87 episodes

Beyond The Grid, delivers great stories, fresh insight and amazing anecdotes from the world of F1. Each week Tom Clarkson brings you in-depth, personal conversations with the biggest names in the sport, from current superstar drivers and leading team bosses to legendary figures from history.

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Beyond The Grid, delivers great stories, fresh insight and amazing anecdotes from the world of F1. Each week Tom Clarkson brings you in-depth, personal conversations with the biggest names in the sport, from current superstar drivers and leading team bosses to legendary figures from history.

    87: Technical director Andrew Green on giant killing with Racing Point, surprising with Jordan and more

    87: Technical director Andrew Green on giant killing with Racing Point, surprising with Jordan and more

    When it comes to giant killing in F1, few have done it better than Racing Point in recent years – in fact in 2016 and ’17, with the smallest budget on the grid, the then Force India team outperformed many well-healed opponents to finish fourth in the constructors’ championship. One of the architects behind that success was long-running Technical Director Andrew Green, whose F1 career started in the very same squad in 1991, in their Jordan guise. 
    On this week’s show, Tom chats to Andrew about what makes Racing Point such a lean, mean fighting machine, why under an Aston Martin re-brand they could become race winners, what it was like seeing Michael Schumacher drive an F1 car for the first time and much, much more…

    • 1 hr 4 min
    86: Stirling Moss: A life lived at full speed (with Mia Forbes Pirie)

    86: Stirling Moss: A life lived at full speed (with Mia Forbes Pirie)

    On the 12th April, the world of motorsport lost a giant with the news that iconic 16-time Grand Prix winner Sir Stirling Moss had passed away aged 90. In the final few years of his life, Moss stopped doing public appearances and interviews because of his health. But he did sit down for a chat with Mia Forbes Pirie, a close family friend, for what is believed to be his final in-depth interview, providing us with a compelling and poignant first-hand account of an incredible life lived at full speed.

    • 33 min
    85: Martin Brundle on the best F1 cars of each decade

    85: Martin Brundle on the best F1 cars of each decade

    F1 turns 70-years-old on May 13, so to celebrate we have invited perennial favourite Martin Brundle back on the show to discuss the best F1 cars he’s ever driven. The Englishman, a nine-time F1 podium finisher, is one of the only people on the planet to have driven race-winning cars from every decade of the sport, so he’s perfectly placed to describe how the unique challenge of driving flat out has evolved over time…

    • 1 hr 10 min
    84: Daniil Kvyat on podiums, pressure and phone calls from Helmut Marko

    84: Daniil Kvyat on podiums, pressure and phone calls from Helmut Marko

    Few drivers have experienced as many ups and downs as AlphaTauri’s Daniil Kvyat in his near century of Grand Prix starts, from the elation of three brilliant podium finishes to the dejection of demotion and losing his F1 seat. This week, the Russian opens up on the mental resilience needed to bounce back in F1, why his sabbatical year with Ferrari inspired him to fight back, that redemptive podium in Germany last year, and his thoughts on Red Bull supremo Helmut Marko’s school of hard knocks…

    • 1 hr 4 min
    83: BONUS: Introducing F1 Nation

    83: BONUS: Introducing F1 Nation

    F1 may be on hiatus, but we know your fandom burns as strong as ever. So to help fill the void, we’ve launched F1 Nation – a new podcast that aims to unite like-minded fans around the world with a mix of chat, special guests and plenty of laughs…
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    • 8 min
    82: Julian Jakobi on looking after Senna and Prost, and the art of driver management

    82: Julian Jakobi on looking after Senna and Prost, and the art of driver management

    You may not be familiar with this week’s guest, but all of you will be aware of his work in F1. As one of the most successful driver managers in the history of the sport, Julian Jakobi has worked with the very best – including managing rivals Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost at the same time! Currently managing Racing Point’s Sergio Perez, Jakobi – who oversaw some of F1’s biggest ever deals - gives us the lowdown on how an F1 driver’s contract is drawn up, plus regales us with some must-hear anecdotes about Senna, Prost, James Hunt, Michael Schumacher and more!

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

JFC F1 ,

Julian Jakobi

Utterly fascinating interview.
The type of stuff I love to listen to, only complaint is it was about 3 hours too short!
Awesome podcast Tom, please keep up the excellent work and get Jakobi and Brundle on more often.
Thank you.

mecartman69 ,

Host gets in the way of the story

Usually, this is an enjoyable podcast, but Tom Clarkson often detracts from the experience. He feels he has to personalise the story and include himself in F1 stars’ history, but he doesn’t have the humility to realise that he just isn’t part of the narrative. The podcast needs a lot less Clarkson.

Lou Ch ,

Louise Chambers

Please bring Martin Brundle back again soon- he is a great guest!

Any chance of Alonso??

Great series

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