The Bloke and A Bird Show Episode 84

This week we discover that it's easier for us to create a downloadable calendar for the F1 season if FOM posts the details about the race weekends. But when that happens we'll get everything posted.

Honda confirms that they're rethinking the design of their 2017 engine, and McLaren says that would be disappointed with anything less than fourth.

Renault is trying a new ERS design for 2017.

Pirelli expects the tires to be more durable in 2017 - but is concerned that sandbagging at winter testing will make it harder for them determine how the tires will perform after the season starts.

Esteban Gutierrez says that he'll be driving in Formula E in 2017, although nobody seems to know where.

Jacques Villeneuve says that modern drivers have no respect and DRS and the fans have ruined F1.

Sir Sterling Moss is recovering from an illness in Singapore.

We speculate on Donnington's statement that they won't make a bid for the British Grand Prix if Silverstone drops the event, followed by word that Jonathan Palmer's company is taking over Donnington.

Liberty's purchase of FOM moves a little further.

And Manor is still on life support... 

Posted on January 15, 2017 .