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July 22, 2014 @ 12:32 pm

Rd10, Germany

The team is back and they're as angry as they've ever been in the latest podcast.

Tired of leaving the rants to Glen 'Crompo' Crompton, Mat Coch (who allegedly joined the show from a telephone box somewhere) expresses his concerns over the standard of marshalling in Hockenheim, a view shared by Editor Chris Balfe who branded the handling of Adrian Sutil's stricken Sauber as disgraceful. Crompo is more forgiving and instead is left wistfully reminiscing about Jean Alesi's helmet before pointing out the flaws in Bernie Ecclestone's business model.

Balfe agrees, saying no matter what the teams claim fans are voting with their feet, as evidenced by swathes of empty seats in grandstands at what is historically one of the better attended races on the calendar.

Bringing things back on track, Felipe Massa's opening lap escapades catch the teams eye with Balfe asking whether it's perhaps time the Brazilian calls time on his career. Indeed the whole Williams renaissance earns the Grove squad praise in a year where they look to be genuine front runners.

Yet somehow Crompo believes the race left him unimpressed, a view not shared by his colleagues who point out the entertaining racing further down the order.

Not satisfied with just one rant, Coch embarks on a second as he claims the sport regulates against true innovation in the interest of producing a better television product. Interlinked suspension is also discussed, with questions asked about the timing of the FIAs announcement to ban the system, moving the goal posts in an attempt to manipulate the result.

At 19-minutes the team covers a lot of ground, from comparing Formula 1 to late night television advertising to discussing brake by wire not to mention Crompo taking great delight in proving Coch wrong. Again.

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