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Race previews and reviews from the heart of the F1 Paddock. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham, Pedro de la Rosa and big guests bring you expert F1 insight and behind-the-scenes stories. Hit the follow button for the fastest way to get new episodes every Monday. Email F1Nation@F1.com For in-depth F1 interviews, listen to F1 Beyond The Grid. For answers to your questions about the sport, listen to F1 Explains

Episodes

A new F1 rivalry? Red Bull worried about McLaren? Leclerc victory in Monaco? – 2024 Emilia-Romagna GP Review

From the Imola paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by Fox Sport Mexico’s Diego Mejia and Italian journalist Andrea Cremonesi to reflect on a thrilling finale to the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, as Max Verstappen held off a charging Lando Norris to win by just seven tenths of a second. How did Verstappen go from enjoying a comfortable lead to almost losing the win? Why did Norris find so much pace towards the end? Could Oscar Piastri have won the race had he not been given a three-place grid penalty? Charles Leclerc finished third, but how will Ferrari be feeling after such high expectations for their upgrades? Tom, Diego and Andrea discuss all the big talking points and the latest developments in the driver market. Plus, RB Team Principal Laurent Mekies joins the pod to discuss whether they’re now targeting Aston Martin in the Constructors’ Championship and the team make their predictions for Monaco. Book your seat at a Grand Prix Experience F1 live in Europe, Canada, the USA and around the world in 2024. Tickets are available now. Go to tickets.formula1.com More from F1 Nation Why Fernando Alonso is staying with Aston Martin Where will race-winner Carlos Sainz be in 2025? Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 car Inside Ollie Bearman's F1 debut 2025 F1 grid predictions More official F1 podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your Formula 1 questions answered by the experts
20/05/2455m 52s

McLaren 'very excited' for Imola - 2024 Emilia-Romagna GP Preview

Lando Norris' race engineer Will Joseph, and his former karting team boss Ricky Flynn, join Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill to preview the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix at Imola - a track which McLaren think will suit their newly-upgraded car. Ricky shares stories of Lando's journey from karting champion to F1 rookie to Grand Prix winner. Tom and Damon discuss how this race could define the rest of the 2024 season, Kevin Magnussen's driving in Miami and whether Mercedes can find the key to transform their fortunes  Plus, Damon explains how important a driver’s relationship with their race engineer is - following the news that Charles Leclerc will no longer be with Xavi Marcos after five years together. This episode is sponsored by Factor Delicious, ready-to-eat meals. Go to factormeals.com/nation50 and use the code NATION50 to get 50% off your first box, plus 20% off your next box while your subscription is active Book your seat at a Grand Prix Experience F1 live in Europe, Canada, the USA and around the world in 2024. Tickets are available now. Go to tickets.formula1.com More from F1 Nation Why Fernando Alonso is staying with Aston Martin Where will race-winner Carlos Sainz be in 2025? Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 car Inside Ollie Bearman's F1 debut 2025 F1 grid predictions More official F1 podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your F1 questions answered by the experts
13/05/2444m 58s

Lando's a winner! What next for McLaren? 2024 Miami GP Review with Zak Brown + Andrea Stella

In Miami, Tom Clarkson, F1.com Editor Greg Stuart and F1 Explains podcast presenter Christian Hewgill discuss how far McLaren can go this season after Lando Norris’ first Grand Prix victory. McLaren CEO Zak Brown and Team Principal Andrea Stella join the team to discuss how Lando won, what it will mean for his future and the next steps in the team's development. Also up for debate: how were McLaren behind Red Bull during F1 Sprint, but able to pull away and win the race? Was this a missed opportunity for Ferrari? And were there signs of encouragement for Mercedes?  Plus, F1 Academy winner Abbi Pulling tells us how she dominated the second round of the series. Watch F1 live in 2024 Tickets for the US Grand Prix in Austin and the Las Vegas Grand Prix and the rest of the 2024 season are available now. Go to tickets.formula1.com More from F1 Nation Why Fernando Alonso is staying with Aston Martin Where will race-winner Carlos Sainz be in 2025? Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 car Inside Ollie Bearman's F1 debut Max? Daniel? Fernando? 2025 F1 grid predictions More official F1 podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your F1 questions answered by the experts
06/05/241h 4m

Newey’s future, what Hulk’s move means for Sainz + more Sprint drama in the States? - 2024 Miami GP Preview

Tom Clarkson, Sky Sports F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham and Motorsport-Magazin journalist Christian Menath discuss all the big talking points ahead of this weekend’s Miami Grand Prix. Adrian Newey has reportedly told Red Bull Racing he wants to leave – so what would his departure mean for the team and where would he go next? How does Nico Hulkenberg’s move to Sauber in 2025 affect the likes of Carlos Sainz, Zhou Guanyu, Valtteri Bottas and Ollie Bearman? Could we even see Kimi Antonelli in Formula 1 as early as this season? Also on the agenda: will there be more McLaren magic in Miami? Should Ferrari be concerned about the battles between Sainz and Charles Leclerc? And what can we expect from the second round of F1 Academy? Plus, Natalie and Christian go head-to-head in Quiz The Nation. Experience Formula 1 live in 2024 Book tickets for Miami, Austin, Las Vegas and the rest of the season at tickets.formula1.com More from F1 Nation Why Fernando Alonso is staying with Aston Martin Where will race-winner Carlos Sainz be in 2025? Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 car Inside Ollie Bearman's F1 debut Max? Daniel? Fernando? 2025 F1 grid predictions More official F1 podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your F1 questions answered by the experts
29/04/2458m 57s

Lando’s ‘surprising’ podium, Zhou’s emotional homecoming + Max’s first win in Shanghai – 2024 Chinese GP Review

Was Max Verstappen’s victory at the Chinese Grand Prix his most dominant of 2024? How did Lando Norris beat the Red Bull of Sergio Perez and both Ferraris to claim P2? What did Zhou Guanyu make of his historic first home race? From the Shanghai paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by F1 tech expert Albert Fàbrega and Mercedes reserve driver, Fred Vesti, to discuss all the big talking points from Formula 1’s first race in China since 2019. Plus, Carlos Sainz’s manager, Carlos Oñoro, gives us the latest on how the Spaniard’s search for a seat in 2025 is going and Chinese journalist Frankie Mao tells us what it meant to have F1 back in the country. More from F1 Nation Why Fernando Alonso is staying with Aston Martin Where will race-winner Carlos Sainz be in 2025? Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 car Inside Ollie Bearman's F1 debut Max? Daniel? Fernando? 2025 F1 grid predictions More official F1 podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your F1 questions answered by the experts Book your seat at a Formula 1 Grand Prix this year at tickets.formula1.com See the 2025 F1 calendar here
22/04/241h 1m

Twists and turns in Shanghai? 2024 Chinese GP Preview

F1 is back in China for the first time since 2019, Zhou Guanyu is ready to make history in front of his home fans and it's the first F1 Sprint weekend of the season. Could the Shanghai International Circuit give Ferrari an advantage over Red Bull and McLaren? Can Mercedes recover after a challenging race in Japan? Can home hero Zhou score for Sauber? Tom Clarkson, 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and Aston Martin Ambassador Pedro de la Rosa debate all that and much more. Plus, the 2025 F1 calendar is out, and Pedro faces Damon in Quiz The Nation. This episode is brought to you by: Shopify: to take your business to the next level today, sign up for a one-pound-per-month trial period at shopify.co.uk/nation Get in touch If you have a question for our F1 Nation experts, then send an email to f1nation@f1.com More from F1 Nation Why Fernando Alonso is staying with Aston Martin Where will race-winner Carlos Sainz be in 2025? Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 car Inside Ollie Bearman's F1 debut Max? Daniel? Fernando? 2025 F1 grid predictions More official F1 podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your F1 questions answered by the experts See the 2025 F1 calendar here Book your seat at a Formula 1 Grand Prix this year at tickets.formula1.com
15/04/2443m 1s

Why Fernando Alonso is sticking with Aston - with Pedro de la Rosa + Damon Hill

Fernando Alonso is 'here to stay' in Formula 1 with Aston Martin. What made the double World Champion decide to continue racing with his current team? Aston Martin Ambassador Pedro de la Rosa and 1996 World Champion Damon Hill join Tom Clarkson to analyse Alonso's announcement, what it means for him, the team and the rest of the drivers searching for a 2025 race seat. Get in touch If you have a question for our F1 Nation experts, then send an email to f1nation@f1.com More from F1 Nation Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 car Inside Ollie Bearman's F1 debut Max? Daniel? Fernando? 2025 F1 grid predictions More official F1 Podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your F1 questions answered by the experts Book your seat at a Formula 1 Grand Prix this year at tickets.formula1.com
12/04/2425m 32s

Home hero Yuki, how Ferrari beat McLaren + Max bounces back – 2024 Japanese GP Review ft Andrea Stella + Liam Lawson

Max Verstappen returned to winning ways with a dominant performance at the Japanese Grand Prix, leading home Sergio Perez for Red Bull’s third 1-2 finish of the season. Why did Max’s race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase tell Max ‘I told you so?’ Was Checo closer to his teammate than expected? And how did Ferrari duo Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc get the better of McLaren? From the Suzuka paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by F1TV commentator Alex Jacques and nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen to answer all the key questions after a gripping contest at one of the most challenging circuits on the calendar. The trio also discuss how Yuki Tsunoda became the first Japanese F1 driver to score at their home race since Kamui Kobayashi in 2012 and Daniel Ricciardo’s first-lap collision with Alex Albon. Plus, McLaren Team Principal Andrea Stella tells us why wins are within reach and RB reserve driver Liam Lawson answers questions about his future. This episode is sponsored by Factor - delicious, ready-to-eat meals. Go to factormeals.com/nation50 and use the code NATION50 to get 50% off your first box, plus 20% off your next box while your subscription is active Get in touch If you have a question for our F1 Nation experts, then send an email to f1nation@f1.com More from F1 Nation Where will race-winner Carlos Sainz be in 2025? Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 car Inside Ollie Bearman's F1 debut Max? Daniel? Fernando? 2025 F1 grid predictions More official F1 Podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your F1 questions answered by the experts Book your seat at a Formula 1 Grand Prix this year at tickets.formula1.com
08/04/2448m 8s

Ferrari in the fight? McLaren in the mix? Red Bull's return? – 2024 Japanese GP Preview

After Ferrari’s 1-2 in Australia, can Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz race for the win again in Japan? Will Max Verstappen bounce back in Suzuka like he did last year? Have McLaren got the pace to beat Ferrari this season? 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and Spanish journalist Jesús Balseiro join Tom Clarkson on F1 Nation to answer all the big questions ahead of the 2024 Japanese Grand Prix.  Are simulator issues potentially causing Mercedes’ worst start to a season since 2012? And what does Daniel Ricciardo need to change after being outperformed by teammate Yuki Tsunoda in the first three races? Plus, Damon and Jesús go head-to-head in Quiz The Nation. Get in touch If you have a question for our F1 Nation experts, then send us an email via f1nation@f1.com and we'll do our best to answer in an upcoming show. More from F1 Nation Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 car Inside Ollie Bearman's F1 debut Max? Carlos? Fernando? 2025 F1 grid predictions More official F1 Podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your F1 questions answered by the experts Book your seat at a Formula 1 Grand Prix this year at tickets.formula1.com This episode is brought to you by: Shopify: to take your business to the next level today, sign up for a one-pound-per-month trial period at shopify.co.uk/nation Betterhelp: With over 1,000 therapists in the UK, Betterhelp can provide access to mental health professionals with a wide variety of expertise in mental health. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/f1nation
31/03/241h

What next for sensational Sainz? - 2024 Australian GP Review

No appendix. No problem. Carlos Sainz capitalised on Max Verstappen’s first DNF in two years to win the Australian Grand Prix in his first race back since having surgery for appendicitis. In the Melbourne paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and Australia’s Channel 10 Grand Prix broadcast team - Scott MacKinnon, Richard Craill, Sam Power and Tim McDonald – to discuss how Sainz made such a remarkable comeback and whether he now has the edge on Ferrari teammate, Charles Leclerc. Lando Norris claimed McLaren’s first podium of 2024 but could he have pipped Leclerc to P2? Is Daniel Ricciardo stuck in a rut after being outperformed by Yuki Tsunoda again? And were Williams right or wrong to give Logan Sargeant’s car to Alex Albon after the latter crashed his in practice? As well as the top three, you’ll hear reaction from Max Verstappen and RB Team Principal, Laurent Mekies. Plus, we discuss a double points finish for Haas and that dramatic last-lap crash for George Russell, which saw Fernando Alonso demoted to P8 with a 20-second penalty. Get in touch If you have a question for our F1 Nation experts, then send us an email via f1nation@f1.com and we'll do our best to answer in an upcoming show. More from F1 Nation Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 car Inside Ollie Bearman's F1 debut Max? Carlos? Fernando? 2025 F1 grid predictions More official F1 Podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your F1 questions answered by the experts Book your seat at a Formula 1 Grand Prix this year at tickets.formula1.com This episode is brought to you by: LinkedIn: Post your job for free at linkedin.com/F1NATION. Terms and conditions apply. 
25/03/241h 1m

Max’s move? Sainz’s switch? Fernando’s future? 2025 F1 grid predictions + Australian GP Preview

What will the 2025 F1 grid look like? Who’ll be driving for Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari and Aston Martin?  Tom Clarkson, Sky Sports’ Natalie Pinkham and L’Equipe’s Fred Ferret predict next year’s driver line-up, debating where Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo, Alex Albon, Fernando Alonso, Esteban Ocon, Ollie Bearman, and Carlos Sainz will end up. Plus, who will challenge for the win and the podium this week in Melbourne, and we find out who knows the most about the Australian Grand Prix in Quiz the Nation. Hear how Oscar Piastri's feeling ahead of his home race in the latest F1 Beyond The Grid Book your seat at a Formula 1 Grand Prix this year at tickets.formula1.com More official F1 Podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your F1 questions answered by the experts
18/03/2456m 36s

Inside Bearman's brilliant Ferrari debut - 2024 Saudi Arabian GP Review

Was Oliver Bearman's F1 debut the best ever? Max Verstappen claimed his ninth win in a row – so would he really ever consider leaving such a dominant team? How has Sergio Perez changed his mindset?  In the Jeddah paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by Alpine reserve driver Jack Doohan, Fox Sports Mexico journalist Diego Mejia, and Aston Martin driver ambassador Pedro de la Rosa to answer all the big questions from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.  Jock Clear, head of the Ferrari Driver Academy, tells F1 Nation why he’s not surprised by Bearman’s performance, Pedro discusses whether Aston Martin have closed the gap to Red Bull, and Jack explains why Alpine were expecting such a slow start to the season.  Plus, F1 Academy Managing Director Susie Wolff shares her verdict on a dramatic opening round of 2024. This episode is sponsored by Factor - delicious, ready-to-eat meals. Go to factormeals.com/nation50 and use the code NATION50 to get 50% off 
11/03/241h 22m

Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 car - 2024 Bahrain GP Review

After Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez completed a Red Bull 1-2 at the Bahrain Grand Prix, the team's Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey drops by to talk about the RB20’s strengths and how it compares to last year’s record-breaking car. From the heart of the Bahrain paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by 1996 World Champion, Damon Hill, and ESPN's Juan Fossaroli, to discuss what they think the competitive order of the grid is after 2024’s season-opener. You’ll hear reaction from Verstappen, Perez and third-place finisher Carlos Sainz. Also on the agenda: does Charles Leclerc need to be more ruthless with his team? Why did Mercedes’ race pace fall below expectations? Are Aston Martin and McLaren stronger now than at the end of 2023? And what's behind Alpine's slow start? This episode is brought to you by: Betterhelp: Get access to mental health professionals with a wide variety of expertise in mental health. For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/f1nation
04/03/2455m 38s

Who will challenge the champions? - F1 Nation's 2024 season preview ft Hill, Pinkham + de la Rosa

Another extraordinary F1 season is here!  F1 Nation returns to preview the new campaign and the Bahrain Grand Prix with Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham and Pedro de la Rosa. The team discuss who looked strong in pre-season testing and who still has work to do.  Can Mercedes, Ferrari, Aston Martin and McLaren take the fight to reigning champions Red Bull and win races in 2024? What impact will the driver market have? We answer all those questions and more. Plus, which of Tom's F1 Nation teammates knows the most about the Bahrain Grand Prix? We'll find out in Quiz The Nation! Have a question you'd like our F1 Nation experts to answer on the show? Email us via F1Nation@f1.com Visit tickets.formula1.com so you can watch the unmissable start to the 2024 season live – including the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the Australian Grand Prix and other races throughout the year. This episode is sponsored by: Shopify: Go to shopify.co.uk/nation to sign up for a one-pound per month trial period and take your business to the next level today. 
27/02/241h 5m

Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari: the inside story - with Lawrence Barretto, Roberto Chinchero + Rob Smedley

It's the biggest driver move in F1 history: Lewis Hamilton will wear Ferrari red from 2025. How did it happen, and what does Lewis' move mean for Mercedes, Ferrari and the driver market? In a special episode of F1 Nation, Tom Clarkson gets the inside story of Ferrari's long pursuit of Hamilton from F1 Correspondent and Presenter Lawrence Barretto, who explains why the Scuderia succeeded this time. Journalist Roberto Chinchero gives us reaction from Italy. Former Ferrari race engineer Rob Smedley explains what awaits the 7-time World Champion when he arrives in Maranello. Head to F1.com for more features and analysis of Lewis Hamilton's move to Ferrari
02/02/2443m 30s

What was key to Max’s 2023? Abu Dhabi GP Review ft de la Rosa, Hill, Horner, Norris, Stroll + Albon

He’s driven some incredible races and broken records in an amazing car this year, but ask Max Verstappen what he’ll remember most about 2023 and he says something different. The triple World Champion made more history in Abu Dhabi. He and Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner reflect on a dominant weekend and their stunning season. Tom Clarkson has 1996 champ Damon Hill and Aston Martin ambassador Pedro de la Rosa alongside him in the Yas Marina Paddock to review a race where crucial championship positions were decided for teams and drivers. After securing P2 in the Constructor’s Championship, Toto Wolff explains how Mercedes are remembering history as they plan to improve in 2024. Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll looks forward to a safer winter than he had last year. Lando Norris tells us what McLaren need to change about their car for 2024. Williams’ Alex Albon opens up on why 2023 was so important for him personally, and the team’s new Chief Technical Officer Pat Fry assesses if Williams have what they need to take another step forward. Plus, we say farewell to Franz Tost at AlphaTauri, and congratulations to the winner of our F1 Fantasy league This episode is sponsored by:  Shopify: sign up for a one-pound-per-month trial period at shopify.co.uk/ nation Uncommon Goods: to get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/NATION
27/11/2349m 19s

Viva Verstappen, but how close was Charles? Las Vegas GP Review

High-speed overtakes, three different leaders, two safety cars, but only one winner. The streets of Las Vegas gave us one of the most thrilling races of 2023, as Max Verstappen overcame a five-second penalty to take his 18th win of the season.   From the heart of the Vegas paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by Damon Hill and Natalie Pinkham to discuss Verstappen's victory, why polesitter Charles Leclerc missed out on the win and what the future holds for Sergio Perez after securing P2 in the Drivers' Championship.   Just four points now separate Mercedes and Ferrari in the Constructors’ Championship battle for P2, so Ferrari ambassador Marc Gené and Mercedes’ Technical Director James Allison drop by to share their thoughts on who will come out on top at the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.   Plus, you’ll hear from Esteban Ocon after his mega drive from P16 to P4, and Aston Martin Performance Director, Tom McCullough, on Lance Stroll’s incredible comeback from P19 to P5. This episode is sponsored by:  Uncommon Goods: to get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/NATION. Don’t miss out on this limited time offer! 
20/11/2337m 57s

Tricky corners, testing temperatures + an F1 wedding? Pedro de la Rosa's Las Vegas lowdown

Whether it’s the impact of cold temperatures on tyres, the challenges of racing round a completely new track, or which teams are likely to be setting the pace, our expert analyst, Pedro de la Rosa, tells you everything you need to know ahead of this weekend’s Las Vegas Grand Prix. The former McLaren driver and Aston Martin Ambassador joins Tom Clarkson on F1 Nation to discuss all the big talking points as Formula 1 makes an eagerly-anticipated return to the city for the first time in 41 years. Plus, from a star-studded opening ceremony to a wedding chapel in the paddock, Las Vegas GP CEO, Renee Wilm, talks about the mesmerising sights and sounds fans can expect to experience away from the racing. This episode is sponsored by: Shopify: sign up for a one-pound-per-month trial period at shopify.co.uk/nation eBay Motors: keep your ride alive at ebaymotors.com
13/11/2353m 30s

Alonso pips Perez, Max cruises to victory + misery for Mercedes – São Paulo GP Review

Max Verstappen dominated the weekend in Sao Paulo, winning Saturday's F1 Sprint and taking a 17th Grand Prix victory of the season. Lando Norris took his seventh podium of 2023, and Fernando Alonso edged Sergio Perez to P3 by 53 thousandths of a second in a nail-biting finish across the line. From the heart of the Interlagos paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by L’Equipe journalist, Fred Ferret, and newly-crowned Formula 3 champion, Gabriel Bortoletto, to discuss the São Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil. You’ll hear reaction from both Alonso and Norris, while Aston Martin Team Principal, Mike Krack, Mercedes’ Technical Director, James Allison, and Carlos Sainz all drop by for a post-race debrief. For in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars, listen to F1 Beyond The Grid. To hear F1 experts explore how the sport really works, check out F1 Explains. This episode is sponsored by:  BetterHelp: our listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com /f1nation. Uncommon Goods: to get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/NATION
06/11/2344m 31s

Max’s sweet 16, Checo’s home heartbreak, Lewis + Lando shine – Mexico City GP review

Max Verstappen claimed a record-breaking 16th victory of the season, Sergio Perez crashed out, Lewis Hamilton produced a tyre management masterclass to take second, Lando Norris completed a mega comeback from P17 to P5, and Daniel Ricciardo secured his first points since returning to F1. The Mexico City Grand Prix certainly lived up to expectations. Tom Clarkson is joined by Natalie Pinkham and former Sauber and Haas driver, and current Mercedes Ambassador, Esteban Gutiérrez, to dissect the main talking points from inside the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez paddock. You’ll also hear reaction from Verstappen, Perez, Hamilton, Ricciardo, Charles Leclerc, McLaren Team Principal Andrea Stella and Aston Martin Performance Director, Tom McCullough. Play F1 Fantasy and join the F1 Nation World Championship to compete against us and other listeners. Go to F1.com/fantasy to sign up for free.
30/10/2352m 15s

Max’s 50th win + Marta makes history – United States GP review ft Verstappen, García, Gasly + Guenther

Max Verstappen reached a half century of victories in Formula 1, both Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc were disqualified due to a technical infringement on their cars, and Marta García became the inaugural F1 Academy champion. Austin had it all. Tom Clarkson is joined by Damon Hill and Tim Mayer, Chairman of the FIA stewards, to reflect on a thrilling weekend of action at the United States Grand Prix. The trio assess one of Max’s most hard-fought victories, what positives Mercedes can take from their improvements despite Hamilton losing his P2, another McLaren podium and an eventful race for Aston Martin. As well as Verstappen, you’ll hear from George Russell, Pierre Gasly, Alex Albon, Valtteri Bottas and Haas Team Principal, Guenther Steiner. Plus, Tom speaks to Marta García to find out what the Spaniard’s F1 Academy success means for her future. Play F1 Fantasy and join the F1 Nation World Championship to compete against us and other listeners. Go to F1.com/fantasy to sign up for free.
23/10/2358m 52s

Max’s best moments, Mercedes moving on + more McLaren magic in Austin? – United States GP preview

Max Verstappen’s best win? His most satisfying qualifying? The race he felt most pressure in? Ahead of the US Grand Prix in Austin this weekend, Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill discuss the standout moments from the triple World Champion’s record-breaking season so far. Mercedes Technical Director, James Allison, joins the pod to share how the team are bouncing back from the collision between Lewis Hamilton and George Russell in Qatar. Also on the agenda: Daniel Ricciardo’s return for AlphaTauri at the Circuit of the Americas, the title-deciding final round of F1 Academy, and we hear from US Grand Prix race promoter Bobby Epstein. Play F1 Fantasy and join the F1 Nation World Championship to compete against us and other listeners. Go to F1.com/fantasy to sign up for free. This episode is sponsored by:  Shopify: sign up for a one-pound-per-month trial period at shopify.co.uk/nation eBay Motors: keep your ride alive at ebaymotors.com
16/10/2357m 43s

Max’s ‘best’ World Championship, more McLaren podiums + Mercedes’ missed opportunity? – Qatar GP review ft Verstappen, Horner, Piastri + Norris

Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart, Nelson Piquet, Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna, and now, Max Verstappen. The Dutchman joins an elite club of triple Formula 1 World Champions after wrapping up his third title in a row at the Qatar Grand Prix. From the heart of the paddock at the Lusail International Circuit, Tom Clarkson is joined by Sam Power, from Channel 10 in Australia, and Aston Martin Driver Ambassador, Jessica Hawkins, to reflect on the standout moments from Max’s latest triumph. Verstappen tells Tom where this title ranks among his others, whilst we also hear from his manager Raymond Vermeulen and Red Bull Team Principal, Christian Horner. F1 Sprint winner Oscar Piastri joins the pod after McLaren’s best weekend of the season and we discuss the first-corner collision between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.
09/10/2347m 44s

How Max can seal third title + the fight for P2 – Qatar GP preview

Max Verstappen has the chance to make even more history in Qatar, by becoming the first driver to be crowned World Champion in an F1 Sprint race. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Pedro de la Rosa explain how the Dutchman can wrap up his third title this weekend. The trio also discuss whether Max will help his teammate Sergio Perez finish second in the driver standings, the competition between George Russell and Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, and which teams can take the fight to Red Bull in 2024. This episode is sponsored by:  BetterHelp: visit betterhelp.com/f1nation today to get 10% off your first month
02/10/2354m 21s

Red Bull crowned World Champions + McLaren’s personal best – Japanese GP review ft Horner, Stella + Ocon

Last week, Max Verstappen told F1 Nation he wanted to win the Japanese Grand Prix by 20 seconds after his struggles in Singapore. He may have been a few tenths off that target but the Dutchman was back to his very best in Suzuka and dominated the whole weekend as Red Bull became World Champions again. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill are joined by Team Principal, Christian Horner, and Sporting Director, Jonathan Wheatley, to reflect on their sixth Constructors’ title. “We’re coming for Red Bull.” Those were the words of Lando Norris in P2, after McLaren secured their best result of the season with Oscar Piastri claiming his first podium in Formula 1. Team Principal Andrea Stella joins the pod to discuss their remarkable progress this year. As well as the top three, you’ll also hear from Aston Martin boss, Mike Krack, Mercedes’ Communications Director, Bradley Lord, and Alpine’s Esteban Ocon. This episode is sponsored by:  BetterHelp: visit betterhelp.com/f1nation today to get 10% off your first month
25/09/2342m 29s

Cunning Carlos keeps his cool to seal thrilling victory - Singapore GP review ft Sainz, Verstappen, Piastri + Lawson

Carlos Sainz produced a tactical masterclass to stop Mercedes snatching victory from him in a gripping finale to the Singapore Grand Prix.  From the heart of the Marina Bay paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by former McLaren driver, Pedro de la Rosa, and German Formula 1 reporter, Silja Rulle, to dissect Sainz’s sensational strategy and what this win means for Ferrari. Should McLaren or Mercedes have been on the top step of the podium? Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton share their thoughts on a dramatic final few laps and whether they really had any chance of overtaking the Spaniard.  Red Bull’s 100% record in 2023 is over. Why did they struggle so much in Singapore? Max Verstappen drops by to let us know how he’s feeling after missing out on a podium for the first time this year and the Dutchman sends a powerful warning to his rivals ahead of Suzuka. You'll also hear from George Russell, Oscar Piastri, and Liam Lawson after securing his first ever points in Formula 1. This episode is sponsored by Shopify: sign up for a one-pound-per-month trial period at shopify.co.uk/nation
18/09/231h

Red Bull’s perfect run under threat at Marina Bay? – Singapore GP preview ft Gerhard Berger

Will Red Bull struggle round the streets of Singapore? Or are Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez both playing mind games by saying they’ll find the Marina Bay circuit more difficult than previous races? Does Charles Leclerc need to reassert himself at Ferrari after being outperformed by teammate Carlos Sainz in Monza? Will Fernando Alonso be back on the podium for the eighth time this season? Can McLaren and Mercedes get back to the front after losing some momentum? Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham dissect all the big talking points ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix. Plus, 10-time Grand Prix winner Gerhard Berger tells Tom why Max Verstappen reminds him of his former McLaren teammate and close friend, Ayrton Senna, and the Austrian answers your questions in Ask The Nation. To have your question answered on a future episode, send a voice note or an email to F1Nation@f1.com
11/09/2354m 2s

Max creates history at Monza as feisty Ferraris fight for third – Italian GP review ft Horner + Piastri

From the heart of the Monza paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by Italian F1 journalist, Roberto Chinchero, and Spanish F1 writer for Diario AS, Jesús Balseiro, to reflect on Max Verstappen’s record-breaking 10th Grand Prix victory in a row. Verstappen and Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner react to another triumphant weekend for the reigning World Champions, whilst Ferrari duo Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc share their thoughts on an epic battle for the final podium place in front of the adoring Tifosi. Will Lewis Hamilton still be on Oscar Piastri’s Christmas card list after their collision? The Australian gives his verdict on the incident that cost him a points finish and whether he can still take positives from the weekend. Plus, you’ll also hear from Sergio Perez, McLaren Team Principal Andrea Stella, Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu, and Williams Team Principal James Vowles. This episode is sponsored by:  AG1: If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplement routine, then try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkAG1.com/F1NATION.  BetterHelp: get a break from your thoughts, with BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/f1nation today to get 10% off your first month.
04/09/2356m 2s

Max masters rain to seal ninth win in a row – dramatic Dutch GP review ft Sainz + Leclerc

Torrential rain at the start, a safety car, more torrential rain, a red flag… Nothing was going to stop Max Verstappen winning his home race for the third year in a row and equalling the all-time record of nine consecutive wins in a season, set by Sebastian Vettel in 2013. So how many more is the pending triple World Champion going to add to his streak in 2023? Tom Clarkson is joined by Christian Menath, from Motorsport Magazin in Germany, and Brazilian F1 journalist, Julianne Cerasoli, to dissect how the Dutchman overcame so many obstacles on his way to victory. Who got their strategy right and who made mistakes at Zandvoort? We reflect on huge results for Aston Martin and Alpine, with Fernando Alonso and Pierre Gasly on the podium, and we assess the decision-making of McLaren and Mercedes. As well as the top three, you’ll hear reaction from Max’s manager, Raymond Vermeulen, and the Ferrari duo of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc. This episode is sponsored by: Philips OneBlade: if you live life at F1 speeds, you need the Philips OneBlade. Available at bol.com and Kruidvat.
28/08/231h

Max to make history at home? Who’s still got a point to prove in 2023? – Dutch GP preview

It’s race week again! The 2023 Formula 1 season returns after the summer break with a trip to Zandvoort for the Dutch Grand Prix. Will Max Verstappen match Sebastian Vettel’s record of nine consecutive wins in front of his home fans? What other history can he and Red Bull still create this season? Tom Clarkson is joined by 1996 World Champion, Damon Hill, and former McLaren driver and current Aston Martin Team Ambassador, Pedro de la Rosa, to discuss Max’s homecoming and which drivers have a point to prove in the second half of the season. Plus, Damon and Pedro explain how they individually “revolutionised” pit stops in Ask The Nation. To have your question answered on a future episode, send a voice note or an email to F1Nation@F1.com. Check out F1 Nation’s 2023 summer specials… Quiz of the season so far Ask The Nation This episode is sponsored by: AG1: if a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplement routine, then try AG1 and get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkAG1.com/F1NATION. NordVPN: get your Exclusive NordVPN deal at nordvpn.com/f1nation.  It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee
21/08/231h 8m

The most improved F1 team in 2023 is…? - Ask The Nation Summer Special

F1 teams and drivers may be taking a summer break but fear not, F1 Nation is still here for your weekly Formula 1 fix. In this episode, Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and 1996 World Champion, Damon Hill, answer your questions about F1.   Will Red Bull complete a clean sweep this season? Who can stop their record-breaking winning streak? Which team has made the most progress in 2023? Who will be Brazil’s next Formula 1 star? What’s it like to work at the pinnacle of motorsport?  All those questions are put to the team, plus a few to test Damon’s memory of his career…  To have your question answered on a future episode, send a voice note or an email to F1Nation@F1.com.  Don’t forget to check out F1 Beyond The Grid – where Formula 1's fastest stars slow down and open up to Tom Clarkson, sharing untold stories and unrivalled insight.  Got a question about how F1 works? Katie Osborne and Christian Hewgill might have the answer… This episode is sponsored by:  Shopify: sign up for a one-pound-per-month trial period at shopify.co.uk/nation  Factor: head to factormeals.com/nation50 and use code nation50 to get 50% off
13/08/2337m 18s

F1 Nation's Quiz of the Season So Far

Mystery Team Radio messages. Drivers, slowed-down. Big numbers. Big drama. Natalie Pinkham and 1996 F1 World Champion Damon Hill go head-to-head in the first F1 Nation quiz.  Question master Tom Clarkson tests Natalie and Damon's memories of 2023, their F1 knowledge and skills they never knew they had. You can play along too! Who will be crowned F1 Nation Quiz Champion? This episode is sponsored by:  BetterHelp: visit BetterHelp dot com slash f1nation today to get 10% off your first month. NordVPN: get your Exclusive NordVPN deal at nordvpn.com/f1nation.  It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee
06/08/2333m 54s

Piastri shines, Ferrari improve, all change at Alpine + Verstappen dominates – Belgian GP Review

F1 is witnessing greatness. ‘Max has got this burning desire’, says Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner after another emphatic Verstappen victory in Belgium. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Erik van Haren reflect on Red Bull winning the first 12 races of 2023 and explore Verstappen’s ‘must-win’ mentality. ‘Being 2nd behind Max is like a win’ says the team’s Motorsport Advisor Helmut Marko as he hails Sergio Perez. After a great weekend for Oscar Piastri and a remarkable recovery drive from Lando Norris, we reflect on McLaren’s season so far and get a few words from Lando’s dad. Interim Team Principal of Alpine, Bruno Famin, explains the big leadership changes at the team and celebrates a good weekend on-track for Gasly and Ocon. Plus, we debrief with Ferrari’s Fred Vasseur after Charles Leclerc’s return to the podium, Aston Martin’s Mike Krack tells us how he’s feeling after a double points finish, and Yuki Tsunoda reveals his cocktail of choice after scoring points with AlphaTauri.
31/07/2351m 45s

Red Bull’s smashing Sunday – Hungarian GP Review

A broken record. A broken trophy. An unbreakable winning streak? Red Bull won their 12th consecutive Grand Prix in Budapest. Tom Clarkson, Lee McKenzie and Juan Fossaroli dive into the post-race celebrations to round up the Hungarian Grand Prix. At Red Bull, Jos Verstappen, Max’s father, explains why ‘focus’ is the key to his son’s ‘unbelievable’ season. Team Principal Christian Horner reflects on Max v Lewis at the race start and reveals how much damage was done to Verstappen’s winners’ trophy during the podium celebrations. Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey talks about beating the all-time consecutive win record. After an important podium for Sergio Perez, we talk about his future at Red Bull. There’s reaction from a happy McLaren CEO Zak Brown after another Lando Norris podium and top 5 finish for Oscar Piastri. Could Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton have made the podium after his stunning pole position? How costly is a double retirement for Alpine? Ferrari Team Principal Fred Vasseur says the team ‘made mistakes’ in Budapest. Plus, what’s behind Aston Martin’s drop in performance? Play F1 Fantasy with F1 Nation for free. Search for the game, pick your team, then join the F1 Nation World Championship. Send your emails and questions about the 2023 F1 season to F1Nation@F1.com
24/07/2354m 14s

Christian Horner on Ricciardo’s Return: Hungarian GP Preview

How did Daniel Ricciardo’s F1 comeback happen? When and where was the decision made? Who called Nyck De Vries to tell him he’d lost his seat at AlphaTauri? What are Daniel’s long-term goals in F1? Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner joins F1 Nation to give us the full inside story. Tom Clarkson and two Hungarian Grand Prix experts – two-time winner Damon Hill and podium finisher Pedro de la Rosa – discuss Ricciardo’s return and what it means for him, the outgoing Nyck De Vries, Red Bull driver Sergio Perez and AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda. Plus, after Lando Norris’ stunning Silverstone podium, the team ask if McLaren can challenge Red Bull again. Will Ferrari, Aston Martin or Mercedes have a better chance around the twisting, technical Hungaroring? Hear more from Daniel Ricciardo on F1.com and the F1 app. For more F1 podcasts, search for F1 Beyond The Grid and Formula Why. This episode is sponsored by Factor: head to factormeals.com/nation50 and use code nation50 to get 50% off 
17/07/2349m 49s

Home heroes + Red Bull records – British GP review ft Lando’s dad, Horner + Albon

Two British drivers on the podium. A record-equalling 11th straight win for Red Bull. The 2023 British Grand Prix will go down in history. Max Verstappen took his sixth win in a row at Silverstone, but McLaren stole the headlines with Lando Norris' first home podium and Oscar Piastri’s best F1 finish. In the heart of the F1 Paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by Natalie Pinkham and French F1 journalist Jérémy Satis to dissect a thrilling weekend of racing. They speak to Lando’s dad, Adam, and Piastri’s manager, Mark Webber, after a very special day for the papaya team. Norris and third-placed Lewis Hamilton share their thoughts on a gripping battle for P2, whilst you’ll also hear from Verstappen, Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner, Williams’ Alex Albon, 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard, Formula 1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali, Mercedes' trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin, Ferrari test driver Marc Gene and 1995 British Grand Prix winner, Johnny Herbert. Play F1 Fantasy and join the F1 Nation World Championship to compete against us and other listeners. Go to F1.com/fantasy to sign up for free. Hear more from Lando Norris on why he loves Silverstone, how he deals with fame and criticism, and what kind of dad he hopes to be in the future, in his recent F1 Beyond The Grid interview  This episode is sponsored by AG1: If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplement routine, then try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkAG1.com/F1NATION.
10/07/2349m 47s

Verstappen maxes out, Perez’s podium + Lando’s joy – Austrian GP Review

Austrian Grand Prix? Completed it! Max Verstappen took maximum points at the Red Bull Ring by winning the Sprint Race on Saturday, the 71-lap contest on Sunday and the extra point for fastest lap. The Dutchman’s perfect weekend extends his Championship lead over teammate Sergio Perez to 81 points. Tom Clarkson is joined by Diego Mejia from Fox Sports Mexico and Bild’s Silja Rulle to dissect a thrilling weekend of action that had track limits drama, gripping wheel-to-wheel racing, wet conditions and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc back on the podium. As well as reaction from both Red Bull drivers and their Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey, you’ll hear from McLaren Team Principal Andrea Stella on Lando Norris’s P4, Alpine Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer, Williams’ Alex Albon and former Austrian F1 driver Alex Wurz. Play F1 Fantasy and join the F1 Nation World Championship to compete against us and other listeners. Go to F1.com/fantasy to sign up for free. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp: visit betterhelp.com/f1nation today to get 10% off your first month
03/07/231h

Red Bull’s homecoming, Ferrari moving forward + we build the ‘ultimate World Champion’ – Austrian GP preview ft McLaren’s Andrea Stella

Red Bull return to their home race in Austria having joined an exclusive club of constructors to win 100 Grands Prix, after Max Verstappen’s victory in Canada. The Dutchman is now 69 points clear of teammate Sergio Perez in the drivers’ standings and plenty more are on offer this weekend because the Red Bull Ring will host the second sprint race of the season. Tom Clarkson is joined by 1996 F1 World Champion Damon Hill to reflect on where the Championship has potentially been won and lost in the last three races. After that stellar podium in Canada, where Verstappen was joined by Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, TC and DH discuss which traits they’d take from each driver to build the ultimate World Champion - inspired by the driver rating categories of EA SPORTS F1 23. The thrilling battle between Aston Martin and Mercedes is also on the agenda, along with the progress of Ferrari and Williams after much better results in Montreal. Plus, McLaren Team Principal Andrea Stella drops by to talk about their upgrades for the next few races, and Tom and Damon answer your questions in Ask The Nation. To have your question answered in a future episode, email a voicenote to F1Nation@F1.com. Play F1 Fantasy and join the F1 Nation World Championship to compete against us and other listeners. Go to F1.com/fantasy to sign up for free. This episode is sponsored by: NordVPN: get Exclusive NordVPN deal at https://nordvpn.com/f1nation It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! Caldera + Lab: get 20% OFF with our code NATION at calderalab.com.
26/06/231h 5m

Max matches Senna, Alonso holds off Hamilton - Canadian GP review

Eat. Sleep. Win. Repeat. Max Verstappen extended his Championship lead to 69 points with P1 at the Canadian Grand Prix, equalling Ayrton Senna’s 41 race wins and securing Red Bull’s 100th victory in Formula 1.  Tom Clarkson is joined by Natalie Pinkham and L’Equipe’s Fred Ferret to dissect another dominant weekend for Verstappen, as he made it four wins in a row. But are Aston Martin and Mercedes now closer to Red Bull than they’ve been all season?  Meanwhile, Alex Albon secured his best ever result for Williams - completing a mega 58 laps on the hard tyre and a defensive masterclass to take seventh. As well as the top three, you’ll hear from Red Bull Motorsport Advisor Helmut Marko, Mercedes Head of Trackside Engineering Andrew Shovlin, Ferrari Team Principal Fred Vasseur, former Canadian GP-winner Jean Alesi, McLaren’s Oscar Piastri, Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas and Alpha Tauri’s Yuki Tsunoda. Play F1 Fantasy and join the F1 Nation World Championship to compete against us and other listeners. Go to F1.com/fantasy to sign up for free. This episode is sponsored by:  HelloFresh: go to HelloFresh.com/nation16 and use code nation16 for 16 free meals plus free shipping! MoneyGram: flex your finances using the only digital wallets with real cash access activated by MoneyGram. Learn more at moneygram.com/stellarwallets Shopify: sign up for a one-pound-per-month trial period at shopify.co.uk/nation
19/06/2354m 27s

Max in control. Perez under pressure? Alonso targets Mercedes - Canadian GP preview ft. Safety Car driver Bernd Mayländer

With Max Verstappen 53 points ahead in the World Championship, is his teammate Sergio Perez under pressure in Canada? Natalie Pinkham says yes. Tom Clarkson thinks it actually takes the pressure off Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. A double podium for Mercedes at the Spanish Grand Prix means they’re now ahead of Aston Martin in the Constructors’ Standings. But fighting talk from Fernando Alonso, who says Spain will be their last race without a podium, suggests that battle will continue until the end of the season. Tom and Natalie also discuss contrasting fortunes for Alpine and McLaren, a big personnel change at Alfa Romeo, and whether Yuki Tsunoda will bounce back from his penalty in Barcelona. Plus, Safety Car driver Bernd Mayländer joins the pod as this weekend’s race in Montreal marks 50 years since the Safety Car was first seen in Formula 1. Play F1 Fantasy and join the F1 Nation World Championship to compete against us and other listeners. Go to F1.com/fantasy to sign up for free. This episode is sponsored by:  NordVPN: get Exclusive NordVPN deal at https://nordvpn.com/f1nation It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! AG1: try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkAG1.com/F1Nation.  MoneyGram: flex your finances using the only digital wallets with real cash access activated by MoneyGram. Learn more at moneygram.com/stellarwallets.
12/06/2348m 0s

Max masterclass and momentum with Mercedes? Spanish GP Review

Fastest in all three practice sessions, fastest in qualifying and he took fastest lap on the way to securing the 40th Grand Prix victory of his career. Max Verstappen dominated the Spanish Grand Prix weekend to move 53 points clear at the top of the Drivers’ World Championship. Tom Clarkson is joined by German journalist Christian Menath from MotorsportMagazin.com and Spanish journalist Jesus Balseiro of Diario AS to explain why we should revel in the sheer greatness on display from the two-time World Champion. Are Mercedes finally on their way back to the top after a double podium in Barcelona? You’ll hear what Lewis Hamilton thinks about their upgrades, after he finished P2 and George Russell stormed from 12th to third. “In Canada, we’ll crush them,” exclaims a defiant Fernando Alonso in response to Mercedes moving above Aston Martin in the Constructors’ Standings. He could only manage P7 at his home race, behind teammate Lance Stroll. The guys also discuss difficult Sundays for Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris. Plus, Esteban Ocon joins the pod after following his Monaco podium with a solid P8. Play F1 Fantasy and join the F1 Nation World Championship to compete against us and other listeners. Go to F1.com/fantasy to sign up for free. This episode is sponsored by:  MoneyGram: flex your finances using the only digital wallets with real cash access activated by MoneyGram. Learn more at moneygram.com/stellarwallets. That’s moneygram.com/stellarwallets BetterHelp: visit betterhelp.com/f1nation today to get 10% off your first month
05/06/2358m 2s

Magic Max, awesome Alonso + outstanding Ocon - Monaco GP Review with Pedro de la Rosa + Alex Wurz

Rain or shine, Monaco put F1's best to the test. Verstappen and Alonso's spectacular last-sector shootout in qualifying and Esteban Ocon's sensational lap made it a Saturday to remember. Sunday was even more dramatic. Tom Clarkson welcomes two Monaco GP veterans - Pedro de la Rosa and Alex Wurz - to review an incredible weekend of Formula 1. They discuss the secret to Verstappen's pole position lap, why Ocon's effort was extra-special, and whether Charles Leclerc's penalty should have been avoided. Moving on to the Grand Prix, the team talk tyres, strategy, and the skill required to race in wet conditions. We hear from Max Verstappen, Fernando Alonso, Esteban Ocon, Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris and Sergio Perez, who is now 39 points behind his teammate in the World Championship. Mercedes' Head of Trackside Engineering, Andrew Shovlin, explains what the Silver Arrows hope to gain from its new upgrades. Plus, TC, 'The Barcelona Bullet' and Alex explain why the Spanish Grand Prix will be a challenge for the drivers' necks and the teams' upgrade packages.  Play F1 Fantasy and join the F1 Nation World Championship to compete against us and other listeners. Go to F1.com/fantasy to sign up for free. For more on why street circuits are the ultimate test for F1 drivers and strategists, listen to F1's new Formula Why podcast.   This episode is sponsored by:  Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/F1NATION. NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!  MoneyGram: flex your finances using the only digital wallets with real cash access activated by MoneyGram. Learn more at moneygram.com/stellarwallets.
29/05/231h 13m

Can Ferrari or Aston break Red Bull’s streak? Monaco GP Preview with Guenther Steiner & Zak Brown

 ‘I think there are two teams that’ll be faster than Red Bull in Monaco’. It’s a big statement from Tom Clarkson. He’s been studying the data and explains why the slow, tight corners of Monaco could give Ferrari and Aston Martin an advantage over Red Bull. TC and Natalie Pinkham look ahead to F1’s most famous race and discuss who’ll go well in the Principality. Which Red Bull driver has more momentum – Miami winner Max Verstappen or street circuit specialist Sergio Perez? Could Fernando Alonso’s experience give him the upper hand? Can Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc end his run of bad luck on his home circuit? Plus, Haas boss Guenther Steiner looks ahead to the team’s 150th race in F1, and McLaren CEO Zak Brown talks juggling the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indy 500. Formula 1 is supporting the communities affected by flooding in Emilia Romagna. To add your donation to the region’s emergency fund, go to F1.com/donate This episode is sponsored by: NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Hello Fresh: go to hellofresh.com/nation16 and use code nation16 for 16 free meals plus free shipping! Shopify: sign up for a one-pound-per-month trial period at shopify.co.uk/nation MoneyGram: convert your digital currency to cash and back again using the only digital wallets with real cash access activated by MoneyGram. Learn more at moneygram.com/stellarwallets. 
22/05/231h 4m

Ferrari pressure. De Vries’ determination. Red Bull’s rivals. Mercedes’ ‘make or break’ upgrades – Emilia Romagna GP Preview

 Imola is intense. The legendary Italian circuit is home to two teams who want to improve: Ferrari and AlphaTauri. Will they crack under pressure or delight their fans? Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham, Damon Hill and Italian journalist Roberto Chinchero look ahead to the race weekend. Why might the track suit Ferrari? Can AlphaTauri’s Nyck de Vries show what he’s really capable of after a tricky start to his time in F1? Will Mercedes’ long-awaited upgrades bring them into the fight? Can Fernando Alonso repeat one of his most famous F1 wins? Plus, with just 14 points between Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, the team discuss why both Red Bull drivers are title contenders this season. This episode is sponsored by:  Caldera Lab: 20% OFF with our code NATION at calderalab.com/NATION  Athletic Greens: FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/F1NATION. MoneyGram: convert your digital currency to cash and back again using the only digital wallets with real cash access activated by MoneyGram. Learn more at moneygram.com/stellarwallets.
15/05/2359m 48s

Superior Verstappen seals statement victory – Miami GP review

From P9 to P1, Max Verstappen produced a masterclass in Miami as he fought through the field to take his third victory of the season and move 14 points clear of teammate Sergio Perez at the top of the Drivers’ World Championship. Tom Clarkson is joined by former McLaren driver Pedro de la Rosa and De Telegraaf journalist Erik van Haren to dissect the race. Erik shares insight into Max’s frame of mind coming into the weekend after his frustrations in Baku and the influence Max’s father, Jos Verstappen, has on his racing.  Red Bull team principal Christian Horner explains why strategy was the key difference in the battle between his drivers, after they secured their fourth 1-2 of the year. A satisfied George Russell drops by to share his thoughts on an impressive P4 and what to expect from Mercedes’ planned upgrades for the next race at Imola. Lando Norris gives a very honest assessment of McLaren’s lack of performance as they leave the States without any points for the third time this season. Alpine duo Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon both finished in the top 10 for the first time in three Grands Prix and team principal Otmar Szafnauer tells Tom that the upgrades they brought to Azerbaijan are paying off. Plus, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz reflects on his second P5 in a row. Check out F1 Beyond The Grid for in-depth interviews with F1’s biggest names. Plus, you can listen to F1’s new podcast, Formula Why, to hear why there are still more races to come in the United States this season.     This episode is sponsored by: MoneyGram: Convert your digital currency to cash and back again using the only digital wallets with real cash access activated by MoneyGram. Learn more at https://moneygram.com/stellarwallets Heineken Silver is running a sweepstakes to win a VIP experience to the Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix. You must be a US resident aged 21 or over. Click here to enter and see full terms and conditions  NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
08/05/2351m 52s

Checo’s best in Baku? Azerbaijan GP Review ft Perez, Marko, Ocon, Webber + Alesi

He hit the front. He brushed the wall. He took the win. Sergio Perez swept the first F1 Sprint weekend of 2023, taking victories on Saturday and Sunday. Checo tells Tom Clarkson about his ‘intense’ victory. Tom, Damon Hill and ESPN’s Juan Fossaroli review the Red Bull battle in Baku. Helmut Marko, Red Bull’s Motorsport Advisor, explains what he feels Perez has learned since joining Red Bull. Former Ferrari Grand Prix-winner Jean Alesi sums up the team’s return to the podium. Esteban Ocon reflects on a frustrating weekend in his upgraded Alpine. Mark Webber, manager of McLaren’s Oscar Piastri, reveals how Oscar battled illness to race. Plus, a feature interview with Franz Tost, AlphaTauri’s Team Principal who has announced he will retire at the end of this season after 18 years with the team. Check out F1 Beyond The Grid for in-depth interviews with F1’s biggest names. Plus listen to F1’s new podcast, Formula Why to hear why F1 Sprint weekends like this one are so challenging. This episode is sponsored by:  BetterHelp: find more balance, with BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/f1nation today to get 10% off your first month. F1TV Pro: for a limited time fans in the Netherland, US, Canada and Brazil can trial F1 TV Pro free for 7 days. Simply go to F1TV.com to sign-up and take your race weekend to the next level! Heineken Silver is running a sweepstakes to win a VIP experience to the Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix. You must be a US resident aged 21 or over. Click here to enter and see full terms and conditions Caldera Lab: take your skin care to the next level with Caldera Lab. Get 20% OFF with our code NATION at calderalab.com/NATION
01/05/2359m 22s

Moves at Mercedes and Alpine bouncing back? – Azerbaijan GP Preview

Finally it’s race week again! After four weeks without Formula 1, Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham look ahead to Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. They discuss proposed changes to the sprint race format, which features for the first time this season in Baku. There’s also big change at Mercedes. James Allison joins the pod to explain why he’s gone back to his previous role as technical director and how that could impact the Silver Arrows going forward this season. Ferrari are fourth in the Constructors’ Standings after a frustrating start to 2023. Can they recover from a point-less weekend in Melbourne to get their championship back on track? And after Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon’s dramatic crash cost Alpine valuable points at the Australian Grand Prix, team principal Otmar Szafnauer tells us why they’re confident of bouncing back. Plus an update on our F1 Fantasy League, the F1 Nation World Championship. Record and email your questions about the season so far to F1Nation@F1.com This episode is sponsored by:  Babbel: go to babbel.com/podcast23 and use promo code F1NATION for an extra three months free. Ibotta:  Right now, Ibotta is offering our listeners $5 just for trying Ibotta. Just go to the App Store or Google Play store and download the FREE Ibotta app and use code NATION.
24/04/2355m 34s

COMING SOON: Formula Why - a new official F1 podcast

Introducing Formula Why, a brand-new official F1 podcast about how F1 really works. Episodes weekly from Friday 28th April.  Search your podcast app for Formula Why and hit the follow button to get the first episode fast.
21/04/232m 58s

Are Red Bull ‘catchable’? – Pedro and Smedley have their say

Red Bull have been unstoppable so far in 2023. They’ve taken three pole positions and three victories in the first three races. So can the reigning World Champions be caught this season? Tom Clarkson is joined by former McLaren driver Pedro de la Rosa and ex-Ferrari race engineer Rob Smedley to discuss how the rest of the grid can maximise a month without racing to close the gap. Lapo Elkann, the brother of Ferrari President John Elkann, has urged Ferrari to “wake up” as they sit fourth in the Constructors’ Standings, after a difficult start to the season. Rob shares some intriguing insight into just how high the standards are at Ferrari and how much influence the Italian media has on the team. The guys also discuss the progress made by Williams and whether changes at McLaren will take the team forward. Will Alfa Romeo be title contenders in the near future? Plus, Rob and Pedro answer some of your questions in Ask The Nation. Record and send your questions to F1Nation@F1.com This episode is sponsored by:  NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Caldera + Lab: get 20% OFF at calderalab.com by using code NATION at calderalab.com HelloFresh: go to hellofresh.com/50nation and use code 50nation for 50% off, plus your first box ships free!
17/04/2356m 40s

What makes Max so good? Your questions answered in Ask The Nation

How is Verstappen able to get the most out of his Red Bull car? What can Lance Stroll achieve with Aston Martin? What’s the best F1 destination to travel to? Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill answer your questions in Ask The Nation. To get your question answered on a future episode, record it as a voice note and email it to F1Nation@F1.com . Plus, Tom and Damon look back at the first three races of 2023 and assess Red Bull, Aston Martin, Mercedes and Ferrari. This episode is sponsored by: Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/F1NATION Calm: visit calm.com/nation for 40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Babbel: go to babbel.com/podcast23, and use promo code F1NATION for an extra three months free
10/04/2345m 21s

Champs on top in crazy Melbourne – Australian GP Review

Max Verstappen won the Australian Grand Prix for the first time to extend his F1 World Championship lead to 15 points. But it wasn’t as straightforward as many of his previous victories. The Dutchman overcame battles with Mercedes, safety cars and three red flags. Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill are joined by Australia’s Network 10 TV team to dissect all the drama from an action-packed race in Melbourne. After a disappointing Saturday, Sergio Perez produced a monster drive from the pitlane to come fifth and stay in touch with his teammate in the driver standings. Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu shares his delight at scoring points for the first time this season after finishing ninth. Oscar Piastri’s manager Mark Webber and McLaren CEO Zak Brown reflect on a memorable home race for Oscar, who scored his first ever points in Formula 1. There were mixed fortunes for Mercedes, with George Russell suffering a power unit failure and an elated Lewis Hamilton holding off Fernando Alonso to claim second place. Will that be the springboard for a turnaround in the team’s season? And it was another bad day at the office for Ferrari. Charles LecLerc went into the gravel on turn one for his second DNF of the season and Carlos Sainz failed to score points after receiving a 5-second penalty for spinning Alonso in a chaotic restart at the end of the race. Plus an update on our F1 Fantasy League, the F1 Nation World Championship. Join our league using the code P2TSWHJ1Y04. Record and email your questions about the season so far to F1Nation@F1.com This episode is sponsored by:  Ibotta: Right now, Ibotta is offering our listeners $5 just for trying Ibotta by using the code NATION when you register. BetterHelp: Discover your potential with BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/f1nation today to get 10% off your first month
03/04/2358m 2s

‘More’ from Aston + Red Bull’s rivals – Australian GP Preview

‘There will be more to come’ from Aston Martin, says Team Principal Mike Krack. The Aston boss joins Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill to preview the 2023 Australian Grand Prix. He explains what Fernando Alonso has brought to the team, how Lance Stroll has produced ‘incredible’ drives despite a pre-season injury, and reveals his conversations with former driver Sebastian Vettel this season. With Max Verstappen just one point ahead of Sergio Perez, Tom and Damon discuss the rivalry at Red Bull and why teammate championship battles can produce amazing F1 action. CEO of the Australian Grand Prix, Andrew Westacott, looks forward to a special weekend of racing which could, he says, be spiced up with a Sunday rain shower. Plus, the team assess Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes, ask if Valtteri Bottas can be considered an honorary Australian yet, and there are new leaders in our F1 Fantasy League. Record and send your F1 questions to the F1 Nation team. Email a voice note to F1Nation@F1.com to have it answered in a future episode. Advertisers on today's episode include: BetterHelp: give online therapy a try and get on your way to being your best self. Visit betterhelp.com/f1nation to get 10% off your first month. NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal  https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
27/03/231h 4m

The huge hint in Checo’s win - Saudi Arabian GP Review

Sergio Perez rules the streets of Jeddah. Under pressure from his charging teammate, he held on to win the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. But what did the fight between the two Red Bull drivers reveal about the team and their championship challenge? Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill, Lee McKenzie and Aston Martin ambassador Pedro de la Rosa dive into the race. Winning Team Principal Christian Horner picks the best bits of Perez’s performance and explains why Red Bull’s early dominance doesn’t mean ‘game over’ for the other teams. Pedro gives us the inside line on Fernando Alonso’s starting grid penalty and reflects on another strong weekend for the British team. Plus, Kevin Magnussen stops by to celebrate snatching a point for Haas. AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda (who lost out to Magnussen) and his personal trainer explain the work they’re doing in the gym. Pierre Gasly explains what he’s ‘still figuring out’ at Alpine. Plus an update on our F1 Fantasy league, the F1 Nation World Championship. Record and email your questions about the season so far to F1Nation@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: Calm: go to calm.com/nation for 40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library. NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal  https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
20/03/2353m 59s

Another last lap battle? – Saudi Arabian GP Preview

0.5 seconds: the difference between winner and runner-up on the world’s quickest street circuit in 2022. Will 2023 be as close? Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and Natalie Pinkham preview the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and explore why round 2 will be closer than round 1. CEO of the race, Martin Whitaker, explains how the track has been changed for this year’s event. Why is this a crucial weekend for Ferrari and Aston Martin? As Mercedes rally their fans and McLaren struggle after a difficult season-opener, what will the teams do next? Plus, how did you get on against the F1 Nation team in our F1 Fantasy league’s first weekend? This episode is sponsored by: F1TV: For a limited time F1 are offering a 7-day free trial for F1 TV Pro subscribers. Simply go to F1TV.com to sign-up and take your race weekend to the next level! F1 TV Pro is only available in select territories, so please do check the website for more details and full terms and conditions. Offer ends Sunday 19 th March. NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal  https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Athletic Greens: get a  1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/F1NATION. Ibotta: Right now, Ibotta is offering our listeners $5 just for trying Ibotta by using the code NATION when you register. Just go to the App Store or Google Play store and download the FREE Ibotta app 
13/03/231h

Shocks at the start - Bahrain GP Review ft Newey, Stroll, Schumacher + Sargeant

Fernando Alonso’s podium, Charles Leclerc’s retirement, Red Bull’s pace advantage; the 2023 F1 season started with some shocks. We hear from Max Verstappen and Alonso, then Red Bull’s victorious Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey tells Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham there were ‘unexpected problems’ for the team to fix before their dominant 1-2 in Bahrain. Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack celebrates a stunning P3 for Alonso, and Lance Stroll recounts his incredible recovery from pre-season injury to a top 10 finish. Ferrari find reasons to be optimistic despite a race-ending problem for Charles Leclerc. Mick Schumacher, Mercedes Reserve Driver, takes us inside a team with ‘work to do’ and explains how it feels to sit on the side-lines. Williams’ Logan Sargeant reveals what he’s learned from his first F1 race weekend. At AlphaTauri, Yuki Tsunoda’s targeting points at race two. He explains how Daniel Ricciardo’s former trainer is making him stronger in every area. Play F1 Fantasy with F1 Nation. Pick your team for free and enter the F1 Nation World Championship here This episode is sponsored by: NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal  https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/F1NATION. BetterHelp: visit betterhelp.com/f1nation today to get 10% off your first month.
06/03/2346m 0s

Who’s winning? Who’s worried? 2023 F1 Season Preview

F1 Nation is back with a new signing and big questions for the 2023 F1 season. Legendary test and race driver Pedro de la Rosa joins Tom Clarkson, 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and Natalie Pinkham to unravel pre-season testing and work out who’ll be at the front at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Aston Martin ambassador Pedro gives us the inside line on the team’s apparent improvement, plus F1 experts tell us their views on Red Bull’s pace, Mercedes’ design, Ferrari’s boss, Alpine’s rivals and McLaren’s struggles. Plus we talk rookies, returning favourites and why the entire field will be closer than ever in 2023. Play F1 Fantasy for free and join the F1 Nation World Championship to pit yourself against the podcast team and other listeners. Tap here or go to fantasy.f1.com to sign up and create your team. Our F1 Fantasy League code is P2TSWHJ1Y04 This episode is sponsored by: NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/F1NATION.  Calm: go to calm.com/nation for 40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library.
27/02/231h 29m

This week, in-depth, on F1 Beyond The Grid

You’ll hear the 60 minute interview on the Beyond The Grid feed Wednesday 30th of November. Hit the follow button and share the episode using #F1BeyondTheGrid
28/11/221m 15s

15 for Max, Charles seals 2nd, Seb says goodbye – Abu Dhabi GP review

A dominant Max Verstappen win – in Abu Dhabi and in 2022 as a whole. The World Champion signed off in style, and behind him there’s plenty to talk about. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill round up the season finale and Verstappen’s victory. Ferrari sealed 2nd in the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship, and test driver Marc Gene sets out the team’s targets during the off-season. Otmar Szafnauer celebrates Alpine securing P4 in the Constructors’ Championship and talks Gasly, Ocon and Alonso. At Mercedes, George Russell, Toto and Susie Wolff set their sights on a stronger 2023. We pay tribute to Sebastian Vettel at his final race and consider the future for F1’s other outgoing drivers, Daniel Ricciardo, Nicholas Latifi, and Mick Schumacher. Alex Albon looks back at the 2022 season and the drivers’ dinner in Abu Dhabi, plus we get an update on his golfing skills.   This episode is sponsored by: NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal at nordvpn.com/f1nation. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Rocket Money: Get rid of useless subscriptions with Rocket Money now. Go to rocketmoney.com/NATION. Seriously, it could save you HUNDREDS per year.
21/11/2246m 12s

George wins! Are Mercedes back? Sao Paulo GP Review

An amazing first F1 win for Russell. Drama at Red Bull. Clashes at Alpine. History for Haas. The Sao Paulo GP weekend had everything! Tom Clarkson gets reaction from George and hears how staying calm kept him ahead of Lewis Hamilton. Then Tom, Damon Hill and Lawrence Barretto ask Mercedes engineering chief Andrew Shovlin the secrets of George Russell’s first victory and whether the Silver Arrows can win again in Abu Dhabi? What’s behind Red Bull’s Team Radio drama and why did the World Champions fall behind Ferrari in Brazil? At Alpine, Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer gives a brutally honest review of the clashes between the team’s drivers. Pierre Gasly explains why he’ll be racing hard to the very end of 2022 with AlphaTauri, and Alex Albon reflects on a frustrating weekend for Williams. Plus, Haas are celebrating an historic weekend, but who’ll be driving for the team next season? This episode is sponsored by: Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase, just visit athleticgreens.com/f1nation LinkedIn Jobs:  find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedin.com/F1NATION. Terms and conditions apply. NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal at nordvpn.com/f1nation. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
14/11/2258m 17s

This week: a very special F1 Beyond The Grid

Listen on the F1 Beyond The Grid podcast feed Wednesday 16th November. Follow the podcast and share it with your fellow F1 fans using #F1BeyondTheGrid
14/11/221m 0s

Bring on Brazil – Sao Paulo GP Preview

It's an F1 Sprint weekend which could shake up the championship order. Perez v Leclerc, Ferrari v Mercedes and McLaren v Alpine are just some of the battles being fought in Brazil. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and Jolyon Palmer discuss them all. Plus, Jolyon's take on Max Verstappen's dominant season, a possible re-union for his former teammates Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg at Haas in 2023 and Lewis Hamilton's resurgence in 2022. Then, in Ask Damon, the 1996 world champ remembers the time he fought Ayrton Senna for the win in Brazil. To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by:  Trade Coffee: get $30 off your subscription plus free shipping at drinktrade.com/nation  BetterHelp: give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/F1NATION and get on your way to being your best self  Rocket Money: get rid of useless subscriptions with Rocket Money now. Go to rocketmoney.com/NATION. Seriously, it could save you HUNDREDS per year
07/11/2251m 14s

Verstappen’s new heights – Mexico City GP Review

With his record-breaking 14th race win of the 2022 season, Max Verstappen hit new heights in Mexico City. One crucial on-track move and a brilliant strategy call were the keys to his victory, but could Mercedes have done anything differently to beat Red Bull? Tom Clarkson, Australian broadcaster Sam Power and F1’s expert tech illustrator Giorgio Piola explore why Verstappen won so dominantly, why Mercedes’ wait for a win in 2022 continues and why it was such a tough weekend for Ferrari. Joining the trio are Mercedes’ Chief Strategist James Vowles, McLaren Team Principal Andreas Seidl, and Sergio Perez’s jubilant father Antonio. We celebrate the spectacle of the Mexico City GP with two legends of Mexican motorsport: Jo Ramírez - McLaren team manager in the days of Senna and Prost, and Adrián Fernández – racing driver, who’s supported home hero Perez since his karting days. Plus, two potential F1 racers join for a chat about their futures: Mexico’s IndyCar star Pato O’Ward, and Formula 2’s Jack Doohan, who made his F1 practice debut in Mexico with Alpine. To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: Rocket Money: get rid of useless subscriptions with Rocket Money now. Go to rocketmoney.com/NATION. Seriously, it could save you HUNDREDS per year.  NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal at nordvpn.com/f1nation. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
31/10/2248m 39s

Red Bull’s double for Dietrich – US GP Review

On an emotional weekend, Red Bull Racing added the 2022 F1 Constructors’ Championship to Max Verstappen’s Drivers’ crown.  Team Principal Christian Horner tells Tom Clarkson about one of Verstappen’s most impressive victories, and explains why this win means so much to the team as they mourn the loss of the team’s co-founder and owner Dietrich Mateschitz. Then on a walk through the paddock, Tom, Formula 2 champion and Aston Martin reserve driver Felipe Drugovich and journalist Diego Mejia bump into Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Alex Albon and Mick Schumacher to hear the inside story of their races.  Plus IndyCar champion Alex Palou, fresh from driving for McLaren in Friday practice, talks about his future plans. This episode is sponsored by: Athletic Greens Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Visit athleticgreens.com/f1nation. NordVPN.  Grab your exclusive NordVPN deal by going to nordvpn.com/f1nation to get a huge discount plus 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee.
24/10/2247m 55s

Rivals to catch + records to match - US Grand Prix Preview

Close fights between drivers. Team battles with millions of dollars at stake. More records for Max Verstappen. There’s still lots to race for in 2022. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and Natalie Pinkham are back together ahead of the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Max Verstappen can match F1's all-time single season wins record, and Red Bull can clinch the Constructor's Championship in Austin. Elsewhere, Ferrari need a strong finish, George Russell’s racing to be top Mercedes driver, and Mick Schumacher is driving for his future at Haas. Plus, clues to the next F1 star from Mexico and the US and a cheeky story about Damon’s dad. To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by:  LinkedIn Jobs: find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/F1NATION MSC Cruises: book your unforgettable cruise vacation at msccruises.com Trade Coffee: right now, Trade is offering our listeners a total of $30 off your subscription plus free shipping at drinktrade.com/nation
17/10/2245m 40s

This week, exclusively on F1 Beyond The Grid…

Tom’s got news of this week’s in-depth interview. Hear it exclusively on the F1 Beyond The Grid feed on Wednesday 19th October
17/10/221m 27s

Inside Max’s celebrations with his manager + engineers – Japanese GP Review

 As Max Verstappen celebrates sealing his second F1 World Championship, Tom Clarkson braves the champagne spray to speak to some of those closest to him. Verstappen’s manager, Red Bull’s Chief Engineering Officer and Chief Engineer all share what they think has been most impressive about Max, his race craft and his car in 2022. Former Red Bull driver Christian Klien, Juan Fossaroli of ESPN in Latin America and Dutch journalist Ronald Vording join Tom to explore how Max turned his season around. Plus, how Sergio Perez helped Max take the title in Japan, which driver had ‘their best race ever in F1’, have Alpine struck a crucial blow in their fight with McLaren, and why does Suzuka bring out the best in Sebastian Vettel? This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp: visit BetterHelp.com/f1nation today to get 10% off your first month NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal at nordvpn.com/f1nation. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
10/10/2247m 27s

Sergio the Street Specialist - Singapore GP Review ft Perez, Norris, Ricciardo + Zhou

Baku. Monaco. Singapore. Sergio Perez made it a trio of street circuit wins in Singapore. How is he so good on tight, bumpy tracks, and why is this win especially important for his F1 career? Natalie Pinkham, Tom Clarkson, and Erik van Haren from De Telegraaf in the Netherlands unpick Perez’s winning performance. Plus Lando Norris, Daniel Ricciardo and Zak Brown of McLaren talk re-taking P4 in their tight Constructor’s Championship battle with Alpine. Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll celebrates his best result of the season so far. Team Principal Guenther Steiner and Kevin Magnussen reflect on a frustrating weekend for Haas. Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu gives his take on a race-ending incident. With F1’s return to Japan just days away, will Max Verstappen seal the world title, and will he have to do it on a rainy day at Suzuka?   This episode is sponsored by:  NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal at nordvpn.com/f1nation. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! GreenChef: visit GreenChef.com/nation135 and use code nation135 to get $135 off across five boxes and your first box ships free! 
03/10/2235m 14s

Singapore GP preview: Who will master the Marina Bay challenge?

After two years off the calendar, the Singapore Grand Prix is back this weekend as Formula 1 returns to the Marina Bay Circuit for the first time since 2019. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill explain the unique challenges of F1’s original night race when the drivers will be forced to cope with hot and humid conditions, a tight track and frustration in the cockpit, if they are to come out on top. Touring Car star Rickard Rydell also joins the pod to chat all things F1 – including the junior category rookie who could be Sweden’s next F1 star; and the gang dissect all the big news stories, from what Audi joining means for Formula 1, to the latest moves in the driver market – and make a few predictions for what the race weekend in Singapore will hold for some of F1’s most experienced chargers. And of course, a couple of lucky listeners get to put their questions to the 1996 World Champion in ‘Ask Damon’. To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by Trade Coffee: Trade is offering our listeners a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping at drinktrade.com/nation 
26/09/2249m 36s

Max’s dominance, De Vries’s delight and Alpine’s driver dilemma – Triple Header Review

After a breathless spell of three dramatic races back-to-back, Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill take a moment to look back at three very different Grands Prix – even if all of them were won by the same driver – and look at how Red Bull and Max Verstappen have pulled away from Ferrari since the summer break. Plus they chat about the mounting pressure on the Scuderia, and ask whether Mercedes will be able to break their duck and win a race before the season is out – and whether it could be George Russell rather than Lewis Hamilton who sees the top step of the podium first. The gang also reflect on Nyck De Vries’s impressive debut last time out at Monza – and where that puts him in the race for a full-time place on the grid for next year. Also on the driver market, they examine Alpine’s options for 2023, and why Daniel Ricciardo seems to have dropped out of the running for that seat. And of course, a couple of listeners get to put their questions to the 1996 World Champion in ‘Ask Damon’. To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by:  BetterHelp: when you want to be a better problem solver, therapy can get you there. Visit betterhelp.com/f1nation today to get 10% off your first month
20/09/2240m 54s

Italian GP Review

Tom Clarkson is joined in the paddock by Fred Ferret from L’Equipe and F1's Technical Illustrator, Giorgio Piola, as they debrief the highs and lows from a weekend racing at Monza which saw Max Verstappen seal his 11th victory of the 2022 season. The trio are joined by McLaren's Lando Norris, Ferrari's Marc Gené, legendary F1 engine designer Mario Illien, Williams' Team Principal Jost Capito, and Nyck de Vries, fresh from a successful maiden Grand Prix after he stepped in for Alex Albon.  This episode is sponsored by: NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/f1nation  LinkedIn Jobs: find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post a job for free at linkedin.com/F1NATION 
12/09/2245m 13s

Home joy for Max, pitwall pressure + driver moves - Dutch GP Review

A pulsating Dutch Grand Prix showed the ice-cool thinking and red-hot pace of Max Verstappen and the pressure the F1 pitwall. Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner and Max Verstappen’s father Jos reflect on a fourth successive victory for the 2022 F1 World Championship Leader, whose lead is now 109 points. If Mercedes or Ferrari had made different strategy calls, could the race have ended differently? Tom Clarkson, Auto Hebdo’s Julien Billiotte, Christian Menath of Motorsport-Magazin.com and Allard Kalff from Viaplay in the Netherlands take a deep dive into the Dutch Grand Prix, how and why Max Verstappen won, and the difficulties F1 strategists face when making big decisions. After missing out on points in Zandvoort, Alex Albon joins the team to look forward to Monza. Plus, the team examine great drives from Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris and Lance Stroll, Ferrari’s aims for the rest of 2022, and the 2023 driver market: what’s next for Alpine, AlphaTauri, Daniel Ricciardo and Mick Schumacher? This episode is sponsored by NordVPN EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
05/09/2253m 8s

How Max stunned Spa - Belgian GP Review

What a win! From 14th on the grid, Max Verstappen blew the competition away to win in Belgium. How did driving an intelligent first lap set up his incredible victory, and how was he so much faster than his teammate and title rivals? Tom Clarkson, Michael Schmidt from Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport and Swiss F1 racer Marc Surer discuss Verstappen’s dominance, and what it means for this F1 season and beyond. 10th place finisher Alex Albon gives us the set-up secrets behind Williams’ Spa speed, ageless Alonso and outstanding Ocon help Alpine pull further away from McLaren in the Constructors’ Championship, and the team discuss Oscar Piastri’s future and the potential impact on the rest of the 2023 driver market. Plus, we look forward to Audi’s arrival in F1 with Audi Le Mans-winner Alan McNish. This episode is sponsored by NordVPN  EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
29/08/2243m 1s

Big questions at Spa… Belgian GP Preview

…and ‘what’s the weather forecast?’ is just one of them. Can Charles Leclerc cut Max Verstappen’s 80-point championship lead?  What’s next in the fast-moving 2023 driver market? Natalie Pinkham, Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill are back after the summer break for an in-depth chat about how to go fast on the Spa Francorchamps circuit, what the future may hold for Daniel Ricciardo, and the new F1 rule change which might shake up the order. F1 Nation: now on Mondays. Follow the podcast for the fastest way to get new episodes.   This episode is sponsored by:  BetterHelp: our listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/F1Nation Liquid IV: get 15% off anything you order when you shop better hydration today using promo code NATION at LIQUIDIV.COM 
22/08/2252m 4s

Damon’s dream dinner party + tips for racegoers – Ask Damon Special

1996 F1 World Champion (and as we learned in the previous episode, guitar hero) Damon ‘Demon’ Hill answers your questions in the second of two Ask Damon specials. Which F1 figures would Damon invite to his dream dinner party, and why wouldn’t Tom or Natalie get an invite? There’s advice for going to watch F1 live for the first time, a small argument over how to say the name of a famous racetrack, and memories of an ‘ugly’ but creative bit of F1 tech. To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by:  Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase when you visit  athleticgreens.com/f1nation  LinkedIn Jobs: got to LinkedIn.com/F1NATION to post your job for free
16/08/2229m 13s

Fantasy tracks + ‘Demon’s’ music career – Ask Damon Special

You ask, Damon answers! The 1996 F1 World Champion takes your questions in the first of two Ask Damon specials. What would Damon’s ideal racetrack be like? Which F1 paddock took Natalie’s breath away? How do F1 drivers decide when to retire? Which race is Damon still ‘kicking himself’ about? And why is ‘Demon Hill’ credited on a 1999 rock album? Damon, Natalie Pinkham and Tom Clarkson answer all these questions and more… To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: Babbel: go to babbel.com/play and use promo code NATION for an extra six months free Santander: Countdown to Zero is a global competition for startups and scaleups to help the motor sport world become more sustainable. And that’s why we are looking for sustainable and innovative proposals that allow us to continue enjoying our passion while respecting the environment. Register your idea on santanderx.com before 8th September
09/08/2226m 42s

Surprises in Hungary: Verstappen, Ferrari, Vettel + Alonso – Hungarian GP Review

After a weekend of shocks, on and off-track, Spanish F1 writer Jesus Balseiro of Diario AS and Fred Ferret from French newspaper L’Equipe join Tom Clarkson to review all the action from the Hungarian Grand Prix. Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner unpicks a magnificent - and unexpected - Max Verstappen victory. Mercedes’ Director of Trackside Engineering  Andrew Shovlin reflects on the team’s pre-summer surge in performance. German journalist Michael Schmidt gives his take on Sebastian Vettel’s retirement. Plus, Tom, Jesus and Fred discuss Ferrari’s strategy, Alpine’s fight with McLaren and Fernando Alonso’s surprise move to Aston Martin for 2023. Got a question about F1, past or present? Send it in for F1 Nation’s Ask Damon Summer Specials. Record your question as an audio file using a voice recorder, and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: Harry's: get hold of a free travel sized face wash when you redeem a free Harry’s Trial set at harrys.com/f1nation. All you cover is £3.95 for delivery.  NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Babbel: go to babbel.com/play and use promo code NATION for an extra six months free
02/08/2247m 24s

Victory for Max, questions for Ferrari – French GP Review

Dutch sports journalist Erik van Haren  and Daniel Ortelli of Agence France Presse join Tom Clarkson for a deep dive into the 2022 French Grand Prix. Verstappen’s victory gives him a 63 point lead in the F1 Drivers’ Championship. What changes can Ferrari make to strengthen their challenge? A double podium for Mercedes raises the question of race wins before the end of 2022. Plus we look forward to the Hungarian Grand Prix. Will it suit Ferrari over Red Bull, and can last year’s winners Alpine spring a surprise? Got a question about F1, past or present? Send it in for F1 Nation’s Ask Damon Summer Specials. Record your question as an audio file using a voice recorder, and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by:  Liquid IV: grab your Liquid I.V. in bulk nationwide in the United States at Costco or you can get 15% off when you go to LIQUID IV DOT COM and use code NATION at checkout. BetterHelp: uur listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/F1Nation
26/07/2234m 1s

A three team fight? French GP Preview with Gerhard Berger

11 races down, 11 to go. F1 2022 Part 2 starts this weekend at the Circuit Paul Ricard. Ferrari have momentum and are looking for a third consecutive win, but will this racetrack’s long front-tyre-punishing corners hand the advantage to Red Bull?  Can Mercedes make it a three team fight? Which driver has raised their game after ‘staring into the abyss’? Tom Clarkson’s joined by 1996 French GP winner and F1 World Champion Damon Hill, fresh (or maybe not) from taking on one of the Tour de France’s toughest climbs. Former Ferrari race-winner Gerhard Berger joins the team to give his take on Max Verstappen vs Charles Leclerc, pick the star performers of the season so far and to look ahead to the 2022 French Grand Prix. Got a question about F1, past or present? Send it in for F1 Nation’s Ask Damon Summer Specials. Record your question as an audio file using a voice recorder, and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: LinkedIn Jobs: post your job for free at linkedin.com/F1NATION. Terms and conditions apply NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN deal  https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
19/07/2238m 7s

Is Charles back in the hunt? Austrian GP Review ft. Albon, Steiner + Krack

Charles Leclerc is back on top of the F1 podium, but what does victory in Austria mean for his title hopes? How worried are Ferrari about the engine issue which ended Carlos Sainz’s race and robbed them of a likely 1-2 finish? Max Verstappen still leads the championship by 38 points, but are there problems Red Bull must solve to keep him ahead? Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham chat through all that plus Mercedes and McLaren with Channel 4 TV pundit Billy Monger and British Touring Car Championship racer Jade Edwards. Williams driver Alex Albon, Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner, Aston Martin boss Mike Krack and Alpine’s Esteban Ocon drop by to give their views on the race weekend. So does Yuki Tsunoda, but he’s slightly pre-occupied with his post-race yoghurt… This episode is sponsored by:  NordVPN: Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/F1NATION or use the code F1NATION to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + Free Threat Protection + 1 additional month for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee Shopify: Sign up for a FREE fourteen-day trial at shopify.co.uk/nation to grow your business today
12/07/2231m 41s

Sainz secures first win at Silverstone – British GP review ft. Carlos Sainz + Mattia Binotto

Carlos Sainz celebrates after a thrilling race at Silverstone which saw him take home his first win after beating Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton to the top of the podium. The British Grand Prix was action-packed and full of drama from start to finish, with Zhou Guanyu suffering a huge crash as they headed towards the first corner just seconds into the race. A fierce battle for the lead developed between Hamilton, Perez, Sainz and his team mate Charles Lelcerc after Verstappen was forced to surrender his lead on Lap 12 due floor damage to his car. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill are joined by Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and his performance coach Rupert Manwaring, Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto and Jesus Balseiro from Spanish newspaper Diario AS, as they debrief all the action direct from the paddock. Sergio Perez's father, Antonio Perez, also joins in on the celebrations as he describes how proud he felt seeing his son take P2 after a phenomenal drive. This episode is sponsored by: Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/f1nation   Harry's: Start your own skin care journey by redeeming a free Harry’s Trial Set. All you cover is £3.95 for delivery. Go to harrys.com/f1nation  Calm: Visit calm.com/nation for 40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library 
05/07/2235m 3s

A new Silver Arrow? Can Ferrari match Max? British GP Preview

A ‘bigger and more visible’ upgrade for Mercedes. A ‘must-win’ race for Ferrari? A first British GP win for Max Verstappen? Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill chat all the big topics and consider all the big questions ahead of the 2022 British Grand Prix. Mercedes’ Trackside Engineering Director, Andrew Shovlin, reveals the new parts he hopes will let the team challenge Ferrari and Red Bull. Are Mercedes still aiming for a victory this season, or is the team switching focus to 2023?  Plus, Damon’s memories of Silverstone as a child spectator and F1 rookie, Pierre Gasly’s F1 future discussed and questions about how F1 drivers manage their tyres and… other things. Record and send Damon your questions by sending an audio file to AskDamon@F1.com Follow F1 Nation on your podcast app to get the next episode as soon as it comes out. This episode is sponsored by:  Calm: get 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/nation Athletic Greens: for a free FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase, visit athleticgreens.com/f1nation 
28/06/2242m 43s

June 29th on F1 Beyond The Grid…

Who’s Tom Clarkson’s guest on F1 Beyond The Grid this week? Hit play to find out. Then, spread the word using #F1BeyondTheGrid and follow the podcast for the fastest way to get the next episode
27/06/221m 26s

Max unbeatable in Montreal – Canadian GP Review ft Jacques Villeneuve

Max Verstappen drove like a champion in Canada, and is now 46 points clear at the top of F1’s Drivers’ standings. Could Carlos Sainz have caught him in Canada? Can Ferrari catch him this season? Joining Tom Clarkson to debrief after the Canadian Grand Prix is 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve and Josh Hill – son of ’96 champ Damon. They hear from Ferrari’s Jock Clear – who says Leclerc’s terrific recovery drive to P5 wasn’t the maximum result possible – and Red Bull’s Christian Horner, who’s in awe of how Verstappen is performing this season. Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer takes us inside Fernando Alonso’s epic qualifying performance and Alfa Romeo’s Fred Vasseur celebrates more points for Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu.   This episode is sponsored by: Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/f1nation NordVPN: Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/f1nation or use the code f1nation to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + Free Threat Protection + 1 additional month for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee
21/06/2247m 8s

Red Bull one-two in Baku - Azerbaijan GP Review ft. Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull were back on top in Baku, celebrating a double podium at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Christian Horner joins Natalie Pinkham, Damon Hill and Tom Clarkson in the paddock, fresh from the victory that saw Max Verstappen secure his first win at the Baku street circuit on Sunday. The race was full of drama as both Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz suffered technical issues, leaving Ferrari with two DNFs and putting Red Bull in the driving seat in the constructors’ standings, with their lead now 80 points over the Scuderia. Haas's Kevin Magnussen joins the gang to discuss his own power unit issues and McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris and Andreas Seidl pop by to talk race strategy and team orders, as Ferrari's Marc Gené opens up about the team's disappointing weekend. Nat, Tom and Damon also gather insight on all the action from Sky F1 presenters, Naomi Schiff and Johnny Herbert.  This episode is sponsored by:  BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/F1NATION Shopify: Sign up for a FREE fourteen-day trial at shopify.co.uk/nation 
14/06/2237m 21s

Azerbaijan GP preview: will sparks fly in the Land Of Fire?

It's Tom, Pinks and the return of Damon!  The team preview this weekend's race in Baku, asking and answering all the important questions as to who the fast street track will suit the most, and what impact it will have on the championship standings. Plus, what is going on with Daniel Ricciardo at McLaren and Damon reveals his sporting heroes. This episode is sponsored by:  LinkedIn Jobs: post a job for free at linkedin.com/nation  Calm: go to calm.com/nation for 40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library 
07/06/2247m 39s

The sun shines for Perez in an action-packed Monaco GP

The Monaco Grand Prix was a wet-dry race, adding thrilling drama to the glitz and glamour we've come to expect from the Principality.  Red Bull won a tactical duel, which catapulted Sergio Perez to his first win of the season and saw Max Verstappen leapfrog ahead of his world title rival Charles Leclerc. Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham were joined by former Toyota F1 driver and three-time Le Mans winner Allan McNish to break it all down Expect race analysis, poolside chats and all that Monaco has to offer. Don't forget to follow F1 Nation wherever you listen to your podcasts so you hear future episodes first, and check out F1 Beyond The Grid. Harry's: Head to harrys.com/grid to have your free Trial set delivered and start a Shave Plan. And your free face wash will be added at checkout! All you cover is £3.95 for delivery Credit Karma:  visit creditkarma.com/loanoffers to see personalized offers 
31/05/2243m 22s

Red Bull reign in Spain - Spanish GP review ft. Christian Horner + Carlos Sainz Snr

The Spanish Grand Prix was an old-school, drama-filled fiesta. Charles Leclerc led the race early on, until unreliability struck his Ferrari, which left Max Verstappen to take his fourth win of the year. But it was far from easy for Max: his race included a spin, a DRS failure and a breathtaking battle for the lead with George Russell. You read that right: Merc were back in Barca! Russell took the final podium place behind Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull. Tom Clarkson is joined by Alex Wurz, three time finisher in F1 and two-time winner of Le Mans, and Natalie Pinkham to assess the drama that unfolded over 66 laps. This week's guest line up includes Red Bull's Christian Horner and Adrian Newey, Mercedes’ chief engineer Andrew Shovlin, Pirelli boss Mario Isola, Ferrari test driver Marc Gené and Carlos Sainz Snr.  This episode is sponsored by:  F1 Manager: Launching on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, Summer 2022. Visit F1manager.com to Wishlist the game on your platform of choice and follow @F1Manager on Twitter to stay up to speed Calm: Go to calm.com/nation for 40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library
24/05/2240m 14s

New upgrades = new order? Spanish GP Preview ft. Fabrega + Palmer

F1 teams are bringing big car updates to Barcelona. Will they transform the race result? Ferrari, Mercedes and Aston Martin are among those expected to bring new parts to the party, hoping to make leaps in performance.  Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham, tech expert Albert Fabrega and ex-Renault F1 racer Jolyon Palmer look ahead to the Spanish Grand Prix: why effective upgrades are so difficult to achieve in 2022, the championship battle, why Max Verstappen’s third-to-first Miami win means so much, the midfield scrap and the chances of Carlos Sainz or Fernando Alonso delighting their home crowd in Barcelona. This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp: F1 listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/f1nation LinkedIn Jobs: visit linkedin.com/F1NATION to post a job for free. Terms and conditions apply
17/05/2249m 8s

Max’s Miami masterclass, Ferrari’s fightback + the next US F1 star?

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen is on a roll. He took his second straight win on F1’s first visit to Miami, but Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz kept Ferrari at the top of both championships. Which team’s got the upper hand heading to Barcelona? Tom Clarkson and Sam Power are joined by former F1 and current IndyCar driver Marcus Ericsson to dissect what we learned from the Miami GP. There’s reaction and insight from Adrian Newey and Christian Horner at Red Bull, Alex Albon at Williams, Valtteri Bottas at Alfa Romeo, Andreas Seidl at McLaren and James Vowles at Mercedes. Plus, hear from two drivers aiming to be the USA’s next F1 star: Williams Academy and F2 driver Logan Sargeant, and IndyCar’s Colton Herta, who’s testing a McLaren later this year. This episode is sponsored by:  Credit Karma: Go to creditkarma.com/loanoffers to find the right loan for you F1 Manager: Launching on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, Summer 2022. Visit F1manager.com to Wishlist the game on your platform of choice and follow @F1Manager on Twitter to stay up to speed
10/05/2242m 27s

Miami, here we come! McLaren’s Zak Brown joins our race preview

 F1 is heading to Miami for the first time ever! TC and Damon get together to consider which teams and drivers are in-form, which face the hard task of kickstarting their seasons at a brand new track, and pick their ‘Tier 1’ F1 drivers. Special guest, McLaren CEO Zak Brown tells us why McLaren’s bad start to the season gave him flashbacks, and  how McLaren have recovered from a bad start to the season. Plus, Zak explains why Lando Norris should be considered ‘Tier 1’, how Daniel Ricciardo’s more comfortable in his second season with the team, and how excited he is for the Miami GP. Damon’s sitting slightly uncomfortably after doing a 250 mile charity bike ride from the UK to France, but he’s still got the energy to take on your questions about new tracks and new fans. Record your questions for Damon as audio files and send them to AskDamon@F1.com.   This episode is sponsored by:  Fabric: Protect your family with term life insurance now, in just 10 minutes. Apply today at meetfabric.com/nation F1 Manager: Launching on PC, PlayStation & Xbox, Summer 2022. Visit F1manager.com to Wishlist the game on your platform of choice and follow @F1Manager on Twitter to stay up to speed 
03/05/2245m 9s

Adrian Newey on F1's best car – Imola review ft. Esteban Ocon + Christian Horner

Which team now has the fastest car in F1: Red Bull or Ferrari? Red Bull’s legendary designer Adrian Newey gives F1 Nation his take on the continuing race for upgrades, and the team’s dominant 1-2 finish in Imola. For a packed show, Tom Clarkson’s joined by 9-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen and Australian broadcaster Sam Power. They talk Charles Leclerc’s costly error, Carlos Sainz’s bad luck, and Toto Wolff’s honest post-race message to Lewis Hamilton. Stunning drives from McLaren’s Lando Norris, George Russell at Mercedes and AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda are also on the menu. Plus, Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack joins to celebrate the team’s double points finish, Esteban Ocon looks forward to driving an upgraded Alpine at the next race in Miami, and Tom Kristensen hails fellow Dane Kevin Magnussen’s great start to 2022. This episode is sponsored by:  F1 Manager: Visit F1manager.com to Wishlist the game on your platform of choice and follow @F1Manager on Twitter to stay up to speed Harry's: F1 Nation listener’s can get hold of a free travel sized shower gel when you redeem a free Harry’s Trial set at harrys.com/f1nation. All you need to do is pay £3.95 for delivery. 
26/04/2250m 2s

A season-defining race? Imola preview with Davide Valsecchi

Ferrari’s home race is a great chance for Charles Leclerc, but even more crucial for Carlos Sainz and his hopes of challenging for the 2022 F1 title. That’s what our special guest Davide Valsecchi says. The Italian former GP2 champion and broadcaster joins Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill to give his take on Ferrari, and why this period of the season is so important for their title hopes. The team also chat Red Bull, Mercedes, McLaren, AlphaTauri and Alpine. Plus, what will the return of F1 Sprint mean for the teams and drivers, and how does it feel to beat Ferrari at their home track? Andiamo! This episode is sponsored by:  BetterHelp: F1 listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/f1nation Credit Karma: got to CreditKarma.com or the Credit Karma app to find the card for you.
19/04/2255m 38s

Australia Roundup with Ricciardo’s mum, Alex Albon + Alpine

Leclerc domination. Max frustration. What does the Australian Grand Prix mean for Ferrari and Red Bull’s title fight? Which team looks most likely to join the battle? Just how competitive were Alpine in Melbourne? Tom Clarkson and the team from Network10 TV in Australia tackle the big questions from F1’s return to Melbourne.  At McLaren, Daniel Ricciardo’s mother Grace Ricciardo and Team Principal Andreas Seidl tell all about the team’s double points finish, what it’s like watching Daniel race in front of a massive home crowd, and the team’s hopes for the next race in Italy. Plus, incredible insight and data from Alpine shows just how strong their car is right now, and Alex Albon takes us inside the cockpit for his amazing points-scoring drive for Williams. Record and send Damon your questions for our next episode. Send your audio file to AskDamon@F1.com Follow F1 Nation on your podcast app to get the next episode as soon as it comes out. Listen to the latest episode of F1 Beyond The Grid here This episode is sponsored by: Fabric Insurance: Protect your family with term life insurance now, in just 10 minutes. Apply today at meetfabric.com/nation LinkedIn Jobs: Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post a job for free at linkedin.com/f1nation
12/04/2248m 11s

This week on F1 Beyond The Grid…

Don’t miss this on Wednesday 13th of April! Search for F1 Beyond The Grid and hit follow to get our next episode first
11/04/2245s

Who’ll master Melbourne’s new-look track? Australian GP Preview – with Pedro de la Rosa

New challengers, new corners -a lot has changed since F1 last raced in Australia in 2019. Melbourne’s Albert Park racetrack is faster than before, and Ferrari and Red Bull will be fighting for victory. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and special guest Pedro de la Rosa look ahead to the race, debate which team the new high-speed layout will suit best and dive into the driving styles needed to be quick in 2022. Pedro – a veteran of 104 Grand Prix starts and a one-time podium-finisher - explains why he thinks Max Verstappen is racing like a world champion this season, and as a former teammate of Lewis Hamilton he knows exactly how the 7-time champion will cope with Mercedes’ difficult start to 2022. Plus we go for a drive along the Las Vegas strip with F1’s Lawrence Barretto, and tackle your questions in Ask Damon. Record and send your questions to AskDamon@F1.com. This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/F1NATION. NordVPN:  Exclusive! Grab the NordVPN deal nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee 
05/04/2251m 22s

Jeddah Debrief with Red Bull, Lando Norris + Guenther Steiner

They raced all the way to the chequered flag, then came to chat to F1 Nation! Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, Christian Horner and Adrian Newey, McLaren’s Lando Norris and Haas boss Guenther Steiner join Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham to talk through a thrilling Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.  Red Bull’s return to winning, the strategic racing between Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, despair for polesitter Sergio Perez, McLaren’s performance and Mercedes’ damage limitation are just some of the topics up for discussion. Tom and Natalie are also joined by Channel 4 F1 presenter Lee McKenzie, former F1 driver David Coulthard, and F1 presenter in Latin America, Juan Fossaroli of Fox Sports. This episode is sponsored by: NordVPN: Exclusive! Grab the NordVPN deal nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Fabric Insurance: Protect your family with term life insurance now, in just 10 minutes. Apply today at meetfabric.com/nation
29/03/2237m 29s

Inside Ferrari’s victory party! Bahrain GP Review

Tom, Natalie and Damon jump into Ferrari’s celebrations and talk to the happy people behind the team’s 1-2 finish at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. Team Principal Mattia Binotto, Charles Leclerc’s manager Nicholas Todt, Carlos Sainz Snr. and test driver Marc Gene explain the long years of hard work that led to Ferrari’s first win since 2019. Are we seeing Charles Leclerc 2.0? How much better will Carlos Sainz get this season? What does F1’s most famous team need to do now to mount a title challenge in 2022? We also celebrate Kevin Magnussen’s ‘Viking comeback’ for Haas and great drives by Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu at Alfa Romeo. Plus, Max Verstappen sums up what went wrong for Red Bull, and we ask Mercedes’ Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin if the Silver Arrows can catch up at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. This episode is sponsored by: Harry's: go to harrys.com/f1nation and get your hands on a free Harry’s Trial Set and free shower gel. All you cover is £3.95 for delivery. LinkedIn Jobs: find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post a job for free at linkedin.com/f1nation
22/03/2245m 37s

F1’s new era: new winners, a new champion? 2022 preview

The most anticipated F1 season in decades is finally here! Ahead of the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix, Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham and F1 experts from the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and the UK size up the teams and drivers. Who’ll be fighting for points, podiums, wins and the Formula 1 World Championship? If these predictions are right, 2022 is going to be epic! Plus, in Ask Damon, the 1996 World Champ picks F1’s next new title-winner. Record your questions for Damon Hill as voice notes, and send them to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by NordVPN. Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN deal by going to nordvpn.com/f1nation or use the code F1NATION to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan plus one additional month for free and a bonus gift!
15/03/2254m 22s

Barcelona Breakdown

F1 is back and so is F1 Nation! Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and Natalie Pinkham chat about the news, views and pre-season clues from three days of running in Barcelona. Which teams have made strong starts, and which still have work to do? Plus, rumours of ‘brand new cars’ being prepared for the Bahrain test, exciting early signs for close wheel-to-wheel racing in 2022, and expert insight on the new generation of cars from Aston Martin’s Performance Director, Tom McCullough. We also breakdown F1’s porpoising problem, hear tales of Damon’s worst pre-season sessions, and learn that we’ve all been pronouncing his name incorrectly (according to his mother, anyway). Send your F1 question to the 1996 World Champion for our first Ask Damon of 2022. Record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com
01/03/2249m 36s

How Max earned his crown - Abu Dhabi GP Review

At the end of a blockbuster season, Formula 1 has a new champion. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill get together for one last time in 2021 to discuss the electrifying Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Max Verstappen’s dramatic title-winning overtake and Lewis Hamilton’s dignity in defeat. Damon explains what sets Verstappen and Hamilton apart from the rest of the grid, Natalie remembers an early encounter with Max and his sister, and Tom tries to solve a big F1 issue… using diggers. The trio also pick their favourite moments of the year and spot the stars this season who are ready to shine even brighter in 2022. This episode is sponsored by: Manscaped: get 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com and use code F1NATION LinkedIn Jobs: visit linkedin.com/F1NATION to post a job for free. Terms and conditions apply.
14/12/2136m 16s

Wolff and Horner on F1’s Abu Dhabi duel

Emotions ran high in the F1 Paddock after a stunning, breathless and chaotic Saudi Grand Prix. TC, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill went behind the scenes with Red Bull and Mercedes in the hours after the chequered flag. Team Principals Christian Horner and Toto Wolff look back at the race and explain how they’re going to lead their drivers and teams in 2021’s winner-takes-all season finale. Plus, George Russell stops by to relive his race-ending crash and tell us about a message Toto left for him on the visor of his crash helmet. This episode is sponsored by Manscaped - get 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com and use code F1NATION
07/12/2135m 6s

Damon Hill remembers Sir Frank Williams + Saudi GP Preview

 ‘I was in awe of Sir Frank’, says Damon Hill, who won the 1996 Formula 1 World Championship with Williams. ‘There’ll be so many people who were touched by his organisation, his determination to succeed and his love of motor racing’. Damon, TC and Natalie reflect on Sir Frank’s incredible passion and spirit. With his passing at the age of 79 he leaves behind a remarkable legacy, and the team he drove forwards for 40 years races onwards this weekend in Saudi Arabia. CEO of the Saudi Grand Prix, Martin Whitaker, gives us a detailed look at the Jeddah Corniche circuit, and reveals its insane top speeds. Plus, we go inside the minds of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton with a world-leading expert in driver psychology - Dr Riccardo Ceccarelli of Formula Medicine. He tells us how the two title rivals differ mentally, and which one is better suited to the immense pressure building at the end of this nail-biting season. This episode is sponsored by Mission Tea: For an extra 20% off your next order with Mission, type NATION20 at checkout at missionuk.com
30/11/2143m 7s

Who’s the 2021 F1 title favourite now? Qatar GP review

They were lightyears ahead of the rest in Qatar. As F1 heads for hyper-speed Saudi, just 8 points split Verstappen and Hamilton. Max can land the knock-out punch in this astonishing title fight in Jeddah, but as Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill explore, it looks like we’re heading for a breathless, brilliant final-race showdown. The pair analyse how each title challenger got the most out of the Qatar GP, how Verstappen can win the title in Saudi Arabia, and whether he or Lewis Hamilton will be feeling more confident heading into the final two races. Elsewhere, what was the secret to Fernando Alonso’s joyous return to the podium, and have Ferrari struck the decisive blow in their P3 fight with McLaren? TC and Damon are joined by MBC Action F1 TV presenter and host of the official Saudi GP podcast, Sabine Sassine, who tells us why there’s no room for any mistakes at the unforgiving Jeddah Corniche Circuit, especially if a December rain shower blows by. This episode is sponsored by: LinkedIn Jobs - visit linkedin.com/F1NATION to post a job for free. Terms and conditions apply. Manscaped - get 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com and use code F1NATION
23/11/2148m 49s

How Lewis lit up Brazil + Qatar GP Preview

"This is what a World Championship battle should look like", Lewis Hamilton said after he and Max Verstappen staged an all-time classic in Sao Paulo. Grid penalties, a disqualification from qualifying and a magnificent Verstappen drive couldn’t stop Hamilton from taking win 101. TC and Pinks dive into how he did it with Mercedes’ Andrew Shovlin, who explains the driving skills and secrets Hamilton used to chase down Max Verstappen and take the win. Plus, the inside story of Lewis’ DRS infringement, and why the race win has transformed the team’s championship hopes. Also on the show: Felipe Massa tells us why he thinks Max Verstappen is ‘ready to win’ the 2021 world title, and - after hours of driving it in the simulator - Red Bull’s Alex Albon gives his take on Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, and whether it will suit his team or the Silver Arrows best. This episode is sponsored by: manscaped.com - get 20% off + free shipping with the code F1NATION missionuk.com - get 20% off your next order with the code NATION20 at checkout 
16/11/2151m 32s

Come join Red Bull’s Mexico party!

It’s an F1 Nation fiesta, recorded at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and Ziggo TV’s Jack Plooij crash Red Bull’s post-race party. Sergio Perez and his father Antonio, Christian Horner, Adrian Newey and Alex Albon all stop by to celebrate a fantastic weekend for the team, which saw Max Verstappen extend his championship lead and Checo take a podium in front of his delirious home crowd. It’s not all Red Bull, though. The gang pick through the race start, Pierre Gasly’s sensational P4, Ferrari’s great weekend and ask whether Mercedes can do anything to close the gap in the final four races of the season. Speaking of which, F1’s Rosanna Tennant returns to the podcast to tell us about her sneak peek at Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Corniche Circuit. If you’ve got a question you’d like to ask the 96 World Champ, record it as a voice memo and send it to askdamonhill@gmail.com This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs. Post a job for free at linkedin.com/f1nation
09/11/2140m 36s

Advantage Max in Mexico? Mexico GP Preview with Rob Smedley

Max Verstappen heads for Mexico’s cauldron of noise leading the championship. Will he extend his points lead, or can Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton hit back? Joining TC and Natalie to debate that and much more is former Jordan, Ferrari and Williams engineer, Rob Smedley. Rob’s an F1 data expert and can tell us whether Red Bull or Mercedes will be quicker at the high-altitude Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. As a championship battle veteran and former race engineer, which title contender’s pitwall would Rob rather be sitting on in the final races of the season? Plus, might Red Bull ask Sergio Perez to play the team game, and give up a chance of victory at his home race? This episode is sponsored by Manscaped - visit manscaped.com  and get 20% off + free shipping with the code F1NATION
02/11/2136m 30s

Max’s Title To Lose? US Grand Prix Review

After F1’s pulsating return to the USA, Max Verstappen has a 12 point lead in the title race. Damon Hill says Verstappen now has ‘two fingers on the trophy’, but as the 1996 champ knows, it’s not over until it’s over! Damon, Natalie Pinkham and Tom Clarkson give their take on a tense tussle in Texas and answer F1’s burning questions: why did Mercedes' apparent Friday pace not win them the race on Sunday, what was the key to Red Bull’s aggressive race-winning strategy, and how thirsty would Sergio Perez have been after a Grand Prix with no drink system? Plus reaction to the amazing Austin atmosphere, Ferrari’s tight fight with McLaren, Alonso’s dice with Kimi, the finale of W Series and the amazing sight of NBA star Shaquille O’Neal towering above the F1 podium. This episode is sponsored by:  sons.co.uk  -  use the code F1NATION30 to get £30 off your first order  Linkedin Jobs - go to linkedin.com/f1nation to post a job for free 
26/10/2147m 53s

Andretti and Hill preview the US Grand Prix

Mario Andretti -1978 Formula 1 World Champion and motorsport legend - joins Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill to look ahead to the 2021 United States Grand Prix. Who better than two title-winners to debate whether Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton are better equipped to win in Austin and take command in the championship fight? Mario picks his stars of the 2021 F1 grid and explains why he thinks IndyCar sensation Colton Herta has what it takes to join them one day. Plus, memories of Andretti’s championship win, how he raced Damon’s father Graham at the Indy 500 and what it was like to race against the F1 titans of the 1970s. Calling all F1 fans from Austin to Auckland to Abu Dhabi! If you’ve got a question you’d like to ask the 96 World Champ, record it as a voice memo and send it to askdamonhill@gmail.com   This episode is sponsored by: sons.co.uk use the code F1NATION30 to get £30 off your first order manscaped.com - get 20% off + free shipping with the code F1NATION
19/10/2145m 45s

Mark Webber on Turkey’s Winners and Spinners

Mark Webber joins TC and Natalie for a deep dive into the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix. Webber won nine times with Red Bull during his career, but he thinks his old team will have to pull out all the stops if Max Verstappen is to beat Lewis Hamilton to this year’s World Championship. Webber’s here for the big questions from the race: why did Hamilton stay out so long on his worn tyres, have Ferrari hit back against McLaren, what was Mark’s former teammate Sebastian Vettel thinking when he gambled on slicks, and how does the Fernando Alonso of 2021 compare to the driver Webber went wheel-to-wheel with? Plus Mark puts his ‘driver representative’ hat on to reveal how he’s trying to help Formula 2 championship leader Oscar Piastri make the jump to F1. This episode is sponsored by: sons.co.uk use the code F1NATION30 to get £30 off your first order manscaped.com - get 20% off + free shipping with the code F1NATION
12/10/2139m 10s

Alex Albon joins our Turkish GP preview

He’ll be back on the grid with Williams in 2022 – but until then Alex Albon is flat out trying to help Red Bull prevail not only in the Turkish Grand Prix but the 2021 World Championship fight too. Alex joins TC and Damon for an in-depth chat about his Red Bull sim work, what he’s learned in his year away from F1 racing, how it feels to be replacing his mate George Russell at Williams, how the 2022 cars feel in the sim and his championship predictions. Plus, how lost passport drama struck Alex as he headed to sign his new F1 deal… This episode is sponsored by: sons.co.uk use the code  F1NATION25 to get £25 off your first order manscaped.com - get 20% off + free shipping with the code F1NATION
05/10/2141m 29s

Russian GP Review: History for Hamilton, heartbreak for Norris

Joy, despair, and everything in-between - Sochi served up a true classic as late rain produced a breathtaking finish. Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham and Tom Clarkson walk through how it all unfolded - from the late drama and Lando Norris's agony at missing a first Grand Prix triumph to Lewis Hamilton's record 100th, and of course Max Verstappen's spellbinding surge to second. Plus all the behind the scenes details from the paddock AND a helping of Ask Damon, with listener questions on 2022 and how to handle the most awkward media questions... To ask your questions to the 1996 F1 champ, send a voicenote to AskDamonHill@gmail.com This episode is sponsored by: sons.co.uk use the code  F1NATION25 to get £25 off your first order manscaped.com - get 20% off + free shipping with the code F1NATION
28/09/2148m 10s

Russian GP Preview: Can Bottas win again in Sochi?

Valtteri Bottas drops by for a chat as F1 prepares to return to the Sochi Autodrom. The track holds happy memories for the Finn: it’s where he took his first F1 victory, and he won there in 2020 as well. Valtteri is always super strong in Russia, but he thinks three teams will be fighting for the win this year. He also reveals what he’ll miss about Mercedes, why he’s excited about leading Alfa Romeo, and the tough choice of company car he’ll have at his new team. Plus, Tom’s skydiving cameo in the Netflix Schumacher documentary, Natalie’s top-secret mission with Aston Martin and we debate who’s going to get the final unconfirmed seat on the 2022 Formula 1 grid. This episode is sponsored by: LinkedIn Jobs - visit LinkedIn.com/F1NATION to post a job for free Manscaped - get 20% off and free shipping with code F1NATION 
21/09/2149m 50s

Italian GP Review: Ricciardo cashes in as Max and Lewis clash again

Phew, what a race! Once again the Italian Grand Prix at Monza delivered another humdinger of an event, full of action and incident. Here to discuss it all are Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham and Tom Clarkson, who begin by talking about race winner Daniel Ricciardo’s remarkable weekend and recent uptick in form. Then they get into the thorny subject of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s latest clash and whether it sets a precedent moving forwards. Plus there’s all the usual behind-the-scenes stories from the paddock AND another helping of Ask Damon, with listener questions on legends racing in a sprint series and team orders. To ask your question to the 1996 F1 champ, send a voicenote to AskDamonHill@gmail.com This episode is sponsored by:  LinkedIn Jobs - visit LinkedIn.com/F1NATION to post a job for free
14/09/2150m 47s

Dutch GP review: Ross Brawn on Verstappen’s sensational home win

Max Verstappen’s orange army invaded Zandvoort at the weekend and they got just what they wanted - a sensational home win for the hard-charging Dutchman. Fresh from the circuit, Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham share their thoughts and behind-the-scenes stories from a sensational first race back at the seaside venue since the 80s. Then F1’s Managing Director of Motorsport jumps on to share his thoughts on what made the race great (and what the sport has learned for the future), what to expect at the upcoming second F1 Sprint weekend in Monza, and why he’s so enthusiastic about the latest generation of driving talent. Plus Natalie spills the beans on THAT conversation that sent Lando Norris into a fit of giggles! This episode is sponsored by:  Manscaped - get 20% off and free shipping with code F1NATION 
07/09/2157m 20s

Belgian GP review: Wet wet wet

As Spa-Francorchamps delivers a washout, Tom and Natalie wring out their socks to join Damon in discussing one of the weirder weekends in F1 history. And despite the lack of race action there’s much to chat about, including whether it was right not to start the race, Lando Norris’s big crash at Eau Rouge, George Russell’s qualifying heroics - and just what this weekend means for the title race. And the gang also look ahead to the upcoming Dutch Grand Prix, where the weather forecast thankfully looks clear… And if that wasn’t enough, Damon also answers a couple more of your questions in Ask Damon. To have your question answered on the show, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com This episode is sponsored by: manscaped.com - 20% off + free shipping with the code F1NATION LinkedIn Jobs - post a job for free at linkedIn.com/F1NATION 
31/08/2158m 54s

Belgian GP preview with Eddie Jordan

It’s race week!  After what feels like an eternity, F1 is almost back, with the teams and drivers heading to the awesome Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the Belgian Grand Prix. And who better to look forward to the action than three-time Belgian GP winner Damon Hill and Tom Clarkson, who this week are joined by Eddie Jordan, Damon’s former boss who enjoyed his first F1 win with the 1996 world champ in Spa in 1998! They discuss the unique challenge of the circuit, who the track is likely to favour, and of course look back on some moments from the past, including Schumacher’s debut in ‘91 and of course that famous first Jordan win in the wet in ‘98…
24/08/2150m 57s

Ask Damon Special P.2 - On engine noise, UFOs, favourite smells and more!

It’s STILL the F1 summer break, so for the second and final time Damon, Tom and Natalie are back for another boredom-busting Ask Damon special. This week the 1996 F1 world champion answers your questions on his favourite sounding engine, extra-terrestrial goings on in a racing car, his favourite music, his most evocative smell and more! And don’t forget to tune in next week when normal service resumes with our Belgian Grand Prix preview episode!
17/08/2126m 36s

Ask Damon Special Pt.1: On helmet swaps, pre-race food and doing a TV advert with Murray Walker!

It’s the F1 summer break, and that means it’s time for something different on The Nation. As the gang enjoy a well-earned rest, we’ve got a couple of special Ask Damon episodes to keep you entertained. On this week’s show 1996 world champion Damon Hill is joined by Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham as he answers YOUR questions on who he swapped helmets with, what he used to eat before a Grand Prix, who his ideal team mate is, and what it was like to film a Pizza Hut commercial with Murray Walker back in the day… This episode is sponsored by: Post a job for free at LinkedIn.com/F1Nation
10/08/2122m 26s

Hungarian GP Review: Ocon takes his chance

Damon and Tom look back on another thrilling, crash-affected race that produced a brand-new winner: Esteban Ocon! They discuss how the Frenchman was able to hit the jackpot, unpick the opening lap crashes that proved catastrophic for Red Bull and Ferrari, discuss Lewis Hamilton’s exhausting fight back from a questionable strategy call, and why Sebastian Vettel impressed, despite his disqualification. Tom also shares some behind the scenes perspective on THAT spiky press conference answer from Max Verstappen, before former Toyota driver Allan McNish joins to discuss the top performers of the season so far. And finally there’s another edition of Ask Damon, where the champ answers YOUR questions. To ask your question to Damon, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com This episode is sponsored by: Manscaped.com - get 20% off + free shipping with code F1NATION sons.co.uk use code  F1NATION25 to get £25 off your first order
03/08/211h 12m

Hungarian GP Preview: Will we see more Hamilton and Verstappen fireworks in Budapest?

After the thrills and spills of Silverstone, Damon and Tom return to preview the final race before the summer break, in Hungary. First up they discuss the continuing fallout from Hamilton and Verstappen’s clash in Britain, including that 1.8m dollar damage bill that Red Bull have revealed. Then F1 Nation’s Dutch correspondent - Jack Plooij from broadcaster Ziggo - joins the boys to discuss the view from the Netherlands, plus to offer some insight on how Verstappen might approach the Hungarian race. And finally, after a discussion on who are the favourites for silverware in Budapest, there’s another edition of Ask Damon. To ask your question to the 1996 world champ, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
27/07/2152m 49s

British GP Review: Hamilton elated, Red Bull deflated

What a weekend that was in Silverstone! From Friday qualifying to Saturday’s Sprint and THAT incident in Sunday’s race, there wasn’t a dull moment. Fresh from the circuit, Damon, Tom and Natalie reconvene to digest all the action, starting of course with that controversial clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Whose fault was it and was the penalty fair? They also discuss Charles Leclerc’s superb race for Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel’s litter-picking and whether they enjoyed F1’s first ever Sprint weekend format. And there’s even time for two more of your questions to be answered by the ‘96 champ in Ask Damon. To ask Damon a question send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com This episode is sponsored by:  sons.co.uk use code  F1NATION25 to get £25 off your first order
20/07/2154m 24s

British GP Preview: George Russell on his excitement for F1 Sprint at Silverstone

Forget about the football, this week is all about F1 at Silverstone and the British Grand Prix. To celebrate, Tom and Damon are joined by Williams’ young superstar George Russell to look ahead to his home race – and the exciting arrival of F1 Sprint and a new weekend format. He also discusses his F1 future and whether there’ll be any announcements this weekend…   To guys also share anecdotes from the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed, reminisce on memories of Silverstone past, and debate who might take home the silverware this year, be it Red Bull, Mercedes or someone else. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a George Russell-tastic edition of Ask Damon, where the ’96 champ answers your questions. This episode is sponsored by Sons - use code F1NATION25 to get £25 off your first order
13/07/2157m 14s

Austrian Grand Prix review: To penalise or not to penalise - that is the question

And just like that, the triple header is over! After the third race in three weeks, Damon, Natalie and Tom reconvene to pick over events at the Red Bull Ring - including those much debated penalties to Lando Norris and Sergio Perez. They also discuss Max Verstappen’s dominance, Lewis Hamilton’s new contract, Fernando Alonso’s bromance with George Russell and much more - including a few behind the scenes stories from the paddock. Plus there’s the latest instalment of Ask Damon, where The Champ answers YOUR questions - including one on the oldest car he’s driven. To get your question answered on the show, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com This episode is sponsored by: Manscaped - get 20% off and free shipping with code F1NATION
06/07/211h 2m

Styrian Grand Prix review: James Allison unpicks why Red Bull had the edge on Mercedes

The Red Bull Ring lived up to its name as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen eased to victory over Lewis Hamilton in the Styrian Grand Prix. Tom and Natalie unpack how it all played out, and are joined by Mercedes’ Technical Director James Allison to discuss the Silver Arrows’ defeat and how they plan to respond at the same track next weekend. There’s also chat about Charles Leclerc’s driver of the day performance, Daniel Ricciardo’s homesickness, George Russell’s heartache and Fernando Alonso’s continued resurgence. Plus Tom and Natalie share some behind the scenes stories from Austria, including a potentially embarrassing moment for Lewis Hamilton! This episode is sponsored by: Sons - use code F1NATION25 to get £25 off your first order
29/06/2154m 7s

French GP Review: Red Bull knock Merc off-balance

Merci beaucoup, Paul Ricard! Damon, TC and Pinks re-live a thrilling French Grand Prix and marvel at Red Bull’s winning strategy. Damon gives his take on Valtteri Bottas’ radio fury, Max Verstappen’s Turn 1 wobble and Mercedes’ chassis swap. The gang also discuss a great weekend for McLaren and try and get to the bottom of Ferrari’s tyre woes.  With two races in Austria coming up, the team debate whether Red Bull or Mercedes are the favourites. Plus, why Pinks wants to swap lives with Yuki Tsunoda, DH compares himself to a Hollywood A-lister F1 and the trio answer your questions on dream Grand Prix locations and driver contracts in Ask Damon.   If you’d like to put your question to The Champ, record a voice note and email it to askdamonhill@gmail.com  
22/06/2156m 38s

French GP preview with Alain Prost

It’s triple header time! Yes, this weekend the French GP kicks off a run of three races in three successive weekends, and Damon and Tom can’t wait! They discuss who the Paul Ricard track is more likely to suit: Mercedes or Red Bull, Ferrari or McLaren, and share some memories of the circuit. Then four-time world champion - and six-time French GP winner - Alain Prost joins to discuss Alpine’s progress and what it was like to be Damon’s team mate in 1993. And finally, Ask Damon returns with a musical question and more! To ask Damon a question, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
15/06/2158m 40s

Azerbaijan GP review: Perez profits from Max’s misfortune

Fresh from his plane back from Baku, Tom joins Damon and Natalie to look back on a thrilling Azerbaijan Grand Prix which saw Sergio Perez claim his first win for Red Bull after Max Verstappen’s spectacular exit. They pick apart all the drama of that accident, Hamilton’s error at the restart, Vettel’s brilliance for Aston Martin, Gasly’s elbows out duel with Leclerc and much more. Plus there’s another edition of Ask Damon, including questions on tech gizmos and reading material.   To ask the champ a question, send a voicemail to AskDamonHill@gmail.com This episode is sponsored by: Manscaped - get 20% off and free shipping with code F1NATION
08/06/2151m 14s

Azerbaijan preview: Daniil Kvyat and Fred Vasseur look ahead to Baku (and boxing)

After an off-weekend, TC and Pinks can’t wait for another action packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as they look ahead to this year’s race in Baku. They’re also joined by Alpine reserve driver Daniil Kvyat to discuss what it takes to do well at the street track, as well as who he’d fight in the F1 paddock... And finally Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur jumps on to chat about the team’s recent progress, Antonio Giovinazzi’s growing star, and whether he’d give an F1 drive to a 17-year-old...
01/06/2139m 58s

Monaco review: Charles’ pain is Max’s gain

Ok, so there wasn’t much overtaking, but Monaco still served up some great talking points - and Damon, Natalie and Tom are back to discuss them all! From Charles Leclerc’s qualifying crash to Mercedes’ off colour day and Max’s perfect weekend, they dig into it all. Plus there’s chat on Sainz’s progression, Norris’s continued excellence and whether Sebastian Vettel has finally found his mojo. And if that wasn’t enough, Damon answers another listener question, this time on the harsh realities of swearing in the cockpit.  If you want to ask Damon a question, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
25/05/2156m 15s

Monaco preview: Lewis, Max or someone else? Sir Jackie Stewart looks ahead to F1’s most famous race

It’s Monaco race week! TC and Damon are very excited this week as they preview the classic street race - especially when Monaco master Sir Jackie Stewart joins to discuss how to win in the Principality, and who might triumph this year. The Scot also hangs around for the latest instalment of Ask Damon, as the ‘96 champ fields your questions once more - and reveals why he turned down the chance to drive for Jackie’s team! If you want to ask Damon a question, send a voice message to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
18/05/2158m 21s

Spanish GP review: Verstappen wins the start, Hamilton wins the race

On this week’s show Damon returns to look back on an intense Spanish Grand Prix with Tom and Natalie. They discuss Hamilton’s 100th pole - and his response to Damon’s hyperbolic tweet about him! - plus the Briton’s strategic victory over Verstappen in the race. They also discuss that spicy start, Mercedes team orders, and TC shares some interesting behind-the-scenes observations on the title protagonists. Then there’s chat on Leclerc, Ricciardo and Gasly, plus reaction to the surprising thing that Tsunoda says is best about being an F1 driver.  And finally, Damon answers YOUR questions in the latest edition of Ask Damon. To ask the Champ a question, however silly, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
11/05/211h 2m

Portuguese GP review: Hamilton takes charge – but will Verstappen hit back in Spain?

On this week’s episode of The Nation, TC and Pinks look back on the Portuguese Grand Prix and Hamilton vs Verstappen Round 3. Joining them (from an airport in the Algarve) to discuss how Hamilton bounced back from an early mistake to take victory is F1.com Senior Writer Lawrence Barretto, who also gives his views on Ferrari’s form and Raikkonen’s error. Then French journalist Julien Billiotte, for the country’s best selling motorsport magazine Auto Hebdo, joins to discuss Alpine’s upsurge in form and why everyone in France loves Pierre Gasly…
04/05/2142m 13s

Portugal Preview: Gerhard Berger and Damon Hill share their Portuguese GP memories

After a weekend without F1, TC and Damon look ahead to the Portuguese GP with special guest, F1 race winner and notorious prankster Gerhard Berger. Together they share some of their most memorable moments and hilarious anecdotes from the race - including several massive shunts, a famous overtake and Ayrton Senna’s maiden win. Then they look ahead to this year’s race and the next instalment of Hamilton versus Verstappen, before another instalment of Ask Damon, this week with a theme of racing driver arguments. To ask your question to The Champ, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
27/04/2156m 32s

Imola Review: The Hamilton vs Verstappen rivalry takes another twist

Well, what a race that was! After a terrific Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Damon, Natalie and Tom discuss all the important issues - including the latest shift in the Verstappen vs Hamilton rivalry, and why we saw SO many driver errors. There’s also chat on Lando Norris, Ferrari, Yuki Tsunoda, and of course that massive shunt between George Russell and Valtteri Bottas. And it wouldn’t be an episode of F1 Nation without another round of Ask Damon!  To ask the Champ a question, however silly, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
20/04/2146m 58s

Imola Preview + The return of the Ferrari vs McLaren rivalry

On this week’s show TC and Pinks discuss whether this season will see a return of the classic Ferrari-McLaren rivalry, in the company of Felipe Massa’s former Ferrari engineer Rob Smedley. Then Italian correspondent Davide Valsecchi joins to help preview the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, with the trio giving their podium predictions and more! Don't forget, if you want to ask Damon a question, send a voice note to askdamonhill@gmail.com
13/04/2150m 24s

Who wins a Mercedes vs Red Bull season-long battle?

On this week’s pod, with Natalie on hols, Damon and TC take a closer look at the Mercedes vs Red Bull rivalry, and how it compares to Williams’ legendary battles with Benetton in the mid-90s. Then Pedro De La Rosa joins the boys to give his view on Alonso, Sainz and all things Spanish in F1, not to mention share some fantastic anecdotes. And finally we have another edition of Ask Damon, where the Champ answers YOUR questions... Want to ask Damon a question? Send a voicenote to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
06/04/2143m 53s

Bahrain GP review: Was this one of Lewis Hamilton’s best-ever victories?

After a breathless F1 season opener in Bahrain, Damon, Natalie and Tom pick apart the big talking points - including Max Verstappen surrendering the lead back to Lewis Hamilton, and just where the victory ranks in Hamilton’s best races. There’s also chat on Norris, Ricciardo and Sainz, some more Yuki Tsunoda love, plus the second instalment of Ask Damon.  Oh, and keep an ear out for a cameo from Sky pit lane reporter Ted Kravitz too... If you want to ask Damon a question, send a voice note to askdamonhill@gmail.com
29/03/2138m 24s

F1 Season Preview: Is this finally Max Verstappen’s year?

On the first episode 2021, Tom Clarkson and new team mates Damon Hill and Natalie Pinkham preview the upcoming F1 season – with plenty of laughs along the way. Dutch broadcaster Jack Plooij joins to discuss Max Verstappen’s chances of dethroning Lewis Hamilton, the gang discuss Valtteri Bottas’s cheeky appearance in Drive to Survive, plus Damon faces his first fan question in the brand-new ‘Ask Damon’ segment. If you want to ask Damon a question, send a voice note to askdamonhill@gmail.com
23/03/2145m 0s

F1 Nation returns on March 23 - and with an all-new line-up!

F1 Nation, your weekly dose of light-hearted F1 chat and fun, returns for a new season on March 23. And this year there’s a new presenting crew! Tom Clarkson returns with two new co-hosts – 1996 F1 world champion Damon Hill and Sky Sports F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham.  Be sure to hit the follow button so you don’t miss an episode!
19/03/211m 46s

Ross Brawn on a unique F1 year and the 2020 season reviewed in full

In the closing episode of 2020 TC and Alex welcome Ross Brawn to hear his thoughts on a year like no other (07:54) then Rosanna Tennant returns to review the season and set one last challenge. (28:25) Finally as Alex bids farewell to F1 Nation we hear both the highlights and the occasions when things didn't go to plan when making the podcast. (59:43)
15/12/201h 8m

Why Sergio Perez must stay on the F1 grid, Andrew Shovlin on Mercedes pitstop meltdown and David Tremayne on the 2020 season

On the newly renamed 'Perez Nation' Tom Clarkson and Alex Jacques relive an incredible F1 week. They debate if Mercedes might consider George Russell replacing Valtteri Bottas for 2021 (3:53) and hear why victory slipped away with Andrew Shovlin (12:12).  Then there's a review of Sergio Perez's stunning last to first win, plus whether it will keep him on the grid for 2021 (20:57), finally hall of fame F1 journalist David Tremayne reflects on the strangest of F1 seasons (31:45). 
08/12/2048m 23s

'All our worst case scenarios at once' Dr Ian Roberts and Alan Van Der Merwe on facing Grosjean's horror crash plus James Key on McLaren's third place chances

TC and Alex are joined by Dr Ian Roberts and Alan Van Der Merwe to hear about making sense of an accident scene with every second counting, practicing for worst-case scenarios, how unseen footage detailed Romain Grosjean's escape after the 53g impact and why they’re not surprised Romain wants to return to racing (6:53).  Then hear from McLaren technical director James Key as the team juggle three years worth of car projects at once. (21:49)
01/12/2038m 39s

Lewis Hamilton: the early F1 years as revealed by McLaren's Mark Temple

TC and Alex finally present F1 Nation from the same place and discuss how Renault will cope swapping Daniel Ricciardo with Fernando Alonso (2:01), why the change in safety car will feel strange (5:48) and how will F1 cope with a knight on the grid in 2021 (7:18). Plus TC sits down with McLaren's Principal Car Performance Engineer, Mark Temple (10:27) to reveal the unseen pressures of Lewis Hamilton's early F1 years including: adjusting to fame, coping with Jenson Button, learning to 'drive slowly to go faster', ultimately deciding to leave the team he grew up with and whether Fernando Alonso was faster.
24/11/2036m 36s

Behind the scenes of Lewis Hamilton's title triumph and George Russell reflects on his rollercoaster month

TC and Alex go behind the scenes of a historic triumph for Lewis Hamilton and consider the sports people he now sits alongside after his 7th title victory. (10:39) Then George Russell talks 5k times, advice from Hamilton after Imola, and the painful reality of the Turkish Grand Prix behind the wheel (20:09).  Finally TC recalls a trip to the gym with F1 boss Chase Carey (33:11) and explains why you want your tarmac from Shropshire if you're resurfacing a race track. (16:03) 
17/11/2037m 46s

Felipe Massa on taming Turkey, why Hamilton won't retire and the driver market saga continues

TC and Alex discuss the driver market (00.16) including another trademarked Yuki Tsunoda update before three time Turkish Grand Prix winner Felipe Massa talks about his surprise at Lewis Hamilton's domination, Stefano Domenicali's strengths as a manager and whether he'd rather return to Istanbul or Interlagos. (07:19)   Finally TC recounts his many nightmares at the circuit, turn 8 excitement and the 2010 drama is revisited (25:03).
10/11/2029m 36s

Why you should never ignore Daniel Ricciardo and Jody Egginton on how AlphaTauri keep giant killing

TC and Alex debate if Mercedes owe Nico Rosberg for their seven consecutive constructor titles (5:32), find out what Daniel Ricciardo said to F1 journalists after being ignored in the post race press conference (13:22) and Alpha Tauri technical director Jody Egginton explains balancing the demands of next years car with huge rule changes for 2022, how racing cultures differ from country to country and the raw emotion of that Monza win (20:23). 
03/11/2036m 7s

Christian Horner on Alex Albon's future, Romain Grosjean picks his greatest F1 hits and the driver market analysed

TC and Alex consider if Lewis Hamilton's win total can ever be caught with the upcoming rule changes (1:53), then there's a dive into the mailbag to debate the dramatic driver market (4:31), Christian Horner explains how Alex Albon can save his seat (5:26) and finally Romain Grosjean picks his greatest races as he nears the end of his F1 career (22:17).
27/10/2034m 36s

Debating the best-looking F1 car ever, the greatest racing books and the plight of the driver steward revealed

Dario Franchitti starts a debate about the best-looking F1 car ever (6:02), a mailbag question accidentally creates an F1 book club (13:40) and Emanuele Pirro drops by to talk about the harshness of being a elite driver compared to other sports, the energy required to break records, and the conflict of being an F1 steward (19:20). 
20/10/2039m 24s

Understanding Hamilton's progression at Mercedes, why the Nordschleife wants an F1 return and how Ferrari are guiding their next Schumacher

TC and Alex speak to Mercedes trackside performance director Andrew Shovlin (9:06), who describes Lewis Hamilton's personal improvements to reach the win record, and why Red Bull are once again closing the gap as the season progresses.  Then veteran German journalist Michel Schmitt (17:49) compares the driving talents of Hamilton and Michael Schumacher, explains how Mick Schumacher is already getting more mainstream press attention than Sebastian Vettel, and why the Nurburgring is dreaming of F1 returning to the Nordschleife. Finally, Ferrari sporting director Laurent Meckies explains why the prancing horse is awash with young talent knocking on the door to F1 (32:25). 
13/10/2042m 21s

Unpacking Honda's shock withdrawal and the F1 Nation guide to the Nurburgring

TC and Alex are joined by F1.com senior writer, Lawrence Barretto to assess Honda’s shock withdrawal.  They debate whether the manufacturer has repeated their 2008 mistake (10:32), how will Verstappen respond (12:09), if Red Bull can build their own engine (15:06), why a return to Renault cannot be ruled out (17:37), the knock on effect for the driver line up (18:41), how the entire Milton Keynes outfit will require changes (19:34) and whether this ends Yuki Tsudoda’s F1 chances? (22:52) Then after seven years away, F1 Nation guides you through the challenge of the Nurburgring (27:55).
06/10/2035m 59s

Toto Wolff on his friendship with new F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali and the Schumacher racing legacy.

TC and Alex welcome Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff (18:00) to hear why he thinks Ferrari would have blocked him from taking the F1 CEO role, why Stefano Domenicali is perfect for the job, what factors are delaying him re-signing with Mercedes and what Hamilton taking the win record would mean for the Schumacher legacy. PLUS the boys unpack the Russian GP, including ballads with Bottas (7:53), mind games at Renault (11:04), the battle for 3rd in the constructors (14:35) and why Hamilton's reaction to Russia explains a lot about elite sports person mentality (4:12). 
29/09/2034m 11s

Why Alex Albon celebrated his first podium with a candlelit dinner for one and how Kimi Raikkonen's brutal honesty left Abu Dhabi stunned

Alex Albon joins TC to talk overtaking around the outside, forgetting Eminem lyrics 14:35, celebrating his first podium with a dinner for one 19:49, and the 'unwritten rule' of ignoring your friends on track 21:52.  Plus memories of F1's only Grand Prix at Le Mans 6:07, your mailbag questions answered 9:07, and the night Kimi Raikkonen's honesty left TC back peddling at Yas Marina 31:24. 
22/09/2033m 10s

Davide Valsecchi on Ferrari's 'horrible' season, where Leclerc can still improve, and why he's impressed with the new Schumacher in town

TC and Alex reflect on the season so far with a mid-season report on every F1 team and driver (14:57). Then Davide Valsecchi drops in to review Ferrari's campaign, (20:26) unpicks whats putting Giovinazzi under pressure (28:32), why he's so impressed with Mick Schumacher (30:31) and which driver on the grid is back to his very best (24:07).
15/09/2034m 8s

How Pierre Gasly’s junior years explain his resilience, Alain Prost on the true Williams family legacy and what Mercedes will change on the pit wall for Mugello

On the newly renamed 'Gasly Nation' we delve into the Frenchman’s past to highlight when his F1 chances hung by a thread and what pulled him through (10:47) then Andrew Shovlin explains why Mercedes made the race defining error and what they'll change for this weekend (21:50), finally paddock legend Ane Bradshaw (23:56) and four time champion Alain Prost (28:07) reveal the truth about the Williams F1 era. 
08/09/2037m 36s

Jody Scheckter on dealing with a Ferrari crisis and Andreas Seidl on what Bayern Munich taught him about F1 team management

TC and Alex discuss Ferrari's collapse after their worst result in 40 years (1:43). They're joined by 1979 champion Jody Scheckter (12:50) to hear how things were even worse in 1980 before McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl drops by to explain his management philosophy and how it's been informed by Bayern Munich (18:54).
01/09/2033m 37s

Mark Blundell on the end of an era for Williams, how to win in America and who reminds him of Senna on the current grid

This week Tom and Alex are joined by Mark Blundell to hear how to win in America (10:30), why Williams were so good in their heyday (14:10) and which driver reminds him of Senna (20:44).  Plus why F1 could return to Indianapolis (3:32) and how Takuma Sato (6:32) owes a lot to the designer of the 2002 Jordan.
25/08/2029m 40s

Christian Horner on Alex Albon the thinker and Max Verstappen the leader

TC and Alex welcome Red Bull team principal Christian Horner (08:38) to hear why he backs 'deep thinker' Alex Albon (15:14), why an experienced team mate would offer nothing extra to Max Verstappen (13:59), and why his team won’t give up on the title. 
18/08/2030m 1s

Nico Hulkenberg on 'wanting a second date' with Racing Point and whether his future lies with Alfa Romeo

TC and Alex are joined by Nico Hulkenberg (14:02) to hear what he made of his welcome from other drivers, why he’d love another ‘date’ with Racing Point and those links to Alfa Romeo for 2021.   Plus Ferrari repeat old mistakes with Charles Leclerc (08:13), why Sebastian Vettel is so on edge with his future sorted (11:05) and Andrew Shovlin on why Merecdes are relishing the challenge to fix their tyre issues before Sunday (30:10)
11/08/2035m 20s

Esteban Ocon on life in a caravan, getting advice from Lewis Hamilton and why Silverstone is definitely not his home Grand Prix

TC and Alex welcome Renault F1 driver Esteban Ocon to hear what lessons he learned from Lewis Hamilton, why he was thinking about tyres before Sunday's race and why he's more Bane than Hannibal Lecter.
04/08/2029m 29s

Eddie Jordan on why he wouldn't sign Sebastian Vettel for Racing Point

TC and Alex are joined by former F1 team boss Eddie Jordan to discuss which drivers he'd like to manage, why he'd favour a young gun over signing Vettel and his memory of breaking into Silverstone to watch the Grand Prix. 
28/07/2034m 3s

Claire Williams on George Russell's champion potential, why Silverstone won't be the same and how the adrenaline returned to Williams

TC and Alex welcome Claire Williams, to discuss the team's painful years, her memories of Williams old champions and why the British Grand Prix will feel incomplete without thousands of fans. Then F1TV's Rosanna Tennant, Will Buxton and Lawrence Barretto reflect on the strangeness of the last three races.
21/07/2035m 11s

Damon Hill on why Vettel shouldn't retire

Tom and Alex are joined by 1996 World Champion, Damon Hill to hear how Sebastian Vettel's driver market problems mirror his own experience, why Fernando Alonso's behaviour will be different during his last F1 chance and why Valtteri Bottas will have to resort to mind games to beat Lewis Hamilton to the title. 
14/07/2031m 52s

Gerhard Berger on how to fix Ferrari

Tom and Alex speak to ten time Grand Prix winner, Gerhard Berger who outlines the changes he'd make at Ferrari; then we hear from Mercedes' Andrew Shovin about his team's reliability concerns and Andreas Seidl details Lando Norris' constant improvement at McLaren.
07/07/2033m 33s

Why Pierre Gasly is ignoring the driver market, how Antonio Giovinazzi intends to handle the pressure and Zak Brown on McLaren’s transitional years

In the last show of pre-season, Tom and Alex welcome Zak Brown to hear why McLaren will require two years before they can return to the front; Antonio Giovinazzi talks about keeping the next generation at bay, and Pierre Gasly tells Rosanna Tennant why he’s ignoring the 2021 driver market and focusing on Austria.
26/06/2048m 26s

Daniel Ricciardo on why Ocon and Norris are key to his future success and Davide Valsecchi explains why F1 drivers should fear Mugello.

Tom and Alex speak to Daniel Ricciardo who re-lives his 'foreign' feeling driving again, then Davide Valsecchi details why he's hopeful for a mega Italian summer of F1 but fears for Ferrari’s season, and finally TC turns quizmaster in Rosanna Tennant's latest challenge.
19/06/2041m 21s

Mark Webber on Vettel's future, why Otmar Szafnauer is bullish about Racing Point's chances and what next for esports?

Tom and Alex are joined by Mark Webber to hear why he believes neither Vettel nor Alonso will be on the grid in 2021. Then Racing Point team principal, Otmar Szafnauer talks about the most competitive car his team have produced in a decade, and finally Rossana Tennant re-lives F1’s esport journey with Tom Deacon and Matt Gallagher. 
12/06/2040m 10s

Lando Norris on getting up to speed, James Allison challenges F1's new rules, and how the calendar could help Verstappen

TC and Alex hear why Lando Norris has tested an F3 car in preparation for the season ahead, Mercedes' James Allison explains which of the new rules he would rewrite, and Lawrence Barretto from F1.com outlines why he believes the new calendar favours a new champion. Finally, Rosanna Tennant faces her toughest challenge yet.
05/06/2046m 44s

Mika Hakkinen on that Spa overtake, Rob Smedley on F1’s future rules and Sergio Perez on his sim racing debut

On this week’s show TC and Alex check in with double world champ Mika Hakkinen, who talks is through his famous Spa 2000 overtake on Michael Schumacher, and gives his views on the driver market. Then F1 consultant Rob Smedley hops on the line to talk about Sainz’s move to Ferrari - and why F1 needs Sebastian Vettel. And as usual Rosanna Tennant faces up to another challenge, this time whilst interviewing Racing Point’s Sergio Perez...
29/05/2045m 50s

David Coulthard on what it takes to win in Monaco, Niki Lauda remembered, and trying to make Johnny Herbert sing!

On this week’s fun-filled show the boys are joined by David Coulthard who shares his views on everything from winning in Monaco to Sebastian Vettel’s future and his esports debut. Then Rosanna Tennant is back to face her latest challenge: trying to make Johnny Herbert sing. And finally, legendary F1 journalist Maurice Hamilton hops on the line to remember the late Niki Lauda, whom he’s just written a book about. 
22/05/2043m 1s

Unpicking the driver market madness, catching up with ‘Netflix star’ Guenther Steiner and more!

After a mad few days in the driver market, TC and Alex are joined by F1.com’s Lawrence Barretto to unpick Ferrari’s signing of Carlos Sainz in place of Sebastian Vettel, and Daniel Ricciardo’s move to McLaren. Then Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner joins the boys to discuss, amongst other things, his starring role in Netflix’s F1: Drive to Survive. And where would F1 Nation be without Rosanna Tennant, who faces up to her next challenge with Esteban Gutierrez...
15/05/2045m 38s

Sir Jackie Stewart on Senna, Alain Prost on his famous nickname, and David Tremayne on F1’s most influential person

On a bumper all-star 70th anniversary episode, TC and Alex are joined by three-time world champ Sir Jackie Stewart to chat about F1’s evolution - and his famous exchange with Senna. Then hall-of-fame journalist David Tremayne hops on the line to discuss F1’s most influential person, before Rosanna Tennant catches up with four-time world champion Alain Prost for a special challenge...
08/05/2055m 38s

Ross Brawn on the 2020 calendar, Will Buxton on building the perfect F1 track and George Russell provides a lockdown update!

F1 Nation bursts off the line with an all-start cast and plenty of F1 chat, including an exclusive update from Ross Brawn on the 2020 F1 calendar and the possibility of double headers. Then journalist and presenter Will Buxton joins TC and Alex for a chat about the best corners in F1, before Williams’ George Russell hops on the line to update us on what an F1 driver does under lockdown…
01/05/2042m 57s

Coming soon: F1 Nation

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