Shift+F1: A Formula 1 Podcast

Shift+F1: A Formula 1 Podcast
Shift+F1 is a weekly podcast about Formula 1. New to the sport? Check out our Preseason Primer episode (#96)! Join us for race recaps, news from the wide world of racing, and the latest on Pastor Maldonado.

116 - British GP & 70th Anniversary GP Prerace 2020
Aug 5 • 79 min
Some would say this race didn’t exactly blow anyone away. Rob’s shutters and a few tires might disagree.
115 - British GP Prerace 2020
Jul 29 • 62 min
After a weekend completely and cruelly devoid of Formula 1 race cars, we’re back where it all began for a much needed double-header.
114 - Hungarian GP 2020
Jul 22 • 110 min
After two great races in Austria, we weren’t necessarily HUNGARY for more… but there’s always room for dessert.
113 - Styrian GP & Hungarian GP Prerace 2020
Jul 15 • 83 min
When water particles condense in the atmosphere, the result is a concentration of wild qualifying, driver rumors, and, of course, robots.
112 - Austrian GP & Styrian GP Prerace 2020
Jul 8 • 115 min
The first race of the 2020 season was one for the history books in more ways than one.
111 - Austrian GP Prerace 2020
Jul 1 • 77 min
Formula 1 is BACK, everyone! What could possibly go wrong?
110 - News Update: Tighten up the Graphics
Jun 24 • 66 min
The 2020 F1 season is fast approaching, so get that hand sanitizer ready, install those contact tracing apps, and somebody get Robert Kubica on the phone.
109 - News Update: Serious Business
Jun 10 • 83 min
Toto hates fun, Williams looks for cash, and McLaren reserves its video game events for only the most addicted fans.
108 - News Update: Much Ado Abt Regulating
May 27 • 84 min
We update you on years of regulations, two weeks of driver swapping and, of course, the latest esports drama.
107 - News Update: Sainz of Disruption
May 13 • 83 min
While F1 seeks to contain their people in a “biosphere,” Ferrari lets one of theirs loose. Show notes:
106 - Chain Bear AKA Stuart Taylor: A Chat
May 6 • 69 min
We’re joined this week by Stuart Taylor, creator of the fantastic YouTube channel Chain Bear F1, in a wide-ranging discussion about the sport’s past, present, and future. Show notes:
105 - News Update: Bananagrams
Apr 29 • 69 min
Formula 1 is a sport with a plan, but whether that plan stands up to a globe-spanning, nigh-unstoppable force remains to be seen. The coronavirus may have an impact, too.
104 - Drive to Survive Season 2: Episodes 7-10
Apr 22 • 109 min
We close out the 2019 season once more with the epic (?) conclusion of Drive to Survive Season 2.
103 - News Update: Doomsayer
Apr 15 • 90 min
We’re split on how the rest of the season will shape up, but thankfully virtual racing is providing enough (maybe too much) news to satiate us.
102 - Drive to Survive Season 2: Episodes 4-6
Apr 8 • 86 min
We tackle the dark middle chapter of Netflix’s F1 series, featuring fedoras, exceedingly slippery race tracks, and some brutal team radio.
101 - News Update: Reverse Engineers
Apr 1 • 65 min
In this week’s Formula 1 news, Mercedes and other teams are racing to help COVID-19 victims while “Dr.” Helmut Marko becomes an actual Bond villain.
100 - Drive to Survive Season 2: Episodes 1-3
Mar 25 • 84 min
For our ONE HUNDREDTH EPISODE, we switch things up by discussing the first three expletive-filled episodes of Netflix’s Drive to Survive Season 2.
99 - Coronavirus Hits F1
Mar 18 • 70 min
The start to the season slips away amid the worldwide impact of coronavirus. Doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun, though!
98 - Australian GP Prerace 2020
Mar 11 • 65 min
If there’s one thing we can all agree on (or at least seven of us), it’s that we can’t wait to see how the grid lines up in definitely-coronavirus-free Australia.
97 - Preseason Testing 2020
Mar 4 • 93 min
Now that the teams have had six whole days to work out the kinks with their cars, we make wild assumptions about how everybody will stack up.
96 - Preseason Primer 2020
Feb 26 • 132 min
New to F1? You’ve come to the right place! We get you, uh, up to speed on the cars, drivers, rules, and all the weird drama that can happen in the planet’s fastest sport.
95 - Offseason News Update 2020
Feb 5 • 83 min
Dearest race fans, much has happened since we last spoke! Contracts were signed, trucks were rolled, and energy drinks were responsible for, well, about what you’d expect.
94 - End of Season 2019
Dec 18, 2019 • 96 min
As F1 lights up its tires and blazes off toward the horizon, we recount our favorite moments of the season, make wild guesses about 2020, and try to figure out what to do with ourselves.
93 - Abu Dhabi GP 2019
Dec 4, 2019 • 86 min
The 2019 season goes out with… well, Abu Dhabi, which is why we’re talking about chemtrails, 3D-printed perfume, and nearly resorting to cannibalism.
92 - Abu Dhabi GP Prerace 2019
Nov 27, 2019 • 52 min
As the sun sets on the Formula 1 season, the lights are still on over biofuels and… blockchain?
91 - Brazilian GP 2019
Nov 20, 2019 • 75 min
Brazil comes through once again to deliver us something truly unexpected.
90 - Brazilian GP Prerace 2019
Nov 13, 2019 • 69 min
Formula 1 announces a commitment to carbon neutrality as it heads to the land of rain forests and even rainier tracks.
89 - United States GP 2019
Nov 5, 2019 • 98 min
It’s a Red Letter Day for F1 as the 2021 regulations are unveiled in the lead-up to what is sure to be a Championship-deciding battle in Austin.
88 - Mexican GP & United States GP Prerace 2019
Oct 30, 2019 • 95 min
Mexico played host to a veritable strategy fiesta. But like any good party, the cops showed up and confiscated Renault’s points from the Japanese Grand Prix.
87 - Mexican GP Prerace 2019
Oct 23, 2019 • 58 min
We’re back in the Americas for a team name change, tips on attending a race, and a potential Hitman crossover.
86 - Japanese GP 2019
Oct 16, 2019 • 93 min
The clouds part in time for us to have a race featuring a crazy start, technical gremlins, and COLLUSION??
85 - Japanese GP Prerace 2019
Oct 9, 2019 • 84 min
We’re confirmed for more races in 2020, but if this SUPER TYPHOON doesn’t slow down, we might have one less race this weekend!
84 - Russian GP 2019
Oct 2, 2019 • 94 min
If all this confusion continues at Ferrari, October might end up looking a little more silver than red.
83 - Singapore GP & Russian GP Prerace 2019
Sep 25, 2019 • 96 min
Singapore issues some orders that are tough to take, just like Sochi’s Turn 3 (for some of us). Note: spoilers for the IndyCar championship from 1:33:50 to 1:34:31.
82 - Singapore GP Prerace 2019
Sep 18, 2019 • 61 min
Like a pile of roast beef slices, Formula 1 heads under the heat lamps for a race around the Ring of Fire.
81 - Italian GP 2019
Sep 11, 2019 • 74 min
A traffic jam leads to one of the weirdest qualifying sessions in recent memory, and things spin off from there.
80 - Belgian GP & Italian GP Prerace 2019
Sep 4, 2019 • 82 min
Triumph and tragedy at the Belgian Grand Prix.
79 - Belgian GP Prerace 2019
Aug 28, 2019 • 65 min
F1 is back from its summer hiatus, and so are shocking driver changes, sleek new car designs, and frighteningly tricky triangles.
78 - Hungarian GP 2019
Aug 7, 2019 • 103 min
As far as we’re concerned, Formula 1 has earned its summer vacation with this fitting cap on four excellent races.
77 - German GP & Hungarian GP Prerace 2019
Jul 31, 2019 • 105 min
Rob & Danny recount the terrific chaos of the German Grand Prix in so much glorious detail that they basically forget there’s another race on this weekend.
76 - German GP Prerace 2019
Jul 24, 2019 • 70 min
While F1 looks for solutions, another racing series embraces the nail-biting madness that can happen when you flip the grid on its head.
75 - British GP 2019
Jul 17, 2019 • 104 min
Attention Walmart shoppers, it’s a two-for-one special this week! Not only have we had back-to-back great races, we’ve also got the grift that just won’t quit.
74 - British GP Prerace 2019
Jul 10, 2019 • 87 min
While Formula 1 may be riddled with actual Bond villains, we thankfully still have the Festival of Speed to remind us of our heroes.
73 - Austrian GP 2019
Jul 3, 2019 • 96 min
Strap on your lederhosen for the best race of the year so far! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll harvest personal data from unsuspecting app users!
72 - French GP & Austrian GP Prerace 2019
Jun 26, 2019 • 88 min
Despite the circumstances we’re still left with plenty to talk about, like racing board games, questionable legal strategies, and an exciting new Formula “series.”
71 - French GP Prerace 2019
Jun 19, 2019 • 60 min
Danny & Rob establish a front row lockout and look forward to an overtake free weekend in the south of France.
70 - Canadian GP 2019
Jun 13, 2019 • 92 min
Buckle up, everyone. Not only are there cars maybe-dangerously reentering the track, we’ve also got some shady beverages to drink!
69 - Monaco GP & Canadian GP Prerace 2019
Jun 5, 2019 • 103 min
In this BEHEMOTH of an episode, we pardon nobody’s French in trying to understand just what exactly is happening at Ferrari. Also Canada.
68 - Monaco GP Prerace 2019
May 22, 2019 • 63 min
We begin with some sad news but our spirits are lifted by more shenanigans from Rich Energy, bumbling at the Indy 500, and BIG ol’ cars.
67 - Spanish GP 2019
May 15, 2019 • 95 min
It’s chaos on the radio for us once again in Spain but we eventually manage to get our nuts going in the right direction.
66 - Spanish GP Prerace 2019
May 8, 2019 • 68 min
Our new aerodynamic elements and snowplows are ready for F1’s return to Spain.
65 - Azerbaijan GP 2019
May 1, 2019 • 90 min
Whether it’s a distinct lack of race incidents or confusion over the reverse button, Baku never fails to keep us guessing.
64 - Azerbaijan GP Prerace 2019
Apr 25, 2019 • 73 min
We shave down to the bare essentials this week but still find time for shady energy drinks, Gene’s tire mysteries, and Tilke’s ever-increasing madness.
63 - Chinese GP 2019
Apr 17, 2019 • 65 min
We run afoul of the F1 gods but not as much as some of the teams. La-Z-Boy and pigskin required for this recap of a perplexing race.
62 - Chinese GP Prerace 2019
Apr 10, 2019 • 87 min
You know, if Bahrain was any indication, this season of Formula 1 is going to be pretty stellar. We’re gonna need a bigger podcast.
61 - Bahrain GP Prerace 2019
Mar 28, 2019 • 93 min
The first race of the season is in the books! Now that some light has been shed on the teams’ REAL pace, we may actually have more questions than answers.
60 - Australian GP Prerace + Testing 2019
Mar 14, 2019 • 104 min
We sit our back ends down for a lengthy talk about the new 2019 rule changes, what we can glean from offseason testing, and what to expect from the first race of the year!
59 - Preseason Primer 2019
Mar 7, 2019 • 94 min
New to F1? This is the perfect place to start! We get you, uh, up to speed on the cars, drivers, rules, and all the weird drama that can happen in the planet’s fastest sport.
58 - Offseason News Update 2019
Jan 17, 2019 • 39 min
Just because cars aren’t going around in circles doesn’t mean there isn’t drama! We issue hot takes on the sacking of a team principal, Max’s community service, and announcements for announcements.
57 - End of Season 2018
Nov 29, 2018 • 102 min
Despite our predictions we get hard racing, spectacular crashes, and even more Will Smith as F1 drives off into the sunset. But NOW what do we do??
56 - Abu Dhabi GP Prerace 2018
Nov 22, 2018 • 90 min
As we prepare for the final race of the season, we give thanks for the absolute dummy-fest that was Brazil.
55 - Brazilian GP Prerace 2018
Nov 8, 2018 • 67 min
With two races to go in the season (and a NEW one coming in 2020!), we get down to Brazilian business with car swaps, sacrificial engines, and Paul di Resta’s magic calculator.
54 - United States GP & Mexican GP 2018
Nov 1, 2018 • 90 min
We double-stack the race talk this week and BOY HOWDY do we have a lot to cover! Championship hopes, the thawing of a ice-cold streak, and, yes, male anatomy all appear in this grande-sized episode.
53 - United States GP Prerace 2018
Oct 18, 2018 • 80 min
We head on down to flavor country after a jaunt in Japan leaves us screaming into our helmets.
52 - Japanese GP Prerace 2018
Oct 4, 2018 • 88 min
The podcast grows to 150% its previous size to accommodate heated team orders debates, the Mie prefecture, and all the knickknacks in Ireland.
51 - Russian GP Prerace 2018
Sep 27, 2018 • 71 min
Daddy O’Dwyer is back in the cockpit this week to weigh in on the slugfest in Singapore, the proper name for trucks, and the return of the torpedo?
50 - Singapore GP Prerace 2018
Sep 13, 2018 • 77 min
It seems at Monza you can’t help but see red, especially after questionable tire gambles, phantom pit stops, and criminally unrounded floors.
49 - Italian GP Prerace 2018
Aug 30, 2018 • 56 min
The season restarts with a bang (several, in fact), and while we may have jinxed Belgium, Italy lies just around the long, tightening corner.
48 - Belgian GP Prerace 2018
Aug 23, 2018 • 80 min
The silly season is living up to its name, but more importantly: RACE CARS ARE BACK!!
47 - Midseason Break 2018
Aug 9, 2018 • 73 min
We may be in the middle of an F1 drought but don’t worry: a downpour in Hungary and Danny Ric making it rain is enough to wet our racing whistles.
46 - Hungarian GP Prerace 2018
Jul 26, 2018 • 68 min
With Danny on dad duty, Drew’s joined by Waypoint Senior Editor and longtime F1 fan Rob Zacny to recap the absolutely bonkers German GP.
45 - German GP Prerace 2018
Jul 19, 2018 • 17 min
Coming at you LIVE (to tape) from about as far away as you can get from Germany, Drew’s got track notez, long-overdue firings, and news from the wide world of Florida.
44 - British GP Prerace 2018
Jul 5, 2018 • 29 min
Drew’s the last one standing after a plague of mechanical issues decimate the Austrian GP, leading to resignations, rival podcasts, and one of the best races of the season!
43 - Austrian GP Prerace 2018
Jun 28, 2018 • 57 min
We’re split on the French GP but we CAN agree that LEC should go to Ferrari, three DRS zones is more than two, and Saudi Arabia is definitely a country.
42 - French GP Prerace 2018
Jun 20, 2018 • 73 min
After what must certainly have been an excess in poutine results in a sleepy Canadian GP, we perk up with a brand-new (to us) circuit, Red Bull engine news, and CONTROVERSY.
41 - Canadian GP Prerace 2018
Jun 7, 2018 • 86 min
Drew’s back from the Balkans but balks before broclaiming anything good about Monaco. But who cares?! Coming up is a race that will treat you just as well as its home citizens do.
40 - Monaco GP Prerace 2018
May 24, 2018 • 58 min
Danny is joined by Shift+F1’s reserve driver Dave Lang to talk about Romain Grosjean’s pirouette’s and what to expect from Saturday’s race in Monaco.
39 - Spanish GP Prerace 2018
May 9, 2018 • 42 min
Danny delights in summarizing the dramatic comedy that was the Baku Grand Prix while looking forward to a sunny Spring getaway in Catalonia.
38 - Azerbaijan GP Prerace 2018
Apr 26, 2018 • 74 min
We jump from Asia, site of the craziest race of this year, to “Europe,” site of the craziest race of last year. What’s in store for us from Castle Track?
37 - Chinese GP Prerace 2018
Apr 12, 2018 • 93 min
THAT’S what we’re talking about! Things get hectic on the track, in the pits, and on the mics under the magical lights of Bahrain.
36 - Bahrain GP Prerace 2018
Apr 5, 2018 • 91 min
The first race of the season is in the books, along with some atrocious broadcast snafus, pit lane flubs, software gremlins, and, to top it all off, a Maldonado sighting.
35 - Preseason Primer 2018
Mar 23, 2018 • 113 min
We kick the season off with our customary primer episode geared toward fellow F1 newbies! Go from 0-200 on car, team, and driver knowledge, learn what’s new for 2018, and get the lowdown on this weekend’s race in Australia!
34 - Abu Dhabi GP 2017
Nov 29, 2017 • 88 min
We cartwheel across the finish line of the 2017 season by freaking out about the new F1 logo, puzzling over shell corporations, and pondering the future.
33 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Prerace 2017
Nov 22, 2017 • 21 min
On this most important of American Holidays Danny gives thanks to F1 and gives you a whistle-stop pre-race podcast of what you need to know going into the final race of the 2017 F1 season. SHOW NOTES
32 - Brazilian GP 2017
Nov 15, 2017 • 71 min
No rain this year, but we are nonetheless showered with Lap 1 incidents, a war of words over engines, and a tire that goes to 11.
31 - Brazilian GP Prerace 2017
Nov 9, 2017 • 59 min
Dave Lang is here to not talk about Massa’s retirement. Instead, we discuss sweet treats, crybabies, and running from the feds.
30 - Mexican GP 2017
Nov 1, 2017 • 59 min
Drew’s back from the land of Felipe Pasta just in time for one heck of a race at mile-point-five-high stadium.
29 - United States GP & Mexican GP Prerace 2017
Oct 26, 2017 • 73 min
Danny and Dave Lang join forces to recap all the action from last week’s United States Grand Prix, while looking ahead to this weekend’s race south of the border!
28 - United States GP Prerace 2017
Oct 19, 2017 • 43 min
Danny goes for a solo lap around the Circuit of the Americas, discusses Toro Rosso’s musical chairs, the possibility of rain, Lewis Hamilton’s tough decision, and more.
27 - Japanese GP 2017
Oct 11, 2017 • 52 min
This week we learn how to crash into the same wall over and over, how to passively/aggressively settle your differences with other drivers, and that you should never, ever leave your phone unlocked around Ricciardo.
26 - Malaysian GP & Japanese GP Prerace 2017
Oct 5, 2017 • 54 min
After engine problems, drains, and everything else that went down before the race, things start looking up for everyone, including you, the viewer! TV times they are a-changin’, so here’s to a 2018 full of races like this one.
25 - Malaysian GP Prerace 2017
Sep 27, 2017 • 69 min
The mercury is rising across the planet so, bare those midriffs and get ready for effective-immediately driver swaps, nut shots, and the final (?) Malaysian Grand Prix.
24 - Singapore GP 2017
Sep 21, 2017 • 48 min
When it rains, it pours, and boy did the boys pour on the excitement under the lights. We talk first-turn incidents, the world’s slipperiest bridge, and, of course, pulmonary diseases.
23 - Singapore GP Prerace 2017
Sep 13, 2017 • 57 min
Strap a gigantic camera to your head, because you’re going to want to capture the start of the 2017 Silly Season. Drivers, teams, and engines fly all over the place ahead of the hot, sticky, safety car-filled nights in Singapore.
22 - Italian GP 2017
Sep 7, 2017 • 40 min
In a sea of red stands out the biggest Ferrari fan of all. Dave Lang here to talk grid spot groaning, first person champagne, and who is saltiest after Monza (hint: it’s Dave Lang).
21 - Belgian GP & Italian GP Prerace 2017
Aug 30, 2017 • 49 min
We’re on the Belgian GP like Danny Ric on a car. Well, maybe without as many candles.
20 - Belgian GP Prerace 2017
Aug 23, 2017 • 51 min
F1 is back, baby! We’ve got the lowdown on Spa along with Polish energy drink reports, driver contracts, and Nationwide-themed marital bling.
19 - Hungarian GP 2017
Aug 2, 2017 • 51 min
Radio drama and late-game strats can’t hold a candle to the masterful post-race oratory of F1’s wisest sages.
18 - Hungarian GP Prerace 2017
Jul 26, 2017 • 72 min
Fire up the grill and be good to yourself because it’s time for lessons on tires, 1960s rally driving, and how to speak Australian.
17 - British GP 2017
Jul 20, 2017 • 69 min
On your plates! It’s time for another trip into the salt mines with the mayor, the torpedo, and whoever makes Ferrari’s tires.
16 - Austrian GP & British GP Prerace 2017
Jul 12, 2017 • 57 min
It’s tough to follow a banger like Baku, but Austria gave it a shot at the beginning, end, and… practically nowhere else. But who cares! Danny’s back and we’ve got another race right around the corner!
15 - Austrian GP Prerace 2017
Jul 6, 2017 • 33 min
Austria’s chief export may be textiles, but the rumor mills are running full-tilt in regards to Force India’s name, Max Verstappen’s future, and the return of an F1 great.
14 - Azerbaijan GP 2017
Jun 28, 2017 • 75 min
Temperatures and tempers reach boiling points in one of the craziest carbon fiber-strewn rage-fests we’ve ever seen.
13 - Canadian GP & Azerbaijan GP Prerace 2017
Jun 21, 2017 • 56 min
E3 may have put the brakes on us for one episode but buckle up because this week we’ve got team principal shakeups, team order shakedowns, and everyone’s favorite starship captain.
12 - Canadian GP Prerace 2017
Jun 8, 2017 • 63 min
Break out the tinnies (but not the tinnies), because it’s time for forks in the road, Hell in Norway, and sick burns all around.
11 - Monaco GP 2017
May 31, 2017 • 55 min
Drew and Danny prove they aren’t the same person by appearing in the same room to talk about an exciting car race and the Monaco Grand Prix.
10 - Monaco GP Prerace 2017
May 25, 2017 • 33 min
Today on Sports vs. Birds, Drew’s back to discuss dangerous eating establishments, rad old cameras, the return of a favorite, and that of a LEGEND.
09 - Spanish GP 2017
May 18, 2017 • 42 min
Danny takes you around 66 laps of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as we recount all bumping and grinding from this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.
08 - Spanish GP Prerace 2017
May 11, 2017 • 32 min
Just like Alonso, Danny decides to go it alone for a weekend and chat about all the news, gossip and track details as we warm up for what promises to be a scorching Spanish Grand Prix.
07 - Russian GP 2017
May 3, 2017 • 62 min
With a race about as exciting as the pavement it was conducted on, at least we have colorful Massa dolls to haunt our dreams for a while.
06 - Russian GP Prerace 2017
Apr 26, 2017 • 57 min
Dave Lang torpedoes us for a second time as we warm up for another Black Sea brawl, but not before Red Bull cries van-wolf, Renault voyages home, and emails show us the errors of our ways.
05 - Bahrain GP 2017
Apr 19, 2017 • 55 min
While Danny’s catching some rays, Drew and special guest Dave Lang have a warm-weather vacation of their own, complete with team orders, frites orders, and the usual Indian media hype.
04 - Chinese GP & Bahrain GP Prerace 2017
Apr 12, 2017 • 81 min
Could it be that Verstappen pulls another Brazil, Alonso races an IndyCar, and we witness the return of real, actual racing? We don’t know the answers any more than Bottas’ engineer knows who’s in his car.
03 - Chinese GP Prerace 2017
Apr 5, 2017 • 29 min
With Danny out in some prefecture, Drew just compares everything to American football, baseball, and mobster movies. Or, wait, one of those is real.
02 - Australian GP 2017
Mar 29, 2017 • 60 min
Away we go! The first race of the season is in our rear view mirrors, and it leaves us with questions, answers, and that sweet In-N-Out special sauce.
01 - Preseason Primer 2017
Mar 20, 2017 • 88 min
New season, new name, same old speedy race cars! We’re back with our customary layman’s intro to F1, what’s new for 2017, testing updates, news, and our VERY informed predictions. Join us!