Bring Back V10s - Classic F1 stories

Bring Back V10s celebrates a classic era when Formula 1 was loud on the track and off it. Join us for a series of deep-dive episodes revisiting memorable stories where we recall information from the time and previously-unknown details about some fascinating tales from F1's history

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S6 E4: Hungary 2003 - Alonso's first win
Another classic F1 story
63 min
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S6 E3: 1996 Australian GP - Villeneuve's stunni...
Another classic F1 story
70 min
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S6 E2: Spa 2004 - Raikkonen wins, Schumacher ma...
Another classic F1 story
74 min
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S6 E1: Michael Andretti's 1993 McLaren F1 night...
Another classic F1 story from The Race
75 min
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COMING SOON: Series 6 of Bring Back V10s
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TRAILER: Introducing The Race F1 Tech Show
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S5 E12: Your questions answered - part 2
We finish series 6 with more questions from the Bring Back V10s audience
60 min
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S5 E11: Your questions answered - part 1
For the first part of our series finale we tackle questions about F1's V10 era sent in by our listeners
62 min
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S5 E10: 1990 Mexican GP - Prost's greatest driv...
The 1990 Mexican Grand Prix is famous for Alain Prost’s greatest F1 victory, and one of Nigel Mansell’s greatest overtakes. Edd Straw and Sam Smith join Glenn Freeman to look back at all the major talking points from that race and everything going...
65 min
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S5 E9: Imola 2005 - Alonso v Schumacher
SPECIAL GUEST: TED KRAVITZ! The 2005 San Marino Grand Prix will always be remembered for Michael Schumacher’s thrilling pursuit of Fernando Alonso in the closing stages of the race. Current Sky F1 pitlane reporter Ted Kravitz joins Glenn Freeman and...
78 min
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S5 E8: Prost Grand Prix's first F1 season - 1997
Alain Prost’s on-off saga over possibly buying the Ligier Formula 1 team finally resulted in the four-time world champion taking over the French outfit and renaming it Prost Grand Prix just before the start of the 1997 season. Karun Chandhok and...
55 min
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S5 E7: 1989 Portuguese GP - Mansell's black fla...
The 1989 Portuguese Grand Prix will forever be remembered for Nigel Mansell getting black flagged, having a collision with Ayrton Senna, then being banned for the following race. Sam Smith and Andrew van de Burgt join Glenn Freeman to discuss that...
74 min
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S5 E6: 2008 Canadian GP - Kubica's only F1 win
It’s a Bring Back V8s special! Mark Hughes and Edd Straw join Glenn Freeman to reflect on one of the most memorable races from F1’s V8 era, where Robert Kubica took the only win of his F1 career. We also discuss Lewis Hamilton’s blunder in the...
72 min
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S5 E5: 1992 Belgian GP - Schumacher's first win...
One year on from his memorable debut for Jordan, Michael Schumacher returned to Spa to claim the first of his 91 F1 victories with Benetton. F1 journalist and author David Tremayne joins Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw to share his stories and...
77 min
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S5 E4: 1994 German GP: Ferrari wins amid more B...
The 1994 German Grand Prix was a memorable weekend for F1 on track, in the paddock and even in the pitlane. Glenn Freeman is joined by Edd Straw and longtime F1 journalist Tony Dodgins – who was at Hockenheim that weekend – to discuss everything from...
72 min
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S5 E3: The 2004 'Walrus' Williams
Williams’s slide down the F1 pecking order in the 2000s began with the infamous ‘Walrus’ nose design it started the year with in 2004. Jonathan Williams and Karun Chandhok join Glenn Freeman to reflect on the memorable but ultimately unsuccessful...
66 min
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S5 E2: 2001 Spanish GP - Hakkinen's heartbreak,...
The 2001 Spanish Grand Prix was a day to forget for McLaren. Not only did Mika Hakkinen lose victory by breaking down on the final lap, but team boss Ron Dennis landed himself in hot water with David Coulthard by incorrectly suggesting the Scot...
56 min
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S5 E1: British GP 1998 - Schumacher wins... in ...
Bring Back V10s returns for series five, and for the first time we are dipping into 1998. Gary Anderson and Edd Straw join host Glenn Freeman to discuss all the major storylines going on in F1 in the summer of 1998, and the bizarre set of...
72 min
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The Race F1 Podcast pays tribute to Frank Williams
To mark the death of legendary F1 team boss Sir Frank Williams, we've added our tribute episode from The Race F1 Podcast to our Bring Back V10s feed. Veteran F1 journalist David Tremayne joins Edd Straw and Glenn Freeman to reflect on Frank's life,...
65 min
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S4 E12: Your questions answered - part two
Series four of Bring Back V10s ends with us taking more questions from our audience. Edd Straw and Matt Beer join Glenn Freeman to tackle topics including what would have happened if Juan Pablo Montoya and Jacques Villeneuve were team-mates at...
65 min
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S4 E11: Your questions answered - part one
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Glenn Freeman for the first of our two-part Bring Back V10s series finale, where we’re taking questions submitted by our audience. Topics for this episode include: Mika Hakkinen vs Michael Schumacher, the loophole...
54 min
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S4 E10: BAR's dreadful debut season in 1999
British American Racing arrived in F1 talking of fighting for wins and championships... then it finished bottom of the standings with no points in its first season. So how did a team with a huge budget, a star driver and a famous technical partner get...
85 min
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S4 E9: Multi 21 - Malaysian GP 2013
Bring Back V10s takes a detour into the V8 era to look back at the 'Multi 21' controversy between Red Bull team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix. Edd Straw and Karun Chandhok join host Glenn Freeman to revisit...
76 min
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S4 E8: The ridiculous story of Andrea Moda
Special guest Perry McCarthy joins host Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw to recall what it was like being part of the shambolic Andrea Moda F1 team that appeared in 1992. We revisit how the team ended up joining F1, why it was thrown out of the first race...
89 min
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S4 E7: Brazil 2003 - The crazy F1 race with the...
The 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix will forever be remembered as a race of chaos where the wrong driver was declared the winner straight after the race. Mark Hughes and Gary Anderson join host Glenn Freeman to revisit their memories of being at Interlagos...
76 min
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S4 E6: Mansell's 1994 Williams comeback
Nigel Mansell made a shock return to Formula 1 with Williams in 1994, appearing at four races following the death of Ayrton Senna. Ex-F1 driver Karun Chandhok and Edd Straw join host Glenn Freeman to look back on everything that happened on and...
73 min
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S4 E5: Monaco 2004 - Trulli's only win and chao...
Jarno Trulli's only F1 win was utterly convincing, as he claimed the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix from pole position. But this was an eventful few days on and off track for F1, as Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell discuss with host Glenn Freeman. As well as...
82 min
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S4 E4: Imola 1989 - Senna Prost war begins + Be...
The 1989 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola was the setting for the first proper eruption of the war between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. But the circumstances that led to the McLaren team-mates no longer speaking to each other only came about on that...
75 min
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S4 E3: France 2002 - Raikkonen's near miss, Sch...
The 2002 French Grand Prix will forever be remembered as the day Michael Schumacher made history by equalling the great Juan Manuel Fangio's then-record of five Formula 1 world championships. But it so nearly went down in F1 folklore as the scene of...
71 min
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S4 E2: How Schumacher's Ferrari move rocked F1
Michael Schumacher's move to Ferrari for 1996 changed F1 forever. In this episode Karun Chandhok and Matt Beer join host Glenn Freeman to revisit what was going on in the F1 driver market during 1995, when Schumacher resisted offers to drive a...
69 min
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S4 E1: Alonso's rookie heroics with Minardi in ...
Bring Back V10s returns for series 4! We're kicking off by looking back at how Fernando Alonso got his break in F1, driving the slowest car on the grid. Mark Hughes and Edd Straw join host Glenn Freeman to revisit how Alonso took the backmarker team...
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10 classic F1 races you should watch
For this special episode, we've partnered up with F1TV to discuss 10 classic F1 races from the Bring Back V10s era of 1989-2005 that we think you should go back and watch on the F1TV app. Host Glenn Freeman is joined by Edd Straw, Mark Hughes and...
48 min
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S3 E12: More of your #BringBackV10s F1 question...
The final episode of series three of Bring Back V10s tackles more of the questions submitted by our audience. Edd Straw and Matt Beer join host Glenn Freeman to discuss a weird and wonderful range of topics. Prepare to be taken on a journey that...
65 min
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S3 E11: Your #BringBackV10s F1 questions answered
Bring Back V10s returns to see out series three with the first episode from our double-header finale. Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join host Glenn Freeman to work through the first batch of your questions that we chose from over 120 that were...
64 min
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Special tribute to F1 legend Murray Walker
Bring Back V10s pays tribute to legendary commentator Murray Walker, following his death at the age of 97. Mark Hughes, Edd Straw and Simon Arron join host Glenn Freeman to reflect on the key moments from Murray's time in Formula 1, and what made him...
38 min
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S3 E10: F1's action-packed 2005 Japanese GP
Kimi Raikkonen won the 2005 Japanese Grand Prix with a daring final lap pass, a fitting end to an afternoon full of drama at Suzuka. This episode of Bring Back V10s is brought to you by F1 Experiences, the Official Experience, Hospitality and Travel...
62 min
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S3 E9: Jerez 1997 - Villeneuve vs Schumacher
The 1997 European Grand Prix produced one of F1's most exciting championship deciders, with the destiny of the title coming down to a controversial collision between Jacques Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher. Karun Chandhok and Jonathan Williams...
96 min
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S3 E8: The end of Lotus, with Johnny Herbert
Johnny Herbert joins Bring Back V10s to revisit the final year of Lotus in 1994, when the team sadly bowed out of F1 without even scoring a point. Herbert, Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw go through Lotus's entire final season in great detail, from...
102 min
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S3 E7: Raikkonen's controversial F1 arrival
SPECIAL GUEST: Kimi Raikkonen's Sauber engineer from 2001 - Jacky Eeckelaert! Sauber made waves over the winter of 2000-01 when it decided to sign a young Finn straight out of Formula Renault, with only 23 car races to his name. In the space of 12...
76 min
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S3 E6: Lola's disastrous 1997 F1 team
Lola's brief attempt at joining the F1 grid in 1997 is one of the most famous failures in recent F1 history. In this episode of Bring Back V10s, Sam Smith and Edd Straw join Glenn Freeman to revisit how this famous British car constructor got things...
73 min
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S3 E5: Mansell's heartbreak - Canada 1991
The 1991 Canadian Grand Prix is well remembered for Nigel Mansell stopping on the final lap after waving to the crowd. But what actually happened? We look back at the theories around his car grinding to a halt - with a little help from legendary...
64 min
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S3 E4: 1999 French GP - Jordan strikes again
SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Gascoyne! Former Jordan technical director Mike Gascoyne joins Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw for a look back at Jordan's second F1 win in the 1999 French Grand Prix. We'll hear stories of what made the team's '99 car a step up from...
67 min
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S3 E3: French GP 1989 - Prost quits McLaren, fi...
Alain Prost won the 1989 French Grand Prix, but was what was far more significant that weekend was his announcement that he was leaving McLaren at the end of the year. Edd Straw and Sam Smith join Glenn Freeman to discuss everything that was going on...
64 min
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S3 E2: Nurburgring 1995 - Schumacher stuns Alesi
Michael Schumacher put in one of his greatest F1 drives on home soil in 1995, snatching victory from Jean Alesi's Ferrari in the closing stages after bringing down a gap that at one stage was more than 40 seconds. Edd Straw and Matt Beer join Glenn...
66 min
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S3 E1: Jenson Button's breakout year in 2004
SPECIAL GUEST: David Richards Former BAR team principal David Richards joins Glenn Freeman and Scott Mitchell to kick off series three of Bring Back V10s with an in-depth look at Jenson Button's superb 2004 season. We revisit how Richards changed the...
78 min
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Special episode: Bring Back V8s!
A festive present from Bring Back V10s: We receive plenty of requests to talk about the V8 era of F1 from 2006-2013, so for a one-off special, we've taken questions about those years from our readers on the-race.com. Mark Hughes and Edd Straw, who...
63 min
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S2 E12: More of your #BringBackV10s F1 question...
Series two of Bring Back V10s ends with us taking more of your questions about anything to do with F1 from 1989-2005. Edd Straw and Karun Chandhok return to tackle subjects including Damon Hill's prospects if he'd signed for McLaren in 1998, memorable...
64 min
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S2 E11: Your #BringBackV10s F1 questions answer...
It's nearly the end of our second series, and once again we were overloaded with questions for our final episode... so we've split it into two parts! Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Glenn Freeman to get stuck into subjects ranging from Dario...
57 min
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S2 E10: Inside the chaos of F1's Indianapolis 2...
For the final regular episode of series 2 of Bring Back V10s we're revisiting the most-requested topic we've had since the show started: The shambolic six-car US GP of 2005. Special guest Dieter Gass - currently head of Audi Motorsport but...
63 min
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S2 E9: Spa 2000 - with Mika Hakkinen!
Mika Hakkinen joins us to look back at one of his most famous battles with Michael Schumacher, which was decided by an iconic overtake in the closing stages. Mika joins Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw to discuss the whole race in great detail, from...
81 min
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S2 E8: Toyota's controversial year on the F1 si...
SPECIAL GUEST: ALLAN McNISH. Toyota managed to fall out with its rival teams and the FIA before it even started racing in F1 in 2002. In this episode we look back at the year Toyota spent testing in 2001 before it joined the grid, and the decision...
65 min
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S2 E7: How Benetton snatched Schumacher from Jo...
Michael Schumacher's F1 debut lasted only a few seconds, yet he made a huge impression and by the time of his second appearance he'd already switched teams. In this episode Glenn Freeman is joined by Jordan designer Gary Anderson and Edd Straw to...
66 min
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S2 E6: How Montoya burst onto the F1 scene in 2001
Juan Pablo Montoya arrived in Formula 1 in 2001 after two sensational years in America where he claimed the CART title as a rookie in 1999 and won the Indianapolis 500 at the first attempt in 2000. In this episode Glenn Freeman and Mark Hughes are...
68 min
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S2 E5: Two crazy weeks in F1 history - 1993 Por...
The 1993 Portuguese Grand Prix fell in the middle of two of the busiest weeks for off-track stories in Formula 1 history. Ex-F1 driver and Sky Sports expert Karun Chandhok joins Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw to look back at all the big talking points...
85 min
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S2 E4: Ferrari's Austria 2002 team orders contr...
Austria 2002 remains an iconic moment in Formula 1 history... for all the wrong reasons. In this episode of Bring Back V10s we look back at everything that went on around that race, from why Ferrari was so dominant in 2002, how McLaren and Williams...
64 min
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S2 E3: France 1990 - How Prost denied Newey his...
The 1990 French Grand Prix was the setting for one of the most remarkable turnarounds in F1 history. The plucky Leyton House team went from failing to qualify for the previous race in Mexico to coming within a couple of laps of winning at Paul Ricard...
67 min
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S2 E2: Honda's aborted 1999 F1 team
Honda nearly entered F1 with its own full works team in 2000, and in preparation for that it ran a test car in early 1999 with Jos Verstappen behind the wheel. The project was part of its evaluation of an F1 project, but two months after the car ran...
62 min
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S2 E1: Ayrton Senna's final Brazilian GP
Season two of #BringBackV10s is here! The wait is over, and we're kicking things off with our first episode dedicated to Ayrton Senna. Rather than choose one of the obvious Senna stories to look back at, we're reflecting on his final Brazilian GP in...
61 min
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SEASON 2 NEWS (+ 1990s McLaren team orders chat)
Bring Back V10s is... back! Season 2 is almost here, and to get you ready for our first full episode Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw get together for a quick chat about team orders at McLaren between Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard in the late-1990s....
11 min
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S1 E11: More of your #BringBackV10s F1 question...
BONUS EPISODE: It's series finale time, and to celebrate #BringBackV10s taking a temporary break before series 2, we're answering more of your questions about F1 from 1989-2005. Mark Hughes and ex-F1 technical director and car designer Gary Anderson...
64 min
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S1 E10: Your #BringBackV10s F1 questions answer...
We've reached the end of the first series of Bring Back V10s, but we've been so overwhelmed with the number of questions you sent in using #BringBackV10s that we're turning our series finale into a double header! Edd Straw and Matt Beer join Glenn...
62 min
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S1 E9: Schumacher v Hill - 1994's controversial...
Michael Schumacher's 1990s rivalry with Damon Hill ignited at the end of the 1994 Formula 1 season. In this episode Andrew van de Burgt and Edd Straw join Glenn Freeman to look back at the final three races of '94, when Schumacher returned from his...
50 min
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S1 E8: The backmarker madness of F1's pre-quali...
At the start of our Bring Back V10s era in 1989, Formula 1 had as many as 39 cars turning up trying to get onto a 26-car grid for a grand prix. After an initial pre-qualifying elimination process was introduced for the first practice session in 1988,...
63 min
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S1 E7: Mansell at McLaren - what went wrong
Nigel Mansell and McLaren never felt like a match made in heaven, and when they joined forces in 1995 the alliance was short-lived. Sam Smith and Jack Benyon join Glenn Freeman to discuss why this partnership went so wrong. How did Mansell go from...
60 min
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S1 E6: Ferrari's 2005 disaster
The dominance of Ferrari and Michael Schumacher came to an abrupt end in 2005, when rule changes caught the team out and left it struggling to get on the pace. Glenn Freeman is joined by Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell to look back at the factors...
59 min
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S1 E5: How Jordan nearly won the 1999 F1 world ...
In late 1999 the combination of Jordan and Heinz-Harald Frentzen was at the peak of its powers, and it so nearly pulled off a world championship upset against the might of McLaren and Ferrari. Glenn Freeman is joined by Matt Beer and Edd Straw to...
45 min
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S1 E4: Hungary 1997 - How Hill nearly won a rac...
Join us for an in-depth look at one of the most famous heartbreak stories from F1 in the 1990s: The 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix. Glenn Freeman, Matt Beer and Edd Straw revisit all the key talking points in F1 from before, during and after the weekend,...
69 min
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S1 E3: McLaren MP4-18 - The car too flawed to race
How can one of the top teams in F1 at the time produce a car that was never able to race? Glenn Freeman is joined by Edd Straw and ex-McLaren F1 mechanic Marc Priestley to discuss the McLaren MP4-18, which was supposed to race in 2003 but never made...
61 min
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S1 E2: Prost fired by Ferrari (part 2)
Our monster first story from F1's past reaches its chaotic conclusion as we reach the final weeks of Alain Prost's time at Ferrari. Karun Chandhok and Edd Straw return to help Glenn Freeman chart the total downfall of this relationship. Why did...
51 min
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S1 E1: Prost fired by Ferrari (part 1)
Our first episode revisits the famous saga that led to Alain Prost being fired by Ferrari at the end of 1991. Glenn Freeman is joined by Karun Chandhok and Edd Straw to trace this story back over the course of more than 12 months. How did Nigel...
43 min
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Welcome to Bring Back V10s!
What is Bring Back V10s? Host Glenn Freeman explains what you can expect from our new classic F1 podcast, and gives you a little preview of a clip where we revisit one of the less-famous Senna vs Prost moments from their epic rivalry. Make sure you...
4 min