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Formula 1 fans from every nation, welcome to F1 Nation! 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and globe-trotting racing reporters Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham bring you weekly F1 chat with big guests, expert racing insight and behind-the-scenes stories. 

Episode Date
A new Silver Arrow? Can Ferrari match Max? British GP Preview
A ‘bigger and more visible’ upgrade for Mercedes. A ‘must-win’ race for Ferrari? A first British GP win for Max Verstappen? Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill chat all the big topics and consider all the big questions ahead of the 2022 British Grand Prix. Mercedes’ Trackside Engineering Director, Andrew Shovlin, reveals the new parts he hopes will let the team challenge Ferrari and Red Bull. Are Mercedes still aiming for a victory this season, or is the team switching focus to 2023?  Plus, Damon’s memories of Silverstone as a child spectator and F1 rookie, Pierre Gasly’s F1 future discussed and questions about how F1 drivers manage their tyres and… other things.

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Jun 28, 2022
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Jun 27, 2022
Max unbeatable in Montreal – Canadian GP Review ft Jacques Villeneuve
Max Verstappen drove like a champion in Canada, and is now 46 points clear at the top of F1’s Drivers’ standings. Could Carlos Sainz have caught him in Canada? Can Ferrari catch him this season? Joining Tom Clarkson to debrief after the Canadian Grand Prix is 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve and Josh Hill – son of ’96 champ Damon. They hear from Ferrari’s Jock Clear – who says Leclerc’s terrific recovery drive to P5 wasn’t the maximum result possible – and Red Bull’s Christian Horner, who’s in awe of how Verstappen is performing this season. Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer takes us inside Fernando Alonso’s epic qualifying performance and Alfa Romeo’s Fred Vasseur celebrates more points for Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu.

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Jun 21, 2022
Red Bull one-two in Baku - Azerbaijan GP Review ft. Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull were back on top in Baku, celebrating a double podium at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Christian Horner joins Natalie Pinkham, Damon Hill and Tom Clarkson in the paddock, fresh from the victory that saw Max Verstappen secure his first win at the Baku street circuit on Sunday. The race was full of drama as both Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz suffered technical issues, leaving Ferrari with two DNFs and putting Red Bull in the driving seat in the constructors’ standings, with their lead now 80 points over the Scuderia. Haas's Kevin Magnussen joins the gang to discuss his own power unit issues and McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris and Andreas Seidl pop by to talk race strategy and team orders, as Ferrari's Marc Gené opens up about the team's disappointing weekend. Nat, Tom and Damon also gather insight on all the action from Sky F1 presenters, Naomi Schiff and Johnny Herbert. 

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Jun 14, 2022
Azerbaijan GP preview: will sparks fly in the Land Of Fire?
It's Tom, Pinks and the return of Damon! 

The team preview this weekend's race in Baku, asking and answering all the important questions as to who the fast street track will suit the most, and what impact it will have on the championship standings. Plus, what is going on with Daniel Ricciardo at McLaren and Damon reveals his sporting heroes.

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Jun 07, 2022
The sun shines for Perez in an action-packed Monaco GP
The Monaco Grand Prix was a wet-dry race, adding thrilling drama to the glitz and glamour we've come to expect from the Principality. 

Red Bull won a tactical duel, which catapulted Sergio Perez to his first win of the season and saw Max Verstappen leapfrog ahead of his world title rival Charles Leclerc. Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham were joined by former Toyota F1 driver and three-time Le Mans winner Allan McNish to break it all down

Expect race analysis, poolside chats and all that Monaco has to offer.

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May 31, 2022
Red Bull reign in Spain - Spanish GP review ft. Christian Horner + Carlos Sainz Snr
The Spanish Grand Prix was an old-school, drama-filled fiesta. Charles Leclerc led the race early on, until unreliability struck his Ferrari, which left Max Verstappen to take his fourth win of the year. But it was far from easy for Max: his race included a spin, a DRS failure and a breathtaking battle for the lead with George Russell. You read that right: Merc were back in Barca! Russell took the final podium place behind Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull. Tom Clarkson is joined by Alex Wurz, three time finisher in F1 and two-time winner of Le Mans, and Natalie Pinkham to assess the drama that unfolded over 66 laps. This week's guest line up includes Red Bull's Christian Horner and Adrian Newey, Mercedes’ chief engineer Andrew Shovlin, Pirelli boss Mario Isola, Ferrari test driver Marc Gené and Carlos Sainz Snr. 

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May 24, 2022
New upgrades = new order? Spanish GP Preview ft. Fabrega + Palmer
F1 teams are bringing big car updates to Barcelona. Will they transform the race result? Ferrari, Mercedes and Aston Martin are among those expected to bring new parts to the party, hoping to make leaps in performance.  Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham, tech expert Albert Fabrega and ex-Renault F1 racer Jolyon Palmer look ahead to the Spanish Grand Prix: why effective upgrades are so difficult to achieve in 2022, the championship battle, why Max Verstappen’s third-to-first Miami win means so much, the midfield scrap and the chances of Carlos Sainz or Fernando Alonso delighting their home crowd in Barcelona.

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May 17, 2022
Max’s Miami masterclass, Ferrari’s fightback + the next US F1 star?
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen is on a roll. He took his second straight win on F1’s first visit to Miami, but Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz kept Ferrari at the top of both championships. Which team’s got the upper hand heading to Barcelona? Tom Clarkson and Sam Power are joined by former F1 and current IndyCar driver Marcus Ericsson to dissect what we learned from the Miami GP. There’s reaction and insight from Adrian Newey and Christian Horner at Red Bull, Alex Albon at Williams, Valtteri Bottas at Alfa Romeo, Andreas Seidl at McLaren and James Vowles at Mercedes. Plus, hear from two drivers aiming to be the USA’s next F1 star: Williams Academy and F2 driver Logan Sargeant, and IndyCar’s Colton Herta, who’s testing a McLaren later this year.

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May 10, 2022
Miami, here we come! McLaren’s Zak Brown joins our race preview
 F1 is heading to Miami for the first time ever! TC and Damon get together to consider which teams and drivers are in-form, which face the hard task of kickstarting their seasons at a brand new track, and pick their ‘Tier 1’ F1 drivers. Special guest, McLaren CEO Zak Brown tells us why McLaren’s bad start to the season gave him flashbacks, and  how McLaren have recovered from a bad start to the season. Plus, Zak explains why Lando Norris should be considered ‘Tier 1’, how Daniel Ricciardo’s more comfortable in his second season with the team, and how excited he is for the Miami GP. Damon’s sitting slightly uncomfortably after doing a 250 mile charity bike ride from the UK to France, but he’s still got the energy to take on your questions about new tracks and new fans. Record your questions for Damon as audio files and send them to AskDamon@F1.com.

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May 03, 2022
Adrian Newey on F1's best car – Imola review ft. Esteban Ocon + Christian Horner
Which team now has the fastest car in F1: Red Bull or Ferrari? Red Bull’s legendary designer Adrian Newey gives F1 Nation his take on the continuing race for upgrades, and the team’s dominant 1-2 finish in Imola. For a packed show, Tom Clarkson’s joined by 9-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen and Australian broadcaster Sam Power. They talk Charles Leclerc’s costly error, Carlos Sainz’s bad luck, and Toto Wolff’s honest post-race message to Lewis Hamilton. Stunning drives from McLaren’s Lando Norris, George Russell at Mercedes and AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda are also on the menu. Plus, Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack joins to celebrate the team’s double points finish, Esteban Ocon looks forward to driving an upgraded Alpine at the next race in Miami, and Tom Kristensen hails fellow Dane Kevin Magnussen’s great start to 2022.

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Apr 26, 2022
A season-defining race? Imola preview with Davide Valsecchi
Ferrari’s home race is a great chance for Charles Leclerc, but even more crucial for Carlos Sainz and his hopes of challenging for the 2022 F1 title. That’s what our special guest Davide Valsecchi says. The Italian former GP2 champion and broadcaster joins Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill to give his take on Ferrari, and why this period of the season is so important for their title hopes. The team also chat Red Bull, Mercedes, McLaren, AlphaTauri and Alpine. Plus, what will the return of F1 Sprint mean for the teams and drivers, and how does it feel to beat Ferrari at their home track? Andiamo!

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Apr 19, 2022
Australia Roundup with Ricciardo’s mum, Alex Albon + Alpine
Leclerc domination. Max frustration. What does the Australian Grand Prix mean for Ferrari and Red Bull’s title fight? Which team looks most likely to join the battle? Just how competitive were Alpine in Melbourne? Tom Clarkson and the team from Network10 TV in Australia tackle the big questions from F1’s return to Melbourne.  At McLaren, Daniel Ricciardo’s mother Grace Ricciardo and Team Principal Andreas Seidl tell all about the team’s double points finish, what it’s like watching Daniel race in front of a massive home crowd, and the team’s hopes for the next race in Italy. Plus, incredible insight and data from Alpine shows just how strong their car is right now, and Alex Albon takes us inside the cockpit for his amazing points-scoring drive for Williams.

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Apr 12, 2022
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Apr 11, 2022
Who’ll master Melbourne’s new-look track? Australian GP Preview – with Pedro de la Rosa
New challengers, new corners -a lot has changed since F1 last raced in Australia in 2019. Melbourne’s Albert Park racetrack is faster than before, and Ferrari and Red Bull will be fighting for victory. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and special guest Pedro de la Rosa look ahead to the race, debate which team the new high-speed layout will suit best and dive into the driving styles needed to be quick in 2022. Pedro – a veteran of 104 Grand Prix starts and a one-time podium-finisher - explains why he thinks Max Verstappen is racing like a world champion this season, and as a former teammate of Lewis Hamilton he knows exactly how the 7-time champion will cope with Mercedes’ difficult start to 2022. Plus we go for a drive along the Las Vegas strip with F1’s Lawrence Barretto, and tackle your questions in Ask Damon. Record and send your questions to AskDamon@F1.com.

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Apr 05, 2022
Jeddah Debrief with Red Bull, Lando Norris + Guenther Steiner
They raced all the way to the chequered flag, then came to chat to F1 Nation! Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, Christian Horner and Adrian Newey, McLaren’s Lando Norris and Haas boss Guenther Steiner join Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham to talk through a thrilling Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.  Red Bull’s return to winning, the strategic racing between Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, despair for polesitter Sergio Perez, McLaren’s performance and Mercedes’ damage limitation are just some of the topics up for discussion. Tom and Natalie are also joined by Channel 4 F1 presenter Lee McKenzie, former F1 driver David Coulthard, and F1 presenter in Latin America, Juan Fossaroli of Fox Sports.

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Mar 29, 2022
Inside Ferrari’s victory party! Bahrain GP Review
Tom, Natalie and Damon jump into Ferrari’s celebrations and talk to the happy people behind the team’s 1-2 finish at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. Team Principal Mattia Binotto, Charles Leclerc’s manager Nicholas Todt, Carlos Sainz Snr. and test driver Marc Gene explain the long years of hard work that led to Ferrari’s first win since 2019. Are we seeing Charles Leclerc 2.0? How much better will Carlos Sainz get this season? What does F1’s most famous team need to do now to mount a title challenge in 2022? We also celebrate Kevin Magnussen’s ‘Viking comeback’ for Haas and great drives by Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu at Alfa Romeo. Plus, Max Verstappen sums up what went wrong for Red Bull, and we ask Mercedes’ Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin if the Silver Arrows can catch up at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

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Mar 22, 2022
F1’s new era: new winners, a new champion? 2022 preview
The most anticipated F1 season in decades is finally here! Ahead of the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix, Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham and F1 experts from the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and the UK size up the teams and drivers. Who’ll be fighting for points, podiums, wins and the Formula 1 World Championship? If these predictions are right, 2022 is going to be epic! Plus, in Ask Damon, the 1996 World Champ picks F1’s next new title-winner.

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Mar 15, 2022
Barcelona Breakdown
F1 is back and so is F1 Nation! Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and Natalie Pinkham chat about the news, views and pre-season clues from three days of running in Barcelona. Which teams have made strong starts, and which still have work to do? Plus, rumours of ‘brand new cars’ being prepared for the Bahrain test, exciting early signs for close wheel-to-wheel racing in 2022, and expert insight on the new generation of cars from Aston Martin’s Performance Director, Tom McCullough. We also breakdown F1’s porpoising problem, hear tales of Damon’s worst pre-season sessions, and learn that we’ve all been pronouncing his name incorrectly (according to his mother, anyway).

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Mar 01, 2022
How Max earned his crown - Abu Dhabi GP Review
At the end of a blockbuster season, Formula 1 has a new champion. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill get together for one last time in 2021 to discuss the electrifying Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Max Verstappen’s dramatic title-winning overtake and Lewis Hamilton’s dignity in defeat. Damon explains what sets Verstappen and Hamilton apart from the rest of the grid, Natalie remembers an early encounter with Max and his sister, and Tom tries to solve a big F1 issue… using diggers. The trio also pick their favourite moments of the year and spot the stars this season who are ready to shine even brighter in 2022.

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Dec 14, 2021
Wolff and Horner on F1’s Abu Dhabi duel
Emotions ran high in the F1 Paddock after a stunning, breathless and chaotic Saudi Grand Prix. TC, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill went behind the scenes with Red Bull and Mercedes in the hours after the chequered flag. Team Principals Christian Horner and Toto Wolff look back at the race and explain how they’re going to lead their drivers and teams in 2021’s winner-takes-all season finale. Plus, George Russell stops by to relive his race-ending crash and tell us about a message Toto left for him on the visor of his crash helmet.

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Dec 07, 2021
Damon Hill remembers Sir Frank Williams + Saudi GP Preview
 ‘I was in awe of Sir Frank’, says Damon Hill, who won the 1996 Formula 1 World Championship with Williams. ‘There’ll be so many people who were touched by his organisation, his determination to succeed and his love of motor racing’. Damon, TC and Natalie reflect on Sir Frank’s incredible passion and spirit. With his passing at the age of 79 he leaves behind a remarkable legacy, and the team he drove forwards for 40 years races onwards this weekend in Saudi Arabia. CEO of the Saudi Grand Prix, Martin Whitaker, gives us a detailed look at the Jeddah Corniche circuit, and reveals its insane top speeds. Plus, we go inside the minds of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton with a world-leading expert in driver psychology - Dr Riccardo Ceccarelli of Formula Medicine. He tells us how the two title rivals differ mentally, and which one is better suited to the immense pressure building at the end of this nail-biting season.

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Nov 30, 2021
Who’s the 2021 F1 title favourite now? Qatar GP review
They were lightyears ahead of the rest in Qatar. As F1 heads for hyper-speed Saudi, just 8 points split Verstappen and Hamilton. Max can land the knock-out punch in this astonishing title fight in Jeddah, but as Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill explore, it looks like we’re heading for a breathless, brilliant final-race showdown. The pair analyse how each title challenger got the most out of the Qatar GP, how Verstappen can win the title in Saudi Arabia, and whether he or Lewis Hamilton will be feeling more confident heading into the final two races. Elsewhere, what was the secret to Fernando Alonso’s joyous return to the podium, and have Ferrari struck the decisive blow in their P3 fight with McLaren? TC and Damon are joined by MBC Action F1 TV presenter and host of the official Saudi GP podcast, Sabine Sassine, who tells us why there’s no room for any mistakes at the unforgiving Jeddah Corniche Circuit, especially if a December rain shower blows by.

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Nov 23, 2021
How Lewis lit up Brazil + Qatar GP Preview
"This is what a World Championship battle should look like", Lewis Hamilton said after he and Max Verstappen staged an all-time classic in Sao Paulo. Grid penalties, a disqualification from qualifying and a magnificent Verstappen drive couldn’t stop Hamilton from taking win 101. TC and Pinks dive into how he did it with Mercedes’ Andrew Shovlin, who explains the driving skills and secrets Hamilton used to chase down Max Verstappen and take the win. Plus, the inside story of Lewis’ DRS infringement, and why the race win has transformed the team’s championship hopes. Also on the show: Felipe Massa tells us why he thinks Max Verstappen is ‘ready to win’ the 2021 world title, and - after hours of driving it in the simulator - Red Bull’s Alex Albon gives his take on Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, and whether it will suit his team or the Silver Arrows best.

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Nov 16, 2021
Come join Red Bull’s Mexico party!
It’s an F1 Nation fiesta, recorded at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and Ziggo TV’s Jack Plooij crash Red Bull’s post-race party. Sergio Perez and his father Antonio, Christian Horner, Adrian Newey and Alex Albon all stop by to celebrate a fantastic weekend for the team, which saw Max Verstappen extend his championship lead and Checo take a podium in front of his delirious home crowd. It’s not all Red Bull, though. The gang pick through the race start, Pierre Gasly’s sensational P4, Ferrari’s great weekend and ask whether Mercedes can do anything to close the gap in the final four races of the season. Speaking of which, F1’s Rosanna Tennant returns to the podcast to tell us about her sneak peek at Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

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Nov 09, 2021
Advantage Max in Mexico? Mexico GP Preview with Rob Smedley
Max Verstappen heads for Mexico’s cauldron of noise leading the championship. Will he extend his points lead, or can Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton hit back? Joining TC and Natalie to debate that and much more is former Jordan, Ferrari and Williams engineer, Rob Smedley. Rob’s an F1 data expert and can tell us whether Red Bull or Mercedes will be quicker at the high-altitude Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. As a championship battle veteran and former race engineer, which title contender’s pitwall would Rob rather be sitting on in the final races of the season? Plus, might Red Bull ask Sergio Perez to play the team game, and give up a chance of victory at his home race?

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Nov 02, 2021
Max’s Title To Lose? US Grand Prix Review
After F1’s pulsating return to the USA, Max Verstappen has a 12 point lead in the title race. Damon Hill says Verstappen now has ‘two fingers on the trophy’, but as the 1996 champ knows, it’s not over until it’s over! Damon, Natalie Pinkham and Tom Clarkson give their take on a tense tussle in Texas and answer F1’s burning questions: why did Mercedes' apparent Friday pace not win them the race on Sunday, what was the key to Red Bull’s aggressive race-winning strategy, and how thirsty would Sergio Perez have been after a Grand Prix with no drink system? Plus reaction to the amazing Austin atmosphere, Ferrari’s tight fight with McLaren, Alonso’s dice with Kimi, the finale of W Series and the amazing sight of NBA star Shaquille O’Neal towering above the F1 podium.

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Oct 26, 2021
Andretti and Hill preview the US Grand Prix
Mario Andretti -1978 Formula 1 World Champion and motorsport legend - joins Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill to look ahead to the 2021 United States Grand Prix. Who better than two title-winners to debate whether Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton are better equipped to win in Austin and take command in the championship fight? Mario picks his stars of the 2021 F1 grid and explains why he thinks IndyCar sensation Colton Herta has what it takes to join them one day. Plus, memories of Andretti’s championship win, how he raced Damon’s father Graham at the Indy 500 and what it was like to race against the F1 titans of the 1970s.

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Oct 19, 2021
Mark Webber on Turkey’s Winners and Spinners
Mark Webber joins TC and Natalie for a deep dive into the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix. Webber won nine times with Red Bull during his career, but he thinks his old team will have to pull out all the stops if Max Verstappen is to beat Lewis Hamilton to this year’s World Championship. Webber’s here for the big questions from the race: why did Hamilton stay out so long on his worn tyres, have Ferrari hit back against McLaren, what was Mark’s former teammate Sebastian Vettel thinking when he gambled on slicks, and how does the Fernando Alonso of 2021 compare to the driver Webber went wheel-to-wheel with? Plus Mark puts his ‘driver representative’ hat on to reveal how he’s trying to help Formula 2 championship leader Oscar Piastri make the jump to F1.

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Oct 12, 2021
Alex Albon joins our Turkish GP preview
He’ll be back on the grid with Williams in 2022 – but until then Alex Albon is flat out trying to help Red Bull prevail not only in the Turkish Grand Prix but the 2021 World Championship fight too. Alex joins TC and Damon for an in-depth chat about his Red Bull sim work, what he’s learned in his year away from F1 racing, how it feels to be replacing his mate George Russell at Williams, how the 2022 cars feel in the sim and his championship predictions. Plus, how lost passport drama struck Alex as he headed to sign his new F1 deal…

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Oct 05, 2021
Russian GP Review: History for Hamilton, heartbreak for Norris
Joy, despair, and everything in-between - Sochi served up a true classic as late rain produced a breathtaking finish. Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham and Tom Clarkson walk through how it all unfolded - from the late drama and Lando Norris's agony at missing a first Grand Prix triumph to Lewis Hamilton's record 100th, and of course Max Verstappen's spellbinding surge to second. Plus all the behind the scenes details from the paddock AND a helping of Ask Damon, with listener questions on 2022 and how to handle the most awkward media questions...

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Sep 28, 2021
Russian GP Preview: Can Bottas win again in Sochi?
Valtteri Bottas drops by for a chat as F1 prepares to return to the Sochi Autodrom. The track holds happy memories for the Finn: it’s where he took his first F1 victory, and he won there in 2020 as well. Valtteri is always super strong in Russia, but he thinks three teams will be fighting for the win this year. He also reveals what he’ll miss about Mercedes, why he’s excited about leading Alfa Romeo, and the tough choice of company car he’ll have at his new team.

Plus, Tom’s skydiving cameo in the Netflix Schumacher documentary, Natalie’s top-secret mission with Aston Martin and we debate who’s going to get the final unconfirmed seat on the 2022 Formula 1 grid.

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Sep 21, 2021
Italian GP Review: Ricciardo cashes in as Max and Lewis clash again
Phew, what a race! Once again the Italian Grand Prix at Monza delivered another humdinger of an event, full of action and incident. Here to discuss it all are Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham and Tom Clarkson, who begin by talking about race winner Daniel Ricciardo’s remarkable weekend and recent uptick in form. Then they get into the thorny subject of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s latest clash and whether it sets a precedent moving forwards. Plus there’s all the usual behind-the-scenes stories from the paddock AND another helping of Ask Damon, with listener questions on legends racing in a sprint series and team orders.

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Sep 14, 2021
Dutch GP review: Ross Brawn on Verstappen’s sensational home win
Max Verstappen’s orange army invaded Zandvoort at the weekend and they got just what they wanted - a sensational home win for the hard-charging Dutchman. Fresh from the circuit, Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham share their thoughts and behind-the-scenes stories from a sensational first race back at the seaside venue since the 80s. Then F1’s Managing Director of Motorsport jumps on to share his thoughts on what made the race great (and what the sport has learned for the future), what to expect at the upcoming second F1 Sprint weekend in Monza, and why he’s so enthusiastic about the latest generation of driving talent. Plus Natalie spills the beans on THAT conversation that sent Lando Norris into a fit of giggles!

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Sep 07, 2021
Belgian GP review: Wet wet wet
As Spa-Francorchamps delivers a washout, Tom and Natalie wring out their socks to join Damon in discussing one of the weirder weekends in F1 history. And despite the lack of race action there’s much to chat about, including whether it was right not to start the race, Lando Norris’s big crash at Eau Rouge, George Russell’s qualifying heroics - and just what this weekend means for the title race. And the gang also look ahead to the upcoming Dutch Grand Prix, where the weather forecast thankfully looks clear…

And if that wasn’t enough, Damon also answers a couple more of your questions in Ask Damon. To have your question answered on the show, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com

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Aug 31, 2021
Belgian GP preview with Eddie Jordan
It’s race week! 

After what feels like an eternity, F1 is almost back, with the teams and drivers heading to the awesome Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the Belgian Grand Prix. And who better to look forward to the action than three-time Belgian GP winner Damon Hill and Tom Clarkson, who this week are joined by Eddie Jordan, Damon’s former boss who enjoyed his first F1 win with the 1996 world champ in Spa in 1998! They discuss the unique challenge of the circuit, who the track is likely to favour, and of course look back on some moments from the past, including Schumacher’s debut in ‘91 and of course that famous first Jordan win in the wet in ‘98…
Aug 24, 2021
Ask Damon Special P.2 - On engine noise, UFOs, favourite smells and more!
It’s STILL the F1 summer break, so for the second and final time Damon, Tom and Natalie are back for another boredom-busting Ask Damon special. This week the 1996 F1 world champion answers your questions on his favourite sounding engine, extra-terrestrial goings on in a racing car, his favourite music, his most evocative smell and more! And don’t forget to tune in next week when normal service resumes with our Belgian Grand Prix preview episode!
Aug 17, 2021
Ask Damon Special Pt.1: On helmet swaps, pre-race food and doing a TV advert with Murray Walker!
It’s the F1 summer break, and that means it’s time for something different on The Nation. As the gang enjoy a well-earned rest, we’ve got a couple of special Ask Damon episodes to keep you entertained. On this week’s show 1996 world champion Damon Hill is joined by Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham as he answers YOUR questions on who he swapped helmets with, what he used to eat before a Grand Prix, who his ideal team mate is, and what it was like to film a Pizza Hut commercial with Murray Walker back in the day…

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Aug 10, 2021
Hungarian GP Review: Ocon takes his chance
Damon and Tom look back on another thrilling, crash-affected race that produced a brand-new winner: Esteban Ocon! They discuss how the Frenchman was able to hit the jackpot, unpick the opening lap crashes that proved catastrophic for Red Bull and Ferrari, discuss Lewis Hamilton’s exhausting fight back from a questionable strategy call, and why Sebastian Vettel impressed, despite his disqualification. Tom also shares some behind the scenes perspective on THAT spiky press conference answer from Max Verstappen, before former Toyota driver Allan McNish joins to discuss the top performers of the season so far.

And finally there’s another edition of Ask Damon, where the champ answers YOUR questions. To ask your question to Damon, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com

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Aug 03, 2021
Hungarian GP Preview: Will we see more Hamilton and Verstappen fireworks in Budapest?
After the thrills and spills of Silverstone, Damon and Tom return to preview the final race before the summer break, in Hungary. First up they discuss the continuing fallout from Hamilton and Verstappen’s clash in Britain, including that 1.8m dollar damage bill that Red Bull have revealed. Then F1 Nation’s Dutch correspondent - Jack Plooij from broadcaster Ziggo - joins the boys to discuss the view from the Netherlands, plus to offer some insight on how Verstappen might approach the Hungarian race. And finally, after a discussion on who are the favourites for silverware in Budapest, there’s another edition of Ask Damon. To ask your question to the 1996 world champ, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
Jul 27, 2021
British GP Review: Hamilton elated, Red Bull deflated
What a weekend that was in Silverstone! From Friday qualifying to Saturday’s Sprint and THAT incident in Sunday’s race, there wasn’t a dull moment. Fresh from the circuit, Damon, Tom and Natalie reconvene to digest all the action, starting of course with that controversial clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Whose fault was it and was the penalty fair? They also discuss Charles Leclerc’s superb race for Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel’s litter-picking and whether they enjoyed F1’s first ever Sprint weekend format. And there’s even time for two more of your questions to be answered by the ‘96 champ in Ask Damon. To ask Damon a question send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com

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Jul 20, 2021
British GP Preview: George Russell on his excitement for F1 Sprint at Silverstone
Forget about the football, this week is all about F1 at Silverstone and the British Grand Prix. To celebrate, Tom and Damon are joined by Williams’ young superstar George Russell to look ahead to his home race – and the exciting arrival of F1 Sprint and a new weekend format. He also discusses his F1 future and whether there’ll be any announcements this weekend…
To guys also share anecdotes from the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed, reminisce on memories of Silverstone past, and debate who might take home the silverware this year, be it Red Bull, Mercedes or someone else.
And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a George Russell-tastic edition of Ask Damon, where the ’96 champ answers your questions.

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Jul 13, 2021
Austrian Grand Prix review: To penalise or not to penalise - that is the question
And just like that, the triple header is over! After the third race in three weeks, Damon, Natalie and Tom reconvene to pick over events at the Red Bull Ring - including those much debated penalties to Lando Norris and Sergio Perez. They also discuss Max Verstappen’s dominance, Lewis Hamilton’s new contract, Fernando Alonso’s bromance with George Russell and much more - including a few behind the scenes stories from the paddock. Plus there’s the latest instalment of Ask Damon, where The Champ answers YOUR questions - including one on the oldest car he’s driven.

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Jul 06, 2021
Styrian Grand Prix review: James Allison unpicks why Red Bull had the edge on Mercedes
The Red Bull Ring lived up to its name as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen eased to victory over Lewis Hamilton in the Styrian Grand Prix. Tom and Natalie unpack how it all played out, and are joined by Mercedes’ Technical Director James Allison to discuss the Silver Arrows’ defeat and how they plan to respond at the same track next weekend. There’s also chat about Charles Leclerc’s driver of the day performance, Daniel Ricciardo’s homesickness, George Russell’s heartache and Fernando Alonso’s continued resurgence. Plus Tom and Natalie share some behind the scenes stories from Austria, including a potentially embarrassing moment for Lewis Hamilton!

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Jun 29, 2021
French GP Review: Red Bull knock Merc off-balance
Merci beaucoup, Paul Ricard! Damon, TC and Pinks re-live a thrilling French Grand Prix and marvel at Red Bull’s winning strategy. Damon gives his take on Valtteri Bottas’ radio fury, Max Verstappen’s Turn 1 wobble and Mercedes’ chassis swap. The gang also discuss a great weekend for McLaren and try and get to the bottom of Ferrari’s tyre woes.  With two races in Austria coming up, the team debate whether Red Bull or Mercedes are the favourites. Plus, why Pinks wants to swap lives with Yuki Tsunoda, DH compares himself to a Hollywood A-lister F1 and the trio answer your questions on dream Grand Prix locations and driver contracts in Ask Damon.
If you’d like to put your question to The Champ, record a voice note and email it to askdamonhill@gmail.com
Jun 22, 2021
French GP preview with Alain Prost
It’s triple header time! Yes, this weekend the French GP kicks off a run of three races in three successive weekends, and Damon and Tom can’t wait! They discuss who the Paul Ricard track is more likely to suit: Mercedes or Red Bull, Ferrari or McLaren, and share some memories of the circuit. Then four-time world champion - and six-time French GP winner - Alain Prost joins to discuss Alpine’s progress and what it was like to be Damon’s team mate in 1993. And finally, Ask Damon returns with a musical question and more!

To ask Damon a question, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
Jun 15, 2021
Azerbaijan GP review: Perez profits from Max’s misfortune
Fresh from his plane back from Baku, Tom joins Damon and Natalie to look back on a thrilling Azerbaijan Grand Prix which saw Sergio Perez claim his first win for Red Bull after Max Verstappen’s spectacular exit. They pick apart all the drama of that accident, Hamilton’s error at the restart, Vettel’s brilliance for Aston Martin, Gasly’s elbows out duel with Leclerc and much more. Plus there’s another edition of Ask Damon, including questions on tech gizmos and reading material.
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Jun 08, 2021
Azerbaijan preview: Daniil Kvyat and Fred Vasseur look ahead to Baku (and boxing)
After an off-weekend, TC and Pinks can’t wait for another action packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as they look ahead to this year’s race in Baku. They’re also joined by Alpine reserve driver Daniil Kvyat to discuss what it takes to do well at the street track, as well as who he’d fight in the F1 paddock... And finally Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur jumps on to chat about the team’s recent progress, Antonio Giovinazzi’s growing star, and whether he’d give an F1 drive to a 17-year-old...
Jun 01, 2021
Monaco review: Charles’ pain is Max’s gain
Ok, so there wasn’t much overtaking, but Monaco still served up some great talking points - and Damon, Natalie and Tom are back to discuss them all! From Charles Leclerc’s qualifying crash to Mercedes’ off colour day and Max’s perfect weekend, they dig into it all. Plus there’s chat on Sainz’s progression, Norris’s continued excellence and whether Sebastian Vettel has finally found his mojo. And if that wasn’t enough, Damon answers another listener question, this time on the harsh realities of swearing in the cockpit. 

If you want to ask Damon a question, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
May 25, 2021
Monaco preview: Lewis, Max or someone else? Sir Jackie Stewart looks ahead to F1’s most famous race
It’s Monaco race week! TC and Damon are very excited this week as they preview the classic street race - especially when Monaco master Sir Jackie Stewart joins to discuss how to win in the Principality, and who might triumph this year. The Scot also hangs around for the latest instalment of Ask Damon, as the ‘96 champ fields your questions once more - and reveals why he turned down the chance to drive for Jackie’s team!

If you want to ask Damon a question, send a voice message to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
May 18, 2021
Spanish GP review: Verstappen wins the start, Hamilton wins the race
On this week’s show Damon returns to look back on an intense Spanish Grand Prix with Tom and Natalie. They discuss Hamilton’s 100th pole - and his response to Damon’s hyperbolic tweet about him! - plus the Briton’s strategic victory over Verstappen in the race. They also discuss that spicy start, Mercedes team orders, and TC shares some interesting behind-the-scenes observations on the title protagonists.

Then there’s chat on Leclerc, Ricciardo and Gasly, plus reaction to the surprising thing that Tsunoda says is best about being an F1 driver. 

And finally, Damon answers YOUR questions in the latest edition of Ask Damon.

To ask the Champ a question, however silly, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
May 11, 2021
Portuguese GP review: Hamilton takes charge – but will Verstappen hit back in Spain?
On this week’s episode of The Nation, TC and Pinks look back on the Portuguese Grand Prix and Hamilton vs Verstappen Round 3. Joining them (from an airport in the Algarve) to discuss how Hamilton bounced back from an early mistake to take victory is F1.com Senior Writer Lawrence Barretto, who also gives his views on Ferrari’s form and Raikkonen’s error. Then French journalist Julien Billiotte, for the country’s best selling motorsport magazine Auto Hebdo, joins to discuss Alpine’s upsurge in form and why everyone in France loves Pierre Gasly…
May 04, 2021
Portugal Preview: Gerhard Berger and Damon Hill share their Portuguese GP memories
After a weekend without F1, TC and Damon look ahead to the Portuguese GP with special guest, F1 race winner and notorious prankster Gerhard Berger. Together they share some of their most memorable moments and hilarious anecdotes from the race - including several massive shunts, a famous overtake and Ayrton Senna’s maiden win. Then they look ahead to this year’s race and the next instalment of Hamilton versus Verstappen, before another instalment of Ask Damon, this week with a theme of racing driver arguments.

To ask your question to The Champ, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
Apr 27, 2021
Imola Review: The Hamilton vs Verstappen rivalry takes another twist
Well, what a race that was! After a terrific Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Damon, Natalie and Tom discuss all the important issues - including the latest shift in the Verstappen vs Hamilton rivalry, and why we saw SO many driver errors. There’s also chat on Lando Norris, Ferrari, Yuki Tsunoda, and of course that massive shunt between George Russell and Valtteri Bottas. And it wouldn’t be an episode of F1 Nation without another round of Ask Damon! 

To ask the Champ a question, however silly, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
Apr 20, 2021
Imola Preview + The return of the Ferrari vs McLaren rivalry
On this week’s show TC and Pinks discuss whether this season will see a return of the classic Ferrari-McLaren rivalry, in the company of Felipe Massa’s former Ferrari engineer Rob Smedley. Then Italian correspondent Davide Valsecchi joins to help preview the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, with the trio giving their podium predictions and more!

Don't forget, if you want to ask Damon a question, send a voice note to askdamonhill@gmail.com
Apr 13, 2021
Who wins a Mercedes vs Red Bull season-long battle?
On this week’s pod, with Natalie on hols, Damon and TC take a closer look at the Mercedes vs Red Bull rivalry, and how it compares to Williams’ legendary battles with Benetton in the mid-90s. Then Pedro De La Rosa joins the boys to give his view on Alonso, Sainz and all things Spanish in F1, not to mention share some fantastic anecdotes. And finally we have another edition of Ask Damon, where the Champ answers YOUR questions...

Want to ask Damon a question? Send a voicenote to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
Apr 06, 2021
Bahrain GP review: Was this one of Lewis Hamilton’s best-ever victories?
After a breathless F1 season opener in Bahrain, Damon, Natalie and Tom pick apart the big talking points - including Max Verstappen surrendering the lead back to Lewis Hamilton, and just where the victory ranks in Hamilton’s best races. There’s also chat on Norris, Ricciardo and Sainz, some more Yuki Tsunoda love, plus the second instalment of Ask Damon. 

Oh, and keep an ear out for a cameo from Sky pit lane reporter Ted Kravitz too...

If you want to ask Damon a question, send a voice note to askdamonhill@gmail.com
Mar 29, 2021
F1 Season Preview: Is this finally Max Verstappen’s year?
On the first episode 2021, Tom Clarkson and new team mates Damon Hill and Natalie Pinkham preview the upcoming F1 season – with plenty of laughs along the way. Dutch broadcaster Jack Plooij joins to discuss Max Verstappen’s chances of dethroning Lewis Hamilton, the gang discuss Valtteri Bottas’s cheeky appearance in Drive to Survive, plus Damon faces his first fan question in the brand-new ‘Ask Damon’ segment.

If you want to ask Damon a question, send a voice note to askdamonhill@gmail.com

Mar 23, 2021
F1 Nation returns on March 23 - and with an all-new line-up!
F1 Nation, your weekly dose of light-hearted F1 chat and fun, returns for a new season on March 23. And this year there’s a new presenting crew! Tom Clarkson returns with two new co-hosts – 1996 F1 world champion Damon Hill and Sky Sports F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham. 

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Mar 19, 2021
Ross Brawn on a unique F1 year and the 2020 season reviewed in full
In the closing episode of 2020 TC and Alex welcome Ross Brawn to hear his thoughts on a year like no other (07:54) then Rosanna Tennant returns to review the season and set one last challenge. (28:25)

Finally as Alex bids farewell to F1 Nation we hear both the highlights and the occasions when things didn't go to plan when making the podcast. (59:43)

Dec 15, 2020
Why Sergio Perez must stay on the F1 grid, Andrew Shovlin on Mercedes pitstop meltdown and David Tremayne on the 2020 season
On the newly renamed 'Perez Nation' Tom Clarkson and Alex Jacques relive an incredible F1 week.

They debate if Mercedes might consider George Russell replacing Valtteri Bottas for 2021 (3:53) and hear why victory slipped away with Andrew Shovlin (12:12). 

Then there's a review of Sergio Perez's stunning last to first win, plus whether it will keep him on the grid for 2021 (20:57), finally hall of fame F1 journalist David Tremayne reflects on the strangest of F1 seasons (31:45). 
Dec 08, 2020
'All our worst case scenarios at once' Dr Ian Roberts and Alan Van Der Merwe on facing Grosjean's horror crash plus James Key on McLaren's third place chances
TC and Alex are joined by Dr Ian Roberts and Alan Van Der Merwe to hear about making sense of an accident scene with every second counting, practicing for worst-case scenarios, how unseen footage detailed Romain Grosjean's escape after the 53g impact and why they’re not surprised Romain wants to return to racing (6:53). 

Then hear from McLaren technical director James Key as the team juggle three years worth of car projects at once. (21:49)
Dec 01, 2020
Lewis Hamilton: the early F1 years as revealed by McLaren's Mark Temple
TC and Alex finally present F1 Nation from the same place and discuss how Renault will cope swapping Daniel Ricciardo with Fernando Alonso (2:01), why the change in safety car will feel strange (5:48) and how will F1 cope with a knight on the grid in 2021 (7:18).

Plus TC sits down with McLaren's Principal Car Performance Engineer, Mark Temple (10:27) to reveal the unseen pressures of Lewis Hamilton's early F1 years including: adjusting to fame, coping with Jenson Button, learning to 'drive slowly to go faster', ultimately deciding to leave the team he grew up with and whether Fernando Alonso was faster.
Nov 24, 2020
Behind the scenes of Lewis Hamilton's title triumph and George Russell reflects on his rollercoaster month
TC and Alex go behind the scenes of a historic triumph for Lewis Hamilton and consider the sports people he now sits alongside after his 7th title victory. (10:39)

Then George Russell talks 5k times, advice from Hamilton after Imola, and the painful reality of the Turkish Grand Prix behind the wheel (20:09). 

Finally TC recalls a trip to the gym with F1 boss Chase Carey (33:11) and explains why you want your tarmac from Shropshire if you're resurfacing a race track. (16:03) 
Nov 17, 2020
Felipe Massa on taming Turkey, why Hamilton won't retire and the driver market saga continues
TC and Alex discuss the driver market (00.16) including another trademarked Yuki Tsunoda update before three time Turkish Grand Prix winner Felipe Massa talks about his surprise at Lewis Hamilton's domination, Stefano Domenicali's strengths as a manager and whether he'd rather return to Istanbul or Interlagos. (07:19)  

Finally TC recounts his many nightmares at the circuit, turn 8 excitement and the 2010 drama is revisited (25:03).
Nov 10, 2020
Why you should never ignore Daniel Ricciardo and Jody Egginton on how AlphaTauri keep giant killing
TC and Alex debate if Mercedes owe Nico Rosberg for their seven consecutive constructor titles (5:32), find out what Daniel Ricciardo said to F1 journalists after being ignored in the post race press conference (13:22) and Alpha Tauri technical director Jody Egginton explains balancing the demands of next years car with huge rule changes for 2022, how racing cultures differ from country to country and the raw emotion of that Monza win (20:23). 

Nov 03, 2020
Christian Horner on Alex Albon's future, Romain Grosjean picks his greatest F1 hits and the driver market analysed
TC and Alex consider if Lewis Hamilton's win total can ever be caught with the upcoming rule changes (1:53), then there's a dive into the mailbag to debate the dramatic driver market (4:31), Christian Horner explains how Alex Albon can save his seat (5:26) and finally Romain Grosjean picks his greatest races as he nears the end of his F1 career (22:17).
Oct 27, 2020
Debating the best-looking F1 car ever, the greatest racing books and the plight of the driver steward revealed
Dario Franchitti starts a debate about the best-looking F1 car ever (6:02), a mailbag question accidentally creates an F1 book club (13:40) and Emanuele Pirro drops by to talk about the harshness of being a elite driver compared to other sports, the energy required to break records, and the conflict of being an F1 steward (19:20). 
Oct 20, 2020
Understanding Hamilton's progression at Mercedes, why the Nordschleife wants an F1 return and how Ferrari are guiding their next Schumacher
TC and Alex speak to Mercedes trackside performance director Andrew Shovlin (9:06), who describes Lewis Hamilton's personal improvements to reach the win record, and why Red Bull are once again closing the gap as the season progresses. 

Then veteran German journalist Michel Schmitt (17:49) compares the driving talents of Hamilton and Michael Schumacher, explains how Mick Schumacher is already getting more mainstream press attention than Sebastian Vettel, and why the Nurburgring is dreaming of F1 returning to the Nordschleife.

Finally, Ferrari sporting director Laurent Meckies explains why the prancing horse is awash with young talent knocking on the door to F1 (32:25). 
Oct 13, 2020
Unpacking Honda's shock withdrawal and the F1 Nation guide to the Nurburgring
TC and Alex are joined by F1.com senior writer, Lawrence Barretto to assess Honda’s shock withdrawal. 

They debate whether the manufacturer has repeated their 2008 mistake (10:32), how will Verstappen respond (12:09), if Red Bull can build their own engine (15:06), why a return to Renault cannot be ruled out (17:37), the knock on effect for the driver line up (18:41), how the entire Milton Keynes outfit will require changes (19:34) and whether this ends Yuki Tsudoda’s F1 chances? (22:52)

Then after seven years away, F1 Nation guides you through the challenge of the Nurburgring (27:55).

Oct 06, 2020
Toto Wolff on his friendship with new F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali and the Schumacher racing legacy.
TC and Alex welcome Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff (18:00) to hear why he thinks Ferrari would have blocked him from taking the F1 CEO role, why Stefano Domenicali is perfect for the job, what factors are delaying him re-signing with Mercedes and what Hamilton taking the win record would mean for the Schumacher legacy.

PLUS the boys unpack the Russian GP, including ballads with Bottas (7:53), mind games at Renault (11:04), the battle for 3rd in the constructors (14:35) and why Hamilton's reaction to Russia explains a lot about elite sports person mentality (4:12). 

Sep 29, 2020
Why Alex Albon celebrated his first podium with a candlelit dinner for one and how Kimi Raikkonen's brutal honesty left Abu Dhabi stunned
Alex Albon joins TC to talk overtaking around the outside, forgetting Eminem lyrics 14:35, celebrating his first podium with a dinner for one 19:49, and the 'unwritten rule' of ignoring your friends on track 21:52. 

Plus memories of F1's only Grand Prix at Le Mans 6:07, your mailbag questions answered 9:07, and the night Kimi Raikkonen's honesty left TC back peddling at Yas Marina 31:24. 
Sep 22, 2020
Davide Valsecchi on Ferrari's 'horrible' season, where Leclerc can still improve, and why he's impressed with the new Schumacher in town
TC and Alex reflect on the season so far with a mid-season report on every F1 team and driver (14:57).

Then Davide Valsecchi drops in to review Ferrari's campaign, (20:26) unpicks whats putting Giovinazzi under pressure (28:32), why he's so impressed with Mick Schumacher (30:31) and which driver on the grid is back to his very best (24:07).
Sep 15, 2020
How Pierre Gasly’s junior years explain his resilience, Alain Prost on the true Williams family legacy and what Mercedes will change on the pit wall for Mugello
On the newly renamed 'Gasly Nation' we delve into the Frenchman’s past to highlight when his F1 chances hung by a thread and what pulled him through (10:47) then Andrew Shovlin explains why Mercedes made the race defining error and what they'll change for this weekend (21:50), finally paddock legend Ane Bradshaw (23:56) and four time champion Alain Prost (28:07) reveal the truth about the Williams F1 era. 

Sep 08, 2020
Jody Scheckter on dealing with a Ferrari crisis and Andreas Seidl on what Bayern Munich taught him about F1 team management
TC and Alex discuss Ferrari's collapse after their worst result in 40 years (1:43). They're joined by 1979 champion Jody Scheckter (12:50) to hear how things were even worse in 1980 before McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl drops by to explain his management philosophy and how it's been informed by Bayern Munich (18:54).
Sep 01, 2020
Mark Blundell on the end of an era for Williams, how to win in America and who reminds him of Senna on the current grid
This week Tom and Alex are joined by Mark Blundell to hear how to win in America (10:30), why Williams were so good in their heyday (14:10) and which driver reminds him of Senna (20:44). 

Plus why F1 could return to Indianapolis (3:32) and how Takuma Sato (6:32) owes a lot to the designer of the 2002 Jordan.
Aug 25, 2020
Christian Horner on Alex Albon the thinker and Max Verstappen the leader
TC and Alex welcome Red Bull team principal Christian Horner (08:38) to hear why he backs 'deep thinker' Alex Albon (15:14), why an experienced team mate would offer nothing extra to Max Verstappen (13:59), and why his team won’t give up on the title. 
Aug 18, 2020
Nico Hulkenberg on 'wanting a second date' with Racing Point and whether his future lies with Alfa Romeo
TC and Alex are joined by Nico Hulkenberg (14:02) to hear what he made of his welcome from other drivers, why he’d love another ‘date’ with Racing Point and those links to Alfa Romeo for 2021.  

Plus Ferrari repeat old mistakes with Charles Leclerc (08:13), why Sebastian Vettel is so on edge with his future sorted (11:05) and Andrew Shovlin on why Merecdes are relishing the challenge to fix their tyre issues before Sunday (30:10)
Aug 11, 2020
Esteban Ocon on life in a caravan, getting advice from Lewis Hamilton and why Silverstone is definitely not his home Grand Prix
TC and Alex welcome Renault F1 driver Esteban Ocon to hear what lessons he learned from Lewis Hamilton, why he was thinking about tyres before Sunday's race and why he's more Bane than Hannibal Lecter.
Aug 04, 2020
Eddie Jordan on why he wouldn't sign Sebastian Vettel for Racing Point
TC and Alex are joined by former F1 team boss Eddie Jordan to discuss which drivers he'd like to manage, why he'd favour a young gun over signing Vettel and his memory of breaking into Silverstone to watch the Grand Prix. 
Jul 28, 2020
Claire Williams on George Russell's champion potential, why Silverstone won't be the same and how the adrenaline returned to Williams
TC and Alex welcome Claire Williams, to discuss the team's painful years, her memories of Williams old champions and why the British Grand Prix will feel incomplete without thousands of fans. Then F1TV's Rosanna Tennant, Will Buxton and Lawrence Barretto reflect on the strangeness of the last three races.

Jul 21, 2020
Damon Hill on why Vettel shouldn't retire
Tom and Alex are joined by 1996 World Champion, Damon Hill to hear how Sebastian Vettel's driver market problems mirror his own experience, why Fernando Alonso's behaviour will be different during his last F1 chance and why Valtteri Bottas will have to resort to mind games to beat Lewis Hamilton to the title. 

Jul 14, 2020
Gerhard Berger on how to fix Ferrari
Tom and Alex speak to ten time Grand Prix winner, Gerhard Berger who outlines the changes he'd make at Ferrari; then we hear from Mercedes' Andrew Shovin about his team's reliability concerns and Andreas Seidl details Lando Norris' constant improvement at McLaren.

Jul 07, 2020
Why Pierre Gasly is ignoring the driver market, how Antonio Giovinazzi intends to handle the pressure and Zak Brown on McLaren’s transitional years
In the last show of pre-season, Tom and Alex welcome Zak Brown to hear why McLaren will require two years before they can return to the front; Antonio Giovinazzi talks about keeping the next generation at bay, and Pierre Gasly tells Rosanna Tennant why he’s ignoring the 2021 driver market and focusing on Austria.

Jun 26, 2020
Daniel Ricciardo on why Ocon and Norris are key to his future success and Davide Valsecchi explains why F1 drivers should fear Mugello.
Tom and Alex speak to Daniel Ricciardo who re-lives his 'foreign' feeling driving again, then Davide Valsecchi details why he's hopeful for a mega Italian summer of F1 but fears for Ferrari’s season, and finally TC turns quizmaster in Rosanna Tennant's latest challenge.
Jun 19, 2020
Mark Webber on Vettel's future, why Otmar Szafnauer is bullish about Racing Point's chances and what next for esports?
Tom and Alex are joined by Mark Webber to hear why he believes neither Vettel nor Alonso will be on the grid in 2021. Then Racing Point team principal, Otmar Szafnauer talks about the most competitive car his team have produced in a decade, and finally Rossana Tennant re-lives F1’s esport journey with Tom Deacon and Matt Gallagher. 

Jun 12, 2020
Lando Norris on getting up to speed, James Allison challenges F1's new rules, and how the calendar could help Verstappen
TC and Alex hear why Lando Norris has tested an F3 car in preparation for the season ahead, Mercedes' James Allison explains which of the new rules he would rewrite, and Lawrence Barretto from F1.com outlines why he believes the new calendar favours a new champion. Finally, Rosanna Tennant faces her toughest challenge yet.
Jun 05, 2020
Mika Hakkinen on that Spa overtake, Rob Smedley on F1’s future rules and Sergio Perez on his sim racing debut
On this week’s show TC and Alex check in with double world champ Mika Hakkinen, who talks is through his famous Spa 2000 overtake on Michael Schumacher, and gives his views on the driver market. Then F1 consultant Rob Smedley hops on the line to talk about Sainz’s move to Ferrari - and why F1 needs Sebastian Vettel. And as usual Rosanna Tennant faces up to another challenge, this time whilst interviewing Racing Point’s Sergio Perez...
May 29, 2020
David Coulthard on what it takes to win in Monaco, Niki Lauda remembered, and trying to make Johnny Herbert sing!
On this week’s fun-filled show the boys are joined by David Coulthard who shares his views on everything from winning in Monaco to Sebastian Vettel’s future and his esports debut. Then Rosanna Tennant is back to face her latest challenge: trying to make Johnny Herbert sing. And finally, legendary F1 journalist Maurice Hamilton hops on the line to remember the late Niki Lauda, whom he’s just written a book about. 
May 22, 2020
Unpicking the driver market madness, catching up with ‘Netflix star’ Guenther Steiner and more!
After a mad few days in the driver market, TC and Alex are joined by F1.com’s Lawrence Barretto to unpick Ferrari’s signing of Carlos Sainz in place of Sebastian Vettel, and Daniel Ricciardo’s move to McLaren. Then Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner joins the boys to discuss, amongst other things, his starring role in Netflix’s F1: Drive to Survive. And where would F1 Nation be without Rosanna Tennant, who faces up to her next challenge with Esteban Gutierrez...
May 15, 2020
Sir Jackie Stewart on Senna, Alain Prost on his famous nickname, and David Tremayne on F1’s most influential person
On a bumper all-star 70th anniversary episode, TC and Alex are joined by three-time world champ Sir Jackie Stewart to chat about F1’s evolution - and his famous exchange with Senna. Then hall-of-fame journalist David Tremayne hops on the line to discuss F1’s most influential person, before Rosanna Tennant catches up with four-time world champion Alain Prost for a special challenge...
May 08, 2020
Ross Brawn on the 2020 calendar, Will Buxton on building the perfect F1 track and George Russell provides a lockdown update!
F1 Nation bursts off the line with an all-start cast and plenty of F1 chat, including an exclusive update from Ross Brawn on the 2020 F1 calendar and the possibility of double headers. Then journalist and presenter Will Buxton joins TC and Alex for a chat about the best corners in F1, before Williams’ George Russell hops on the line to update us on what an F1 driver does under lockdown…
May 01, 2020
Coming soon: F1 Nation
Introducing F1 Nation, the new weekly F1 podcast full of chat, guests and laughs. The first episode will be dropping soon - subscribe today to make sure you don’t miss out!
Apr 27, 2020