In the Fast Lane is the official podcast of the Australian Grand Prix. Dedicated to Formula 1® and MotoGP™, host Matt Clayton is joined by Michael Lamonato (F1®) and Chris Vermeulen (MotoGP™) to interview some of the biggest names in world motorsport and update you on all the latest F1® and motorcycle racing news and talking points.
Episode 121: Remy Gardner
Tech3 KTM Factory Racing MotoGP™ team rider Remy Gardner joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to talk about his progress in his maiden premier-class season (03:05), the biggest adjustments he's had to make since graduating as Moto2™ champion last year (04:15), KTM's developments throughout 2022 (06:15), his relationship with teammate and former Moto2™ title rival Raul Fernandez (10:41), uncertainty in the MotoGP™ rider market (12:44) and the return to Phillip Island for the Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in October (17:13).
Episode 120: Don Macpherson
Formula 1® mind coach Don Macpherson joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to discuss his book 'How To Master Your Monkey Mind' (01:53), how he became involved in F1® through Sir Jack Brabham and which drivers he has worked with (07:00), the emotions of being alongside David Brabham at the tragic San Marino Grand Prix of 1994 (09:30), how drivers have become more aware of the benefits of using mind management techniques (17:15), Charles Leclerc's well-publicised emotional reactions to adversity (20:20), which drivers on the 2022 grid maximise the mental side of the sport (25:50) and how aspiring F1® drivers are employing mind-coaching techniques as early as karting (30:42).
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Episode 119: Yuki Tsunoda
Scuderia AlphaTauri F1® driver Yuki Tsunoda joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about the beginnings of his European motorsport journey in 2018 (02:40), adjusting to life far away from Japan (05:35), repairing his confidence after a challenging F1® rookie season (07:48), his relationship with teammate Pierre Gasly and THAT Silverstone crash (14:35) and his excitement of F1® returning to Suzuka for this October's Japanese Grand Prix (18:32), while we wrap up Sunday's French Grand Prix won by Max Verstappen (21:43).
Episode 118: Jack Miller
Ducati Lenovo Team MotoGP™ rider Jack Miller joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to talk about getting back to his roots with some motocross in Queensland in the mid-season break (01:30), his 2022 season so far (04:15), the differences between the 2022 and 2021 Ducatis (05:40), the return of MotoGP™ to Phillip Island this October (08:28), leaving Ducati after five seasons (14:30), joining good friend Brad Binder at KTM (21:10), having the contract stability he's always wanted (26:05) and how fellow Aussies Remy Gardner and Joel Kelso are faring this season (28:15).
Episode 117: MotoGP™ Mid-Season Mailbag
With the 2022 MotoGP™ season at its halfway point, it's time for you to ask the questions! Hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen discuss a wide range of topics and talking points with questions from our listeners, including which classic circuit would be a welcome addition to the calendar (02:43), which European championships offer the best path to MotoGP™ (05:36), the training and diet required to be a MotoGP™ rider (12:37), the prospects of a fully-fledged Marc Marquez return and his legacy (18:07), how riders develop their signature riding styles (23:26) and become experts in the wet (27:00), Suzuki's departure from the series at the end of the year (32:20), how MotoGP™ bikes have changed over the past decade (35:06) and whether Chris still keeps a supply of his signature bucket hats! (42:22).
Episode 116: Lawrence Barretto
Lawrence Barretto, F1® correspondent and presenter at formula1.com, joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about an action-packed British Grand Prix where Alfa Romeo's Zhou Guanyu escaped unscathed from a massive first-lap accident (02:40), Carlos Sainz's first win for Ferrari (06:49), whether Mercedes' improved showing was a sign of things to come (14:43), Daniel Ricciardo's continued struggles at McLaren (23:01) and Mick Schumacher finally scoring his first F1® points for Haas (25:20).
Peter Windsor Interview
Really enjoyed your Peter Windsor interview. The man spoke his mind & while it may ruffle some feathers I appreciated his take on Abu Dhabi & agree with a lot of what he said. Lewis deserved the win 100% & Michael unfortunately succumbed to pressure from RB & it cost him his job as well as costing Lewis his 8th WDC. Max was given an opportunity & took it with both hands & I can’t blame him for that even though I’m no fan of his. I follow McLaren & Ricciardo but support Lewis 100% & he thoroughly deserved to win AD & he proved it that day. The man is the GOAT!!!
Intelligent conversations and great guests
Well done to Matt and Michael on producing and presenting a cracking podcast that’s filled with intelligent analysis of the weekend’s races and interesting guests. Easy listening and recommended for every F1 fan.
Love your show but can’t believe why you don’t know why people are booing Hamilton ??? Woke !