Formula 1 launched it’s first ever official podcast:
Formula 1®, the pinnacle of motorsport, is pleased to announce the launch of Beyond The Grid, a new weekly podcast produced in association with Audioboom, the leading podcast provider, that will deliver fans fresh insight, great stories and amazing anecdotes from the world of F1.
Presented by Bose, Beyond The Grid is hosted by F1 insider Tom Clarkson: each week he will share with fans revealing and in-depth conversations with the biggest names in F1, from current superstar drivers and leading team bosses to legendary figures from the sport’s rich history.
The opening episode of the show, which will be released on Wednesday July 4 and distributed across all major podcast platforms (including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Deezer, TuneIn and Stitcher) as well as Formula1.com and the F1 YouTube channel, will feature an engaging conversation with four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who talks candidly about ambition, faith, travel, life after F1 – and his dog’s modelling career…
Future episodes include:
Robert Kubica talking about racing rivalries, the crash that nearly cost him his life and his incredible journey back to the pinnacle of racing
Multiple Grand Prix winner Gerhard Berger, talking about his attitude to danger, near death experiences and the practical jokes he shared with team mate Ayrton Senna
A series of round table discussions with former drivers and F1 insiders
The first episode is online:
Some quotes from the interview:
“Formula 1 has given me a life, given me a purpose, which is pretty special,” he told the show’s host Tom Clarkson. “But F1 has also broken me. It’s broken me and built me, broken me and built me.”
“When you go through it, you put so much into it, it breaks your heart and kills you when you fail. When you stumble, when everyone’s watching when you stumble.”
“But, when you get back up and when you succeed it lifts you up. You fall and you break a bone, you heal and you keep going. That’s what I mean by it.”
“It’s the passion for what you do and the will to succeed. It’s just something that’s hard to express but everyone has it in some shape or form.”
“Formula 1 has helped me grow and I have gained a lot more confidence within myself. What it has given me is the platform to be able to do things I want to do, live the life I could only have dreamed of.”