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May 27, 2015 @ 1:16 pm

Monaco 2015

Breaking with tradition, the Pitpass team actually discusses the race in the latest episode of the podcast. Max Noble, Mat Coch and Chris Balfe are again in the Pitpass studio dissecting the weekend, drawing some rather unique conclusions.

There are perhaps none more unique than Coch's view of Lewis Hamiton's final pit stop as he floats the mother of all conspiracy theories – one even Glen 'Conspiracy Theory' Crompton would be proud of (or ashamed, it's hard to tell).

After discussing the race the trio then sets its sights on righting the wrongs of the sport. Squarely in the cross hairs is the FIA and, more specifically, FIA President Jean Todt. Balfe calls for the Frenchman to actually do something rather than sitting on his hands, believing the sport needs strong leadership. The problem is it's just not getting it at the moment, and Balfe lays the blame for that at Todt's feet.

Noble is also fired up. Critical of the Strategy Group he's more than a little disappointed in its most recent media release – questioning whether they'd simply photocopied the notes from the previous meeting and changed the date.

There's one last thought from Coch who has another unique way to solve Formula One's problems, an idea totally shot down by both Balfe and Noble.

Still, at least the trio is trying to solve the sports problems, unlike the FIA President who doesn't seem to realise Formula One still exists.

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May 13, 2015 @ 12:07 pm

Spanish Grand Prix Podcast

Following on from Nico Rosberg's first win in almost 12 months, the Pitpass team completely forgets to mention it as instead it ploughs into the hot topics from the F1 paddock.

Joining host Mat Coch is Max Noble who, together with Chris Balfe take a deeper look into the events of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend, paying particular attention to the continued trials and tribulations at McLaren.

Coch has a bee in his bonnet about Red Bull, branding the team arrogant and childish for the way it's handled a difficult start to the 2015 season while the team is quick to heap praise on the situation Ferrari finds itself.

Noble reveals his grand hopes for the 2017 regulation set which includes giving the teams greater freedom and a choice of tyres, while Coch suggests stripping radio out of the cars is all that really needs to be done to improve the show.

Balfe scoffs at the notion of Lewis Hamilton joining Ferrari but does ask just how long Felipe Massa might hold his drive alongside Valtteri Bottas at Williams, and indeed whether the Finn could be tempted away from Grove.

There is also the revelation that Sauber could well be the best bet for Audi, should the Germany manufacturer elect to join the Formula One grid, with the team revealing there were discussions between the Swiss team and a purchaser last season.

To round out the show Balfe takes off the gloves and gives Formula One Management a hiding over the F1 Live Timing app, branding it not fit for purpose as he leads the crusade for all Formula One fans who've paid their £19.99 only to have the app fail in every race so far this season.

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