F1 NATION: A new Sprint format, Mercedes make changes, and Alpine look to bounce back – it's our Azerbaijan GP preview


After four weeks without seeing Formula 1 cars out on track, it is finally race week, and the F1 Nation crew are here to preview all the action, ahead of the first Sprint weekend of the season in Baku.

Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham look ahead to what is set to be an exciting Azerbaijan Grand Prix, taking us through the new Sprint format that is making its debut this weekend.

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The duo are also joined by James Allison, who comes onto the podcast to explain why he has chosen to go back to his role as Tecnhical Director at Mercedes.They analyse his important return, and also the impact it could have on the Silver Arrows going forward.

Also joining Clarkson and Pinkham for a chat is Alpine Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer, who explains why he is confident his team can bounce back in Baku after the race-ending collision between his two drivers, Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, in Melbourne.

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Another team that is looking to bounce back from a point-less Melbourne outing is Ferrari, and the pair examine the Scuderia’s season so far, as they debate whether they can get their championship hopes back on track.

Lastly, make sure to stick around for an update on F1 Nation’s dedicated F1 Fantasy league, as the team run through the championship standings ahead of round four of 23.

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