F1 Nation is a weekly podcast aiming to unite like-minded fans from around the world. Join Tom Clarkson and Alex Jacques as they bring you a slice of light-hearted F1 chat, with guests, debates and plenty of laughs…
A dominant Max Verstappen win – in Abu Dhabi and in 2022 as a whole. The World Champion signed off in style, and behind him there's plenty to talk about. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill round up the season finale and Verstappen's victory. Ferrari sealed 2nd in the Drivers' and Constructors' Championship, and test driver Marc Gene sets out the team's targets during the off-season. Otmar Szafnauer celebrates Alpine securing P4 in the Constructors' Championship and talks Gasly, Ocon and Alonso. At Mercedes, George Russell, Toto and Susie Wolff set their sights on a stronger 2023. We pay tribute to Sebastian Vettel at his final race and consider the future for F1's other outgoing drivers, Daniel Ricciardo, Nicholas Latifi, and Mick Schumacher. Alex Albon looks back at the 2022 season and the drivers' dinner in Abu Dhabi, plus we get an update on his golfing skills. This episode is sponsored by: NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal at nordvpn.com/f1nation. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Rocket Money: Get rid of useless subscriptions with Rocket Money now. Go to rocketmoney.com/NATION. Seriously, it could save you HUNDREDS per year.
An amazing first F1 win for Russell. Drama at Red Bull. Clashes at Alpine. History for Haas. The Sao Paulo GP weekend had everything! Tom Clarkson gets reaction from George and hears how staying calm kept him ahead of Lewis Hamilton. Then Tom, Damon Hill and Lawrence Barretto ask Mercedes engineering chief Andrew Shovlin the secrets of George Russell's first victory and whether the Silver Arrows can win again in Abu Dhabi? What's behind Red Bull's Team Radio drama and why did the World Champions fall behind Ferrari in Brazil? At Alpine, Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer gives a brutally honest review of the clashes between the team's drivers. Pierre Gasly explains why he'll be racing hard to the very end of 2022 with AlphaTauri, and Alex Albon reflects on a frustrating weekend for Williams. Plus, Haas are celebrating an historic weekend, but who'll be driving for the team next season? This episode is sponsored by: Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase, just visit athleticgreens.com/f1nation LinkedIn Jobs: find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedin.com/F1NATION. Terms and conditions apply. NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal at nordvpn.com/f1nation. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
It's an F1 Sprint weekend which could shake up the championship order. Perez v Leclerc, Ferrari v Mercedes and McLaren v Alpine are just some of the battles being fought in Brazil. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and Jolyon Palmer discuss them all. Plus, Jolyon's take on Max Verstappen's dominant season, a possible re-union for his former teammates Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg at Haas in 2023 and Lewis Hamilton's resurgence in 2022. Then, in Ask Damon, the 1996 world champ remembers the time he fought Ayrton Senna for the win in Brazil. To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: Trade Coffee: get $30 off your subscription plus free shipping at drinktrade.com/nation BetterHelp: give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/F1NATION and get on your way to being your best self Rocket Money: get rid of useless subscriptions with Rocket Money now. Go to rocketmoney.com/NATION. Seriously, it could save you HUNDREDS per year
With his record-breaking 14th race win of the 2022 season, Max Verstappen hit new heights in Mexico City. One crucial on-track move and a brilliant strategy call were the keys to his victory, but could Mercedes have done anything differently to beat Red Bull? Tom Clarkson, Australian broadcaster Sam Power and F1's expert tech illustrator Giorgio Piola explore why Verstappen won so dominantly, why Mercedes' wait for a win in 2022 continues and why it was such a tough weekend for Ferrari. Joining the trio are Mercedes' Chief Strategist James Vowles, McLaren Team Principal Andreas Seidl, and Sergio Perez's jubilant father Antonio. We celebrate the spectacle of the Mexico City GP with two legends of Mexican motorsport: Jo Ramírez - McLaren team manager in the days of Senna and Prost, and Adrián Fernández – racing driver, who's supported home hero Perez since his karting days. Plus, two potential F1 racers join for a chat about their futures: Mexico's IndyCar star Pato O'Ward, and Formula 2's Jack Doohan, who made his F1 practice debut in Mexico with Alpine. To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: Rocket Money: get rid of useless subscriptions with Rocket Money now. Go to rocketmoney.com/NATION. Seriously, it could save you HUNDREDS per year. NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal at nordvpn.com/f1nation. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
On an emotional weekend, Red Bull Racing added the 2022 F1 Constructors' Championship to Max Verstappen's Drivers' crown. Team Principal Christian Horner tells Tom Clarkson about one of Verstappen's most impressive victories, and explains why this win means so much to the team as they mourn the loss of the team's co-founder and owner Dietrich Mateschitz. Then on a walk through the paddock, Tom, Formula 2 champion and Aston Martin reserve driver Felipe Drugovich and journalist Diego Mejia bump into Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Alex Albon and Mick Schumacher to hear the inside story of their races. Plus IndyCar champion Alex Palou, fresh from driving for McLaren in Friday practice, talks about his future plans.
Close fights between drivers. Team battles with millions of dollars at stake. More records for Max Verstappen. There's still lots to race for in 2022. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and Natalie Pinkham are back together ahead of the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Max Verstappen can match F1's all-time single season wins record, and Red Bull can clinch the Constructor's Championship in Austin. Elsewhere, Ferrari need a strong finish, George Russell's racing to be top Mercedes driver, and Mick Schumacher is driving for his future at Haas. Plus, clues to the next F1 star from Mexico and the US and a cheeky story about Damon's dad. To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: LinkedIn Jobs: find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/F1NATION MSC Cruises: book your unforgettable cruise vacation at msccruises.com Trade Coffee: right now, Trade is offering our listeners a total of $30 off your subscription plus free shipping at drinktrade.com/nation
As Max Verstappen celebrates sealing his second F1 World Championship, Tom Clarkson braves the champagne spray to speak to some of those closest to him. Verstappen's manager, Red Bull's Chief Engineering Officer and Chief Engineer all share what they think has been most impressive about Max, his race craft and his car in 2022. Former Red Bull driver Christian Klien, Juan Fossaroli of ESPN in Latin America and Dutch journalist Ronald Vording join Tom to explore how Max turned his season around. Plus, how Sergio Perez helped Max take the title in Japan, which driver had ‘their best race ever in F1', have Alpine struck a crucial blow in their fight with McLaren, and why does Suzuka bring out the best in Sebastian Vettel? This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp: visit BetterHelp.com/f1nation today to get 10% off your first month NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal at nordvpn.com/f1nation. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
Baku. Monaco. Singapore. Sergio Perez made it a trio of street circuit wins in Singapore. How is he so good on tight, bumpy tracks, and why is this win especially important for his F1 career? Natalie Pinkham, Tom Clarkson, and Erik van Haren from De Telegraaf in the Netherlands unpick Perez's winning performance. Plus Lando Norris, Daniel Ricciardo and Zak Brown of McLaren talk re-taking P4 in their tight Constructor's Championship battle with Alpine. Aston Martin's Lance Stroll celebrates his best result of the season so far. Team Principal Guenther Steiner and Kevin Magnussen reflect on a frustrating weekend for Haas. Alfa Romeo's Zhou Guanyu gives his take on a race-ending incident. With F1's return to Japan just days away, will Max Verstappen seal the world title, and will he have to do it on a rainy day at Suzuka? This episode is sponsored by: NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal at nordvpn.com/f1nation. Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! GreenChef: visit GreenChef.com/nation135 and use code nation135 to get $135 off across five boxes and your first box ships free!
After two years off the calendar, the Singapore Grand Prix is back this weekend as Formula 1 returns to the Marina Bay Circuit for the first time since 2019. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill explain the unique challenges of F1's original night race when the drivers will be forced to cope with hot and humid conditions, a tight track and frustration in the cockpit, if they are to come out on top. Touring Car star Rickard Rydell also joins the pod to chat all things F1 – including the junior category rookie who could be Sweden's next F1 star; and the gang dissect all the big news stories, from what Audi joining means for Formula 1, to the latest moves in the driver market – and make a few predictions for what the race weekend in Singapore will hold for some of F1's most experienced chargers. And of course, a couple of lucky listeners get to put their questions to the 1996 World Champion in ‘Ask Damon'. To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by Trade Coffee: Trade is offering our listeners a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping at drinktrade.com/nation
After a breathless spell of three dramatic races back-to-back, Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill take a moment to look back at three very different Grands Prix – even if all of them were won by the same driver – and look at how Red Bull and Max Verstappen have pulled away from Ferrari since the summer break. Plus they chat about the mounting pressure on the Scuderia, and ask whether Mercedes will be able to break their duck and win a race before the season is out – and whether it could be George Russell rather than Lewis Hamilton who sees the top step of the podium first. The gang also reflect on Nyck De Vries's impressive debut last time out at Monza – and where that puts him in the race for a full-time place on the grid for next year. Also on the driver market, they examine Alpine's options for 2023, and why Daniel Ricciardo seems to have dropped out of the running for that seat. And of course, a couple of listeners get to put their questions to the 1996 World Champion in ‘Ask Damon'. To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp: when you want to be a better problem solver, therapy can get you there. Visit betterhelp.com/f1nation today to get 10% off your first month
Tom Clarkson is joined in the paddock by Fred Ferret from L'Equipe and F1's Technical Illustrator, Giorgio Piola, as they debrief the highs and lows from a weekend racing at Monza which saw Max Verstappen seal his 11th victory of the 2022 season. The trio are joined by McLaren's Lando Norris, Ferrari's Marc Gené, legendary F1 engine designer Mario Illien, Williams' Team Principal Jost Capito, and Nyck de Vries, fresh from a successful maiden Grand Prix after he stepped in for Alex Albon. This episode is sponsored by: NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/f1nation LinkedIn Jobs: find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post a job for free at linkedin.com/F1NATION
A pulsating Dutch Grand Prix showed the ice-cool thinking and red-hot pace of Max Verstappen and the pressure the F1 pitwall. Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner and Max Verstappen's father Jos reflect on a fourth successive victory for the 2022 F1 World Championship Leader, whose lead is now 109 points. If Mercedes or Ferrari had made different strategy calls, could the race have ended differently? Tom Clarkson, Auto Hebdo's Julien Billiotte, Christian Menath of Motorsport-Magazin.com and Allard Kalff from Viaplay in the Netherlands take a deep dive into the Dutch Grand Prix, how and why Max Verstappen won, and the difficulties F1 strategists face when making big decisions. After missing out on points in Zandvoort, Alex Albon joins the team to look forward to Monza. Plus, the team examine great drives from Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris and Lance Stroll, Ferrari's aims for the rest of 2022, and the 2023 driver market: what's next for Alpine, AlphaTauri, Daniel Ricciardo and Mick Schumacher? This episode is sponsored by NordVPN EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
What a win! From 14th on the grid, Max Verstappen blew the competition away to win in Belgium. How did driving an intelligent first lap set up his incredible victory, and how was he so much faster than his teammate and title rivals? Tom Clarkson, Michael Schmidt from Germany's Auto Motor und Sport and Swiss F1 racer Marc Surer discuss Verstappen's dominance, and what it means for this F1 season and beyond. 10th place finisher Alex Albon gives us the set-up secrets behind Williams' Spa speed, ageless Alonso and outstanding Ocon help Alpine pull further away from McLaren in the Constructors' Championship, and the team discuss Oscar Piastri's future and the potential impact on the rest of the 2023 driver market. Plus, we look forward to Audi's arrival in F1 with Audi Le Mans-winner Alan McNish. This episode is sponsored by NordVPN EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
…and ‘what's the weather forecast?' is just one of them. Can Charles Leclerc cut Max Verstappen's 80-point championship lead? What's next in the fast-moving 2023 driver market? Natalie Pinkham, Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill are back after the summer break for an in-depth chat about how to go fast on the Spa Francorchamps circuit, what the future may hold for Daniel Ricciardo, and the new F1 rule change which might shake up the order. F1 Nation: now on Mondays. Follow the podcast for the fastest way to get new episodes. This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp: our listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/F1Nation Liquid IV: get 25% off anything you order when you shop better hydration today using promo code NATION at LIQUIDIV.COM
1996 F1 World Champion (and as we learned in the previous episode, guitar hero) Damon ‘Demon' Hill answers your questions in the second of two Ask Damon specials. Which F1 figures would Damon invite to his dream dinner party, and why wouldn't Tom or Natalie get an invite? There's advice for going to watch F1 live for the first time, a small argument over how to say the name of a famous racetrack, and memories of an ‘ugly' but creative bit of F1 tech. To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase when you visit athleticgreens.com/f1nation LinkedIn Jobs: got to LinkedIn.com/F1NATION to post your job for free
You ask, Damon answers! The 1996 F1 World Champion takes your questions in the first of two Ask Damon specials. What would Damon's ideal racetrack be like? Which F1 paddock took Natalie's breath away? How do F1 drivers decide when to retire? Which race is Damon still ‘kicking himself' about? And why is ‘Demon Hill' credited on a 1999 rock album? Damon, Natalie Pinkham and Tom Clarkson answer all these questions and more… To get your F1 question answered by Damon in a future episode of F1 Nation, record it as a voice note and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: Babbel: go to babbel.com/play and use promo code NATION for an extra six months free Santander: Countdown to Zero is a global competition for startups and scaleups to help the motor sport world become more sustainable. And that's why we are looking for sustainable and innovative proposals that allow us to continue enjoying our passion while respecting the environment. Register your idea on santanderx.com before 8th September
After a weekend of shocks, on and off-track, Spanish F1 writer Jesus Balseiro of Diario AS and Fred Ferret from French newspaper L'Equipe join Tom Clarkson to review all the action from the Hungarian Grand Prix. Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner unpicks a magnificent - and unexpected - Max Verstappen victory. Mercedes' Director of Trackside Engineering Andrew Shovlin reflects on the team's pre-summer surge in performance. German journalist Michael Schmidt gives his take on Sebastian Vettel's retirement. Plus, Tom, Jesus and Fred discuss Ferrari's strategy, Alpine's fight with McLaren and Fernando Alonso's surprise move to Aston Martin for 2023. Got a question about F1, past or present? Send it in for F1 Nation's Ask Damon Summer Specials. Record your question as an audio file using a voice recorder, and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: Harry's: get hold of a free travel sized face wash when you redeem a free Harry's Trial set at harrys.com/f1nation. All you cover is £3.95 for delivery. NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Babbel: go to babbel.com/play and use promo code NATION for an extra six months free
Dutch sports journalist Erik van Haren and Daniel Ortelli of Agence France Presse join Tom Clarkson for a deep dive into the 2022 French Grand Prix. Verstappen's victory gives him a 63 point lead in the F1 Drivers' Championship. What changes can Ferrari make to strengthen their challenge? A double podium for Mercedes raises the question of race wins before the end of 2022. Plus we look forward to the Hungarian Grand Prix. Will it suit Ferrari over Red Bull, and can last year's winners Alpine spring a surprise? Got a question about F1, past or present? Send it in for F1 Nation's Ask Damon Summer Specials. Record your question as an audio file using a voice recorder, and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: Liquid IV: grab your Liquid I.V. in bulk nationwide in the United States at Costco or you can get 15% off when you go to LIQUID IV DOT COM and use code NATION at checkout. BetterHelp: uur listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/F1Nation
11 races down, 11 to go. F1 2022 Part 2 starts this weekend at the Circuit Paul Ricard. Ferrari have momentum and are looking for a third consecutive win, but will this racetrack's long front-tyre-punishing corners hand the advantage to Red Bull? Can Mercedes make it a three team fight? Which driver has raised their game after ‘staring into the abyss'? Tom Clarkson's joined by 1996 French GP winner and F1 World Champion Damon Hill, fresh (or maybe not) from taking on one of the Tour de France's toughest climbs. Former Ferrari race-winner Gerhard Berger joins the team to give his take on Max Verstappen vs Charles Leclerc, pick the star performers of the season so far and to look ahead to the 2022 French Grand Prix. Got a question about F1, past or present? Send it in for F1 Nation's Ask Damon Summer Specials. Record your question as an audio file using a voice recorder, and email it to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: LinkedIn Jobs: post your job for free at linkedin.com/F1NATION. Terms and conditions apply NordVPN: EXCLUSIVE NordVPN deal https://nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!
Charles Leclerc is back on top of the F1 podium, but what does victory in Austria mean for his title hopes? How worried are Ferrari about the engine issue which ended Carlos Sainz's race and robbed them of a likely 1-2 finish? Max Verstappen still leads the championship by 38 points, but are there problems Red Bull must solve to keep him ahead? Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham chat through all that plus Mercedes and McLaren with Channel 4 TV pundit Billy Monger and British Touring Car Championship racer Jade Edwards. Williams driver Alex Albon, Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner, Aston Martin boss Mike Krack and Alpine's Esteban Ocon drop by to give their views on the race weekend. So does Yuki Tsunoda, but he's slightly pre-occupied with his post-race yoghurt… This episode is sponsored by: NordVPN: Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/F1NATION or use the code F1NATION to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + Free Threat Protection + 1 additional month for free! It's completely risk free with Nord's 30 day money-back guarantee Shopify: Sign up for a FREE fourteen-day trial at shopify.co.uk/nation to grow your business today
Carlos Sainz celebrates after a thrilling race at Silverstone which saw him take home his first win after beating Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton to the top of the podium. The British Grand Prix was action-packed and full of drama from start to finish, with Zhou Guanyu suffering a huge crash as they headed towards the first corner just seconds into the race. A fierce battle for the lead developed between Hamilton, Perez, Sainz and his team mate Charles Lelcerc after Verstappen was forced to surrender his lead on Lap 12 due floor damage to his car. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill are joined by Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and his performance coach Rupert Manwaring, Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto and Jesus Balseiro from Spanish newspaper Diario AS, as they debrief all the action direct from the paddock. Sergio Perez's father, Antonio Perez, also joins in on the celebrations as he describes how proud he felt seeing his son take P2 after a phenomenal drive. This episode is sponsored by: Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/f1nation Harry's: Start your own skin care journey by redeeming a free Harry's Trial Set. All you cover is £3.95 for delivery. Go to harrys.com/f1nation Calm: Visit calm.com/nation for 40% off unlimited access to Calm's entire library
A ‘bigger and more visible' upgrade for Mercedes. A ‘must-win' race for Ferrari? A first British GP win for Max Verstappen? Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill chat all the big topics and consider all the big questions ahead of the 2022 British Grand Prix. Mercedes' Trackside Engineering Director, Andrew Shovlin, reveals the new parts he hopes will let the team challenge Ferrari and Red Bull. Are Mercedes still aiming for a victory this season, or is the team switching focus to 2023? Plus, Damon's memories of Silverstone as a child spectator and F1 rookie, Pierre Gasly's F1 future discussed and questions about how F1 drivers manage their tyres and… other things. Record and send Damon your questions by sending an audio file to AskDamon@F1.com Follow F1 Nation on your podcast app to get the next episode as soon as it comes out. This episode is sponsored by: Calm: get 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/nation Athletic Greens: for a free FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase, visit athleticgreens.com/f1nation
Max Verstappen drove like a champion in Canada, and is now 46 points clear at the top of F1's Drivers' standings. Could Carlos Sainz have caught him in Canada? Can Ferrari catch him this season? Joining Tom Clarkson to debrief after the Canadian Grand Prix is 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve and Josh Hill – son of '96 champ Damon. They hear from Ferrari's Jock Clear – who says Leclerc's terrific recovery drive to P5 wasn't the maximum result possible – and Red Bull's Christian Horner, who's in awe of how Verstappen is performing this season. Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer takes us inside Fernando Alonso's epic qualifying performance and Alfa Romeo's Fred Vasseur celebrates more points for Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu. This episode is sponsored by: Athletic Greens: get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/f1nation NordVPN: Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/f1nation or use the code f1nation to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + Free Threat Protection + 1 additional month for free! It's completely risk free with Nord's 30 day money-back guarantee
Red Bull were back on top in Baku, celebrating a double podium at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Christian Horner joins Natalie Pinkham, Damon Hill and Tom Clarkson in the paddock, fresh from the victory that saw Max Verstappen secure his first win at the Baku street circuit on Sunday. The race was full of drama as both Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz suffered technical issues, leaving Ferrari with two DNFs and putting Red Bull in the driving seat in the constructors' standings, with their lead now 80 points over the Scuderia. Haas's Kevin Magnussen joins the gang to discuss his own power unit issues and McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris and Andreas Seidl pop by to talk race strategy and team orders, as Ferrari's Marc Gené opens up about the team's disappointing weekend. Nat, Tom and Damon also gather insight on all the action from Sky F1 presenters, Naomi Schiff and Johnny Herbert. This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/F1NATION Shopify: Sign up for a FREE fourteen-day trial at shopify.co.uk/nation
It's Tom, Pinks and the return of Damon! The team preview this weekend's race in Baku, asking and answering all the important questions as to who the fast street track will suit the most, and what impact it will have on the championship standings. Plus, what is going on with Daniel Ricciardo at McLaren and Damon reveals his sporting heroes. Follow F1 Nation and F1 Beyond The Grid so you never miss a future episode.
The Monaco Grand Prix was a wet-dry race, adding thrilling drama to the glitz and glamour we've come to expect from the Principality. Red Bull won a tactical duel, which catapulted Sergio Perez to his first win of the season and saw Max Verstappen leapfrog ahead of his world title rival Charles Leclerc. Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham were joined by former Toyota F1 driver and three-time Le Mans winner Allan McNish to break it all down Expect race analysis, poolside chats and all that Monaco has to offer. Don't forget to follow F1 Nation wherever you listen to your podcasts so you hear future episodes first, and check out F1 Beyond The Grid. Harry's: Head to harrys.com/grid to have your free Trial set delivered and start a Shave Plan. And your free face wash will be added at checkout! All you cover is £3.95 for delivery Credit Karma: visit creditkarma.com/loanoffers to see personalized offers
The Spanish Grand Prix was an old-school, drama-filled fiesta. Charles Leclerc led the race early on, until unreliability struck his Ferrari, which left Max Verstappen to take his fourth win of the year. But it was far from easy for Max: his race included a spin, a DRS failure and a breathtaking battle for the lead with George Russell. You read that right: Merc were back in Barca! Russell took the final podium place behind Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull. Tom Clarkson is joined by Alex Wurz, three time finisher in F1 and two-time winner of Le Mans, and Natalie Pinkham to assess the drama that unfolded over 66 laps. This week's guest line up includes Red Bull's Christian Horner and Adrian Newey, Mercedes' chief engineer Andrew Shovlin, Pirelli boss Mario Isola, Ferrari test driver Marc Gené and Carlos Sainz Snr. This episode is sponsored by: F1 Manager: Launching on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, Summer 2022. Visit F1manager.com to Wishlist the game on your platform of choice and follow @F1Manager on Twitter to stay up to speed Calm: Go to calm.com/nation for 40% off unlimited access to Calm's entire library
F1 teams are bringing big car updates to Barcelona. Will they transform the race result? Ferrari, Mercedes and Aston Martin are among those expected to bring new parts to the party, hoping to make leaps in performance. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham, tech expert Albert Fabrega and ex-Renault F1 racer Jolyon Palmer look ahead to the Spanish Grand Prix: why effective upgrades are so difficult to achieve in 2022, the championship battle, why Max Verstappen's third-to-first Miami win means so much, the midfield scrap and the chances of Carlos Sainz or Fernando Alonso delighting their home crowd in Barcelona. This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp: F1 listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/f1nation LinkedIn Jobs: visit linkedin.com/F1NATION to post a job for free. Terms and conditions apply
Red Bull's Max Verstappen is on a roll. He took his second straight win on F1's first visit to Miami, but Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz kept Ferrari at the top of both championships. Which team's got the upper hand heading to Barcelona? Tom Clarkson and Sam Power are joined by former F1 and current IndyCar driver Marcus Ericsson to dissect what we learned from the Miami GP. There's reaction and insight from Adrian Newey and Christian Horner at Red Bull, Alex Albon at Williams, Valtteri Bottas at Alfa Romeo, Andreas Seidl at McLaren and James Vowles at Mercedes. Plus, hear from two drivers aiming to be the USA's next F1 star: Williams Academy and F2 driver Logan Sargeant, and IndyCar's Colton Herta, who's testing a McLaren later this year. This episode is sponsored by: Credit Karma: Go to creditkarma.com/loanoffers to find the right loan for you F1 Manager: Launching on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, Summer 2022. Visit F1manager.com to Wishlist the game on your platform of choice and follow @F1Manager on Twitter to stay up to speed
F1 is heading to Miami for the first time ever! TC and Damon get together to consider which teams and drivers are in-form, which face the hard task of kickstarting their seasons at a brand new track, and pick their ‘Tier 1' F1 drivers. Special guest, McLaren CEO Zak Brown tells us why McLaren's bad start to the season gave him flashbacks, and how McLaren have recovered from a bad start to the season. Plus, Zak explains why Lando Norris should be considered ‘Tier 1', how Daniel Ricciardo's more comfortable in his second season with the team, and how excited he is for the Miami GP. Damon's sitting slightly uncomfortably after doing a 250 mile charity bike ride from the UK to France, but he's still got the energy to take on your questions about new tracks and new fans. Record your questions for Damon as audio files and send them to AskDamon@F1.com. This episode is sponsored by: Fabric: Protect your family with term life insurance now, in just 10 minutes. Apply today at meetfabric.com/nation F1 Manager: Launching on PC, PlayStation & Xbox, Summer 2022. Visit F1manager.com to Wishlist the game on your platform of choice and follow @F1Manager on Twitter to stay up to speed
Which team now has F1's best car? Red Bull's legendary designer Adrian Newey gives F1 Nation his take on the continuing race for upgrades, and the team's dominant 1-2 finish in Imola. For a packed show, Tom Clarkson's joined by 9-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen and Australian broadcaster Sam Power. They talk Charles Leclerc's costly error, Carlos Sainz's bad luck, and Toto Wolff's honest post-race message to Lewis Hamilton. Stunning drives from McLaren's Lando Norris, George Russell at Mercedes and AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda are also on the menu. Plus, Aston Martin Team Principal Mike Krack joins to celebrate the team's double points finish, Esteban Ocon looks forward to driving an upgraded Alpine at the next race in Miami, and Tom Kristensen hails fellow Dane Kevin Magnussen's great start to 2022. This episode is sponsored by: F1 Manager: Visit F1manager.com to Wishlist the game on your platform of choice and follow @F1Manager on Twitter to stay up to speed Harry's: F1 Nation listener's can get hold of a free travel sized shower gel when you redeem a free Harry's Trial set at harry's.com/f1nation. All you need to do is pay £3.95 for delivery.
Ferrari's home race is a great chance for Charles Leclerc, but even more crucial for Carlos Sainz and his hopes of challenging for the 2022 F1 title. That's what our special guest Davide Valsecchi says. The Italian former GP2 champion and broadcaster joins Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill to give his take on Ferrari, and why this period of the season is so important for their title hopes. The team also chat Red Bull, Mercedes, McLaren, AlphaTauri and Alpine. Plus, what will the return of F1 Sprint mean for the teams and drivers, and how does it feel to beat Ferrari at their home track? Andiamo! This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp: F1 listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/f1nation Credit Karma: got to CreditKarma.com or the Credit Karma app to find the card for you.
Leclerc domination. Max frustration. What does the Australian Grand Prix mean for Ferrari and Red Bull's title fight? Which team looks most likely to join the battle? Just how competitive were Alpine in Melbourne? Tom Clarkson and the team from Network10 TV in Australia tackle the big questions from F1's return to Melbourne. At McLaren, Daniel Ricciardo's mother Grace Ricciardo and Team Principal Andreas Seidl tell all about the team's double points finish, what it's like watching Daniel race in front of a massive home crowd, and the team's hopes for the next race in Italy. Plus, incredible insight and data from Alpine shows just how strong their car is right now, and Alex Albon takes us inside the cockpit for his amazing points-scoring drive for Williams. Record and send Damon your questions for our next episode. Send your audio file to AskDamon@F1.com Follow F1 Nation on your podcast app to get the next episode as soon as it comes out. This episode is sponsored by: Fabric Insurance: Protect your family with term life insurance now, in just 10 minutes. Apply today at meetfabric.com/nation LinkedIn Jobs: Find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post a job for free at linkedin.com/f1nation
New challengers, new corners -a lot has changed since F1 last raced in Australia in 2019. Melbourne's Albert Park racetrack is faster than before, and Ferrari and Red Bull will be fighting for victory. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and special guest Pedro de la Rosa look ahead to the race, debate which team the new high-speed layout will suit best and dive into the driving styles needed to be quick in 2022. Pedro – a veteran of 104 Grand Prix starts and a one-time podium-finisher - explains why he thinks Max Verstappen is racing like a world champion this season, and as a former teammate of Lewis Hamilton he knows exactly how the 7-time champion will cope with Mercedes' difficult start to 2022. Plus we go for a drive along the Las Vegas strip with F1's Lawrence Barretto, and tackle your questions in Ask Damon. This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/F1NATION. NordVPN: Exclusive! Grab the NordVPN deal nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee
They raced all the way to the chequered flag, then came to chat to F1 Nation! Red Bull's Max Verstappen, Christian Horner and Adrian Newey, McLaren's Lando Norris and Haas boss Guenther Steiner join Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham to talk through a thrilling Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Red Bull's return to winning, the strategic racing between Verstappen and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, despair for polesitter Sergio Perez, McLaren's performance and Mercedes' damage limitation are just some of the topics up for discussion. Tom and Natalie are also joined by Channel 4 F1 presenter Lee McKenzie, former F1 driver David Coulthard, and F1 presenter in Latin America, Juan Fossaroli of Fox Sports. This episode is sponsored by: NordVPN: Exclusive! Grab the NordVPN deal nordvpn.com/f1nation Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Fabric Insurance: Protect your family with term life insurance now, in just 10 minutes. Apply today at meetfabric.com/nation
Tom, Natalie and Damon jump into Ferrari's celebrations and talk to the happy people behind the team's 1-2 finish at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. Team Principal Mattia Binotto, Charles Leclerc's manager Nicholas Todt, Carlos Sainz Snr. and test driver Marc Gene explain the long years of hard work that led to Ferrari's first win since 2019. Are we seeing Charles Leclerc 2.0? How much better will Carlos Sainz get this season? What does F1's most famous team need to do now to mount a title challenge in 2022? We also celebrate Kevin Magnussen's ‘Viking comeback' for Haas and great drives by Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu at Alfa Romeo. Plus, Max Verstappen sums up what went wrong for Red Bull, and we ask Mercedes' Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin if the Silver Arrows can catch up at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. This episode is sponsored by: Harry's: go to harrys.com/f1nation and get your hands on a free Harry's Trial Set and free shower gel. All you cover is £3.95 for delivery. LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post a job for free at linkedin.com/f1nation
The most anticipated F1 season in decades is finally here! Ahead of the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix, Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham and F1 experts from the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and the UK size up the teams and drivers. Who'll be fighting for points, podiums, wins and the Formula 1 World Championship? If these predictions are right, 2022 is going to be epic! Plus, in Ask Damon, the 1996 World Champ picks F1's next new title-winner. Record your questions for Damon Hill as voice notes, and send them to AskDamon@F1.com This episode is sponsored by NordVPN. Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN deal by going to nordvpn.com/f1nation or use the code F1NATION to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan plus one additional month for free and a bonus gift!
F1 is back and so is F1 Nation! Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and Natalie Pinkham chat about the news, views and pre-season clues from three days of running in Barcelona. Which teams have made strong starts, and which still have work to do? Plus, rumours of ‘brand new cars' being prepared for the Bahrain test, exciting early signs for close wheel-to-wheel racing in 2022, and expert insight on the new generation of cars from Aston Martin's Performance Director, Tom McCullough. We also breakdown F1's porpoising problem, hear tales of Damon's worst pre-season sessions, and learn that we've all been pronouncing his name incorrectly (according to his mother, anyway). Send your F1 questions to the 1996 World Champion for our first Ask Damon of 2022. Record them as a voice note and email them to AskDamon@F1.com
At the end of a blockbuster season, Formula 1 has a new champion. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill get together for one last time in 2021 to discuss the electrifying Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Max Verstappen's dramatic title-winning overtake and Lewis Hamilton's dignity in defeat. Damon explains what sets Verstappen and Hamilton apart from the rest of the grid, Natalie remembers an early encounter with Max and his sister, and Tom tries to solve a big F1 issue… using diggers. The trio also pick their favourite moments of the year and spot the stars this season who are ready to shine even brighter in 2022. This episode is sponsored by: Manscaped: get 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com and use code F1NATION LinkedIn Jobs: visit linkedin.com/F1NATION to post a job for free. Terms and conditions apply.
Emotions ran high in the F1 Paddock after a stunning, breathless and chaotic Saudi Grand Prix. TC, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill went behind the scenes with Red Bull and Mercedes in the hours after the chequered flag. Team Principals Christian Horner and Toto Wolff look back at the race and explain how they're going to lead their drivers and teams in 2021's winner-takes-all season finale. Plus, George Russell stops by to relive his race-ending crash and tell us about a message Toto left for him on the visor of his crash helmet. This episode is sponsored by Manscaped - get 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com and use code F1NATION
‘I was in awe of Sir Frank', says Damon Hill, who won the 1996 Formula 1 World Championship with Williams. ‘There'll be so many people who were touched by his organisation, his determination to succeed and his love of motor racing'. Damon, TC and Natalie reflect on Sir Frank's incredible passion and spirit. With his passing at the age of 79 he leaves behind a remarkable legacy, and the team he drove forwards for 40 years races onwards this weekend in Saudi Arabia. CEO of the Saudi Grand Prix, Martin Whitaker, gives us a detailed look at the Jeddah Corniche circuit, and reveals its insane top speeds. Plus, we go inside the minds of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton with a world-leading expert in driver psychology - Dr Riccardo Ceccarelli of Formula Medicine. He tells us how the two title rivals differ mentally, and which one is better suited to the immense pressure building at the end of this nail-biting season. This episode is sponsored by Mission Tea: For an extra 20% off your next order with Mission, type NATION20 at checkout at missionuk.com
They were lightyears ahead of the rest in Qatar. As F1 heads for hyper-speed Saudi, just 8 points split Verstappen and Hamilton. Max can land the knock-out punch in this astonishing title fight in Jeddah, but as Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill explore, it looks like we're heading for a breathless, brilliant final-race showdown. The pair analyse how each title challenger got the most out of the Qatar GP, how Verstappen can win the title in Saudi Arabia, and whether he or Lewis Hamilton will be feeling more confident heading into the final two races. Elsewhere, what was the secret to Fernando Alonso's joyous return to the podium, and have Ferrari struck the decisive blow in their P3 fight with McLaren? TC and Damon are joined by MBC Action F1 TV presenter and host of the official Saudi GP podcast, Sabine Sassine, who tells us why there's no room for any mistakes at the unforgiving Jeddah Corniche Circuit, especially if a December rain shower blows by. This episode is sponsored by: LinkedIn Jobs - visit linkedin.com/F1NATION to post a job for free. Terms and conditions apply. Manscaped - get 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com and use code F1NATION
"This is what a World Championship battle should look like", Lewis Hamilton said after he and Max Verstappen staged an all-time classic in Sao Paulo. Grid penalties, a disqualification from qualifying and a magnificent Verstappen drive couldn't stop Hamilton from taking win 101. TC and Pinks dive into how he did it with Mercedes' Andrew Shovlin, who explains the driving skills and secrets Hamilton used to chase down Max Verstappen and take the win. Plus, the inside story of Lewis' DRS infringement, and why the race win has transformed the team's championship hopes. Also on the show: Felipe Massa tells us why he thinks Max Verstappen is ‘ready to win' the 2021 world title, and - after hours of driving it in the simulator - Red Bull's Alex Albon gives his take on Qatar's Losail International Circuit, and whether it will suit his team or the Silver Arrows best. This episode is sponsored by: manscaped.com - get 20% off + free shipping with the code F1NATION missionuk.com - get 20% off your next order with the code NATION20 at checkout
It's an F1 Nation fiesta, recorded at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and Ziggo TV's Jack Plooij crash Red Bull's post-race party. Sergio Perez and his father Antonio, Christian Horner, Adrian Newey and Alex Albon all stop by to celebrate a fantastic weekend for the team, which saw Max Verstappen extend his championship lead and Checo take a podium in front of his delirious home crowd. It's not all Red Bull, though. The gang pick through the race start, Pierre Gasly's sensational P4, Ferrari's great weekend and ask whether Mercedes can do anything to close the gap in the final four races of the season. Speaking of which, F1's Rosanna Tennant returns to the podcast to tell us about her sneak peek at Saudi Arabia's Jeddah Corniche Circuit. If you've got a question you'd like to ask the 96 World Champ, record it as a voice memo and send it to email@example.com This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs. Post a job for free at linkedin.com/f1nation
Max Verstappen heads for Mexico's cauldron of noise leading the championship. Will he extend his points lead, or can Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton hit back? Joining TC and Natalie to debate that and much more is former Jordan, Ferrari and Williams engineer, Rob Smedley. Rob's an F1 data expert and can tell us whether Red Bull or Mercedes will be quicker at the high-altitude Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. As a championship battle veteran and former race engineer, which title contender's pitwall would Rob rather be sitting on in the final races of the season? Plus, might Red Bull ask Sergio Perez to play the team game, and give up a chance of victory at his home race? This episode is sponsored by Manscaped - visit manscaped.com and get 20% off + free shipping with the code F1NATION
After F1's pulsating return to the USA, Max Verstappen has a 12 point lead in the title race. Damon Hill says Verstappen now has ‘two fingers on the trophy', but as the 1996 champ knows, it's not over until it's over. Damon, Natalie Pinkham and Tom Clarkson give their take on a thrilling tussle in Texas and answer F1's burning questions: why did Mercedes apparent Friday pace not win them the race on Sunday, what was the key to Red Bull's aggressive race-winning strategy, and how thirsty would Sergio Perez have been after a Grand Prix with no drink system? Plus reaction to the amazing Austin atmosphere, Ferrari's tight fight with Mclaren, Alonso's dice with Kimi, the finale of W Series and the amazing sight of NBA star Shaquille O'Neal towering above the F1 podium. This episode is sponsored by: sons.co.uk - use the code F1NATION30 to get £30 off your first order Linkedin Jobs - go to linkedin.com/f1nation to post a job for free