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F1: Chequered Flag

Formula 1 interviews, reaction and reports. 5 Live presents a round-up of the race weekend.

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The Big F1 Quiz of the Year

Steve Rider hosts a special end of year quiz as the 5 Live F1 team battle it out to show who has the best knowledge of the 2019 Formula 1 Season.

1hr 8mins

24 Dec 2019

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Belgian Grand Prix Preview

Tom Clarkson presents a preview of the Belgian Grand Prix with the 5 live F1 team.


25 Aug 2016

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Max Verstappen: Mercedes and Ferrari are great, but I'm happy with Red Bull

Jennie Gow and Jack Nicholls look ahead to the 2016 Formula 1 season, with the latest from pre-season testing. You'll hear from rising star Max Verstappen, who outlines his hopes for the new campaign.


3 Mar 2016

Rank #3

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P1: Lewis, Mercedes and the art of qualifying

Jennie Gow presents a Formula One special looking at why Lewis Hamilton has recorded more pole positions than any other driver. Hear from Hamilton himself, his former team-mate Jenson Button, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and Allan McNish on what sets Hamilton apart on a single lap shoot-out.


12 Oct 2017

Rank #4

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Grid Girls

As the popularity, participation and coverage of women’s sport continue to grow – Jennie Gow investigates whether the use of grid girls is a sexist, outdated relic in 2017. Hear the thoughts of the models themselves alongside F1 drivers, team and circuit bosses. Plus find out how the issue is being considered in boxing, cycling and darts.


14 Dec 2017

Rank #5

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Season Preview with Toto Wolff

Jennie Gow is joined by Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, deputy team principal of Williams Claire Williams, Mark Gallagher and Andrew Benson to look ahead to the 2017 Formula One season.


16 Feb 2017

Rank #6

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Hungarian Grand Prix Review

Lewis Hamilton signs off the first half of the F1 season with a win in Hungary and now holds a 24 point lead over title rival Sebastian Vettel. Jennie Gow, Jolyon Palmer and Jack Nicholls discuss.


29 Jul 2018

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F1 is back: New cars, drivers, regulations and owners

The 5 live Formula 1 team bring you up to speed with the latest F1 news and interviews. Plus a preview of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.


21 Mar 2017

Rank #8

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Fernando Alonso Special

We sit down with two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso who reflects on his career and explains why he is leaving the sport. Former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer and the BBC's chief F1 sports writer Andrew Benson also look Alonso's legacy and discuss what the future holds for the Spaniard.


31 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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What coronavirus means for the F1 season

Jennie Gow is joined by Jack Nicholls, Jolyon Palmer and Andrew Benson to discuss what’s been a busy week of announcements regarding the future of Formula One. We hear which races have been postponed or cancelled and how the teams are planning to help the NHS. Plus, the team reflect on the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix weekend just hours before it was scheduled to start.


20 Mar 2020

Rank #10