Episodes
Max Verstappen has the chance to make even more history in Qatar, by becoming the first driver to be crowned World Champion in an F1 Sprint race. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Pedro de la Rosa explain how the Dutchman can wrap up his third title this weekend. The trio also discuss whether Max will help his teammate Sergio Perez finish second in the driver standings, the competition between George Russell and Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, and which teams can take the fight to Red Bull in...
Published 10/02/23
Last week, Max Verstappen told F1 Nation he wanted to win the Japanese Grand Prix by 20 seconds after his struggles in Singapore. He may have been a few tenths off that target but the Dutchman was back to his very best in Suzuka and dominated the whole weekend as Red Bull became World Champions again. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill are joined by Team Principal, Christian Horner, and Sporting Director, Jonathan Wheatley, to reflect on their sixth Constructors’ title. “We’re...
Published 09/25/23
Carlos Sainz produced a tactical masterclass to stop Mercedes snatching victory from him in a gripping finale to the Singapore Grand Prix.  From the heart of the Marina Bay paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by former McLaren driver, Pedro de la Rosa, and German Formula 1 reporter, Silja Rulle, to dissect Sainz’s sensational strategy and what this win means for Ferrari. Should McLaren or Mercedes have been on the top step of the podium? Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton share their thoughts on a...
Published 09/18/23
Will Red Bull struggle round the streets of Singapore? Or are Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez both playing mind games by saying they’ll find the Marina Bay circuit more difficult than previous races? Does Charles Leclerc need to reassert himself at Ferrari after being outperformed by teammate Carlos Sainz in Monza? Will Fernando Alonso be back on the podium for the eighth time this season? Can McLaren and Mercedes get back to the front after losing some momentum? Tom Clarkson and Natalie...
Published 09/11/23
From the heart of the Monza paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by Italian F1 journalist, Roberto Chinchero, and Spanish F1 writer for Diario AS, Jesús Balseiro, to reflect on Max Verstappen’s record-breaking 10th Grand Prix victory in a row. Verstappen and Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner react to another triumphant weekend for the reigning World Champions, whilst Ferrari duo Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc share their thoughts on an epic battle for the final podium place in front of...
Published 09/04/23
Torrential rain at the start, a safety car, more torrential rain, a red flag… Nothing was going to stop Max Verstappen winning his home race for the third year in a row and equalling the all-time record of nine consecutive wins in a season, set by Sebastian Vettel in 2013. So how many more is the pending triple World Champion going to add to his streak in 2023? Tom Clarkson is joined by Christian Menath, from Motorsport Magazin in Germany, and Brazilian F1 journalist, Julianne Cerasoli, to...
Published 08/28/23
It’s race week again! The 2023 Formula 1 season returns after the summer break with a trip to Zandvoort for the Dutch Grand Prix. Will Max Verstappen match Sebastian Vettel’s record of nine consecutive wins in front of his home fans? What other history can he and Red Bull still create this season? Tom Clarkson is joined by 1996 World Champion, Damon Hill, and former McLaren driver and current Aston Martin Team Ambassador, Pedro de la Rosa, to discuss Max’s homecoming and which drivers have...
Published 08/21/23
F1 teams and drivers may be taking a summer break but fear not, F1 Nation is still here for your weekly Formula 1 fix. In this episode, Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and 1996 World Champion, Damon Hill, answer your questions about F1.   Will Red Bull complete a clean sweep this season? Who can stop their record-breaking winning streak? Which team has made the most progress in 2023? Who will be Brazil’s next Formula 1 star? What’s it like to work at the pinnacle of motorsport?  All those...
Published 08/13/23
Mystery Team Radio messages. Drivers, slowed-down. Big numbers. Big drama. Natalie Pinkham and 1996 F1 World Champion Damon Hill go head-to-head in the first F1 Nation quiz.  Question master Tom Clarkson tests Natalie and Damon's memories of 2023, their F1 knowledge and skills they never knew they had. You can play along too! Who will be crowned F1 Nation Quiz Champion? This episode is sponsored by:  BetterHelp: visit BetterHelp dot com slash f1nation today to get 10% off your first...
Published 08/06/23
F1 is witnessing greatness. ‘Max has got this burning desire’, says Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner after another emphatic Verstappen victory in Belgium. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Erik van Haren reflect on Red Bull winning the first 12 races of 2023 and explore Verstappen’s ‘must-win’ mentality. ‘Being 2nd behind Max is like a win’ says the team’s Motorsport Advisor Helmut Marko as he hails Sergio Perez. After a great weekend for Oscar Piastri and a remarkable recovery...
Published 07/31/23
A broken record. A broken trophy. An unbreakable winning streak? Red Bull won their 12th consecutive Grand Prix in Budapest. Tom Clarkson, Lee McKenzie and Juan Fossaroli dive into the post-race celebrations to round up the Hungarian Grand Prix. At Red Bull, Jos Verstappen, Max’s father, explains why ‘focus’ is the key to his son’s ‘unbelievable’ season. Team Principal Christian Horner reflects on Max v Lewis at the race start and reveals how much damage was done to Verstappen’s winners’...
Published 07/24/23
How did Daniel Ricciardo’s F1 comeback happen? When and where was the decision made? Who called Nyck De Vries to tell him he’d lost his seat at AlphaTauri? What are Daniel’s long-term goals in F1? Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner joins F1 Nation to give us the full inside story. Tom Clarkson and two Hungarian Grand Prix experts – two-time winner Damon Hill and podium finisher Pedro de la Rosa – discuss Ricciardo’s return and what it means for him, the outgoing Nyck De Vries,...
Published 07/17/23
Two British drivers on the podium. A record-equalling 11th straight win for Red Bull. The 2023 British Grand Prix will go down in history. Max Verstappen took his sixth win in a row at Silverstone, but McLaren stole the headlines with Lando Norris' first home podium and Oscar Piastri’s best F1 finish. In the heart of the F1 Paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by Natalie Pinkham and French F1 journalist Jérémy Satis to dissect a thrilling weekend of racing. They speak to Lando’s dad, Adam, and...
Published 07/10/23
Austrian Grand Prix? Completed it! Max Verstappen took maximum points at the Red Bull Ring by winning the Sprint Race on Saturday, the 71-lap contest on Sunday and the extra point for fastest lap. The Dutchman’s perfect weekend extends his Championship lead over teammate Sergio Perez to 81 points. Tom Clarkson is joined by Diego Mejia from Fox Sports Mexico and Bild’s Silja Rulle to dissect a thrilling weekend of action that had track limits drama, gripping wheel-to-wheel racing, wet...
Published 07/03/23
Red Bull return to their home race in Austria having joined an exclusive club of constructors to win 100 Grands Prix, after Max Verstappen’s victory in Canada. The Dutchman is now 69 points clear of teammate Sergio Perez in the drivers’ standings and plenty more are on offer this weekend because the Red Bull Ring will host the second sprint race of the season. Tom Clarkson is joined by 1996 F1 World Champion Damon Hill to reflect on where the Championship has potentially been won and lost...
Published 06/26/23
Eat. Sleep. Win. Repeat. Max Verstappen extended his Championship lead to 69 points with P1 at the Canadian Grand Prix, equalling Ayrton Senna’s 41 race wins and securing Red Bull’s 100th victory in Formula 1.  Tom Clarkson is joined by Natalie Pinkham and L’Equipe’s Fred Ferret to dissect another dominant weekend for Verstappen, as he made it four wins in a row. But are Aston Martin and Mercedes now closer to Red Bull than they’ve been all season?  Meanwhile, Alex Albon secured his best...
Published 06/19/23
With Max Verstappen 53 points ahead in the World Championship, is his teammate Sergio Perez under pressure in Canada? Natalie Pinkham says yes. Tom Clarkson thinks it actually takes the pressure off Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. A double podium for Mercedes at the Spanish Grand Prix means they’re now ahead of Aston Martin in the Constructors’ Standings. But fighting talk from Fernando Alonso, who says Spain will be their last race without a podium, suggests that battle will...
Published 06/12/23
Fastest in all three practice sessions, fastest in qualifying and he took fastest lap on the way to securing the 40th Grand Prix victory of his career. Max Verstappen dominated the Spanish Grand Prix weekend to move 53 points clear at the top of the Drivers’ World Championship. Tom Clarkson is joined by German journalist Christian Menath from MotorsportMagazin.com and Spanish journalist Jesus Balseiro of Diario AS to explain why we should revel in the sheer greatness on display from the...
Published 06/05/23
Rain or shine, Monaco put F1's best to the test. Verstappen and Alonso's spectacular last-sector shootout in qualifying and Esteban Ocon's sensational lap made it a Saturday to remember. Sunday was even more dramatic. Tom Clarkson welcomes two Monaco GP veterans - Pedro de la Rosa and Alex Wurz - to review an incredible weekend of Formula 1. They discuss the secret to Verstappen's pole position lap, why Ocon's effort was extra-special, and whether Charles Leclerc's penalty should have been...
Published 05/29/23
 ‘I think there are two teams that’ll be faster than Red Bull in Monaco’. It’s a big statement from Tom Clarkson. He’s been studying the data and explains why the slow, tight corners of Monaco could give Ferrari and Aston Martin an advantage over Red Bull. TC and Natalie Pinkham look ahead to F1’s most famous race and discuss who’ll go well in the Principality. Which Red Bull driver has more momentum – Miami winner Max Verstappen or street circuit specialist Sergio Perez? Could Fernando...
Published 05/22/23
 Imola is intense. The legendary Italian circuit is home to two teams who want to improve: Ferrari and AlphaTauri. Will they crack under pressure or delight their fans? Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham, Damon Hill and Italian journalist Roberto Chinchero look ahead to the race weekend. Why might the track suit Ferrari? Can AlphaTauri’s Nyck de Vries show what he’s really capable of after a tricky start to his time in F1? Will Mercedes’ long-awaited upgrades bring them into the fight? Can...
Published 05/15/23
From P9 to P1, Max Verstappen produced a masterclass in Miami as he fought through the field to take his third victory of the season and move 14 points clear of teammate Sergio Perez at the top of the Drivers’ World Championship. Tom Clarkson is joined by former McLaren driver Pedro de la Rosa and De Telegraaf journalist Erik van Haren to dissect the race. Erik shares insight into Max’s frame of mind coming into the weekend after his frustrations in Baku and the influence Max’s father, Jos...
Published 05/08/23
He hit the front. He brushed the wall. He took the win. Sergio Perez swept the first F1 Sprint weekend of 2023, taking victories on Saturday and Sunday. Checo tells Tom Clarkson about his ‘intense’ victory. Tom, Damon Hill and ESPN’s Juan Fossaroli review the Red Bull battle in Baku. Helmut Marko, Red Bull’s Motorsport Advisor, explains what he feels Perez has learned since joining Red Bull. Former Ferrari Grand Prix-winner Jean Alesi sums up the team’s return to the podium. Esteban Ocon...
Published 05/01/23
Finally it’s race week again! After four weeks without Formula 1, Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham look ahead to Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. They discuss proposed changes to the sprint race format, which features for the first time this season in Baku. There’s also big change at Mercedes. James Allison joins the pod to explain why he’s gone back to his previous role as technical director and how that could impact the Silver Arrows going forward this season. Ferrari are fourth in the...
Published 04/24/23
Introducing Formula Why, a brand-new official F1 podcast about how F1 really works. Episodes weekly from Friday 28th April.  Search your podcast app for Formula Why and hit the follow button to get the first episode fast.
Published 04/21/23