F1: Chequered Flag

By BBC Radio 5 live

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Reviews: 12

 Jul 30, 2022
A good production, kind of what you would expect of the BBC. Just very much one sided. All pro Mercedes and negative to Red Bull.

 Mar 20, 2022
Great F1 podcast!

 Jan 27, 2021

 Dec 7, 2020

 Nov 16, 2020
Straightforward reviews of the races.


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

Episode Date
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix review
Alice Powell and Andrew Benson join Jack Nicholls to look back at the race in Jeddah. They hear from the top three drivers and discuss whether Aston Martin can really finish the season in second place.
Mar 19, 2023
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying review
Alice Powell and Andrew Benson join Jack to reflect on qualifying from Jeddah. They hear from the top three drivers and ask what Max Verstappen can do starting from 15th on the grid.
Mar 18, 2023
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix preview
Andrew Benson and Jolyon Palmer join Jack to look ahead to the race in Jeddah. They ask whether the Red Bulls really are unbeatable this season after their one-two in Bahrain. And with Ferrari and Mercedes already struggling this season, will Aston Martin prove to be the second-best team in F1? Plus we find out if Jolyon has ever pulled a “sickie” to avoid media commitments when he was a driver.
Mar 17, 2023
Bahrain Grand Prix review
Jack is joined by Sam Bird and Rosanna Tennant to look back at Max Verstappen’s win in Bahrain. They hear from the top three and debate what was learnt from the first race of the season.
Mar 06, 2023
Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying review
Rosanna Tennant and Sam Bird join Jack Nicholls to look back at qualifying from Bahrain. They discuss the winners and losers and hear from Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.
Mar 05, 2023
Bahrain Grand Prix Preview
Steve Crossman looks ahead to the new F1 season which begins this weekend. He is joined by Jolyon Palmer, Sam Bird and Jack Nicholls. We also hear from Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc.
Mar 02, 2023
2023 Season Preview
Jack Nicholls, Jolyon Palmer, Andrew Benson and F1 reporter Rosanna Tennant react to testing and look ahead to the 2023 F1 season. Plus, hear a special message from our presenter and reporter Jennie Gow .
Feb 27, 2023
Introducing Sport's Strangest Crimes: Spygate
All episodes of Spygate available right now on BBC Sounds. In 2007 an improbable, low-fi crime nearly brought the high octane world of Formula One to its knees. Narrated by Pete Tong, Spygate draws in some of the most powerful men in the sports history and pits iconic teams McLaren and Ferrari against each other, all set against the backdrop of Lewis Hamilton’s record-breaking debut and his ferocious rivalry with Fernando Alonso. Buckle up - this season is one hell of a ride.
Nov 17, 2022
United States Grand Prix review
Jennie and the team look back at qualifying from Austin. They hear from the top three and discuss how they see Sunday’s race unfolding.
Oct 23, 2022
Charles Leclerc Special
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc sits down with Andrew Benson to chat about the first half of the season. They discuss missed opportunities, racing against Max Verstappen and playing golf.
Aug 03, 2022
George Russell Special
In an F1: Chequered Flag special, BBC Sport's chief F1 writer Andrew Benson speaks to Mercedes driver George Russell about his first season with the Silver Arrows, racing against Lewis Hamilton and memes.
Jul 29, 2022
British Grand Prix qualifying review
Jennie and the team look back at qualifying from Silverstone. They hear from the top three as well as the three British drivers.
Jul 02, 2022
Christmas at Palmer’s: 2021 season review
Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer hosts a Christmas party for the 5 Live Formula 1 team team. Despite a few no-shows, his guests include Jack Nicholls, Jennie Gow, Steve Crossman, Andrew Benson and Radio 1’s Christian Hewgill. They reminisce about the 2021 season and explain why it will go down as the greatest in the sport’s history. They also hear from new world champion Max Verstappen.
Dec 24, 2021
Russian Grand Prix Review
Jennie and the team look back at the Russian Grand Prix. They hear from race winner Lewis Hamilton who registered his 100th win in the sport. And Lando Norris talks about the decision that cost him his first race win.
Sep 26, 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
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