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English, Sports, 3 seasons, 103 episodes, 3 days, 2 hours, 58 minutes
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Host Chris Stubbs and Supercars Driver Lee Holdsworth are joined by a rotating cast of household names, discussing the sport's biggest issues and looking ahead to the next round of action.
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Who's next on Audi's hit list after Nico Hulkenberg makes his move? Miami GP Preview

Audi has made its first foray into the driver market by snapping up Nico Hulkenberg from Haas, and Carlos Sainz is widely rumoured to be the team's next target — if Red Bull Racing doesn't get to him first. Also: Adrian Newey is reportedly set to quit RBR, and F1 mulls over controversial changes to its points structure.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/29/202443 minutes, 40 seconds
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What was behind Ricciardo's Shanghai swing? Chinese GP Review

Daniel Ricciardo enjoyed his most convincing weekend of the year in China — until he was punted out of the race by Lance Stroll anyway. What was behind the upturn in form, and is it sustainable? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/24/202437 minutes, 51 seconds
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F1 steps into the unknown: Chinese GP Preview

Formula 1 returns to Shanghai for the first time in half a decade for a high-risk sprint race that will test the preparation of teams and drivers to their limits. And what does Fernando Alonso's decision to stick with Aston Martin mean for the driver market?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/17/202441 minutes, 44 seconds
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How damaging was Dan's first-lap smash? Japanese GP Review

Things were finally starting to click for Daniel Ricciardo — and then he crashed on the first lap. How much has that set back the Aussie's F1 comeback? And has Ferrari's accidentally undermined its 2024 success by pre-emptively dropping Carlos Sainz?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/9/202442 minutes, 42 seconds
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Can McLaren repeat another Piastri/Norris podium at Suzuka? Japanese GP Preview

McLaren returns to the scene of its first double podium of 2023 with Oscar Piastri looking like a much-improved package, but can it get ahead of Ferrari to be Red Bull Racing's closest challenger? The negativity surrounding Daniel Ricciardo's slow start to the season is put into a more realistic perspective. And could Sebastian Vettel be planning his F1 return?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/4/202435 minutes, 52 seconds
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Australian Grand Prix Daily: Sunday

Carlos Sainz leads a famous Ferrari one-two just two weeks after surgery, on a dramatic day at Albert Park. On a mixed day for the Aussies at home, Oscar Piastri was a strong fourth, while Daniel Riccardo recovered to 12th but without points.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/24/202418 minutes, 27 seconds
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Australian Grand Prix Daily: Saturday

Max Verstappen surges to pole position ahead of a superb Carlos Sainz at Albert Park on a mixed day of the Aussies, with Oscar Piastri set to start fifth but Daniel Ricciardo lining up at the back of the grid.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/24/202414 minutes, 10 seconds
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Australian Grand Prix Daily: Friday

Williams withdraws Logan Sargeant from the grand prix to give his car to Alex Albon after the Thair driver wrote off his chassis. Charles Leclerc beats Max Verstappen to the top of the time sheets, while McLaren looks punchy with Oscar Piastri behind the wheel.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/24/202414 minutes, 25 seconds
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Australian Grand Prix Daily: Thursday

Michael and Mat wrap up the talking points from media day at Albert Park, including hopes for Aussies Oscar Piastri and Daniel Ricciardo and the status of Carlos Sainz's fitness following an appendectomy less than two weeks ago. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/21/202411 minutes, 31 seconds
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Can Oscar break Australia's home podium drought? Australian GP Preview

Formula 1 returns to Albert Park with Oscar Piastri and his McLaren team in podium-contending form. After finishing fourth in Saudi Arabia last time out, can Piastri go one better and be the first Australian to finish on the podium at home?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/19/202440 minutes, 23 seconds
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Could Max Verstappen really quit Red Bull for Mercedes? Saudi Arabian GP Review

While Red Bull Racing are dominating on the track, off the track the team is eating itself, with Max Verstappen the latest high-profile identity to be linked to a potential exit in the fast-moving political drama. We also review the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after Ferrari rookie Oliver Bearman made a sensational shock debut.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/11/202439 minutes, 26 seconds
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Behind the Tsunoda-Ricciardo post-race blow-up: Bahrain GP Review

Max Verstappen opens the season with a dominant win, temporarily halting speculation over Red Bull Racing's off-track dramas. Meanwhile, at RB, Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda come to blows after a battle outside the points.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/3/202431 minutes, 58 seconds
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Is RB's progress real? Bahrain Grand Prix Preview

Red Bull Racing emerged from testing as the preseason favourite, but the progress made by sister team RB was eye-catching — and particularly good news for Aussie comeback star Daniel Ricciardo.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/27/202441 minutes, 20 seconds
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F1 2024 preseason testing preview

Michael and Matt preview the off-season stories set to simmer through 2024 and look ahead to this week's preseason testing campaign.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/20/202436 minutes, 49 seconds
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F1 2023 season in review and our bold 2024 predictions

In the final episode of the year we look back at some of our 2023 highlights and make our bold predictions for 2024 — including some big forecasts for Aussies Oscar Piastri and Daniel Ricciardo.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/13/202343 minutes, 31 seconds
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New records tumble in season-closing procession: Abu Dhabi GP Review

Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing sweep up a couple of extra records for single-season domination to wrap up one of the most one-sided seasons in F1 history, but after another straightforward race in Yas Marina, we ask whether Abu Dhabi is the right place to end the F1 season.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/29/202328 minutes, 15 seconds
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Did another Verstappen victory live up to the hype? - Las Vegas GP review

A chaotic, late-night and litigious build-up to the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix delivered one of the season's best races, but was it enough to save F1's most hyped event and earn it a permanent place on the calendar?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/19/202337 minutes, 28 seconds
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Can it really live up to the hype? Las Vegas GP Preview

This weekend's Las Vegas Grand Prix is the most eagerly anticipated race of the season — and perhaps the most hyped in F1 history. Can the race possibly live up to expectations, and what sort of grand prix can we expect down the famous Las Vegas Strip?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/14/202331 minutes, 2 seconds
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Max breaks more records as F1 considers sprint shake-up: Sao Paulo GP review

Max Verstappen is enjoying the most successful season in F1 history after seeing off Lando Norris in a surprisingly close battle for victory in Brazil. Meanwhile, the sport is considering new weekend formats to revitalise the sprint race for 2024.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/7/202342 minutes, 44 seconds
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Daniel Ricciardo's big Mexico drives piles pressure on Sergio Pérez: Mexico City GP review

Daniel Ricciardo's breakthrough weekend for AlphaTauri couldn't have come at a worse time for Sergio Pérez, who binned his car on the first lap of his home race. Will this be the moment that convinced Red Bull Racing to take back the Aussie, and what would that mean for Red Bull's broader F1 program?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/31/202338 minutes, 20 seconds
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Was the sprint race to blame for Hamilton's lost podium? US Grand Prix review

Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc are disqualified from the US Grand Prix for breaking an almost 29-year-old rule by as little as 1 millimetre — and both the sprint format and the bumpy Austin track played a part. Daniel Ricciardo's injury comeback hits a hurdle. Max Verstappen gives short shrift to rumour of a Red Bull rift.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/24/202342 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dan Ricciardo set for second comeback as battle over F1's 11th team escalates: United States GP Preview

Daniel Ricciardo is set for his first race after almost two months sidelined with a broken hand — and as Sergio Pérez continues to struggle with bad form at Red Bull Racing. Meanwhile, the high-stakes, big-money argument over American Michael Andretti's F1 bid simmers away ahead of the sport's biggest race in the United States.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/17/202338 minutes, 28 seconds
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Oscar makes big F1 breakthrough as Max seals his third title: Qatar GP review

Oscar Piastri wins his first f1 race in the Qatar sprint and backs up with a career-best second in the grand prix for the most complete weekend of his career. Max Verstappen finally makes official his third world title, but his triumphant weekend is overshadowed by extreme heat bringing driver health to the fore.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/10/202338 minutes, 2 seconds
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Andretti gets first nod for F1's 11th entry; Max Verstappen prepares to win the title in a sprint race: Qatar GP Preview

American racing royalty Andretti gets FIA approval to become the sport's 11th team, but Formula 1 itself is yet to be convinced the bid is ready for entry. Jack Doohan sheds some light on his options for a 2024 race seat. And will Max Verstappen's likely title triumph in a sprint race have F1 rethinking its Saturday schedule?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/3/202336 minutes, 15 seconds
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Oscar Piastri's big week ends on the podium; Red Bull Racing wins the teams title: Japanese GP review

Oscar Piastri started the weekend with a bumper new deal and ended it with his maiden F1 podium — and McLaren says there's more to come from the Aussie rookie. Max Verstappen dominates the race up front to claim the constructors title for Red Bull Racing. Daniel Ricciardo gets one-year deal at AlphaTauri.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/25/202343 minutes, 4 seconds
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Carlos Sainz breaks Red Bull Racing's victory streak: Singapore GP review

Ferrari's Carlos Sainz is the first non-Red Bull Racing driver to win a race in 2023 after a defusing a Mercedes chase in a Singapore GP classic. But what went wrong on a tough weekend for Max Verstappen? Plus: the antipodeans shine, with strong races from both Oscar Piastri and Liam Lawson at F1's toughest track.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/18/202333 minutes, 46 seconds
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Has Sergio Pérez cracked open the driver market? Singapore GP Preview

Sergio Pérez appears to have admitted for the first time that he could be out of a job as soon as next season, with Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo potentially circling his seat — and with Kiwi Liam Lawson set for the sternest test yet of his F1 mettle.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/12/202338 minutes, 39 seconds
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Max scores a perfect 10 as McLaren suffers friendly fire: Italian GP Review

Ferrari couldn't stop Max Verstappen to winning a record-breaking 10th consecutive grand prix on what was an entertaining afternoon in Monza — so long as you weren't McLaren principal Andrea Stella, who had to watch Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris engage in friendly fire partway through the race.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/4/202339 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ricciardo injury gives Kiwi rookie big F1 chance: Dutch GP Review

Max Verstappen has won a record-equalling ninth grand prix that one Red Bull boss says ranks him among the all-time greats. And what's Daniel Ricciardo's outlook after breaking his hand, and what does it mean for his 2024 chances?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/29/202336 minutes, 9 seconds
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Four things to look forward to for the rest of the F1 season: Dutch GP Preview

Can Red Bull Racing sweep the season, or will we get a new winner in 2023? Michael and Ian preview four storylines they're looking forward to in the final 10 rounds of the campaign, starting with this weekend's Dutch Grand Prix.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/21/202338 minutes, 32 seconds
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The F1 midseason report card

Michael and Mat rank the top 10 (plus one) drivers of the season so far, including an obvious favourite, some disputed midfield bolters and an Aussie in the top 10. RankingsMichael Lamonato Max Verstappen Fernando Alonso Lewis Hamilton Lando Norris Oscar Piastri Charles Leclerc George Russell Carlos Sainz Alex Albon Yuki Tsunoda Daniel Ricciardo Mat Coch Max Verstappen Fernando Alonso Alex Albon Lewis Hamilton Lando Norris Zhou Guanyu George Russell Charles Leclerc Carlos Sainz 10. Esteban Ocon11. Nico HulkenbergSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/15/202357 minutes, 39 seconds
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Lewis Hamilton's unsigned contract and Daniel Ricciardo's future: F1'2 2024 driver market unpacked

Despite his deal being "emotionally" done, Lewis Hamilton remains the 2024 driver market's biggest unplaced piece. What's the hold up? And Daniel Ricciardo's 2024 outlook is explained as the Aussie seeks to cement his comeback.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/7/202346 minutes, 16 seconds
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Oscar Piastri makes his mark but Max Verstappen claims eight in a row: Belgian GP review

Red Bull Racing makes it to the midseason break undefeated and with Max Verstappen on an eight-race victory streak, but Oscar Piastri steals the show on Saturday with a superb second in the sprint.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/31/202343 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dan gets his comeback as Red Bull Racing claims a slice of history: Hungarian GP review

Max Verstappen claims Red Bull Racing's 12th consecutive victory, a new benchmark for dominance in Formula 1. McLaren gets another second place in a big boost to the British team. And Daniel Ricciardo ticks some big boxes on an understated impressive first race back.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/24/202340 minutes, 48 seconds
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Dan's first race back and Pérez's big challenge: Hungarian GP preview

Hype is building for Daniel Ricciardo's first race back in F1, but expectations remain low for his new AlphaTauri team. Sergio Pérez gets a vote of confidence — of sorts — from Red Bull management. And is 2024's record-breaking calendar good for the sport?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/18/202336 minutes, 14 seconds
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Daniel Ricciardo gets his F1 comeback after the axe swings on Nyck de Vries

Daniel Ricciardo's comeback is on, with the Aussie set to see out the final 12 races of the season in the AlphaTauri seat formerly occupied by Nyck de Vries. But what can we expect from the eight-time race winner in the slowest car on the grid, and should Sergio Pérez be worried about his Red Bull Racing seat?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/12/202335 minutes, 33 seconds
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A McLaren on the podium and F1 meets Hollywood: British Grand Prix review

McLaren gets achingly close to a double podium at the team's home race in Silverstone, but Aussie rookie Oscar Piastri's fourth place is a big tick of approval in just his 10th grand prix. How high can McLaren get in the remainder of the season?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/11/202335 minutes, 8 seconds
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Max Verstappen's champion flex and McLaren's big fix: Austrian GP review

Max Verstappen makes a big championship flex with his late play to take fastest lap off teammate Sergio Perez to extend his title lead. Ferrari finally turns a corner with a race that isn't completely embarrassing. And is McLaren's progress with its first big upgrade genuine — and how high can the team aim this season?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/4/202333 minutes, 36 seconds
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Daniel Ricciardo – Addressing his Future & Rumours in F1

Jessica Yates sits down with the occupant of the hottest seat in Formula 1, Daniel Ricciardo, to address his future with both McLaren & in the sport Formula 1.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/23/202218 minutes