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Race previews and reviews from the heart of the F1 Paddock. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham, Pedro de la Rosa and big guests bring you expert F1 insight and behind-the-scenes stories.

Hit the follow button for the fastest way to get new episodes every Monday. Email F1Nation@F1.com

For in-depth F1 interviews, listen to F1 Beyond The Grid. For answers to your questions about the sport, listen to F1 Explains

    Twists and turns in Shanghai? 2024 Chinese GP Preview

    Twists and turns in Shanghai? 2024 Chinese GP Preview

    F1 is back in China for the first time since 2019, Zhou Guanyu is ready to make history in front of his home fans and it's the first F1 Sprint weekend of the season.

    Could the Shanghai International Circuit give Ferrari an advantage over Red Bull and McLaren? Can Mercedes recover after a challenging race in Japan? Can home hero Zhou score for Sauber?

    Tom Clarkson, 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and Aston Martin Ambassador Pedro de la Rosa debate all that and much more. Plus, the 2025 F1 calendar is out, and Pedro faces Damon in Quiz The Nation.

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    • 43 min
    Why Alonso's staying at Aston - with Pedro de la Rosa + Damon Hill

    Why Alonso's staying at Aston - with Pedro de la Rosa + Damon Hill

    Fernando Alonso is 'here to stay' in Formula 1 with Aston Martin. What made the double World Champion decide to continue racing with his current team?

    Aston Martin Ambassador Pedro de la Rosa and 1996 World Champion Damon Hill join Tom Clarkson to analyse Alonso's announcement, what it means for him, the team and the rest of the drivers searching for a 2025 race seat.

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    • 25 min
    Home hero Yuki, how Ferrari beat McLaren + Max bounces back – 2024 Japanese GP Review ft Andrea Stella + Liam Lawson

    Home hero Yuki, how Ferrari beat McLaren + Max bounces back – 2024 Japanese GP Review ft Andrea Stella + Liam Lawson

    Max Verstappen returned to winning ways with a dominant performance at the Japanese Grand Prix, leading home Sergio Perez for Red Bull’s third 1-2 finish of the season.

    Why did Max’s race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase tell Max ‘I told you so?’ Was Checo closer to his teammate than expected? And how did Ferrari duo Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc get the better of McLaren?

    From the Suzuka paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by F1TV commentator Alex Jacques and nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen to answer all the key questions after a gripping contest at one of the most challenging circuits on the calendar.

    The trio also discuss how Yuki Tsunoda became the first Japanese F1 driver to score at their home race since Kamui Kobayashi in 2012 and Daniel Ricciardo’s first-lap collision with Alex Albon.

    Plus, McLaren Team Principal Andrea Stella tells us why wins are within reach and RB reserve driver Liam Lawson answers questions about his future.


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    • 48 min
    Ferrari in the fight? McLaren in the mix? Red Bull's return? – 2024 Japanese GP Preview

    Ferrari in the fight? McLaren in the mix? Red Bull's return? – 2024 Japanese GP Preview

    After Ferrari’s 1-2 in Australia, can Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz race for the win again in Japan? Will Max Verstappen bounce back in Suzuka like he did last year? Have McLaren got the pace to beat Ferrari this season?

    1996 World Champion Damon Hill and Spanish journalist Jesús Balseiro join Tom Clarkson on F1 Nation to answer all the big questions ahead of the 2024 Japanese Grand Prix. 

    Are simulator issues potentially causing Mercedes’ worst start to a season since 2012? And what does Daniel Ricciardo need to change after being outperformed by teammate Yuki Tsunoda in the first three races?

    Plus, Damon and Jesús go head-to-head in Quiz The Nation.

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    What next for sensational Sainz? - 2024 Australian GP Review

    What next for sensational Sainz? - 2024 Australian GP Review

    No appendix. No problem. Carlos Sainz capitalised on Max Verstappen’s first DNF in two years to win the Australian Grand Prix in his first race back since having surgery for appendicitis.

    In the Melbourne paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and Australia’s Channel 10 Grand Prix broadcast team - Scott MacKinnon, Richard Craill, Sam Power and Tim McDonald – to discuss how Sainz made such a remarkable comeback and whether he now has the edge on Ferrari teammate, Charles Leclerc.

    Lando Norris claimed McLaren’s first podium of 2024 but could he have pipped Leclerc to P2? Is Daniel Ricciardo stuck in a rut after being outperformed by Yuki Tsunoda again? And were Williams right or wrong to give Logan Sargeant’s car to Alex Albon after the latter crashed his in practice?

    As well as the top three, you’ll hear reaction from Max Verstappen and RB Team Principal, Laurent Mekies. Plus, we discuss a double points finish for Haas and that dramatic last-lap crash for George Russell, which saw Fernando Alonso demoted to P8 with a 20-second penalty.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Max’s move? Sainz’s switch? Fernando’s future? 2025 F1 grid predictions + Australian GP Preview

    Max’s move? Sainz’s switch? Fernando’s future? 2025 F1 grid predictions + Australian GP Preview

    What will the 2025 F1 grid look like? Who’ll be driving for Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari and Aston Martin? 

    Tom Clarkson, Sky Sports’ Natalie Pinkham and L’Equipe’s Fred Ferret predict next year’s driver line-up, debating where Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo, Alex Albon, Fernando Alonso, Esteban Ocon, Ollie Bearman, and Carlos Sainz will end up.


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    • 56 min

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