What a good race (great tho? it's debatable) to sheppard us into the summer break. With a brilliant strategy giving Hamilton victory, we're left to ask about the future for the drivers (cough, Bottas, Gasly) and even the teams (cough, McLaren, Renault). Come back for more throughout the break, and stay subscribed!
Grandstand seats at the German Grand Prix, or front-row seats at Sea World? We recap that race that we go down as an absolutely classic, where Ferrari failed but were redeemed, and Mercedes were all at sea. Is Kvyat coming home to Red Bull, and bring your flippers for a wet and wild Superquiz, all on the latest podcasterino.
Did Verstappen deserve a penalty? What brought Hamilton's dominance to a halt, and where to from here? We unpack what made the Austrian Grand Prix such a classic, celebrate the youngest ever front row in our Superquiz, and introduce you to the latest recruits to the Superlicense Army: General Conjecture, Major Villages and Server Bill.
We're all commiserating with the new heartbreak kid, Charles Leclerc. The lack of sleep and busy days utterly cook Rod's brain, instead we offer highlights from the Fantasy League, low-lights for Vettel and Renault, Zach talks fancy beers and we learn a truly bewildering pnuemonic for remembering one team's full name.
What a season it's been, and we couldn't let another year wind down without recapping the highs and lows with our good mates from Box of Neutrals. For sure one of them (naming no names, Peter) won't win any awards for promptness, but the champagne flowed and the canapes were plentiful punctuating another successful end of season gala.
It's the "Abu Dhabi and Friends" edition of Superlicense as we wind back the clock to the Brazilian GP for news and predictions, then skip forward to the season finale in Abu Dhabi. It's not as convoluted as it sounds, and if we can reach the right influencers we might just get the term Empty Nest into the F1 lexicon.
Are you not entertained? What everyone expected would be a dead-rubber turned out to the best race we've had in, I dunno, yonks. We talk about the ins and outs from COTA, letting all the richoes pay to race, more driver market chatter, and we relive some of Raikkonen finest moments in the Superquiz.
Japan was the penultimate nail in the coffin for Vettel's title hopes, and with a handful of races left and Hamilton's fifth championship virtually in the bag almost anything could happen. Zach's quiz creates such an aura of mystery and artistry that Rod transcends to a new level of zen in which he forgets how to think.
Confused? Until we can reunite for our Japanese GP recap, we're filling the gap with a special release of our Superlicense Club-supported podcast: Drift. We set the timer for 30 mins and weave from topic to topic, with the vaguest of connections to F1. Like the world's best racing circuits, it's fast and free flowing. Want more? Join the Club at www.superlicense.com.au/Club
It's a good, old-fashioned sleep-deprived grumpcast this week as we look back at the most controversial race of the year. With team orders being the topic du jour, Rod and Zach also discuss the proposed qualifying changes, fixing the engine penalty system, we play "Kvyat or nyet" and unpack the hidden meaning of a 90's RNB classic.