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F1 EXPLAINS: Neck strength secrets, wind tunnel watchers, DRS data and pit stop perfection – What we learned in 2023

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It has been an action-packed 2023 as Max Verstappen and Red Bull reigned supreme on their way to winning both championship titles. Off the track, however, there was also plenty to keep us entertained – including the all-new F1 Explains podcast.

Hosted by Katie Osborne and Christian Hewgill, the pod sees the pair answering a different set of questions each week, with the aim of giving fans the inside line about how F1 really works.

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This week’s special episode sees the duo look back on everything they learned this year, with insightful questions from the fans bringing fascinating responses from our panel of experts – which includes drivers, engineers, strategists, designers and many more of the people who make F1 tick behind the scenes.

Katie and Christian also picked out the things that they enjoyed learning the most this year, such as the advantages and disadvantages of having F1-ready neck muscles, as well as how the sport's rule makers keep an eye on teams at their factories.

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You'll also hear from some of our favourite guests including Gemma Fisher, who turbocharged F1 pit stops, DRS expert and race strategist Ruth Buscombe, and motorsport scientist Dr Diandra Leslie-Pelecky.

To catch the latest episode of F1 Explains, tap the audio player above or click here to listen on your preferred platform.

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