Formula One's governing body, the FIA, was sneaky in its ways to keep the shoey off the podium. We had an instance where three drivers were classified third at least once. Thank you FIA, for embarrassing Formula 1. And thank you (not!) for ensuring the shoey man does not find himself on the podium, during the podium.
Daniel Ricciardo's shoey was missed in Mexico, but is it time for a new party trick? We're excited to know what it could be and how he's going to up that game!
The Mexico Grand Prix will be remembered for the FIA's inconsistent stewardship. One that saw Max Verstappen get penalty for doing a Lewis Hamilton, even when the Briton himself did not get one. And, of course, Sebastian Vettel realised that the only driver who gets away by doing The Verstappen is Max Verstappen himself.
What else did this episode teach us? Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso have friends in the FIA, but Sebastian Vettel certainly does not. In fact, after his tirade of abusive, there is little doubt there.
Should Hamilton have received a penalty? Probably, yes. Verstappen too? If Hamilton did, then yes, if not, then no. But Vettel? We think not! Are they over-regulating the sport by trying to curb natural instincts of a racing car driver? But we expect further sanctions towards Vettel for dropping the F-bomb. A race ban? Or something far worse?
Eventually, we hope that Liberty Media realises how bunching the teams up and making them compete impacts the sport. Verstappen vs Vettel vs Ricciardo is exactly what the sport needs, minus the swearing, of course.
Are Hamilton's start issues a thing of the past? We'll be glad, if they are. After all, blaming a clutch for losing the Drivers' Championships sounds very lame. We've been talking about Nico Rosberg and his "match points" as we near the end of the 2016 season. But since when did we start calling it a "match point"? This is not tennis!
Is Verstappen a threat to Hamilton or Rosberg in the Drivers' Championship? Are we the only ones fearing that he could crash into either driver in the remaining two races? He almost knocked Rosberg out of the race in Mexico!
After witnessing the Mexico Grand Prix, we are forced to agree with Ecclestone's idea of building walls to ensure drivers race within track limits. And Fernando Alonso was rated as "the best Formula 1 driver" in an impromptu vote between nine journalists. Eight out of those nine voted for Alonso. We investigate who this journalist could be.
And finally, will Ross Brawn return to save Formula 1? We certainly hope that he does. Because given the movements in Formula E, we definitely should be considering an Inside Line Formula E Podcast!
Co-presented by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah, the Inside Line F1 Podcast aims to add some much needed humour to the world of Formula 1. This podcast will be available on The Field frequently.
Mithila Mehta is an avid Formula 1 fan who also writes on travel and lifestyle on her blog: www.miss-wanderlust.com
Kunal Shah is a former racer and Force India F1 Team personnel. He pens his views on the sport and business of Formula 1 on www.kunalsf1blog.com