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.
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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.