Welcome to episode 3 of Time On Track, covering round 2 of the Formula 1 season which took place at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia this past weekend. In this episode, Ricardo and Blake return to discuss the ever evolving mid and backfield teams still hoping to make an impression, a pair of struggling Ferrari cars, a nearly broken Lando Norris, and much more. The race itself didn’t have much drama on its face, but some interesting storylines emerged, as well as confirmation that those Astons are indeed fast race cars. Additionally, we ponder if the Mercs are really that bad, and what kind of competition we might see emerge between the front running Red Bull drivers, Sergio Perez, and Max Verstappen.
On top of the action on track, there was also some drama surrounding the FIA this week, and their inability to correctly apply a penalty in time during the race, causing some confusion about the final podium spot after the race. Fortunately, they eventually got it right and Alonso was able to retain his third place finish, securing his 100th career podium in the process.