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F1: Chequered Flag podcast

F1: Chequered Flag

Formula 1 interviews, reaction and reports. 5 Live presents a round-up of the race weekend.

Formula 1 interviews, reaction and reports. 5 Live presents a round-up of the race weekend.

 

#29

British Grand Prix Review

Jennie and team reflect on an incident-packed British Grand Prix. They hear from race winner Lewis Hamilton and from both the team bosses of Red Bull and Mercedes. ... Read more

19 Jul 2021

29 MINS

29:32

19 Jul 2021


#28

British Grand Prix Sprint Review

Jennie and the team look back at the inaugural F1 Sprint at Silverstone. We hear from winner Max Verstappen and second place Lewis Hamilton. ... Read more

17 Jul 2021

21 MINS

21:06

17 Jul 2021


#27

British Grand Prix Preview

Jennie and the team look ahead to the British Grand Prix. They hear from Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton and review an enthralling qualifying session. ... Read more

17 Jul 2021

54 MINS

54:27

17 Jul 2021


#26

Austrian Grand Prix Review

Jennie and the team look back the race from the Red Bull Ring. They hear from winner Max Verstappen and ask whether Mercedes can bounce back from another defeat. ... Read more

04 Jul 2021

35 MINS

35:42

04 Jul 2021


#25

Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying Review

Jennie and the team look back at qualifying from the Red Bull Ring. They hear from Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. ... Read more

03 Jul 2021

31 MINS

31:20

03 Jul 2021


#24

Austrian Grand Prix Preview

Jennie and the team look ahead to the race in Austria this weekend. They hear from Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen and discuss McLaren’s Lando Norris and his great start to the season. ... Read more

01 Jul 2021

42 MINS

42:46

01 Jul 2021


#23

Monaco Qualifying Review

Jennie and team look back at qualifying from Monaco. They hear from polesitter Charles Leclerc as well as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. ... Read more

22 May 2021

23 MINS

23:46

22 May 2021


#22

Top 10 moments of 2020

Jennie and the 5 Live F1 team count down their top 10 moments of 2020. From Lewis Hamilton’s record-equalling 7th world title to Romain Grosjean’s dramatic crash in Bahrain, they discuss each moment and why it made it on the list. We relive some of those thrilling moments and hear from those involved. ... Read more

24 Dec 2020

56 MINS

56:35

24 Dec 2020


#21

Lewis Hamilton: The Greatest?

Jennie Gow presents a special bonus edition of the pod as Lewis Hamilton has equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven drivers’ titles. You’ll hear from Felipe Massa - Schumacher’s former team-mate and Hamilton’s main title rival in 2008, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and from the man himself, in what has been a defining year for Hamilton both on and off the race track. Rebecca Clancy – motor racing correspondent for The Times, Scott Mitchell from The Race and American freelance journalist Sef Harding debate whether he’s now the greatest Formula One driver ever, if he’s the greatest British sportsperson of all time and discuss how he’s changed as a person in 2020 through his campaigns for equality, diversity and sustainability. ... Read more

16 Nov 2020

53 MINS

53:48

16 Nov 2020


#20

Rise of the Silver Arrows

Jack Nicholls and the team chart Mercedes' dominance of the sport. We hear from boss Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton. ... Read more

11 Nov 2020

49 MINS

49:23

11 Nov 2020


#19

What coronavirus means for the F1 season

Jennie Gow is joined by Jack Nicholls, Jolyon Palmer and Andrew Benson to discuss what’s been a busy week of announcements regarding the future of Formula One. We hear which races have been postponed or cancelled and how the teams are planning to help the NHS. Plus, the team reflect on the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix weekend just hours before it was scheduled to start. ... Read more

20 Mar 2020

27 MINS

27:38

20 Mar 2020


#18

The Big F1 Quiz of the Year

Steve Rider hosts a special end of year quiz as the 5 Live F1 team battle it out to show who has the best knowledge of the 2019 Formula 1 Season. ... Read more

24 Dec 2019

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:13

24 Dec 2019


#17

Jenson Button: A ten year anniversary special

Ten years ago today, Jenson Button was crowned the Formula 1 world champion. In this special episode he sits down with Victoria Turner to reminisce about that fairy-tale season in 2009 and the many highs and some lows that came with it. ... Read more

18 Oct 2019

24 MINS

24:21

18 Oct 2019


#16

Italian Grand Prix Qualifying Review

Claire and the team reflect on a farcical end to qualifying at Monza where only two drivers managed to start their final lap. It was Charles Leclerc that took pole, from Lewis Hamilton in second. We hear from both drivers. ... Read more

07 Sep 2019

18 MINS

18:50

07 Sep 2019


#15

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Review

Jennie Gow, Jack Nicholls and former Formula One driver Jolyon Palmer discuss a thrilling final race of the season in the desert as Lewis Hamilton wrapped a championship winning season in style with victory in Abu Dhabi. ... Read more

25 Nov 2018

23 MINS

23:29

25 Nov 2018


#14

Fernando Alonso Special

We sit down with two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso who reflects on his career and explains why he is leaving the sport. Former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer and the BBC's chief F1 sports writer Andrew Benson also look Alonso's legacy and discuss what the future holds for the Spaniard. ... Read more

31 Aug 2018

25 MINS

25:12

31 Aug 2018


#13

Hungarian Grand Prix Review

Lewis Hamilton signs off the first half of the F1 season with a win in Hungary and now holds a 24 point lead over title rival Sebastian Vettel. Jennie Gow, Jolyon Palmer and Jack Nicholls discuss. ... Read more

29 Jul 2018

23 MINS

23:04

29 Jul 2018


#12

Grid Girls

As the popularity, participation and coverage of women’s sport continue to grow – Jennie Gow investigates whether the use of grid girls is a sexist, outdated relic in 2017. Hear the thoughts of the models themselves alongside F1 drivers, team and circuit bosses. Plus find out how the issue is being considered in boxing, cycling and darts. ... Read more

14 Dec 2017

53 MINS

53:19

14 Dec 2017


#11

P1: Lewis, Mercedes and the art of qualifying

Jennie Gow presents a Formula One special looking at why Lewis Hamilton has recorded more pole positions than any other driver. Hear from Hamilton himself, his former team-mate Jenson Button, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and Allan McNish on what sets Hamilton apart on a single lap shoot-out. ... Read more

12 Oct 2017

53 MINS

53:25

12 Oct 2017


#10

Monaco Grand Prix Review

The 5 live F1 team look back at the Monaco Grand Prix which was won by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. ... Read more

28 May 2017

23 MINS

23:10

28 May 2017


#9

Bottas joins the Spanish Grand Prix Preview

Fresh from winning the Russian Grand Prix, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas joins our podcast looking ahead to the Spanish Grand Prix. We ask him; can he beat Hamilton again? ... Read more

10 May 2017

26 MINS

26:16

10 May 2017


#8

Australian Grand Prix Review

Jack Nicholls and the 5 live F1 team review the opening race of the 2017 season which saw Sebastian Vettel take victory in Australia. ... Read more

27 Mar 2017

24 MINS

24:01

27 Mar 2017


#7

F1 is back: New cars, drivers, regulations and owners

The 5 live Formula 1 team bring you up to speed with the latest F1 news and interviews. Plus a preview of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. ... Read more

21 Mar 2017

53 MINS

53:41

21 Mar 2017


#6

Season Preview with Toto Wolff

Jennie Gow is joined by Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, deputy team principal of Williams Claire Williams, Mark Gallagher and Andrew Benson to look ahead to the 2017 Formula One season. ... Read more

16 Feb 2017

53 MINS

53:13

16 Feb 2017


#5

Abu Dhabi GP Preview

The 5 live F1 team look ahead to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the season comes to a climax. Will Rosberg or Hamilton win the World Championship? Long Synopsis ... Read more

24 Nov 2016

50 MINS

50:48

24 Nov 2016


#4

Brazilian GP Preview

The 5 live Formula One team look ahead to what could be a pivotal Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend for Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. ... Read more

10 Nov 2016

47 MINS

47:55

10 Nov 2016


#3

American Grand Prix Preview

Tom Clarkson and the team are in Austin to preview the American Grand Prix - can Lewis Hamilton put pressure on Nico Rosberg in the race for the World Championship? ... Read more

20 Oct 2016

47 MINS

47:43

20 Oct 2016


#2

Belgian Grand Prix Preview

Tom Clarkson presents a preview of the Belgian Grand Prix with the 5 live F1 team. ... Read more

25 Aug 2016

25 MINS

25:34

25 Aug 2016


#1

Max Verstappen: Mercedes and Ferrari are great, but I'm happy with Red Bull

Jennie Gow and Jack Nicholls look ahead to the 2016 Formula 1 season, with the latest from pre-season testing. You'll hear from rising star Max Verstappen, who outlines his hopes for the new campaign. ... Read more

03 Mar 2016

50 MINS

50:27

03 Mar 2016