Podcast: 2023 F1 season preview with Mark Hughes & Johnny Herbert

Motor Sport Podcast

Motor Sport's expert panel explore the big questions ahead of the first grand prix of 2023 — stream our Formula 1 season preview podcast now

With days to go until the start of the 2023 Formula 1 season, our grand prix editor Mark Hughes and columnist Johnny Herbert join Motor Sport editor Joe Dunn and writer James Elson in our preview podcast.

Hear the expert views on Max Verstappen‘s chances of claiming a third-successive title, whether Fred Vasseur can lead Ferrari to a title, or whether Mercedes will be back in the fight for victories.

Find out why Johnny is backing Alpine to break out of the midfield, while Mark believes that this is a crucial year for Aston Martin to show its potential.

From the archive

Read Motor Sport‘s full F1 preview in our latest April 2023 issue, where Ferrari’s new team principal Fred Vasseur explains why the pressure is on to win immediately and Mark Hughes explains why McLaren may have to take Lando Norris more seriously.

We examine the new-look grid, as well as the tumultuous first year of Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s FIA presidency, and designer Peter Stevens gives his verdict on modern F1 liveries.

It’s the perfect accompaniment to the podcast, where our panel also considers the credentials of the three rookies this year, and Herbert explains why their task is tougher than ever in the modern cut-throat paddock.

Will the Hamilton vs Verstappen battle resume? Will Las Vegas live up to expectations? And how will Red Bull be affected by its cost cap penalty?

Settle down in your armchair or plug in your headphones and get your top-up of preseason punditry ahead of this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.