F1: Beyond The Grid Podcast

F1: Beyond The Grid Podcast

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The Moose

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16,992 posts

145 months

Sunday 19th August
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I don't know if this will be of interest to you guys here, however I have recently discovered a podcast called F1: Beyond The Grid.

I find it really interesting - Tom Clarkson seems to get some good info out of these guys.

So far I have listened to interviews with:

Lewis Hamilton
Martin Brundle
Christian Horner
Mark Webber
Robert Kubica
Esteban Ocon

All really interesting interviews and I have learned something new from each one so far. For example (as I have just finished listening to it!), Ocon's parents sold their house and moved into a van + caravan to allow him to pursue karting for 3 years. Incredible dedication to their chosen sport.

hairyben

8,516 posts

119 months

Sunday 19th August
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He does seem to have the ability to get the interviewees trust, to open up a bit and give some interesting conversation. Fair play to F1 for doing this in a time when all anyone seems to want to do it criticise anything and everything they do - podcasting is a huge thing now, and you just know the troll would have gone "Podcasting for fans? Spend money without instant profit payback? Are you stupid?"

One thing someone needs to tell him though, I don't know if he thinks a little colour is a good thing but a little less background noise would be great, it just makes it more fatiging to listen to, particularly given most listeners will be either listening to a foreign voice and/or a 2nd/3rd language for driver and/or listener!

Other than that minor complaint great job.

The Moose

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16,992 posts

145 months

Sunday 19th August
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I agree about the background noise, however I get the impression that he takes any opportunity to do the interview as opposed to being perfect. In some ways it probably ends up with a better outcome as the interviewees are more relaxed in the environment of, say, their team motor home than a studio.

I don’t know who’s idea it was, but assume it’s Bose who are funding it?

CocoUK

639 posts

118 months

Sunday 19th August
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I've listened to the Hamilton interview, I found it interesting & refreshing to hear a small insight into his life beyond the usual boring F1 talk. Even the confused dog jizz!

Great job by Tom, looking forward to the rest.

CocoUK

639 posts

118 months

Sunday 19th August
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Also, does anybody know much about Tom Clarkson?
Is he a Beeb man through and through or some other F1 related background?

Judging from other comments, he's managed to have a right ol' chin-wag with a few names - is he simply the Louis Theroux of the F1 World!?!
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cuprabob

7,015 posts

150 months

Sunday 19th August
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Wasn't he a teacher in Waterloo Road? smile

When I used to listen to 5Live, I always enjoyed Tom's input. Not listened to those podcasts but will give them a go. Thanks for bringimg them to.my attention.

rallycross

9,353 posts

173 months

Sunday 19th August
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The one with JV is brilliant recommended listing

The Moose

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16,992 posts

145 months

Saturday 25th August
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Berger was the latest one.

Occam's Razor

135 posts

108 months

Saturday 25th August
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I've only recently started to listen to podcasts and I'm finding Beyond The Grid a really enjoyable series. I enjoy listening to people talk about things they are genuinely passionate about, and I think Tom does a good job as host.

SteBrown91

1,103 posts

65 months

Wednesday 29th August
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This weeks edition is EJ - will definately be giving that a listen on my way to work tomorrow could be controversial

The Moose

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16,992 posts

145 months

Wednesday 29th August
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SteBrown91 said:
This weeks edition is EJ - will definately be giving that a listen on my way to work tomorrow could be controversial
Just listened to it this afternoon. Really interesting! Not as controversial as I expected smile

parabolica

4,645 posts

120 months

Wednesday 29th August
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The Moose said:
SteBrown91 said:
This weeks edition is EJ - will definately be giving that a listen on my way to work tomorrow could be controversial
Just listened to it this afternoon. Really interesting! Not as controversial as I expected smile
Was really nice to hear him speaking without hyperbole for once; he has a much more interesting background than I realised.

DanielSan

13,596 posts

103 months

Thursday 30th August
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parabolica said:
Was really nice to hear him speaking without hyperbole for once; he has a much more interesting background than I realised.
His autobiography is well worth a read if you get the chance. Ome thing is never heard about until I read it was him offering Senna a drive at Jordan in F1, as EJ knew he couldn’t afford to lay Senna the wages he would expect he actually offered him a stake in the team that would more than cover the extra money purely because he knew the value would go up and more sponsors would come in as a result.

Given the Jordan generally was a decent car with a usually crappy engine in it for the first few years especially, a Jordan with Senna in it and a decent engine could’ve been a very different history of F1 to what we have now

carinaman

12,972 posts

108 months

Thursday 30th August
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I'm not sure about the ending of the Brundle podcast.

tobinen

4,284 posts

81 months

Thursday 30th August
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I think TC is a good interviewer. He rarely asks closed questions and invites the subject to give more detail and information. I haven't listened to all yet. The EJ one is better that I thought it would be and fair play to him, he made a lot of money taking risks.

entropy

3,498 posts

139 months

Thursday 30th August
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Haven't heard the EJ one yet but will do this weekend.

Overall great podcast series with great interviews.

Berger one was weak IMO, pretty much bog standard Berger questions that's been asked millions of times. Only thing illuminating was about his last year in F1.

Was it just me but Hamilton came across as superficial to some extent as if he seemed desperate to dispel the bling character usually up on his social media? BTW I'm not a Hamilton hater - I absolutely adore him driving a car on the limit.

The Moose

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16,992 posts

145 months

Thursday 30th August
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tobinen said:
I think TC is a good interviewer. He rarely asks closed questions and invites the subject to give more detail and information. I haven't listened to all yet. The EJ one is better that I thought it would be and fair play to him, he made a lot of money taking risks.
I have to say, I think he is a really good interviewer. What I like is he asks the question and actually lets the other guy answer it. Seems like a rare quality in an interviewer these days!

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carinaman

12,972 posts

108 months

Thursday 30th August
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entropy said:
Haven't heard the EJ one yet but will do this weekend.

Overall great podcast series with great interviews.

Berger one was weak IMO, pretty much bog standard Berger questions that's been asked millions of times. Only thing illuminating was about his last year in F1.

Was it just me but Hamilton came across as superficial to some extent as if he seemed desperate to dispel the bling character usually up on his social media? BTW I'm not a Hamilton hater - I absolutely adore him driving a car on the limit.
I didn't know about Berger's road car accident.

HustleRussell

15,460 posts

96 months

Friday 31st August
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The Moose said:
tobinen said:
I think TC is a good interviewer. He rarely asks closed questions and invites the subject to give more detail and information. I haven't listened to all yet. The EJ one is better that I thought it would be and fair play to him, he made a lot of money taking risks.
I have to say, I think he is a really good interviewer. What I like is he asks the question and actually lets the other guy answer it. Seems like a rare quality in an interviewer these days!
The EJ interview made me laugh for that reason. TC asked him if he could name the private investor who had wrangled him some money in nefarious circumstances. EJ said he couldn't name him. TC let that sit, and within 0.2 seconds EJ had blurted out the guy's full name, address, date of birth and national insurance number hehe

entropy

3,498 posts

139 months

Saturday 1st September
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carinaman said:
I didn't know about Berger's road car accident.
I was familiar with it but admittedly it doesn't make the top half of Gerhard Berger FAQs.

EJ was excellent. At least one exclusive info on there. It sets a very high standard.