Welcome to Unlapped, a weekly Formula One show from ESPN. Join Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson as they geek out about F1 and the personalities behind it. Each Unlapped episode will serve both the new F1 fan and the seasoned motorhead. We've got nerdy race analysis, driver interviews, special guests, and heated debates. Unlapped is your one stop shop for all things F1.
Will Red Bull Bounce Back at Suzuka? Can Ferrari go back-to-back? : 9/20/23
Katie George, Tyler Denning, and Nate Saunders are back ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix. An intense Singapore Grand prix made for great storylines up and down the grid, as well as Red Bull finally being denied a race win. Oscar Piastri will be at McLaren after signing an extension with the team through 2026, how will that affect McLaren's plans? Will Liam Lawson or Logan Sargeant be on the grid in 2024? Plus, the crew previews the Japanese Grand Prix and debate whether they see Red Bull bouncing back quickly after not being on the podium in Singapore.
Singapore Grand Prix preview: Will Red Bull keep the streak going? : 9/14/23
Katie George, Laurence Edmondson, and Nate Saunders are back to preview a pivotal Grand Prix in Singapore. A new track layout has been introduced in the last sector, how will that affect the drivers physically and strategically? Helmut Marko believes with a victory in Singapore, Red Bull can win every race this year. Can Max or Checo to get the job done in Southeast Asia? Plus, silly season is upon us, with only three seats remaining for 2024 how will things shake up?
Max makes history at Monza, but Ferrari steals the show: 9/7/23
Katie George, Laurence Edmondson, and Nate Saunders are back after an exciting race from Monza. Max Verstappen made history with his 10th consecutive race win, however some people on the gird weren't too impressed with the record. Ferrari at their home grand prix did not disappoint with an exciting race to the end between Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc, something to build on for Ferrari? Plus, an update on the status of Daniel Ricciardo and when we might possibly see him return.
Max Verstappen one win away from F1 immortality: 8/30/23
Katie George, Laurence Edmondson, and Nate Saunders are back ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Max Verstappen is on the doorstep of history being one win away from the all-time consecutive race win record, the crew breaks down how impressive this run from Max has been. Can Mercedes or McLaren shock everyone with a strong weekend? Plus, can Ferrari find some magic at their home grand prix?
Max Verstappen Chasing History at Zandvoort + Ferrari Getting Closer: 8/23/23
Katie George, Laurence Edmondson, and Nate Saunders are back ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort following the Formula one seasons summer break. Max Verstappen could tie Sebastian Vettel's consecutive race win's record with a win at his home grand prix, but how much would that record mean to Max in a record-breaking season? Can Alpine turn around their season after a tough start? And what do Ferrari and Charles Leclerc have to do to keep fighting for podiums in a competitive year behind the Red Bulls.
A Conversation with Christian Horner: Breaking Records & Breaking Trophies: 8/3/23
The F1 season is in summer break, Katie George, Laurence Edmondson and Nate Saunders caught up with Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner. They dive into the rise to domination from Red Bull, who received the bill for the broken trophies? Where does Max Verstappen fall on the GOAT list? And what is Christian Horners favorite Spice Girls song? All this and more on in this in depth conversation with Christian Horner
The Greatest Red Bull Team EVER?! + Belgian Grand Prix Preview : 7/26/23
Red Bull continue to dominate the 2023 F1 season after their 12th straight win in Hungary. Is this the greatest Red Bull team we have ever seen in the sport? A child breaks the news that Lewis Hamilton is signing a 2-year extension, and a BIG announcement from the F1 Academy. Katie George, Laurence Edmondson and Nate Saunders break down all the news plus get you ready for what looks like a wet weekend at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Two New Teams Joining The F1 Grid?! + Hungary GP Preview: 7/18/23
It's race week! Daniel Ricciardo is back on the grid & Red Bull claim to be two tenths faster! There are so many storylines to dive into for this weekend. Katie George, Laurence Edmondson and Nate Saunders will address the news around new teams joining the grid, the rumors around THREE teams breaking the 2022 cost cap, as well as a full Hungarian Grand Prix preview!
Is it F1 Silly Season Already?!: 7/13/23
The rumors have been flying all over socials since Alpha Tauri replaced Nyck De Vries with Daniel Ricciardo. Katie George, Laurence Edmondson and Nate Saunders dive deep into Daniel Ricciardo's return to F1, Lando Norris to Ferrari...or is it Red Bull? As well as all the other driver rumors hitting social media over the past week.
2024 F1 Calendar Revealed! + Silverstone Grand Prix Preview : 7/5/23
Katie George, Laurence Edmondson and Nate Saunders dive into the 2024 Formula 1 season after the new race calendar dropped. Is 24 races too many races? Will we see more Grand Prix's switch to Saturdays? Plus, a full British Grand Prix preview as F1 heads to Silverstone this weekend.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney Join F1! + Austrian Grand Prix Preview : 6/28/23
ESPN's Katie George and Laurence Edmondson dive into all the latest headlines surrounding Formula one, including Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney recently joining Alpines ownership. What to make of Helmut Markos recent comments regarding Christian Horner and his thoughts on rookie driver Nyck De Vries. Plus, who's in line to have a mega weekend in the Alps at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Will Max Verstappen surpass Lewis Hamilton's all time win record? : 6/22/23
It was a record setting weekend for Max Verstappen and Red Bull. Can Max surpass Lewis Hamilton's all time win record? Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson dive into the F1 GOAT conversation, recap the weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix and answer the important question, is Alex Albon the most underrated driver in F1 right now?
Lewis Hamilton Nearing Mercedes Extension + Canadian Grand Prix preview: 6/14/23
ESPN's Katie George and Laurence Edmondson break down the recent reports of Lewis Hamilton reportedly agreeing to an extension with Mercedes. Which teams or drivers need strong performances in Montreal at the Canadian Grand Prix? Will Charles Leclerc bounce back after a disaster in Spain?
What's going on with Lewis Hamilton's contract?!: 6/8/23
Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson break down the contract negotiations between Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes. Which driver is at risk of losing their seat? Plus all the latest news from around Formula 1 and what a timeline would look like with Christian Horner at Ferrari.
Is it time for Aston Martin to move on from Lance Stroll? + Spanish GP Preview: 6/2/23
Katie George and Nate Saunders dive into all the latest F1 news. Is it time for Aston Martin to find Fernando Alonso a new teammate? McLaren sign Rob Marshall, is this the next step for Lando Norris? Plus, a Spanish Grand Prix preview!
Lewis Hamilton's time coming to an end at Mercedes?: 5/24/23
ESPNs Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson are back ahead of the famous Monaco Grand Prix. After the cancellation at Imola, whats next for certain teams and the upgrades they had planned? Is Lewis Hamilton eyeing a shock move to Ferrari? Can Charles Leclerc finally find magic at his home grand prix?
BREAKING NEWS: Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix will NOT go ahead: 5/17/23
This weekend's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, Italy, will not go ahead after extreme weather resulted in flooding in the local area, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson have all the latest details.
Major flooding in Imola + Should the FIA step in and curb Red Bull dominance?: 5/16/23
Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson are back from the Miami Grand Prix and are getting you geared up for the triple-header in Europe. What does the severe weather mean for the weekend of racing action? Should the FIA curb Red Bulls dominance and does Lewis agree? Plus, a look ahead to some of the teams who have to bounce back at Imola this weekend.
Max F$@!ng Verstappen! Miami Grand Prix Post-Race Discussion : 5/8/23
Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson are joined by Spencer Hall on location at the Miami Grand Prix to break down all the weekends action. Max Verstappen has forced Katie to let it all out, how great of a movie is Deep Blue Sea? And will we see the Miami Grand Prix turn into a night race?! All this and more on this episode of Unlapped.
Is the Perez vs. Verstappen title race legit or overhyped?: 5/5/23
ESPN's Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson at 2023 Miami Grand Prix ahead of Sundays race. Are we overhyping a Perez vs. Verstappen title race or is it actually on this year? Can Ferrari stay on the podium after a solid weekend in Baku? Aston Martin or Mercedes who needs a big weekend in Miami?
Is the new F1 sprint format a good idea? + Fernando Alonso & Taylor Swift?!+ Azerbaijan Grand Prix Preview: 4/27/23
ESPN's Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson discuss how the new Formula 1 sprint format will change the grand prix weekend. Is it good for racing? Will there be carnage in Baku? Christian Horner claims several teams have broken the cost cap, should we believe him? And is Fernando Alonso REALLY dating Taylor Swift or is he the best troll out there?
Could Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso end up being F1 teammates again? : 4/19/23
ESPN's Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson are back with another episode of Unlapped. The crew reflects on interviewing Haas team principal Guenther Steiner and whether they're fans of this time off early in the F1 calendar. Plus, could we see Hamilton and Alonso end up as teammates again after Alonso's recent comments? Should Ferrari and Carlos Sainz still be upset over Australian GP chaos? Where could we see Daniel Ricciardo back on the grid potentially in 2024?
Guenther Steiner talks Haas, Red Bull and the future of F1: 4/14/23
ESPN's Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson sit down with Haas Team Principal and Drive to Survive star Guenther Steiner. Guenther talks about Haas strong start the 2023 season and how his veteran driver pairing has worked out well so far. Plus, a look into the process of putting out his first book titled Surviving the Drive which goes into detail on the struggles of the team in last years season and how much of a toll it took on himself and the team.
Verstappen and Red Bull are SO FAST drivers think they're sandbagging!?: 4/6/23
ESPN's Katie George, Nate Saunders and F1 journalist Chris Medland reflect on a wild Australian Grand Prix and what to make of Red Bull's dominance. Are Red Bull holding back their true pace? Could this season have started any worse for Charles Leclerc and Ferrari? Plus, who's in the doghouse after a mayhem filled Australian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton & Mercedes could be years away from Red Bull : 3/31/23
ESPN's Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson take a closer look at gap between Mercedes and Red Bull. Will it be 6 months or years before they can close the gap? Can Alonso keep up this performance all year long? Plus, a look ahead to this weekends Australian Grand Prix.
Is Aston Martin & Fernando Alonso the 2nd best team on the F1 grid?: 3/23/23
ESPN'S Katie George, Laurence Edmondson and Nate Saunders welcome in Toni Cowan-Brown to discuss all the action from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. WTF were the FIA doing? Are Aston Martin the 2nd fastest team on the grid. What's next for Ferrari? And who is in the doghouse?
Should Charles Leclerc leave Ferrari? + Will Mercedes bounce back in Saudi Arabia?: 3/16/23
Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson dive into all the F1 news from the week, is it time for Charles Leclerc to start looking at other teams? Is Lewis Hamilton done with Mercedes? Will we ever get a London Grand Prix and what will go down at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix?
What is happening with Mercedes & Lewis Hamilton?!: 3/9/23
ESPN's Katie George, Laurence Edmondson and Nate Saunders look back at the Bahrain Grand Prix. What is happening to Mercedes? Will Lewis Hamilton win another race EVER?! Can Red Bull be stopped and all aboard the Fernando Alonso hype train!
Should we believe the Fernando Alonso hype? + What happened to McLaren?! + Bahrain Predictions: 3/2/23
The first race week of the 2023 F1 season is here and Katie, Nate, and Laurence dive into all the news coming out of testing in Bahrain. Can anyone stop Red Bull? Is Fernando Alonso a dark horse for the Drivers Championship? What happened to McLaren and will Lando already be looking at new teams? Plus, our Bahrain predictions!
Does Drive to Survive live up to the hype?: 2/23/23
Katie George, Laurence Edmondson, and Nate Saunders break down the first five episodes of the newest season of Drive to Survive. Is it accurate, what really went down plus, some of their favorite moments and characters from season 5 of Netflixs F1 show.
How long until Lewis Hamilton steps back from F1?: 2/17/23
Katie George, Laurence Edmondson and Nate Saunders break down recent comments from Lewis Hamilton, squash rumors of a Mercedes "misfire" and explain why Ferrari set the bar for car launches. Plus Drive To Survive is only one week away!
Who has the best livery? + Red Bull Launch Recap + Ben Sulayem steps back: 2/10/23
Katie, Laurence and Nate are back from the Red Bull Launch in New York City, they will give their thoughts on the day and reflect on their time with Daniel Ricciardo. Who has the best car livery so far? And how will things change with Ben Sulayem stepping back?
Daniel Ricciardo joins the show from the Red Bull Season Launch! : 2/6/23
Daniel Ricciardo joins Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson as all four sit down at the Red Bull Season Launch to discuss Daniel's future with the team, the new partnership with Ford, who invented autographs? And why Josh Allen is Daniel's ultimate man crush. All this and more on this special episode of Unlapped.
Formula One sends letter to FIA! + F1 bid worth $20 Billion? + Helmet cameras forever: 1/25/23
Katie George returns from vacation and welcomes in Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson to sink their teeth into all the recent F1 news. A 20 billion dollar bid for Formula One, and the response from the FIA and the teams. Will F1 be sold in the future? How much is it really worth? Will the FIA have a say? Laurence's favorite Helmet cameras are here to stay, and whatever happened to the COTA sound guy?
Is James Vowles a good fit for Williams? + Miami Grand Prix Changes + $30,000 F1-75 Replica: 1/18/23
On this episode of Unlapped, Tyler Denning hosts Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson as they dive into the recent F1 2023 Calendar, Williams announcing James Vowles as team Principal, How epic will the Red Bull season launch be in New York City? The Miami Grand Prix makes big changes! And where will Laurence store his $30,000 Ferrari F1-75 replica?
Andretti & Cadillac good for F1? + FIA Ban + Caesars $5,000,000 F1 Experience : 1/11/23
On this episode of Unlapped, Toni Cowan-Brown joins the team as they take a deeper dive in to the recent F1 bid from Andretti and General Motors, the recent FIA ban on religious and political statements plus an announcement from Caesars that they will be selling a $5,000,000 experience for Las Vegas in November!
2022 F1 Season Recap + What should we expect from F1 teams in 2023? : 12/8/22
The crew welcome in ex driver James Hinchcliffe to recap each F1 teams' performance in the 2022 Formula One season. They look ahead at what we should expect in 2023 plus a few end of season awards!
Max Verstappen vs Sergio Perez + Is Abu Dhabi Mattia Binotto's last race? + Grand Prix Preview: 11/16/22
On this episode of Unlapped Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson react to all the Red Bull drama coming out of the Brazilian Grand Prix. Can Red Bull stop Max Verstappen? The gang talk about the recent rumors that Mattia Binotto is out at Ferrari. McLaren will go into 2023 without a completed wind tunnel and an Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview and predictions.
Las Vegas Launch Event + Daniel Ricciardo to Mercedes? + Brazil Grand Prix Preview : 11/9/22
Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson dive into the Las Vegas Launch event, ticket prices and their expectations for the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix. Is there a Red Bull leak?! Nate updates us on the rumors that Daniel Ricciardo is heading to Mercedes as a reserve driver. And a quick Brazil Grand Prix preview with some crazy predictions.
Did the FIA punish Red Bull enough? + Verstappen breaks records in Mexico + Alonso throws shade: 11/2/22
On this episode of Unlapped, Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson dive into the punishment handed down to Red Bull by the FIA, is it worth the risk for future teams? Max Verstappen vs Sky Sports, and a full breakdown of the Mexican Grand Prix...well the exciting parts.
A record-breaking US Grand Prix Recap + Logan Sargeant + Mexico GP Preview : 10/26/22
Katie George and Laurence Edmondson recap a record-breaking weekend at the United States Grand Prix. Who's to blame? George Russell or Carlos Sainz? Is Max Verstappen unstoppable? And did we see the best drive from Lewis Hamilton? Plus an American driver in F1 in 2023 and a look ahead to the Mexico Grand Prix
Verstappen wins 2nd world championship + Gaslys near-miss + Budget cap findings : 10/11/22
On this episode of Unlapped, Katie George and Nate Saunders discuss Max Verstappens world championship win in Japan. Plus, the guys speak about Pierre Gaslys near-miss with the tractor, the FIAs budget findings and the latest movers in the F1 driver market.
Budget Cap Chat + 5 More Years Of Lewis + Japanese GP Preview: 10/6/22
On this episode of Unlapped, Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson discuss the controversy surrounding the budget cap and whether Max Verstappen could be stripped of his maiden title. Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton could stay in F1 for another 5-years, the team discuss whether they think this will happen. Plus, all the permutations for Max winning the title this week at the Japanese Grand Prix.
2023 F1 Calendar Reaction + Driver Market Discussion + Singapore GP Preview : 9/28/22
On this episode of Unlapped, Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson give their thoughts on the recent F1 2023 calendar release and discuss whether 24 races and 6 sprint races is a good idea. The driver market is heating up and the team give their thoughts on who falls where, and it's been three weeks without any race action! The team will dive into this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.
Is Max Verstappen hitting Michael Schumacher levels already? + Monza Recap + Hulkenberg to Haas? : 9/14/22
On this episode of Unlapped Katie George and Laurence Edmondson break down another impressive performance by Max Verstappen. Are we seeing him hit the levels of Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton in their prime? The crew dives into all the action in Monza and debate if the FIA should have handled things differently. Plus, there are still plenty of seats open in 2023, who will fall where?
Should the FIA make an exception for Colton Herta? Is the Tsunoda conspiracy real?!: 9/7/22
On this episode of Unlapped Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson discuss whether the FIA should make an exception for Indy car driver, Colton Herta, and allow him to race in F1 in 2023. Plus, a deep dive into the Dutch Grand Prix, how close was Mercedes from winning the race? Should the Ferrari "wheel guy" be thrown in the doghouse? And is the Yuki Tsunoda conspiracy real?
Is Max Verstappen human? What's next for Piastri? Plus, a look ahead to the Dutch Grand Prix.: 8/31/22
On this episode of Unlapped Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson dive in to the latest F1 news, recap the Belgian Grand Prix and ask the important question, "Is Max Verstappen human?" plus a look ahead to what to expect this weekend at the Dutch Grand Prix.
McLaren say goodbye to Daniel Ricciardo, Belgian GP Preview and will we see Spa in 2023?: 8/24/22
On this episode of Unlapped Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson react to McLaren announcing Daniel Ricciardo's departure at the end of the year. What is next for Ricciardo? How will the rest of his season shake out? They look at new rules heading into the Belgian Grand Prix, will Mercedes inch closer to Ferrari and Red Bull? Plus, why F1 needs to be careful when considering removing Spa from the 2023 race calendar.
Do Ferrari take themselves too seriously? What's next for Danny Ricciardo and Mclaren?: 8/17/22
Katie George and Spencer Hall recap all the latest F1 news and take a deeper dive into the first half of the season. Does Mattia Binnoto deserve to be at Ferrari in 2023? What happens next for Daniel Ricciardo? And how well will Piastri fit alongside Lando Norris? All this and more on this episode of Unlapped.
Oscar Piastri Snubbs Alpine, Ferrari Fail Again and Verstappen Puts on a Masterclass: 8/3/22
Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson crack open all the latest F1 drama as Alonso announces he will leave Alpine in 2023 after Sebastian Vettel leaves a seat open at Aston Martin. The crew reacts "live" to Oscar Piastri snubbing Alpine. And Ferrari have another strategy meltdown as Max Verstappen cruises into summer break.
French Grand Prix Recap, Hungary Preview: 7/27/22
On this episode of Unlapped, Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson dive in to the French Grand Prix as they dissect Charles Leclerc's race losing mistake and Ferrari's questionable pit strategy, set expectations for Mercedes after a 2nd and 3rd place for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell and preview the Hungarian Grand Prix.
French Grand Prix Preview: 7/19/22
Join Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson on ESPN's new Formula One show, Unlapped as they preview the 2022 French Grand Prix. The gang breaks down recent news and noise surrounding F1, dive into the current standings and what we can expect from the teams and drivers this race weekend, as well as ask an important question. Is the French Grand Prix trophy the greatest trophy on the F1 calendar? All this and more on Unlapped!
Driver Introductions: 7/20/22
On this episode of Unlapped, Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson introduce you to some of their favorite drivers, their journeys into F1 and what they are like both on the track and off the track. From multiple time World Champions to up and coming superstars, this episode gets you caught up to speed on some of the greatest F1 drivers on the grid.
F1 for Noobies: 7/20/22
Join Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson on ESPN's new Formula One show, Unlapped. In this episode the gang break down F1 for all the newcomers to the motorsport. They look at teams like Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes, dive into their history and where they find themselves in the 2022 season, as well as get you caught up to speed on all the F1 lingo and answer some of the most important questions F1 fans have. Do F1 drivers go to the bathroom in their suits? All this and more on Unlapped!
Introducing 'Unlapped': 7/19/22
Welcome to Unlapped, a weekly Formula One show from ESPN. Join Katie George, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson as they geek out about F1 and the personalities behind it. Each Unlapped episode will serve both the new F1 fan and the seasoned motorhead. Weve got nerdy race analysis, driver interviews, special guests, and heated debates. Unlapped is your one stop shop for all things F1.
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