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June 26, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

Rd8, Austria

The Austrian Grand Prix may boast the shortest lap time of the season thus far but the same can't be said for the latest episode of the podcast.

Chris Balfe, Glen Crompton and Mat Coch have headed back in to the Pitpass studio to record the post-Austrian Grand Prix episode in which, as usual, they spend little time actually talking about the race.

Indeed, feeding off one another, Balfe and Crompo come up with some exciting new job descriptions for Tabloid Newspaper Editors after drawing inspiration from the World Cup and motivation from the track limits debacle in qualifying.

There is growing frustration among the trio as they watch what they feel is the sport shooting itself in the foot, repeatedly, laying the blame equally at the teams and organisers. It's alienating fans, argues Balfe who goes on to suggest the ridiculous new rule propositions that appear almost every day show a lack of insight and intelligence and do the sport far more harm than good.

Red Bull is also on the receiving end following Christian Horner's comments about the Renault engines, Coch out-numbered when he suggests that the very public complaining has a motive beyond a simple whinge. A deal with Mercedes is perhaps on the cards, suggests Coch, with Williams demonstrating just how good the German engines are.

Williams' performance was a point not lost on the Pitpass team who are universally pleased to see the Grove-based squad, and Felipe Massa, back on the front row of a Grand Prix.

There is clear animosity between Crompo and Coch who fail to see eye to eye over Sergio Perez. While Crompo believes his race in Austria is proof of his ability Coch refuses to concede, suggesting the Mexican still has work to reverse the reputation he gained in 2013.

Running at almost 25 minutes the shortest race of the year has generated the longest podcast, but we just couldn't bring ourselves to leave any more of the teams unique perspective on the cutting room floor.

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