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30 Days of BTG – Day 9: Valtteri Bottas on championships and coffee
As Alfa Romeo launch their 2023 F1 challenger, listen to their driver Valtteri Bottas talking teammates, titles and tasting coffee. Tom Clarkson is choosing 30 of his favourite Beyond The Grid moments in the build-up to Season 6 on March 1st. To join our race through the BTG archive, hit the follow button.
You can hear Valtteri’s full BTG interview here or listen to his Alfa Romeo teammate Zhou Guanyu here
30 Days of BTG – Day 8: When Daniel Ricciardo left Red Bull
He’s an 8-time F1 winner who won’t be racing in 2023. Daniel Ricciardo is back with Red Bull as their Third Driver. For Day 8 of BTG’s pre-season series, Tom Clarkson introduces Ricciardo’s 2019 account of his move from Red Bull to Renault.
Enjoy 30 days of specially-chosen archive highlights in the build-up to BTG Season 6, starting March 1st.
Daniel Ricciardo has been on BTG three times. You can listen to those interviews below:
2019 – On Red Bull, Renault and teaching his nephew bad words
2021 – On winning with McLaren
2022 – Why he’s not done with F1
30 Days of BTG – Day 7: Michael Schumacher stories from Sabine Kehm
She was by Michael Schumacher’s side as he dominated F1. Sabine Kehm, Schumacher’s manager, shared her unique perspective on the 7-time World Champion with F1 Beyond The Grid in 2019. Tom Clarkson is choosing highlights from the BTG archive for 30 days in the build up to F1 Beyond The Grid Season 6. Follow the podcast to join in and check back tomorrow for Day 8.
You can listen to the full interview with Sabine Kehm here
30 Days of BTG – Day 6: Nico Rosberg’s rise in 2016
From his sleep cycle to the design of his driving gloves, Nico Rosberg worked on improving every detail as he fought Lewis Hamilton for the 2016 F1 World Championship. For 30 Days of BTG, Day 6, hear Nico tell Tom Clarkson how those small changes made a big difference. Join us for 30 Days of BTG by following the podcast and sharing your favourite clip with #F1BeyondTheGrid
Nico Rosberg’s full BTG interview from 2018 is ready for your ears here
30 Days of BTG – Day 5: Ruth Buscombe, Ferrari winner
She’s a winner with Ferrari. A strategist who now makes race-changing calls under huge pressure at Alfa Romeo. Ruth Buscombe’s job is all about big data and big decisions. For Day 5 of BTG’s pre-season series, hear Ruth remember how she and Sebastian Vettel scored their first win for Ferrari. You’ll hear lots more great F1 stories as 30 Days of Beyond The Grid continues. Follow the podcast and share your favourite episode using #F1BeyondTheGrid.
For more strategy secrets and stories from Ruth Buscombe, listen to the full episode here
On the eve of his retirement, four-time F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel gave Tom an in-depth look back at his career on F1 Beyond The Grid. Listen to their full conversation here
30 Days of BTG – Day 4: Lando Norris’ karting hero
For Day 4 of our pre-season build-up, the origins of a current F1 star. Lando Norris, driver of car number 4, takes Tom Clarkson back to the childhood moment he decided to race cars instead of bikes. In the clip from 2019 Lando also remembers admiring a young driver named George who he used to race in go-karts. Whatever happened to him? Tom’s choosing his favourite clips from the BTG archive ahead of Season 6 on March 1st. Hit the follow button to join in.
For Lando’s first Beyond The Grid interview from 2019, head here
Or listen here for his second appearance when he talked about his fans and hunting his first F1 win
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The best F1 podcast going around. Each interview is incredibly Insightful and thought provoking.
One eyed Wally Christian Horner
OMG Tom, took me 3 goes listening to the CHorners episode. Seriously about Abu Dhabi, he neglected to mention he and Helmets treatment of Masi in weeks prior when it didn’t go his way. quote “he (Massi) is no Charlie ‘whiting” “we need Charlie back” etc etc. wasn’t critical of MV abandoning the podium in another spat, greatest drive ever at Brazil of Max whom was able to hold LH off by driving him off the road. At least Toto reprimands his staff when it’s appropriate, or says when his team did the wrong thing.
Monza enough space……are you kidding, can’t leave enough space for Kamikaze Max. Silverstone Footage shows Max did turn in on LH.
CH buddy please.,Your car and driver were too slow in Abu Dhabi, and in Brazil.