Formula 1

F1 podcast: Did 'first of losers' Mercedes-Ferrari fight matter?

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For one of only a handful of times in 2023, Red Bull looked vulnerable in practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 season finale - yet Max Verstappen ended the weekend with one of his more dominant wins in recent memory.

How that transpired, and how the remaining battles in the constructors' championship were settled, are the main themes of this season's final grand prix review episode of The Race F1 Podcast.

Mark Hughes and Scott Mitchell-Malm join Edd Straw to dissect another Max Verstappen triumph and how Red Bull turned things around, plus the battle for second overall behind it that came alive in the closing stages - including whether Mercedes' eventual 'triumph' in that fight over Ferrari will even matter to it.

Yuki Tsunoda's strong end to the campaign ultimately proved to be in vain as far as AlphaTauri's hopes of overhauling Williams for seventh in the points were concerned, but there's still a look at how he strung together his impressive weekend as well as what a best overall finish in six years means for Williams.

And, of course, for one final time in 2023 there's a host of questions from The Race Members' Club to work through - a number of which are asked with an eye on 2024.

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

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