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Some of us aren’t sold on driver decisions, but others of us are sold and then leased back because that’s something we do now. SHOW NOTES You can still donate to Waypoint’s Save Point and Drew’s Bike MS fundraisers! (Archives here and here.) Our next Patreon-exclusive episode will be about the documentary Senna KVY and a bottle of vodka having thei…
 
The start is often the most exciting part of the race. Most of the time, there’s just one. SHOW NOTES F1’s analysis of the restart crash The Race’s chronicle of GRO’s heroic drive VET getting to be a qualifying spectator Ferrari’s 1000th GP celebration was… something The 27 races Ferrari didn’t race in Gabe Newell’s racing team, The Heart of Racing…
 
This week marks the end of an era and, just maybe, the start of a new one. SHOW NOTES Chain Bear explains slipstreaming vs. dirty air The winner savoring the podium 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 150a9d0…
 
Spa turned out to be a small bump on the 2020 F1 calendar, but Ferrari’s got a much rougher road ahead. SHOW NOTES NOR’s savage response to his teammate’s misfortune The 1989 Indy 500 and its amazing intro Round 1 of Super Formula was this weekend! Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Foll…
 
It’s big week for signing pieces of paper as F1 agrees on money stuff, Williams sells out, and virtual drivers make strange career decisions. (Indy 500 spoilers from 1:13:28 to 1:14:38) SHOW NOTES Icelandic dune buggies that literally drive on water Lauren Kaori Gurley’s Motherboard article about Instacart Microsoft Flight Simulator has some deligh…
 
With the amount of passing this week and the banning of qualifying modes, it SURE FEELS LIKE somebody’s trying to stop us from partying. SHOW NOTES This month on Patreon, we’re watching C'etait un Rendezvous and its “remake” This week’s team radio was full of fun Incredibly, nobody was seriously hurt in this MotoGP crash in Austria A classic soccer…
 
Round 2 of Silverstone is no nicer on tires than the FIA is on Racing Point’s brake ducts. SHOW NOTES We used to have thermal imagery to see tire temperatures Somebody walks away with the wrong trophy Chain Bear’s explanation of the Racing Point protest How to master Silverstone according to prominent YouTuber Nico Rosberg Group T4 trucks are the r…
 
Some would say this race didn’t exactly blow anyone away. Rob’s shutters and a few tires might disagree. SHOW NOTES 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 150a9d0499 New to F1? Check out our primer episode…
 
After a weekend completely and cruelly devoid of Formula 1 race cars, we’re back where it all began for a much needed double-header. SHOW NOTES RaceFans has a render of Silverstone’s trackside condos Alonso gives Webber a ride at the 2013 Singapore GP The Roborace cars look cool, but will they actually… you know… race? Support the show on Patreon a…
 
After two great races in Austria, we weren’t necessarily HUNGARY for more… but there’s always room for dessert. SHOW NOTES Our next Patron-exclusive podcast will be about Grand Prix (1966), which is rentable on Amazon All the mechanics trying to fix VER’s suspension before the race start A bunch of links to make F1 TV suck less (thanks to Copy / Pa…
 
When water particles condense in the atmosphere, the result is a concentration of wild qualifying, driver rumors, and, of course, robots. SHOW NOTES The final two laps from four angles (with team radio) No, the podium robots were not a figment of our imagination Autosport’s profile of fluid engineer Stephanie Travers Support the show on Patreon and…
 
The first race of the 2020 season was one for the history books in more ways than one. SHOW NOTES The Ferrari looks like a handful The final lap from onboard (with radio) and inside the garage Mark Knopfler’s Speedway At Nazareth Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at…
 
Formula 1 is BACK, everyone! What could possibly go wrong? SHOW NOTES Our bonus podcast about the Formula E documentary “And We Go Green” is up on Patreon Mercedes’ video about logistics ahead of the Austrian GP It took three tries to start the 1987 Austrian Grand Prix F1 TV is currently 25% off with code BACK25 Join our fantasy league with invite …
 
The 2020 F1 season is fast approaching, so get that hand sanitizer ready, install those contact tracing apps, and somebody get Robert Kubica on the phone. SHOW NOTES And We Go Green is on Hulu and YouTube (geo-blocked and age-gated) The Bahrain “oval” looks wild AWS tries to explain some of the upcoming F1 TV graphics La Liga is experimenting with …
 
Toto hates fun, Williams looks for cash, and McLaren reserves its video game events for only the most addicted fans. SHOW NOTES Formula E documentary And We Go Green is on Hulu and Channel 4 Chain Bear explains how reverse grid qualifying would work This weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual with its stacked grid will be broadcast on Motorsport.tv …
 
We update you on years of regulations, two weeks of driver swapping and, of course, the latest esports drama. SHOW NOTES F1's New Aero Rules Daniel Abt Out at Audi Formula E Email About Bottas To Renault Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast New to F1…
 
While F1 seeks to contain their people in a “biosphere,” Ferrari lets one of theirs loose. SHOW NOTES Our Race Day video at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Dale Jr. and the iRacing team preserving Wilkesboro (thanks Steve!) The Nurburgring coaster: first-person view and the story behind it (thanks Tim!) The IndyCar debacle: Initial incident with…
 
We’re joined this week by Stuart Taylor, creator of the fantastic YouTube channel Chain Bear F1, in a wide-ranging discussion about the sport’s past, present, and future. SHOW NOTES Chain Bear on YouTube, Twitter, and Patreon Chain Bear videos mentioned: A History of F1’s On Screen Graphics Can we run a reverse race at Silverstone? An old race circ…
 
Formula 1 is a sport with a plan, but whether that plan stands up to a globe-spanning, nigh-unstoppable force remains to be seen. The coronavirus may have an impact, too. SHOW NOTES Taki Inoue’s unfortunate run-in with the medical car Autosport’s collection of one-race drivers That French fighter jet ejection story NASCAR’s virtual flyover NOR race…
 
We close out the 2019 season once more with the epic (?) conclusion of Drive to Survive Season 2. SHOW NOTES F1 added more classic races to YouTube: Spain 1996, China 2018, Japan 1994 Formula E teamed up with Marbula 1 for Marbula E LEC, RUS, and NOR played Euro Truck Simulator and encountered some guy with a recorder Support the show on Patreon an…
 
We’re split on how the rest of the season will shape up, but thankfully virtual racing is providing enough (maybe too much) news to satiate us. SHOW NOTES Chain Bear’s video about how reverse Silverstone could work F1’s Top 10 Stirling Moss Moments Aaron AKA “arnhws” made a Shift+F1 Gran Turismo livery: pic 1, pic 2, pic 3 An attempt by ALB to comm…
 
We tackle the dark middle chapter of Netflix’s F1 series, featuring fedoras, exceedingly slippery race tracks, and some brutal team radio. SHOW NOTES Classic F1 races: Bahrain 2014, Australia 1986, Monaco 1996, Europe 1997 Supercars’ first eRacing event at Monza was total chaos Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at…
 
In this week’s Formula 1 news, Mercedes and other teams are racing to help COVID-19 victims while “Dr.” Helmut Marko becomes an actual Bond villain. SHOW NOTES We’ll have a Track Walk video of the Vietnam GP circuit this Sunday on our YouTube channel (select Patrons will get access to it on Friday) Matt recommended a Netflix film called Go Karts Yo…
 
For our ONE HUNDREDTH EPISODE, we switch things up by discussing the first three expletive-filled episodes of Netflix’s Drive to Survive Season 2. SHOW NOTES Our Bahrain Track Walk and Dirt 2 “Let’s Play” Twitter accounts to follow for eRacing updates: F1, NOR, VER, iRacing, Team Redline, The Race, Veloce Esports F1’s official Virtual Bahrain GP fe…
 
SHOW NOTES Last weekend’s virtual races: rFactor 2 feat. VER (official stream, VER highlights), F1 2019 feat. NOR (official stream, NOR’s stream, NOR’s highlights), iRacing feat. NASCAR (official stream) Shift+F1 listener John (@crofts) did a race in F1 2019 with other listeners! Here’s the archive. The PC version of F1 2019 is on sale for a few ho…
 
If there’s one thing we can all agree on (or at least seven of us), it’s that we can’t wait to see how the grid lines up in definitely-coronavirus-free Australia. SHOW NOTES Australian GP incidents: Martin Brundle, Fernando Alonso, Ralf Schumacher, Mark Webber The logistic challenge of shipping WEC and Formula 1 equipment Support the show on Patreo…
 
SHOW NOTES Chain Bear’s explanation of Dual-Axis Steering F1’s YouTube channel is actually pretty great A list of our favorite old races can be found in our Offseason 2019 guide Join our fantasy league with invite code 150a9d0499 Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at…
 
New to F1? You've come to the right place! We get you, uh, up to speed on the cars, drivers, rules, and all the weird drama that can happen in the planet's fastest sport. SHOW NOTES F1 spotter guide by Reddit user RookSeven (yet to be updated for 2020 as of recording) A list of all the drivers on social media can be found on our FAQ More F1 lingo W…
 
Dearest race fans, much has happened since we last spoke! Contracts were signed, trucks were rolled, and energy drinks were responsible for, well, about what you’d expect. SHOW NOTES Robert Kubica’s N’GINE goes V12 (thanks @k1dman!) The entire 2019 season of W Series is on YouTube (including the reverse grid race!) F2: Chasing the Dream is availabl…
 
As F1 lights up its tires and blazes off toward the horizon, we recount our favorite moments of the season, make wild guesses about 2020, and try to figure out what to do with ourselves. SHOW NOTES Our guide on what to watch in the offseason HAM & Valentino Rossi swapped rides This video of ALB, NOR, and RUS each making their case for Rookie of the…
 
The 2019 season goes out with… well, Abu Dhabi, which is why we’re talking about chemtrails, 3D-printed perfume, and nearly resorting to cannibalism. SHOW NOTES A render of what Zandvoort will look like Meet Williams’ new driver, Nicholas Latifi F1 is launching a $10,000 perfume Behind the scenes of Red Bull’s Zero-G pit stop Good F1 races to watch…
 
As the sun sets on the Formula 1 season, the lights are still on over biofuels and… blockchain? SHOW NOTES RAI playing Colin McRae Rally during his military service Red Bull’s zero-G pit stop F1 is doing some kind of blockchain thing Racing seats: Playseat Challenge, Obutto, Next Level F-GT Cockpit Racing wheels: Fanatec CSL Elite, Thrustmaster T-G…
 
Brazil comes through once again to deliver us something truly unexpected. SHOW NOTES Macau Grand Prix: Q1, Q2, Qualifying Race, Feature Race (alternate link) FIA’s page on circuit safety Ray’s Mercedes-inspired graffiti art Racing wheel stuff: Logitech G29, Wheel Stand Pro Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shif…
 
Formula 1 announces a commitment to carbon neutrality as it heads to the land of rain forests and even rainier tracks. SHOW NOTES Extra Life! Drew’s donation page and stream archive, Danny’s donation page and stream archive part 1 & part 2 Chain Bear explains the US GP tire fiasco and track limits F1’s Five Shocking Moments from the Brazilian Grand…
 
It's a Red Letter Day for F1 as the 2021 regulations are unveiled in the lead-up to what is sure to be a Championship-deciding battle in Austin. SHOW NOTES Daniel Riccardo Breaks Down Racing Movies https://youtu.be/Zf1QQO1HgYs Michael Fassbender Road to LeMans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBbAfDyC8f8 Roger Penske bought IMS and the IndyCar serie…
 
Mexico played host to a veritable strategy fiesta. But like any good party, the cops showed up and confiscated Renault’s points from the Japanese Grand Prix. SHOW NOTES Mexico’s podium featured a theatrical hydraulic lift VET is not a fan of selfies COTA lap comparison: IndyCar vs. F1 The Ferrari Wold roller coaster feat. Felipe Massa & Fernando Al…
 
We’re back in the Americas for a team name change, tips on attending a race, and a potential Hitman crossover. SHOW NOTES The full (minus two) W Series lineup for 2020 How HAM could win the championship in Mexico Image gallery of regional F1 2019 box art Video of Guenther Steiner’s outburst on F1’s Twitter account Support the show on Patreon and ge…
 
The clouds part in time for us to have a race featuring a crazy start, technical gremlins, and COLLUSION?? SHOW NOTES F1 drivers spent their typhoon downtime building models, playing FIFA, and terrorizing a bowling alley (part 1, part 2) The F1 broadcast center had to be quickly moved prior to the typhoon VET’s jump start from the stands (alternate…
 
We’re confirmed for more races in 2020, but if this SUPER TYPHOON doesn’t slow down, we might have one less race this weekend! SHOW NOTES Robert Wickens hits multiple milestones in one video Details about Billy Monger’s win in Euroformula Igora Drive might replace Sochi Autosport’s article talking about practice (subscription required) KUB’s new wh…
 
If all this confusion continues at Ferrari, October might end up looking a little more silver than red. SHOW NOTES Summary of Ferrari’s communication to LEC and VET Multi 21: explanatory video, Wikipedia article, Mark Webber’s book Aussie Grit Regarding V12s: Hazel Southwell, Chain Bear, and RaceFans respond Autosport Plus article (subscription req…
 
Singapore issues some orders that are tough to take, just like Sochi’s Turn 3 (for some of us). Note: spoilers for the IndyCar championship from 1:33:50 to 1:34:31. SHOW NOTES Drew is raising money to support MS research! The stewards explain RIC’s disqualification Wikipedia’s page on Bernadette Collins Chain Bear explains how the MGU-K works Rich …
 
Like a pile of roast beef slices, Formula 1 heads under the heat lamps for a race around the Ring of Fire. SHOW NOTES ALB’s Beyond the Grid interview was illuminating The black & white flag: Buxton is pro, Collantine con Jaime Alguersuari airborne over the Singapore Sling 2017’s spectacular opening-lap crash in Singapore Drew’s F1 newbie questions …
 
A traffic jam leads to one of the weirdest qualifying sessions in recent memory, and things spin off from there. SHOW NOTES Engineers frantically telling their drivers to go Pastor Maldonado’s appearance on F1: Beyond the Grid F3 driver Alex Peroni walked away from this scary crash at Monza (alternate angle) Chain Bear F1’s respectful analysis of A…
 
F1 is back from its summer hiatus, and so are shocking driver changes, sleek new car designs, and frighteningly tricky triangles. SHOW NOTES F1’s Top 5 moments from Spa The absolutely nuts 1998 Belgian GP on F1 TV Archive (subscription required) The case for banning Pocono W Series 2019 season (may require VPN): R1 - Hockenheim, R2 - Zolder, R3 - M…
 
As far as we’re concerned, Formula 1 has earned its summer vacation with this fitting cap on four excellent races. SHOW NOTES HAM as a mech (thanks, @ztiworoh!) F1 Visualized: Germany More info on WEC’s switch to hypercars Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shift…
 
Rob & Danny recount the terrific chaos of the German Grand Prix in so much glorious detail that they basically forget there's another race on this weekend. SHOW NOTES Standing start call was “in hindsight a very simple decision” KUB breaks record Mercedes 125-year livery but Toto hates costumes RUS disobeyed his engineer under the safety car Hocken…
 
While F1 looks for solutions, another racing series embraces the nail-biting madness that can happen when you flip the grid on its head. SHOW NOTES W Series spoilers end at 1:02:48 The latest mock-up of a 2021 car The Brabham fan car Chain Bear’s Slipstreaming vs Dirty Air (not mentioned, but helpful!) British GP3 driver Rick Parfitt Jnr’s new spon…
 
Attention Walmart shoppers, it’s a two-for-one special this week! Not only have we had back-to-back great races, we’ve also got the grift that just won’t quit. SHOW NOTES A roller coaster of emotions for one mechanic HAM and Frank Williams’ hot lap around Silverstone Details on Formula E teams’ illegal traction control systems Alonso’s eSports team…
 
While Formula 1 may be riddled with actual Bond villains, we thankfully still have the Festival of Speed to remind us of our heroes. SHOW NOTES NOR’s tweet announcing McLaren is retaining its drivers for 2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed main event and highlights playlist on YouTube Jackie Stewart hands his ailing wife a flower Full Ecclestone interv…
 
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