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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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....
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 by Cheeka, Terry & Phill
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.