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

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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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The upcoming W episode will have a very special guest. Listen to this episode for clues as to who it is!

Don’t forget to follow over on Twitter and feel free to give feedback to feedback@f1explained.com

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

F1 A to Z: Upended Race Weekends, Upcoming Changes, Ultimate Performance – F101: Formula 1 Explained

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Opening track: Groove Armada – Suntoucher

Going solo for this episode to bring you what happens when the race weekend gets upended by really bad weather (such as what’s happening at the Japanese GP), upcoming changes for 2020 and 2021, comparing the ultimate performance of F1 to other cars and some info on getting up close to that performance yourself! Buckle up!

Referenced Materials:

Vietnamese Grand Prix (Wikipedia)
Dutch Grand Prix (Wikipedia)
Explaining the MGH-K and MGU-H (motorsport.com)
Watch David Coulthard in a Formula 1 car take on V8 Supercars and a Mercedes AMG C63 (YouTube)
BMW M5 vs the BMW Williams F1 FW27 (YouTube)
Ferrari Challenge wreck from the 2019 Canadian GP (YouTube)

F1 A to Z: Team Dynamics, the Tow, the return of the quiz, and a special guest host! – F101: Formula 1 Explained

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Opening track: Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day

I planned to cover so much more (as you’ll hear in the introduction) but my special guest host is so good at getting me talking that we ran for nearly an hour on just two topics! We’ll have to do another T episode at some point I guess.

Also, as we wind down the A-Z we’re thinking of how else we can cover Formula 1. Let me know your thoughts at feedback@f1explained.com or over on Twitter

F1 A to Z: Senna, Summer Break, Spa, and the Shoey – F101: Formula 1 Explained

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F1 A to Z: Senna, Summer Break, Spa, and the Shoey - F101: Formula 1 Explained
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Opening Track: Muse – Hysteria

So here we are, headed into the Formula 1 summer break to talk about Senna, Safety, Spa and of course, the Shoey!

Items mentioned during this episode:

Check out Top Gear’s tribute to Aryton Senna and also the Senna documentary on Netflix. Be sure to catch Frenchy & The Talent’s Shoey. Warning: It’s, uh, Australian.

Also, Hugh Grant and Jimmy Kimmel doing shoeys for some unknown reason.

Here’s Webber overtaking Alonso through Eau Rouge at Spa. I mention Perez having a crash at the top of Eau Rouge, but in looking for video clips, I realize I was thinking of Kevin Magnussen. Here’s the carnage from the 1998 Belgian GP as well. It was an absolutely bananas race – reminiscent of the 2019 German GP from a few weeks back. Then there’s Grosjean cartwheeling his Lotus over Alonso’s head taking out both him and Hamilton’s McLaren in 2012.

Listeners, I also need your help! Let me know what you want to hear in the upcoming T episode, take the listener survey at https://f1explained.com/survey and lastly, make sure to leave a review over on iTunes. Thanks!

Lastly, Dad and I are off during the F1 summer break with trips to Europe. He and mom are off to Belgium and Normandy, myself, the wife and kids off to London and Paris.

F1 A to Z: Red Bull, Rain, Refueling, Rich Energy – F101: Formula 1 Explained

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Opening track: Saint Motel – Move

Today we dive into Red Bull, racing in the rain, refueling, and the latest social media dumpster fire Rich Energy. Dad’s also back with his quiz! 

Listeners, I also need your help! Let me know what you want to hear in the upcoming S episode, take the listener survey at https://f1explained.com/survey and lastly, make sure to leave a review over on iTunes. Thanks!

F1 A to Z: Questions from Listeners Answered! – F101: Formula 1 Explained

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Opening track: Daft Punk – Lose Yourself to Dance

I took your questions from the various places we’re at (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit) and answered them! I also have a new guest – my wife’s best friend Bethany – who is a brand spankin’ new Formula 1 fan and pelted me with newbie questions too.

Let’s roll through the letter Q on our Formula 1 journey from A to Z!

F1 A to Z: Niki Lauda, No Competition, Overtaking, Pitstops – F101: Formula 1 Explained

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Opening track: Atlas Genius – Molecules

A bit of a Montreal, Canada recap and then we dive into our topics!

F1 A to Z: Monaco, Monza and More. THE MEGA M EPISODE – F101: Formula 1 Explained

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F1 A to Z: Monaco, Monza and More. THE MEGA M EPISODE - F101: Formula 1 Explained
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Opening track: Massive Attack – Paradise Circus

It takes skilled mechanics and a heap load of money to make a Mercedes that Michael Schumacher can put on Pole Position at Monaco

All that and more on THE MEGA M EPISODE

F1 A to Z: Lewis Hamilton, Laps, Leading Strategies – F101: Formula 1 Explained

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We are back! With the 2019 Formula 1 season in full swing, we’re back to bring you more on the basics of F1 so you get the most enjoyment out of the sport. I’ve got a special guest this week – my dad! He’s a pretty new fan and I thought I’d have him along to bring us through Lewis Hamilton, Laps, and Leading strategies.