F1: Chequered Flag

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 Nov 16, 2020
Straightforward reviews of the races.

 Sep 6, 2020

Mark Conway
 Nov 3, 2019
Jennie, Jolyon and Jack are excellent, but for some reason in the latest episode they had some brain-dead moronic woman on from the racist Guardian who clearly hates formula 1. So for that reason they get 1 star.


Formula 1 interviews, reaction and reports. 5 Live presents a round-up of the race weekend.

Episode Date
Russian Grand Prix Preview
Jennie and the team look ahead to the Russian Grand Prix. They discuss the escalating battle between title contenders Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton and hear from both drivers. And they discuss McLaren’s resurgence and Aston Martin’s statement of intent.
Sep 23, 2021
Italian Grand Prix Review
Jennie and the team look back at the race from Monza. We hear from title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton after they crashed out midway through the race and reflect on Daniel Ricciardo’s first victory since leaving Red Bull.
Sep 12, 2021
Italian Grand Prix Sprint Review
Jennie and the team look back at the sprint from Monza. They hear from the top three and look ahead to Sunday’s race.
Sep 11, 2021
Italian Grand Prix Preview
Jennie and team look ahead to the weekend’s action from Monza. They discuss what happened in qualifying and hear from the top three, and share their views on a busy week in the driver’s transfer market.
Sep 10, 2021
Dutch Grand Prix Review
Jennie and the team look back at Max Verstappen’s win at his home race. We hear from the Dutchman as well as Mercedes driver’s Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Sep 05, 2021
Netherlands Grand Prix Qualifying review
Jennie, Jack and Jolyon reflect on a thrilling day of qualifying as Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the Dutch Grand Prix. The team hear from Verstappen, Hamilton and 3rd quickest Valtteri Bottas and then look ahead to what is sure to be an action packed race day in Zandvoort.
Sep 04, 2021
Netherlands Grand Prix Preview
Jennie, Jack, Jolyon and Andrew look ahead to an exciting weekend as F1 returns to Zandvoort in the Netherlands for the first time in 36 years. They hear from former world champion Kimi Raikkonen who announced that he will be retiring at the end of the season, plus of course from Max Verstappen on home soil and his arch rival for the championship, Lewis Hamilton.
Sep 03, 2021
Belgian Grand Prix Review
Jack and Jolyon are joined by Andrew Benson to look back at the Belgian Grand Prix. Despite only 2 laps completed, they find enough to fill 15 minutes of air time! We hear from the top three and and in a pod first, the guys all agree on their driver of the day.
Aug 29, 2021
Belgian Grand Prix Qualifying Review
Jack and Jolyon look back at qualifying from Spa. They hear from the top three and ask whether George Russell can finish on the podium on Sunday.
Aug 28, 2021
Belgian Grand Prix Preview
Jack Nicholls and the 5 Live F1 team look ahead to this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. They hear from both Hamilton and Verstappen, debate who will be in the Mercedes second seat next year and discuss what options F1 has with regards to the calendar.
Aug 27, 2021
Belgian Grand Prix Preview
Jack Nicholls and the 5 Live F1 team look ahead to this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. They hear from both Hamilton and Verstappen, debate who will be in the Mercedes second seat next year and discuss what options F1 has with regards to the calendar.
Aug 27, 2021
Monaco Qualifying Review
Jennie and team look back at qualifying from Monaco. They hear from polesitter Charles Leclerc as well as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
May 22, 2021
Top 10 moments of 2020
Jennie and the 5 Live F1 team count down their top 10 moments of 2020. From Lewis Hamilton’s record-equalling 7th world title to Romain Grosjean’s dramatic crash in Bahrain, they discuss each moment and why it made it on the list. We relive some of those thrilling moments and hear from those involved.
Dec 24, 2020
Lewis Hamilton: The Greatest?
Jennie Gow presents a special bonus edition of the pod as Lewis Hamilton has equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven drivers’ titles. You’ll hear from Felipe Massa - Schumacher’s former team-mate and Hamilton’s main title rival in 2008, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and from the man himself, in what has been a defining year for Hamilton both on and off the race track. Rebecca Clancy – motor racing correspondent for The Times, Scott Mitchell from The Race and American freelance journalist Sef Harding debate whether he’s now the greatest Formula One driver ever, if he’s the greatest British sportsperson of all time and discuss how he’s changed as a person in 2020 through his campaigns for equality, diversity and sustainability.
Nov 16, 2020
Rise of the Silver Arrows
Jack Nicholls and the team chart Mercedes' dominance of the sport. We hear from boss Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton.
Nov 11, 2020
What coronavirus means for the F1 season
Jennie Gow is joined by Jack Nicholls, Jolyon Palmer and Andrew Benson to discuss what’s been a busy week of announcements regarding the future of Formula One. We hear which races have been postponed or cancelled and how the teams are planning to help the NHS. Plus, the team reflect on the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix weekend just hours before it was scheduled to start.
Mar 20, 2020
The Big F1 Quiz of the Year
Steve Rider hosts a special end of year quiz as the 5 Live F1 team battle it out to show who has the best knowledge of the 2019 Formula 1 Season.
Dec 24, 2019
Jenson Button: A ten year anniversary special
Ten years ago today, Jenson Button was crowned the Formula 1 world champion. In this special episode he sits down with Victoria Turner to reminisce about that fairy-tale season in 2009 and the many highs and some lows that came with it.
Oct 18, 2019
Italian Grand Prix Qualifying Review
Claire and the team reflect on a farcical end to qualifying at Monza where only two drivers managed to start their final lap. It was Charles Leclerc that took pole, from Lewis Hamilton in second. We hear from both drivers.
Sep 07, 2019
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Review
Jennie Gow, Jack Nicholls and former Formula One driver Jolyon Palmer discuss a thrilling final race of the season in the desert as Lewis Hamilton wrapped a championship winning season in style with victory in Abu Dhabi.
Nov 25, 2018
Fernando Alonso Special
We sit down with two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso who reflects on his career and explains why he is leaving the sport. Former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer and the BBC's chief F1 sports writer Andrew Benson also look Alonso's legacy and discuss what the future holds for the Spaniard.
Aug 31, 2018
Hungarian Grand Prix Review
Lewis Hamilton signs off the first half of the F1 season with a win in Hungary and now holds a 24 point lead over title rival Sebastian Vettel. Jennie Gow, Jolyon Palmer and Jack Nicholls discuss.
Jul 29, 2018
Grid Girls
As the popularity, participation and coverage of women’s sport continue to grow – Jennie Gow investigates whether the use of grid girls is a sexist, outdated relic in 2017. Hear the thoughts of the models themselves alongside F1 drivers, team and circuit bosses. Plus find out how the issue is being considered in boxing, cycling and darts.
Dec 14, 2017
P1: Lewis, Mercedes and the art of qualifying
Jennie Gow presents a Formula One special looking at why Lewis Hamilton has recorded more pole positions than any other driver. Hear from Hamilton himself, his former team-mate Jenson Button, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and Allan McNish on what sets Hamilton apart on a single lap shoot-out.
Oct 12, 2017
Monaco Grand Prix Review
The 5 live F1 team look back at the Monaco Grand Prix which was won by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
May 28, 2017
Bottas joins the Spanish Grand Prix Preview
Fresh from winning the Russian Grand Prix, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas joins our podcast looking ahead to the Spanish Grand Prix. We ask him; can he beat Hamilton again?
May 10, 2017
Australian Grand Prix Review
Jack Nicholls and the 5 live F1 team review the opening race of the 2017 season which saw Sebastian Vettel take victory in Australia.
Mar 27, 2017
F1 is back: New cars, drivers, regulations and owners
The 5 live Formula 1 team bring you up to speed with the latest F1 news and interviews. Plus a preview of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
Mar 21, 2017
Season Preview with Toto Wolff
Jennie Gow is joined by Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, deputy team principal of Williams Claire Williams, Mark Gallagher and Andrew Benson to look ahead to the 2017 Formula One season.
Feb 16, 2017
Abu Dhabi GP Preview
The 5 live F1 team look ahead to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the season comes to a climax. Will Rosberg or Hamilton win the World Championship? Long Synopsis
Nov 24, 2016
Brazilian GP Preview
The 5 live Formula One team look ahead to what could be a pivotal Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend for Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.
Nov 10, 2016
American Grand Prix Preview
Tom Clarkson and the team are in Austin to preview the American Grand Prix - can Lewis Hamilton put pressure on Nico Rosberg in the race for the World Championship?
Oct 20, 2016
Belgian Grand Prix Preview
Tom Clarkson presents a preview of the Belgian Grand Prix with the 5 live F1 team.
Aug 25, 2016
Max Verstappen: Mercedes and Ferrari are great, but I'm happy with Red Bull
Jennie Gow and Jack Nicholls look ahead to the 2016 Formula 1 season, with the latest from pre-season testing. You'll hear from rising star Max Verstappen, who outlines his hopes for the new campaign.
Mar 03, 2016