Episode #225: Grand Slam

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Anyone for Denny’s? Because Lewis Hamilton just ordered a Grand Slam! Dre, RJ, King and Cam return for a 2-part show on the final F1 weekend of the year! In Part 1, all the news at the top, as well as an in-depth (short) review of another stale Season Finale at Abu Dhabi, as Lewis Hamilton dominated, and Charles Leclerc had a rather embarrassing admin error…

…Check back soon for Part 2, as we review the entire F1 season!

THE NEWS
– F1: Nicholas Latifi’s official Williams appointment officially official, for sure
– A whole lotta F2 signings: Schumacher/Schwartzman to Prema, Gelael/Ticktum to DAMS, Armstrong to ART, Markelov/Alesi to HWA, Ilott to Virtuosi
– FIA (FINA-FUCKIN-LLY) makes Formula E a world championship
– FIA inducts Fernando Alonso into its hall of fame again (and every other WEC premier class champion)
– Peugeot picks its partner – Swiss-based Rebellion Racing!
– IndyCar: IT’S THE COYNE SWEEPSTAKES! Hinch, SSC, and Palou!

FORMULA 1 ABU DHABI GP
– LH44 drops the hammer from the word go, completes his SIXTH grand slam
– VER & LEC complete the podium (despite a ghastly clerical error for LEC’s car)
– BOT goes 20th to 4th in the only non-DRS overtaking of the first 18 laps
– TV directors miss 80% of the good stuff of this race (VET passes ALB for 5th, PER passes NOR for 7th, SAI passes HUL for 10th)

FORMULA 2 YAS MARINA
– The Feature: Sergio Sette Camara takes pole, rides on to come-from-behind victory ahead of alternate strategists Matsushita & Zhou
– The Sprint: Ghiotto bows out of F2 with sprint race win; Latifi locks up championship-runner up spot and F1 drive with 2nd, Camara 3rd
– The Final Championship Standings #SalutAnthoine #StayStrongJM

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