Formula 1 is all done and dusted, but Cheeka, Phill and Terry roast some chestnuts over an open fire and reflect on the 2017 season, with special guest Jack Nicholls from off of the radio. We announce our 2017 Sports (Driver) Personality of the Year and remember that time when that thing happened and that driver did something stupid. Oh, happy times. Merry holidays!
[19:58, 12/20/2017] Phill Tromans: Oh, are you still here? Well, you’d better listen to the second half of our chat about the 2017 Formula 1 season, then. If you haven’t already, listen to the first half, and then come back for FACTS. And SWEARING. And A BLOKE FROM THE RADIO.
The 2017 F1 season ends with a whimper and a silly new logo in Abu Dhabi. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back on the final race of the season and generally talk nonsense about everything and everyone, as per usual. PLUS: we anoint the winner of The 2017 FF1S Fantasy League...
Hamilton hit a wall, Bottas hit his talent limit and Massa hit the end of the road (nearly). The Brazilian GP happened, and now Cheeka, Phill and Terry are going to bloody well talk about it. Also, there’s a book review, like on Radio 4, as Terry and Phill praise The Mechanic: The Secret World of the F1 Pit Lane by Marc Priestley. BUY OUR MERCH, as well as The Mechanic, at ff1s.com/shopshopshop
Bring out the revolving DJ, it’s the Mexico Grand Prix episode! Hamilton is champ, Vettel is a chump and Verstappen is a cheeky chappy. Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on a weekend of unexpected results and oxygen depletion, and there’s a special appearance from SANTA HIMSELF. Kind of.
The US GP saw a boxing legend humiliate himself, the drivers and everyone watching, while Lewis Hamilton put one and a half hands firmly on the drivers championship by winning again. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss the cringe-inducing antics and controversial penalties from the Circuit of the Americas, and play your new favourite quiz, Homes under the Hamilton!
Our favourite driver is leaving F1, and Cheeka, Phill and terry are bereft. Or happy. Wait, what does bereft mean? The gang discusses Palmer's exit, Ferrari's fuck ups and the future of F1, as well as all the usual nonsense. Oh, and the swearing's back.
Cheeka, Phill and Terry are back to discuss the last ever Malaysian Grand Prix. All the details of a rather interesting race are pored over in forensic scrutiny, and this week, in a radical change of editorial direction, NO SWEARING is heard at all. Instead, we talk Vettel and Stroll's post-race fracas, Verstappen's birthday win and there's a QUIZ. Oh yeah.
Ferrari screws everything up, Verstappen gets another beating with the Unlucky Stick and Hamilton eats celebratory vegetables. Cheeka, Phill and Terry pick through the charred remains of the Singapore Grand Prix while also ruminating on McLarenault, Toro Ronda and what future awaits for Joyless Palmer.
In the wake of the Italian Grand Prix, Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk grid penalties, shitty poetry and disappointing Ferraris. Will Mercedes now dominate? Will McLaren sign with Renault? Will anyone hire that random drummer girl again? Literally none of these questions are answered, as per usual.
F1 is back after the summer break and Belgium provided some much-needed mediocrity, punctuated by Vettel and Hamilton thrashing at the front, Ocon and Perez thrashing each other and Alonso parking a perfectly functional, if utterly shit car. Cheeka, Phill and Terry are in London in the summer and have to battle with terrible buskers to take the piss out of it all.
K-Mag becomes our new favourite driver after a foul-mouthed offer to Hulkenberg; perhaps the highlight of an ultimately tedious Hungarian GP. Still, away from the race there's plenty of soap opera-level nonsense to dissect, from mandatory flip-flops to what Sauber will be powered by next year. Cheeka, Phill and Terry drink beer and discuss it all.
The hills are alive with the sound of Vettel moaning about other drivers again, shoey-gate hits a low point and Cheeka is educated about the one and only Stefan Dennis - yes, it's all the obvious talking points from the Austrian GP.
Baku was all set to be dull as ditchwater, but then everything went fucking ridiculous. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back at a topsy-turvey Azerbaijan Grand Prix and talk about Lance Stroll as F1's new saviour, Vettel as Satan himself and why Force India's new name is just as shit as the current one.
Stroll got points, Palmer didn't crash and Ferrari weren't competitive. It was all change in Canada, apart from at McLaren, where Honda were still shit. Cheeka, Phill and Terry.com analyse all the action from the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, announce the winner of our story competition, and reflect on their own brush with greatness at the Motor Sport Hall of Fame.
The Monaco GP came and went and bored us senseless like it always does. Cheeka, Phill and Terry ruminate on Monte Carlo and what we can do to make it more exciting. Clue: it involves plumbers. Don't forget you can still enter our competition to win a day with Terry and Phill, watching the British Grand Prix (not at Silverstone - we're not made of money). Submit your 100 word story here: http://www.ff1s.com/story
The Indianapolis 500 was everything that Monaco wasn't: exciting, fast and with a Spaniard in it. Fernando Alonso braved the high speed oval in search of the triple crown, but Honda had other ideas. Cheeka, Phill and Terry dissect a different type of racing and try to make sense of it all.
It's the FF1S guide to the Indy 500! Cheeka, Phill and Terry won't let a lack of knowledge stop them from bringing you everything you need to know about America's biggest race. With Fernando Alonso taking part in the 2017 edition, it's sure to bring in plenty of F1 newbies, and this podcast brings you FACTS aplenty about milk, face sculpting and why it's basically the USA's version of the Great British Bake Off.
Cool overtakes, flaming engines and a squealing child: yes, the Spanish Grand Prix had it all. Cheeka, Phill and Terry review the best race of the season so far, in the State Of F1 we consider if F1 should have the NASCAR model of open scrutiny and we launch the greatest competition EVER.
Merc screw up, Ferrari don't screw up, and Alonso's off to Indianapolis. Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on the dash in the desert that was the Bahraini Grand Prix, and ponder the recent outbreak of fertility in the paddock. Plus! We reveal the standings after three races in our predictor league...