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Formula 1 fans from every nation, welcome to F1 Nation! 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and globe-trotting racing reporters Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham bring you weekly F1 chat with big guests, expert racing insight and behind-the-scenes stories. Hit the follow button for the fastest way to get new episodes.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 44m. Bisher sind 106 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

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Singapore GP preview: Who will master the Marina Bay challenge?


After two years off the calendar, the Singapore Grand Prix is back this weekend as Formula 1 returns to the Marina Bay Circuit for the first time since 2019. Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill explain the unique challenges of F1’s original night race when the drivers will be forced to cope with hot and humid conditions, a tight track and frustration in the cockpit, if they are to come out on top...


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Max’s dominance, De Vries’s delight and Alpine’s driver dilemma – Triple Header Review


After a breathless spell of three dramatic races back-to-back, Tom Clarkson, Natalie Pinkham and Damon Hill take a moment to look back at three very different Grands Prix – even if all of them were won by the same driver – and look at how Red Bull and Max Verstappen have pulled away from Ferrari since the summer break...


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Italian GP Review


Tom Clarkson is joined in the paddock by Fred Ferret from L’Equipe and F1's Technical Illustrator, Giorgio Piola, as they debrief the highs and lows from a weekend racing at Monza which saw Max Verstappen seal his 11th victory of the 2022 season. The trio are joined by McLaren's Lando Norris, Ferrari's Marc Gené, legendary F1 engine designer Mario Illien, Williams' Team Principal Jost Capito, and Nyck de Vries, fresh from a successful maiden Grand Prix after he stepped in for Alex Albon...


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Home joy for Max, pitwall pressure + driver moves - Dutch GP Review


A pulsating Dutch Grand Prix showed the ice-cool thinking and red-hot pace of Max Verstappen and the pressure the F1 pitwall. Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner and Max Verstappen’s father Jos reflect on a fourth successive victory for the 2022 F1 World Championship Leader, whose lead is now 109 points. If Mercedes or Ferrari had made different strategy calls, could the race have ended differently? Tom Clarkson, Auto Hebdo’s Julien Billiotte, Christian Menath of Motorsport-Magazin...


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How Max stunned Spa - Belgian GP Review


What a win! From 14th on the grid, Max Verstappen blew the competition away to win in Belgium. How did driving an intelligent first lap set up his incredible victory, and how was he so much faster than his teammate and title rivals? Tom Clarkson, Michael Schmidt from Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport and Swiss F1 racer Marc Surer discuss Verstappen’s dominance, and what it means for this F1 season and beyond...


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Big questions at Spa… Belgian GP Preview


…and ‘what’s the weather forecast?’ is just one of them. Can Charles Leclerc cut Max Verstappen’s 80-point championship lead?  What’s next in the fast-moving 2023 driver market? Natalie Pinkham, Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill are back after the summer break for an in-depth chat about how to go fast on the Spa Francorchamps circuit, what the future may hold for Daniel Ricciardo, and the new F1 rule change which might shake up the order.
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 2022-08-22  54m
 
 

Damon’s dream dinner party + tips for racegoers – Ask Damon Special


1996 F1 World Champion (and as we learned in the previous episode, guitar hero) Damon ‘Demon’ Hill answers your questions in the second of two Ask Damon specials. Which F1 figures would Damon invite to his dream dinner party, and why wouldn’t Tom or Natalie get an invite? There’s advice for going to watch F1 live for the first time, a small argument over how to say the name of a famous racetrack, and memories of an ‘ugly’ but creative bit of F1 tech...


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 2022-08-16  32m
 
 

Fantasy tracks + ‘Demon’s’ music career – Ask Damon Special


You ask, Damon answers! The 1996 F1 World Champion takes your questions in the first of two Ask Damon specials...


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 2022-08-09  28m
 
 

Surprises in Hungary: Verstappen, Ferrari, Vettel + Alonso – Hungarian GP Review


After a weekend of shocks, on and off-track, Spanish F1 writer Jesus Balseiro of Diario AS and Fred Ferret from French newspaper L’Equipe join Tom Clarkson to review all the action from the Hungarian Grand Prix. Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner unpicks a magnificent - and unexpected - Max Verstappen victory. Mercedes’ Director of Trackside Engineering  Andrew Shovlin reflects on the team’s pre-summer surge in performance...


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 2022-08-02  52m
 
 

Victory for Max, questions for Ferrari – French GP Review


Dutch sports journalist Erik van Haren  and Daniel Ortelli of Agence France Presse join Tom Clarkson for a deep dive into the 2022 French Grand Prix. Verstappen’s victory gives him a 63 point lead in the F1 Drivers’ Championship. What changes can Ferrari make to strengthen their challenge? A double podium for Mercedes raises the question of race wins before the end of 2022. Plus we look forward to the Hungarian Grand Prix...


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 2022-07-26  37m