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Podcast: Do F1 drivers need more protection in extreme races?

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The feedback from most competitors involved in a gruelling Qatar Grand Prix raised an important question: is Formula 1 doing enough about driver welfare?

That's the topic discussed in-depth in this edition of The Race F1 Podcast, with host Edd Straw joined by Josh Suttill, Jonny Reynolds, and special guest Dr Chris Tyler from the University of Roehampton, London.

As an expert in human responses to extreme environments, Dr Tyler has worked with F1 teams and drivers including Oscar Piastri to prepare them for races in hotter climates.

He explains why what happened in Qatar was so alarming, and discusses what can be done to prevent drivers suffering to such an extent again as part of a wider discussion about driver wellbeing.

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

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