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, from journalists on the ground at races.

How racing experience helps F1 punditry
Former Grand Prix driver Karun Chandhok joins Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw to explain how his racing experience helps, or hinders, his analysis of goings on in F1
65 min
What made Stirling Moss so great?
Richard Williams and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to celebrate the incredible life of Stirling Moss and delve into a career that made him one of the greatest racing drivers ever to have lived
59 min
Gary Anderson: F1’s latest rules debate
Former Jordan and Jaguar technical director Gary Anderson gives his verdict on F1's ongoing rules debates, with cost caps, tokens and a possible further delay of the rules all under discussion. This episode was originally released in The Race's Gary...
35 min
The Decline of Williams
Williams endured the two worst seasons since the team first became a constructor in 2018-19 and hasn’t won a title in over 20 years. So what went wrong for this powerhouse team and can it recapture past glories? Mark Hughes, Scott Mitchell, Glenn...
55 min
F1's crisis measures - and is there more to come?
Following the FIA's announcement of a series of measures designed to safeguard F1 against financial problems as a result of its current hiatus, Scott Mitchell joins Edd Straw to discuss the reasons and the implications.
23 min
How good is Max Verstappen?
Speed, team work, mental strength, experience, racecraft…all these skills plus more make up a great grand prix driver. But where does Max Verstappen stand and is he ready to win the title? Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw offer a deep...
70 min
F1 2021 rules delayed: The implications
With three more races officially called up, the shutdown brought forward and the much-vaunted 2021 regulations put back a year, F1 has acted swiftly in the face of coronavirus. But the impact of these changes could be even more wide-reaching than they...
53 min
Verstappen misses out in Australian GP substitute
Scott Mitchell joins Edd Straw to look back on The Race All-Star Esport battle, which filled the vacuum created by the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix. For the second half of the podcast, Mark Hughes joins us to discuss how the rest of the...
49 min
Inside story: How the Australian GP got cancelled
After a sleepless night chasing the breaking news. Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to reveal all about the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix.
49 min
The ultimate F1 2020 season preview
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to preview the 2020 Formula 1 season, which kicks off with this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix
68 min
Statement Wars 3: FIA admits Ferrari suspicions
Glenn Freeman joins Edd Straw to dissect the latest statement in the ongoing controversy about Ferrari's 2019 power unit.
22 min
Teams demand info from FIA on Ferrari settlement
Seven of Ferrari's rivals issued a joint statement demanding the FIA reveal more about the confidential settlement it agreed with the Italian team concerning an engine investigation. Glenn Freeman joins Edd Straw to discuss what this means, and ask...
24 min
The definitive F1 pre-season testing verdict
Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to decide who leads the way, who is at the back and what the order is in between after six days of pre-season testing.
44 min
Testing Day 5: Ferrari picks up the pace..sort of
With just one day of pre-season testing to go, Gary Anderson joins Edd Straw to see how the teams stand on a day when Ferrari went faster, Mercedes hit trouble and Red Bull upgraded.
30 min
Testing Day 4: Is Alfa Romeo really that fast?
Gary Anderson joins Edd Straw to review the first day of the second F1 test, including explaining why Alfa Romeo is fastest, how mighty Mercedes looks and what hints of pace we saw from Red Bull and Ferrari.
28 min
F1 Test 2: Your questions answered
Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to answer listener questions ahead of the second and final pre-season Formula 1 test.
46 min
F1 Test 1 Verdict: Mercedes fast but where's Fe...
Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to deliver the final verdict on the first pre-season F1 test.
38 min
Testing Day 2: Explaining Mercedes' trick steering
The Mercedes 'DAS' system was the talk of Barcelona on day two. Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to discuss that and sift through the performance data from testing so far.
30 min
Testing Day 1: How Mercedes, Ferrari & Red Bull...
Mark Hughes and Gary Anderson join Edd Straw to discuss the big talking points of the first day of pre-season testing.
29 min
Your guide to 2020 F1 testing with Gary Anderson
Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look ahead to Formula 1's pre-season testing kicking off in Spain.
37 min
Why the new Williams isn't a big enough step
The new Williams FW43 was launched on Monday - and made its on-track debut on a promotional day. But Glenn Freeman, Gary Anderson and Edd Straw aren't convinced it's enough to change the legendary team's fortunes
20 min
Is new F1 Alfa Romeo the car Raikkonen needs?
The Alfa Romeo C39 hasn't officially been launched, but we have seen photos of the car on its shakedown at Fiorano. Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell offer their verdicts.
20 min
AlphaTauri F1: New car, new look, 'new' team
The not-so-new AlphaTauri team marked the launch of its 2020 look with a fashion show in Salzburg. Edd Straw was there, and he's joined by Glenn Freeman and Gary Anderson to discuss the team's prospects.
28 min
Big changes for new Mercedes W11
Scott Mitchell and Gary Anderson join Edd Straw to analyse the latest car from the all-conquering Mercedes team.
26 min
McLaren brings new concepts to 2020 F1 car
Special guest Lawrence Barretto joins Edd Straw to tell the full story of the McLaren MCL35, with Gary Anderson giving his technical verdict on the team's 2020 car
22 min