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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

e198 - Cue a Sainz-Palmer collision around Marina Bay | The NR F1 Podcast

If you thought the F1 weekend in Marina Bay was all about the drivers' and constructors' championships, you'd be very wrong! Edition 197 of The NR F1 Podcast sees the crew deliver their 2017 Singapore Grand Prix predictions, as they bid for success in the latest round of the NR F1 Prediction League. How will Jolyon Palmer react to his latest Renault blow? Will Red Bull really be that competitive? And could Sauber actually finish ahead of McLaren? The podders stare into their crystal balls...

Duration: 00:13:57

e197 - If he's on pole, the race is his to lose | The NR F1 Podcast

Crash bang lizard, what a race in prospect! Maybe. Marina Bay is due a decent one. Edition 197 of The NR F1 Podcast previews the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix, wonders how important the next few laps are to Ferrari's season and what the impact of Carlos Sainz's news (e196: will be on all its protagonists. The pod marks the second of our 3 pods in 3 days - our Singapore predictions podcast is also on its way before the Marina Bay action begins. Meanwhile,...

Duration: 00:22:49

e196 - What's it going to cost you to make us do it? | The NR F1 Podcast

This is the news! And there are a few crucial bits around too - maybe just rumour, but certainly on their way. Edition 196 of The NR F1 Podcast sees the crew review all the latest news since the Italian Grand Prix - including the futures of McLaren, Honda, Renault, Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso. And that's just one story! The pod marks the first of our 3 pods in 3 day - our Singapore preview and predictions podcasts are also on their way before the Marina Bay action begins. You can also hear...

Duration: 00:27:19

e195 - From livewire Lewis to Face Palmer Karma | The NR F1 Podcast

It wasn't quite all action, but there was more than enough to talk about following the 2017 Italian Grand Prix. Edition 195 of The NR F1 Podcast sees our podcast crew hail more records for Lewis Hamilton, enjoy the new kids on the front row block, lap up the intrigue at Red Bull and contemplate getting #FacePalmerKarma trending. Monza signs off the European action for another Formula 1 season. Singapore awaits... For those who like hindsight, you can hear our Monza preview and predictions...

Duration: 00:38:09

e194 - Since when does it rain at Monza in September? | The NR F1 Podcast

It's a bold shout - and it might just pay off for Melissa. Edition 194 of The NR F1 Podcast sees our podders predict what will happen at the 2017 Italian Grand Prix, as Formula 1 ticks another iconic track off the calendar for another year. To join in and take up the pod's prediction league challenge, just visit: The pod is the third of our 3 pods in 3 days. Rest rest of the triumvirate is available here. Our Italian GP preview:

Duration: 00:19:34

e193 - The defining weekend of 2017 is here | The NR F1 Podcast

It's back-to-back race weekends, and it doesn't take much thinking about the prospect of the 2017 F1 Italian Grand Prix to realise just how much is at stake ahead of the rest of the season. Edition 193 of The NR F1 Podcast previews the action at Monza, from the top end of the grid to what's going on behind. The pod is the second of our 3 pods in 3 days, with our Italian GP predictions on their way. You can catch our Belgian GP review right here: * * * *...

Duration: 00:16:36

e192 - From Force India to Force Intuda (wall) | The NR F1 Podcast

F1 is back with a bang - that's the sound of Sergio Perez's puncture after another clash with Force India team-mate Esteban Ocon. That's also the sound of Guy Martin taking part in a pit stop with Williams, and Max Verstappen's engine giving up. Again. And it's the sound of Lewis Hamilton contemplating how close Ferrari really are as the second half of the 2017 Formula 1 season hits the ground running. But it isn't the sound of Kimi Raikkonen slowing down for yellow flags. He tries to...

Duration: 00:44:27

e191 - Daniil will get more DNFs than points from here on in | The NR F1 Podcast

It may only be a predictions podcast, but this is a big deal - as big as it gets in the 2017 F1 season. Edition 191 of The NR F1 Podcast sees the crew predict not only what will happen as the Formula 1 circus returns following the summer break at the Belgian Grand Prix - but also, what will happen from now until the end of the entire season. Of course, this is all for the NR F1 2017 Prediction League - and you can find out more about that and how to get involved, at...

Duration: 00:17:34

e190 - Undroppable and brilliant; especially the slingshot | The NR F1 Podcast

It's one of the all-time greats. What a way to welcome back the 2017 F1 season. Edition 190 of The NR F1 Podcast previews this year's Belgian Grand Prix as Michael Bailey, Steve Rust plus Callum and Dan Springall discuss what is worth looking out for ahead of Formula 1 taking on the awesome challenge of Spa-Francorchamps. This podcast is the second of our 3 pods in 3 days, with our Belgium GP plus mid-season F1 predictions on their way. The run opened with the pod's take on the latest F1...

Duration: 00:17:55

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

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