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Bring Back V10s celebrates a classic era when Formula 1 was loud on the track and off it. Join host Glenn Freeman and a range of guests as they take a deep-dive into a golden age of F1 from 1989 to 2005, when superstars like Schumacher, Senna, Mansell and Prost were thrilling fans and rising talents like Alonso, Button and Raikkonen were establishing themselves as modern greats. Go back in time as we recall information you might have forgotten and unearth previously unknown details about some fascinating tales from F1's history.

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Bring Back V10s celebrates a classic era when Formula 1 was loud on the track and off it. Join host Glenn Freeman and a range of guests as they take a deep-dive into a golden age of F1 from 1989 to 2005, when superstars like Schumacher, Senna, Mansell and Prost were thrilling fans and rising talents like Alonso, Button and Raikkonen were establishing themselves as modern greats. Go back in time as we recall information you might have forgotten and unearth previously unknown details about some fascinating tales from F1's history.

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    Hungary '90 - Boutsen's no-stop masterpiece

    Hungary '90 - Boutsen's no-stop masterpiece

    Only one of Thierry Boutsen's three F1 wins came in dry conditions, but it was a famous victory, as he held off the field for the entire 1990 Hungarian Grand Prix, going as slowly as he could out front to make his tyres last the distance without requiring a pitstop.

    Edd Straw and Andrew van de Burgt join Glenn Freeman to look back on Boutsen's masterclass, and the chaos that went on behind him, including two collisions that involved McLaren drivers punting people off at the Hungaroring's tricky chicane. Plus, we dissect Ayrton Senna's race, as he came back from a puncture to miss out on victory to his good friend by 0.2 seconds.

    As always we work our way through the other big topics in F1 at the time, including Nigel Mansell's supposed retirement, Williams trying to sign Senna, Benetton laying the foundations for its mid-1990s title success, the decline of Lotus, and Eddie Jordan getting very upset with the politics of F1 before his team had even joined the grid.

    Argentina '98 - Schumacher fights back

    Argentina '98 - Schumacher fights back

    Michael Schumacher turned the tide on McLaren's dominant start to the 1998 F1 season with a surprise victory in Argentina, having collided with David Coulthard to take the lead early in the race.
    Ben Anderson and Matt Beer join Glenn Freeman to look back on how Schumacher and Ferrari got themselves into the hunt after McLaren dominated the first two races of the year, and how the Goodyear tyre that helped Ferrari worked against reigning champion Williams.
    They also discuss how F1's new rules for 1998 were being viewed by the public, Jordan's nightmare start to 1998, McLaren signing a teenage karter called Lewis Hamilton, Benetton's failed attempt to steal Ford away from Stewart, and Jean Alesi running into Sauber team-mate Johnny Herbert on their first lap out of the pits during practice! 

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    S10 E2: Nurburgring '05 - Kimi's tyre nightmare

    S10 E2: Nurburgring '05 - Kimi's tyre nightmare

    Kimi Raikkonen's suspension failure on the final lap of the 2005 European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring is one of the iconic images of that season. On this episode of Bring Back V10s, Glenn Freeman is joined by Mark Hughes and Ben Anderson to look back at how close Raikkonen and McLaren came to hanging on in front of Fernando Alonso, and all the factors that led to Kimi nursing a badly flat-spotted tyre almost all the way to the finish.
    They also take a closer look at Ferrari's struggles that year, including a surprising admission from Michael Schumacher, plus the spat he was having with team-mate Rubens Barrichello coming out of the previous race in Monaco. There was tension elsewhere in the paddock as well, with Jacques Villeneuve in trouble with his boss Peter Sauber, and BMW denying rumours it was about to buy Sauber as its strained relationship with Williams was coming to an end.
    On track, BMW and Williams enjoyed a rare high spot with Nick Heidfeld claiming his only F1 pole and converting that into a podium, there was another tweak to the one-shot qualifying format, and BAR cheekily tried to replace its engines early on returning from a two-race ban.
    Plus - how David Coulthard threw away a potential first F1 podium for Red Bull, and Jarno Trulli's bizarre claim that he could have won this race!

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    BBV10s Extra: Mansell Q&A reaction with Glenn and Edd

    BBV10s Extra: Mansell Q&A reaction with Glenn and Edd

    It's British GP weekend, so what better time for some Mansell Mania?

    A little while back we gave you - The Race Members’ Club - the chance to put your questions to 1992 F1 world champion Nigel Mansell - and the response was enormous.

    Edd Straw put as many of your questions to 'Our Nige' as he could - plus a few follow-ups - ahead of an event promoting UK Youth, the charity he is president of, at Williams F1. As you’d expect, the answers were revealing and typically ‘Mansell’.

    We ran the Q&A on the Race website a couple of weeks ago, which you can read here: https://www.the-race.com/formula-1/nigel-mansell-your-questions-answered-1992-f1-champion/

    As an added bonus, here's Edd and Glenn Freeman in conversation, discussing Mansell's answers, and what shocked, surprised and stood out. 

    S10 E1: Silverstone '93 - Hill's Heartbreak

    S10 E1: Silverstone '93 - Hill's Heartbreak

    Season 10 of Bring Back V10s is here! Karun Chandhok and Edd Straw join Glenn Freeman to look back on a memorable weekend at Silverstone, where Damon Hill came agonisingly close to claiming his first F1 victory in front of his home crowd.
    But a rare Renault engine failure for Hill allowed his Williams team-mate Alain Prost to claim a then-record 50th win, while Prost's bitter rival Ayrton Senna stopped on the final lap of the race for the third year running.
    The weekend played out with tension brewing between the FIA and teams over the legality of driver aids, and Bernie Ecclestone taking shots at Indycar racing where reigning F1 champion Nigel Mansell was making international headlines.
    We also get the inside story of how Williams upset one of its sponsors so badly that they decided to quit F1 at the end of that season. 
    ▶️ Watch the McLaren anniversary event we talk about in the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDTO9XyNE_Q

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    1997 Revisited: British GP

    1997 Revisited: British GP

    We've got one more 1997 Revisited episode for you before this series takes a break for the small matter of series 10 of Bring Back V10s! 

    To sign off on the first half of the season, we head back to Silverstone, where Jacques Villeneuve got his campaign back on track with victory, despite suffering a problem in the pits that left him stationary for over half a minute. 

    Villeneuve's recovery was aided by title rival Michael Schumacher retiring, and a late engine failure for Mika Hakkinen, who looked on course to take his first F1 win, despite McLaren taking a puzzling approach to the first half of the race when Hakkinen was stuck behind his struggling team-mate David Coulthard. 

    And at last there is something to celebrate for the Damon Hill fans, as the reigning world champion picked up his first point of the year with Arrows.

    1997 Revisited will resume in September with our look back at the German Grand Prix. 

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
280 Ratings

280 Ratings

tired giraffe ,

great for new and old fans

i’m a new F1 fan but this is an amazing and entertaining way to learn more about the history that I didn’t get to experience live

thebenCA ,

The best F1 podcast on the planet.

I listen to this podcast constantly. Im re-listening to each episode for the 3rd time now. It’s just so good! Thank you to Glen, Edd, Ben, Matt, and the team for the countless hours of research. This podcast is like a “Library of Congress” for F1 history.

EasyReader81 ,

My Favorite Podcast

Thank you for connecting me with this incredible era of Formula 1 with such passion and detail. I’ve watched all the old races on F1TV but the broadcasts were not as informative back then as they are today. With that said, You’ll learn more about this awesome era of F1 from this podcast than you will anywhere else. Also, I signed up for the race members club today and the extra content is definitely worth the money! Thank you for putting on this show! -Avery (diehard F1 fan since 2008 from California, USA)

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