Chequered Flag Formula 1

Chequered Flag Formula 1

Published by: BBC Radio 5 live

56 Episodes | First Released: Mar 3 '16 | 🇬🇧
Formula 1 interviews, reaction and reports. 5 live presents a round-up of the race weekend.
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colonial curmudgeon
Nov 30
Rating:   6
I want to like this more

Quali review for Abu Dabi (mislabeled as a review of the GP!) — Once again I am disappointed I can’t like this podcast more😢 But it’s the only one I can find from a major media outlet that regularly previews and reviews every F1 race. I can live with the UK-centricity since we share the language. But 20 minutes of discussing how Ferrari blew the strategy yet again, with Jennie and Jack not advancing any new ideas after the first 5 minutes, is frustrating. As the last Quali of the year it was a missed opportunity to review team mate stats for the season— or something more beyond the top 6 and too much time about $10k perfume. You have to like Jack and Jennie or be deprived like me to keep coming back.

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张淇鑫
Nov 20
Rating:   2
Two dudes Nicholls and Palmer can’t agree with each other on anything

I’m officially done with this podcast after Nicholls called Gasly’s second place in Brazil “best of the rest” with both Ferraris and Bottas out and Hamilton crashing into Albon... he just made it sound like Gasly drove 20 mph the whole race and somehow ended up on the podium. It’s a celebrated moment when a small team comes onto the podium: like 2017 Stroll in Baku and this year Kvyat in Germany. He just doesn’t get it and tries to ruin the moment for the fans listening. Complete ignorance and disrespect. GOOD CONTENT BBC, I HAVE UNSUBSCRIBED.

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The Dashing Dan
Nov 19
Rating:   4
The Lewis Hamilton fanboy show

This podcast is basically just Jenny Gow blandly feeding easy qurestions to Andrew Benson and Jack Nicholls as they fawn over Lewis Hamilton and lying about Ferrari and Red Bull having a better car than Mercedes.The MO here is if it makes Lewis look good, go on and on and on about it. If Lewis does something wrong, ignore it and hope nobody notices because God forbid that they say anything negative about their overrated hero.The only other drivers they even acknowledge are Valteri Bottas (who they big up just enough to make it seem that Lewis has a challenger) and Seb Vettel, who they claim only won four titles because he had the best car, but with Hamilton, who also has by the far the best car, it’s a different rule. With Hamilton, it's the man, not the car. Hypocrisy.Their interview with Fernando Alonso was interesting though, so I will give a second star.

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rjrobins568
Sep 24
Rating:   2
Poor

I have followed F1 for over 30 years this group is silly and doesn’t provide any details to the event they are describing I am deleting the AP horrible BBC put something in its place

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amir737ng
Sep 24
Rating:   2
Biased and Clueless

Their opinions are so bad that I wonder if they even have watched the race!Biassed and anger they hold against is bizarre!

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MinnesotaMik
Sep 24
Rating:   6
Pronounce LeClerc Correctly Already

Pretty ho-hum analysis of Singapore. Palmer was ok, but the rest ho-hum. But please pronounce LeClerc’s name correctly.

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CDKor
Aug 30
Rating:   2
Hamilton fan girl

Hamilton is the second-coming, eh?

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Chose Another Nickname43
Aug 5
Rating:   10
Great

Informative, cheeky without blathering on needlessly

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Husky58
Aug 1
Rating:   2
BBC Premier F1 Podcast

This is BBC’s premier F1 podcast ? You must be joking. Gow is clueless.

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Expatbrit
Jun 30
Rating:   2
Podcast team

Crap opinions from supposed experts

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pdxpostal
Jun 12
Rating:   10
With all due respect

Love this podcast, but the two gentlemen are dead wrong about seb’s 5 second penalty. Anyone with eyes can seeeeee the penalty on Vettle is ridiculous.

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vocalant
Apr 15
Rating:   4
Interview with Bernie was just poor

Generally found the podcasts quite sloppy in their delivery. They have no ability to really get down into the personal level of the podcast. When you listen to Beyond the grid or victory you listen to a natural conversation that takes you on a journey. These podcasts are just a serious of questions. An interview. Poor delivery. Just sounds that are inexperienced uni students just trying to pull of any question they think the answer will be of interest without any thought. The interview with Bernie was just uncomfortable to listen too. Three people just firing questions, some completely uninteresting and uninspiring. I can’t see having there people interviewing works, as they all have different objectives talking over each to get a question in. Not the level of quality I expect from the BBC. I think they could really use having someone interview Bernie who has live through his past time, can recollect the past time and the current times by history and technically.

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F1me
Apr 12
Rating:   6
Palmer 👎

Good podcast asides Palmer and the giant F1 chip on his agitated shoulder

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cripKid
Apr 12
Rating:   2
Childish, immature and arrogant.

Like listening to 6th formers arguing on the school bus.She is annoying and the other two are arrogantly dismissive and misinformed.Another example of a sub standard talent turning their attention to commentary.

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abridge24
Mar 31
Rating:   10
Palmer is king

Palmer makes this podcast. He is so knowledgeable and coupled with his honest opinions makes him irreplaceable.

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Trot&Bolt
Mar 18
Rating:   6
Palmer needs to relax

Awesome podcast, just a shame Jolyon Palmer is so aggressive all the time. Really unprofessional. Saying things like “what are you on about”. Doesn’t make for good technical conversation... sounds like a pub row!

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Psn@9131
Nov 30 '18
Rating:   10
Excellent, insightful interviews

TC interviews some of the big names in F1. His interviews are excellent, making sure the guest does most of the talking. Through the interviews he lets us into the more human side of his guests, while exploring their F1 and personal journeys.

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phk*1
Nov 23 '18
Rating:   4
Could be better

Please leave Jack Nichols in ‘Brasilia’ and hire someone else

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Gav678378393
Oct 29 '18
Rating:   2
Not a review

Heard all of this on the radio live last night, not a review but a rehash of the the Hamilton celebrations.

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Bripat48
Oct 27 '18
Rating:   4
Apart from Jack Nichols its good.

I will always listen to this podcast as there are few F1 podcasts. Bring back Andrew Benson and James Allen. They offer a better insight into what goes on over the weekend.

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