BONUS: The job of an F1 Race Engineer, by Kimi Raikkonen’s former right-hand man

This week we have a bonus episode for you, lifted directly from our brand-new sister podcast: The Race F1 Tech Show. Each week, host Edd Straw and former F1 technical director Gary Anderson dive headfirst into the wonderful world of F1 technology, discussing the sport’s big technical talking points, getting into the nitty gritty of car design and engineering, and answering fans’ burning tech questions. On this week’s show, they talk to Kimi Raikkonen’s former Race Engineer at Alfa Romeo, Julien Simon-Chautemps, to get the low down on how to engineer both a car and a driver in the modern era - particularly one as famously taciturn as Raikkonen. There's also chat on Ferrari's nightmare weekend in Baku, and how they might go about solving their tech problems, plus Gary's take on one listener's proposed solution to Mercedes' porpoising problems... If you enjoy the podcast, please search for The Race F1 Tech Show in your preferred podcast app and be sure to like, subscribe or follow to make sure you never miss an episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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The Race F1 Podcast brings you comprehensive coverage of every aspect of Formula 1 racing, with discussion of the latest breaking Formula One news, debate about the biggest topics and in-depth analysis after each grand prix.