On The F1 Show...
A few good reasons to be in front of your television on Friday night...
Last Updated: 31/05/12 2:19pm
It's all about the Gs on the F1 Show this week - and we don't just mean Georgie - because if we had to summarise our preview of this Friday's edition then we'd tell you the show is all about guests, gadgets, gizmos and glamour. And, of course, it's gonna be great!
Let's go first with the gizmos. As reported throughout our coverage from Monaco, a fevered commotion broke out on race day in the paddock which was centred on the legality of the Red Bull - and specifically whether a small 'hole' that had been fashioned just in front of the RB8's rear tyres was permitted by this year's regulations.
Although an official protest was not forthcoming and Mark Webber's victory was allowed to stand without official scrutiny, it's understood that the FIA and Red Bull have been in regular dialogue throughout the week and changes to the RB8 could be made for Canada.
But what exactly is the furore over? How vital a role did the the 'hole' play in Webber's win? And how does the Red Bull differ to those designs used by the rest of the field? Step forward Ted Kravitz and our groundbreaking virtual car to explain all.
Yet even Ted and our virtual technology might well be gazumped by the ace-up-our-sleeve: an interview with Christian Horner in which the Red Bull Team Principal discusses Monaco, the form of his two drivers this season, and the state of play in the Constructors' Championship ahead of Montreal. With Red Bull the only team on the grid able to boast that both of their drivers have won this season, Christian has plenty of good reason to be in a chatty mood on Friday!
Talking of guests, Steve Nielsen, Caterham's Sporting Director, will be keeping Georgie and Ted company in the studio along with two potential British F1 drivers of the future - GP2 stars Max Chilton and James Calado. In addition, we will also be enjoying a guest appearance from the voice of F1 himself, Martin Brundle, as he presents the second instalment of his Le Mans diary.
And the glamour? Well, this bit has to be all about Natalie, doesn't it? Our leading ladies attended last week's Monaco Fashion Show and will be taking us behind the scenes to reveal what was hot and, erm, what was not in Monte Carlo. The sharp-eyed of you might also suspect that the coverage from the show will include a word or two with HRT driver Pedro de la Rosa..
Last but by no means least, we'll be looking ahead to F1's foray across the Atlantic for next week's Canadian GP, scene of the longest Grand Prix in F1 history last year. What can we expect this year? In a season as topsy-turvy as this, it's anyone's guess...
The F1 Show goes to air at 8pm on Friday night, and will be repeated at 10.30pm later that evening and also at 10am and 12pm on Saturday.