Formula Feud is back with an all new episode to review and speculate on everything we saw from Formula 1’s two preseason tests. Barcelona saw all the teams take to the track and show off what they have been working on over winter. Brad and Brandon skim over some of the technical findings as well as give their predictions for the “new” pecking order. Mercedes seemed like they are still bulletproof while Ferrari looked like they have improved as well. Have they been able to close the gap to the defending world champions? We hope so, but we won’t know until Melbourne.
Other stories we touch on from testing is Formula 1’s freshest face: Rio Haryanto. Brad has a theory that he might be the one to replace Pastor Maldonado as Formula 1’s class clown. He had a few trips into the gravel and Formula Feud has some advice for the rookie: Check Yo’ Self Before You Wreck Yo’ Self!
We also discuss the new qualifying format that seems to be confusing and frustrating everyone from the drivers to the fans. Will the proposed “knock out” format go ahead as planned in Australia or will there be enough push back to keep it the way it was?
It seems like Formula 1 is determined to be their own worst enemy and Bernie Ecclestone is adding fuel to the fire saying “Formula 1 is the worst it has ever been.” Surely we can find more effective solutions for the sport than trash talking it to the media.
To further aggravate us, Formula One Management made Romain Grosjean take down two videos he posted to his Facebook page showing some behind the scenes footage of Hass F1’s filming day. Apparently 1 million free views is not something that the sport’s management is interested in.
But they do have a solution! Fans will now have the ability to vote for their “Driver of the Day”. Yay! The sport is saved. It seems Formula 1 is more interested in shooting itself in the foot than creating a long term strategy for stability and growth for the sport. Oh well, at least we will have lots to rant about on our Podcast.