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2023 F1 season preview with Mark Hughes and Johnny Herbert

Can Max Verstappen win a third world championship? Will Mercedes be able to challenge Red Bull and Ferrari, and which of this year's three rookies will impress the most? Mark Hughes and Johnny Herbert join Motor Sport editor Joe Dunn and writer James Elson to examine the big questions ahead of the 2023 F1 season

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    Sir Jackie Stewart joins Rob Widdows in the latest episode of our centenary series, celebrating 100 years of Motor Sport through the eyes of some of its greatest characters,In the space of an hour, the three-time F1 World Champion recalls the racing — and autographs — that inspired him as a child, and led him to immense success. He talks of the camaraderie between the drivers of the 1960s, and the tragedies that spurred him to lead a safety revolution.There's the story of how close he came to becoming a Ferrari factory driver; the episode that led to a lifetime of mistrust between him and Enzo Ferrari; and the ensuing partnership with Ken Tyrrell.Far from contemplating a quiet life, Sir Jackie speaks about his career after racing: team ownership, his continued love of Formula 1, and his enduring fight to find a cure for dementia.
  • 5. Derek Bell: Centenary Stories

    01:14:49
    Five-time Le Mans champion and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona Derek Bell joins Rob Widdows for the latest in our special podcast series, celebrating 100 years of Motor Sport magazine.Bell, who earned a reputation for his ability to bring a car home no matter its condition, speaks of racing at Le Mans and recalls some of his favourite memories with team-mates Jacky Ickx, Pedro Rodriguez and Stefan Bellof. He also reveals how racing at Daytona, often provided a greater challenge than the French classic
  • 4. Dario Franchitti: Centenary Stories

    01:04:34
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  • 3. Damon Hill: Centenary Stories

    54:05
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    01:10:17
    A five-time grand prix winner who partnered the likes of Niki Lauda and Alain Prost, John Watson came achingly close to winning the 1982 Formula 1 World Championship.He's Rob Widdows' latest guest in a special podcast series marking 100 years of Motor Sport‘s publication, as he charts a changing era of F1 when Lauda and Mario Andretti introduced new levels of professionalism and ruthlessness to the sport.In a series of fascinating and funny tales, Watson covers driving for Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team, witnessing Lauda's influence, and seeing the emerging talent of Prost. The driver who still holds the record for winning a grand prix from furthest back on the grid (22nd place) also tackles the art of overtaking and gives his predictions for the future of racing.
  • 1. Mario Andretti: Centenary Stories

    01:03:47
    F1 World Champion, four-time IndyCar title-holder and Daytona 500 winner, Mario Andretti is the first guest in a special podcast series marking 100 years of Motor Sport‘s publicationAndretti has been a regular in Motor Sport‘s pages for more than half that time, and is still making headlines, with plans to be the first to test the Andretti F1 car, if the team is granted a place on the grid.He joins Rob Widdows to recall a career that made him one of the sport’s all-time greats, from watching Stirling Moss and Alberto Ascari as a spectator, to meeting Colin Chapman, succeeding in F1, and then racing against his son.
  • 2023 F1 season review pt 2 with Mark Hughes, Alex Brundle and Damien Smith

    44:52
    There was one overwhelming Formula 1 winner in 2023, but who were the other stars aside from Max Verstappen and Red Bull?Motor Sport's F1 editor, Mark Hughes; racer and broadcaster Alex Brundle; and Motor Sport special contributor Damien Smith discuss the top performers of the season, including the drivers who showed world championship potential, but didn't have the machinery to win, the remarkable turnaround from McLaren, and the races of the year.Once you've heard their views, don't forget to vote for your choices in the Motor Sport Season Review Awards, in association with Pocher 1:8 Scale Models. Have your say before December 20 for a chance to win Goodwood Season Tickets worth more than £1900.
  • 2023 F1 season review pt 1 with Mark Hughes, Alex Brundle and Damien Smith

    40:41
    It was a season of overwhelming domination by Max Verstappen... and of intense competition in the chasing pack.What was the secret of Adrian Newey's rocketship Red Bull? What happened to Aston Martin's early challenge? And what is going on with lewis Hamilton and Mercedes?Mark Hughes, Alex Brundle and Damien Smith form our expert panel to look back over the year and the crucial moments that shaped the 2023 season. Once you've heard their views, have your say on the Motor Sport website by voting in the Season Review Awards, in association with Pocher 1:8 Model Kits by December 20.
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    01:26:46
    Nobody knows the secret of winning at Le Mans more than Tom Kristensen: winner of a record nine 24 Hour races at La Sarthe.In this podcast, recorded in front of a live audience ahead of the 2023 race, Mr Le Mans gives the inside track on how he became the most successful driver in the 100 year history of the race, and offers his thoughts on a new golden era for sports car racing.Hosted by Ed Foster, in partnership with Classic & Sports Finance and Scalextric