As we mentioned in the last podcast, Jim is currently out of town, well out of the country actually, and we are hence unable to make a podcast directly after the Italian Grand Prix. However, my more domesticated, less jet-setty self did watch the race and will push Jim to do the same as soon as he gets home so we can do a delayed podcast. However, I cannot make any promises, so we may have to wait until Singapore.
In general, it sounds as if our tweaked format largely went over well. Jim and I have more fun debating particular points of the race than giving the “news” of what happened in the race. Besides, most of you already have seen the race when listen to the podcast, so it was a waste of everyone’s time. That said, we’ve heard from “The Kilt” et al that Listener Feedback is indeed a fun part of the show and we will henceforth bring that segment back.
As of now, we haven’t heard much from you guys about alternative names to “The Grand Prix Show” so for the time being we will run with that. But if anyone experiences an epiphany, please share, as we have yet to set anything in stone. Jim and I have also kicked around some ideas for more videos and other things that fall under the “Fun With Cars” umbrella that we will definitely share once they are finished. Hopefully this expansion of scope will be something you guys enjoy. After all, I never thought I would turn to McLaren for my animation-based entertainment. Who knew?
As for Monza, great race! I definitely was gutted to see Button fall-out of second place, slightly less gutted to see Vettel dropout a little later on (still a Button fan) and then totally shocked to see Webber spin and then exit the race himself! Kudos to Hamilton for driving a flawless race and kudos to Alonso for engaging the crowd so effectively on the podium, he even became the cameraman for a minute!
So, what would you guys like to hear about? Vettels penalty for his block against Alonso? Kimi Raikkonen’s advance to third in the championship? Massa’s performance and team orders? Let us know and we’ll talk about it on the next show.
P.S. Thanks to everyone that recently purchased the limited-edition F1Show t-shirts! We are now down to 10 shirts left in the inventory. So these things are well and truly in limited quantity. If you’ve been considering buying one, now is the time!