The Bloke and A Bird Show Episode 154

With all the talk around Force India potentially becoming a "B" team for Mercedes, the FIA has announced that they are monitoring the situation and making sure that there isn't too much collaboration between teams.

If the halo didn't save Charles LeClerc's life, at a minimum it helped protect him in a pretty shocking looking incident. According to Charlie Whiting, not only did the halo perform as designed, but it withstood the impact without cracking, breaking or deforming. But the FIA is looking to alternative options to the halo for better aesthetics.

Why did Nico Hulkenburg get a 10 place grid penalty instead of a race ban - Charlie Whiting explains why.

Changes coming in 2019 - new onboard camera angles, taller rear wings to improve visibility, more lights on the rear wings, and new helmets for drivers.

Michelin didn't submit a bid for the new tire tender - but that doesn't mean that Pirelli was the only bidder.

Toto Wolf admits that Mercedes has a problem with junior drivers, and thinks the answer may lie in third cars.

Fernando Alonso and Kevin Magnussen aren't friends and probably never will be.

Haas is upset about the prize money deal that may be offered to Force India and is willing to stand up to stop it - meanwhile Force India says they desire special treatment.

Lance Stroll went to the Force India factory - but Williams doesn't expect any driver moves before Singapore.

Sebastian Vettel broke Kimi's car while driving in downtown Milan - because Kimi has a different steering wheel.

Ferrari probably won't quit F1 now, and they haven't decided if Kimi is staying. That means that Sauber can't make a decision about it's driver lineup. However, Stoffel Vandorne isn't a candidate to move to Sauber.

The draft 2019 calendar is out - and the Texas Motor Speedway is upset about it.

Posted on September 2, 2018 .