Cali Formula 1 - F1 from an Average Joe.

Cali Formula 1 - F1 from an Average Joe.

Weekly talk about all things Formula One related from a California F1 Average Joe. We will recap and preview each Grand Prix, discuss Formula 1 news, rate driver performances, delve into team rumors and more. Whether you are new to F1 or been around since the days of Senna, this laid back Californian will guide you through the fast paced world of the pinnacle of motorsport!


November 13, 2022 34 mins

George Russell gets his maiden win while Max Verstappen draws the ire of F1 fans with his selfishness. 

Brazil gave us way more drama in one weekend thanks to some crazy infighting between teammates

Max Verstappen and Red Bull cant seem to get anything right, this time with Max selfishly denying his teammate Checo Perez a chance to move into second in the Drivers Championship.

George Russell, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes put on a maste...

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America does F1 the best. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the United States Grand Prix in Austin.  

The United States shows the F1 world how to host a Grand Prix. COTA draws record crowds and brings a festive atmosphere to the drivers, teams, and fans.

Max Verstappen gets another win this year as he marches toward victory. Red Bull seals up the Constructors title but under a cloud of controversy and loss.

Lewis Hamilton shows why he...

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Does Liberty Media have a FIA problem? The cost cap scandal, tractor incident, and points confusion mar Max Verstappen’s titles. 

The pinnacle of motorsports is really the top of a circus tent.

Liberty Media has done a lot to expand and grow F1 over the last few years, but the FIA malfeasance, ineptitude and corruption keep getting in the way of creating the ultimate global fan sport. 

The cost cap rumors are true and Red Bull went ov...

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Does the FIA have a credibility problem? Plus we recap the Singapore Grand Prix. 

Does the FIA have a credibility problem?

The new bombshell that two teams blatantly violated the cost cap for spending has fans furious.

Is there credence to the rumors? Does the FIA act? Will any punishments be justified or credible?

We also talk about how the rules are not properly applied and the lack of transparency is turning off fans. 

We talk about ...

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Italian Grand Prix Recap; Why Red Flagging a race to have a dramatic ending is a bad idea, Nyck de Vries shines win Williams and Super Max locks up the title. 

We talk about ending a race under a safety car and why its not a good idea to change that to make things more “dramatic”

Max Verstappen dominates again as he all but locks up the World Championship.

Numerous grid penalties leads to lots of charging through the pack as Lewis Ham...

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Dutch Grand Prix Recap: The Specter of Abu Dhabi has people questioning the relationship between Alpha Tauri and Red Bull. Mercedes pulls a Ferrari and gives Max a win. 

Mercedes take a page from the Ferrari textbook of screwing up a race and take a victory out of the hands of Lewis Hamilton.

George Russell races for himself and draws the ire of Mercedes fans. But was he wrong?

Max gets the win thanks to his teammate crashin...

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Belgian Grand Prix Recap; Verstappen Masterclass, Fernando Alonso has a temper tantrum, Plan G, Silliest of Silly Season and More! 

Max Verstappen answers all questions coming out of the summer break with an indomitable performance which almost cements a title for him.

Ferrari strategists decided to ask the drivers for help… during the race.

Mercedes finds ways to not deliver a good car to its drivers.

Fernando Alonso throws a fit, los...

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Hungarian Grand Prix Recap; Sebastian Vettel retires, Max Verstappen really is super, Lewis Hamilton arises and Ferrari must really likes pain. 


Sebastian Vettel announces his retirement after a legendary run in F1 that culminated in 4 consecutive titles. We pay homage to the great German driver and his career.

Max Verstappen all but wraps up the title with an amazing 10 to 1 push that widens his lead in the title and gives him anot...

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French Grand Prix Recap; Jamie Chadwick is too good not to be racing against guys. Also, the Ferrari French Fiasco, Super Max wins again and Lewis Hamilton’s 300 GP is a podium finish. 

Ferrari has a fiasco in France as Charles LeClerc crashes and the pit wall costs Carlos Sainz points.

Super Max Verstappen cruises to victory while Sergio Perez cant get past Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton gets a podium on his 300th GP start and gets to shar...

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Austrian Grand Prix Recap; Ferrari flames as Charles LeClerc takes victory and Carlos Sainz flames out. Lewis Hamilton battles…… Schumacher? And F1 has a great race weekend overshadowed by racism, homophobia and misogyny. 

Ferrari has the highest of the highs and lowest of the lows as Charles LeClerc grabs his first win since Australia but also sees Carlos Sainz experience a catastrophic engine explosion. 

Max Verstappen gets another...

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British Grand Prix Recap; Zhou Guanyu escapes a horrible crash. Carlos Sainz gets a maiden win and Checo, Lewis and Charles give a battle for the ages.

Zhou Guanyu survived a horrific crash at the start of the British Grand Prix thanks to the halo. We are glad he is ok and will race again soon!

Carlos Sainz gets a maiden victory for Ferrari after 150 starts. Ferrari, however has to explain its strategy with title contender Charles Le...

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Racism in F1; Actions speak louder than words. We discuss Nelson Piquet and his racist attack on 7-time champion Lewis Hamilton. 

Who the f@ck is Nelson Piquet? 

Actions speak louder than words. We discuss has been Nelson Piquet and his racist attack on 7-time champion Lewis Hamilton. 

We talk about how the FIA, F1 and Liberty Media are overdue on acting on racism being pervasive in the sport.

We talk about how this is reoccurring and ...

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Canadian Grand Prix Recap: Montreal Madness as Fernando Alonso shows how he is overrated, Max holds off Sainz, Mercedes is resurgent with Lewis Hamilton taking a podium.

Fernando Alonso should have had a dream weekend. Instead he sees his caution lead to disaster as he loses out to Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, Charles LeClerc and his teammate Esteban Ocon. Oh and he got a penalty too.

Max Verstappen has a Super Max performance as ...

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Azerbaijan Grand Prix Recap: Baku Bonanza as Ferrari explodes (literally), Red Bull dominates, and Mercedes Mercedes bounces Lewis Hamilton to the chiropractor

Max Verstappen has a Super Max performance as Red Bull takes a 1-2 and take a huge advantage in both the drivers and constructors championship.

Ferrari fails both drivers as both Charles LeClerc and Carlos Sainz crash out early. 

Mercedes drivers are doing everything they can b...

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Monaco Grand Prix Recap: Fernando Alonso shows why Monaco must go. Ferrari fumbles give Checo Perez and Red Bull a huge win!

Checo Perez take advantage of a Ferrari foul up and gets a win at Monaco!

Max Verstappen grabs third, but his dad Jos is not to happy about it.

Charles LeClerc once again suffers horrific luck at his home grand prix.

Fernando Alonso slows the pack down and proves that Monaco must change to have a future in F1.


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Spanish Grand Prix Recap: The Reign in Spain is Red Bull’s domination. Ferrari loses power and points and Lewis Hamilton has a comeback to remember in Barcelona!

Super Max Verstappen takes another win while battling DRS issues and flies into the championship lead!

Checo Perez takes second and is left to wonder if that is all Red Bull will allow him to achieve.

George Russell finally gets to scrap with Max and shows us the future of F1...

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Miami Grand Prix Recap: Max takes Miami, Ferrari and Red Bull battle for supremacy. George Russell outperforms and out lucks Lewis Hamilton and more! 

Super Max Verstappen take his 3rd win this year at the inaugural Miami Grand Prix. Amid football helmets, fake yacht marinas, a million celebrities and lots of hype, Red Bull takes a win to tighten the championship.

Ferrari might not have won, but put on a great performance w...

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Cali Formula 1 S2 Ep 9; Red Bull Strike Back. Super Max Verstappen dominates. Ferrari falters and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has his worst day in a long time.

Red Bull comes to Imola and dominates the weekend! Super Max is back in the title hunt after a weekend where he silenced the critics. Sergio Perez continues his dream season with a podium as well.

Ferrari had a chance to widen the gap on the Drivers and Constructors titles but Ca...

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Cali Formula 1 S2 Ep 8; Australian Grand Prix Recap: Ferrari goes Down Under and comes out on top. Red Bull reliability plagues Max Verstappen. Mercedes and McLaren storm back. 

Follow @virtualstatman on Twitter for the best insights and stats. Sean Kelly is the person who feeds those amazing stats you hear Crofty and Brundle recite each week. He is an F1 encyclopedia and a must follow! 

Also follow @tonydiamonds_ and give him a lot ...

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Cali Formula 1 S2 Ep 7; Viva Las Vegas! Formula 1 expansion into America; The Good, The Bad and why it is necessary

F1 is headed to Las Vegas! 

In 2023, F1 will be expanding to 3 US races including a night race on the Las Vegas Strip.

With the expansion of races in the US, we will ask if that is good, why it might be bad, but why it is necessary. 

How or when will F1 face in Africa again? Will they use revenue from US races to facilita...

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