F1 NATION: Norris' ‘surprising’ podium, Zhou’s homecoming and Verstappen’s first win in Shanghai – it's our Chinese GP review


Was Max Verstappen’s victory at the Chinese Grand Prix his most dominant of 2024? How did Lando Norris beat the Red Bull of Sergio Perez and both Ferraris to claim P2? What did Zhou Guanyu make of his historic first home race?

The F1 Nation gang are here to discuss all that and more after Formula 1 returned to Shanghai for an action-packed weekend.

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From the paddock, pod host Tom Clarkson is joined by F1 tech expert Albert Fabrega and Mercedes reserve driver, Fred Vesti, to discuss all the big talking points from Formula 1’s first race in China since 2019.

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There's also time to assess the ever-moving driver market, with Carlos Sainz's manager Carlos Onoro giving us the latest on how the Spaniard's search for a seat in 2025 is going.

Chinese journalist Frankie Mao is also on hand to explain what it meant to have F1 back in the country again.

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