In this Formula 1 season review edition of The Autosport Podcast, we look back at the biggest stories of 2019.
Ex-Formula 1 driver Karun Chandhok and journalists Stuart Codling and Jonathan Noble join Edd Straw to look at the major talking points from another year of grand prix racing largely dominated by Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton.
Though the season was another Mercedes whitewash as far as the drivers' and constructors' titles were concerned, Ferrari appeared to have the upper hand during pre-season testing - and the circumstances through which Mercedes got itself back in the game, and the Scuderia's false promise, are discussed in this episode.
Ferrari was not without opportunities to win in the first half of the season, though, and the extent to which it was distracted by having to manage its drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc is considered.
The team also dominated the headlines later in the season, when the legality of is engine was questioned, and the panel discuss whether any conclusions can be drawn given Ferrari's performance profile did change slightly at the final grands prix.
Autosport's panel also looks at Red Bull's early-season form and the contrasting fortunes of Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon, how badly the team could have done with Carlos Sainz Jr in 2019, Honda's progress, and wider points, such as a general improvement in racing plus the relaxing of stewarding decisions.
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