Michael Lamonato joined Matt Grubelich to preview the first stop on the F1 calendar in Bahrain. 

Sky Sports F1 pit lane reporter Ted Kravitz joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to discuss how the all-new revolutionary F1 cars looked on track at the Bahrain test, whether Red Bull should be considered pre-season favourites and if Mercedes is off the pace, why Ferrari can approach 2022 with genuine optimism, how Daniel Ricciardo will cope with an interrupted preseason and predict who will be this year’s world champion.

We debate the meaning of ton(ne), centilitre and other measurements. Rob assembles his Formula McGinley F1 Fantasy competition live on air but is banned for a profane team name. Michael takes the name Mike Krack in vain.

We sit down with oldmates Rod Gordon and Zach Priest from Superlicense to have a chat about the F1 hot topics of the moment only to discover most of the discussion was immediately out of date shortly after recording it.

To mark International Women’s Day, Sky Sports F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham and Krystina Emmanouilides, Australian CFD engineer for the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen, join hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to discuss how they got their starts in Formula 1, the importance of women supporting other women working in the sport, the responsibility of mentoring and providing role models for young women looking to pursue an F1 career and the impact of the increased female representation within the Formula 1 fanbase.

Izabella Rekiel was excited to join Extreme E as its inaugural impact correspondent, but to take part this globe-trotting Australian DJ would have to change her life by spending the entire season aboard the St Helena. 

In telling the story of the ship, its crew and their voyage around the world Izy saw firsthand the devastation being wrought by climate change and human behaviour but was inspired by a new perspective​ on​ the natural world and the growing number of people determined to save it. 

James and Michael caught up with Izabella at the end of the 2021 season to hear about her year aboard the ship that makes Extreme E tick. Just don’t call it a boat.

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.