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.
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.
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.
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.
Four-time Formula 1 world champion and current Alpine F1 non-executive director Alain Prost talk about Alpine’s race-winning 2021 season, Oscar Piastri’s role as Alpine’s test driver next year, Daniel Ricciardo’s time with the team under the Renault name and the Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton championship fight, while we wrap up Sunday’s inaugural Qatar Grand Prix.
Formula 1 managing director of motorsport Ross Brawn joins us to talk about the third and final instalment of the F1 sprint for 2021 in Brazil last weekend, the future of the concept for next season, the ferocious title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton and the impact of the regulation changes for 2022.
FIA Formula 1 race director and safety delegate Michael Masi joins us to reflect on a chaotic three years in the job, discuss the biggest misconceptions about his role and talk about the revamped Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit set to host the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2022, while we review Sunday’s Mexico City Grand Prix won by Max Verstappen.
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.
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.
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’.
As part of Australia’s National Safe Work Month, FIA Formula 1 Safety Car Driver Bernd Mayländer joins us to reflect on two decades at the front of the F1 field, consider how safety has improved since 2000, remember the most difficult weather conditions he’s driven in and discusses the pressure of pushing hard while leading a pack of F® cars, while we review Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix won by Valtteri Bottas.
Former F1 racer and Sky Sports commentator Karun Chandhok analyses the seven-race showdown for the championship between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, discusses the escalating tension between Mercedes and Red Bull, has his say on the future prospects of F2 series leader Oscar Piastri, and considers whether Daniel Ricciardo has turned the corner at McLaren.
Mick Schumacher talks about the scale of the jump from F2 to Formula 1 in his rookie year with the Uralkali Haas F1 Team, how he’s keeping his competitive fires burning in a backmarker team, growing up in the spotlight because of his father Michael and his thoughts on the ‘Schumacher’ Netflix documentary, while we review Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton.
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.
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.
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.
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.