2022 Australian GP

We return to the Australian GP after a long 2 years wait. The 2022 Australian GP was the 3rd race in the season, and it is clear that Charles and Ferrari are in it for the championship. Flawless performance by Charles while Max’s car noped out again. The race down under was exciting with action all around the field. An awesome performance by Albon, who dragged the back marker Williams into their first point of the season.

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2022 Australian GP Episode Summary

  1. In this Episode we discuss:
  2. Charles’s grand slam! 🏆
  3. F1TV forgets Podium celebrations
  4. Is Spainz the successor of S🅱️inalla ?
  5. George asked to let Perez by
  6. Hamilton the underdog? 🤯
  7. Albon probably, “I pit because I have to not because I need to”
  8. Latifi vs Stroll – Battle of the Buffoons
  9. The Stroll train 🚂
  10. Alonso’s debacle
  11. Vettel’s scooter prep 🛵

2022 Australian GP Driver Ratings

Rating scale:
0 – Poor
5 – Average
10 – Outstanding
DNS = Did not Start
NC = Not Classified

PosDriverTeamSarang’s RatingAkash’s Rating
1Charles LeclercFerrari1010
2Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing910
3George RussellMercedes910
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes99
5Lando NorrisMclaren98
6Daniel RicciardoMclaren88
7Esteban OconAlpine88
8Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo89
9Pierre GaslyAlphatauri7.58
10Alexander AlbonWilliams1010
11Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo89
12Lance StrollAston Martin67
13Mick SchumacherHaas77
14Kevin MagnussenHaas76
15Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri66
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams53
17Fernando AlonsoAlpine77
NCMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing99
NCSebastian VettelAston Martin45
NCCarlos SainzFerrari54

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2022 Saudi Arabian GP

The 2022 Saudi Arabian GP was a bombastic race! 😉 Just the 2nd race in this season and we had another amazing race with some fantastic close wheel to wheel racing. This battle between Charles and Max is going to entertain us through this year!

Today we have a special guest Shayan Roy who is a content creator and a really chill guy to hangout with. He has gained his name while working with Buzzfeed and he is just getting back to following F1. 

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2022 Saudi Arabian GP Episode Summary

In this Episode we discuss:

  1. Goatifi strikes again! 🐐
  2. A Frenchman fights a Spaniard
  3. Cars decided to nope out ❌
  4. What a Bomb track! (Literally) 💣
  5. TV Directors need to get their priorities straight
  6. Thankfully, Mick is safe 🙏🏽
  7. Gunther ready to foksmash the paddock
  8. Hamilton charges through the field 🚀

2022 Saudi Arabian GP Driver Ratings

Rating scale:
0 – Poor
5 – Average
10 – Outstanding
DNS = Did not Start
NC = Not Classified

PosDriverTeamSarang’s RatingAkash’s Rating
1Max VerstappenRed Bull9.510.0
2Charles LeclercFerrari910.0
3Carlos SainzFerrari88.0
4Sergio PerezRed Bull8.510.0
5George RussellMercedes88.0
6Esteban OconAlpine88.0
7Lando NorrisMclaren7.57.0
8Pierre GaslyAlphatauri7.57.0
9Kevin MagnussenHaas78.0
10Lewis HamiltonMercedes88.0
11Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo77.0
12Nico HulkenbergAston Martin76.0
13Lance StrollAston Martin67.0
14Alexander AlbonWilliams44.0
NCValtteri BottasAlfa Romeo77.0
NCFernando AlonsoAlpine7.58.0
NCDaniel RicciardoMclaren6.57.0
NCNicholas LatifiWilliams10.0
NCYuki TsunodaAlphatauriDNSDNS
NCMick SchumacherHaasDNSDNS

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2022 Bahrain GP

F1 is back for its 2022 season! With new regulations, the pecking order of the field has been turned around on its head. What an exciting race weekend we have witnessed at the 2022 Bahrain GP. Ferrari seems to be back with a vengeance and Red Bull faces incredible struggle with their engine. Mercedes can’t seem to find their mojo and Haas is suddenly the new best of the rest!

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2022 Bahrain GP Episode Summary

In this Episode we discuss:

  1. Forza Ferrari! 🐎
  2. Red Bull falls on their face 
  3. Hamilton’s Luck strikes back ✨
  4.  KMag on Fire 🔥
  5. Super Rookie Zhou
  6. Seb cheats on his COVID test 🧪
  7. McLaren back to their GP2 days

2022 Bahrain GP Driver Ratings

Rating scale:
0 – Poor
5 – Average
10 – Outstanding

PosDriverTeamSarang’s RatingAkash’s Rating
1Charles LeclercFerrari10.010.0
2Carlos SainzFerrari8.09.0
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes7.07.0
4George RussellMercedes7.06.0
5Kevin MagnussenHaas9.010.0
6Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo7.08.0
7Esteban OconAlpine8.08.0
8Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri8.09.0
9Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault7.07.0
10Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo8.09.0
11Mick SchumacherHaas7.07.0
12Lance StrollAston Martin7.05.0
13Alexander AlbonWilliams7.06.0
14Daniel RicciardoMclaren6.06.0
15Lando NorrisMclaren5.56.0
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams6.05.0
17Nico HulkenbergAston Martin6.06.0
18Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing8.09.0
19Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing9.09.0
NCPierre GaslyAlphatauri8.08.0
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Fireside chat with Mark Sutton

Welcome to another addition to our mini-series called Fireside Chat where we bring in guests and talk about the world of motorsports. Join us as we welcome the world renowned F1 photographer Mark Sutton! Mark was a delight to have on the show. With over 40+ years of experience under his belt, Mark is a titan in the world of F1 Photography. With many famed shots under his belt like the “Flying Finnn”, he shares some great stories and anecdotes of his years in the sport.

Mark Sutton

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2021 Season Review

As the 2021 Season of F1 has ended, we want to officially close out Season 1 of F1 Fanfiction with our 2021 Season Review. Thank you everyone for your support through our maiden season of F1FanFiction. Your constant love and support and our love of the sport have been a driving factor behind doing this weekend after weekend.

2021 must be the most exciting season in the Turbo Hybrid Era. The Rivalry between Max and Lewis made this season eventful!

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2021 Season Review Episode Summary

In this Episode we discuss:

  1. Our journey of doing the podcast.
  2. Bottas – Mercedes’s #1 driver
  3. Hamilton – Rookie Mistakes/Beast Mode Activate
  4. Perez – He understood the assignment
  5. Max – Cool as a cucumber (mostly)
  6. Sainz – Driver of the Season
  7. Charles – Driver #2 @ Ferrari?
  8. Ricciardo – What was he doing?
  9. Lando – Beat by Sainz
  10. Alonso – Rookie of the Season
  11. Ocon – Defends like a Lion
  12. Pierre – Get this man a good seat!
  13. Tsunoda – Rollercoaster of a Season
  14. Vettel – FIA’s public enemy #1
  15. Stroll – Strolled
  16. Latifi – “Most Overrated driver in F1” – Advait Deodhar
  17. Russel – Mr. Saturday
  18. Gio – Italian Jesus fails to impress
  19. Kimi – Goodbye Ice Man!
  20. Mick – Saved Daddy’s legacy
  21. Mazepin – 21/20
  22. Awards! (Voted by Listeners)

2021 Season Awards

We polled on twitter for each category and each of you were the ones who selected the winners!

Question 1

Since this was a tie, we broke the tie and awarded the win to Bahrain GP!

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

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Fireside chat with Advait Deodhar

Welcome to another addition to our mini-series called Fireside Chat where we bring in guests and talk about the world of motorsports. Join us as we welcome the new 3rd host of the show Advait Deodhar who is just coming off a strong season in the 2021 season of EuroNASCAR and finishing 12th with 1 win, 2 Pole Positions, 5 Top-5’s, and 6 Top-10’s! Advait entered the world of motorsports at a much later part of his life as compared to most drivers. However, he soon made a name for himself with 2 strong seasons at EuroNASCAR.


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EuroNASCAR 2 Points Standings – NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

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2021 Abu Dhabi GP

The 2021 Abu Dhabi GP seemed like a very anticlimactic finale to an epic season, turned out to be the most controversy filled race in the season! FIA took matters in their own hands to make up rules on the spot and pissed of many F1 fans. Though Hamilton completely dominated the race, his luck wasn’t with him, and Max won the 2021 World Drivers Championship!

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2021 Abu Dhabi GP Episode Summary

In this Episode we discuss:

  1. Honda’s Mic Drop Exit
  2. Everyone forgets about Sainz 🌶️
  3. Lando shit out of luck
  4. Charles has flashbacks of Austria 2020 😲
  5. Everyone stays the fuck away from Max and Lewis
  6. Kimi we love you! ❤️
  7. Vettel gets chafed during Quali.
  8. Max vs Lewis – Real Life or Fiction?
  9. Horner performs a sacrificial ritual to impress lady luck
  10. Mercedes dropped the ball with strategy
  11. Sassy Massi please fuck off. 🖕
  12. Conversations with dads
  13. Mick saves dad’s record
  14. FIA’s Massi(ve) Kerfuffle

2021 Abu Dhabi GP Driver Ratings

Rating scale:
0 – Poor
5 – Average
10 – Outstanding

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PosDriverCarSarang’s RatingsAkash’s Ratings
1Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda9/10 
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes10/10 
3Carlos SainzFerrari9/10 
4Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri Honda9/10 
5Pierre GaslyAlphatauri Honda8.5/10 
6Valtteri BottasMercedes6.5/10 
7Lando NorrisMclaren Mercedes 6.5/20 
8Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault6/10 
9Esteban OconAlpine Renault6/10 
10Charles LeclercFerrari6/10 
11Sebastian VettelAston Martin Mercedes6/10 
12Daniel RicciardoMclaren Mercedes5/10 
13Lance StrollAston Martin Mercedes5/10 
14Mick SchumacherHaas Ferrari5/10 
15Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda8/10 
NcNicholas LatifiWilliams MercedesDNFDNF
NcAntonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing FerrariDNFDNF
NcGeorge RussellWilliams MercedesDNFDNF
NcKimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo Racing FerrariDNFDNF

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2021 Saudi Arabian GP

The 2021 Saudi Arabian GP was everything that F1 shouldn’t be. With several race restarts, Red Flags, Penalties, and manufactured excitement by FIA, it left a bad taste in everyone’s mouths. This track was one of the most dangerous tracks we have witnessed. With all the chaos that happened yesterday, we go into the last race with Max and Lewis tied on the championship table.


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2021 Saudi Arabian GP Episode Summary

In this Episode we discuss:

  1. Ban Jeddah Corniche Circuit! 🚫
  2. Fuck these FIA Clowns 🤡
  3. Tsunoda Yeets Vettel!
  4. Massi negotiates penalties with Red Bull
  5. Max 🆚 Lewis
  6. Manufactured Excitement!
  7. No investigation required for Leclerc
  8. A Stinking Pile of 💩

2021 Saudi Arabian GP Driver Ratings

Rating scale:
0 – Poor
5 – Average
10 – Outstanding

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PosDriverCarSarang’s RatingAkash’s Rating
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes8/108/10
2Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda8/108/10
3Valtteri BottasMercedes8/107/10
4Esteban OconAlpine Renault9/109/10
5Daniel RicciardoMclaren Mercedes8/107/10
6Pierre GaslyAlphatauri Honda8/107/10
7Charles LeclercFerrari6/105/10
8Carlos SainzFerrari7/106/10
9Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari8/107/10
10Lando NorrisMclaren Mercedes6/108/10
11Lance StrollAston Martin Mercedes7/108/10
12Nicholas LatifiWilliams Mercedes7/107/10
13Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault5/105/10
14Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri Honda5/105/10
15Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari4/104/10
NcSebastian VettelAston Martin MercedesDNFDNF
NcSergio PerezRed Bull Racing HondaDNFDNF
NcNikita MazepinHaas FerrariDNFDNF
NcGeorge RussellWilliams MercedesDNFDNF
NcMick SchumacherHaas FerrariDNFDNF

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2021 Qatar GP

Another Hamilton Domination at the Qatar GP! As we enter the last stage of the season, the championship has gotten a lot closer. Hamilton and Mercedes seem to have gotten a renewed enthusiasm to fight back and claw their way into the championship. The 2021 Qatar GP gave us an unexpected podium with the 2-time world champion Fernando Alonso getting P3! This is the 13th driver to get on the podium in this season alone.


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2021 Qatar GP Episode Summary

In this Episode we discuss:

  1. Sparky Sparky Boom Circuit ✨
  2. Esteban the defensive lion 🦁
  3. Alonso on the podium!
  4. Gasly out of Gas ⛽
  5. Mercedes yet again sacrifice Bottas
  6. Perez capitalizes on Bottas’s misfortune
  7. FIA brings down the hammer for flag violations 🏴
  8. Horner the 💩stirrer
  9. End of season predictions

2021 Qatar GP Driver Ratings

Rating scale:
0 – Poor
5 – Average
10 – Outstanding

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PosDriverCarSarang’s RatingAkash’s Rating
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes10/1010/10
2Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda10/1010/10
3Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault10/1010/10
4Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda9.5/1010/10
5Esteban OconAlpine Renault9/109/10
6Lance StrollAston Martin Mercedes9/108/10
7Carlos SainzFerrari8/108/10
8Charles LeclercFerrari7.5/108/10
9Lando NorrisMclaren Mercedes7/106/10
10Sebastian VettelAston Martin Mercedes7/106/10
11Pierre GaslyAlphatauri Honda6.5/107.5/10
12Daniel RicciardoMclaren Mercedes6/107/10
13Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri Honda6/105/10
14Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari6/105/10
15Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari6/105/10
16Mick SchumacherHaas Ferrari5.5/105/10
17George RussellWilliams Mercedes4/104/10
18Nikita MazepinHaas Ferrari4/106/10
NcNicholas LatifiWilliams MercedesDNFDNF
NcValtteri BottasMercedesDNFDNF

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2021 Brazilian GP

The 2021 Brazilian GP gave us one of Hamilton’s most dominant performances. While having to overtake the entire field twice due to DSQ in Qualification due to his DRS opening just 0.2mm wider than the regulation and 5 place grid penalty received due to using extra ICE components. Max had tried his best to hold back the beast but Hamilton just breezed by him on to take the victory and thus reviving the championship battle.


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2021 Brazilian GP Episode Summary

In this Episode we discuss:

  1. Hamilton Strikes Back!🥊
  2. Bottas rolls on command
  3. “Fuck them all!” – Toto
  4. The Mercedes Rocketship! 🚀
  5. Max being Naughty
  6. Ferrari triumphs against McLaren
  7. RBR – Red Button Rant 🔴
  8. Mazepin in some good light for a change
  9. Battle for P5

2021 Brazilian GP Driver Ratings

Rating scale:
0 – Poor
5 – Average
10 – Outstanding

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PosDriverCarSarang’s RatingsAkash’s Ratings
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes10/1010/10
2Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda10/1010/10
3Valtteri BottasMercedes9/1010/10
4Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda9/109.5/10
5Charles LeclercFerrari9/109/10
6Carlos SainzFerrari9/109/10
7Pierre GaslyAlphatauri Honda8.5/109/10
8Esteban OconAlpine Renault8/108.5/10
9Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault8/107.5/10
10Lando NorrisMclaren Mercedes7.5/107/10
11Sebastian VettelAston Martin Mercedes7/106/10
12Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari7/105/10
13George RussellWilliams Mercedes6/105/10
14Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari5/104/10
15Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri Honda5.5/105/10
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams Mercedes5/104/10
17Nikita MazepinHaas Ferrari5/104/10
18Mick SchumacherHaas Ferrari4/103/10
NCDaniel RicciardoMclaren MercedesDNFDNF
NCLance StrollAston Martin MercedesDNFDNF

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