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For F1's Sake
117 minutes | 2 months ago
FF1S.20.18 Voyage to the Bottom of the Season
And so we reach the end of 2020, the year that was shit but gave us some amazing races. Or did it? We can’t remember most of them, so we invited friend-with-benefits of the podcast Jack Nicholls on to remind us of stuff. There follows two hours of loose waffle that occasionally touches on the season that nearly wasn’t, and involves quite a bit of drinking. Subscribe to our new newsletter, where we'll update you with our take on the semi-latest F1 news throughout the off-season: ff1s.com/newsnewsnews Carfection Film Club: These Guys Broke Into a Toy Store and Built a Race Track (and instead of reporting them to the authorities Carfection made a very entertaining video out of it)
55 minutes | 2 months ago
FF1S.20.17 Sex Education - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix finished off the season with a tedious whimper, and nobody even cared that Max Verstappen finally won on merit. Cheeka, Phill and Terry start discussing the boredom at Yas Marina, but then degenerate into writing erotic fan fiction about the drivers. Because that's all the race, and indeed 2020 as a whole, deserves. Subscribe to our new newsletter, released every Monday after the race and just when we've something fun to say: ff1s.com/newsnewsnews Carfection Film Club: enjoy this Sugababes-inspired rebuilding of a classic car: Volvo P1800 Restomod By Cyan Racing: Road Review
66 minutes | 2 months ago
FF1S.20.16 Unbreakable Sergio Perez - Sakhir Grand Prix
George Russell came, he saw, he conquered but then he got a puncture and saw his puny dreams smashed. Meanwhile, Sergio Perez won his first race in 190 attempts and now everything thinks he’s great. Cheeka, Phill and Terry forensically analyse the Sakhir Grand Prix and wonder what the point of Valtteri Bottas is. Also there’s a special guest pundit. Wooo. Subscribe to our new newsletter, released every Monday after the race: ff1s.com/newsnewsnews Carfection Film Club: We Drove Colin McRae's 1997 Subaru Impreza WRC Car. Except we didn't, but the excellent Henry Catchpole did and he's a much better driver than any of us.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
FF1S.20.15 I’m Romain Grosjean, Get Me Out Of Here - Bahrain Grand Prix
Romain Grosjean exploded and gave Hamilton coronavirus, which means that all the drivers stand up and dance and whoever sits down first gets a Mercedes drive. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about the Bahrain Grand Prix, or rather all the stuff that happened around it, and wonder how all the various new drivers will get on. Plus there’s some swearing and stuff. Subscribe to our new newsletter, released every Monday after the race: ff1s.com/newsnewsnews Carfection Film Club: go check out this marvellous film about how Ferrari's F187 F1 car turned their fortunes around. For a bit.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
FF1S.20.14 - Better Call Stroll - Turkish Grand Prix
Formula 1 is finished, except there are three more races left in the desert, but no one cares because Turkey was the best race of the season and Lewis Hamilton is the champ-champ-champ-champ-champ-champ-champ. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about his immense achievement and why he's actually like Mr Bean, discuss the rise and fall of Lance Stroll and decide that the best racetrack is a newly relaid racetrack. Carfection Film Club: discover Terry's latest video, subtley entitled, "Lewis Hamilton Drank All The Milk & Other Radical Ideas To Make Formula 1 Less Boring"
53 minutes | 4 months ago
FF1S.20.13 - Wall and Grace - Gran Premio Dell'emilia Romagna 2020
It’s the Not San Marino Grand Prix and don’t mention that time when that thing happened. Instead, Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about Mercedes winning everything, Bottas having not luck and George Russell spannering it into the wall under the safety car. Ah, Imola never fails to entertain. Carfection Film Club: join us as we explore some of the greatest F1 cars ever - all in one place: Williams Heritage.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
FF1S.20.12 Schu's Line Is It Anyway? - Grande Prémio De Portugal
F1 headed to Portugal for the first time in ages, and everything went crazy for a few laps until Hamilton won, Bottas was second and Verstappen was third, as per usual. As he crushed Bottas by a country mile, Lewis ascended from this earth to become a living legend, and we've all forgotten who Michael Schumacher is now. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about all the fun at Portimao, someone wins some merch and there are various usual features too. Carfection film club: watch Henry Catchpole take the McLaren Senna to Donington Park to recreate arguably Senna's greatest ever single lap, from the 1993 European Grand Prix
68 minutes | 4 months ago
FF1S.20.11 Friday Night Shites - The Eifel Grand Prix
It was a race afflicted by fog, unreliability and Lance Stroll's case of the squits, but Lewis Hamilton crushed the memory of Michael Schumacher by waiting until Valtteri Bottas inevitably threw his pole position away, and is now the Greatest Man of All Time. Plus Honda are sodding off, Hulkenberg came back and some other stuff happened in and around the Nurburgring. Cheeka, Phill and Terry try to make sense of it all, and also talk tattoos. And not just Cyril Abiteboul's... WIN A T-SHIRT POSSIBLY by filling in our listener survey.
6 minutes | 5 months ago
VIDEO: Can TV Make Formula 1 Look Fast Again?
For those with the right apps, here's our own Terry Saunders on Carfection talking about what went wrong with Formula One (spoiler: it's telly's fault). Discover all of Terry's State of F1 videos when you subscribe to Carfection on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1V1yFYX
57 minutes | 5 months ago
FF1S.20.10 - Battlestart Galactica - Russian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton found himself Russian to see the stewards after dropping a massive clanger in the wrong place. And that meant Valtteri Bottas and a massive bee found glory in Sochi and Carlos Sainz crashed like an idiot. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk through a boring race made a bit more exciting by incompetence, because that’s what F1 is all about.
61 minutes | 5 months ago
FF1S.20.09 - Start Wreck: The Next Generation - Tuscan Grand Prix
The Tuscan Grand Prix was expected to be a dull, overtaking-free procession, but we didn’t factor in the fact that everyone wanted to crash repeatedly, which made it much more interesting. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss the magic at Mugello, as well as Vettel’s confirmed move to Aston Martin and what the hell Perez will do now. Not that we’re that bothered.
50 minutes | 6 months ago
FF1S.20.08 - Pierre Eye For The Egalité Guy - Italian Grand Prix
Party mode has been banned, but not at AlphaTauri, where the booze is free flowing following Pierre Gasly’s emotional and frankly spawny victory at the Italian Grand Prix. Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on a crazy race at Monza, talk about the highly unusual podium and who deserved to be there, and wonder just how much lower Ferrari can go.
57 minutes | 6 months ago
BONUS: Everything you need to know about Jochen Rindt (featuring David Tremayne)
This year's Italian Grand Prix marks 50 years since the death of Jochen Rindt. It happened at Monza, during practice for the 1970 race and the German driver would go on to become the only posthumous Formula 1 world champion. For many, that's about as much as they know about him - but renowned motorsport author and journalist David Tremayne thinks we need to know more about this dashing, exciting and blindingly fast driver, and has written a book about him, called Jochen Rindt: Uncrowned King of Formula 1. So Phill and Terry sat down to chat with David about Rindt and racing in the 1970s, and we recorded it for your listening pleasure. Enjoy! Buy it now: https://www.evropublishing.com/products/jochen-rindt-uncrowned-king-of-formula-1
51 minutes | 6 months ago
FF1S.20.07 - Party Mode of Five - Belgian Grand Prix
Ah, Spa. One of the finest race tracks in the world. Trust F1 to be able to make it boring as sin. The Belgian Grand Prix result was exactly what you’d expect it to be, except Ferrari were worse. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss the Francorchamps contretemps, and also discuss the now-complete 2020 season, new races and how Williams are both saved and finished. This season of For F1's Sake is brought to you by Carfection - check out the State Of F1 videos that Terry's been making with them at https://www.youtube.com/Carfection/ Night Rave by Jason Shaw used under creative commons licence.
48 minutes | 6 months ago
FF1S.20.06 - My So-Called Race - Spanish Grand Prix
F1 finally hits its stride and goes Full Boring, as Hamilton is tediously brilliant, Bottas is predictably average and Verstappen is excellent in a second-rate car. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about the Spanish Grand Prix and also touch on algorithms and whether we should mention the 2016 world champion again. The State Of F1 is supported by Carfection - go check out the best car videos on the internet: https://www.youtube.com/c/Carfection/videos
57 minutes | 6 months ago
FF1S.20.05 - Tyrefly - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
It’s the British Grand Prix 2, a sequel actually better than the original as Mercedes had some unfortunate blistering, Max romped to victory and Hulkenberg obviously didn’t get a podium. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss the 70th Anniversary GP, Racing Point being filthy cheats and then meander off on all sorts of tangents, much like Kevin Magnussen’s racing lines.
56 minutes | 7 months ago
FF1S.20.04 - Three Wheels of Fortune - British Grand Prix
The British Grand Prix was devoid of fans and devoid of much action at all, until all hell broke loose on the final few laps, thanks to Pirelli. With Cheeka sidelined due to a positive holiday test, last-minute reserve presenter Ollie Peart joins Phill and Terry to talk about tyres, coronavirus, racism and all sort of other bollocks, at least some of which is to do with F1.
47 minutes | 7 months ago
FF1S.20.03 - Through the Knee Hole - Hungarian Grand Prix
The Hungarian Grand Prix proved decisively that only races at Austria are good now, as Lewis Hamilton romped to victory and we all saw the inevitable Bottas 3.0 failure that we knew was coming. Cheeka, Phill and Terry ponder Budapest, new races, racism (again) and wonder if Kimi could actually be out of a drive next season? Surely not.
57 minutes | 7 months ago
FF1S.20.02 - Only Fools and Prancing Horses - Styrian Grand Prix
The sequel to the Austrian Grand Prix was a bit disappointing, but at least qualifying for Austria 2: Styriana was entertaining, and there's always Last Lap Lando to keep things interesting. Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on the second weekend at Spielberg and lament Ferrari's comedic failings. Plus we learn how much Terry has to pay to look as good as he does.
71 minutes | 8 months ago
FF1S.20.01 - Kerb Your Enthusiasm - Austrian Grand Prix
F1 is back! And in a move nobody expected, it was actually rather good despite the world slowly falling apart. There was intrigue. There was drama. There was pretty terrible reliability. And a Mercedes won. Cheeka, Phill and Terry convene in their virtual, make-believe pub to discuss the Austrian Grand Prix and talk racing, racism and rays of hope that maybe, just maybe, F1 will save us all.
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