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Bring Back V10s - Classic F1 stories

English, Sports, 9 seasons, 119 episodes, 5 days, 14 hours, 6 minutes
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Bring Back V10s celebrates a classic era when Formula 1 was loud on the track and off it. Join us for a series of deep-dive episodes revisiting memorable stories where we recall information from the time and previously-unknown details about some fascinating tales from F1's history
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UNLOCKED: Listen to our members-only episode on Australia 1997

As we're between series on Bring Back V10s at the moment, we thought we'd share a little gift with those of you who aren't part of The Race Members' Club: The first episode of our special members-only series looking back at the 1997 F1 season one race at a time! Glenn Freeman is joined by Edd Straw, Matt Beer and Ben Anderson to discuss the key moments from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, where David Coulthard ended McLaren's mid-1990s winless streak, with a slight assist from an overambitious Eddie Irvine. If you like what you hear and want more, click here to sign up to The Race Members' Club, or you can sign up for all of The Race's bonus audio content (but not the other perks of membership) directly in the Apple Podcasts app. The second episode, looking back at the 1997 Brazilian Grand Prix, is out already and there's more on the way!
4/24/202431 minutes, 28 seconds
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Digging into motor racing history with the hosts of our new podcast

As a listener to Bring Back V10s, we know you enjoy your F1 history, so we thought you'd like to hear about The Race's new podcast, which delves into other areas of motor racing history. On this very special crossover episode of Bring Back V10s, Glenn Freeman chats to Matt Bishop and Richard Williams - the hosts of And Colossally That's History! - about their new podcast and what listeners can expect. Glenn then introduces a section of the first episode, which is about Brawn GP and some of the unintended consequences of their F1 fairy tale. It's full of interesting details and behind-the-scenes information (Matt was working for McLaren at the time!), so we hope it's a topic that will appeal to BBV10s fans, even if it does stray into the V8 era! If you enjoy this chat with Matt and Richard (and the excerpt of the podcast) please do search for And Colossally That’s History in your podcast app of choice and like, follow or subscribe to the feed so that you can listen to the rest of the Brawn episode and ensure that you get each episode of the podcast delivered to you as soon as they're are released. 
4/8/202440 minutes, 27 seconds
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PREVIEW: Members' Q&A on the end of V10s, Mansell/Williams and A LOT of Prost!

Another series of Bring Back V10s is over, but all that means is it’s time for us to get stuck in with lots of exclusive episodes for The Race Members’ Club! We’re kicking things off with the first of THREE members-only ask us anything shows, and for this one Glenn Freeman is joined by Mark Hughes and Andrew Van de Burgt. They discuss F1’s decision to get rid of V10s, what would have happened if Nigel Mansell had stayed with Williams instead of going to Ferrari for two years, and a surprising number of questions covering the career of Alain Prost! We hope you enjoy this free preview. If you’d like to hear this episode in full, plus our other Q&As, an Alex Zanardi book special and our race-by-race run-through of the 1997 F1 season, then check out The Race Members’ Club! Sign up via our website to enjoy bonus podcasts, early, ad-free access, member discounts, and loads of other benefits Sign up directly in the Apple Podcasts app for bonus podcasts and ad-free listening
3/21/202414 minutes, 49 seconds
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S9 E8: Portugal '96 - Villeneuve stuns Schumacher

The 1996 Portuguese Grand Prix is famous for one thing: Jacques Villeneuve's thrilling around-the-outside pass on Michael Schumacher's Ferrari at the fearsome final corner, which set him up for a charge to victory that kept that year's title battle alive all the way to the final race in Japan. Matt Beer and Ben Anderson join a giddy Glenn Freeman to revisit one of Villeneuve's greatest days in F1, also looking at how Schumacher really reacted to the move in private. We also discuss Damon Hill somewhat limping to the title after starting the year so well, plus how Stewart and Jordan did battle for his signature for 1997 before he chose Arrows. There's also talk of Ralf Schumacher rejecting McLaren to sign for Jordan, Sauber landing its Ferrari engine deal, Eddie Irvine benefitting from some rare Ferrari testing, and what happened after McLaren team-mates David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen collided during the race. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community To buy some BBV10s merch, click here! Click here to join The Race Members' Club and get early access to episodes
2/22/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 17 seconds
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S9 E7: Canada 2014 - Ricciardo's crazy first win

Bring Back V10s has gone hybrid! 10 years on from the introduction of the modern-day F1 engines that don't make enough noise and are missing four cylinders, Glenn Freeman, Edd Straw and Ben Anderson revisit the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix - a race famous for Daniel Ricciardo taking his maiden F1 win for Red Bull, and Mercedes suffering its first hybrid-era defeat. We look back at the early shots in the Lewis Hamilton/Nico Rosberg war, Ferrari's nightmare start to the era, how the tension between Red Bull and Renault almost forced Adrian Newey out the door, Haas delaying its entry into F1, Jenson Button fighting for his future at McLaren, and Bernie Ecclestone's stance against social media. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community To buy some BBV10s merch, click here! Click here to join The Race Members' Club and get early access to episodes
2/15/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 44 seconds
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S9 E6: Ferrari's 1992 F1 nightmare

Ferrari produced one of its worst F1 cars in 1992, and predictably endured a miserable season as a result. David Tremayne joins Glenn Freeman and Andrew van de Burgt to look back at the attractive Ferrari F92A, famed for its radical 'twin floor', to explore why the year went so badly for the Prancing Horse. We also look at the upheaval that was going on behind the scenes at Ferrari, including the returns of Luca di Montezemolo, Niki Lauda and John Barnard, and pinpoint how this dreadful season at least laid some of the foundations for the brilliant Michael Schumacher-Jean Todt era that was to follow. Plus we spare a thought for poor Ivan Capelli, whose dream move to Ferrari turned so sour he didn't even get to complete the season before being sacked in brutal fashion. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community To buy some BBV10s merch, click here! Click here to join The Race Members' Club and get early access to episodes
2/8/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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S9 E5: Nurburgring 2001 - Schumacher vs Schumacher

The Schumacher brothers were at the top of the F1 mountain in the summer of 2001, and they arrived on home soil at the Nurburgring with Michael comfortably leading the championship, and Ralf having just taken the second win of his career and signing a big new contract with Williams. The scene was set for another Schumacher vs Schumacher contest when they shared the front row at the Nurburgring, but Ralf's day unravelled - first with a typical startline 'chop' from his brother, and then when Ralf became the first high-profile offender to cross the pit exit white line, earning him a drive-through penalty that led to him storming out of the track on Sunday night. Glenn Freeman is joined by Matt Beer and Edd Straw to revisit a memorable weekend for the Schumachers plus everything else that was going on in F1 at the time, including Jenson Button's Benetton struggles, Mika Hakkinen's lack of interest in helping David Coulthard, a bizarre CART vs F1 row, early tests of the HANS device, and two drivers signing contracts for 2002 that would not be honoured. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community To buy some BBV10s merch, click here! Click here to join The Race Members' Club and get early access to episodes
2/1/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 43 seconds
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S9 E4: Spa 1994 - Schumacher's 'plank' exclusion

The 1994 Belgian Grand Prix will forever be remembered as the race where Michael Schumacher was excluded for the plank under his Benetton being too worn down. But it was also the weekend when Rubens Barrichello claimed a shock first pole for Jordan, and the iconic Eau Rouge sequence was sanitised by the addition of a slow-speed chicane. Gary Anderson - the main responsible for Barrichello's slick-tyre gamble in qualifying - and Sam Smith join Glenn Freeman to revisit a time in F1 when Renault signed up with Benetton for 1995, Nigel Mansell was still in the mix for a full-time Williams seat, McLaren was trying to get Jordan to take its Peugeot engines, Mercedes was running out of patience with Sauber, Forti was getting ready to come into F1, and Damon Hill challenged David Coulthard to a fight! GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community To buy some BBV10s merch, click here! Click here to join The Race Members' Club and get early access to episodes
1/25/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 53 seconds
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S9 E3: Zanardi's 1999 F1 nightmare

Alex Zanardi returned to F1 in 1999 with Williams as red-hot property after a sensational stint racing in America, but things went badly wrong, leading the team to cut ties with him after just one dismal season. Ex-Williams insider Jim Wright joins Glenn Freeman and self-confessed Zanardi superfan Matt Beer to look back on what went wrong that season, and assess if there was anything Williams or Zanardi could have done differently to enjoy more success together. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community To buy some BBV10s merch, click here! Click here to join The Race Members' Club and get early access to episodes
1/18/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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S9 E2: Monaco 2003 - Montoya breaks Williams's losing streak

Juan Pablo Montoya ended a 20-year wait for Williams to win another Monaco Grand Prix in 2003, clinging on with an ailing BMW engine to fend off Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher. Ben Anderson and Karun Chandhok join Glenn Freeman to look back at a busy F1 weekend in the principality, where F1's manufacturers did battle with the FIA, Ferrari got caught out by F1's new qualifying rules, hype was building around McLaren's radical MP4-18, Jaguar had grand plans for the years to come, Cristiano da Matta received a swipe from his own boss at Toyota, and Jenson Button had to miss the race after suffering a huge accident exiting the tunnel during practice. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community To buy some BBV10s merch, click here! Click here to join The Race Members' Club and get early access to episodes
1/11/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 27 seconds
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S9 E1: The crazy fallout from Suzuka '89

Bring Back V10s is back for a new series! Longtime F1 journalist and radio commentator Maurice Hamilton joins Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw to revisit the 1989 Japanese Grand Prix, a much-requested race where Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna had the first of their infamous collisions. And as we discover, what went on in the weeks following the race was even more ludicrous than the sight of the two McLarens stranded at the chicane after F1's highest-profile slow-speed accident. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community To buy some BBV10s merch, click here! Click here to join The Race Members' Club and get early access to episodes
1/4/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 58 seconds
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Bring Back V10s Christmas Quiz - Test your F1 knowledge!

It’s nearly Christmas, so what better way to kick-start the festive season than by getting highly competitive and worked up over meaningless trivia? Yes, for all you loyal Bring Back V10s listeners, we thought you deserved a Christmas bonus, so host Glenn Freeman decamped to London with four of our favourite guests - Edd Straw, Matt Beer, Andrew van de Burgt and Ben Anderson - for a very special episode: The first ever Bring Back V10s Christmas Quiz!  Play along with the teams and let us know how you got on using the hashtag #BringBackV10s on social media. Follow The Race on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Check out our latest videos on YouTube Download our app on iOS or Android Click here to join The Race Members' Club
12/20/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 31 seconds
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There's an Andrea Moda F1 documentary! - Race Members' Club Preview

Enjoy a preview of a special members' episode of Bring Back V10s, which goes deep on a subject very close to our hearts... While the F1 world has got excited about the glitzy, Keanu Reeves-led Brawn GP story on Disney+, out of the limelight another short-lived, iconic F1 team has been the subject of a new documentary: none other than the infamous no-hoper Andrea Moda squad. Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw get together - having paid out of their own pockets to watch the 3-part series on Vimeo - to discuss the show... without giving away too many spoilers! To listen to the episode in full, along with every other members-only podcast to date, go to the-race.com/membersclub and sign up for access to the exclusive members' podcast feed. Membership costs just £2.99 per month or £24.99 per year (31% discount). CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY
11/16/202317 minutes, 10 seconds
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Listener questions special - Race Members' Club Preview

Enjoy a preview of the longest-ever episode of Bring Back V10s, made exclusively for The Race Members' Club. Glenn Freeman, Edd Straw, Matt Beer and Ben Anderson tackle a host of your V10 questions, with a little bit of help from Mark Hughes too. To listen to the episode in full, along with every other members-only podcast to date, go to the-race.com/membersclub and sign up for access to the exclusive members' podcast feed. Membership costs just £2.99 per month or £24.99 per year (31% discount).
10/4/202313 minutes, 24 seconds
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S8 E10: Top 10 title deciders of the V10 era

For the final episode of series eight we're debating the top 10 title-deciding races of the V10 era. The format is simple: we've taken every race from 1989-2005 where the title was sealed, regardless of if it was a true final-round decider, and then Glenn Freeman, Matt Beer, Edd Straw and Ben Anderson have each come up with a top 10 ranking. Those individual top 10s have then been combined to create an overall result. So listen in to see what we came up with! GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community
9/6/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 30 seconds
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S8 E9: The worst livery of the BBV10s era + other questions answered

It's time for our regular 'Ask us anything' episode in series 8, with Edd Straw, Gary Anderson and Andrew van de Burgt joining Glenn Freeman to tackle a range of questions from the Bring Back V10s audience! Get ready to hear their thoughts a huge range of topics, including the idea of the Schumacher brothers as team-mates, how a Ford-powered McLaren could have done in 1994, manufacturers we'd have liked to see join during the V10 era, plenty of backmarker questions for Edd and a debate about the worst liveries that appeared on the grid. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community
8/30/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 55 seconds
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S8 E8: 1998 Belgian GP - Carnage, confrontations and a first Jordan win

ITV F1's pit lane reporter Louise Goodman joins Glenn Freeman and Ben Anderson to discuss one of the most chaotic races in the V10 era: The 1998 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. From the monstrous first lap pile-up and subsequent re-start to Michael Schumacher's infamous clash with David Coulthard and Jordan's first ever victory with Damon Hill, this was a race that had it all! GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community
8/23/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 39 seconds
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S8 E7: Mansell's stunning 1993 IndyCar season

Nigel Mansell pulled off something that will surely never be seen again when he went to IndyCar as the reigning F1 world champion in 1993, and won the American series' title at the first attempt. Edd Straw and Karun Chandhok join Glenn Freeman to revisit Mansell's incredible first season in CART in great detail, all the way from his stunning debut victory in Australia, to coming back from a horrific crash at Phoenix and nearly winning the Indy 500 on his first oval start. With additional insight from veteran IndyCar reporter Curt Cavin, we explore how Mansell became the dominant force on ovals, rather than the road courses where the ex-F1 star was expected to dominate. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community
8/16/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 49 seconds
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S8 E6: Hungary 1989 - Mansell's masterclass

Nigel Mansell took a stunning victory from 12th on the grid at the Hungaroring of all places, where overtaking was thought to be almost impossible. And he capped it off with one of F1's all-time great passes, ambusing Ayrton Senna as the McLaren was baulked behind the ailing Onyx of Stefan Johansson. Sam Smith and Andrew van de Burgt join Glenn Freeman to revisit Mansell's brilliant drive, the rumours that Alain Prost was going to be signed as his team-mate (and how Nigel felt about that), plus we have a Tyrrell insider's recollection of a spat between Mansell and F1 newcomer Jean Alesi. There's also talk of Ford putting pressure on Benetton, Porsche considering an F1 comeback, Yamaha's disastrous year with Zakspeed, and Bernie Ecclestone bizarrely firing shots across the Atlantic at the CART series. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community
8/9/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 30 seconds
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S8 E5: 1995 Australian GP - Hill wins by two laps

The 1995 Australian GP was a chaotic race that brought the curtain down on the first part of the Bring Back V10s era in many ways. It was F1's final visit to Adelaide, the last time we saw a V12 Ferrari, the final race before the distinctive high cockpit sides were introduced, and the last race that was started with green lights! Ben Anderson and Matt Beer join Glenn Freeman to discuss how Damon Hill came through a crazy, attritional race to win by two laps from a smoking Olivier Panis, while the second Williams of David Coulthard famously smashed into the wall at the pit entry while leading. And earlier in the weekend, F1 narrowly avoided tragedy when Mika Hakkinen suffered a horrible accident at the fastest corner of the circuit - and it wasn't long before rumours emerged that Alain Prost could stand in for him in early 1996 if required. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community
8/3/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 28 seconds
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S8 E4: 2010 Korean GP - Webber's title hopes left in the mud

Bring Back V10s makes its regular detour into the V8 era to revisit the 2010 Korean Grand Prix - a day when Red Bull's title hopes with both Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel seemed to disappear. Edd Straw and Karun Chandhok join Glenn Freeman to look back on a race where Webber crashed out and Vettel's engine blew, allowing Fernando Alonso to claim victory and the championship lead. Karun also recalls becoming the first driver to take an F1 car out onto the circuit - while it was still being built! GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community
7/27/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 1 second
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S8 E3: 2000 Australian GP - The Ferrari era begins

The 2000 Australian Grand Prix marked the start of Ferrari's dominance of the early years of the 21st century, although it took an assist from an unreliable McLaren team for Michael Schumacher to score his first win in an F1 season-opener since 1995. Matt Beer and Mark Hughes join Glenn Freeman to revisit how Schumacher got off to the perfect start, Jenson Button's rollercoaster F1 debut after much debate before the season, a bizarre spat between Eddie Irvine and McLaren, and the beginning of F1's 2000s manufacturer boom, with Honda and BMW back on the grid, Toyota waiting in the wings and Renault buying Benetton. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community
7/20/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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S8 E2: 1991 US Grand Prix

We're taking a trip back to the streets of Phoenix for the 1991 US GP, the last race that would be held in the States until 2000. Sam Smith and Gary Anderson join Glenn Freeman to reflect on a comfortable start to Ayrton Senna's final championship-winning year, and Gary shares plenty of stories about the build up to Jordan's first F1 race weekend with the stunning 191... GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community
7/13/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 54 seconds
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S8 E1: Red Bull's first season in F1

For episode one of series eight, Glenn Freeman, Edd Straw and Ben Anderson revisit Red Bull Racing's first season in F1, all the way from taking over Jaguar with a 31-year-old Christian Horner as team boss, to getting both cars in the points on debut, Red Bull buying Minardi later in the year, and the most important moment in Red Bull's F1 history: how it pulled off the signing of Adrian Newey at the end of the season. Join the Bring Back V10s Twitter Community Listen to the Talking Bull Podcast on 2005 Watch Red Bull's Horner & Newey Unfiltered interview
7/6/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ask Us Anything charity special with Blood Cancer UK

Bring Back V10s is back with a one-off charity special supporting Blood Cancer UK - and for one episode only, no era of F1 is off limits!  We were overwhelmed by how many of you made a donation and submitted a question for our panel to answer via our Just Giving page, helping us raise over £10,000 for such a worthy cause.  So join host Glenn Freeman and panellists Edd Straw, Mark Hughes and Matt Beer as they tackle questions on subjects as varied as conspiracy theories around Hamilton and Rosberg’s final season together at Mercedes, Honda’s secret F1 project, dream F1 pub companions, rumoured driver moves that never ending up happening, and so much more. And don't forget: If you enjoy the episode, you can still make a donation to Blood Cancer UK by visiting our Just Giving page.
4/24/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 32 seconds
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Your #BringBackV10s F1 questions answered!

For the final episode of the series we're once again answering your questions about the V10 era. Host Glenn Freeman is joined by Edd Straw, Gary Anderson and Matt Beer to tackle subjects including Rubens Barrichello’s shock front row start at Brazil 1996, Dome’s ‘lost’ F1 car, how Bruno Junquiera would have fared if he’d won his Williams shoot-out with Jenson Button, whether Senna would have succeeded at Ferrari instead of Schumacher, and many more! If you’d like to submit a question for our upcoming charity episode supporting Blood Cancer UK, please visit: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/the-race-media Post your question as a comment attached to the donation, and remember: Just this once it can be about ANY era of F1!
3/23/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 57 seconds
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Top 10 team-mate pairings of F1's V10 era

Our latest Bring Back V10s Top 10 debate focuses on the best team-mate pairings of the era. Edd Straw, Ben Anderson and Matt Beer join host Glenn Freeman to argue over what makes a great team-mate partnership - with a surprising amount of love for Gerhard Berger! How did we do it? We took every constructors' championship winning set of team-mates from 1989-2005, added in some wildcards, then from that shortlist each of us made our own top 10 ranking. Those were then combined using F1's current points system to create an overall top 10, which is what we run through for you in great detail. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Did you know The Race has an app? Download it today on iOS or Android 
3/16/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 23 seconds
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S7 E10: Australia 2002 - Start chaos and Webber's Minardi heroics

The 2002 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne proved a race of dramatically contrasting fortunes for the Schumacher brothers, with Ralf suffering a spectacular first lap retirement and Michael proving a year-old car was no barrier to success. Edd Straw and Ben Anderson join host Glenn Freeman to pick over the details of a classic race, which featured one of the most iconic first-lap crashes in F1, a somewhat unexpected victory for Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher, and home hero Mark Webber’s unforgettable debut drive to fifth for minnows Minardi. A host of other big stories that were doing the rounds in F1 at the time are also discussed, including one outfit’s attempts to get onto the grid with assets from the defunct Prost team, and why Ferrari chose to bring their old car to the season-opener rather than their brand-new one. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Did you know The Race has an app? Download it today on iOS or Android 
3/9/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 6 seconds
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S7 E9: Imola 1997 - Frentzen's only Williams win

Heinz-Harald Frentzen was signed to be Williams's next superstar, but after being brought in to replace world champion Damon Hill, he only took one victory and was firmly put in the shade by team-mate Jacques Villeneuve. Edd Straw and Matt Beer join host Glenn Freeman to revisit that single win, which came at the 1997 San Marino Grand Prix. As well as discussing Frentzen's failure at Williams at great length, we also dig into the other big stories in F1 at the time, including Villeneuve's outburst over the new rules being planned for 1998, Adrian Newey's switch from Williams to McLaren being finalised just before it went to court, British American Tobacco turning down the idea of pairing up with Benetton to come into F1, Jordan fighting to keep Peugeot engines, and a "cheesed off" Damon Hill wiping out Shinji Nakano at the back of the field as his tough start to life with Arrows got the better of him. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Did you know The Race has an app? Download it today on iOS or Android 
3/2/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 45 seconds
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S7 E8: Spa 2009 - Raikkonen denies Fisichella and Force India

Force India went from a team that hadn't scored a point to claiming a pole position and a podium finish in one incredible weekend at the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix. But should it have been a win? Edd Straw and Ben Anderson join host Glenn Freeman to look at Giancarlo Fisichella's incredible weekend, and how Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari denied a fairytale result. There's also talk of Jenson Button's mid-season wobble in his title-winning season, his Brawn GP team secretly doing its deal to be taken over by Mercedes, Red Bull chasing Mercedes engines, Luca Badoer's dreadful stint in place of Felipe Massa at Ferrari, and how the Renault 'Crashgate' scandal was finally exposed during this weekend. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Did you know The Race has an app? Download it today on iOS or Android 
2/23/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 45 seconds
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S7 E7: France 2004 - Schumacher's four-stop masterclass

The 2004 French Grand Prix was famously won by Michael Schumacher switching to a four-stop strategy to outfox Fernando Alonso and Renault on a day where Ferrari faced a bigger threat than usual in one of its most dominant seasons. Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell join host Glenn Freeman to look back at how Ferrari pulled the unique strategy off, and why Renault could do nothing about it. They also look back at everything else going on in F1 around the time of the race, including the debut for McLaren's B-spec 2004 car, the beginning of the end for Jarno Trulli at Renault, David Coulthard getting some rough treatment in the driver market, the FIA pushing to slow the cars down for 2005, and Max Mosley announcing he was stepping down at the end of the year as FIA president. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Did you know The Race has an app? Download it today on iOS or Android 
2/16/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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S7 E6: 1999 Malaysian GP - Schumacher's incredible comeback

F1's first race at Malaysia's Sepang circuit was hugely memorable, not only for Michael Schumacher's return after breaking his leg earlier in the year and how he dominated the weekend before handing the win to Eddie Irvine, but also for the post-race controversy that resulted in both Ferraris being excluded - only to be reinstated six days later after winning an FIA appeal. Gary Anderson and Karun Chandhok join host Glenn Freeman to look back on everything that happened around the first Malaysian Grand Prix, including Schumacher's apparent reluctance to come back, Damon Hill's forgettable winding-down of his F1 career, Johnny Herbert enjoying one of his best ever performances, how Mika Hakkinen felt about Schumacher interfering in his race, and all the details on the legality row that broke out after the chequered flag. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Did you know The Race has an app? Download it today on iOS or Android 
2/9/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 45 seconds
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S7 E5: Jean Alesi's explosive 1990 season

Jean Alesi announced himself as an F1 star in the making at the first race of 1990 in Phoenix, where he led the first half of the race, then cheekily stole the lead back from Ayrton Senna after the McLaren driver passed him mid-race. It set the scene for an eventful year for Alesi on and off track, as he performed underdog heroics with Tyrrell, and ended up signing contracts with both Williams and Ferrari for 1991. Sam Smith and Andrew van de Burgt join host Glenn Freeman to assess how good Alesi's season really was, why he never regularly hit those heights over the rest of his career, plus who or what was at fault for the mess he found himself in behind the scenes. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Did you know The Race has an app? Download it today on iOS or Android 
2/2/20231 hour, 30 minutes
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S7 E4: 2006 Hungarian GP - Button's first F1 win

Bring Back V10s ventures into the first year of F1's V8 era to look back at the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix, where Jenson Button finally claimed the first win of his F1 career. Edd Straw and Scott Mitchell-Malm join host Glenn Freeman to discuss a crazy wet-dry race in great detail, looking at how Button and Honda triumphed, the brilliance of Fernando Alonso before he was forced into retirement, and a day to forget for Michael Schumacher. They also revisit the major news topics from the summer of 2006, including Mark Webber's split from Williams, the Renault mass damper controversy, and how title rivals Alonso and Schumacher both ended up picking up unique penalties that are no longer given out in F1 today. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Did you know The Race has an app? Download it today on iOS or Android 
1/26/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 34 seconds
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S7 E3: Donington 1993 - Senna and beyond

The 1993 European Grand Prix at Donington is one of Ayrton Senna's most iconic victories, and of course one of the most famous opening laps by any driver in F1 history. Mark Hughes and Gary Anderson - who were both at Donington that weekend - join host Glenn Freeman to revisit Senna's majestical performance, as well as everything else that happened in that race and what else was going on in F1 at the time - including Peugeot abandoning plans to enter a team in F1, the FIA's first steps towards banning electronic driver aids, the end of Ivan Capelli's F1 career, and tension between Riccardo Patrese and his new Benetton team, which also found itself in a battle with McLaren over its works Ford engines... GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Did you know The Race has an app? Download it today on iOS or Android 
1/19/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 23 seconds
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S7 E2: Indianapolis 2001 - Hakkinen's final win

Mika Hakkinen's final F1 victory came in his penultimate race at the 2001 United States Grand Prix, before he headed off into a "sabbatical" that in his mind was always going to be retirement. Mark Hughes - who was covering the race at Indianapolis - and Edd Straw join host Glenn Freeman to revisit F1 arriving on US soil just weeks after the 9/11 terror attacks in New York. We also discuss the rumours about Michael Schumacher wanting to skip the race, Jean Alesi reaching 200 F1 starts, BAR and Honda realising F1 was going to be tougher than they first expected, Juan Pablo Montoya's comparisons between F1 and US racing, and a bizarre situation that arose around Jordan having a car excluded and then reinstated. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Did you know The Race has an app? Download it today on iOS or Android 
1/12/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 11 seconds
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Coming soon: The Race Formula E Podcast returns with a new host!

The new Formula 1 campaign may still be a while away, but international motor racing returns with a bang this weekend with the start of the 2023 Formula E championship. Season 9 brings with it many things: A new generation of car, new tracks, new driver line-ups - and a new host for The Race Formula E Podcast!  Hit like, follow or subscribe in your podcast player of choice to join The Race Formula E Podcast for an electric season of racing.
1/11/20231 minute, 14 seconds
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S7 E1: Hill dropped by Williams

Karun Chandhok and Edd Straw join Glenn Freeman to revisit the summer of 1996, when Williams decided to drop championship leader Damon Hill for 1997 in favour of Heinz-Harald Frentzen. We look at what was going on behind the scenes at Williams, and put to the test some of the theories Hill has expressed over the years for why the team that gave him his big break in F1 decided it didn't want to carry on with him any longer. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Did you know The Race has an app? Download it today on iOS or Android 
1/5/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 35 seconds
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S6 E12: The top 10 cars of the Bring Back V10s era

We're finishing the series with something new: a top 10 debate! Our first topic is about the best cars of the V10 era. Host Glenn Freeman and guests Edd Straw, Matt Beer and Ben Anderson all ranked every drivers' championship-winning car in F1 from 1989-2005, and our four lists were combined to create an overall ranking, which leaves plenty of room for arguments to break out - usually over the quality of a car's opposition or the standard of the drivers they took to championship success. GET IN TOUCH: Use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected] Did you know The Race has a brand-new app? Download it today on iOS or Android 
9/29/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 34 seconds
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COMING SOON: Series 6 of Bring Back V10s

The wait is nearly over - Bring Back V10s is returning for a sixth series, with more amazing stories from a golden era when F1 was loud both on track and off. This season, with the help of a great line-up of special guests, we’ll be diving deep into another hand-picked selection of fascinating topics, including Michael Andretti’s F1 nightmare with McLaren in 1993, Fernando Alonso’s first win at Hungary in 2003, the epic battle between Senna and Mansell at Monaco in 1992 and much, much more. The first episode drops on Thursday July 14th, so to make sure you don’t miss an episode be sure to like, follow or subscribe to the show in your favourite podcast app. And remember, if you’re a member of The Race Members’ Club, you can get episodes a week early and ad-free. Just go to the-race.com/membersclub to sign up. If you’d like to get in touch with the show or ask a question for later in the series, use the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter, or email [email protected]
7/9/20221 minute, 20 seconds
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TRAILER: Introducing The Race F1 Tech Show

Are you interested in what makes the most sophisticated racing cars on the planet tick? Then our new podcast The Race F1 Tech Show could be for you. Each week, host Edd Straw and former F1 technical director Gary Anderson dive headfirst into the wonderful world of F1 technology, discussing the sport’s big technical talking points, getting into the nitty gritty of car design and engineering, and answering fans’ burning tech questions. So far we've had episodes on copycat F1 car designs, whether the new-for-2022 Pirelli tyres are working as planned, and this week we have an exclusive interview on the role of the race engineer, featuring Kimi Raikkonen's former right-hand man Julien Simon-Chautemps. Just search for The Race F1 Tech Show in your preferred podcast app and then like, subscribe or follow the feed to join our growing community of tech-loving F1 fans.
6/15/20221 minute, 37 seconds
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S5 E12: Your questions answered - part 2

We finish the series with Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes joining Glenn Freeman to tackle more questions from our audience.  Topics covered include: Colin McRae's Jordan test in 1996, if Toyota should have won the 2005 Belgian GP, how many championships Michael Schumacher would have won without special Bridgestone tyres in the 2000s, if Jenson Button could have won a world championship with Renault, and if Damon Hill was the greatest test and development driver of all time.
3/24/20221 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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S5 E11: Your questions answered - part 1

Edd Straw and Matt Beer join Glenn Freeman for the first of our two-part series finale where we answer your questions about the V10 era of F1 from 1989-2005. Topics covered include: the prospect of Nigel Mansell at Benetton in 1993-4, if Juan Pablo Montoya's F1 career was underrated, tracks that fell off the F1 calendar during this era, the fastest team-mate pairings, over- and under-achieving cars, Flavio Briatore's engine contract games and which F1 minnow would have been most deserving of a massive cash injection. 
3/17/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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10 classic F1 races you should watch

For this special episode, we've partnered up with F1TV to discuss 10 classic F1 races from the Bring Back V10s era of 1989-2005 that we think you should go back and watch on the F1TV app. Host Glenn Freeman is joined by Edd Straw, Mark Hughes and Matt Beer to discuss the races we picked, as well as selections nominated by The Race Members' Club.To find out more about F1TV, visit: https://prf.hn/click/camref:1101lfU7e
5/7/202148 minutes, 9 seconds
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Special tribute to F1 legend Murray Walker

Bring Back V10s pays tribute to legendary commentator Murray Walker, following his death at the age of 97. Mark Hughes, Edd Straw and Simon Arron join host Glenn Freeman to reflect on the key moments from Murray's time in Formula 1, and what made him so special to those inside the F1 paddock as well as the millions of fans watching at home.
3/15/202138 minutes, 59 seconds
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Special episode: Bring Back V8s!

A festive present from Bring Back V10s: We receive plenty of requests to talk about the V8 era of F1 from 2006-2013, so for a one-off special, we've taken questions about those years from our readers on the-race.com. Mark Hughes and Edd Straw, who covered this era from inside the paddock, join Glenn Freeman to answer questions ranging from Michael Schumacher staying with Ferrari beyond 2006 all the way through to Lewis Hamilton's move from McLaren to Mercedes for 2013. Along the way we stop off at some of the biggest stories of the era, including the 2007 McLaren spy scandal, Brawn GP, Felipe Massa's recovery from his 2009 accident, Mark Webber vs Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull, what Fernando Alonso could have done at Lotus in 2012-13 and much much more. Series 3 of Bring Back V10s launches on January 7. Get your questions in for our series finale where you can ask us anything about F1 from 1989-2005 using #BringBackV10s on Twitter!
12/23/20201 hour, 3 minutes
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SEASON 2 NEWS (+ 1990s McLaren team orders chat)

Bring Back V10s is... back! Season 2 is almost here, and to get you ready for our first full episode Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw get together for a quick chat about team orders at McLaren between Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard in the late-1990s. This subject came from a question asked in a review that was left on Apple Podcasts - why not leave us a 5-star review of your own and ask a question for our series finale? Alternatively, you can get your questions in using #BringBackV10s on Twitter. Get ready for season two!
8/10/202011 minutes, 16 seconds
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Welcome to Bring Back V10s!

What is Bring Back V10s? Host Glenn Freeman explains what you can expect from our new classic F1 podcast, and gives you a little preview of a clip where we revisit one of the less-famous Senna vs Prost moments from their epic rivalry. Make sure you subscribe to this feed so you are the first to know when our opening episode is released!
3/12/20204 minutes, 27 seconds