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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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Belgian Grand Prix review
Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to look back at the Belgian Grand Prix weekend
54 min
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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.
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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...
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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
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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...
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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
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British Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look back at the British Grand Prix
54 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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/
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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
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Azerbaijan Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look back at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix
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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
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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...
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Monaco Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look back at the Monaco Grand Prix
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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.
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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...
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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
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Bahrain Grand Prix review
Mark Hughes, Scott Mitchell and Edd Straw review an incident-packed Bahrain Grand Prix
55 min
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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.
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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
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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...
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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
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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...
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