F1 Nation is a weekly podcast aiming to unite like-minded fans from around the world. Join Tom Clarkson and Alex Jacques as they bring you a slice of light-hearted F1 chat, with guests, debates and plenty of laughs…
Ross Brawn on a unique F1 year and the 2020 season reviewed in full
In the closing episode of 2020 TC and Alex welcome Ross Brawn to hear his thoughts on a year like no other (07:54) then Rosanna Tennant returns to review the season and set one last challenge. (28:25)
Finally as Alex bids farewell to F1 Nation we hear both the highlights and the occasions when things didn't go to plan when making the podcast. (59:43)
Why Sergio Perez must stay on the F1 grid, Andrew Shovlin on Mercedes pitstop meltdown and David Tremayne on the 2020 season
On the newly renamed 'Perez Nation' Tom Clarkson and Alex Jacques relive an incredible F1 week.
They debate if Mercedes might consider George Russell replacing Valtteri Bottas for 2021 (3:53) and hear why victory slipped away with Andrew Shovlin (12:12).
Then there's a review of Sergio Perez's stunning last to first win, plus whether it will keep him on the grid for 2021 (20:57), finally hall of fame F1 journalist David Tremayne reflects on the strangest of F1 seasons (31:45).
'All our worst case scenarios at once' Dr Ian Roberts and Alan Van Der Merwe on facing Grosjean's horror crash plus James Key on McLaren's third place chances
TC and Alex are joined by Dr Ian Roberts and Alan Van Der Merwe to hear about making sense of an accident scene with every second counting, practicing for worst-case scenarios, how unseen footage detailed Romain Grosjean's escape after the 53g impact and why they’re not surprised Romain wants to return to racing (6:53).
Then hear from McLaren technical director James Key as the team juggle three years worth of car projects at once. (21:49)
Lewis Hamilton: the early F1 years as revealed by McLaren's Mark Temple
TC and Alex finally present F1 Nation from the same place and discuss how Renault will cope swapping Daniel Ricciardo with Fernando Alonso (2:01), why the change in safety car will feel strange (5:48) and how will F1 cope with a knight on the grid in 2021 (7:18).
Plus TC sits down with McLaren's Principal Car Performance Engineer, Mark Temple (10:27) to reveal the unseen pressures of Lewis Hamilton's early F1 years including: adjusting to fame, coping with Jenson Button, learning to 'drive slowly to go faster', ultimately deciding to leave the team he grew up with and whether Fernando Alonso was faster.
Behind the scenes of Lewis Hamilton's title triumph and George Russell reflects on his rollercoaster month
TC and Alex go behind the scenes of a historic triumph for Lewis Hamilton and consider the sports people he now sits alongside after his 7th title victory. (10:39)
Then George Russell talks 5k times, advice from Hamilton after Imola, and the painful reality of the Turkish Grand Prix behind the wheel (20:09).
Finally TC recalls a trip to the gym with F1 boss Chase Carey (33:11) and explains why you want your tarmac from Shropshire if you're resurfacing a race track. (16:03)
Felipe Massa on taming Turkey, why Hamilton won't retire and the driver market saga continues
TC and Alex discuss the driver market (00.16) including another trademarked Yuki Tsunoda update before three time Turkish Grand Prix winner Felipe Massa talks about his surprise at Lewis Hamilton's domination, Stefano Domenicali's strengths as a manager and whether he'd rather return to Istanbul or Interlagos. (07:19)
Finally TC recounts his many nightmares at the circuit, turn 8 excitement and the 2010 drama is revisited (25:03).
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I remember the news about Channel 4, but I didn’t think you’d have to stop with F1 Nation. Can’t you do both? Tuesday is the new Sunday!