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The most entertaining F1 podcast on the planet!
Join us as we tackle all the happenings in Formula 1 and Motorsport both on and off the track.

Purple Sector: F1 Podcast Purple Sector

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The most entertaining F1 podcast on the planet!
Join us as we tackle all the happenings in Formula 1 and Motorsport both on and off the track.

    Ep275 - Keep F1 Weird

    Ep275 - Keep F1 Weird

    It's almost time to go racing in the F1 United States Grand Prix at COTA!

    We reveal our plans for the long weekend in Austin, TX including a meetup on Friday:
    Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden
    79 Rainey St, Austin, TX
    Friday @ 7pm

    Kool & the Gang have also been announced for the post-race concert.

    We dive into the Mailboxboxbox to wonder about Lewis Hamilton's racing dream team and hear from listeners excited for COTA.

    There is lots of news covering Red Bull and Haas aerodynamicists, Danica Patrick, Formula 1 drivers popping up all over the world, and Zak Brown confirming Daniel Ricciardo will drive Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s Wrangler stock car at COTA this weekend.

    Finally, we preview the race this weekend, tease what to watch for, and make bold predictions.

    See y'all on the track (literally)!

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    • 41 min
    Ep274 - Aston Martin Scam Tokens

    Ep274 - Aston Martin Scam Tokens

    Tune in for a fun Mailboxboxbox and some hilarious news stories as we get ready for the F1 US Grand Prix at COTA!

    Listeners reached out about their excitement for COTA, traditional Turkish Formula Brunch, previously cancelled Japanese Formula Brunch, Lewis Hamilton shrines, and Formula 1 predictions.

    Lance Stroll has opened up his helmet design for COTA to a fan vote, but... you need to download an app, register an account, buy Aston Martin Fan Tokens, and spend those tokens to vote.
    The 3 potential designs are all themed around space with SpaceX, galaxy, and lunar landscape stylings.
    Daniel Ricciardo provided an update on the status of Cyril Abiteboul's tattoo.
    Christian Horner is talking more trash about Toto Wolff and his emails.
    F1 is proposing even more sprint races next season.
    Zak Brown has a crude nameplate on his McLaren office desk.
    Yuki Tsunoda is a big Formula Brunch guy.
    Rumors are swirling around a possible Andretti takeover of Alfa Romeo Sauber.
    Fernando Alonso is busy burning even more bridges and alleging more British bias.

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    • 46 min
    Ep273 - Analysis Paralysis | #TurkishGP

    Ep273 - Analysis Paralysis | #TurkishGP

    Things got greasy again in Turkey!

    Foul weather has been on the menu for several weeks now. Ever since the heavens poured down on Spa a few weeks ago, there has been many a wet session and race in F1 and the trend continued this weekend in Turkey. Michael Masi and his boys may have "water blasted" this track to improve the surface grip but it still made for an interesting weekend of tire decisions!

    Red Bull got things started with a very good looking special livery as a tribute to Honda. Elsewhere, the medical car has a bad case of COVID because both Dr. Ian Roberts and Alan Van Der Merwe were missing this weekend after positive COVID test results.

    Come Saturday's practice sessions, it wasn't just the track that was wet at times, but also Kimi Raikkonen's boots! Kimi had yet ANOTHER issue with his drink system in the car, you can basically set your watch to that happening at this point.

    Engine penalties galore again! Carlos Sainz announced early that he would be taking an entirely new power unit so he would start from the back of the grid. From there, Lewis Hamilton joined him by replacing his internal combustion engine for a 10 place grid penalty, so things were looking to get very spicy for race day.

    Big surprises came even before then however with a wild qualifying session that saw an unlikely Q1 exit for Daniel Ricciardo! The bigger shock was Mick Schumacher dragging that god awful Haas car into Q2 for the first time this year! Mercedes looked unstoppable with their straightline speed and they finished a predictable 1-2 in qualys. Fernando Alonso had his best Saturday in 7 years as he started P5 in the race.

    Everyone's alarm clock went off on Sunday morning and they immediately saw that the track was greasy and wet! Once the five lights went out, it was a battle against the track, the tires, and at times the drivers. We saw some decent battling on track including an epic 4-5 corner scrum between Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez, and also some odd decision making by Mercedes and Lewis, and also Esteban Ocon doing the first "no stopper" race in 20+ years!

    We talk everything from team radio, to the trophies, to recapping our bold predictions for the race!

    Join us on Purple Sector as we cover all the crazy, greasy, wet action from this year's Turkish Grand Prix!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep272 - Turkish Trophy Teaser

    Ep272 - Turkish Trophy Teaser

    Tune in for our preview of the F1 Turkish Grand Prix!

    We cover news ranging from Alex Albon buying George Russell some beers (or cider), Mercedes' silver livery, Sebastian Vettel saving the environment, Esteban Ocon wondering about Fernando Alonso's setup, Yuki Tsunoda getting a new simulator, and Mick Schumacher having some thoughts.

    The Formula 1 race in Turkey is setting up to be a wild weekend.
    Weather may play a factor, the track surface has been water blasted, Pirelli could have some issues, and engine penalties shall mix up the grid.
    We also tease a dangerous looking trophy, Red Bull's white livery, and AlphaTauri's Italian homage.
    We are sad to miss out on the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but expect Turkey to deliver.

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    • 47 min
    Ep271 - No Time to Drive

    Ep271 - No Time to Drive

    Tune in for a loaded Mailboxboxbox and some hilarious news!

    Listeners are still feeling the sting of Sergio Perez's tuna pizza.
    A Mexican fan asks us to find a positive about Checo's performance this season.
    Larry Stroll strikes out on another Aston Martin safety car weekend.
    We review an epic Russian Formula Brunch where vodka was the star.

    There is breaking news about multiple new races:
    The Miami Grand Prix has confirmed dates and presale.
    Qatar has been confirmed for this season and a 10-year deal?!

    Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen continue to lather up soap off the track with lots of quotes.
    Ken Block has signed with Audi for more Gymkhana.
    Do we agree with Alfa Romeo's Fred Vasseur on his comments about Lando Norris avoiding a penalty for crossing the pit entry line?
    Sergio Perez is winning off the track (aside from his pizza toppings) with a $2.8 million lawsuit.

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    • 51 min
    Ep270 - 100 Emoji | #RussianGP

    Ep270 - 100 Emoji | #RussianGP

    Tune in for our breakdown of the F1 Russian Grand Prix!

    Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll kicked off the race weekend by bonding over Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
    Lewis Hamilton had some uncharacteristic mistakes when he smashed into his front jackman, banged the pit wall in Qualifying, and spun on his last flying lap.
    RyGuy correctly predicted Lando Norris' first career Pole Position.
    Max Verstappen took a new engine and clawed his way from the back of the grid to 2nd place.
    The Turn 2 polystyrene bollards were comical and allowed Fernando Alonso to make a cheeky move on the opening lap.
    We didn't have a Russian anthem but instead got a ballerina atop a spinning piano.
    Lando Norris looked to be on his way to a first career victory in Formula 1, but the weather had other ideas.
    We discovered that the slow pit stops are because mechanics forget to flip a switch on the wheel gun.
    Carlos Sainz finally got a proper podium celebration.
    Damon Hill decided to do his own podcast in the post-race interviews.

    Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton on an insane 100 victories (99 if you ask Sebastian Vettel)!

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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

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