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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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    Seb’s biggest supporter, Lando’s lost win + Carlos’ dream – The Best Of 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 


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Toto Wolff: falling behind in 22, fighting back in 23

    Toto Wolff: falling behind in 22, fighting back in 23

    He’s led Mercedes to 115 race wins in Formula 1, but Toto Wolff is only focused on the next victory. The Silver Arrows stumbled in 2022. They learned lessons while they were down and scored a late-season win to fire them up for 2023. Toto tells Tom Clarkson how a difficult year will benefit the team in future. He explains how the performance of George Russell, the leadership of Lewis Hamilton, the legacy of Niki Lauda and Toto’s own influence will be key ingredients in Mercedes recovery. ‘The days we lose are the days our competitors will regret, because we learn the most’, says Toto. It sounds like he’s already racing for that next win…


    Related episodes:

    Christian Horner, Toto’s Red Bull rival 
    Mattia Binotto, Ferrari’s outgoing Team Principal 
    Daniel Ricciardo
    George Russell 


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    • 54 min
    Daniel Ricciardo: not done with F1

    Daniel Ricciardo: not done with F1

    He won’t be racing in 2023, but Daniel Ricciardo is thinking further ahead. Why is returning to Red Bull as Third Driver the best thing for a driver with 8 Grand Prix wins to his name? In this in-depth interview with Tom Clarkson, Daniel explores his decision to spend a season off the track and how he hopes it will boost his career and life outside racing. ‘I don’t feel completely done’, he says of his future in F1. ‘I think I’ll want to get back on the grid, but time will tell’. Daniel reflects on why he left Red Bull in 2018, details his struggles at McLaren and explains how age, pressure, confidence and rest affect his performance. He also lays out his to-do list for his year time from racing, including a very big ride on a very small motorbike…


    Related episodes:






    Daniel Ricciardo on his McLaren win in 2021 
    Daniel’s first Beyond The Grid interview in 2019
    Lando Norris on racing Daniel at McLaren


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    This week, in-depth, on F1 Beyond The Grid

    This week, in-depth, on F1 Beyond The Grid

    You’ll hear the 60 minute interview right here on Wednesday 30th of November. Hit the follow button and share this episode using #F1BeyondTheGrid

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    Guenther Steiner: maverick, making big moves at Haas

    Guenther Steiner: maverick, making big moves at Haas

     ‘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.


    Related episodes:



    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.


    Related episodes:



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


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    • 1 hr 8 min

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