After the snoozefest that was France, the Austrian Grand Prix delivered in spades with a very exciting race between two very excitable children. Cheeka and Terry talk about Spielberg's best action since Jurassic Park, and Phill pops in from on location to have his say as well. Plus there's a quiz and stuff.
The French Grand Prix was a shambles with hardly any entertainment value at all, which aligns very well with this podcast. With both Cheeka and Producer Matt on holiday, Phill and Terry hamfistedly wrestle a recorder to bring you all the news and reaction from Paul Ricard. Overwhelming evidence suggests it’ll be brilliant.
Ferrari mess it up again! OR DO THEY? Phill, Terry and reserve/test presenter Alex Goy discuss the Canadian Grand Prix, where Vettel threw a hissy fit and Hamilton won again, even though he didn’t. Who was right? Who was wrong? We’ll find out, and we’ve also got some fascinating facts about Canada that even Emanuele Pirro can’t argue with.
Depending on who you ask, the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix was either a tense, exciting affair or a dull, predictable procession. But at least everyone managed to qualify, unlike McLaren and Fernando Alonso at the Indy 500. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss these things and more, including the very sad departure of Niki Lauda. Oh, and there’s an extra-refreshing edition of the Fact Off.
The Spanish Grand Prix happened, was rubbish and now Barcelona is dead and gone forever. Cheeka, Phill and Terry hail the new Dutch Grand Prix and reflect on a snoozefest in Catalunya. Also there’s another Fact off. FAAAAAAACT.
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is always exciting, except that first year and also this year, when all the fun happened in practice and qualifying. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss why the race was as dull as uncovered drainwater, and also reveal some very exciting new visual t-shirt designs that work very well on an audio podcast.
It’s the 1000th episode of FF1S, celebrating 1000 years of Formula 1. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back at every race ever, but more specifically the Chinese Grand Prix and discuss how Ferrari fucked it all up AGAIN, and some other drivel about people spinning for no reason. There’s also an ill-conceived look back at the earliest podcasting days.
Better late than never, it’s the Bahrain GP podcast! Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on Leclerc’s unfortunate woes, Vettel’s incompetent woes and Mercedes’ unexpected victory. Plus there’s a NEW FEATURE holy shit.
The Australian Grand Prix threw up plenty of surprises, not least Valtteri Bottas remembering how to drive and chuck the F-bomb around rather liberally. But some things never change, and Williams were reassuringly shit. Cheeka, Phill and Terry mull the outwash from Albert Park with all their usual insight and professionalism. That is, not much.
Never mind free practice, the real start of the F1 season is here. It's the FF1S post-testing , pre-racing episode. With Cheeka temporarily indisposed, Phill and Terry are joined by reserve and testing presenter Cameron Tait to talk rule changes, driver changes and why Gunther Steiner is our new spirit animal.
In part two of our End of Season Spectacular, Cheeka, Jack and Terry are pretty drunk, and Phill's there too trying vainly to keep things on topic. We talk about the second half of the 2019 F1 season, which driver is the sexiest and whether Jack prefers Formula E or not. Also, there's news of our charity Christmas Single! Yes, really. #podaid
It’s the grand end-of-season spectacular, with special guest F1 commentator Jack Nicholls! After a 2018 that saw broken legs, spectacular crashes and Ferrari throwing it away as always, Cheeka, Phill, Terry and Jack reflect on all the nonsense by going down the pub as usual - and proceed to get shit-faced while discussing everything that went down this year.
And so the 2018 seasons lumbers to a close in Abu Dhabi, and all the drivers basically sum up their season in one race. Hamilton gets his 11th win of the season, Vettel comes close but not close enough, and Verstappen gets a bit stroppy. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back at the Yas Marina goings on, and there’s exciting news of the next Christmas Number One.
Fight! Fight! Fight! Well, pathetic shoving. Verstappen and Ocon come to blows - nearly - after an eventful Brazilian Grand Prix. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss all the goings on and mention in passing that Mercedes won a championship, even though no one really cares. Plus Terry learns that meeting your heroes is awkward.
Right, that’s your fun over for another year. Hamilton wins the title in Mexico and will be phoning it in for the rest of the season. Max Verstappen won the race but failed to impress Terry, who together with Cheeka and Phill reflects on the Mexican Grand Prix, moans about everything and swears a lot. As usual.
The US Grand Prix saw Lewis Hamilton wrap up his fifth world title and oh no wait, he didn’t. Kimi won. What? Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on Ferrari being fast, Vettel being useless and unexpected sound effects. Plus Terry starts another inter-podcast flame war, for no discernible reason.
Cheeka, Terry and Phill give the lowdown on Hamilton's championship-winning (probably, getting it in early) race at the Suzuka, and his other milestones. Plus: haikus and Terry's bid for another F1 championship called 2018½.
The Russian Grand Prix saw a pleasing lack of Novichok, but it also saw Mercedes tell Valtteri Bottas in no uncertain terms that he is Hamilton’s Dobby the House Elf and should be thankful for it. Cheeka, Phill and Terry analyse the fallout from Sochi and the rest of the usual nonsense that F1 spews our each week.
Singapore saw a god-like lap from Lewis, god-awful mistakes from Ferrari and God knows what was going on with Perez and the midfield hooligans. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk via the wonder of the internet about all the goings on at Marina Bay, and reflect on Kimi returning to his roots.