The Bloke and A Bird Show Episode 85

This week we got an answer to a burning question that we know has been at the forefront of everybody's mind - what has Pastor Maldonado been up to?

Turns out he's still holding out for a "competitive" race seat, which is why he was apparently in talks with the virtually defunct KV racing to get an IndyCar seat - as long as he didn't have to drive on ovals... Pastor says that he also had talks with Sauber but couldn't come to an agreement and was hopeful that Nico Rosberg's retirement would have led to an opportunity for him to join a competitive team...

As everyone had pretty much expected by now - Valteri Bottas is moving to Mercedes and Filipe Massa's retirement has ended almost before it could actually begin.

The Halo is done, although we don't know if F1 will actually adopt it.

Every track will be making changes for this year's new rules - while the BRDC insists that it hasn't activated the exit close to get out of hosting the British GP.

And Franz Tost thinks Formula 1 should roll out e-races...

Posted on January 22, 2017 .