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The Russian GP Podcast

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17/10/2014

It may have been a dull Russian Grand Prix, but that clearly serves as the green light for the team to discuss an array of other topics. From the trouble at Force India to the state of play at McLaren, the team somehow even manages to spend literally seconds talking about the race, though they quickly note the error of their ways And move on.

Disagreeing with what most drivers said over the course of the weekend, the Pitpass trio of Chris Balfe, Glen Crompton and Mat Coch see the inaugural race in Sochi a little bit differently. Balfe and Coch, in particular, are outspoken in their dislike of the new venue, with the Briton suggesting that whilst Russia might well have a place in Formula One the race would be better served in a different location. They're also not shy in discussing the political overtones of the weekend and question why the event was treated any differently to other additions to the calendar in recent years.

From there things quickly deterior… sorry, move on to Force India and Sauber, teams which seem stuck in a rut with just three races of the season remaining. Sauber is of particular concern to the team, though Crompo doesn't seem to understand and is instead fixated with the view from the Hinwill factory.

That doesn't prevent Crompo sinking his teeth into sections of the media, leading an impassioned plea against some of the recent tabloid sensationalism we have all witnessed.

And if you're wondering why the podcast is only coming out now - it's all Coch's fault…

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