F1: Beyond The Grid

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Formula 1's fastest stars slow down and open up, sharing untold stories and unrivalled insight. Tom Clarkson brings you revealing, feature-length interviews and amazing anecdotes from superstar drivers, team bosses, tech geniuses and racing legends. Hit the follow button for the fastest way to get new episodes. For race reviews + previews, listen to F1 Nation. To learn more about how F1 works, listen to F1 Explains read less

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F1: Beyond the Grid is a podcast focused on Formula 1 (F1) racing. It features personal accounts from F1's biggest names. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of the sport finds a fun listen here. What goes through the minds of stars like Lewis Hamilton and Christian Horner? What does it take to manage a winning team? Host Tom Clarkson asks the questions on all listener's minds.

Journalist Tom Clarkson hosts F1: Beyond the Grid. He is an expert on Formula 1 racing. Here, he's putting his skills to work interviewing racing stars. Speaking to drivers, team bosses, and those in the pit, listeners get to know the sport like never before. Daniel Ricciardo discusses his challenges at McLaren and returning to Red Bull racing. Dutch motorsport racer Nyck de Vries reflects on his stunning F1 debut. And Mick Schumacher shares his thoughts on his rookie season. From his famous father's influence to gaining support from Ferrari, his story is sure to inspire.

F1: Beyond the Grid also talks to Danica Patrick. She says her first ambition was to be an F1 driver. Sebastian Vettel speaks about his decision to leave the sport after a stellar career racing for teams like Aston Martin. And Romain Grosjean reveals the flashbacks of his terrible Bahrain crash. This F1 podcast goes beyond the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix podiums. Listeners learn about the big moves and sacrifices that make a driver a world champion.

Tom Clarkson's interviewing style makes these episodes informative and entertaining. And it helps listeners better understand all the different aspects of the sport. From management to marketing, this podcast examines it all. F1: Beyond the Grid also discusses the latest developments in the sport. This show is an excellent listen for those who enjoy the thrills and drama of the fast-paced world of F1 racing.

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Gwen Lagrue: finding F1's future stars
Gwen Lagrue: finding F1's future stars
Ever wondered how your Formula 1 heroes are found in the first place? Well, George Russell, Esteban Ocon and Alex Albon may not be on the grid today if it wasn’t for the keen eye of F1 talent guru Gwen Lagrue. He’s the Frenchman in charge of Mercedes’ junior driver programme, with a track record of uncovering hidden gems and helping them fulfil their potential in the pinnacle of motorsport. Speaking to Tom Clarkson, Gwen talks about the traits that separated Russell, Ocon and Albon from others in their early karting years, what qualities he’s looking for when scouting young drivers, how regularly a future World Champion comes along, and some of the protégés currently on Mercedes’ radar. Plus, you’ll hear the thoughts of Mercedes Team Principal, Toto Wolff, on their recruitment strategy and whether Max Verstappen could have ended up at the team in different circumstances. Related Episodes Alex Albon  Esteban Ocon  George Russell  Toto Wolff This episode is sponsored by: Mercedes AMG-SL: test drive the AMG SL today at your local authorised Mercedes-Benz dealer or learn more at MBUSA.com/AMG-SL Santander: want to win exclusive Formula 1 experiences and money-can’t-buy prizes just by answering questions about F1? With Santander Lap Zero, you can be in with a chance. For more information, competition rules. full terms and conditions and to enter go to santanderlapzero.com. That’s santanderlapzero.com or search Santander Lap Zero