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Back Of The Grid | F1 Podcast

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As the winter break lingers on, we invited some friends of the show to join us and test their knowledge of the entire 2021 season. Who has the best team name? Can Tom and Stu remember anything we spent the last year talking about? What on Earth
It’s time for our 2021 season review as we look at the performances, highs and lows of every team and driver on the grid, hand out our all important end of season awards, and look at the predictions we made way back in March to see what we got
After a suitably controversial end to the 2021 season, we look at what on earth went on in those final laps and what changes F1 needs to make for the future, the strategy choices that left Mercedes vulnerable, defensive heroics from Perez, some
In our 200th episode, we review maybe the strangest race we’ve ever seen as we look at all the major events and controversies between Hamilton and Verstappen and the penalties handed out, the bizarre decision making from the drivers, teams and
This week we look ahead to the inaugural Saudi Arabia GP in Jeddah but also take some time to reflect on the huge impact Frank Williams had on the sport and beyond after the sad news of his passing earlier this week. Enter the prediction leagu
After F1's first visit to the Losail circuit in Qatar, we look at the qualifying penalties and if they were deserved, the ever decreasing gap in the championship standings, a brilliant return to the podium for Alonso, suspect strategy for Perez
After an unbelievable weekend in Brazil, this week we discuss... deep breath Should Hamilton have been disqualified, why was Verstappen poking around the Mercedes rear wing, two of the greatest drives we've ever seen, an impromptu reverse grid
Join us to review the Mexican GP where turn 1 drama set the scene for the rest of the race and everyone up and down the field seemed to be chasing those ahead but rarely finding the move for position, plus we look ahead to the Brazilian GP and
As the season heads into a final stretch of 5 races in the next 6 weeks we discuss what we expect from the upcoming Mexican GP as well as the situation of the Jeddah Street Circuit in Saudi Arabia. Plus we also talk about the provisional sprint
After F1 makes a triumphant return to Austin, we look at how the enthralling battle for the win played out, what Mercedes could have done differently, a heroic drive from Perez, all the other drives of note down the grid, plus a new W Series ch
As F1 prepares for the US Grand Prix, we are joined by Toni Calderon, Chief Growth Officer at Valkyrie, an Austin based company specialising in artificial intelligence and machine learning, to discuss how the technology can play a part in motor
This week, new calendars for F1, F2, F3 and Formula E, a new qualifying format that's as baffling as it is brilliant, gifts from Zak Brown and our preview and predictions for the United States Grand Prix.   Enter the prediction league on our
This week, Bottas proves he's still got what it takes, could Hamilton have got a better result than 5th, questionable penalties, a vital two rounds for the championship and more WTF's than ever.   Enter the prediction league on our site; Bac
As F1 returns to Turkey, we look at all the stories going into the race weekend, including a new circuit to F1 in Qatar, more details on the 2022 calendar and a hint at how many sprint qualifying weekends we're likely to see next season, plus a
After Sochi finally produces a good race, we look at the positives and lessons Norris can take from the weekend, how it all went wrong for him and if there's anything he or the team could have done differently. Plus, another landmark for Hamilt
We take a look into the provisional calendar for 2022 as well as some bits of driver news and the impact VW rumours could have on F1. All that plus our preview and predictions for the Russian GP (which Valtteri Bottas is sure to win, right?)  
As Ricciardo and McLaren make a long awaited return to the top step, we look at why their victory wasn't just circumstantial, one of the best drives of the season for Bottas, who was to blame for another coming together for Hamilton and Verstap
As F1 finally makes its return to Zandvoort, we look at the positives and negatives of the circuit and the event as a whole, look at some incredible performances that flew under the radar, more big moves in the driver market we definitely didn'
After a washout in Belgium we may not have a race to discuss, but this week we look at what F1 got right over the weekend, what they got very wrong, and the changes that need to be made for the future. Plus, one of the all time great laps in qu
As F1 prepares to return from the summer break, we look at what the second half of the season is likely to look like as we lose another race from the calendar, preview all the big stories and make our predictions going into the Belgian Grand Pr
As F1 takes a well earned rest over the summer break, we look at a frenetic final round of the Formula E season and a potential route into F1 for the new world champion, then take an extended dive into the inbox to talk the driver market, penal
It's the summer break, so it's time for us to give our mid-season assessment of every driver and team on the grid! Has anyone achieved a perfect 10? Which drivers are outperforming their cars and which are in need of improvement? Will we be abl
After one of the all time great races at the Hungaroring, we look at a fantastic first win for Ocon, the huge part Alonso played in it, whether Mercedes were right to be the only car on the grid at the restart, another disaster for Red Bull and
This week, we (reluctantly) look at what Red Bull may be hoping to achieve from a review of Hamilton's penalty, more potential changes to the race calendar, the 2022 car model, where Bottas could end up next year and who else has their eye on a
After what might be the most pivotal round of the championship so far, we look at who was to blame for the Verstappen and Hamilton incident, the aftermath and what it all means for the rest of the season, plus our thoughts on the first sprint r
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