F1 NATION: Can Verstappen win in ‘Red Bull territory’ and are Mercedes on the up? It's our Spanish GP preview


This weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix kicks off an exciting triple header for Formula 1, as the European leg of the season gets into full swing with three races in two weeks.

On this week's episode of F1 Nation, host Tom Clarkson is joined by 1996 world champion Damon Hill to discuss who could be the big winners in Barcelona, Austria and Silverstone.

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After two tracks that have exposed their weaknesses, the pair discuss whether Max Verstappen is favourite to win the next three races in what is deemed ‘Red Bull territory’.

There's also chat on what lessons McLaren need to learn from Montreal and, after a challenging weekend in Canada, are Ferrari going to struggle again in Spain?

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And, following an uptick in performance and a podium for George Russell last time out, will Mercedes be competitive for the rest of the season?

Plus, Aston Martin Performance Director Tom McCullough joins the pod to discuss the challenges of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which tracks he expects Aston will be strongest at in the upcoming races, and whether age really matters following the news that 17-year-old Kimi Antonelli could make his F1 debut sooner than expected.

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