The Bloke and A Bird Show Episode 176

This week was a really difficult week for The Bloke and A Bird Show and the motorsports world…

For us, we said goodbye to one of our original audience members, Chase The Cat passed this week after 17 years with us.

Former Mythbuster and the Fastest Woman on Four Wheels, Jessie Combs was killed in a crash in the Oregon desert while trying to break her own land speed record.

And to cap off the week, F2 driver and Renault Young Driver Program member Anthoine Hubert was fatally injured in a crash at Spa. Anthoine was well known by several of the younger members of the F1 grid, and the paddock is in shock at his loss.

In other news - it’s confirmed, Esteban Ocon is replacing Nico Hulkenberg at Renault for 2020. No word on where Nico Hulkenberg is headed next.

Sergio Perez will be driving at Racing Point for another 3 years.

Christian Horner is defending Red Bulls Junior driver program.

There will be less testing in season next year, but more races overall.

Ross Brawn says that F1 will try new formats for race weekends next year - and we dread what’s going to happen.

The teams will get more MGU-Ks for next year.

Pirelli is going to kick off their tire testing program for 2021 this month.

No new teams coming to F1 until at least 2022.

And Lando Norris shares his golden rules for attending a race weekend.

Posted on September 2, 2019 .