As a teenager Christine GZ knew she loved motorsport. She had only one problem: she didn’t know what it was. But a chance meeting with an A92 Corolla in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands set her on a cross-continental odyssey that would eventually lead her to Extreme E.

Along the way she taught herself to weld, became a mozzarella dealer, went to mechanic school, dabbled in tow truck ownership, sold everything she owned and jumped aeroplane wings in the Mojave Desert in an unlikely story of energy and perseverance.

GZ sat down with James and Michael at the 2021 Jurassic X Prix to recount her overwhelming journey to establish herself in international motorsport.

When Oli Bennett puts his mind to something, he makes it happen, and the owner of inaugural Extreme E team Xite Energy Racing has his sights set on success.

But the rallycross ace is aiming for victory off track as well as on it. The fitness fanatic with a background in nutrition and a brain for business has brewed Xite Energy in pursuit of not only an edge over the competition but also a new health-conscious direction for energy drinks.

Extreme E is his latest challenge, and James and Michael sat down with Oli at the season-ending 2021 Jurassic X Prix to talk about his feel behind the wheel and his understanding of the word ‘mouthfeel’.

Michael is locked in a mud-covered trailer with James Baldwin from fellow Australian podcast Lakeside Drive with a convenient amount of podcasting equipment when they decide to record their thoughts about the controversial concussion to the 2021 F1 season.

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Rosberg X Racing scrapes home to the inaugural Extreme E championship despite a Jurassic X Prix clean sweep for Team X44. We hear from the victorious Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor and from runners-up Cristina Gutiérrez and Sébastien Loeb, while James and Michael debrief the weekend from the never-ending mud of the Dorset course.

It’s the championship decider between Rosberg X Racing and X44 at the Jurassic X Prix. Timo Scheider and Tamara Molinaro give us their analysis of the Bovington course, Extreme E commentators Jennie Gow and Andrew Coley refuse to pick a favourite for the title, and James and Michael talk about free-living beavers and get stuck in some mud.

Max Verstappen is the 2021 Formula 1 world champion. On our final episode for the year we’re joined by esteemed journalist, broadcaster and former Williams F1 team manager Peter Windsor to discuss all the big talking points from the controversial finish to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, look at where to now for Red Bull Racing and Mercedes and wrap up a thrilling 2021 season.

This is a hot-take-free zone in which we calmly discuss how Max Verstappen won an uncontroversial Super Fax Grand Prix and nothing else happened. Please forward all complaints to our legal representatives.

Sports Drive, 6 December — Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Michael Lamonato joined Matt Grubelich on Sports Drive to cover all the thrills and spills from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Max Verstappen passes Lewis Hamilton on the final lap of the final race of 2021 to make himself the new world champion, Featuring former F1 driver Alex Yoong.

It’s all happening in F1. The championship race is going down to the wire between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Formula 1 expert Michael Lamonato joins us.

Down to the wire. Lewis Hamilton wins in Saudi Arabia to level the scores and set up a do-or-die championship showdown Max Verstappen. With Phil Horton from Auto Week.

David Coulthard, 13-time grand prix winner and two-time victor in Melbourne, joins us to talk about the chaotic first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix that set up a winner-takes-all showdown between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi and reflects on his time as teammate to the retiring Kimi Raikkonen and driving for the late Sir Frank Williams.

Jutta Kleinschmidt has always had smarts, but did she have skills? At age 30 she decided she had to know, and she traded her high-flying engineering job at BMW for the dust and sand of the Dakar. The rest is history: she smashed through the glass ceiling of the male-dominated off-road scene to become the first and so far only woman to win the Dakar Rally.

Cross-country had its first queen, so when Extreme E appeared on the horizon, the German national couldn’t help but get herself involved as an advisor, championship driver and, unexpectedly, a full-timer for Abt Cupra.

James and Michael sat down for a chat with Jutta to discuss her switch from the factory to the track, her historic Dakar victory and getting thrown in the Extreme E deep end in her happy place in Senegal.

And with one round to go in the inaugural Extreme E season, we check in with the Count Us In challenge to learn how we can all make practical commitments to fight climate change.

The title goes down to the wire at all-time classic F1 venue Abu Dhabi, everyone forgets about Esteban Ocon and Rob’s patron saint of trucking finally delivers him a win.

Michael Lamonato joined Matt Grubelich on Sports Drive to share his analysis on all the thrills and spills from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen leads by eight points, but Lewis Hamilton has all the momentum. With two rounds to go, who will claim the 2021 world championship? Featuring Nate Saunders from ESPN.

Lewis Hamilton wins easily in the first-ever Qatar Grand Prix to slice Max Verstappen lead to just eight points with two races to go. Featuring ESPN’s Nate Saunders.

Four-time Formula 1 world champion and current Alpine F1 non-executive director Alain Prost talk about Alpine’s race-winning 2021 season, Oscar Piastri’s role as Alpine’s test driver next year, Daniel Ricciardo’s time with the team under the Renault name and the Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton championship fight, while we wrap up Sunday’s inaugural Qatar Grand Prix.