F1 Nation is a weekly podcast aiming to unite like-minded fans from around the world. Join Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and Natalie Pinkham as they bring you a slice of light-hearted F1 chat, with guests, debates and plenty of laughs…
French GP Review: Red Bull knock Merc off-balance
Merci beaucoup, Paul Ricard! Damon, TC and Pinks re-live a thrilling French Grand Prix and marvel at Red Bull’s winning strategy. Damon gives his take on Valtteri Bottas’ radio fury, Max Verstappen’s Turn 1 wobble and Mercedes’ chassis swap. The gang also discuss a great weekend for McLaren and try and get to the bottom of Ferrari’s tyre woes. With two races in Austria coming up, the team debate whether Red Bull or Mercedes are the favourites. Plus, why Pinks wants to swap lives with Yuki Tsunoda, DH compares himself to a Hollywood A-lister F1 and the trio answer your questions on dream Grand Prix locations and driver contracts in Ask Damon.
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French GP preview with Alain Prost
It’s triple header time! Yes, this weekend the French GP kicks off a run of three races in three successive weekends, and Damon and Tom can’t wait! They discuss who the Paul Ricard track is more likely to suit: Mercedes or Red Bull, Ferrari or McLaren, and share some memories of the circuit. Then four-time world champion - and six-time French GP winner - Alain Prost joins to discuss Alpine’s progress and what it was like to be Damon’s team mate in 1993. And finally, Ask Damon returns with a musical question and more!To ask Damon a question, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
Azerbaijan GP review: Perez profits from Max’s misfortune
Fresh from his plane back from Baku, Tom joins Damon and Natalie to look back on a thrilling Azerbaijan Grand Prix which saw Sergio Perez claim his first win for Red Bull after Max Verstappen’s spectacular exit. They pick apart all the drama of that accident, Hamilton’s error at the restart, Vettel’s brilliance for Aston Martin, Gasly’s elbows out duel with Leclerc and much more. Plus there’s another edition of Ask Damon, including questions on tech gizmos and reading material.
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Azerbaijan preview: Daniil Kvyat and Fred Vasseur look ahead to Baku (and boxing)
After an off-weekend, TC and Pinks can’t wait for another action packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as they look ahead to this year’s race in Baku. They’re also joined by Alpine reserve driver Daniil Kvyat to discuss what it takes to do well at the street track, as well as who he’d fight in the F1 paddock... And finally Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur jumps on to chat about the team’s recent progress, Antonio Giovinazzi’s growing star, and whether he’d give an F1 drive to a 17-year-old...
Monaco review: Charles’ pain is Max’s gain
Ok, so there wasn’t much overtaking, but Monaco still served up some great talking points - and Damon, Natalie and Tom are back to discuss them all! From Charles Leclerc’s qualifying crash to Mercedes’ off colour day and Max’s perfect weekend, they dig into it all. Plus there’s chat on Sainz’s progression, Norris’s continued excellence and whether Sebastian Vettel has finally found his mojo. And if that wasn’t enough, Damon answers another listener question, this time on the harsh realities of swearing in the cockpit. If you want to ask Damon a question, send a voice note to AskDamonHill@gmail.com
Monaco preview: Lewis, Max or someone else? Sir Jackie Stewart looks ahead to F1’s most famous race
It’s Monaco race week! TC and Damon are very excited this week as they preview the classic street race - especially when Monaco master Sir Jackie Stewart joins to discuss how to win in the Principality, and who might triumph this year. The Scot also hangs around for the latest instalment of Ask Damon, as the ‘96 champ fields your questions once more - and reveals why he turned down the chance to drive for Jackie’s team!If you want to ask Damon a question, send a voice message to AskDamonHill@gmail.com