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In this Episode we have a special surprise. This episode is dedicated to banter and discussing controversies and events around F1. We discuss the following topics in this episode:F1 getting some Non-Fungible Token actionControversies surrounding Saudi Arabia GPExtreme EElectric HumveeMazepin being a prick on and off the trackHaas's shady sponsorshipsHaas - American car in Russian liveryNASCARJelle's marble runs Drive to Survive dramaCyril Abiteboul's tattoo betRace limitsSprint racesMusic:Intro: Howling (Sting) - Gunnar OlsenOutro: Your Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Artist: http://audionautix.com/FanFiction By Anirudh Mendiratta @MontanaDesi on Twitter

Yeah, I mean it's pretty weird that he would post something like that. I mean like it's fucked up that it's doing something like it, but why post a video? Hi Everyone, and welcome to another edition of the fan fiction podcast. We are your right. Hang on on, I gonna WHO's this guy? I don't know this. This isn't one of us. Wait, WHO's this guy? Let me do this again. Let me do this again. Hey, guys, welcome back to another episode with fone Fan Fiction. We are your real host. I am our cash and I'm sorry, and I'm today's guest on a ruled. Yeah, well, welcome, welcome to thank you. Thanks for having me. How's it going? It's going good, sweet, sweet, so, folks, if you've already not got it, we've got a guest with us and you know the you know the drill right. So we've got our website now live. If you still haven't, for whatever reason, if you're living under a rock or any other reason that you haven't checked it out yet, go check us out at if one fan fictioncom. You can listen to us on any of your favorite streaming platforms. So feel free to listen to us anywhere that you get your podcast rates, comment, do the usual CTA type of stuff. Today's episode is a special episode with our guests. Let's call this fireside chat, and this will be this is this is first of a series of fireside chats where where we have guests, potentially also one of our fans who can join us later, and we make a series out of this. So this is the first ever episode to a fireside also, folks, what we've got for you is a chance to join us at F one fan fiction in F one fantasy. So follow us on our twitter handle at their eight F one fan fiction, or Instagram at their eight fun fan fiction, or just come to our website to check us out, where we've got a League code where you can join us a fun fan fiction in a fun fantasy throughout the season. So head over, follow us on our social media to get the code and join us in the front and to kick us off into the episode. What do you have for us? anither. So, I don't know if you guys noticed, F one has also jumped into the nft craze with some nfde is at bettal for metal, first run, lance first run, and so let's do. You guys know what N FD is are, I mean kind of son. Nft Is basically scam and this cabal that you have a file and any file that you want to sell to someone right could be a jpeg file, could be an Adio file, could be a Jeff. I tried to sell an NFT and I was pretty unsuccessful in doing that and I'll tell you what my but with Nft, you essentially create a token for your item on the Blockchain, on the etherium blockchain, and then that token is what gets sold. So on the etherium blockchain you can have contracts where you essentially sell one token and get another token, and one of the token can be money and the other token can be some tokenized form of art. But first of all, that token is completely different from the actual thing and secondly, there is many etherium blockchains. There isn't just one blockchain. So you essentially have this token, tokenized form of art, and you can exchange it for etherium token which essentially can be converted to money. But the token is not the real thing. First of all, it's a tokenized form of that art and it's signed by the key of the person who's selling it. Wait, wait, Twetwa. So you're telling me that I basically get nothing. It turned right,...

...you don't get anything and riddne. So Jack Dorsey sold his first sweet for two and a half million. You can just read tweet that for free. You can take a screen shot of that. I do screen shot. I took a big print out of that just to make sure that I could have something physical. But yeah, you can do that. And the worst thing is it's not even exclusive. If you see the FN and FT is the metal first run, the selling to fifty editions of it. So and each edition has each addition. Makes Sense. Yeah, definitely. So they want to make as much money as possible, right. So I don't know if you guys saw this, snoop dog tried to sell a bunch of nft's and he managed to sell some pretty successfully. But there was this one and ft where he try to sell twentyzero copies for five hundred. That's just ten billion dollars if he sells them. But I was happy to see that he could only sell less than five hundred K dollars worth of it. Yeah, this is another tweet that I saw that somebody like created these pixel lots of all the teams and all the drivers and basically they are trying to sell nft's for those. So basically, you don't even own that art right. You're just you just you just own some ghost representation of it. Obviously nobody's bought anything from the side, but good for him. He spent a lot of relating. It's a point for creativity at this point, k like what is the most sporadic and the craziest thing you can sell? Is it? Can you make money or can you make fools a lot of people? What or twins? More is the game? I think that's that's what an FT is, and there is also it's pretty interesting how sometimes nds are employed mended. So sometimes it's a token of the actual bites of the file, but sometimes they'll host that, you are a on some website and then the token is just a token of that link. So if they take that link down for some reason, then you're foot. Oh, it's a crazy imagine having an auction for this. That's that's going to be like the penultimate, like okay, now we yeah, I think. I think buying an FT is the ultimate, just showing people that you have fuck you money, because it's like resale values completely drops to zero. Immediately. So let me tell you about my experience. Were trying to sell an N FT. I tried to make an FDN. Just converting tokenizing that file cost fifty in etherium transaction fee. So that is just that is just the transaction. So that's people who are mining or staking etherium and that is just those people making money. Talking about making money. I've heard that fone is planning to make a lot of money at Saudi Arabia. Yeah, why not? I mean I think after Hamilton said this dialog, cash is King. I mean any bit of you know, it's the world like self respect for the sport that it might have, like let's serve the fans, that's gone away at this point. Cash is a and on one side they start having discussions about let's race as one and inclusiveness and blah, Blah Blah, and then they go to the only country where everything that they've said is not possible and race there. Yeah, let's get chopping, man, let's get chopping. Have we heard about in a reporter's lately? Never Mind, I'm going to say our women drivers allowed to race. Obviously only in Saudi. I have a male. They got to have a male passenger also with good just wasn't just imagine the like the husband,...

...the woman is like strapped to the engine behind. Hey, I'm not I'm not saying it's only the husband. It could be their newborn child. It has to be a male person. That's that's about. Yeah. So, yeah, it's going to I don't know, I don't agree with it. I'm kind of disappointed with fi that on one hand they try to, you know, bring in some good initiatives, which they started with, you know, having that pree and racism photo shoot that they have. I mean, yeah, it's more, it's mostly pr but at least they are trying to send some message out there. But you know, this is just hypocrisy at its finest. I and I mean for all the hate that I give Hamilton, I mean this is one stands that I like about him, and he's he's come out and said this as well, that he recognizes that there is value to being at the position that he is and if he's not using his position to voice opinions and, you know, sway people in the good direction, than what good is that position? And he's doing that. So, for all the that, I have to wards him as a probably on the racetrack. This just counterbalance, is all of it, because at the end of the day's fighting for the good. Oh yeah, but about the Southy GP, I mean, I don't even like that tracks. It's literally a Nascar at track gone fancy. You know, as I said, cars cool in a circle. You know, it is literally an oval. Yes, just just think, just think of a thing. The we're maybe the NASCAR role was made by someone who's twenty years old and, you know, can draw still straight lines. This one's just drawn by a two year old. So the Straits are just a bit sweety. That's that's about it. It looks like a hairpin like. You know, have you seen like the typic long hairpins that time? If you just attached that to open ends? That's about it. That's that's the dry and it's got everything right. Has Got Two straits. It's called one hairpin turn. That's pretty interesting track. Yeah, I mean it's pretty clear why the race is on the calendar. is to fill their pockets. I mean, yeah, nothing much more to say about that. I mean by talking about races, what we have twenty three races on the Care Linder or something along those lines. Who at fire decided to have three week gap and then scrum everything together towards the others. Absolutely stupid. I mean you have the first race, which was surprisingly very exciting for a first race, for a fun yeah, and then then absolutely nothing. Crickets like this. This is three weeks of a gap. Everyone's poured at home. Yeah, I didn't know. And did you see the calendar? Towards the end of the season they have to triple headers. who was in charge of this? I mean I'm guessing it's ground availability or whatever, arena availability and whatnot. But I feel for the drivers and their teams because, I mean, while they Wilfi is trying to make money out of the schedualing and maybe benefit out out to them whatever they've got going at their end, at the end of the day, anyone who's on the logistic side is having a nightmare. Oh Yeah, yeah, for sure. The other good part is it's good for us because we get to squeeze into more episodes in this week for our fans. I am not compled. Yeah, yeah, I mean, that's that's not too bad. What's this but switching gears? What's this new extreme ething that I've been seeing all over the Internet extremely doesn't have girls. Man, what if sorry, that was a bad one. Any is yeah, extremely. Yeah, that was something basically extreme. Me Is this new race series for electric SUV's that they have started to so called,...

...you know, bring climate change to the forefront and, you know, spread awareness of climate change. So they're going to do like six races, I think, at all the locations where, like, the climate change currently can be seen, like the effects of the climate chaine can currently be seen. I think they have races at it started with Saudi Arabia. I don't know why. Okay, so some desert. I think they wanted to talk about desertification. So obviously they have to go to south the Arabia for that. There's no other country which a desert. They did the first race there. The exciting thing about it is that, like, if you see the team's it, did you see the qualification for it? It basically was Rossberg was Hamilton again. I mean I when I saw the results, I was a little good. First teams, right, Yep, they both have teams. I think Hamilton's team won in this. No, sorry, Rossburg's team one. Hamilton steam took pool. It was kind of fun. I kind of saw some clips for it. It's a pretty weird format for qualifications. They like do they change drivers in the race and they have like one male and one female driver and for qualification they have to switch cars, I mean switch drivers between laps of the have to do two laps, one lap with the first driver and they switch to the second driver. How many labs do they go? Do they change cars, like for me, like ere, you know, it can't go the whole race and they have to switch cards. Do they just have twenty hours of pit stop? That would pretty fun, right, like big driver and a lap of a couple laughs. And then they get into the pit and then, you know, they put on the charger and everybody is like sitting, you know, and and imagine it's like a real charging station. So there's only two Tesla superchargers and as five cars waiting to charge and one of the superchargers is be nice to by someone. Yeah, I don't so. Speaking of extreme cars and electric vehicles, first of all, I don't understand in the wind diagram of people who like extreme cars and people are like electric weekers. I don't I don't know if there is even an intersection of that right well, apparently there is, right. I think there's this new hammer that's coming out right. Yeah, so GMC is coming out with a new electric hammer. It's going to be like hammer is the classic little deck Midlife Crisis Car. I don't know who would want that. Who would say that I want a Hummor, but I want an electric version of a harbor. I'd buy one. Why not? Because, because, why? Why would I buy a regular car when I can buy something that I have to charge every half a half a month, and it also it's going to cost like a hundred and Fiftyzero. Wow, that's yeah, when you getting one? Okay, yeah, I mean as soon as I get my brains back. I think we need to start a patron soon for this. Yeah, and they claim that it's going to go more than three hundred miles. I don't know how, but let's see. That would actually not be bad, you know, if they can make a hummer go as long as three hundred miles. Main jokes. As said, that's actually a good thing. I don't know what how huge the battery on that thing is going to be and how long it's going to take to charge that. Yeah, but three hundred miles for a hummer. Yeah, that would be good, though. I, as you said, you know, like I can totally imagine at being having like a huge battery, probably like a trailer which it like hauls behind. So, yeah, I think they're trying to address a similar market as the CYBERTRUCK, HMM and sid but true, that's your they're planning to complete. What? What a bomb nation is that truck? Man, I don't I don't understand. I don't know how to. Old People seem to like it for some reason, and I'm on that side. So wait, it's two against so on on this on this recording...

...itself. I like that design. Yeah, I've already converted, man, so it is. I will give it that. It is different from any other a car I've ever seen. Yeah, definitely, I can. I can see that. Yes, I can see that for me now, I mean for me it's it's the fact that it's the non conventional design, and you know, it's not the usual that every am tries to do. Yeah, and and the shape is such that if I go crazy and feifhone to run people over, it's like the perfect head on for the sociopath cares about the environment exactly. Yeah, I can do it. But coming coming back to fone and and it's controversies or in courts, as we've been talking about, you can't take away one of the biggest controversies that that started off this year right massive pin, that guy that I get. I don't know what to talk about him. I mean the whole video that surface. I mean I don't know where to start. So first of all, the video comes out. I hope everyone knows about. You know what what I'm talking about. Awesome jokes are fared. I mean, Massipin, I think it was. It was. It was not the right thing to do. He never should. I posted at online. There was a lot of shitty stuff that was going on behind this. So apparently turns out that when that video came out, you know, obviously there was a lot of outrage. People were, you know, asking haws to drop him as a driver and everything. So there came out a tweet from that girl who was the video and she was like, you know, seeing that, we are just friends. It was just a part of the joke and everything. But like, obviously creditors were trying to investigate this and people were like, you know, literally following her twitter and kind of were trying to pick up bread crumbs from there. So yeah, like a few days later she was talking a lot, like she was treating a lot about you know, how it wasn't okay. She was being threatened and everything, because you know, obviously, like papamaz pin is pretty much what you call a Russian holiguard. So you know how it goes. I don't know. I know our guests thoughts on this, because I know we were talking offline about this video with him the road. Your thoughts on the video? So, by the way, when I said the video was awesome, I thought you were talking about the video of him spending off the track. Yeah, that was definitely has yeah, and I was like Shit, that probably not the right there. Don't worry, even I edited away. Yeah, I mean it's pretty weird that he would post something like that. I mean, like it's fucked up that is doing something like it. But why post a video? Yeah, I mean, especially when you know he's about to make a debut on the world stage and what made him think that this was probably the right idea? But then this isn't the first time he's messed up. Right. I think as soon as this came out, it. There were, there are news. I don't know true or not, but like he's done such stupid stuff in the past as well. Yeah, I think on and of the track both, because even on on track, I think pretty much he was like as you're discussed in the last episode, where he you get suspended if you like, you know, accumulate a lot of penalty points by causing some safety incidents. Massimin was very...

...close to that. I think he was away, just one point away from it, to from getting a race band. And like, he has done a lot of dangerous shit recently, you know, pushing opponents off the road while racing, not leaving space at corners while battling. And Yeah, he's not liked around the product at all. I think you have to be an adrenaline Junky to be into a fund racing in the first place. So I think that's what a lot of these people get their kicks from and he's not thinking that. How will this affect my future? How will this affect my long term? He's like he's in a speeding car at three under last kilometers for our right. He doesn't care. That's that's what he gets his kick out of. Yeah, I think the difference between him and others are like as soon as the others are off that track, there there adrenaline subsides and they realize that, like normal, life begun. For him, I think it's always there, because I'm pretty sure he's spinning off that tie. Be surprised because he never says. My concept is he never finishes the race. At least from his f one career he never finishes the race. So he still has those laps to finish and I think he's just doing it off that time. That makes perfect sense. But I love read it for the memes that that you know he's created. He's created a world record, apparently, that he's the shortest distance traveled on an fun track before spinning. He wasn't the one driving the car in that video, the right like he was on the passenger seat. CONT remus on the passenger seat. He was on the passenger seat, somebody was. So I think his fate actually doesn't show up in the video. Just his infamous hand does, because he's pretty he's pretty sh lost in that video. I mean if he's the one driving, then this is all the more messed up then just the video part. Yeah, I had seen it long ago. I don't really like we call the details. It's not something that I really want to register in my mind. Yeah, it but I mean you can't, you can't ignore horses contribution to the controversies. If you're talking about Marzipin, right, I mean it goes, it goes backwards, but then with Hass comes Ura, Cali and then all the way to Richarnergy. It's the long trail of yeah, you know, the surprising thing is like when lawn stroll had come into the sport, everybody was really pussed off. You know, for people who don't know, run LAN stroll is basically the kid of the billionaire Lawrence Roll, who bought a force India, which originally was for sorry, who bought see? I keep forgetting, man. They this team just keeps changing its name. It was for Sunder just two years ago. It was racing point some last year or something, and this year that is Aston Martin Racing anyways. So a Lancetroll bought force India and he named it as racing point. That was obviously a temporary name. They were trying to find a, you know, better long term deal with some other automotive company that they could collaborate with for branding and they found so, basically, laun stroll bought Austin Martin. He bought a minorities taken it. So, yeah, they decided to rename the team as Austin Martin. But yeah, coming back to the roof topic, when lawn stroll came in, everybody was Super Stoff, you know, saying that he is just a billionaire, scared, you know, he basically just bought the seat and there are more deserving people out there and everything. But literally, it's like everything that people earlier blamed Lance for. This guy, Mazopin is filling his shoes entirely. Like everything that people thought Lance would be. MAZOPIN is making sure that he lives up to that repetition. The thing which stroll, though, is like he's proved himself. Oh Yeah, for sure,...

...mazepins now, although I don't have any hopes from him. Yeah, he's going to keep spinning anyways. But Strolls Prune himself. So he did. Yes, he did get a seat by just buying it, but he's he's, you know, shut his critics down by showing what he can do on the track. And I was one of those whereas like Oh, yeah, nepotism, whatever, whatever. But immediately after that, when I actually looked his history and track record up, I mean not just a pet I mean he's done good in the past as well. Yeah, but this guy just spins so and and the sponsors that sort of come in with him to write like Racali. That's that's one of the shadiest sponsorship deals that I've ever seen in this hey, come on, that's not the Shadey is has has, I think, pretty much holes the record for all the shady deals that go by. Yeah, in fun, you remember, right, rich and rich energy, which that was. That was a whole load of bullshit. I mean when even when this announcement was made, I remember like there was so many discussions on reread it about is that. You know, people are obviously the keyboard investigators who are trying to track down what rich energy is and they basically try to, you know, find their filings with whatever the qualunt is in the UK for SEC and they found out the address that was adjusted for the company and they were looking through Google Street view to find what's actually there. Obviously there was this really shitty building at that address and nothing really existed and people were obviously trying to, you know, buy even a single can of rich energy. They were claiming that they were a competitor or Red Bull and you know, they had an energy drink which was better and obviously they wanted to make a team that is better than red bull. But yeah, you couldn't even buy a single can of that shit. Were they based, or did they claim to be based, in the US? I think not. I think they were based of UK. Yeah, okay, I think it. It's not a problem with rich energy. I mean their business might have been doing good, but then has was a so underperforming that they lost all their money and their company itself went back. Oh now, do you seen that? See that guy that I think William Story, I think his name was. And Yeah, what a story he had made. That guy first of all looked, I don't know, like a amish guy started a business or something like that, because SAS weird right was like right right up here, and that guy, it's everything is shady about it. I mean a lot of people say that he wasn't actually even the CEO. He probably was just hired to play that role. This, moreover, seemed like a money laundering scheme that you know, somebody was just trying to wash their hidden earnings or something that. But I mean that goes on and FN with all teams. I mean, what do you think mission when now is what do you think that a better tomorrow or whatever? That is no, something that McLaren also has some shitty sponsored like that, right. I think it's basically a tobacco company masking as another company, because a fun band tobacco and Alcohol Advertising. Yeah, and they can't have mission win no on on their livery. So they're just trying these weird varmit color stuff on the livary to make it look like mission. We know, like we just dropped paint. But are Richard They I mean I'd obviously decided not to spend spend too much time on them. I mean all my interactions of horses shady stuff has been through drive to survive most of it, I mean other and and me getting curious after that. But yeah, that that rich energy stuff for some some good...

...stuff. But then came Uracli. So Oh wow, that that is some I mean that is brilliant. I mean I respect them for, you know, the ingenuity that they port in that. You know, just change the look of the company so that we can put the Russian colors on the car. It makes perfect sense, right. I mean some background here before before we again started rambling. But like, basically because of the Anti doping all the other sports stuff that Russia has been accused of, the Russian flag basically is banned from sports and so is it from F one and you can't have it on the liveries or, you know, anywhere else. But the ingenuity that to Racli is they just changed their logo designed to look like a Russian flag. And well, now you are my sponsors, I got to have your logo on the car. Well, my American car now looks like that's what I love about it. But that's is the only American team on the track is covered in Russian colors. I love the IDEMY. So what what makes them American? So basically Hass gene has, who is the owner of Hass, which is a C and C Company, I think right, and I think they're pretty famous here. I think gene Hass has been involved in motor sports, in Nascar, I think, a lot, and I think after spending a couple years, you know, having a pretty good team actually in Nascar. Gunther Stina, who's basically the team principle of Hars, kind of approached him to, you know, start a new team in Fone, and then he decided to you know, why not? Like we've been successful at NASCAR, we can do this fun as it but apparently not, as you can see with what's happening right now. So, speaking of NASCAR, what dos what do you guys, and what is the typical fun fan think of NASCAR? I can't comment too much as now we're going to have the Saudi Arabia race, which is Nascar to p we had know was its kind of going to be that way. You remember that like triangle shape, too long NASCAR. I think people, at least a fun fans, are not big fans of NASCAR. As far as you know, it goes because, I mean, you just take a left turn and there is the step too. Yeah, and I finish the race. That's it. Yeah, I don't know why it's NASCAR is considered more of a white trash racing. Yeah, I guess it's because probably of the people who go to see those races. Yeah, feel like everyone has a class year audience. Clearly right. I been here, I can hear the keyboard keys clicking right now. People are furiously emailing us, but I know. I mean, my only positive thing about NASCAR is the endurance, because it's not like some crazy number of laps that you go around right, so that's that's the only good part about that race, that it's actually endurance of being in that car. Now, but actually it does take a lot of skill. I mean, if you look at the races, a lot of the skill in the sport is about just maintaining your peace and keeping the right distance behind the car ahead of you, because you know you want to gain as much draft as you can and when the moment is right, you go for that overtake and over takes a NASCAR trezier. They are, you know, just flying by the track at full thoughtle throughout the race and there's no margin of error at all. Yeah,...

...let's the pitstops are entire civilized as it. I've seen I've seen tire flying of anyting, some guy who thrying you change a tire. I'm like, Dude, what we're safety in this? I feel like it must. There is an element of safety and having a nice roof over your head, though. Yeah, but you don't get N F fun. Yeah, yeah, definitely. I yeah, and one more thing. I think they have a short agree. I think they just have one guy doing everything, or two guys. One guys like refueling, and one guy seen in the tires, and he's not running around the car changing all the tires. It's yeah, they sometimes, you know, start be feeling even before the car stops, like while it's starting to pay, one of the pet shop workers like runs and tries to lose in the you know, or open the flat for the fuel so that they can get a small heads type with that. NASCAR is the same one. I mean I agree that I haven't seen much, BUT NASCAR is the same one where the driver also gets out on all of this is happening right, because it takes quite some time. But is that a different sport? Like there's so many car rasons. I think we just lost a few hundred people. Come back, come back, here are we? We go back to our phone stuff. COME BACK NASCAR. NASCAR is amazing. It's like, how why don't I see it more? You might as well see the marvel races. Oh Yeah, those are fun. Have you seen those? A few? Why? I don't. I can't say I have many. I've ever seen exactly one. I feel like they're all the same. Well, yeah, is it's yeah, but it's it's pretty fun, you know. I mean the this is channel. I mean, for people who don't know, there is this channel on Youtube. I think they are. These are these two Dutch guys who run the channel and I think it's I don't know how to pronounce it because it's a Dutch name, but Jel is, yell is, I don't know how it's pronounced. anyways, something marble runs, someone's marble runs, and they basically have this track and they have so it. They basically use gravity to run those marbles through the track and at the end of the track they have this conveyor belt which, you know, gets those marbles back to the start at the top and then, yeah, the Marble Skip rolling around. So I think back when formulae and Formula One was, you know, to corrona virus last year. It was delayed and races were it was pretty uncertain when the next race is going to be. These guys kind of partnered up with Formula E and they basically got the rights for all the graphic overlays for formula e. The team names and everything, and they were pretty much running, you know, all the different GPS with like proper commentary and everything. And Yeah, it was a lot of fun. I mean they've brilliantly done it. It it sounds silly, but yeah, it's. No, it's weird. For me it was. It was a bit weird in the sense that I'm actually confused how the white marble got over and ahead of the green marble. I mean, I'm just taking color name. Will you get the point? Because it's it's just two marvels. How how is one overtaking the other if gravity works the same on both? But but yeah, and then the green overe takes white again. So it's not at all monot and yeah, I think they there two to their credit. I think they do a good job designing and interesting track and also just making it interesting with the commentary. Oh yeah, the...

...track sometimes kind of splits the marbles into different parts and that's why they can one of them can come ahead. I mean that there's also a lot of skill involved, obviously. Yeah, I know. But the other fun part to add to that point, ruth is that we also make like a grand stand and and you know, audience made out of marbles to right in the background. Oh Yeah, yes, this didn't do that. Oh, I didn't notice that. Yeah, guys, check it out on Youtube. Search for marvel runs. It's pretty entertaining. I mean, you haven't got anything to do in this break anyways, rare, I mean apart from listening this podcast. So, yeah, did you watch drive to survive, by the way? Yeah, that and then all the drama that DTS likes to put it in. Yeah, at some point they over exacted. Like season three was just some dramatic music playing in the background and something going. Yeah, it's pretty much a Hollywood movie, I mean that sort it's designed for right. Like. I think it's a smart move overall to rope in new fans. Netflix is the new thing in so like everybody is, you know, nowhere to go at, you know, at the moment. So people are on Netflix. I think it makes sense to invest so much and making this documentary. I don't know call it a documentary, it's I don't know about it. anyways, though. I mean, yeah, they add the drama because they want to get attention of new fans so that people start following. I feel it's in a way good for the sport. I mean they do over dramatized stuff, they do create these story lines which don't exist, but overall I think it's good for the sport. As More People Watch, I think that will only bring more. Yeah, I guess like cringe is what probably sells. They know that and for someone like us, we are we are anyways watching the sport, so we may not like the series, even though maybe watch it or not. But like, I'm pretty sure they've done their market research and they know that this is what gets fans want to or create new fans. Right. So sure this is probably what's working. Did you watch Cyril and try to survive? Yeah, Dude. I at one point I literally was the director should go not not cut, but like pause and then be like just cry, Dude, just cry. Take five minutes. And it seemed as if he was going through a break up of something man like he's just gotten off a very long relationship. Yeah, I think Christian or someone even mentioned it. It's just like seeing a very sad break up or seeing your girlfriend just go away but she's still going to be around set of thing or something like that, and it felt like that the way the way he was just talking about the whole Ricardo departure from Renault Ma and what and did you do you remember about the whole tattoo bed that was going on with Ricardo? And apparently, yeah, it was going to get a tattoo if the car do gets a podium with Rena, and obviously he did right, and so I remember try to survivals, like showed a lot about this and obviously he didn't do any tattooed that guy. I don't know what happened to him. Did you? Did you get fired or something? Where is he now? Yeah, I think I think he probably got mixed up in some run off French politics and got shown the boot with the change in teams and rolly his emotional side also took over. I don't know what went behind. Yeah, I think I think he got shown the boot. Yeah, and it doesn't make sense to me because nno wasn't doing so good ever...

...since I joined, you know, but just recently they had made some progress and it felt like, you know, sil was probably making some progress with the team and then right when they were rebranding, he's off the team. There's definitely something going on there, but it's like what I'll be in now in yeah, let's see, let's see what happened to them. But there's there's more controversy in and around it anyways. Right like, as we've also spoken in our first race, race limits FIA. There's there's just some shady stuff happening there. I don't know if they came back and actually made any stricter laws around race limits, but there's this very funny meme where there is a a cute comic cartoon saying Max is going to win this race and then and then there's cut to two huge built guys, once marked Hamilton, one's Mark Fia, beating cute comic down, and that's exactly what happened in the first race. Yeah, I don't get it. These guys look like a bunch of amateurs. I don't understand. What are these guys doing? It's a simple thing, you know, create a rule before the race, stick to the rule, apply the rule irrespective of who the driver is, and let the race end in peace. I don't understand what games a fies trying to play. It spoils the sport, it adds nothing to it. Is Fia owned by MERCEDIES? For me, I don't know. Maybe it is. I mean, I'm just I'm just trying to give the benefit of doubt to Fi. The mercedies like even pay their salad. Probably to too owns it. Do you know that tot also owns a part of Aston Martin racing? Okay, so that okay, so then Aston Martin is never going to beat mercedies. Okay, so, or else, let's let's let's now all. I think we can just predict who is going to win that championship if we just go by this logic. Yeah, it's crazy. Fun is filled with such oddities. I mean that is such a clear conflict of interest. She should never be allowed to own stake in a competitor while he is the team principle of one team and owns, you know, a third of the Mercedies, a fun team. So Cassius King? Yeah, and he says in drive to Sir. Oh yeah, cash is king for sure. And he says and drive to Seray to read like I don't think he plans to get this sport anyways. I mean he's got vested into interest, so much into the sport now that he'll just probably become one of those advisors or somewhere offscreen, but is he's never leaving the paddock. Is that like a thread? It seems like a thread. I mean no comments, but I mean speaking know, I know, I know't touched on this right, like who decided to have a three week gap and all that, and something that that I'm that we missed to bring up theren was, besides the twenty three races in the crazy amount of scrimbing that's going to happen this year, we are also going to see sprint races. Oh yeah, that's right, that's that's something new that these guys are trying, I think, as a part of again appealing to more people, making every day a little bit more interesting, because traditionally the Friday is not as fun as you know Saturday and Sunday in a race weekend, because you just have practice sessions on Friday. So a lot of casual fans are not that interested in those races. That also drives down the ticket sales a bit for race weekends. I mean right now that that not ticket sales, but you know. So I think this is a good time for them to test this out. But they are essentially trying to introduce sprint races. So how it will work out is, I think Friday...

...there will be a qualification session. Based on that qualification session, the grid will have a sprint race on on Saturday. Saturday, yeah, and Sprint races essentially a shorter race where you wouldn't have a pet stop. It's a sprint race. And so I think, I think at the deep deals are unclear. They haven't liked me an official announcement of pot but yeah, and that too is a bit shady, right, because they don't know. They haven't come out and said what prize money. I mean everyone's routing for that prize money at the end of the day and they then they don't know how points and price money and championship table and all those things that that reward you for the race are going to work and how, there that's going to fit in with the main found race. Yeah, I think I heard that I F I is going to give out some money to all teams up for repairs, because this is basically an additional burden on all teams, right. Yeah, if, like, they crashed a car or something during the rays, that's going to cost them a lot of money. So I think fi is kind of giving some kind of an insurance for these teams that if any crash and succor or something, they'll pay up to a certain amount, sue and up. Make it a little bit easier for them, sure, but for me, I mean it's still in that realm of FIA playing shady, because, I mean, I change a power unit for a sprint race, can I keep it for the main race because now I have a new power unit? I really hope if I is crystal clear about the rules related to this. I guess we notally find out if mercities is winning up, but that's that's where the yeah, let's see. I let's hope. I mean I'm hoping that this would this would be fun, but I'm kind of a little skeptical about it. Let's see how it out roll out. For folks, we still have our guests online. He's with us. Hey, a needed everyone. Yeah, I'm happy to just listen to you all and learn more about a fun well, folks, that was yet another episode from F one Fan Fiction. If you made it this far, we've got a special surprise for you. The first person to reach out to us at either contactors at the rate of fun Fan fictioncom or on any of our social media platforms or anywhere. The first person to reach out to US gets a special N ft from fun Fan Fiction. so DM or just seachus, but this is fun fan fiction. Signing of it was amazing having an error as our guest. And Yeah, check us out on any of your favorite streaming platform stay tuned for more episodes. Next weekend is a race weekend, so we are totally excited about it. One of the winter rich tags, Immola, comes back in a found twenty and twenty. So until next week and the race week, this is US signing of bye, bye, bye. Thanks for having me, guys faction.

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