I’m delighted to release the JA on F1 Podcast #6 – featuring some of the biggest names in the F1 game.
We’re really pleased with this one, as it has some great content from some very interesting people.
It’s the half way point in the F1 season and we have some frank assessments of how it’s gone so far from, among others, Sir Frank Williams, “Maldonado probably does overstep the mark,” he says in this candid interview with Tom Clarkson.
Sir Jackie Stewart runs the rule over the three of the leading drivers in the sport and analyses their performances this year: Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.
“I think he’s remarkable,” JYS says of Vettel, although he adds, “When you get angry you occasionally say things that you shouldn’t.”
JYS also explains why he thinks the mooted move to Ferrari in 2014 would be a mistake for the reigning champion.
Ferrari started the season with a basket case of a car and yet they have a 40 point lead in the drivers’ championship at the half way stage. Chief designer Nicholas Tombazis tells us how they turned it around
“It was a bad shock to get thrashed in the early races,” he admits. “People are more cheerful now, but we are well aware it’s going to go down to the last race.”
And Monisha Kaltenborn is the most powerful woman in motor sport: CEO of the Sauber team she gives us a frank assessment of Sauber’s up and down season and tells us what it’s like to handle the fragile male egos in F1 team principal’s meetings.
“Women see motorsports with far less emotions, which allows you to look at rings in a more pragmatic way, women can be prepared to take a step back and gain an advantage for everyone together rather than push forward and make sure others don’t achieve anything,” she says, in an illuminating interview.
And for a bit of fun…Ferrari driver Felipe Massa turns driving instructor for a lap of Silverstone as I’m let loose on the Shell Professional Simulator in the London Science Museum.
It’s a terrific 35 minutes of entertainment and insight, so please listen here or download from iTunes to listen on the beach or on the daily commute. And tell your friends…!
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Here’s the running order:
1.45 Sir Frank Williams, Team Principal, WilliamsF1
10.12 Sir Jackie Stewart
16.40 Monisha Kaltenborn, CEO, Sauber F1 Team
24.36 Nicholas Tombazis, Ferrari Chief Designer
31.05 A lap of Silverstone, JA instructed by Felipe Massa
33.25 Wrap up
Total duration 34.09