Podcast: Ricciardo’s slow start and F1’s driver logjam

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Daniel Ricciardo’s performances for RB are discussed on the latest episode of The Race F1 Podcast after he was given the hurry-up by Red Bull’s Helmut Marko.

With Ricciardo so far outperformed by team-mate Yuki Tsunoda, we ask whether his bid to earn a Red Bull Racing seat is losing momentum, and even whether he might be at risk of being replaced mid-season given the company’s history.

Ben Anderson and Glenn Freeman join Edd Straw for this discussion – and also ask the wider question of whether too many experienced drivers are clogging up the seats and denying the next generation their opportunities.

The struggles of Mercedes are also delved into after its difficult Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend on which familiar problems were reported by the drivers. And with Lewis Hamilton’s early optimism replaced with frustration, we answer a series of listener questions on the driver situation at Mercedes.

We dedicate the final part of the podcast to answering questions from The Race Members’ Club on a variety of topics including how better to use DRS, the need for a minimum weight rule and McLaren’s start to the season.

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