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The British county of Norfolk - where the iconic success of Team Lotus was cultivated, where Ayrton Senna, Martin Brundle, Mark Webber and more honed their race craft, and home to the NR F1 Podcast. F1 correspondent and journalist Michael Bailey and guests pore over every Formula One grand prix, all the latest news and talking points. You can join the debate too with your questions and comments.






e199 - Vettel fails and that's probably that | The NR F1 Podcast

Sebastian Vettel mucks it up - whether he could've prevented it or not - and as far as Callum Springall is concerned, that's that for Ferrari's championship challenge. Edition 199 of The NR F1 Podcast reviews the Singapore Grand Prix, and some major incidents that promise to have a profound effect on the 2017 silverware. For those who like hindsight, our Singapore GP preview is available to take in here: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The...

Duration: 00:37:24

e179 - Time for a Spielberg blockbuster and more great puns | The NR F1 Podcast

As if we haven't had enough blockbuster F1 action recently, the circus heads to Spielberg for the Austrian Grand Prix – home to the Red Bull teams, where hopes of a decent Baku sequel are almost certainly too high. Perry Hamilton is in the chair once again as edition 179 of The NR F1 Podcast previews the action in Austria and ask what's worth looking forward to ahead of round 9 of this year's Formula 1 world championship. The pod is the second of our 3 pods in 3 days - The NR F1's Austrian...

Duration: 00:23:49

e178 - Someone draw that line under Vettel's road rage | The NR F1 Podcast

Are they still going on about that? As Michael takes a lie down following all the excitement of Baku, Perry Hamilton is in the chair to process the latest Formula 1 news - although some of it is still the rumblings on from Azerbaijan. Edition 178 of The NR F1 Podcast asks how much store should be held in Sebastian Vettel's apology, what's in a name for Force India and whether F1 could really manage without a British Grand Prix? The edition is the first of our 3 pods in 3 days - The NR F1's...

Duration: 00:26:49

e177 - The Walking Weapon comes of age, and so does Baku | The NR F1 Podcast

Sweet lord, what have we just witnessed?! One of the grand prix greats is the answer. The pod had questioned the Baku circuit before this year's race. They question it no more. The same can be said of F1's Walking Weapon too, as Lance Stroll took his Formula 1 reputation to a whole new level with his efforts in Azerbaijan. Edition 177 of The NR F1 Podcast covers all that plus errant head rests, Sebastian Vettel's road rage and Force India paying the ultimate price. It really was a race for...

Duration: 00:43:36

e176 - Kudos points for hitting Baku's Old City walls | The NR F1 Podcast

It's Azerbaijan's time to shine again - this year in its own right. And if it's going to shine, it's going to need to be unpredictable... Edition 176 of The NR F1 Podcast sees the pod put forward its 2017 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix predictions, as well as wrapping up some of the successes (or not) from the prediction league competitors that had their say on the Canadian Grand Prix last time out. This is the third of our 3 pods in 3 days. As for the links to the previous editions, try...

Duration: 00:14:44

e175 - Bernie's Baku project that now needs to shine | The NR F1 Podcast

Last year Baku was both in Europe and in glorious sunshine, while keeping Lewis Hamilton busy trying to fix his own car. This year, the Azerbaijan circuit needs a race to show it off properly. Edition 175 of The NR F1 Podcast previews the 2017 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix, asks who is in need of a good performance and wonders why more teams don't just have a number one driver and be done with it? This is the second of our 3 pods in 3 days, with our Azerbaijan Grand Prix predictions on...

Duration: 00:18:30

e174 - Maybe Jolyon Palmer should start eating six chocolate bars | The NR F1 Podcast

It's time to look at the world of F1 through its headlines, and they don't make good reading for Renault's British number one - and quite clearly the team's number two. Edition 174 of The NR F1 Podcast reviews the latest Formula 1 news - including the 2018 F1 calendar and where Honda and McLaren now find themselves, as well as asking if Sir Jackie Stewart's regime of six chocolate bars per flight, could help kick-start Jolyon Palmer's season before someone pulls the rug from under him. The...

Duration: 00:34:22

e173 - A Montreal HAMihilation only lacking Ocon's killer instinct | The NR F1 Podcast

Canada delivers again - both for F1 and for Lewis Hamilton, as the three-times world champion annihilates the grid, picks up one of Ayrton Senna's helmets (sort of) and leaves Ferrari feeling like they mucked up. Edition 173 of The NR F1 Podcast reviews the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, dissecting the big talking points - including a superb performance from Esteban Ocon that left Perry Hamilton wondering if the Force India man has got more to learn than we thought? The crew also...

Duration: 00:45:40

e172 - Fernando's Indy tricks to slipstream McLaren to their first point | The NR F1 Podcast

It's one of the best weekends on the entire calendar - and now the NR F1 Podcast crew are able to revel in the thought of Montreal hosting round seven of the new season. Will Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari make their point? Will Pascal Wehrlein avoid being flipped like a pancake, and is there really any hope for Red Bull? Edition 172 of The NR F1 Podcast includes the latest Prediction League submissions – and remember who can get involved too. Simply visit and leave your...

Duration: 00:21:33

e171 - Lewis Hamilton's Canada safety net could be about to break | The NR F1 Podcast

It's the circuit that holds Lewis Hamilton dear to its heart - and once again it arrives at just the right time for the Mercedes man and three-times world champion to help rebuild some of the Monte Carlo damage to his season. And yet, Montreal could also provide the statement that Ferrari really do have everything they need to return to the top of the F1 pile. Edition 171 of The NR F1 Podcast sees the crew preview the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix, as Formula 1 prepares for round 7 of the...

Duration: 00:20:29

e170 - Surely the Swedes all voted for Marcus Ericsson? | The NR F1 Podcast

The survey results are out - and they paint a positive picture. But then, Autosport would say that anyway. Episode 170 of The NR F1 Podcast sees the crew address the serious headlines from the results of the Motorsport Network's global F1 survey. We also ask if Robert Kubica could do the unthinkable, plus we catch up with our very own F3 Cup driver and team. * * * The British county of Norfolk is where the iconic success of Team Lotus was cultivated, where Ayrton Senna, Martin Brundle, Mark...

Duration: 00:26:21

e169 - I still think I've got something special: The Stuart Webber Interview | The NR F1 Podcast

Now this is something special. Fresh from his NR F1 Podcast debut in e168 - our Monaco Grand Prix review podcast ( - the man dubbed "the most powerful sports professional in Norfolk" Stuart Webber sits down for a chat and a diet Coke. Edition 169 of the pod sees Michael Bailey joined by Norwich City's new sporting director, who talks of his love for F1, the Formula 1 connections flowing through his life, whether he still fancies being a racing driver and...

Duration: 00:23:55

e168 - Forget Ferrari team orders, Vettel just nailed it | The NR F1 Podcast

You never know which Monte Carlo will turn up beforehand - but this one was the dull version. Not that there wasn't loads to talk about after the event: Kimi Raikkonen's bemusing look, Jenson Button's bemusing overtake attempt, Lewis Hamilton's bemusing qualifying technique - and all while Fernando Alonso was trying to win in Indianapolis. You know what happened next to his McLaren Honda engine... That bit was predictable. Edition 168 of The NR F1 Podcast sees Michael Bailey joined by Kyle...

Duration: 00:33:04

e167 - We're backing McLaren to push the Jenson Button | The NR F1 Podcast

How do you predict the action Monte Carlo action? Even it's predictability is unpredictable! Still, that's never stopped us before. Edition 167 of The NR F1 Podcast sees the crew try to forecast the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix - round 6 of the 2017 world championship. Jenson Button is stepping in for Indy-bound Fernando Alonso - and both get backing (of sorts from the pod). The news isn't so great for Jolyon Palmer and Williams mind. You too can join our Formula 1 prediction league - for all the...

Duration: 00:14:13

e166 - It's either Formula 1's gimmick or the jewel in the crown | The NR F1 Podcast

And so it's here - the Monaco Grand Prix! Formula 1 arrives in Monte Carlo to reach its annual peak in celebrity, exclusivity and tradition. The question is, has F1 grown beyond Monaco or is the race really still a sight to behold? Edition 166 of The NR F1 Podcast previews round 6 of the 2017 world championship, wonders whether McLaren are about to blow their big chance at securing their first points of the season and what the weekend could mean for the title contenders. This podcast is the...

Duration: 00:22:11

e165 - Red Bull and Renault are at it again | The NR F1 Podcast

It was supposed to be a different story. Red Bull had a watch engine, after all. Tick. Tock. Instead, the Milton Keynes lot are finding a growing gap to bridge and a Renault engine that isn't improving quickly enough. At least Renault's works team at Enstone is developing long nicely. Now where would be the friction in that?! Edition 165 of The NR F1 Podcast sees the crew deal with all the latest F1 news including Fernando Alonso taking on Indy 500 qualifying and all those desperate F1 teams...

Duration: 00:24:32

e164 - Teary Thomas & panting Lewis lead Spain's FAKE NEWS | The NR F1 Podcast

It had been a decent start to the Formula 1 season - but things found a whole new level in Spain. We had teary Thomas meeting his hero Kimi Raikkonen; it's probably his reputation for liking ice-cream. Then there were the epic battles on track: Sebastien Vettel and Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and that last chicane. Edition 164 of The NR F1 Podcast reviews round 5 of the 2017 F1 championship, as the Spanish Grand Prix in Catalunya is lit up by Pascal...

Duration: 00:40:20

e163 - Kimi for pole & Lewis to bounce back | The NR F1 Podcast

Has Kimi Raikkonen actually got it in him to take pole position in Spain? Can Lewis Hamilton retain is usual knack of making up for a bad weekend with a really rather good one? Edition 163 of The NR F1 Podcast gets the crew to make their predictions ahead of round 5 of the 2017 F1 season in Barcelona, as Formula 1 arrives in Catalunya for this year's Spanish Grand Prix. You too can join in the prediction league fun - keep reading to find out more. The podcast is the third of 3 pods in 3...

Duration: 00:18:01

e162 - That better be quicker or we've wasted months | The NR F1 Podcast

It's Europe time! Formula 1 returns home and the teams prepare for the Spanish Grand Prix with new bits, wings, pipes, upgrades and in some cases - a new car! Edition 162 of The NR F1 Podcast previews round 5 of the 2017 F1 season in Barcelona, wonders how rogue Fernando Alonso will get at his home race and exactly what another Valtteri Bottas victory would do for the rest of the year at Mercedes and beyond. The podcast is the second of 3 pods in 3 days. Our predictions podcast is on its way...

Duration: 00:16:50

e161 - Time for some Formula 1 dollars and sense | The NR F1 Podcast

The finances are out - and once again we can get angry at the fact Ferrari get another 68m head starts. Edition 161 of The NR F1 Podcast gets stuck into all the latest news between the races in Russia and Spain - including Fernando Alonso's Indy test debut, Sauber's Honda hunch and Mark Webber's views on Jenson Button. The pod also adds its opinions to the lively debate on women in Formula 1, in this week's Tweets & Social. The podcast is the first of 3 pods in 3 days, with round 5 of 2017...

Duration: 00:32:39

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