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The Japanese GP Podcast

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09/10/2014

It's been a tough week in Formula One, one which the Pitpass team has tried to make sense of in its latest podcast.

The team is unanimous in its call for calm and sensibility over the plight of Jules Bianchi following his accident which has completely overshadowed the sport. Indeed it overshadowed a race that would have otherwise been remembered as 'quirky' suggests Glen 'Crompo' Crompton, who suggests we should take on-board lessons learned from Imola 1994 before making any knee-jerk reactions or rule changes. The outspoken Antipodean is also full of admiration and praise for the way in which the drivers and teams have handled themselves since the incident, and even finds time to defend the FIA in a most uncharacteristic outburst.

There was no ignoring some of the other major stories, such as Sebastian Vettel leaving Red Bull and the team's subsequent public response, which editor Chris Balfe labels 'beautiful', nor the continuing saga at Caterham of which Mat Coch has many unanswered questions.

This weekend's Russian Grand Prix gets a strong mention too, with the trio looking ahead to just how the weekend might play out. Most importantly they wonder who Vladimir Putin will collect the winner's trophy from, or whether the prospect of a jeroboam of vodka will spur Kimi Raikkonen on to victory.

Bringing the show back on to a more serious note, Crompo expresses his disdain for recent media coverage surrounding Michael Schumacher and pleads once again for calm and sensibility, both for the legendary German and Jules Bianchi.

At almost thirty minutes, editor Balfe, who grew a beard during the recording, wonders whether this might be considered the 'War and Peace' of podcasts, a nod to the F1 circus' latest venue.

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