Autosport F1 & Motorsport

Autosport F1 & Motorsport

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The podcast for fans of Formula 1, Formula E, Sportscars, Touring Cars and Rally. The Autosport Podcast is the official podcast of Autosport, the world’s leading authority on motorsport. To grab our huge discount off your NordVPN plan - go to to nordvpn.com/autosportf1 - our code will also give you 4 additional months for free on the 2-year plan. There's no risk with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee!

Episodes

Time for the Debrief - F1 2024 Pre Season Testing Day 3 Reaction

Day three of 2024's F1 Pre-Season Testing is over, and as the teams go over the data, there is little time before Round One of the championship in just a week's time. But what have we learnt? Is there a pecking order? And who's in the best place to challenge Red Bull? Steph Wentworth chats with Jon Noble and Sam Hall to answer all these questions and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/24·18m 58s

Drainage Covers Round 2 - F1 2024 Pre Season Testing Day 2 Reaction

Day two of 2024's F1 Pre-Season Testing is over, bringing up a whole new list of things to discuss. Are drainage covers becoming a problem in the Venturi Tunnel era of Formula 1? Has Red Bull found some mechanical issues with their RB20? And which teams are looking on form as testing develops? Steph Wentworth chats with Alex Kalinauckas and Haydn Cobb to answer all these questions and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/24·19m 0s

Red Bull's Ominous Start - F1 2024 Pre Season Testing Day 1 Reaction

The F1 2024 season begins! Red Bull have already topped the leaderboards, although testing timing needs to be taken with a large pinch of salt. But what have we learnt from seeing this year's Formula 1 cars on track for the first time? Bryn Lucas chats with Matt Kew in Bahrain, and Sam Hall in the UK, to deep dive into the first day of F1 pre-season testing in Bahrain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/24·27m 20s

Analysing F1’s 2024 Car Launch Season

Following the launch of the RB20, we have now seen all 10 challengers for this season's Formula One Championship. Well, we say that, but like always the teams are playing their cards close to their chest, hoping to hide any details from their rivals. From photoshopped floors, to completely new front wings and carbon fibre liveries there are plenty of questions and intrigue. Bryn Lucas is joined by Alex Kalinauckas, Matt Kew and Jake-Boxall Legge as we take a look back at the past 2 weeks and what it could mean for the season ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/24·1h 5m

Red Bull's RB20 - F1's "Brave" New Benchmark?

Red Bull has finally unveiled their 2024 challenger, the RB20, closing out F1's launch season. Given their 2023 domination, the RB20 is set to be F1's benchmarker, but has Red Bull developed their car enough to fight off fresh competition? Can Max Verstappen continue his crushing momentum? And does Sergio Perez need to prove himself in 2024? Steph Wentworth chats with Alex Kalinauckas live at Red Bull's factory, as well as Jake Boxall-Legge, to discuss whether the RB20 really can be F1's next top car. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/24·18m 54s

McLaren's MCL38 - An Innovative Evolution

After a livery reveal last month, McLaren has now launched their 2024 car, the MCL38. But upon looking closer at the car, it seems McLaren is hiding some developments they don't want other teams to spot. Steph Wentworth chats with Jon Noble and Matt Kew to discuss McLaren's hopes for the upcoming season, what their drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri need to do this year, and whether McLaren can really fight for the top step. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/24·18m 21s

Mercedes W15 Revealed - A Complete Design Overhaul

Mercedes has unveiled their W15 F1 challenger at Silverstone, with Toto Wolff, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell providing a very simple, straight-down-the-line launch. But with the overhauled concept behind the W15, can they start challenging for the title again, or is all hope lost until 2026? And how will Lewis' final season affect George going forward? Bryn Lucas chats with Matt Kew and Filip Cleeren to find out more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/24·33m 24s

Ferrari's SF-24 - F1 2024's Title Challenger?

Ferrari has now revealed its 2024 F1 car, the SF-24, with the team describing it as a complete redesign. But can Ferrari's latest machine truly take the fight to Red Bull? And with the recent Hamilton 2025 signing, what does this say about Ferrari's future as a team? Bryn Lucas chats with Jon Noble and Roberto Chinchero to discuss all these points and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/24·34m 53s

Is Aston Martin's AMR24 Their Most Important Car Yet?

Aston Martin has launched their new car for the 2024 F1 season, the AMR24. The team are hoping to make a step forward and challenge for wins while avoiding a mid-season slump like they experienced last year. Their driver lineup for 2025 is uncertain, with Fernando Alonso's future potentially up in the air. The AMR24 could be Aston Martin's most important car yet. Bryn Lucas is joined by Jon Noble and Matt Kew as they discuss the AMR24 and what this season could look like for Aston Martin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/24·28m 5s

F1's Strangest 2024 Launch yet - VCARB 01

Toro Rosso / AlphaTauri have now been reborn as Visa Cash App RB. It's a hell of a team name, but in terms of online launches, RB's was a bit of an odd one - but they do break the design streak with a full livery instead of 50:50 carbon fibre. Bryn Lucas chats with Jon Noble to discuss Visa's goals, what Laurent Mekies can bring in his first full season with the team, what Yuki Tsunoda needs to push for, and whether this is Daniel Ricciardo's last chance in F1 or not. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/24·33m 18s

Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain - Alpine A524 Revealed

Alpine's A524 F1 car has finally been unveiled to the public (sort of), alongside the Alpine A424 LMDh Hypercar at their London launch, alongside drivers Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly, Mick Schumacher and more. Repeatedly described as an "aggressive" car, it's been completely redesigned, according to the team, including a new, carbon-fibre-heavy pair of liveries. But will it help the team fight their way into the top 5, or drop them down the pecking order? Sam Hall chats with Jon Noble live at Alpine's launch (with a special guest!) and Jake Boxall-Legge to discuss everything interesting from Alpine's launch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/24·13m 1s

Stake F1 have arrived and Williams look to the future - Here's our thoughts

Both Williams and Stake F1 launched their F1 2024 challengers. Well in the case of the Williams, it was their 2024 livery, but for the newly re-christened team Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber, formally the Alfa Romeo team they showed a bit more. Both teams are looking to continue their rebuilding projects and will be hoping for more going into 2024, in this podcast, we will look at what the teams and drivers have to say as well as take a closer look at their cars. Bryn Lucas is joined by Haydn Cobb, Filip Clereen, Matt Kew and Jake Boxall-Legge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/24·45m 35s

The TOP 10 Max Verstappen Wins...So Far

“It's tough to remember all of them!”  That’s what happens when you put a Formula 1 driver that’s clinched 54 grand prix victories on the spot. Luckily Autosport's own Alex Kalinauckas decided to help out and put together a list of the Dutchmen's greatest victories in addition to getting Max Verstappen's own list at the Mexican Grand Prix.  Joining Alex is our own Kevin Turner and Motorsport.NL's Ronald Vording as all three debate what is Max's Verstappen's greatest victory, so far.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/24·1h 42m

Haas VF24: A New Chapter for the F1 Team?

Haas have revealed the first 2024 F1 car - well, sort of. It's their livery on 3D renders, there's no real car to see. But can we gain any details from this on the team's upcoming VF24 car? Bryn Lucas talks to Alex Kalinauckas and Jake Boxall-Legge to discuss Haas' 2024 hopes, what Hulkenburg and Magnussen need to do this year, whether Haas replacing Guenther with Komatsu will help the team, and whether Andretti really should consider buying F1's current American team out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/24·36m 49s

Hamilton's Shock Move to Ferrari - The Deal Is Done

It's now confirmed - Lewis Hamilton will drive for Ferrari in 2025. Following rumours of the move, it's now official that after 12 consecutive seasons, Lewis Hamilton will join Charles Leclerc and Fred Vasseur to try and end Ferrari's Championship drought. But how will Hamilton's leaving affect Mercedes going forward? Can Lewis and Vasseur's reunion fight Max Verstappen and bring home his 8th title? Bryn Lucas chats with Jon Noble to answer all these questions and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/24·31m 57s

Flat Chat 🏁: How to 'FIX' Formula One

In this month's edition of GP Racing magazine, it's time we try and have a crack at trying to 'Fix' F1’s age-old problems. Stuart Codling is joined by Mark Gallagher and Matt Kew as all three try and solve F1's current problems and ask the question can they be fixed at all. We also discuss Sergio Perez's current situation going into 2024 against Max Verstappen and the topic of ‘bad’ team names, do we have a new number one? There's plenty to debate and much at stake in this episode. Find out in today's episode, plus all of the other talking points from the February edition.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/24·53m 19s

Ranking the TOP 10 Benetton F1 drivers

Italian fashion house Benetton was officially an F1 constructor for 16 years between 1986 and 2001. During those years a host of big-name racing drivers passed through Team Witney/Team Enstone . Some were on the way up… others were heading in the other direction. What can't be mistaken is the impact that this team had on Formula one and the legacy it's left behind. Autosport's Chief Editor Kevin Turner is joined by Damien Smith author of the book 'Benetton: Rebels of Formula One' as we rank our top 10 Benetton drivers of all time Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/24·55m 10s

What to EXPECT from the 2024 WRC Season

There is plenty of intrigue surrounding the 2024 World Rally Championship season which begins this weekend with its annual visit to Monte Carlo. The championship has been blown wide open following the news that reigning world champion Kalle Rovanpera has opted to run part time in order to recharge his batteries for a full-time return in 2025. Rovanpera’s absence means the title battle is likely to be fought between Toyota’s Elfyn Evans, a three-time championship runner-up, and the Hyundai duo of 2019 world champion Ott Tanak and five-time runner-up Thierry Neuville. Bryn Lucas is joined by Tom Howard as take a peak at what 2024 can offer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/24·36m 48s

F1 Tech in 2024

Jake Boxall-Legge joins Martyn Lee to look ahead at what's changing, and what will stay the same, in Formula 1 from a technical standpoint in 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/24·28m 14s

Haas a future without Guenther Steiner

The season hasn't even started and we already have big news, with Guenther Steiner and Haas Formula one parting ways ending a 10-year partnership. Plus are we going to see more Red Bull clones going into 2024 - and is it too early to talk silly season?  Alex Kalinauckas and Jake Boxall-Legge join Byrn Lucas on a special edition of the Autosport Podcast in front of a live audience at the Autosport International show.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/01/24·47m 23s

WEC Season Review with Ant Davidson and Gary Watkins

The much anticipated 2023 World Endurance season promised larger grids and more manufacturer support as teams like Ferrari, Peugeot, Porsche and Cadillac all joined the Hypercar class in hopes of challenging Toyota for top honors. While Ferrari managed to make history in winning the centenary running of Le Mans, it was a season of learnings up and down the grid as Toyota won their 5th straight Drivers and Manufacturers Championships.    To breakdown the season and looking forward to 2024 is Steph Wentworth, alongside Autosport’s own Gary Watkins and the 2014 WEC World Champion Anthony Davidson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/12/23·1h 2m

Driver Rankings F1 Season Review - Part 2

We're back with the second part of our 2023 retrospective, this time focussing on the drivers and our own top 10 list. Will you agree or not with our choices? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/23·1h 20m

Top 50 Drivers of 2023

Autosport's Top 50 feature has been a staple of the magazine for the past two decades since its first appearance in 2002. Whilst the ranking is sure to cause the usual controversy and debate, amongst fans and those featured in the list alike, we do our best each year to assess which drivers excelled given various factors such as the series they race in, the competition and the machinery at their disposal. Today's podcast will reveal who came first, who scraped in at 50th, and our reasoning behind some of the picks this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/23·1h 10m

F1 Season Review - Part 1

Martyn Lee is joined by Alex Kalinauckas, Matt Kew and Jake Boxall-Legge to look back on the biggest talking points of the 2023 Formula One season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/23·54m 17s

MotoGP Season Review

Oriol Puigdemont and Lewis Duncan look back at the MotoGP season in 2023, focusing on the title battle between Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin. Ducati's dominance and the struggles of Honda and Yamaha were a key storyline this year. They also discuss the decision of Marc Marquez to leave Honda for Grissini, and whether the sprint race format worked for the fans and the championship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/23·1h 1m

IMSA GTP with Britain's Latest Champ

In 2023, the IMSA GTP class introduced new cars built to the LMDh formula, featuring a hybrid energy management system as manufacturers were keen to show more relevance to the passenger car industry. The competition in the GTP class was intense, with six driver pairings from four manufacturers (Acura, BMW, Cadillac, and Porsche) entering the final race, the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, in contention for the championship. The top three entries were only separated by five points. Ultimately the Cadillac of Britain's Alexander Sims and Pipo Derani was victorious. Despite winning only once during the season (at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring), their consistent performances and strategy paid off. This victory marked Derani's second IMSA championship and the first for Sims. On the podcast today, Alexander Sims joins us to discuss his year in racing, alongside Autosport Chief Editor Kevin Turner, and your host Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/23·34m 51s

How We Consistently Find Future Superstars - Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award

The Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award is motorsport's most prestigious accolade aimed at recognizing and supporting young talent.  Established in 1989, the award was created by Autosport Magazine and the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC). Its purpose is to identify and assist promising British racing drivers in their progression up the motorsport ladder. Each year young competitors are selected based on their performance in lower-tier racing series. The selection process involves a combination of on-track driving tests and off-track assessments, including fitness and professional skills. Winners of the award have gone on to achieve considerable success in motorsport, including Formula 1. Notable winners include F1 stars such as David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Lando Norris, Paul di Resta and George Russell. Whilst the likes of Anthony Davidson and Jake Dennis have become champions in other series. On today's podcast, Martyn Lee and Kevin Turner are joined by winner-turned-judge, and most recently 2023 IMSA SportsCar Champion, Alexander Sims. They talk about the award does for young drivers working their way into a professional career in motorsport, and some of the benefits of winning, such as a test drive in a modern Formula 1 car. The 2023 winner will be announced at the Autosport Awards this weekend. Previous Winners: 1989: David Coulthard 1990: Gareth Rees 1991: Oliver Gavin 1992: Dario Franchitti 1993: Ralph Firman 1994: Jamie Davies 1995: Jonny Kane 1996: Darren Turner 1997: Andrew Kirkaldy 1998: Jenson Button 1999: Gary Paffett 2000: Anthony Davidson 2001: Steven Kane 2002: Robbie Kerr 2003: Alex Lloyd 2004: Paul di Resta 2005: Oliver Jarvis 2006: Oliver Turvey 2007: Stefan Wilson 2008: Alexander Sims 2009: Dean Smith 2010: Lewis Williamson 2011: Oliver Rowland 2012: Jake Dennis 2013: Matt Parry 2014: George Russell 2015: Will Palmer 2016: Lando Norris 2017: Dan Ticktum 2018: Tom Gamble 2019: Johnathan Hoggard 2021: Zak O'Sullivan 2022: Luke Browning Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/23·40m 10s

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Review

Well that's the 2023 Formula 1 season in the books and the result in Abu Dhabi won't be a huge surprise to anyone. But there are still plenty of other talking points including the constructors battle, the quality of racing in 2023 and the question of whether F1 is facing an issue with fans turned off by the lack of competition at the front. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/11/23·59m 36s

Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying

Stuart Codling and Alex Kalinauckas are in Abu Dhabi to report on the final qualifying session of 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/11/23·23m 14s

Abu Dhabi GP Practice

Sam Hall joins Martyn Lee to talk about the final practice sessions of 2023 as cars hit the track in Abu Dhabi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/23·20m 54s

Tech Marvels of the 1993 Formula One Season

Kevin Turner is joined by Jake Boxall-Legge and Damien Smith to delve into a year celebrated for its technological breakthroughs in F1. Today's episode begins with focusing on the Williams FW15C, renowned for its innovative features like traction control and active suspension. Next they discuss McLaren's MP4-8 and its advanced traction control system. Jake also reviews other teams, including Ferrari’s struggles and the more modest successes of Minardi and Jordan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/23·50m 1s

Las Vegas Grand Prix Review

The Las Vegas Grand Prix saw multiple leaders and battles throughout the field, with incidents and penalties ultimately deciding the podium order. Martyn Lee is joined by our experts to discuss how the grand prix was won. Filip Cleeren is in Las Vegas for us, plus we're joined by Jake Boxall-Legge and Sam Hall. To grab our huge discount off your NordVPN plan - go to to nordvpn.com/autosportf1 - our code will also give you 4 additional months for free on the 2-year plan. There's no risk with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/23·49m 29s

Las Vegas GP Qualifying

Alex Kalinauckas joins Martyn Lee to talk about the grid order for Sunday and why Ferrari remain upset about the 10-place penalty unfairly imposed on Carlos Sainz. To grab our huge discount off your NordVPN plan - go to to nordvpn.com/autosportf1 - our code will also give you 4 additional months for free on the 2-year plan. There's no risk with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/23·24m 43s

Las Vegas GP Practice

To grab our huge discount off your NordVPN plan - go to to nordvpn.com/autosportf1 - our code will also give you 4 additional months for free on the 2-year plan. There's no risk with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee!  As the first practice session at this much-hyped track was scrapped because a drain cover destroyed not one but two cars, FP2 eventually ended at 4am local time in front of empty grandstands. Pictures emerged online of fans being ejected by police as the revised schedule meant security and hospitality staff had clocked off. To tell us what happened and what the teams, drivers and organisers say, is Haydn Cobb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/23·25m 17s

Flat Chat 🏁: Survival Of The Smartest

On this month’s edition of the Flat Chat podcast, Stuart Codling is joined by Mark Gallagher and Matt Kew to discuss how Carlos Sainz is winning his fight to stay at Ferrari. Mark is also fresh from visiting the track in Las Vegas and discusses how F1's return to Sin City affects the teams and the fans. And General Motors has registered to join F1 as a power unit manufacturer in 2028 via its Cadillac brand. The intention is to partner with the new Andretti F1 team, so this announcement is bound up in all the politics surrounding that. We’ve dug into the Andretti business in previous editions of the podcast but this has moved the story on a fair bit and the timing is significant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/23·1h 10m

Brawn F1 Documentary: We Talk To Ross and Jenson

A new Formula 1 documentary debuted today on Disney+ giving fans a look behind the scenes of the iconic 2009 F1 team. Brawn: The Impossible F1 Story is a four-part series that looks at the history of the Brawn team after Ross Brawn saved the former Honda team in 2008. Megan White sits down to talk about the documentary with Ross Brawn and Jenson Button. They talk about how their future relied on the F1 paddock coming together, how Jenson was afraid to show any weakness during his championship winning season, and the legacy that Brawn F1 left on the sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/23·15m 47s

BTCC and TOCA Review of 2023

The British Touring Car Championship season threatened to become a one-horse race at times in 2023, such was the searing speed of Ash Sutton and his Motorbase Performance-run Ford Focus ST. But reigning champion Tom Ingram kept it just about alive right up until the final weekend, before he was forced to hand his crown back to fourth-time winner Sutton. And TOCA's support classes were once again thrilling to follow. With no Ginettas competing for the first time since 2007, there was a different feel to the TOCA support bill this year but still plenty of impressive displays from the protagonists of the British Touring Car Championship's undercard. On the podcast today Martyn Lee is joined by Marcus Simmons and Stephen Lickorish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/23·35m 59s

We Need YOU! Autosport Awards Voting Now Open

The Autosport Awards are back next month for the 36th time, with the ceremony taking place at its usual venue of the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane on Sunday 3 December. But we can’t do it without our podcast listeners and readers of Autosport. On the podcast today, Kevin Turner is joined by Haydn Cobb to talk about why we need you to vote, and tell you the nominees for International Racing Driver of the Year, British Competition Driver of the Year, UK National Driver of the Year, Rookie of the Year, International Competition Car of the Year, and Rally Driver of the Year. You can vote for the candidate you think performed best in each category during the season now at https://awardsvoting.autosport.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/23·45m 28s

Brazilian Grand Prix Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Matt Kew in Brazil, along with our F1 Reporter Filip Cleeren, to look back at the winners and losers at Interlagos for the 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/23·57m 22s

Brazilian GP Sprint Race

As Formula 1 grapples with what the sprint format might look like next year, the final outing of this iteration in Brazil provided plenty of action, at least in the midfield. Martyn Lee is joined by Jake Boxall-Legge to discuss today's race, and what the options are for the sprint weekends in 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/23·17m 9s

Brazilian GP Qualifying - Session Aborted!

Martyn Lee is joined by our F1 Reporter Filip Cleeren to try and make sense of a qualifying session which was eventually aborted due to severe weather. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/23·16m 27s

Mexico City Grand Prix Review

The only records left for Max Verstappen to break this year are his own ones from last year, but could he get 16 wins in one season with a Ferrari front row lockout? To analyse all the action from Sunday's Mexico City Grand Prix, Martyn Lee is joined by Alex Kalinauckas and Filip Cleeren. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/23·42m 49s

Mexico City GP Qualifying

A mixed up qualifying set up a fascinating (long) run down to Turn 1 on Sunday afternoon in Mexico. And could we see a repeat of the exciting battle we saw in 2021? Alex Kalinauckas joins  Martyn Lee to talk about why some teams suddenly found pace as the track cooled, and why Formula 1 increasingly sees a queue of drivers stopping at the end of the pitlane during qualifying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/23·18m 58s

Mexico City GP Practice Analysis

Martyn Lee is joined by Sam Hall to look at the first day of running in Mexico. Today saw five young drivers get a chance to not crash a Formula 1 car, and all acquitted themselves well. We also saw drama for Aston Martin, with the wheels literally not falling off their weekend before it got started. And we learned a little about the competitive order at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/23·19m 53s

Reclaiming the Crown: Aston Martin's 2025 Quest for Le Mans Glory!

Aston Martin's decision to reignite the Valkyrie Le Mans Hypercar project for the World Endurance Championship and IMSA SportsCar Championship from 2025 has sent waves through the sportscar racing community. The iconic 1959 Le Mans victor is making a grand re-entrance to La Sarthe, yearning for that much-deserved title at the 24 Hours. As we delve into the episode, we journey back to Aston Martin's roots in sportscar racing during its golden era. We reminisce about the stellar performance of 1959 and victory with the DBR1. However success has been elusive since then. Martyn Lee is joined by Gary Watkins and Kevin Turner to unpick the reasoning behind Aston Martin's grand return to Le Mans and sportscar, their renewed aspirations, strategic outlook, and the envisioned path ahead. This episode sheds light on how the combined vision of Lawrence Stroll, Gabe Newell, and Heart of Racing is realigning Aston Martin's trajectory, ensuring it remains rooted in its legacy while embracing the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/23·44m 26s

U.S. Grand Prix Review

Alex Kalinauckas, Matt Kew and Stuart Codling are all in Austin, joining Martyn Lee to discuss the United States Grand Prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/23·52m 2s

U.S. Grand Prix Sprint Race

Haydn Cobb joins Martyn Lee to analyse the first sprint race to be held at COTA. Whilst not one for the history books, it still provided action in the early laps, and gave us plenty of insight into how Sunday's Grand Prix might be fought. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/23·28m 57s

U.S. GP Qualifying

As Formula 1 heads into a late season triple-header, Mercedes, Aston Martin and Haas brought upgrades this weekend, while the issue of track limits looms large with 78 infringements in FP1 alone. Martyn Lee is joined by Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) to discuss the dynamics at COTA, the intriguing grid line-up, and the unexpected performances we saw today. Will Verstappen be cursing track limits? Is Norris eyeing his maiden F1 win? And what's with the performance disparity among the Mercedes drivers? We also talk about the bumpy surface in Austin and how a Thursday night track run helped Autosport to better understand how the surface might play a big role this weekend.     Use this to embed the podcast: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/23·17m 46s

McLaren’s Rising Stars: Norris vs Piastri

Martyn Lee is joined by Alex Kalinauckas and Jake Boxall-Legge to discuss the driver pairing of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri at McLaren. McLaren recently celebrated 500 podiums in F1 and, combined with their recent success bringing new parts to the car, we wanted to examine their two rising stars. The main focus is the 2023 season, as Alex applauds Piastri's debut, noting his maiden victory and strong performances against Norris. Jake discusses Piastri's growth, emphasizing his adaptability after car upgrades. Meanwhile Norris, hitting 100 grand prix starts in Austin this weekend, showcases raw talent but faces the challenge of Piastri's emerging status within the team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/23·31m 54s

Flat Chat 🏁: Why Alonso Can't Quit His F1 Addiction

On this month’s edition of the Flat Chat podcast, Stuart Codling is joined by Mark Gallagher and Matt Kew to discuss how Max Verstappen joined exclusive club of F1 champions who clinched the title on a Saturday. This month the cover star of GP Racing is Fernando Alonso. We charged our reporter Oleg with the task of finding out what makes him tick, and why Formula 1 is “like a drug to him”.    And around this time of year we like to do a tech analysis of the constructors’ championship-winning car. As Matt Kew has written about recently, Red Bull’s RB19 doesn't have any one trick up it's sleeve, thereby denying the opposition the opportunity to either complain or copy. On the podcast this month we talk about how Adrian Newey continues hunt for perfection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/23·52m 36s

Qatar Grand Prix Review

On a weekend when Max Verstappen clinched his third F1 drivers championship there was still plenty of action to talk about in today's grand prix. Martyn Lee is joined by Matt Kew in Qatar, along with Jake Boxall-Legge and Haydn Cobb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/23·57m 34s

Qatar Sprint - Rookie Wins and Champion Grins

For a special extended version of the Saturday podcast, we're joined by both Chief Editor Kevin Tuner, and our F1 Reporter Filip Cleeren, to discuss the highs and lows of Saturday's Sprint in Qatar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/23·31m 29s

Qatar GP Qualifying

Alex Kalinauckas is in Qatar to report on today's qualifying for Sunday's GP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/23·18m 9s

Flat Chat 🏁: McLaren's Missing Pieces, Tsunoda's Drive and Viva Las Vegas!

On this month's edition of the Flat Chat podcast, Codders is joined as usual by Mark Gallagher and Matt Kew. Mark has been to see how the Las Vegas street track is coming along. Whilst there's still work to do, he was left feeling impressed. Also this month, Andrew Benson has written an excellent analysis for GP Racing looking at McLaren's renaissance. Elsewhere, Alex Kalinauckas reports on how he was embedded in the Haas team over the Silverstone weekend to listen in to their top secret engineering debriefs and came away surprised. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/23·53m 13s

Japanese Grand Prix Review

Filip Cleeren joins the podcast from Suzuka alongside our Grand Prix Editor, Alex Kalinauckas, and Autosport.com Editor, Haydn Cobb, to discuss today’s Grand Prix with host Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/23·58m 19s

Japanese GP Qualifying

Martyn Lee is joined by Jake Boxall-Legge from Japan to talk about how the grid was formed, and the battle it sets up for Sunday's Grand Prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/23·22m 38s

Japanese GP Practice Analysis

Martyn Lee is joined by Sam Hall to look back at the first two track sessions of the weekend at Suzuka. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/23·14m 8s

Singapore GP Review: How Red Bull's Run Was Ended

The Singapore Grand Prix delivered a race of both strategy and outright pace, at various times thanks to the expected safety car periods on the streets of the Marina Bay circuit.   Martyn Lee is joined by Matt Kew in Singapore, alongside Kevin Turner and Alex Kalinauckas to discuss why the form book was thrown out of the window here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/23·1h 6m

Singapore GP Qualifying

Jake Boxall-Legge is at the circuit this weekend and joins Martyn Lee to talk about why Red Bull are struggling to find pace under the lights at Marina Bay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/23·19m 48s

Singapore GP Practice

Martyn Lee is back on the podcast following his paternity leave (thanks for covering Bryn!) and joined by Haydn Cobb, Editor of autosport.com, to talk about the early pace in Singapore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/23·20m 24s

Flat Chat 🏁: The Rise and Rise of Max Verstappen

On this month’s edition of the Flat Chat podcast, Stuart Codling is joined by Mark Gallagher and Matt Kew to discuss the unstoppable Max Verstappen. As he continues to break records, it’s striking how matter-of-fact Verstappenis about his continued success. Our panellists discuss the question faced by every other team in the paddock: is there any way he can be stopped?   Also on the podcast we discuss the recent Monza Grand Prix and what happened afterwards as Carlos Sainz was attacked for his Richard Mille watch. Elsewhere in this issue of the magazine we have an interview with Alexander Wurz, the chairman of the GPDA, and a key figure is driving forward safety in the sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/23·1h 2m

Italian Grand Prix Review

Ferrari arrived at the Italian GP and threw everything at stopping Red Bull's dominance, with a highly-focussed package specifically for Monza and a pole position to ensure they led from the front. But was it enough to get their first win in over a year?   Bryn Lucas is joined by Filip Cleeren in Italy, plus Kevin Turner and Jake Boxall-Legge, to analyse all of today's track action.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/23·1h 2m

Italian GP Qualifying

Bryn Lucas is back on the podcast and joined by our Grand Prix Editor, Alex Kalinauckas, to hear how the Italian fans were delighted by today’s qualifying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/23·19m 53s

Italian GP Practice

Motorsport commentator Bryn Lucas is joined by Autosport.com Editor, Haydn Cobb, to discuss all of today’s track action at Monza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/23·22m 29s

Dutch Grand Prix Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Matt Kew at Zandvoort, along with Alex Kalinauckas and Haydn Cobb, to review all the action from the Dutch Grand Prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/08/23·1h 5m

Dutch GP Wet-to-Dry Qualifying

Jake Boxall-Legge has dried out from getting caught in the Dutch downpours and joins Martyn Lee to talk about what he saw today during qualifying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/23·24m 21s

Dutch GP Practice and Ricciardo Update

Sam Hall joins Martyn Lee to update us on the condition of Daniel Ricciardo following his practice crash and transfer to hospital. Plus they talk about the early pacesetters and who can challenge Red Bull after F1's summer shutdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/23·18m 31s

The Data Behind F1 2023's First Half

What can we learn from the data of Formula 1 so far? 12 races down there's a lot of data available to explain where Red Bull is so good, how McLaren and Aston Martin have changed throughout the season, where Mercedes and Ferrari need to improve, and how far back the midfield teams really are this season. Martyn Lee chats with Jon Noble and returning special guest Blake Hinsey / BrrrakeF1, ex-Red Bull Performance Engineer, to discuss all the biggest data points of F1 2023 so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/23·38m 25s

F1 2023 - Half Term Report

Who's performing the best (other than Red Bull, duh) and who could use a big upgrade for the second half of the year? With over half the F1 2023 season now over, Martyn Lee has chatted with Alex Kalinauckas and Matt Kew to review all 10 of the F1's teams to discuss the highs, lows and everything in between. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/23·1h

Flat Chat 🏁: Alpine Changes, Leclerc's Next Move and Williams Under Vowles

The latest Flat Chat podcast from GP Racing magazine weighs up Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc’s next move and delves into the chaos at the Alpine F1 team.   The squad formerly known as Toleman, Benetton, Renault, Lotus, Renault again and now Alpine has had many names above the door over the past 40 years. And, recently, plenty of leaders who have been shown the (revolving) door after failing to meet the aspirations of those who ultimately pay the bills.  Ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix team principal Otmar Szafnauer and sporting director Alan Permane became the latest casualties. At the same time it was revealed senior engineer Pat Fry was to become chief technical officer at Williams, amid strong suggestions that a toxic atmosphere created by former CEO Laurent Rossi was a reason for Fry choosing to leave.  GP Racing columnists Mark Gallagher and Matt Kew join editor Stuart Codling to analyse the implications of these latest moves. As Alpine embarks on an ambitious expansion of its road car line-up and accompanying sales, is this a sign Renault Group boss Luca de Meo wants the team to be competitive earlier than its previous 100-race target?  And have the latest departures had as big an impact on staff morale at Enstone as claimed?  The cover story of this month’s GP Racing focuses on Charles Leclerc’s next moves. While it’s unlikely he would move to either Red Bull or Mercedes in the short term, it’s clear the relationship with Ferrari is strained.  The Scuderia and its loyal tifosi like to draw parallels between Leclerc and Gilles Villeneuve. Both brave, both occasionally prone to messy mistakes while pushing too hard – and might Leclerc, like Villeneuve, be contemplating a future elsewhere?  This month’s GP Racing also celebrates Williams hitting its 800th grand prix with a package including an exclusive interview with team principal James Vowles. The former Mercedes engineer and chief strategist opens up about his fight to get into Formula 1 in the first place, early learnings at a struggling BAR-Honda, his role in changing the face of race strategy, and why the Williams team’s new owners aren’t looking to cash out any time soon.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/23·1h 10m

Chasing the Dream: Jake Dennis' Road to Becoming Formula E Champion

Autosport's Stefan Mackley sits down with the newly crowned Formula E champion, Jake Dennis. They delve into the heart-pounding moments of the 2022-2023 Formula E season as Jake takes us on a thrilling journey from the opening round in Mexico City to the final moments at the London E-Prix, where he fulfilled his dream of becoming Britain's first Formula E champion. Throughout the episode, Dennis reflects on his motorsport career that led him to this high point. From an early career in karting to winning the Autosport BRDC Award in 2012 at the age of 17. With two wins in his rookie season, Dennis proved his prowess in the all-electric series, positioning himself as a formidable title contender. Although the championship eluded him he would continue to rack up wins and podiums, until he was finally able to clinch the title in 2022-23. The London E-Prix proved to be a momentous occasion as Dennis secured the championship in front of his home crowd. With the competition expected to intensify, Dennis reflects on the pressures of being the reigning champion and how he plans to maintain his edge in the field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/23·24m 20s

Belgian Grand Prix Review

Matt Kew and Filip Cleeren join us live in Belgium after watching the action trackside this weekend, alongside Jake Boxall-Legge talking to Martyn Lee about how the grand prix panned out at Spa-Francorchamps.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/07/23·1h 1m

Belgian GP Sprint Race

Autosport's Sam Hall takes us through the action on Saturday, which now starts with the Sprint Shootout and ends with the short-but-sweet Sprint race. He joins Martyn Lee to talk about the delayed start, tyres choices and a controversial incident.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/23·31m 57s

Belgian GP Qualifying

Max Verstappen secured pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix qualifying session, despite facing a five-place grid penalty for the GP due to the fitting of a fifth gearbox of the season. This penalty, however, does not affect his starting spot for Saturday’s sprint race.   Verstappen had a tense exchange with his engineer, Gianpiero Lambiase, over Red Bull's run plan, which saw him barely make it through in 10th in Q2 following the switch from wet to dry tyres in that session.   In the final runs of Q3, Charles Leclerc initially took the top spot with a time of 1m46.988s. However, Verstappen, running deep in the Q3 pack, secured the fastest time with a 1m46.168s, pushing Leclerc to second place before Verstappen's grid penalty was applied.   Alex Kalinauckas joins Martyn Lee to analyse all of today’s action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/23·24m 17s

Hungarian Grand Prix Review

It was a record-breaking Hungarian GP for Red Bull with 12 consecutive wins beating McLaren’s previous achievement.   Chief Editor Kevin Turner is joined by Alex Kalinauckas and Matt Kew alongside your host Martyn Lee to look back at today’s action in Hungary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/23·1h 10m

Hungarian GP Qualifying - 0.003 Seconds!

No spoilers! Jake Boxall-Legge joins Martyn Lee to talk about a mixed up grid in Hungary, and a tantalising battle at the front. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/23·22m 12s

Hungarian GP Practice - What It Means For Qualifying

First Practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix was marked by rain and crashes, with George Russell of Mercedes emerging as the fastest driver in the highly disrupted session. The session was interrupted early on when Red Bull's Sergio Perez crashed on his first timed lap. Perez lost control of his RB19 after his left-rear wheel touched the grass on the outside of Turn 5, causing a 360-degree spin and collision with the wall. In the second practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc put in the fastest time just ahead of McLaren's Lando Norris, with Max Verstappen of Red Bull only managing 11th place. Editor of autosport.com, Haydn Cobb, joins Martyn Lee to work out how Friday's running will impact Qualifying and the Grand Prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/23·21m 46s

Hungarian GP Preview

Martyn Lee is joined by Matt Kew, who is heading to the Hungaroring this weekend, and Alex Kalinauckas to preview the grand prix in Hungary. This is one of the longest running circuits on the calendar, only second to Monza in terms of an unbroken run of races since Piquet won at the new custom-built track in '86. That was the final year the British GP was at Brands Hatch which is why Silverstone is just behind in terms of a continuous streak. The Hungaroring can also throw up unexpected victories with recent examples such as Button, Kovalainen and Ocon taking wina here. But will this weekend be an opportunity for the chasing pack, or can Red Bull make history with a twelfth straight win in a row? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/07/23·20m 34s

Super Touring Power with Alain Menu and Tim Harvey

The Super Touring cars, known for their sophistication and cost, were stars of the recent Brands Hatch Super Touring Power. The event was a hit with fans, who flocked to see the cars back on track and get autographs from the stars of the period.   Tom Howard, Marcus Simmons and Kevin Turner hosted the Autosport fan stage and on today's podcast we're delighted to bring you one of our interview sessions with two title winning drivers, Alain Menu and Tim Harvey.   We're also very happy to confirm it WILL return and the 2024 event is scheduled for 29-30 June! Once again Super Touring Power will feature races on both the Grand Prix and Indy layouts of the Brands circuit. The 2024 event will also include all categories of the Classic Touring Car Racing Club.   The recent event showcased the potential for these cars to be a regular feature in historic championships with short, intense races designed to accommodate the high-end vehicles.   Fans were treated to on-track demonstrations and displays of Super Tourers and other impressive vehicles. Highlights included seeing Alain Menu's 1997 British Touring Car Championship-winning Renault Laguna on the track alongside Ash Sutton's current NGTC Ford Focus and a 2008 Holden Commodore driven by Greg Murphy.   A new addition to the 2024 event will be a Group A race featuring the Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500s and BMW M3 E30s from the 1980s.   Find out more here: https://www.brandshatch.co.uk/news/2023/jul/12/super-touring-power-to-return-in-2024 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/23·31m 18s

De Vries Out, Ricciardo In: What It Means For Formula 1

Nyck de Vries is out, and Daniel Ricciardo is in at Alpha Tauri. Formula 1 teams changing a driver midway through a season is nothing new, and perhaps when one of the Red Bull stable is cast aside it raises fewer eyebrows than otherwise, but it's still a significant moment for F1 in 2023. Jake Boxall-Legge joins Martyn Lee to look at why Alpha Tauri decided their driver of a decade ago was a better choice than a promising 28-year-old who had just ten races to prove himself. JBL discusses how de Vries finally scored his opportunity in F1 and why it lasted so little time. He talks about what it means for Daniel Ricciardo who failed to replicate his Red Bull success at Renault and McLaren. And finally, JBL dives into the implications for Alpha Tauri and their other driver Yuki Tsunoda. For the best motorsport coverage, from F1 to Britain’s club-racing scene, why not get Autosport magazine delivered to your door each week? Subscribe today and never miss your weekly fix of motorsport: www.autosportmedia.com/offer/Autosport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/23·33m 33s

British Grand Prix Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Matt Kew in Silverstone, and Sam Hall, to talk about the major storylines coming out of the British Grand Prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/23·51m 36s

British GP Qualifying - Live from the GP Racing Fan Village!

The podcast team are live on stage at the British Grand Prix, inside the GP Racing fan village at Whittlebury Hall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/23·1h 5m

British GP Practice Analysis

Haydn Cobb joins Martyn Lee to analyse all the action from day one at Silverstone, with some surprises in the top half of the timesheets, and even an eleventh team turning up in the pit lane for one weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/23·24m 1s

Austrian GP Review: Track Limits Chaos

Martyn Lee is joined by Matt Kew, Filip Cleeren and Sam Hall to bring their unique insight into a controversial end to today's grand prix, which resulted in a revised finishing order following twelve additional penalties for exceeding track limits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/07/23·52m 41s

Austrian GP Sprint Race

Haydn Cobb joins Martyn Lee to analyse how today's Sprint Race was won, and what it means for Sunday's Grand Prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/23·25m 13s

Austrian GP Qualifying

Alex Kalinauckas joins Martyn Lee from the Red Bull Ring to analyse today's track action. It's a sprint weekend, so just one practice session this morning before heading in to qualifying for Sunday's grand prix. Track limits, a regular cause of controversy here in Austria, once again played a central role in defining the grid order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/23·20m 5s

Flat Chat 🏁: McLaren's Mogul, Ryan Reynolds and Outrageous Overtaking

On this month's episode of the Flat Chat podcast, Stuart Codling is joined as usual by Mark Gallagher and Matt Kew to discuss the stories in July’s edition of GP Racing magazine. Ahead of the British Grand Prix, we’ve spoken to Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and George Russell for this month’s edition. On the podcast we profile Lando Norris as not just a McLaren hotshot but an entrepreneur launching new businesses to connect with his growing fanbase.   Also on the podcast is a discussion about the recent investment in Alpine F1, led by the figurehead of Ryan Reynolds, and what it means for the sport.   Finally we talk about the consequence of decades of focus from F1 teams into aerodynamic complexity, and how this had led to suggestions that rule makers need to intervene (again) to make overtaking easier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/23·1h 9m

Austrian GP Preview

Martyn Lee, Matt Kew and Alex Kalinauckas discuss all the details you need to know for the upcoming F1 2023 Austrian Grand Prix. They talk about the recent news about Alpine securing a whopping €200 million in investment, which includes Hollywood A-lister Ryan Reynolds. The team explains what this investment, valuing Alpine at around €700 million, means for the team's future. They also examine Hitech which has lodged an application with the FIA to join the F1 grid from 2026, following a significant investment. Looking ahead to this weekend Austria they talk about the different 12 months makes, with the dominant performance of Red Bull RB19 expected compared to Ferrari which had an edge in 2022, and saw Charles Leclerc take victory from second on the grid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/23·22m 24s

Le Mans Legend Andy Wallace and our Final Top 10 List

Le Mans Winner Andy Wallace joins us to talk about his favourite Le Mans memories, and help us finish off our current series of podcasts by counting down the top ten cars never to race there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/23·1h 15m

Red Bull 100: What Christian Horner Told Us

Autosport's Grand Prix Editor, Alex Kalinauckas, sat down with Christian Horner earlier this week for an interview as part of our celebration of Red Bull's 100 wins. On today's podcast Martyn Lee discusses the subjects they covered, such as Red Bull's early success, managing world champions like Vettel and Verstappen, fighting their way to the top table of F1's power brokers, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/23·23m 58s

Canadian Grand Prix Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Autosport’s F1 Reporter Filip Cleeren and our special guest, U.S. motorsport journalist and F1 author Elizabeth Blackstock, to analyse the Canadian Grand Prix.   They discuss the achievement of Red Bull hitting 100 wins in Formula 1 even at a weekend which was not one of their strongest. They also discuss the pressure on Sergio Perez following another qualifying where he failed to reach Q3.   Behind Max Verstappen and the inevitable World Championship coming his way, the battle for runner up spots continues to deliver plenty of interest with Aston Martin, Mercedes and Ferrari all giving us interesting talking points. You can find Elizabeth online here: https://twitter.com/eliz_blackstock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/23·55m 51s

Canadian GP Qualifying - So Many Grid Penalties!

Jake Boxall-Legge is at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and joins Martyn Lee to talk about the Canadian GP qualifying, the impact of the wet weather, and a slew of penalties (which took many hours to decide) which have reshaped the starting grid for the grand prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/23·29m 27s

Canadian GP Practice Analysis

Haydn Cobb joins Martyn Lee to discuss Friday's track action in Montreal (or lack of it!) and what it means for the rest of the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/23·21m 29s

Epic Battle at Le Mans: How Ferrari Triumphed Over Toyota

Ferrari has ended Toyota's run of consecutive Le Mans victories. Today we dive into the exciting centenary running of Le Mans 24 Hours, and the extraordinary journey of Ferrari's triumphant return after 50 years, clinching their first overall victory at Le Mans since 1965 with their cutting-edge 499P Le Mans Hypercar.   Host Martyn Lee sits down with sportscar experts Gary Watkins and Jamie Klein. Together, they dissect the critical moments, unexpected setbacks, wet weather surprises and driver performances that made this one of the most unforgettable races in recent history.   Martyn presents three key questions to our guests: did Ferrari win Le Mans on merit? Did Toyota contrive to lose it? Or were Ferrari handed a win by the rule makers? Our guests' thought-provoking answers shed light on the complex dynamics of endurance racing, offering an inside perspective on a race which was lead from each of the five manufacturers in the Hypercar class, marking it as one of the most competitive Le Mans ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/23·1h 8m

Canadian GP Preview with Jon and JBL

Martyn Lee is joined by Jonathan Noble and Jake Boxall-Legge to look at the big talking points ahead of the Canadian GP this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/23·17m 53s

Why Le Mans Is The Greatest Race In Motorsport

Join Martyn Lee, Kevin Turner and Gary Watkins as they discuss the significance of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the gruelling battle that tests endurance, strategy, and mental fortitude. Discover why the iconic Circuit de la Sarthe and its challenging track layout delivers so much motorsport drama. They also talk about factors like the intense multi-class competition, the technical innovation, mythical achievements from the past 100 years and the global appeal of a one-off race each year. Join them as they celebrate the race's greatness and the stories that have made it a true motorsport legend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/23·56m 3s

Top 10...Greatest Le Mans Drivers

Martyn Lee is joined by Kevin Turner and Gary Watkins to count down the ten greatest drivers to compete at Le Mans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/23·52m 37s

Le Mans 2023: Previewing the World's Greatest Endurance Race

Martyn Lee and special guest Gary Watkins, Autosport's sportscar guru who knows his way around Circuit de la Sarthe better than he knows his own living room, take you on a ride through the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans. It's the 91st running of the race, although billed as the centenary race, as its 100 years since the first event in 1923. Ferrari recently ended the Le Mans test day fastest, as Toyota faced up to challenges following the recent chance to balance of performance rules. The hypercar class is increasingly competitive with Porsche also quick ahead of qualifying. On today's podcast Gary runs through his take on the teams, drivers and cars you should be looking out for this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/23·37m 50s

Spanish Grand Prix Review

Joining Martyn this week are Autosport's Chief Editor Kevin Turner, F1 Reporter Matt Kew, and motorsport journalist Filip Cleeren. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/23·58m 17s

Spanish GP Qualifying: The Chase For Pole

Matt Kew and Alex Kalinauckas are both trackside in Barcelona to take you through the twists and turns of the Spanish Grand Prix qualifying session. They discuss the unexpected events and strategic decisions that shaped the day, without giving away any spoilers here! From the weather's impact on the track to the surprising performances and the challenges faced by some of the top teams, they delve into the intricacies of the qualifying session. They also discuss intriguing developments with Ferrari and Red Bull teammate wars, and how these might play out in the race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/23·19m 26s

Spanish GP Practice: Unpacking the Upgrades

Martyn Lee and special guest Sam Hall delve into the Free Practice 1 and 2 sessions at the Spanish Grand Prix. They'll be discussing Max Verstappen's impressive performance, the return of the "porpoising" phenomenon, and the significant changes Ferrari introduced to their car. Martyn and Sam will also explore the impact of the removal of the final chicane at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the prototype Pirelli construction tires, and the potential effects of the forecasted wet weather on the upcoming race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/23·19m 0s

Top 10...Le Mans Drivers Never To Win

Most of the great sportscar drivers have tasted success in the Le Mans 24 Hours, but such is the nature and challenge of the event that there are some notable absentees from the winners list. So who were the best losers? Martyn Lee is joined by Kevin Turner and Gary Watkins to discuss the Top 10. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/23·57m 45s

Indy 500 Review

Charles Bradley and Mandy Curi join Martyn Lee to look back at yesterdays action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 was nothing short of spectacular, with Josef Newgarden clinching his first-ever Indy 500 victory. In a heart-stopping climax, Newgarden executed a last-lap overtake on Marcus Ericsson to take the checkered. But the race wasn't without its share of controversy and drama. We saw three red flags due to various crashes, including a frightening incident involving Felix Rosenqvist and Kyle Kirkwood. We'll be discussing these incidents, the winners and losers, and the contentious finish that has everyone talking. We'll also delve into Marcus Ericsson's complaints about the late late restart, if there's an influence of F1 on IndyCar, and the safety concerns raised by superspeedway racing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/23·50m 19s

Monaco Grand Prix Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Matt Kew and Stuart Codling, who are both in Monaco to witness the action first hand, and analyse how today's race was won and lost. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/23·56m 46s

Monaco GP Qualifying Analysis

Jake Boxall-Legge is in Monaco and joins Martyn Lee to talk about what he saw on track on Saturday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/23·23m 54s

Monaco GP Practice Analysis

Sam Hall joins Martyn Lee to analyze all the action from Friday practice around the streets of Monaco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/23·20m 18s

Tech Insight: McLaren and CISCO Racing Forwards

Martyn Lee recently had the opportunity to talk to the Chief Technology Officer of Cisco UK & Ireland. about their partnership with McLaren Racing, for another project he was working on. It was a fascinating discussion, and we asked if they would kindly let us podcast the conversation for you to hear it.   We talk about how Formula One teams are using the latest technology to gain every possible advantage, both on and off track. Innovation is at the core of both racing and technology, so we talk about how cutting edge solutions are used to drive performance, and even connect with fans around the world too. For anyone interested in the technical side of the sport, we hope you find this podcast interesting.   Here's our chat with Chintan Patel… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/23·14m 28s

Top 10...Le Mans Cars Which Never Won

Kevin Turner presents the latest in our Top 10 Le Mans series. Today, it's all about great sportscars which were denied a legendary win at Le Mans. Sometimes driver error, on occasion a technical failure, and always a disappointment for any car which deserved a place on top of the podium. He's joined by Gary Watkins and Martyn Lee Spoiler Alert! The Top 10 is below... 10. Pescarolo C60  9. Aston Martin DB3S  8. Mercedes SS/SSK  7. Ferrari 312 PB  6. Porsche 911 GT1  5. Ferrari 330 P4  4. Porsche 908  3. Toyota GT-One  2. Mercedes-Benz 300SLR  1. Mercedes-Benz C11 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/23·1h 6m

F1's Next Big Thing? Aston Martin and Honda Join Forces

Jonathan Noble (@nobleF1) joins Martyn Lee to discuss the news that Aston Martin is giving up Mercedes power to team up with Honda in 2026. This strategic alliance comes after Honda's most recent exit from F1 in 2020 and its subsequent 'return' to provide power units to Red Bull until the end of the 2025 season. The future of Honda in F1 had been uncertain, but Aston Martin's impressive progress in the sport, coupled with its free-agent status post-2025, made it an ideal candidate for a full-service partnership. This move sees Aston Martin become Honda's official manufacturer team in Formula 1, a significant step for both parties. Martin Whitmarsh, Group CEO of Aston Martin Performance Technologies, has described this partnership as a crucial piece of Aston Martin's ambitious plans in Formula 1. The sport's growing sustainability goals, which include a commitment to be net carbon neutral by 2030 and a switch to fully sustainable fuels in 2026, had a significant impact on Honda's decision to recommit to F1. Toshihiro Mibe, Global CEO of Honda, believes that the technologies and know-how gained from this new challenge can potentially be applied directly to Honda's future mass-production electric vehicles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/23·14m 40s

Extreme E: Behind the scenes in Scotland

The recent Extreme E event in Scotland saw the electric racers arrive at the Glenmuckloch location in Dumfriesshire, an abandoned opencast coal mine. As always, environmental awareness was a key part of the event, as Extreme E continues to promote environmentally responsible racing. The Glenmuckloch location provided a striking backdrop for the race with its stark terrain and granite walls. As a proposed hub for renewable energy with a pumped storage hydropower facility driven by wind turbines, the site itself is transitioning from fossil fuels to a renewable era. Autosport's Head of Social, Mark Pryde, was invited along to see how the series races without leaving a trace while bringing environmental problems to light everywhere they go. Mark joins Martyn Lee for a look behind the scenes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/23·16m 31s

Top 10...Le Mans Heartbreaks

The greatest race hasn't just delivered some of the most memorable battles for victory, but also standout moments where success was ripped from those seemingly on course for glory. Martyn Lee is joined by Kevin Turner, Gary Watkins and James Newbold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/23·1h

Can 2023 Be Another British Touring Car Triumph?

Ahead of the action at Snetterton this weekend, Martyn Lee invites Autosport's BTCC insider Marcus Simmons and Group National Editor Stephen Lickorish to discuss the thrilling prospects of the British Touring Car Championship season so far.   2023 has already seen excitement surrounding the return of option tyres, tweaks to hybrid rules, and the challenges reigning champion Tom Ingram has face in his bid to protect his status as number one.   On the podcast we discuss the changes made to the hybrid rules following their introduction in 2022 and how they will impact the racing landscape. We also talk about the return of option tyres and the potential effects on strategies this season. Finally we spotlight the drivers that are worth watching this season and the TOCA support packages which ensure racing fans have something to watch on track all day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/23·50m 25s

Flat Chat 🏁: Ageless Alonso, Ricciardo's Rumoured Reshuffle & F1's Calendar Conundrum

On this month's episode of the Flat Chat podcast, Stuart Codling is joined as usual by Mark Gallagher and Matt Kew to discuss the talking stories in June's edition of GP Racing magazine. A key talking point is the seeming shift in F1 from a young driver's sport to a battlefield for experienced veterans. We explore Fernando Alonso's continued success as he approaches 42, highlighting that, in this adrenaline-fueled sport, age is truly just a number. Rumours are circulating of 33-year-old Daniel Ricciardo's potential move to AlphaTauri, which sparks a conversation about the team's current flux. Mark Gallagher takes us through the after-effects of Dietrich Mateschitz’s death, the regime change at AlphaTauri, and its impact on the Red Bull talent pipeline. On another front, the team discusses the challenges presented by an expanding F1 calendar, diving into the potential strain on teams, drivers, and all involved with the sport. With a poignant quote from the Haas team manager serving as a conversation starter, we explore the physical, mental, and logistic challenges that accompany the increasing number of race weekends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/23·1h 5m

Emilia Romagna GP CANCELLED - Everything We Know So Far

Martyn Lee is joined by Matt Kew to discuss the breaking news that the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix will not take place this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/23·19m 40s

Emilia-Romagna GP Preview

Martyn Lee is joined by Jonathan Noble and Roberto Chinchero ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, to discuss extreme weather, team upgrades, tyre regulations, driver performance, and the balance between tradition and innovation in Formula One events.   They begin by discussing potential disruptions due to severe weather conditions. The Department of Civil Protection has issued a red alert weather warning for the Emilia-Romagna region, citing risks of high winds, heavy rain, thunderstorms, and potential landslides. With an estimated rainfall accumulation of around 150mm expected by tomorrow night, concerns about flooding have prompted local authorities to recommend the closure of schools and certain roads.   How will this affect the Grand Prix? Roberto Chinchero explains how it will likely go ahead, but the track action will favour teams such as Red Bull, with their higher levels of downforce paying off in slippery conditions. Organisers have implemented contingency plans for wet weather, and the race will see the introduction of a new Pirelli rain tyre that doesn't require preheating.   The team also discuss changes to the tyre regulations, which will force drivers to use hard, medium, and soft compounds in the qualifying sessions. The move could lead to more exciting races and reintroduce two-stop strategies. Jonathan Noble explains how the trial aims to balance excitement with practicality. The trial will also reduce tyre allocation from 13 to 11 sets, with a more even split between compounds. This could lead to more aggressive tyre choices and potentially more entertaining races.   Many teams are schedulded to bring upgrades this weekend but the wet weather has already delayed Ferrari's plans. As for Mercedes, George Russell has warned that the comprehensive upgrades scheduled for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola will not instantly transform the team's fortunes. Mercedes recognised its floor and sidepod concept was flawed, leading to significant modifications to its W14 car. The changes, which include adjustments to the front suspension, aim to make the car less difficult to handle for Russell and Lewis Hamilton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/23·25m 55s

Sportscars 2023: Why This is the Year to Watch

Martyn Lee welcomes Gary Watkins and James Newbold to discuss why sportscar racing is enjoying a renaissance, as Le Mans celebrates its centenary year and the return of manufacturers such as Ferrari have given us even more reasons to watch. Martyn, Gary, and James delve into the changes which have been made to the rules in recent years which encouraged manufacturers such as Toyota, Peugeot, Ferrari, Porsche, Cadillac, Acura and BMW to field entries, with Lamborghini and Alpine arriving for 2024. The conversation shifts to the variety of car classes in sportscar racing, and how this diversity adds depth and complexity to the racing, and why it makes it so fascinating to follow. Gary and James share their insights on the technology seen in the WEC Hypercar and IMSA GPT classes, before the trio wrap up the discussion with a conversation about the inherent unpredictability of endurance racing and how this contributes to the sport's appeal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/23·45m 20s

Top 10...Greatest Le Mans Races

Martyn Lee is joined by our sportcar expert Gary Watkins, who has scoured the history books and his own extensive experience of covering the event, to put together the list of ultimate Le Mans races. They are joined by our Chief Editor Kevin Turner and James Newbold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/23·1h 1m

American Muscle vs British Jaguars: How Ford Galaxie Crushed The Competition

British racing fans were accustomed to seeing competitive Jaguar Mk2s triumph frequently in British Saloon Car racing in the early 1960s. But on this day sixty years ago, May 11th 1963, the Ford Galaxie arrived to end the British reign at the top. When Jack Sears drove a Galaxie 500 to victory in the 1963 British Saloon Car Championship, it came as a shock to the established order. Protests and arguments ensued as American muscle destroyed the previously dominant Jags. Racing veterans Graham Hill and Sir Jack Brabham also tried their hand at driving these enormous beasts, which would struggle to slow thanks the insufficient brakes, and which were quickly upgraded before the year was out. But the point of these cars wasn't the twisty stuff, it was the enormous about of power from the 7.0 engines and seemingly endless torque. The Lotus Cortinas proved to be too quick for the big Ford V8's as the decade went on, but not before the Galaxie had cemented its place in racing history. Martyn Lee is joined by Autosport's Chief Editor Kevin Turner to look back at the impact the Galaxie's made when they arrived on these shores, and tell us more about the recent Autosport track test, when we were able to get a Jaguar Mk2, Ford Galaxie and Ford Lotus Cortina all on track at Silverstone for a special feature online and in the magazine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/23·37m 13s

Wet and Wild: The Thrilling Rebirth of the Autosport 3 Hours

In this episode we explore thrilling revival of the Autosport 3 Hours at Snetterton where wet conditions, diverse machinery, and a range of driving experience culminated in an electrifying and unpredictable contest. When we decided to revive the Autosport 3 Hours, a race previously won twice by Jim Clark, we had no idea if it would be a success. But we need not have worried. A robust grid was the result of much hard work by the Historic Sports Car Club and Andy Dee-Crowne. However on the day itself, it was the weather which spiced up the racing in a way we couldn't have predicted. The Norfolk downpours allowed for more nimble cars and strategic moves to take center stage. Listen as we follow the inspiring performances of drivers, the importance of driving standards and the potential future of this historic race, as well as the unforgettable moments that made the Autosport 3 Hours a truly captivating event. Martyn Lee is joined by the HSCC's Andy Dee-Crowne, Autosport Chief Editor Kevin Turner and our Group National Editor Stephen Lickorish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/23·34m 57s

Miami Grand Prix Review

Martyn Lee is joined by three guests who were all at the Miami Hard Rock Stadium to witness Sunday's action in person. Motorsport.com's Global Editor-in-Chief Charles Bradley is a Miami resident who has seen the city embrace the return of Formula 1 - but did the sport deliver the second time round? We're also delighted to have motorsport journalist Mandy Curi back on the podcast to give her view on how America has fallen for F1, as well as Autosport's Matt Kew with his analysis of today's race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/23·57m 26s

Miami GP Qualifying

Martyn Lee is joined by Jake Boxall-Legge to analyse Saturday's track action at the Miami Hard Rock Stadium.   Sergio Perez secured pole position at the Miami Grand Prix after a Charles Leclerc crash ended qualifying early with less than two minutes remaining of the final session, leaving Max Verstappen in ninth place. Fernando Alonso qualified second for Aston Martin, followed by Ferrari's Carlos Sainz.   Kevin Magnussen (Haas) and Pierre Gasly (Alpine) also managed impressive finishes in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Verstappen, who leads the drivers' championship by just 6 points from his teammate, suffered a setback due to a momentary loss of balance, while Leclerc's crash added to Ferrari's concerns regarding their new gearbox. Alonso is eyeing his fourth podium in five races this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/23·25m 21s

Miami GP Practice

Martyn Lee is joined by the editor of autosport.com, Haydn Cobb, to delve into the key takeaways from Friday’s practice sessions at the Miami Grand Prix.   They discuss more impressive performance from the Red Bulls, the impact of a last gasp crash for Ferrari and which other drivers tamed the new track surface around the Hard Rock Stadium.   Plus as always they look at which new stories you've been clicking on at autosport.com, and some of the highlights from the analysis usually reserved for our 'Plus' subscriber area. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/23·24m 12s

Top 10...Greatest Le Mans Cars

Martyn Lee is joined by our chief editor Kevin Turner and renowned sportscar expert Gary Watkins to discuss the top 10 Le Mans cars of all time. On today's podcast we talk about how Le Mans cars have evolved over the years, the role of technology and innovation, and the impact of the greatest cars to do battle. We delve into the stories, engineering marvels, and performances that make each car legendary. Kevin and Gary also reminisce about their experiences covering the event, the unparalleled atmosphere, and the significance of Le Mans in motorsport history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/23·1h 3m

Azerbaijan GP Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Matt Kew and Filip Cleeren to analyse how today's grand prix was won, and how Formula 1 got lucky with nobody hurt as people flooded the pit lane whilst cars were still racing. Our special guest today is Ben Hocking (@BenHockingF1) who is host of the Late Braking F1 podcast (https://www.latebrakingpodcast.com). If you would like to follow their podcast, all the details are here: https://linktr.ee/latebrakingpodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/23·57m 22s

Azerbaijan Sprint Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Jake Boxall-Legge from Azerbaijan, to review Saturday’s track action. With the Sprint Shootout immediately followed by the Sprint itself, Saturday is almost a standalone event within the Grand Prix Weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/23·21m 33s

Azerbaijan GP Qualifying (Yes, on a Friday!)

Martyn Lee is joined by Autosport.com Editor, Haydn Cobb, to discuss the new weekend format where qualifying for Sunday’s Grand Prix now takes places on a Friday afternoon. They analyse the grid order for Sunday and what it means for Saturday’s track action, which is now a standalone day featuring a Sprint Shootout (aka Sprint Qualifying) and the Sprint Race. Whilst points are scored in the Sprint, the finishing order now has no bearing on the Grand Prix starting grid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/23·34m 16s

From Rising Stars to SuperStars: The BRDC Driver Development Story

In this episode of the Autosport podcast, we delve into the prestigious BRDC SuperStars programme, exploring how it nurtures and develops the most promising young British racing talent. Created by Damon Hill OBE and in recent years closely overseen by Derek Warwick, both of whom are former BRDC Presidents, the programme has a strong record of results with SuperStars chalking up an impressive total of 384 wins, 1,558 podiums and 342 pole positions, with over 45 drivers becoming full-time professionals during their time on the programme. Martyn Lee and Kevin Turner sit down with Andy Meyrick, Director of the BRDC SuperStars, to discuss the role of SuperStars in nurturing future talent, its impact on the careers of aspiring drivers and the future of British motorsports. We were also thrilled to feature two up-and-coming drivers who are currently being coached by the BRDC SuperStars programme. Callum Voisin and Matt Rees join the conversation to share their personal experiences, the challenges they face, and the invaluable guidance they receive as part of this elite group. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/23·53m 33s

Flat Chat 🏁: Mercedes' Tech Turnaround, Aston Martin Success & Baku Sprint Changes

On this month’s Flat Chat podcast we discuss the major changes happening within Mercedes. At the beginning of this season, Toto Wolff claimed that Mercedes' basic car concept was a dead end and that a major rethink was needed. Our tech columnist Pat Symonds explains what this means for the team. He breaks down "car concept" and the challenges faced when attempting an engineering U-turn in the fast-paced world of Formula 1.   Hosts Stuart Codling, Mark Gallagher and Matt Kew also discuss the rising fortunes of Aston Martin. The team has been surrounded by innuendo regarding whether their cars are simply copies of other successful designs, particularly Red Bull. This month, Matt Kew takes aim at this popular narrative and sheds light on the reality of the situation, revealing that not everything is as it appears to be.   Lastly, we look forward to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix this weekend. For the first time, Baku will host a sprint race with a separate qualifying session replacing the normal Saturday morning practice. The race start order will be governed by a traditional qualifying session, which moves to Friday afternoon. The new Saturday morning session dictates the Sprint line-up, with the Sprint itself no longer having any bearing on Sunday. But is this a good move for Formula 1 given the high chance of damage at Baku. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/23·57m 16s

Top 10...Pre War Grand Prix Drivers

Today we delve into the fascinating world of motorsport's pioneers and the unforgettable stories of the drivers who helped shape racing history. In the final episode of our current series, Martyn Lee and Chief Editor Kevin Tuner are taking a trip back in time to explore the legends of pre-WW2 grand prix racing, uncovering the legacy of these early drivers and their impact on the sport we know today. Discover the challenges and excitement of the early days of grand prix racing, as adventurers (and even spies!) turned into professionals, pushing the limits of what was possible with emerging technology. We'll also take a deep dive into the machinery and technology available to these pioneers, exploring their ingenuity and resourcefulness to tackle poor surfaces, demanding tracks, and the endurance required to compete in two-day GPs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/23·49m 52s

Major Mercedes Shakeup: Inside Allison and Elliott's Job Swap

In this episode, we dive deep into the recent management changes within the Mercedes Formula 1 team, as James Allison and Mike Elliott swap roles in a bid to bring the team back to the forefront of Formula 1. We discuss the background and motivations behind this surprising move and analyze how it might impact the team's performance and strategies.   Martyn Lee is joined by Jonathan Noble (@NobleF1) to explore why the team decided to shuffle its senior technical personnel. As Allison returns to the role of Technical Director and Elliott takes up the position of Chief Technical Officer, we break down the reasons behind the job swap and how both individuals believe their skills are better suited to the other's position.   Toto Wolff, Mercedes team principal, has also weighed in on these management changes, expressing his admiration for the introspection and self-awareness shown by both Allison and Elliott. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/23·21m 8s

Craig Breen Tribute with Kris Meeke

Welcome to the special tribute to honour the life and career of the late Craig Breen. Tragically, Craig was taken from us far too soon in a crash which left the motorsport community in mourning. Known for his heart-on-sleeve approach, Craig left an indelible mark on the world of rallying.  Today we'll be speaking with those who knew him personally, sharing stories and memories that celebrate Craig's character both on and off the track. We'll discuss his passion and and the lasting legacy he leaves behind in the rally world. Firstly we're joined by Autosport's rally man Tom Howard in Croatia. And our special guest is a renowned figure in the world of rallying, hailing from Northern Ireland, Kris Meeke. With an impressive career spanning over two decades, Kris has multiple WRC wins, is a true ambassador of the sport, and was a friend of Craigs. Kris provide a unique and heartfelt perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/23·26m 33s

Top 10...Pre War Grand Prix Cars

Today we're heading back in time to explore the golden age of Grand Prix racing – the pre-Formula 1 era. From 1906 to the outbreak of World War II in 1939, motorsport was a hotbed of innovation and spectacular machines. So, prepare yourselves for a thrilling adventure as we delve into the top 10 pre-war Grand Prix cars and the epic races that defined them. Using Autosport's latest list as our guide, Chief Editor Kevin Turner takes a look at each car's success in major GP events and their impact on motorsport history. These incredible machines and their epic races remind us of the rich history and innovation that paved the way for the Formula 1 we know and love today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/23·48m 46s

Top 10...Best F1 Cars Which Never Won

Forever the bridesmaid, never the bride – we'll explore the tale of the F1 cars that could never quite clinch the coveted victory. Today we're going to take a stroll down the pit lane of heartbreak and missed opportunities. We're discussing the definitive list of the top 10 F1 cars that, despite their promise, never managed to secure a championship Grand Prix win. Based on Kevin Turner's latest Top 10 list, we're joined by Jake Boxall-Legge to dive into these tantalizing tales of racing machines that just couldn't quite taste the victory champagne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/23·47m 30s

Inside Autosport's Data Room: How Are Red Bull So Dominant?

What does the data show us after the first 3 races of the F1 2023 season? From strong Red Bull form to abysmal starts for Ferrari, Mercedes' improvements and declines, surprise midfield strengths and more, Martyn Lee is joined by Jon Noble and Blake Hinsey, ex-Red Bull Performance Engineer, to discuss everything the data tells us from the opening of the F1 2023 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/23·27m 46s

Australian GP Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Kevin Turner, Jake Boxall-Legge and Matt Kew to analyse the biggest talking points from Formula 1 at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/23·1h 2m

Australian GP Qualifying & Travel Diary

Autosport's Grand Prix Editor, Alex Kalinauckas, is in Melbourne to bring us coverage of the Australian GP. Plus he updates us on life as a travelling F1 reporter with his latest travel diary instalment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/23·29m 5s

Australian GP Practice

It was wet and wild Down Under as rain arrived for Free Practice 2 at the Australian Grand Prix.   Join Martyn Lee and Haydn Cobb as they recap the action as rain poured down on Albert Park, making for treacherous conditions at times and limited dry running. There were incidents for Verstappen, Norris, Stroll and Russell as drivers explored the limits.   Also listen in for a rundown of the biggest stories you've been clicking on this week at autosport.com, with news about Red Bull, Mercedes and a new FIA rule which upset fans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/23·26m 55s

Track Titans: 2023's Must-Watch National Racing Championships

The Autosport podcast highlights the exciting new national racing championships making their debut in 2023. We take a look at different events, categories, and circuits where the races will be held and provide information on those expected to participate. We also discuss the significance of the championships in the broader context of motorsport and the potential impact they could have on the sport's future.  Martyn Lee is joined by Kevin Turner and Stephen Lickorish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/23·50m 5s

Luke Browning: Life as an F3 Driver and winning the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award 🏆"

Today we have a very special guest, Luke Browning, who is one of the rising stars in motorsport. Luke recently made headlines by winning the prestigious Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award, which recognizes the most promising young drivers in the UK. He also recently joined the Hitech team for the start of the 2023 FIA F3 season. On the podcast he talks about his experiences battling to win the championship in GB3, his journey to winning our young driver award, and how he’s approaching 2023 on the F3 grid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/23·30m 40s

Flat Chat 🏁 : Bottas Mullet Magic, Ferrari Fiasco and McLaren's Moves

The latest Flat Chat podcast from GP Racing magazine leads on Valtteri Bottas becoming the first and possibly the last F1 driver on the cover with a moustache and mullet. Bottas is the subject of an exclusive no-holds-barred interview (and an unusual photo shoot) in GP Racing this month. Now free of the corporate leash he’s enjoying life – and racing – once again. He explains why he rejected advice to ‘be more evil’ while at Mercedes and why he’s taking a stand for drivers to be able to express themselves. GP Racing columnists Mark Gallagher and Matt Kew join editor Stuart Codling to discuss this latest incarnation of Bottas as well as some of the most recent developments in F1. As senior Ferrari engineer David Sanchez leaves for McLaren, the panel reflect on the chaos which seems to be enveloping the teams currently in the wake of the dominant Red Bull outfit. If former Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto was as much a victim of regime change in the boardroom as of operational problems on track, why is his successor Frederic Vasseur – the preferred choice of the new executives – seemingly at loggerheads with CEO Benedetto Vigna? While team principal and senior executive squabble over peripheral topics such as who gets a paddock pass, the team has bigger issues to face: a car concept that may not be working and a lead driver, Charles Leclerc, who may be on the verge of throwing Ferrari over for a better offer when his contract expires. At McLaren, meanwhile, what is the thinking behind yet another management restructure? Having dropped the much-derided 'matrix management' system three years ago in favour of a conventional top-down hierarchy, McLaren's decision to have three technical leaders represents a major pivot. Elsewhere on the grid another team with a new leader, Williams, has enjoyed an unexpectedly positive start to the season considering the latest upheaval over the winter. First impressions are that new boss James Vowles is taking exactly the right approach to dealing with the problems which have pegged Williams back in recent years: measured and diplomatic, but decisive, as befits a leader with a background in engineering and strategy. It’s the opposite tactic to that recently adopted by AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost, who seems to be following the playbook of Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur by throwing his backroom staff under the bus… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/23·1h 1m

Saudi Arabian GP Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Kevin Turner, Alex Kalinauckas and Filip Cleeren to analyse the biggest talking points from Formula 1's race under the lights at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/03/23·59m 57s

Saudi Arabian GP Qualifying

In today's Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, it was a Red Bull on Pole Position but not the world champion. One year on from his first pole position came the second pole for Sergio Perez. The Mexican driver posted a stunning lap time of 1:28.265, narrowly edging out Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who will start 12th because of a 10 place grid drop. Third was Fernando Alonso, 0.4 seconds behind Perez, but he moves up to start second, for an Aston Martin on the front row. Max Verstappen suffered a dramatic Q2 exit due to a driveshaft issue and will race from a disappointing 15th position. Martyn Lee is joined by Autosport’s F1 Writer, Jake Boxall-Legge, who is in Saudi Arabia to witness the action first hand.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/23·25m 33s

Saudi Arabian GP Practice

Martyn Lee is joined by Editor of autosport.com, Haydn Cobb, to recap today's action at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. They talk about the biggest stories from Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes, Aston Martin, Alpine and Williams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/23·29m 28s

Bahrain GP Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Kevin Turner, Matt Kew and Jake Boxall-Legge to look back at the first race of the 2023 season and assess what it means for the year ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/03/23·1h 8m

Bahrain GP Qualifying and Travel Diary

Listeners of the Autosport podcast asked us to tell them more about what it's like doing our job, behind the scenes. Our Grand Prix Editor, Alex Kalinauckas, has been in Bahrain since he flew out to cover F1 testing. So we asked him to record a few comments at the end of each day and explain about the tasks our Autosport staff do to bring Formula 1 to your screens or magazines. At the end of the podcast today we come up to date with his analysis of Saturday evenings qualifying and what kind of race we could expect tomorrow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/23·22m 55s

Bahrain GP Practice Suggests F1 2023 Will Be Competitive

Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso emerged as the fastest driver in the second practice session for the 2023 season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez. The session saw the top 13 drivers finish within one second of each other, with Charles Leclerc of Ferrari in fourth place. Haas driver Nico Hulkenberg produced an impressive effort to come fifth. Temperatures were down to 22C in the evening running under lights, prompting several teams to immediately head out on the soft tyres. Alpine's Esteban Ocon used the softs to take first place, followed by Lance Stroll of Aston Martin, who had set the first-place benchmark on the mediums a few moments earlier.   The first round of performance runs saw Leclerc surge ahead of his teammate Carlos Sainz and take the lead, which lasted for 20 minutes. Perez then shot into first place before Alonso took over the lead with a time of 1m30.907s, which remained unbeaten for the rest of the session. The drivers then completed the typical late-FP2 long-run data-gathering exercises. The stewards will investigate a pitlane incident where Nyck de Vries's AlphaTauri was released into Lando Norris's path.   Alonso’s time followed his impressive performance in the first practice session where he split the two Red Bulls. Despite attempts by Alonso and Aston Martin to downplay their impressive pace from testing, they continue to be strong contenders. Aston Martin had two cars in the top six, with Lance Stroll finishing sixth in his second session back in the car. However, there were some concerns about Stroll's mobility, as he replied "I can't" when asked to compromise his line for Turn 1 later on in the session. Red Bull's pace on long-run simulations still appeared to mark them out as the team to beat.   To discuss the action on track is Martyn Lee and the Editor of Autosport.com, Haydn Cobb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/23·24m 12s

GP Racing Season Preview: Bull On The Run 🏁

In this episode, we're getting ready for a new season of racing and looking at the season-preview issue of GP Racing magazine. Our cover features Red Bull, who seem to be the ones to beat based on their form and pre-season test. But with 23 races scheduled, there's still hope for an exciting year of competition. Joining Stuart Codling to discuss the pecking order are special guests Mark Gallagher and Matt Kew. We'll be looking at the second year of the new technical regulations and whether they have succeeded in bringing us closer and more competitive racing. We'll also be discussing Red Bull's penalty for breaking the budget cap in 2021 and whether it will affect their performance this season. Testing has given us a glimpse of what to expect in the season opener, with Red Bull looking fastest, Ferrari close behind, and Mercedes potentially lagging. We'll be exploring how the teams have adapted to rule tweaks that aim to slow the cars down and reduce bouncing. We'll also be discussing the new Aston Martin factory and whether they can manage the logistics of moving in during a month with three GPs. Plus, we'll take a look at the revolving door of team managers and the transition to a football manager-style culture of regular hirings and firings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/23·46m 19s

Inside Autosport's Data Room: Analyzing Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes, Aston, and McLaren

Join us in this F1 analysis podcast as we break down the data from the top F1 teams, including Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes, Aston Martin and McLaren to give us a glimpse into the upcoming F1 season. From analysing fastest laps to understanding the impact of pace vs degradation, we leave no stone unturned in our quest to uncover the insights hidden within the data. We’re joined by an expert panel of guests, including Blake Hinsey, ex-Red Bull Performance Engineer as well as Autosport’s Jon Noble and Martyn Lee, to share their perspectives on the data and offer predictions for the upcoming season. Whether you're a die-hard F1 fan or just curious about the science behind racing, today's podcast brings you some valuable insights and analysis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/23·36m 0s

5 Things To Know Before F1 This Weekend

Martyn Lee is joined by Matt Kew who is now back in the UK and Alex Kalinauckas who stayed in Bahrain to cover the first race this weekend.   Today we look at five of the biggest questions we have before F1 goes racing this weekend in Bahrain:   Are Red Bull as quick as everyone is saying? What do Ferrari have to do in order to leapfrog Red Bull Why can nobody work out if Mercedes is looking good, bad or ugly? Who predicts Aston Martin could be a dark horse this year? How can McLaren dig themselves out of a pre-season funk? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/23·25m 56s

What We Learned From F1's Pre-Season Test

Stuart Codling watched the cars trackside at the Bahrain International Circuit today and joins Martyn Lee to discuss everything we learned from Formula 1's only pre-season test. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/23·27m 43s

Reliability Problems Hit F1 Testing Day 2

Top teams Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari were all being careful with their performance predictions after reliability ended some runs and kept others in the garage. Aston Martin gave Fernando Alonso plenty to get on with as they continue to look like their 2023 car is handling well. Stuart Codling joins Martyn Lee to analyse the track action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/23·23m 57s

What We Learned From F1 Testing Day 1

Our team are at the Bahrain International Circuit to watch trackside as F1's 2023 challengers leave the garage for the first time. Autosport's Alex Kalinauckas and GP Racing Editor Stuart Codling join Martyn Lee to analyse the early running. We saw Red Bull's RB19 unveiled in the pit lane before Max Verstappen put in 157 laps to top the time sheets (not that today's time mean a huge amount!). In fact we saw just one Red Flag when the Aston Martin stopped on track with an electrical issue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/23·23m 22s

Analysing F1's Car Launch Season

Following last night's Alpine event we've now seen all ten Formula 1 challengers for this year. Or rather more specifically, we've seen all their liveries. How much each team revealed varied from simply repainting a 2022 car (here's looking at you, Red Bull) to the Ferrari with its innovative front wing and suspension setup. Luke Smith joins Martyn Lee today to look back over the entire F1 launch season and talk about what we learned about the year ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/23·43m 15s

Car Launch - Alpine

And Alpine makes 10! We've now seen the entire grid (or at least, liveries and some of the cars), now Alpine have unveiled their A523 F1 2023 race car at a star-studded event in a London club. Even with the two liveries, are Alpine confident they can maintain their "best of the rest" position? And what does their new Rac(h)er mean for the future of women in motorsport? Matt Kew joins Martyn Lee straight from the busy Alpine club launch to discuss all this and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/23·12m 53s

Car Launch - Mercedes

After Mercedes revealed its W14 F1 car at Silverstone, viewers were surprised but pleased to see the return of the black silver arrow, albeit with a lot more "naked carbon" than before. But why is the car back in black, and why are they so confident in their W13 2022 car's design concept that they haven't switched over to a Red Bull or Ferrari style design? Alex Kalinauckas chats with Martyn Lee to discuss these questions and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/23·13m 51s

Car Launch - Ferrari

Not only have we now seen the real Ferrari SF-23 F1 car, but we've also seen it driven in anger on track! Ferrari's 2023 season launch may have been great, but it's also spurred up some technical questions regarding its front wing setup when compared to a 2022 Mercedes W12 design that wasn't allowed to be used. So why is Ferrari's design legal? Roberto Chinchero joins Martyn Lee to discuss the technical questions as well as the future of Ferrari's F1 team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/23·16m 43s

Car Launch - Aston Martin

Aston Martin launched their actual 2023 F1 race car, the AMR23, with a surprising amount of technical insight from Technical Director Dan Fellows, interviews with Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll, and unsurprisingly, a green livery. But why is Aston Martin's AMR23 being labelled as "aggressive"? Luke Smith joins Martyn Lee live from the post-launch party to tell us more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/23·10m 53s

Car Launch - McLaren MCL60

New driver duo, new team principal, new livery (sort of): McLaren's F1 2023 launch may be all about its upgrades for the new season, but McLaren, its drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri, and its bosses Zak Brown and Andrea Stella, are certainly looking to McLaren's future in F1. After Interviewing Lando, Oscar, Zak and Andrea, Luke Smith caught up with Martyn Lee live from the McLaren Technology Centre to chat about what today's launch really means for McLaren. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/23·11m 32s

Motorsport We're Excited About In 2023

From top level FIA international series all the way to one-off events like the Goodwood Revival, 2023 is set to be a thrilling year of motorsport. Kevin Turner and Stephen Lickorish join Martyn Lee to talk about their favourites this year from sportscars, Formula E, MotoGP, BTCC, super tourers and even the return of the Autosport 3 Hours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/23·49m 1s

Karun Chandhok's Big Questions 2023

We’ve once again teamed up with F1 racer-turned-pundit Karun Chandhok for our traditional Big Questions piece looking at the campaign ahead. Chandhok takes on topics up and down the grid, from Red Bull’s likely challengers to how much work is needed at Williams, via the line-ups that could prove most explosive on and off track. Karun is joined by Kevin Turner, Alex Kalinauckas and Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/23·1h 11m

Lewis Hamilton's 10 Best Seasons

As Lewis Hamilton celebrates ten seasons with the team at Mercedes, Kevin Turner and Alex Kalinauckas rank his greatest years in order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/23·48m 36s

Car Launch - Alfa Romeo

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has unveiled its new C43, the last Sauber-built car to carry the name of the Italian manufacturer. The team unveiled a show car at a launch event in Switzerland on Tuesday morning, as well as issuing CGI images. The real C43 will be seen for the first time when it undertakes a filming day in Barcelona on Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/23·12m 37s

Car Launch - Williams

Williams has unveiled their 2023 livery, and while it may not break away from convention, it has added some new Gulf and updated Duracell logos among other things. But what are Williams' chances during the 2023 season? Could they be taking pole positions and 1st places, or are they doomed to be at the back of the grid yet again? And will new driver Logan Sargeant, and new Team Principal James Vowles, bring a breath of fresh air to the team? Matt Kew and Martyn Lee discuss this and more, live from the Williams Launch Event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/23·11m 21s

Top 10...Worst F1 Cars To Win A Race

Cars that rarely looked like contenders for victory have occasionally slipped through the net to become winners of world championship Formula 1 races. But which was the worst of the bunch? Most cars that win in Formula 1 are special. The level of competition ensures that genuinely poor designs rarely get near a podium, particularly given the reliability of modern racing machines. But sometimes a combination of luck, inspiration and/or unusual weather gives underdog cars their moment in the limelight. For this list, we looked at the overall pace of the cars, their reliability, how difficult they were to drive and the circumstances of their success. Your host Martyn Lee is joined by Kevin Tuner and Jake Boxall-Legge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/23·54m 53s

Car Launch - Red Bull

What does Red Bull's 2023 launch, and announcement of Ford returning to F1, really mean for the team going forward? While the New York launch dragged on a bit, we eventually got to see some cars, but is it really the 2023 RB19? And can Verstappen really defend his title? Jon Noble and Matt Kew discuss this and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/23·14m 24s

Car Launch - Haas

Once again Haas are first out of the blocks with a car launch, except this isn't really anything else but their new sponsor on a 2022 base car. Whilst there are multiple rule changes for 2023 they are relatively minor. However there are some key visual indicators which show this is not their new car. With a substantial budget thanks to a new MoneyGram sponsorship, two established drivers in Magnussen and Hulkenberg, and a solid Ferrari partnership can Haas improve this year? Let's discuss with Martyn Lee and Jonathan Noble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/23·10m 25s

Top 10...F1 Wet Weather Drives

The fourth episode in our new series of Top 10’s takes a look at the greatest F1 wet weather drives. Every great grand prix driver has at least one rite of passage in adverse weather, often several. For today’s podcast Kevin Turner has limited each driver to one appearance on the list, and the distinction to remember is that we’re not talking about which drivers perform best when the heavens open, but specific wet weather drives.   To discuss, we’re joined by motorsport journalist Damien Smith and your host Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/23·1h 1m

Daytona 24: An Exciting Era Begins For Sportscars

Whenever we see drivers climbing into the race seat of a brand new set of cars at the start of a new season, the atmosphere is filled with anticipation. And that’s the prospect this weekend. One of the most exciting weekends in motorsport this year, because the Daytona 24 hours marks the start of the new era. Last weekend saw Tom Blomqvist put his Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-06 LMDh car on pole in a last-gasp effort which set the scene for this weekend’s season opener, just 8 tenths separating the whole class, the competition is tight! The grid has so much to look out for. 9 of the new GTP class cars making a return to IMSA, 10 LMP2 entries, 9 LMP3’s, another 9 in GTD Pro, and 24 GTD cars on the grid. 61 cars in total.  Today we’ll ask: • Why we’re so excited about the new LMDh prototypes • What we can expect from Porsche, BMW, Cadillac and Acura • What drivers you should be watching this weekend Let's get up to speed with our sportscar man Gary Watkins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/23·26m 27s

Top 10...F1 One Hit Wonders

This week's podcast look at the 26 drivers who took a single world championship F1 win. Some of those drivers should have won many more races, while others got on the list through good fortune or an outstanding performance. Here is our pick of F1's top 10 one-hit wonders, based on their drives to victory, the circumstances of that success and their overall careers. We’re excluding those drivers who are still active in F1, so no Pierre Gasly, Esteban Ocon, Carlos Sainz or George Russell just yet. Joining us on the podcast to discuss the topic are Kevin Turner, Damien Smith and Haydn Cobb. Your host is Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/23·50m 55s

Why WRC Is Motorsport's Sleeping Giant

This weekend the World Rally Championship returns to legendary Monte Carlo. We have a record-breaking world champion, drivers in new teams, new management and the evolution of the Rally1 hybrid monsters. Fans know how good the sport is, but increasing social media coverage continues to spread rallying to new audiences. And because of all that, we’ve titled this podcast “Is WRC Motorsport’s Sleeping Giant?” Today we’ll ask:   ·     Can Hyundai pick up where they left off? ·     Will Kalle Rovanpera cope with the weight of being champion? ·     Do we have a true 3-way fight for the title in 2023?   Let's get up to speed with our rally man Tom Howard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/23·30m 27s

712: Live Podcast: Andretti, Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari and more

The Autosport Podcast joins you today live from the Autosport International main stage at Birmingham's NEC. Autosport International was back for the first time since 2020 with over 100,000 expected through the doors, at our traditional kick-start to the motorsport calendar. Martyn Lee is joined on stage by Luke Smith, Alex Kalinauckas and Stuart Codling to discuss some of the recent new stories dominating Formula 1. Michael Andretti has publicly complained about the resistance of existing teams regarding his proposal to enter F1. What's the problem with welcoming extra cars on the grid? Or with the sports recent success, should they leave alone a winning formula? We also discuss the chances for Red Bull, given their cost cap punishment. Can Mercedes recover over the winter and challenge the champions? And what will Ferrari expect in 2023 under their new Team Principal Frédéric Vasseur. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/23·53m 44s

711: Top 10...F1 Drivers Who Never Won A Championship

The second episode in our new series of Top 10’s takes a look at the greatest F1 drivers who couldn’t clinch a drivers title. Chief Editor Kevin Turner leads the way, joined by motorsport journalist Damien Smith and Autosport.com Editor Haydn Cobb.  The show is hosted by Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/23·1h 3m

710: Formula E's Gen3 Reboot

Formula E returns this weekend with new cars, new tech, new teams and drivers ready to race the fastest ever version of the electric machines.    In many ways it is a reboot for the ground-breaking series.    Just before Christmas we dispatched our Formula E man Jake Boxall-Legge to Valencia for the  pre-season test, to spy on this new generation.    Today we’ll ask:    • What’s so special about the Gen3 cars?  • Which drivers and teams you should look out for  • Is this the reset FE needs to step up into the motorsport mainstream?    Let's get up to speed with our expert Jake Boxall-Legge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/23·30m 16s

709: Top 10...F1 Drivers Who Never Won A Race

Season 3 Episode 1. Welcome back to the third series of our Top 10’s list curated by Chief Editor Kevin Turner.  Look out every weekend for a new episode. This series we’ll discuss topics such as the greatest drivers who never won the championship, one hit wonders, the worst cars to grace the grid and the best wet weather drives.  For the first show in this series, Kev has compiled the Top 10 F1 drivers never to have won a world championship race.   To debate the order of the list is motorsport journalist and former Autosport head honcho, Damian Smith. The show is hosted by Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/01/23·54m 24s

708: The F1 Record Which Stood For 33 Years

Emerson Fittipaldi won the Formula One World Championship driving for Lotus in 1972. He was 25 years old and became the youngest ever F1 champ. It was a record which held for an amazing 33 years until Fernando Alonso won with Renault in 2005. Today, we talk to our Chief Editor Kevin Turner about the story of that incredible year and how Fittipaldi stepped up to become champion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/01/23·30m 39s

707: Remembering Ken Block with Petter and Oliver Solberg

Rally driver and Hoonigan founder, Ken Block, passed away yesterday following a snowmobile accident in Utah. He was 55 years old, and most famous for his Youtube series of daring stunt videos which have been watched over 650million times. His Hoonigan Racing Division described him as “a visionary, a pioneer and an icon and most importantly a father and husband who will be terribly missed.” Today we’ll look back at a life lived at full speed: We’ll hear from friends Petter and Oliver Solberg Explain how he entered the world of motorsport And look at the legacy he leaves behind Martyn Lee gets up to speed with our rally man Tom Howard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/23·28m 22s

706: 2022 Review: Formula 1 (Part 2)

Autosport's F1 experts return for the second part of our 2022 season review. Following our previous show, which focussed on the battle up front, this episode analyses action further down the grid. How did the best-of-the-rest battle work out with McLaren vs Alpine? Has Fernando Alonso made the correct decision to jump ship to Aston Martin? And why was the driver market so spectacular this year?  Luke Smith, Alex Kalinauckas and Matt Kew join Martyn Lee to conclude our look at the this year in Formula 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/12/22·58m 16s

705: 2022 Review: Formula 1 (Part 1)

Join Autosport's F1 experts as they look back at the past 12 months of action. Luke Smith, Alex Kalinauckas and Matt Kew join Martyn Lee for the first of our two-part retrospective on 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/12/22·1h

705: 2022 Review: Luke's F1 Christmas Quiz

Merry Christmas from everyone here at Autosport. After you've tucked into your second helping of turkey and escaped the in-laws, pop in your headphones to play along with our festive podcast looking back at 2022. Question master Luke Smith tests the memory of our F1 experts, with events on and off track the subject of our Christmas quiz.  But can you do better than our editors? Luke is joined by Alex Kalinauckas, Matt Kew and Stuart Codling to recall the highs and lows of the 2022 F1 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/12/22·45m 6s

704: 2022 Review: How We Pick Autosport's Top 50 Drivers

The Autosport Top 50 Drivers list is now in the 21st year of ranking the greatest drivers of the previous 12 months. Autosport’s correspondents travel the world to bring you the inside track from the worlds of Formula 1, World Rally Championship, MotoGP, Sportscars, GT Racing, Formula E, touring cars and more. At the end of every season we ask them to rank the drivers from the series they follow, and that’s now we start to compile Autosport’s overall list of top fifty. The 2022 list appears in the bumper holiday edition of Autosport magazine on 22 December  and on Autosport.com.  This week’s podcast reveals the secrets of how we rank drivers and compare them across various series. Martyn Lee is joined by Kevin Turner, James Newbold and Tom Howard to discuss the controversies and how some drivers get the nod over their rivals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/22·1h 7m

703: Fired And Hired! F1's Team Boss Bombshells

Formula 1’s driver market has it’s explosive moments this year, with Alonso, Piastri and Ricciardo dominating the headlines. But now it’s the turn of the team bosses. A breathless 24 hours has seen news from Ferrari, Alfa Romeo/Sauber/Audi, McLaren and Williams Today we’ll ask: Who’s out and who’s in What it means for next season, and years to come How these new appointees can impact their new teams Let's get up to speed with Autosport F1 Reporter Luke Smith Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/22·31m 33s

702: How We Find Britain's Next Great Driver

When Jenson Button won the 2009 F1 title he became the first of our Young Driver Award winners to do so. Zak O’Sullivan was the 2021 winner and was recently at Silverstone to get his first taste of F1 machinery with Aston Martin as part of his prize. This Sunday night, at the Autosport Awards,  the winner of the 2022 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year will be announced.  On today’s podcast, Martyn Lee is joined by chief editor Kevin Turner to reveal exactly how to win the prestigious competition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/22·31m 42s

701: The Decisions Which Cost Binotto His Ferrari Job

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto confirmed he’s leaving the team at the end of the year, after much speculation in recent weeks. Ferrari issued a statement earlier today confirming that it had accepted Binotto’s decision to leave. Today's podcast will ask:  •         was he ultimately pushed, or did he walk to enable him to go elsewhere? •         what does this mean for Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz in 2023? •         and why are observers saying management is Ferrari's Achilles heel? Let's get up to speed with Motorsport.com's F1 Editor Jonathan Noble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/22·25m 48s

700: What Happened At F1's Abu Dhabi Post-Season Test

Autosport's Luke Smith is at the Yas Marina circuit for Formula's post-season Pirelli tyre test. As well as fielding potential future F1 stars with their young drivers, teams were also allowed to use their 2023 contracted drivers to get them acquainted with their new cars, ahead of the single pre-season test next year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/22·29m 6s

699: Abu Dhabi GP Review

F1 2022 is over! Whilst Abu Dhabi wasn't the nailbiter we saw last year, there were still battles to be decided in the drivers and teams championships.    This weekend Sebastian Vettel ended his 299-race career with a celebration from everyone in the paddock, including a track run yesterday with Seb and the Autosport team (trying to keep up). Joining us from Abu Dhabi is Luke Smith and Jess McFadyen, alongside Kevin Turner and your host Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/22·1h 6m

698: Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying

Luke Smith and Alex Kalinauckas are heading home from the circuit after watching Saturday’s qualifying action, here to analyse how tomorrow’s grid came together. They were also joined by Matt Kew for a track run alongside Sebastien Vettel as the Aston Martin driver bids farewell to Formula 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/22·18m 23s

697: Brazilian GP Review

It was a Sprint weekend in Brazil, so the grid lined up today as they finished (mostly, notwithstanding penalties) on Saturday.  Martyn Lee is joined by Luke Smith, Alex Kalinauckas and Haydn Cobb to analyse how the race was won, and the team orders controversy which blew up as the drivers crossed the line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/22·1h 4m

696: Brazil Sprint Review

Luke Smith and Matt Kew analyse Saturday's Sprint and what it means for the Grand Prix tomorrow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/22·24m 3s

695: Our Lewis Hamilton Interview: The Story Behind It

“You're stuck with me for quite a bit longer”    That's the headline on the front cover of this week's Autosport magazine, and today we’re bringing you the story behind that interview special.    It was an interview where Lewis Hamilton opened up about recent challenges and his Formula 1 future. Unlike a short television recording or a quote for social media, we sat down with him in Austin without the pressure of the cameras or microphones for a rare extended chat about his life and career.    On the podcast today we find out:    • how his family helped him come back from Abu Dhabi disappointment  • what really happened at Mercedes with the 2022 car  • and why Hamilton hasn't had enough of F1 for quite some time Let’s get up to speed with Autosport’s Matt Kew. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/22·28m 38s

694: We Need YOU! Autosport Awards Voting Now Open

Go to: awardsvoting.autosport.com Voting for the 2022 Autosport Awards is open, giving you the chance to have your say on the best motorsport performers of the season. The Awards, which date back to 1982, celebrate the top drivers and competition machines each year. The nominees in the eight categories open to public vote in 2022 have now been revealed. On today's podcast, Autosport's Chief Editor Kevin Turner takes you through the categories and drivers, to help you decide which ones to vote on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/22·35m 5s

693: "Brilliant and insane!": How NASCAR Reacted To Ross Chastain's Move

NASCAR's Ross Chastain stunned the motorsport world last weekend, as he took the decision to nail the throttle and deliberately drove into the SAFER barrier to ride his way around outside, at a 50mph overspeed than anyone else. Duly setting a new lap record and hitting 5G from the force. It was a wild, last gasp move that guaranteed his place at Phoenix this weekend. We're joined by Nick Degroot to analyse the reaction from NASCAR, and whether we'll see that move again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/22·26m 26s

692: Mexican GP Review

Luke Smith and Stuart Codling are both in Mexico City this weekend to review the Mexican Grand Prix, with your host Martyn Lee. With both titles wrapped up there is still plenty to race for. Can Max Verstappen break the record and take 14 wins in a single season? Will Sergio Perez make it a perfect season for Red Bull and leapfrog Charles Leclerc to snatch second in the drivers championship? And can Alpine hold off McLaren over the final grand prix? Let’s find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/22·1h 4m

691: Mexican GP Qualifying, Wrestling and Fancy Dress Prize-Winning

Luke Smith, Alex Kalinauckas and Stuart Codling are fresh from watching qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix, and here to analyse the grid for Sunday’s main event.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/22·21m 54s

690: “Hugely draconian”: Red Bull's Punishment Explained

The FIA, Formula 1's governing body, has handed Red Bull Racing a $7 million fine and an aerodynamic testing reduction after striking an agreement over its breach of Formula 1's $145m budget cap in 2021. The FIA revealed after the Japanese Grand Prix that both Red Bull and Aston Martin were in breach of F1’s financial regulations for 2021, putting them at risk of sanctions. Red Bull fiercely denied it had broken the budget cap, but entered talks with the FIA over an Accepted Breach Agreement to reach a settlement. Today we find out: ·      what are the financial and sporting penalties dished out ·      how it will impact Red Bull on track ·      what this means for team who breach the cost cap in the future Let's get up to speed with Autosport.com Editor Haydn Cobb Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/22·32m 32s

689: The Questions Raised By Audi's Sauber Takeover

It has been one of F1’s worst kept secrets, but Audi has finally named Sauber as its "strategic partner" to enter Formula 1 in 2026. Sauber has confirmed that Audi will buy a stake in the company, but we don’t know how much We know they will begin increasing their stake, but we don’t know when. Ferrari have a Sauber engine supply deal until the end of 2025, but that means supplying a competing road car manufacturer, and the potential for Audi to gain knowledge of the Ferrari program. Will that be an issue for the team at Maranello?  Again, so many unanswered questions. Today we ask: ·       Why has F1 been so keen on getting VW Group into the sport? ·       What does this mean for Audi, Sauber and Alfa Romeo? ·       And can Audi be competitive when they arrive? Let’s get up to speed with Autosport’s Matt Kew. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/22·35m 26s

688: United States GP Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Luke Smith and Mandy Curi, who were both at Circuit Of The Americas this weekend, to look back at the United States Grand Prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/22·1h 5m

687: United States GP Qualifying

Luke Smith and Alex Kalinauckas analyse the grid for United States GP, which differs slightly from the order they crossed the line because of various power unit penalties. We pay tribute to  Dietrich Mateschitz, as it was announced shortly before qualifying that he had sadly passed away following an illness. Luke and Alex also reflect on the current resurgence of Formula 1 in the United States, as Austin hosts another fan-packed grand prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/22·21m 51s

686: “From First to Worst”: Vandoorne’s Formula E Team Switch Gamble

It’s not unheard of in Motorsport, but certainly not common, for a newly crowned champion driver to up sticks and move to a back-of-the-grid team. But that’s exactly what is happening in Formula E next season. Stoffel Vandoorne will move to the Dragon Penske squad as drivers champion and join a team with two points to their name in 2021-2022. Today we ask: How will the grid look different next season as the reigning champ heads from Mercedes to Dragon? Why one of the most successful teams might not be on the grid? And can the new Gen3 cars provide the entertainment needed to forget about the manufacturers who have recently left the sport? Let's get up to speed with Autosport’s Jake Boxall-Legge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/22·29m 50s

685: F1 vs Extreme Weather

Extreme weather is nothing new to Formula 1. But it seems more recently, it is becoming an issue for the cars. Seven sessions up to the 2022 mid-season break required wet or intermediate tyres: the events in Imola, Monaco, Montreal and Budapest. Since then, add Singapore and Suzuka. We hear a lot about how rain levels the performance, how it throws the form book out of the window, how it shakes up the grid. According to F1 legend Pat Symonds, the opposite is the case. We’re going to look at two things today. Firstly, Pat’s argument that Formula 1’s recent adventures in the rain show that far from levelling the performance, it’s the best who do better. And then we’ll look at specifically this generation of cars and wet weather tyres. Today we ask: ·      Do downpours really level the playing field? ·      Why do the best teams and drivers always rise to the top? ·      And why we can’t think of the rain as having an equal effect on machine vs driver. Let's get up to speed with GP Racing magazine editor Stuart Codling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/22·30m 19s

684: What Next For Ferrari?

Formula 1 2022 could have been Ferrari’s triumphant return to the top. Both world championships were in play as Ferrari stole an early lead. Three races in, Charles Leclerc was 46 points clear of Max Verstappen and more importantly Ferrari looked to have pace in their pocket. Fast forward, and in Suzuka just over a week ago Verstappen’s title was a formality with a margin of 113 points over Leclerc, and in Austin this weekend Red Bull could clinch the team battle too. Ferrari weren’t just bested; they were well and truly beaten.  With four races to go, and no major rules change into next year, what next for Ferrari? Today we ask: How much of a missed opportunity was 2022?          How far away are they from beating Red Bull? And what the drivers can take forward to do battle in 2023? Let's get up to speed with Autosport's Luke Smith Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/22·28m 17s

683: 'It Was Chaotic!': Reviewing A Thrilling F2 Season

Every Formula 1 driver has to fight for their place on the grid, and they only need to glance across to the Formula 2 paddock to see 22 drivers all with an eye of putting you on the unemployment line. For example, take the next F2 race at Yas Marina in November. Last year’s F2 races were won by Zhou Guanyu and Oscar Piastri, two names which have displaced legends Kimi Räikkönen and Daniel Ricciardo from Alfa Romeo and McLaren respectively. With a 14 round, 28 race season following F1 around the world, it’s the perfect chance to see legends on their way up, just as GP2 was and to a lesser extent it’s predecessor Formula 3000. Today we ask: •          How was the 2022 season was dominated by the champion? •          Is this the ultimate open-wheeled spec series? •          And what happens next after you win Formula 2? Let's get up to speed with Autosport's Megan White and Martyn Lee  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/22·24m 55s

682: How F1's Own Goals Caused A Suzuka Shambles

“When I crossed the line, I didn't know that I was World Champion, there was a lot of confusion but I thought it was quite funny“.  Those are the words of Max Verstappen. At the Japanese Grand Prix, the 25 year old Dutchman won his second World Championship with a dominant performance in the wet. But it wasn’t just his supremacy in Suzuka, his 32nd GP win, which led to his title coronation. After all, he has won 12 Grand Prix this year, plus the Sprints in Italy and Austria. But over the weekend, Verstappen was denied his moment of elation when taking the chequered flag. Whether it’s tears, screams or the perfect soundbite from a team boss, those few seconds after crossing the line are edited for a prime time spot in news bulletins around the world. In many ways, it’s Formula 1’s shop window. So what went wrong last weekend? •          Why wasn’t Verstappen told he was world champion? •          Why were some teams unsure of when to stop racing? •          And how did a new rulebook, a shortened race and a last corner penalty cause a perfect storm of confusion? Let's get up to speed with Motorsport.com’s Jonathan Noble and Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/22·28m 19s

681: 10 Defining Moments For Verstappen's Championship

As the 2022 Formula 1 season played out, particularly Max Verstappen's battles with Charles Leclerc, we naturally focussed on performances race by race. Now that Verstappen has secured his second drivers title, we think it's time to reflect on the sheer scale of his dominance.  Verstappen won 12 Grand Prix this season plus the sprints in Italy and Austria.  Consider we've only had 18 race meetings (with four remaining) and Verstappen didn’t score any points in two of the first three, Bahrain and Australia.   • What were the key moments this year? • Was it a season Max won, or one Ferrari lost? • And what does it mean for the future?   Let's get up to speed with Autosport’s Matt Kew and Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/22·32m 53s

680: Red Bull's Cost Cap Breach Explained

Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin have both been found to be in breach of Formula 1’s cost cap rules. We're going to tell you exactly what they’ve done, and what it means.   We’ll find out:   • Everything we know so far about Red Bull’s overspend • How the teams are policed, and why we’re still talking about 2021 • What this mean for the teams who complied, and potential punishment for Red Bull  Let's get up to speed with Autosport's Luke Smith and Martyn Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/22·22m 25s

679: Japanese Grand Prix Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Dutch F1 journalist Erwin Jaeggi, Autosport’s Luke Smith and Alex Kalinauckas to review a wet afternoon at Suzuka, where once again confusion from the sport's decision makers became an unnecessary talking point. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/22·1h 8m

678: Japanese GP Qualifying

Luke Smith is joined by Matt Kew to look at a busy day on and off track in Japan. The polesitter was lucky not to have been penalised, after veering in front of another car in Q3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/22·26m 53s

677: How Kalle Rovanperä just became WRC's youngest champ

Today we're talking about one of the motorsport stories of the year. If you’re not following this one, prepare to be amazed. Colin McRae’s previous record of being the youngest champion at 27 hasn’t just been beaten, it has been smashed, by 22 year old Finnish driver Kalle Rovanperä. · How did Kalle break the mould and dominate WRC so young? · What similarities do the Rovanperä's have to other racing dynasties? · And what can such a young champion do for the future of the sport? Let's get up to speed with Autosport's Tom Howard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/22·28m 2s

676: How Nyck de Vries earned his 2023 F1 drive

Today we're going to tell you the story behind Nyck de Vries’s crazy 24 hours in Monza. It was the ultimate job interview for a 2023 Formula 1 contract. At last weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix we were delighted to see Alex Albon return after an emergency appendectomy and serious complications, ultimately requiring him to be put on a ventilator.    It was because Albon couldn’t drive at Monza that Nyck de Vries was thrust into the limelight, scoring points with a stunning debut drive.  And now Autosport sources expect him to partner Yuki Tsunoda at Alpha Tauri next season.   Today:       • Find out about the 60 minute warning he had to ‘suit up’   • His circuitous route to F1, and whether that was looking likely before his Monza performance   • After scoring points on his debut, which other F1 drivers have done the same?   Let's get up to speed with Autosport's Jake Boxall-Legge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/22·32m 29s

675: Singapore GP Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Matt Kew and Jess McFadyen to analyse the Singapore GP. Confirmation of the result took over two hours following an investigation by the stewards. Whilst the provisional result was ultimately confirmed, once again Formula 1 fans were switching off their TV not knowing who the winner was. On the podcast today we look at the damage caused by such delays and what Formula 1 can do to fix it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/22·1h 7m

674: Singapore Qualifying and Alex's Travel Diary Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of Alex's special travel diary. This is a format we haven't tried before, so we hope you enjoy it. We asked Alex to record a short update at the end of each day to talk about the life of a travelling Formula 1 journalist.  Today we hear from Alex getting up close to the cars on Friday morning, and the why he thinks it's important to watch the action from various corners to bring Autosport readers a greatest level of insight.  Alex also explains how teams and reporters are staying on UK time, which means a 2pm alarm call and a 6am bed time. Plus Alex gives a full run down of today's qualifying action and who he tips for a good Sunday afternoon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/10/22·28m 7s

673: [Upadated Audio] Singapore Practice and Alex's Travel Diary

Sorry to listeners who already downloaded this podcast. Some of Alex's audio needed to be re-uploaded, in this fixed version. Today, we're talking about the Singapore GP practice times, some breaking news about two teams possibly exceeding the budget cap, and finally something we’ve never done before. So we’d love your feedback. First up Martyn will run you through the practice results and news, then our Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas who has been recording his week since leaving the UK. The life of a travelling F1 journalist has highs and lows – in return for getting to see cars and drivers up close, they travel the world.   Surely it’s all first class flights and large expense accounts?   The reality is - our team members Alex, Luke, Jonathan and Adam - live a somewhat nomadic life. And when there are double headers or triple headers, they often won’t get home to their family for weeks on end, flying from race to race.   So we asked Alex to record his experiences each day, and tell us about the life of an F1 journalist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/22·27m 41s

672: How F1’s rules revamp shook up the pitstop arms race

Today, we're taking you into the world of Formula 1 pit stops.  Why are they harder on the teams than ever?  How have the mechanics had to change because of 2022's rules?  And can the fastest pit stop record ever be beaten?  Let's get up to speed with Autosport's Luke Smith.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/22·27m 32s

671: Reviewing The 2022 Formula 3 Championship

Today we're going from Formula 1 and taking two steps down the single-seater ladder. With the championship wrapped up at Monza, we’re taking a look at FIA Formula 3  • Why is F3 a series every F1 should have their eye on? • Who had a standout season this year? • And which names we might just be seeing a lot more of in the future Let's get up to speed with Autosport's Megan White. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/22·33m 12s

670: How Lewis Hamilton is turbocharging Mercedes' revival [Flat Chat]

On today's podcast, we're featuring something from out sister channel, GP Racing's Flat Chat with Codders. If you like it, please consider subscribing to that podcast for future episodes. Published monthly to coincide with the magazine, Stuart Codling is joined by Mark Gallagher and Matt Kew to discuss the biggest talking points in Grand Prix racing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/22·1h 15m

669: Top 10... Tyrrell Drivers

Kevin Turner and Stefan Mackley join Martyn Lee for the final part of our current series of "Top 10..." drivers.  We're ending with Tyrrell. Already a successful entrant of other people’s cars, Ken Tyrrell became a Formula 1 constructor at the end of 1970. By the time his team closed its doors at the end of 1998, after being bought by British American Tobacco, Tyrrell had racked up 23 world championship grand prix victories, two drivers’ titles and a constructors’ crown. While much of that success came in the team’s early days, the well-organised squad was highly respected throughout its three decades and ran some great drivers, including up-and-coming talents. Despite its financial problems in the second half of its life, Tyrrell is 10th on the all-time world championship wins list, behind Benetton and ahead of BRM. For this top 10, we considered the amount of success the drivers scored with Tyrrell, the impact they had on the team and the circumstances of their time there. We didn’t include their achievements elsewhere and have excluded the period during which the team ran Matra and March chassis, though that would have made no difference to the final ranking… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/22·1h 9m

668: WRC team orders fallout: How Hyundai orchestrated historic 1-2-3 podium

Martyn Lee is joined by Tom Howard to analyse a fairy tale weekend for Hyundai at WRC's Acropolis Rally Greece. As other teams fell by the wayside, Hyundai picked up a remarkable 1-2-3 result for the first time in history, and a 1-1-1 result marking their third win in a row (Finland, Belgium and Greece). What makes this story more remarkable is from how far back Hyundai came in 2022, with a Rally1 challenger developed and built far too late.  From the lows of Monte Carlo and Kenya, the team were forced to build reliability whilst watching rivals run away with an early lead. However, a controversial decision to impose team order to 'bring the cars home' on Sunday called off a duel between Neuville and Tänak, much to the annoyance of the Estonian former champ and his supporters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/22·33m 37s

667: Italian GP Review

There's much to discuss on the podcast today as Formula 1 wraps up it's European races for 2022. Why were we waiting hours for the final grid last night?  Could Max Verstappen deliver another recovery drive caused by engine penalties? Or would the Italian fans see their polesitting hero Charles Leclerc stand on top of the infamous Monza podium? To answer all that and more, Martyn Lee is joined by Alex Kalinauckas and Haydn Cobb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/22·58m 17s

666: ‘Different DNA’: Why Porsche’s Red Bull F1 deal collapsed

Before practice got underway for the Italian Grand Prix, a one paragraph press release from Porsche blew a hole in Formula 1's plan for a raft of new engine names to join the sport. Porsche has officially called OFF its plans for a Formula 1 partnership with Red Bull, just weeks after the deal was all but signed. Now, it's dead in the water. How did we get here? How has Red Bull has reacted? And does this leave either Red Bull or Porsche high & dry? Martyn Lee is joined by Autosport's F1 Reporter Luke Smith, to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/22·28m 50s

665: Top 10...Minardi Drivers

The latest in our special mini-series looking back at the greatest Grand Prix drivers arrives at Minardi, Martyn Lee is joined by list writer James Newbold, and Autosport's chief editor Kevin Turner.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/22·58m 51s

664: Dutch GP Review

Matt Kew looks back at the Dutch GP with the help of Jess McFadyen and Jake Boxall-Legge, with Luke Smith live from the Netherlands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/22·1h 13m

663: Dutch GP Qualifying - Verstappen condemns “silly, stupid” fans

Luke Smith and Alex Kalinauckas are at Zandvoort this weekend and witnessed another thrilling qualifying session where the top two were separated by the smallest of margins. The race pace of Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari has all been strong on various tyres during practice so we might be set for an unpredictable grand prix tomorrow. Luke and Alex also tackle to issue of flares being set off by Verstappen fans, with one being thrown as Lewis Hamilton exited pit lane, and a flare which was thrown onto the track causing a red flag during qualifying. Both organisers and Max Verstappen have condemned the actions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/22·22m 8s

662: Top 10...Ligier Drivers

The latest in our special mini-series looking back at the greatest Grand Prix drivers arrives at Ligier, as we go back to the1970s and 80s. Kevin Turner is joined by Marcus Simmons and your host Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/22·58m 18s

661: How Porsche built the world's greatest sportscar

It won Le Mans seven times, six of those consecutively. It finished Le Mans 1-2-3 the second time it was on track. It raced at the top level for 15 years with more chassis built than any other racecar. It made careers and F1 drivers queued up to compete in one. This is the Porsche 956/962.   Today on the Autosport podcast we tell the story of why it's the greatest sportscar ever raced. We're joined by Serge Vanbockryck, the world’s foremost expert on the car. Serge launched his second book last weekend at Silverstone. It’s a three-volume, 1400-page magnum opus called the Ultimate Works Porsche 962, published by Porter Press. Later in the podcast we're joined by team owner and driver John Fitzpatrick who was on hand at Silverstone to tell us about his memories of racing the Porsche. Alongside Serge and John are Autosport's sportscar authority Gary Watkins, and your host Martyn Lee. Find out more about Serge's books here: https://porterpress.co.uk/collections/serge-vanbockryck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/22·1h 17m

660: Belgian GP Review

A mixed up grid, with championship leaders starting from the back due to power unit penalties, meant today's Belgian Grand Prix had the potential to be an almighty battle through the field for Verstappen and Leclerc. To discuss today's GP we're joined by Luke Smith, Jess McFadyen and Haydn Cobb talking to Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/22·1h 2m

659: Belgian GP Qualifying Analysis

Luke Smith and Matt Kew were at Spa today to watch a delayed qualifying, which we knew ahead of time would be impacted by seven drivers taking some form of penalty because of changing power unit parts.  Even if Verstappen or Leclerc grabbed pole they knew another driver would inherit the front row spot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/08/22·21m 23s

658: Belgian GP Practice, Driver and Team News

Martyn Lee is joined by Haydn Cobb to discuss all the action on track as Formula 1 returns! Plus there's so much driver news to discuss as Alonso spills the beans on how quickly he did the Aston Martin deal, what Daniel Ricciardo has been saying about his departure from McLaren, and the breaking news that Audi will join F1 as a full manufacturer from 2026. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/22·45m 11s

657: Top 10...BRM Drivers

The latest in our special mini-series looking back at the greatest Grand Prix drivers arrives at BRM, as we go back to the early years of GP racing. Kevin Turner is joined by Ian Titchmarsh and your host Alex Kalinauckas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/22·1h 11m

656: Ricciardo Leaves McLaren - what went wrong, what next?

Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren have agreed to part ways at the end of the current Formula 1 season, bringing a premature end to his tenure at the Woking-based squad. In the wake of the Australian’s ongoing difficulties to get on terms with team-mate Lando Norris during their two years alongside each other, McLaren began a process several weeks ago to agree a separation. With McLaren hoping to sign Oscar Piastri for 2023, who is currently in a contract dispute with the Alpine squad where he is its reserve driver, it began discussions with Ricciardo about a termination of his current deal so it could open a slot for the youngster. Those talks have now reached a conclusion with McLaren and Ricciardo agreeing that this will be his final season with the team. The news was announced first by the Australian driver on Wednesday, ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. On today's Autosport podcast we bring you today's episode of Flat Chat, the monthly podcast to accompany each edition of GP Racing magazine. If you like it, you can subscribe to Flat Chat here: https://audioboom.com/channels/5047859 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/22·1h 14m

655: WRC Ypres Rally Belgium Review

Tom Howard and Michael Haffenden are back from WRC Ypres Rally Belgium where Ott Tänak secured his second rally win on the bounce, as a high rate of attrition saw multiple crashes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/22·56m 33s

654: F1 Half Term Report - The Winners & Losers So Far

Over the first 13 races of Formula 1's new ground effects era, Max Verstappen has surged into the lead in the world championship over Charles Leclerc. But as the 2022 season prepares to roar back into life, who stacks up as the top of the class, and who must do better? We graded every driver based on their performances so far. Matt Kew, Alex Kalinauckas and Luke Smith join Martyn Lee to assess every performance on the grid so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/08/22·1h 21m

653: Top 10...Brabham Drivers

This week marks 30 years since Brabham made its last world championship F1 start. If you haven't heard it yet, listen to David Brabham talking about how he has brought the famous name back to the track on our previous podcast. Plus in this week's Autosport magazine, Damien Smith delves under the skin of the BT19 in which Jack Brabham scored his third F1 crown. Damien is our special guest on today's podcast as our chief editor  Kevin Turner picks his top ten Brabham drivers of all time, with Alex Kalinauckas your host.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/22·46m 50s

652: How one of F1’s greatest names was revived

It's 30 years since one of motorsports most famous names made its last Formula 1 world championship start. During its three decades in F1, Brabham won 35 world championship races (still good enough for eighth on the all time constructors list), scored 39 pole positions, took 4 drivers championships and 2 constructors titles as well. Today Kevin Turner is joined by by David Brabham to talk all things Brabham past, present and future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/22·30m 37s

651: Top 10... Arrows Drivers

Autosport's 'Top 10...' podcasts are back for a second series. This time around, our Chief Editor Kevin Turner is gamekeeper-turned poacher! After writing the Top 10 lists for our first series, now the Autosport editors have their say with Kevin coming on to question their reasoning. To kick off the series, Jake Boxall-Legge presents the top ten Arrows/Footwork grand prix drivers. They're joined by Alex Kalinauckas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/22·57m 14s

650: Rally Finland Review + Tom's Toyota Co-Drive

Last weekend witnessed a truly incredible Rally Finland with WRC's best battling it out for the win. Today on Gravel Notes with Tom Howard he talks to all three podium teams - Tanak, Rovanpera and Lappi. We also hear how Hyundai ended Toyota's winning streak in Finland, and how the land of 1000 lakes was able to keep Lappi's car topped up with water after a massive shunt. Stick around to the end of the podcast because Tom talks about an experience no mere mortal has any business doing - co-driving a top tier rally car alongside one of the worlds best drivers, as he calls the pace notes over 6 kilometres for Takamoto Katsuta in the Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 car. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/22·42m 42s

649: Alonso, Piastri, Aston and Alpine - Making Sense Of Driver Market Madness

Since Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement the driver market has moved at breakneck pace. Fernando Alonso was confirmed for a place at Aston Martin in 2023, which should have opened the door for an Alpine race seat for Formula 2 champ Oscar Piastri. However a bizarre set of public announcements saw the team confirm Piastri for '23, only for the driver to respond on social media saying he will not race at Alpine. Joining Martyn Lee to discuss all news and possible implications are Matt Kew, Alex Kalinauckas and Luke Smith. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/22·22m 17s

648: Hungarian GP Review

Formula 1 heads into the Summer break with it’s reigning champ and title favourite eighty points ahead of his main rival. Max Verstappen started tenth, carved his way through the field, Red Bull strategists made bold calls and the RFB18 was the class of the pack. Once again we saw both Mercedes on the podium, in a boost to the team before the summer break. And once again, we saw the Ferrari pit wall make questionable calls which put their drivers on the back foot. Joining Martyn Lee to discuss today’s grand prix are Luke Smith, Jess McFadyen and Kevin Turner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/22·1h 8m

647: Russell On Pole! Hungarian GP Qualifying

Luke Smith and Matt Kew are back from watching an exciting qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix, where Mercedes driver George Russell pulled off a shock result to head the pack into Sunday's grand prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/07/22·23m 13s

646: Vettel: Why He Retired and Who Might Replace Him

Alex Kalinauckas and Kevin Turner join Martyn Lee to talk about yesterday's shock retirement announcement from Sebastian Vettel. We discuss why he chose now to call it a day, and what role Aston Martin's current performance played, if at all. We also talk about who might replace him, whether that be a star name or a rookie, and we end with a look back at Vettel's career and the impact he made on Formula 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/22·42m 3s

645: French GP Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Luke Smith in France, plus Jess McFadyen and Matt Kew to review the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard, and ask if we were denied a championship fight at the front. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/07/22·57m 43s

644: French GP Qualifying

Luke Smith and Alex Kalinauckas are at Paul Ricard and witnessed a thrilling qualifying session where the fastest laps swapped between this years title protagonists. Red Bull’s race pace was a step behind Ferrari last time out in Austria, but can they set up the RB18 to fight back and win again here in France? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/22·16m 44s

643: French GP Practice

Martyn Lee and Jake Boxall-Legge look back at both practice sessions for the 2022 French Grand Prix, as Ferrari and Red Bull resume battle. Max Verstappen excelled in qualifying in 2021 to take pole and executed a bold two-stop strategy to beat Lewis Hamilton at this event last year, but can he repeat that feat over a resurgent Ferrari team? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/22·29m 33s

642: Rally Estonia Review - with Rovanpera, Evans and Tanak

Kalle Rovanpera clinched a fifth win from seven World Rally Championship rounds with a masterclass display to defeat Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans at Rally Estonia. The WRC championship leader produced yet another stunning performance, despite starting first on the road in changeable weather conditions, to beat Evans by 1m00.9s on Estonia’s fast gravel roads.  Martyn Lee is joined by Tom Howard to discuss all the action, and we hear from the top three of Rovanpera, Evans and Tanak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/07/22·37m 23s

641: Rally Estonia Preview

Round 7 of the World Rally Championship in Estonia kicks off tomorrow just after 6:30pm UK, and Martyn Lee is joined by Tom Howard to preview the action. Safari Rally Kenya was a car-breaker with harsh conditions hurting many teams and drivers, whilst 2022's sensation Kalle Rovanpera dominated from first on the road. Can home hero Ott Tanak fight back at an event he has won multiple times, and will Toyota's upgrade package be another blow for the teams playing catch up? On the podcast today, Tom is joined by M-Sport Team principal Richard Millener, reflecting on Safari and looking to Estonia. We'll hear about their solutions to reliability issues and how he is expecting Craig Breen to deliver in Estonia.  Tom has also spoken with Hyundai Deputy team director Julien Moncet about the parts shortages causing a supply "nightmare". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/22·31m 56s

640: Austrian GP Review

Martyn Lee is joined by Alex Kalinauckas, Jess McFadyen and Megan White to analyse how the Ferrari pace was different between the Sprint and the Grand Prix. Max Verstappen came home second as Charles Leclerc ended his barron run of races to win from second on the grid. Carlos Sainz escaped unharmed from a fast-spreading fire as he pulled off the track but couldn’t jump out until help arrived because of the pitch of the service road. And we talk about Mick Schumacher who won driver of the day for his best finish in Formula 1 so far with sixth place, behind Lewis Hamilton (3rd) , George Russell (4th) and Esteban Ocon (5th). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/22·1h 16m

639: Austrian GP Sprint Review

Luke Smith and Matt Kew are fresh (or perhaps, no SO fresh) from running the track this evening, having witnessed a frantic Sprint in Austria. We hear about their conversations with Verstappen, Leclerc and Sainz and how today’s finishing order will impact how teams attack the Grand Prix tomorrow. The Mercedes garage had to rebuild both cars after qualifying shunts and Toto Wolff talks about the effort required. Plus both Haas drivers continue to impress our hosts with the pace they’re extracting from a car which hasn’t been updated as much as it’s rivals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/22·25m 17s

638: Austrian GP Qualifying

It’s a sprint race weekend! That means today was Free Practice 1 and then the teams were straight into qualifying for the 24-lap sprint race on Saturday afternoon (3:30pm BST). With track limits once again being a controversial topic, and a double shunt for the Mercedes pair of Hamilton and Russell, there’s plenty to unpick on the podcast today with Martyn Lee and Haydn Cobb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/22·38m 5s

637: British GP Review

Kevin Turner and Haydn Cobb join Martyn Lee for a look back at a thrilling British Grand Prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/22·1h 17m

636: British GP Qualifying - Live from the Fan Village

Between dodging the heavy rain which blessed Silverstone qualifying today, our editors Alex Kalinauckas and Stuart Codling join Martyn Lee in the GP Racing Fan  Village to look back at a wet and wild session which saw Carlos Sainz achieve his maiden grand prix pole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/07/22·36m 36s

635: British GP Practice - Live from the Fan Village

The Autosport Podcast is coming live from our temporary studio in the GP Racing Fan Village. OK, we'll admit it, we're in a marquee which looks like it's normally used for wedding receptions! Situated on the outside of the Maggotts/Becketts complex, Stuart Codling and Matt Kew have hot-footed it from the paddock to join Martyn Lee for a special edition of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/22·36m 27s

634: Safari Rally Kenya Review

Kalle Rovanpera enhanced his World Rally Championship title credentials with victory at a gruelling Safari Rally Kenya, as Toyota locked out the top four positions. Tom Howard is back on the podcast to review a weekend of attrition and superb performances. Your host is Martyn Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/22·31m 5s

633: Safari Rally Kenya Preview

Tom Howard is live from Africa as he previews all the action for this weekend's Safari Rally Kenya  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/22·19m 58s

632: Canadian GP Review - with Luke, Jess and Matt

Round 9 of the Formula 1 World Championship saw Max Verstappen extend his championship lead as his main rivals faltered – teammate Sergio Perez retired with mechanical failure and Charles Leclerc managed fifth from a back row grid slot due to engine penalties.  Verstappen led home Carlos Sainz by just 0.993 seconds, who pushed him all the way to the line for the final 16 laps following a late safety car caused by Yuki Tsunoda hitting the wall on pit exit. Lewis Hamilton said he feels ‘young again’ after his third place finish and a visit to the podium for the first time since Bahrain. Host Martyn Lee is joined by Luke Smith, Jess McFadyen and Matt Kew to discuss whether Ferrari had any chance of ending Red Bull’s 6-race winning streak in Canada.  Could Sainz have made a one-stop strategy work for their first win since Australia? And with rivals talking up Mercedes’ pace today, did they finally unlock some secrets of the W13, or is that just mind games from the others amid the FIA’s potential regulation change to stop the cars bouncing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/06/22·1h 6m

631: Canadian GP Qualifying - with Luke and Alex

Luke Smith is joined by Alex Kalinauckas, fresh watching trackside at a wet Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, to analyse how the weather shook up the expected running order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/22·22m 34s

630: Canadian GP Practice - with Matt Kew

Matt Kew joins Martyn Lee to analyse the first two practice sessions for the Canadian Grand Prix. Formula 1 is back in Montreal for the first time since 2019, with a severe weather warning arriving shortly after the teams arrived in the paddock. With the ever present threat of rain, the first practice session was busier than usual with teams and drivers maximising track time to try different setups and scenarios. However the rain stayed away throughout the second session, which saw both Ferrari and Red Bull quick on the low fuel runs. The long race pace was good for the Red Bull of Verstappen, whilst his teammate Perez was a second off the pace, something which Christian Horner put down to setup differences between driving styles. Grid penalties are already becoming a topic after just 8 full weekends of running, as the Alpha Tauri of Tsunoda will start from the back of the grid due to taking a complete set of Red Bull powertrain components. The big question remains over Ferrari, and whether Leclerc will take the pain of a grid penalty here, at a track where passing is possible if you have the pace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/06/22·32m 26s

629: 24 Hours of Le Mans Review - with Gary and Jamie

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15/06/22·54m 14s

628: Azerbaijan GP Review - with Alex, Jess & Haydn

We're back to analyse all the action from today's action in Baku which saw a double DNF for Ferrari, more woe for Ferrari customer teams, and a dominant display from the Red Bull pair. Max Verstappen led home Sergio Perez for a 1-2 well clear of third placed George Russell. Martyn Lee is joined by Alex Kalinauckas, Jess McFadyen and Haydn Cobb to discuss if Ferrari could have won today, were they not to have lost both cars to reliability issues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/22·1h 3m

627: Azerbaijan GP Qualifying Analysis

Matt Kew hosts Jon Noble to look back at all the qualifying action from today in Baku. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/06/22·27m 23s

625: Azerbaijan GP Practice - with Jake Boxall-Legge

The Formula 1 cars back on the streets of Baku for the first time with these new generation cars. Sporting their low drag setups, the battle between Red Bull and Ferrari resumes for round eight. This was the venue for Sergio Perez's first win in Red Bull colours twelve months ago but can he repeat the feat? Can Ferrari overcome their bouncing issues on the long start/finish straight? And will any of their midfield teams be able to join the battle at the front? Martyn Lee is joined by Jake Boxall-Legge to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/22·29m 44s

626: Le Mans Preview - with Gary Watkins

Gary Watkins and James Newbold look ahead to this week's 24 hours of Le Mans and tell us some of the key drivers, teams and battles we should be watching for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/22·35m 14s

624: WRC Rally Sardinia Review - Gravel Notes

Tanak is back on top of the podium after 462 days, Rovanpera extends his championship lead and Craig Breen has technical trouble with his giggling pin. Martyn Lee is joined by Tom Howard to look back at WRC Rally Sardinia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/22·41m 6s

623: Monaco GP Review

How did Sergio Perez win Monaco? How did Leclerc lose from a controlling position?  And could Sainz have won with his daring straight-to-slicks strategy? To discuss those topics and a lot more tonight are Luke Smith and Stuart Codling. Your host is Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/22·1h 6m

622: Monaco GP Qualifying with Luke, Alex, and Codders

Formula 1 is in fabulous Monaco this week. With Qualifying completed, Luke Smith and Alex Kalinauckas are leaving the track with Stuart Codling behind the wheel.  Enjoy as they analyse all of today's action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/22·24m 45s

621: Monaco GP Preview - with Jessica and Luke

Jessica McFadyen and Luke Smith talk about Monaco GP FP2 results and a disappointing crash. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/22·17m 40s

619: Part 2 - The Stars of Tomorrow Racing In TOCA Support Series

Part 2 of our look at the British Touring Car Championship, and the support series which race alongside it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/22·41m 6s

618: Part 1 - The State of BTCC with David Addison

The 2022 British Touring Car Championship is ba ck this weekend for the third round at Thruxton. We talk through the first two rounds of the champsionship and which drivers have started to make their bid for a championship run. We also talk about the new hybrid cars and how the BTCC adapting to the technical changes. Tom Ingram leads the field into Thruxton ahead of Josh Cook, Ash Sutton and Jake Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/22·52m 46s

620: Spanish GP Review - with Alex, Luke, Megan, and Jess

Thanks to Surfshark VPN for bringing you today's podast. Try Surfshark today totally risk-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Get Surfshark VPN at https://surfshark.deals/autosport Enter promo code AUTOSPORT for 83% off and three extra months free! Luke and Megan join Alex and Jess live from Spain to discuss a surprisingly eventful Spanish GP. Was Red Bull right to use team orders? Can Charles banish his demons going into Monaco and Baku? And is Mercedes really back in the title fight? Alex Kalinauckas is your host. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/22·1h 22m

616: Spanish GP Qualifying with Luke and Matt

Formula 1 returns to Barcelona, a good bit warmer than the last time we were here to watch these 2022 cars take to the track for the first time. Luke Smith and Matt Kew are in the Barcelona paddock this weekend and here to analyse all the action from today's Qualifying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/22·23m 39s

615: Spanish GP Practice - Upgrades Analysis with Jake Boxall-Legge

Many of the teams have brought major upgrades to Barcelona this weekend. From a new floor for Mercedes to solve their bouncing issues, to Aston Martin turning up with a highly similar car to Red Bull. Plus we discuss all of today's on track action. Jake Boxall-Legge takes us through the aero changes with your host Martyn Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/22·33m 44s

614: Indy 500 Preview with Double Winner Takuma Sato

33 drivers. 200 laps. 500 miles. And just 10 days to go until the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts the 106th running of the Indy 500.   Looking ahead to qualifying and the race itself is two-time Indy 500 winner, and former Formula 1 driver, Takuma Sato.   He’s joined by Charles Bradley and David Malsher-Lopez. Martyn Lee is your host.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/22·34m 41s

613: Miami GP Review - with Luke, Jess and Codders

Thanks to Harrys.com for bringing you today's podcast. You can claim your free Harry's Trial Set and Face Wash, just pay £3.95 for delivery. Click here now -> https://www.harrys.com/autosport Jess, Luke and Codders are all in Miami this weekend to bring us analysis of the inaugural Miami Grand Prix. How did the track action match up to the attention paid to the glitz and glamour?  How did this 'car park track' suit the Red Bull vs Ferrari cars? And how does Miami stack up against the other events on the calendar?  Martyn Lee is your host. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/22·1h 7m

612: Miami GP - Qualifying Analysis with Alex and Codders

Alex Kalinauckas and Stuart Codling are in Miami to cover the grand prix for Autosport and GP Racing magazine. Fresh from watching qualifying, they're here to analyse ker performances and discuss how Sunday afternoon could develop at the inaugural Miami GP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/22·20m 50s

611: Miami GP Practice - Who Was Fast On Day 1?

Martyn Lee and Haydn Cobb look back at a heavily disrupted Friday in Miami, as drivers and teams took to the track for the first time. Both Ferrari and Red Bull would miss significant amounts of running, whilst Mercedes were able to test their updated W13, and have a positive result in both sessions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/22·31m 54s

610: Miami GP Preview

Charles Bradley (Global Editor-in-Chief, motorsport.com) is an ex-pat who has long made Miami his home. He tells us what it has been like to watch Formula 1 come to his doorstep, the journey over the last five years to bring F1 to Miami, and why some of the locals were trying to block the race up the eleventh hour in the courts.  Charles also gives us the lowdown on how the track has been built around the existing infrastructure, and some of the engineering in place to cope with the extreme weather events seen in Florida. Jonathan Noble has been at the track already this week and brings us his perspective on the best sections of track to watch, and what kind of action this hybrid permanent circuit might bring.  Jon also ranks Miami in terms of previous visits F1 has paid to the U.S. and the place it could occupy on the newly-enlarged calendar. Martyn Lee is your host today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/22·31m 27s

609: Kev's Top 10... U.S. F1 Drivers

Following our recent series of podcasts based on our Chief Editor's love of lists, Kevin Turner is back with a bonus Top 10! As Formula 1 heads to Miami next week, he's joined by legendary commentator Ian Titchmarsh to look back at the most successful U.S. F1 drivers. Alex Kalinauckas is your host. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/22·58m 16s

608: WRC Rally Croatia Review

'Gravel Notes with Tom Howard' is our dedicated rally podcast. If you would like more podcasts like this, subscribe to Gravel Notes in your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/22·35m 26s

607: Emilia Romagna GP Review

We're in Italy this weekend with Luke Smith and Matt Kew trackside to bring you all the action first hand for Autosport Magazine, autosport.com, video and social channels. On the podcast we're also joined by Alex Kalinauckas and Jess McFadyen. Martyn Lee is your host. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/22·1h 3m

606: Emilia Romagna GP - Sprint Analysis with Luke and Matt

It’s a hire car special! Whilst waiting to leave the track car park in The Mighty Lancia Ypsilon, Luke Smith and Matt Kew get the podcast mics out to run through their analysis of the sprint race at Imola, and how the pecking order is looking for Sunday’s Grand Prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/22·25m 57s

605: Emilia Romagna GP - Qualifying Analysis with Haydn Cobb

Martyn Lee and Haydn Cobb look back at a chaotic Friday for Formula 1’s 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The grid is set for the 21-lap sprint race on Saturday, but the cars line up in an order very few fans would have predicted. Changeable conditions brought out five red flags in a highly disrupted qualifying session. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/22·39m 48s

604: Gravel Notes: Inside The World Of A WRC Mechanic

20Mechanics are an integral part of motorsport regardless of discipline and those that work in the World Rally Championship mechanics are regarded among elite. These unsung heroes are expected to perform miracles against the clock to prepare and repair WRC cars during events. Unlike other forms of motorsport, rallying’s version of the circuit racing pitstop is known as a service and these occur after a series or loop of special stages held on closed roads. Drivers and co-drivers will return to the service park, where teams deploy a group of mechanics to repair any damage or change items on the cars in an allotted time period before the next set of stages. To better understand the life of a mechanic Autosport WRC reporter Tom Howard was invited to become part of the M-Sport Ford WRC team to work on Pierre-Louis Loubet’s Ford Puma Rally1 WRC car at the South Belgian Rally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/22·29m 36s

603: British GT Returns! Oulton Park Opener This Weekend

Easter traditionally marks the first round of British GT and the latest edition of the Autosport Podcast previews this weekend's season opener. After two years where the coronavirus pandemic has prevented the series getting under way at Oulton Park over Easter, this staple of the national racing schedules is back for 2022. With the reigning GT3 champions absent, we explore some of the likely contenders as well as the raft of changes for this year, including new teams, new drivers and new tyres. It's not just British GT that begins in Cheshire but also some of its supporting categories, including the GB3 Championship. The single-seater contest has a new car for this year and has attracted a strong line-up of over 20 drivers despite the difficult economic climate. Autosport's Group National Editor Stephen Lickorish is joined by Plus Editor James Newbold and Deputy National Editor Stefan Mackley to discuss who to keep an eye on in each series this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/22·44m 15s

602: Australian GP Review

Editor of motorsport.com Australia, Andrew van Leeuwen, joins Luke Smith and Matt Kew to discuss the Australian Grand Prix. Martyn Lee is your host. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/22·1h 1m

601: Australian GP - Qualifying Analysis

Luke Smith and Alex Kalinauckas are in the Albert Park paddock for the Australian Grand Prix, and here to dig into the details of a highly dramatic (and disrupted) qualifying session. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/22·26m 40s

600: Australian GP - Practice Analysis with Jonathan Noble

Formula One is back down under after a two year break, and the cars were on track today for the two Free Practice sessions. The Ferrari vs Red Bull battle looks to have picked up where it left off in Saudi Arabia, with both teams running at the front. Alpine saw stronger pace in FP2 and McLaren were both in the top ten, but how much of that will translate to qualifying? Jonathan Noble is here to analyse the lap times around a newly remodelled Albert Park. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/22·28m 44s

599: Kev's Top 10...Lotus Drivers Rated

Autosport's Chief Editor Kevin Turner loves a list and this is the final part of our podcast mini-series, ranking the top ten drivers from another F1 team. Today we rank the greatest Lotus drivers. This time we’re doing it with the help of Matt Kew, and Alex Kalinauckas is your host. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/22·47m 11s

598: Kev's Top 10...Mercedes Drivers Rated

Autosport's Chief Editor Kevin Turner loves a list and in Part 5 (of 6) of our new podcast series we're ranking another ten drivers. This time we’re doing it with the help of Matt Kew, and Alex Kalinauckas is your host. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/22·50m 53s

597: Saudi Arabian GP Review

Jess McFadyen and Alex Kalinauckas join Martyn Lee to analyse the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Red Bull started first and fourth, and finished in the same positions, but it wasn't the dream pole-to-flag victory Sergio Perez dreamed of. Perez was unfortunate to pit from the lead just before a safety car, which gifted his opponents a cheap stop and the chance to leapfrog him. Max Verstappen's late race battle with Charles Leclerc gave him a first win of the new season, and it gave F1 fans plenty of hope these new regulations will allow cars to more closely follow one another. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/22·1h 13m

596: Saudi Arabian GP - Qualifying Analysis

A polesitter who has waited 215 race starts to lead the pack away on a Sunday, and a massive accident for Mick Schumacher. Saturday in Saudi Arabia was memorable for many reasons, but one to forget for Lewis Hamilton, who could opt to start from the pitlane on Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/03/22·26m 4s

595: Saudi Arabian GP - Practice Analysis

A missile attack on an Aramco distribution facility, around 10 miles from the track, was the main talking point today. Thick black smoke was seen filling the air during Free Practice 1, which delayed Free Practice 2 as Formula 1 and the FIA met with teams to discuss the situation. Martyn Lee and Haydn Cobb talk about the implications of today's events, and analyse the pace we saw on track heading into qualifying tomorrow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/22·27m 25s

594: Kev's Top 10...McLaren Drivers Rated

Autosport's Chief Editor Kevin Turner loves a list and in Part 4 of our new podcast series we're ranking another ten drivers. This time we’re doing it with the help of Karun Chandhok, and Alex Kalinauckas is your host. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/22·54m 57s

593: Bahrain GP Review

Luke Smith, Matt Kew and Haydn Cobb join Martyn Lee to look back at the Bahrain Grand Prix, and how three late retirements gave many of the points scorers a better finish on paper than they might have deserved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/22·1h 5m

592: Bahrain GP Qualifying + FIA Abu Dhabi Report Analysis

From the Bahrain International Circuit, Luke Smith (F1 Reporter) is joined by Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) to analyse a thrilling qualifying session. It's still far too early to say if the established order from the hybrid era is ancient history, but there's certainly a different look to the starting grid for tomorrow’s race. Shortly before Qualifying, and 97 days after the controversy of Abu Dhabi, the FIA released their report into how those final laps played out. The full report can be seen on autosport.com, but our team thinks there are still some questions which need answered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/03/22·24m 32s

591: F1 Bahrain GP - FP1/FP2 Practice Analysis

Jonathan Noble (F1 Editor, Motorsport.com) was watching both Free Practice sessions from trackside today, and spoke to the drivers and team bosses afterwards. He's speaking to Martyn Lee (Head of Podcasts, Motorsport Network) to analyse the form guide as the fuel came out and the soft tyres went on, for some quick laps. Arguably more interesting was to come, when the teams fuelled up and gave us a clue to their long run pace. Are Red Bull and Ferrari REALLY favourites for pole, and how bad are things for Mercedes? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/22·34m 1s

590: Kev's Top 10... Williams Drivers Ranked

Autosport's Chief Editor Kevin Turner loves a list and in Part 3 of our new podcast series we're ranking another ten drivers.     This time we’re doing it with the help of someone who has unique insight into the cars these drivers piloted, because we’re joined by Williams Heritage Driver Karun Chandhok. In fact every driver on today’s list drove a car in which Karun has experienced behind the wheel. Alex Kalinauckas is your host. Join us next Thursday when Kevin attempts to put the Top 10 McLaren Drivers in order.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/22·55m 8s

589: F1 Bahrain GP Preview - A New Era Begins

The countdown is on until a new breed of Formula 1 cars hit the track for the Bahrain Grand Prix.  Just days after the final test, the teams are ready to do battle for real at the Bahrain International Circuit. Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) and Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport) stayed out in Bahrain and will be back in the paddock this weekend.  They're joined by our latest recruit to the Autosport F1 team, Matt Kew. We get to know Matt on the podcast today and find out his favourite motorsport moments. With time over the last few days to crunch the numbers, we discuss why Mercedes might genuinely be struggling to dial in the setup of their new car, and not just talking themselves down (here's looking at you 2019, 2020 and 2021!). We discuss why Red Bull and Ferrari were looking strong based on what we witnessed trackside in Barcelona and Bahrain.  The predictable midfield battle, as we have come to know it, looks ripe for a shakeup. The difference from the top to bottom of the timesheets is likely closer than we've seen in recent years, as demonstrated by moments of stronger pace from Haas and Williams during testing. Finally, we discuss some of the news of the week, including today's FIA clarification of the Safety Car rule, and that "ALL CARS that have been lapped by the leader will be required to pass the cars on the lead lap" (our caps) rather than "any cars", the source of so much Abu Dhabi controversy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/22·55m 19s

588: F1 Testing - Bahrain Day 3

Matt Kew and Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport) recount their experience of watching the cars over the three days in Bahrain. They talk about how the Mercedes looked like it was struggling to dial-in the handling, how Red Bull grabbed a last minute glory run, and how Ferrari were not-so-quietly confident. With the final day of pre-season testing complete, is porpoising still a thing? What happened to the McLaren brake ducts? Why did Lewis Hamilton say Mercedes are not in contention for a win in Bahrain? And if Mercedes turn up next weekend and put the cars 5th and 6th on the grid, would be we surprised? All of those questions answered on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/22·27m 17s

587: F1 Testing - Bahrain Day 2

The second day of the final 2022 Formula 1 pre-season test is in the books, with Carlos Sainz Jr leading the way for Ferrari. It was a day that was blustery and blowy, meant the many red flags that flew were streaming strongly.  Alex Kalinauckas is hosting the podcast today, summarising and understanding the day. To look ahead of the final day of the test here in Bahrain on Saturday, he's joined by Matt Kew and Luke Smith.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/22·19m 58s

586: Drive To Survive Season 4 Review - Warning: CONTAINS SPOILERS!

WARNING: This podcast discusses specific events and moments in the new Netflix series. If you don't want to spoil any of those surprises,  make sure you bookmark this episode and come back after you've watched the show. Jess McFadyen is joined by Luke Smith to discuss the fourth season of Drive To Survive, having been given access to the series some time ago. The series is out now and keenly anticipated amongst Formula 1 fans. Some of their highlights include Lewis Hamilton letting viewers into his Covid experience and worries about staying healthy. The 2021 rookies are all represented too, with Tsunoda, Schumacher and Mazepin given decent airtime. Once again there is an inflated sense of antagonism between some of the rivalries which does not please those looking for a ‘pure’ telling of the story. The largest omission is the lack of Max Verstappen, the Formula 1 World Champion, who finally provided Drive To Survive a title fight. Max has said he doesn't like the way some rivalries, such as the Norris vs Sainz in a previous series, are painted as more contentious than they really are. Without his direct involvement it's left to Christian Horner to talk about the Red Bull perspective on the title fight. The elephant in the room is the inclusion of Nikita Mazepin and discussions around Uralkali funding of the Haas team, given the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine and international sanctions against the Mazepin family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/22·36m 27s

585: F1 Testing - Bahrain Day 1

Jake Boxall-Legge (Technical Editor, Autosport) joins Martyn Lee to explain THOSE Mercedes sidepods, or rather lack of them, and what it means for the development race in 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/22·38m 39s

584: Kevin's Top 10...Red Bull Drivers Ranked

Autosport's Chief Editor Kevin Turner loves a list and in Part 2 of our new podcast series we're ranking another ten drivers. Just like the first which counted down the Top 10 Ferrari drivers, you'll no doubt have an opinion on this one too. This week it's the youngest team on our mini-series, Red Bull Racing.  Kevin is joined by Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas and F1 Reporter Luke Smith. Thanks to the Autosport Podcast sponsor, BetterHelp online therapy.  We talk about BetterHelp a lot on this show, and this month we’re discussing some of the stigmas around mental health. Many people think therapy’s for so-called crazy people. But, therapy doesn’t mean something’s wrong with you. It means you recognize that all humans have emotions, and we need to learn to control them, not avoid them. And we’ve been taught that mental health shouldn’t be a part of normal life. But that’s wrong too. We take care of our bodies with the gym, the doctor and nutrition. We should be focusing on our minds just as much. BetterHelp is customized online therapy that offers video, phone and even live chat sessions with your therapist, so you don’t have to see anyone on camera if you don’t want to. ● It’s much more affordable than in-person therapy and you can be matched with a therapist in under 48 hours. ● Give it a try and see why over 2 million people have used BetterHelp online therapy Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/autosport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/22·56m 53s

583: F1 2022 with Karun Chandhok

Today we're joined by professional racing driver, TV commentator and MotorsportUK board member Karun Chandhok. We're looking ahead to the Bahrain test this week and discussing what was learned from Barcelona. Should the teams have foreseen the porpoising issue? And can teams fix any issues completely within the timescale and the budget restrictions? Karun also talks about how international sporting bodies have taken a stance against Russian and Belarusian athletes. He discusses, from his perspective as a driver, the role of professional sportspeople as influencers and role models. Finally we look at the driver line-ups following Max Verstappen's long term commitment to Red Bull Racing, and which driver pairings he thinks are the ones to watch this year. Karun is joined by GP Racing magazine editor Ben Anderson and your host, Alex Kalinauckas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/22·57m 10s

582: Kevin's Top 10...Ferrari Drivers Ranked

As the most successful constructor in Formula 1 history, and its only ever-present force since 1950, Ferrari has had its fair share of top-line drivers during its world championship history. Autosport takes on the task of ranking its very best from the past 71 years. Alex Kalinauckas is joined by Matt Kew and, of course, Kevin Turner to argue about which drivers deserve their place in the Top 10. Thank you to today's podcast sponsor BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month by using this link, which also let's the know you heard about BetterHelp on the Autosport Podcast: www.betterhelp.com/autosport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/22·1h 16m

581: Rally Sweden Review - Why you need to follow WRC this year

Tom Howard is fresh off the plane from Sweden with his full review of how Kalle Rovanperä took an emphatic victory to take charge of the championship. The 21 year old decided on muted celebrations, after giving his support to the people of Ukraine currently under Russian invasion, exactly 21 years after his father Harri took his only World Rally Championship victory at the same event.    In contrast, Elfyn Evans had a weekend to forget. A 10 second time penalty caused by him leaving the designated course, whilst recovering from crashing over a snow back on the final corner, would just be the start of his pain. To discuss that and a lot more, Martyn Lee joins Tom Howard to look back at memorable weekend of motorsport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/22·40m 20s

580: F1 testing - Day 3 - What We Learned In Barcelona

Mercedes put in some quick laps to top morning and afternoon sessions, with drivers running two by two, and both Red Bulls not far behind.    For anyone hoping the new regulations might mean the competitive order was thrown up in the air will be disappointed. But for followers of Formula 1, you won't be surpirsed that the status quo is a good place to start when decoding the timesheets from testing.    Maybe it's a sign that many of the teams are talking up Ferrari, or are they trying some smoke-and-mirrors to divert attention off their own cars.    Joining Martyn Lee to discuss all the action from the final day of the first pre-season test is Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport) and Haydn Cobb (Editor, Autosport.com).   Formula 1 says it will not hold the Russian Grand Prix scheduled for 25 September "in the current circumstances" following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: “On Thursday evening Formula 1, the FIA, and the teams discussed the position of our sport, and the conclusion is, including the view of all relevant stakeholders, that it is impossible to hold the Russian Grand Prix in the current circumstances.”   The promoter of the Russian Grand Prix confirmed the contract to hold the race had been suspended, but also asl fans not to seek refunds for tickets as "it is still possible that the round will take place and will be held as previously scheduled".     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/22·42m 3s

579: IndyCar Returns! We talk to Al Unser Jr about his life, career and new book

AL UNSER JR has lived a double life - supreme racing talent and self-inflicted personal turmoil. He won two CART championships and won the Indianapolis 500 twice. It's rare for someone so successful in their motorsport career to open up on struggles with addiction, depression and abuse. His new book "Al Unser Jr: A Checkered Past" is a brutally honest look at some of the stories which racing fans will know, and some which he has never talked about before. Growing up in Indycar with a famous surname he was put on a pedestal. Nephew to Bobby, son of Al. The story of 'Little Al' would too often leave the pages of Autosport for the tabloids to chart the fall from grace of an American darling. JAMES NEWBOLD asks about how he was able to supress his anger at Emerson Fittipaldi after his crash in the 1989 Indy 500, and win an award for sportsmanship, when he had to fight every natural urge not to retaliate. He says what he thinks of the current crop of teams and drivers, and who impresses him the most. He also talks about the process of writing his book alongside noted author JADE GURSS and how he had to stop several times because he was in tears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/22·53m 1s

578: F1 Testing - Day 2 - The Stories Behind The Laptimes

Day 2 of F1 pre-season testing saw global events overtake what was happening on track, with drivers and teams speaking out against the Russia/Ukraine conflict.  Meetings between organisers will soon communicate Formula 1's stance on the planned race in Sochi. Martyn Lee is joined by Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) and Jake Boxall-Legge (Technical Editor, Autosport) to dig into the timesheets and work out what's really going on. We've been trackside again today and observing how some of the cars are suffering with high speed instability,  in a throwback to the 1980's ground effect cars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/22·32m 38s

577: The secrets revealed in Red Bull's RB18 unveiling - Autosport Plus

Welcome to a bonus episode of the show featuring some exclusive content from the subscriber area of Autosport.com. Autosport Plus  Red Bull was the first Formula 1 team to launch its 2022 season, but is the last to actually show off its new car. Finally unveiling its RB18 to the world on the first day of pre-season testing in Barcelona, here's what can be seen from the radical new challenger Max Verstappen will defend his 2021 title with. For a 50% discount on your first payment to the exclusive Autosport Plus subscriber area, using the code PODCAST at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/22·15m 27s

576: F1 Testing - Day 1 + Red Bull's Dramatic RB18 Revealed

The Autosport Podcast will bring you coverage of Formula 1 testing at the end of every day of track action. On today's podcast we're looking at the first day of testing (officially a shakedown) and how any fears about early reliability were quickly dispelled. Eight teams achieved over 100 laps as they executed their individual run plans with little drama and no red flags to interrupt sessions. Martyn Lee is joined by Jake Boxall-Legge (Technical Editor, Autosport) and Haydn Cobb (Autosport.com Editor) to talk about what it was like trackside, and also analyse some of the technical aspects of the Red Bull RB18 which made it's first real appearance today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/22·37m 34s

575: Top 10 Drivers To Watch in BTCC and TOCA Support Series

Today we're using the build up to the 2022 season to look back at who excelled last year, and therefore who we should be watching this year.  Settle in because this is a long one, with both Top 10 drivers argued out for British Touring Cars and the TOCA support series (Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Ginetta Junior, Mini Challenge and British Formula 4). We didn't rush this one out at the end of 2021 because so much of our time was spent with the incredibly late running F1 calendar, plus we knew that we had a healthy gap before these series started again. It's still around a month before we'll even see some F4 or Ginetta testing. And a couple of months before the opening round at Donington Park. Hosting todays podcast is Autosport's Chief Editor, Kevin Turner. He's joined by Marcus Simmons and Stephen Lickorish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/22·1h 23m

574: Autosport Awards Highlights

Later than originally planned, the Autosport Awards 2021 were presented on Sunday 6th February at London's Grosvenor House. On the podcast today we bring you highlights of the winners speeches and some of the stars we met on the red carpet. The categories, voted on by readers of Autosport magazine and autosport.com, are below:  Racing Driver of the Year presented by Pirelli Race Car of the Year presented by Blink Experience Rally Driver of the Year Rally Car of the Year Rookie of the Year British Racing Driver of the Year UK Racer of the Year Esports Driver of the Year presented by Motorsport Games Esports Team of the Year presented by Motorsport Games Pioneering and Innovation Award presented by Mahindra Gold Medal Award Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/22·22m 47s

573: F1 Launch - Haas

Haas has become the first Formula 1 team to unveil its car livery and design for the 2022 season after releasing a series of renders on Friday. The Haas VF-22 car is the first produced by the American team out of its new design office in Maranello, and offers a sign of what the new cars will look like this year following the overhaul of the technical regulations. On the podcast today, Alex Kalinauckas is joined by Luke Smith and Jonathan Noble to discuss first impressions on the renders, and how Haas is changing the organisation to be more competitive in 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/22·18m 18s

572: Formula E - Can Season 8 Deliver?

Jake Boxall-Legge takes over the reins of our Formula E coverage for Season 8. Martyn Lee hosts alongside Matt Kew as we look at the action this weekend and Season 8 as a whole. How will qualifying changes affect the action? Which teams and drivers are the ones to watch? And we ask how Formula E can reach a wider audience as it heads towards the Gen3 era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/22·43m 56s

571: F1 2022 - Discussing the new technical regulations

It's one month until Formula 1 reconvenes in Barcelona to run new cars for the first time, and we’re reconvening on the Autosport podcast to start our F1 technical coverage for the new season. After a short winter break, attention has turned from a controversial title-decider to how teams will have interpreted a new rule book. This year we’ll be talking about the Venturi effect, listed parts and wheel covers. The rule-makers have even mandated some open source parts which forces teams to upload their designs for anyone to see (because sharing is caring?). Our man who scours the technical regulations is Jake Boxall-Legge (Technical Editor, Autosport) and he tells us what fans should be looking for when cars roll out of the garage. GP Racing’s Ben Anderson looks at what the extra year of development time could mean and, whilst people assume we’ll see a convergence of performance, it might actually mean the top teams stretch their advantage. Any new set of rules have the potential to throw the form book out of the window. But what is the chance of that happening this year? The last team to surprise everyone was BrawnGP in 2009 but, as Ben points out, the Honda team had written off two years of development to put all the might of a works team into that moment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/22·54m 14s

570: WRC Monte Carlo Preview + Driver Interviews

Tom Howard is back on the Gravel Notes podcast for a new season of WRC. Joining him on the shows is Martyn Lee to talk about the new Rally1 cars and championship battle with Ogier running a limited season. We also hear from Sebastien Ogier, Craig Breen, Oliver Solberg, Ott Tanak, Kalle Rovanpera and Elfyn Evans ahead of action starting later today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/22·38m 1s

569: Monsters of Motorsport - with Mark Blundell

This week's Autosport celebrates many of motorsport’s wild and spectacular machines. We’ve selected some of the most outrageous and, in a few cases, ridiculous cars ever to go into competition for our Monsters of Motorsport special. It is a look at some of the cars that can impress and entertain even if they are going around a circuit (or rally stage) all on their own. We're joined today by a special guest too, as Mark Blundell recalls his monster pole lap at Le Mans, and some of the other machinery he's driven to the limit. Martyn Lee hosts alongside Marcus Simmons (Deputy Editor, Autosport) and Gary Watkins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/22·1h 7m

568: Autosport Plus - Rating the best drivers of the century so far

Between now and F1 pre-season testing, and for the first time ever, we've decided to bring you something different on the Autosport podcast.  Access to our subscriber only sction Autosport Plus. Autosport Plus give you access to enjoy exclusive long-reads, in depth analysis, technical insight and expert opinion.  Each week our editors will be hand picking some of the subscriber content for you to sample via the podcast. If you like it, I'll tell you how to get a massive 50% discount on membership at the end of the podcast, so stay tuned in to the end. Later, we'll talk about Juan Manuel Fangio, as Nigel Roebuck writes about what made him such a gentleman. But first, our Chief Editor Kevin Turner has picked out this article our subscribers first read last week - rating the best drivers of the century so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/22·27m 52s

567: Part 2 - F1 2021 Review with Alex and Luke

The second part of Autosport’s annual podcast review of the Formula 1 season is here.    In the second part of our season review, we tackle the races after the summer break and how we’re feeling about the events of Abu Dhabi, as the dust begins to settle. Martyn Lee (Head of Podcasts, Motorsport Network) is joined by Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) and Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/12/21·1h 12m

566: Part 1 - F1 2021 Review with Alex and Luke

Autosport’s annual podcast review of the year is finally here! Whilst recent headlines have been dominated by the drama in Abu Dhabi, the balance of power between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton shifted many times throughout the season, and it was a year filled with storylines which deserve to be remembered. Today we go back to pre-season testing to remember what we learned even before the cars would race in Bahrain. With Ariana enjoying a well-earned break, Martyn Lee (Head of Podcasts, Motorsport Network) is joined by Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) and Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport). In the first part of our retrospective we take you from early Mercedes dominance to a 32 point lead for Verstappen by the time teams left Austria, finishing with the first shoots of a Hamilton recovery heading into the summer break. With so much to discuss we split our season review podcasts into two parts. Look out for the concluding part on Monday 27th December. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/21·59m 51s

565: Top 50 Drivers of 2021

Autosport’s Top 50 drivers of the year is our traditional list picking out the great and the good from the motorsport season just gone.    The 2021 Top 50 is the 20th edition and we’ve had the usual tough task of selecting the best performers across Formula 1, the World Rally Championship, Formula E, sportcar and GT racing, touring car series and many other categories.    The list appears in the 16 December issue of Autosport magazine and on Autosport.com, and the latest edition of the Autosport Podcast delves into how it was put together and covers the most controversial decisions.     The Top 50 always stirs debate among fans, drivers and even within the Autosport team itself.    How do you rate drivers in different cars, different series and at different points in their careers? Should standout moments mean more than consistency? And how far should controversial on-track moments count against a driver? All this and more are covered in this podcast special.    Chief Editor Kevin Turner hosts and is joined – happily in person for once during these strange times – by Haydn Cobb (Autosport.com Editor), Jake Boxall-Legge (Technical Editor) and sportscar guru Gary Watkins to discuss the final selection and the drivers who missed out. The debate gets quite dramatic at times, which seems apt given the motorsport season just gone.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/21·1h 24m

564: The Future of Junior Single Seaters - Part 2 with Jonathan Palmer

The UK's junior single-seater landscape is set to change for 2022, with new cars being introduced and even a new series launching next year. The GB3 Championship – which was previously known as British F3 until a mid-season name change enforced by the FIA – has bridged the gap between British F4 and FIA F3 for several years. It will introduce a new machine for its upcoming campaign, the Tatuus MSV-022, which will offer more power and downforce as well as the inclusion of a halo head-protection device. MotorSport Vision which runs the series has also announced a new championship for 2022 – the GB4 Championship – has been created as an entry-level into single-seaters and is open 15-year-olds. Autosport Deputy National Editor Stefan Mackley and Autosport National Editor Stephen Lickorish discuss the changes with the second part of a UK single-seater podcast special. They are joined by MSV CEO and ex-Formula 1 driver Jonathan Palmer to discuss both the new car and championship, as well as what it could mean for the future of young drivers working their way up the motorsport ladder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/21·57m 46s

563: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Review

Our team were all in the paddock to witness the wild ending to an unforgettable 2021 season. Shortly after the FIA gave their verdict on the two protests which were lodged after the race, we tried to make sense of what happened, and congratulate our drivers championship winner. Ariana Bravo is joined by Jess McFadyen (Director of Digital Strategy, Motorsport Network) and Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/21·52m 28s

562: Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying Report

Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) is at the track alongside our host Ariana Bravo, as they reflect on a qualifying session which surprised many in the paddock, and look at some of the various scenarios which could play out on Sunday afternoon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/21·20m 59s

561: Abu Dhabi GP Practice Report

Jonathan Noble (F1 Editor, motorsport.com) is at the track alongside our host Ariana Bravo, to bring you a flavour of the atmosphere in the paddock and how the excitement is building for the championship battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/21·23m 41s

560: Saudi Arabia GP Review

* No Spoilers* Ariana is already on her way to Abu Dhabi with the rest of the F1 team, so Jess McFadyen steps up to host today’s podcast alongside Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport) and Haydn Cobb (Editor, Autosport.com). Luke is fresh from the drivers interviews and tells us who-said-what after the chequered flag, whilst Haydn was on live commentary duty today and had to make sense of today’s chaotic scenes for those following along.  But can we make sense of it on the Autosport podcast? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/21·1h 3m

559: Saudi Arabia GP Qualifying Report

Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) is at the track with our host Ariana Bravo, and they’re taking stock of a thrilling qualifying session today, which threw another curveball at the championship battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/21·20m 59s

558: Saudi Arabia GP Practice Report

Jonathan Noble (F1 Editor, motorsport.com) is at the track alongside our host Ariana Bravo, who are both experiencing the first running at the Jeddah Street Circuit.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/21·20m 26s

557: Young Driver Finalist - Zak O'Sullivan

The four finalists who will contest the 2021 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award have been selected. Ollie Bearman, Jonny Edgar, Louis Foster and Zak O’Sullivan are the finalists. None have been in the Award before.   This week on the podcast we're talking to each driver individually, and hearing about their story so far.    Previous winners include 2009 F1 world champion Jenson Button, 13-time grand prix winner David Coulthard, current F1 drivers Lando Norris and George Russell, triple Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, and 2014 World Endurance champion Anthony Davidson.   Today we're talking to Zak O'Sullivan. O’Sullivan has been the driver to beat in GB3 this year. The 16-year-old continued the impressive form from his first single-seater campaign last season, when he came oh-so-close to securing the British F4 crown. He seems set to make up for that disappointment this year, as he comfortably tops the points ahead of the finale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/21·28m 2s

556: Young Driver Finalist - Louis Foster

The four finalists who will contest the 2021 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award have been selected. Ollie Bearman, Jonny Edgar, Louis Foster and Zak O’Sullivan are the finalists. None have been in the Award before.   This week on the podcast we're talking to each driver individually, and hearing about their story so far.    Previous winners include 2009 F1 world champion Jenson Button, 13-time grand prix winner David Coulthard, current F1 drivers Lando Norris and George Russell, triple Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, and 2014 World Endurance champion Anthony Davidson.   Today we're talking to Louis Foster. After a winning cameo outing last year, Foster has been racing full-time in Euroformula Open this season on his graduation from British F3, and is embroiled in a close title fight. The 18-year-old Hampshireman has won three races with the Motopark-run CryptoTower Racing Team – all of them on one incredible weekend at Spa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/21·26m 25s

555: Young Driver Finalist - Jonny Edgar

The four finalists who will contest the 2021 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award have been selected. Ollie Bearman, Jonny Edgar, Louis Foster and Zak O’Sullivan are the finalists. None have been in the Award before.   This week on the podcast we're talking to each driver individually, and hearing about their story so far.    Previous winners include 2009 F1 world champion Jenson Button, 13-time grand prix winner David Coulthard, current F1 drivers Lando Norris and George Russell, triple Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, and 2014 World Endurance champion Anthony Davidson.   Today we're talking to Jonny Edgar. This 17-year-old, from Cumbrian karting royalty, won a thrilling German F4 title battle in 2020. He had a tough time this year in FIA Formula 3, with a best result of fifth with Carlin, and finished 18th in the points. But bear in mind that 2021 champion Dennis Hauger was 17th last year on his step up from F4… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/21·25m 18s

554: Sir Frank Williams Tribute - with Juan Pablo Montoya and Maurice Hamilton

Former Formula 1 team boss Sir Frank Williams, whose squad became one of the most successful in grand prix racing’s history, has passed away. He was 79. A short statement from the Williams team said he had been admitted to hospital on Friday and passed away peacefully on Sunday morning surrounded by his family. The Williams team earned 114 F1 victories, along with seven drivers’ titles and nine constructors’ crowns, to became one of the best-known teams on the grid. Frank Williams had originally founded Williams Grand Prix Engineering in 1977, having previously run cars in Formula 2 and Formula 3. Today we speak with two people who knew Frank well and worked with him in different capacities. First we hear from motorsport writer and broadcaster Maurice Hamilton. We also speak with Juan Pablo Montoya who drove for four seasons of Formula 1 with Williams.  They were in conversation with Diana Binks on Motorsport TV Live. Watch here: https://uk.motorsport.tv/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/21·26m 10s

553: Young Driver Finalist - Ollie Bearman

The four finalists who will contest the 2021 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award have been selected. Ollie Bearman, Jonny Edgar, Louis Foster and Zak O’Sullivan are the finalists. None have been in the Award before.   This week on the podcast we're talking to each driver individually, and hearing about their story so far.    Previous winners include 2009 F1 world champion Jenson Button, 13-time grand prix winner David Coulthard, current F1 drivers Lando Norris and George Russell, triple Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, and 2014 World Endurance champion Anthony Davidson.    Today we're talking to Ollie Bearman. The 16-year-old Essex driver has been the class of the ferociously competitive Italian and German Formula 4 championships in 2021. Bearman has won 13 races with Van Amersfoort Racing and leads the points in both series. Has also been a race winner in selected GB3 outings, despite limited mileage compared to his rivals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/21·24m 56s

552: Formula E Drivers Ranked with Jack Nicholls

Tom Howard is joined by Matt Kew and commentator Jack Nicholls to look back at the seventh season of Formula E and rank the drivers based on their performance this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/21·1h 13m

551: Remembering Richard Burns with Petter Solberg

November 25th is a date any rally fan will remember for two reasons. Two decades ago today, the formidable pairing of Richard Burns and Robert Reid clinched the world rally championship with third place on Rally GB. Four years later, to the day, Burns lost his two-year battle with a brain tumour.  We’re joined by Petter Solberg who remembers his time as Richard’s teammate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/11/21·21m 34s

550: W Series Review with Jamie Chadwick and Alice Powell

Jamie Chadwick is a double champion. The winner of W Series in 2019 repeated her achievement in 2021 after a dominant win at the Circuit of the Americas. Today on the podcast we'll talk to Jamie, and her season-long title rival Alice Powell. They went into the final round level on 109 points each, but it was the Williams development driver Chadwick who won both rounds on Saturday and Sunday in Austin. Championship victory hands her 15 FIA Superlicence points, but does that mean we'll see her in a Friday practice session in Formula 1 sometime soon? What are her plans for next year? How does this championship compare to her first? And will she compete in W Series again or will she look towards Formula 3 or WEC? Let's find out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/11/21·35m 10s

549: Qatar Grand Prix Review

Ariana Bravo is back in the paddock in Qatar, along with Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport), and they're joined by Stuart Codling (Executive Editor, GP Racing) to review today's action at the Losail International Circuit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/21·59m 10s

548: Qatar GP Qualifying Reportv

Ariana Bravo is joined by Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) to analyse the Saturday pace and how the drivers line up for tomorrow’s Grand Prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/21·22m 26s

547: Qatar GP Practice Review

Ariana Bravo is joined by Jonanthan Noble (F1 Editor, motorsport.com) to look at the pace on Friday in Qatar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/21·19m 30s

546: Brazilian GP Review

Ariana Bravo is joined by Jess McFadyen (Director of Digital Strategy, Motorsport Network)and Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport) to analyse the big talking points from the Sao Paulo Grand Prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/21·1h 9m

545: Brazilian Sprint Race Report

Ariana Bravo is joined by Alex Kalinauckas  (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) to look at some of the overnight penalties and punishments dished out by the stewards, and also a thrilling drive from Lewis Hamilton in today’s sprint race.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/21·28m 0s

544: Brazilian GP Qualifying Report

Ariana Bravo is joined by Jonathan Noble (F1 Editor, motorsport.com) to analyse today’s qualifying action, in the third Sprint Race weekend of the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/21·25m 35s

543: Learning To Be A Motorsport Engineer

Sponsored Content. Today we hear from students from the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering at the University of Bolton. They have been learning in the classroom AND on the race track. Where does the next generation of motorsport engineers come from? How can you gain experience whilst also studying? At the University of Bolton their £13million state of the art facility is equipping graduates with the skills they need for a career in motorsport engineering. Find out more about the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering at the University of Bolton online at bolton.ac.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/21·27m 27s

542: Mexican GP Review

Ariana Bravo is joined by Jess McFadyen (Director of Digital Strategy, Motorsport Network)and Jake Boxall-Legge (Technical Editor, Autosport) to analyse the big talking points from the Mexico City Grand Prix.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/21·59m 31s

541: Mexican GP Qualifying Report

06Ariana Bravo is joined by Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) to look at the qualifying results from Saturday in Mexico. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/21·22m 48s

540: Mexican GP Practice Report

Ariana Bravo is joined by Jonanthan Noble (F1 Editor, motorsport.com) to look at the pace on Friday in Mexico.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/21·26m 13s

539: Jo Siffert Remembered

Tom Howard is joined by Autosport's Chief Editor Kevin Turner for a special episode. Stepping up to F1 in 1962, Jo Siffert shone with Rob Walker Racing Team and BRM before his career was abruptly ended in a fatal crash at Brands Hatch in 1971. On the 50th anniversary of his death, Autosport recalled the career of an F1 and sportscar ace gone before his time. And to hear more from the writer of that piece, Kevin Turner, Tom it's over to you. And stay tuned because also in today show we'll take a short break to thank today's sponsor, the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering at the University of Bolton, where their £13million state of the art facility is equipping graduates with the skills they need for a career in motorsport engineering. Find out more about the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering at the University of Bolton online at bolton.ac.uk . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/21·1h

538: Formula Ford Festival at 50 - Why you should go this weekend

This weekend marks the 50th running of the illustrious Formula Ford Festival, first held in 1972, which has been won by some of motorsport's biggest names down the years. Stefan Mackley is joined by Marcus Simmons and Gary Watkins to preview the event, and tell you why a trip to Brands Hatch this weekend won't disappoint. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/21·53m 1s

537: United States Grand Prix Review

Ariana Bravo is joined by Charles Bradley (Editor in chief, motorsport.com) and Sef Harding (F1 writer and podcaster) to look back at how the US Grand Prix was won. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/21·57m 16s

536: United States GP Qualifying Report

Ariana Bravo is joined by Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) to analyse the results of qualifying at Circuit Of The Americas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/21·25m 50s

535: United States GP Practice Report

Ariana Bravo is joined by Jake Boxall-Legge (Technical Editor, Autosport) to look at the pace on Friday in Austin.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/21·25m 42s

534: W Series Finale Weekend - Inside The World Of Driver Coaching

As we head into the final round of the season, today's guests are W-Series driver coaches Jonny Kane and Warren Hughes. Both professional racing drivers, they began working with the championship this year, but have a long standing partnership dating back to their days competing together at Le Mans in the early noughties. Megan White spoke to them ahead of the season finale doubleheader in Austin this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/21·28m 57s

533: BTCC Championship Weekend Preview

It's all at stake this weekend when any one of five drivers could win the championship. We take a look at everything you need to know before the BTCC action this weekend with Tom Howard, Marcus Simmons, and special guest David Addison (ITV BTCC Commentator). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/21·1h 7m

532: 2021 F1 Global Fan Survey Results Revealed

Formula 1 and Motorsport Network today announced the results of the 2021 F1 Global Fan Survey. Conducted in 15 languages across the Motorsport.com platform, and receiving feedback from 167,000 fans in 187 countries, the 2021 survey is the largest single sports survey ever analysed by Nielsen Sports. Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport) is here to discuss fan favourite teams, drivers and the overall state of the sport. He's joined by James Allen (President, Motorsport Network) and Charles Bradley (Editor-in-chief, motorsport.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/21·27m 21s

531: 10 Years On: Remembering Dan Wheldon with Scott Dixon

Today (Saturday October 16) is a sad day for motorsport fans everywhere because it's the 10th anniversary of the tragic accident which claimed the life of Dan Wheldon, the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and 2005 IndyCar Champion. Dan died on October 16, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motorspeedway. Charles Bradley (Editor-in-chief, motorsport.com) and David Malsher (US Editor, motorsport.com) are joined by six-time IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/21·48m 37s

530: Turkish GP Review

Ariana Bravo is joined by Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport) and Jess McFadyen (Director of Digital Strategy, Motorsport Network) to analyse who mastered the wet conditions of Istanbul Park. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/21·1h 5m

529: Turkish GP Qualifying

Ariana Bravo is joined by Haydn Cobb (Editor, Autosport.com) to analyse today's qualifying action and what it means for tomorrow's action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/21·26m 17s

528: Turkish GP Practice Report

Ariana Bravo is joined by Jonathan Noble (F1 Editor, motorsport.com) to analyse the action from the first day at Istanbul Park. Recent form has seen McLaren win in Italy and come close to winning in Russia but, as Jon explained on the podcast recently, the form book hasn’t changed dramatically and the Mercedes/Red Bull are the faster cars in normal conditions. But was that the case today? Listen to find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/21·26m 38s

527: 60 Years of Team Lotus Winning In F1 - Clive Chapman's Top 10 Cars

This week It's sixty years since one of the greatest grand prix teams took its first victory when Team Lotus won the 1961 United States Grand Prix with Innes Ireland driving the Lotus 21. It was the first win for Team Lotus as a works outfit although privateer cars had won races previously. What better excuse to talk about one of the great grand prix teams and we're delighted to be joined by Clive Chapman today. Clive is the son of Lotus founder Colin Chapman and Managing Director of Classic Team Lotus. Clive joins us from their Norfolk HQ where many of their iconic grand prix cars are kept running. Kevin Turner (Chief Editor, Autosport) and Clive chat about the history of the team, and the Top 10 cars they raced. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/21·1h 2m

526: The Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award Finalists

The four finalists who will contest the 2021 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award have been selected. Aston Martin joined the Award in 2019. Previous winners include 2009 F1 world champion Jenson Button, 13-time grand prix winner David Coulthard, current F1 drivers Lando Norris and George Russell, triple Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, and 2014 World Endurance champion Anthony Davidson. Kevin Turner (Chief Editor, Autosport) is joined by Marcus Simmons and Ian Titchmarsh to discuss why these are four finalists. German and Italian Formula 4 points leader Ollie Bearman, FIA F3 racer Jonny Edgar, Euroformula Open title contender Louis Foster and GB3 championship favourite Zak O’Sullivan are the finalists. None have been in the Award before. The winner will be announced at the Autosport Awards on 19th December.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/21·39m 54s

525: Lewis Hamilton 100: We Rank His Greatest Victories

Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) is joined by Kevin Turner (Chief Editor, Autosport) and Jonathan Noble (F1 Editor, motorsport.com) to discuss Lewis Hamilton’s achievement of 100 Grand Prix victories. We talk about Schumacher’s 91 wins and at what point Hamilton looked able to beat it, where this ranks in his list of achievements and how crucial the move from McLaren to Mercedes was. We also explore how Hamilton has kept himself motivated, his greatest rivals and how Hamilton navigated regulation changes to stay at the very top. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/21·1h 12m

524: Russian Grand Prix Review

Ariana is battling with a cold which means she’s lost her voice, so her producer Martyn Lee is off the bench to host the show today with Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport) and Jess McFadyen (Director of Digital Strategy, Motorsport Network) to look back at a race which will ultimately be remembered for a major milestone for the record books but, in the immediate aftermath, is more about the broken heart of one driver who was looking good for a maiden F1 win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/21·1h 5m

523: Russian GP Qualifying Report

*No spoilers* 2021 really is the season which keeps on giving! With a top three nobody could have predicted before qualifying. Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) describes the pole position result as a ‘shock’ and has good reasons why.  In the press conference after qualifying, Alex says the pole sitter admitted this is the one circuit he wouldn’t want to be on the front row for, especially if there is a headwind. However we’re set up for an unmissable race tomorrow.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/21·28m 13s

522: Russian GP Practice Report

Ariana Bravo is joined by Stuart Codling (Executive Editor, GP Racing) to look at the two practice sessions earlier today, with Saturday’s running looking increasingly like it will face disruption from rain. Red Bull has confirmed Max Verstappen will take a new power unit and therefore start from the back of the grid, so they focused on long run pace. In the past Verstappen has driven from 19th to 5th at this circuit. The same power unit change also applies to Ferrari with Charles Leclerc.  Whilst the front of the grid might be easy to forecast this weekend, it was as tight as ever in the midfield today. Overtaking is possible in Sochi if drivers can get a good slipstream and have a decent speed offset from the car they’re following, so we could see plenty of moves up the field on Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/21·22m 47s

521: The Future of Junior Single Seaters - Part 1 with Karun Chandhok

We're entering a period of change for the top level junior single seater categories in the UK.  British Formula 4 has launched the careers of Lando Norris, Oscar Piastri and Colton Herta since its creation in 2015. But next year there's a new car, new engine and new organiser. Stephen Lickorish and Stefan Mackley present a two-part special about the future of young drivers working their way up the motorsport ladder. Our very special guest Karun Chandhok explains why it's so important for junior single seaters to thrive, and why he took up the offer of Motorsport UK to help guide the new era of Formula 4. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/21·44m 47s

520: Goodwood Revival: Your ultimate guide to enjoy the best action

This weekend (17-19 September) the Goodwood Revival returns to Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex.  But this isn’t just a day out in period dress, you can watch the greatest cars and drivers recreate the glamour or motor racing as it used to be.  Jenson Button will make his historic racing debut on Friday and Sunday. Expect wheel-to-wheel racing around this classic circuit, which is now more famous for hosting classic events than it was when used for contemporary racing or testing. Kevin Turner (Chief Editor, Autosport) is joined by Goodwood legend Marcus Pye to discuss the confirmed races and biggest battles you’ll want to know about before this weekend. Marcus also gives us his circuit guide, corner by corner, and the best spots to watch the action  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/21·1h

519: Review: Schumacher Netflix Movie

A new Netflix documentary on Michael Schumacher that offers an intimate portrait of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion is released today.  You can read Jonathan Noble's review online here, and listen to today's podcast for a discussion about the documentary. Martyn Lee is joined by Jon and James Allen (Motorsport Network President, F1 Journalist and Schumacher biographer) to look at why the Schumacher family gave their blessing to this project. The movie features plenty of Formula 1 footage but stands out for how many home movies are used to show the human being rather than the character created by the media at the time. Netflix not only obtains rare footage of interviews throughout his career but also new interviews with his family, as they talk about how life has changed following Michael's accident in 2013. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/21·30m 11s

518: Italian Grand Prix Review

Ariana Bravo is joined as usual by Jess McFadyen (Director of Digital Strategy, Motorsport Network) and two new voices to the Autosport podcast. Haydn Cobb (Editor, Autosport.com) stands in for Luke this week, and we have a special guest with Harry Benjamin. Harry is a motorsport commentator for multiple series, including those on the F1 support calendar in 2021, and also host of the Motormouth Podcast.  No spoilers here, but once again Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen wanted the same piece of race track, but how did it turn out this time? And which team will be partying long into the night after a long-awaited return to the top step of the podium?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/21·1h 1m

517: Italian GP Sprint Qualifying Report

Ariana Bravo is joined by Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) as they're both in the Monza paddock to talk to the drivers and team bosses following today's Sprint Qualifying. Find out why a 2mm clutch error caused Lewis Hamilton a major headache, why the winner isn't technically a winner, and how the McLaren drivers could be the wildcard in the championship battle between Max and Lewis tomorrow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/21·26m 37s

516: Italian GP Qualifying Report

This weekend at Monza sees the second sprint race format, so Friday afternoon was all about setting the grid for Saturday’s sprint qualifying.  The pole sitter tomorrow isn’t officially on pole, instead he earns the title of ‘speed king’. Ariana Bravo is in the paddock in Italy and she’s talking to Jonathan Noble (F1 Editor, motosport.com) about the action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/21·23m 40s

515: Tonio Liuzzi On His F1 Career and Monza Preview

What better way to get in the mood for an Italian Grand Prix at Monza, than an Italian who has driven the track. We’re joined by Vitantonio Liuzzi. Enjoying drives for the newly birthed Red Bull Racing team, Toro Rosso, Force India and HRT, on the podcast today he looks back at a Formula 1 career which he says was often defined as being in the right place at the wrong time. Tonio talks about what it's like to race at Monza with the passion of the fans behind you, his best lap around Monza, why he credits Michael Schumacher as the key to his early success, the events which stopped him from rising up to be a team leader in a main Red Bull seat and remembering the famous Turn 1 crash which took out Nico Rosberg.   Finally he tells us why 2010 was the year he drove most of the season with just one hand on the wheel, and his duties this weekend as an FIA steward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/21·1h 5m

514: Gravel Notes: Molly Taylor on Extreme E and WRC Acropolis Rally Greece

On today's Autosport podcast, we're bringing you something from our sister podcast channel Gravel Notes. Tom Howard talks to Molly Taylor who is currently competing in Extreme E and this weekend's WRC Acropolis Rally Greece. Molly reveals how a facetime call from Nico Rosberg got her interested in Extreme E, how successful female drivers can inspire a generation of young girls who see them as role models, and she previews this the WRC action this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/21·31m 32s

513: #ThinkingFoward: Mattia Binotto on why sustainable fuels are “a big deal”

Formula One will have new power units from 2025 that will run on 100% sustainable fuels.  So how big a change is that going to be? As great as the shift from V8s to hybrids? And while many governments around the world seem to speak today only of electric cars as the future, how powerful a message will Formula One be sending that the future of cars and mobility doesn't have to be all-electric? To help us answer this, we spoke to Scuderia Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto and his F1 fuel partner István Kapitány, Shell’s Global Executive Vice president for mobility. Your host as always on #ThinkingFoward is James Allen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/21·22m 2s

512: Russell To Mercedes, Bottas To Alfa Romeo Confirmed - 2022 Driver Market Analysed

It's Monday 6th September and a breaking news episode on today’s podcast. Ariana is currently flying from the Netherlands to Italy to prepare for hosting this weekend's TV coverage, so you've got Martyn to introduce the news today. Well it's the announcement we thought was coming but you never know until it's a done deal. George Russell will be driving the Mercedes-Benz next to Lewis Hamiton and Valtteri Bottas will join the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team in 2022 at the start of what the Swiss outfit says is a multi-year deal. The Finn's departure from Mercedes has been expected for some weeks, and a return to Williams was also a potential option before it became clear that his destination was Alfa Romeo. Kimi Raikkonen's retirement announcement on Wednesday was the first in a series of pieces of the driver market puzzle fall into place. Confirmation from Mercedes that George Russell is to join the world champion team as replacement for Bottas will follow this week. Bottas is reunited at Alfa Romeo with team principal Fred Vasseur, with whom he worked at ART in F3 in 2009 and 2010, and in GP3 in 2011, when he won the championship. Despite the strong contribution of Bottas over the years, the prospect of promoting Russell from Williams ultimately proved irresistible for Mercedes and team boss Toto Wolff. The Austrian was involved in Bottas's management before a conflict of interest obliged him to step back. Wolff has long stressed that he wanted to ensure that his former protege found a new seat should Russell be given the nod for the Mercedes drive, and said after Bottas's move to Alfa was announced that "he would absolutely have deserved to stay" in 2022. The news that Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas will join Alfa Romeo next year is the first key move in Formula 1's 2022 driver market. In an exclusive interview with Autosport, team boss Fred Vasseur explains why the Finn he last worked with a decade ago has the traits his team needs for 2022, as F1 enters its brave new era. You can read all of that in the Plus section of Autosport.com. We think it's the best motorsport writing out there, but judge for yourself with half price access. New subscribers who sign up today can use the promo code PODCAST during checkout to save 50% off their first payment.  Go to Autosport.com/plus and click ‘Sign In’ at the top of the page, then use promo code PODCAST for that 50% discount. Thanks for listening today, we’ll be back soon. Read more: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/valtteri-bottas-to-drive-for-alfa-romeo-f1-team-in-2022/6661658/ Wolff: Bottas would have deserved 2022 Mercedes F1 drive https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/wolff-says-bottas-would-have-deserved-2022-mercedes-f1-drive/6661703/ Why Alfa Romeo has picked Bottas to be its 2022 F1 "leader" https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/why-alfa-romeo-has-picked-bottas-to-be-its-2022-f1-leader/6661657/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/21·20m 50s

511: Dutch GP Review

Formula 1’s return to Circuit Zandvoort is all thanks to the Max Verstappen fever from his home fans, but did they go home delighted or despondent? Ariana Bravo is joined for our review podcast by Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport) and Jess McFadyen (Director of Digital Strategy, Motorsport Network)  to analyse all the action down the grid.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/21·58m 55s

510: Dutch GP Qualifying Report

Ariana Bravo and Matt Kew are both at Circuit Zandvoort to witness the action and passion from Verstappen’s orange army. No spoilers here, but it was a tight fight for pole, although Matt argues why a technical issue and driver error robbed one of the Top 3 of a large chunk of time.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/21·24m 51s

509: Dutch GP Practice Report

Ariana Bravo is joined by Jonathan Noble  (F1 Editor, motorsport.com) to look back at F1's return to Zandvoort. Friday was regularly interrupted by red flags due to car failures and driver error, which will add to the tension of the weekend as teams try to gather data ahead of qualifying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/21·23m 47s

508: Belgian GP Race Review

Calling Sunday’s track action a ‘race’ is stretching the definition according to many of those who sat through hours of delays, only to see the absolute minimum done to achieve a result. However, an official classification and podium ceremony was held after the shortest race in the history of Formula 1®. Despite that, there’s a surprising amount of questions our readers and listeners want answered. Listen to today’s podcast as Ariana Bravo is joined by Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport) and Jess McFadyen (Director of Digital Strategy, Motorsport Network) to discuss a controversial day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/21·36m 31s

507: Belgian GP Qualifying Report

Ariana Bravo is joined by Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) to look back at how the grid came together on an eventful Saturday at Spa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/21·31m 28s

506: Belgian GP Practice Report

Formula 1 teams are back in action after the summer break and today was two practice sessions which told us quite a lot about the possible form. Ariana Bravo is joined by Jonathan Noble (F1 Editor, motorsport.com).  There’s good news for drivers who have been able to announce contract extensions, and bad news for teams who are facing the prospect of grid penalties as they exceed their allocation of three power units for the season.  The midfield battle looks tight once again, and can Alpine keep their momentum of a victory last time out?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/08/21·29m 15s

505: Le Mans Review - How Toyota avoided another "game over" moment

15A fourth consecutive Toyota victory was by no means certain as, with hours to spare, the #7 car was secretly hiding a potential show stopping issue. Tom Howard talks to our man at the track, Gary Watkins, to find out how Toyota avoided a repeat of previous fuel pickup issues. A podium for Alpine sets them up well for the future, and some strong times for the Glickenhaus cars showed they were on the pace when the track conditions suited them. All that and a lot more on today's Autosport podcast. You can read all our coverage of Le Mans here: https://www.autosport.com/le-mans/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/21·50m 41s

504: Le Mans Is Back! What You Need To Know Before This Weekend

James Newbold is joined by sportscar legend Gary Watkins to preview the 89th running of the world's most famous endurance event. The 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours marks the dawn of a new era for the world's oldest and most famous endurance race, as the Hypercar class replaces LMP1 as the top of the endurance racing pyramid. Toyota goes into the event aiming to take a fourth straight victory, having been the dominant force at Le Mans since the withdrawal of Porsche in 2017.  Whilst they might be favourites, Gary explains why you shouldn't be surprised if Glickenhaus pull off an unlikely victory. When is the Le Mans 24 Hours? Date: Saturday 21st August 2021 – Sunday 22nd August 2021 Start time: 3:00pm BST, 4:00pm local time Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/21·53m 10s

503: Three Motorsport Stories You Need To Know

This week's edition of Autosport magazine is now on the shelves (and the doormats of subscribers) so Tom Howard picked out three of his favourite pieces to discuss on the podcast today. Kevin Turner (Chief Editor, Autosport) examines British F1 team BRM and their last hurrah. Marcus Simmons (Deputy Editor, Autosport) talks to BTCC title contender Jake Hill on his passion for all things motorsport. And Tom looks at WRC and the hybrid Ford Puma they hope will get them back at the front of rallying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/21·52m 10s

502: F1's Half Term Report Card - We rate the drivers & teams

Half way through the 2021 Formula 1 season (pedants would like it known that exact moment is sometime during practice at Spa) we're using the Summer break to reflect on a breathless start to the season. Ariana Bravo is fresh off the plane from Budapest and joined by Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) and Stuart Codling (Executive Editor, GP Racing). All three have spent time back at racetracks this year and give us their inside scoop on life in the paddock.   On today's podcast we discuss: How Max Verstappen has lost too many points If Lewis Hamilton is as challenged as 2016’s Nico Rosberg defeat How their teammates have played the support roles Which team is winning the midfield battle Where Autosport readers have ranked the drivers after 11 races Who will be racing alongside Hamilton at Mercedes in 2022 ...and a lot more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/21·1h 5m

501: Hungarian GP Review

Ariana Bravo is joined by Luke Smith (F1 Editor, Autosport) and Jess McFadyen (Director of Digital Strategy, Motorsport Network) to make sense of the chaos & carnage from a first lap crash which would give us a totally unpredictable podium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/08/21·1h 10m

500: Hungarian GP Qualifying Report

Ariana Bravo is joined by Alex Kalinauckas (Grand Prix Editor, Autosport) to talk about today's action. It resulted in a relatively predictable top 3 positions but we won't say what order - no spoilers! Alex thinks that some teams underperformed today, including one of the front runners not being able to switch on their front tyres  in the heat of Hungary. There was also a flashpoint in the post-qualifying press conference with Max Verstappen getting angry with the moderator for asking about the potential for a first lap incident. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/21·26m 58s