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PODCAST: Lance Stroll’s Injuries Revealed, Will Lando Norris Leave McLaren & New F1 Qualifying Format

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On this week’s News from the Nerds F1 Podcast, James M is joined by Abby to cover the top news from this week:

Quick round-up:

  • International Women’s Day
  • Rodin Carlin complete their F1 Academy line-up
  • Silverstone add more tickets for the Grand Prix weekend

Stroll’s remarkable comeback:

Lance Stroll has revealed the details of his injuries after his biking incident in Spain that saw him undergo surgery. With his hopes of racing in Bahrain not that high, Stroll gave it his all to perform in the season opener and had a good race result. The panel discuss the injuries Stroll sustained and just how impressive it was to see him in the Aston Martin.

Russell looks to 2024 as Hamilton feels the frustration:

George Russell has a lacklustre performance in Bahrain and the Brit has admitted he’s ready to sacrifice 2023 to help develop the team for future seasons to come. The duo talk about Russell’s comments, the hope for Mercedes but they also discuss Lewis Hamilton’s frustration towards Mercedes as he claims the team need to own up and take accountability.

Does Lando Norris have to look elsewhere?

McLaren have not met expectations since pre-season testing having a very unfortunate Bahrain Grand Prix with reliability issues and a retirement. Karun Chandhok has now come out and said he could see Lando Norris switching teams to Red Bull or Ferrari. The panel discuss McLaren’s woes and the likelihood of Lando moving teams and what that could mean.

Alonso’s in dreamland…for now:

Fernando Alonso has had an amazing start to the 2023 season after impressing in pre-season testing and achieving a podium in the Bahrain Grand Prix. But the Spaniard has warned Aston Martin that they can’t get their hopes too high and have to be wary of the reality. The duo discuss Alonso’s comments and whether or not their strong performance will be replicated in races to come.

New qualifying format is not approved:

The new qualifying format is set to be introduced at Imola but for the top three qualifiers of Bahrain, it hasn’t gone down very well. Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc have expressed their thoughts on the format, which the panel dissect and also give their thoughts on what the new format could mean.

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