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


  • Hungarian Grand Prix Review

    Aug 04 2019

    Claire and the team reflect on what has been described as Lewis Hamilton’s most impressive win of the season. A clever strategy call saw the Mercedes driver take the win from Max Verstappen who led for most of the race. We hear from Lewis and Jack takes us through his holiday reading.

  • Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying Review

    Aug 03 2019

    Claire Cottingham and the team reflect on Max Verstappen’s first pole in Formula One. The Red Bull driver starts ahead of the Mercedes pair of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton who finished second and third. We hear from both Max and Lewis and chat how Williams are slowly making progress.

  • Hungarian Grand Prix Preview

    Aug 01 2019

    Jennie and the team try and unpick what happened to Mercedes last time out in Germany that saw them walk away with just two points at their home Grand Prix and ask whether Valtteri Bottas’ seat at Mercedes is under threat.

  • German Grand Prix Review

    Jul 28 2019

    After a very wet and chaotic afternoon at Hockenheim, Jennie and the team attempt to pick through the bones of a race that saw Max Verstappen take his second victory of the season. We hear from the Dutchman and from Lewis Hamilton who finished 11th.

  • German Grand Prix Qualifying Review

    Jul 27 2019

    Jennie is joined by Jack, Jolyon and Andrew to review another disastrous performance by Ferrari where both cars suffered serious mechanical issues. We hear from Sebastian Vettel on that and also from Lewis Hamilton who put it on pole.

  • German Grand Prix Preview

    Jul 25 2019

    Jennie is joined by Andrew Benson and Jack Nicholls to look ahead to the weekend in Germany. The team debate what is going on with Sebastian Vettel as the Ferrari driver continues to struggle for form. Andrew sits down with Charles Leclerc to reflect on his brief career in F1 and Jennie chats to legend Sir Jackie Stewart.

  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Review

    Nov 25 2018

    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.

  • Fernando Alonso Special

    Aug 31 2018

    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.

  • Hungarian Grand Prix Review

    Jul 29 2018

    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.

  • Grid Girls

    Dec 14 2017

    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.

  • P1: Lewis, Mercedes and the art of qualifying

    Oct 12 2017

    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.

  • Monaco Grand Prix Review

    May 28 2017

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

  • Bottas joins the Spanish Grand Prix Preview

    May 10 2017

    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?

  • Australian Grand Prix Review

    Mar 27 2017

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

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

    Mar 21 2017

    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.

  • Season Preview with Toto Wolff

    Feb 16 2017

    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.

  • Abu Dhabi GP Preview

    Nov 24 2016

    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

  • Brazilian GP Preview

    Nov 10 2016

    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.

  • American Grand Prix Preview

    Oct 20 2016

    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?

  • Belgian Grand Prix Preview

    Aug 25 2016

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

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

    Mar 03 2016

    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.