Grid Talk

Grid Talk is a Formula 1 podcast that takes an irreverent look at the world of F1 motor racing, offering news, previews, reviews, and opinions on the biggest talking points in the sport today. Your hosts George Howson and Ruby Price bring years of F1 experience to the show, and they are joined by a panel of guests each week to dissect the latest races with their expert analysis that is based on emotion and personal preference, with a sprinkling of facts. George, Ruby and the team hit the apex of all the topics that are causing a stir in F1 right now, so if you’re a new fan and you're looking for the best F1 podcast on the grid, sit back and relax and enjoy their hot topic debrief.


episode 25: Formula 1 Grid Talk Episode 25: Mario Isola Interview

Welcome to Episode 25 of Formula 1 Grid Talk, hosted by George Howson!

In this episode we have a special guest, Mario Isola, Pirelli Head of Formula 1 and Car Racing, while joining host George Howson we have engineering student Owain Medford, sports journalist Mikael Kataja, F1 fanatic Rees Evans, and host of the Inside Line F1 Podcast Kunal Shah.

With tyres already shipped to Australia, Bahrain, and Vietnam, Mario talks us through the logistics involved after races were postponed, looks ahead to 2021, and so much more…

In This Episode

  • What happened to the tyres in Australia?
  • With regulations changes moved back to 2022, how are Pirelli working on compounds?
  • Will the 2021 tyres be similar to 2020?
  • How are tyres normally disposed of post-race weekend?
  • How will Pirelli prepare for a season re-start on short notice?
  • What did Bernie Ecclestone request to spice up racing?
  • How did Pirelli tackle degradation issues when they returned to Formula 1?
  • Does Formula 1 driver feedback affect commercial tyre sales?
  • How are Pirelli handling the Coronavirus lockdown?

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Formula 1 Grid Talk Podcast Dream Guest List

Our panellists have a dream list of guests that we would love to have on the podcast, and using the ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ concept, we would love to know if you could help connect us to any of the following people, to see if we can get them on the show.

If you know someone who knows someone who knows someone, please reach out via email to

  • Toto Wolff
  • Nigel Mansell
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Jenson Button
  • Martin Brundle
  • Daniel Ricciardo
  • Charlie Martin
  • Sir Stirling Moss
  • Sir Jackie Stewart
  • Murray Walker
  • Fernando Alonso
  • Roger Penske
  • Jason Plato and Matt Neal
  • Guenther Steiner
  • Kimi Raikkonen
  • Mika Hakkinen
  • Lando Norris
  • Pastor Maldonado
  • Frank Williams
  • Bernie Ecclestone
  • Patrick Head
  • Gordon Murray
  • Ross Brawn
  • Gerhard Burger
  • Nicky Grist
  • Gary Anderdon
  • Jann Mardenbrough






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