Episode #234: DAS Reboot (F1 2020 Season Preview)

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Das, Das, Das, you gotta pull on the Das… The boys return in full force with more updates on COVID-19 crippling the Motorsport calendar, an EPIC weekend of World Superbikes in Philip Island and then a full F1 Season Preview!

Introductions, Plugs, and other odds-and ends

ALL THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS POSTPONEMENTS
– Most Likely F1 @ Vietnam
– MotoGP @ Qatar, Thailand
– WSBK @ Qatar
– SFormula @ Suzuka

ALL OF THE NEWS THAT ISN’T CORONAVIRUS
– Seven constructors unify over FIA/Ferrari settlement
– Hinch is going (back) to TV!
– I’m Jimmie Johnson, IndyCar rookie? Boom, Confetti?
– Meanwhile in Australia: Team Sydney Motorsport a “National Embarassment”

FORMULA E MARRAKESH EPRIX
– Rumours of DS Techeetah’s demise are greatly exagerrated as Da Costa wins by 11.4 seconds, takes points lead
– Günther denies Vergne 2nd in the final corners after JEV charges from 11th
– BUE 4th, MOR 5th
– From “Mitch, bruh” to “MITCH BRAH!” 24th to 6th
– DIG 7th, LOT 8th after running T3 most of the day, ROW 9th, BIR 10th
– Mercedes has really cooled off (DEV 11th after DTP, VAN 15th)
– SIM breaks driveshaft on last lap
WSBK PHILLIP ISLAND. HOLY. SHIT.
– Race 1: Toprak wins on Yamaha factory debut, edging Lowes by 0.007s, Redding by 0.041!
– Rea crashes, fails to score points in opening race for 1st time; Sykes leads 11 laps and sinks to 9th
– Superpole: Rea earns redemption in wire-to-wire win, holds off Toprak by 0.067 and Redding by 0.072!
– Race 2: Lowes triumphs in battle with Rea by 0.037s!
– Toprak one of four retirements in Race 2
FORMULA 1 SEASON PREVIEW: BETTER THINGS ARE(N’T) POSSIBLE

Group A, The Big :eggplant: Six – Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull

Group B, The Formula 1.5 Trophy – Racing Point, McLaren, Renault, AlphaTauri, Alfa Romeo, Haas, Williams

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