This past week we got out first glimpses of the look of F1 in 2018 as both Haas and Williams released the first images of their 2018 contenders. Both events were fairly low key, Haas just sent out a press release with their images, while Williams held a press conference. We'll chat about the cars on this week's show, but here's a look at what was shown off.
Live and available for download below. This year's calendar includes race dates for the following series:
- Formula 1
- FIA WEC World Endurance Championship
- Formula E
- IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
- IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda
- IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
- Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama
As always, the calendar is for reference purposes only and The Bloke and The Bird Show are not responsible for schedule changes or issues related to time zones or other inaccuracies.
The dates and times provided are based on the information provided by the race series at the time of providing the calendar file and may be changed by the race series at any time.
Network broadcast information is for US viewers only, always check your local listings for specific broadcast time and channel for your area.
The 2018 Bloke and A Bird Motorsports Calendar can be downloaded here.
As we discussed on last week's podcast, the FIA sat down this week to decide if a 10 second stop go penalty was a suitable punishment for unsportsmanlike behavior. After just a single meeting with Sebastian Vettel the FIA decided that no further action was required - because Seb apologized in the meeting...
This weekend, Formula One Group and Red Bull Racing revived a Canadian Grand Prix tradition - the raft race... Even better, FOG was great enough of record the event and publish it....
Check it out here...
Red Bull's Energy Station is one of the standout structures in the paddock of every European race. Shared between Red Bull and Scuderia Toro Rosso this enormous structure looks more like a building and a motorhome.
However, topping the normal paddock structure is the Energy Station that the team brings to Monaco. This multi-level facility includes everything the normal paddock facility does, but also has a swimming pool! Oh, and did we mention that it's on a barge?
Check out the video below from Red Bull where you can see the facility assembled on the barge and delivered to the marina in Monaco. There's no sound, but it's an interesting look at what goes in to getting one of the hottest party zones of the Monaco Grand Prix into place.