Shift+f1: A Formula 1 Podcast



Shift+F1 is a weekly podcast about Formula 1. We run down the twists and turns of Earths fastest and most expensive urinating contest. Join us for race recaps, news from the wide world of racing, and the latest on Pastor Maldonado.


  • 47 - Midseason Break 2018

    10/08/2018 Duración: 01h13min

    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. SHOW NOTES Christian Horner's candid interview on F1's Beyond the Grid podcast RaceFans' midseason teammate comparisons and driver stats Williams goes a bit nuts with the Flow-Vis STR's pre-F1 career (via Reddit) MAG does a keg stand on the Stanley Cup Yellow Yellow Yellow, a film about the IndyCar safety team (thanks Jake!) Renault added two stars to the nose of their car in honor of France's World Cup win (thanks Greg!) The 2009 Malaysian GP that Erik mentioned on F1 TV Get up to speed on MotoGP with this movie, this podcast episode, and their streaming service More great series to watch during the break: Australian Supercars (subscription), IndyCar (free on YouTube) Rob's review of Motorsport Manager 3 Shift+F1 Fantasy Formula 1 league invite code: 0b62fe (first character is a zero)

  • 46 - Hungarian GP Prerace 2018

    26/07/2018 Duración: 01h08min

    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. SHOW NOTES You can find Rob on Twitter or at his day job at Waypoint and Waypoint Radio Robert Kubica on F1's podcast, Beyond the Grid F1 cars are getting some phat rims in 2021 How different drivers react to DNFs Billy Monger does a "leggy" (thx everyone on Twitter!) Shift+F1 Fantasy Formula 1 league invite code: 0b62fe (first character is a zero)

  • 45 - German GP Prerace 2018

    19/07/2018 Duración: 17min

    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. SHOW NOTES Santino Ferrucci​​​​​​​ deliberately ramming his teammate A Roborace car does the Goodwood hillclimb (unmentioned but still cool)

  • 44 - British GP Prerace 2018

    05/07/2018 Duración: 29min

    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! SHOW NOTES Mercedes' strategy breakdown F1's new podcast Beyond the Grid (YouTube link) A Venn diagram of who has used what engine A lengthy look at F1 logistics (thanks @PlupFreak!) Shift+F1 Fantasy Formula 1 league invite code: 0b62fe (first character is a zero)

  • 43 - Austrian GP Prerace 2018

    28/06/2018 Duración: 57min

    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. SHOW NOTES Despite losing his legs, Billy Monger drove an F1 car Even with the helmet on, you can tell Aseel Al-Hamad is smiling (via Chicago Tribune) The F1 Trading Card Game is out of beta (iOS only) Shift+F1 Fantasy Formula 1 league invite code: 0b62fe (first character is a zero)

  • 42 - French GP Prerace 2018

    20/06/2018 Duración: 01h13min

    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. SHOW NOTES Guillermo del Toro and Ryan Gosling LOVING the Cars ride at Disneyland New 2019 aero regulations explained HAM's super enthusiastic ride around Circuit Paul Ricard Formula E's full-race playlist VER practicing for the French GP with Automobilista ALO's Le Mans race in flowery prose ALO is as consistent as he is fast

  • 41 - Canadian GP Prerace 2018

    07/06/2018 Duración: 01h26min

    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. SHOW NOTES VER crashes in FP3 after SAI comes out of nowhere Robert Kubica's horrifying Canadian GP crash GAS takes a helmet cam lap around Monaco (check those mirrors!) Porsche's monster lapping the Nurburgring doesn't look real A GM executive crashed the pace car in an IndyCar race Nico and Keke Rosberg lap Monaco in their championship winning cars Beta sign up page for the F1 trading card game Ferrari mixed up Toronto and Montreal Using Big Data to determine the best F1 driver of all time An insane MotoGP 3 save / ramp jump RIC and BUT's shell corporation has a trailer Shooting F1 with a Game Boy camera (and the moon with a telephoto lens)

  • 40 - Monaco GP Prerace 2018

    25/05/2018 Duración: 58min

    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

    09/05/2018 Duración: 42min

    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

    26/04/2018 Duración: 01h14min

    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? SHOW NOTES  Fantasy Formula 1 league invite code: 0b62fe (first character is a zero) Comparison video of RAI and VET's qualifying laps in China HAR discusses differences between F1 and WEC cars WipEout-style "Dresca" logo by Cal Skuthorpe AKA @buzz_clik (here's the whole GB crew and a Renault version) VER's true identity The ominous red switches inside the medical car Nico Rosberg's YouTube channel Polygon's article about Scott Speed getting banned from iRacing The smallest shoey, courtesy of EC An update from RIC and Jenson Button's brewery/shell corporation (thx Barry and Whitney!)

  • 37 - Chinese GP Prerace 2018

    12/04/2018 Duración: 01h33min

    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. SHOW NOTES McLaren's nose looks weirdly organic (pic 1, pic 2) VET defends HAM's use of foul language Book rec: The Outsider: A History of the Goalkeeper Ferrari crew member has a great sense of humor Info on the "fan car" and BBC documentary Pulling a Mark Webber: Valencia 2010 and Le Mans 1999 (video is of his teammate, who did the same thing that weekend) The Super GT podium and prize Bernie just can't let go of the past (thanks Daniel!) MotoGP with one of the strangest grids ever All the complicated pit crew stuff that happens during a stop Pope Francis did indeed bless a Formula E car

  • 36 - Bahrain GP Prerace 2018

    05/04/2018 Duración: 01h31min

    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. SHOW NOTES ESPN cuts off another sport mid-sentence Pirelli's track breakdown for Bahrain The average face of an F1 driver Gilles Villeneuve's insane rear wing from 1982 Driver height comparison (2016) Kimi loves to party Christian Horner's sexy shot (NSFW?) F1's Instagram forgets Force India An astronaut watching the Australian GP from SPACE

  • Preseason Primer 2018

    23/03/2018 Duración: 01h53min

    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

    29/11/2017 Duración: 01h28min

    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

    23/11/2017 Duración: 21min

    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.

  • 32 - Brazilian GP 2017

    15/11/2017 Duración: 01h11min

    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

    10/11/2017 Duración: 59min

    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

    01/11/2017 Duración: 59min

    Drew's back from the land of Felipe Pasta just in time for one heck of a race at mile-point-five-high stadium.

  • Episode 29 - United States GP & Mexican GP Prerace 2017

    26/10/2017 Duración: 01h13min

    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

    19/10/2017 Duración: 43min

    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.

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