What Formula 1 can learn from NASA is the question asked in the latest edition of The Autosport Podcast, inspired by a visit to the Johnson Space Centre in Houston.
While it might sound like a tenuous link, Edd Straw and Scott Mitchell make a compelling case and explain the similarities between NASA and grand prix teams after taking time out from their road trip across Texas to get to the United States Grand Prix.
The lessons can be applied to the 2021 F1 regulations, revealed on Thursday in Austin, and to the way F1 teams collaborate and compete with each other.
There’s also a preview of the US GP and Lewis Hamilton’s chances of clinching the 2019 world title title – with an honourable mention for the performances of his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
After Fernando Alonso discussed the possibility of an F1 return if 2021’s rules appeal to him, we dig into what he means by his latest comments on the matter.
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