As we get into the second half of the 2022 Formula 1 calendar, the sport is heading to the French Grand Prix – with this week’s episode of our F1 Nation podcast previewing this weekend's action at Paul Ricard.

    This week, Tom Clarkson is joined by Damon Hill, who is fresh (or maybe not) from taking on one of the Tour de France’s toughest climbs. They discuss whether Ferrari’s newfound momentum will continue in France, as the Scuderia look to make it three wins on the bounce – or whether Paul Ricard’s long front-tyre-punishing corners will hand the advantage to Red Bull. They also consider whether Mercedes could make it a three-team fight at the top.

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    They also look back on the first 11 races of the season and discuss which driver has raised his game after “staring into the abyss”. TC and Damon are also joined by special guest and former Ferrari race-winner Gerhard Berger, who weighs in on the Max Verstappen vs Charles Leclerc debate, as the trio choose their star performers of the season so far.

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