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For fans of Formula 1, Formula E, Sportscars, Touring Cars and Rally. The Autosport Podcast is the official podcast of Autosport, the world’s leading authority on motorsport.

Subscribe to Autosport Plus for more expert opinion, analysis and technical insight from the world's best motorsport journalists. Subscribe at www.autosport.com/plus

    Can Mercedes' W11 power Hamilton to seventh title?

    Can Mercedes' W11 power Hamilton to seventh title?

    The W11 that Mercedes unveiled on Friday morning looks distinctly similar to last year's title-winning W10. Even if its new challenger does carry over developments from the end of 2019, that leaves Mercedes well placed to pick up where it left off Autosport's Technical Editor Jake Boxall-Legge is joined by Ben Anderson to discuss why Mercedes-AMG remains favourites.

    • 9 min
    Car Launch! Explaining the new McLaren MCL35

    Car Launch! Explaining the new McLaren MCL35

    Earlier today McLaren were the latest team to reveal their 2020 Formula 1 car, the MCL35. We were at McLaren's Woking headquaters to get up close with the car tasked with edging away from the mid-field pack and challenging the top 3 teams. Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz will hope this is the car to power them to a breakout season as more than just 'best of the rest'.

    Autosport's Technical Editor Jake Boxall-Legge joins Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas to discuss the first car designed under the technical directorship of James Key.

    Finally we cross live to Woking where Luke Smith had just watched the unveiling and gave us his first impressions.

    • 16 min
    Car Launch! Reb Bull's Refined RB16 and Renault's Season Launch

    Car Launch! Reb Bull's Refined RB16 and Renault's Season Launch

    Red Bull just revealed their Formula 1 car for 2020, the RB16, and immediately became the first team to turn a wheel on track as they headed for a filming day at Silverstone with Max Verstappen. Jake Boxall-Legge runs his eye over the technical aspects of a car which goes into the second season powered by a Honda engine. Could this be the year the former World Champions take the title? They will have waited seven years to climb back to the top.

    Recent years during the V6 hybrid era have seen Red Bull almost limp into a season but Team Principal Christian Horner says there is a new philosophy in Milton Keynes to ensure they are on the pace from Australia. JBL and Alex talk about how this could be the best chance Red Bull have because they're evolving the car from a successful 2019 season, with three wins and a competitive package. As they are the first team to run a 2020 car does this show signs of confidence?

    Also Jonanthan Noble and Codders headed to Paris for the launch of the Renault R.S.20...without a car. Cyril Abiteboul told us he doesn't feel it's worth revealing the car before testing. However we did catch up with Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon to talk about their feelings about the new driver line-up.

    Tune in tomorrow to hear about McLaren’s new car, live from their unveiling on Thursday.

    • 24 min
    Car Launch! Our Verdict On Ferrari's 2020 Challenger

    Car Launch! Our Verdict On Ferrari's 2020 Challenger

    Alex Kalinauckas (Autosport Grand Prix Editor), James Allen (Ex-Formula 1 Commentator), Jake Boxall-Legge (Autosport Technical Editor), Rodi Basso (Ex-Ferrari F1 Engineer) and Jonathan Noble (Motorsport.com F1 Editor) discuss the launch of the Scuderia Ferrari''s 2020 Formula 1 challenger, the SF1000, and what they need to do to win the 2020 championship.

    • 21 min
    Car Launch! Haas F1 Reveal 2020 Car

    Car Launch! Haas F1 Reveal 2020 Car

    On the back of a chastening 2019 season, Haas became the first Formula 1 team to unveil its new car for the 2020 season. The new Haas VF-20 is draped in a new livery and bearing some unmistakably familiar features, but will it provide a marked improvement over last year? Autosport Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas is joined by Jake Boxall-Legge and new F1 Reporter Luke Smith to assess the new car and discuss the greater implications for Haas during 2020.

    • 13 min
    Why Is Motorsport Racing To Electrify?

    Why Is Motorsport Racing To Electrify?

    In many areas of motorsport it seems the rush is on to electrify. But what’s behind this move to add batteries and motors? What does it mean for the various series? And what does electrification really mean?

    On the Autosport podcast today we’re looking forward to the 2020 season with all those questions in mind. First up, you’ll hear Autosport’s former Grand Prix Editor Edd Straw talking to Michael Resl from AVL RACING.

    In Part 2 of the podcast, Autosport's new Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas interviews AVL's Global Business Segment Manager of Racing, Matthias Dank, to dig deeper into the technical aspects of batteries and motors.

    For more on AVL RACING visit to www.avl.com/RACING

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I love the detail and the banter. Love the spreadsheets, Ed. My favourites are the podcasts during your drives to or from the circuit. Record the background noises and cut them in please! Keep the location descriptions coming, makes us feel like we are there with you. Thank you for keeping the podcast clean. Keep up the good work.

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The Serious F1 Program

Edd Straw and Scott Mitchell occupy the ranks of F1 journalism as Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel do F1. The Autosport Podcast is not only the first F1 news program to listen to but very often the last one you need. With such comprehensive insight and penetrating editorial the only unanswered questions are how Edd remains humble and the panel so amiable.

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