The new F1 Nation podcast has Mark Webber and Otmar Szafnauer discuss about Sebastian Vettel and more topics related to 2020 season.

  • As is typical of the F1 Nation podcast, it began with the hosts Alex Jacques and Tom Clarkson discussing their respective weekly highlights.
  • For the former, it was Mercedes hitting the track as well as the F1 Rewinds, and for the latter, it was watching Charles Leclerc’s mobile phone video of karting, as well as Mark Webber’s analysis of Ayrton Senna’s lap of Monaco.
  • Shortly after Clarkson shared his second highlight, Webber joined the discussion, and the first thing in order to be chatted about was the new calendar.
  • He weighed in on the recent tests, and spoke on how he personally would have wanted to have one, before he gave his take on reverse-grid qualifying races – something he was against
  • After, he talked about the driver market madness, with an emphasis on Sebastian Vettel, and whether or not he is showing signs of a driver in decline.
  • Speaking on Vettel’s rival Lewis Hamilton, the ex-Red Bull driver labelled the Brit as the favorite for the 2020 F1 title, before giving his two cents on a potential race at Mugello – something he said would be sensational, but physically straining on drivers.
  • Shortly post this, Otmar Szafnauer joined, to discuss a host of topics, including Austria prep, their expectations with the RP20, the new factory, Vettel, if Aston Martin is pressuring for a British driver, and more.
  • Then, Rosanna Tennant, Matthew Gallagher, and Tom Deacon had an in-depth chat about the virtual racing, the personal side of the drivers showing through, how this got started, and if this might be used in future off-seasons.

Here’s the link of the F1 Nation podcast:

Here’s the last episode of F1 Nation

Here’s the last F1 Beyond The Grid podcast with Riccardo Patrese