F1: Chequered Flag
F1: Chequered Flag
About F1: Chequered Flag
Formula 1 interviews, reaction and reports. 5 Live presents a round-up of the race weekend.
Jennie Gow, Harry Benjamin and British racing driver Alice Powell reflect on the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. We hear from Max Verstappen after his 19th win of 2023, discuss Mercedes securing second in the constructors' championship ahead of Ferrari, plus reflect on this year as well as look ahead to 2024.
Jennie Gow, Harry Benjamin and British racing driver Alice Powell look ahead to the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. We look back on Max Verstappen’s dominant season, hearing from the Dutchman, discuss Christian Horner and Lewis Hamilton, plus look at the things still to play for heading into this weekend.
BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer Andrew Benson sits down for an in-depth, exclusive chat with Red Bull’s chief technology officer, Adrian Newey. Regarded as the greatest designer in F1 history, as well as the man behind Red Bull's record-breaking 2023 car, Newey discusses this season’s achievements, his incredible career, and what it’s like working with Max Verstappen.
Rosanna and the team look back at qualifying from Las Vegas. They hear from pole-sitter Charles Leclerc, as well as his team mate Carlos Sainz, who remains angered by the stewards who gave him a ten-place grid penalty. The team also reflect of their Vegas experience so far.
Rosanna and the BBC F1 team look ahead to the weekend’s action from Las Vegas. They ask whether this is more of an event than a Formula 1 race. We hear from many of the drivers on how their Vegas experience is. And Max Verstappen tells us that the uncertainty of racing on a new circuit means win number eighteen of the season is far from being a foregone conclusion.
Harry Benjamin is joined by Jack Aitken and Andrew Benson to review the day’s action. They hear from Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez after the pair had an altercation on the first lap. And they also reflect on the news that Dutch racing driver Dilano van 't Hoff died after a crash at Spa in the Formula Regional European Championship.
All episodes of Spygate available right now on BBC Sounds. In 2007 an improbable, low-fi crime nearly brought the high octane world of Formula One to its knees. Narrated by Pete Tong, Spygate draws in some of the most powerful men in the sports history and pits iconic teams McLaren and Ferrari against each other, all set against the backdrop of Lewis Hamilton’s record-breaking debut and his ferocious rivalry with Fernando Alonso. Buckle up - this season is one hell of a ride.
Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer hosts a Christmas party for the 5 Live Formula 1 team team. Despite a few no-shows, his guests include Jack Nicholls, Jennie Gow, Steve Crossman, Andrew Benson and Radio 1’s Christian Hewgill. They reminisce about the 2021 season and explain why it will go down as the greatest in the sport’s history. They also hear from new world champion Max Verstappen.
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.