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September 25, 2014 @ 11:30 am

Rd14, Singapore

Without the safety car, the Singapore Grand Prix would have been a bit of a snooze-fest, according to the Pitpass team who are back to right all of Formula One's wrongs.

Chris Balfe is joined in the studio by Glen Crompton and Mat Coch as they share their insights on Lew Hamilton's seventh victory of the season. They also rue the misfortune of Nico Rosberg, and collectively hope the championship isn't decided by Mercedes unreliability – or the double points race in Abu Dhabi.

Spoiling for a fight, Crompo again baits Coch over Sergio Perez's race, while at the same time suggesting Kimi Raikkonen has the ability to see the future with regards to the new radio rules.

It's those that get the team most riled, triggering several impassioned monologues from Balfe who looks to set the world straight over just what is wrong with the sport. Stupid rules dressed up as 'what the fans want' tops the list, though he doesn't shy away from a cheeky swipe at Heir Ecclestone either.

At 24 minutes it runs about the same as an American sit-com, and is both far more interesting and funny.

September 11, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

Rd13, Italy

While host Mat Coch might have gone walkabout following the Belgian Grand Prix, the Pitpass team is back with a vengeance following an Italian Grand Prix they describe as "not a classic, but not too bad."

Making up for lost time, the team of Chris Balfe, Glen Crompton and Coch quickly delve into the heart of the Mercedes conspiracy theory, Crompo clearly bothered by the fact someone beat him to the conspiracy-theory-punch. Rather than labouring the point though they all quickly agree that the rivalry is good for the media, but not for much more.

On the whole though, they concede the race was entertaining, certainly more so than usual where the race is typically decided at the first chicane. But there are fears for the future of the circuit, not helped by the fact Ferrari is struggling and the swathes of empty grandstands.

Daniil Kvyat's engine penalty gets the team discussing the current regulation set, and the implication those have as we move in to the final phase of the season. It's a topic which sparks emotive debate over the sports current situation, and the silliness within it.

Instead, Crompo offers his own solution to falling spectator numbers, which involves a unique use of former drivers, while Balfe derides the sanitisation of the sport. Hoping people forget his faux pas following Belgium, Coch stays rather quiet.

At almost half an hour long, the show efficiently manages to solve all the sports major faults and cover off all the incidents from the Italian Grand Prix.

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