What's the best F1 podcast?

What's the best F1 podcast?

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NoddyonNitrous

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1,208 posts

179 months

Friday 25th October
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I have been in the habit of downloading Jenny Gow's Chequered Flag podcast, but it's really gone downhill in the last 6 months - a pub-level gigglefest - I think it was the Russia 'preview' episode spent more than 50% of its time re-discussing the Singapore race already covered in its 'review'. I need one with some more insight and technical analysis. Any suggestions?

The Moose

18,807 posts

156 months

Friday 25th October
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Right now, for me, Beyond the Grid

Teddy Lop

1,874 posts

14 months

Friday 25th October
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We enjoy missed apex very much. Good balence of a bit of bantz with a lot of informed discussion and analysis, they "get" formula one at the fan level (something many pundits and journal don't/can't, but usually decently objective, they try to present both sides of everything and sometimes even alter my outlook of certain incidents.

Every race reviewed plus regular technical specials.

Tried a few others but meh, one they were all giggling like constantly sharing a dumb in-joke, another had a girl who was suffering from having to be the biggest man in the room, other have "professionals" trying to be too objective and "fair minded" (couldn't lay off how "lucky" Hamilton was to win russia, probably waffled on about how "nice" it was that bottas won Suzuki, etc... F1 isn't fair, its ruthless)

HustleRussell

17,081 posts

107 months

Friday 25th October
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Why just one?

I wouldn’t want to miss;

-Chequered Flag Podcast
-Beyond the Grid
-Missed Apex Podcast
-Box of Neutrals

parabolica

5,125 posts

131 months

Friday 25th October
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WTF1 podcast for race reviews and other historical stories about F1; Beyond the Grid for in-depth interviews with F1 players past and present. Paddock Pass for the immediate weekend preview and review (although I guess PP isn't a podcast).

Gave up on Chequered Flag a year or two ago; always seemed to focus on Hamilton 99% of the time regardless of whatever happened in the race. I've nothing against lewis, but i want my race reviews to be balanced across the field, hence Paddock Pass.

sideways man

708 posts

84 months

Friday 25th October
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Any love for Autosport? I think it’s good.

HustleRussell

17,081 posts

107 months

Friday 25th October
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sideways man said:
Any love for Autosport? I think it’s good.
Objectively very good, love the historic stuff they do. They just lack the fun factor of chequered flag and Missed Apex so I will listen to them third or fourth by preference.

LaurasOtherHalf

15,815 posts

143 months

Friday 25th October
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Autosport first for me, FF1S is pretty dire these days and I’ve really thought Missed Apex has gone downhill. I listen to it but it’s all a bit like listening to the desperately uncool kids at school, trying to be cool to one another.

Mr_Thyroid

1,773 posts

174 months

Friday 25th October
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NoddyonNitrous said:
I have been in the habit of downloading Jenny Gow's Chequered Flag podcast, but it's really gone downhill in the last 6 months - a pub-level gigglefest
I know what you mean but I still enjoy it as much, if not more than ever. I think the change in tone/format from driver interviews to more of a discussion is probably to keep it distinct from the Paddock Pass videos on YouTube.

M3ax

969 posts

159 months

Friday 25th October
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Good suggestions already covered. I also like Michael Lamonato’s Strategy Report. It’s usually only 30 mins or so and he has some good guests.

NoddyonNitrous

Original Poster:

1,208 posts

179 months

Friday 25th October
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll give them a try. Except the videos, coz I listen in the car!

Kenny Powers

2,402 posts

74 months

Saturday 26th October
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On the Marbles is a good crack. Steve Jones (channel 4) and crew. Not especially technical but it's good fun and Jones always raises a smile. Recommend for a bit of light entertainment. Beyond the Grid is obviously worth another mention but personally I find it a little sterile at times.

Blink982

483 posts

51 months

Saturday 26th October
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Beyond the Grid is the obvious go-to choice. I always thought there was a dearth of decent F1 related pod casts. I have tried watching a couple of the youtube channels and found them to be pretty poor. Thanks for the suggestions above, I'll add them to my list and try and have a listen at some point. They'll have to be really good to beat Beyond the Grid though.

Jinba Ittai

416 posts

38 months

Saturday 26th October
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I used to default to Missed Apex, but as it has grown, it seems to have changed a bit and i only tend to listen now when they have Joe Saward on. The Matthew Carter ones were good as well.

It’s really interesting to me to see the changes in how I consume F1 news. When I was a kid, I used to put on Ceefax on a Saturday afternoon to see the qualifying result, as that was the quickest way of finding it (page 360 if I remember correctly) , watch the race on Sunday on BBC, and then wait until Thursday to get Autosport to read the full race review. I now listen the Autosport podcast for the preview and the race review on the Monday. I think Ed Straw is a great host, Scott Mitchell is a bit dour, but Stuart Codling is hilarious. I was really saddened to see what is happening to Autosport in print, but very pleased to hear F1 Racing has been saved, which Stuart Codling edits. This has prompted me to take out a subscription, and hope it long continues.

As an aside, the Mario Muth interview with Matt Bishop (ex editor of F1 Racing) is brilliant. What a genuinely nice chap, who talks with such eloquence and passion.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8izdwE1Xvss


entropy

3,786 posts

150 months

Thursday 7th November
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
Autosport first for me, FF1S is pretty dire these days and I’ve really thought Missed Apex has gone downhill. I listen to it but it’s all a bit like listening to the desperately uncool kids at school, trying to be cool to one another.
Pretty much spot on. I couldn't quite put my finger why I'm not too keen on Missed Apex. It makes me feel kinda embarrassed being an F1 fan. Dan Carter and other guests like Alex Brundle are worth listening to.

The worst contributors to discussions are Autosport's Scott Mitchell, BBC's Jack Nicholls and Midweek Motorsport's Nick Damon. It's like listening to keyboard warriors.

May I suggest Flat Chat With Codders now ex-Autosport? Stuart Coddling/F1 Racing podcast. Great input from Mark Gallagher as always.

m444ttb

3,005 posts

176 months

Tuesday 12th November
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My favourite is probably 'Beyond the grid' but I see that as a little separate to the other three I listen to as it's not pre/post-race coverage or F1 current affairs. Otherwise it's Missed Apex, Autosport and BBC's Chequered Flag. As far as the pre and post-race stuff I get a little bit from each. If I had to keep one on that basis it would probably be Missed Apex. For the current affairs stuff I think Autosport have some really good content but again it's Missed Apex where they bring in the likes of Joe Saward, Matthew Carter, Alex Brundle and Matt Somerfield (who must be on here). Good range of opinions that give cause to consider your own.

CocoUK

717 posts

129 months

Tuesday 12th November
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Back Of The Grid

Group of like-minded F1 enthusiasts, they understand the sport, quite an enjoyable listen.
I do only listen to the 'race reviews', plus I tend to skip the qualifying talk and never listen to the 'fantasy F1' round-up towards the end of the show - plus I often listen at speed 1.1/1.2x!