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F1 NATION: Does Mercedes’ sensational Sao Paulo 1-2 mean they’re back in business?

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Mercedes ended their 2022 victory drought by storming to a one-two finish in the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, with the latest episode of our F1 Nation podcast looking back on a dramatic Sprint weekend at Interlagos.

Host Tom Clarkson speaks to emotional race winner George Russell to get his first-hand reaction, while 1996 F1 world champion Damon Hill and F1 Correspondent Lawrence Barretto join in to ask Mercedes engineering chief Andrew Shovlin if Mercedes are officially back.

READ MORE: Russell left ‘speechless’ by breakthrough F1 win after ‘emotional rollercoaster’ for Mercedes in 2022

Also on this week’s list of talking points is an uncharacteristically poor weekend for Red Bull, who had no answer to Mercedes and Ferrari – not to mention the dramatic clash between 2021 title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, as well as some uncharacteristic intra-team strife between Verstappen and Sergio Perez…

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There was further drama at Alpine, with team boss Otmar Szafnauer giving a frank review of the incidents involving Aston Martin-bound Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, while Pierre Gasly talks about his time at AlphaTauri coming to an end, and Alex Albon discusses where Williams go from here after a frustrating race.

Finally, after a momentous weekend for Haas, who claimed pole position and led a lap for the first time thanks to Kevin Magnussen’s stellar efforts, the burning question remains: who will partner the Dane at the team in 2023?

READ MORE: ‘It wasn’t clear we could make it to the end’ – ‘Super proud’ Wolff on how close Russell came to losing Sao Paulo win

Join the gang for a guest-filled chat by listening to the latest episode of F1 Nation in the player above – or head here to catch it on your favourite provider.

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