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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…
 
F1 is sprinting toward a new qualifying format, but will it result in delightful chaos or stop short of the finish line? Spoilers for Formula E from 17:23 to 27:48 and IndyCar from 36:25 to 40:39 SHOW NOTES Here’s a video game render of the Miami GP circuit Formula E commentators making a realization (spoilers!) Support the show on Patreon and get …
 
When it rains, it pours, especially when it comes to contentious moves, lewd gestures, and driving with your knees. SHOW NOTES Shift+F1 Discord user Novolin’s excellent edit of VER’s stricken car Some wild stuff is going on with AlphaTauri’s steering Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Fo…
 
We are FINALLY back to racing after having to hold ourselves over with regulation news, bees, and (admittedly sweet-looking) boats. SHOW NOTES VET explaining how bees work A check-in with RAI’s Instagram: race pics, Dudewithfamily, hashtag ad RAI doesn’t get paid to clap Remember to cross the finish line before you celebrate Formula E driver Oliver…
 
We fill time before the next F1 race with some check ins from the Extreme worlds of electric off-roading, Formula 2, and SWORDS. (Formula 2 spoilers from 48:55 to 50:02) SHOW NOTES Extreme E’s YouTube archives of this weekend’s broadcasts (VPN required in the US) and the Shootout semi-final. Highlights: Qualifying day, Race day. An introduction to …
 
The first race of the season is always an exciting time. Who wins? Who loses? Who gets attacked by a sandwich bag? SHOW NOTES MSC showed up with a cool shirt The new Internet website mazesp.in A highlight reel of TSU’s race The Race’s explanation of Mercedes and Aston Martin’s rake problems NASCAR on dirt was indeed wild Support the show on Patreon…
 
The first race of the season is upon us! We get the lowdown on Bahrain and make more wild assumptions based on testing. SHOW NOTES The Saudi circuit looks a little worrying Jolyon Palmer explaining an F1 steering wheel GAS’ article in The Player’s Tribune A flax boat and how flax does in impact tests (thanks Micah and luminol!) Support the show on …
 
Ah testing, that time of year we get to see all the secrets the teams have been hiding. Like bamboo driveshafts. SHOW NOTES F1’s Murray Walker Remembered The funky space gun teams are using to test tires Support the show on Patreonand get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Join our f…
 
New to F1? You’ve come to the right place! We take you from zero to 200 in this sweeping overview of the world’s fastest soap opera. SHOW NOTES The YouTube channel Chain Bear has excellent technical explainers F1’s streaming service F1TV offers live and on-demand sessions (depending on where you live) The official F1 YouTube channel has highlights …
 
F1 stars: they’re just like us! Their bosses get fired! They have to reschedule! They issue ultimatums to restrict power unit development! SHOW NOTES NASCAR at Suzuka in 1996 (thanks, Thomas!) 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 lea…
 
That’s a wrap, folks! Abu Dhabi puts a beige bow on a colorful season of speedy race cars. SHOW NOTES MAG’s opening lap VET sings a song for Ferrari Alonso’s 2005 Renault looks livelier on track (and is noticeably smaller) than modern F1 cars Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us …
 
We may be headed to Ferrari World for the next race, but Bahrain had all the roller coasters. SHOW NOTES Formula 2 spoilers from 53:17 to 58:21 A highlight reel of RUS’s race, including Bono’s helpful car tips The photo at the finish we mentioned Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow…
 
The motorsport world breathes a sigh of relief after one of the closest calls Formula 1 has ever had. SHOW NOTES A nearly real-time edit of the accident A collection of driver radio conversations after the accident Chain Bear on how crash barriers work Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com …
 
Back to back the drivers face each other in the desert not once but twice on the same track, but different. Make sense? SHOW NOTES Michael Fassbender’s “Road to Le Mans” Season 1 and Season 2 What it’s like for a normal guy to drive an F1 car Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us …
 
Wet weather and championship fights conspire to create an absolute Turkish delight. SHOW NOTES Regular road cars attempting to weather in the newly-surfaced track Wet-weather driving takes a toll on the thumbs Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Joi…
 
Turkey the country and the animal are on the table this month, but that’s not what smells so… inimitable. SHOW NOTES Hazel Southwell on Saudi Arabia Felipe Massa, safety advocate (thanks, Jimmy!) 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 …
 
Did you know the historic Imola racing circuit has the most groans per race of the entire calendar? SHOW NOTES Mercedes finds a small piece of debris lodged in BOT’s car Two different facial expressions on the podium Roborace is off to a great start Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Fol…
 
The track and weather in Portugal may be unforgiving, but they’ve got nothing on Guenther Steiner. SHOW NOTES VET sucks up a drain cover RAI’s monster start Andre Harrison’s article about VER’s language at Motorsport 101 Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1…
 
It’s another new track for Formula 1! Also, we can’t tell if the driver rumors are true or if someone’s telling… a real WOPR. SHOW NOTES RAI takes GIO for a frightening lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife A lap of the Algarve International Circuit in an A1GP car Chain Bear on how hydrogen could power an F1 car Support the show on Patreon and ge…
 
Familiar faces, brutal weather, and a high attrition rate make this an entertaining return to the Nürburgring. SHOW NOTES Danny’s F1 Game History video about Geoff Crammond’s Formula One Grand Prix One driver realizes he forgot something We fully support the pints for points initiative Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Ema…
 
It’s going to be a chilly one in Germany this weekend, but probably not as chilly as in the Red Bull garage. SHOW NOTES More information about that karting fight on track and in the pits Pat Symonds tells the story of Senna’s moving wall Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Tw…
 
For once, we were right. But fear not! The mastermind behind Formula E has a surprise in store. SHOW NOTES E1 Series boats look like podracers Article about the name of the German Grand Prix (thanks Thomas!) No seriously, what’s up with these beavers Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Fo…
 
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 …
 
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