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Episode 25 · 10 months ago

2021 Brazilian GP Race Discussion

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

The 2021 Brazilian GP gave us one of Hamilton's most dominant performances. While having to overtake the entire field twice due to DSQ in Qualification due to his DRS opening just 0.2mm wider than the regulation and 5 place grid penalty received due to using extra ICU components. Max had tried his best to hold back the beast but Hamilton just breezed by him on to take the victory and thus reviving the championship battle.

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In this Episode we discuss:

  1. Hamilton Strikes Back!🥊
  2. Bottas rolls on command
  3. "Fuck them all!" - Toto
  4. The Mercedes Rocketship! 🚀
  5. Max being Naughty
  6. Ferrari triumphs against McLaren
  7. RBR - Red Button Rant 🔴
  8. Mazepin in some good light for a change
  9. Battle for P5  

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Intro: Howling (Sting) - Gunnar Olsen

Outro: Your Intro by Audionautix

Read, but let's address the red button first. You know, crafty, we get it. There's a red button on the sky, remoid A. Shut the fuck up, please, genuinely and generally. If, if you'd have said that Red Button think one more time, I would have personally flown to wherever you sitting and slapped him across his face, like shut the fuck please. Hello and welcome to the last race in the Americas, the Brazilian Gran Prix, or what now is the South Polo Grab Prix. You are listening to f one fan fiction, a show about fun races, brought to you by to fun fans, for the fun community. We are your host. I am a Kash and I'm Sarn and let's get into it. What a race weekend, at least for Mercedies, going up and down like the sign you certtle wave. Yeah, a brilliant week they had, I think, like pretty much a bollywood blockbuster. That's true, that it is. I don't know what was going on with them. Some rule breakings going on, some teple? Finally, we saw saw return of hamber bought, yes, let's right, finally setting. Yeah, I thought, yeah, right, like it took a while. I think Hamilton on the podium itself. I think it's been a violet. Feels like it's been a while, and it was just dominant. I mean I thought we I we were like transported back to last year. That's that's what it was like. Yeah, right, this weekend was like that. You're right. You're right. It was the return of two thousand and Twenty Hamilton. Rates are complete, complete Amilton, but work driving yesterday, I feel like super driving. Whatever was given to them as penalties will come to them later in the episode. It was all because of the air doing it was not so yeah, people did walked over them or something like that. But respective of all of that, getting a pole, yeah, dropping down to to be twenty, getting to be five, dropping out to be ten, and from their winning each it goes to show that you are seven time. Oh yeah, and for some exactly. But yeah, really, and master class from Hamilton exactly. I mean, wow, he was just flying, like it was weird, like ever since after, like in qualifying, right, like first of all, in the the real qualifying for the sprint race. It's so confusing anyways. For qualifying itself, he was super fast. The sprint race, as we saw. He just like your cut through the field, and there was a point where he was overtaking one person per lap and at the exact same yeah, point, which was the start, finished like it was. It is weird. It felt like, you know, people are just like editing the video and just switching my drivers there. It was insane. His speed was insane. He was not making any mistakes. He was like some super focus mode. Yeah, he, I think, is clawing back. It felt like the championship was like, you know, going away from his hands, but it's kind of now that you know he's like Hey, I'm back. You know, I'm not gonna let you win so easily. But I think the interesting part about Interlagos is you have straight, two straights back to back. So you get a Dar, yes, and as soon as you finish your dars on the main street, you are in the drs detection point, which you more or less end up get getting because you're using the stript stream and the one the main street. So you got ideas on the back street again. Yeah, I think. I think that's the beauty of this track and you do end up seeing you quite a lot of overtakes and some interesting race.

Yeah, we're all say. Yeah, just just brilliant track and amazing fighting overall as well. But still, credit to Max Right, like, I mean he was in a far worse card, like genuinely mercenies was on some other level at like they were leagues apart, honestly, both the cars on the track. But Max did a brilliant job with, you know, defending with whatever he could, like the only place where he had a little edge was insector to because the twisty bit we're red bull was a little faster than the mosties, but he used that to his advantage. Was possitioning his car so well to defend. I mean at points, yeah, he did do a couple dirty moves, like I mean I wouldn't say exactly dirty, but you know, that's that's the limit at which well, they are right now. But yeah, one of them was definitely dirty, which was the weaving on the street plant was, yeah, not in the best really, to be honest. I think he knew that was happening as soon as his engineers told him about the black and black and reply he was he was like Oh, perfect, say hi. Exactly. Every kind of knew about it just in a went for it. Yeah, I think he so. I think at some point he definitely knew like, whatever he does, Hamilton is gonna fly past. It was like obviously a little bit of desperation as well from his end, but yeah, at the end I think he just didn't have any choice. I mean, you know, this is saying that you can't defend top speed right like you just can't. Speaking about Mercedes vote as being asked to Shi it rolls stay handshake perfectly, Ryne. Yesterday, I for one thought he was probably just gonna retire his car at that point, the way he's learned on his car. To let Hamilton Pass with this shoe would it? First of all, you know, I remember like when you were watching, like yeah, he was cutting through the field, obviously, but then he like overtook signs and the clerk and I thought, yeah, it might take him at least like, you know, sometime to hold a botas like maybe a lapper too. But then suddenly like they showed in the camera that Hamilton is head like wait, what, when did that happen? And then like suddenly off camera, like again there they show them switching positions and toot as pretty much basically just breaks entirely till Hamilton over takes them. That is a bit yeah, but I think overall he did drive well. I think Mercedes is any way strong at interloggers in general. If you think about it, like every year they've come here at least Hamilton has had a brilliant not luck, but like a race. Here we had from two thousand and eight with block or just snatching that championship from Massa, to to yesterday where, overall he just dominated the race and both has nominate following suit with him and we team orders are whatnot. It was just just brilliant singersies, though I am not sure put us would had ended a pthree if it was not for some luck on his and as well for change. Basically, if you remember when he went to pit, that's exactly I mean. He got a virtual safety car to pit right and as soon as he was getting out, the vicessifty card like ended and he could, you know, get on a racing speed instantly. So if not for that, I guess Perez would at least maybe there for the contention of pthree. He maybe at the end. He might not be able to defend that position, but I guess Perez would be up there, but Buddhas. Yeah, otherwise you did drive well. But but I think that that was a little unlucky on parisis and that...

...would has got that advantage. I mean yesterday it happened a couple of times where it did work in favor of Mercedes to with quite a bit with the virtual shifty car the safety card itself coming out. So so you know, that gap that there's end up building with forty percent or whatnot. The Delta Reduction does end up happening and gives benefit to the driver. So there was some sorten deputy at the end with mercedies and good ask for sure. I for sure. Yeah, though, I think it was pretty much mercendiess weekend in terms of performance. I mean they also had some other weirdness going around with them, like specially to too. I don't know what. So that guy, he's just a man. I I'm gonna know myself. I'M gonna be myself while saying these things, but I but I hate that people come on. You know what this is. This is this is where I flipped. This is this where my emotions flipped. You know, I was if we were doing this live. You know, the audience would listening to US would've been like he's so happy for Mercedes for a change, although he despises Hamilton and whatnot. But now that I'm recording this and having seen how they've celebrated, they've celebrate as if the whole world spotted against them and they want to take anything away from their heart and switches, and I don't understand why they behave this way. Like to removing his mask and the mean that's become of him, with the pointing finger aggressiveness. Sure Adrenalin Bird. Sorry, so you what? One quick thing to to wasn't wearing a mask at all yesterday. So, no, no, so did to point that hobout. It true, true, but he did wear it for one second just to remove in front of the camera while Hamilton was getting on the pool and sent to it. And that just passes me off, man. That just pisses me off. Man. How many rules do you need to law? And Yeah, that's one. That's one. Hamilton himself like. There's a reason why I started despising this guy. is how he celebrates. I mean, sure, you have the right to celebrate, but him correcting his engineers on the radio saying not twenty position, gree penalty, but like twenty five. Yeah, even if it was thirty, all of it was your doing. You messing up with your way. Will you taking the engine change is not something that was forced up on you were because someone hit you. It was something that you did was warranted a great place penalty. So, rather than being talking and condescending about it, come on. Sure. That's where I flip. That's where I flipped. All My love for was gonna come back for Hamilton and mercenies this weekend. And Yeah, and the respect that was gonna come because of the twenty five place fight. It's just gonna it's just gone away. We I do kind of agree, you know, the whole celebration, the whole the whole message from two to about you know, yesterday especially, I think, in the sprint race. You know, fuck them all. Yeah, I mean, dude, like you guys broke some rules, like and think about Austin, Martin, right wet till second position. God, you know, you got disqualified from it for not having point three leaders of fuel at the end and that was kind of proven that there was some damage on the card which had caused it. And the same thing happened with these guys as well at like yeah, agreed, like you had some damage, but use are dudes, like you broke some technical regulation, so you are going to get those penalties, like people are not know, it's weird. They were posing as if, you know, like like other teams did them dirty or, you know, there was some dirty tricks going around something. You know what? I'm sorry, but do you know what this reminds me of? There's this name of three image thing where the first ones...

...are guy riding a bicycle, second one he's he poking a stake into his friend week and then he falls. This is exactly that scenario. That second image is them messing with their car to pay rods and stuff, and then the third one is them complaining. They're giving as penalty. So like, Dude, you're doing this to yourself. Come on, you know what. Do you know what? I'm glad they did that, because otherwise we would have a very shitty birding raace that it would basically be just Hamilton doing laps around. Yeah, I think at that point he would have still fought. What's happened, but just yeah, yeah, that's why I agree. They did have a better account this weekend. So but the interesting part is both Christian owner and Max and I'm pretty sure more folks in the garage to sort of anticipated this, this type of Mercedes dominance. And it's interesting because there are these news articles, I think. I think there's a brilliant one by US Gott Motor supportcom where they are they are showing how read bull is going to protest the Flexi wing that that work has. So it's going to be something coming up on there. I don't know too many details. I think will only have to wait and see what it would end up doing. But another interesting thing that's that's popped up on the Internet is return of the as the driver or sister system that was band last year, because there's there is a there is this footage of Hamilton growing up the main Strad after the last corner. Yes, tag bit pulling his steering wheel something similar to that. So my question at this point is, is Morcii's trying to do everything in their power to, you know, law and break whatever you want to call it, just just be as much as out there that they can get that even position? Yeah, yeah, it's weird like that. I didn't see that video it's it does look like Da's. I don't know. I mean, I guess they must not be doing that, because if I would definitely find it out. But yeah, it did feel like it. I don't know, maybe will will have to look a little bit more. Yeah, there's exactly there's there's not much authenticated proof there. It's just someone's video. So, yeah, there will have to be much more investigation than there. And Yeah, but something fish is going around, you know, with the flexiving as well. What Red Bull is kind of planning to protest, but at this point they have also been seeing that, you know, it's so late into the season that even if they protest right now, it''s highly unlikely that, you know, any result would come out before the end of the season. So, like it won't really help anybody. So they're kind of unsure about whether they should protest or not. But yeah, let's see how it was. But if this is what the performance Delta is going to be, you know, on and Saudi Arabia, dude, just a fucking straight that's all. Yeah, it's date on a drunk track. Yep, I say Candi in evil at that one. I think Hamilton will be just like a you know, like a blur around the track. I can totally. I I'm totally getting the road and then by Lee coote wives. But it was it wasn't. It wasn't a bad weekend from red will themselves either. I think, like I would have I would have love to see Perez like...

...extract more from the car. But even beyond that, I think like he did the best heapled. I loved him snatching that extra point and not yet, not for awesome. Yeah, is really awesome. We had to wait. We had to wait almost like half a race after race length, so you're not a Racion, and the half a Lapelin to see Peres cross that finish line to see if he snatched the poor Wi will. Yeah, flag wide. I liked it, not for the points taken away from Hamilton towards my ex but I like the point going to red will because they are also inching close towards that constructor championship right. So yeah, for me it was more of that than you know. Yeah, yeah, definitely, I think. And I think for them it was like a you know, two birds one stone kind of a thing. So worked out perfectly. Perfect decision. I mean he had pitched top worth of gap behind. So and again I mean that there was the class apart right like most of these and dread bull were in their own class. Nobody else was even close by. So, yeah, I think definitely not a bad Wi cut, but at will. Overall, I think. I also liked the calmness and professionalism that Max showed in his celebrations. For sure. I mean, he's not one, so he's he's not gonna be over the top as well. Even beyond that, I mean acknowledging both him and horror to like acknowledging how well Hamilton has driven around that track yesterday and all through the weekend. Just show some some good professionals and versus not being able to control your trenal in them are. But overall, yeah, red bullstit will, does. I mean I don't particularly like Hornor as well, because easy, yeah, self see he's a Shitster, exactly, but then he takes up these fights with the FI bring some more entertainment and then ends up also be somewhat of professional around the pit garage, some like shell even as yeah, no, yeah, it was Max, definitely. You know, I every race I watch him, I become, you know, I like him more for the very fact that how calm he is. It's weird, right, it doesn't feel like he's another championship at all. Like the very honestly, Hamilton does look like he is in a championship. He is dressed, he is you know, he's fierce, he's angry. Like it. It's very evident that he is there better on the other end. This guy, it seems like an he's just like coming for a race, like just logging in from his home for a se race or something that. Yeah, probably probably totos better his house against Hamilton. Like if I don't give you the race, championship title, my house is sort of thing. You own my life or something like that. Just makes them so pumped up every time. Think closed the championship, right. Yeah, well, not the championship title, but I think there's a title that two other teams of fighting for. That's the position three. Yeah, that really that. But is very interesting at this point, man. It's being under valued. Word McLaren and Ferrari are going at it and actually, yeah, that's that's something that should get more media attraction and rest action as well. There's something brilliant happening at egree. Yeah, and suddenly it seems like it's just slipping away from M Claren tight, like there's so far behind,...

...like it's weird. Like Ricardo. I. Why did he retire? By the so there was some missed out, know, so there was some some issue with the power unit. I think they have this McLaren, the Mercedes engine its point and there was some problem with the power unit that they had to retire the car. But nothing otherwise okay either. Is like not a great weekend. Land of finishing ten is, you know, landon is just gone off the rails. It seems like even at the start it was an unnecessary risk that he took, like once you go out on the green area, you know, the other time. Was Not obliged to give space. That's what I felt. No, true, true, true, he's not obliged to, but I felt like science did try to squeeze him on their right. Sure it was still them racing. So I don't I don't really have an opinion one way or another. But verall, it was fun to see you see them. Yeah, who? I did love to not see a puncture at that point, but still, yeah, yeah, now, so I feel like it was unnecessary risk. I like Lando should had been more mature about and in the sense that I agree that he is not had a good result in the while and he probably wanted to get that opportunistic overtaken the lap one. Yeah, but yeah, that's where, you know, kind of his rookiness problem still kind of shows. Yeah, I think you're right. I think he could have gotten that slip stream on the back straight and then probably turn on the turn the Left, another the U Turn Right. He could have taken science out if he had that base, which it seemed like he had at least on the EASTART. We're to. Well, not a bad drive from him to like coming poten from B twenty after like a very big delta. So scho some cool goes there. I think what's what's interesting for us at this podcast is McLaren versus Ferrari has become a repeating segment for us on this show. And it goes to show too, because like for IRI, has extended their leaf from McLaren by just thirty one point five points, which could have been less if Ricardo still there. So it's still anybody's game, I feel if Ricardo can pull this along with the Lando up there, this is going to get very tight for you. I'm excited. Yeah, yeah, definitely, I'm really hooping that, McLaren Lake. You know, just get this shit together. Honestly speaking, like it seems like they're just gone he wired. The formula that was just working so well has just, you know, fallen apart, is what feels like. It's very weird. Something definitely is going wrong. They need to figure it out and, you know, just get it head into the game. I guess. Let's take a moment here for some mid episode comments. Folks, for those of you, we in listening to US episode after episode. Thank you so much. If you are already subscribed, thank you again so much. If you are not, no worries, I mean listen to us, follow for us for a few have more episodes, see if you like us, I'm sure you will, and then subscribe whenever you want to share this with your friends, because this is again like a completely unplugged, your brained up of thoughts that we have on the weekend. Follow us on our socials. You can find us anywhere at at the rate fe fan fiction. The same handle works on any platform. Yeah, right, to us what you are liking, what you are not. Contact us at the rate F one fan fiction as a email. You know us. I am a Kash the other...

...voices Sarah, and so yeah, right to us. What do you like? What do you don't? Starting next season we may introduce a new segment where we read fan mails and fan posts and comments. So if you want to be featured, if you want to get a shout out, drop in those messages to us. By the way, for some of those folks who were waiting for a life session on this on this property as well, there is something special coming out, because we did have a third host yesterday before the race. So stay tuned for something coming out and someone else's interview also coming in. Yeah, let's let's get it back onto the to the episode. So Sarah Thoughts on British commentary from yesterday. Oh, okay, red, but let's address the red button first. You know, crafty, we get it. There's a red button on the sky. Avoid a said the fuck up, please genuinely mention really, if, if you'd have said that red button, think one more time, I would have personally flown to wherever he sitting and slapped him across his face, like shut the fuck please. Yeah, man, I mean, yeah, I get it. You're tipping out, you know sky, but you know, just chill a little please. It's getting a bit annoying race after these. I to day it was just weird, like it was. I really want to go back and count the number of times he said that. I think it was be yeah, in the tens of twenty, thirty, S I don't know, I've lost count. The maximum amount of time he said it in a particular race, for sure, to a point where it got annoying. Also, I I sort of get his enthusiasm for being a Brit supporting a bread sure, by all means right, but somewhere down the line, I mean you got a draw a line realizing you're a commentarator for the sport and not for Hamilton only. Yeah, because there was a visible change in shift in energy in the commentary before and after Hamilton led the rees, unlike. Come on, that's somewhat not done. Yeah, I honestly I completely miss this and I'm happy about it because I after listening to his red button bullshit but so long I just switched to the pet lane channel so that I didn't have to listen to him. An, you were lucky, you man. I don't have a fun TV here, so I still got to listen to his voice, yeah, when I'm pretty sure I did like cat some parts of it. I mean I was switching between them. But yeah, I totally agree that. You know, it was weird he was so fixated on the WHO will the you know, pushing out on the track out of the round. I mean, yes, I do agree. It was a little naughty from Max, I will say. I mean, but it was, you know, it's real to real battle. They are going at it that, you know, just at the limit of their cars. Fia Pretty Much said that there's no investigation necessary because they do have access to a lot of data that we, or even the commentators, don't have the right which is basically the steering and put in everything right. And Yeah, if they determined that there was no investigation necessary, I mean it's pretty evident that. I don't know what the big deal was with crafty constantly bringing that up, I mean just because he didn't get to see if if Max did right hand on his steering wheel. He was just so adamant that he should get up and he should get up any man. Yeah, I mean it was it was quite unwarranted for even...

Horner, and I forget who was from the mercedies garage speaking with Massy at that point. Oh, first of all, I don't. I don't understand why people speak with Massy. He has no safe in making a decision. He's exactly why is massy being brought into this variation? Knows sense at all. He's just the race director. He's actually steward. Don't get rid. They just ring massy up for no reason and all the time, as if he's the one making these decisions up the finality in dude. I think. I think it's just, you know, like they just want to space for nding out their frustration, so they just call him up and prob these are, you know, just a good listener. So yeah, I listen like that. You know that the corners and his voice is so sweeting I'm like yeah, sure, I'll believe what you say, massie. That voice totally feels like, you know, the voice of a kindergarten teacher, because that's exactly what he's doing, you know, handling a bunch of kids there, because everybody just complaining. You know that it's like he took my pencil. You know, it's pretty much pretty much just bad level of complaining that they're doing. Yep, but yeah, and I think they think there should be some who's coming into a commentary box too, and just your King Massie was now. So grafty and Brundle were a big annoying yesterday. Any who still bend without out to them being great. They want to support a driver. Sure, what else was happening yesterday? They were. We spent quite a lot of minutes on this episode talking about these, these four teams, but it was this quite a lot happening the trailing end and with all the other teams in. Yeah, yeah, I think another team that's like gotten a decent result today is Alpine, which was kind of uninspected, honestly. Yeah, like in qualifications prints they didn't seem like they had a lot of pace. But eighth and nine, wow, not a bad day at turn. Yeah, Oh, con and and Alonzo both lifting their teams of many more so alongs. It felt like it was it. It did feel like Brazil and Okando go hand in hand. He was gonna have this the same spot where which caused Max to push. She's gonna Knock on ghastly at the great yeah, he does that same corner, that same time he was going to have. That really felt like it his life flashed in front of because the way he suddenly like turned is this tearing to the right. I think he exactly like in a pause which second he remembered Max pushing him. And Yeah, I just Ra sed up. Actually exactly. But yeah, I mean both both Alonzo and brilliant, yeah, lifting their team up. It's interesting to see it to write. Like, if you take a look at the Constructor Championship, both Albine and Aston Martin are tied at under and twelve points at this this moment. So there's there's a good battle happening for that position down there as well. So it's going to be interesting who leaves more. Stroll was not having a good day and I don't have much hope so from MS usually. But but yeah, the veterans trying to fight for their instructor, whtel versus a Loonzo. It's going to be fun. Yeah, wetill especially. I mean it seems like he has a renewed energy suddenly right like, especially in the second half of the season. Mainly I think, like, obviously I think you could to P too's the season wow, he's been...

...having a great season. Only speaking. Yeah, yeah, one of us, one of it, was taken away because of this qualification. But honestly speaking, it was his win, I mean his second position. Still, I would say, yeah, he doesn't get the point for it. Fair enough, but yeah, P to is P to. But yeah, my point being that wettal is just doing great and land says we had just talked last time as well. I don't know what's going on today. was just bad luck, I guess. But yeah, still, it didn't seem like he was on a lot of pace that. Yeah, it just felt like he was there somewhere. But that over take off by wetill and Alonso over UKI. But was so much fun waters, water and pulling a rookie way. Yeah, you keeping UK. I think he's his brain would have versed in abused quite a lot. One worth over to, okay, but it was fun to see both of these guys up on UK. Yeah, Luke was having a very weird day. I mean he he first of all got that penalty. I mean, what was his mistake? You? I don't Know Im why did he dive worm there? But did he lock up or did he lock up? I don't know if it was it was just a mistake, mistake, or was it like a driving thing that he just couldn't control? I don't know what happened with the yeah, I mean either I haven't liked taken a look properly later on, but either ways, like you know, ten second penalty itself like put him at her in a large disadvantage. Is fronting was damaged as well. And Yeah, and then he was just like, you know what, taken by a Longso and better in one short not that make it reading. YEA LAP getting over it, but it's interesting. Okay, now I'm finally starting to get fund race FIA, race control, because bringing out a safety car is is and damaging your front doing is equally pittenalized as causing a red flag and a fifty one g crash. Now I get it. Now that's it's even more dude. This was ten second penalty. He had got in the five second penalty. Oh is it? Oh, okay, all right, so this is way worse. This could kill somewhat. Sure. Yeah, ten second penalty, I felt was too harsh, like even if I don't know, like, yeah, he he shouldn't have done that, but ten seconds is a bit too harsh. I don't know, like, yeah, it doesn't make sense either ways. It's quite weird, I guess, now that I think about it. Honestly, right at that point I thought that, you know, it's fine, like it was a mistake. But yeah, probably five seconds would have been much fairer penalty. I guess all of all of this is, you know, all of these discussions are coming up every every time, had coming up whenever, this being this, this this sprint race. I for one honestly don't like sprint races because it just yeah, there is one, but I don't know what what I really also that's yeah, no, I mean it's not. It's not helping the way that you know, all aberty media things it would help. They were expecting much crazier races because of the short format, but that's not true. People are being more careful in these races and most drivers haveset is that they drive more carefully in these races because they this race doesn't turn any points, like just three to one points is nothing, and that was just for the top three. So you know, there isn't just enough incentive for these drivers to risk things right. So, yeah, the sprint format, at least in the way that we have it right now, doesn't make any sense. Yeah, maybe, or do you think?...

What are your thoughts? Or as having this conversation with a friend of mine, but what are your thoughts on the fastest lap point? I mean it was something at least for me in the first of the season. But what are your thoughts on it? I do definitely like it. Twenty one points. That twenty one or so ras is. It's twenty one points to be earned through the season. Is is definitely a big factor in term the strategy and we see that every race. Like you know, teams going for that fastest lab it's just another point of you know, strategy, I would say, which is which just makes the whole thing more exciting, right, like having this another mechanism for the teams to earn points as such, because this is, after all, a team sport, right, and like things like sacrificing a bit for your teammate is a part of it, and that's what like happened for Perez. I mean needn't lucky use a position, but yeah, they probably might. Had still made him do it, even if it probably costed a position. But I guess that's an awesome way of, you know, keeping things interesting and I think it's working definitely right. Right. I had some level do think that it's being miss and not misuse, not the right word, but it's sort of becoming an overused kind of yeah, yeah, because it's like your driver number two is us to so early sacrifice. Exactly right. So I think I'm problem, at least for me. The thought was this, this is going to be an incentive for the race leader. But now, as you're pointing it out, which is which is what's happening, it's becoming a strategy point and somewhere, rightfully so. Right like at this point where the championships got in this close, every point matters for both driver championship and construct a championship. So sure it's being used in the right way and maybe this is what it was intended for. So I'm the order one out in this whole situation, but in my head as like this was more for an incentive to the the rating driver, which which is somewhere. Is What's not happen. You know, I think this is the perfect example of probably expectation. This is reality in the sense that I'm pretty sure the expectation off a five was that it would, you know, and advantage the for our front, you know, the leaders of the races, basically to go for the vasters lap. But yeah, it's a fun this is what always happens. They find loopholes, they, if you find those small, tiny gaps in those laws to you know, just scarred by and that's what every team does, pretty much like you know, Ferrari has done a read blissin an mesities are channel. Everybody doesn't. It's part of the game. So you know. Yeah, well, yeah, what about you introduce they are going to find some weird deason. So switching gear is when this episode. Let's let's talk a bit about house as well. Yeah, I want to start off with make. Were pre race. There's this interesting banter between making kimmy where Nick Mick, sorry, Nick, was asked how does he feel fighting against Kimmy? Was a silence and then he says, well, I don't get much chance to race against Jimmy, which give me as like I get slow down for you and then and then you can raise me to the race where they they almost touch each other. Exactly. Yeah, it was so weird. That comment was first of all, the whole whole interview was really awesome. You know, if you want to go back and listen, if you guys haven't Yousue, please go check it out. But anyways, I do agree that it was just, yeah, so good in that sense that they didn't actually touch they did actually have toy base.

But I think overall, Hass Man, I feel for them and I feel for the team, the entire team. Honestly speaking, they have been through a lot of shit in the sense that last year with the whole rich energy to back, and I mean think about all the all the people who put in hours of their life. You know, for them the sport is their passion. They are, you know, each team member, each engineer, you know, each driver, definitely is putting in a lot of hard work. It's not for the lack of hard work, hard work, that they are not performing well. It's it's just that they're not, you know, have that package that's competitive. And obviously funding has been a problem for them for a long time. I think, in fact, I guess Massibon has mentioned this, that he doesn't have access to a proper Sim because arts doesn't have one, but mick does because he is a Ferrari driver, so he does get access to the Ferrari sem which is, like, you know, top of the line. So it's quite unfortunate that hars is in a position where, you know, there's pretty much no hope, I would say, kind of for the team that no future prospects to the team. It must be very difficult to go into work for I think each team membered in there. I guess I feel more so for the big garage members. It's like they're there. They're putting almost as much hard work as as someone at mercy theess and just see that even if they get a pe teen, I think they're going to be over the moon. It's it sounds like they're going to be over the moon, but it's not a good feeling to live by. And your point on Massipin, I mean we've given our our fair deal of Shit to magic pin for entertainment purposes. Yeah, that guess been taking quite a brandon. It's kind of yeah, yeah, it does seem kind of evident at least. Like you know what, I don't know if you like if everyone saw the interview after the qualification, before this print, where Mazibin was very close to to us. I mean, I know, is it? Yeah, I felt like a very different side of him that I've not seen before and you know, I definitely feel that. Yes, he has had his share of shitty things, no doubt about it, right, but at the same time, I guess I feel that the amount of bias that we form about a person because of certain incidents kind of does blind you a bit and in that sense we forget that that person is also a person and, you know, things like these do affect them. I'm pretty sure he gets bullied a lot on the Internet and yeah, this is a whole thing about him kicked out of the Mexican nightclub. To right, but I think he wasn't. Just some he wants stop that happened at the club. But hell, yeah, I know he actually didn't get kicked out. It was just that his friends were waiting outside and he was just explaining to the body guards that they are his friends and, like, you know, they are and up on the list. Yeah, exactly. And obviously Internet wants to sensors nize everything and you know, they kind of people started posting that he got kicked out and things like that. Yeah, yeah, Hey, you were mentioning he's also done some good, right, like let's have some positive gods. This way he's here. He helped raise some funds or something greater. Yep, I'm sure. I think he was running a fundraiser where he basically for cerebral privlcy, basically raising money for, I think, research for...

...that. And basically the deal was that fans would do need to the fund and he would. He initially said that he would match it, but little on, in fact he doubled it. So, you know, good on him, no matter what. Like people do say that. You know, this is just whitewashing this. You not trying to, you know, put himself in the good light and everything. But you know, while why? Exactly? If you're doing good while doing that, I'm okay with that. Exactly when, if it's for PR purposes, you exactly helping someone. So yeah, word for Ye, exactly. So Kudos to him. I guess let's not today. We promise will not make fun of you as a pen two word. Will be another day, though. Yeah, will be back to our original selves to word. So yeah, no promises on but yeah, Kudos for him to yesterday finally finishing seventeen in front of his teammate makes so there's something good coming out for his race to Yep, there's this an interesting drivers championship fight forming four p five, Lando sitting at one hundred and fifty, one, Le Clairic at one forty eight, and then science at wound thirty nine, point and five. Three more races to go and the way landos dropping, science picking up this. There's going to be this interesting fight for e five. Yeah, that's that's super interesting. I didn't notice this, like you right, like Lando didn't score much points recently. So one hund and forty, one hundred and thirty nine, month five signs. Yeah, that's yeah, he's closed as well, man, like. Yes, anybody's game. Yeah, honestly, Faddy are seemed faster than McLaren, at least, so I guess advantage signs and Lettler for you know, going ahead of Lando, but let's see. Might as well, you know. Yeah, let's see what happens. I didn't think we can make any guesses at this point. Yeah, yeah, it's anybody's game. It's what's sure. Is like at least one two, three four. Both the mark and yeah, rented drivers are sitting comfortable at one two. Be for the one and two is going to be till the end, but force bally locked up, so it's going to be an interesting metal to see what's happening at eone and then the P five fight. Yeah, yeah, Yep, amazing race, though. You know I love Brazil. Brazil has delivered a good race every time. Yes, yes, and the truck is awesome. You know, the crowd is awesome. Again, I think all the races in the Americas are awesome, I would say. Yeah. So, yeah, yeah, pretty pretty. Back to the last period in Gulf countries. Yeah, should be fun. Last three races to go in this championship. For folks who have stayed all the way to the end of the episode, we love you. Thank you for your constant support. This this takes time, energy and money to go to bring you lovely episodes, race after race, interviews driver, with the drivers and what's to come, race after race. So if you like what we're doing and want to support us, hop on to our website. Fun Fan fictioncom Byas a coffee there. What a right corner is work where you're going to see it any if you just want to send some love to us, bring us on. Our socials at the rate of from time fiction until the next episode. These are your host signing a bye.

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