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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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
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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
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McLaren launches first 2021 F1 car
Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to analyse the new McLaren MCL35M and what it reveals about the impact of the change to Mercedes engines. There's also a look at McLaren's prospects for the season, as well as all the news from the launch
34 min
108
What the 2022 engine freeze means for F1 and Re...
The F1 Commission has approved the introduction of an engine freeze in 2022, which means Red Bull can run Honda engines from next season on a continuation basis. Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to discuss the implications, and how far...
32 min
109
Why Hamilton has only signed for one year
With Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes F1 drive confirmed for 2021, but not beyond, Scott Mitchell joins Edd Straw to discuss the reasons for and the implications of the deal For more on Hamilton's new contract from The Race: How a charity delayed...
27 min
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What each F1 team needs to improve with its 202...
With Formula 1’s launch season getting under way next week, we run through the 10 teams and their priorities for their not-so-new cars. Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Gary Anderson join Edd Straw to give their verdicts For more on 2021's launch...
77 min
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Charles Leclerc: future champion or over-rated?
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to delve into Charles Leclerc’s qualities as an F1 driver, and explain whey they rate him so highly
59 min
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Ask Gary Anderson: Why does Ferrari get correla...
Former Jordan and Jaguar technical director Gary Anderson joins Edd Straw to answer listener questions on F1 2021, 18-inch wheels, driving sideways and even Colin McRae.
62 min
113
Can Perez & Sainz defy their number two status?
New Red Bull signing Sergio Perez and Ferrari newcomer Carlos Sainz are already well-advanced with their preparations for the 2021 season. But can they upset the established order in their respective teams, and what exactly do we mean by number two...
49 min
114
Button’s Williams F1 comeback!
Jenson Button returns to the Williams team he drove for in his rookie F1 season in 2000 having agreed to take up a role as ‘special advisor’. Scott Mitchell joins Edd Straw to discuss what Button’s new job involves
23 min
115
Battle of the rebrands: Aston's early win over ...
Both Alpine and Aston Martin have been in the headlines already, with a big contrast in the early impressions of the new-look teams. Gary Anderson, Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to discuss their prospects
62 min
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What to expect from Honda in 2021
We answer listener questions on a variety of topics related to the upcoming 2021 F1 season, including the expectations for Honda’s final season in F1, Lance Stroll’s position at Aston Martin, the impact of the aero changes and much more. Scott...
55 min
117
Australian GP set to be postponed
The Australian Grand Prix is set to be postponed given the impracticality of F1 personnel meeting the quarantine requirements on arrival. Scott Mitchell joins Edd Straw to explain that - and the latest news about Alex Albon's racing programme.
25 min
118
F1 2021: The big stories
We look ahead to the upcoming Formula 1 season with a look at the big talking points of 2021, from whether Red Bull can challenge Mercedes and Ferrari’s hopes of third, to the expectations for Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin and Fernando Alonso at...
55 min
119
Gary Anderson's F1 2020 team review
Gary Anderson joins Edd Straw to give his verdict on all 10 F1 teams' performances during the 2020 Formula 1 season. This was originally released as an episode of The Gary Anderson F1 Show Podcast
58 min
120
Your F1 season verdict
The Race held an awards vote with a difference to mark the end of the 2020 F1 season, with fans voting in a series of categories on our YouTube channel. In this special video podcast, which can be listened to or watched, we discuss the various...
46 min
121
Sergio Perez lands 2021 Red Bull F1 drive
The lengthy saga about who will occupy the second Red Bull in 2021 came to an end today when Sergio Perez was announced as Max Verstappen's team-mate. But how will he get on? What's next for Alex Albon? And in other F1 news, what's going on with the...
26 min
122
Our verdict on the top 10 F1 drivers of 2020
Karun Chandhok, Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to debate The Race’s Top 10 F1 drivers of the season
75 min
123
Alonso fastest in controversial F1 test outing
Fernando Alonso topped the times on the final day off-on track testing in the so-called Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi. Glenn Freeman joins Edd Straw to discuss how much Alonso gained - and discuss the other big stories from the test
24 min
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to review the 17th and final race of a remarkable Formula 1 season
48 min
125
Sakhir Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to review a remarkable Sakhir Grand Prix on the Bahrain Outer circuit
57 min
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Russell to Merc, Schumacher and other driver ch...
Mark Hughes joins Edd Straw to discuss George Russell's big chance in place of Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes in this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix. There's also a look at the chances for debutant Jack Aitken at Williams, as well as the all-new 2022 Haas...
28 min
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Grosjean out, Fittipaldi in for Haas
With Romain Grosjean out of the Sakhir Grand Prix as a result of the injuries sustained in his Bahrain accident, Pietro Fittipaldi will make his F1 debut for Haas. Valentin Khorounzhiy and Lito Cavalcanti join Edd Straw to discuss this unexpected change
30 min
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Bahrain Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes, Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw review an incident-packed Bahrain Grand Prix
55 min
129
Criticisms of Lewis Hamilton – fair or false?
Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw delve into the regular criticisms of Lewis Hamilton to evaluate the seven-times world champion’s claim to greatness.
67 min
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Turkish Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes, Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw review the weird and wonderful Turkish Grand Prix weekend.
56 min
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Secrets of Mercedes’ rise to F1 power
Scott Mitchell takes the helm for a special episode of The Race F1 Podcast, with Mark Hughes and Edd Straw as his guests. With the help of former Mercedes engine boss Andy Cowell and chief designed John Owen, they reveal the secrets of how Mercedes...
62 min
132
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes, Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw look back on all the stories from Formula 1’s first race at Imola for 14 years
56 min
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Portuguese Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes, Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw look back on all the stories from a dramatic Portuguese Grand Prix
60 min
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Why Haas has axed Grosjean and Magnussen
The big news on Thursday ahead of F1's return to Imola was the announcement that Haas will have two new drivers for 2021, leaving both Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen currently without a drive for next year. Edd Straw and Mark Hughes discuss why...
20 min
135
How good is Mick Schumacher?
With Mick Schumacher closing on a graduation to Formula 1 in 2021, Mark Hughes, Jack Benyon, Valentin Khorounzhiy and Edd Straw look at his career so far and ask how he might fare on the grand prix grid.
64 min
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Eifel Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw look back at Formula 1’s first race weekend at the Nurburgring since 2013
63 min
137
Bring Back V10s: Spa 2000 with Mika Hakkinen
In a special one-off takeover of The Race F1 Podcast's feed by our sister podcast, Bring Back V10s, 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...
82 min
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Honda quits: What it means for F1, Red Bull and...
After Honda announces it is walking away from grand prix racing at the end of 2021, Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw explain the reasons, how it relates to the wider automotive landscape and the possible implications for F1.
57 min
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Russian Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw look back at the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi
52 min
140
Who will end the Mercedes domination – and when?
With a rare gap between races after nine grands prix in 11 weekends, Scott Mitchell, Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw take listener questions on F1 2020
57 min
141
Tuscan Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw explain how the inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix was won and dissect the key moments and incidents from the race
53 min
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Why Vettel is replacing Perez at Aston Martin F1
F1's worst-kept secret is finally out, with Sebastian Vettel's move to Racing Point/Aston Martin in 2021 confirmed and Sergio Perez the driver making way. Mark Hughes and Edd Straw explain why it's happened, how it will go and what it means for F1...
24 min
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Italian Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw look back on a memorable Italian Grand Prix weekend and unravel what made it such a dramatic race
54 min
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Belgian Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw review the Belgian Grand Prix
54 min
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F1 2021 driver market, Williams sold and the Co...
After the flurry of driver announcements earlier in the year, it’s been all quiet on the driver market front but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to talk about with six teams yet to have fully-confirmed driver line ups for 2021....
66 min
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Spanish Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw review the Spanish Grand Prix
56 min
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70th Anniversary Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw bring you all the battling from both on and off track from Silverstone’s second Formula 1 race of the season
68 min
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British Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes, Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw convene to look back at the British Grand Prix
59 min
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Ferrari changes, new tracks and other listener ...
We answer your question on the F1 season so far, tackling Ferrari’s restructure, races in the European winter, Renault’s struggles and Racing Point’s progress. We also introduce a new semi-regular segment – F1 Radar with Valentin Khorounzhiy tracking...
59 min
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Hungarian Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw look back at what was an eventful weekend at the Hungaroring both on and off track
59 min
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Styrian Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes, Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw look back on a second, but very different, grand prix weekend at the Red Bull Ring.
52 min
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Inside Alonso's Renault F1 return
Fernando Alonso is back in Formula in 2021 with Renault in 2021, but will it work and how is he approaching his last shot at F1? Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to explain why this deal has happened, whether it will work and if Alonso...
34 min
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Austrian Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw look back on a remarkable Austrian Grand Prix weekend
63 min
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Ultimate F1 2020 season preview – take two!
With the start to the Formula 1 season finally arriving at the Red Bull Ring this weekend, Mark Hughes, Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw look ahead and ask just how much has changed given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
64 min
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Why Ferrari is still on the back foot
Amid rumours of engine and car improvements, Mark Hughes, Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw explain why Ferrari’s prospects still don’t look too bright heading into the 2020 season. McLaren’s search for investment, the value of Haas’s development freeze...
61 min
156
Bahrain’s ‘oval’ and Russell is F1 champion
Singapore, Suzuka and Baku are off, with an unusual Bahrain configuration among those under consideration for possible double headers. Mark Hughes, Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw discuss the latest moves in F1, as well as looking at the prospects of...
60 min
157
F1 2020 is getting serious again, with Karun Ch...
There’s less than a month to go until the delayed start to the 2020 F1 season and drivers are starting to return to action behind the wheel. Karun Chandhok joins Edd Straw and Glenn Freeman to explain the benefits to the drivers of getting their eye...
57 min
158
Williams, Renault and F1’s brave new rules world
Williams is considering a possible sale of some or all of the company, Renault has said it will stay in F1 at a corporate level, McLaren Group is slashing jobs and there’s speculation of Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff’s future. Mark Hughes, Scott...
63 min
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Will Alonso really return with Renault?
Fernando Alonso’s hopes for an F1 return In 2021 could rest on a Renault drive. Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw discuss whether it’s the right move for the team and driver – as well as what makes Alonso as good as he is.
59 min
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Sainz to Ferrari, Ricciardo to McLaren - but wh...
Formula 1’s driver market drama continues with Ferrari signing Carlos Sainz Jr and McLaren taking Daniel Ricciardo. But Fernando Alonso is still available and is a serious contender for a seat. Mark Hughes, Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw discuss the...
58 min
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Why Vettel and Ferrari split...and what now?
In this special 'Extra' episode of The Race F1 Podcast, Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw explain why Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari couldn't agree a new deal and discuss where the four-times world champion's destiny might lie - and who could replace him.
39 min
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The best never to win in F1 and more listener q...
Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw tackle another batch of listener questions, including whether Lewis Hamilton makes winning look too easy and the best driver never to win in F1. There’s also a look at the lastest cost cap news and F1’s...
63 min
163
“Unblemished” Hamilton and other reader questions
Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw answer your questions, covering a wide range of contemporary and historical F1 topics. Lewis Hamilton’s on-track ethics, Juan Pablo Montoya v Kimi Raikkonen, the Phoenix F1 team, Carlos Sainz Jr to Ferrari and...
70 min
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How McLaren’s revival has been disrupted
McLaren hopes to take another step towards the big three this season, but the delay to the start of the season and the deferring of the planned new regulations to 2022 has impacted the timeline for its revival. Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd...
47 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
172
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
173
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
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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
175
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
180
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
185
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
186
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
187
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
188
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
189
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
190
Red Bull's new F1 car the first to run in 2020
Gary Anderson analyses the newly-launched Red Bull RB16, with Glenn Freeman also joining Edd Straw to discuss the team's prospects. We also have a cameo appearance from Scott Mitchell, from Renault's season launch event.
28 min
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The verdict on Ferrari’s ‘extreme’ 2020 F1 car
Scott Mitchell and Gary Anderson join Edd Straw to discuss the new Ferrari SF1000 and ask if it has what it takes to win the world championship
22 min
192
Haas reveals first 2020 F1 car - technical anal...
Gary Anderson joins Edd Straw to analyse the newly-revealed Haas-Ferrari VF-20, which reveals some changes in approach that might reverse the team's 2020 struggles. For more, visit https://the-race.com/
21 min
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Gary Anderson's F1 launch guide
Former Jordan and Jaguar technical director Gary Anderson joins Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw to look ahead to F1's new-car launches.
58 min
194
EXTRA: What Aston Martin F1 deal means for Raci...
Scott Mitchell joins Edd Straw to delve into the news that Racing Point will become Aston Martin Racing in 2021 thanks to Lawrence Stroll buying into the automotive manufacturer.
21 min
195
Why Ferrari keeps underachieving
Ferrari hasn't won a world championship since 2008 and has consistently flattered to deceive since then despite having the resources, ambition and personnel to thrive. Edd Straw, Lucy Morson and Scott Mitchell explain why. In this podcast: 1....
63 min
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F1 2020: The big questions answered
In our first podcast, we explain a little more about The Race, the new home of motorsport, and answer listener questions on the new F1 season - including what Sebastian Vettel's future holds, Max Verstappen's title hopes and Lewis Hamilton's chances...
63 min