#TJ13 #F1 Courtroom Podcast: #Swords and Beer


This week’s podcast panel sees the debut of site contributor landroni who hails from somewhere between Draculaland and everywhere else. He joins the awesomely engaging Queen V, aka Vivian Bove, Chief Editor and General Nuisance Andrew J Huntley, Insanely talented, handsome and modest Mattpt55, and (as there’s no other choice) Host-in-Chief SpannersReady whose love of the outdoors is well known. Particularly Spiders.

Amongst the topics this week, the finer merits of race strategy, has Ferrari really caught up with Mercedes, and whether or not Adam Macdonald truly does deserve the Pastor Maldonado Excellence in Driving Award.

Again Spanners stumps the panel with his Formula 1 or Fiction feature and stay with us as one of the things we learned is which panelist has a penchant for drawing weapons during podcasting. The proper successor for Bernie Ecclestone rounds off the menu as the panel search their historical knowledge for the one person with a firm enough hand to rule the F1 circus…

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12 responses to “#TJ13 #F1 Courtroom Podcast: #Swords and Beer

  1. A big thank you to the Jury (the chatroom) this week. Really lively. I’ve enjoyed the podcast recordings so much more since you all started joining us.

  2. I have update my Kimi comment to Haiku, enjoy.

    Kimi always same
    Engineer change car around
    him Speak soft drive fast

    I enjoyed the podcast this week Judge. Nice to see Landroni in there, and Queen V as well. AJ should be the permanent voice of reason, schedule permitting. Well done Spanners on keeping everyone focused, and the discussion moving forward. I know Spanners was joking in the post show about going long, but it didn’t seem that way in the live simulcast.
    Getting more refined every week.

  3. FDR as the best dead F1 ruler? No way! His economic policies extended the depression and was not that great of a leader, but was great in letting his generals control the war effort.
    My choice for the best dead savior of F1 would be Enzo Ferrari. He hated garagistas, loved massive horsepower and was a visionary that captivated all motor sports fans.

    • Ironically, my choice would’ve been Carroll Shelby since he was a garagista, worked with various manufacturers, became a manufacturer himself, was a business man and most importantly an all around proper racing nut.

      Was a little surprised by the choices of Kings, Emperors, and other leaders of armies… Pour quoi?

      • “Was a little surprised by the choices of Kings, Emperors, and other leaders of armies… Pour quoi?”

        Otto von Bismarck… Bismarck knew how to unify squabbling entities, be they German states or European countries. He used a balance of power diplomacy, striving to distribute power such that no one single entity can dominate others. According to some historians, Bismarck “remained undisputed world champion at the game of multilateral diplomatic chess for almost twenty years after 1871, [and] devoted himself exclusively, and successfully, to maintaining peace between the powers.” Importantly, he was the founder of realpolitik.

        Given the civil war currently raging in F1, big teams debilitating small teams while small teams engaging in sectarian warfare with their neighbors, such a figure is no doubt what F1 needs right now. As far as a I go, anyways….

        • I guess I can understand the choice of Bismark, in that he created the world’s first welfare state. I guess the biggest cry we hear about today is the unequal distribution of revenue from the FIA to all the teams.

  4. A truly laugh-out-loud moment; Fat Hippo singing an F1 inspired version of Billy Joel’s ‘We didn’t start the fire’. May I request two additional things for the podcast, if you have time… 1) Landroni record a version 2) Spanners record a version but in John Myburg’s voice. The recordings can used as fade in / fade out music for subsequent podcasts, or if not for the podcast, as the idea may have expired, for my own personal use. “No Richard, you have to sign off in blood…” LOL! Richard, I love you *stretches arms out as far as they go* thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much.

    The Judge’s question:

    I have to say, it’s interesting that no one mentioned, in the podcast nor in the comments section yet, a fe fe fe fe fe, *coughs*, female as a potential leader; you misogynistic ogres! Females have a lot to offer in leadership positions you know, not to mention that they mostly have great breasts. The red headed ones in particular are quite delectable. How’d I get here? Sorry, moving on…

    But in all seriousness – if that’s even possible right now – my choice for the Judge’s question would be Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel in the late 60’s / early 70’s. She was known as the “Iron Lady” well before that characterisation was bestowed upon former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who could be another good candidate for the Judge’s question. She was as intelligent, tough and politically astute as they come. Golda’s achievements are too long and varied to list here for me to maintain any reasonable expectation that people would continue reading, but for the younger ones out there, look her up, or not… Formula One’s mess would be of little challenge for this woman to set straight, in my opinion.

    Another option might be Hellen Keller, who at 19 months old lost her hearing and sight. The challenges she would have faced would have given her the literal ability to turn a deaf ear and blind eye to the machinations and selfish agendas of the various stake holders within F1. But aside from that admittedly disingenuous point, this lady would have the patience of a saint and determination unparalleled, the likes of which we couldn’t comprehend, the likes of which might be of value in leading F1 out from the dark side of the force. Despite her challenges, Helen was an author, a speaker and a political activist, among other things. Again, her achievements are too long and varied to list here.

    As to the options actually selected, maybe they speak to their nominators? Let’s see…

    1: The sword-wielding Landroni: Vlad the Impaler (wide eyed emoji). I do love the Eastern Bloc countries…

    2: The cosmically (comically?) contemplative Podcast producer: An ideal, manifest in a British King, that was in all probability fake. Of course… (winky face emoji).

    3: The Americans both selected FDR, which is interesting in and of itself, but given the man is described as having been persistently optimistic and having revitalised a nation, he would be a perfect choice to lead F1 out of the position it finds itself in, both economically and in terms of sentiment around the paddock. The lovely Vivian did indeed select FDR for his wife too, so high five for Vivian. Matt, you didn’t mention FDR’s wife, you bastard. I now know you would have been sitting, stroking your white cat (racist?) whilst manically laughing as Lewis took away the dignity and honour of a poor defenceless girl on the podium of the Chinese GP. #ExposeMatt2015

    4: And finally, the Earl Huntley Jacobs. The man who will be known as the Great Contrarian of our time, long after this website and planet has been engulfed by the corona of the sun. He chose the Great Khan… Well, that is the most interesting of all choices as it’s clearly a sad and sorry case of nepotism, isn’t it? “Nepotism?” you question… “Yes, nepotism”, I respond. In February of 2003, a study – one that our Great Contrarian has tried to cover up for over a decade – was published in National Geographic. I’m sorry, Andrew, but this has to be done…


    “Genghis Khan, the fearsome Mongolian warrior of the 13th century, may have done more than rule the largest empire in the world; according to a recently published genetic study, he may have helped populate it too.

    An international group of geneticists studying Y-chromosome data have found that nearly 8 percent of the men living in the region of the former Mongol empire carry y-chromosomes that are nearly identical. That translates to 0.5 percent of the male population in the world, or roughly 16 million descendants living today.

    The spread of the chromosome could be the result of natural selection, in which an extremely fit individual manages to pass on some sort of biological advantage”

    Yes my friends, yes… The Great Contrarian might well, in all likelihood, be a distant of relative of The Great Khan!

    • Woah that’s a long comment.

      1. Thanks for the kind comments. Things like that keep me going and get me back to the mic every week. Be sure to leave an itunes review

      2. King Arthur was real. How dare you ☺

      3. Nigel Mansell is also real

      4. join us on the live stream Wednesdays 19.50hrs GMT

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