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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.

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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.

    NASCAR icon Jeff Gordon on his famous F1 test and love of Grand Prix racing

    NASCAR icon Jeff Gordon on his famous F1 test and love of Grand Prix racing

    Our guest this week is a driver who never actually raced in F1 – but he did test an F1 car and very nearly raced one: Jeff Gordon. The Californian is a four-time NASCAR champion and global motorsport icon, who in 2003 enjoyed a life-changing F1 test with Williams. He tells us all about that outing, how close he came to a switch to F1 afterwards, why he loves Grand Prix racing, the differences between NASCAR and F1, his friendship with Lewis Hamilton, and whether an F1 driver would succeed in stock cars…
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Roberto Moreno on fighting his way into F1, life as a super sub, and being replaced by Schumacher

    Roberto Moreno on fighting his way into F1, life as a super sub, and being replaced by Schumacher

    Some drivers seem destined to race in F1. Others have to fight for it. Roberto Moreno was in the latter camp. He arrived in Europe from Brazil with no money, yet he managed to climb the racing ladder on talent alone. An F3000 champion, he got test roles with Lotus and Ferrari, yet the bulk of his career - for one reason or another - was spent with teams at the very back of the grid. In this week’s show he tells us his inspirational story, from performing heroics to make the cut in Monaco with Andrea Moda (described by some as F1’s worst team), his dream debut podium with Benetton in Japan in 1990, his childhood friendship with Nelson Piquet, and how his frontline F1 career was abruptly ended by the sudden emergence of one Michael Schumacher…

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Yuki Tsunoda on his journey to F1, swearing on the radio, and more

    Yuki Tsunoda on his journey to F1, swearing on the radio, and more

    On-track he’s been audacious, daring and fast; off-track he’s been witty, animated… and has occasionally used very colourful language. Yuki Tsunoda is a very welcome addition to Formula One this year and on this week’s show he discusses the start to his Grand Prix career, his infamous radio mannerisms, his love of food, his relationship with Red Bull supremo Helmut Marko, and much more…

    • 41 min
    Olivier Panis on his ‘crazy’ Monaco win, 25 years on

    Olivier Panis on his ‘crazy’ Monaco win, 25 years on

    Olivier Panis was a very fine Formula 1 driver, but if there’s one thing he’ll be remembered for, it’s his remarkable victory in an utterly crazy Monaco Grand Prix in 1996. On this week’s show, the Frenchman talks us through what it was like to win on that day, for a French team, and how his life changed afterwards. He also discusses the other big moments in his career, including the leg-breaking shunt in Canada from which he was lucky to recover, his departure from Prost, driving for McLaren, BAR and Toyota – but turning down Williams…Sponsor: Protect yourself with expressvpn.com/GRID

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Romain Grosjean on dealing with flashbacks to his Bahrain crash and his Mercedes test chance

    Romain Grosjean on dealing with flashbacks to his Bahrain crash and his Mercedes test chance

    Romain Grosjean returns to the show for the first time since September 2018 to discuss a life changing last six months for him. The Frenchman, of course, made headline news around the world for his miraculous escape from THAT dreadful fiery crash in Bahrain – and as he tells Tom, the episode has had a profound effect on him. He discusses the aftermath, the flashbacks and his recovery, plus his subsequent decision to continue racing in Indycars. Grosjean also talks about how his upcoming F1 test chance with Mercedes came about, why he can’t wait to jump behind the wheel of a world title winner, and why he’s loving watching F1 2021 from afar…

    • 43 min
    Monisha Kaltenborn on her journey to being F1’s first female team principal

    Monisha Kaltenborn on her journey to being F1’s first female team principal

    Monisha Kaltenborn is an F1 trailblazer. After growing up in India, she moved to Europe with her family and went on to study law, and it was as a lawyer that she first came into contact with F1. Over the years that followed she’d go on to become an integral part of the Sauber F1 team, first as CEO and then as the sport’s first ever female team principal. She discusses that incredible journey, plus her experiences of being a high-profile woman in a male-dominated environment – and what the sport needs to do to have more women follow in her footsteps.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

JChantre ,

Please, forgive me for my critique

Dear TC,

I listen to Beyound the Gtid, since it’s first episode, and I loved it all!!!...

I wonder why personalities like Ron Dennis, had never been to the show?!... 🤔🤔

Sincerely, my best congratulations for these fantastic podcast!

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José Chantre de Sousa

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The best f1 podcast ever!

Excellent choice of interviewees. Good questions and the most interesting answers. Very entertaining! My preferred “radio” program while driving...

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Amazing podcast

Amazing interview skills and great characters. keep up the great work!

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