Formula 1 Grid Talk Episode 33: Tyregate
Welcome to Episode 33 of Formula 1 Grid Talk, hosted by George Howson!
In this episode joining George we have F1 expert Alex Booth, engineering student Owain Medford, and master of engineering Jack Watson.
Following on from our Episode 32 ‘Benetton Conspiracy’ of 1994, this week we look at ‘Tyregate’ and the controversial 2005 United States Grand Prix.
In This Episode
[00.52] 2020 Confirmed F1 calendar and the latest cancelled Grands Prix
[02.04] Rumoured venues for the 2020 F1 season
[04.44] F1 cost cutting initiatives being implemented from 2022
[07.57] Teams who finish lower in the championship will be given more time in the wind tunnel ahead of the following season
[10.12] The cost cutting initiatives are 20 years in the making, and well overdue
[12.50] Going back in time to the 2005 United States Grand Prix
[13.11] The race that broke the trust of American F1 fans
[14.18] Bridgestone v Michelin and the rules around changing tyres in 2005
[16.49] The introduction of rules designed to curb Ferrari’s dominance played a part
[18.33] No stone left unturned to get the race to happen
[23.49] The start of the 2005 United States Grand Prix
[26.27] Tiago Monteiro was a very happy beneficiary
[28.59] Michelin accepted responsibility
[33.12] F1 had their reputation tarnished, but are now welcome in the USA again
[34.28] A strong American driver would ignite interest in F1 in the USA
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