F1 NATION: Diving into 2022's opening pre-season running at Barcelona


F1 is back and so is F1 Nation! Tom Clarkson, Damon Hill and Natalie Pinkham chat about the news, views and pre-season clues from three days of running in Barcelona.

Which teams have made strong starts, and which still have work to do?

Plus, the gang unpack rumours of 'brand-new' cars being prepared for the Official Pre-Season Test in Bahrain as squads aim to bring significant upgrade packages to the next sessions on March 10-12.

READ MORE: Verstappen says Red Bull RB18 will be 'completely different' for Bahrain's Official Pre-Season Test

They also discuss the exciting early signs of closer wheel-to-wheel racing in 2022, while Aston Martin’s Performance Director, Tom McCullough, pops in to give us expert insight into this new generation of machines.

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We also break down F1’s porpoising problem, hear tales of Damon’s worst pre-season sessions, and learn that we’ve all been pronouncing his name incorrectly – according to his mother, anyway…

ANALYSIS: What is ‘porpoising’ – and why is it causing the F1 teams a headache at 2022 pre-season running?

Send your F1 questions to the 1996 world champion for our first Ask Damon of 2022. Record them as a voice note and email them to AskDamon@F1.com.

F1 Nation returns with a 2022 Season Preview on March 15 – after the Official Pre-Season Test. Listen to the latest episode in the player above, or via your preferred provider.



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