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 F1’s biggest names. Expect superstar drivers, team bosses, tech geniuses and racing legends. Hit the follow button for the fastest way to get new episodes. read less

Seb’s biggest supporter, Lando’s lost win + Carlos’ dream – The Best Of 2022
14-12-2022
Seb’s biggest supporter, Lando’s lost win + Carlos’ dream – The Best Of 2022
Reflections from Ricciardo. Stories from Susie Wolff. Memories from Mansell. On F1 Beyond The Grid, the sport’s fastest stars slow down and open up in feature-length conversations with Tom Clarkson. In this end-of-year special, Tom chooses his highlights from 2022. Daniel Ricciardo lifted the lid on his McLaren struggles. Legendary designer Steve Nichols remembered triple World Champion Ayrton Senna’s first drive in his 1980s McLaren ‘wonder car’. Sebastian Vettel talked about his strongest ally and his most talented teammate. The clips in this episode come from the full episodes listed below. Thank you for listening in 2022. F1 Beyond The Grid will return in 2023. Carlos Sainz: ready to win with Ferrari  Nigel Mansell: World Champion, through the pain  Kevin Magnussen: a no-fear F1 comeback with Haas Steve Nichols: engineering domination for McLaren Mike Elliott: how Mercedes’ ‘mistake’ is making them stronger  George Russell: rising with Mercedes Lando Norris: working on winning with McLaren Gilles Villeneuve Remembered  Susie Wolff: racer, role model, risk taker  Nicholas Latifi: limits, lessons + leaving F1  Nyck De Vries: seizing his F1 chance  Christian Horner: putting Red Bull back on top  Daniel Ricciardo: not done with F1  Sebastian Vettel: around the next corner  This episode is sponsored by:  Shopify: sign up for a FREE trial at shopify.com/beyondthegrid and start selling online today SmartNews: download SmartNews for free today in the app store to get the news that matters most.
Nicholas Latifi: limits, lessons + leaving F1
02-11-2022
Nicholas Latifi: limits, lessons + leaving F1
A chapter is closing, but Nicholas Latifi is ready to open up. In three difficult F1 seasons, the Canadian has dealt with defeats, disappointment and being dropped by Williams. As he prepares to leave the sport at the end of 2022, Nicholas tells Tom Clarkson about the challenges and frustrations he continues to face.  In deep detail, he explains why he struggles to show his speed on the racetrack, how his ‘weaknesses’ behind the wheel have been ‘exposed’, and why he’s often unable to match the achievements of his teammates. He’s quick to praise George Russell, Alex Albon and Nyck De Vries, his one-time teammate and former F2 championship rival, as well as his Williams team for supporting him. He points to performances he’s proud of which sometimes passed unnoticed and remembers times he came close to impressive results. Now, Nicholas is looking to his future. He reveals what’s driving his decision on where to continue his race. Related episodes: Alex Albon  George Russell Nyck De Vries Jost Capito, Williams CEO This episode is sponsored by:  Rocket Money: get rid of useless subscriptions with Rocket Money now. Go to rocketmoney.com/GRID. It could save you HUNDREDS per year. Santander: CountdownToZero is a global competition for startups and scale ups looking for solutions that help the motor sport world become a more sustainable place. Ideas improving logistics or transport within the sport, projects aimed Net Zero mobility or that help offset the carbon footprint.  Check out the winners at santander.com
Christian Horner: putting Red Bull back on top
21-09-2022
Christian Horner: putting Red Bull back on top
It’s been a dramatic year for Red Bull Racing, from the titanic battle Max Verstappen fought with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes for the 2021 title, to setting up their own power unit arm, before taking a commanding lead in both championships this season – with a flirtation with Porsche thrown in for good measure. Team boss Christian Horner tells host Tom Clarkson all about that incredible 2021 title fight from Red Bull’s perspective, including his thoughts on rival team boss Toto Wolff, and that intense Abu Dhabi season finale. He also reflects on whether Verstappen approaches racing Charles Leclerc differently to how he takes on Hamilton, what he makes of Daniel Ricciardo’s early McLaren exit, and why Red Bull decided now was the right time to set up their own engine division. Plus he reveals what happened to the proposed Porsche partnership, touches on some of the company’s non-F1 projects – including designing a submarine – as well as how it feels to have led the team back to the brink of championship glory once again. Related episodes: Christian Horner in 2021 and 2018 Sergio Perez This episode is sponsored by:  Babbel: go to babbel.com/play and use promo code GRID for an extra six months free LinkedIn Jobs: post your job for free at linkedin.com/GRID DoorDash: for a limited time, our listeners can get 50% off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code GRID