Episodes
Edd Straw (in Shanghai) is joined by Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell-Malm to discuss the Chinese Grand Prix, which was won by Max Verstappen. They discuss why Red Bull's advantage was so big, how McLaren's Lando Norris was able to emerge as best of the rest, where Ferrari's pace disappeared to, and why Lewis Hamilton's weekend was so up and down. And as ever, they also answer a sackful of questions from listeners. Join The Race Members Club. Click here to sign up or join in Apple Podcast...
Published 04/21/24
Published 04/21/24
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell-Malm join Edd Straw to discuss F1's long-awaited return to China, with the Shanghai International Circuit set to play host to a first Grand Prix since 2019. They discuss what fans should expect from the circuit and the event, which includes the first sprint race of the season. After that, Edd, Mark and Scott discuss the latest on Andretti's plans to get onto the F1 grid, with the American team recently opening a new facility in Silverstone. Join The Race...
Published 04/17/24
Edd Straw is joined by Ben Anderson and special guest Lawrence Barretto, correspondent and presenter for F1.com and Channel 4 F1, to discuss the news that Fernando Alonso has re-committed his future to Aston Martin, with the Spaniard signing a multi-year deal. Our trio discuss why both parties were keen to take this step, ask what they can realistically achieve together, and address whether Alonso's age might impact their potential. After that, Edd, Ben and Lawrence take a look at how...
Published 04/12/24
Edd Straw is joined by Scott Mitchell-Malm and Josh Suttill to tackle a range of topics posed by listeners, including whether Verstappen's dominance means that he'll be rusty in wheel-to-wheel situations in the future. There are also questions on Hamilton's motivation level, Lance Stroll's future, and more! Join The Race Members Club. Click here to sign up or join in Apple Podcast app Follow The Race on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Check out our latest videos on YouTube Download our...
Published 04/10/24
Edd Straw is joined, from Suzuka, by Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell-Malm to look back on the Japanese Grand Prix. It proved another dominant victory for Red Bull's Max Verstappen, but behind him and team-mate Sergio Perez an extremely intriguing strategic battle played out, resulting in some fantastic track action. We assess it all before answering a host of questions from the race members' club. Join The Race Members Club. Click here to sign up or join in Apple Podcast app Follow The Race...
Published 04/07/24
Host Edd Straw is joined by Glenn Freeman and Josh Suttill to look ahead to this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix, and in particular why bringing the race forward on the calendar has made Suzuka an even better barometer of team progress and development direction. They also discuss the shock departure of David Sanchez from McLaren's technical team, catch up on the news that there's a deal in place for Formula 1 owner Liberty Media to buy MotoGP promoter Dorna, and chat about the progress made in...
Published 04/03/24
Mercedes' courtship of Max Verstappen stepped up a notch recently, with Toto Wolff making more admiring comments about him, but could that move really be on for the future, or is the Silver Arrows chief just trying to stir the pot and inflict more uncertainty on an already fractious Red Bull squad? That's one of the topics debated by Edd Straw, Scott-Mitchell-Malm and Ben Anderson on this episode. They also look in more depth at Mercedes troubled start to the season, after tech chief James...
Published 03/31/24
After his sensational victory in Australia, Edd Straw, Glenn Freeman and Scott Mitchell-Malm convene to discuss Carlos Sainz, and in particular why the Spaniard is still underrated by some, and how much Ferrari might come to rue their decision to split with him for 2025 (even with Lewis Hamilton incoming). They also discuss the fallout from the decision to penalise Fernando Alonso's defensive driving in Melbourne, and whether it sets and precedent for the future. And finally, our trio tackle...
Published 03/27/24
Mark Hughes and Samarth Kanal join Edd Straw to unpack an incident-packed, storyline heavy Australian Grand Prix, which saw Max Verstappen suffer a surprise DNF, Fernando Alonso get penalised, and Carlos Sainz return from illness to deliver a first win of the season for Ferrari. Click here to take our quick survey about your podcast habits and you could win £/$100 worth of Amazon vouchers Join The Race Members Club. Click here to sign up Follow The Race...
Published 03/24/24
Edd Straw is joined by Mark Hughes and Melbourne-based motorsport journalist and podcaster Michael Lamonato to look ahead to this weekend's Australian Grand Prix. They discuss how the event has gone from strength to strength in recent years and take a look at the contrasting fortunes of the nation's home drivers heading into the race. On the one hand you have McLaren's Oscar Piastri, seemingly on the verge of a major breakthrough, and growing in stature back home, and on the other you have...
Published 03/20/24
Edd Straw is joined by Scott Mitchell-Malm and Diego Mejia to discuss 6 things we still don't know about F1 2024, including how fast Red Bull really is, whether Ferrari can be quick on all types of circuit, and whether McLaren are going to come on strong. Click here to take our quick survey about your podcast habits and you could win £/$100 worth of Amazon vouchers Join The Race Members Club. Click here to sign up Follow The Race on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Check out our latest...
Published 03/18/24
Ben Anderson and Glenn Freeman join Edd Straw to discuss how, with just two races gone, the pressure is already ramping up for Daniel Ricciardo at RB, while over at Mercedes, the return of some familiar issues has potentially left Lewis Hamilton feeling vindicated about his impending move to Ferrari. Ben, Glenn and Edd also tackle a host of questions from The Race Members' Club, including ones on McLaren's form, how to close up the field, and the thorny issue of the sprint weekend...
Published 03/14/24
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell-Malm join Edd Straw and Samarth Kanal in Jeddah to discuss the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and in particular Ollie Bearman's remarkable F1 debut for Ferrari, after his surprise call up to replace the unwell Carlos Sainz. The team also discuss more off-track issues for Red Bull, the return of unwanted issues for Mercedes, the unusual tactics used by Haas to bag a point, and why Max Verstappen was able to win again at a canter. Join The Race's GridRival league and...
Published 03/10/24
As a bonus in this feed, we present The Race F1 Briefing: The Race's new short-form podcast, released on all four days of each F1 race weekend. In this episode, join James Baldwin for a quick-fire run through all of the big F1 headlines from Friday in Saudi Arabia, including a recap of qualifying, news of Ollie Bearman's surprise F1 debut, and a fresh crisis for Red Bull Racing. If you enjoy the show, search for The Race F1 Briefing in your podcast app of choice and like, follow or...
Published 03/08/24
Mark Hughes and Ben Anderson join Edd Straw to discuss the apparent civil war raging at Red Bull. While all is looking rosy on-track for the world champions, off-track the team seems in turmoil, with Max Verstappen's father Jos effectively calling for team boss Christian Horner to step down following the internal investigation into his conduct. What will happen next, and what implications will this fallout have on the future of F1's star driver? Those are two of the questions tackled on this...
Published 03/05/24
Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell-Malm join Edd Straw to discuss the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, in which reigning champion Max Verstappen stamped his authority with a convincing victory. But could Charles Leclerc have run him closer, had the Ferrari driver not experienced brake issues? That's one of many questions tackled on today's analysis packed pod. Join The Race's GridRival league and you could win $5000. Free to join. Free to play. Click here to sign up. Join The Race Members...
Published 03/04/24
Scott Mitchell-Malm joins Edd Straw to discuss the news that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 boss Christian Horner has been cleared by his team’s parent company following an investigation into allegations about his conduct. Join The Race's GridRival league and you could win $5000. Free to join. Free to play. Click here to sign up. FEBRUARY IS FREE! Join The Race Members Club and have a free month on us! Click here to sign up Follow The Race on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Check out our...
Published 02/28/24
It's race week! Ahead of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, Edd Straw is joined by Mark Hughes, Scott Mitchell-Malm and Ben Anderson to look ahead to the 2024 F1 season. Amongst the topics discussed are Red Bull's ominous testing pace (and whether Ferrari or Mercedes might be able to carry a fight to the world champions), how Sergio Perez might approach going up against team-mate Max Verstappen again this season, why McLaren should win at least one race this year, 2024-specific rule...
Published 02/27/24
Edd Straw is joined by Scott Mitchell-Malm and Samarth Kanal to assess the final day of F1 pre-season testing in Bahrain. With all the times now banked, they take a close look at the pecking order and explain why it could be closer at the front than first thought. Plus we have pace analysis from Mark Hughes and a review of Mercedes' suspension by former F1 technical director Gary Anderson. Join The Race's GridRival league and you could win $5000. Free to join. Free to play. Click here to...
Published 02/23/24
Edd Straw is joined by Scott Mitchell-Malm and Samarth Kanal to assess the action on day 2 of F1 pre-season testing in Bahrain. They chat about Ferrari topping the timesheet, and whether the Italian team can offer a genuine threat to Red Bull - especially given their 'suspicious' long-run pace. There's also chat about Thursday's drain cover drama, press conference tension, and observations from trackside, plus former F1 technical director Gary Anderson offers his latest technical thoughts and...
Published 02/22/24
Edd Straw is joined by Scott Mitchell-Malm, with additional contributions from Mark Hughes and former F1 technical director Gary Anderson, to assess the first day of F1 pre-season testing in Bahrain. They analyse Red Bull's fascinating new car and ominous speed, and look at how the rest of the field fared on the first official day of running in 2024. FEBRUARY IS FREE! Join The Race Members Club and have a free month on us! Click here to sign up Follow The Race...
Published 02/21/24
We wanted to let you know about a new podcast from The Race. With so much going on in Formula 1 these days, it's not always easy to keep your fingers on the pulse of all the big talking points. Introducing The Race F1 Briefing, designed specifically to provide an overview of the key stories that matter from Thursday to Sunday on F1 race weekends and every day during pre-season testing. The first episode drops on February 21st, for day 1 of F1 pre-season testing in Bahrain. Like, follow or...
Published 02/20/24
The wait is over - F1 pre-season is finally here! Join Edd Straw and guests Scott Mitchell-Malm and Ben Anderson as they look ahead to the first official track running of 2024 in Bahrain. They pick the cars they are most looking forward to seeing, what to watch for over the three days of action, and the off-track storylines that could flare up in the heat of Sakhir. FEBRUARY IS FREE! Join The Race Members Club and have a free month on us! Click here to sign up Follow The Race...
Published 02/19/24
Edd Straw is joined by a trio of guests to talk about reigning world champions Red Bull, who finally revealed its 2024 challenger - the RB20 - to the world on Thursday. First, Edd is joined on the ground at the launch by TV commentator Nelson Valkenburg, who gives his feedback on an 'uneasy' event for Red Bull (what with the ongoing investigations around team boss Christian Horner) and a Dutch perspective on Max Verstappen's mentality heading into 2024. Next, Edd is joined by former F1...
Published 02/15/24