Welcome to the third JA on F1 podcast in our 2013 series. This month we speak to a driver and a team boss, a technical director and the man at the centre of F1’s hottest debate of the moment.
Mercedes F1 CEO Toto Wolff tells us how many marks out of 10 he gives his team for their start to 2013, talks about Lewis Hamilton’s impact on the team and whether Ross Brawn is staying; we ask rising Toro Rosso star Daniel Ricciardo about his standout drive in China and his chances of getting a Red Bull seat; we explain and analyse the changes to the Pirelli tyre range with Paul Hembery in discussion with former Williams chief engineer and JA on F1 technical adviser Mark Gillan. We ask whether things have gone too far on the tyres’ effect on the racing. Gillan also looks ahead to the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona and talks about what updates we are likely to see on the F1 cars.
And when will one of F1’s new team score a point? We look at the challenges facing with Marussia technical director Pat Symonds in conversation with Holly Samos. He also looks ahead to what engine the team will use in 2014.
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1.38 Toto Wolff, Executive Director of Mercedes F1 (Apologies for some mobile interference)
7.27 Mark Gillan analyses Mercedes’ performance so far
8.31 Holly Samos speaks to Marussia Technical Director Pat Symonds
18.12 Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo on getting into a Red Bull in 2014
25.10 Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery on changes to the tyres
32.23 Mark Gillan analyses the performance so far and changes to the Pirelli F1 tyre range
35.44 Wrap up
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