F1: Beyond The Grid Podcast

F1: Beyond The Grid Podcast

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Deesee

3,916 posts

38 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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krisdelta said:
RobM77 said:
Jenson Button posted today smile One of my favourite drivers ever. I'm looking forward to listening on the way home this evening.
Top chap and very sensible, will refresh my feed - cheers!
Here is a taster with video, I’m looking forward to listening..

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3Z4CZ_J8WO/?hl=en

TobyTR

849 posts

101 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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Button's was another fascinating listen - especially his early Benetton and BAR-Honda days, although not much we didn't know already.

Interesting that he said the times he enjoyed the most was 2003-2006 because of the way the cars drove and sounded. Not surprising really!

entropy

3,831 posts

158 months

Thursday 7th November 2019
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Alex Albon - nice, humble, down-to-earth, BMF material; still think he's too nice for RBR/F1

Pastor Maldonado - whatever you think of the guy in F1 he's got a lot things to say that made it listenable

Ralf Schumacer - very analytical responses. I'm very surprised he's not made it by now in management.

Takuma Sato - fascinating how he got in to racing. A shame there was no time to go more in depth with Super Aguri


Pebbles167

2,301 posts

107 months

Friday 8th November 2019
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Mario Andretti was on this week. Great to hear his story of really coming from nothing, starting in home built stock cars, street racing, midgets and eventually to F1.

Class guy.

tobinen

6,364 posts

100 months

Wednesday 13th November 2019
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Mika Hakkinen is now up. I shall listen tomorrow

HustleRussell

17,890 posts

115 months

Wednesday 13th November 2019
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Hakkinen is my guy, a pleasure to listen to so far. He was my hero vs. villainous cobbler.

paulguitar

5,943 posts

68 months

Wednesday 13th November 2019
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HustleRussell said:
Hakkinen is my guy, a pleasure to listen to so far. He was my hero vs. villainous cobbler.
Me too, I was a massive Mika fan, it was pretty much like good vs evil at that time really.





Edited by paulguitar on Wednesday 13th November 23:13

NewUsername

571 posts

11 months

Thursday 14th November 2019
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Not heard Mika yet, I really enjoyed JB and I really really liked Taku, what a super chap

12TS

1,265 posts

165 months

Saturday 30th November 2019
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Aldo Costa was a good listen. He doesn’t sound like he has much of a latin temperament.

Just listened to Our Nige on the Motorsport Magazine podcast. Now I see what Frank Dernie meant! What a whinger.

coppice

6,047 posts

99 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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I was listening to the Nigel podcast yesterday and my God , he really is the gift that keeps on giving isn't he ? Self mythologising, charmless , humble bragging , often inaccurate and paranoid rubbish at its very best. But still one of the most exciting Grand Prix drivers I have ever seen live - I was lucky enough to be i the Stowe grandstand in 87 and also saw him take his first GP win at Brands .But Christ above, you wouldn't want to share a stuck lift with him , now would you?

I've admired Takuma Sato since his wild days in F3 and found his story fascinating - what a delightful guy he comes over as being . And Andretti - not many people merit the term living legend but this guy does - and what a fascinating story he tells - and with a dignity and style his erstwhile teammate Mansell utterly lacks .

I enjoy the podcasts a lot and it's probably an age thing but Tom Clarkson sounds a little too like a kids' TV presenter at times - but well done to him for putting these together .

Deesee

3,916 posts

38 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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It’s always a great listen, but to be fair to Tom Clarkson, he has been the voice of the FIA press conference for 20+ yrs, so he’s a natural fit to ask the questions for the podcast.

12TS

1,265 posts

165 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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I’m ok with Clarkson, he’s not going to ask controversial questions, but he really knows his stuff and is able to get some good insights.

What does irk me slightly is his continual fascination with Senna/Schumacher etc.

HardtopManual

1,313 posts

121 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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The star of the show for me is BOSE NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES.

LaurasOtherHalf

17,286 posts

151 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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coppice said:
I was listening to the Nigel podcast yesterday and my God , he really is the gift that keeps on giving isn't he ? Self mythologising, charmless , humble bragging , often inaccurate and paranoid rubbish at its very best. But still one of the most exciting Grand Prix drivers I have ever seen live - I was lucky enough to be i the Stowe grandstand in 87 and also saw him take his first GP win at Brands .But Christ above, you wouldn't want to share a stuck lift with him , now would you?
Quite, but it also makes him totally worth listening to as well!

Heads up, it Bernie in the latest BTG eek

The Moose

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19,583 posts

164 months

Wednesday 4th December 2019
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Bernie was interesting. Clearly talking crap in places. Interesting that he apparently turned down a knighthood a couple of decades back.

coppice

6,047 posts

99 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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For ..umm..services to his own bank balance? Or the promotion of ethics in business perhaps?

sgtBerbatov

2,061 posts

36 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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coppice said:
I was listening to the Nigel podcast yesterday and my God , he really is the gift that keeps on giving isn't he ? Self mythologising, charmless , humble bragging , often inaccurate and paranoid rubbish at its very best. But still one of the most exciting Grand Prix drivers I have ever seen live - I was lucky enough to be i the Stowe grandstand in 87 and also saw him take his first GP win at Brands .But Christ above, you wouldn't want to share a stuck lift with him , now would you?
Well when you sell your house to get a drive with Lotus, and you make the most of it, I think you earn the right to be like him.

TheDeuce

5,507 posts

21 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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Gotta say, I just listened to, and did enjoy Bernie's episode.

He is not a man I agree with about quite a few things, and he is somewhat uncomfortably from a very different era to the 'real world' we live in now, in some ways. In other ways, he's still obviously sharp enough to 'get' a lot of what makes the sport tick today. He's entertaining, and what a life.

As he says, he is more businessman than race fan, so he monetised the sport and ensured he controlled it to a) ensure it's survival and, b) ensure he remained filthy rich. On that basis, I can't argue with his methods as they worked, he achieved his goal... Do I believe him when he justifies certain actions as being 'the only way to protect F1'? Not really, most such actions/choices seemed to be made in order to protect HIS version of what F1 should be, in other words the cash cow he enjoyed - that's not to say that different courses of action would have killed the sport or even damaged it overall...

He's a wily old git. But he does it so naturally, so effortlessly that I imagine it's just the way he is, and he probably couldn't have done any of it differently. At least he's very frank when he talks, even if he's probably not entirely honest all the time. He's 90 now though, so I suppose he's old enough to have earned the right to wear rose tinted specs and have a somewhat selective memory biggrin

If I could re-wind time and take him out of the sport, I don't think I would. There was something very 'F1' about having a mega-rich crafty sod running the show for all those decade. The switch to Liberty was due in the modern world, but what he did with it before that was pretty much acceptable to me on the basis that F1 = winning by any means you can just about get away with. He did that.

coppice

6,047 posts

99 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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Yup- there was certainly something 'F1 ' about his career. And the decline started when the sport became 'F1 ' and not Grand Prix racing ...

RobM77

34,211 posts

189 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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HardtopManual said:
The star of the show for me is BOSE NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES.
hehe Made all the more annoying by the fact I already have a pair and have nothing to gain from that advert! Thankfully my car has a 'skip 30 seconds' button within easy reach smile