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Ferrari struggle as Mercedes improve at second preseason test

The second preseason test in Barcelona is underway, and surprisingly Ferrari have been struggling after leading the way in the first test session last week. This week we sum up the results from the first test session last week, and look at the latest news and lap times from Barcelona. We also discuss the state of affairs at Williams as well as Daniel Ricciardo's thoughts that the new aero rules may be good for overtaking in F1 after all. All this and more on the podcast that's always up...


Ferrari fastest at first preseason test at Barcelona

Formula 1 is finally back on the track after a long winter offseason. The first winter test in Barcelona started earlier this week, and has seen the Ferrari's of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the top of the lap charts. Also this week Ferrari has declared that Vettel will get preferred drivers status, Lewis Hamilton admits to 2019 being the biggest challenge to date for Mercedes and much more! All this and more on the podcast that's always up to speed with Formula 1! Mark...


2019 F1 season car launches have begun

It's finally 'that' time of year when F1 kicks off the new season with the car launches. FIrstly, it was Haas who started the car launches with the debut of their gorgeous black and gold liveried VF-19 last week. Williams, Toro Rosso and Renault have also released their new cars, and will be followed by the rest of the teams over the coming days. This week we also discuss some of the driver pairing this year, and how Sebastian Vettel will benefit of having the highly-touted young Charles...


Alfa Romeo returns to Formula 1

This week we talk about Alfa Romeo's return to Formula 1 after 30 years out of the sport, Ferrari's big budget, Christian Horner's assertion that the 2019 changes to F1 are a 'mistake' and much more. All this and more on the podcast that's always up to speed with Formula 1! Mark Dailey Kevin Laramée Contact & Feedback: iTunesStitcher Radio F1 Podcast


Angry race promoters, 'annoying' Bottas & is Vettel going to quit F1?

We start off the show with 2016 Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg weighing in on what Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas need to do to beat Lewis Hamilton this year. This week there was also plenty of criticism aimed at Formula 1 and Liberty Media by a number of race promoters, who are unhappy the direction the sport is moving in the post Bernie Ecclestone era.


Former Ferrari driver Eddie Irvine says Sebastian Vettel is 'massively overrated'

There's plenty of news this week including confirmation of Mick Schumacher has signed with Ferrari, and former Ferrari driver Eddie Irvine has been on BBC Northern Ireland throwing shade at Sebastian Vettel calling the 4x World Champion 'massively overrated." Also in the news includes fears that a no-deal Brexit may be bad news for Formula 1, and Sergio Perez says that Sauber is going to give the other midfield teams a run for their money this season.


Racing Point: 2019 rule changes are the "worst possible outcome"

This week there is good news to start the show that Niki Lauda has been released from a Vienna hospital after being admitted earlier this month with 'flu-like' symptoms. There's also plenty of other news to discuss including more fallout from Maurizio Arrivabene's departure from Ferrari, Zak Brown anticipates a 'good F1 car' for McLaren in 2019, and Racing Point technical director Andy Green says the new aero regs are 'the worst possible outcome'.


Arrivabene out as Ferrari make leadership change

It's been an eventful week in F1 with first the rumour that there were going to be changes at Ferrari, followed up by the confirmation that Maurizio Arrivabene had been replaced by Mattia Binotto. We also discuss the story that Daniel Ricciardo's arrival at Renault feels like a 'return to the glory years', and Valtteri Bottas has to be as good as Lewis Hamilton if he wants to stick with Mercedes beyond 2019.


Schumi at 50, McLaren will ‘win soon’ & Vettel’s big challenge

While the new F1 season may still be a couple of months away, there is still plenty of news going around in the F1 world this week. To kick off the show we join in the celebrations for Michael Schumacher's 50th birthday and share some of our favourite Schumi memories. Then we get right into the latest news including the key talking points for 2019, Zak Brown's statement that McLaren will be a winner within the next 5 years, and much more!


F1's greatest cars: the 1992 Williams FW-14B

Formula 1 has the reputation of being the series with the best racing drivers in the world driving the best racing cars in the world, and it's been that way for decades. Every once and a while the perfect driver is paired with the perfect car, and the history books are re-written as records are smashed. This was exactly the case when Williams and Nigel Mansell dominated Formula 1 with the FW14B for a short, but record breaking time in the early 1990s.


Bottas in the hot seat at Mercedes

This week there's plenty of news from the Formula 1 world to discuss inlcuding speculation on whether 2019 will be a make it or break it year for Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes. Other interesting news this week includes 'optimistic rumours' coming from Renault regarding their 2019 engine, a possible Grand Prix around the streets of London, and Ross Brawn believes Charles Leclerc will give new teammate Sebastian Vettel a run for his money next season.


F1 Legends: Dan Gurney

This week we start our F1 Legends series with the one and only Dan Gurney.


5 unforgettable Formula 1 moments

This week we do something a little bit different from our usual format as we take a walk down memory lane and recap 5 unfortgettable Formula 1 moments! Can you guess who made our list?


One more win for Lewis Hamilton

This week we wrap up the 2018 Formula 1 season with a recap of all the latest news from the F1 paddock. Despite the season officially in the books until next spring, there is still plenty of news making the rounds including both Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas admitting they need time off to recover from what Vettel described as an 'exhausting' season. We also recap the race and hand out grades to the 10 teams that participated in the World Championship this year.


End of a season. End of an era

This weekend the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship comes to a close at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have already claimed the championships, but also marks the end of an era with Fernando Alonso's last race in F1. There's also been plenty of other news around the F1 paddock this week including driver signings and other drama.


Max loses his cool & it's another championship for Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton may have won the Brazilian Grand Prix, but everyone was talking about the Verstappen-Ocon incident. This week we breakdown a very eventful race, and take a deep dive into the incident that saw backmarker Esteban Ocon take out race leader Max Verstappen late in the race. There's also plenty of other news including Mercedes winning the Constructors Championship for the fifth year in a row, and plenty of discussion of what to look forward to in 2019.


F1's going to Vietnam & is Ferrari the victim of 'Fake News'?

This week we start with the news that Vietnam will join the F1 World Championship with a race in Hanoi starting in 2020. We also discuss Maurizio Arrivabene's comments that Ferrari has a fear of winning and how he believes their rivals are spreading fake news to create insecurity within the team. All this and more this week on the podcast that's always up to speed with Formula 1!


Hamilton wins fifth World Championship and Verstappen is the new King of Max-ico!

Lewis Hamilton finally wrapped up his fifth World Championship last weekend at the Mexican Grand Prix. Mercedes could not match the pace of the Red Bulls or Ferrari, but Hamilton drove a responsible race and secured the points he needed to win the title. With two races left in the season we discuss how the season may finish up, as well as a round up of all the latest F1 news.


Vettel crashes (again), Kimi wins in Texas & Lewis can win the title in Mexico

Ferrari finally got back to winning ways this past weekend at the US Grand Prix, but it wasn't Sebastian Vettel climbing up to the top step of the podium. After more mistakes, crashes and drama Vettel was well down in the race order before the first lap was even over. Räikkönen, on the other hand, made a bold move to pass Hamilton at the start and drove a flawless race to win for the first time since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix.


Mercedes worry 'freak accident' could cost Hamilton the title

Is the championship all over, or is there a chance that it could slip through Lewis Hamilton's fingers? It seems unlikely, but Mercedes boss Toto Wolff isn't taking anything for granted, and working hard to make sure Lewis Hamilton wins his fifth World Championship. Also this week Arrivabene believes it's only a matter of time before Sebastian Vettel wins a championship with Ferrari and much more.