For our big 150th episode and we had no shortage of talking points. With Mercedes dominance a distant memory, we heap praise on Charles Leclerc, break-down the black-and-white flag controversy, put Toro Rosso under the microscope, and ask what can Vettel do to get Ferrari back on his side?
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.
We waited until all the news had broken (well, almost) before recording our big summer break show. Joining us to reflect on the season so far is Luke Smith, with whom we dissect all the driver movements, consider a return for Jean-Eric Vergne, and ask which driver will snub his father and discover The Clash?
Season 2018 took a breather in Spain, giving Hamilton the space he needed to stretch his legs and extend his championship lead. With a suspect Ferrari strategy call and drivers and spinning right round baby right round, we plumb the race for all it's worth, and wrap things up with a real page-turner of a quiz.
Who was the biggest whinger of 2017? What about the best actor on the grid? Who made the least gracious exit for the season? Will the new logo finally be put to rest? As always we finish the year with a bang as we join forces with Box of Neutrals for our fourth annual roundtable discussion of the F1 season.
It was hyped to within an inch of it's life, but the US Grand Prix did deliver some interesting talking points even if the drivers' championship remains on life support. We discuss which drivers are staying put, which are moving on and which new-comers look like existing drivers. Did you like the pre-race hype-o-rama? Us neither, and we work out definitely "Which F1 Driver are you?" via a highly scientific measure (the results may surprise you).
Hamilton has pretty much wrapped up the championship, leaving us to do all the work hyping up the rest of the season and picking through the remains of the Japanese Grand Prix. We farewell Jolyon Palmer, dream of Jiro dreaming of sushi, debate the virtue of taking cameras into the driver briefings and Zach brings peace and enlightenment in the return of the Haikuiz.
Verstappen claims his second career victory, Vettel has a mega comeback driver after starting last and ve-ry strange things happened on the cool down lap. This week we look at the race, discuss whether "taking a knee" is a problematic for F1, put qualifying performances under the microscope and unlock the secret to Kubica getting a seat once more.