86 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.

    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…
    Search for F1 Nation on your favourite podcast app and make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out on new episodes. 

    • 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
    81: ‘Quick Nick’ Heidfeld on his fastest team mates, his toughest rivals and the best F1 car he drove

    81: ‘Quick Nick’ Heidfeld on his fastest team mates, his toughest rivals and the best F1 car he drove

    This week’s guest was one of the quickest and most consistent drivers of the 2000s. In fact, Nick Heidfeld stood on the podium 13 times, which is the most any driver has in history without winning a race. But don’t think of that as a dubious honour, more a reflection of the quality of a man who went toe-to-toe in equal machinery with the likes of Robert Kubica, Mark Webber and Kimi Raikkonen and frequently came out on top. 
    On this week’s show Quick Nick chats to Tom Clarkson about his 183-race F1 career;  the cars, the teams and the rivals who impressed him most – plus what it was like to grow up in the hot bed of driving talent surrounding Michael Schumacher’s home kart track…

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

F1 New guy ,

Very informative

Up until the Netflix series Drive to Survive I had no interest in any sport, let alone F1. I knew the big names like Schumacher and Senna, but that was it. The series made me want to learn more, and luckily I found this podcast. It's content and interview quality is second to none. Tom Clarkson is incredibly passionate and insanely knowledgable, I just love it when, for example, a driver says that he won X amount of races, and Tom corrects them with an "actually you won Y races".
Its a clear 5 star podcast! If I allow myself one suggestion it would be more technical content like the latest episode with Martin Brundle describing F1 cars. I just love that stuff, and it's very educational. The constant "how was racing against Schumacher / Senna / Hamilton content can get a bit repetitive.

But overall, love it. Keep it flat out!

Althought the music is a bit...adult film industry like??

Aaaaachew ,

Julian J.

One of the most insightful interviews about many of my idols during one of the greatest eras Of racing. Thank you.

LA member ,

One of the best podcasts overall

This podcasts is not just about Formula 1. It’s about people, competition, wining-losing, life-death (sometimes). And much more.
Each listener will find something unique and special in every interviewee. Simply 5 out of 5.

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