12 episodes

F1 journalist and broadcaster Chris Medland ropes in a guest or two, plus some listener questions and comments, and just talks some general rubbish about the sport.

The Podcast That's Not A Podcast, Podcast Chris Medland

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

F1 journalist and broadcaster Chris Medland ropes in a guest or two, plus some listener questions and comments, and just talks some general rubbish about the sport.

    Ep12 - Jess McFadyen: Underrated drivers, F1's restart and loads of random stuff

    Ep12 - Jess McFadyen: Underrated drivers, F1's restart and loads of random stuff

    For the latest episode of the Podcast That's Not a Podcast, Podcast, Motorsport Network's Jess McFadyen joins Chris Medland to answer some of the weird and wonderful questions you sent in, including about underrated drivers in F1, the latest plans for restarting the season in Austria, circuits that should return or be added to the 2020 calendar and what is fast becoming a regular feature: Her favourite door.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep11 - Sam Collins: Racism and inequality in F1 and motorsport

    Ep11 - Sam Collins: Racism and inequality in F1 and motorsport

    In a special episode, Chris Medland is joined by Sam Collins to talk about racism, inequality and his experience of being one of the few black people in the Formula 1 media centre. Sam is an engineer by education, spent time as a driver himself and worked in a variety of motorsport categories, and speaks openly and honestly about both the positives and negatives he has faced due to race at different stages of his career.


    Now a motorsport journalist and politician, Sam discusses his fascinating career path, Lewis Hamilton's comments, times he even feels he has been advantaged by being in a minority group, and why the 'Black Lives Matter' movement can provide the impetus for positive changes in F1.


    (I'll admit this is not how I wish I was doing a podcast with Sam, because there are so many great stories we can go into, but there will be more time for that in the near future).

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep10 - Ross Brawn: On reverse grids and rule changes, plus Hamilton, Williams and Vettel

    Ep10 - Ross Brawn: On reverse grids and rule changes, plus Hamilton, Williams and Vettel

    Somehow this has lasted ten episodes, so to mark the occasion Chris Medland is joined by Formula 1 managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn to talk about reverse grid qualifying races, his frustration at teams blocking rule changes and tweaks he still wants to make to the double headers when the 2020 season starts.


    There's also time to talk about Lewis Hamilton's criticism of F1's silence over racial injustice, the future for Williams and a number of fan questions ranging from Brawn GP to what Sebastian Vettel's legacy will be.

    • 34 min
    Ep09 - Paul Hembery: A big week in F1, talking Williams, Mercedes, Renault, Vettel and the sport's future

    Ep09 - Paul Hembery: A big week in F1, talking Williams, Mercedes, Renault, Vettel and the sport's future

    Paul Hembery's time as head of Pirelli in motorsport meant he saw plenty behind-the-scenes in Formula 1. Since then he has been further up the Pirelli ladder and now has a number of private ventures and his own companies. So he's well-placed to give his perspective on a remarkable week in F1, from significant new regulations to Williams considering a sale, Mercedes and Renault committing their futures and McLaren's redundancies. He joins Chris Medland to talk all of that and more, including what Sebastian Vettel will do next, his own dreams of running an F1 team, and Yeovil Town. Settle in for some strong opinions (or maybe rants).

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep08 - Jack Aitken: I saw Ricciardo leaving but Renault replacing from outside

    Ep08 - Jack Aitken: I saw Ricciardo leaving but Renault replacing from outside

    Former Renault and now Williams reserve driver Jack Aitken saw Daniel Ricciardo's departure from his old team coming, but didn't think a junior driver would take his place. As the latest guest he tells Chris Medland about the best driver he's raced against, his own best and worst performances, the Korean connection he might strengthen in future, helmet designs and, err, his favourite type of door. Yeah, it gets a bit weird at times.

    • 1 hr
    Ep07 - Ben Hunt: Toto warned me about Netflix scene

    Ep07 - Ben Hunt: Toto warned me about Netflix scene

    In this week's episode, The Sun's F1 correspondent Ben Hunt joins Chris Medland to discuss the reaction to his questioning of Toto Wolff in the latest Netflix series of Formula 1: Drive to Survive, as well as why he works for an outlet that regularly gets him abuse, his relationship with Lewis Hamilton and his many different lockdown projects.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

3DSteve ,

At least it’s not another true crime podcast.

Chris is holding me hostage until I write this review.

pelequin sf ,

Just what we didn’t need right now - a non-podcast!

Chris is fair, thorough, considered and fast, and if you’re looking for an actual non-podcast, he’s all of those. Looking forward to (not) more of these!

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