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…
Why Alex Albon celebrated his first podium with a candlelit dinner for one and how Kimi Raikkonen's brutal honesty left Abu Dhabi stunned
Alex Albon joins TC to talk overtaking around the outside, forgetting Eminem lyrics 14:35, celebrating his first podium with a dinner for one 19:49, and the 'unwritten rule' of ignoring your friends on track 21:52.
Plus memories of F1's only Grand Prix at Le Mans 6:07, your mailbag questions answered 9:07, and the night Kimi Raikkonen's honesty left TC back peddling at Yas Marina 31:24.
Davide Valsecchi on Ferrari's 'horrible' season, where Leclerc can still improve, and why he's impressed with the new Schumacher in town
TC and Alex reflect on the season so far with a mid-season report on every F1 team and driver (14:57).
Then Davide Valsecchi drops in to review Ferrari's campaign, (20:26) unpicks whats putting Giovinazzi under pressure (28:32), why he's so impressed with Mick Schumacher (30:31) and which driver on the grid is back to his very best (24:07).
How Pierre Gasly’s junior years explain his resilience, Alain Prost on the true Williams family legacy and what Mercedes will change on the pit wall for Mugello
On the newly renamed 'Gasly Nation' we delve into the Frenchman’s past to highlight when his F1 chances hung by a thread and what pulled him through (10:47) then Andrew Shovlin explains why Mercedes made the race defining error and what they'll change for this weekend (21:50), finally paddock legend Ane Bradshaw (23:56) and four time champion Alain Prost (28:07) reveal the truth about the Williams F1 era.
Jody Scheckter on dealing with a Ferrari crisis and Andreas Seidl on what Bayern Munich taught him about F1 team management
TC and Alex discuss Ferrari's collapse after their worst result in 40 years (1:43). They're joined by 1979 champion Jody Scheckter (12:50) to hear how things were even worse in 1980 before McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl drops by to explain his management philosophy and how it's been informed by Bayern Munich (18:54).
Mark Blundell on the end of an era for Williams, how to win in America and who reminds him of Senna on the current grid
This week Tom and Alex are joined by Mark Blundell to hear how to win in America (10:30), why Williams were so good in their heyday (14:10) and which driver reminds him of Senna (20:44).
Plus why F1 could return to Indianapolis (3:32) and how Takuma Sato (6:32) owes a lot to the designer of the 2002 Jordan.
Christian Horner on Alex Albon the thinker and Max Verstappen the leader
TC and Alex welcome Red Bull team principal Christian Horner (08:38) to hear why he backs 'deep thinker' Alex Albon (15:14), why an experienced team mate would offer nothing extra to Max Verstappen (13:59), and why his team won’t give up on the title.