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

Driven To Succeed - F2 Race Winner, Zak O'Sullivan

With special thanks to the BRDC, the Driven to Succeed series returns to the Autosport Podcast, and on our first episode back, host Kevin Turner sits down with Monaco F2 2024 race winner and Williams Academy driver, Zak O'Sullivan. On the show, Zak talks about the bold strategy call in Monaco that led to his victory, what it's been like switching from Rodin (Formerly Carlin) to Italian junior giants Prema and the differences between the two teams operationally, and the ups and downs of what's been by Zak's own admission, an erratic year in F2 so far. There's also some chat about how Zak got into Motorsport, and who his heroes were growing up before taking to the track himself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/2417m 43s

The Top 10 Super Touring Cars Of All-Time

To many, it was the greatest era of Touring Car racing ever seen, and a regulation set that became the blueprint for saloon racing all over the world. But just what is the greatest Super Touring car of them all? Joining Kevin Turner on the Autosport Podcast is the current British Touring Car Championship commentary pair of David Addison and Tim Harvey and together they rank the 10 greatest Super Touring Cars of all time. Amongst them, some heavy debate - Was the Vauxhall Cavalier the product of John Cleland's greatness as a driver? Does the Renault Laguna crack the Top 5 with its domestic success? Where does the Ford Mondeo end up despite its late arrival? And where does the legendary Alfa Romeo 155 end up due to Gabriele Tarquini's legendary 1994? Let us know in the comments what you think the greatest Super Tourers are and listen in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/2452m 8s

British Grand Prix Analysis - How Hamilton Triumphed In Wet & Dry

It had been a long time coming, but after 945 days, Lewis Hamilton returned to winning ways with a thrilling victory at Silverstone and his record-breaking ninth British Grand Prix victory. Jake Boxall-Legge and Haydn Cobb join Bryn Lucas to analyse just how Mercedes triumphed in changeable conditions for their second consecutive victory. Together they break down the differences between Mercedes, McLaren and Max Verstappen’s Red Bull, with all three major teams showing their strengths at different periods of the race. There are also questions asked of McLaren’s pit wall as Lando Norris was adamant they’d missed another opportunity to close the gap between Red Bull and Ferrari in the constructors. Plus, discussion on Ferrari's recent performance struggles fresh off the news that Enrico Cardile (their Chassis Designer) is heading to Aston Martin and Haas’ breakthrough as Nico Hulkenberg finishes in the Top 6 for the second race in a row. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/2458m 1s

Who Are "The Immortals" of British Motorsport?

On this episode of the Autosport Podcast, Kevin Turner set out to ask BTCC Commentator and now author David Addison a very important question: "Who are the 'immortals' of British Motorsport? The most impactful drivers and figures that have shaped, moulded and moved the needle for the sport domestically? In a new book, "The Immortals of British Motor Racing", David breaks down who for him, are his 12 drivers in British racing with the greatest legacies.While some names fill themselves in like Sirs Hamilton, Stewart and Clark, some others may surprise you like Gerry Marshall, or driver turned broadcaster Martin Brundle. There's also some discussion about the honorable mentions that didn't quite make the book, like Britain's first F1 World Champion Mike Hawthorn, or Grand Prix winner John Watson. Who do you think should have made Addison's twelve? Let us know in the comments! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/241h 8m

Austrian Grand Prix Analysis – Norris and Verstappen Collide As Russell Wins

Just when it looked like Max Verstappen had a comfortable win at Red Bull’s home track in Spielberg, a poor final stop and a questionable tyre choice opened the door for another Lando Norris chase. Only this time, the two-drivers collided at the Turn 3 hairpin, with George Russell picking up the pieces for a shock win!  Joining Bryn Lucas is Alex Kalinauckas and Filip Cleeren as they breakdown the actions that led to the clash, the questionable racecraft as both Norris and Verstappen battled for the win, and ponder whether McLaren team boss Andrea Stella was right to question whether their fight was a product of the stewards.   Also, the trio discuss another missed opportunity of a weekend for Ferrari, whether the new implementations of track limits worked despite a controversial penalty for Oscar Piastri in qualifying, and the best weekend of the year so far for Haas as they scored a dozen points to solidify seventh in the standings.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/2452m 41s

A Super Touring Throwback With Andy Rouse and Paul Radisich

It's the Super Touring Power 2 event this weekend at Brands Hatch, celebrating the famous golden era of the British Touring Car Championship. With that mind, we decided to share a throwback interview from the 2023 event, with our own Tom Howard and Marcus Simmons sitting down with two legends of the sport - Andy Rouse, four-time series Champion with 60 wins to his name, and his former teammate Paul Radisich, twice a Top 3 finisher in the series and twice a Bathurst 1000 runner-up. The pair talk about re-driving some of the cars that made that era such as the Ford Mondeo, as well as why that era of the BTCC is looked at so fondly by fans. There's more on Paul's closest challenges for the title in 1993 and 1994, their relationship as teammates, Paul's World Cup success representing New Zealand and beating Alfa Romeo in their own backyard at Monza, and the comparions between the 90's and today's class of Touring Car drivers like Colin Turkington and Jake Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/2435m 22s

F1 2025 Driver Market Update - Is Carlos Sainz Heading To Alpine?

The tension in the F1 paddock was clearly on the rise during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend as Valtteri Bottas and Kevin Magnussen both made public their concerns about their respective futures and pointed the finger at Carlos Sainz holding up major movements in the 2025 F1 Silly Season. Joining Bryn Lucas on the Autosport Podcast is GP Editor is Alex Kalinauckas and together they breakdown the sudden arrival of Alpine into the driver market conundrum, with the French factory team making a sudden late approach for the Spanish driver, and ponder whether he'll actually make a return to Enstone. The pair also discuss what happens if Sainz chooses Audi or Williams instead and the potential scenario's if they fail to land their Number 1 target. What does it say about Audi if they couldn't convince Sainz to join them? Is Valtter Bottas set for a return to his first team at Williams? There's also the possibility of Liam Lawson entering discussions if RB sticks with Daniel Ricciardo. Let us know if you think there are any shocks on the horizon! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/06/2440m 51s

Spanish Grand Prix – Norris Loses Another Verstappen Chase

F1 travelled to Spain for Round 10 of the 2024 World Championship, and it was a race in Barcelona that told a strangely familar tale. Max Verstappen took the lead and early control of the race but had to hold on by just two seconds at the finish line as Lando Norris’s McLaren chased down the Red Bull at the end of the race, but just came up short.  Jake Boxall-Legge and Filip Cleeren join Bryn Lucas on the Autosport Podcast to ask whether Max Verstappen’s flawless execution won him the race, or whether McLaren’s bold strategy and Norris’ poor start lost it for them. The trio also breakdown the chasing pack, with tension in the Ferrari camp as Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc argue post-race over their racecraft, where Mercedes fit in after a podium for Lewis Hamilton, and the why Aston Martin and RB struggled with new upgrade packages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/241h

Spanish Grand Prix Preview – F1's Performance Reset?

It’s almost time for Formula 1 to head back to Europe for Round 10 of the World Championship; the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. Ben Hunt makes his Autosport debut alongside Filip Cleeren and Bryn Lucas to discuss all the news in the sport, and preview the upcoming race. Included is a discussion about Kimi Antonelli and the recent rule change from the FIA allowing 17-year-olds the right to a superlicense at their discretion, and debate whether Kimi should be allowed to race at such a young age. The trio also ponder whether the upcoming F1 movie in 2025 will have a similar impact for younger fans getting into the sport to the Drive to Survive Netflix show. There’s also a full preview of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, including whether McLaren can adapt their new car to Barcelona’s lower speed corners, can Mercedes show their Canadian form was more than just a flash in the pan, and whether Ferrari can overcome their 2023 tyre-wear problems. Is Red Bull set to dominate again? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/2438m 49s

Le Mans 2024 Analysis – Ferrari Rain Supreme

The 92nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans did not disappoint after heavy rain and some controversial stewarding as the #50 Ferrari of Miguel Molina, Antonio Fuoco and Nicklas Nielsen triumphed over the #7 Toyota of Kamui Kobayashi, Nyck de Vries and Jose Maria Lopez to take their second-consecutive win for the prancing horse.  Gary Watkins joins Steph Wentworth to review all the action across the famous race. Together they discuss the incredible energy save that the Ferrari team pulled off to win the race, as well as some of the controversial stewarding towards the end with the #8 Toyota spun out of contention by the other factory Ferrari.   There’s also a full breakdown of all the other major Hypercar factories, such as both Alpine’s failing to finish after simultaneous engine failures, how Porsche slipped out of contention due to their misjudgement of the conditions, where Cadillac lost time compared to their rivals, and the rough showing for BMW.   And finally, reviews of the LMP2 and LMGT3 classes, as United Autosports and Manthey EMA taking victory in their respective classes!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/2436m 28s

A Deep Dive On F1's 2026 Regulations - Will it Actually Improve The Racing?

Last week, the FIA announced the first draft of its new regulations, set to debut at the start of the 2026 season. There are some big changes on the horizon, including smaller and nimbler cars, a reduction in the minimum weight limit as well as multiple modes for the front and rear wings to adjust downforce. There’ll be more reliance on the battery for power deployment and MOM – A manual override mode the drivers can activate for extra power at higher speeds.   But are these the right moves for the sport going forward? Jake Boxall-Legge joins Bryn Lucas on the Autosport Podcast to discuss what he thinks the regulation changes will mean for the racing product going forward. Are the fears about “trains” powered by manual overrides instead of the soon to be scrapped DRS a genuine concern?  There’s also discussion about why some of the teams and drivers are pushing back on the regulation change, such as Sergio Perez and Lando Norris claiming that the cycle of changes every 4-5 years actively harms the sports competitiveness. And is it possible to take 30 kilograms out of the cars with the power units set to become even heavier in 2026? And JBL ponders, if the push for sustainable fuels means an eventual comeback for the V10’s of the 2000’s.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/06/2449m 12s

2024 Le Mans Preview - Will Porsche Take Their 20th Win?

It’s almost time once again for one of the biggest races in the world, the 92nd Running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as 62 entrants from 13 different manufacturers head to the Circuit De La Sarthe for the ultimate test of speed, endurance, stamina and reliability! Joining Steph Wentworth are Autosport Editor Gary Watkins and three-time Le Mans Winner and World Endurance Champion Allan McNish, and together they break down all the key contenders for the race. Will Porsche and their fleet of six cars get their twentieth win and Roger Penske’s first as a team boss? Ferrari will be in the mix but could be hurt by the new Power Gate restrictions taking away some of their top speed. Toyota’s experience and recent winning record will be a factor as well. There’s also talk on the more fringe contenders like BMW, Lamborghini’s Le Mans debut, as well as full previews for the LMP2 class making a one-off appearance, and the LMGT3 class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/06/2458m 48s

Canada Grand Prix Review – Wet And Wild vs Cool And Calm

Max Verstappen delivered a precise and commanding victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to take the top step of the podium for the 2024 F1 Canadian Grand Prix, despite having to negotiate difficult changeable conditions as Montreal had multiple showers over the course of the race.   Joining Bryn Lucas on the Autosport Podcast is Jake Boxall-Legge from the track, and US Editor Charles Bradley as the trio discuss Max’s calm and measured brilliance, but also ponder whether a gamble from McLaren’s Lando Norris running one extra lap on a drying track with an intermediate tyre, may have cost them a shot at the victory.   There’s also a discussion on the recent strugglers in the Red Bull umbrella, with Sergio Perez had a horrible race, crashing from the rear of the field after failing to make it out of Q1 in qualifying for the second weekend in a row, and Daniel Ricciardo scoring points in a Grand Prix for the first time this season.  And finally, there’s discussions about Ferrari and their horrible weekend as both cars failed to finish, and more drama at Alpine where despite a double points finish, team orders marred the occasion with Esteban Ocon venting his frustration to the media.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/2440m 51s

An Interview with WRC Double World Champion Kalle Rovanperä

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Kalle Rovanperä is one of the brightest young talents in Motorsport having rewritten the World Rally Championship record books, becoming the youngest ever champion aged 22 in 2022. Last year he joined an elite group of drivers to defend the crown that include Juha Kankkunen, Miki Biasion, Tommi Makinen, Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier. The Finn may be familiar for tackling the world toughest roads but this year he is expanding his motorsport horizons, dovetailing a part-time WRC campaign with a move into circuit racing. But there is a lot more that makes the Finn tick as Autosport’s WRC reporter and host of the Gravel Notes Podcast, Tom Howard and rally journalist Luke Barry find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/2449m 26s

Canadian Grand Prix Preview – Esteban Ocon Announces Alpine Departure

It’s almost time for Formula 1 to head back across the Atlantic for Round 9 of the 2024 World Championship as the sport returns to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix. Jon Noble and Jake Boxall-Legge join Bryn Lucas on the Autosport Podcast to break down all the news heading into the weekend, including the big announcement of Esteban Ocon parting ways with the Alpine F1 team at the end of the 2024 season. Was his clash with teammate Pierre Gasly at Monaco a factor in his decision? Where will Ocon go next? And who could Alpine bring in to replace their veteran driver?Also on the show, with strong reports that Sergio Perez and Yuki Tsunoda will be retained by Red Bull in their respective teams, the trio debate whether their teams are doing the right thing in retaining them, as well as discuss the future of Daniel Ricciardo and ponder how secure his seat is going forward.There’s also a full preview of the Canadian GP, including whether Montreal’s bumps will cause more problems for Red Bull after their difficult weekend in Monaco, whether McLaren and Ferrari can keep the pressure on the reigning Champions, and the potential risk of the unpredictable local weather disrupting the running order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/2446m 37s

When Indycar’s Mistimed Experiment Beat F1 at Silverstone

Nigel Mansell’s Formula 1 world championship-winning Williams FW14B is currently on display next to the Lola the British legend used to win the 1993 CART title in a special exhibition at Silverstone. Thanks to a multi-million-dollar refurbishment at the Indianapolis Motorsport Speedway Museum, the Silverstone Museum currently has four special cars over from America. The Indy 500: A British Success Story exhibition includes Mansell’s Lola T93/00, the Coyote in which US great AJ Foyt won when Indycar visited Silverstone (and broke F1 records) in the 1970s, a gas turbine-powered Lotus 56 from 1968 and the Bentley that contested the 1922 Indy 500. In this special podcast from the Silverstone Museum, host Kevin Turner is joined by author/historian Ian Wagstaff and the museum’s head of collections and research Steph Sykes-Dugmore to reveal the stories behind these special machines and Britain's role in America's greatest race. Mansell’s famous conquering of Indycar, the year after he claimed the F1 crown, features, as does the championship’s visit to Britain in 1978.  Plus, the trio asks why that experiment wasn’t a success and whether a return of IndyCar to the UK could prove more popular today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/2448m 40s

2024 Indy 500 Review - Newgarden Beats O'Ward To Go Back-To-Back

It was another all-time classic race in Indiana as the 108th running of the Indy 500 led to a final lap showdown between arguably the two best oval drivers in the world, as Josef Newgarden and Pato O’Ward left it all on the line, with Newgarden taking victory and becoming the first man to go back-to-back at the 500 since Helio Castroneves in 2002!  Joey Barnes joins Steph Wentworth on the Autosport to discuss the wonderful fight for the win between Newgarden and O’Ward and breakdown how O’Ward used strategy and aggression to get back through the field, and the conflicting emotions between the two drivers.  Also on the show, a deep dive into the race’s high-level of attrition, with just 21 cars out of 33 finishing on the lead lap, and how the four-hour rain delay and the possibility of a race that had less than the alloted 200 laps caused the drivers to be even more aggressive than usual.   There’s also a chat about Kyle Larson who finished 18th in his first ever Indy 500 as he attempted the famous double with NASCAR’s Coke 600, how the rain delays both in Indiana and North Carolina scuppered his chances, and whether he or Ed Carpenter Racing’s Christian Rasmussen should win Rookie of the Year honours.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/2429m 10s

Monaco Grand Prix Review – Leclerc Finally Ends Home Drought

It wasn’t a classic by any means, but on his sixth attempt, Charles Leclerc was finally able to take a victory at home on the streets of Monaco. Leclerc was able to pull away in the late stages of the race from McLaren’s Oscar Piastri, with Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari in third to make a double podium for the Scuderia.  Joining Bryn Lucas on the Autosport Podcast is Alex Kalinauckas and Jake Boxall-Legge and together they discuss Leclerc’s excellent performance, and a chaotic opening lap that led to both Alpine’s coming together before the tunnel, and Sergio Perez colliding with both drivers at Haas.  Also, should Red Bull be concerned about what Max Verstappen called “a fundamental problem” with the car as he had to settle for sixth, Williams getting into the points for the first time this season via Alex Albon’s ninth, and is Aston Martin going backwards after their latest upgrade package?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/2447m 24s

The Williams Revival - Is It Working, One Year On?

With James Vowles's appointment at the start of 2023, Williams has been placed in a rebuilding phase, to return to the front end of the field. However, with ageing facilities and antiquated equipment, the team's investments have been focused on bringing them up to a modern standard while also securing the team's future with Alex Albon's contract extension. With this renewed sense of direction under James Vowles, the question remains: Is Williams' revival working? Kevin Turner is joined on the Autosport podcast by Jake Boxall-Legge, who recently sat down with James Vowles to discuss the current issues that Williams is facing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/2430m 54s

2024 Indy 500 Preview with Marcus Ericsson - Will Penske Dominate?

It’s almost time for one of the biggest single races in Motorsport, the 2024 Indy 500, with over 300,000 expected to flock to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday for “The greatest spectacle in racing”.  Joining Steph Wentworth on the Autosport Podcast are Motorsport.com’s Global Editor-In-Chief Charles Bradley, and IndyCar Editor Joey Barnes to cover a wide-range of topics, such as asking if Penske are set to dominate the race after their first front row lockout of the race since 1988, with Scott McLaughlin making history with the fastest pole position run ever seen at the speedway (234.220mph), with Will Power and Josef Newgarden sharing that front row.  There’s also discussion on McLaren as the potential top contenders to challenge Penske, whether Helio Castroneves can become the 500's first five-time winner, the drama of bump day as Dale Coyne Racing’s Nolan Siegel was bumped from the field in qualifying, and a full interview with Marcus Ericsson to discuss his own dramatic week with a crash and “Bump Day” appearance and ponder what the 2022 winner and 2023 runner-up can do from 32nd on the grid.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/2444m 45s

Monaco GP Preview - Could F1 Be Heading For A Three-Way Fight?

It’s almost time for the first double-header of the 2024 F1 Season as the sport’s travelling circus makes the short trip over from Imola to the most famous street track of them all, the Monaco Grand Prix for Round 8 of the 2024 World Championship.  Filip Cleeren joins Bryn Lucas on the Autosport Podcast to discuss some of the fallout from Imola’s race weekend, as well as previewing what’s to come at Monaco in a few days' time, and how it could be a three-way fight between Red Bull, Ferrari and a new one-off, green and yellow McLaren.  Alex Albon also made the news during the weekend for signing a new long-term contract at Williams which could keep the Thai driver in Grove until the end of 2027. Is his signing proof of “The Vowles effect”, or a lack of top team interest?  There’s also chat about the state of the F1 Calendar, as Thailand’s Prime Minster Srettha Thavisin was in attendance to push for a Grand Prix for 2027 or 2028. Could it mean more European rounds are sacrificed as the sport admits it's making a push for more racing in Asia?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/2433m 43s

Imola Post-Race Review - Verstappen Narrow Pips Norris In Dramatic Finish

The Formula 1 Imola Grand Prix peaked with a dramatic finish as Max Verstappen just about held on to win ahead of Lando Norris, who closed down a six-and-a-half second deficit in the final third of the race that led to Verstappen saying: "I had to work for it!" Is it a sign that McLaren's upgrades have made it a legitimate contender for the world championship, or another blip from Red Bull that opened the door? Joining Bryn Lucas on the Autosport podcast is Alex Kalinauckas and Filip Cleeren as they debate the quality of the race itself and the frustration over the lack of early action, not helped by a shorter DRS zone compared to two years ago, and the lack of other overtaking opportunities. There's also a deep dive into Sergio Perez's horrible weekend as a Q2 exit in qualifying was combined with going off-road early on and a shocking lack of pace across the race. Also, should Ferrari be disappointed on home soil for finishing third with Charles Leclerc? There's also an update to the silly season, as the trio discuss the latest on Perez's seat, as well as Valtteri Bottas' trip to Williams for "coffee", and whether Kevin Magnussen's seat is secure at Haas. Be sure to listen all the way to the end as well for a sneak preview of Episode 2 of the James Allen on F1 Podcast, as the man himself sits down with the most powerful woman in F1, Liberty Media and Las Vegas CEO, Renee Wilm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/2439m 28s

WEC 6 Hours Of Spa Review - Jota Takes A Surprise Win After Two Hour Red Flag

It was a surprise win for the Porsche customers Jota Sport as they took victory in the World Endurance Championship's Six Hours of Spa... depending on your definition of the term "Six Hours"! With Earl Bamber having a huge wreck on the Kemmel Straight with just under two hours to go, a lengthy red flag was needed to fix the armcoe barrier, and with it, the stewards took the discretion to reset the clock back to the time of the Red Flag. But was this ultimately the "right" move? Joining Kevin Turner on the Autosport Podcast is Gary Watkins and James Newbold as they break down why the clock was reset, why Ferrari lodged a formal protest against the result, as well as where all their cars sit performance wise with Le Mans just around the corner. There's also discussion on Alpine as they bridge the gap to the sport's "Big Three" of Porsche, Toyota and Ferrari, and the LMGT3 class, where Manthey took the class victory after the Iron Lynx Lamborghini's had to stop for fuel in the closing stages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/2452m 42s

Imola Race Preview - Ferrari Bolsters Their Roster, Max Wants Superlicense Scrapped

Formula 1 is back on European soil this weekend as the travelling circus heads to Italy, and a return to Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Round 7 of the World Championship, and a welcome comeback after the horrible flooding of 2023 that led to the race’s cancellation.   Joining Bryn Lucas on the Podcast is Alex Kalinauckas, and together they discuss the big speculation around Williams and the future of American driver Logan Saregant. Miami had rumblings that Williams were pursuing an exemption from the FIA to potentially have Mercedes junior Andrea Kimi Antonelli in the car despite jot turning 18 until August, against the factory team's wishes. Is the writing on the wall for Saregant? And with Max Verstappen disagreeing with the superlicense system entirely, saying it was brought in because of him, has it outlived its usefulness? The pair also discuss the changes made at Ferrari, with Loic Serra and Jerome D'Ambrosio confirmed to be joining the Maranello factory in October, with the latter taking up a new role as deputy team principal. What sort of role will they play in red, and should there be concern for Charles given his well documented frosty relationship with previous engineer Xavi Marcos? There's also a full preview of Imola this weekend, including the upgrade packages due for McLaren and Ferrari this weekend, whether Pirelli bringing softer rubber will make for more strategic options, and pondering if they'll be any chance of more passing given the complaints about the lack of it in Miami from McLaren's Andrea Stella and Aston Martin's Mike Krack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/05/2438m 55s

Trailer - The James Allen On F1 Podcast, Senna & The Art Of F1 Storytelling

The Month of May 2024 marks the 30th Anniversary of the tragic Imola 1994 weekend where Formula 1 lost the lives of Roland Ratzenberger and three-time World Champion, Ayrton Senna. In Episode 1 of the new "James Allen on F1 Podcast", James remembers Ayrton's legacy and how he's been remembered 30 years on from that tragic day. The podcast features interviews with Manish Pandey, writer and producer of the 2010 "Senna" movie, with a clip from the interview included in this trailer. Ayrton's niece and CEO of the Senna Institution Bianca Senna is also interviewed, where Biancas explains how the Institution has provided educational support to over 36 million children in Senna's home country of Brazil, as well as sit-down chats with Autosport's new Editor-In-Chief Rebecca Clancy, and Brazilian journalist Julianne Cerasoli, who discuss what Ayrton meant to them, as well as the seismic recent news of Adrian Newey leaving Red Bull Racing at the start of 2025. Episode 1 of the James Allen on F1 Podcast: "Senna & The Art Of F1 Storytelling" is available now on the Autosport YouTube Channel, iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/246m 51s

Miami Grand Prix Review - Lando Finally Wins As Verstappen Struggles

On his 110th Grand Prix Start, and after 15 podium finishes previous, Lando Norris finally scores his first career victory on the streets of Miami, with it also being McLaren's first win since Monza 2021. On the Autosport Podcast, Bryn Lucas is joined by Alex Kalinauckas to break down the action, including how Norris took advantage of the perfectly timed Safety Car after Logan Sargeant and Kevin Magnussen hit each other. There's more on Max Verstappen who suffered floor damage from a rare error when cutting the Sector 2 chicane, as well as Ferrari, with Carlos Sainz picking up a post-race penalty for hitting Oscar Piastri while trying to pass at the hairpin. Did Kevin Magnussen go too far to defend his teammate in the Sprint after picking up 35 seconds of time penalties? And the midfield battle heats up as RB strong results for both their drivers in the Sprint and the Grand Prix, and Alpine gets their first point of the season. And be sure to follow the new James Allen on F1 Podcast, releasing on the Autosport YouTube and Podcast channels on May 7th, with Episode 1 paying tribute to the legacy of the late Ayrton Senna, with last week marking the 30th anniversary of his passing. Listen in for a sneak peek of an Interview with Manish Pandey, writer and producer of the 2010 movie "Senna". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/2436m 52s

Adrian Newey Confirms Red Bull Exit, What Next For Legendary Designer?

After days of mounting reports, Red Bull finally confirmed on May 1st that Adrian Newey, legendary Chief Technical Officer will be leaving the team in the first quarter of 2025, after what will be 19 years with the team. Adrian will be taking a stepback from his role within the F1 team as he stays to develop their RB17 Hypercar instead. Joining Bryn Lucas on the Podcast is Autosport Editor Haydn Cobb, and on it, they discuss the timelines that led to Newey's announced departure as well as his exit plan with the team, as well as his future, with Ferrari and Aston Martin both reportedly keen to take on his services as the sport enters a critical development period, with the 2026 technical regulation change looming over the horizon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/2416m 2s

Miami Grand Prix Preview - Newey Set To Quit Red Bull, Hulkenberg To Audi

Formula 1 is heading back across the pond to the United States for Round 6 of the World Championship and the Hard Rock Stadium for the sport’s third trip to the streets of Miami, this time as a Sprint weekend. But alongside that, it's been a huge week of news off the track. Filip Cleeren and Jake Boxall-Legge join Bryn Lucas on the Autosport Podcast to discuss the the news that Red Bull Chief Designer Adrian Newey is set to quit the team after a deteroiation in his relationship with team principal Christian Horner. Could Newey be heading to rivals Aston Martin or Ferrari, or could he retire altogether? It was also announced that Nico Hulkenberg will be leaving Haas at the end of the season to return to Sauber for 2025, a year before Audi fully takes over the Swiss team. How big a blow will it be for Haas, and what does it mean for current Sauber drivers Zhou Guanyu and Valtteri Bottas? And just how "blue" will Ferrari be over the Miami weekend? The team also discuss the tyre strategy expected on Miami's streets, why half the grid are brining upgrade packages for the weekend, and ponder whether the changes to the Sprint format will mean more extreme setups from teams across the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/2444m 14s

2024 BTCC Season Preview - Sutton vs Turkington In The Race For Five?

The British Touring Car Championship returns for its 2024 Season this weekend with its opening round at Donington Park, and with it, big changes to the series as a whole. A new "IndyCar" style Qualifying system with two-group, elimination format, a forced harder compund tyre change in Race 2 for the Top 10 finishers in Race 1, and a doubling in hybrid boost to aid overtaking. On the Autosport Podcast, Tom Howard and Stephen Lickorish talk about what impact the changes may have on the series, as well as discuss all the key contenders. Is it a fight between Ash Sutton and Colin Turkington for their fifth titles? Is it Tom Ingram pushing for a second crown? And what about the chasing pack of Jake Hill, Dan Cammish or Josh Cook? The support classes get a full preview as well with Porsche Carrera Cup, British Formula Four Championship and the Mini Challenge all featuring! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/2449m 58s

F1 2025 Driver Market Update - Where Do Sainz, Perez and Ricciardo Fit?

The 2023 Formula 1 offseason marked the first time in the sport's history that all 20 drivers on the grid that finished last season, stayed with their original teams. But when Lewis Hamilton announced in February that he was switching to Ferrari for 2025, it opened the floodgates to some of the earliest "silly season" dialogue that the sport has ever seen. In this edition of the Autosport Podcast, Bryn Lucas sits down with Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas to discuss the possibilities as to where drivers could be heading for 2025, including the latest on both Red Bull drivers, Mercedes push for Andrea Kimi Antonelli from F2, where Carlos Sainz fits into the equation, and seeing if Sauber could take a chance on Nico Hulkenberg as Audi begins to exert their influence on the team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/2438m 44s

WEC Imola Review - Toyota Masters The Rain As Ferrari Blows 1-2-3

It was a rain-affected classic as Round 2 of the World Endurance Championship headed to Emilia-Romagna and the 6 Hours of Imola. Ferrari were hopeful for home glory after a perfect 1-2-3 in Qualifying, but a strategic blunder when the rain fell mid-race dashed all hope for the Italian manufacturer. On the Autosport podcast, Kevin Turner is joined by Gary Watkins as they break down just how Ferrari lost in Imola, how Kamui Kobayashi survived the rain, a massive fuel save at the end of the race, and the pressure of Kevin Estre in the Porsche Penske. There's also a chat about the state of the field's Balance of Performance and why Imola showed the FIA and ACO still might be missing the mark, and the LMGT3 category as Team WRT brought home a 1-2 finish for BMW, with MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi scoring his first WEC podium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/2441m 24s

Chinese Grand Prix Review - Max Dominates Again, Norris Surprises In Second

Despite starting from fourth, he won the sprint race by 13 seconds, and then did it again during the grand prix, starting from pole and comfortably cruising to the win. Joining Bryn Lucas on the show are Filip Cleeren and Jake Boxall-Legge as they dissect the more interesting stories beneath the surface, such as Lando Norris turning a "damage limitation" round into a second-place finish. Also, Mercedes continued to struggle as Hamilton had a tale of two weekends - second in the sprint, but recovering to ninth from 18th in the grand prix, and a bizarre crash on a restart as Lance Stroll drove hard into the rear of Daniel Ricciardo. And finally, F1 is considering extending the current scoring system down to 12th, is that to solve the championship’s performance disparities or a genuine scrap for the midfield? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/2450m 38s

Top 10 BTCC Liveries

Who doesn't love a good livery? In the final episode of our Top 10 Series on the British Touring Car Championship, Martyn Lee, Kevin Turner, Tom Howard and Motorsport Vision and Super Touring Power organiser Tom Arron sit down to debate their 10 favourite liveries in BTCC history. Now this isn't just the best looking of them all, it's twinned with overall heritage and impact within the series. From the classic white, blues and reds of the 90's BMW to Matt Neal's Ford Mondeo and the big, bold "100+" sponsorship, and references to Scalextric sets of the 90's, many a disagreement was held as our final list was formed! Thanks for listening to our Top 10 Series and check back next week for our 2024 BTCC Season Preview! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/241h

Driven To Succeed - Porsche Supercup Star Harry King

In the final episode of our Driven to Succeed series, Autosport Chief Editor Kevin Turner sits down with Harry King, star of the Porsche Supercup series. In this exclusive interview, Harry talks about his 2023 season and how he's aiming to go two better than his third-place finish in the standings, his recent class win at the 12 Hours of Bathurst and why he's flirting with more GT3 drives in the future, and what inspired him to get into Motorsport! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/2420m 51s

Chinese GP Preview - F1 2025 Calendar Revealed, Are Ferrari In Genuine Contention?

For the first time in 105 Grand Prix, and after five years on the shelf, Formula 1 is back at the Shanghai International Circuit for the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend, back at a time when Max Verstappen only had five wins in F1, and not 57! Joining Bryn Lucas on the Autosport F1 Podcast is Alex Kalinauckas and Filip Cleeren as they discuss the new 2025 F1 Calendar being revealed early, whether Fernando Alonso is still in top form as he signs an extension to keep him in F1 until Age 45, whether the nature of Shanghai itself will bring Ferrari into contention, and look back on some of their favourite Chinese Grand Prix memories! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/2438m 30s

Top 10 BTCC Season Finales

The British Touring Car Championship battle always seems to go down to the final race. It doesn’t quite but there have been plenty of incredible finales in the category’s history, stretching back to the very beginning in 1958. For Episode 5 of the BTCC Top 10 Series, Martyn Lee is joined by Kevin Turner as well as Gravel Notes host Tom Howard and MSV's Tom Arron to rank the very best of the BTCC's title deciders, from Unett and Dron from 1977 to 2019 as Turkington, Jordan and Cammish went head-to-head, who do you think will be Number 1? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/241h 15m

Fernando Alonso Commits To Aston Martin On Multi-Year Deal

In a breaking news story, Fernando Alonso has announced he's staying at Aston Martin via a new multi-year extension that takes him to at least 2026, the new regulation changes and likely past his 45th birthday. Joining Bryn Lucas is Autosport.com Editor Haydn Cobb to make some early sense of the new deal, what it means with Honda joining the team in 2026, and the ripple effect for other drivers on the market like Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and his impending free agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/2421m 25s

Driven To Succeed - Indy NXT Star Louis Foster

In Episode 5 of our "Driven To Succeed" series highlighting the future stars of British Motorsport, Autosport Chief Editor Kevin Turner sits down with Indy NXT racer Louis Foster. Last year, Foster managed wins in Mid-Ohio and Portland and finished fourth in the standings. On the pod, Louis details where his season slipped, how life has been since moving to Indiana from the UK, and what the unique discipline of oval racing brings to the table for the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/2419m 4s

Japanese Grand Prix Review - Max Dominates, Sainz Still On Form, Mercedes Struggle

Turns out Australia was the exception that proved the rule, as F1 headed back to Japan and Max Verstappen channelled the power of three - His third win of 2024, his third consecutive win in Japan, and with Sergio Perez following Max home in second, the third 1-2 finish of the year for Red Bull too! Jake Boxall-Legge and Filip Cleeren join Bryn Lucas on the show and together they discuss Red Bull's comfortable win, Ferrari establishing themselves as the sport's #2 team with Sainz and Leclerc finishing 3rd and 4th again, Alonso calling his sixth "One of the best five drives of his career", more struggles for Mercedes, and the Albon/Ricciardo clash on the opening lap that caused an early red flag, and another headache for team boss James Vowles. Plus, what's going on at McLaren after their technical director David Sanchez left after just three months on the job? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/2446m 7s

Top 10 BTCC Super Touring Era Drivers

It's an iconic era of Motorsport and a fan favourite for so many who love the sport of Touring Car Racing, and on Episode 4 of our British Touring Car Top 10 Series, Martyn Lee is joined by Autosport Chief Editor Kevin Turner, David Addison and BTCC Correspondent Marcus Simmons to debate the 10 greatest drivers of the 90's 2-litre "Super Touring" era of the sport. From the charismatic Tarquini to the legendary Rydell, who ends up on the Number 1 spot? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/241h 6m

Japanese Grand Prix Preview - Could Newey Go To Aston Martin, Will Alonso Stay?

Round 4 of the 2024 F1 World Championship has the sport head back to familiar ground - Suzuka and the Japanese Grand Prix, now in its new April timeslot. Jake Boxall-Legge, Sam Hall and Filip Cleeren join Bryn Lucas on the Autosport Podcast to preview the race weekend, with discussions on Susie Wolff's criminal court complaint against the FIA, Christian Horner's open dialogue on Carlos Sainz' impending free agency, and Aston Martin making a big approach for Red Bull's Adrian Newey, as well as curious prediction game of who finishes... ninth? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/2449m 2s

Driven To Succeed - 2023 GB3 Champion Callum Voisin

The Driven to Succeed series returns for its fourth episode, and on it is Callum Voisin, teammate to Episode 3's guest Joseph Loake. After winning the GB3 Championship in the UK in 2023, Callum stepped up to the F3 Championship for 2024. Callum sits down with Autosport Chief Editor Kevin Turner to talk about the difference in cars as you climb the Motorsport ladder, why he was pushed into Motorsport via "Karting Parties", goals for the future, and why you may be surprised as his favourite racing film of choice! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/2418m 40s

Top 10 BTCC Non-Champions

It's a classic debate topic that's stood the test of time in sports - Who was your greatest to never win a Championship? And on this episode of the BTCC Top 10 Series, Martyn Lee, Autosport Chief Editor Kevin Turner, Autosport BTCC Correspondent Marcus Simmons and David Addison sit down and debate who they think are the 10 greatest British Touring Car drivers to never win the big one! There's plenty of back and forth in this one and even a revised change to the list, a rare moment amongst the quartet! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/241h 11m

Driven To Succeed - 2023 Autosport BRDC Winner Joseph Loake

Joseph Loake is an up-and-coming star in the world of Motorsport. Last year he won four times en route to finishing third in the British GB3 Championship, also winning him the 2023 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC. As he prepares to take on the world with Formula 3 this year, Joseph sat down with Autosport's Kevin Turner to talk about his influences, what led him down the road of Motorsport, and what the future may hold for the young eighteen-year-old.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/2418m 36s

Australian Grand Prix Review - Sainz Ends The Streak, Alonso's Controversial Penalty

After 1,055 consecutive points scored and 43 straight finishes, Max Verstappen... doesn't finish a race! It paved the way for Ferrari to take a 1-2 finish at the 2024 Australian Grand Prix, with Carlos Sainz winning despite being on the operating table just 16 days ago! Joining Bryn Lucas on the Autosport F1 Podcast are Alex Kalinauckas, Filip Cleeren and in his final podcast appearance, Matt Kew, as the gang discuss Sainz's brilliance, the shock of Max's retirement and Perez's sloppy weekend trying to pick up the pieces. Also, McLaren's team orders, Fernando Alonso picking up a controversial 20-second time penalty for a block on George Russell on the final lap, and whether Williams should have given up Logan Sargeant's chassis for Alex Albon to race alone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/241h 18m

The Top 10 BTCC Cars Of All-Time

Martyn Lee is joined by Kevin Turner and Autosport F1 Editor Matt Kew for the second episode of the BTCC Top 10 Series, from Silverstone Museum. In this episode, the trio breaks down their list of the series' 10 greatest cars from the inception of the sport in 1958 to the modern day, including Group A, the V8's and the Super Touring era all strongly featuring, as well as honourable mentions and strong debate as to the legacies, prestige, and winning credentials of the cars involved.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/241h 2m

Australian Grand Prix Preview - Wolff Doesn't Want Red Bull Nerfed, Did Guenther Leave Haas Early?

F1's travelling circus heads to Australia and Albert Park for the third round of the 2024 F1 Season. But there's still many a story under the radar. The latest on Red Bull's power struggle, why Toto Wolff surprisingly doesn't necessarily want Red Bull to be neutered to combat their dominance, and Guenther Steiner turning heads in his first column for F1's Website. Jake Boxall-Legge and Matt Kew join Bryn Lucas on the Autosport F1 Podcast to discuss all the news and preview the upcoming Australian Grand Prix.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/2457m 16s

Driven to Succeed - Arvid Lindblad Red Bull's Latest British Sensation

After being fast-tracked by Red Bull to Formula 3 - Sixteen-year-old Arvid Lindblad rewarded their confidence by taking the first victory of the season in the sprint race in Bahrain. Arvid is joined by Kevin Turner as they discuss the young driver's career, what drives him and his goals in 2024  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/2418m 41s

WRC Safari Rally Preview with M-Sport's Adrien Fourmaux

If you want to follow more WRC content head over the Gravel Notes Podcast Channel. Tom Howard and Luke Barry are joined by the latest driver to step on the WRC's podium M-Sport's own Adrien Fourmaux as they discuss the young French man's career, his first podium in Sweden, how he came back to the WRC1 after a tough 2022 season, as well as his thoughts going into the Safari Rally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/2444m 53s

The TOP 10 BTCC Champions

Martyn Lee is joined by Kevin Turner, Marcus Simmons and BTCC commentator David Addison as we kick off a brand-new season of Top 10's. For this season, Autosport has turned its attention the British Touring Car Championship as the team discusses the Top 10 BTCC Champions of every era. This list isn’t simply about the best drivers to have competed in the series. It’s also about their success, longevity and impact that helped shaped the series and set the benchmark. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/241h 36m

Driven to Succeed - Luke Browning Formula 3's Latest Winner

Kevin Turner is joined by 2023 Macau Grand Prix winner and former Aston Martin Autosport BRDC award winner Luke Browning at Silverstone - In a brand news series focusing on the young and upcoming drivers all driven by the need to be the best. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/2420m 28s

F1 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Race Review

The Street circuit of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia plays host to the second round of the Formula One World Championship. It was another master class display from Red Bull and Max Verstappen, as he claims his 2nd win of this season, and his 9th in a row stretching back to 2023. But while Max was on his own there was plenty of action happening behind him, including an impressive debut by Oliver Bearman in the Ferrari stepping in for Carlos Sainz. Byrn Lucas is joined by Filip Cleeren, Jake Boxall-Legge and Haydn Cobb Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/2458m 21s

Motorsport UK's Drive to Increase Female Involvement in Motorsport

Stephen Lickorish is joined by Motorsport UK's Jess Runicles on a special edition of the Autosport podcast on International Women's Day - as they discuss Motorsport UK's initiatives to help increase the number of women involvement in motorsport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/2420m 1s

Historic triumph for the Porsche 963 - WEC Qatar review

Kevin Turner is joined by Gary Watkins as they take a look back at the weekend's result at the first round of the World Endurance Championship for Qatar1812km. Porsche claimed its maiden victory in the Hypercar Class, sending a warning signal to Toyota and Ferrari, and topped the new LMGT3 category in what was a memorable day for the manufacturer.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/2446m 29s

The Tank Slappers - MotoGP 2024 Season Preview

If you like to hear more MotoGP podcasts please head over to the 'The Tank Slappers' podcast channel where we will be covering this season's action. The Tank Slappers is back for a brand-new MotoGP season. The 2024 season promises to be one for the history books. Eyes will be Marc Marquez as he starts a new chapter in his career switching from Honda to Gresini-run Ducati Desmosedici GP23. Lewis Duncan is joined once again by Oriol Puigdemont as they preview the upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/2449m 11s

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Preview - Red Bull’s Civil War, Turkey in Talks For a Return and Alpine Woes

The Formula One fraternity makes the short trip to Saudi Arabia for round two of the championship at the Jeddah Street circuit. But behind the scenes, there is plenty to talk about. Haydn Cobb and Jake Boxall-Legg join Bryn Lucas as they take a look at the post-Bahrain fallout and preview the upcoming Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/03/241h 5m

F1 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Review

Max Verstappen starts F1's 2024 season the way he ended 2023 - with a straightforward light to flag victory. At the 20th edition of the Bahrain Grand Prix, it was also a Red Bull 1-2 as Sergio Perez battled his way up to 2nd place in an enthralling fight with Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and Mercedes' George Russell. Bryn Lucas is joined by Alex Kalinauckas, Haydn Cobb and Filip Cleeren Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/241h

F1 2024 Bahrain GP Qualifying

Formula One 2024 is finally here as Bahrain kicks off the season and who else but Max Verstappen who takes another pole position from Ferrari's Charles Leclerc. But it was all his own way as the chasing pack is close behind with the top 6 in close proximity. With the pack so close are set for an interesting race? Bryn Lucas is joined by Haydn Cobb as we take a look at Qualifying the ups and downs, and who are in the best position to challenge Red Bull. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/2423m 58s

Bahrain Grand Prix Preview - Will it be More of the Same?

In the latest Autosport podcast, Sam Hall is joined by Alex Kalinaukas, Filip Cleeren and Jake Boxall-Legge to reflect on Formula 1 pre-season testing and look ahead to this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix. While revealing their top three rankings for this year’s drivers’ and constructors’ battles, the trio make some bold predictions and answer a selection of your questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/2455m 4s

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
23/02/2418m 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
22/02/2419m 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
21/02/2427m 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
18/02/241h 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
16/02/2418m 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
15/02/2418m 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
14/02/2433m 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
13/02/2434m 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
12/02/2428m 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
09/02/2433m 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
07/02/2413m 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
06/02/2445m 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
05/02/241h 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
02/02/2436m 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
01/02/2431m 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
30/01/2453m 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
29/01/2455m 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
23/01/2436m 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
18/01/2428m 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
14/01/2447m 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
30/12/231h 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
23/12/231h 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
21/12/231h 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
18/12/2354m 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
09/12/231h 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
07/12/2334m 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
01/12/2340m 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
26/11/2359m 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
25/11/2323m 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
24/11/2320m 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
23/11/2350m 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
19/11/2349m 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
18/11/2324m 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
17/11/2325m 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
16/11/231h 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
15/11/2315m 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
12/11/2335m 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
09/11/2345m 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
05/11/2357m 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
04/11/2317m 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
03/11/2316m 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
30/10/2342m 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
29/10/2318m 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
27/10/2319m 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
26/10/2344m 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
23/10/2352m 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
21/10/2328m 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
20/10/2317m 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
19/10/2331m 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
17/10/2352m 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
08/10/2357m 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
07/10/2331m 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
06/10/2318m 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
04/10/2353m 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
24/09/2358m 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
23/09/2322m 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
22/09/2314m 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
17/09/231h 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
16/09/2319m 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
15/09/2320m 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
07/09/231h 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
03/09/231h 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
02/09/2319m 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
01/09/2322m 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
27/08/231h 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
26/08/2324m 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
25/08/2318m 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
16/08/2338m 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
12/08/231h

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
09/08/231h 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
04/08/2324m 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
30/07/231h 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
29/07/2331m 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
28/07/2324m 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
23/07/231h 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
22/07/2322m 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
21/07/2321m 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
18/07/2320m 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
14/07/2331m 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
12/07/2333m 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
09/07/2351m 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
08/07/231h 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
07/07/2324m 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
02/07/2352m 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
01/07/2325m 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
30/06/2320m 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
29/06/231h 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
28/06/2322m 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
24/06/231h 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
21/06/2323m 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
19/06/2355m 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
18/06/2329m 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
16/06/2321m 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
14/06/231h 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
13/06/2317m 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
09/06/2356m 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
09/06/2352m 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
06/06/2337m 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
04/06/2358m 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
03/06/2319m 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
02/06/2319m 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
02/06/2357m 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
29/05/2350m 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
28/05/2356m 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
27/05/2323m 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
26/05/2320m 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
26/05/2314m 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
25/05/231h 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
24/05/2314m 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
23/05/2316m 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
21/05/231h

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
19/05/2350m 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
18/05/231h 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
17/05/2319m 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
16/05/2325m 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
15/05/2345m 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
12/05/231h 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
11/05/2337m 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
10/05/2334m 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
08/05/2357m 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
07/05/2325m 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
05/05/2324m 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
05/05/231h 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
30/04/2357m 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
29/04/2321m 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
28/04/2334m 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
26/04/2353m 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
24/04/2357m 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
22/04/2349m 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
21/04/2321m 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
19/04/2326m 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
15/04/2348m 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
08/04/2347m 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
05/04/2327m 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
02/04/231h 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
01/04/2329m 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
31/03/2326m 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
30/03/2350m 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
29/03/2330m 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
24/03/231h 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
19/03/2359m 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
18/03/2325m 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
17/03/2329m 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
05/03/231h 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
04/03/2322m 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
03/03/2324m 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
02/03/2346m 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
01/03/2336m 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
27/02/2325m 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
25/02/2327m 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
24/02/2323m 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
23/02/2323m 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
17/02/2343m 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
17/02/2312m 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
15/02/2313m 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
14/02/2316m 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
13/02/2310m 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
13/02/2311m 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
10/02/2349m 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
09/02/231h 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
08/02/2348m 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
07/02/2312m 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
06/02/2311m 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
04/02/2354m 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
03/02/2314m 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
01/02/2310m 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
28/01/231h 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
27/01/2326m 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
24/01/2350m 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
18/01/2330m 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
16/01/2353m 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
15/01/231h 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
11/01/2330m 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
08/01/2354m 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
07/01/2330m 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
03/01/2328m 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
29/12/2258m 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
27/12/221h

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
25/12/2245m 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
22/12/221h 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
13/12/2231m 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
02/12/2231m 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
29/11/2225m 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
22/11/2229m 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
20/11/221h 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
19/11/2218m 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
13/11/221h 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
12/11/2224m 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
11/11/2228m 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
07/11/2235m 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
06/11/2226m 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
31/10/221h 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
29/10/2221m 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
28/10/2232m 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
27/10/2235m 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
24/10/221h 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
23/10/2221m 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
20/10/2229m 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
18/10/2230m 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
17/10/2228m 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
14/10/2224m 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
13/10/2228m 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
12/10/2232m 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
10/10/2222m 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
09/10/221h 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
08/10/2226m 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
06/10/2228m 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
04/10/2232m 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
02/10/221h 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
01/10/2228m 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
30/09/2227m 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
29/09/2227m 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
28/09/2233m 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
26/09/221h 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
15/09/221h 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
13/09/2233m 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
11/09/2258m 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
09/09/2228m 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
08/09/2258m 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
05/09/221h 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
03/09/2222m 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
01/09/2258m 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
30/08/221h 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
28/08/221h 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
27/08/2221m 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
26/08/2245m 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
25/08/221h 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
24/08/221h 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
22/08/2256m 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
19/08/221h 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
18/08/2246m 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
16/08/2230m 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
12/08/2257m 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
09/08/2242m 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
03/08/2222m 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
31/07/221h 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
30/07/2223m 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
29/07/2242m 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
25/07/2257m 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
23/07/2216m 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
22/07/2229m 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
18/07/2237m 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
13/07/2231m 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
10/07/221h 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
09/07/2225m 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
08/07/2238m 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
03/07/221h 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
02/07/2236m 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
01/07/2236m 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
27/06/2231m 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
22/06/2219m 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
20/06/221h 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
19/06/2222m 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
17/06/2232m 26s

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

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15/06/2254m 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
12/06/221h 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
11/06/2227m 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
10/06/2229m 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
07/06/2235m 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
05/06/2241m 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
30/05/221h 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
28/05/2224m 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
27/05/2217m 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
25/05/2241m 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
24/05/2252m 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
23/05/221h 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
21/05/2223m 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
20/05/2233m 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
19/05/2234m 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
08/05/221h 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
08/05/2220m 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
06/05/2231m 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
05/05/2231m 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
28/04/2258m 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
26/04/2235m 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
24/04/221h 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
23/04/2225m 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
22/04/2239m 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
20/04/2229m 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
14/04/2244m 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
10/04/221h 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
09/04/2226m 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
08/04/2228m 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
07/04/2247m 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
31/03/2250m 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
27/03/221h 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
26/03/2226m 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
25/03/2227m 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
24/03/2254m 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
20/03/221h 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
19/03/2224m 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
18/03/2234m 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
17/03/2255m 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
16/03/2255m 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
12/03/2227m 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
11/03/2219m 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
11/03/2236m 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
10/03/2238m 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
10/03/2256m 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
09/03/2257m 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
03/03/221h 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
01/03/2240m 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
25/02/2242m 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
25/02/2253m 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
24/02/2232m 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
24/02/2215m 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
23/02/2237m 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
17/02/221h 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
07/02/2222m 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
04/02/2218m 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
28/01/2243m 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
24/01/2254m 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
20/01/2238m 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
18/01/221h 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