Podcast: F1’s next major flashpoint already has momentum

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We discuss the next big Formula 1 controversy in the latest edition of The Race F1 podcast.

Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to explain why the potential entry of Porsche and Audi into F1 in 2026 is causing a political row over new engine regulations.

We detail the current state of the two brands’ plans to enter F1, with Porsche set to ally with Red Bull and Audi potentially looking to buy a team.

But with the issue of concessions and cost as a major flashpoint, we outline what newcomers want, what existing manufacturers don’t, and why the definition of what constitutes a new manufacturer isn’t as simple as it seems.

We also discuss the possibility of the Monaco Grand Prix at least losing its annual spot on the F1 calendar, and consider the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix at Imola.

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