F1 Nation

F1 Nation

Race previews and reviews from the heart of the F1 Paddock. Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham, Pedro de la Rosa and big guests bring you expert F1 insight and behind-the-scenes stories. Hit the follow button for the fastest way to get new episodes every Monday. Email F1Nation@F1.com For in-depth F1 interviews, listen to F1 Beyond The Grid. For answers to your questions about the sport, listen to F1 Explains


June 10, 2024 50 mins
Tom Clarkson is joined by Sky Sports F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham to dissect a sensational, action-packed Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. 

What were the key moments that defined the race? How did Max Verstappen overcome two safety cars and changeable weather conditions to emerge victorious? Why did Lando Norris and George Russell miss out on the win? And after their best result of the season, are Mer...
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Tom Clarkson is joined by 1996 World Champion Damon Hill for F1 Nation’s preview of the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix.

But before talking all things Canada, Tom gets the inside story on the news that Esteban Ocon and Alpine will part ways at the end of this season. Fred Ferret, F1 reporter at French newspaper L’Equipe, tells us why they’ve made this decision, what’s next for both parties, and how this could impact the wide...
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Charles Leclerc has finally achieved his childhood dream of winning at home. 

The Monegasque driver produced one of his strongest weekends in Formula 1 to convert a sensational pole position into an emotional Monaco Grand Prix victory and lift his home race curse.

So what does Leclerc’s win mean for his and Ferrari’s championship challenge?

In the Monte Carlo paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by Fox Sp...
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From the Imola paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by Fox Sport Mexico’s Diego Mejia and Italian journalist Andrea Cremonesi to reflect on a thrilling finale to the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, as Max Verstappen held off a charging Lando Norris to win by just seven tenths of a second.

How did Verstappen go from enjoying a comfortable lead to almost losing the win? Why did Norris find so much pace towards the end? Could Osca...
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Lando Norris' race engineer Will Joseph, and his former karting team boss Ricky Flynn, join Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill to preview the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix at Imola - a track which McLaren think will suit their newly-upgraded car.

Ricky shares stories of Lando's journey from karting champion to F1 rookie to Grand Prix winner.

Tom and Damon discuss how this race could define the rest of the 2024 season, K...
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In Miami, Tom Clarkson, F1.com Editor Greg Stuart and F1 Explains podcast presenter Christian Hewgill discuss how far McLaren can go this season after Lando Norris’ first Grand Prix victory.

McLaren CEO Zak Brown and Team Principal Andrea Stella join the team to discuss how Lando won, what it will mean for his future and the next steps in the team's development.

Also up for debate: how were McLaren behind Red...
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Tom Clarkson, Sky Sports F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham and Motorsport-Magazin journalist Christian Menath discuss all the big talking points ahead of this weekend’s Miami Grand Prix.

Adrian Newey has reportedly told Red Bull Racing he wants to leave – so what would his departure mean for the team and where would he go next? How does Nico Hulkenberg’s move to Sauber in 2025 affect the likes of Carlos Sainz, Zhou Guanyu,...
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Was Max Verstappen’s victory at the Chinese Grand Prix his most dominant of 2024? How did Lando Norris beat the Red Bull of Sergio Perez and both Ferraris to claim P2? What did Zhou Guanyu make of his historic first home race?

From the Shanghai paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by F1 tech expert Albert Fàbrega and Mercedes reserve driver, Fred Vesti, to discuss all the big talking points from Formula 1’s first race in C...
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F1 is back in China for the first time since 2019, Zhou Guanyu is ready to make history in front of his home fans and it's the first F1 Sprint weekend of the season.

Could the Shanghai International Circuit give Ferrari an advantage over Red Bull and McLaren? Can Mercedes recover after a challenging race in Japan? Can home hero Zhou score for Sauber?

Tom Clarkson, 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and Aston Ma...
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Fernando Alonso is 'here to stay' in Formula 1 with Aston Martin. What made the double World Champion decide to continue racing with his current team?

Aston Martin Ambassador Pedro de la Rosa and 1996 World Champion Damon Hill join Tom Clarkson to analyse Alonso's announcement, what it means for him, the team and the rest of the drivers searching for a 2025 race seat.

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Max Verstappen returned to winning ways with a dominant performance at the Japanese Grand Prix, leading home Sergio Perez for Red Bull’s third 1-2 finish of the season.

Why did Max’s race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase tell Max ‘I told you so?’ Was Checo closer to his teammate than expected? And how did Ferrari duo Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc get the better of McLaren?

From the Suzuka paddock, Tom Clarkson ...
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After Ferrari’s 1-2 in Australia, can Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz race for the win again in Japan? Will Max Verstappen bounce back in Suzuka like he did last year? Have McLaren got the pace to beat Ferrari this season?

1996 World Champion Damon Hill and Spanish journalist Jesús Balseiro join Tom Clarkson on F1 Nation to answer all the big questions ahead of the 2024 Japanese Grand Prix. 

Are simulator is...
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No appendix. No problem. Carlos Sainz capitalised on Max Verstappen’s first DNF in two years to win the Australian Grand Prix in his first race back since having surgery for appendicitis.

In the Melbourne paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and Australia’s Channel 10 Grand Prix broadcast team - Scott MacKinnon, Richard Craill, Sam Power and Tim McDonald – to discuss how Sainz made such a ...
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What will the 2025 F1 grid look like? Who’ll be driving for Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari and Aston Martin? 

Tom Clarkson, Sky Sports’ Natalie Pinkham and L’Equipe’s Fred Ferret predict next year’s driver line-up, debating where Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo, Alex Albon, Fernando Alonso, Esteban Ocon, Ollie Bearman, and Carlos Sainz will end up.

Plus, who will challenge for the win and the podium this w...
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Was Oliver Bearman's F1 debut the best ever? Max Verstappen claimed his ninth win in a row – so would he really ever consider leaving such a dominant team? How has Sergio Perez changed his mindset? 

In the Jeddah paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by Alpine reserve driver Jack Doohan, Fox Sports Mexico journalist Diego Mejia, and Aston Martin driver ambassador Pedro de la Rosa to answer all the big questions from the Sau...
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After Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez completed a Red Bull 1-2 at the Bahrain Grand Prix, the team's Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey drops by to talk about the RB20’s strengths and how it compares to last year’s record-breaking car.

From the heart of the Bahrain paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by 1996 World Champion, Damon Hill, and ESPN's Juan Fossaroli, to discuss what they think the competitive order of the gr...
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Another extraordinary F1 season is here! 

F1 Nation returns to preview the new campaign and the Bahrain Grand Prix with Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham and Pedro de la Rosa.

The team discuss who looked strong in pre-season testing and who still has work to do. 

Can Mercedes, Ferrari, Aston Martin and McLaren take the fight to reigning champions Red Bull and win races in 2024? What impact wi...
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It's the biggest driver move in F1 history: Lewis Hamilton will wear Ferrari red from 2025. How did it happen, and what does Lewis' move mean for Mercedes, Ferrari and the driver market?

In a special episode of F1 Nation, Tom Clarkson gets the inside story of Ferrari's long pursuit of Hamilton from F1 Correspondent and Presenter Lawrence Barretto, who explains why the Scuderia succeeded this time. Journalist Roberto C...
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He’s driven some incredible races and broken records in an amazing car this year, but ask Max Verstappen what he’ll remember most about 2023 and he says something different. The triple World Champion made more history in Abu Dhabi. He and Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner reflect on a dominant weekend and their stunning season.

Tom Clarkson has 1996 champ Damon Hill and Aston Martin ambassador Pedro de l...
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High-speed overtakes, three different leaders, two safety cars, but only one winner. The streets of Las Vegas gave us one of the most thrilling races of 2023, as Max Verstappen overcame a five-second penalty to take his 18th win of the season.
From the heart of the Vegas paddock, Tom Clarkson is joined by Damon Hill and Natalie Pinkham to discuss Verstappen's victory, why polesitter Charles Leclerc missed out on the ...
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