points behindfor our in the last race. I think they'd be a huge, hugemidfield battle for that. But I think that second place kind of just puthim looking back out. Now secured them that six spot to Alpha. Butyeah, I think they'd be pretty disappointed. Yeah, hundred percent vetal, likedon't know if it was him as much as the car, but hehad a stinker of a year. Really, like it was expecting decent things fromhim. Then he finished outside the top ten more than he did finishinside it. So yeah, I wasn't great and, similar to the KIBIATghastly thing, he looked pretty average because the player was constantly like calling himchilds are like five to six positions. So yeah, yeah, she charles, like obviously see going into as you mentioned, in preseason, we wouldhave been expecting more, but given the...

...car he had, he ended upwith three protiums and a couple for couple fourth places. So I don't thinkCharles had the worst year at all. Think he was actually pretty decent.Proved in a bad car that he's still one of the best drivers in thefield. But, if not as a team, pretty bad. Yeah,and like as you mentioned, in the end we kind of adjusted our expectationsfor them, so the back end of the year didn't seems too bad fromthem. Because we were expecting, yeah, like eight to twelve finishers, butwhen you compare it to whatlve worth expecting at the start the whole yearis pretty pretty rubbish from them. Yeah, to finish below McLaren racing point andRenao, we be the odds on. That would have been pretty silly inpreseason. So yeah, not a great year from parior. You'd beexpecting them to bounce back next year. Obviously I've signed Carlos signs from McLaren, which I think will be a solid move by like Carlos as a drivergradual can you can you see them finishing that low again next year or doyou think the inevitable bounce back has to occur? I think they've said thecar's not going to be great this year. I think I've hopefully that they've kindof put the expectations lower just in case I read it. Hopefully notsmart pretty guys. Hopefully they kind of like increase it a bit now hopefullyounce back one. I see the horse a lot the front against so youknow, I might use I'm not really a Ferrari Fan, more more redbull in McLaren, but I do I don't want to see them up front, given the big dogs a bit of a run of their money. Yeah, definitely more. The more people at the front the better. So,yeah, I want to see them bounce back a little bit, maybe nottoo much. Yeah, I don't really want to see them winning. GotThe biggest fans of them, but I especially for Charles this case. Ihope they have a better car for him and it will be interesting to seecarlost in a in a bigger team with a bigger budget. So that'll beall good to see. But yet not a great year from Ferrari. Definitelybelow par and below their expectation. But yeah, ift you fifty points behindFIV's probably a says it also. It's easies. Oh Great, but Charlesdid very good effort in in a bad car. Yeah, or our nextup, we've got half our favorite team on this podcast. Still hearst boyrout point. The two talk two point finishes. The nine got them upto the three points in in Germany in the Eiffel Grand Prix. Yeah,look, what can we say about hearts? It's just it's just more of thesame really from last season, like we got much improved, which isdisappointing. On there and but yeah, a lot of retirements. I thinkthe second car retired more than it didn't. Basically, they were pretty much alwayshad one DNF. Yeah, that, which is isn't what you want tosee. The only their highlight of the season was probably when they didn'thit stop or something in when there was a safety currently ended up like thirdand for the most I think that was the most relevant they had to anyrace. The attention that they didn't that. Yeah, and they were just blockingpeople from coming through. But yeah, apart from that they didn't really getup to too much. Romong, course, a few crashes at thestart of the season, which we love to see. I know your feDNS to as bit of a team effort really for the DNF. Yeah,they shared it around, but yet look, not much to really save our heart, similar to Ourfro Mayo, once you realized early on in the seasonit was just going to be more. At the same we kind of juststop paying attention to their results and they were always just in the backfield,just battling with Williams to avoid avoid last...

...place. So yeah, really afew DNFS were our only reason. They secured points, but does about it. So, yeah, not a great year from hears. Don't know whatthe future of wountel is. I don't even know if you're still there because, like ever since he's been involved, I haven't been great, let's behonest. But he does provide a few gags here there. So I knowin the net like shows coming out, hopefully sooner rather than later. I'mso keen for it. Yeah, we can so well. But yeah,they've got two new drivers next year. Hass they've got a young Russian,NICKYTA mats. I don't know how to say the last name in a RussianYe, can't. Don't know how Russian would say that. It's more likea French vibe. And then mix, Sho Mac. Obviously so can.It's so clean. Yeah, that would be interesting. Be Expectations for mix? I feel a bit bad for him, but that will be good to seethe name. Yeah, exactly, but it could be good to seethe name back in the sport. Yeah, just, but yeah, should pass. Any other any final thoughts on house mate? So thank God growsan'sright after that crash. I was pretty yeah, yeah, who said?Seen Him not behind the wheel? The host next you for his own healthand much of the cause of active and stuff. It was. It wasalways funny. Having grows on. Yeah, I actually kind of like him.He seems like like he seems like a harmless bloke. Pretty he callsa lot of harm yeah, probably, I think. Yah, seems likeRomsy. Yeah, yeah, not. Not much else to really say isthey're just a bit of anhing season from hers right here now we're testing thealphabet knowledge. What is after h? It's got to be one of theM Z I reckon and I think it's a Claren. I think it's aplayer. And what do you think of McLaren here? May Good Year.Yeah, Great. Yeah, be sad to see Calando go. The duoof dreams, the boys, but I think both drivers really did their parkthis year. Looking at the drivers, Carlos a hundred and five points,Lando Ninety seven. So, you know, racing it for those points and stuff. So both pulled their way. It showed some some good speed andsome good results of both of them. Lando holdy in the first first raceand Carlos got second at Monzo with that ridiculous finish. Probably fell a lapor two short of probably a certain win catching Das Lee, but nothink theyboth proved their point this year. They he apply, especially young Lando andthen Carlos, and for our next year I think it's hey excited orkin.Yeah, they kind of they kind of took turns. The first half ofthe season was landos like season here is still and all the headlines there atCarlos got off to a bit of a slow start and then Carlos really camehome strong after that second place where we got. So yeah, pretty goodyear from mcclaren. I wasn't expecting it, but like, if you had topick a team to come third, that wasn't. That wasn't Ferrari,I probably would have put my money with mcclaren over like a Renner or something. But yeah, I'll still good to see them up there and it wasalways a very exciting battle for the place in the constructors championship. So appreciateMcLaren and racing point and Renao for that one. Yeah, yeah, very, very good. Yeah, definitely enjoyed Lando and Carlos the season of racing. Yeah, just respect McLaren to play moving forward there, ditching Renault's engine, going back to Mercedes engine, so they'll once again be called McLaren Mercedes, which I don't know about you but when I was growing up watching abit of Fone, that name was always like front center all the time.So yeah, I'll be good to see...

McLaren. Mercedes back then obviously pickedup Daniel Ricardo to partner Lando Norris, which is got to be one ofthe most exciting part of partnerships we've seen in ages. It has been afew good ones, but then you ended. I think that'll be all we fly. I think I'll be up there. Yeah, hopefully they can push redbull and WESD's having a eyes in the back of head of those fellows. I reckon I'll be flying. Yeah, definitely looking forward to a love lovedthe mcclaren's and Love Love Lando and Dan, so very excited for thatone. Me, do you reckon Jack and they dreking they could finish abovered bull or yeah, I'm not ruled it out. I think they're goodchance. Yeah, well, obviously wait for preseason testing and stuff. Itwill be tough to be tough to overthrow Max, but definitely whoever they signin their second seat, whether it be Alex Albon or Nico Hulkenberg, definitelycan be targeting that drive. Every weekend there is the number one slap.Actually, think of the run. Oh yeah, he hasn't been bloody reesemis racing. I'm so out of the loop. With the next Chi seats, I think he's favorite to be signed. But well, yeah, it doesit. He does got a feeling our bonds sticking around the CAN.He's gonna be pretty hectic. If betters went seatless next year, very disappointing, I tell you that much. He proved a point to see that he'sgot it. So you didn if he doesn't get picked up. Yeah,I like Paris, but there's only two seat left. Yeah. So goodyear from McLaren. Both McLaren stands, I'd say here, definitely one ofour favorite sides, and yet great year. Third and the constructor's championship probably thevery ceiling of what their expectations were. So they're played in McLaren, andwell done to Lando and Carlos. Next up it's got to be theother M team, if my alphabet is correct, and it's Mercedes. Whathave you run out of things to say about Mercedes? What did you makeit? They just just class. They'll fast in the car. Is obviouslyjust superior to everyone else. I but yeah, I mean not much else. You can say that. My said he's Eligant, too good, justClark to classy for us. Yeah, like it. Actually it wasn't thatboring this year because they were often just out of the front and then therewas just carnage behind them, so like, and then there'd be a safety carthat come back and then they'd go out again. So like it wasn'teven that bad in terms of them winning every race, but they basically didwhen every race. But yeah, they're played in. Lewis just once againconfirming how good he really is and laying his claim to the goat title afterhe retires, and bought us. Do you think bought has had a bitof a disappointing year or yeah, don't really agree with him resigning. Withmessages at me, George is pretty stiff not to get there to call up. Hopefully there's a bit of a rearrange and obviously Lewis hasn't resigned, sowould be a piece if he's hundred the red bull or something, which isindeed just a just approve on that he's the best and human back. Ithink he would actually be pretty far on and off the track. Yeah,the entertainment, I think he's yeah, used to have an up the yearMACs and probably would another championship, but hopefully it's to be closer this year. He doesn't win it halfway through, that doesn't guarantee of way through theseason. Yeah, like, obviously as an f one fan you've got tojust pay attention to all the battles all throughout the twenty seats. But Um, yeah, when when the number one is decided halfway through, it's definitelyhard to like stay as pump for the...

...for the upcoming races. Yeah,Lewis was that far ahead the whole time. But yeah, disappointing from bought us, it has to be said. The only one two races, whichI think is lower than his usual tally in the last few years, andthe actually didn't know that many podiums, quite a few finishes like in thelow top ten. Yeah, which would have been disappointing. I think somethings were pretty stiff. He was a it was out there, especially thesecond half the season. I thought he said they having to crack China,trying to get Hamilton, always trying to do the opposite. Tides or whatHamilton, we can start from you always trying of led that charge with thepit crew. Sometimes said he's kind of screw him over there with that,but he was a get out there in far. Lewis, I'm glady gota couple wins, but yeah, I don't think he's I would have lovedto see George and that seat next year. Yeah, yea. They definitely tooka more risky strategy with him this year. Last year they were prettyhappy just to come first the second and every race. But I reckon bought. I said this year like willing to cop a few fifth states and stufflike that if it means I get a few more wins. But it didn'tquite happen. But that's what happens when you've got arguably the goat in aprobably a better car than you. So yeah, that's pretty pretty hard recipeto beat. So yeah, another superstar year from Mercedes. Well done tototo and the boys. But yeah, it's hard to see them getting dethroneanytime soon as the kings of fone. But yeah, exactly. Yea Fairplay to the MERK. They absolutely killed it once again and Lewis another anothertitle to add to his collection right. Next up, Jesus is really testingthe alphabet knowledge here. This actually what is a racing point? Yeah,I think it is. Will back in racing point the pink Mirk. GreatYear, great, great year. Almost would argued better than mcclaren's here.I would just yeah, I would, because my expectations pretty season. We'reprobably a bit lower for them the McLaren. But yeah, it's fantastic here.Yeah, the rest drivers really did. Obviously Perrys was a highlight of theinfinite that even strolled. It's do. He's part four. Only had seventyfive points, but he got a second place and he was fifth inTurkey or something. And he he's back right, punctured or spun out,which put it out the race foot turn laps left or something. So butyeah, I think fantastic here, especially from Perry's fourth in the in thedrivers hundred twenty five points being like some Danny Rick and Carlos and Alboon andstuff. So best of the rest of the drivers really between outside of Hamiltonpoison to stuff in birth. Yeah, fantastic here for racing point. Yeah, he's probably stolen that throne from science. This season is the best of theoutside that top those top three lads. But yeah, absolutely killed it.The one the second last race of the year, the second one inBar rain, and had a second in Turkey. And Yeah, it's reallyconsistently different pairs. Pretty much every single race he was between fourth and seventhand he was just regularly putting in those consistent formances, which is how youend up forth on the driver's championship. You know a lot of mothers UNraces as well. Yeah, yeah, you know the two British ones andNC stepped in for him. But yeah, very impressive year from racing point,as you did raise a good question. Who had the better year? Mcclarenare racing point is tough one. I'd say racing point just because Ihad lower expectations. But you think they do test pretty fast in preseason,so I think everyone's expectations quickly adjusted for...

...racing point, but I'll still probablyjust give it to racing point nextually. It's been of a laugh that Merosfifteen pound standings with ten points. They were rustling very John came in.That is good for you from him. If they did average points per raceon the where he sits, that's good form. Ten points and two races. But yeah, next year they are transitioning to Aston Martin, once againthe Mercedes engine, so I'll be interesting to see how they do there.They've picked up said vessel to replace Sergeo Pairs, which is interesting. Goingto be interesting to see if pairs can learn that red bull seat. Hopefullyhe does because, as we just mentioned, he does not deserve to be seatlessfor this season. Really we don't want to lose him to another sportof any kind. So yet sergo is absolutely killed it. The year's stroll. Serviceable year, nothing special, couple couple decent races, but yeah,overall though, and yeah, definitely even the more reser. He's season backto me. Paris just got the boys two hundred ninety five points. Yeah, exactly, or absolutely killed it. Or our next up we have reno. If we just did dressing point, I'd have to imagine Red Bull,Red Bull, there is another team starting with our I forgot there. Allright, red bull, you're the red bull man. Mate. What didyou make of the year? A lot of highs and lows. Think isprobably one of the most the more inconsistent teams for a year, especially fromMr II the Al Bond again could performances shopping forms. It's Max's was fast, unless he DNF, which he did quite a few times recently, especiallyin the second half of the year. Yeah, still end up with twohundred four end points. How can you say eleven podiums for Max this isthis season. Obviously win on the weekend. Pole position too, was incredible towatch. Is Pretty Pretty Punt without listen to the team radio, butI'll buy a hundred five points. Finishing behind Carlos Ricardo carriers probably not whereI wanted to see himself put. He's definitely put his seat up for grabs. Two podiums. I mean obviously there is a good chance at the carwas built for Max and you don't really know how good that car was ifsomeone else said at it in the year. Would have been interesting to see ifdasy or something at the call up after his incredible start, because obviouslyMax is just a different beast. But I've got a sneaky suspicion album drivesnext year. I think that might give him on more crack or but Ithink for the constructors, second was always where there going to be much ofit. Probably would of like to challenge mercedies a bit more at the startof the year, but I think once they realize that Mercedes was unbeatable,pretty much I think seconds just it's probably a bit a boring year for them, just knowing that I had seconded absolute makes on the rest of the teams. So I've been down here for them I could. Yeah, I thinkMax showed his frustration a few races that you just couldn't really get around theMercedes. But yeah, in the end, pretty good year from him. Hewould have finished above bought houses if it wasn't for he's like five orsix retirements. So yeah, because he was only nine points behind him andbought our certainly retired from one race. So fair to say Max outdrove boughtus this year, which is probably all weird what we were hoping for inthe preseason. BS still a long way from Lewis, but I think alot of that comes down to the car...

...and hopefully next year the gap cantitan but with whoever the Merk drivers are. Obviously want to see Louis still inthe sport but like, I can't lie, I'd be interesting to seea Mercedes a Lewis Hamilton list Mercedes, but I don't know will happen.Pretty sure he's like resigning this weekend something. So, yeah, he's here,the better. Yeah, so fair play, but hopefully Max can onceagain get closer to challenging them. But yeah, it's pretty impossible task atthe moment. But yeah, he's doing the best you can really and ifyou just keeps wrapping up top three positions in the driver's championship, it's prettyhard to criticize him. So, yeah, fair play to Max Alex. Yeah, you've basically said it all. With album a little bit below whatwe would have been expecting, but yeah, hopefully he gets another crack at it. Pretty crazy to think either him or PAS is going to be seatlessgoing into next year. But Oh, it's a big cool that. Yeah, I don't know, like if I if I'm honest, if I hadto choose who gets a seat, I'd hope pairs, because album still veryyoung, so you can always come back with I think if Paris doesn't geta seat here, even though you absolutely killed it this year, he isstarting to get on his career. But yeah, good good luck to whoeverwins that seat. It's always a tough one. Racing up against Max everyweekend. Yeah, yeah, hundred percent agree with you. Very inconsistently fromRed Bull, but still pretty solid to come to. Me Wrap up thatsecond spot or Rano now, probably where they consistent? Actually, not really. I thought they were, but not really. Ricardo was actually very consistent, but almost under the radar. DC, I thought nine points had a podiumtoo, too pretty. Yeah, to podiums. Stoked with that afterbreaking the tree out with Rando. Be Good. Excited to see him inthe Clara next year. But this year was good. Good from Danny,very impressive really, six points. Bo and Terre's who there's top three driversof the year. Yea for meas and probably everyone especially, that second halfwas pretty incredible. Kon, sixty two points probably would have. Probably wouldlythought, isn't for a couple more points than that. Yeah, constructors fifthbeing in for our way. Fifty points probably said. That I didn't expectat the start of the year. Yeah, they'll take that. Sure. Ithink that probably would have been a bit they would have been determined totry and catch Rento. Not Ready. Sorry, racing point in the constructoris but felt a bit short. But I think probably points why I probablystock standing season. They are expecting, you know, try to push thetop top three cars, which I did pretty well. Danny Rick was flying. I think he'll be the drivers next year. I can Danny Rick pushingtop five, top four again in the orange car. So that exciting.But Pretty Pretty decently from rental, I thought, yeah, I understand it, and improvement on last year, but nothing incredible. Like I probably wouldhave expected them to outperform racing point but then not beat Ferrari, and they'vedone the opposite of those two. So probably a past season from Rento that'dprobably be a little bit disappointed in with their own expectations, I'd guess.But from the public's expectation I think they did pretty much what we expected.Next year, obviously Danny Rick leaving to McLaren. They're bringing Fortman Champ,Fernando Alonso and they're a fire. Is it our pine or our pain?I would guess it's our pine. Yeah, that's the new you team name.So it'll be interesting to see how they go. I definitely do thinkthey have a ceiling, like I don't...

...think they can reach as high asa McLaren or something. But yeah, probably just another solider from their nextyear. If I had to put during as fed us out of racing pointsand McLaren's outstanding seasons pretty cope. Bit of a dim light on Rehno,be so stick up. Hundred points were literally comportable, literally a few goodraces off beating racing point de claim. I think, when their way ofpretty pretty impressive. But I think those three team breaking through there, they'reextract, as put it down, from that season. Yeah, yeah,that's on. That's just facts. Like yeah, rent I have actually beenstiffed there. But yeah, they can copy it. But Yeah, prettypretty stock stated year from them. Ricardo put in an absolute shift, butyeah, just hold as you said. Or Right. Last we've got Williams. I believe we have touched on every team now. Williams, like don'treally need to spend too much time in the Stewy, like TV, didn'tdo much at all. The offense for me almost if you wants interests,but eleven place, which is it's stiff in one of those races. Seeingyou other way this need always one point, but a point. The season reallyis just gonna be under affectations. You would have thought your one,one race. You know you can sneaking at nine or ten or something,but I think every pretty pretty can't with zero for the yeah, I think. Yeah, I think they almost deserved to out school, has to behonest. But yeah, that's kinds pointing. They didn't get there. George definitelytook a few steps forward in his development this season, though he washe was regularly beating the houses and pushing now for Romeos and even further beyondthat. And yet it like even qualifying. He was regularly qualifying in fourteen fifteens when, like, I think most drivers would be lucky to escapethe back of the group with that car. So, yeah, great year fromGeorge Latifi, first year and fone. As you mentioned, a lot ofeleven finishes. So it would have been good if he could have beenthe hero and got a got a few points. But yeah, probably exactlywhat we expected. From Williams, probably the name that was least mentioned bythe commentator. H Yeah, yeah, hundred percent, very good. Good. Two mentions, right you. Yeah, he was too far away. Solike he was never involved in any of the crashes either. So yeah, pretty boring. You for tea. I mean he's he's mentions. Ifyou had a dean a finish. Yeah, he had a fewer times, butyeah, I don't really remember anything spectacleally. But yeah, that's probablythe only thing we need to touch on with willy, Williams and George hada pretty good year. But yeah, part from that it's not really muchelse to mention. Probably a little bit disappointing that they didn't, you know, get three or four points or something like that. Maybe even beaten half, but not not too much. You were expecting the back end of theconstructor bit silly with you saying three or four points to sides. Yeah,it's like one of three kind of couple guys. So like the difference islike one car crashing in front of you and yeah, you're coming nine.Yeah, it's pretty small, pretty small things, small margins. All right, I reckon. That's all we've got for the team's now I should wequickly just go team of the rapid fire with its talk through all the teams. But if you had to warder a team of the year, who areyou going with? Jesus tough, I think an honorable mention is to sayhe's just because they would just obviously way too good. But I can't begiven them. I think it's Berett McLaren and raising point and I think thosetwo top too. You can argue both...

...ways, I think. And thenI probably have Alpha towery. Third, yeah, just if I'm eliminating thestate's out of the conversation of the offer Terry. Third and then raising pointMcLaren. You can argue on a good day for each team. So Ithink if you stiff for me, a solidly announced a team over the otherfor having a great year. But I think those two definitely were in followedabove the rest of the teams in terms of preaching expectations. Yeah, that'sdefinitely the top for though, in my opinion, racing whine McLaren Mercedes outof Towery, like I'd actually probably struggle to name the fifth best team inthe year. But those four great years and yeah, definitely racing point mcclarendefinitely broke out as fone teams this year. Driver of the year. Top threebest drivers, three drivers who can pressed you the most you can doin versus expectation or just in general. Who are here? I mean I'mtaking Lewis Sett like. I didn't say there's a taking Louis out because Ithink just shows how good he's. It really is contention for the go talk. I mean it's him this true macro and I'm sure the old school.I F one drivers have a arguments for some others, but I wasn't involvedin that, so I can't say am a part of the older her folks. But a pere's top three for sure. Car Carlos, I think Charles theClaire's definitely top three. I think in that lemon that he was drivingninety air points for years. Pretty pretty impressive. So I'm saying Perez withClaire Jees and I think there's a there's a battle for between back, thirdsix, like best drives. The you can say Danny Rick was flying,Max is always fast. Peer Ghastly again name that. Probably I should havementioned. He's probably a third or fourth in terms of breakout years. Buteven though George Russell, who was it, was driving fast, and that Lendon, but just the car was holding them back. Yeah, yeah,I think I think Pare's Le Claire Dazzli probably had my eyes and most thisyear in terms of shit little pretty well. Yeah, so well, yeah,I did my top five votes for every race and so I'll just basemy decision of that. So yeah, ghastly number one. Hamilton came insecond but yeah, as you mentioned, not really worth including him. Landoactually got in third spot. And Yeah, because dapping came fourth. Once again, they're not really worth mentioning him. And then the Claire came fifth.So yeah, I'd say Ghastly Norris the Claire. But yeah, parentsand Riccardo's consistency didn't really get rewarded in like a week to week analysis ofsituation. But if you take a step back from the whole year, theyobviously killed it because they would just consistently in that top ten, top topsix sort of spot. But yeah, the big ghastliest driver the year froptyseason. So yeah, single handedly put out for carry on the back andmade them one of the best teams of the year as well. Yeah,I think he's been half the season. Wasn't, as that's true, aclassy but maybe because we just expecting him them to be, you know,top sevens, probably Japanese the highlights of his but yeah, incredible season inthat car. Obviously out shunk beer by along a long way. But yeah, it was exciting as much as it was born to see in the sadieskind of walking every week. The rest of the the battles were so it'ssuper exciting. Yeah, I like every week. Yeah, it was agreat season and don't want to dwell on the negative too much, but ifyou had to give a worst team of...

...the year or most disappointing versus thelike expectation, who are you going with? DEPENDS, hands enough. I'm lookingat the group for Aur Yeah, you look at thought of you,but knowing say, from halfway through the year, I even stark on it, it's got to be for our your heart, I think. Yeah,a hot ill Ferrari in in the bottom three teams or probably blow of whatthey are expecting. Yeah, and the Williams kind of you didn't expect himto have a points finish, so you could say that it was kind ofkind of around their mark, but half three points probably a lot less thanwhat they're hoping for. Our Form Ay are really it soon. Have anyexpectations there? And then, obviously for our ready six is like I've heardof, so they'll probably a bit bit cut with how that went this year. But yeah, for sure, probably for our's got to be the one, doesn't it? Yeah, for our it's got to be the one.Also think red bulls worth mentioning, just probably not versus my expectations, butversus their expectations. I'm sure they would like to challenge Mercedes a bit morethis year. But yeah, for Ari and then I know we crap onthem a lot, but second place really Hass just because I was expecting themto kind of bounce back from a few down years and outperformed. They arefor a Mayo and stuff, but they didn't. So and then we're mostdisappointing drivers, worst driver. This is time you just say said, say, yeah, change. I think said our one. Probably need to.He's in the mentions. He had a few good races out one, somaybe touch stiff bought us. Is actually getting a mention from me is prettylow. And my driver's votes. He's like yeah, he's like twelve andhe's driving all that. It comparing layage stroller Pare's promised. If, asif you guys have have been dogged by their team at like even kiddy outo versus on Gasol. Yeah, they all look pretty bad just because theirteammate killed it and said, if I had to pick one, like weshould ever here but I'd probably have to say not used to not life theman. He's growing at me enough. I'm glad you still in if one, but yeah, he probably comparing to child's. How child's is driving that? The red car was SA was always, you know, just a few pigsbelow him. Yeah, it's pretty pretty weird to see seven a Ferrarijust come on like thirteen fourteen every week, but probably got used to it bythe end, which is bits boring for them. But yeah, sadlysaid, probably the most disappointing driver of the year. But yeah, it'sdefinitely a few ways mentioning. But yeah, that's really Johanna, quickly say whoyou think will fill those last two seats on the grid, so theMercedes and the red bull seats are left. GM Any theories or any wishes?I think Lewis is just to say he's pretty much in nothing. Imean a miracle that to happen to him, not to end up in that seat. And if he wasn't in that seat he would be at Red Bull, I think. I don't think a teen's not going to sign him.I think Red Bull, I think, as much as Paris deserves it,I think something's tell me that our once you're hanging around another crack to provehis point. Yeah, we're not sure. It's pretty crazy. Of Care islast. But yeah, he said to see pair is not pick upa sea. For sure, fifty after what he's just proven too to thegame of a fun. He's a he's fast, so he said snously,especially in the car work red bull. Yeah, my but dream situation wouldprobably be the hulk in the Mercedes and...

...pairs in the red bull. Butobviously, obviously Hamilton's going to resign and then I do think Alboun will probablyget given the knot of Pairs, which is very stiff on. Pair hasgiven these just had the best you of his career. But yeah, it'spretty tough industry and there's only twenty jobs available. Yeah, talking about that'sthe best. Yeah, but yeah, that's all we got for you today. Peanuts going to go play some golf and he's working. We're going togo crunch some to fifty yard bombs down there down the middle of the fairway. But yeah, being over next to you've not not like. But yeah, being a pleasure to actually chat him out a different sport for a change. Obviously loved the NFL episodes, but good to be back talking about allsports and fine in particular. It's been a good year. We've definitely gottenaround it. I need to get looking forward to get him back into it. The kind of lost my fanship a little bit towards the end of theseason, but can to get back into it for the start of next yearin Australia. And Yeah, thanks for coming on made as always. Reallyappreciate it pretty sure being here for me. Yeah, she is looking forward tosome fone next year. Enjoy your Christmas, mate too. Later Christmas.

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