BEYOND THE GRID: Horner, Ricciardo, Leclerc and more star in our best of 2021 episode


This season gave us amazing action on the racetrack, and captivating conversations on F1's Beyond The Grid podcast. This week's episode is a best-of-2021, with the likes of Christian Horner, Daniel Ricciardo, Fernando Alonso, Lawrence Stroll and Charles Leclerc all starring.

You've probably just managed to catch your breath from an explosive season finale that saw Max Verstappen crowned champion for the first time. In this special episode, Tom Clarkson has picked his favourite moments from the past year, including Red Bull’s Christian Horner explaining how Max Verstappen evolved from teenage sensation to world champion.

PALMER: Whatever you thought of the Abu Dhabi outcome, Verstappen was a worthy champion in 2021

Furthermore we have Ferrari driver Leclerc looking back on his emotional race victories – and showing off his musical talents – plus Monza winner Ricciardo explaining why that victory meant so much to him.

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Valtteri Bottas, in Alfa Romeo colours during the Abu Dhabi test, spoke about the pressure he endured at Mercedes and his favourite coffee (of course).

There's all that plus Fernando Alonso, Alfa Romeo race strategist Ruth Buscombe, Aston Martin CEO Lawrence Stroll and many more. Just listen in the player above or head to this link to listen via your preferred podcast provider.

F1 Beyond The Grid will be back in 2022 with more in-depth conversations with F1’s biggest stars, but for now you can also access our back-catalogue of more than 150 episodes with guests such as Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and Alain Prost.


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