The Race F1 Podcast

The Race F1 Podcast brings you comprehensive coverage of every aspect of Formula 1 racing, with discussion of the latest breaking Formula One news, debate about the biggest topics and in-depth analysis after each grand prix.

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Ferrari set to strike in F1's development war
Will the Scuderia add much-needed pace in Barcelona?
50 min
2
Miami Grand Prix 2022 review
Analysing all the action from F1's newest race
58 min
3
Does Mercedes need a new car concept?
Can the world champions turn their fortunes around?
62 min
4
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2022 review
62 min
5
F1's next big controversy
Engine row over Porsche and Audi plans
53 min
6
Australian Grand Prix 2022 review
Leclerc dominates as Verstappen retires
56 min
7
F1 back to Australia…and Las Vegas
43 min
8
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022 review
Verstappen defeats Leclerc
61 min
9
Bahrain Grand Prix 2022 review
Ferrari's perfect start
62 min
10
F1 2022 season preview
Hamilton v Verstappen part 2?
64 min
11
Our final verdict on F1 testing
Scott Mitchell and Gary Anderson join Edd Straw to give the final verdict of Formula 1 pre-season testing and whether pacesetter Red Bull really is favourite heading into next weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix
70 min
12
Bahrain Day 2: F1's 2022 form book takes shape
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to review the second day of the Bahrain pre-season Formula 1 test, analysing the lap times and covering all of the big stories from on and off track.
35 min
13
Bahrain Day 1: Are the new Mercedes sidepods le...
Scott Mitchell joins Edd Straw to review the first day of the final pre-season test in Bahrain. With the Mercedes upgrade package the big talking point, we also hear from Gary Anderson on the design, as well as delving into porpoising, AlphaTauri's...
32 min
14
What to expect from Magnussen's Haas F1 comeback
Scott Mitchell joins Edd Straw to discuss Kevin Magnussen's unexpected F1 return with Haas, and the latest on the Nikita Mazepin situation on a day when the American team dominated the headlines in F1
27 min
15
Who replaces Mazepin and Bahrain test preview
Mark Hughes and Gary Anderson join Edd Straw to discuss Nikita Mazepin losing his Haas drive and look ahead to the Bahrain test Brought to you by Gran Turismo 7 https://bit.ly/3sBK9MM
44 min
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Your questions on F1 2022 answered
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to answer questions posed by The Race Members' Club. Among the topics covered are F1 testing, car design and development, the Haas situation and what race could replace the Russian GP. Brought to you by...
53 min
17
Every team's Barcelona F1 test rated
Scott Mitchell and Gary Anderson join Edd Straw to look back at the first pre-season test in Barcelona, running through all of the 10 teams to asses their performance, explain their problems and the mood in the paddock.
66 min
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Testing Day 2: Is Ferrari really fastest?
Charles Leclerc set the pace on day 2 of pre-season testing for Ferrari and George Russell suggested it and McLaren were looking fast. Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to delve into what the times really tell us, and explain the limiting...
31 min
19
Testing Day 1: First impressions of F1’s new breed
Mark Hughes and Gary Anderson review the first day of F1 pre-season testing from Barcelona
32 min
20
Red Bull RB18 shows us what Newey was hiding
Gary Anderson joins Edd Straw to take a look at the bold, dramatic Red Bull RB18 - a car that if it goes as well as it looks will be winning plenty of races in F1 2022. Brought to you by Aramco https://bit.ly/3rpgyoV
21 min
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Why Alpine's new F1 car is only aiming for fifth
Alpine is a works team with a big opportunity presented by the new regulations - so why is the new A522 a car that is only aiming at finishing at least fifth in the constructors' championship? Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to explain...
29 min
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Why new F1 Mercedes looks the part
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to take a close look at the new Mercedes F1 W13 and the details that mean it looks set to be fighting at the front again in 2022 Brought to you by Aramco https://bit.ly/3HxCP9R
39 min
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Are Ferrari's bold sidepods genius or folly?
Gary Anderson joins Edd Straw to discuss the new Ferrari F1-75, in particular the unusual sidepod design and the reasons for such an unusual approach. Brought to you by Aramco https://bit.ly/3HrnU0X
27 min
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Masi out - but has the FIA done enough?
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to discuss whether the FIA's reaction to last year's Abu Dhabi controversy, asking what it means and whether its enough.
29 min
25
Has Williams gone too far with its abrupt sidep...
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to take a close look at the Williams-Mercedes FW44 - as well as having a glance at the new Alfa Romeo. Brought to you by Aramco https://bit.ly/3HwFOiQ
30 min
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What new AlphaTauri tells us about Red Bull
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to dissect the newly-launched AlphaTauri AT03, and explain what hints it gives us about the as-yet unseen Red Bull RB18 Brought to you by Aramco https://bit.ly/3Glv5GA
32 min
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New McLaren’s suspension changes explained
The new McLaren-Mercedes MCL36 features a pullrod front suspension and pushrod rear suspension – the reverse of the approach teams have used in recent years. Gary Anderson joins Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw to explain why, and analyse the rest of the...
34 min
28
Why Aston Martin AMR22 is the real deal
Aston Martin is the third team to launch an F1 car in 2022, but the first to show us a genuine and complete car. Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to reveal the secrets of the first of this new generation of cars to hit the track...
37 min
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Red Bull launches the not-so-new RB18
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to take a look at the newly-launched Red Bull RB18 and explain how the team has gone to extremes to keep its secrets by revealing what is effectively a show car dressed up as something new. Brought to...
31 min
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Haas reveals first 2022 F1 car
The first car designed to the much-anticipated and dramatically changed 2022 Formula 1 regulations has been launched, with Haas revealing images of the new VF-22. Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to discuss the technical detail of the...
41 min
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Revealing every 2022 F1 team's key weakness
Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to discuss all 10 F1 teams to discuss the most important area to improve with the new-car launches fast approaching.
68 min
32
F1 2023 driver market explained
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to lay out the 2023 F1 driver market landscape - with as many as 11 seats potentially up for grabs
54 min
33
How seriously should we take Hamilton retiremen...
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to discuss the Hamilton retirement rumours and what the FIA needs to fix after Abu Dhabi controversy
52 min
34
How Honda F1 turned disaster into triumph
When Honda returned to F1 with McLaren in 2015, it fell a long way short of expectations and became something of a joke during those early seasons. But six years later, it powered Max Verstappen to the drivers' championship. Scott MItchell and Mark...
59 min
35
F1 2022: The big stories
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look ahead to the 2022 Formula 1 season, which will bring new regulations, major driver moves and hopes of more raceble cars
51 min
36
Your verdict on F1 2021
In this special video podcast, we discuss your verdict on the 2021 season with eight categories covering the controversies, the drives, the blunders, the heartbreaks, the disappointments and the driver market moves that made a big impact on you in...
75 min
37
Our top 10 F1 drivers of 2021
Karun Chandhok and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to discuss the top 10 F1 drivers of the 2021 season
65 min
38
Why Mercedes dropped its appeal
Scott Mitchell and Glenn Freeman join Edd Straw to explain why Mercedes didn't proceed with its appeal against its rejected Abu Dhabi Grand Prix protest, what does it mean for Lewis Hamiton's future and what must the FIA do to do get it right next time
43 min
39
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to review a dramatic and controversial 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
49 min
40
Winner takes all in Abu Dhabi: Verstappen v Ham...
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look ahead to what should be a thrilling denouement to the world championship fight at the Yas Marina circuit
33 min
41
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to discuss the controversial first race at the new Jeddah Corniche circuit. If you're interested in getting involved with REVV Motorsport or REVV Racing, head to opensea.io and look up REVV Racing to...
60 min
42
Verstappen v Hamilton: what will decide the tit...
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look ahead to the title-deciding double header in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi
53 min
43
Frank Williams tribute: his life and legacy
Special guest David Tremayne joins Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw for our tribute to the great Sir Frank Williams
65 min
44
Qatar Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to review the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix Visit NordVPN.com/therace or use code The Race to take advantage of The Race's limited time special offer
48 min
45
Zhou lands Alfa Romeo drive for 2022
Scott Mitchell and Josh Suttill join Edd Straw to discuss Guanyu Zhou's qualities as a driver and his potential impact on F1 as the first Chinese driver to race in F1.
34 min
46
Brazilian Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott MItchell join Edd Straw to review a dramatic weekend at Interlagos that was controversial both on and off track
54 min
47
Mexican Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look back at the Mexican Grand Prix and explain why the form at the front swung back and forth during an eventful race weekend. Visit NordVPN.com/therace or use code The Race to take advantage of The...
44 min
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Why the Andretti/Sauber F1 deal collapsed
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to explain what went wrong with the proposed deal for Andretti to take over Sauber, and how big a blow that is to F1's aspirations in America. There's also a look at Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, as...
52 min
49
United States Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to review an intense United States Grand Prix at a packed Circuit of the Americas
43 min
50
Verstappen or Hamilton: Who is F1 title favourite?
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look ahead to the world championship run-in, with six races over eight weeks set to decide the destiny of the epic title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton
47 min
51
Turkish Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look back at the Turkish Grand Prix and explain the key strategic decisions and performance patterns that dictated the race Visit NordVPN.com/therace or use code therace to take advantage of The...
55 min
52
Porsche, Audi and F1's 2026 engine details reve...
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to discuss the latest revelations on F1's next-generation engines, the brands that could come into F1. There's also a look at Ferrari and Honda's upgrades and the Mercedes troubles.
49 min
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Russian Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look back at a dramatic Russian Grand Prix. Visit NordVPN.com/therace or use code therace to take advantage of The Race's limited time offer for 73% off your two-year NordVPN plan plus four bonus...
52 min
54
Grosjean lands big IndyCar move to Andretti Aut...
In this special crossover episode with The Race IndyCar Podcast, Jack Benyon joins Edd Straw to discuss ex-F1 driver Romain Grosjean big move to Andretti Autosport for 2022 and how well he has adapted to F1.
31 min
55
Volkswagen Group closing on F1 with Red Bull
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to discuss the plan to drop the MGU-H to facilitate VW coming into F1 and the impact it will have on the political landscape. There's also a discussion of Aston Martin's unsurprising 2022 driver line-up...
46 min
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Italian Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look back at all the action from the Italian Grand Prix weekend. Visit NordVPN.com/therace or use code therace to take advantage of The Race's limited time offer for 73% off your two-year NordVPN...
58 min
57
Albon joins Williams - but sticks with Red Bull
Glenn Freeman joins Edd Straw to discuss Alex Albon's move to Williams, his puzzling contractual status and its wider significance in the balance of power between Mercedes and Red Bull and his chances of 'doing a Gasly' with his new team
23 min
58
What to expect from Russell at Mercedes in F1 2022
Scott Mitchell joins Edd Straw to discuss newly-confirmed 2022 Mercedes driver George Russell's prospects up against Lewis Hamilton, and to discuss who should succeed him at Williams.
35 min
59
Is Bottas right to pick Alfa Romeo over Williams?
Gary Anderson joins Edd Straw to discuss the impact Valtteri Bottas will make at Alfa Romeo next year, if Mercedes was right to drop him and whether it was right to opt for a move to the Sauber-run team over a return to Williams.
27 min
60
Dutch Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look back at the first Dutch Grand Prix for 36 years.
55 min
61
Belgian Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look back at the Belgian Grand Prix weekend
54 min
62
Who must do better in F1 2021's second half
Special guest Claire Cottingham and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look ahead to the restart of the F1 season and highlight the drivers and teams that need to do better - and there's a few surprising choices.
68 min
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What to expect from Ferrari's upcoming 2021 upg...
Ferrari has a power unit upgrade for sometime after the August break, but how will it impact the battle for third in the championship with McLaren and its long term prospects? Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to answer that question, and...
46 min
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Engine suspicions and F1 performance swings
Rumblings about unusual engine performance between Mercedes and Honda, Aston Martin's attempts to overturn Sebastian Vettel's Hungarian Grand Prix exclusion, Daniel Ricciardo's struggles and the latest moves in the F1 driver market are on the agenda....
54 min
65
Hungarian Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look back at a thrilling F1 race at the Hungaroring
60 min
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Red Bull case rejected as F1 war of words escal...
With Red Bull's petition to review Lewis Hamilton's British Grand Prix penalty and plenty of verbal shots fired in the Hungarian Grand Prix paddock, Scott Mitchell joins Edd Straw to explain why the stewards were unimpressed and what it means for the...
21 min
67
Rights and wrongs of F1's 2022 rules revolution
Scott Mitchell and Gary Anderson join Edd Straw to delve into Formula 1's 2022 regulations and what we learned from the show car recently unveiled at Silverstone. Will the cars really look like that? Will they make following easier? And what impact...
56 min
68
British Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look back at the British Grand Prix
54 min
69
Our verdict on F1's first sprint race at Silver...
Gary Anderson joins Edd Straw to look back at the inaugural sprint race ahead of the British Grand Prix, both to judge how well the format worked, and who thrived - and failed - in the face of this new challenge
24 min
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How sprint qualifying will change the British GP
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to explain how F1's first sprint qualifying race weekend could impact the Silverstone weekend, as well as looking ahead to the Red Bull v Mercedes battle, evaluating Esteban Ocon's form compared to...
52 min
71
Austrian Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look back at the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring
61 min
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Styrian Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes, Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look back at the Styrian Grand Prix For your free introductory case of eight hand-selected craft beers, visit www.beer52.com/race or use the code RACE
53 min
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French Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look back at the French Grand Prix. To join The Race Members' Club and have the chance to ask your questions in our Formula 1 race review podcasts head to https://the-race.com/membersclub/
47 min
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Ferrari's bold engine plans for 2022
Ferrari has decided against adopting the split turbo design for its all-important 2022 power unit despite working on the design. Mark Hughes and Gary Anderson join Edd Straw to explain why Ferrari has decided to pursue a different and its prospects...
49 min
75
Azerbaijan Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look back at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix
53 min
76
F1 2021 game's new features revealed
Nathan Quinn and Valentin Khorounzhiy join Edd Straw to discuss the newly-revealed features from the F1 2021 game, which will be released next month, including the 'Braking Point' story mode, changes to career gameplay and even new replay features
47 min
77
Our early verdict on F1's big driver moves
With five races of the season complete, we draw some early conclusions on the progress of Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez after their moves to new teams for 2021. Edd Straw is joined by Mark Hughes...
54 min
78
Monaco Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look back at the Monaco Grand Prix
54 min
79
What F1's flexi-wing intervention means for Red...
The FIA has written to teams warning them of more stringent flexible bodywork, but what does this mean for Red Bull in its close battle with Mercedes. Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to discuss this and more.
58 min
80
Romain Grosjean on his IndyCar progress
We thought this episode of The Race IndyCar Podcast would be of interest to our listeners because it features ex-F1 driver Romain Grosjean. He joins Jack Benyon and JR Hildebrand to talk about how he's adapted his driving style to IndyCar and how much...
25 min
81
Spanish Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look back at the Spanish Grand Prix This episode of The Race F1 Podcast is sponsored by Escapade Living. For more information, visit escapadeliving.com
45 min
82
Portuguese Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look back at the Portuguese Grand Prix This episode of The Race F1 Podcast is sponsored by Escapade Living. For more information, visit escapadeliving.com
44 min
83
Alonso, Alpine and other F1 strugglers
Alpine and Alonso have had a difficult start to the 2021 Formula 1 season. Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to explain why, as well as looking at why many of the other big-name moves have not hit the ground running.
45 min
84
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look back at all the action from the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix This episode of The Race F1 Podcast is sponsored by Escapade Living. For more information, visit escapadeliving.com
60 min
85
What the Mercedes F1 technical reshuffle really...
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to discuss James Allison's imminent promotion to chief technical officer at Mercedes, as well as the emerging McLaren v Ferrari battle, Nico Hulkenberg's Aston Martin reserve gig and looking ahead to Imola
47 min
86
What we want to see from the new F1 2021 game
Nathan Quinn, Glenn Freeman and Val Khorounzhiy join Edd Straw to look ahead to F1 2021, the latest edition of the F1 gaming series, and discuss what they want to see in it and future versions of the game
59 min
87
Why Mercedes is stuck with its 2021 rake problem
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to take an in-depth look at the disadvantages of the low-rake concepts used by Mercedes and Aston Martin and what can be done to tackle the problem.
56 min
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Bahrain Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look back at the 2021 Formula 1 season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. This episode of The Race F1 Podcast is sponsored by Escapade Living. For more information, visit escapadeliving.com
53 min
89
Season preview: Hopes for a Verstappen v Hamilt...
Scott Mitchell, Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look ahead to the 2021 Formula 1 season - and evaluate the chances of a genuine fight for the world championship
69 min
90
Mercedes: struggling or sandbagging?
While Red Bull was on top during pre-season testing, there are suggestions Mercedes was overplaying its problems. Karun Chandhok and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to delve into just how serious its problems are and why there really is a chance of a...
56 min
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Why it really is advantage Red Bull after F1 te...
You might think you've heard it all before when it comes to Mercedes not being fast in testing, only to dominate. But based on the third and final day of pre-season testing in Bahrain, it genuinely has work to do. Mark Hughes and Gary Anderson join...
32 min
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F1's competitive order takes shape on testing d...
While Mercedes set the pace, the W12 proved to be a tricky car to drive, while Red Bull piled on the miles and McLaren caught the eye. Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw with all the news from the second day of pre-season testing in Bahrain
37 min
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Mercedes flops, Red Bull flies on F1 testing day 1
Mark Hughes and Gary Anderson join Edd Straw to discuss all the news, lap times and technical revelations of the opening day of Bahrain pre-season testing
36 min
94
Will Ferrari's "radical" rear-end changes be en...
Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to discuss the new Ferrari SF21 and the team's hopes for the new season.
35 min
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How Williams has attacked its 2021 F1 car design
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to take a look at the newly-launched Williams FW43B
31 min
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Aston Martin AMR21 makes a big impact
Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to discuss the new Aston Martin F1 car, and also take a look at the Alpine A521
33 min
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How Mercedes has improved again with its 2021 F...
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to discuss the newly-launched Mercedes W12 and explain where it has made gains both in terms of the chassis and engine
29 min
98
Secrets of Red Bull's 2021 F1 car
Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to take a close look at the Red Bull RB16B and its chances of taking the fight to Mercedes in 2021
35 min
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Can new car get ‘lost’ Alfa Romeo back in the m...
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to examine the newly-launched Alfa Romeo C41 and the Sauber’s team’s chances of an upturn in form
32 min
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AlphaTauri's new car springs some surprises
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look at the newly-launched AlphaTauri AT02, which has revealed more detail than might be expected of a car that's the team hopes can be consistently at the front of the midfield pack
32 min