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Bring Back V10s: When Alesi finally got his F1 win

Sep 8 2022

Jean Alesi claimed his first – and only – F1 win on an emotional day at the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix, driving a Ferrari with the number 27 made famous by Gilles Villeneuve, on the circuit named after the great Canadian.

Sam Smith and self-confessed Alesi fanatic Jonathan Reynolds join host Glenn Freeman to revisit that June weekend in 1995.

Beyond Alesi’s long-overdue moment of good fortune, topics covered include:

  • Alesi’s ongoing spat with Martin Brundle
  • McLaren coming to terms with Nigel Mansell’s departure
  • … and getting rid of its car’s ugly mid-wing
  • The demise of Simtek
  • Jacques Villeneuve’s emergence on the F1 driver market radar
  • A miserable weekend for Williams
  • Clumsy incidents involving Mika Hakkinen and Gerhard Berger
  • Jordan claiming the best result Peugeot would ever manage in F1

ASK US ANYTHING: Submit your questions for our series finale using #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email [email protected]

Bring Back V10s is available through all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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