Episodes
This week on the 'Cut to the Race podcast' - Oli, Matt, Dan and Callum sat down to discuss all things related to the chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix. The panel discuss Bottas' crash and the implications this has for the championship, before moving on to discuss the fact that Lewis Hamilton was the only car on the grid for the red flag restart. The main talking points of the race were covered, and all were happy to see Esteban Ocon take the chequered flag as a Grand Prix winner for the first...
Published 08/01/21
Another week and the trio are back to discuss all the latest news and gossip straight from the world of Formula 1.On the menu this week is all the fallout from Red Bull’s protest against Lewis Hamilton’s penalty at Silverstone, plus the war of words between the world champion and rival Max Verstappen. Silly season is well underway again, with rumour strongly linking Nyck de Vries to Williams and Valtteri Bottas to Alfa Romeo.Alpine have also released some important news, the next destination...
Published 07/29/21
This week we revisit one of your favourite episodes recorded earlier in the year where Oli, Callum, Matt, Dan and Emma were joined by Formula E driver, Sam Bird.Sam tells us all about Formula E, the all-electric racing series, and why we should be watching more of it as motorsport fans. He guides us through the impact of Formula E on the electric car industry and how important that is for the future.He talks us through his career to date and how he missed out on a top drive in Formula One,...
Published 07/25/21
On this week’s News Roundup ‘Cut to the Race’ podcast, the trio are back to cover all the biggest stories coming out of the world of Formula 1 and the aftermath from the British Grand Prix.We discussed the war of the words between Mercedes and Red Bull after that controversial crash. In the aftermath of Hamilton’s commission being published, we explored how F1 doing more to increase inclusion and diversity in the sport after racist comments. Our thoughts and opinions on the 2022 car and new...
Published 07/22/21
On today's episode, our panel of Oli, Matt, Emma, and Michael discuss the 2021 British Grand Prix.  A very tightly contested championship battle just got a lot closer and a lot spicier on track and on the podcast.  The gang starts out by giving their verdicts on the Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton incident at Copse corner in lap 1.  From who was at fault, to the "controversial?" penalty, the fallout for the rest of the reason and even the statements and actions of Toto Wolff and Christian...
Published 07/20/21
On this week’s News Roundup ‘Cut to the Race’ podcast, the trio are back to cover all the biggest stories coming out of the world of Formula 1.Could this be Kimi Raikkonen’s final season? Will there be a second race at Silverstone this year? Speaking of Silverstone, it’s once again British Grand Prix weekend! Dan and Charlotte have decided to leave Jay and go, but the trio rattled through all the biggest talking points ahead of the weekend. Including if Lewis Hamilton can halt Max...
Published 07/14/21
On this week’s News Roundup ‘Cut to the Race’ Podcast – Dan, Charlotte and Jay are back to discuss all the biggest talking points from the world of Formula 1 over the last week.The trio looked back at Lewis Hamilton’s new contract, Daniel Ricciardo’s anguish at another cancelled Australian GP, Lando Norris’ penalty situation and Christian Horner’s reaction to the recent 2025 engine talks.Charlotte and Jay also caught up with F1 TV analyst and tech expert Craig Scarborough to discover some of...
Published 07/08/21
In this weeks edition of the 'Cut to the Race' Podcast - Oli, Cal, Dan and Matt discuss the Austrian Grand Prix and Oli and Emma interviewed the Team Manager of the Veloce Extreme E team, Ian Davies. We review the major talking points of the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix, the key moments from the race were of course analysed and drivers of the day decided. Along with the race review, the 4 also take a deep look at Mercedes and the way they treat their drivers. In particular, Valtteri Bottas. Dan...
Published 07/04/21
On this week’s News Roundup ‘Cut to the Race’ podcast – Dan, Charlotte and Jay are back to discuss all of the juicy stories coming from the world of F1 over the past week.The trio look into the new home of the Russian Grand Prix in St. Petersburg, Turkey once again returning to the calendar to replace Singapore, Guanyu Zhou stepping in for Fernando Alonso in practice and Aston Martin stealing some of Red Bull’s talent.With the Austrian Grand Prix looming ever closer, the panel made some...
Published 07/01/21
This week on The 'Cut to the Race' podcast, Oli, Callum, Emma and Michael discuss the pretty uneventful Styrian Grand Prix. There were a few gems in there, despite the lack of action.The panel briefly talk about qualifying and give their opinion on Valterri Bottas being handed a penalty for his spin in the pit lane. Was it justified? Or just a bit harsh?Moving onto the race, the panel discuss the battle between Lando Norris and Sergio Perez, and whether the Mexican could have claimed the last...
Published 06/29/21
On the first episode of the all-new - News Roundup  ‘Cut to the Race’ Podcast – Dan, Charlotte and Jay round up all the recent rumours and goings-on in the world of Formula 1.  The trio delved into Esteban Ocon’s three-year contract extension with Alpine and what it could mean for the rest of the grid, Abu Dhabi’s attempts to improve racing, Pirelli’s strategy going forwards after recent tyre controversy and Valtteri Bottas’ anger being welcomed by Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. With what could...
Published 06/22/21
This week on the 'Cut to the Race' podcast - Oli, Dan and Callum sat down to discuss the surprisingly good French GP, as well as the big news from the week and we chat to Pirelli F1 Boss Mario Isola.    The panel discussed the cancellation of Romain Grosjean's IndyCar test, Kevin Magnussen's stand-in IndyCar drive and many other items from across the week. Also discussed were the issues surrounding Pirelli, and spoke about attending two Pirelli press conferences in the week and the takeaways...
Published 06/20/21
This week on the 'Cut to The Race' podcast, Oli, Callum, Emma, Dan and Michael meet a modern F1 legend.    Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft joins the panel to discuss his thoughts on all things F1 including Daniel Ricciardo's current performance, the 2022 regulations and why Mercedes aren't as dominant as we all expected this year.He also touches upon the subject of Valtteri Bottas and whether he thinks the Finn should be replaced at the end of this year.    We ask him how he handles...
Published 06/09/21
This week on the 'Cut to the Race' podcast - Oli, Dan, Matt and Callum sat down to discuss the chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as well as covering key talking points from Monaco and this weeks news.    Valtteri's botched pit-stop was a talking point, as well as Leclerc's short lived sensational pole position.The panel covered the cancellation of the Singapore Grand Prix, and look at alternative venues that could host a race to keep a calendar of 23 races a possibility. Spa also suffered...
Published 06/06/21
On today’s very special episode, Oli and Matt are joined by F1’s best-connected man: Mark Gallagher. From corporate board rooms, to operations, commentating, and even Hollywood, Mark has done it all. The list of teams and drivers Mark has been involved with is truly staggering. From the likes of Senna, Schumacher,  and Häkkinen, Mark has worked with and been around them all.On the team side Mark worked with Jordan, Jaguar, and subsequently Red Bull.    He founded his own team in Status...
Published 05/22/21
On today’s episode, Oli, Matt, Callum, and Michael have a sit down with an F1 institution of over 20 years: FIA safety car driver Bernd Mayländer.   Known best in most circles for leading the Formula 1 pack under a yellow flag, our panel dives into the mindset, experiences, and memories of Bernd’s daily activities.   From safety car testing to his snack of choice in race control, Bernd shares it all.With two of the coolest company cars on the planet (with an Aston Martin Vantage and a...
Published 05/15/21
This week on the ‘Cut to the Race’ podcast. Oli, Dan and Michael sat down to interview racing driver, Jordan King.  Jordan revealed his career to date and discussed how each series he raced in comes with its own challenges when adapting to the car.Jordan offered a fantastic insight into his work with Alpine F1 team, and within the Formula E paddock.   Additional to this, we hear his experiences of the 24 hours of Le Mans, Indy 500 and WEC.    As well as a racing driver, Jordan is a big...
Published 05/12/21
This week on the 'Cut to the Race' podcast - Oli, Dan, and Matt sat down to discuss the Spanish Grand Pix, and the news from the past week.  Follow FormulaNerds www.Facebook.com/FormulaNerds www.twitter.com/FormulaNerds www.instagram.com/FormulaNerds www.formulanerds.com
Published 05/10/21
This week on the 'Cut to the Race' podcast - Oli, Dan, Matt and Callum sat down to discuss, Imola, Portimao and the news we've missed over the past few weeks.   The panel discuss the Russell/Bottas incident that got everyone talking, and each draw their own conclusions about who was to blame, before moving on to cover the other talking points from the weekend and crediting Lewis Hamilton's incredible comeback drive.   The news over the past fortnight includes F1 heading to Miami, Suzuka...
Published 05/03/21
This week on the "Cut to the Race" podcast, Oli, Callum and Emma are joined by Formula One presenter, reporter and occasional podcaster Rosanna Tennant.  Rosanna talks us through her role in F1, how she plans and researches a race weekend and gives us an insight into everything she is involved in. The panel grill her on her thoughts on current F1 news such as the Canadian Grand Prix being replaced with Turkey and whether sprint races will work.We also touch on her involvement in the FIA...
Published 04/28/21
On the 'Cut to the Race' podcast this week, Oli, Matt, Callum and Emma are joined by personal trainer and performance coach Michael Italiano.  Michael is best known for working with McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo, and opens up about how he became interested in becoming a performance coach. He talks to us about his involvement with Daniel and F1, and gives us an insight into how important it is for him to stay "race fit", how often they have to train to stay in shape for a race, and the...
Published 04/21/21
This week we have a special episode of the 'Cut To The Race' podcast we are live from the British SuperKarts at Outlon Park with Samantha Hempshall. We interview Samantha after a long day full of ups and downs, and she explains what exactly SuperKarts are - 130mph 250cc beasts. She talks about how she got into karting, the behind the scenes work that goes into the series and some of the challenges shes faced along the way. Follow...
Published 04/18/21
This evening on the 'Cut to the Race' podcast, Oli, Callum, Matt and Emma are joined by Ella Podmore, a materials engineer at McLaren Automotive.  Ella tells us about her role as an engineer and what that involves, including her day to day responsibilities. She talks candidly about her recent Young Woman Engineer of the Year award, and how she hopes to inspire the next generation of women and girls into a career in the STEM industries. We get our nerd on talking about the McLaren supercars...
Published 04/10/21
Today our panel of Oli, Callum, Dan, and Matt welcome Pirelli F1 Tyre Chief Mario Isola to the show. The gang chat with Mario Isola about the sheer volume of work that Pirelli have to go through for an F1 season. From tire construction, logistics, manufacturing, and even recycling! Mario provides some brilliant insights and some staggering numbers to put things into perspective. From 24 hours of Le Mans and Spa to Monza and Silverstone, our panel gets a peek behind the doors of the Milan...
Published 04/08/21
This week on the "Cut to The Race Podcast" we have Oli, Callum, Matt and Emma on the panel and they are joined by ITV F1 Presenter and Motorsports Reporter Louise Goodman.   Louise tells us about her jouney into F1 and her time working with Eddie Jordan at the Jordan F1 team, some of her toughest moments including what it was like trying to interview Lewis Hamilton at the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2008 during the chaos that followed the final lap. We introduce Louise to the motorsport time...
Published 04/03/21