F1 Nation

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Race previews and reviews from the heart of the F1 Paddock. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham, Pedro de la Rosa and big guests bring you expert F1 insight and behind-the-scenes stories. Hit the follow button for the fastest way to get new episodes every Monday. Email F1Nation@F1.com For in-depth F1 interviews, listen to F1 Beyond The Grid. For answers to your questions about the sport, listen to F1 Explains read less

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F1 Nation is a podcast that examines Formula 1 racing news, stories analysis. The podcast evolved from a desire for F1 content while the sport was on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a way for people to remain involved in the sport they love while it was unavailable. It's now a great way for fans to catch up on the sport and for novices to learn more about Formula 1 racing.

Tom Clarkson and Alex Jacques host the F1 Nation podcast. Both are heavily involved in the sport and are passionate about fast cars. Clarkson has covered Formula 1 since the late 1990s. He's also been a pit-lane reporter and hosts the F1: Beyond the Grid podcast. Jacques commentates on F1, F2, and F3 competitions. Both men love their jobs, and their passion shows through in the way they communicate.

The podcast intends to provide a source surrounding everything Formula 1. The two hosts use their “black book” of contacts to call up significant players in the F1 space. This gives listeners a direct experience with all their favorite racing idols. The show also revisits important (but potentially forgotten) moments in the sport. Remember that unbelievable win? Or that incredible finish? It's all here in the F1 Nation podcast.

Each week, guests and friends join for a discussion on F1 Nation. In the past, they've had F1 experts Ross Brawn, Davide Valsecchi, and Alex Albon on the show. The hosts and guests relive all the racing moments. They chat about breathtaking finishes and drama off the track. They also review Grand Prix results from across the globe. Every crash, upset, or triumph gets discussed here.

This show utilizes many different tones. They replay commentator audio as the winner crosses the finish line, making for exhilarating listening. They laugh and joke about the most aesthetic cars or humorous off-field happenings. They get stuck into debates about the best races in F1 history. Racing fans or those who want to learn more about it may enjoy the F1 Nation podcast.

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Episodes

Home hero Yuki, how Ferrari beat McLaren + Max bounces back – 2024 Japanese GP Review ft Andrea Stella + Liam Lawson
Apr 8 2024
Home hero Yuki, how Ferrari beat McLaren + Max bounces back – 2024 Japanese GP Review ft Andrea Stella + Liam Lawson
Max Verstappen returned to winning ways with a dominant performance at the Japanese Grand Prix, leading home Sergio Perez for Red Bull’s third 1-2 finish of the season. Why did Max’s race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase tell Max ‘I told you so?’ Was Checo closer to his teammate than expected? And how did Ferrari duo Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc get the better of McLaren? From the Suzuka paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by F1TV commentator Alex Jacques and nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen to answer all the key questions after a gripping contest at one of the most challenging circuits on the calendar. The trio also discuss how Yuki Tsunoda became the first Japanese F1 driver to score at their home race since Kamui Kobayashi in 2012 and Daniel Ricciardo’s first-lap collision with Alex Albon. Plus, McLaren Team Principal Andrea Stella tells us why wins are within reach and RB reserve driver Liam Lawson answers questions about his future. This episode is sponsored by Factor - delicious, ready-to-eat meals. Go to factormeals.com/nation50 and use the code NATION50 to get 50% off your first box, plus 20% off your next box while your subscription is active Get in touch If you have a question for our F1 Nation experts, then send an email to f1nation@f1.com More from F1 Nation Where will race-winner Carlos Sainz be in 2025?Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 carInside Ollie Bearman's F1 debutMax? Daniel? Fernando? 2025 F1 grid predictions More official F1 Podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your F1 questions answered by the experts Book your seat at a Formula 1 Grand Prix this year at tickets.formula1.com
Ferrari in the fight? McLaren in the mix? Red Bull's return? – 2024 Japanese GP Preview
Mar 31 2024
Ferrari in the fight? McLaren in the mix? Red Bull's return? – 2024 Japanese GP Preview
After Ferrari’s 1-2 in Australia, can Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz race for the win again in Japan? Will Max Verstappen bounce back in Suzuka like he did last year? Have McLaren got the pace to beat Ferrari this season? 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and Spanish journalist Jesús Balseiro join Tom Clarkson on F1 Nation to answer all the big questions ahead of the 2024 Japanese Grand Prix.  Are simulator issues potentially causing Mercedes’ worst start to a season since 2012? And what does Daniel Ricciardo need to change after being outperformed by teammate Yuki Tsunoda in the first three races? Plus, Damon and Jesús go head-to-head in Quiz The Nation. Get in touch If you have a question for our F1 Nation experts, then send us an email via f1nation@f1.com and we'll do our best to answer in an upcoming show. More from F1 Nation Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 carInside Ollie Bearman's F1 debutMax? Carlos? Fernando? 2025 F1 grid predictions More official F1 Podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your F1 questions answered by the experts Book your seat at a Formula 1 Grand Prix this year at tickets.formula1.com This episode is brought to you by: Shopify: to take your business to the next level today, sign up for a one-pound-per-month trial period at shopify.co.uk/nation Betterhelp: With over 1,000 therapists in the UK, Betterhelp can provide access to mental health professionals with a wide variety of expertise in mental health. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/f1nation
What next for sensational Sainz? - 2024 Australian GP Review
Mar 25 2024
What next for sensational Sainz? - 2024 Australian GP Review
No appendix. No problem. Carlos Sainz capitalised on Max Verstappen’s first DNF in two years to win the Australian Grand Prix in his first race back since having surgery for appendicitis. In the Melbourne paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and Australia’s Channel 10 Grand Prix broadcast team - Scott MacKinnon, Richard Craill, Sam Power and Tim McDonald – to discuss how Sainz made such a remarkable comeback and whether he now has the edge on Ferrari teammate, Charles Leclerc. Lando Norris claimed McLaren’s first podium of 2024 but could he have pipped Leclerc to P2? Is Daniel Ricciardo stuck in a rut after being outperformed by Yuki Tsunoda again? And were Williams right or wrong to give Logan Sargeant’s car to Alex Albon after the latter crashed his in practice? As well as the top three, you’ll hear reaction from Max Verstappen and RB Team Principal, Laurent Mekies. Plus, we discuss a double points finish for Haas and that dramatic last-lap crash for George Russell, which saw Fernando Alonso demoted to P8 with a 20-second penalty. Get in touch If you have a question for our F1 Nation experts, then send us an email via f1nation@f1.com and we'll do our best to answer in an upcoming show. More from F1 Nation Adrian Newey on Red Bull's 2024 carInside Ollie Bearman's F1 debutMax? Carlos? Fernando? 2025 F1 grid predictions More official F1 Podcasts F1 Beyond The Grid - in-depth interviews with F1's biggest stars F1 Explains - your F1 questions answered by the experts Book your seat at a Formula 1 Grand Prix this year at tickets.formula1.com This episode is brought to you by: LinkedIn: Post your job for free at linkedin.com/F1NATION. Terms and conditions apply.