Box of Neutrals

Box of Neutrals


Michael Lamonato, Rob James, and Peter McGinley valiantly attempt to create 30 minutes of approximately F1 radio that is both vaguely informative and mildly amusing, often failing spectacularly on both counts. Heard on ABC Grandstand and Phuket LIVE 89.5.


BoN 2017/12 — Spanish GP Review  

The Spanish Grand Prix overperforms, Red Bull Racing underperforms, and Peter McGinley refuses to perform — unless there's a bazooka-fired T-shirt in it for him. We pay credit to a classic TV show soundtrack.

BoN 2017/11 — Spanish GP Preview with Dieter Rencken  

With Dieter Rencken. We talk fake bribes, Jenson Button's fake motivation, and fake improvements to F1 car liveries, plus the elusive 'KFC Zinger Replay' also makes a fleeting cameo for no real reason.

BoN 2017/10 — Russian GP Review with Trent Price  

Trent Price from eRacing Magazine stands in for Rob James to review a Russian Grand Prix that can only be described as 'a race', and Peter McGinley considers the need for electrified fences in Formula One.

BoN 2017/09 — Russian GP Preview  

We commemorate the one-year anniversary of Daniil Kvyat's survival in the face of Helmut Marko, and Peter requires gratuitous use of the censor tone while butchering your selected excerpts from famous scripts.

Once you've heard Peter's renditions, visit the website to review the original in all their obviously inferior glory (and uncensored swearing).

BoN 2017/08 — Bahrain GP Review  

Peter discovers a sound effect called 'sound effect' in the database, so we revive an age-old and deeply outdated radio game to name it, and we buy a personal supply of Fernando Alonso tin hats after his third successive DNF.

BoN 2017/07 — Chinese GP Review & Bahrain GP Preview  

With Dieter Rencken. Peter McGinley brings back an Irish gift for Michael and Rob, who are shocked he managed to smuggle it through customs. Dieter Rencken lays into Honda in our monthly political segment Whadaya Rencken.

BoN 2017/06 — Chinese GP Preview with Trent Price  

Michael flies to China, where he isn't arrested for associating with Peter McGinley; Pete flies to Ireland, where there is no grand prix; and Trent Price joins Rob for the Chinese GP preview, where he is subjected to obscure Australian TV references.

BoN 2017/05 — Australian GP Review with Craig Scarborough  

With Craig Scarborough. The Australian Grand Prix is won by a car that isn't a Mercedes, Peter McGinley never comes home from the infamous Albert Park Pete's Bar, and Michael and Rob talk Ferrari's recovery and the benefits of vinyl with Scarbs.

BoN 2017/04 — Australian GP Preview with Andrew Westacott  

With Andrew Westacott, Rodney Gordon, Trent Price, and Abhishek Takle. We set unreasonable expectations for the 2017 season to preview the Australian Grand Prix, Peter McGinley discovers a new sound effect, and we dip our toes into coverage of US politics.

BoN 2017/03 — Second Preseason Test  

Peter McGinley is tickled pink by the upcoming Australian Grand Prix and Andre Rieu but not by McLaren-Honda's performance or the ABC's pronunciation of his name. We also talk about acid reflux and the South Pacific nation of Tokelau.

BoN 2017/02 — Whadaya Rencken with Dieter Rencken  

We consider just how cooked the McLaren-Honda project is, the ABC flirts with the idea of replacing Peter McGinley with CGI, and Dieter Rencken tells us what he Renckened about the F1 offseason.

BoN 2017/01 — First Preseason Test  

Box of Neutrals returns for 2017 with a slightly new cast in vaguely different outfits, but what hasn’t changed is McLaren-Honda, Felipe Massa, or Peter McGinley's love of the letter 'K'.

BoN 2016/44 — Christmas Special with Superlicense Podcast  

Box of Neutrals is joined by Superlicense Podcast's Rodney Gordon and Zach Priest to celebrate Peter McGinley's ability to make his own sound effects and other developments from the 2016 Formula One season.

BoN 2016/43 — Season Review with Olav Mol  

With Olav Mol. Ziggo Sport's Olav Mol talks about Max Verstappen fans, *that* Brazilian Grand Prix commentary, and his enthusiasm (ahem) for the French Grand Prix.

BoN 2016/42 — Season Review with Ben Edwards  

With Ben Edwards. Peter McGinley begrudgingly continues to fulfil his contractual obligations. Some world champion retires. Channel 4 F1 commentator Ben Edwards reflects on the 2016 season, though doesn't mention Placido Domingo.

BoN 2016/41 — Abu Dhabi GP Review feat. Dieter Rencken  

With Dieter Rencken. We eulogise Lewis Hamilton's excruciatingly slow loss of his world championship, Peter McGinley attempts to make his own sound effects, and Dieter Renckens he has the flu.

BoN 2016/40 — Abu Dhabi GP Preview  

We preview the last race of the season to honour the drivers who are retiring and/or being forced out of Formula One against their will, McLaren is disappointed with Fernando Alonso's progress as an actor since 2014, and some championship is up for grabs.

BoN 2016/39 — Brazilian GP Review  

Max Verstappen's racing was inspired, but the Olav Mol's 'Dutch' commentary was better. Peter McGinley refuses to apologise for not satisfying his fans. We shortlist our impromptu should-have-been champions awards.

BoN 2016/38 — Brazilian GP Preview feat. Dieter Rencken  

With Dieter Rencken. All the teams make their 2017 driver line-up announcements after we record, which makes our references to Home Improvement sound embarrassingly out of date. Plus Dieter renckens Ross Brawn might be the man to make F1 great again.

BoN 2016/37 — Mexican GP Review  

We reference Burgo's Catch Phrase and Gardening Australia to balance Sebastian Vettel's Peter McGinley-eque language and keep the show family friendly on average. Also, a race happens in Mexico.

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