F1: Beyond The Grid

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.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 161 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 17 hours 24 minutes


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episode 160: Raikkonen on retirement: ‘I did things on my own terms’

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 2021-12-08  1h11m

episode 159: Pedro Diniz on fear, his fiery escape, and F1 pressure

Fear is something F1 drivers don’t often admit to feeling. Pedro Diniz does. In his 98 Grands Prix during the 1990s and into 2000, the Brazilian experienced the highs of hard earned top-six points finishes and, on his day, was a match for teammates Jean Alesi and Damon Hill. But, as he tells Tom Clarkson in a rare interview, lucky escapes from a fireball in Argentina and an upside-down car in Germany left a deep impression. ‘The biggest challenge was really the challenge of my mind’, Pedro says...


 2021-12-01  50m

episode 158: Fernando Alonso on Schumacher, Hamilton and title number 3

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 2021-11-24  44m

episode 157: Danny Sullivan: from taxi driver to F1 points and Indy glory

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 2021-11-17  53m

episode 156: Valtteri Bottas on pride, pressure and frustration at Mercedes

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 2021-11-10  48m

episode 155: Tommy Byrne: Senna’s early rival, F1’s lost champion?

Tommy Byrne’s talent in a racing car was likened to that of Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher. To those who watched him closely, he was a champion in the making. Why, then, did his Formula 1 career last just five races in an uncompetitive car? Tommy tells Tom Clarkson the story of the impressive wins in junior categories – including one in Ayrton Senna’s car – which got him to F1 in 1982...


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episode 153: Daniel Ricciardo on winning with McLaren

New team, new trophies, new targets: a lot’s changed in Daniel Ricciardo’s mind since his first Beyond The Grid interview in 2019. But one thing has stayed the same: his will to win. Daniel relives the ‘relief and happiness’ brought by his Monza victory and explains why it meant so much to him and his McLaren teammates. The ‘bitter’ feelings of the past are gone, he says, and his mindset has shifted; he’s now driving for much more than just World Championship points...


 2021-10-20  59m

episode 152: Lawrence Stroll’s Aston masterplan

Aston Martin is ‘the next big thing to happen in Formula 1’. So says Lawrence Stroll, who’s brought the historic brand back into the sport. Stroll first entered the F1 world as a clothing sponsor for Lotus in the 90s before teaming up with Ferrari and Michael Schumacher. A life-long lover of beautiful cars, he tells Tom Clarkson what two things convinced him to buy the Force India team and transform it into Aston Martin...


 2021-10-13  44m