Posted on December 4, 2013


For our final podcast of the year we look back at the 2013 season and analyse the big stories as well as looking at how the F1 drivers performed. With me are Marussia Sporting Director Graeme Lowdon, Autosport’s Grand Prix editor Mark Hughes, sponsor finder and CEO of Just Marketing Zac Brown, and JA on F1 reporter Holly Samos as well as our technical adviser Mark Gillan. We also have contributions from Sir Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda. It’s a lively listen: We ask “How good a year of F1 was 2013?”, we analyse why some teams are struggling to More…

Posted on October 7, 2013


Welcome to the JA on F1 podcast for October. This month we have two F1 legends, a team owner, the man who would be FIA president and a glimpse into the future with 2014 technology. Murray Walker needs no introduction, the legendary commentator celebrates his 90th birthday this month and, as a colleague of his for many years, I went for a frank and personal chat with the great man. Alain Prost is currently F1’s only four times world champion, but he’ll soon be joined on that number by Sebastian Vettel. His in house rivalry at McLaren with Ayrton Senna More…

Posted on August 6, 2013


Welcome to the JA on F1 podcast for August. It’s the Summer Shutdown in F1, so what better way to while away the days than to listen to this insightful half hour about all things F1? And share it with your friends? In this edition I speak to Lotus boss Eric Boullier and hear about how his team is able to punch above its weight budget-wise, his chances of retaining star driver Kimi Raikonnen for 2014 and how the team has coped with the loss of Technical Director James Allison to Ferrari Mercedes boss Ross Brawn has overseen a resurgence More…

Posted on July 3, 2013


Welcome to the JA on F1 podcast for July. This month we have a very special edition coming from behind the scenes at the FIA Sport Conference week in Goodwood. The three day event, in the days leading up to the British Grand Prix weekend, featured a wide cast of characters and was focussed on the challenges facing the sport, as well as the work that has been done in key areas. We had a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and talk with some of the big names; In a rare interview, FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting explains More…

Posted on March 29, 2013


Welcome to the second JA on F1 podcast, perfectly timed for you to download and enjoy over the Easter Holiday period. In a packed edition we hear from the ever-popular Kimi Raikkonen, winner of the first race of the season, on what he thinks of his fans, what he does on his days off and that infamous radio call to “leave me alone” in Abu Dhabi. We get the inside track on Lotus’s sensational start to the season from to the man behind that famous win in Melbourne, Lotus technical director James Allison. He also explains what it is like More…

Posted on March 11, 2013


Welcome to the first JA on F1 podcast of 2013. As last year, we will be coming out every month throughout the F1 season, going behind the scenes of this fascinating sport, providing in depth analysis and behind the scenes insight, talking to the big names and introducing a wide cast of characters. In this season build-up edition we have a packed podcast, as we head towards Melbourne: * Mercedes set the pace as testing came to a close. But are they genuine contenders? And who is looking good? Former Williams chief engineer Mark Gillan, now JA on F1 Technical More…

Posted on December 24, 2012


As it’s the Christmas Holidays, we have put together a podcast special, for the enjoyment of F1 fans around the world. We asked you the readers for questions to put to a panel of F1 insiders and we selected the 12 best, which are answered here. We got a great response with 222 fantastic questions. Here is a taste of them; to enjoy the whole podcast click on the link below. – What was the best overtake of the year – is there an official award for this? – When teams are thinking of employing a driver, what data do More…

Posted on November 7, 2012


Welcome to the JA on F1 podcast for November, brought to you by UBS. This month we have something a bit special. We went to Paris to quiz FIA president Jean Todt on the key subjects of the moment in F1 – the new higher team entry fees, 2014 engines and whether Bernie Ecclestone will have more of a say in making the F1 rules in future, “I will never allow things which are under our responsibility to be dealt with by anyone else,” he says forthrightly. And we have a behind-the-scenes special with the Williams F1 team. Bruno Senna More…

Posted on September 28, 2012


Welcome to the October edition of the JA on F1 podcast, brought to you by UBS. This month we’ve been quick to react to the confirmation of Lewis Hamilton’s move to Mercedes – we analyse why Hamilton jumped from a sporting and business point of view with former McLaren Mercedes driver, turned driver manager Mark Blundell and study the timeline and behind the scenes details with Daily Telegraph F1 writer Tom Cary. Plus with the recent death of pioneering F1 doctor Professor Sid Watkins, we have a moving tribute from “Senna” film-maker, fellow surgeon and close friend of the Prof, More…

Posted on September 13, 2012


Welcome to the JA on F1 podcast #7 for September, presented from the Williams F1 Team factory. This is the busiest podcast we have put together yet. It features not only a sneak preview of the new F1 2012 game from Codemasters and an interview with its creator, but also a celebration of 25 years of the Mechanics’ Trust with contributions from my fellow Trustees Patrick Head, Sir Jackie Stewart and Jo Ramirez as well as former drivers Derek Warwick and John Watson. Plus we speak to the next British driver aiming to follow in the footsteps of Lewis and More…

Posted on August 21, 2012


Bored with waiting for the F1 season to start up again? Tired of crossing off the dates on your wall planner until Spa? If you are missing your fix of F1, we’ve produced a “Summer Special” podcast, which features plenty of new material as well as some “best bits” from the six podcasts we have produced so far, featuring Mark Webber, Ross Brawn, Heikki Kovalainen and many more familiar names. Download it and take it on the beach or just click on the player below to listen. In case you haven’t heard the series so far you can listen to More…

Posted on August 2, 2012


I’m delighted to release the JA on F1 Podcast #6 – featuring some of the biggest names in the F1 game. We’re really pleased with this one, as it has some great content from some very interesting people. It’s the half way point in the F1 season and we have some frank assessments of how it’s gone so far from, among others, Sir Frank Williams, “Maldonado probably does overstep the mark,” he says in this candid interview with Tom Clarkson. Sir Jackie Stewart runs the rule over the three of the leading drivers in the sport and analyses their performances More…

Posted on June 1, 2012


Here is the June edition of the JA on F1 podcast. There’s a lot going on at the moment in F1; fans and insiders alike are confused by the six different winners in six races, something that’s never happened before in F1. So why is it happening now? One of F1’s top engineers, Lotus F1′s Alan Permane explains the tyre “lottery” and what’s really going on. He also gives us the inside line on Kimi Raikkonen. We catch up with Ron Howard, the director of the next F1 movie, Rush, which has just finished filming. The Hollywood star director tells More…

Posted on April 30, 2012


The new JA on F1 podcast is out today. This month, with a lot of talk about whether the F1 drivers are able to push to the maximum with the current regulations, we take a look at the wider subject of how to get the most out of an F1 driver. Very often you’ll hear that a driver “didn’t get the maximum” from a qualifying session or a race. So why does this happen? How do you avoid on-days and off-days, what are the secrets in terms of preparation, work with engineers and so on? Can a driver be allowed More…

Posted on March 28, 2012


Thanks to all the JA on F1 followers who downloaded the first podcast in February and for taking it to number 1 on ITunes in several countries, including the UK. The new podcast, Episode 2: March, is now available. This month with the new F1 season off to a great start with races in Australia and Malaysia and China up next, we take a look at F1 in Asia. With six races on the current calendar, why has the region become so important to F1? Is the sport managing to build a fanbase in Asia? And what is the best More…

Posted on March 1, 2012


Here is something I really hope you enjoy: it’s the first JA on F1 podcast. This is a new content strand for us and we’re really excited about it; at the end of every month we will produce a new podcast with input from the big names in the sport as well as from names you don’t get to hear so often. We aim to give F1 fans a rounded insight into the sport, bringing them closer to the sport and taking into the audio arena what we’ve been doing for years in text. Thanks to our partners at UBS More…



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