F1 Nation has Andrew Shovlin talk of Mercedes at Imola, Joddy Egginton going into AlphaTauri’s performances in 2020 and 2021 plus more.

Following the weekend at Imola, the latest F1 Nation began with discussion between hosts Tom Clarkson and Alex Jacques on the town surrounding the circuit, and the track itself. Subsequently, there was conversation about Mercedes’ seventh constructors’ world championship.

By the reckoning of the hosts, it was one of the team’s most dominant seasons, the duo also in agreement that Nico Rosberg stepping away from F1 in 2016 helped Mercedes to find the success that they have.

The German, of course, gave way for a less volatile Valtteri Bottas to take his spot, and it was the Finn that was at the center of the next topic, which was that of the damage the Mercedes driver incurred with the front wing endplate of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel lodged under his floor.

To discuss this, and the race as a whole, Andrew Shovlin would then join the show. The interview was short-lived, it concluding and giving way for a segment on Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo. The hosts credited him with one of his best drives in the race, and after this, Clarkson shared a story of the Australian being ignored in the post-race presser. He jokingly cursed out the F1 press corps for them ignoring him, according to the Brit.

Later, Clarkson and Jacques discussed the future of Racing Point’s Sergio Perez, commencing a period of silly season chatter and speculation. After transitioning to Williams’ George Russell, Jacques mentioned the Brit’s spin, and the support he received from fellow drivers – a sign of heightened comradery among drivers of the F1 grid, by the reckoning of the host.

Subsequently, the hosts mentioned Ferrari’s continuation of a dreadful season at Imola, and the intensifying fight against AlphaTauri to be the championship’s best Italian F1 team in 2020. Shortly thereafter, its technical director Jody Egginton joined the programME.

Egginton explained that the team’s uptick in form is the byproduct of both development and remarkable performance from their drivers Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly. The Brit also projected that the team will be able to continue to improve their challenger into next year.

After this, the 47-year-old spoke on the 2022 regulations, and the work they will put into developing a car for the new regulatory era. After this interview drew to a close, the two hosts chatted about Formula 2’s Yuki Tsunoda and his future to end the podcast.

Here is the link to the podcast as FOM prohibits embedding: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzUwMjQzOTYucnNz/episode/dGFnOmF1ZGlvYm9vbS5jb20sMjAyMC0xMS0wMjovcG9zdHMvNzcyMDc2Nw?hl=en-IN&ved=2ahUKEwjaiM-u5-nsAhUe7XMBHfHaAtcQieUEegQIDhAF&ep=6

Here’s the last episode of F1 Nation

Here’s F1 Beyond The Grid Podcast having Bernd Maylander