Mode Push – the American View of F1

Hosts Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez embrace the explosive popularity of Formula One racing as it has captured a newer, American audience.   Buckle up for a weekly dive into race previews, race reviews, the championship fight, and driver drama.  It's all wrapped into an all-encompassing podcast dedicated to the highest level of motorsport that the new F1 fan and the veteran petrol head can both enjoy.  Welcome to Mode Push: An American view of F1! 

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    May 9, 2024

    Miami GP Reactions and F1 Gossip

    Hosts Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry react to Lando Norris' monumental first win in Formula One in Miami.  In a weekend filled with tons of on-track and off-track drama, the Miami GP delivered a great race as Lando Norris was able to take advantage of a safety car and notch his first win.  Max Verstappen even seemed happy with the result for the British driver as the ret of the field seems to have made strides to running down Red Bull.  Plus, will Logan Sargent be in an F1 seat when the grid goes to Imola in two weeks?  All signs point to Kimi Antonelli getting the nod as the Mercedes racing phenom.  Get the full download from the guys during an exciting time to be an F1 fan.  

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    May 3, 2024

    Miami GP Preview and The Wild F1 Driver Rumors

    F1 returns to the U.S. this weekend for the first time in 2024 for the Miami Grand Prix.  Max Verstappen won the first two races in Miami the last two seasons and all signs point to the three-time World Champion repeating hostory as no one can touch the fastest driver on earth.  Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez make their podium finish predictions for the weekend but they alo discuss the insane rumors for the driver's market in 2025.  This will be the biggest shift of driver's leaving teams and swapping teammates in more than a decade.  The biggest asset on the market is car design geniius Adrian Newey  who will leave Red Bull in 2025.   Join the guys as they get you ready for one of the most anticipated races of the year so far.  

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    April 3, 2024

    Australia Excitement Brings Hope for Japan Excitement

    The Australian GP brought excitement via Max Verstappen's rare DNF that made everyone else on the grid feel like they may have a fighting chance to win a race this season.  Carlos Sainz got the win and with that win a whole host of questions for Ferrari not the leat of which might be "Is Lewis Hamilton the best option for us?"  Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry dive into the rumors swirling around the Aston Martin attempt to woo Adrian Newey from Red Bull.  How will Japan workout for Red Bull after a disaster finish in Melbourne?  Join us to break it all down.  

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    March 16, 2024

    Saudi Grand Prix and The Whiz Kid Ollie Bearman

    Max Verstappen and Red Bull's dominance continue with another one-two finish and Verstappen looking impossible to catch.  That could make for a boring race but the emergency surgery for Carlos Sainz the day before the race for Ferrari, F2 rising star Ollie Bearman got into the seat in Jeddah with no notice and turned a boring race weekend into a fun storyline for a possible future champion to show his stuff to the bosses for Ferrari.  Dan JImenez and Alex Kirry breakdown what the complicated F1 seats are looking like for the rest of the season and who will lose thier drive in F1.  The guys breakdown the full race and the weekend while we await another race weekend in Australia in a week.  

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    March 7, 2024

    Bahrain Recap, Saudi GP Preview and F1's Off-Track Soap Opera

    The drama off the track continues as Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry try to make sense of the rumors swirling around the Red Bull Racing team since innappropriate allegations by Christian Horner of an RB staffer were dismissed.  Now Max Verstappen's Dad, Jos, is actively tring to get Horner out of Red Bull and has threatened that Max would go to another team.  Sounds like a reality TV show but its the real world of F1 at the moment.  Dan and Alex also breakdown the actual race in Bahrain where Red Bull, or actually, Max Verstappen's dominance has continued with another win to start the season.  No one was anywhere close.  Can this weekend's race in Jeddah at the Saudi GP be more competitive?  Tune in as the guys make their predictions.  

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    February 29, 2024

    Christian Horner Cleared of Misconduct Plus Bahrain Race Preview

    The first race of the intriguing 2024 F1 race calendar is finally here and Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry are here ready to breakdown winter testing, 2024 season hypotheticals and, of course, the reaction to Red Bull's clearing Christian Horner of wrongdoing after their investigation into misconduct with a female staffer at Red Bull Racing.  Dan also breaks down what was to be learned at this year's winter testing.  Can Red Bull and Max Verstappen continue its dominance of the sport?  Who can emerge as a legitimate contender in the longest racing season ever in Formula One?  Check it out. 

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    February 8, 2024

    Wild F1 Offseason News as 2024 Season is Around the Corner

    Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez host Mode Push as the 2024 season is now less than a month away.  One big story after another have rolled out of the garages on the F1 grid without even a test lap being logged by the teams.  The news of the Andretti-Cadillac F1 team being denied possible entry into F1, at least for now is where the guys start.  The biggest driver news and seat swapping drama surrounded 7-time champion Lewis Hamilton and his announced move to the Ferrari F1 team after this season.  This of course will start a domino chain of drivers losing seats, changing teams and some even leaving F1 all because Hamilton will leave Mercedes AMG at the end of the 2024 season.  This biggest news of the offseason is that of Red Bull boss Christian Horner who is being accused of an inappropriate relationship by someone inside the Red Bull F1 team and is going to face an independant special attorney investigation starting Friday and many rumors of Horner losing his job at Red Bull have been swirling.  Too many storylines to miss as the guys are back for a third year of the Mode Push Podcast.

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    November 22, 2023

    The Full Las Vegas GP Experience

    This week is a special episode of Mode Push with a breakdown of Alex Kirry and Carlos the producer's trip to the Strip of flashy Las Vegas and the very first (modern) Formula 1 race in Las Vegas.  Dan Jimenez and Alex sit down and go through the full experience at the track, in the VIP areas, the grandstands and the whole set up of one of the most labor intensive purpose built tracks to ever be put together on planet earth.  Alex describes for Dan how he and Carlos managed to hang out with VIPs and rub shoulders with racing legends while taking the whole weekend in.  If you've ever thought about making it to a race in person, Alex will walk you through the good, bad and ugly of what was an epic weekend that wasn't without its own share of controversey and drama.  THe race itself was one of the better races on the calendar but is this race in Vegas a long term move that will stick for F1?  Join us!  

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    November 16, 2023

    Mode Push Goes to Vegas! LVGP Preview Special

    This week, Mode Push has made the big time with a special preview episode of the podcast.  Alex Kirry is joined by co-host Dan Jimenez and Producer Carlos Fortun to preview the much anticipated Las Vegas Grand Prix.  Alex and Carlos will be headed to Sin City with press passes in hand to cover the race for KSL Sports.  The guys talk about the positive and negative press the $500M gamble that F1 is taking on the race in glitzy Vegas.  Despite all the surrounding story lines of maybe the most hyped race in Formula 1 history, the race itelf is a massive mystery with cold weather anticipated to cause issues for teams in the tire department and an unknown track that has never been raced except for in a simulator.  Dan talks about the track specific engineering and the graining that cold weather causes for these Pirelli Tires and the guys all take their guess at the first podium of the Las Vegas Grand Prix.  Now with falling prices of hotel rooms they are also trying to convince Dan to join them on the strip for the race of a lifetime! 

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    November 1, 2023

    Mexico Grand Prix Reaction, Driver Rumors for 2024 and Brazil GP Preview

    This week on the podcast, Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry run through the wild Mexico GP that saw a bad crash in the first turn that took Checo Perez out of his home race in less than a minute.  Where does Red Bull go with Checo now?  They discuss.  Red Bull rumors are flying around the paddock but when should we take them seriously?  With another dominant win for Max Verstappen, the rest of the field had an amazing race to try to catch up in their own races that they have for the rest of the season.  Dan breaks down the circuit at Interlagos and how the race will work out for some of these teams who have millions at stake in the constructors race.  Plus, more drama in the rumors of drivers being fired or changing teams for 2024.  

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    October 27, 2023

    Mexico Race Preview and Will Cadillac Become the Next F1 Team?

    The Race in Austin proved to be one of the more exciting and controversal races of the calendar in F1 this season.  Max Verstappen is still unstoppable but with Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc being disqualified from the race, the podium changed and suddenly the race results were tunred on their head.  Dan Jimenez explains to Alex what rule was broken, why only 4 cars were tested to see who was cheating and why teams were quick to recognize that they had broken the rules by the thinnest of margins.   Alex and Dan also discuss the race in Mexico as Checo Perex will be feeling immense pressure to perfom at his home grand prix, maybe even to keep his seat at Red Bull.  

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    October 16, 2023

    Max Crowned Champion in Qatar. Where does he stack up with the all-time greats?

    Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez get together for another breakdown of the weekend at the Qatar Grand Prix where Max Verstappen is crowned champion for the third year in a rown and joins rarified air when it comes to historical champions in F1 history.  Where does Max Rank among the sports' best?  Plus, the race itself at the Losail Circuit was a bit of a disaster and PR nightmare for Formula 1 as drivers were retiring because of heat exaustion, nausea and dehydration while track limits became the biggest joke of the weekend.  

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    October 5, 2023

    Review of Japan GP and How Much $ Has Each Driver Cost Their Teams by Crashing?

    Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry are back in the lab working on ways to help America love the F1 world as much as they do.  This week Alex and Dan explore the amazing race that ended up in Japan with another Max Verstappen easy win, but also some surprise great racing from McLaren who finished with a 2nd and 3rd spot on the podium as the race to 2nd and 3rd in the constructors title race heats up with still 8 more races on the calendar.  Plus, the guys dive into the cost of a crash in F1.  Who are the drivers that are costing their teams the most when they hit the wall at 130MPH?  Take a wild guess, its not the best drivers on the grid! Join us for another edition of Mode Push! 

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    September 21, 2023

    Singapore GP Recap, Red Bull DEFEATED, Plus JAPAN Preview

    There is so much going on in the world of F1 as Singapore brought us the most exciting race of the entire Formula One calendar, not just because Carlos Sainz and Ferrari put together a giant slayer race and finally defeated Red Bull, Max Verstappen wasn't even on the podium.  There is hope that the rest of the field is catching up at least some to the World Champion-Elect but Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez discuss the reality of the last race and How Japan could be another race that Red Bull reminds the world that they are still the best.  Alex and Dan discuss their favorite Japanese-made sports cars and we are right back into another race week in Formula 1.  

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    September 12, 2023

    Italian GP Reactions Plus Singapore Predictions

    Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez jump into the week with a  late breakdown of Max Verstappen's record breaking 10th GP win in a row as well as how great of race it was in Monza.  Can Red Bull racing have some patience with Checo Perez as Max's teammate...can Ferrari maintain some momentum in Singapore?   Predictions of a wild podium could come true as thunderstorms are always in season and are in the forecast this weekend.  

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    August 30, 2023

    Max is Unstoppable in Holland and Italian GP Preview

    Max Verstappen wins his 9th GP in a row in a really exciting Dutch Grand Prix that featured tons of rain, good and bad strategies and a podium that gives hope to possibly a really competitive second half of the season.  Hosts Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez talk about the mixed up grid, the winners and losers at Zandvoort and who has a shot to make a splash in Monza at the temple of Speed.  Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren all hope to bring a competitive car to Italy.  Can Alex Albon make moves for Williams to make a shock move up the grid?  There are too many storylines to get you through the final nine races of the season.  

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    August 25, 2023

    Dutch GP Preview plus How Much Does Each Driver Make in 2023?

    Welcome back to the Formula One 2023 season! The summer break is over and Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry are back in the saddle (cockpit) with a preview of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zanvoort as Dan lets you know that Red Bull has no chance of being challenged this weekend but the threat of rain is something to look forward to, at least.  The guys breakdown rumors on varying levels of the truth or lie scale that have popped up during the month hiatus and also talk about how much the driver market has really gone up (or down for some) when it comes to driver salaries.  Who is overpaid and who is underpaid?  Lets face it, they're all overpaid, but its still a fun guessing game.  Also, which driver is the Aaron Rodgers on the grid this season?  The close comparisons are wild.   

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    August 4, 2023

    Belgian GP Recap and Half-Season Awards!

    Hosts Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry begin this week's episode recapping the final race before the summer break that saw, you guessed it, another dominant Max Verstappen win.  Red Bull finish 1-2 in the race but the mid-field really seems to be getting more and more competitive and even if Red Bull can't be beat in the foreseeable future, Alex and Dan relish the other sides to SPA that made it worth watching.  Even with the teams taking a few weeks of mandatory time off for the summer break, Alex and Dan are still hard at work breaking down the ups and downs of the F1 season in 2023 with mid-season awards from the best of the best to the worst of the worst and every sketchy moment in between.  An episode you don't want to miss! 

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    July 28, 2023

    Hungarian GP Review and Belgian GP Preview Double Dip

    What did we learn at the Hungarian Grand Prix last weekend?  A lot.  Red Bull still has no equal at least when it comes to Max Verstappen's car.  We found out that McLaren's speed isn't a one-off streak of luck, that Alpine officially stinks and Danny Ric is back and still pretty talented.  Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez also discuss the drama surrounding the Las Vegas Grand Prix and the fight between local casinos and Liberty media when it comes to making sure you can't see the race from your hotel room for free.  Plus, can the possibility of rain make for an interesting finish possibly at  Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps?

    Dan and Alex review some of the best drivers in the rain currently on the grid to get you ready for a possible weekend of mixed results on the grid. 

     

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    July 19, 2023

    Hungarian GP Preview: Danny Ric Expectations

    Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez preview one of the season’s most anticipated races, the Hungarian Grand Prix.  Can Daniel Ricciardo slide smoothly into the seat at Alpha Tauri and make one of the most amazing returns to the F1 grid ever or is the Red Bull Jr. Team car too much of a dog?  Plus, Alex and Dan discuss the FIA’s decision to accept the application of Andretti Cadillac into F1 bring another American team one step close to being on the grid?  Can Max Verstappen and Red Bull stretch their win streak to 12 straight GPs or can another team show that their upgrades are worthy of beating one of the most dominant teams in F1 history? Plus, what are your expectations for Daniel Ricciardo now that he finds himself in a seat at Alpha Tauri? Should he be expected to find himself in the points or is a top 15 finish good enough for a new beginning for the Australian? Join us for this weeks edition of Mode Push. 

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    July 12, 2023

    Amazing British GP and DANNY RIC IS BACK!

    Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry couldn't wait to breakdown this past weekend's amazing race at Silverstone.  Sure, it was another Red Bull win with Max Verstappen tightening his grip on the field even more but McLaren surprised with a Lando Norris podium and Oscar Piastri barely off the podium in 4th.   The guys celebrate, maybe early, with the thought that new regulations are bringing the field closer to a more competitive F1 schedule the rest of the year.  But the big breaking news happened today with Alpha Tauri announcing that their rookie, Nyck DeVries is no longer in the race seat and the much anticipated return of Daniel Ricciardo to the sport.  Dan and Alex are pumped for the news but will it change the tide for the Red Bull junior team?  take a listen! 

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    July 8, 2023

    Austria GP Review and Silverstone GP Preview

    Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez breakdown the semi-exciting Austrian GP with some interesting points finishers in the Sprint race as no one can crack the Verstappen code when it comes to any format.  Checo Perez made the most of a start from 15th in the big race to finish on the podium but his teammate is a stone-cold killer and handily beat everyone, including a charging Ferrari driven by Charles Leclerc.  Dan then explains what Silverstone is set up like for this weekend as teams are bringing upgrades to the race in the UK and Williams is already making strides in the first two free practices finishing in the top-5 in the early timing charts.  With the other teams so far behind the Red Bull cars, can the midfield get shaken up enough to make it interesting?  Can Mclaren continue to make a move up the timing charts and challenge Alpine and Aston Martin for best of the rest?  Take a listen! 

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    June 30, 2023

    Austrian GP Preview and More Hamilton Whining

    Hosts Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez are getting into the race weekend that should be a busy one in Austria.  The Red Bull home race will be packed with the Orange Army looking for the Red Bull Racing win streak to stay in tact for the season.  Can Max Verstappen continue to dominate or will the sprint format open things up for more points for the rest of the field?  Can Aston Martin's upgrades help Fernando Alonso catch up to super max?  Plus, news about Ryan Reynolds and his group of investors jumping into the Alpine F1 team's investing group to the tune of 200 million dollars.  Lewis Hamilton's complaints about the unfair development time he feels like Red Bull is getting for the 2024 season falls on deaf ears.  

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    June 21, 2023

    Oh, Canada! Verstappen is Unreal

    Red Bull Ace Max Verstappen continues to tighten his grip on a Drivers Championship that is his to lose.  Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry talk about yet another dominant weekend from Super Max and the dream F1 podium that hosted a combined 11 world titles with Max Verstappen, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton spraying the champagne from the top steps.  Will Red Bull keep Checo Perez through his contract?  What other seats are available for next season on the F1 grid?  The guys also talk about the Aston Martin upgrades that could change everything for tis year's title race.  

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    June 15, 2023

    Canadian Grand Prix Preview: Is Mercedes Closing the Gap to Red Bull?

    The F1 Grid is back in North America this weekend after another dominant win for Max Verstappen and Red Bull in Barcelona two weeks ago.  Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez discuss the jump Mercedes made in the attempt to rundown the Dutch driver with a double podium finish in Spain.  There could be hope that Red Bull isn't going to win every remaining race this season.  Thank heavens!  The guys also preview the Canadian GP as Aston Martin will be looking to get back on the podium and Ferrari will attempt to maintain some semblance of respectability and not fall totally behind the top three in the constructors race.  Also, Netflix has seen an even bigger jump in audience in their most recent season of Drive to Survive which could lead to an even bigger audience that will get into the resurgence of F1 across the US.  

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    June 1, 2023

    Monaco Review and Spain Preview

    A double dipper this week as we review some of the fun from an entertaining race in Monaco last weekend and look ahead to some of the expectations in Spain this coming weekend.  Dan Jimenez breaks down what he loved and hated from the weekend in Monaco but with a fun podium that featured a couple of surprises, can there be room for another weekend of magic from the likes of Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon?  Alex and Dan also break down some of the differences between the Inter tire and the full wet in our "explain like I'm 5" segment.  Can Ferrari pull there head out of the dirt and make some end roads v. Mercedes or Aston Martin?  Join us! 

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    May 26, 2023

    Monaco Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton Rumors

    Lewis Hamilton is currently without a contract for next season at Mercedes so this week the rumors have been flying about the possibility of the seven-time world champ to go to Ferrari. Max Verstappen was even asked about the idea of he and Hamilton both at Red Bull.  Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry discuss a little bit of the history of Monaco as much more than a a race on the calendar but an event that will never go away from F1.  Which teams can make some sort of upgrades that will actually make a difference at Monaco?  We dive in to see who can run down the speedy Red Bull.     

     

     

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    May 19, 2023

    Interview: The StatMan of F1 plus, The Emilia-Romagna GP CANCELED

    Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry talk about the news surrounding F1 this week as devastating floods have canceled the Emilia-Romagna GP.  A special guest brightens the news of the canceled GP as Mode Push contributor Carlos Artiles Fortun, resident Fernando Alonso fan, interviews F1 Statman (@virtualstatman) Sean Kelly who has made his hobby/obsession of F1 stats and historical performance encyclopedic knowledge of the sport into his career as F1 and dozens of broadcasts use his special skill rolling out stats across the sport to bring color and perspective better than anyone in the business.  He also spins his craft on stage for Formula 1 as a host and he knows his stuff, to say the least.  Great interview!  Sean and Carlos talk the historical significance of Red Bull's current run and the possibility of a perfect season as they are currently 5/5 on races through the season so far among so many other things.  Jump in on Mode Push!

     

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    May 12, 2023

    Miami Grand Prix Review and F1 News

    The Mode Push Podcast is back with a breakdown of the Miami GP, a few days late since Alex added a new baby and F1 fan to his family.  Alex and Dan talk about the finer points of the race that saw another dominant performance by Max Verstappen but also the surprise that Checo Perez couldn't convert a pole position into a win on a supposed street circuit.  What is the big deal at Ferrari? And will Alpine end up finding a new boss as rumors swirl about former Ferrari Boss Mattia Binnoto being contacted by the French team.  In a year when the constructors title seems to be well in hand, what will the other teams like Mercedes and Aston Martin and Ferrari do to vie for that all-important 2nd place finish?  

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    May 4, 2023

    Miami Gran Prix Preview, More Mercedes Whining

    With the first American-hosted race on the 2023 calendar this weekend, Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez discuss the ins and outs of the South Beach race that will go back to the normal race format and still could be the race when Sergio Perez runs down his teammate in the World Championship race.  While the on-track excitement is brewing, off the track, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is complaining once again about the current race regulations that have left the German team still well behind Red Bull and Aston Martin in the constructor standings.  Dan explains why this race really is a good set up for Checo's style of racing but will Red Bull have to put on a smile when their #1 driver, Max Verstappen finds himself with a pesky teammate who could threaten his attempt at a 3rd straight world title.  

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    May 2, 2023

    Can Checo Perez Really Challenge Max Verstappen?

    The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is in the books and Sergio Perez showed the world a bit of dominance after securing both the sprint race title and winning the main race over the weekend in Baku.  Max Verstappen played it cool after a 3rd place sprint finish and 2nd place in the main race after failing to rundown his Mexican teammate.  The finish brings Perez within six points of the 2-time reigning world champion Verstappen.  No one can touch the Red Bull race car but Ferrari's Charles LeClerc put up a valiant fight to put himself on the podium for the Scuderia and Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry discuss the best and worst of the weekend as controversy once again finds the FiA unable to really explain a dangerous moment when media entered the pitlane while the race was still underway and Esteban Ocon of Alpine came barreling into the pits. Luckily no one was hurt but it was a wild scene.  Like, subscribe, leave a comment and rating!  

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    April 27, 2023

    A-I Ranks The Best F1 Drivers of All Time and Azerbaijan Race Preview

    An actual race week is upon us! Hosts Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry talk about the new sprint race format for this weekend in Baku.  Can Red Bull dominate the entire race weekend?  Will Max Verstappen earn every single point available to him? Did any team make enough gains in the past few weeks to keep Red Bull at bay?  Can Aston Martin continue on its surprise course to fight for #2 in the constructors fight?  Also, Dan and Alex use ChatGPT to predict some of the future of formula one and also to rank the best F1 drivers of all time.  We love technology but this AI and F1 so far don't mix.  

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    April 22, 2023

    The Engineering Secrets to Red Bull's F1 Dominance

    Welcome to Mode Push! This week, while we wait yet again for another race, Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez talk about some of the latest F1 news concerning the latest on Ferrari's failed appeal to the FIA and Honda working with Aston Martin to possibly provide an engine in the future for Lawrence Stroll's team.  With the rest of the teams on the F1 grid scratching their collective heads to try and run down the dominant Red Bull team.  Dan does an engineering deep dive into the science of speed that has made Max Verstappen, Checo Perez and their boss Christian Horner impossible to catch this season.  Get ready for some hot DRS, Aero and suspension talk on this week's episode! Rate, subscribe, comment on the latest episode! 

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    April 13, 2023

    American Rookie Logan Sargeant's Long, Expensive Road to F1

    With a longer than usual break until the next Formula One race, Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry do a deep dive into Logan Sargeant's life as a rookie F1 driver.  Sargeant is looking to be the first American driver on the grid to score points in more than three decades and he's had a pretty good go in his first three races.  Dan tells us all the steps he had to take as a Junior carting driver in the US, then Europe and the lower Formulas to become one of three exciting rookies on the grid in 2023.  How much does it cost to pursue the dream of becoming an F1 driver?  The number will blow you away.  Take a listen, share the podcast, comment, like etc.  

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    April 6, 2023

    Australian GP, A Beautiful Disaster or Just a Disaster?

    Never a dull moment in the world of Formula One.  Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez try to comb through the mess that was the Australian GP at Albert Park.  Red Flags everywhere, controversy and a podium filled with World Champions.  That should be an amazing race, right?  Well, it wasn't as amazing as some are making it out to be.  Dan and Alex try to understand what went wrong and why F1 needs to get better rules for ending a race in such a messy fashion.  On the bright side, we saw surprising points scored, time penalties that may have been a bit too harsh and amidst all the confusion, no one is confused who the best driver on the grid is...Max Verstappen.  How on earth will we be able to last 3 weeks without another F1 race?  Listening every week to the Mode Push Podcast, of course.  We'd love your feed back and comments on the podcast!  

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    March 30, 2023

    Aussie GP Preview and The Problem with F1

    Alex Kirry and Jimenez are ready for something different to happen in 2023.  Red Bull 1-2 isn't exactly the ideal for a sport that thrives on close races, standings and drama across the grid.  F1 has a big competition problem. The guys talk about some of the differences between The Australian Grand Prix and the previous two races while also dreaming of another team atop the podium at Albert Park.  Oscar Piastri comes home to Melbourne, although he's never raced on his home track in any series he's ever raced.  F1's boss wants to eliminate or at least reduce free practices in the sport as its 'too boring' but could that put teams at a disadvantage as they try to get a car ready for the race weekend?  Will Fernando Alonso continue his run of early success along with Aston Martin teammate Lance Stroll?  Have either Mercedes or Ferrari closed the gap to the top?  Charles Leclerc won this race last year but can he recapture some sort of magic that he lacks so far in 2023? Join us for this and more on Mode Push! 

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    March 21, 2023

    Saudi Recap: Can Anyone Catch Red Bull?

    Max Verstappen goes 15th to 2nd as his teammate holds him off for Checo's 5th career victory.  Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez discuss another easy 1-2 weekend for Christian Horner's team at Jedda but the champ, Max Verstappen was none too happy with the engine issues that put him 15th on the grid and ultimately couldn't rundown the Pride of Mexico, Perez, on the fastest street circuit in the world.  The FIA continues to look absolutely lost when it comes to rule enforcement when Fernando Alonso won his 100th podium, was stripped of his 100th podium, then was awarded his 100th podium again all within the span of a couple of hours.  Neither Mercedes nor Ferrari look capable of running down Red Bull or even Aston Martin for that matter.  Join the guys as the discuss who sucked and who rocked at the 2nd race on the F1 calendar! Share, Like, Subscribe etc.  

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    March 16, 2023

    Saudi GP Preview, Drama at Mercedes and Ferrari

    F1 has arrived at the second race of the season and Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry guide you through the ins and outs on what could happen on the wild street circuit of Jedda.  We'll predict podium possibilities and try to guess who's hot and who's faking it so far only one race into the calendar.  Mercedes has some soap opera level drama as their golden boy, Lewis Hamilton openly criticizes the team for not listening to his advice in the offseason on how to fix the 2023 car and Mercedes is now on the back foot more than they've ever been in the past decade. Is Ferrari team Principal Fred Vasseur already wearing out his welcome? Can the scuderia fix it haunting reliability concerns ahead of the race?  Charles Leclerc will have to take a grid penalty as the team is now using a third power unit before the second race of the year.  Plus, Red Bull's run at winning every race in 2023 might be a bit too far fetched.  rate, subscribe and review the podcast and share it with your new F1 friends.  

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    March 6, 2023

    Winners and Losers of the Bahrain Grand Prix

    Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry have an actual race to breakdown! Bahrain was a mix of results and emotions.  For Red Bull, a dominant weekend by the team and the reining world champ, Max Verstappen who picked up right where he left off from his championship season last year.  Fernando Alonzo was a surprise storyline, stealing a podium and Aston Martin make a strong statement beating both Ferrari and Mercedes in week one.  Plus, a new crop of rookies are now in the field and were far from very impressive.  Share, like, subscribe and comment! 

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    March 3, 2023

    Bahrain GP Predictions, New Villains and Fantasy F1 Teams

    The first race weekend of the year is upon us and hosts Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry recap the final five episodes of a drama-filled season of Netflix's 'Drive to Survive'.  Are the newest drivers going to be made into the new class of villains of F1?  The guys also try to breakdown who are telling the truth about their race pace and who are the pretenders to begin the new season.  Also, of course Fantasy F1 is a thing and Alex and Dan try their hand at picking winners and losers for the first weekend of the season.  LET'S FREAKING GO, F1 FANS!  

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    February 26, 2023

    Drive to Survive Recap 1-5, Winners and Losers of Testing

    Mode Push are as giddy as you are for the start of the 2023 race calendar in mere days!  Before the final lights go out for the race, Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez jump into the first five episodes of the newest season of Netflix's Drive to Survive.  The drama unfolds and there certainly some favorite moments that they love.  Plus, teams have finished their winter testing and now the stop watch will be the final judge next week as to who got it right, and who's a dog this season.  Like, subscribe, share and comment.  Formula One is back! 

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    February 16, 2023

    F1 Teams Reveal 2023 Cars, Ford goes racing again

    Formula One fans, the wait is almost over for the start of the 2023 F1 season.  Every team has revealed their 2023 cars and with it, hopes of speed, aero and reliability improvements this season. Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez compare some of the obvious, albeit superficial changes to the cars. Mercedes is back in black and the color is more functional than you might think opting for less paint to save weight on the car.  Ferrari's over-the-top roll out of the SF-23 is exactly what you'd expect from the Mugello team complete with a full grandstand filled at Monza, violinists, DJs and more plus a peek at the actual car which was nice.  Red Bull stayed relatively quiet on their rollout as the reigning champs don't have to try nearly as hard to convince the world that they will be hard to beat.  Plus, Dan explains what Ford is doing to jump into F1, teaming up with Red Bull. 

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    January 27, 2023

    Cadillac into F1? Plus, Drive to Survive Trailer Reaction

    With just over a month to go before the start of the 2023 Formula One season, hosts Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry chat about the latest on the Cadillac/Andretti announcement that would bring an American team into the exclusive F1 paddock, but they haven't gotten the war reception from the rest of the teams on the grid as they thought they might.  What would an American manufacturer in F1 do for the growth of the sport?  Plus, the guys watch and listen to the first glimpse at the Netflix Drive to Survive Season 5 teaser that was dropped earlier this week.  The season is getting closer and teams are frantically moving toward taking that next step to become ore competitive in 2023. Will Max Verstappen have another easy path to the WDC title for a third straight season?  Will Ferrari solve its reliability and strategic woes from 2022 that kept them from their best results?  Will Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton respond and take back the WDC and constructors title from Red Bull?  

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    January 5, 2023

    2023 is Here! F1 Offseason Changes that Impact the Grid

    Happy New Year Mode Push Listeners...Hosts Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry kick off the New Year with a new episode as we are counting the days for winter testing, new episodes of Drive to Survive on Netflix and a more closely contested F1 Championship.  There are new team principals, an exciting new grid and still lots of unanswered questions for teams going into the season.  Alex and Dan also breakdown the awkward exchange between F1 Boss Mohammed Ben Sulayem and Red Bull Boss Christian Horner. 

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    December 2, 2022

    How Much $$ Did the Top F1 Drivers Make in 2022?

    Hosts Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez begin the podcast talking about the latest F1 news including the resignation of Ferrari's Technical Director Mattia Binnotto who finally stepped down after a couple of years of heavy criticism running the Mugello outfit.   The guys also ask the age old question of F1 racing...Can you be a nice guy and win an F1 title?  Max Verstappen is the latest in line of champions who is much maligned for the way he's treated his teammates for the sake of his own personal win.  Is there such a thing as a non-jerk champion?  Probably not.  Plus, Dan rolls out how much money after bonuses the top 10 best paid F1 drivers from this season.  Tons of money at the top, not so much at the bottom.   

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    November 22, 2022

    Last Race of 2022 Season Recap, Max Crushes Records

    Max Verstappen wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and extended his season win total record along the way.  Alex Kirry, Dan Jimenez and Carlos Fortun jump into the last race of the season and the storylines that surround the final tilt at Yas Marina.  Lewis Hamilton has his first DNF of the year and his first season without a win in 15 years while the constructors race ended with little surprises and Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes finishing one, two and three in the title race.  Now, the offseason testing and winter break leads to teams planning on their 2023 set ups and new driver lineups that will certainly add to new drama for a new season on the grid.   

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    November 18, 2022

    More Red Bull Drama, 2023 Driver Lineups and The Abu Dhabi GP

    Welcome to the final race preview of the 2022 F1 Calendar.  The year has been a long one and with so many races, changes in the upcoming year's driver lineups and teams looking forward to the 2023 championship.  Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez are joined this week by Carlos Fortun, a KSL Radio producer, who hails from Spain and has worked for NBC Sports covering F1 and has been a Formula One fan for life.  We dive into Max Verstappen and Checo Perez who have since buried the hatchet on their radio squabbles concerning Max ignoring team orders in Brazil.  Verstappen also claims that the media got it all wrong and have attacked him unfairly.  Will Mercedes be the team to beat in Abu Dhabi as Lewis Hamilton tries to end his GP victory drought from this season.  Plus, all the new drivers on the grid for 2023 and the worst driver lineups to the best.  Join us on Mode Push! 

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    November 14, 2022

    Brazil Grand Prix Recap, Red Bull Drama, Mercedes Dominance

    The Brazilian F1 Weekend was filled with as much drama, intrigue and exciting race storylines that we wish the Formula 1 grid raced here every other week.  Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez talk about the insane storylines between Kevin Magnussen getting his first and Haas F1 Team's first poll position and Mercedes AMG off a 1-2 with George Russell cashing in on his first Formula One race win ever.  But one of the more interesting storylines is the apparent infighting between Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez at Red Bull where Verstappen defied team orders and shut out his teammate from extra points in that championship race.  We can't get enough of the drama.  MODE PUSH, BABY! 

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    November 10, 2022

    How to Attend the 2023 F1 Las Vegas GP, plus Brazil Preview

    This episode of Mode Push Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez get together to try and figure out if it would be worth attending the 2023 F1 race in Las Vegas.  Dan speculates that the race it self, while glitzy and a lot of fun to promote and get excited for might not actually prove to be much of a fun race from a pure competitive standpoint.  Red Bull have already wrapped up the constructors and drivers' title for 2022 but what will next year bring?  The guys also talk about the need for a playoff type structure in F1 if they are going to be able to keep bringing in the American audience that expects a championship that isn't decided with multiple races still left on the calendar.  Alex and Dan also jump in to the Brazilian GP at Interlagos that historically has been the place that so many have been crowned champions.  Will there be much fight left in the Ferrari team when there isn't much reason to lose valuable wind tunnel time in the off season?  This and much more on another episode of Mode Push.  

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    October 31, 2022

    Mexico Recap, Lando Fires at the Media

    The Mexico Grand Prix is in the books and Max Verstappen has won more races in an F1 race year than anyone ever! But what a boring race...Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez lament what could have been in Mexico as Max got to the front and the race was his.  Checo with a strong podium finish in his home Grand Prix wasn't enough to keep race fans glued to their seats.  The guys discuss Alonzo's string of bad luck and will Danny Riccardo really be gone next season?  Yes.  On to Brazil! 

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    October 28, 2022

    Mexican Grand Prix Preview

    The race weekend is upon us and the Mexican Grand Prix awaits the F1 grid in Mexico City. Can Red Bull be beaten? Is it Sergio Perez's weekend to win at his home grand prix? Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez preview the race, review some of the news from the week that was in F1 and get you ready for one of the final three races remaining on the F1 calendar.  Dan also dives a little into the regulation changes and tweaks to next year's car and Alex quizzes Dan on his knowledge of the different flags that one can see waved by the race stewards during an F1 race.  subscribe, like and review the podcast.  We'd love that.  

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    October 25, 2022

    US Grand Prix Recap

    This episode of Mode Push, hosts Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez breakdown the exciting race that was the USGP.  A race that ended up being more action packed than almost any other race this season in Formula One. Plus, as Red Bull are now winners of their first Constructor's title in 9 years, we breakdown how dominant they have been as a team this year as well as how dominant Max Verstappen has been.  Plus, why Fernando Alonzo is the REAL driver of the day. What a giant baby George Russell has become. 

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    October 21, 2022

    Yee-haw! 'Murica Grand Prix and Red Bull Dominance

    The United States Grand Prix is here and Dan Jimenez and Alex Kirry preview the race where European teams show up dressed like its Cowboy Comicon.  News surrounding the Williams seat has gotten interesting as an announcement for their second seat will be made likely on Saturday.   Alex and Dan talk also about the cost cap violations as stiff penalty from the FIA to Red Bull probably isn't coming which makes Sir Lewis Hamilton's blood boil.  Dan also breaks down the innerworkings of the Red Bull suspension that has catapulted them to an almost certain constructor's championship.  Enjoy! Like, rate, subscribe and pass the show on to everyone you know.  

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    October 14, 2022

    Red Bull Cost Cap Penalties and Predicting the Future of F1

    Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez get into the actual punishments (or lack thereof) that Red Bull could be facing after violating the F1 cost cap in its first year with such a financial restriction.  Will Max Verstappen be stripped of his championship? Probably not.  Will Red Bull be penalized by taking a few constructor championship points?  Who knows, Dan and Alex will discuss all the scenarios.  Plus, Alex forces Dan to predict the F1 future.  Will Lewis Hamilton get his 8th championship?  Will Haas fire Gunther Steiner in the next couple of seasons?  What will the future hold for Mick Schumacher in F1?  This and many more future hypotheticals coming at you in this episode.  

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    October 10, 2022

    Max is Champion! But the Japan GP Was a Disaster

    Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez discuss the cluster *&$! that the Japan GP was.  After all the dust (and rain) settled, Max Verstappen is your F1 World Champion!  Despite the amazing year that Verstappen and Red Bull have had, the WDC clinching race ended with more questions than answers.  The guys also discuss the still-tumultuous driver market after some drivers swap teams and a new face will officially be on the grid for next season with Alpha Tauri.  

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    October 7, 2022

    Japan Preview and Insider Tips on Attending a GP in Person ($$$)

    Max Verstappen can wrap up the World Championship this weekend in Japan in Honda's backyard at Suzuka.  Will he do it?  The weather is looking ominous which could create a wild finishing order and push it to a clincher in Austin in two weeks.  Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez also breakdown the nitty gritty on trying to make it to an Formula One race in person.  How much is swag if you try to buy it at a track?  How good/bad are the concessions at a race?  Can you reach out and touch the drivers when they walk by like are rock stars at a concert?  Dan has all the answers including the stuff you should avoid and the things you can't miss and even the clothes you should wear at an in-person.  Plus, what will the impending cost-cap rulings shake up some of the constructors standings?  Can Ferrari screw something up?  We'll be there for it! 

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    October 3, 2022

    Singapore Review, A Perez Masterpiece and Dimsum

    Alex Kirry and Dan Jimenez bring you a review of a very exciting Singapore Grand Prix.  Dan is on the ground in Singapore and describes the sights and sounds of one of the most intense, wild races of the F1 calendar this season.  Checo Perez fights off a penalty, Charles Leclerc and Ferrari to capture the wet and wild race at Marina Bay.  The guys chat about Max Verstappen finishing 7th, having to wait at least another week to clinch his 2nd championship.  If you've ever wondered what it would be like to travel across the world to see a race in Singapore, Dan has you covered and even describes the best food eaten along the way.  A globe-trotting episode of Mode Push to get you through the week before Suzuka Japan next week.  

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