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Shift+F1: A Formula 1 Podcast

Shift+F1 is a weekly podcast about Formula 1. New to the sport? Check out our Preseason Primer episode (#178)! Join us for race recaps, news from the wide world of racing, and the latest on Pastor Maldonado.

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38 - Azerbaijan GP Prerace 2018

We jump from Asia, site of the craziest race of this year, to "Europe," site of the craziest race of last year. What's in store for us from Castle Track? SHOW NOTES Fantasy Formula 1 league invite code: 0b62fe (first character is a zero) Comparison video of RAI and VET's qualifying laps in China HAR discusses differences between F1 and WEC cars WipEout-style "Dresca" logo by Cal Skuthorpe AKA @buzz_clik (here's the whole GB crew and a Renault version) VER's true identity The ominous red switches inside the medical car Nico Rosberg's YouTube channel Polygon's article about Scott Speed getting banned from iRacing The smallest shoey, courtesy of EC An update from RIC and Jenson Button's brewery/shell corporation (thx Barry and Whitney!)

1hr 14mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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87 - Mexican GP Prerace 2019

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 get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Join our fantasy league with invite code 06102064b4

58mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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48 - Belgian GP Prerace 2018

The silly season is living up to its name, but more importantly: RACE CARS ARE BACK!! SHOW NOTES Rob's review of F1 2018 Racing movies mentioned: Rush, Senna, Grand Prix, 1 (though the movie Drew was thinking of may have been Grand Prix: The Killer Years), Grand Prix Driver, Williams, The 24-Hour War Notable Spa moments: PER v. OCO, GRO cartwheeling over ALO, the entire 1998 Belgian GP (on F1 TV - subscription required) ALO's greatest hits (thanks @CallMeLittleg!) Behind the scenes in the F1 control room Jacques Villeneuve is a huge nerd and it's great Rubbin' is indeed racin' according to David: figure 1, figure 2 Shift+F1 Fantasy Formula 1 league invite code: 0b62fe (first character is a zero) PS: You can send us emails over here!

1hr 20mins

23 Aug 2018

Rank #3

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59 - Preseason Primer 2019

New to F1? This is the perfect place to start! 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 We launched a Patreon! F1 TV availability in your country F1’s official YouTube channel Chain Bear F1’s YouTube channel Formula 1’s Inside F1 technical guide Formula 1 subreddit Kubica's huge crash in Canada 2007 Support us on Patreon to unlock film discussions, primer episodes for other racing series, video retrospectives on racing games, and more! Send us emails at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Join our fantasy league with invite code 06102064b4 Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast

1hr 34mins

7 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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43 - Austrian GP Prerace 2018

We're split on the French GP but we CAN agree that LEC should go to Ferrari, three DRS zones is more than two, and Saudi Arabia is definitely a country. SHOW NOTES Despite losing his legs, Billy Monger drove an F1 car Even with the helmet on, you can tell Aseel Al-Hamad is smiling (via Chicago Tribune) The F1 Trading Card Game is out of beta (iOS only) Shift+F1 Fantasy Formula 1 league invite code: 0b62fe (first character is a zero)

57mins

28 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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32 - Brazilian GP 2017

No rain this year, but we are nonetheless showered with Lap 1 incidents, a war of words over engines, and a tire that goes to 11. SHOW NOTES Highlights: Qual, Race, Radio, Onboards Vote on Twitter for what to call the pink tire PC Gamer's story about a hospitalized racing driver making a game. Demo here, Kickstarter here. (thanks @frytup!) Love blooming in the pit lane (thanks @Graboonie!) Lang's Dukes of Hazzard horn as a ringtone ("thanks" Joe and Sara!)

1hr 11mins

15 Nov 2017

Rank #6

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14 - Azerbaijan GP 2017

Temperatures and tempers reach boiling points in one of the craziest carbon fiber-strewn rage-fests we've ever seen. SHOW NOTES Highlights: Qualifying, Race, Radio, Onboards F1's analysis of the "Brake Check" F1Fanatic's lap chart is especially crazy this time The pit wall computer station of one GENE HAAS (thanks @symesy8!) A morsel from Japanese Twitter courtesy of @psylah

1hr 15mins

28 Jun 2017

Rank #7

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04 - Chinese GP & Bahrain GP Prerace 2017

Could it be that Verstappen pulls another Brazil, Alonso races an IndyCar, and we witness the return of real, actual racing? We don't know the answers any more than Bottas' engineer knows who's in his car. SHOW NOTES Highlights: Qualifying, Race, VET and RIC at Turn 6, team radio Onboards: VER's opening lap, PER overtaking, VER saves it, MAG mixes it up GRO's proof that he slowed under yellow How a London street race might go (thanks @nickgebell!) A fantastic Formula 2 primer (thanks to AlterAlias on the Cloth Map Discord!) MAS and VER playing ping-pong during the rain delay (thanks @Devon_007!) @elbee holding the Cloth Map logo next to some sweet race machines!! Oh my goodness that Formula E race (Qualifying, Race)

1hr 21mins

13 Apr 2017

Rank #8

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50 - Singapore GP Prerace 2018

It seems at Monza you can’t help but see red, especially after questionable tire gambles, phantom pit stops, and criminally unrounded floors. SHOW NOTES Why GRO was disqualified, by Chain Bear F1 RAI’s (low-res) team announcement Ross Brawn shows off a 2021 concept car A Moto2 rider grabs his opponent’s brake lever Raikkonen at Sauber with an Ericsson Shift+F1 Fantasy Formula 1 league invite code: 0b62fe (first character is a zero) You can send us emails over here!

1hr 17mins

13 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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12 - Canadian GP Prerace 2017

Break out the tinnies (but not the tinnies), because it's time for forks in the road, Hell in Norway, and sick burns all around. SHOW NOTES F1 Fanatic's rundown of Liberty's changes, including camera angles Chase Carey's vision for F1 broadcasting in great detail Forbes' 100 Highest-Paid Athletes Bespiked ice motorcycles (thanks Joseph!) RIC and VER tear up the Red Bull Ring with campers (thanks Megan!) RAI and VET (but mostly RAI) tear up the pitch (thanks Andrew!) Eight hours of the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring (thanks Erik!) A supercut of McLaren-Honda's mechanical failures (thanks Sean!) One sexy shot of HUL's Renault (thanks Mike!)

1hr 3mins

8 Jun 2017

Rank #10

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31 - Brazilian GP Prerace 2017

Dave Lang is here to not talk about Massa's retirement. Instead, we discuss sweet treats, crybabies, and running from the feds. SHOW NOTES Brazil 2016: Director's Cut, Max's Masterclass An exhaustive article about HAM's tax situation KVY, the unluckiest guy in (virtual) racing (thanks @lucyheartracing!) SWAMP BUGGY RACING

59mins

10 Nov 2017

Rank #11

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13 - Canadian GP & Azerbaijan GP Prerace 2017

E3 may have put the brakes on us for one episode but buckle up because this week we've got team principal shakeups, team order shakedowns, and everyone's favorite starship captain. SHOW NOTES Canada: Qual, Race, Radio, Onboards, Patrick Stewart on the podium Azerbaijan: Circuit guide, HAM's disastrous race last year F1 2018 calendar released! Rare video from inside the Monaco driver briefing We're a podcast about racing, so here's some Jack Russel terriers racing A look at how Williams' pit crew trains (thanks @bobbygondo!) A tattoo of MAS' face (thanks @EduardoPaulo!) A T-shirt for real race fans (thanks @Doobit!) Also: we didn't mention it, but there apparently used to be a tradition at the Canadian Grand Prix where teams would build their own rafts and race them across a pond at the circuit. This was brought back for 2017 and you can watch the whole thing here!

56mins

22 Jun 2017

Rank #12

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03 - Chinese GP Prerace 2017

With Danny out in some prefecture, Drew just compares everything to American football, baseball, and mobster movies. Or, wait, one of those is real. SHOW NOTES F1's G-force comparison from 2016-2017 A great article from Ars Technica about the technology behind Formula 1 Formula 4 US's official website and entry costs PDF A surprisingly great recap of the Australian GP by comedian Bill Burr

29mins

6 Apr 2017

Rank #13

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10 - Monaco GP Prerace 2017

Today on Sports vs. Birds, Drew's back to discuss dangerous eating establishments, rad old cameras, the return of a favorite, and that of a LEGEND. SHOW NOTES Indy 500 starting grid Modern F1 pics with a camera from 1913 RIC's heartbreaking Monaco 2016 pit stop Tire selections for Monaco (and tire rules) ALO does his best Randy Johnson impression and kills two birds with one car A fantastic IndyCar primer for F1 fans from Reddit (thanks Greg!) IndyCar's new bodywork designs As promised, ALO on a skateboard

33mins

25 May 2017

Rank #14

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09 - Spanish GP 2017

Danny takes you around 66 laps of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as we recount all bumping and grinding from this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. SHOW NOTES Jenson Button refuses to rule out coming back to Formula 1 on full-time basis Wehrlein proud of points finish after ‘perfect’ strategy Ricciardo admits gap remains despite podium ‘promotion’ Nicky Hayden: Ex-MotoGP champion 'extremely critical' after cycling accident

42mins

18 May 2017

Rank #15

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60 - Australian GP Prerace + Testing 2019

We sit our back ends down for a lengthy talk about the new 2019 rule changes, what we can glean from offseason testing, and what to expect from the first race of the year! SHOW NOTES We launched a Patreon! Our first bonus episode covers the documentary Williams. Comparison of all teams’ front wings How 2018 and 2008 would have changed with Fastest Lap points NOR and VER’s iRacing team (NOR’s Twitch account) Spotter guide by Reddit user RookSeven Dieter Rencken’s article on what happened to Williams NOR confirms his fantasy team RIC’s circuit guide of Albert Park F1’s podcast Beyond the Grid feat. RAI The Chemical Brothers’ We’ve Got To Try Send us emails at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Join our fantasy league with invite code 06102064b4 Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast

1hr 44mins

14 Mar 2019

Rank #16

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96 - Preseason Primer 2020

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 We like Chain Bear F1’s YouTube channel for technical explanations F1 subreddit F1’s streaming service F1 TV 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

2hr 12mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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08 - Spanish GP Prerace 2017

Just like Alonso, Danny decides to go it alone for a weekend and chat about all the news, gossip and track details as we warm up for what promises to be a scorching Spanish Grand Prix. SHOW NOTES F1 planning new fan initiatives from Spanish GP Jenson Button tells Sky F1 Monaco GP return a dream Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 'very important' for McLaren/Honda relationship Mark Webber: Alonso asked me to join him at Indy 500

32mins

11 May 2017

Rank #18

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77 - German GP & Hungarian GP Prerace 2019

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 Hockenheimring hopes German GP can return Log your F1 2019 Speedruns here W Series on Facebook 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 06102064b4

1hr 45mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #19

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33 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Prerace 2017

On this most important of American Holidays Danny gives thanks to F1 and gives you a whistle-stop pre-race podcast of what you need to know going into the final race of the 2017 F1 season. SHOW NOTES Williams confirm Kubica, Sirotkin and Stroll for test Bottas interview: Mercedes driver reflects on 'tough' season (The National) Williams deny Kubica deal is done

21mins

23 Nov 2017

Rank #20