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June 14, 2021
475: National Racing: Why The Return Of Spectators Really Matters
On this month’s National Racing podcast, Stefan Mackley is joined by Stephen Lickorish and Marcus Pye to talk about spectators being allowed back to motor racing. And why it’s not just good for the fans, but for everyone from the drivers, team members and the circuits.
June 10, 2021
474: Rally Sardinia Review and WRC Chat
It's a Gravel Notes takeover! Tom Howard is joined by Nick Garton to look back at Rally Sardinia, assess the current state of WRC, and look forward to an incredibly special event - a return to the wild African savannah in Safari Rally Kenya from 24th June 2021.
June 5, 2021
472: Azerbaijan GP Qualifying - What Alex Saw Trackside
Red was definitely the colour of Saturday in Baku, for quite a few reasons! Autosport’s Grand Prix Editor, Alex Kalinauckas, is in Azerbaijan to witness the action. Ariana Bravo and Alex look back at a memorable day to analyse the big stories from Saturday.
June 3, 2021
470: How high in F1 Williams driver George Russell believes he can reach
Alex Kalinauckas recently sat down with one of Formula One's up-and-coming drivers, Williams racer and Mercedes junior driver George Russell. On the podcast today we're going through that interview and picking out some of the highlights from George about the season so far, and also his wider ambitions in Formula 1. Will he be at Mercedes in 2022? Would he spend another year in the Williams? And does his future rest in the hands of whether Lewis chooses to stop racing? If he does race for the team next year, could he beat Lewis in a fight across a whole season? The Autosport magazine cover feature theme this week also looks at how George coped with jumping in to Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes in Bahrain last year, and of course his infamous crash with Valteri Bottas earlier this season. Joining Alex on the podcast today is Kevin Turner (Chief Editor, Autosport) and Jake Boxall-Legge (Technical Editor, Autosport).
May 31, 2021
469: Indy 500 Review
Charles Bradley (Editor-in-Chief, motorsport.com) and (U.S. Editor, motorsport.com) were at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to see Helio Castroneves became the fourth four-time winner. On the Autosport Podcast they look back at yesterday’s action and how the story of the Indy 500 unfolded.
May 27, 2021
468: Indy 500 Preview with race winner Will Power
Much has been made of the fact that there are nine former winners in the 33 cars qualified for this weekend’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500. They are Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud, who between them have 13 victories at the iconic 2.5-mile superspeedway. Today we talk to one of those on the Autosport Podcast. Charles Bradley (Editor-in-Chief, motorsport.com) and (U.S. Editor, motorsport.com) are joined by 2018 champ Will Power to preview the 200 miles and 500 laps of action this weekend.
May 25, 2021
467: Interview: Graham Stoker launches FIA president bid
Graham Stoker, the FIA’s deputy president for sport, will stand for election as FIA president later this year on a ticket alongside nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen.On the latest edition of our #ThinkingForward series, he talks to James Allen about his bid.
May 24, 2021
466: Monaco GP Review
For a look back at how the Monaco GP unfolded, including drama before the cars lined up on the grid, Ariana Bravo is joined by Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport), Jess McFadyen (Director of Digital Strategy, Motorsport Network) and Jake Boxall-Legge (TechnicaL Editor, Autosport).
May 20, 2021
463: Can Alonso Win A Third Title?
Alonso’s tricky start to the 2021 campaign with Alpine has raised some question marks but, as the Spaniard tells Alex Kalinauckas in our cover interview for Autosport Magazine, it’s far too early to know where Alonso really stands. Even drivers that have just changed teams have found it hard to adapt and Alonso has had two years out of F1. As Alonso points out, it seems only fair and sensible to give him more time. It’s quite possible that Alpine’s progress and the state of F1 following the rule changes for 2022 will have a bigger impact on how realistic his aim is.
May 18, 2021
462: Preview: British GT and BRDC British F3
Today we're looking ahead to the start of two categories at the top level of British national racing - British GP and BRDC British F3. Both championships are due to start at Brands Hatch this weekend.Joining Stephen Lickorish is James Newbold (Plus Editor, Autosport) and Stefan Mackley (Deputy National Editor, Autosport).
May 13, 2021
461: Interview: Sportscar racing legend Tom Kristensen
Sportscar racing legend Tom Kristensen is a special guest in the latest episode of the Autosport podcast, discussing the Dane's remarkable career across multiple categories.The most successful driver in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Sebring 12 Hours, Kristensen won Formula 3 titles in Germany and Japan in his early days and also won races in the domestic touring car championships of Britain, Germany and Japan.Retired since 2014, Kristensen has now released his memoirs in English, with contributing chapters from esteemed journalists including Autosport's sportscar correspondent Gary Watkins - who reported on each of Kristensen's Le Mans victories and was part of his pit crew during a British Touring Car Championship race at Silverstone in 2000.Joining Watkins and Autosport Plus editor James Newbold, Kristensen discusses a range of topics including how his 'Big 9' manifesto shaped his team interactions, his determination to race at the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours after a violent DTM shunt at Hockenheim, why he's at peace with missing out on Formula 1 and his thoughts on the future of sportscar racing
May 9, 2021
460: Spanish GP Review
Don't miss out! Get half price access to our extensive and exclusive coverage of motorsport from around the world, join today. Details below. Formula 1’s return to Barcelona can elicit a few groans from the fans who think it’s a race which doesn’t provide any action. But the winner of today’s Grand Prix executed a bold strategy and had the ability to turn in a series of hot laps on fresh tyres. It might not be voted the race of the season, but we thoroughly enjoyed the battle up front and plenty more down the grid. On the podcast today Ariana Bravo is joined by Stuart Codling (Executive Editor, GP Racing), Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport) and Jess McFadyen (Director of Digtial Strategy, Motorsport Network). We think Autosport Plus is the best motorsport writing out there, but judge for yourself with half price access. New subscribers who can use the promo code PODCAST during checkout to save 50% off their first payment. Go to PODCAST for that 50% discount. Thanks for listening today, we’ll be back soon.
May 6, 2021
457: Your Complete Guide To BTCC and FIA F3 This Weekend
As the 2021 motorsport seasons ramps up, and resembles something more conventional compared to the disruption last year, there are two exciting series getting underway with racing this weekend.Thruxton hosts the start of the British Touring Car Championship. Whilst the FIA Formula 3 Championship returns to Barcelona for the first of seven events this year.Tom Howard is your host today as Marcus Simmons (Deputy Editor, Autosport) and Megan White (News Editor, Autosport) run through everything you need to know to enjoy this weekend's action.
May 2, 2021
456: Portuguese GP Review
Don't miss out! Get half price access to our extensive and exclusive coverage of motorsport from around the world, join today. Details below.The third episode of the 2021 Championship soap opera was certainly on script, even if it wasn't full of dramatic performances. The battle at the front saw the lead change several times and continued the Mercedes vs Red Bull storyline. Further down the midfield we saw plenty of DRS-assisted overtakes and impressive drives.On the podcast today Ariana Bravo is joined by Jonathan Noble (F1 Editor, Motorsport.com), Luke Smith (F1 Reporter, Autosport) and Jake Boxall-Legge (Technical Editor, Autosport).Here's what you can see right now on …* Gary Watkins writes about what to expect from sportscar racing's bold new Hypercar era* Jonathan Noble looks at the biggest headache F1 faces over its sprint race experiments* And how the Valencia E-Prix farce left Formula E with an image problem We think it's the best motorsport writing out there, but judge for yourself with half price access. New subscribers who can use the promo code PODCAST during checkout to save 50% off their first payment. Go to PODCAST for that 50% discount. Thanks for listening today, we’ll be back soon.