Catie Munnings’ rise has been as rapid as her pace behind the wheel, and whether it’s debuting in the European Rally Championship while still taking her final-year exams or becoming a TV presenter to fund her racing career, there’s nothing she does by half measures.
In 2021 she’s had a new reason to go flat out, taking up a position as one of Andretti United’s drivers in the inaugural Extreme E season, and with Timmy Hansen she became a race winner in Greenland. James and Michael caught up with Catie after the Arctic X Prix to talk about that victory and her newfound appreciation for pizza dough.
Plus we hear from Professor Lucy Woodall from the Extreme E scientific committee about the danger of microplastics and the role of plastic production in the climate crisis.
Michael Lamonato caught up with Matt Grubelich on Sports Drive to preview this weekend’s Mexico City Grand Prix
With the Formula 1 title to be decided by a two-race showdown between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, we’re joined by Ben Hunt, F1 journalist from the Sun newspaper in the UK, to look at how Hamilton has dragged himself back into contention, Mercedes’s late-season surge, and the escalating tension between rival team principals Toto Wolff and Christian Horner.
Long-time Dutch Formula 1 commentator and media figure Olav Mol looks at the rise of Max Verstappen in the Netherlands, explains the massive support behind the Red Bull Racing star’s world championship quest and offers his thoughts on the head-to-head title battle between Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.
Helmut Marko gives his unbiased opinion that Max Verstappen deserves to be miles ahead in the championship already. Three of the remaining five tracks aren’t finished for some reason. We talk about Fox News unexpectedly.
We pay our respects to Sir Frank Williams, and in a preview of the final two rounds of the season we catch up with Autosport F1 reporter Luke Smith to talk about his alleged passion for maple syrup and AFL football.
Rosberg X Racing puts one hand on the Extreme E championship with victory in the Enel X Island X Prix after the car-destroying Sardinia course broke steering and hearts at Chip Ganassi Racing. We hear from Professor Lucy Woodall on the role of climate change in the natural disasters afflicting the Mediterranean. James and Michael come up with a new tagline for the series.
Michael Lamonato caught up with Matt Grubelich on Sports Drive to review all the thrills from the United States Grand Prix in Texas.
As part of National Safe Work Month in Australia, FIA Formula 1 medical rescue coordinator Dr Ian Roberts and FIA Formula 1 medical car driver Alan van der Merwe discuss their differing paths to their roles, the biggest safety advances in F1 and how they helped Romain Grosjean survive his dramatic crash in Bahrain last year, while we review Sunday’s US Grand Prix won by Max Verstappen.
We consider the thrill of using a telephone, the humanity of competitive spam eating and the majesty of a giant dancing Heineken bottle.
Cracking F1 race in the US this morning — Max wins, Lewis second and Shaq just being Shaq. Michael Lamonato joins us on Rowsey’s Sports Show.
Michael Lamonato joined Matt Grubelich on Sports Drive to preview this weekend’s US Grand Prix in Texas and discuss Sydney’s bid to take the Australian Grand Prix from Melbourne.
Six points in it with six rounds remaining. Can Lewis Hamilton’s affinity for Austin get him back ahead of Max Verstappen in the tightening title fight? Featuring Jake Michaels from ESPN.
James and Michael spell out the championship picture with series commentator Andrew Coley ahead of the Enel X Island X Prix, Tamara Molinaro and Timo Scheider give us the inside line on the Sardinia course, and Professor Lucy Woodall explains the importance of Seagrass and blue carbon in our battle with climate change.
Romain Grosjean discusses the highs of his 10-year F1® career, his most successful season for Lotus in 2013, his incredible sixth place on debut for Haas in Australia in 2016, his recovery from the dramatic fireball crash in Bahrain last year, and his switch to IndyCar and oval racing as a 35-year-old ‘rookie’.
In anticipation of the US Grand Prix we reflect on the appropriate hours during which to consume KFC, the difficulty of growing grass and the purported world powerhouse of asparagus growing.