F1 NATION: New cars, new drivers, new season – It’s our Bahrain GP preview podcast
It’s that time of year again. Cars have been launched, targets have been laid out, pre-season testing is done and dusted, and soon, the racing will begin. But before the 2023 opener arrives, the F1 Nation gang have returned to provide you with some essential listening…
Joining host Tom Clarkson in a packed Bahrain Grand Prix preview episode are Natalie Pinkham, 1996 world champion Damon Hill and a new signing for the new season: legendary F1 test driver and racer Pedro de la Rosa.
Now an ambassador for Aston Martin, de la Rosa talks through the team’s impressive testing display at the Bahrain International Circuit, which included some eye-catching runs from two-time title winner Fernando Alonso.
Meanwhile, F1 experts chime in with their views on Red Bull’s blistering pace, Mercedes sticking to their guns with the W14’s sidepods, new Ferrari team boss Frederic Vasseur, and McLaren’s struggles.
There is also a look at how F1’s rookie trio – Oscar Piastri, Nyck de Vries and Logan Sargeant – fared during the pre-season, and the feeling that the full field could be closer than ever as the 2022 rules reset takes hold…
Tune into our 2023 preview episode of F1 Nation by hitting go on the audio player above – or by clicking here to listen via your preferred podcasting provider.