The Bloke and A Bird Show Episode 125

We know we were gone for a while - but we're back!

First off - looking for good deals on F1 team gear? Now is the time to check out the F1 store on the Formula 1 website or the stores for the various teams as they look to clear out the last of their 2017 gear and bring in their 2018 gear.

Over in Formula E - the 2017/2018 season is one race shorter as Montreal has backed out of their deal to host the season finale.

Formula 1 announced their overall viewership numbers - and their up over previous years.

Jean Todt wants to have several FIA series use the same engine.

Are teams using their steering to modify their ride height? The FIA thinks so, and they want it to stop.

No title sponsor for McLaren in 2018.

Haas is open to being rebranded like Sauber was, and they admit that they shifted their focus to 2018 a little too early in the season.

Sergio Marchionne says that Kimi Raikonnen has one last chance to drive better.

Ferrari announce the reveal dates for their 2018 car - which has passed crash testing.

Mercedes and Valtteri Bottas want you to design Valterri's 2018 helmet.

Lewis is in a bit of trouble over an Instagram video.

Niki Lauda says that Mercedes pushed Red Bull into signing a contract with Max Verstappen.

Force India thinks that Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez will be better behaved on track.

Honda's back up plan for 2018 - their 2017 engine.

Could the Nurburgring host F1 again?

Over in IndyCar, talks will start later this year over a new chassis possibly in 2021.

IndyCar wants a third manufacturer to join the series, and wants international races to kick off the season.

And Honda doesn't want turbo hybrid engines like F1 has to come to IndyCar - surprised?

Posted on January 7, 2018 .