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F1 EXPLAINS: Ask an F1 driver – Your questions answered by Liam Lawson

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What do reserve drivers do? Why are F1 stars weighed after every race? What is the racing line, and how can it help you when doing grocery shopping? This week’s special episode of F1 Explains looks to answer these questions and much more.

Cindy from California, Ana in India, Pierre from France and lots more F1 Explains listeners sent in questions about the life of a Formula 1 driver, so hosts Christian Hewgill and Katie Osborne have been getting the answers from Red Bull reserve driver Liam Lawson.

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Liam explains how drivers change approach between an all-out qualifying lap and a long race stint. He also tells us about understeer and oversteer, and why drivers hit some trackside kerbs but avoid others.

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And to get your questions answered, you can send a query about any F1 topic you fancy to F1Explains@F1.com. Our intrepid podcast team will then hunt down the best person in the paddock to give you the answer.

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All episodes of F1 Explains are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all other major podcast apps. New episodes are released every Friday.

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