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Episode 54 · 2 years ago

F1 Rd 4-6 Review and Mid-Season Awards - Episode 53

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Peanut returns to the show to discuss the newest batch of F1 rounds by going through a team by team analysis along with some awards at the end of the episode.

Cheese settle. Welcome back to episode fifty three of the on the wall podcast. Well, not welcome back to episode three. This is the first times fifty three happened. Real welcome back to the show. Today we are joined by peanut or Alec Alexander, I can't call say Alexander. Welcome pay not. How are we mate? Yeah, I'm great, mate, doing well in lockdown, trying to keep busy. But can you be back on the show? For appearances are gone up quickly since my first arrival. Of Yeah, they have very happy be back, that's for sure. Yeah, so we're back. I think it was your first appearance that we talked about fone. Yeah, might have any second, I don't know, but we are back here to talk about that sport today. Well, some people don't call a sport, but it's so good. So we're going to just go similar thing really. So there's been another block of three races. So we've had the British Grand Prix, then we had the seventy anniversary Grand Prix and then we had the Spanish Grand Prix on the weekend. So we're going to go through saying, like we did last time, we're going to go team by team, give them a rating out of ten, just discuss how their last three weeks have gone. Then we might give out a few awards for the last three weeks and then at the end week, because it's the midst middle of the season. Basically we're six out of thirteen races, I think. So we might hand out some midseason awards. Just yea nothing to nothing to well thought through anything, but we'll just chat away through it. First of all, are you enjoying this season? I think it's a bit bit on and off. I think if the MERCS were a couple of seconds lower, I think it would be absolutely elite seeing some of the middle teams kind of showing their pretty quick like racing point mcclaren and for our kind of dropping off kind of brought them back to everyone as well. So if it happened to the mercy as well, I think I would have been pretty awesome seasonal watch. But I mean, apart from merks out the front most weeks, it's been pretty good seeing like the rest the rest. So I mean that's always something you can be happy about. Yeah, pretty much at the moment you've just got to forget about the top three and just focus on like fourth and it's been pretty good season. But I'm actually yeah, in terms of the schedule, I'm actually loving the three weeks on one week off, three weeks on one week off. Yeah, right. Normally there's like I don't know exactly what it normally is, but because I haven't followed the sport too much before this season, but I'm pretty sure it's usually one race and they have two or three weeks off then one race and yeah, I think kind of hard to continuously for all we think it's mostly every other week, but I think there might be some. Yeah, were changes. Yeah, and I think they have a midseason break, but they have like a month off in like July. So yeah, although it's not too dissimilar in terms of like three races in a month or something like that, three races in five weeks. But yeah, I don't know. I'm froth in the backtoback because you can just froth it for three weeks and take a fortnight off come back to it. where I find I like last year in two thousand and eighteen, I found it hard to kind of maintain fanshit over such a long season with gaps in between each race. Yeah, it's kind of like I was it on this week, isn't not? Yeah, no clue. Yeah, but I'm liking this. I'm not sure how the fixture works in the next seven races. I don't know if it's for and then three, three and them for or there's just like a standalone race or something. I know one of the race weekends, I don't know how they're doing it, one of the Italian ones. So three of the seven or in Italy coming up. Yeah, one of them is like a two day race weekend. So I think they're doing practice to practice sessions and qualifying one day, which is all. They might be qualifying on the morning of the race, which we did really crazy, which I actually don't mind that. Yeah, look at it. Yeah, we've got Belgium next week. Yeah, you'd believe the week after it, and Italy again the week after that. I can't see. I go full schedule here. Yeah, hopefully they just keep yeah, reading mom. Well, the last couple weeks between Rod we want of two weeks between the second Italy and and then Russia. I think there's actually two weeks between the next two races, like from race nine to ten. There's too from race ten to eleven, those two and then race eleven to twelve. Those two. So it looks like it kind of goes back to last year schedule. And then the last race is there's a week out, but we'll get to that when we get to it. I'm sure we'll have episodes on all...

...of those portions of the season, but I can we just get into the last three weeks review starting we'll go alphabetical order once again, so we'll start with the Alfa Romeo. Yeah, once again they've been pretty mythical. They're pretty much hold the back of the grid in front of Williams and sometimes Hass that's all they do really. Yeah, Kimmy's been all right for them. In the races they're actually not too bad, but then they they really struggle and qualifying. I think it was the seventy anniversary Grand Prix where they were in the back row of qualifying. But yeah, every race they seem to get up to around fourteen, fifteen, sixteen on race day. So yeah, it seems for them, like most the other teams with Ferrari engines, to be honest, is that their issue is just pace in the qualifying. You know that. I'm tonio had four length in week one of the three we're talking about. So yeah, not bad, but yeah, I don't think they're producing anything special looking to flashy. So I don't know. Yeah, not too good, is it? But they didn't get any points in the last three weeks, but that's probably to be expected. A top ten finished from them on a regular occurrence is probably a bit ambitious. Yeah, they're tough one to rate because it's like that. We don't have much expectation for them. I've actually, I think I talked about this on the last one, but I don't know why. I'm frothing at the moment doing like a brown low type three, two one, five foot three, two one system for pretty much every sport I watched. So I've got it. I've got I'm doing it for like seven sports of them. But I have been doing a fair one. You ridiculous. Yeah, it's a very tough to do a fair one because you've ID take into a guy, don't just go position one five votes. I take into account the expectations. So in terms of that rocking and caught one vote on the weekend German nats. He hasn't copped any big to each awesome in the last three weeks and then our from at actually are they caught one on the weekend as a team, but they don't think they really stood out too much. They got fourteen and sixteen. Nothing and special. But yeah, in terms of running out of ten, what are you looking at? Look, have been probably the team of being least interested in so, without too much me my form, but I think they are kind of just sitting around that five, I think, you know, just just doing what they had to do with the this stage. They're just really nothing exciting, just in the round. Yeah, paint or so on average and the looks of things. So it's like, yeah, you don't really expect that thing to fly, especially with the Ferrari Enge and being terrible. Yeah, so I think I think they're doing a right but yeah, I don't think they're doing above or below what we're expecting them to produce on a scale out of ten. Is Five average or seven average? It's like it's so confused because everyone treated as seven, but it's just got it. It should be five. Yeah, so well, what should we go with? Like it's just like, you know, they're they're doing a media expectation. Yeah, they're just hanging around that mark. All right, so we'll say five is like media expectational average. So I'm going to give them. I'm trying to give them exactly five then, because, as you said, I think they hitting exactly where we would expect them to be. They've had it really one points finish so far, which I think would probably be like what we would guess for them. Yeah, and they haven't had too many DNFS, which is always a positive for a lower level team. That there and they have one DNF in the first race of the season and they hadn't had any of the last three weeks. So, as we said, they've seen up qualifying and they're doing her right. But yeah, I'd go five out of ten. Nothing special form and first race when I was like eleven people left. Yeah, exactly. Can I said last got two. Fine, yeah, come on, yeah, it's a bit dodgy, but yeah, so I reckon five fives all around. I reckon standard. So That's enough for the hour for really not too much to talk about their level, their point. Then the Alpha Tori is next with the Honda engine. That red bull. Yes, obviously. Yeah. What what did you think about these boys? I think gas he has absolutely produced this year. That man is yeah, I think he's getting some eyes on to him, really showing that he's pretty good. I think, was it the seventy kive at got to buy a pozzy. I think overall get yeah, I think so much better, much, much better. I think qualifying you've been pretty quick. Yeah, you came. You qualified seventh in the Seventy Grand Prix and then ten and eleven in the other two. Meanwhile Kivyat's been like sixteen,...

Twelve, yeah, then one week he got punished and started from nineteen. Yeah, so ghastly in those standings. I was talking about my vote seeing ghastly. He's actually polled every single week, so he is smashing it, as you suggested. Yeah, I think it's interesting because maybe he does get bad press, but we just don't think it because we like him. But I feel like our bonds are not copying the same scrutiny as ghastly copped when he was in the red bull last year. Yeah, because I think our bond is doing a equal, if not worse job than what ghastly was doing and everyone was calling for gastly's head and maybe they're living to regret that. Decision, because ghastly looks like he's a serious drive on. Yeah, he's a man, I could be he's. Yeah, if album's not lucky, if our bums like not careful, ghastly could be looking at that seat next year. I don't know like what the contract situation is, but I'm pretty sure because they're signed to red bull, they can just swap them whenever they want. Yeah, I think as leas in fine form. Yeah, I think that probably holding it albums and everything. If you can push the better in qualifying with a bit more experience, I reckon, because in the right and needs to be overtaking machine like you just yeah, it's good just most thro them one and then. But yeah, I think they're just trying to see if album can qualify highly and then if you can keep it up in a race. Yeah, I think that's the thing that that he really get around gastly four. I think gus, he's racing whilst he was in the Red Bull, was pretty pretty slopping, pretty average. Yeah, Alpha Alpha Terry had a pretty good month though, for me. In the last two Grand Prix they actually copped for four votes for the constructor standing. So I'm going to have to get around them here. I'm going to give them. I'm going to give them an eight because they're beating teams like Rena, even sometimes the Ferrari. Yeah, and you just wouldn't expect them to beat those teams. I think gus album in one of these races just going yeah, and he beat, he beat Norris. I think they've beaten some of the McLaren boys a couple times. So I think they've really had a great three weeks stretch to be honest. So yeah, I'm going to give them an eight. Yeah, I think they've been pretty awesome. Said R it's pretty pretty good for them. Preyer accurate. I mean they had what the seventy seven though? Ten and eleventh is, which is probably touched just appointing for them after seen what they can reduce this year. Yeah, so they only cop the one point there. But yeah, I think the weekend just gone gusly, one behind Alboon and then I think convey a kind of missed out. Yeah, twelve behind Ricardo and Norris, but, you know, done a lot better than what people expecting for sure. Yeah, I thought they would have been in that lower tier with Pars and our Father Romyo, to be honest. Yeah, but they're well and truly in that midfield pack, although they are losing the battle out of the middle. They're only twenty points Parton Rento and only like forty five or something behind, yeah, Ari, which they would take any day the week. So that's if our fur next we are speaking of Ferrari. We addressing them next. This is another tough one because it's like, have we adjusted our expectations of Ferrari now that we know the cars not fast, or are we still going with like the preseason expectations? I think I've adjusted because, yeah, I think if we looking at drivers and stuff as much as the car can do, I think the Claire's been driving the wheels off the thing pretty well until the weekend. Yeah, I think, like I think he's pretty close to the driver of the year. Yeah, he hit and run. I'm not saying he would be number one, but he's right up there for that. He's been awesome. Yeah, third at Silverstone One and then fourth seventy and then he's cart shut itself the weekend just gone. Yeah, it's like cool. What he could have done with that, who knows. But yeah, he's been for the quality of that car this year's been absolutely unbelievable. Yeah, and a lot of the weeks is not starting from the greatest of positions, with qualifying not being too great with that car. But like for the seventy Grand Prix, for example, he went from eight to four and then on the weekend I think he was I can't remember exactly, but I think he was in an or or our position when he, when he's car decided to die. I just to say they're on the weekend. I got the vibe that the car could have gone back out but they were like, oh, we're going to come last. So, yeah, mvoid The bat embarrassment of that, but I don't know, you know probably say I wasn't in the garage. Well, I mean he's for the seventy. Yeah, he was the only one that had like a too stop strategy or something. He summer came for like yeah, you had to stop actually than everyone else in the top ten. And he's, you know, he's just missed down the podium by POSSI. That's pretty crazy. Like, if you think about it, it spending it...

...for thirty, forty seconds in those pids. Yeah, I think the Claire Looking at my votes. Now I think the Claire Actually has the most votes at anyone in the last three weeks. He got four votes in both the British and seventy. Yeah, and then actually gave vettel for votes on the weekend. I thought that car put it, putting it into seventh was a pretty good effort. Yeah, and he was like, you know, wrestling with his engineers all all race. Yeah, they weren't going and stuff. Yeah, I don't write the blow at all, but I think what he was saying on the weekend was pretty accurate. You know, he's asking how the tires were and then six months later they are asked to play out you know, how you tires feeling, and he's like well, I just asked you that. Like yeah, I think that's that's a bit harsh on the bloke and it could have maybe brought him up, you know, fifth or sixth or something. Never know. But yeah, and like, I know every team does this, but it's pretty clear that like, Leclaire's getting the better strategy and vettel's kind of the test dummy. A lot of the time it's kind of happen, but I think vetals doing okay with it. But yeah, once again he's really struggling in qualifying and that's letting him down. Yeah, the Ferrari engine. She's can't, just can't do it. Kind of give up. Yeah, in terms of writing, what would you be looking at here? This is this is hard actually out of Ferrari. I think if they had, if it all was producing like you did last week for two or three the races, I think that'd be Alex. yeah, I'm probably saying six or seven. I still think they're doing I think the close still carrying that votes up a couple of points above average there. Yeah, I'm showing that the foreign can still you know, it's got to be to juice in it and in vetals, new chassis or chassis. You might have helped him on the weekend or whatever, but I think next few weeks, I can, they might be put on a bit of pressure up the top twowards, you know, bottom of the podium, to top five, top six. I can I'll start putting on a bit of pressure on the racing point and mcclaren crew, that's for sure. So I'll probably go yeah, the boy. Yeah, I agree the I would probably go six there. They actually suggested they are starting to catch mcclaren racing point as well, except the weekend racing point kind of had a bit of a win over them. But yeah, yeah, I think that's adjusting their expectations after week three, not like with preseason expectations. But yeah, I think the Claire Coming certain fourth and then said, picking up a seventh. I think there are three pretty good results. So yeah, I'll in the six and then we roll into another Ferrari engine. So we'll get those three dut engines out of the way. But Hass another team pretty tough to rate. They've had to DNF's. So two out of six we can't really talk too much about. And then, apart from that, they haven't finished inside the top fourteen. At a fifteen to sixteen s and a nineteen. Jeez, it's a hard one, isn't it? I think I'm looking towards a for four. Yeah, and then they've got to be just below. I think they've got to be below our FA reckon. I think for they were probably expecting probably underform. I think I would really like to been pushing points this year, but I having even looked that close or competitive really mean dnf on the weekend with a last I think we grow Jean because liquid dnf and then Kameg the week before DNF. It's just like they just I don't know if you're not doing anything for me. Yeah, I don't even know if for is. I think I might go three. Actually looking at that just now. It's on my computer behind here. It looks yeah, it's not great. Not Like I know Magnus and I think one of his crashes was a bit unlucky, but like to be throwing away a qualifying position of fourteen and crashing very early on in the race like that's pretty poor. I think you might have even crashed on that one or something. That's pretty average stuff from them. Yeah, I think I'm so. Yeah, I'm going to have to give them a three just because if you compare them to like our fight, don't think they compare very well. So, yeah, I'll go three. They're you're not good for the wolf boys. They're just can roll. Yeah, and then we look at the McLaren's, so I can't lie. They they've had a bit of an average three weeks the class, especially after what we saw in the first three. I started getting my hopes up a bit. I thought, you know, they might even push like red bull for second place or something in the standings. But yeah, they've seriously dropped away and, as we just mentioned earlier, for Ari catching them in after next weekend they could well and truly start slipping down that leaderboard. Yeah, for Shanna,...

...yeah, I don't know. It's been a tough it's a been a tough month for them. Well, had a good showing from Lando in first superstone with fifty and you know, when Carlos comes thirteen, it's like, well, they really could have made something out of that those points. So Carlos has been I love Carlos. He's probably my favorite drive out of the twenty, but he has been a let down this year. Last year everyone was going on about how he's like the best of the rest, is the best driver. That wasn't with Ferrari, red bull or Mercedes. He's got the signed up for next year with the big boys and now he's pumping out thirteen C in a car that Norris is getting fifth and podiums with. Yeah, I don't think it's great from him, to be honest, but could result on the weekend, I guess. Yeah, but they've in a bit, I think. But backtoback thirteen. So I think in the first two weeks and the big showing on the weekend for a sex from him. He always does well. It's seems to be He's his favorite race's hometown. But yeah, he's been pretty pretty orange. I think Orlando. I don't know if he's first few weeks for just, I don't know, a bit just out of the blue and bit bit of a shock. I don't think he's been up to that level at all. He had a ninth. I think I've just slipped off the off the top. I think they're just yeah, you know, might well and we'll level that maybe a bit more accurate. The first week's might be a bit misleading. Yeah, well, as we were talking about at the start with Jovnat, see the first round, all everyone's positions are so misleading. Yeah, like McLaren, I know this is before the three weeks were meant to be talking about, but they came third and fits in Austria and there was only eleven people in it. So if you think about if there was twenty people there, that's probably like a sixth in a night, which is probably what we expect of them. So yeah, I do agree with what you're saying. I think the first two weeks probably a little bit misleading for McLaren. Yeah, for sure. So in saying that, it's tough to place them really because we don't really know what to expect. Yeah, I think I might just go five because I think it's probably accury with what I would have. I think, yeah, it's probably jealous if they've been just lack in the last few weeks or if it's on the money or what's going to happen with them. But yeah, I don't even know if they haven't done what they did the first three weeks at all any justice. And then some pretty average results. I think times lost to Russell by like Russell beated by a Polsey on one weekend as well. Like you just wouldn't back to McLaren to lose to a Williams if you yeah, the like. Just don't see that. Yeah, and this is happened in a few races, but science has been like really struggling to get past said and the McLaren seems to be faster than the Ferrari. So Yeah, interesting stuff there. But yeah, I'll go five. If you look at the fifth from Norris, three weeks ago. And then Carloss is sick last week. That probably looks like an eight out of ten or something, and then Carloss is thirteen. Probably push that down two, three. So if you well to it, so if you average that out, it's probably bought on the five. Yeah, R and middle. Yes, that's probably exactly what we would have expected, Claren. But yeah, I think they're still in terms of my overall team standing, because I think they're still on and they've dropped down to fifth for me in the votes. That hurts. Come on, boys, but Norris is up there for best driver, but I don't I think science is right down there in like seventeen or something that haven't yeah, and then in terms of the Mercedes is next up. Look, yeah, I just really say there's been Mercedes obviously had the drama silver stone version one, with the tires out well, basically exploding, or and rasted loss that forty five or something, and then, yeah, everything hit the fan. I think that's been or I don't know, but I think that's been race the year for me just because that last as you said, it was a roller coaster because, like, I was getting a bit annoyed a like lap thirty on Micah, this is going to be the most boring race ever. I've stayed up to like one hundred and thirty watching the rubbish and then bang, the last three laps everyone tires started popping. Roll runs. Yeah, everyone's pitting in the last lap and the like. The whole Max Chasing Hamilton down with like two tires. She's just it was epic. So that's probably the race of the year for me so far. But yeah, BOTAS came eleven, and that because he had to pit on the last. Laugh crucial. Hamilton did get the window and then seventy GP they were second and third on the podium behind Max, and then on the weekend first be third with Hamilton winning it. Hamilton's let's be really, he's pretty much one.

Yeah, he's home and how he's I think for Max to win he'd have to have a few retirements from a little because the thing is, even if Max wins races, hounsland's just going to come second or three and then all of a sudden that's not that much of points. Like ever is grapan see, so he's too hot behind there certain points. Yeah, we're like he max needs to win a race. And Lewis, you know, has some issues or gets a penalty here and drops down to ten or like fifteen or something. But yeah, it's looking like Hamilton's going to go again for another championship. But in terms of this month, Jesus, tough, because Bot has did have that eleventh and then the next week they didn't win, which is not good for Mercedes because that's how much we expect from them. Yeah, that's correct. All this is tough because if we're really going to look at their expectations, I could all this be the low expectation, because I think, but that's so hard to beat top to him most weeks. I think, yeah, I'm going to do I'm going to give them a four out of ten. Yeah, just because we would expect a podium every if BOTAS is, if Bot has is eleven was a podium, I'd maybe say a six. Shure seven, that's if I'd maybe say seven. But honestly, Bot has is eleven is a new king get down to a fall. Yeah, he's a I think the team. I don't know if he's getting Shafto by the team or what's going on, but yeah, he just hasn't been it's like whatsoever. Yeah, well, he can cup it. Yeah, seems like a boring grunt. People like. So she needs yeah, I'm like a SE or third. He's like he's devastated as I come on made end of the day. Yeah, and then there's like Max and Lewis is cracking gags. Yeah, so what rating are you going to go? Don't be influenced by mind. Feel free to get around them now, I think. I think a for I think even a three. I think bodasses really let down the boys and I think let them letting Max catch him when the Mercedes cars just so superior. I mean Max Beats Bought Ass by twenty seconds in Spain on the weekend. Like that's a big gap. Yeah, I know the top three, which is they were so far ahead of everyone else, but twenty seconds is a lot. And then I mean another seven seconds behind or eight seconds behind Lewis the week before and Max, Max Trumpson both. It's just a bit. I would love to just seen one and two every week. And I think that's what they car is capable of. And then, yeah, I mean bodasses is it's unheard of. I know it was pained to see. Maybe has like the top ten, like, come on. Yeah, and each week they've qualified in the front row. So bought House has dropped a place. Yeah, he's yeah, you know, he hasn't come in the top two. so He's dropping places. There's like on the weekend he's went backwards. Yeah, he's terrible. I'm sing three. I'm going to correct. Me Whip on the boys. Yes, I like it. Crappy of Coppet Toto don't have yeah, I'm awake. Any seemed like alarican. They just rolled up to Christian, Holy Christian. Yeah, good for you. Bought a something. A bit of a stinker. Yeah, right now we're on to some more positive I think the next four will be happy. I think we've found the give it a one score above five. So we've been a bit harsh. We've got without racing point. So they've obviously had some issues with Serger Perez Getting Covid or whatever. Yes, yea, and the Hulkenberg came in for two races. Didn't start in the British Grand Prix but started in the seventy Grand Prix, and then Paris was back for Spain. What do you think of their three weeks? I think nicker not starting in Britain, herts, but I think the boys have actually done pretty well. I mean they qualified unbelievable in the weekend, you know, thirt alf or something back in each other in and then six and seventh in the seventy. I believe looking here, Nico was hanging around fourth and fifth, I think, in that race as well. And then I think they went for a fastest lap or something that didn't didn't pay off or something happened there. But I think I mean pretty good and I think the cars moving pretty well. Lance is just cruising through, looking at Spain lands and parents for some fourth and fifth. That's that's pretty good. Yeah, beaten, beaten Ferrari's McLaren a red bull, both both McLaren's. The Renault boys of pretty far back. The car seems to be moving pretty quickly...

...down at our racing point. That Mercedes copying from two thousand and nineteen. Whatever they're doing, it seems to be working with that engine as well. Seems to be producing some speed. M I'm going to get them a six like I know, I know we know that fast now, but just with the whole Hulkenberg situation, I'll cut them some slack with that. I don't think you can expect him to go into a car on Thursday and, you know, qualify well and win the race and he didn't start. So it's not really rosy. Well, I guess is the team's fault, but yeah, and then he qualified third in the seventy Grand Prix, which is pretty elite, and then finished seventh, which, as you said, was a bit unlucky given his position for most of the race. Yeah, but still that was only a second week in the car, so I think they deserve some flack for that. So yeah, I'll go six. You know, I I think the weekend really wanted over for me as well. Fourth and fifth there was elite. Yeah, I think I think I might hang around a six as well. I think if the silverstone week, one of the three we're talking about, if that was a bit better, big Straw at a ninth and then a do not start. I think if that's converter and you know, four, fifty, six, seventh, kind of positioning I reckon. There there are seven or eight for me, but I'll give a six. Yeah, and that moves us into the Red Bulls. Our bottom. The stappen had very opposite months. You know, almost happen has been to one, two and then our bond went eight, five and eight. As we were saying before we came on air, it's kind of tough to judge read pull because it's a there's two different stories going on here. Our Bond, as you said, off are they he's been actually racing pretty well, but the qualifyings is not great. Now just been underwhelming, I think, like qualifying twelve in the first British race, like that's pretty bad. Yeah, with a car that's winning right, like a really capable of winning races. Yeah, that's pretty poor. And then on the weekend he actually went backwards, qualified and six, finished in eight. So I think I think we can lay the bustard up and strategy that just yeah, yeah, they cooked that did. Yeah. So that's a bit harsh on the black, but I think I put the herds on or something when everyone else is made something like that really early and he just, yeah, just couldn't get anywhere. But yeah, definitely two different tales here Max and there. It's tough. Fact. I think I might write them both and then just give an average. Mashes me so good to watch. Can Max get anything other than it. Can you get a tent? He's what you should we give him a nine as a bloke. No, no, Ma, he's well, yeah, he won a race against the Mercedes and he's been bought House twice. We'll give the ten, you're saying. What are we doing? Why? We want to go slow. Yeah, Oh, yeah, yeah, would a man and he's cracking gags over there over the radio and time. Would man his money and crush. Maybe I'll actually be stuffing. Yeah. So, yeah, I love him. Say He's getting ten, and then what's album getting? And then we can work out the average one. I think for me ours it's got to be below off. I think I'm putting him below five because I'd expect more. Yeah, a Red Bull, sure, I think so. I think I'll go for and they can get it. Seven out of ten. Yeah, that's probably Pretty Generous, actually a fall, but I think I think six. Maybe for a team as a whole. Maybe. Yeah, but yeah, I loved album coming into the season. Still love him as a block. I don't think he's raced to his potential. Maybe I've always liked Max has, that my fellow Dutchman. But yeah, he must take one. You may driver for his attitude and are really drivers just like. Yeah, six or seven? He's so good. Probably, yeah, I love Maxie. Seven's probably too generous. If we gave racing point as six, I'm gone six for the red well, I think. Yeah, agreeing with you there. Force too generous. For albums, I'll go six as well. And rehner. They're fit a bit of up and down. They did really well on the British Grand Prix. Came fourth and sixth. Yeah, boys before, but then on the weekend they did improve their qualifying positions. That both finished out of the points and then at the seventy came fourteen and eight. Yeah, don't even guess. Bein in. Was it the weekend or weekend before? I think it was the weekend before. I think he qualified and fifth and came fourteen. So they must be a reading there. Yeah, I can't be looking really good around fourth, fifth, maybe even pushing are heard, and then I think he's been. He's been pushing the car pretty well and I think oc on shown been all right, I think, but I think he can find...

...a bit more car, bit more comfortable and seems to push it a bit. I reckon the boles be pushing hard in the next few weeks. Yeah, actually think they've done pretty well because I think out of that mid park, excluding out for Towery, I'd probably have the lowest expectations for them, like I'd probably expect more from McLaren and racing point. Yeah, for sure, but they've been doing pretty well. Fourth, sixth, eight, they're all pretty good results for run out at this stage. So I think I'll probably keep giving out sixes. But I think I'll go another six. Is the Piksh you average market? Yeah, might even be seven, but now I'll go six things, as semnise with it on a Spain. They was, they are, they're better, they're quite while. They're starting grid position in every so five out of the six. Ricardo at the seven was the only time they haven't better their group position. So been too good, doing pretty well in the races. Yeah, but yeah, I think the fourth, sixth and eight, they'll take that any day. And then even the eleventh. That's probably where we'd expect to see them. So yeah, yeah, I think I actually I'll go a seventh. I'll go seven out of ten. Why not? Yeah, change it up the spin. Any cops in eleventh or something? I mean that's pretty pretty stiff and I think it wasn't all these fault as well, but the boy's been pressing pretty I'll go six or seven. Yeah, I think that fourth and sixth and the first one was very impressive, so I'll go seven, but yeah, probably six is probably fair as well. And then rounding US out before we go to the awards, Williams or this is another hard one, isn't it? They did pretty well in the British Grand Prix. Russell came twelve and Latif you came fifteen, shown sin since some pressure. Since then something great. Russell's been driving pretty well. Yeah, but the results, you know, it's we're not some big battles in that carries in. So they would be a little bit disappointed with qualifying because in the hungry Grand Prix, the last one of the last group of three, they both made it out of the first qualifying yes section. So they would have maybe been hoping for a few more of those and it's only happened once. Stuff, because that British Grand Prix result is very good, because we've got to remember it's Williams and a twelve doesn't come every day of the week that he's going close. So close. For who did he been that race? Science, he rolls them's pretty I'd beat the Alphas, beat the Hoss All. This is a tough one because might have to be another six in my books. Yeah, I think it is, because it's we have such low expectations for them. Anything that's not the back of the grip is actually like a positive. They beat grows on on the weekend, which I think they'll take remember. But yeah, I'll give them a six. That British Grand Prix is pretty bloody good from them. Tempted to go seven just for that, but they did come back of the it on the seven, so I'll go easy. Yeah, I'll get the sea. Yeah, I think. Yeah. They seemed to be rolling a house every other week or something. So possibly something Williams, but yeah, I think. Yeah, all right. So that brings us to L end of three week awards. That great. It's a great phrase there. Yeah, in terms of driver of the section, who we back in in change, I'm gone off my votes for this one. Jonas, what use them for something? Driver of the three weeks, I think I'm going. It could have been ghastly. I think if you're done touch better. Some of the races. I think I'm going gus lie. Oh No, I forgot about Max. Yeah, I'm actually money man. I'm going Max, ghastly, second, the Clare Third. If it wasn't for the Claire's DNF, I'd probably be looking at firstly and eleven in the seventy. I think maybe I can rob them. Alkin's been pretty good as well, actually, a sixth and an eighth in a right. Oh, that's pretty handy. Yeah, to be under the radar actually, but I think, I think I can't go past Maxi for one. Yeah, he's just speed, more speed. I'm pretty happy with your order, to be honest. I think guys these being yeah, surprising, Pretty Steve, not to have Hamilton in there concuding. He's just sad and he was pretty stuffing the Max with these ties. But yeah, I think, I think your three is pretty pretty...

...good. I like it all right now. Not to be negative, I don't like roasting people of it. If we have to go worst driver a most disappointing to phrase a little bit better. WHO'LL BE BACK IN IN? This is a tough one. I can't really think of who we maybe maybe you're a Roman, spicy, I mean he's caught. Yeah, that Roman has got to be up there. Maybe this is tough. WHO's just gets smacked by their teammate every week. Look at the result, Roman, who just gets us out of all right, it's this harsh, but I think our vone's up there just because he's getting pole axed by his teammate every single week. Well, I one's had a fifth, which I think maybe keeps me. Yeah, that's true. Maybe that's the same as I was looking at Vet Al buddy at a seventh, which, yeah, it isn't too bad. Science as well. He had a six, which isn't too bad. I think one race of the same from people be what bought us. Imagine, Imagine Vody of every race. Yeah, year, here on sixthing you haven't we can't be expecting much at this is hard. This is absolutely rubbish podcasting. I'm gonna, I'M gonna bullet in Rome on here. I reckon these. Yeah, pretty stinky. Actually, I'm going Kamack, keep the car on the track, mate, the half book. Slap, of God's sake, you've got one fourteen and you've just crashed for first laugh or something. So, yeah, COP hears. And then best team. What are we backing in this Posi I think I might go the good. I think I'm well. I think we rated out for Terry Highest. I think that's who I'm going to go. I think they've been pretty hun had any to beat. Didn't start silver stone. It could have been some more. Yeah, I think they're definitely worth to mention. Boys. Yeah, three points. Finishes in the tenant. Probably wouldn't predict many. It could have been something. I finish. Yeah, and I definitely give it a little bit. I'd say Alpha or racing point. Yeah, Alpha, tower, that is a word. They're all right. And then, in terms of the whole season so far, since we're halfway through, this is another tough one. We haven't really prepared this vita driver of the season so far or it's hard. I'm actually some of the power rankings before and they live still. Louis has top. Oh, yeah, but that's dog actor Mac. I would go Charles, but he has dn ft two races. Now he's dealing with an absolute piece of crap, Jenin box on wheel. I don't want this just be the staff and showed up. He's been podium every time he's finished a race. I think Lando could have been up there for you. Oh Yeah, Lando is force in my be at some point. It eraces over the past few weeks. I think he could definitely be any yeah, my roles strow some. Fifth on the driver standings. I did not expect to see that. That's pretty good. EFFINITE Albon, Norris Paris signs. I did not expect to see Lance up there. Well, yeah, if we look at the draft, who we least expecting? So Jay Paris doing pretty well, given the fact that he is to race. But like that, we can't give it to him. Base for that. Norris and seventh. That's also pretty spicy. Yeah, it's kind of hard to go past roll. Actually, I can't lie. I haven't given him too many points in my brown Lee thing, my driver standings in my brown lew thinger, Leclaire and Hamilton have eleven for staff and has ten. Oh, Norris has noris has nine. It's close. Yeah, for Hamilton, I know we have high expectations, but there are a couple times he just won by like thirty seconds. So I can't have to give him something. But yeah, that's that's a tough one. And then, in terms of most disappointing driver of the year. I'm going to the drive championships again. WHO's down there? That should not be Roman. Yet once again Rome on finishing below the Alfa, Romeos and the Williams list. Are you rely Danny Comia to me under well, yeah, as these pumping mere I think vessel though, like, I know it's his car, but for him to be in a level that's pretty average. Yeah, when Charles Season it for some big points on the weekends, he could be even. Yeah, Carlos as well, losing to Norris. I don't think many people would have expected that. Yeah,...

...it's not. And then all far. But yeah, he's not. But yeah, it's not. Still he might still finish the season above and yeah, and then in terms of the team, unless you've got anyone else you want to roast on. Now, looking look at other whose team the year so far, I think I'm gonna have to go racing point. Yeah, I know we were expecting them to be good from like preseason practice and stuff like that, but still they're feeling pretty late. Like to see them fourth and fifth on the weekend was just an example. Elite there being Niko Hogam hock facing fourteen from the drivers standings from mess too races. I was like, did they need once to sturge appears and you know, I'm just seeing his name pop up and he's been some of the boys. So that's pretty dead gross. It's coming twenty first out of twenty footy average. Right. I want to lift there the end terms of the I think writing point first team. Yeah, then to be sitting in third. If it wasn't for Max being a freak, that would probably be pushing for second as well. That's pretty elite. Alpha Tower is, we said, probably a lot better than we expected. We thought they'll probably going to be around half an hour for a mayor, but they seem to be a level above, thanks to Pierre Ghastly most of the time, but just in between the rent. Yeah, Alpha, other Alpha and then McLaren. If you look at their best result in each race, it's pretty good. But then the worst result is letting down. They had from hot from hunger in the two British races. Their second result was thirteen, which is probably not great but still pretty decent there. And then in terms of the old worst team or most disappointing team, this is tough. I guess it's still got to be Ferrari does it? Probably, or should we want to be adjust our expectations like he's childs for issues on the weekend. I'm saying for our goes third on the table. Yeah, and I keep seeing what they car has done. That's that's very generous, I think. Yeah, that's worst thing. I know we keep crafting on them, but uh, they've had for a time. It's like they're not even giving themselves a chance, like at least our for a mayor and Williams, of keeping the cars on the truck. One Point, which I'm guessing was from week one as well. I was week three actually, don't don't recall that. That was the week where they took that gamble in the wet and they were like third and fourth like do any else, and they just slid down, bliding off the top. Yeah, Renault, I don't know how I feel about Rhino. I guess signs probably exactly where we would have predicted them, but yeah, I think somewhat runno, maybe slightly disappointing if anything. Yeah, it's from comparing themselves to McLaren, I mean racing would have been expecting. Probably used appointing. I don't know about the view yeah, expect no, a hundred percent agree with that call actually. But yeah, that's pretty much it. Like I hate to say, it's a pretty predictable sport, so there's not too much like that's tough. Most teams are kind of performing the way we expect. But yeah, that's pretty much all we've got. Really looking forward to the next block of three races, to an Italy one in Belle Jim, as you said before. Looking forward to it. Hopefully Max gets a win in Belgium. What Lewis has a crash? Love to see some arm the top five, that's for sure, honest mate. Imagine Belgium. Lewis retires, Max the wins all of a sudden the gaps like ten. That would be, yeah, spicy scene, but it's not happening. I see real Lewis is too good for that. It doesn't correct. But yeah, that's pretty much all we've got. That's all their fun stuff I've got. I know you've been watching the basketball. Yeah, watch the Lakers yesterday. The blood has been quite a few upsets, hasn't that? Why is it a looking like it plays some pretty good basketball? Yeah, and then, but it's quite a few series that look like they could go to six or seven games. The jazz beat. Yeah, the nuggets this morning. Yeah, that looks like it's going to be a good series. I mean that. I'll be back and forth and Houston. Ok, see, I think the magic beat the box, but I the magic bed the box. But I can't see you can't see it. That going on. I think Bruce Starting. She clutched up on the weekend. If we used to be before the yeah, and then the math isn't pushing the clippers. I think they're playing now. I don't know how they're going, but the first game was close. Bich shared its check went. The message to her little chat was very must he said,...

...this is a good guy, so I'll quickly. Got To score for us. You on the podcast? Yeah, live score updates at yeah minute, third quarter. I think two hundred and forty one left maps up by for absolute. I'm not this time a counting up or down, but it says third quarter to hundred and twenty eight. So could set up the series at one all. Imagine quaise dropped twenty seven already. My goodness, Little William, may that I don't know. I don't know if it's just our friend group but sports betting seems to skyrocketing and popularity every I think it's because the first lockdown we didn't have a sport. Yeah, so we didn't really like notice it. I think you're going to just nothing with my way on past few days. I think I'm going to put the brakes in mind. Put to that comment. Yeah, but Lucas dropped twenty six, eight boards, seven assists, pausing a sixteen points so far. The clocks counting down actually, so maps up by five, two minutes left in the third. I might jump all after this day to watch the sure. Yeah, the people listening would know the result. Yeah, that's pretty magical. So that. But problems getting around it at the moment. So much joining when a chaos. But I'm excited for these playoffs. I think there's gonna be some real good or pace is heat. I think could go to five or six. But I'm back in, back in the boys in here, the boys, I don't know, Jimmy Buckets, you know, produced a couple of days. I think the rock yea, but yeah, the rocket. Yeah, I think that might actually get him quite comfortably. I think I'm time. Yeah, I'm kind of surprised that the Celtics a dispatching the city. So yeah, having that much for blow, but I think I'd back in the salts to took Bezza. Yeah, if on the first two fairly comfortably. But that's all we've got for you today. Thanks for listening to episode fifty three of the Party. Thanks, thanks for joining me. Peanuts now, I can't lie. These fone parties are slightly become a favorites. Look forward to them every time. Yeah, that's been to now. We had a pretty get pretty average three weeks to talk about. To honest, it wasn't for Max winning. Yeah, right, raising think pretty boring if it wasn't for the last two laps the British. Yeah, but have been a pretty dull to what actually happened throughout the whole race. But I'm excited what happens at our spar and in Italy and stuff. So I'm pretty pretty keen. Got My care now so I can watch along at home. That's good, but that's that's a big change. Or like that. We had to discuss the sport and I'm playing it. Yeah. So, anyway, thanks for thanks for listening. If you got into this point, thanks to joining in up and see you guys, next time by there you guys,.

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