Motor Sport Magazine Podcast

Motor Sport Magazine Podcast

Motor Sport Magazine's podcasts, featuring the editorial team and guests. Listen to what the doyen of Formula 1 has to say about what's going on in the paddock as well as in-depth interviews with the sport's leading figures including Christian Horner, Derek Bell, Mario Andretti, Damon Hill, Patrick Head, Stirling Moss, Tom Kristensen, Martin Brundle, Martin Whitmarsh and Dario Franchitti. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Episodes

June 11, 2024 53 mins

Sir Jackie Stewart joins Rob Widdows in the latest episode of our centenary series, celebrating 100 years of Motor Sport through the eyes of some of its greatest characters,


In the space of an hour, the three-time F1 World Champion recalls the racing — and autographs — that inspired him as a child, and led him to immense success. He talks of the camaraderie between the drivers of the 1960s, and the tragedies that spurred him to ...

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Five-time Le Mans champion and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona Derek Bell joins Rob Widdows for the latest in our special podcast series, celebrating 100 years of Motor Sport magazine.


Bell, who earned a reputation for his ability to bring a car home no matter its condition, speaks of racing at Le Mans and recalls some of his favourite memories with team-mates Jacky Ickx, Pedro Rod...

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April 4, 2024 64 mins

Dario Franchitti is the latest to make an appearance on our special podcast series, celebrating 100 years of Motor Sport magazine.


The Scot is one of Britain's most successful IndyCar drivers, claiming three Indianapolis 500 crowns and four championship titles in a 265-race IndyCar career, sealing his place as a racing legend.



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February 29, 2024 54 mins

Damon Hill is Rob Widdows' latest guest in our special podcast series, celebrating 100 years of Motor Sport Magazine.


The 1996 Formula 1 World Champion reflects on following his father's footsteps into the world of Grand Prix racing; driving alongside the likes of Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna; and against Michael Schumacher before winning the title.



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January 31, 2024 70 mins

A five-time grand prix winner who partnered the likes of Niki Lauda and Alain Prost, John Watson came achingly close to winning the 1982 Formula 1 World Championship.


He's Rob Widdows' latest guest in a special podcast series marking 100 years of Motor Sport‘s publication, as he charts a changing era of F1 when Lauda and Mario Andretti introduced new levels of professionalism and ruthlessness to the sport.


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December 26, 2023 63 mins

F1 World Champion, four-time IndyCar title-holder and Daytona 500 winner, Mario Andretti is the first guest in a special podcast series marking 100 years of Motor Sport‘s publication


Andretti has been a regular in Motor Sport‘s pages for more than half that time, and is still making headlines, with plans to be the first to test the Andretti F1 car, if the team is granted a place on the grid.


He joins Rob W...

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There was one overwhelming Formula 1 winner in 2023, but who were the other stars aside from Max Verstappen and Red Bull?


Motor Sport's F1 editor, Mark Hughes; racer and broadcaster Alex Brundle; and Motor Sport special contributor Damien Smith discuss the top performers of the season, including the drivers who showed world championship potential, but didn't have the machinery to win, the remarkable turnaround from McLaren, and ...

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It was a season of overwhelming domination by Max Verstappen... and of intense competition in the chasing pack.


What was the secret of Adrian Newey's rocketship Red Bull? What happened to Aston Martin's early challenge? And what is going on with lewis Hamilton and Mercedes?


Mark Hughes, Alex Brundle and Damien Smith form our expert panel to look back over the year and the crucial moments that shaped the 2023 season. Once...

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Nobody knows the secret of winning at Le Mans more than Tom Kristensen: winner of a record nine 24 Hour races at La Sarthe.


In this podcast, recorded in front of a live audience ahead of the 2023 race, Mr Le Mans gives the inside track on how he became the most successful driver in the 100 year history of the race, and offers his thoughts on a new golden era for sports car racing.


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For over 50 years, Dick Bennetts has been central to some of racing's greatest stories.


From giving Ayrton Senna his famous Formula 3 break, to communicating engineering feedback via hand signals with young prodigy Mika Häkkinen, and gaining respect for Nigel Mansell through his spectacular touring car cameos, Bennetts has lived and breathed motor sport through some of its most thrilling moments.


In the final installment of E...

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For success matched only by sheer diversity, few can hold a light to engineering ace Tony Southgate, who joins Rob Widdows for our Engineering the Greats podcast series, produced in association with Scalextric.


Designer of Bobby Unser's Indy 500-winning Eagle 68 car, a key contributor to the trailblazing ground-effect Lotus 78 and the creative mind behind Jaguar's Le Mans-conquering XJR-9, the Coventry native has marked himself ...

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As trailblazers go in motor sport, there aren't many that can match up with the groundbreaking achievements of Leena Gade, who joins Rob Widdows for our Engineering the Greats podcast series, produced in association with Scalextric.


On her Le Mans debut with Audi in 2011 Gade became the first female race engineer to win at La Sarthe. She She would mastermind wins again in 2012 and 2014, sealing her place as one of Le Mans' engin...

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Gary Anderson joins Rob Widdows for the latest in our Engineering the Greats podcast series. The former Jordan designer tells how he started working life as a builder, then got his big break in F1 with Brabham as an engineer.


Moving on to McLaren, he worked with James Hunt and Alain Prost and was then in IndyCar before Eddie Jordan called him back to the UK — and F1 — where he would make his name designing the legendary Jordan 1...

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Steve Hallam, who has worked with Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell and Mika Häkkinen joins Rob Widdows for another Engineering the Greats podcast in association with Scalextric.


From race engineering Senna to his first wins in F1, to witnessing Mansell’s inimitable racing style in its early years and being at the centre of Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso’s fiery 2007 championship fight, the British engineer has had long a career ...

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Legendary F1 car designer Patrick Head returns to our Engineering the Greats podcast for series 2, produced in association with Scalextric.


He picks up where he left off last time with the story of Williams' dominant 1993 season.


Head pulls back the curtain on the fascinating story of that year: of how the team secured Adrian Newey's services, why boss Frank Williams didn't want Damon Hill to partner Alain Prost, and how the...

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Can Max Verstappen win a third world championship? Will Mercedes be able to challenge Red Bull and Ferrari, and which of this year's three rookies will impress the most? Mark Hughes and Johnny Herbert join Motor Sport editor Joe Dunn and writer James Elson to examine the big questions ahead of the 2023 F1 season

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Red Bull won the F1 Constructors' Championship and powered Max Verstappen to the drivers' title too. But was it the best Formula 1 team in 2022?


Our season review podcast shows why that question isn't as foolish as it sounds, as Le Mans champion and former Toyota grand prix driver Allan McNish joins Chris Medland and F1 presenter Lawrence Barretto to discuss the strongest teams of the season.


Joining Red Bull on our shortlist...

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The 2022 F1 season delivered plenty of wheel-to-wheel racing in front of sell-out crowds, with unexpected twists and challenges regularly rearing their head. But which of the 22 races stands out above them all as the best grand prix of the year?


F1 driver-turned-commentator Jolyon Palmer and fellow commentator Jack Nicholls join Chris Medland to look back at the year's action and assess the races on our season review awards shor...

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Can anybody apart from Max Verstappen claim to be the best F1 driver of 2022? Romain Grosjean thinks so as he, Chris Medland and Damien Smith delve into the details of which driver was most impressive throughout the grand prix season — irrespective of equipment.


On the shortlist for Motor Sport's 2022 season awards are Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, George Russell and Verstappen. Hear what our expert panel have to say — and who ...

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Which F1 overtake stood out in a season of action-packed racing? Williams reserve driver Jack Aitken and Channel 4 Formula 1 commentator Alex Jacques join Chris Medland to review the shortlist of brilliant and brave moments that had crowds on their feet.


Hear their views on moves that include Lewis Hamilton's three-wide pass at Silverstone and Sebastian Vettel taking on Kevin Magnussen at the US Grand Prix, then have your say by...

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