The Bloke and A Bird Show Episode 131

We've finally gotten some details on what F1 coverage will look like in the US for 2018 - it'll look a lot like the coverage from Sky Sports - as they'll be supplying the race commentary for ESPN and ABC.  It's not clear if we'll be getting the Pre- and Post- race coverage from Sky, and we also don't know what the streaming offering will be either.  Hopefully we'll get more details soon.

At 10 races this season you might have the chance to ride around the track in an Aston Martin driven by either Max Verstappen or Daniel Ricciardo, or a McLaren 720s driven by either Stoffel Vandoorne, Fernando Alonso, Mika Hakkinen, or Lando Norris.

Zak Brown said that McLaren felt that they needed to keep Grand Prix Driver authentic and air the dirty laundry that came up during the filming - and we agree with him and applaud the team for their openness. Zak also says that more sponsors are coming to McLaren soon.

Sauber (aka AlFaub or AlFauber) thinks that Ferrari is providing them with the support they need to challenge Force India as the "giant killer" of the series.

Valtteri Bottas says that after driving a race distance in the simulator with the halo that it's not too bad.

Gene Haas is trying to clarify Gunther Steiner's comments about American drivers..

Haas and Williams both revealed their 2018 F1 contenders.

IndyCar wants to test the aeroscreen on a street course.

Cosworth is interested in returning to IndyCar - with a partner.

And WEC promoter the Automobile de l'Ouest is putting LMP1 teams on notice - if they managed to beat the sole manufacturer team left in the sport, Toyota,  that penalties will be handed out.

Posted on February 18, 2018 .