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


  • Singapor Grand Prix

    Sep 23 2019

    Jennie and the team look back at a race that saw Sebastien Vettel take his first win in over a year. We hear from the German and his Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc as well as from Lewis Hamilton who finished fourth.

  • Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying Review

    Sep 21 2019

    Jennie and the team look back at Charles Leclerc’s third pole on the bounce as he took the spoils around the Marina Bay Circuit. We hear from Leclerc as well as from Lewis Hamilton who starts from second.

  • Singapore Grand Prix Preview

    Sep 19 2019

    Jennie and team discuss Sebastien Vettel’s current predicament as the 4-time world champion struggles for form while being comfortably beaten by his Ferrari teammate. We hear from both Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton who both back the German to return to winning ways.

  • Italian Grand Prix Review

    Sep 08 2019

    Claire and the team reflect on Ferrari’s first win at their home Grand Prix in nearly a decade. Charles Leclerc won from pole position at Monza but it didn’t come without controversy. We hear from Leclerc and from Lewis Hamilton.

  • Italian Grand Prix Qualifying Review

    Sep 07 2019

    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.

  • Daniel Ricciardo - Danger and Death

    Sep 05 2019

    In this special podcast, Andrew Benson sits down with Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo following the tragic death of Anthoine Hubert last weekend. Four days on, he delves deep into what it takes for a racing driver to confront his fears and race on in such difficult circumstances. We also hear from four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel on whether the sport’s governing body is doing enough with regards to safety.

  • Belgian Grand Prix Review

    Sep 01 2019

    Jennie and the team look back at the Belgian Grand Prix that was won by Charles Leclerc. It was the Ferrari driver’s first win in F1 after he held off a late charge from Lewis Hamilton. We hear from Leclerc and ask whether Hamilton could have won the race

  • Belgian Grand Prix Preview

    Aug 29 2019

    Jennie and the team return after the summer break to discuss which drivers are driving where next season after Esteban Ocon will replace Nico Hulkenberg at Renault and Alex Albon heads to Red Bull. We hear from Albon and Jack tells us why he didn’t get round to reading the books Andrew Benson gave him.

  • 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.