F1Weekly podcast # 729

CLARK AND NASIR STILL CAN’T BELIEVE THE HONDA MCLAREN SITUATION! WE HAVE ANOTHER CLASSIC GOODY BAG AND…THIS WEEKS INTERVIEW FROM THE GRAND PRIX DE PAU IS… PEDRO PIQUET HIMSELF!

HERE IS A PRESENT FROM THE HOST…FERNANDO’S BAKU PREVIEW.

FERNANDO ALONSO: “Baku is a great city, and after the success of last year’s inaugural grand prix I’m really looking forward to going racing again in Azerbaijan. As a Baku Ambassador, I’ve spent more time there than a lot of my peers and colleagues, and it’s a really cool location to host a Formula 1 race. We literally drive straight through the centre of the historical old town and the old city walls make the perfect setting for this race in a new territory for the sport.

“After getting so close to scoring our first point in Canada and suffering another retirement, we go to Baku with even more determination, but it’s no secret that we expect to find this weekend tricky. After the power unit issues it’s likely we’ll need to take penalties, and the nature of the narrow, fast straights and tight corners means overtaking is generally tough. However, it’s certainly not impossible, and we’ll keep fighting as we always do.

“Baku City Circuit is the fastest street track on the calendar, so from a driver’s perspective it’s really exciting to be racing at such high speeds with the walls closing in on you either side. As usual, the starts are always one of the most crucial points of the race for us, so getting the set-up just right on Friday in time for qualifying on Saturday will be the most important thing.”

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