Formula 1 Austrian GP – Race Ready – F1 Explained

Opening Track: M83 – Midnight City

It’s been 7 months since we’ve had Formula 1 racing and it’s been an excuciating wait. Thankfully we are on the cusp of that wait being over. Sunday we’ll see our first race of 2020 with the Austrian GP. I’ll update you on the latest news, what to look out for at the Red Bull Ring, and give you a bit of history from prior races here. When you’re done, you’ll be Race Ready.

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Formula 1 News Update – F1 Explained

Opening track: Morcheeba – The See

A bunch has happened in the last couple of weeks with respect to changes coming to F1 in 2021. Cost caps, technical regulation tweaks and more so I thought I’d break it down for you.

Not to worry, I’ll be back just before the season (hopefully?) kicks off prior to the Austrian GP to get you Race Ready.

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VETTEL LEAVES FERRARI – Formula 1 Explained

Oh. My. Goodness.

We haven’t even had a race in 2020 yet and we’re elbow deep into Silly Season again. A massive bombshell with news this morning that Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari are parting ways at the end of the season.

Catch up on where the season stands so far and my thoughts on who could replace him!

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Australian Grand Prix 2020 – Race Ready – F1 Explained

Opening Track: AC/DC – For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

Well, here we are with F1 2020 about to officially kick off. So exciting! After a quick bit of news about the next grand prix, I’ll take you through the track itself, what to look for, incidents in the past that have made Melbourne an exciting race, and finally when to catch it live.

After listening, you’ll be Race Ready.

Referenced material:
Martin Brundle’s crash in 1996
Ralf Schumacher kicking off an 8 car wreck in 2002
Fernando Alonso’s horrific crash in 2016 that he walked away from

2020 Pre-Season Testing & Interview with Chris Sylt of Formula Money – F1 Explained

Intro song: Nina Simone – Feeling Good

Kicking off the 2020 series with a bang! I’ll take you through what we’ve seen thus far for 2020 including driver lineup changes, new car liveries, and a couple of bombshells dropped during the first pre-season test.

I also was fortunate to have along Chris Sylt of Formula Money for a great chat. He’s been following the money in F1 for 20 years and had some great insight into teams, organizers, drivers, and how money revolves around all of them. It’s a great listen.

As mentioned, the format is changing and I’ll be getting you Race Ready during the 2020 season. Expect episodes to drop the Wednesday or Thursday before the race weekend. You’ll then know what to watch for that specific race weekend.

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Bonus Episode – Ford v Ferrari: Formula 1 Explained

Opening track: Greta Van Fleet – Highway Tune

It was movie night over at our place so we saw Ford v Ferrari. (Legit it may be the 4th movie we’ve ever seen together.) Is it a cinematic masterpiece? No. Is it fun? You betcha. Go see it, then give a listen as we talk about LeMans, the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari, what the movie got right, and what was hugely glossed over.

F1 A to Z: Women in Motorsport with WSeries driver Sabré Cook – F101: Formula 1 Explained

Opening track: Wax Tailor – Que Sera

I’m super excited about this one as I’ve got a special guest for you, WSeries racing driver Sabré Cook.

Sabré grew up karting, pursued a mechanical engineering degree, won a coveted spot in the Infiniti Engineering Academy where she’s now working for Renault’s F1 team as a composites engineer and somehow managed to find time to race competitively in the inaugural WSeries season in 2019. She’s on the hunt to improve in the coming 2020 season where WSeries will add two races to the calendar.

She also shared her experience at the 2019 United States Grand Prix where she was on site for the weekend for Infiniti.

Have a listen and then head over to to find all her social accounts to follow.

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F1 A to Z: Vettel, Sebastian Vettel – F101: Formula 1 Explained

Opening track: Örsten – Fleur Blanche

Diving into the letter V, I couldn’t not dedicate the episode to Sebastian Vettel so that’s who we’ll cover in this one.

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Referenced Material:
Robert Kubica’s crash at the Canadian GP
The 2010 season over on
Alonso’s thousand yard stare after losing to Seb for the third year running
Mattiacci and Alonso: The Real Story