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Backmarker is a Formula One Podcast hosted by 2 F1 obsessed friends from Australia. Each week we go through race weekends, F1 news, a wrap up of the wider Motorsports world, and often a little extra.

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Backmarker is a Formula One Podcast hosted by 2 F1 obsessed friends from Australia. Each week we go through race weekends, F1 news, a wrap up of the wider Motorsports world, and often a little extra.

    Backmarker #93: The German Highs

    Backmarker #93: The German Highs

    This week we talk about an above average race in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Also we return quite hilariously to our predictions that were made at the beginning of the year!

    News:
    • "We shouldn't be racing Saubers and McLarens": Red Bull desperate for Gasly to raise his game. https://www.racefans.net/2019/08/05/we-shouldnt-be-racing-saubers-and-mclarens-red-bull-desperate-for-gasly-to-raise-his-game/
    • Red Bull F1 team now "totally relaxed" about keeping Max Verstappen. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/145090/red-bull-totally-relaxed-about-verstappen-future
    • Ricciardo: Renault yet to find "big" chassis gains with 2019 F1 car. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/145094/ricciardo-renault-yet-to-find-big-chassis-gains
    • Ricciardo's Q1 move "very disrespectful", says Perez. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/ricciardo-perez-disrespectful-hungary-qualifying/4507005/
    • F1 teams have agreed to allow a 22-race 2020 calendar says Wolff. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/145213/f1-teams-agree-to-22race-2020-calendar--wolff
    • Toyota plans to give WEC hypercar challenger debut in June 2020. https://www.autosport.com/wec/news/145102/toyota-plans-hypercar-test-debut-in-june-2020
    • How London is getting its own Eau Rouge. https://www.autosport.com/fe/feature/9365/how-london-is-getting-its-own-eau-rouge
    • Mick Schumacher takes maiden Formula Two victory at Hungary GP. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/aug/04/mick-schumacher-maiden-f2-victory-hungary-gp-motor-sport

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    Backmarker #92: Just Add Water

    Backmarker #92: Just Add Water

    This week we get the chance to talk about the race of the season (so far), with a wet and wild German Gp behind us we talk all the news, and look forward to the Hungarian GP.

    News:

    • The weight concerns motivating F1's refuelling push. https://www.autosport.com/f1/feature/9341/the-weight-concerns-motivating-f1-refuelling-push
    • Renault F1 Team truck involved in accident on the way to Hungaroring. https://wtf1.com/post/a-renault-team-truck-was-involved-in-an-accident-on-the-way-to-the-hungararoing/
    • Alain Prost becomes director of Renault F1 team's parent company. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/145068/prost-now-director-of-renault-team-parent-company
    • Honda's victory tweet! https://wtf1.com/post/honda-made-a-cheeky-reference-to-alonso-after-verstappen-won-the-german-gp/
    • Brawn: Recent F1 thrillers "best response" to "vitriolic" criticism. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/145069/brawn-recent-thrillers-best-response-to-f1-critics
    • Red Bull Racing sets World Record for pitstops in German GP. https://wtf1.com/post/red-bull-broke-the-world-record-for-the-fastest-pit-stop-yet-again/
    • Haas could impose team orders on Grosjean/Magnussen amid collisions. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/145065/haas-could-resort-to-team-orders-amid-collisions
    • FIA sees no issue with Hockenheim's drag strip run-off. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/germany-drag-strip-leclerc-masi/4503449/
    • McLaren pursuing Colton Herta, full-season partnership with IndyCar team for 2020. https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/motor/2019/07/29/sources-mclaren-colton-pursuing-herta-partnership-indycar-team/1849736001/

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    Backmarker #91: I Want To Go To Bed

    Backmarker #91: I Want To Go To Bed

    This week on Backmarker Podcast, Braedon powers through illness while Raj attempts to reverse translate F1 driver names... Plus we discus the week of F1 news, and preview the German GP.

    News:

    • F1 commits to reintroducing ground effect aero concept with '21 rules. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144841/f1-commits-to-reintroducing-ground-effect-for-2021
    • F1 does not require high degradation tyres from 2021. https://wtf1.com/post/the-2021-regulations-will-not-feature-high-degradation-spec-tyres/
    • F1 rulemakers' blueprint to improve racing in F1 for 2021 explained. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144843/f1-2021-blueprint-to-improve-racing-explained
    • Vettel's F1 future could hinge on the 2021 regulations. https://wtf1.com/post/vettels-formula-1-future-could-hinge-on-the-state-of-the-2021-regulations/
    • F1 creates aero group to find 2021 loopholes in same way teams try. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144890/f1-creates-aero-group-to-find-2021-rules-loopholes
    • Vietnam grandstand renders https://wtf1.com/post/new-3d-renders-of-the-vietnam-grand-prix-track-have-been-released/
    • Albert Park has extended its contract until 2025. https://wtf1.com/post/the-australian-grand-prix-has-extended-its-formula-1-contract-to-2025/
    • Aston 'stands ready' for Formula 1 but hopes Honda stays. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144896/aston-tands-ready-for-f1-but-hopes-honda-stays
    • Formula 2 "much harder physically" than Formula 1 - McLaren's Norris. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144927/f2-much-harder-physically-than-f1--norris
    • Aston boss wants Le Mans talk with Red Bull's F1 driver Verstappen. https://www.autosport.com/wec/news/144918/aston-boss-wants-verstappen-le-mans-talk
    • Rich Energy CEO departs as Haas F1 sponsor changes its name. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144840/rich-ceo-departs-as-haas-sponsor-changes-name
    • The inside story of F1 2019's most bizarre sponsor saga. https://www.autosport.com/f1/feature/9330/the-inside-story-of-f1-2019-most-bizarre-sponsor-saga

    Contact and Stay In Touch...

    E-mail Us: Backmarkerpodcast@gmail.com
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    • 49 min
    Backmarker #90: Didn't Bore Us To Death

    Backmarker #90: Didn't Bore Us To Death

    We are back... and we have a very good British GP to talk about, plus a whole lot of weird and wacky news.

    News:

    • No longer Rich Energy Haas? Maybe? https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144731/rich-ceo-says-company-own-statement-ludicrous
    • Silverstone extends deal for 5 years. https://autoweek.com/article/formula-one/silverstone-f1-extend-racing-deal-5-years
    • Haas sponsor ordered to drop logo, reveal team payments. https://au.motorsport.com/f1/news/rich-energy-court-case-logo-haas/4487112/
    • Fernando Alonso and McLaren end their relationship. https://wtf1.com/post/fernando-alonso-and-mclaren-have-quietly-ended-their-partnership/
    • Todt wants F1 to consider reintroducing refuelling in 2021 changes. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144754/todt-wants-f1-to-consider-reintroducing-refuelling
    • Formula 1 teams say they are not equipped for a tyre war revival. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144659/f1-teams-not-equipped-for-a-tyre-war-revival
    • Lewis Hamilton drives Frank Williams around Silverstone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSoQtwbpcGU
    • Seidl wanted new McLaren Formula 1 windtunnel "from day one." https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144668/seidl-wanted-new-mclaren-windtunnel-from-day-one
    • There are no intentions to drop Pierre Gasly according to Christian Horner. https://wtf1.com/post/red-bull-has-no-intention-to-replace-gasly-in-2019-says-horner/
    • Ricciardo: Combining Renault/McLaren would give "pretty decent" car. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144789/renaultmclaren-merger-would-be-pretty-decent-car
    • Mercedes' Hamilton chases "imaginary" F1 rival to avoid complacency. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144784/hamilton-chases-imaginary-rival-to-stay-focused
    • Vietnam GP Pricing. https://www.adayroi.com/dv-ve-xem-dua-xe-F1-English-lp7950
    • Wickens to drive IndyCar Toronto parade lap in adapted Honda NSX. https://www.autosport.com/indycar/news/144667/wickens-to-drive-indycar-parade-lap-in-toronto

    Contact and Stay In Touch...

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    Backmarker #89: Something Was Done

    Backmarker #89: Something Was Done

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    Backmarker #88: We've Got To Do Something...

    Backmarker #88: We've Got To Do Something...

    This week on Backmarker Podcast we complain about the state of F1 and pray to the motorsport gods that something gets better in Austria.

    News:

    The battle to stop F1's revolution being watered down. https://www.autosport.com/f1/feature/9252/the-battle-to-stop-f1-revolution-being-watered-down

    Williams have announced that Paddy Lowe will be leaving the position after his extended leave of absence. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.tech-chief-paddy-lowe-leaves-williams-with-immediate-effect.1LuqfrFdh40fh89GnBbkKS.html

    Push for Formula 1 to return to 2018 tyres goes on but is long shot. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144359/push-for-2018-tyres-goes-on-but-looks-set-to-fail
    Renault as fast as McLaren, says Abiteboul. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/renault-fast-mclaren-abiteboul/4482666/

    RUMOUR: Will Fernando Alonso return to F1 at Mercedes or Ferrari? https://www.gpblog.com/nl/nieuws/40080/gerucht-keert-fernando-alonso-terug-in-de-f1-bij-mercedes-of-ferrari-.html

    The FIA may revise rules about rejoining the track for 2020. https://wtf1.com/post/the-fia-may-revise-the-rules-regarding-rejoining-the-circuit-for-2020/

    How Honda is using jet engine tech in Formula 1 engine upgrades. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144358/how-honda-is-using-jet-engine-tech-in-f1-upgrades

    Contact and Stay In Touch...

    E-mail Us: Backmarkerpodcast@gmail.com
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