December 29, 2020
December 4, 2020
A World Sportscar Champion; Le Mans 24 Hours winner; Formula 1 driver and now a trusted voice to millions in the Sky F1 commentary box. Martin Brundle is inducted into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame this year, in recognition of his exceptional career behind the wheel and the microphone.
In this podcast, Brundle looks back at his racing career; his commentary break filling in for a missing James Hunt, and learning the ropes from fellow Hall of Fame inductee, Murray Walker, whose advice he follows to this day. He talks about the struggle to keep up to date with F1 in the digital age and why he’s secretly pleased that Covid put a temporary halt to his trademark grid walk.
November 27, 2020
He joined Ferrari as a test driver, partnered Michael Schumacher in his final year with the team and went on to win the 2008 F1 championship… for a few seconds.
Felipe Massa is our latest Motor Sport podcast guest, bringing tales of being part of the Maranello machine; of challenging for the title, then becoming the unmistakable number 2 driver, with the famous radio message, “Fernando is faster than you”.
It’s the inside story of a rollercoaster career at Ferrari from one of the most popular Formula 1 drivers in recent times.
November 17, 2020
Derek Bell shares his vivid memories of his time at Ferrari, which began when he caught the eye of Enzo Ferrari as a young F2 driver in 1968 and soon found himself touring Maranello and having lunch with the Commendatore.
But in a case of being in the right place at the wrong time, Bell describes being the victim of a pared-back Ferrari race programme.
He turned to sports cars, where once more he was seen by Enzo, in a privately-entered Ferrari 512. Another call from Maranello saw him line up for his first Le Mans race in 1970. And the rest is glorious history.
November 12, 2020
When Stefan Johansson took the lead at Imola in his second race for Ferrari, he couldn’t hear his engine over the roar of the crowd. In the latest from our ‘Driving for Ferrari’ series, Johansson describes the emotion of racing for the team in the mid-1980s; the contrast with McLaren’s clinical approach; and the one question Enzo Ferrari asked him before he joined. Plus – his plan to improve the racing in F1.,
November 5, 2020
It’s every F1 driver’s dream to get a seat with Ferrari… unless the car turns out to be as bad as the 1992 contender. In the latest from our Ferrari podcast series, Ivan Capelli describes the emotion and intensity of signing for the team as an Italian – and how it all unravelled during an “unreal”, tense and extremely uncompetitive season
December 31, 2019
Gerhard Berger joins Ed Foster for the first of our new series featuring Ferrari’s F1 drivers.
Berger is one of the only drivers to leave Ferrari on his terms after both of his stints with the Maranello outfit. He reveals the pressure, the pranks and the privilege of driving for F1’s longest-standing team.
December 20, 2019
Charged with getting the best out of Felipe Massa as his race engineer, Rob Smedley helped the Brazilian to get within a whisker of the F1 world championship.
He was also the head of vehicle performance at Williams and is now working for Formula 1’s promoters, looking to make the technical side of the sport more accessible to fans.
In the final Motor Sport podcast of 2019, he talks through his career: discovering a “baby” Fernando Alonso testing in F3000; his years at Ferrari, plus his thoughts on Williams’ current predicament.
We also ask what happened after he made the famous “Fernando is faster than you” radio call.
December 18, 2019
Only one team has won world championships in F1’s hybrid era and it’s in no small part due to Mercedes’ all-conquering engine, built and developed by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains.
To recognise its entry into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame, the MD of the engine division, Andy Cowell, describes the nerve-wracking development of the complex engine; its ‘party mode’; the battle to gain ground on Ferrari; and what makes the team so successful.
December 11, 2019
Damon Hill and Karun Chandhok offer their unique take on the 2019 Formula 1 season: the drivers that impressed; the best rookie; Leclerc & Vettel’s power struggle and the sport’s future. Plus, what happened when Karun met Kimi Räikkönen in a Tokyo bar…
Aston Martin has launched its special edition series that celebrates British aviation entitled the Wings Series. It includes special edition models worked on by Q by Aston Martin.
The brains behind the idea are chief creative officer Marek Reichman and director of special projects, Q and sales.
They both joined Motor Sport at the Royal Automobile Club to discuss the initiative as well as other Aston Martin activities.
Listen to insight into that plus the Aston Martin Valkyrie, the development of the Rapide E and the partnership with Red Bull Racing in Formula 1