Host of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Joe Rogan is one of the biggest icons of pop culture worldwide and discusses topics ranging from philosophy and politics to sports and space. He has had renowned guests on stage featuring an array of personalities like astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, music artist Post Malone, pop culture icon and richest man in the world, Elon Musk, and combat sports greats like Mike Tyson.
Rogan is an MMA commentator, actor, comedian, and TV show host. Stand-up comedian Andrew Schulz appeared on the podcast and they had a conversation about Formula 1 in episode 1695.
Joe Rogan thinks F1 drivers use PEDs
Rogan explained that F1 cars are racecars and that they work on a very different wavelength. He implied that F1 is an extreme sport and drivers must be taking amphetamines or Adderall. Rogan explained that F1 cars are racecars and that they work on a very different wavelength. Rogan then asked his guest “What do You think those guys are on?”
The two comedians were amazed at the ‘youngsters‘ in F1 trying to push limits and agreed that “they’re psychos“. He then implied that F1 is an extreme sport and drivers must be taking amphetamines or Adderall.
Doping is also one of the most discussed topics on JRE and sure, it came up in this episode too. Rogan wondered if the drivers indulge in PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs), and agreed that the drivers must have taken PEDs to maximize their performance.
The FIA works closely with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and formulates its doping codes in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code. However, former F1 driver, Stirling Moss admitted to using amphetamines like Benzedrine and Dexedrine and other PEDs to not fall asleep when using the aforementioned substances was not considered ‘doping‘.
However, Formula 1 now does not have a lot of doping involved thanks to FIA’s robust anti-doping laws. Drivers often have to appear for surprise tests. Jean Todt, Former FIA President spoke out about the anti-doping protocol
“The anti-doping program has been designed to ensure that the FIA has a robust system in place to detect any attempts to cheat through the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Our priority is to protect the health and safety of the drivers and maintain the integrity of the sport.”
Ex-Red Bull driver, Mark Webber also mentioned in an interview that he never saw any evidence of doping in F1 and that it was not a big part of the sport’s culture. 2007 WDC champion, Kimi Raikkonen spoke out about doping in F1 “We don’t really need to get bigger muscles or get our oxygen intake to such a level where you would take some stuff,” he said. “So I don’t see it being a big issue in this sport.”
There have been several times THC (the active ingredient in Marijuana) has been found in drivers’ samples but it is also because THC stays in the body for a long time and therefore, cannot deduce if a driver was sober or not during the race.
Joe Rogan’s car collection
Rogan’s garage is an enthusiast’s dream, filled with everything from high-performance exotics to vintage muscle vehicles. His collection includes several noteworthy automobiles, such as a 1965 Corvette Stingray, a 1969 Nova SS, and a 1970 Barracuda that was specially made.
Rogan also owns a 2005 Porsche 911 GT3 and a 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante, the latter of which has a 5.2-liter V10 engine that can produce 631 horsepower. Rogan’s collection demonstrates his interest in all things automotive with such a diverse range of vehicles.