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F1 experts answer "The 12 Questions of Christmas"

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F1 experts answer "The 12 Questions of Christmas"
Dec 24, 2012, 11:38 AM

As it's the Christmas Holidays, we have put together a podcast special, for the enjoyment of F1 fans around the world.

As it's the Christmas Holidays, we have put together a podcast special, for the enjoyment of F1 fans around the world.

We asked you the readers for questions to put to a panel of F1 insiders and we selected the 12 best, which are answered here.

We got a great response with 222 fantastic questions.

Here is a taste of them; to enjoy the whole podcast click on the link below.

- What was the best overtake of the year - is there an official award for this?

- When teams are thinking of employing a driver, what data do they have to work on?

- What single rule would you like to remove and why?

- How is an F1 car designed? Is it ever a clean sheet of paper or is there always some carry-over from a previous design?

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The panel comprises McLaren Sporting Director Sam Michael, Oliver Weingarten, general secretary of the F1 Teams’ Association, leading F1 journalist Mark Hughes, and F1′s top photographer Darren Heath, Pirelli’s motorsport boss Paul Hembery and F1 business expert Zak Brown, founder of JMI.

Thanks to our partners UBS for supporting the 2012 podcasts.

0.00 Introduction

0.44 When teams are thinking of employing a driver, what data do they have to work on? (asked by Colin B)

1.50 What was the best overtake of the year? (Luke Clements)

3.27 What more can teams do for fan interaction? (Antonio)

9.06 What do you think of the future for F1 after Bernie Ecclestone? (Nobu)

10.33 How is an F1 car designed? Is it ever a clean sheet of paper, or is there always some carry-over from a previous design? (Sean Craddock)

11.35 Do F1 insiders regret Formula 1 moving away from Europe? (Tim W)

17.40 What will be the impact for Formula 1's future if drivers like Kobayashi and Kovalainen lose their seats to drivers whose primary criteria is bringing funding? (Steve Dalby)

18.52 If you were a team principle and had the choice of hiring either Adrian Newey or Sebastian Vettel, which one would you go for? (Alex)

21.21 Of the current F1 drivers who have not won a world championship, which of them is most likely to win a title first? (Nicky Stuu)

23.21 How many miles will an F1 car do in a season? (Kattina Willis)

24.48 What single rule would you like to remove and why? (TRS)

23.31 What's your most amusing story or anecdote from 2012? (Steve Brisbane Oz)

Total duration: 29.05
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