This month’s JA on F1 Podcast features a fascinating discussion on Innovation in Formula 1.
We’re really excited about this one and hope you are too. If you like to think about all the amazing ideas that go into this sport and about where the sport might be headed in the future then this show is for you.
In a packed half hour, which you can download and listen to at your leisure, we’ve got all kinds of insights from some innovative engineers and some great thinkers.
Lotus F1 technical director James Allison reveals what happens behind the scenes when one team comes up with something revolutionary, like the F Duct, and the rivals teams try to get it banned.
Caterham’s Mike Gascoyne argues that it is possible to innovate on a tight budget and explains why cost control has gone wrong in F1.
Veteran engineer Frank Dernie recalls the time when F1 engineers had limited budgets, but total freedom to innovate with ideas like six wheel cars and ground effect.
Architect John Rhodes, who redesigned Silverstone, takes a look at the way circuits will work in the future and how F1 can improve the fan experience.
And we get a unique view from outside the sport, from one of the UK’s brightest minds – Sir David King, former chief scientific adviser to the UK government and now fully engaged in shaping the transport of the future. He takes a look into the future and explains how F1 can help to move the world towards a more sustainable existence.
You can listen or download here or on ITunes.
And leave us your comment below on some of the key themes; how important do you think Innovation is to F1? Is a budget cap the right way to control costs or would it kill innovation?
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RUNNING ORDER, JA on F1 PODCAST #5
1.54 James Allison, Technical Director, Lotus F1 Team
10.48 Sir David King, former Chief Scientific Advisor, HM Government
17.58 Mike Gascoyne, Chief Technical Officer, Caterham F1 Team
23.45 Zak Brown, CEO of sports marketing agency JMI
27.12 Frank Dernie
31.35 John Rhodes, Populous architect
35.25 Wrap up
Total duration 35.59