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Podcast: Hamilton's misjudgement + Mercedes driver dynamic

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The Mercedes drivers' opening-lap clash in the Qatar Grand Prix goes under the spotlight in the latest episode of The Race F1 Podcast.

Lewis Hamilton was quick to reverse his immediate view of the incident at the first corner and accept full responsibility for it, and Edd Straw, Mark Hughes and Ben Anderson discuss a rare eye-opening misjudgement from the seven-time world champion - albeit a second in four grands prix - and how big a problem Mercedes' driver dynamic might be if it's as competitive as it hopes in 2024.

So eventful was the weekend that it was easy to miss Max Verstappen sealing a third F1 title but there's a dedicated appraisal of his relentless charge to the 2023 crown as well as his route to victory in Qatar in a unique race where stint lengths were capped at 18 laps.

Verstappen didn't have it all his own way at Lusail, though, and Oscar Piastri's sprint race win, his development kerb in his first year, and how much it will sting for Lando Norris that his team-mate has an F1 win before him are all discussed.

And as well as examining another under-par performance from Sergio Perez, once again the panel takes questions from The Race Members' Club.

The Race F1 Podcast is available free to subscribe to from all good podcast suppliers, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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