Saturday, February 24, 2024


NEGATIVE CAMBER (Todd McCandless~Chief Opinion Officer @negativecamber_ @theparcferme ) An earliest memory is that of sitting on the couch with his Father watching Emerson in his Lotus 72. He got a Lotus 72 Corgi toy car that year followed by several other Corgi’s and has never looked back. The haunting sound of the Ferrari V12 has left him favoring the Scuderia each year and his love of F1 is as passionate as those fantastic Italians at Maranello. A life-long career as a business owner and executive in the technology industry of audiovisual and communication systems (Display tech, collaborative systems, videoconferencing, audio, system control, network integration and other technologies) takes most of his time. His two daughters and TPF take all of the rest. Yes, Jim Clark is his favorite but Tazio Nuvolari or Jochen Rindt is a close second and to be honest, there are many from the 60’s that have always fascinated him from his earliest childhood. 


Grace (Podcast co-host @GraceRD1) An early comment about the podcast said it is “Always entertaining, occasionally insightful,” and Grace strives to embody that in every episode. Grace has been following Formula 1 since McLaren employed Finnish drivers, and she remains an enduring McLaren skeptic fan. She is a firm believer that a win for any driver who raced at McLaren is a win for McLaren and feels profound sadness when a driver leaves her team for Ferrari. She will always support Fernando Alonso (#Alonso08), enjoys all things MotoGP, and follow all of Alex Albon’s pets. Grace lives in the Washington DC metro area with her husband #TeamLH fanboy, fantasy team principal, and cat gent Flip and their four cats – Pai Mei, Ziggy, Mikasa, and Levi - who make frequent appearances on the show and are the foremost experts on survey design and Monaco 2006.


Paul Charsley (Podcast co-host/Professional Driver @paulF1B ) Paul has been around racing, and dreamed of being a racing driver all his life. He watched the likes of Senna, Piquet and Mansell racing in the lower ranks at the start of their careers and could be found up against the fence at any of the many English race tracks every weekend. His father was a successful team manager and ran teams that won the Daytona 24hrs and finished 2nd place at Le Mans. His brother was a Formula1 mechanic and also had a successful career as a sports car team manager. Paul’s been racing for 21 years and started by winning his first ever race in the last corner on the last lap. He won his first championship a year later while turning to the pro circuit in IMSA endurance racing. While mainly a tin top racer, he has driven cars from many different genres including Super touring Sedans, formula and Sports car endurance GT’s. Alongside his racing he has made a career of coaching in, and driving, the top performance cars manufactured in the world, including Ferrari, Porsche, Lotus, Dodge Vipers, BMW and of course Audis. Currently Paul is the Sporting Manager of the Heart of Racing Aston Martin team in IMSA and Le Mans (WEC).