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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.

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    Guenther Steiner: maverick, making big moves

    Guenther Steiner: maverick, making big moves

     ‘I do this with passion. I like to work hard’. Guenther Steiner, Haas’ straight-talking Team Principal, has had plenty of hard work to do this year. From finding a new driver on the eve of the 2022 season, to replacing Mick Schumacher with Nico Hulkenberg for 2023, Steiner has made big calls to help Haas make big moves. In great detail, he talks Tom Clarkson through his decisions, and how they’ll drive the team towards its goals. Guenther also gives his views on his fame, management style and even his merchandise. Plus insight into how F1’s smallest team go about their business, memories of an historic pole position in Brazil and reflections on Romain Grosjean’s Bahrain crash.


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    Kevin Magnussen 
    Mick Schumacher 
    Nico Hulkenberg
    Guenther’s first BTG interview 


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    • 59 min
    Sebastian Vettel: around the next corner

    Sebastian Vettel: around the next corner

    ‘I’ve thought about this so much, and it feels so right’. Sebastian Vettel is ready to say farewell to Formula 1. In a final in-depth interview with Tom Clarkson, Sebastian looks back at his entire F1 career: how he dealt with winning and losing, his rivalries and friendships with champions and teammates, and the races and moments that shaped him. He explains how ‘feeling loved’ fuelled his success, and what he’ll miss about life in F1. Sebastian also looks ahead – beyond his final chequered flag in Abu Dhabi - to what’s around the next corner.


    Follow, rate and review F1 Beyond The Grid on your podcast app. Share your thoughts on this episode and your memories of Sebastian Vettel’s F1 career using #F1BeyondTheGrid. Scroll through the BTG back catalogue for more interviews with stars from every era of Formula 1.


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    Sebastian Vettel on Ferrari 
    Charles Leclerc 
    Kimi Raikkonen 
    Fernando Alonso 
    Mick Schumacher
    Mark Webber
    Lewis Hamilton


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    This week: a very special episode…

    This week: a very special episode…

    Listen right here on Wednesday 16th November. Follow the podcast and share it with your fellow F1 fans using #F1BeyondTheGrid

    • 1 min
    Danica Patrick: winner, leader, competitor

    Danica Patrick: winner, leader, competitor

    F1 was her ‘goal’ once upon a time, but she made history in IndyCar and NASCAR. Danica Patrick’s early racing career followed the course of so many F1 stars: karting championships, a teenage move to Europe, an impressive result at the prestigious Formula Ford Festival, and meetings with former F1 champions and team bosses. But it was back in the US that made her mark on motorsport, winning in IndyCar and leading the Indy500. Was racing in F1 ever a possibility? Danica tells Tom Clarkson about her life in racing: why oval racing differs from road course driving, how team orders may have denied her more success, and how she feels about Formula 1 today.


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    Bobby Rahal – IndyCar + F1 driver, Danica’s former team boss
    NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon
    Susie Wolff


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    • 59 min
    Nicholas Latifi: limits, lessons + leaving F1

    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.


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    Alex Albon 
    George Russell
    Nyck De Vries
    Jost Capito, Williams CEO


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Jan Magnussen: success, struggles and supporting Kevin

    Jan Magnussen: success, struggles and supporting Kevin

    His time in F1 was brief and ‘brutal’, but he learned lessons he’s passing on to his son. Jan Magnussen, father of Haas driver Kevin, arrived in Formula 1 in the mid-1990s feeling unbeatable. His confidence came from a stunning championship-winning season in British Formula 3, in which he broke records set by the great Ayrton Senna. F1 broke that confidence. ‘I don’t think I understood the enormity of the task’ Jan tells Tom Clarkson as he honestly looks back on a difficult time with McLaren and Stewart Grand Prix. Did the early success which launched him into F1 have a downside? Did a ‘driving lesson’ from triple World Champion team boss Jackie Stewart do more harm than good? Jan remembers his sudden F1 exit, and how he rediscovered his love of racing. Today, he shares that love and the wisdom of his experience with Kevin as his father, sportscar teammate and mentor.


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    Kevin Magnussen on his ‘no fear’ F1 comeback.

    • 57 min

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4.7 out of 5
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2.5K Ratings

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Meditation

I never even knew about F1 Beyond The Grid until 2021 for some reason. But since hearing about it, it’s become my new way of relaxing and enjoying long walks around the City of York. It’s like pure meditation for me as it really eases the mind. I’ve listened to episodes with guests including Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Daniel Ricciardo, Fernando Alonso, Yuki Tsunoda, Murray Walker, The Brackley Boys, Ross Brawn, Sir Patrick Head and so many more. I never get bored of this show and my favourite episode has to either be Tommy Byrne, or Jenson Button on the 2009 season. I’m also ever so thankful for Tom reading out my tweet regarding the Susie Wolff episode. I went through the back catalogue and listened to Tony Brooks, just one week before he passed away. It’s amazing to hear from these legends of the past as well. Praying we get Max Verstappen on here one day though 🙏🙏 Until then, keep up the good work and I’ll keep it flat out 😎

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The Marc surer interview

I’ll be honest I didn’t know about Marc before today but I know about him now so interesting was gripped on every word of this interview

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Great podcast marred by lengthy adverts

This would be a 5* podcast if the adverts weren’t so interminably long

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