Bring Back V10s celebrates a classic era when Formula 1 was loud on the track and off it. Join us for a series of deep-dive episodes revisiting memorable stories where we recall information from the time and previously-unknown details about some fascinating tales from F1's history
S5 E3: The 2004 'Walrus' Williams
Williams’s slide down the F1 pecking order in the 2000s began with the infamous ‘Walrus’ nose design it started the year with in 2004. Jonathan Williams and Karun Chandhok join Glenn Freeman to reflect on the memorable but ultimately unsuccessful design, which was ditched mid-season.
We look into why the team tried it, why it didn’t work, and the upheaval Williams was going through behind the scenes, with both drivers moving on for 2005, a major technical shake-up inside the team, and growing tension with BMW.
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S5 E2: 2001 Spanish GP - Hakkinen's heartbreak, Dennis's 'brain fade'
The 2001 Spanish Grand Prix was a day to forget for McLaren. Not only did Mika Hakkinen lose victory by breaking down on the final lap, but team boss Ron Dennis landed himself in hot water with David Coulthard by incorrectly suggesting the Scot suffered 'brain fade' when his car stalled on the grid.
Mark Hughes and Matt Beer join Glenn Freeman to reflect on those stories plus everything else that was going on in F1 at the time, including the return of driver aids, Jaguar's struggles, Flavio Briatore vs Jenson Button, Juan Pablo Montoya's breakthrough and BAR's first podium.
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S5 E1: British GP 1998 - Schumacher wins... in the pitlane
Bring Back V10s returns for series five, and for the first time we are dipping into 1998.
Gary Anderson and Edd Straw join host Glenn Freeman to discuss all the major storylines going on in F1 in the summer of 1998, and the bizarre set of circumstances that led to Michael Schumacher coming into the pits at the end of the final lap to serve a penalty - which he only took after he'd crossed the timing line to complete the race.
We also discuss tension behind the scenes at McLaren, why Williams was struggling in its first year without works Renault engines or an Adrian Newey-designed car, a team orders row at Sauber, and how Jordan kickstarted its season with Ralf Schumacher scoring its first point of the year from the back of the grid.
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The Race F1 Podcast pays tribute to Frank Williams
To mark the death of legendary F1 team boss Sir Frank Williams, we've added our tribute episode from The Race F1 Podcast to our Bring Back V10s feed. Veteran F1 journalist David Tremayne joins Edd Straw and Glenn Freeman to reflect on Frank's life, and the mark he made in the sport.
The fifth series of Bring Back V10s will launch in early-January - see you then!
S4 E12: Your questions answered - part two
Series four of Bring Back V10s ends with us taking more questions from our audience.
Edd Straw and Matt Beer join Glenn Freeman to tackle topics including what would have happened if Juan Pablo Montoya and Jacques Villeneuve were team-mates at Williams, which Hockenheim layout was best, how Michael Andretti would have got on at Ferrari rather than McLaren, the prospect of Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher as team-mates, the 107% rule, how good Luca Badoer really was, McLaren vs Williams in 1991, plus the best and worst seasons of the V10 era and much much more.
S4 E11: Your questions answered - part one
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Glenn Freeman for the first of our two-part Bring Back V10s series finale, where we’re taking questions submitted by our audience.
Topics for this episode include: Mika Hakkinen vs Michael Schumacher, the loophole Williams and Jordan exploited in the 1996 head protection regulations, grooved tyres, why V10s took over in F1, Ferrari’s brief disqualification from the 1999 Malaysian Grand Prix, Flavio Briatore’s impact on F1, and why Mark doesn’t rank Alain Prost as one of his top F1 drivers of all time.
Great podcast! I love all the classic F1 stories and analysis.
Which circuits were the best and worst introduction to the calendar in the V10 era?
And which circuit were you most sad to bid adieu in this era?
After listening to the 2013 Malaysian GP episode I would love for this podcast to eventually visit 07-13 era. I have thoroughly enjoyed going through the archives.
Great episode! Thank you Edd for answering a lingering question I had about that race as to why Michael wasn’t that fast in the wet and now I know, dry setup.
I don’t believe you have done this one yet but the 1996 Italian GP would be great to go over. Hill being booted out for Frentzen, the tires in the chicane, and Michael bringing Ferrari back victory In Italy. Thanks for doing these podcasts, I love the nostalgia.