Formula 1 2021 – My experience at the Austrian GP, British GP Controversy – F1 Explained

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Well, I’m back from vacation! I spent 2 weeks in Europe and caught the Austrian GP while I was there. It was a fantastic experience – highly recommended. I’ll tell you a bit about that and then cover the British Grand Prix.

First, we’ve had an experimental format for the race weekend so that’s worth covering and of course I’ll take you through my thoughts on Lewis and Max coming together.

Glad to be back!

Opening Track: Cake – The Distance

No podcast after Styrian GP

I’m traveling to Austria the day after the Styrian GP to attend the Austrian GP! As a result, skipping a week on the production as I’m packing, sorting last minute itinerary details, and finally winging off to Europe.

I do plan to publish an episode after the Austrian GP while I’m away though. Talk soon!

Formula 1 2021 – French GP, Parc Ferme, How Does DRS work? – F1 Explained

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YAAASS we got ourselves a championship race! Race recap and why it wasn’t Bottas’ fault for finishing where he did, I’ll revisit Aston Martin and their performance (complete with a quote from their media head), and then our explainer topics today are Parc Ferme and a listener question on how DRS works.

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Opening Track: Moby – Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)

Formula 1 2021 – Azerbaijan GP, Flags, Aston Martin – F1 Explained

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Baku told Monaco, “Hold my beer!” and we saw a second race where Mercedes didn’t perform as we expect. Great to see a podium full of fresh faces! Why have Aston Martin had two consecutive good race results? I’ll break that down for you.

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Opening Track: Elbow – Grounds For Divorce

Formula 1 2021 – Monaco GP, Mercedes’ Awful Race, Red Bull on Top, Where Does Russell Go? – F1 Explained

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Normally Monaco is a snoozefest but it managed to be an absolute banger – for Monaco standards that is. We’ll go through the race per usual, but then I’ll also cover a couple listener questions such as why does it seem that only Bottas gets hosed on Mercedes’ pit stops? What makes a good car vs a good driver? And finally, where does George Russell go? I’ll cover the F1 driver market as it stands and what his options are.

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Opening Track – Cults – Always Forever

Formula 1 2021 – Spanish GP, Mercedes’ Brilliant Strategy, Safety Car Restarts – F1 Explained

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Brilliant win by Mercedes. That was a showcase of just what F1 race strategists do with their day and I’ll take you through what made the win happen.

I’ll also explain how the Safety Car restart procedure works.

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Opening Track: Blondie – One Way or Another

Formula 1 2021 – Portuguese GP, Race Pace & Is Mazepin Too Slow? – F1 Explained

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Bit of a stinker of a race, but still plenty to talk about. Little bit of follow up touching on the new Sprint Qualifying format as well as track limits. Then diving into qualifying and the race at the Portuguese GP.

As much as I don’t want to talk about Mazepin, we should. Is he too slow for Formula 1? What can be done about it?

Finally I wrap things up with an explainer about “race pace” vs “qualifying pace.” What are they? Drivers and teams talk about them all the time. I’ll demystify it for you.

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Opening track: Washed Out – Feel It All Around

Formula 1 2021 – Imola, Russell & Bottas, Miami GP, and Race Weekend Changes – F1 Explained

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Woah! What a race at Imola! I love when it rains as it typically makes things very interesting. The big story, obviously, is between Russell & Bottas so I’ll break that down for you. I’ll also break down the announcement of a second grand prix here in the US – Miami. Lastly, we may see a shakeup of the race weekend format. Listen on to find out more.

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Opening Track: Groove Armada – Paper Romance (Black Light version)

Formula 1 2021 – Bahrain GP, Sabine Schmitz – F1 Explained

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Well! That was a great opening race. I’ll dive into things worth talking about such as why Max gave the position back, Perez’s great race, and what’s up with Vettel?? First up though we lost another motorsports great in Sabine Schmitz.

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Opening Track: Joywave – Destruction