Ahead of this weekend’s race, Jennie Gow is joined by F1 journalist Will Buxton and the editor of German publication Auto Motor und Sport, Michael Schmidt.
They discuss Ferrari’s early season woes and what impact Charles Leclerc could have on 4-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel.
Jennie sits down with Max Verstappen to discuss life outside F1, and with the 25th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s death next week, Michael shares his memories of that day in Imola.
Jack Nicholls, Jolyon Palmer and Andrew Benson look back at what turned out to be a comfortable victory for Lewis Hamilton at the Chinese Grand Prix. We also discuss team orders at Ferrari and whether it was fair Daniil Kvyat received a penalty.
China Qualifying Review
Alex Jacques, Jolyon Palmer and Andrew Benson review a busy qualifying session from Shanghai which saw Valtteri Bottas fend off team-mate Lewis Hamilton to claim pole position ahead of tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix. We hear from both Mercedes drivers and Ferrari’s Sebastien Vettel and also discuss Red Bull’s huge error.
Bernie Ecclestone Special
As Formula One celebrates its 1000th race this weekend, the 5 live F1 team sit down with the former boss of the sport Bernie Ecclestone. We hear his views and memories on a wide variety of topics from attending that first race in 1950, to what he now misses about the sport and why Ferrari need to return to winning ways.
After a busy race under the lights in the desert, Jack and Jolyon reflect on Lewis Hamilton’s surprise victory in Bahrain after Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was denied a first F1 win due to an engine failure. Mercedes ended up with another maximum points finish but the young Ferrari driver did manage to hold on for third.