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Sky Sports F1 Podcast

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The Sky Sports F1 Podcast is your one stop shop to stay across all the biggest stories in Formula One. Joining Matt Baker each week will be Sky F1’s pundits and reporters as well as guests from inside the paddock, hoping to demystify the sometimes complex world of F1. So if you want to know the difference between downforce and diffusers or torque and telemetry – hit the subscribe button!


Was Singapore a one-off or a sign of things to come? | What went wrong for Red Bull?

Sky F1's Simon Lazenby and Anthony Davidson join Matt Baker to look back at a dramatic Singapore Grand Prix as Carlos Sainz claimed Ferrari's first win of the season to end Red Bull’s winning streak. They debate which of the Ferrari drivers is quickest and ask which driver pairing is stronger – Ferrari or Red Bull?They also analyse what went wrong for the Red Bulls in Singapore. Will they be back on top in Japan or has a weakness been exposed in the RB19?Finally, they discuss Liam Lawson's future and his chances of securing a seat in the 2024 season.
19/09/23·51m 29s

Ted's Podbook | Will Verstappen break his Singapore curse?

Ted Kravitz brings us the latest news ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix as Max Verstappen bids for the first victory of his career at the Marina Bay Circuit.
15/09/23·22m 18s

UK radio DJ Greg James reveals which F1 driver would make the BEST Radio DJ!

UK radio DJ, Greg James, is the latest person to join Matt Baker on the Sky Sports F1 Podcast. He chats about his own F1 podcast 'The Fast And The Curious' (01:49) and his love for Formula 1 and motorsport (06:18). Greg also shares his experiences of being on the grid before lights out (18:54). He also gives an insight into what Oscar Piastri is like to meet (42:19) and he reveals which F1 driver would make the best radio DJ (50:05).
12/09/23·54m 10s

Does Ferrari’s epic battle in Monza cause Vasseur problems? | Rosberg: He needs to manage them

Matt Baker, Nico Rosberg and F1 content creator Aldas join for our latest pod.They review a thrilling Italian Grand Prix with Max Verstappen winning a record 10th consecutive race and the Ferrari drivers producing an epic battle for the final podium place.They discuss what Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur needs to do going forward after some tense and nervy moments between Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz during the race.Liam Lawson’s encouraging start is also discussed with his eye-catching performances giving Red Bull a really important decision to make on Daniel Ricciardo next season.They finish by looking forward to the Singapore Grand Prix with Nico Rosberg revealing the physical challenges drivers face when Formula 1 heads to the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
05/09/23·42m 44s

Ted’s Podbook | Plenty to discuss from Monza

Ted Kravitz is in Monza ahead of this weekend’s Italian GP. Ted goes over the news that Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have signed contract extensions at Mercedes, as well as discussing Max Verstappen’s chances at a record tenth consecutive race win. On home soil, what can we expect from Ferrari?
31/08/23·18m 7s

Is Max Verstappen’s success underestimated? | ‘He has something special’

For our latest pod, Matt Baker is joined by Dutch racing driver Giedo van der Garde and F1 content creator Tom Bellingham.Giedo van der Garde reveals what Max Verstappen was like as a child, how much Jos Verstappen has impacted his son's career, and how the Red Bull driver’s maturity has changed his racing style throughout the years.They also discuss if Max is happy winning unchallenged nearly every race weekend and debate whether his sim racing is helping him become a better driver.They finish by giving their thoughts on what Max's future in F1 is and whether he would explore other series in motorsports.
29/08/23·46m 14s

Will Verstappen win every remaining race? | Second half of the season predictions!

Matt Baker, Natalie Pinkham, Damon Hill and Max Verstappen's former performance engineer Blake Hinsey join for our latest pod.They preview the second half of the season and discuss at which race Red Bull's Verstappen could win his third world title.Who will come second in the driver and constructor standings behind Verstappen and Red Bull is debated.They finish by giving their thoughts as to who'll be the most improved driver on the grid and provide their bold prediction for the rest of the year.
22/08/23·50m 49s

Q&A with the voice of Sky Sports F1 - David Croft

Matt Baker is joined this week by Sky Sports’ very own David Croft for a special Q&A.He discusses why he chose the life of a sports commentator (01:50), how he prepares himself for race weekends (12:34), and the most memorable races he's covered in his career so far (28:32).Crofty also explains what changes to the rules in F1 he would make to ensure more competitive racing (45:25), as well as revealing what he loves most about his job (54:23)
15/08/23·56m 43s

Q&A with racing icon Danica Patrick

Matt Baker is joined this week by racing icon Danica Patrick as she answers questions from social media.The former NASCAR and IndyCar driver discusses her broadcasting career with Sky Sports F1 (00:25) and how she got her first break in broadcasting (03:50).She shares her earliest motorsport memory (07:35), how she got into IndyCar (11:05) and reflects on her successful Indy 500 debut back in 2005 (14:00). Danica also reveals her biggest career highlight (19:30) and what it is like to race on oval tracks (22:15).She gives her opinion on how to get more women into F1 (26:00) and she identifies which rising women drivers have the speed to be competitive in F1 (29:35).Finally, Danica is quizzed on which current F1 driver would be the fastest if everyone raced in RB 19s (31:15), her favourite circuit (33:45) and her life after racing (36:40).
08/08/23·38m 16s

The only concern for Red Bull is they have broken two trophies - Sky Sports F1 Podcast's Mid-season review!

Matt Baker is joined this week by Sky Sports’ very own David Croft and Karun Chandhok plus motorsport presenter and content creator Toni Cowan-Brown for a mid-season review as we hit F1’s summer break. The panel debate whether (11.48) Red Bull have broken their second driver and if Sergio Perez should accept the role as second driver behind Max Verstappen (35.37) Is the cost cap costing F1 attracting the top personnel (55.49) Karun believes McLaren have had the best mid-season comeback since Jordan in 1998. And finally (11.08) the biggest concern for Red Bull is they have broken two trophies in two races.
01/08/23·1h 16m

Ted's Podbook | Belgian GP - the wettest Podbook so far!

Ted Kravitz is braving the rain to look ahead to this weekend's Belgian GP.How will the wet weather affect Qualifying, the Sprint and the Grand Prix in Spa?Will Mercedes be able to get close to Red Bull and can McLaren keep up their great form?Ted provides all the latest!
27/07/23·21m 51s

When will anyone catch up with Red Bull? | Nico Rosberg: Max Verstappen is extraordinary!

Matt Baker is joined this week by 2016 F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg and Broadcaster Liam MacDevitt to speak about (03:39) Red Bull’s ‘legendary’ record-breaking season so far, (10:28) and how Sergio Perez can deal with an 'unbeatable teammate'. The panel also debate if (23:20) McLaren could finish second in the Constructor’s Championship, (24:40) Mercedes’ confidence boost after Lewis Hamilton qualified for pole at the Hungarian GP, and (34:14) review Daniel Riccardo’s return to the grid after his first race back with AlphaTauri. Finally, (43:38) Nico Rosberg addresses his ‘curse’ and explains why he won't be posting any more photos from the pit lane in future races!
25/07/23·45m 2s

Ted's Podbook | On to Budapest!

Ted Kravitz is in Budapest to look ahead to this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix.Ted discusses the big news of the week - Daniel Ricciardo's return to F1 - and how everyone in the paddock has reacted to the Australian's comeback.Mercedes and Ferrari are determined to improve on their performances from Silverstone, Alex Albon has had a busy week leading into the Grand Prix and there's a hairstyle update from Nico Hulkenberg.
20/07/23·14m 30s

'The Red Bull junior team is not successful anymore' | Alguersuari on why de Vries was sacked by AlphaTauri?

Matt Baker is joined by former Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari for our latest pod.They discuss the Red Bull junior programme and how it is not as successful as it used to be at promoting drivers to the senior team. They review Nyck de Vries’ sacking from AlphaTauri and why his results against teammate Yuki Tsunoda left him in a vulnerable position.Jaime also speaks about Max Verstappen’s special talent and how his education from karting days has led to his domination at Red Bull.
18/07/23·49m 19s

Daniel Ricciardo is back! | McLaren's pace and Ferrari's woes analysed!

Matt Baker, Ted Kravitz and Bernie Collins join for our latest pod.They discuss the massive news that Daniel Ricciardo will be replacing Nyck de Vries at AlphaTauri with immediate effect ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix. They review the British Grand Prix and analyse the reasons behind McLaren's pace in the last two races as well as looking at Ferrari's struggles after another poor showing.They finish by talking about Brad Pitt's new Formula One movie as filming took place on the Silverstone track over the weekend.
11/07/23·1h 14m

Ted’s Podbook | Silverstone excitement builds

Craig Slater joins Ted on this week’s Podbook ahead of the British GP at Silverstone. The pair take a walk around the new Aston Martin factory and describe how it compares to the factory of other teams. Discussions over track limits also continue, as well as looking at Lewis Hamilton’s latest comments on his F1 future.
06/07/23·18m 13s

EXPLAINED! How to fix Track Limits! | Sky Sports F1 Podcast

Matt Baker, Karun Chandhok and F1 content creator Tom McCluskey join for our latest pod.They review the Austrian Grand Prix (3.28) and debate the fiasco surrounding track limits around Red Bull Ring (4.47).Max Verstappen's dominant season with Red Bull is discussed (23.21) as is the improvements made at McLaren with their upgrades in Austria (27.57).They finish by talking about the upcoming upgrades some of the teams will be making as the year progresses (41.05).
04/07/23·48m 58s

Ted's Podbook | Austria awaits

Naomi Schiff joins Ted for her debut on the Podbook as they preview the Austria GP. We discuss whether Checo Perez can compete with Max Verstappen despite being unwell, Lewis Hamilton's impromptu trip to Glastonbury, Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney's investment in Alpine and Lance Stroll's mysterious secrets.
29/06/23·21m 31s

‘We prepare our athletes to perform’ | What's it like to train and work with F1 drivers… and what do they eat?

Matt Baker is joined this week by AlphaTauri performance coaches Michael Italiano and Pyry Salmela, as the trio take a close look into the training and diet of a Formula One driver. Have you ever wondered how Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton continue to perform at the highest level? All is revealed!
27/06/23·53m 39s

Is Sergio Perez deserving of the number two seat? | Was Lando Norris’ behaviour ‘unsportsmanlike’?

Matt Baker is joined this week by Ted Kravitz and Claire Cottingham to discuss a weekend of records for Red Bull as they reach 100 wins in F1, (15’30) Sergio Perez’s performance thus far and his support as Red Bull’s number two driver to reigning World Champion Max Verstappen and (34’40) a trip down memory lane to Kravitz meeting Christian Horner before claiming his Red Bull team principal title.(43’00) The panel also discuss Lando Norris’ behaviour after he was handed a five-second penalty in Montreal for ‘unsportsmanlike behaviour’ and (50’00) the news of W Series entering administration after failing funding to continue.

Ted’s Podbook | Canada’s calling!

Ted Kravitz is in Montreal ahead of this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix. Ted looks at Red Bull’s prospects of claiming a 100th Grand Prix win as a constructor, why it is a must that Ferrari produces a podium finish and how George Russell ended up on Manchester City’s team bus after the Champions League final in Istanbul.
16/06/23·17m 57s

'Williams were in survival mode' | James Vowles breaks down his move from Mercedes

Matt Baker is joined this week by Williams Team Principle James Vowles.(01:31) He discusses his move from Mercedes to Williams as team principle, (07:00) the big differences between the two teams (09:14) and his motivations for joining Williams. (18:06) He also gives insight into how Michael Schumacher developed Mercedes when he worked with the 7-time World Champion (21:07) and finally his beliefs on how women's motorsport can grow from strength to strength.
13/06/23·29m 23s

McLaren special with Norris and Piastri | Can Mercedes challenge Red Bull?

Matt Baker is joined this week by McLaren's Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri.Your Twitter questions are asked to Norris (1.15) and Piastri is asked about his love of cricket ahead of the upcoming Ashes (11.00).The Australian discusses his performance in Spain (11.00) and answers fan questions too (14.35).Damon Hill and Rachel Brookes then drop in to review the Spanish Grand Prix (25.31) before debating whether Mercedes can challenge Red Bull this season (30.10).
06/06/23·43m 16s

How close are Aston Martin to challenging Red Bull? | Montoya: Stroll is very underrated

On this week's Sky Sports F1 Podcast, Matt Baker is joined by the voice of F1, David Croft, and a seven-time F1 race winner, Juan Pablo Montoya. Reflection on Monaco GP (00:47) Can Aston Martin compete against Red Bull? (08:59) What is the recipe to success in F1? (14:19) Has Fernandes Alonso changed? (16:33) Is Lance Stroll underrated? (22:50) Dads in F1 (25:12) We are seeing the best ever Fernando Alonso? (30:04) Can Fernando Alonso win the Spanish GP again? (37:47) Indy 500 review (42:38).
30/05/23·51m 19s

Ted's Podbook | All set for Monaco!

Ted Kravitz is in Monte Carlo to look ahead to the weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. Ted wonders if Charles Leclerc can finally win his home race, discusses the rumours about Lewis Hamilton's future, and considers whether Mercedes' upgrades will make much difference on the streets of the principality.
25/05/23·20m 52s

Imola cancellation fallout and will Hamilton join Ferrari?

Matt Baker, Ted Kravitz, Simon Lazenby and Naomi Schiff join for our latest pod.They review the fallout from the cancellation of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (1.28) and discuss whether Lewis Hamilton could be set to join Ferrari (15.20).The team debate what drivers could be moving in the 'silly season' (32.01) before previewing this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix (40.29).
23/05/23·47m 37s

Explained: Why was the Emilia Romagna GP cancelled?

Sky Sports F1's Rachel Brookes gives her account of the devastating flooding around Imola, as Craig Slater goes into detail explaining why the decision to cancel the GP was made.
18/05/23·7m 49s

Historic Imola, Leclerc's contract doubts and Ricciardo rumours | Taxi for Damon!

On this week's Sky Sports F1 Podcast, Matt Baker hitches a ride with Damon Hill to discuss the highs and lows of the historic Emilia Romagna track (06:53) and whether Ferrari could see any improvements when they return home (16:37). Could Charles Leclerc have his head turned this season by another team? (19:36) And we address the rumours of whether Daniel Ricciardo could replace Nyck De Vries at AlphaTauri? (27:27)
16/05/23·35m 54s

Miami had style, but was there any substance? | What was going on with Sir Jackie Stewart and Roger Federer?

On this week's Sky Sports F1 Podcast, Matt Baker is joined by Martin Brundle, Natalie Pinkham and Karun Chandhok to discuss all the thrills from the Miami Grand Prix. The team discuss if all 3 tyre compounds should be used during different races (05:06), what did Sir Jackie Stewart say to Roger Federer? (30:47) and debate the success of LL Cool J's pre-race introduction (39:04).
09/05/23·1h 4m

Ted's Podbook | Miami musings

Ted Kravitz is joined by David Croft and Simon Lazenby to look ahead to the weekend's Miami Grand Prix. They discuss the fallout from George Russell and Max Verstappen's battle in Baku, the rivalry between the world champion and his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez, and ponder what Ferrari can do to become competitive for race wins again.
05/05/23·16m 14s

Was the new Sprint format a success and has Sergio Perez's win rattled Max Verstappen?

Sky F1's Ant Davidson and Rachel Brookes are joined by Max Verstappen's former performance engineer Blake Hinsey to reflect on the new Sprint format in Baku (06:30). They also discuss the title battle between Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez (26:45) and explain why Aston Martin's 'bromance' is the dream partnership (49:31).
02/05/23·1h 4m

Ted's Podbook | First Sprint of the season at Azerbaijan GP

Ted Kravitz has been looking ahead to the Azerbaijan GP and what storylines we can expect from the fourth race of the season. He discusses what the new format of the Sprint weekend will look like, Max Verstappen's negative reaction to it, how Ferrari's Laurent Mekies will replace Franz Tost as AlphaTauri team principal, James Alisson's return to Mercedes and the big question surrounding the weekend: whether Fernando Alonso is dating Taylor Swift!
27/04/23·15m 53s

Guenther Steiner reveals the truth behind Mick's Schumacher's Haas exit!

Matt Baker is joined by Haas team principal Guenther Steiner to discuss his new book (1.39) and what his relationship is like with Mick Schumacher (6.43).He gives his thoughts on the team's current driver line-up (12.57) and details his friendship with Niki Lauda (23.51).Steiner finishes by answering some fan questions (26.42).
25/04/23·46m 17s

What does a strategist REALLY do? | Q&A with Bernie Collins!

Matt Baker is joined by former Head of Race Strategy at Aston Martin F1 Team and newly appointed Sky Sports pundit Bernie Collins to discuss what a strategist REALLY does (01:14), what it's like working with Sebastian Vettel (10:50), how less practice sessions can create more drama (25:36) and her bold predictions for the future of Formula 1 (43:09).
18/04/23·49m 35s

Should Sprint be scrapped and will Max quit over it?

Matt Baker, Damon Hill, Simon Lazenby and Jess McFadyen join for our latest pod.They give their thoughts on the Sprint format (2.48) and discuss Max Verstappen's opposition to it (16.08).The team debate the merits of a reverse grid (35.36) before ending with some fan questions (38.39).
11/04/23·48m 14s

Australian Grand Prix CHAOS: Are F1 putting show business before sport?

Matt Baker, Ted Kravitz and Tommo join us for our latest pod. They debate whether there is enough transparency around red flags (17:53), if Carlos Sainz's penalty was too extreme (24:44) and whether Red Bull's 'weakness' has been exposed (35:49).
04/04/23·1h 4m

Ted’s Podbook | What can we expect from the Australian GP?

Ted Kravitz has been looking ahead to the Australian GP and what storylines we can expect from the third GP of the season. Find out why Max Verstappen is so desperate to claim victory in Melbourne, why you may spot Michael Masi this weekend and insight into Lewis Hamilton’s split with performance coach Angela Cullen.
30/03/23·19m 23s

What's gone WRONG at Ferrari? Will Leclerc ever win a title with them?

Matt Baker, Rob Smedley and Matt Gallagher join for our latest pod.Should Ferrari adopt a no-blame culture? (07:47) What are Charles Lercerc's chances of winning the World Championship with Ferrari? (12:15) When to expect meaningful changes from Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur? (21:47) Should practice sessions be scrapped? (33:49)
28/03/23·42m 39s

Alonso's podium fiasco and will Red Bull win every race?

Matt Baker, David Croft and Natalie Pinkham join for our latest pod.They review the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (2.10) and discuss the controversy around Fernando Alonso's podium (7.43).The team debate whether Red Bull will win every race this season (30.47) and assess Ferrari's poor start to the season (34.36).
21/03/23·41m 3s

Villeneuve Pironi: Racing's Untold Tragedy

David Croft, Karun Chandhok and Damon Hill preview Saturday’s release of ‘Villeneuve Pironi: Racing's Untold Tragedy’. The documentary looks into the story of how Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi were torn apart by an historic and controversial moment in Formula One history.
16/03/23·7m 45s

Will Hamilton win eighth world title? Does Norris regret staying at McLaren?

Matt Baker, Martin Brundle and Jess McFadyen join for our latest pod.They discuss the problems facing Mercedes (2.17) and whether Lewis Hamilton will ever win his eighth world title (15.09).The team dissect McLaren's difficult start to the season and whether Lando Norris will be regretting staying with the team (29.03).They finish by previewing this weekend's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (41.29).
14/03/23·47m 53s

Can Aston Martin really challenge Mercedes and Ferrari?

Matt Baker, Simon Lazenby, Naomi Schiff and Karun Chandhok are this week's Sky Sports F1 podcast panel!The group discuss everything F1 related, including Max Verstappen and Red Bull's opening race victory in Bahrain, Aston Martin challenging Mercedes & Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton's mission for his 8th world title.
07/03/23·44m 12s

Ted's Podbook | Looking ahead to the season-opening Bahrain GP

Ted Kravitz has been in the paddock to look ahead to the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.With the drivers performing their media duties on Thursday, there was a different feel to the first day back at the circuit with a couple of familiar faces no longer around.Ted fills us in about Lance Stroll's injuries, discusses whether Red Bull's drivers are starting to play down their apparent advantage and explains why Alpine might be a team to look out for despite not starring at testing.Plus, listen out for some niche knowledge you can use to impress your friends about the Bahrain International Circuit's asphalt!
02/03/23·11m 56s

Can anyone actually STOP Red Bull this season? | The big season preview!

Matt Baker, Ted Kravitz, Natalie Pinkham and Karun Chandhok join for our debut pod.They review testing (1.17) and debate whether Red Bull's Max Verstappen will continue to dominate this season (11.57).The team dissect if Ferrari can get their act together (23.18) and if Mercedes will be closer to challenging this year (39.46).The other teams are discussed in detail (46.50) and Lando Norris' future at McLaren is questioned (54.07).They finish by giving their final thoughts on how the upcoming season will play out (58.04).
28/02/23·1h 1m

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