Max Verstappen leads the championship by just five points arriving in Sochi, but Lewis Hamilton is poised to take back control at a Mercedes favourite track.
Former F1 driver and current IndyCar race winner Marcus Ericsson remembers racing Daniel Ricciardo as a junior in Macau, reflects on his five F1 seasons with Caterham, Sauber and Alfa Romeo, and talks about his transition to American open-wheel racing and the mental challenge of ovals.
Michael and Rob, two of the most gifted raw talents in modern Formula 1 podcasting, review the documentary Schumacher and embrace a 12-year-old meme as good content.
Vanessa Nöcker, producer and director of the much-anticipated Schumacher documentary premiering on Netflix this week, takes us behind the scenes on the creation of the film and working with Michael Schumacher’s family from concept to completion, while we wrap up Daniel Ricciardo’s brilliant win for McLaren in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Max Verstappen cracks the shits. Charles Leclerc gets the shits. Daniel Ricciardo is the shit.
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There’s nothing Timo Scheider won’t try. A karting champion before he was even allowed to race in his native Germany, he’s an endurance-race winner, a Le Mans podium-getter and a two-time DTM champion.
So when Extreme E beckoned as a new challenge, Timo had to be involved, and he’s now a key part of the team responsible for laying out the championship’s challenging courses as well as one of two nominated ‘joker’ drivers on call each weekend.
Timo caught up with James and Michael to explain how he was ‘stupid and crazy’ enough to reinvent himself as a track designer for Extreme E.
And we hear from series scientist Professor Richard Washington, key 2015 Paris Agreement architect Christiana Figueres and UN climate ambassador Lucas di Grassi about the race to zero emissions in the Extreme E workshop Tipping Point.
Alfa Romeo Racing driver Antonio Giovinazzi reflects on his unusual career path to F1®, remembers his last-minute debut for Sauber in Australia in 2017 and talks about his relationship with teammate Kimi Raikkonen, while we wrap up Max Verstappen’s win in the first Dutch GP for 36 years held at Zandvoort last Sunday.
Do not make toilet in the car, Nico. Featuring Dutch folk duo DJ Bingo and the Banking.
Max Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton to a very popular home win at Zandvoort, leaving Mercedes to count its losses from a lack of strategy aggression. Featuring Luke Smith, Autosport F1 reporter.
Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen score their maiden Extreme E victory in an epic Arctic duel with Molly Taylor and Johan Kristoffersson, Carlos Duarte sums up the climate change threat posed by Greenland’s receding ice sheet, and James and Michael apologise for accidentally cursing two teams in Kangerlussuaq.
Sky Sports F1 host and presenter Natalie Pinkham talks about diversity and inclusion in Formula 1, remembers some awkward moments in her early days as a pit lane reporter and discusses the intensity of this year’s title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, while we wrap up the resumption of the season last Sunday in Belgium.
Max Verstappen is declared winner and George Russell gets his maiden F1 podium in a controversial Belgian Grand Prix, a race that featured no racing.
Rob fires up for his first roast of the year. Michael gets worked up about decimals. We launch a special commission of inquiry into the Belgian bomb.
Just eight points separate Max Verstappen from title leader Lewis Hamilton as F1 returns from the summer break with a tricky trio of tracks. Featuring Autosport’s Luke Smith and Motorbox’s Luca Manacorda.
Timo Scheider gives us the inside line on Arctic X Prix course, Carlos Duarte explains why Greenland is at the centre of climate change, and James and Michael run through the format changes for this weekend in Kangerlussuaq.
Ahead of his 200th Formula 1® start at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo reflects on his career by taking a trip down memory lane to discuss five important races on the way to his milestone.
The F1 calendar is in crisis, but luckily cricket and greyhound racing have the answer. Rob records from inside his bedsheets. Michael laments the demise of an office furniture company.