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#151 Edited by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -

More Danny and Drew is always good.

#152 Posted by mustardfacial (35 posts) -

I'm seeing a lot of people saying "I know nothing of these vroom cars" so if you guys are interested in learning a bit more about the rules and tech I thought I'd throw up a list of videos which explain some of it.

Note: I've shamelessly stolen all of these from Reddit.

Formula 1 Explained

What is "Car Setup"?

Know what all of the flags mean

Braking

Wet Tyres

Tyre Regulations

KERS and DRS

Downforce

Oversteer and Understeer

Car Data

Aerodynamics

Driving Styles

What the hell is a double diffuser?

More about Tyres but explained by current driver Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg is practically lying down in his car

The Complex Steering Wheels

A summary of how the 2014 engines and ERS system are suspected to work

Ground Effects - A very interesting video on the basic aerodynamic principals of F1 cars as explained by former Williams and Ferrari design engineer Enrique Scalabron.

#153 Posted by deltaalphabravo (141 posts) -

I'm a big motorsport fan; and this is great news!

I also run a Fantasy F1 competition for my work colleagues, Silverstone Racing Club members (of which; I am one). And; this year I've added a competition for the professors/students of the Silverstone UTC (University Technical College). Should I consider adding a "Giant Bomb Alt-F1" competition too? Would anyone here want to play?

www.grandprixfantasy.com

#154 Posted by Rokkaku (221 posts) -

I'm a European and I approve of this idea! Looking forward to this Drew, and it's cool that it'll be free on the webpage, does that mean it will be available to download for free as well? Great to see this diversification of content and the staff going off on the tangents they're interested in, keeps the site fresh.

#155 Posted by beepmachine (618 posts) -

@thebatmobile: What typeface did you use on the title for that? It's really cool.

@pikselkriger: Love it!

@sin4profit: I think you really nailed Danny's face actually. Also Danny "Tyre" O'Dwyer is just genius. It even rhymes!

I don't know a lot about F1, but racing always interested me, and it'll be cool to hear a mix of perspectives on this with Drew just getting into it and Danny having a European outlook. They're also two cool and hilarious motherfuckers so I am stoked.

Here's my cover submission:

#156 Posted by Coafi (1481 posts) -
I'm sorry.

#157 Edited by thebatmobile (979 posts) -

@beepmachine: I used Avant Garde CE. But I had to modify the A myself to make it look like the one in the Senna poster. Your artwork is looking great by the way!

#158 Edited by slndr (62 posts) -

@deltaalphabravo:

This is great, I have always wanted to participate in something like this. Even if it is only for fun. I will be joining the World Open for sure but am interested if there was one specific for us duders.

#159 Posted by deltaalphabravo (141 posts) -

As time is of the essence. Maybe I should set up a Giant Bomb Alt+F1 competition. It doesn't take very long or much effort. However I don't want to be stepping on anyone's toes.

#160 Posted by Gnubberen (762 posts) -

Welp. I'm back onboard. I haven't watched F1 since Schumacher was king. So this podcast, and the fact that Denmark now has a driver, has reeled me in again.

#161 Edited by deltaalphabravo (141 posts) -
#162 Posted by deltaalphabravo (141 posts) -

I'm made a new topic regarding an Alt+F1 Fantasy Formula 1 competition here.

#163 Edited by BBAlpert (1370 posts) -

@coafi said:
I'm sorry.

Now I'm thinking about Shuu Iwamine driving a race car. I'm okay with that.

#164 Posted by JonKrag (31 posts) -

Is Drew going "The Distance".

#165 Posted by flashx_454 (48 posts) -
#166 Posted by Coafi (1481 posts) -
#167 Edited by Reisz (1461 posts) -
@jonkrag said:

Is Drew going "The Distance".

Danny is going "The Distance".

Drew is going "For Speed".

Online
#168 Posted by ThatOneDudeNick (505 posts) -

I'm excited for this. I've always wanted to get more into F1 (and motor sports in general). Maybe this will get me to watch more events.

#169 Edited by slndr (62 posts) -

Here is another great set of videos explaining F1 a little bit more.

and an E-Book with some comprehensive details on the 2014 season.

#170 Posted by razielrioux (125 posts) -

@drewbert: I know absolutely nothing about F1 other than the cars go vroom vroom. Your enthusiasm for the sport recently has piqued my interest so I will definitely give this 'cast a listen.

#171 Posted by Stinkfinger75 (12 posts) -

Drew still had the best explainer I heard about how Vettel/Red Bull were using KERS to reverse engineer traction control on the RB9 last year. Pretty excited for this!

#172 Posted by wonderva (35 posts) -

Will there be an email segment?

#173 Posted by aurahack (2264 posts) -
#174 Edited by astrostasis (1 posts) -

After seeing Jeff post about this on twitter and after being a really long time fan of giantbomb especially the podcast (although never apart of the community because don't feel that i would belong). I couldn't pass up a chance to make a theme for a podcast about one of my fave sports! Hope you enjoy! https://soundcloud.com/astro-stasis/vroom-alt-f1-theme-submission

#175 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (944 posts) -

Now, I have to advertise a little: you should check Kimi Räikkönen before the season starts. That man gives best driver comments at the moment (and he drives for Ferrari).

"How does it feels to drive at 300 km/h? - It feels normal."

"What kind of a relationship do you have with Peter Sauber? - He is my boss."

"Is he a father figure or a god father? - He is my boss."

"The helmet has a special meaning for many drivers. How important is it to you? - It protects my head."

#176 Posted by Krataur (342 posts) -

I'm an American that loves F1! Crazy, I know. I'm glad Drew and Danny decided to do this. Should be a good team. Drew's great, but I wouldn't be able to handle not being able to correct all his mistakes he makes (same reason I don't like watching the quick looks for F1 games). But with Danny here, he'll be able to do the correcting live (and probably teach me a lot, too).

#177 Edited by iragequit (334 posts) -

You're ours now Danny.

#178 Posted by Mister_V (1193 posts) -

Now, I have to advertise a little: you should check Kimi Räikkönen before the season starts. That man gives best driver comments at the moment (and he drives for Ferrari).

"How does it feels to drive at 300 km/h? - It feels normal."

"What kind of a relationship do you have with Peter Sauber? - He is my boss."

"Is he a father figure or a god father? - He is my boss."

"The helmet has a special meaning for many drivers. How important is it to you? - It protects my head."

And how could we forget this moment.

#179 Posted by dannyodwyer (354 posts) -

@coafi said:
I'm sorry.

All of these are amazing, but this made me laugh so much. Nice work sir :D

#180 Posted by GaspoweR (2805 posts) -

ALPACA

My thoughts on the podcast... Sir! Sir!

#181 Posted by Sin4profit (2908 posts) -

Nice to see my work in the GB podcast player. i appreciate the positive feedback in the comments, thanks to all those duders.

i reformatted the image to fit the podcast player better.

#182 Posted by Coafi (1481 posts) -
#183 Edited by Fruitcocoa (478 posts) -

Great work! Awesome!

#184 Edited by Littleg (66 posts) -

I may or may not have prioritised listening to this over listening to the Bombcast this week. Awesome work, @drewbert & @dannyodwyer!

Can we get a confirmation of the email address? is it atff1, alt+f1, alt-f1...?

#185 Edited by NicksCorner (410 posts) -

After seeing Jeff post about this on twitter and after being a really long time fan of giantbomb especially the podcast (although never apart of the community because don't feel that i would belong). I couldn't pass up a chance to make a theme for a podcast about one of my fave sports! Hope you enjoy! https://soundcloud.com/astro-stasis/vroom-alt-f1-theme-submission

That was pretty sweet. The riff went on for a long time but I guess that's good for editing.