On The F1 Show...
Sebastian Vettel in Russia, team-mate wars discussed and a look into the future with electric racing
Last Updated: 26/04/13 10:10am
With the long hauls over for a few months, it's back to base for The F1 Show this week as the sport gears up for the ever-anticipated start of the European season.
The resumption of racing action at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya may still be two weeks away of course but there's plenty to look both forward, and back, to in F1 at the moment following an incident-filled opening quartet of races.
Lotus Technical Director James Allison and Caterham's reserve and GP2 driver Alexander Rossi will be on the sofa to help us recap the season so far, including the surprisingly thrilling events of Bahrain last week and the latest outbreak of team-mate wars - this time at McLaren between Jenson Button and Sergio Perez.
Sebastian Vettel was the ultimate runaway winner at Sakhir but rather than heading straight for home, the World Champion flew to the banks of the Black Sea in Sochi to check in with Russia's preparations for its scheduled - and long-awaited - debut on the F1 calendar in 2014. We'll see how he got on.
The show will also contain a chat with Force India Deputy Team Principal Bob Fernley following the Silverstone squad's impressive showing at Sakhir, while we'll also bring you right up to date with the latest goings on in the ever-competitive GP2 Series after the second round of its season last weekend.
And in a glance to the future, we'll be taking a look at the progress of the new electric-powered Formula E championship ahead of its inaugural city-centre racing season in 2014.
So that's The F1 Show this Friday night on Sky Sports F1, with the live airing at 8pm. The show is then repeated at 11pm later in the same evening and then again across the weekend on the channel.