F1 EXPLAINS: How drivers and teams master the adrenaline-filled start to a Grand Prix

The start of a Formula 1 Grand Prix calls for extraordinary ability from the drivers and fast choices from the workforce strategists, with 20 vehicles vying for place as they go from 0 to 120 mph in simply 5 seconds.

In the newest episode of F1 Explains – the official podcast that solutions your questions on the sport – hosts Katie Osborne and Christian Hewgill sort out this matter head on with assist from some particular visitors.

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Joining the pair are Mercedes reserve driver and former Haas racer Mick Schumacher, who explains what occurs in the cockpit, and former Aston Martin Head of Race Strategy Bernie Collins, who reveals how the race start impacts a workforce’s plan for tyres and pit stops.

“I love the start,” says Schumacher, who began 43 races for Haas in 2021 and 2022 earlier than changing into Mercedes’ reserve driver. “The start is one of the places I felt most confident and comfortable. It’s one of the most exciting moments of the race.”

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Collins provides: “It’s the one point where you can’t do anything. You’re like a spectator. You can’t interact with the driver – they’re so focused on what they’re doing.”

To hear extra from Schumacher and Collins in the newest episode of F1 Explains, faucet the audio participant above or click here to pay attention in your most well-liked platform.

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To get your questions answered you possibly can ship a query about any F1 matter to F1Explains@F1.com. The podcast workforce will discover the finest individual in the paddock to give the reply.

All episodes of F1 Explains can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all different main podcast apps. New episodes are launched each Friday.

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