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.

Alex Albon ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Thai driver Alex Albon says he’s out to score big in the second half of his rookie season after watching Toro Rosso teammate Daniil Kvyat finish on the podium at last weekend’s German Grand Prix.Continue reading

What a difference 12 months can make.Continue reading

When the flag drops the bullshit stops. Finally, with just days until the season-opening 2019 Australian Grand Prix, we’re about to get some concrete answers on just what kind of Formula One season we’re in for.Continue reading

Thailand will have its first Formula One driver in more than 60 years when 22-year-old Alexander Albon takes up a full-time drive with Toro Rosso in 2019.Continue reading

Kevin Magnussen leads a gaggle of midfield cars at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Formula One isn’t a two-tier racing category, but the 2018 season featured an undoubted class divide.Continue reading

Brendon Hartley has had little more than a year in Formula One, but it feels like it’s been divided equally between driving and speculation about his future.Continue reading

Brendon Hartley at the 2018 United States Grand Prix.

Brendon Hartley has rued his lack of support from the Red Bull hierarchy as he attempts to stave off an early end to his Formula One career.Continue reading

Fernando Alonso’s twilight years haven’t delivered any memorable results, but his insistence to not go quietly into the night is at least ensuring he isn’t being forgotten at the back of the grid.Continue reading

Daniil Kvyat when driving for Toro Rosso in 2017.

What started as a seemingly unbelievable paddock rumour has become a widely understood open secret: Daniil Kvyat will return to the Red Bull fold to race for Toro Rosso in 2019.Continue reading

Formula One desperately needed a breather after its chaotic six-races-in-eight-weekends close to the first half of the season, and the August midseason break is providing an ideal opportunity to take stock of the first 12 rounds.Continue reading

Brendon Hartley at the 2018 British Grand Prix.

Brendon Hartley emerged frustrated by unscathed from an enormous crash during Saturday practice at the British Grand Prix that prevented him from taking part in qualifying.Continue reading

Toro Rosso's Brendon Hartley and Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo on track at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix.

The Canadian Grand Prix is worth the usual 25 points for the winning driver and team, but performances across the weekend will have a significant effect on the results of seasons to come.Continue reading

Honda F1 boss Toyoharu Tanabe. during 2018 winter testing.

The high-speed Canadian Grand Prix has caused much angst for Honda and its underpowered engines over the past three years, but this season Montreal could the Japanese company’s last shot at creating a partnership with one of Formula One’s biggest teams.Continue reading

Brendon Hartley in his garage at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix.

In the ruthless world of Formula One there is perhaps no more professionally dangerous occupation than being a Red Bull-backed driver.Continue reading

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

Valtteri Bottas testing in Barcelona

Formula One’s so-called ‘winter world championship’ is over, beginning the countdown the first test that really matters: round one, the Australian Grand Prix.Continue reading