Motor Sport Magazine Podcast

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Rating
4.8
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81 reviews
This podcast has
280 episodes
Language
Explicit
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Date created
2009/08/19
Last published
2022/06/24
Average duration
47 min.
Release period
31 days

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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Pierre Gasly | My big break
2022/06/24
Newly confirmed as an F1 driver with AlphaTauri driver for 2023, Pierre Gasly is the latest guest on our My big break podcast series, looking at the key moments that brought him to where he is now. Gasly explains how he tried ice hockey and football before being captivated by motor sport when he went karting for the first time aged 6. Part of a hotshot generation of French drivers, Gasly recalls watching grands prix with Charles Leclerc and Esteban Ocon, dreaming that maybe one of them might make it to F1. He also describes climbing the racing ladder on a budget to Formula Renault 2.0 where only a championship win would unlock the prize money needed to progress. His success brought him a Red Bull contract and, ultimately, a brief stint with the team which ended after just 12 races. He reflects upon that low moment and those that thought it would be the end of him, followed by his recollections of winning in Monza and silencing the critics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Valtteri Bottas | My big break
2022/06/17
If a young Valtteri Bottas and his dad hadn't spotted the sign for a go-kart race in Finland, then the Alfa Romeo driver may never have got on track, let alone partnered Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes. In the latest podcast from our My big break series, Bottas joins Chris Medland to reveal the make-or-break moments that brought him to Formula 1. He explains the key role that porridge power played ahead of his go kart debut, the local sponsors that bankrolled his fresh tyres, and the tests that took him from the Finnish go-karting championship to an F1 seat with Williams — via a rocky GP3 season. When Nico Rosberg retired from F1, Bottas moved from to Mercedes — and he suggests that he used his own money to buy out the Williams contract — only to be handed the Herculean task of being team-mate to Hamilton. Bottas describes how it took its toll, and reveals that he was on the brink of quitting at the end of the 2018 season before a restorative walk in a Finnish forest saw him change his mind. Now at Alfa Romeo, Bottas talks of the hope that he can win again with the team. "I don't see a limit," he says. "I'm absolutely loving F1." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Kamui Kobayashi | My big break
2022/06/10
Kamui Kobayashi showed so much potential as a go-karting teenager that Toyota locked him into a ten-year racing contract at the age of 14. In our new My big break podcast episode, the Le Mans winner looks at the key moments that shaped his career, including that initial deal which took him all the way to Formula 1 — only for the team to announce that it was pulling out of the series after his third race. Kobayashi tells Chris Medland about his grand prix debut and the “crazy” battle with Jenson Button who would be crowned world champion at the chequered flag. He explains how he secured his return to the grid with Sauber, and why he doesn’t regret his year spent at the back of the grid with Caterham. Now back with Toyota and set to compete in this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours, Kobayashi describes his new joint driver and team principal role, as well as how he sees himself helping to shape the future of motor racing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Helio Castroneves | My big break
2022/05/27
Helio Castroneves says that destiny guided his glittering IndyCar career that's crowned by a record-equalling four Indy 500 wins, but the path to glory was far from straightforward. He speaks to Chris Medland in the opening episode from season two of our Big Break podcast series, charting the make-or-break moments that shaped top-level racers, engineers and managers. Ahead of this year's Indy 500, Castroneves recalls his early dreams of racing in Formula 1, graduating from karting in Brazil to living in Milton Keynes in British F3, and then the conversation with his sponsor that brought him to the unfamiliar ladder to IndyCar. That journey was studded with challenge, tragedy and a court case with Emerson Fittipaldi — plus a 14-week run to victory on Dancing with the Stars, that is credited with bringing an extra 1m viewers to IndyCar. Now in search of a record-equalling fifth Indy 500 win, Castroneves says that the sky's the limit, with no thoughts of retirement. When we’re in this business [of racing], it’s our life, it’s what we do, it’s the air that I breathe," he says. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Guenther Steiner | My big break
2022/02/03
If it hadn't been for a long lunch with Niki Lauda, a willingness to swap grand prix racing for NASCAR, and a vision for a US F1 team, it's unlikely Guenther Steiner would have found himself leading Haas in Formula 1. In this episode from Motor Sport's My big break series, Steiner tells Chris Medland about the make-or-break moments that brought him to his current role. He describes his move to Jaguar's F1 team from Ford's World Rally team — at the behest of Lauda — and his rapid disillusionment at the corporate structure. He returned to the paddock with newly-formed Red Bull, and then transferred to its US division to set up a NASCAR team. The American life suited Steiner so much that the Italian-born 56-year-old ended up co-founding a successful composites company and championing the idea of a US-based Formula 1 team, which brought him into contact with Gene Haas.... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Zak Brown | My big break
2022/01/25
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown is on a mission to return the Formula 1 team to title-winning form, while also seeking success in IndyCar, Extreme E and at Le Mans. In Motor Sport's latest My big break podcast series, he tells Chris Medland about the moments that took him from growing up as a racing fan in California, to joining a select club of F1 team bosses. Brown recalls meeting Mario Andretti as a youngster and the F1 veteran's advice that set him off on a racing career. He discovered his talent for marketing while trying to recruit sponsors, and used that ability to grow and sell a multi-million-dollar business that became the world's largest motor sport marketing company. After turning down chances to work for Bernie Ecclestone and Liberty Media, McLaren came calling in 2016, and Brown reveals why he decided to join and how he has turned the team around, helped by his most radical decision - made soon after he joined. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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George Russell | My big break
2022/01/12
George Russell joins Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton's team-mate in 2022, after an acclaimed three years at Williams. In our latest My big break episode, the 23-year-old reveals how he went from racing as a karting hopeful to signing the contract for F1's top team. He tells Chris Medland how Alex Albon gave him a leg-up as he was just getting started — a favour repaid when Russell put in a good word for Albon with Williams, and the frustration of being out-paced by team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi during the 2015 Formula 3 season. Russell explains how he initially turned down a contract from Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff and came close to signing a contract that would have stopped him from ever driving for Mercedes, before joining as a young driver. Even before his three years at Williams, Russell had to learn how to impress in cars that weren't competing for victory: he talks about how he did it, and that moment in a Mercedes at Bahrain, when any doubts over his pace disappeared. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Alex Albon | My big break
2022/01/05
Alex Albon has a second shot at Formula 1 with Williams this year, continuing his rocky journey from karting champion to the grand prix paddock. In our latest My Big Break podcast, he tells Chris Medland how he rose through the ranks of F3 and F2, battling for race wins and championships with Charles Leclerc, George Russell and Lando Norris. Albon recounts losing Red Bull backing after a tricky first year in Formula Renault, before picking himself up, graduating to GP3 and challenging Leclerc for the 2015 title. He explains why his friendship with George Russell resulted in a broken collarbone that wrecked his debut F2 season; the goodwill that brought him a second year in the championship; and the bold move — combined with a timely win — that brought him back into the Red Bull fold and into an F1 seat just before a switch to Formula E. Ahead of the 2022 F1 season, the upbeat, grounded Albon shows since again why he's one of racing's most popular figures. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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2021 F1 season review with Mark Hughes, Chris Medland and Damien Smith
2021/12/24
Formula 1 produced a season like no other in 2021: Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton battled for the championship from the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix to the very final lap in Abu Dhabi. To look over the excitement, the drama, the many controversies and the occasional mistake, Chris Medland is joined by Motor Sport F1 Editor Mark Hughes and Contributing Editor Damien Smith See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Kimi Räikkönen | My Big Break
2021/12/10
Kimi Räikkönen was racing go karts with no prospect of moving to cars when a contract offer arrived that looked too good to be true: a monthly salary and a route into single-seaters. In the latest episode from our My Big Break series, Räikkönen recalls his wariness before signing the deal that turned out to be one of the make-or-break moments that have made him the most experienced F1 driver in history. Ahead of his retirement, he tells Chris Medland about his explosive first season in Formula Renault with his management team of David and Steve Robertson and the F1 test where he caught the eye of Michael Schumacher and earned a seat on the grand prix grid, as well as his moves to McLaren, Ferrari and Lotus. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Romain Grosjean | My big break
2021/11/29
A year after surviving a fiery crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean explains why the moment that almost killed him was a "positive experience". As he prepares to join Andretti Autosport for the 2022 season, Grosjean reflects on the 'big break' moments that brought him to where he is today: his early F1 struggles, his championship-winning return to GP2, and what it took to become an IndyCar driver. As well as that crash. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Norbert Singer | Porsche's winning formula
2021/07/29
Nobody knows the secret to Porsche's winning formula more than Norbert Singer. The legendary engineer was a crucial part of every Porsche Le Mans victory between 1970 and 1998 and also had a key role in developing perhaps the greatest sports car of all time: the Porsche 911. In this podcast from our Porsche's winning formula series, Singer speaks about his early career, and how he came close to joining Opel before arriving at Porsche and helping to develop the 917 into a Le Mans winner. His experience spans the Targa Florio to modern Le Mans and he recalls the driving talents he's worked with at those races. He also offers his view on why the 956 and 962 are the most successful sports cars of all time Singer describes his view of motor racing's future and explains that he's always nervous when a car runs faultlessly at Le Mans — because it usually means that a problem is just around the corner. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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4.8 out of 5
81 reviews
YanktheMike 2022/06/17
Medland the best
Chris really seems to create an immediate rapport with his guests. He asks interesting questions and then goes with the flow of the answers to make th...
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jk1212 2020/05/23
Just 5 star
so good, just the best stuff out there. wish they made episodes as often as they used to!!
tmgp racer 72 2019/11/29
Best Motorsport podcast
I’ve been a loyal listener since the very first podcast, and can not recommend enough for any serious fan of the sport. I always wind up with a smile...
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CBYir 2018/07/02
Best racing podcast
Been listening since 2012 and this is still the best racing/motorsports podcast out there. The depth of knowledge of the guys on here is second to non...
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chuckb 2015/10/11
Wealth of Knowledge
This is a great podcast on motorsport, not just F1. Just wish it would come out more often, I’d listen to these guys every day.
supertweet 2014/03/11
Fantastic Insider Interviews and Analysis. Needs more self-promotion
-Interviews with Mssrs. Brundle, Anderson, Mcnish, Murray, and so on. -Fantastic analysis by long-term F1 stalwarts and insiders. What a great podc...
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lovatof1 2013/11/28
Need more broadcasts!
I have listened to the available podcasts multiple times and want more. I know it's a matter of timing, but give us more!
Byronic_Hero 2012/11/28
Outstanding
Fantastic mix of knowledgeable host and guests covering modern and historic motor sport. Always a bit funny, a bit nostalgic, yet still spot on with ...
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Torsinadoc 2012/11/22
Outstanding
If you are a Motorsport fan than this is a must download.
SirJackieFan 2012/06/24
No comparison
Motorsport the Best of print media is the Best PodCast...I love it !!! Wish they would do more than just 1 show per month!!!! The interview with Mr. A...
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