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Podcast: Do drivers like team radio? + F1 number histories

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
1 min read

Host Tim Silvey is joined by Sean ‘Virtual Statman’ Kelly and our resident racing driver Alex Brundle to bring you fresh perspectives, performance insights and statistical surprises to enhance your enjoyment of grand prix racing.

On this episode, after some spicy exchanges over the airwaves in Spain, Alex goes deep on the subject of team radio.

He discusses whether drivers talk too much during races, how team radio can help a driver’s performance but also quickly become a distraction, why we shouldn’t read too much into angry team radio exchanges between drivers and their engineers, and much more.

After that, following Max Verstappen’s win in Monaco a couple of weeks ago, which was the 200th in F1 for a car running the number 1, Sean looks into the offbeat topic of race numbers. You’ll find out which are the most (and least) successful, which ones seemingly bring bad luck, and the intriguing stories behind some of F1’s more uncommon race numbers.

And finally, we hear from F1 Technical Director Pat Symonds in our Aramco Focus, with the former Benetton and Renault tech boss outlining F1’s future fuel plans.

Get in touch with the show! Use the hashtag #AramcoF1Focus on social media or email podcasts@the-race.com.

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