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Formula 1 interviews, reaction and reports. 5 live presents a round-up of the race weekend.

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    • Dec 23, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    5 Live F1 Review of the Year: Year of the Bull

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 57:03


    Jennie Gow and the BBC F1 team look back at a year dominated by Red Bull Racing. They speak to world champion Max Verstappen and his boss Christian Horner after the team won both the driver's and constructor's titles. Despite getting the jump on their competitors in 2022 under the new regulations, the success came at a price with the team being fined for breaking cost cap regulations and the relationship between the two drivers not always as harmonious as they would wish.

    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 43:54


    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 20:47


    Sam Bird and Jack Nicholls join Jennie Gow to look back at qualifying from Yes Marina. They hear from the top 3 and from Sebastien Vettel who took part in his last qualifying session

    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 42:48


    Ahead of the final race of the season, Jennie and the team look at a few of the stories making the headlines from the paddock. They chat about the drama at Red Bull and hear from Sergio Perez. Haas boss Guenther Steiner explains the decision to swap Mick Schumacher for Nico Hulkenberg and they discuss whether there is any truth behind the rumours regarding Ferrari.

    Introducing Sport's Strangest Crimes: Spygate

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 36:26


    All episodes of Spygate available right now on BBC Sounds. In 2007 an improbable, low-fi crime nearly brought the high octane world of Formula One to its knees. Narrated by Pete Tong, Spygate draws in some of the most powerful men in the sports history and pits iconic teams McLaren and Ferrari against each other, all set against the backdrop of Lewis Hamilton's record-breaking debut and his ferocious rivalry with Fernando Alonso. Buckle up - this season is one hell of a ride.

    Brazilian Grand Prix review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 54:13


    Jennie Gow, Jack Nicholls and Williams reserve driver Jack Aitken reflect on a frantic grand prix in Sao Paulo, where George Russell claimed his first win in Formula One. We hear from Russell, as well as teammate Lewis Hamilton, and Ferrari's Carlos Sainz. Plus, we dissect the team orders argument at Red Bull, hearing from both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.

    Brazilian Grand Prix sprint review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 35:20


    Jack Nicholls and the team reflect on the sprint race in Sao Paulo, where George Russell claimed victory and pole position for Sunday's race. They hear from Russell, as well as Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Kevin Magnussen, who took a surprise pole position in Friday's qualifying for the sprint.

    Brazilian Grand Prix preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 40:47


    Jennie Gow and the team look ahead to the penultimate race of the 2022 season – the Brazilian Grand Prix. They revisit the subject of whether the sprint race works, discuss Max Verstappen's dominance, and ask whether Lewis Hamilton can finally claim his first win of the season.

    Mexican Grand Prix Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 34:12


    Jennie Gow and the team react to the Mexican Grand Prix, and Max Verstappen's record-breaking 14th win of the season. They hear from Verstappen, as well as Lewis Hamilton and home hero Sergio Perez.

    Mexican Grand Prix Qualifying Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 34:09


    Jennie Gow and the team reflect on qualifying at the Mexican Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen claimed pole position. They hear from the world champion, as well as Mercedes duo George Russell and Lewis Hamilton, who qualified in second and third respectively.

    Mexican Grand Prix Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 28:29


    Jennie Gow, Jack Nicholls, former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer and BBC Sport's chief F1 writer Andrew Benson discuss the fallout as Red Bull's penalty for breaching the budget cap is announced. They hear from team principal Christian Horner, as well as look ahead to the weekend's Mexican Grand Prix.

    Mexican Grand Prix Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 36:02


    Jennie Gow, Jack Nicholls and former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer preview the Mexican Grand Prix. They discuss whether Max Verstappen's dominance will continue, plus talk about Lewis Hamilton and his future in the sport. We hear from both Verstappen and Hamilton, as well as Alpine driver Fernando Alonso.

    United States Grand Prix review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 44:36


    Jennie and the team look back at the race from Austin. They discuss Max Verstappen's victory, Red Bull claiming the constructors title and hear from the top three.

    United States Grand Prix review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 23:41


    Jennie and the team look back at qualifying from Austin. They hear from the top three and discuss how they see Sunday's race unfolding.

    United States Grand Prix weekend preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 28:49


    Jennie and the BBC F1 team reflect on Max Verstappen's second world championship. They ask how many more he could win, and discuss just how good he is. They also talk about the latest with Red Bull's pending punishment for breaking the cost cap regulations and look ahead to the weekend's action.

    United States Grand Prix preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 34:24


    Jennie and the team discuss the issues that F1 experienced last time out in Japan. The chat about the confusion that ensued post-race about whether Verstappen was world champion, why a recovery vehicle was on the track and question why the FIA have yet to announce the details and punishment regarding Red Bull breaking the cost cap regulations. And they have a discussion about Daniel Ricciardo's arrival in the paddock!

    Japanese Grand Prix Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 42:57


    Jennie Gow and the team reflect on the Japanese Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen was crowned world champion in extraordinary circumstances. They hear from Verstappen following the successful defence of his title, plus get the thoughts of Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc

    Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 28:32


    Jennie Gow and the team look back on qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix. They hear from Max Verstappen, who is aiming for his second world championship title in Suzuka, as well as Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.

    Japanese Grand Prix Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 29:03


    Jennie Gow, Jack Nicholls, Andrew Benson and former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer preview the Japanese Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen has a chance to claim his second world championship title. We hear from Verstappen as well as Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez.

    Singapore Grand Prix review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 30:33


    Jack Nicholls and Marc Priestley join Jennie to look back at the rain-delayed race. They hear from many of the drivers and discuss why it went so wrong for Max Verstappen.

    Singapore Grand Prix qualifying review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 39:23


    Jennie and the team look back at qualifying from Singapore. They dissect what went wrong at Red Bull which meant Verstappen did not complete a lap in that final run. They also hear from the top three on the podium and Christian Horner who answers accusations his Red Bull team have broken budget cap rules.

    Singapore Grand Prix preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 35:39


    Jack and Jolyon join Jennie to look ahead to the Singapore Grand Prix. They hear from Max Verstappen, who could wrap up his second world title this weekend and debate whether he and his team are getting credit for what they are achieving this season.

    Italian Grand Prix Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 37:29


    Jennie Gow, Jack Nicholls and Formula E driver Sam Bird react to the Italian Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen won yet again to move within touching distance of his second title. We hear from Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and George Russell, as well as Nyck de Vries, who impressed on his F1 debut.

    Dutch Grand Prix Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 31:18


    Jennie Gow, Jack Nicholls, former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer and W Series driver Beitske Visser react to the Dutch Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen won on home soil. We hear from the championship leader as well as Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

    Dutch Grand Prix qualifying review

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 31:29


    Jennie and the team look back at qualifying from Zandvoort. They hear from the top four drivers and discuss how the race may play out.

    Dutch Grand Prix preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 33:32


    Jennie is joined by Jack Nicholls and Jolyon Palmer to look ahead to the Dutch Grand Prix. They discuss the Max Verstappen effect on his home race and whether Red Bull can be beaten at Zandvoort. They also hear from Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton and chat about the impact of Oscar Piastri joining McLaren.

    Belgian Grand Prix review

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 36:04


    Jennie is joined by Sam Bird and Jack Nicholls to look back at the Belgian Grand Prix. They hear from the top three and from Lewis Hamilton who crashed out on the first lap.

    Belgian Grand Prix qualifying review

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 21:51


    Sam Bird joins Jennie and Jack to look back at qualifying from Spa. They hear from Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc.

    Belgian Grand Prix preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 35:55


    Jennie is joined by Jack and Jolyon to look ahead to the Belgian Grand Prix. They hear from Daniel Ricciardo and discuss where it went wrong for the Australian after it was announced he is to leave McLaren at the end of the season.

    Eubank Jr v Benn - Born rivals

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 56:23


    Steve and Barry Jones take the pod to London to speak to Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn ahead of their fight in October. As well as the two fighters, they hear from promoters Eddie Hearn and Kalle Sauerland and look ahead to next weekend's heavyweight class between Oleksandr Usyk and Antony Joshua in Saudi Arabia.

    Charles Leclerc Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 27:49


    Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc sits down with Andrew Benson to chat about the first half of the season. They discuss missed opportunities, racing against Max Verstappen and playing golf.

    Hungarian Grand Prix Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 34:48


    Jennie Gow, Harry Benjamin and former F1 mechanic Marc Priestley react to a dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix. Max Verstappen took a stunning victory, having recovered from tenth position. We hear from the Dutchman as well as both Ferrari drivers, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

    Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 29:53


    Jennie Gow, Harry Benjamin and former F1 mechanic Marc Priestley react to qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix, where George Russell took a surprise pole position. We hear from Russell as well as Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff.

    George Russell Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 44:06


    In an F1: Chequered Flag special, BBC Sport's chief F1 writer Andrew Benson speaks to Mercedes driver George Russell about his first season with the Silver Arrows, racing against Lewis Hamilton and memes.

    Hungarian Grand Prix preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 51:20


    Following the announcement of Sebastian Vettel's retirement at the end of the season, Jennie Gow, Jolyon Palmer and Harry Benjamin hear from drivers and journalists, as well as the man himself. They also look ahead to the Hungarian Grand Prix. Can Charles Leclerc bounce back after his retirement last weekend?

    French Grand Prix review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 25:00


    Jack Aitken and Jack Nicholls join Jennie Gow to look back at the French Grand Prix. They hear from the top three and from Charles Leclerc who crashed out from the lead.

    French Grand Prix qualifying review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 28:58


    Jennie and the team look back at qualifying from Circuit Paul Ricard. They hear from the top two drivers and from Carlos Sainz who starts from the back of the grid.

    French Grand Prix preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 33:19


    Jennie and the team the discuss the big issues ahead of the race at Paul Ricard. They hear from title rivals Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc and chat about Daniel Ricciardo's decision to use social media to pledge his future to McLaren.

    Austrian Grand Prix review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 30:54


    Jamie Chadwick and Andrew Benson join Jack Nicholls to look back at the race from the Red Bull Ring. They hear from both Ferrari drivers after mixed day for the Italian team, and from Lewis Hamilton who finished third.

    Austrian Grand Prix sprint review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 27:48


    The team look back at the sprint from the Red Bull Ring and chat to many of the drivers.

    Austrian Grand Prix preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 42:57


    Jennie and the team look ahead to the Austrian Grand Prix. They hear from Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc on the their recent performances and from Zhou Guanyu after his horrific crash at Silverstone last weekend.

    British Grand Prix review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 30:31


    Jennie and team look back at an incident-packed race from Silverstone. They hear from Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen.

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