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.
It’s February, and that means we’re getting stoked for the beginning of the new Formula 1 season!!! F1 Explained’s format is changing, but 100% for the better. Have a listen for what you can expect – I’ll be dropping the first episode of the 2020 season soon!
Opening Track: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Red Right Hand
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.
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 sabrecookracing.com to find all her social accounts to follow.
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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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or over on Twitter
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.
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!