AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly discusses his incredible maiden F1® victory at Monza, the emotion of becoming the first French winner for 24 years and his feelings on Honda’s exit, while we review the Eifel Grand Prix with Edd Straw from

Formula One rarely serves up races like the Italian Grand Prix, but Pierre Gasly’s win for AlphaTauri ahead of Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll completely flipped the script.

Before this mad Monza race F1 had gone been 147 races — more than seven years — since anyone other than a Mercedes, Red Bull Racing or Ferrari driver topped the podium.

And in a season dominated by Mercedes, it took some plot twists to take Gasly to the top step.

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A French-speaking driver in an Italian car wins the Italian Grand Prix, exactly as expected. Valtteri Bottas decided the championship isn’t for him. We accidentally upset someone named Bert.

I review the action from the 2020 Italian Grand Prix with Luca Manacorda from

Pierre Gasly is the first Frenchman to win a Formula 1 race in 24 years after claiming his maiden victory in a thriller at the Italian Grand Prix.

The 24-year-old AlphaTauri driver beat McLaren’s Carlos Sainz and Racing Point’s Lance Stroll to the flag after inheriting the lead from poleman Lewis Hamilton, who served a stop-go penalty for a tyre change while pit lane was closed.

But Hamilton wasn’t the only frontrunner to hit trouble, with a slew of problems creating a perfect storm to deliver the unpredictable podium.

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Pierre Gasly has won his maiden Formula 1 victory for AlphaTauri in a chaotic Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

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Helmut Marko crushes the spirit of yet another young driver, but at least it’s not announced after we recorded this podcast (just). Meanwhile, nothing else of note happens in Formula One.

Pierre Gasly in his garage at the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix.

It’s a shame to say for a driver who obviously has — or had — potential, but the Frenchman’s future at Red Bull Racing isn’t a matter of if or even when; it’s only a matter of who, and as soon as the right candidate is secured, Gasly will surely be gone.

Pierre Gasly ahead of the British Grand Prix.

Pierre Gasly says a he’s looking forward to a stronger weekend in Silverstone after a slew of poor performances this season.Continue reading

Pierre Gasly at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Pierre Gasly says no-one at Red Bull Racing is satisfied with his lacklustre start at the team, but the Frenchman insists he isn’t worried about losing his seat.Continue reading

You might think just six rounds into a 21-race season is too early for the driver merry-go-round to start turning, but speculation is never far from hand in Formula One.Continue reading

Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly will start the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the pit lane after failing to stop for a mandatory weight check during practice.

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Neither Toro Rosso driver made it through Q1 during qualifying at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix but both were lucky to make it back to the garage uninjured after a frightening near miss at the end of the session.

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Pierre Gasly in the Thursday press conference at the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix.

Pierre Gasly has clarified that the Fernando Alonso jibe he made over team radio after finishing fourth in the Bahrain Grand Prix had more to do with building up Honda than it did with criticising McLaren.Continue reading

Sebastian Vettel on the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix podium.

Barring a handful of catastrophic races for Ferrari, the 2017 Formula One season could have delivered the nail-biting season finale between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel the opening half of the year so eagerly promised.Continue reading

Brendon Hartley in the Red Bull Racing garage at the 2009 Spanish Grand Prix.

Toro Rosso’s rotating driver rotisserie keeps turning in Austin, Texas, where Brendon Hartley will make his unlikely Formula One debut at the United States Grand Prix.Continue reading

Sean Gelael studies telemetry with his engineers at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Frenchman Pierre Gasly said he had no time for sentiment on his first full-time day in the cockpit despite admitting it was an emotional moment in his career progression.Continue reading