Motor Sport Magazine Podcast

Motor Sport Magazine Podcast

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Pat Symonds podcast  

The Formula 1 season review podcast is here! We welcome back Williams' chief technical officer Pat Symonds for a discussion of the year's events, themes and challenges.

Jeremy McWilliams  

The fourth Hall of Fame category is here. This month we turn to motorcycling and its greatest names. To help us narrow all the names down to a short list of 12 we brought in Mat Oxley and ex-MotoGP rider Jeremy McWilliams. We run through two-wheeled stars from Valentino Rossi to the cheeky Londoner Barry Sheene. As Rob says in the introduction this one's for all you racers. As always, let us know what you think.

Nigel Mansell podcast  

It was 5am and due to a computer failure the queue for check-in at Gatwick airport snaked out of the terminal door. Because of all the audio equipment needed to record a Motor Sport podcast there was no way I could proceed with hand luggage only. Having tried for a few years to secure Nigel Mansell as a podcast guest it looked like I was going to miss the flight to Jersey and the first proper chance... This was going to be a tough one to explain to editor Damien. Amazingly – with a little queue jumping – I made the flight and The Mansell Collection in St Helier, Jersey by 10am. The 1992 World Champion was there already, finishing another interview and within 15 minutes of arriving the tape is rolling. The next hour is spent talking about his rise to Formula 1, his memories of Colin Chapman, his stint in Indycar, the touring car outings and his thoughts on the likes of Senna, Piquet, Prost and Keke Rosberg.

Tom Kristensen podcast  

"Born in a gas station," Tom Kristensen had petrol in his veins from an early age. Despite a flirtation with banking, he went on to win the Le Mans 24 Hours nine times. A record, surely, that won't be matched for quite some time... Rob, Alan Hyde and I talk through his career from his first 'steps' in a go kart to his World Endurance Championship crown via the Goodwood Revival and his new book. As always, let us know what you think and enjoy.

Robert Reid podcast  

After flying down specially from Edinburgh and a quick lunch at our new local Italian restaurant Robert Reid sat down to talk through his career and that of his long-time driver Richard Burns. We cover everything from wallpaper with Mk 2 Escorts on it (yes, really) to the 2001 World Rally Championship via Colin McRae and what made Richard so special. In the second half we launch the rally category for the Hall of Fame and you can now vote on any one of the 12 names we decided on with Robert.

Drivers' Forum at the Goodwood Revival  

This year at the Goodwood Revival the Credit Suisse Drivers' Forum, hosted by Henry Hope-Frost, consisted of Sir Stirling Moss, Derek Bell, Jochen Mass, Dario Franchitti, Alain de Cadenet and Jackie Oliver. The subject – racing in America vs racing in Europe.

Steve Soper and Andrew Jordan  

On Thursday afternoon at the Goodwood Revival, as teams were unloading transporters, we grabbed Steve Soper and Andrew Jordan to sit down and record a podcast. To help us out with the tin top racers BTCC pitlane reporter Alan Hyde joined us for the first time. Well, we say first time, but he's always been sat recording the podcasts with us – this was just the first time we gave him a microphone... Why do Steve and Andrew race at the Revival? And how did the latter find a Lotus Cortina when he drove it in the wet for the first time? We cover the famous Revival as well as the BTCC then and now.

2016 Hall of Fame: The sports car debate  

The doyen of sports car racing Gary Watkins helps the Motor Sport team decide who should be on the shortlist for the 2016 Hall of Fame sports car category. Derek Bell? Hans Stuck? Allan McNish? Henri Pescarolo? It's now up to you, the public, to vote.

Tony Southgate podcast  

On Tuesday 28th the podcast team of Roebuck, Widdows, Arron and myself journeyed north to the suburbs of Northampton to call on the ex-F1, Le Mans, rally, Can-Am and Indycar designer Tony Southgate. Greeted with fresh coffee and biscuits we tried to condense his four decades in the sport into an hour. There were one or two things we didn't have time to discuss... We did, however, discuss his beginnings in motor racing with Lola, his move to Brabham and then his subsequent stints at Lola (again), Shadow, Arrows, Lotus, Audi... The list is as long as it is varied.

Women in motor sport  

On Tuesday June 23, as part of the National Women in Engineering Day, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers hosted an evening entitled ‘Women in Motorsport Engineering – Beating the Competition’. BBC Radio 5 Live F1 presenter Jennie Gow chaired the discussion and speakers included Audi Sport race engineer Leena Gade, Force India performance and strategy engineer Bernadette Collins and BTCC data engineer Gemma Hatton. There were also presentations from F1 in Schools world champion Colossus’s scrutineering engineer Rachael Matthews, F1 in Schools UK champion Evolution’s team manager Helen Jarman, Cambridge University masters engineering student Aurelia Hibbert and University of Warwick engineering undergraduate Hannah Sugrue.

Lee McKenzie podcast  

Lee McKenzie podcast

Who’s the fastest driver on the Formula 1 grid at the moment? Is Audi coming to F1? Why did Lee’s father Bob do a naked lap of Silverstone? And which F1 driver refers to him as ‘Father McKenzie’? Just your normal Motor Sport podcast then…

Lee McKenzie guides us through the news and views from the F1 paddock and explains Ferrari’s turnaround, what Vettel was like to deal with in 2014 and whether Max Verstappen is the real deal.

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Mike Earle podcast  

Mike Earle podcast

As Rob mentions when introducing the podcast Mike Earle has spent five decades in the sport. I knew we were covering a lot of ground during the recording so when the audio file landed this morning, courtesy of Alan Hyde, I decided to write down the names that are brought up during the 90 minutes.

Here they are, in order: David Purley, Derek Bell, Peter Gethin, John Watson, Roger Clark, Chris Craft, Jean-Luc Salomon, Denny Hulme, Bruce McLaren, Gerhard Berger, Carlos Pace, Bernie Ecclestone, Tom Pryce, Adrian Newey, Jean-Pierre van Rossem, Stefan Johansson, Pierre van Vliet, Alan Jenkins, The Earl of March, Jean-Marie Balestre, Herbie Blash, Niki Lauda, Greg Fielding, Charlie Purley, Joyce Purley, James Hunt, Stefano Modena, Ayrton Senna, Mika Häkkinen , Allan McNish, Emanuele Pirro, Yannick Dalmas, Beppe Gabbiani, Thierry Tassin, Dave Scott, Alain Prost, Tom Onslow-Cole, Alan Gow, David Mountain, Eddie Jordan, Keith Wiggins, Marcello Lotti, The Sultan of Brunei, Enzo Ferrari, John Barnard and Maggie Thatcher (obviously). Oh, and there’s also mention of Black Sabbath. Quite a list then.

Mike’s stories – especially about the money man behind Onyx, Jean-Pierre van Rossem – are second to none. Sit back and enjoy (the audio file is under the video).

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2015 F1 season preview podcast  

2015 F1 season preview podcast

It’s that time of year again: Formula 1 testing’s over, the driver line-ups are more or less set, a competitive order has started to emerge… and we still don’t really know what’s going to happen. Which means it’s time for the Motor Sport season preview podcast.

So join Nigel Roebuck, Mark Hughes, Damien Smith, Simon Arron and Rob Widdows as they discuss the coming season and try to answer F1′s burning questions. What sort of advantage will Mercedes have? Will the following teams be able to close the gap? How will Ferrari fare and will Sebastian Vettel regain his form of two years ago?

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Mark Blundell podcast  

Mark Blundell podcast

Formula 1 cars, sports cars, Indycars… Mark Blundell must have driven more racers than most. We knew it was going to be a struggle getting his entire career into an hour and not only did it stretch to one hour 15 minutes, but we’ve also agreed that we need to do a ‘Part 2′.

Now busy looking after young drivers, Blundell is a great story teller – something we’re sure you’ll agree with having listened to his tales of manhandling the Nissan R90CK around Le Mans in 1990 for that pole lap and dealing with Ayrton Senna at McLaren.

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Dario Franchitti podcast  

Dario Franchitti podcast

From an Allan McNish $10 bet to Formula E, via testing F1 cars for McLaren and Jaguar – there wasn’t much we didn’t cover during the hour with three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti.

As always, let us know your thoughts on everything we discuss. The podcast team will be back in only a couple of weeks with Mark Blundell.

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David Brabham podcast  

David Brabham podcast

Project Brabham, Le Mans, Formula Ford, Mike Thackwell, Formula 3000, F1, the ALMS, Jack Brabham… There wasn’t much not discussed when the podcast team sat down with David Brabham.

Fueled with mince pies, chocolate and fudge brownies and a bottle or three of wine Nigel Roebuck, Damien Smith, Rob Widdows and Simon Arron bring you the last podcast of 2014.

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Transcription

Rob Widdows: Hello again, everybody. And thank you so much for joining us, for what is the last Motor Sport Magazine podcast of 2014. Aww, but we’ll be back in 2015. And we might just think very quickly about who we’ve had on the show this year. It’s quite a list. John McGuinness, Gordan Murray, Emanuelle Pirro, James Weaver, Andy Wallace. They came together. Perry McCarthy, Pat Simmons, Derek Bell, Jonathan Palmer, and today, David Brabham. Ta da. Wow, that’s a name to conjure with isn’t it? One of the big, big names of post-war motor racing. Brabham, I like it. We’ve got lots and lots of questions. We’ll be with David for at least an hour today and in case you hadn’t noticed we’re all in the Christmas spirit. Aren’t we Damien?

Damien Smith: Yes. That’s as, that’s as good as it gets.

RW: And our website editor, Ed Foster has very kindly provided some chocolate brownies, some mince pies, some wine, good grief. But, never drink while broadcasting, it’s one of my rules. Okay, Damien.

DS: Lucky we’re so professional, isn’t it?

RW: Yes, yes for a change.

Simon Arron: As a, as a diabetic I’m only, I’m only going to be able to have the wine, not the chocolate brownies or the mince pies.

RW: Fine. That’s okay. Okay. Around the table as well as David, of course, we have already been to Damien Smith. We have Simon Aaron and we have of course the vulnerable Nigel Roebuck. David Brabham, you’ve just come back from France. What were you plotting in France?

David Brabham: While you were having red wine, I had red wine in France, as well.

RW: I bet you did.

DB: I did, yeah. Well, , obviously with our plans for the future of Brabham is, is to go back to racing as a team. To race at Le Mans, to race in the World Endurance Championship, so I went down to have a look at the Ligier down there because obviously that’s one of the cars that we’d be considering. As well as talking to the ACO finding out more about their plans. Well what’s the future look like? What have we got to be aware of? So yeah, it was very good. It was a really good trip, very worthwhile and I’m now back.

RW: It’s a big, big project this, because motor racing is as we all know fiercely expensive, fiercely competitive. When did you start to hatch the plot to bring the name back into top line racing?

DB: Well, it’s about nine years ago actually. You’re probably thinking, well what happened in those nine years, ? Well, it’s been probably well documented. But , 19 years ago I started to think ahead of time and go, what am I going to do when I stop driving? Because, I’d seen a lot of drivers, including my brother get to the end and, and then what?  what I mean? And I didn’t want to get into that situation. So I started to think about what it is I could do. And , I thought well  what? We got this name Brabham, but as a family we do absolutely nothing with it, ? Dad went off and did his thing, , my brothers and I went off and did our thing. And there’s never been any sort of group thing where, , Brabham is a brand that represents everything that the brand is and what can we do with it. So I went to dad and said look, , we should do something with this. And of course, , I wanted to understand what trademarks he had because I remember so

F1 season review podcast  

F1 season review podcast

Hamilton vs Rosberg, the Mercedes dominance, the brilliance of Daniel Ricciardo and the financial crisis that Formula 1 is facing – just some of the topics that the podcast team discuss in their F1 season review.

Nigel Roebuck, Damien Smith, Mark Hughes, Simon Arron and Rob Widdows discuss all the big topics over this hour-long recording.

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Jonathan Palmer podcast  

Jonathan Palmer podcast

As we sat in Jonathan Palmer’s Brands Hatch office we overlooked a motorbike track day in action and were served bacon sandwiches, fresh coffee and orange juice – as podcasts go, we were already onto a winner (not a good one to miss Simon Arron…).

You’ll be pleased to hear the content was also great as Jonathan talked about Jolyon’s success in GP2 this year, the state of Formula 1 and why he has so far not been tempted to run a team. We also looked back at his career and how he managed to train as a doctor while racing in Formula Ford (reading medical notes while hammering up the M1, towing his racer).

As a side note, I took the editor to and from the podcast in my 1992 750cc Fiat Panda. While I doubt he will be buying one anytime soon, he wasn’t totally disgusted by it. Having said that, it was a far cry from the helicopter Jonathan arrived in.

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Drivers’ Forum at the Revival  

Drivers’ Forum at the Revival

Henry Hope-Frost hosts a Credit Suisse Drivers’ Forum with Derek Bell, Sir Stirling Moss, Jochen Mass, Alain de Cadenet and Max Chilton at the 2014 Goodwood Revival.

While the topic is perfect team-mates, teams and cars, the five racers also discuss safety, the junior categories and weird noises in the night at Le Mans…

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