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RacingNews365.com's regular Formula 1 podcast, hosted by Michael Butterworth and featuring the views and insights of RacingNews365's Editorial Director Dieter Rencken. All the latest news, race reviews and opinions from the world of F1.

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RacingNews365.com's regular Formula 1 podcast, hosted by Michael Butterworth and featuring the views and insights of RacingNews365's Editorial Director Dieter Rencken. All the latest news, race reviews and opinions from the world of F1.

    What's next in F1's porpoising row?

    What's next in F1's porpoising row?

    Max Verstappen established a commanding lead in the F1 Drivers’ Championship with victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, but the Dutchman was made to work for his sixth win of the season, with Carlos Sainz breathing down his neck for the final 15 laps.
    With Sergio Perez retiring and Charles Leclerc finishing only fifth after starting from the back following a grid penalty, Verstappen now has a 46-point lead after nine races of 2022.
    To discuss the key issues from Montreal, Michael Butterworth is joined by Dieter Rencken, Editorial Director of RacingNews365. 
    Away from the on-track action, there was fierce debate behind the scenes as Team Principals disagreed over the FIA’s decision to impose limits on the permitted amount of porpoising. Is the FIA right to intervene like this, or should teams be responsible for managing the issue?
    With energy prices rising and inflation soaring across the globe, should the FIA step in and increase its budget cap to compensate?
    And might we see the Honda name back in F1 sooner than expected?
    All this and much more on this edition of the RacingNews365.com podcast!

    • 30 min
    How worried should Ferrari be by their mechanical woes?

    How worried should Ferrari be by their mechanical woes?

    Max Verstappen seized the initiative in the F1 Drivers’ Championship with a dominant win in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, with Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez finishing second for a perfect result for the drinks-backed squad.
    But it was a nightmare race for Ferrari as both Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc retired with mechanical issues, with Leclerc also falling to third behind Perez in the Drivers’ standings. 
    To discuss the key issues from Baku, Michael Butterworth is joined by Dieter Rencken, Editorial Director of RacingNews365, and Julien Simon-Chautemps, Managing Director of JSC7 Motorsport and former Chief Race Engineer to Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo. 
    Having now suffered three mechanical retirements in the past three races, how worried should Ferrari be about reliability concerns, and where do the team go from here?
    As some teams continue to struggle with porpoising, will we see any new rules being introduced to help alleviate the bouncing?
    And might we see Oscar Piastri in an F1 race seat sooner rather than later?
    All this and much more on this edition of the RacingNews365.com podcast!

    • 34 min
    Was F1's cautious start to Monaco an insult to the drivers' abilities?

    Was F1's cautious start to Monaco an insult to the drivers' abilities?

    Rain before the start of the Monaco Grand Prix caused chaos on the grid and in the pit lane, with mechanics scrambling to fit wet tyres on their cars. There followed a delayed start procedure, a formation lap behind the Safety Car, and finally a Red Flag before the race finally got underway – with a rolling start – over an hour later than billed.
    In only his second appearance in the role, should Race Director Eduardo Freitas have been more decisive, and was the use of a rolling start an insult to the ability of F1's drivers?
    Michael Butterworth is joined by RacingNews365's Editorial Director Dieter Rencken to look back over the Monaco Grand Prix weekend.
    Once the action finally got underway, a wet-to-dry race and varying tyre strategies saw Sergio Perez claim his third Grand Prix win and his first at Monaco. With the Mexican now only 15 points behind teammate and championship leader Max Verstappen, is Perez genuinely in the title fight this year?

    After polesitter and early leader Charles Leclerc lost out to emerge only fourth after the pit stops, does this point to organisational problems at Ferrari?
    And with Daniel Ricciardo serving up yet more lacklustre fare in Monaco, will McLaren look to replace him next year?
    All this and much more on this edition of the RacingNews365.com podcast!

    • 30 min
    Did off-track matters ruin the spectacle at the Spanish Grand Prix?

    Did off-track matters ruin the spectacle at the Spanish Grand Prix?

    While the Spanish Grand Prix often produces processional races, this year's event was anything but, as an action-packed Sunday saw Max Verstappen survive an early spin to win his fourth race of 2022, after Charles Leclerc retired from a comfortable lead with an engine problem.

    But while the on-track action was thrilling, the weekend was ruined for many fans by poor logistics and shambolic organisation in and around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. With so many new venues clamouring to join the F1 calendar, will such issues threaten the future of the Spanish Grand Prix?

    Leclerc's mishap means he and Verstappen have now suffered a combined three mechanical failures after just six races in 2022. Why are we seeing this degree of unreliability so far this year?

    And what does the future hold for Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso, with both of them out of contract at the end of the season?

    All this and much more on this edition of the RacingNews365 podcast!

    • 34 min
    Is F1 at risk of alienating fans with its quest for a show?

    Is F1 at risk of alienating fans with its quest for a show?

    Formula 1 welcomed its 77th different venue on Sunday with the inaugural Miami Grand Prix.

    After 57 laps around the Miami International Autodrome, Max Verstappen took the spoils, overtaking both Ferraris to claim his third win of 2022.

    But while Verstappen's win was cheered to the echo by a capacity crowd,  much of the attention surrounding the weekend was given to the celebrities, well-wishers and hangers-on that thronged the paddock. Is  F1 is focusing too much on the show and not enough on the actual racing?

    With Ferrari and Charles Leclerc having lost the last two races to Verstappen and Red Bull, will the Scuderia's raft of updates see them bounce back next time out in Spain?

    And with Miami set to be joined on the F1 calendar by Las Vegas next year, what does the influx of glamorous street races mean for the Monaco Grand Prix?

    All these topics and much more on this edition of the RacingNews365 podcast! 

    • 40 min
    Are Red Bull now favourites and has Hamilton hit a new low?

    Are Red Bull now favourites and has Hamilton hit a new low?

    Red Bull bounced back in dramatic style from their Australian disappointment, claiming their first 1-2 finish in six years at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

    With Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez almost unstoppable throughout the entire weekend, Ferrari were left licking their wounds after a disastrous race saw Carlos Sainz retire and Charles Leclerc salvaging sixth place after a late spin.

    Has the momentum shifted over to Red Bull following their latest updates, or will Ferrari respond with a vengeance?

    Looking back over the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix are RacingNews365.com F1 journalists Dieter Rencken, Mike Seymour, and Thomas Maher.

    Mercedes had a very mixed race, with George Russell coming home in fourth with Lewis Hamilton in 13th.

    Why is the W13 proving such an enigma, and just where does the car slot into the pecking order?

    All these topics and more on the RacingNews365.com Formula 1 Podcast!    

    • 40 min

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Well done on a terrific season.

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