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A podcast from Formula 1

F1: Beyond The Grid

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100 Episodes • Released Weekly

100 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from Formula 1

F1: Beyond The Grid

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100 Episodes • Released Weekly

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Beyond The Grid, delivers great stories, fresh insight and amazing anecdotes from the world of F1. Each week Tom Clarkson brings you in-depth, personal conversations with the biggest names in the sport, from current superstar drivers and leading team bosses to legendary figures from history.

Latest Episode

26 Aug 2020 • 1 hour 5 mins

Mercedes engine guru Andy Cowell on the art of creating the perfect F1 power unit

This week’s guest is one of the grid’s most influential people. In fact, he’s arguably one of the most influential people in F1 ever. Since the dawn of the turbo-hybrid era in 2014, Mercedes engines have won 80% of all Grands Prix, and the man overseeing that success is Andy Cowell, Engineering and Programme Director of Mercedes High Performance Powertrains since 2008. Listen as he discusses how the all-conquering engine was created, why failures drive motivation more than success, what makes Lewis Hamilton such a good development driver, and how engine development has changed beyond all imagination in the 30 years he’s been in the job...