For F1's Sake

Once you've heard the facts, join Cheeka, Terry and Phill for their review of every grand prix - recorded (until recent events) in a pub. Formula 1 needs fixing - and For F1's Sake are the ones to fix it. Definitely.


  • The FF1S 2021 Review Of The Season Of Driving (Part 2)

    Jan 01 2022

    The season is hotting up and so is Terry’s love life. Part 2 of our 2021 season review sees Cheeka, Phill, Terry and Jack look back on a litany of management failures, edge-of-the-seat action and high drama. And that’s just Terry’s diary. They also look at the year’s F1 races, while consuming alcohol in large amounts. Say thanks with beer: ff1s.com/pintpintpint

  • The FF1S 2021 Review Of The Season Of Driving (Part 1)

    Dec 31 2021

    After perhaps the most controversial F1 season of all time, who better than three slightly drunk idiots and a respected commentator to pore over all the races of 2021? Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on the Formula 1 season with the help of 5 Live’s Jack Nicholls and Terry’s diary, which contains no references to F1 whatsoever. Recorded just before Christmas, this episode covers the first half of the season, after which we needed a break. And another drink. WE GO AGAIN TOMORROW.

  • Itsy Pitsy Post-Latifi, Masi Declares Max The Winny

    Dec 16 2021

    The finale of the 2021 Formula 1 season was, as predicted by many, a shitshow at the fuck factory, but at least it wasn’t boring. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back at the very silly Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, decide who should resign, and ultimately congratulate Max Verstappen on his first title. Also: there's a panto. Now let’s never speak of it again. Thank us for the season: ff1s.com/pintpintpint

  • Saudi You Like Me Now?

    Dec 08 2021

    Ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix everyone was worried about human rights, but we all soon forgot about that as F1 launched its biggest shit show in ages. Still, it was entertaining, and means the championship goes down to winner-takes-all in Abu Dhabi. Cheeka, Phill and Terry chew over the ludicrous goings on from Jeddah and also remember the late, great Sir Frank Williams. Join our newsletter shenanigans: ff1s.com/newsnewsnews Buy us a beer to say THANK YOU FOR THE PODS: ff1s.com/pintpintp...more

  • Anyone Can Play Qatar

    Nov 25 2021

    Qatar brought an interesting track that looked great to drive on but didn't make for a particularly enthralling race. Still, Hamilton's win keeps the title race interesting, and Fernando Alonso reminded us all of how good he could have been if he hadn't annoyed everyone early in his career. Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on the inaugural grand prix at the Losail International Circuit and waffle on about all things F1 without any particular insight or expertise, as per usual. Newsletter, every M...more

  • Saoing the Seeds of Love

    Nov 16 2021

    Cheeka's back! And she's brought a terrible quality microphone with her, so sorry about that. But with the gang back together, we talk about the Not Brazilian Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton put in one hell of a performance to overcome All The Things and close the gap to Max Verstappen in the championship. Some other drivers were also there, but honestly, we didn't really notice.

  • Mexyback

    Nov 11 2021

    Apart from qualifying and the first 100 metres, the Mexican Grand Prix was as dull as mezcal with no worm. So to liven things up, Phill and Terry are joined by SPECIAL GUEST CHEEKA, Richard "Spanners" Ready from off of the Missed Apex podcast. He gets to swear, we get a presenter while Cheeka's away, everybody's happy. Except our bodyguards, who have to stay at home now.

  • Porn and the USA

    Oct 29 2021

    The American Grand Prix had plenty of action and intrigue, with a big dollop of cheese drizzled around it, courtesy of random celebrities that apparently didn't want to be there. They probably didn't care that Max Verstappen struck what could be a decisive blow against Lewis Hamilton in the title battle. But Cheeka, Phill and Terry care. Sort of. Well, listen to them delve into the Texas fun and see what you think. This episode is supported by NordVPN - use the code FF1S to get 73% off your 2-ye...more

  • Turn Eight Days a Week

    Oct 14 2021

    The Turkish Grand Prix was a bit of a let down, and we'll be honest, this episode might be too, because Cheeka's ill. However, she's replaced by professional replacement Cheeka, Alex Goy, who joins Phill and Terry to chew through the lumps of the race in Istanbul. Valtteri Bottas put in his annual good performance, but all eyes were on Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, who failed to deliver much excitement. Still, it keeps the championship fight slightly interesting, so that's something. This e...more

  • (Ooh Aah) Just A Little Pit

    Sep 30 2021

    The rain came to Russia right at the end and made an already interesting race much more fun. Lando Norris lost and Lewis Hamilton won, but then so did Max Verstappen. In a way. Cheeka, Terry and Phill look back on an incident-packed Russian Grand Prix, and also review the new Schumacher film in their usual insightful and considered manner. You want a newsletter? You like newsletter? Have one after every race fresh from our fingers: ff1s.com/newsnewsnews

  • Drinky Boots

    Sep 15 2021

    The Italian Grand Prix provided a deathly dull sprint race and then a much more exciting main event. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss this unexpected winners, completely expected crashes and whether they deserved penalties, and then talk about sex toys and which driver you’d want to sleep with. Business as usual, really. We have a newsletter, released the Monday* after each race. Subscribe here: ff1s.com/newsnewsnews * no really

  • Ice Ice Bye-Bye

    Sep 09 2021

    Zandvoort promised much, and delivered pretty pictures, orange fog and racing boredom. But Verstappen won, so yay the Dutch GP? Cheeka, Phill and Terry ask where it all went wrong, reminisce about Cheeka’s wedding, and talk about the new driver deals, including a great speculation about Alex Albon going to Williams that we then cut because it’s out of date now. Unlucky. We have a newsletter, released the Monday(ish) after each race. Subscribe here: ff1s.com/newsnewsnews

  • We've Only Just Begun

    Sep 02 2021

    The Belgian Grand Prix… wasn’t. Phill and Terry get together to lambast the F1 idiocy that left thousands of people getting wet on a Belgian hill with no chance of a refund. They also wait for Cheeka to turn up and try and avoid a repeat of what reviews called “the worst episode ever”. Did they succeed? You decide. Please. DID YOU KNOW: we have a newsletter, released the Monday after each race? And this week's was our best yet, by all accounts. No really. Subscribe here: ff1s.com/newsnewsnews

  • Can't Stop This Finn We Started

    Aug 05 2021

    Where to start with the Hungarian Grand Prix? With inappropriate humour and big gaps in our analysis of course. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back at the chaos on the Hungaroring and try to make sense of it all, through the medium of drinking and swearing. Obviously. Subscribe to our newsletter for FUN TIMES ff1s.com/newsnewsnews

  • The Whinger Takes It All

    Jul 19 2021

    Silverstone saw two races for the British Grand Prix, except one wasn’t a race, except it was. Then Hamilton and Verstappen crashed and it was definitely someone’s fault, except it wasn’t. And everyone got Covid, probably. Cheeka, Phill and Terry are joined by a LIVE Listeners Corner phonein thing to talk about all the naughtiness in Northamptonshire, and there’s some terrible singing. Sorry.

  • Blurred Pit Lane Lines

    Jul 06 2021

    It's the second Austrian Grand Prix - and the fourth in a year - and it was nowhere near as bad as last week’s, even if Max Verstappen waltzed off to victory with no challengers. It was all action behind though; Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about harsh penalties, shouty radio messages and new contracts, among other unrelated nonsense. Subscribe to our newsletter for FUN TIMES ff1s.com/newsnewsnews

  • (Red Bull) Ring of Dire

    Jun 30 2021

    The Styrian Grand Prix promised much and delivered mostly boredom and a silly name. However, it was punctuated by Bottas spinning in the pitlane, so that was fun. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about Max Verstappen’s Hamilton-like win, worry that next week will be the same again, and also reveal Terry’s new tattoo, which may or may not be Philip Morris related.

  • Don't Double Stop Me Now

    Jun 22 2021

    Everyone expected the French GP to be boring, and for all Terry knows, it was, because he didn’t watch it. But Cheeka and Phill did, and so they all conspire to blather on about how strategy trumps pace, how stripes give us headaches and how no one every f*cking listens to us. And perhaps justifiably so.

  • Every Silly Thing He Does Is Magic

    Jun 10 2021

    Azerbaijan was a slow burner. After marshals ran out of red flags in qualifying, the race saw Charles Leclerc go backwards but then not much happened. Luckily, Pirelli intervened, and then all hell broke loose. And in the end, nothing changed in the championship. Cheeka, Phill and Terry drink a bit and talk about Verstappen and Stroll’s smashes, Hamilton’s magic dance and then get distracted by anything and everything.

  • Wake Me Up, After Monaco-co

    May 26 2021

    Monaco! Big pile of shite, but at least the cars look nice, especially the McLarens. Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on the usual Monte Carlo snoozefest but concede that the results were interesting. They also talk about Leclerc crashing deliberately, Bottas’s stripped nut and all the regular tangents.

  • Reprofiled Corners Of My Mind

    May 12 2021

    The Spanish Grand Prix was deathly dull but also quite interesting, in classic Formula 1 style. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back at the Catalunya catatonia and get regularly distracted by vaccines, weddings and all sorts of other nonsense, before eventually getting back to whether or not it was a good race, whether Verstappen has already capitulated and whether Marzipan will get sacked by his dad. ALSO: try the new daily podcast by the same team, The Retrospectors

  • Qualifying Race, Now I’m A Believer

    May 05 2021

    F1 returned to Portugal, scene of a cracking race last year. This year’s wasn’t as good. Still, Hamilton and Verstappen had a bit of a tussle at Bottas’s expense, so that was something. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about all that, sprint races and how much we’re looking forward to the Canadian Grand Prix. Support the show by using ClearVPN and their innovative F1 Shortcut, our sponsors for this episode: Download from http://clearvpn.com NEW DAILY SHOW ALERT: curious moments from history, on the ...more

  • George Of The Bungle?

    Apr 22 2021

    It's the Definitely Not The San Marino Grand Prix roundup, where Cheeka, Phill and Terry wonder why everyone had forgotten how to drive properly. Still, Max Verstappen messed up the least to win and all the Mercedeses piled into a wall, or each other, and Uncle Toto is angry. Also, Terry is sad, so send him (and the rest of us) a beer. Thanks to our sponsors for this episode, ClearVPN, the first effortless VPN for a secure and personalized online experience, complete with the Watch F1 Season 202...more

  • Introducing... The Apres

    Apr 15 2021

    Seems like ages since the last race, doesn't it? While Terry and Phill await this weekend's action, we're shared Cheeka stand-in Ollie Peart's new podcast, The Apres. It's very good, even if you've never been skiing in your life. Like Terry. Subscribe: https://podfollow.com/the-apres

  • Here Comes Bahrain Again

    Mar 30 2021

    Max and the Ham are having close battles, Mazepin looks like he's rubbish, and all is right with the world. Other than human rights, obviously. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back on the opening race of the 2021 season at the Bahrain International Circuit, and ponder whether Sebastian Vettel was ever any good at all. Thanks to the sponsors of this episode, ClearVPN. Get 25% off their premium service with our special offer: http://my.clearvpn.com/codecodecode

  • Hit Me With Your Test Shot

    Mar 25 2021

    F1 is back! Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on the off-season, say farewell to the great Murray Walker and look ahead to whether Mercedes are genuinely shit now or if it’s all just a big bag of sand. Plus: Terry reviews the latest series of Drive To Survive. LISTEN to our* new show, The Apres: https://podfollow.com/the-apres * Producer Matt's new show really. But it's good.

  • FF1S.20.18 Voyage to the Bottom of the Season

    Dec 23 2020

    And so we reach the end of 2020, the year that was shit but gave us some amazing races. Or did it? We can’t remember most of them, so we invited friend-with-benefits of the podcast Jack Nicholls on to remind us of stuff. There follows two hours of loose waffle that occasionally touches on the season that nearly wasn’t, and involves quite a bit of drinking. Subscribe to our new newsletter, where we'll update you with our take on the semi-latest F1 news throughout the off-season: ff1s.com/newsnews...more

  • FF1S.20.17 Sex Education - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Dec 18 2020

    The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix finished off the season with a tedious whimper, and nobody even cared that Max Verstappen finally won on merit. Cheeka, Phill and Terry start discussing the boredom at Yas Marina, but then degenerate into writing erotic fan fiction about the drivers. Because that's all the race, and indeed 2020 as a whole, deserves. Subscribe to our new newsletter, released every Monday after the race and just when we've something fun to say: ff1s.com/newsnewsnews Carfection Film Club: e...more

  • FF1S.20.16 Unbreakable Sergio Perez - Sakhir Grand Prix

    Dec 11 2020

    George Russell came, he saw, he conquered but then he got a puncture and saw his puny dreams smashed. Meanwhile, Sergio Perez won his first race in 190 attempts and now everything thinks he’s great. Cheeka, Phill and Terry forensically analyse the Sakhir Grand Prix and wonder what the point of Valtteri Bottas is. Also there’s a special guest pundit. Wooo. Subscribe to our new newsletter, released every Monday after the race: ff1s.com/newsnewsnews Carfection Film Club: We Drove Colin McRae's 1997...more

  • FF1S.20.15 I’m Romain Grosjean, Get Me Out Of Here - Bahrain Grand Prix

    Dec 04 2020

    Romain Grosjean exploded and gave Hamilton coronavirus, which means that all the drivers stand up and dance and whoever sits down first gets a Mercedes drive. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about the Bahrain Grand Prix, or rather all the stuff that happened around it, and wonder how all the various new drivers will get on. Plus there’s some swearing and stuff. Subscribe to our new newsletter, released every Monday after the race: ff1s.com/newsnewsnews Carfection Film Club: go check out this marvel...more

  • FF1S.20.14 - Better Call Stroll - Turkish Grand Prix

    Nov 17 2020

    Formula 1 is finished, except there are three more races left in the desert, but no one cares because Turkey was the best race of the season and Lewis Hamilton is the champ-champ-champ-champ-champ-champ-champ. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about his immense achievement and why he's actually like Mr Bean, discuss the rise and fall of Lance Stroll and decide that the best racetrack is a newly relaid racetrack. Carfection Film Club: discover Terry's latest video, subtley entitled, "Lewis Hamilton Dr...more

  • FF1S.20.13 - Wall and Grace - Gran Premio Dell'emilia Romagna 2020

    Nov 06 2020

    It’s the Not San Marino Grand Prix and don’t mention that time when that thing happened. Instead, Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about Mercedes winning everything, Bottas having not luck and George Russell spannering it into the wall under the safety car. Ah, Imola never fails to entertain. Carfection Film Club: join us as we explore some of the greatest F1 cars ever - all in one place: Williams Heritage.

  • FF1S.20.12 Schu's Line Is It Anyway? - Grande Prémio De Portugal

    Oct 30 2020

    F1 headed to Portugal for the first time in ages, and everything went crazy for a few laps until Hamilton won, Bottas was second and Verstappen was third, as per usual. As he crushed Bottas by a country mile, Lewis ascended from this earth to become a living legend, and we've all forgotten who Michael Schumacher is now. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about all the fun at Portimao, someone wins some merch and there are various usual features too. Carfection film club: watch Henry Catchpole take the...more

  • FF1S.20.11 Friday Night Shites - The Eifel Grand Prix

    Oct 16 2020

    It was a race afflicted by fog, unreliability and Lance Stroll's case of the squits, but Lewis Hamilton crushed the memory of Michael Schumacher by waiting until Valtteri Bottas inevitably threw his pole position away, and is now the Greatest Man of All Time. Plus Honda are sodding off, Hulkenberg came back and some other stuff happened in and around the Nurburgring. Cheeka, Phill and Terry try to make sense of it all, and also talk tattoos. And not just Cyril Abiteboul's... WIN A T-SHIRT POSSIB...more

  • VIDEO: Can TV Make Formula 1 Look Fast Again?

    Oct 10 2020

    For those with the right apps, here's our own Terry Saunders on Carfection talking about what went wrong with Formula One (spoiler: it's telly's fault). Discover all of Terry's State of F1 videos when you subscribe to Carfection on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1V1yFYX

  • FF1S.20.10 - Battlestart Galactica - Russian Grand Prix

    Oct 01 2020

    Lewis Hamilton found himself Russian to see the stewards after dropping a massive clanger in the wrong place. And that meant Valtteri Bottas and a massive bee found glory in Sochi and Carlos Sainz crashed like an idiot. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk through a boring race made a bit more exciting by incompetence, because that’s what F1 is all about.

  • FF1S.20.09 - Start Wreck: The Next Generation - Tuscan Grand Prix

    Sep 18 2020

    The Tuscan Grand Prix was expected to be a dull, overtaking-free procession, but we didn’t factor in the fact that everyone wanted to crash repeatedly, which made it much more interesting. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss the magic at Mugello, as well as Vettel’s confirmed move to Aston Martin and what the hell Perez will do now. Not that we’re that bothered.

  • FF1S.20.08 - Pierre Eye For The Egalité Guy - Italian Grand Prix

    Sep 08 2020

    Party mode has been banned, but not at AlphaTauri, where the booze is free flowing following Pierre Gasly’s emotional and frankly spawny victory at the Italian Grand Prix. Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on a crazy race at Monza, talk about the highly unusual podium and who deserved to be there, and wonder just how much lower Ferrari can go.

  • BONUS: Everything you need to know about Jochen Rindt (featuring David Tremayne)

    Sep 05 2020

    This year's Italian Grand Prix marks 50 years since the death of Jochen Rindt. It happened at Monza, during practice for the 1970 race and the German driver would go on to become the only posthumous Formula 1 world champion. For many, that's about as much as they know about him - but renowned motorsport author and journalist David Tremayne thinks we need to know more about this dashing, exciting and blindingly fast driver, and has written a book about him, called Jochen Rindt: Uncrowned King of ...more

  • FF1S.20.07 - Party Mode of Five - Belgian Grand Prix

    Sep 03 2020

    Ah, Spa. One of the finest race tracks in the world. Trust F1 to be able to make it boring as sin. The Belgian Grand Prix result was exactly what you’d expect it to be, except Ferrari were worse. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss the Francorchamps contretemps, and also discuss the now-complete 2020 season, new races and how Williams are both saved and finished. This season of For F1's Sake is brought to you by Carfection - check out the State Of F1 videos that Terry's been making with them at http...more

  • FF1S.20.06 - My So-Called Race - Spanish Grand Prix

    Aug 20 2020

    F1 finally hits its stride and goes Full Boring, as Hamilton is tediously brilliant, Bottas is predictably average and Verstappen is excellent in a second-rate car. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about the Spanish Grand Prix and also touch on algorithms and whether we should mention the 2016 world champion again. The State Of F1 is supported by Carfection - go check out the best car videos on the internet: https://www.youtube.com/c/Carfection/videos

  • FF1S.20.05 - Tyrefly - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

    Aug 13 2020

    It’s the British Grand Prix 2, a sequel actually better than the original as Mercedes had some unfortunate blistering, Max romped to victory and Hulkenberg obviously didn’t get a podium. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss the 70th Anniversary GP, Racing Point being filthy cheats and then meander off on all sorts of tangents, much like Kevin Magnussen’s racing lines.

  • FF1S.20.04 - Three Wheels of Fortune - British Grand Prix

    Aug 04 2020

    The British Grand Prix was devoid of fans and devoid of much action at all, until all hell broke loose on the final few laps, thanks to Pirelli. With Cheeka sidelined due to a positive holiday test, last-minute reserve presenter Ollie Peart joins Phill and Terry to talk about tyres, coronavirus, racism and all sort of other bollocks, at least some of which is to do with F1.

  • FF1S.20.03 - Through the Knee Hole - Hungarian Grand Prix

    Jul 24 2020

    The Hungarian Grand Prix proved decisively that only races at Austria are good now, as Lewis Hamilton romped to victory and we all saw the inevitable Bottas 3.0 failure that we knew was coming. Cheeka, Phill and Terry ponder Budapest, new races, racism (again) and wonder if Kimi could actually be out of a drive next season? Surely not.

  • FF1S.20.02 - Only Fools and Prancing Horses - Styrian Grand Prix

    Jul 15 2020

    The sequel to the Austrian Grand Prix was a bit disappointing, but at least qualifying for Austria 2: Styriana was entertaining, and there's always Last Lap Lando to keep things interesting. Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on the second weekend at Spielberg and lament Ferrari's comedic failings. Plus we learn how much Terry has to pay to look as good as he does.

  • FF1S.20.01 - Kerb Your Enthusiasm - Austrian Grand Prix

    Jul 09 2020

    F1 is back! And in a move nobody expected, it was actually rather good despite the world slowly falling apart. There was intrigue. There was drama. There was pretty terrible reliability. And a Mercedes won. Cheeka, Phill and Terry convene in their virtual, make-believe pub to discuss the Austrian Grand Prix and talk racing, racism and rays of hope that maybe, just maybe, F1 will save us all.

  • 98.13 The Great Belgian Crash Off - LVI Foster's Belgian Grand Prix

    Jun 11 2020

    It’s 1998, Cheeka is a child, Terry and Phill have terrible hair and David Coulthard just can’t stop crashing. The team discusses the carnage that was the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix and looks ahead to some actual 2020 racing, which may actually happen. Plus all the other news is calmly discussed in an informed and reasoned manner. Kind of.

  • 99.16 - Grander Sainz - Warsteiner Grand Prix of Europe

    May 20 2020

    With lockdown still in effect, Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back on the 1999 European Grand Prix where everyone crashed or broke down and a Stewart won. A Stewart! There's also plenty of chat about the premature silly season, which will probably see Vettel retire, Sainz cement his place as a number two driver and Ricciardo stick two fingers up to Renault. Stay alert, people!

  • 86.16 - Old Races Are The New Black - LI Foster's Australian Grand Prix

    Apr 14 2020

    It's the Australian Grand Prix! The first chance to see what all the teams have been doing over the winter break and... wait, what? Oh. Shit. OK, well in that case Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about the 1986 Australian Grand Prix and also contemplate Esports, coronavirus and all sorts of other waffle to keep you entertained while we can't go anywhere.

  • 20.00 - Race Or Survive - Preseason Special

    Mar 15 2020

    Way, way back, before the dawn of time, the Australian Grand Prix was due to take place and coronavirus was just a glint in a Wuhan bat’s eye. Well, actually it was earlier this week but before everything went to shit and the race was cancelled. Still, Cheeka, Terry and Phill went to the pub to talk about testing and see where we were ahead of the season that now probably won’t start until Baku. Maybe Williams will be front runners by then?

  • FF1S.19.22a - Happy Xmas (The Season is Over) - Season Review 2019

    Dec 19 2019

    It's time to drink what's left of your beer money as Cheeka, Terry and Phill are joined by special guest Jack Nicholls to review the year in F1. What does the BBC commentator *really* think of the 2019 season? How much money will Terry end up donating to the Dog's Trust? And what special news will Phill share with us all? Find out within....

  • FF1S.19.22b - I Wish It Could Be The Off-Season Every Day - Season Review 2019

    Dec 19 2019

    It's part two of our season review - where things get drunker and there's much discussion of Jack's Airbnb experience in Toronto, Terry reveals our MOTMOTFF1SSPOTYOTMOD2019OTY2019 and Phill shares some more lovely news. If you've loved listening to us this season, and would like more in 2020 - buy us a pint! Some of it actually goes on making the show. Donate at ff1s.com/pintpintpint

  • FF1S.19.21 - Sainz, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Sixth - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Dec 06 2019

    This is how the season ends. Not with a bang, but with a deathly boring procession around Yas Marina, livened only by a DRS failure and Lando Norris crying. Still, it eases us into the off season, eh? Cheeka, Phill and Terry gather around the microphones to discuss the snoozefest that was the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and we give our nominations for the FF1S Sports Personality Of The Year Of the Match of Driving Of The Year. 2019.

  • FF1S.19.20 - I’m Screaming In The Pit Lane - Brazilian Grand Prix

    Nov 21 2019

    The Brazilian Grand Prix was all set to be a relatively unremarkable end-of-season snoozefest, until all hell broke loose towards the end of the race. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk through Ferrari’s farce, Bottas’ smokey bum and a very weird podium, and also announce their Man of the Match of Driving (MotMoD).

  • FF1S.19.19 - I’m gonna six you up - US Grand Prix

    Nov 06 2019

    The battle is over. Valtteri Bottas won the US Grand Prix, but no one cared because Lewis Hamilton won his sixth world title and the rest of F1 2019 doesn’t matter anymore. Cheeka, Phill and Terry forensically dissect the goings on at the Circuit of the Americas and ask a variety of silly questions, while drinking beer. Some things never change.

  • FF1S.19.18 - House of the rising Hamilton - Mexican Grand Prix

    Nov 01 2019

    There was a party down Mexico way, but despite having the fastest car (again), Ferrari conspired to throw away a guaranteed win (again). Hamilton won the race but isn’t champion yet. Can Bottas bring it back? No, don’t be silly. Cheeka, Phill and Terry dial in to catch up on the fun in Mexico City, as well as all the other entertaining tedium that F1 churns out when it’s not on track.

  • FF1S.19.17 - False Start My Heart - Japanese Grand Prix

    Oct 18 2019

    Not even a typhoon could stop Ferrari ballsing up yet another certain win and Mercedes won all of the championships at Suzuka. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back on LeClerc's Verstappen-like attack on Verstappen, Vettel's false start that wasn't and Bottas pulling out his annual good performance, as well as all the other nonsense that happened in Japan.

  • FF1S.19.16 - Virtual Safety Car Insanity - Russian Grand Prix

    Oct 04 2019

    The Russian Grand Prix was notable mostly for Ferrari returning to their time-honoured tradition of shooting themselves in the foot, this time with the added bonus of an internal wrangle between Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel. Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on Sochi and catch up on the rest of the F1 news, including McLaren going back to Honda. Sorry, Renault. Sorry, Mercedes.

  • FF1S.19.15 - The First Undercut is the Deepest - Singapore Grand Prix

    Sep 27 2019

    Singapore was a dull race, or WAS IT? Yes. But also a bit interesting thanks to internal Ferrari wrangling, Vettel being good again (maybe), Leclerc being a whiner and Mercedes not being on the podium. Phill and Terry are joined by guest host and professional Cheeka impersonator Cameron Tait to trawl through the Singapore Grand Prix and see what nuggets they can find. It's like a normal podcast, except in the dark.

  • FF1S.19.14 - Sainz of the Times - Italian Grand Prix

    Sep 12 2019

    Monza had it all: hilarious qualifying snafus, an epic battle between the old master and the new young padawan, and some comically poor driving by Sebastian Vettel. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss the Italian Grand Prix, drink only water and lament the loss of Rich Energy from the sport.

  • FF1S.19.13 - Le Clerc-ing Class Hero - Belgian Grand Prix

    Sep 06 2019

    After a very sad weekend at the Belgian Grand Prix, Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on the racing and the other events at Spa-Francorchamps, as well as all the silly season changes over the summer break.

  • FF1S.19.12 - Hungary Like The Wolf - Hungarian Grand Prix

    Aug 09 2019

    We've bought another round of drinks, and run inside to escape a pub quiz and reflect on the Hungarian Grand Prix, where everything returned to normal. Hamilton won, Verstappen wasn't far behind, and Bottas did nothing for his career prospects. Cheeka, Phill and Terry go through the various talking points from the Hungaroring, and there's an international Fact Off.

  • FF1S.19.11 - Slide Away - German Grand Prix

    Aug 09 2019

    Better late than never, it’s a special two-part episode looking back first at the rain-soaked and slippery German Grand Prix, where everyone crashed and Lance Stroll took the lead. Weird. Then after a short interlude and an incident-packed truck journey to Budapest, Cheeka, Phill and Terry will reflect on the Hungarian Grand Prix. But more on that later.

  • FF1S.19.10 - Vettel Be The Day - British Grand Prix

    Jul 15 2019

    FF1S.19.10 - Vettel Be The Day - British Grand Prix by Cheeka, Terry & Phill

  • FF1S.19.09 - I was born under a Hondaing Star - Austrian Grand Prix

    Jul 04 2019

    After the snoozefest that was France, the Austrian Grand Prix delivered in spades with a very exciting race between two very excitable children. Cheeka and Terry talk about Spielberg's best action since Jurassic Park, and Phill pops in from on location to have his say as well. Plus there's a quiz and stuff.

  • FF1S.19.08 - Never Mind the Bollards - French GP

    Jun 27 2019

    The French Grand Prix was a shambles with hardly any entertainment value at all, which aligns very well with this podcast. With both Cheeka and Producer Matt on holiday, Phill and Terry hamfistedly wrestle a recorder to bring you all the news and reaction from Paul Ricard. Overwhelming evidence suggests it’ll be brilliant.

  • FF1S.19.07 - We could be Pirros, just for one day - Canadian Grand Prix

    Jun 13 2019

    Ferrari mess it up again! OR DO THEY? Phill, Terry and reserve/test presenter Alex Goy discuss the Canadian Grand Prix, where Vettel threw a hissy fit and Hamilton won again, even though he didn’t. Who was right? Who was wrong? We’ll find out, and we’ve also got some fascinating facts about Canada that even Emanuele Pirro can’t argue with.

  • FF1S.19.06 - The Whiner Takes It All - Monaco Grand Prix

    May 29 2019

    Depending on who you ask, the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix was either a tense, exciting affair or a dull, predictable procession. But at least everyone managed to qualify, unlike McLaren and Fernando Alonso at the Indy 500. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss these things and more, including the very sad departure of Niki Lauda. Oh, and there’s an extra-refreshing edition of the Fact Off.

  • FF1S.19.05 - Bye Bye Spainy, Spainy Goodbye - Spainish Grand Prix

    May 16 2019

    The Spanish Grand Prix happened, was rubbish and now Barcelona is dead and gone forever. Cheeka, Phill and Terry hail the new Dutch Grand Prix and reflect on a snoozefest in Catalunya. Also there’s another Fact off. FAAAAAAACT.

  • FF1S.19.04 - Baku into the USSR - Azerbaijan Grand Prix

    May 01 2019

    The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is always exciting, except that first year and also this year, when all the fun happened in practice and qualifying. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss why the race was as dull as uncovered drainwater, and also reveal some very exciting new visual t-shirt designs that work very well on an audio podcast.

  • FF1S.19.03 -China in Your Hands - Shanghai Grand Prix

    Apr 17 2019

    It’s the 1000th episode of FF1S, celebrating 1000 years of Formula 1. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back at every race ever, but more specifically the Chinese Grand Prix and discuss how Ferrari fucked it all up AGAIN, and some other drivel about people spinning for no reason. There’s also an ill-conceived look back at the earliest podcasting days.

  • FF1S.19.02 Bahraining Men - Bahrain Grand Prix

    Apr 07 2019

    Better late than never, it’s the Bahrain GP podcast! Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on Leclerc’s unfortunate woes, Vettel’s incompetent woes and Mercedes’ unexpected victory. Plus there’s a NEW FEATURE holy shit.

  • FF1S.19.01 - Why does it always drain on me? - Australian Grand Prix

    Mar 20 2019

    The Australian Grand Prix threw up plenty of surprises, not least Valtteri Bottas remembering how to drive and chuck the F-bomb around rather liberally. But some things never change, and Williams were reassuringly shit. Cheeka, Phill and Terry mull the outwash from Albert Park with all their usual insight and professionalism. That is, not much.

  • FF1S.19.00 - Simply The Test - PreSeason

    Mar 15 2019

    Never mind free practice, the real start of the F1 season is here. It's the FF1S post-testing , pre-racing episode. With Cheeka temporarily indisposed, Phill and Terry are joined by reserve and testing presenter Cameron Tait to talk rule changes, driver changes and why Gunther Steiner is our new spirit animal.

  • FF1S.18.22B - The Hangover - 2018 Season Review Part 2

    Dec 14 2018

    In part two of our End of Season Spectacular, Cheeka, Jack and Terry are pretty drunk, and Phill's there too trying vainly to keep things on topic. We talk about the second half of the 2019 F1 season, which driver is the sexiest and whether Jack prefers Formula E or not. Also, there's news of our charity Christmas Single! Yes, really. #podaid

  • FF1S.18.22A - Deep Impact - 2018 Season Review Part 1

    Dec 12 2018

    It’s the grand end-of-season spectacular, with special guest F1 commentator Jack Nicholls! After a 2018 that saw broken legs, spectacular crashes and Ferrari throwing it away as always, Cheeka, Phill, Terry and Jack reflect on all the nonsense by going down the pub as usual - and proceed to get shit-faced while discussing everything that went down this year.

  • FF1S.18.21 - Short Circuit - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Nov 27 2018

    And so the 2018 seasons lumbers to a close in Abu Dhabi, and all the drivers basically sum up their season in one race. Hamilton gets his 11th win of the season, Vettel comes close but not close enough, and Verstappen gets a bit stroppy. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back at the Yas Marina goings on, and there’s exciting news of the next Christmas Number One.

  • FF1S.18.20 - Fight Club - Brazilian Grand Prix

    Nov 14 2018

    Fight! Fight! Fight! Well, pathetic shoving. Verstappen and Ocon come to blows - nearly - after an eventful Brazilian Grand Prix. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss all the goings on and mention in passing that Mercedes won a championship, even though no one really cares. Plus Terry learns that meeting your heroes is awkward.

  • FF1S.18.19 - Once Upon a Time in Mexico - Mexican Grand Prix

    Nov 02 2018

    Right, that’s your fun over for another year. Hamilton wins the title in Mexico and will be phoning it in for the rest of the season. Max Verstappen won the race but failed to impress Terry, who together with Cheeka and Phill reflects on the Mexican Grand Prix, moans about everything and swears a lot. As usual.

  • FF1S.18.18 - Apocalypse Neeoooow - US Grand Prix

    Oct 24 2018

    The US Grand Prix saw Lewis Hamilton wrap up his fifth world title and oh no wait, he didn’t. Kimi won. What? Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on Ferrari being fast, Vettel being useless and unexpected sound effects. Plus Terry starts another inter-podcast flame war, for no discernible reason.

  • FF1S.18.17 - Shame - Japanese Grand Prix

    Oct 09 2018

    Cheeka, Terry and Phill give the lowdown on Hamilton's championship-winning (probably, getting it in early) race at the Suzuka, and his other milestones. Plus: haikus and Terry's bid for another F1 championship called 2018½.

  • FF1S.18.16 - Get Sochi (or: Honey, I Novichoked The Kids) - Russian Grand Prix

    Oct 04 2018

    The Russian Grand Prix saw a pleasing lack of Novichok, but it also saw Mercedes tell Valtteri Bottas in no uncertain terms that he is Hamilton’s Dobby the House Elf and should be thankful for it. Cheeka, Phill and Terry analyse the fallout from Sochi and the rest of the usual nonsense that F1 spews our each week.

  • FF1S.18.15 - Perezident Evil - Singapore Grand Prix

    Sep 20 2018

    Singapore saw a god-like lap from Lewis, god-awful mistakes from Ferrari and God knows what was going on with Perez and the midfield hooligans. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk via the wonder of the internet about all the goings on at Marina Bay, and reflect on Kimi returning to his roots.

  • FF1S.18.14 - I Don’t Care Bears: The Movie - Italian Grand Prix

    Sep 08 2018

    Crashes, calamitous strategies, booing fans, Hartley and Ricciardo breaking their cars - Monza had it all, and more. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back at the Italian Grand Prix, ask whether McLaren and Williams are doomed and try to warn Lando Norris.

  • FF1S.18.13 - O Brother, We Kart Ow - Belgian Grand Prix

    Aug 31 2018

    Cheeka, Phill and Terry are back, with a round up of all the summer news, reaction to the Belgian Grand Prix, and plenty of excuses for missing the last episode. We talk halos, musical chairs and how Alonso shafted his own career, and Terry reminds us on occasion that he’s in pain.

  • FF1S.15.12 - Mumma Mia, Here We Go Again - Hungarian Grand Prix

    Jul 31 2018

    There are too many races, and everyone is on holiday. So whilst we await Cheeka, Terry & Phill's verdict on Hungary (due any week now), here's the first ever Hungary episode we ever did - in fact, the first FF1S we ever did - in all its embarrassing 2015 glory. Enjoy.

  • FF1S.18.11 - Rainspotting - German Grand Prix

    Jul 27 2018

    For an entertaining race, just add water. The German Grand Prix provided slow-burn intrigue and then slippery excitement as Vettel ditched it in front of his home crowd, Hamilton gambled everything and won and Charles Leclerc did a cool 360. Cheeka, Phill and Terry dissect the race with their usual surgeon-like precision, while drinking beer in a pub. And without an audience this time.

  • FF1S.18.10 - Silverstone Linings Playbook - British Grand Prix

    Jul 09 2018

    It’s FF1S Live! Sure, more people went to Silverstone than came along to watch Cheeka, Phill and Terry dissect the British Grand Prix, but we all know who had the best time. Raikkonen’s cheeky tap, Hamilton’s sulking and there’s a LIVE Cheekaquiz

  • FF1S.18.09 - Ghostblisters - Austrian Grand Prix

    Jul 03 2018

    Barely has the smoke settled over Spielberg, and Cheeka, Phill and Terry are already dissecting the carnage from the Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes messed up, Verstappen took full advantage, and everyone's engines exploded. Also, Terry sings. Sorry.

  • FF1S.18.08 - The French Connection - French Grand Prix

    Jun 30 2018

    After a decade away, Formula 1 returned to France, bringing with it Magic Eye track graphics and travel chaos. Still, at least the race was a bit less tedious than recent outings. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss Vettel’s clumsiness and the almost immediate failure of all the French drivers, and there’s still time to get tickets to our live show.

  • FF1S.18.07 - Groundhog Day - Canadian Grand Prix

    Jun 15 2018

    After two dull races, the Canadian Grand Prix spectacularly failed to liven up the season with yet another snoozer, despite the best efforts of Lance Stroll and Brendan Hartley. Cheeka, Phill and Terry despair, but make the best of the situation by analysing the boredom, before Terry heads off to watch Le Mans instead.

  • FF1S.18.06 - I, Daniel Ricciardo - Monaco Grand Prix

    Jun 01 2018

    Monaco! The glamour! The skill! The unending boredom! Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back on the monotonous race in Monte Carlo and reflect on Verstappen crashing AGAIN, Ricciardo exorcising the demons and Leclerc annihilating Hartley's rear. Plus, Terry went on a plane, Phill met rock royalty and Cheeka toured Colombia in a golf buggy.

  • FF1S.18.05 - Gros’ Point Blank - Spainish Grand Prix

    May 16 2018

    With Cheeka away on a Colombian drug binge, reserve presenter Ollie Peart joins Phill and Terry to peer through the smoke at the Spainish Grand Prix. Grosjean blots his copy book, Hamilton gets his groove back and Ferrari throw it away again. Plus there’s news on an exciting new FF1S venture, and Terry reveals his favourite Instagram filter. To join us for the British Grand Prix, state your interest here: ff1s.com/britishgran

  • FF1S.18.04 Raging Bulls - Azerbaijan Grand Prix

    May 01 2018

    Who would have thought Azerbaijan would turn out to be a future classic Grand Prix venue? Cheeka, Phill and Terry pick through the bits of carbon fibre as they attempt to analyse the Baku race. Bottas hits a rogue shard, the Red Bulls hit each other and Grosjean hits the ghost of Marcus Ericsson in an entertainingly chaotic race that makes for entertainingly defamatory debate.

  • FF1S.18.03 Double Stack To The Future - Chinese Grand Prix

    Apr 17 2018

    Copy books were blotted, stacks were doubled and easy wins were thrown away. It could only have been the Chinese Grand Prix, or perhaps quite a few other races. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk about the inevitable disasters that befell most of the grid, apart from Daniel Riccardo, and there’s a very sweary quiz. F*ck yeah.

  • FF1S.18.02 - Honda Sortafront (or: Cannonball Hit and Run) - Bahrain Grand Prix

    Apr 11 2018

    What in the hell is going on? Honda engine cars are in the top four, Verstappen is rubbish, Bahrain is exciting, up is down and black is white. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss the Bahrain Grand Prix and consider horrific injuries, unlikely heroes and the Red Bulls throwing away their better-than-usual early season advantage. Also, grid girls are back. Yay?

  • FF1S.18.01 - Waterhurled - Australian Grand Prix

    Mar 28 2018

    G'day cobbers, it's the Australian Grand Prix, fair dinkum Bouncer from Neighbours. Cheeka, Phill and Terry get stuck into the lack of overtaking, Haas messing everything up and Ferrari spawning a win. Plus we take a look at the hottest new rookies on the grid - the Lastname brothers - and consider how Sainz's car waterboarded him to the point of vomiting.

  • Preseason 01: Grid Girl Interrupted (or: Murder Honda Orient Express)

    Mar 13 2018

    F1 is back and it’s just as catastrophic and hilarious as always. Cheeka, Phill and Terry get the 2018 Formula 1 season underway by looking back at the off-season. Halos, testing and the dearly departed grid girls are all expertly assessed and analysed through the medium of poorly-researched, judgemental rants and no small amount of swearing. Listen, why don’t you? Thanks.

  • PART 1: Simply Having a Formula 1derful Christmas Time

    Dec 20 2017

    Formula 1 is all done and dusted, but Cheeka, Phill and Terry roast some chestnuts over an open fire and reflect on the 2017 season, with special guest Jack Nicholls from off of the radio. We announce our 2017 Sports (Driver) Personality of the Year and remember that time when that thing happened and that driver did something stupid. Oh, happy times. Merry holidays!

  • PART 2: Simply Having a Formula 1derful Christmas Time

    Dec 20 2017

    Oh, are you still here? Well, you’d better listen to the second half of our chat about the 2017 Formula 1 season, then. If you haven’t already, listen to the first half, and then come back for FACTS. And SWEARING. And A BLOKE FROM THE RADIO.

  • FF1S.17.20 - Stuck in the Middle (East) with You - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Dec 02 2017

    The 2017 F1 season ends with a whimper and a silly new logo in Abu Dhabi. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back on the final race of the season and generally talk nonsense about everything and everyone, as per usual. PLUS: we anoint the winner of The 2017 FF1S Fantasy League...

  • FF1S.17.19 - Nothing Really Massas, Anyone Can See - Brazilian Grand Prix

    Nov 15 2017

    Hamilton hit a wall, Bottas hit his talent limit and Massa hit the end of the road (nearly). The Brazilian GP happened, and now Cheeka, Phill and Terry are going to bloody well talk about it. Also, there’s a book review, like on Radio 4, as Terry and Phill praise The Mechanic: The Secret World of the F1 Pit Lane by Marc Priestley. BUY OUR MERCH, as well as The Mechanic, at ff1s.com/shopshopshop

  • FF1S.17.18 - Mamma Mia, shat it up again - Mexican Grand Prix

    Oct 31 2017

    Bring out the revolving DJ, it’s the Mexico Grand Prix episode! Hamilton is champ, Vettel is a chump and Verstappen is a cheeky chappy. Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on a weekend of unexpected results and oxygen depletion, and there’s a special appearance from SANTA HIMSELF. Kind of.

  • FF1S.17.17 - Star Stumbled Banger - American Grand Prix

    Oct 24 2017

    The US GP saw a boxing legend humiliate himself, the drivers and everyone watching, while Lewis Hamilton put one and a half hands firmly on the drivers championship by winning again. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss the cringe-inducing antics and controversial penalties from the Circuit of the Americas, and play your new favourite quiz, Homes under the Hamilton!

  • FF1S.17.16 - Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Joleeeene... - Japanese Grand Prix

    Oct 10 2017

    Our favourite driver is leaving F1, and Cheeka, Phill and Terry are bereft. Or happy. Wait, what does bereft mean? The gang discusses Palmer's exit, Ferrari's fuck ups and the future of F1, as well as all the usual nonsense. Oh, and the swearing's back.

  • FF1S.17.15 - Ain't Verstappen Us Now - Malaysian Grand Prix

    Oct 04 2017

    Cheeka, Phill and Terry are back to discuss the last ever Malaysian Grand Prix. All the details of a rather interesting race are pored over in forensic scrutiny, and this week, in a radical change of editorial direction, NO SWEARING is heard at all. Instead, we talk Vettel and Stroll's post-race fracas, Verstappen's birthday win and there's a QUIZ. Oh yeah.

  • FF1S.17.14 - Singaporin' In The Rain - Singapore Grand Prix

    Sep 20 2017

    Ferrari screws everything up, Verstappen gets another beating with the Unlucky Stick and Hamilton eats celebratory vegetables. Cheeka, Phill and Terry pick through the charred remains of the Singapore Grand Prix while also ruminating on McLarenault, Toro Ronda and what future awaits for Joyless Palmer.

  • FF1S.17.13 - Candle In The Whinge - Italian Grand Prix

    Sep 05 2017

    In the wake of the Italian Grand Prix, Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk grid penalties, shitty poetry and disappointing Ferraris. Will Mercedes now dominate? Will McLaren sign with Renault? Will anyone hire that random drummer girl again? Literally none of these questions are answered, as per usual.

  • FF1S.17.12 - Another Pink In The Wall - Belgian Grand Prix

    Aug 30 2017

    F1 is back after the summer break and Belgium provided some much-needed mediocrity, punctuated by Vettel and Hamilton thrashing at the front, Ocon and Perez thrashing each other and Alonso parking a perfectly functional, if utterly shit car. Cheeka, Phill and Terry are in London in the summer and have to battle with terrible buskers to take the piss out of it all.

  • FF1S.17.11 - Goodness Gracious Great Balls Of Honey - Hungarian Grand Prix

    Aug 01 2017

    K-Mag becomes our new favourite driver after a foul-mouthed offer to Hulkenberg; perhaps the highlight of an ultimately tedious Hungarian GP. Still, away from the race there's plenty of soap opera-level nonsense to dissect, from mandatory flip-flops to what Sauber will be powered by next year. Cheeka, Phill and Terry drink beer and discuss it all.

  • FF1S.17.10 - I'm Saving All My Tyres…. For You - British Grand Prix

    Jul 19 2017

    Lewis Hamilton, the villain of F1 Live but the hero of Silverstone, wins the British Grand Prix, and it all goes to shit for Jolyon Palmer, as per usual. Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on the boredom and excitement of the race, Ferrari's exploding tyres and all the usual bollocks. Oh, you may have noticed: this podcast contains SWEARS.

  • FF1S.17.09 - Don't It Make You Villeneuve - Austrian Grand Prix

    Jul 11 2017

    The hills are alive with the sound of Vettel moaning about other drivers again, shoey-gate hits a low point and Cheeka is educated about the one and only Stefan Dennis - yes, it's all the obvious talking points from the Austrian GP.

  • FF1S.17.08 - Baku Life, Baku Reality - Azerbaijan Grand Prix

    Jun 30 2017

    Baku was all set to be dull as ditchwater, but then everything went fucking ridiculous. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back at a topsy-turvey Azerbaijan Grand Prix and talk about Lance Stroll as F1's new saviour, Vettel as Satan himself and why Force India's new name is just as shit as the current one.

  • FF1S.17.07 - I Like Pert Nipples And I Cannot Lie - Canadian Grand Prix

    Jun 13 2017

    Stroll got points, Palmer didn't crash and Ferrari weren't competitive. It was all change in Canada, apart from at McLaren, where Honda were still shit. Cheeka, Phill and Terry.com analyse all the action from the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, announce the winner of our story competition, and reflect on their own brush with greatness at the Motor Sport Hall of Fame.

  • For Indycar's Sake: Gentlemen, blow up your engines!

    May 30 2017

    The Indianapolis 500 was everything that Monaco wasn't: exciting, fast and with a Spaniard in it. Fernando Alonso braved the high speed oval in search of the triple crown, but Honda had other ideas. Cheeka, Phill and Terry dissect a different type of racing and try to make sense of it all.

  • FF1S.17.06 - Going Loco Down in Monaco-co - Monaco Grand Prix

    May 30 2017

    The Monaco GP came and went and bored us senseless like it always does. Cheeka, Phill and Terry ruminate on Monte Carlo and what we can do to make it more exciting. Clue: it involves plumbers. Don't forget you can still enter our competition to win a day with Terry and Phill, watching the British Grand Prix (not at Silverstone - we're not made of money). Submit your 100 word story here: http://www.ff1s.com/story

  • BONUS: For Indycar's Sake

    May 22 2017

    It's the FF1S guide to the Indy 500! Cheeka, Phill and Terry won't let a lack of knowledge stop them from bringing you everything you need to know about America's biggest race. With Fernando Alonso taking part in the 2017 edition, it's sure to bring in plenty of F1 newbies, and this podcast brings you FACTS aplenty about milk, face sculpting and why it's basically the USA's version of the Great British Bake Off.

  • FF1S.17.05 - Don't Cry For Me, Tiny French Kid - Spanish Grand Prix

    May 17 2017

    Cool overtakes, flaming engines and a squealing child: yes, the Spanish Grand Prix had it all. Cheeka, Phill and Terry review the best race of the season so far, in the State Of F1 we consider if F1 should have the NASCAR model of open scrutiny and we launch the greatest competition EVER.

  • FF1S.17.04 - Time To Palm(er) Him Off - Russian Grand Prix

    May 02 2017

    A vintage race at an amazing track - terms no one used to describe the snore-inducing Russian Grand Prix. Undaunted, Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on the goings-on - or lack thereof - in Sochi and continue to slate Jolyon Palmer, because he's just making it so easy for us.

  • FF1S.17.03 - Indy Go Go - Bahrain Grand Prix

    Apr 18 2017

    Merc screw up, Ferrari don't screw up, and Alonso's off to Indianapolis. Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on the dash in the desert that was the Bahraini Grand Prix, and ponder the recent outbreak of fertility in the paddock. Plus! We reveal the standings after three races in our predictor league...

  • FF1S.17.02 - Fog Be Damned - Chinese Grand Prix

    Apr 10 2017

    Being in different countries won't stop Cheeka, Phill and Terry from analysing the Chinese Grand Prix. Straight line crashes, substandard team mates and mystery bubble wrap popping are all subject to scrutiny, using the power of the internet. Plus all the usual nonsense. JOIN OUR LEAGUE: there's still time to join the FF1S Fantasy League Powered by Grid Rival. Do so here: http://www.ff1s.com/gridrival

  • FF1S.17.01 - Different Presenter Compound - Australian Grand Prix

    Mar 28 2017

    The Australian Grand Prix was a race that will stick long in the memory, or possibly will be forgotten by China. The ins and outs of Albert Park's snoozefest are expertly dissected and mocked by Phill, Terry and Not Cheeka - she's on holiday, so Ollie Peart steps ably into her tiny shoes.

  • Preseason 02 - (Tell Me Why) I Don't Like Hondas - 2017 Testing

    Mar 13 2017

    It's the FF1S post-testing pre-season review preview show! Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back at all the action from Barcelona, and all the inaction at McLaren. Plus, who wants to play some fantasy F1? You, that's who. Join us as ff1s.com/gridrival to take part in our all-new league...

  • Preseason 01 - The Wrong Orange - 2017 Cars Special

    Feb 25 2017

    Cheeka, Phill and Terry are back in the pub to catch up on what's been going in the world of F1. And then mock it relentlessly. The 2017 cars, Bernie's departure and Manor's demise are all discussed, and we promise never to mention Nico Rosberg again.

  • FF1S.16.22 - The Year of the Quitters - Season Review 2016

    Dec 22 2016

    And so 2016 stumbles blindly to a close, and as per usual F1 is all over the place in so many ways. But there were plenty of things to talk about during the season, so Cheeka, Phill and Terry do precisely that, mixing beer-fuelled analysis with FACTS about what happened on and off the track.

  • FF1S.16.21 - End of Season Shockers & Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Dec 06 2016

    The season is finally over and the best man won. OR DID HE? Not that it matters - Rosberg is the 2016 F1 world champion after finishing second in Abu Dhabi, and is now an ex-driver after promptly resigning. Cheeka, Phill and Terry mull the UAE race aftermath in a pub after an exhausting season.

  • FF1S.16.20 - Setting the (Carlos) Pace - Brazilian Grand Prix

    Nov 18 2016

    After much waiting and faffing about, we eventually got a tremendously entertaining Brazilian Grand Prix. Cheeka, Phill and Terry look back at a soggy Interlagos and ruminate on Max Verstappen, Ron Dennis and how in the blazes Jolyon Palmer managed to blag a drive for next year.

  • FF1S.16.19 - Charlie Says - Mexican Grand Prix

    Nov 01 2016

    In double quick time, Cheeka, Phill and Terry gaze adoringly at the mariachi-filled procession that was the Mexican Grand Prix. Surprisingly friendly rivals, savagely sweary Sebastian and bizarre podium mix ups are all ripe for mockery.

  • FF1S.16.18 - Texas Hamilton - American Grand Prix

    Oct 27 2016

    Howdy y'all. After the starry spangling of the Austin Grand Prix, Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss heroism, horology and why you should buy one of our new t-shirts. Oh, and they talk about the race too. A bit.

  • FF1S.16.17 - Swings and Rotaries - Japanese Grand Prix

    Oct 14 2016

    Nico Rosberg, world champion? Lewis Hamilton, Snapchat pariah? FF1S, merchandise magnates? All these questions and more will be addressed and not taken particularly seriously by Cheeka, Phill and Terry as they dissect the Japanese Grand Prix, accompanied by booze and swearing.

  • FF1S.16.16 - Don Your Tin Foil Helmets Now - Malaysian Grand Prix

    Oct 04 2016

    The heat of Malaysia prompted accusations of sabotage, conspiracies and terrible tasting foot juice. Cheeka, Phill and Terry don tin foil hats to consider the Sepang GP.

  • FF1S.16.15 - Apple Takeovers - Singapore Grand Prix

    Sep 24 2016

    It's the Singapore Grand Prix episode! But Cheeka, Phill and Terry are more interested in Liberty Media's takeover of F1, Apple's alleged takeover of McLaren and Channel 4's takeover of the Great British Bake Off. Also, Chase Carey's moustache, and lizard talk.

  • FF1S.16.14 - Bye Bye Bernie? - Italian Grand Prix

    Sep 07 2016

    This week FF1S are less interested in Monza and more fascinated by off-the-track goings on: Massa has retired, Button hasn’t retired but has really, and F1 may be bought by reality TV pop group Liberty X. Cheeka, Phill and Terry dissect all, and outline what F1’s new overlords should do with it.

  • FF1S.16.13 - Max attacks! - Belgian Grand Prix

    Sep 01 2016

    F1 is back, with a crash and a smash and a lightly bruised ankle. Cheeka, Phill and Terry discuss the ultimate Spa weekend and mull the actions of F1's latest hero-villain, Max 'Big Elbows' Verstappen. Contains badly beeped swearing.

  • BONUS: Let’s Look At The Predictor League And Oh Wait Something’s Changed

    Aug 24 2016

    Did you miss us? We’re back with a new show next week, but in the meantime it’s all change at the top of our predictor league, both in the presenter standings and - crucially - the overall first place. We also find out who fared the worst after Hungary and which very rude team name reduced Terry, Phill & Cheeka to tears. Let’s predict! You can still join our predictor league here: http://gppredictor.com/league/join/code/d33b9d3dd7b590fa3c0a30a98a9cf4ca

  • FF1S.16.12 - ​Mercedes' Stop-Start-Stopwatch - German Grand Prix

    Aug 03 2016

    As F1 heads to the summer break, Cheeka, Terry and Phill blather on nonsensically about the German Grand Prix. Rosberg was up to his old tricks, Red Bull leapfrogged Ferrari and Hamilton had a bad weekend right up until the race itself. It’s all perfect for pub-based punditry. And swearing.

  • FF1S.16.11 - Screw You, Blue Flags - Hungarian Grand Prix

    Jul 26 2016

    Monotony, radio rage and flag fuckwittery - the Hungarian Grand Prix had it all. Cheeka, Phill and Terry talk swearing, middle fingers and ill-advised improv as they look back at all the fallout from the Hungaroring.

  • BONUS: The FF1S Predictor Table

    Jul 21 2016

    How did you all fare predicting what happened in the British Grand Prix? Can Phill mount a leadership challenge against Cheeka's unassailable lead? Will Terry be impressed by any of your new team names? All these questions will be answered in this, slightly overhyped, bonus episode of For F1's Sake. THERE'S STILL TIME TO JOIN US: create your own team and predict the result of the Hungarian Grand Prix: http://www.ff1s.com/predictions

  • FF1S.16.10 - Give Them A Paddle Or Avoid 7th Gear - British Grand Prix

    Jul 15 2016

    The podcast Formula One deserves, with Cheeka, Terry & Phill. Rain, endless safety cars, silly radio rules. Also, booing. It’d be easy to forget that Hamilton wiped out Rosberg’s gap after victory in the British Grand Prix. Best to have a natter down the pub about it, then. Also on the podcast: Terry has a swear box. How long can he last without an expletive falling out of his mouth? Find out within...

  • FF1S.16.09 - Blame, Birthdays & Baguettes - Austrian Grand Prix

    Jul 06 2016

    Cheeka, Terry & Phill are BACK to dissect the Austrian Grand Prix over a pint near London Bridge. Are team orders at Mercedes coming back? And what the hell is baguettegate? In other stuff: Terry has another driving lesson, Cheeka gets one step closer to her inevitable demise (happy birthday!) and Phill drives through France on antibiotics.

  • FF1S.16.08 - Press everything till it works - European Grand Prix

    Jun 22 2016

    Nothing works and Phill is on holiday and won't tell us which buttons to fix it. The producer stands in with some facts on Baku and Nico Hulkenberg MURDERS A DISNEY BIRD!

  • FF1S.16.07 - The Future of F1 is Virtual Virtual Safety Cars - Canadian Grand Prix

    Jun 15 2016

    Canada! Seagulls! Rosberg sliding off the track! Twice! Ferrari messing up again! Yes, it was a chilly return to Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix, the finer points of which are dissected by Cheeka, Phill and Terry in a pub. Plus, is F1 heading in the right direction? Martin Sorrell doesn't think so. Is Heineken’s arrival in F1 really that refreshing? Also, we have a new catchphrase: Fuck You Lufthansa.

  • FF1S.16.06 - Red Bull Gives You Wings But No Tyres - Monaco Grand Prix

    Jun 02 2016

    You know when you get home from the supermarket and you remember something obvious on your list you'd forgotten? TYRES! Phill, Cheeka and Terry shout (in a loud pub) about Red Bull finally managing to wipe the smile off Ricciardo's face, Verstappen becoming intimate with the barriers and Rosberg being a gentleman, a weak pathetic gentleman. It's the Monaco Grand Prix!

  • BONUS: reviewing the reviews

    May 25 2016

    We've had some iTunes reviews, and we'd like some more. So here's a few minutes talking about that, exclusively for you lucky podcast subscribers. PLUS: Phill runs down the top ten of our predictor chart. Which of our team is top of the pile? Find out within...

  • FF1S.16.05 - Anything Kvyat Can Do... - Spanish Grand Prix

    May 19 2016

    As the Spanish sun sets on the wreckage of the Mercedes cars and Ricciardo's dreams, Cheeka, Terry and Phill discuss the youngest ever winner of a race and whether F1 drivers should have fixed-term careers. WARNING: this episode contains limericks.

  • FF1S.16.04 - Sochi Great Episode (Shame About The Race) - Russian Grand Prix

    May 04 2016

    As the dust and carbon fibre shards settle over Sochi, we look back on the Russian Grand Prix. Up for discussion - are Vettel and Kvyat now mortal enemies? What’s the deal with Red Bull’s new cockpit canopy? How difficult to drive is a virtual Lotus 98T? Also, we have a tiny megaphone. Oh yeah.

  • BONUS - more fun team names

    Apr 27 2016

    A little welcome to all the new teams that have signed up to our little league, and an explanation for poor results from Terry that makes Kelvin McKenzie look humble. Glory awaits! Sign up with your own team via the link at http://www.ff1s.com/predictions/

  • FF1S.16.03 - When The Devil Drives - Chinese Grand Prix

    Apr 20 2016

    Cheeka, Terry and Phill are coming at ya like a torpedo as they dissect the fallout from the Chinese Grand Prix. Vettel’s throwing toys from the pram again, Kvyat ain’t bothered and Rosberg’s streaking towards a world title. OR IS HE? Warning: contains swears.

  • BONUS: The Predictor Table, analysed

    Apr 15 2016

    New episode next week, but in the meantime, here’s a bonus episode in which Cheeka, Phill and Terry run down our fantasy predictor chart thing - and we find out what happened to Terry in an alleyway in 1997.

  • FF1S.16.02 - How Haas this happened? - Bahrain Grand Prix

    Apr 06 2016

    Cheeka, Phill and Terry reflect on round two of the 2016 F1 World Championship. It’s a dictatorship with a very dubious human rights record, but enough about FOM - let’s instead look at the Bahrain Grand Prix. More shonky qualifying! First corner collisions! Sand! Yay!

  • FF1S.16.01 Super-softs, gravel and language Timothy - Australian Grand Prix

    Mar 22 2016

    Cheeka, Terry and Phill return to the pub to expertly dissect and discuss the Australian Grand Prix, free from the shackles of actual expertise. New, terrible qualifying rules! Massive crashes that we can joke about because no one was hurt! The usual petty squabbles between grown men who should really know better! If you like the show, you should tell people about it, and leave us a review on our iTunes page. We will be eternally grateful.

  • Best of FF1S 2015

    Mar 10 2016

    The new season is almost upon us, so why not feast your ears upon the very best bits of FF1S from last year. Remember when that thing happened? So funny! How about when that driver said that thing he said, or when Terry swore a lot? Brilliant! Now you can relive all those wonderful memories in this easy-to-digest clip show. HAHAHAHA! Amazing.

  • Testing 02: Halos and Unqualified Disasters

    Mar 05 2016

    So what have we learned after two weeks in Barcelona? Who's got it right and who's ballsed it right up? What the hell's going on with qualifying, and why does the Ferrari now look like a flip-flop? Cheeka, Terry and Phill bring you literally some of the answers.

  • Testing 01: new cars, new rules, same problems

    Mar 02 2016

    We’ve seen the new cars, the new drivers and the new issues that will probably form the backbone of complaints and controversies this year. Join Cheeka, Terry and Phill as they look back at the first test of 2016 and speculate wildly about what it all means for the new Formula 1 season.

  • For Everything Else's Sake

    Feb 19 2016

    Jake Yorath has worked across a whole bunch of disciplines - from sports cars to Formula E - so we plied him with drink and asked him about the the world outside F1, to see if we were missing anything worthwhile.

  • Preseason 01: Back on Track

    Feb 12 2016

    Oh, hello 2016 - didn’t see you there. The FF1S crew is back, bringing you completely uninformed debate and speculation about what this new Formula 1 season will hold. Cheeka, Phill and Terry run through the changes made in the off-season and make rash predictions on who will win what and why.

  • BONUS: Terry on Turbos (or: Terry teaches technicalities on turbos to technicians)

    Jan 25 2016

    It’s the difficult solo project! While there’s no racing going on, Terry strikes out on his own and speaks in front of a bunch of science people about Formula 1. After failing to understand basic maths or what FIA stands for, he presents a detailed if not entirely accurate breakdown of modern F1 power units and how FF1S has undoubtedly moved the technology forwards. We'll be back with more podcasts very soon as the countdown to the new season begins - so make sure you're subscribed to get them f...more

  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Rosberg, Renault and Rosewater

    Dec 03 2015

    The end is nigh! The 2015 Formula 1 season ended with a bit of an anticlimax, but it sets up an intriguing winter break. Has Lewis Hamilton lost it? Has Rosberg found it? Will Maldonado crash into it? All these questions and more will be sort of answered by Cheeka, Phill and Terry in their look back at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

  • Brazilian Grand Prix: the engine revolution

    Nov 20 2015

    Unencumbered by spousal birthdays, it’s the Brazilian Grand Prix podcast! This week’s episode also features a bit of the Mexican GP, as well as news of people leaving teams, drivers leaving racing, and sponsors leaving McLaren. Oh, and we’re building our own engine - get involved via this link: https://goo.gl/V4vw4Y.

  • ARCHIVE: Monaco Grand Prix

    Nov 10 2015

    It’s the Mexican Grand Prix! Well, actually no, it isn’t, because Terry forgot that his wife’s birthday was on the day we were going to record. I mean really: who puts his marriage before F1? Anyway, instead of a festival of sombrero jokes, we take a dip into the archives and present a PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED pilot show, recorded after this year’s Monaco Grand Prix. Join us for a saunter down memory lane, to a time before we knew what we were doing.

  • US Grand Prix: Capgate, Kimi vs Rolex & Formula E explained

    Oct 28 2015

    Was Austin the greatest race of the year? The team thinks so, and rambles incoherently about Capgate, Kimi’s battle with a Rolex sign and whether Hamilton and Rosberg should have an actual, physical fight. Plus, Terry takes a look into the zany world of Formula E and we discuss whether having two different engine specs is a good idea for the sport.

  • Russian Grand Prix: Putin, Perez & special guest Nigel Mansell

    Oct 17 2015

    In a bumper episode 6, the team looks back on the Russian Grand Prix - the thrills, spills and overtakes that were never going to work in a million years Kimi, you muppet. We also preview the Race Of Champions and rage against current F1 rules. Oh, and there's a special guest appearance from ACTUAL NIGEL MANSELL. Really.

  • Japanese Grand Prix: conspiracies, colds and EU complaints

    Oct 01 2015

    In the aftermath of the Japanese Grand Prix, Cheeka Eyers, Phill Tromans and Terry Saunders talk about Mercedes’ revival, Red Bull’s disasters and Will Stevens, the new King of Drift. Plus, the fallout from VW Group’s mass swindling, the European Union’s investigation into F1’s dodgy dealings and why Terry will be on TV, drinking tea.

  • Singapore Grand Prix: Hamilton off the podium and a weird man on the track

    Sep 23 2015

    It was all change at Singapore as the Mercedeseses floundered and an imbecile vaulted the fence in a misguided attempt to improve his selfie game. And now he’s in jail. Amid all that, Sebastian Vettel took us back to the old school to dominate the race and bring back The Finger. We look back at all the Marina Bay goings on and ruminate on the future of Lotus, Renault and Jenson Button. Plus, with the driver market in full swing, Terry updates us on his hill starts. PODCAST GOLD.

  • Italian Grand Prix: Tyre Pressure, Bad Engines and Worse Hair

    Sep 12 2015

    On this edition of For F1’s Sake, the team takes a look at Lewis Hamilton’s new haircut and Nico Rosberg’s expensive barbecue - just two of the highlights from the 2015 Italian Grand Prix. We’ll talk unexpected tyre pressures, a plethora of penalties, unfastened engine covers and how McLaren and Honda are falling out in a big way. Also, swearing. Yay!

  • Belgium Grand Prix: Clutches, Cockpits and The Moment Vettel Lost It

    Aug 29 2015

    Welcome to episode two of For F1’s Sake, the only podcast that writes its clutch settings on a Post-it note. In this episode: Cheeka, Terry and Phill get to grips with Pirelli’s tyres - unlike Vettel - and assess the state of racing in the wake of the tragic death of Justin Wilson. NOTE: this episode was recorded on Monday evening, before Wilson's death was announced. Our thoughts are with his family.

  • Hungary Grand Prix: Crappy Starts and The Räikkönen Rumour Mill

    Aug 28 2015

    Just as Formula 1 starts the process of disappearing up its own arsehole a new podcast has arrived to pull it back out. Cheeka Eyers, Phill Tromans and Terry Saunders discuss the Hungarian Grand Prix; was it a chink in Mercedes armour or did they just take their silver eyes off the ball? They discuss all the driver transfer gossip, team ownership and Jolene Palmer.