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Fan cars are back, Nigel Mansell’s mustache is intact, and the phrase “net zero” is getting thrown around. What decade is it? SHOW NOTES The story of the 1978 Brabham fan car The new McMurty fan car’s run up the Goodwood hill climb (listen to the fan wind up) Nigel Mansell and his mustache carefully ascend the Goodwood hill (note the active suspens…
 
A wet qualifying loads the DRS train full of cargo, but Canada’s tricky track may just derail it. SHOW NOTES Follow the Goodwood action on YouTube (livestream!) and Twitter HAM returns to the glory days (here’s a page with an embed) Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter…
 
Bad luck continues to plague some drivers while others grapple with team orders and struggle to make corners. SHOW NOTES An onboard of South Africa’s Kyalami circuit Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Join our fantasy league with invite code 8216cd…
 
Baku blazes in the distance, but will it burn as bright as we expect? SHOW NOTES This month’s Patreon episode is about Love The Beast, Eric Bana’s ode to rallying Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Join our fantasy league with invite code 8216cd95f…
 
If this is to be the last Monaco GP, at least the rain made it an interesting one. IndyCar and NASCAR spoilers from 0:57:46 to 1:04:08 SHOW NOTES 30-minute highlights of this weekend’s Indy 500 NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 full replay, extended highlights, or just the flip Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1pod…
 
The heat of the moment causes silly moves, car problems, and no doubt some sunburned heads. SHOW NOTES RaceFans’ summary of team upgrades Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Join our fantasy league with invite code 8216cd95f9 New to F1? Check out ou…
 
We get ready for the upcoming double-header the only way we know how: by reminiscing about Pastor Maldonado. SHOW NOTES LEC’s classic Ferrari mishap Extended highlights from a chaotic Indy GP Formula E’s Gen3 car design is divisive eSkootr: full replay, highlights, and Nick’s on-the-ground photos! Colton Herta alerting us to a new twist on an old f…
 
After much hype, let’s see if the Miami GP floated our boats or left us in dry dock. SHOW NOTES The full Rob Zacny stove saga Protests of the FIA’s sporting code from HAM and VET Grosjean’s hand was partially protected by his wedding ring W Series highlights on F1’s YouTube channel: Race 1, Race 2 Oh yes, the eSkootr championship is real A series o…
 
The water may be fake, but our excitement about the fake water is real. SHOW NOTES The fake water at Miami’s “marina” Haas’ GTA-inspired poster for the Miami GP Guessing what the track will be like with PER driving around cones, a video game render, and a drone video Miami GP campus map Hopefully we won’t need backup cars like after Spa 1998 Where …
 
April showers bring red flags in the first sprint weekend of the year. SHOW NOTES The Miami “marina” under construction Sebastien Buemi has brake trouble Highlights from F2 Race 1 / Race 2 and F3 Race 1 / Race 2 Vox video about micro-concussions Where to watch W Series Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1p…
 
What qualifies as “good racing?” What qualifies as “pole position?” What qualifies as “qualifying?” SHOW NOTES Elizabeth Blackstock and Alanis King’s book about the Rich Energy saga is up for preorder! Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Join our fa…
 
A front wing comes off, but not from who you’d expect! This and more surprises in the land of Aus. SHOW NOTES [IndyCar Long Beach spoilers from 1:00:10 to 1:00:55] VET goes for a $5,432 joyride Yet more NASCAR fisticuffs Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1…
 
F1 returns to a classic venue and announces a return to a… potential classic? SHOW NOTES RIC has a new wine and a decanter with a familiar shape Spa’s re-profiling is looking good (more comparison shots) The problems with making classic tracks into F1 tracks Sean Kelly, F1 stats man, is a great Twitter follow What’s going on on LEC’s steering wheel…
 
SHOW NOTES Chinese F1 commentators react to Zhou’s first race HAM’s radio messages: video clip and transcript Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Join our fantasy league with invite code 8216cd95f9 New to F1? Check out our primer episode…
 
The more things change, the more… they’re different! Welcome to the new order of F1. SHOW NOTES Helmet-cam footage of the race’s pivotal battle Seat fitting at Haas for MAG’s baby daughter Praise be, Ted’s Qualifying Notebook is on ESPN3 in the US! (thanks, John!) Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcas…
 
Not even the winds of the desert can blow us off the COURSE TO RACING! SHOW NOTES Nikita Mazepin and his dad are the same person (source) Comparison of Mercedes’ and Ferrari’s sidepods Vanity Fair dressed five drivers in some INCREDIBLE clothes Our W Series primer episode Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shift…
 
Curious about F1 but don’t know where to begin? Look no further! Buckle up for a crash course on the world’s fastest soap opera. SHOW NOTES Yes, there was once a six-wheeled F1 car and one with a huge fan on it RaceFans’ list of where F1 airs in each country F1 TV pricing and limitations by country F1’s YouTube channel posts highlights of each sess…
 
New cars! Changes at the top… of everywhere! There’s lots to discuss, and the season hasn’t even started yet! SHOW NOTES Car liveries: Alfa Romeo (testing livery), Alpha Tauri, Alpine (pink version), Aston Martin, Ferrari, Haas, McLaren, Mercedes, Red Bull, Williams All the crypto sponsorships currently on the grid It’s rough out there for F1’s mec…
 
F1 couldn’t have scripted a more fitting finale to this wild and crazy season. Then again… MAYBE THEY DID??!? SHOW NOTES Our next Patron-exclusive episode will be on Michael Fassbender: Road to Le Mans Season 2 and Season 3 RAI narrates an animated video about his career Chain Bear dives into the regulations to explain the end of the race This year…
 
Not since The Orb has something circular and illuminated in Saudi Arabia caused so much of a stir. SHOW NOTES Our Patreon-exclusive episode on season 1 of Michael Fassbender: Road to Le Mans is now available Mercedes’ dual-onboard video of a late-race pass Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.…
 
As usual, we don't know what to expect at a brand new circuit, except that it will probably be weird. SHOW NOTES Our next Patron-exclusive episode will be on season 1 of Michael Fassbender: Road to Le Mans RIC holding Cyril to his promise Grosjean’s Phoenix graphic and interview with Rosberg A hot lap of the Jeddah circuit in the F1 video game Jame…
 
Championship pressure exceeds recommended limits for tires, rear wings, and team principals in F1’s inaugural Qatar weekend. SHOW NOTES Our next Patron-exclusive episode will be on season 1 of Michael Fassbender: Road to Le Mans @AnnotatedWA’s theory about BOT’s start Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto caught in the act of sabotage Support the s…
 
Title battles, corporate sabotage, weeping Russians, and racing in the runoff - Rob & Danny wrap up a race weekend that had it all. Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Join our fantasy league with invite code 7350a6d919 New to F1? Check out our prim…
 
F1 continues its three-stop tour of the Americas while we get our hopes up about (a) new graphic(s?). SHOW NOTES Our next Patron-exclusive episode will be on season 1 of Michael Fassbender: Road to Le Mans The battle for fastest lap in the closing stages of the race Airspeeder is trying to convince you that a “flying car” championship will happen (…
 
It's time to return to Mexico and see if Checo can complete the fairytale as the season approached its denouement. Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Join our fantasy league with invite code 7350a6d919 New to F1? Check out our primer episode…
 
Drivers explore the furthest reaches of track limits in this journey towards the Texas sunset. Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Join our fantasy league with invite code 7350a6d919 New to F1? Check out our primer episode…
 
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the calendars, petrochemical promises, and mushroom clouds. SHOW NOTES RIC trying out some new clothes and facial hair Transcript of VET’s interview about activism, the climate, and the future of F1 Liveries for the Jurassic X-Prix Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf…
 
Sure, dealing with erratic weather and degrading tires is tough, but have you tried attending the Turkish GP? SHOW NOTES F1’s breakdown of HAM’s team communications about tires Istanbul Park saw crushes of people who made their own exits this weekend (thanks, Phil!) Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podc…
 
Rob returns to weigh in on the Istanbul Circuit, F1’s fascination with the Middle East, and, of course, the best national anthems. SHOW NOTES How iRacing models real cars in-game Chain Bear explains dirty air vs. slipstream Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shif…
 
Sochi serves up a stunner while we ill-advisedly wade into comparing national anthems. SHOW NOTES McLaren radio transcripts from the last six laps RaceFans’ lap chart from the Russian GP Frequency of national anthems from 1950 to 2017 RaceFans claims this is the most competitive season in the hybrid era Unconfirmed photo of the state of the Jeddah …
 
More drivers fall into place and we imagine a three-driver future ahead of a potentially wet Sochi. SHOW NOTES Drew’s raising money for the National MS Society over at BlinkingGuy.com Will Buxton’s Twitter thread about HAM exiting the pits Our theme song is Drive On By (more variations if you search) Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonu…
 
The podcast gets 33% more American as we dive into the war in Italy between Britain and the Netherlands. SHOW NOTES Kevin Turner at Autosport wonders whether VER can see the bigger picture Damage to HAM’s helmet Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast J…
 
The home crowd and the driver market go wild ahead of the sport’s return to Italy. SHOW NOTES The story of “spygate,” the McLaren/Ferrari espionage scandal Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Join our fantasy league with invite code 7350a6d919 New t…
 
Wet weather and Spa combine for a historic race, but not exactly in the way everybody wanted. SHOW NOTES ALO’s helmet-cam lap of Spa Eau Rouge incidents this weekend: W Series, Formula 1, Formula 3 Eau Rouge had gravel in the 90s Team radio from Belgium, including HAM‘s bad trip VER runs old Zandvoort in Assetto Corsa and new Zandvoort in real life…
 
Some formidable corners (and a few rain clouds) loom in the distance as F1 kicks off the second half of the season! SHOW NOTES Chaos at Spa: 2018 (Hulkenberg into ALO), 2012 (Grosjean into HAM & ALO), 1998 (everybody into each other) What is up with this track in Utah? (thanks Doug!) Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email…
 
With the summer break upon us, we get up to speed on one of the most unique championships in the motorsport world. SHOW NOTES The 2019 W Series season is available for free on YouTube Jessica Hawkins breaks the lawnmower speed record Emma Kimilainen’s extremely Finnish podium celebration Sling’s World Sports package can be tricky to find 2021 seaso…
 
F1 drops the mic (and a whole lot of dough on repairs) ahead of the summer break with a chaotic race for the ages. SHOW NOTES Grosjean’s Spa 2012 crash ALO goes up and over LEC in the Spa 2018 crash The extent of the damage to VER’s car (more info) The weird grid at Indianapolis 2005 (more info) HAM-Mercedes transcript during the restart out-lap RU…
 
Red Bull keeps being Red Bull in the lead-up to twisty, tricky Hungary. SHOW NOTES Racing was at one point an Olympic sport (sort of) Dieter Rencken’s argument for banning red-flag repairs Where each corner name at Silverstone comes from Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Tw…
 
We get plenty of mileage out of a contentious move and a brand new session in merry ol’ England. SHOW NOTES ALO had an eventful start in the Sprint Radio messages lobbying the race director Ever wondered if the camera helicopter upsets the cars? The findings and recommendations of The Hamilton Commission Support the show on Patreon and get all our …
 
Formula 1 is messing with qualifying again, but this time it might be… interesting? Also: impressions of the new F1 video game, silly season revs up, and Rob reckons with Ferrari. SHOW NOTES Sprint Qualifying videos of varying utility from Formula 1 and Chain Bear Penalty point totals from Formula 1 and WTF1 Support the show on Patreon and get all …
 
Austria deals us some close battles while COVID deals a blow to a similar-sounding country. SHOW NOTES Will Buxton’s thread about leaving room The battle for the final point Chain Bear on slipstream vs. dirty air Steiner gives MAZ a spinning top A lap around Igora Drive, the new site of the Russian GP Support the show on Patreon and get all our bon…
 
Styria stacks this episode with charges through the field, calendar changes, pit stop safety, and Rob’s enduring woe. SHOW NOTES BOT’s pit lane spin during Free Practice 2 caused some tattling to the stewards Race highlights, featuring turbulence around the 3:59 mark An aerial shot of Russia’s Igora Drive circuit, karting track in the foreground Il…
 
A good French GP? Tobacco-less tobacco? Kevin Magnussen having FUN? What will they think of next? SHOW NOTES Our next Patreon podcast subject is the animated short film Le Mans 1955 - Deadly Competition Hot leaks of a 2022 car mock-up RaceFans’ recap of MAG’s IndyCar debut MAG and GRO talkin’ ‘bout racin’ The old Austria track is slightly terrifyin…
 
The next race is France so we busy ourselves with sick boats, trophy clones, and quantum throttle pedals. IndyCar spoilers from 24:37 to 28:28 SHOW NOTES Our next Patreon podcast subject is the animated short film Le Mans 1955 - Deadly Competition A Rich Energy book is happening F1’s Beyond the Grid episodes with Paddy Lowe and Yuki Tsunoda IndyCar…
 
The F1 track with a reputation for chaos did not disappoint this week, but some still rued mistakes, freak (?) failures, and dark, dark magic. SHOW NOTES Our next Patreon podcast subject is the animated short film Le Mans 1955 - Deadly Competition The late move at the finish that caused anger ALO doing what ALO does The Race’s explanation of Merced…
 
We try not to jinx the Clash at the Castle by talking wind tunnels, the Indy 500, and who has the coolest wheel guns. Indy 500 spoilers from 18:56 to 29:26 SHOW NOTES A visual collection of every team’s wheel guns Mercedes explaining what happened in Monaco F1 drivers trying to name one F1 team per letter Indy 500: 30-minute highlight and a breakdo…
 
Low passing but high drama on Formula 1’s big day. SHOW NOTES Danny’s Patreon “Pack Walk” How a driveshaft hub works Wheel nut comparison between a normal one and the one from the race (thanks @douglasbonham!) RaceFans’ Monaco lap chart One driver’s post-race interview gets crashed by another Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episod…
 
The calendar and Red Bull’s rear wings are changing shape ahead of F1’s “crown jewel,” but we still find plenty to get excited about. IndyCar spoilers from 10:17 to 16:03 SHOW NOTES Grosjean’s recent Beyond The Grid episode IndyCar’s 30-minute edit of this weekend’s race and the post-race photo (spoilers) Article about MAZ’s experince with Haas His…
 
A strategy-heavy race leaves us pondering driver futures, Zak Brown’s salty bets, and the Teriyaki Boyz. Formula 3 spoilers from 38:23 to 39:03 SHOW NOTES One of the Formula 3 races this weekend was particularly nutty (spoilers) Robert Wickens driving a hand-controlled race car SAI explaining how the Ferrari steering wheel works (and here’s another…
 
The races are coming fast and loose these days! Try not to slip on the tarmac or get BLOWN OFF THE DANG TRACK. IndyCar spoilers from 1:10:24 to 1:12:43 SHOW NOTES Sprint race details from PlanetF1 (article) and Chain Bear (video) David Coulthard and Michael Schumacher’s blue flag miscue RAI’s radio confusion in Bahrain Support the show on Patreon a…
 
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