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BEYOND THE GRID: Sebastian Vettel's performance coach Antti Kontsas on how to train an F1 World Champion

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At the end of his glittering career, four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel said he was in the ‘best shape possible’ thanks to his performance coach Antti Kontsas – this week's guest on Beyond The Grid.

So how do you physically and mentally prepare a Formula 1 driver for a season of racing around the world?

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With over 10 years of experience working in the paddock, coaching the likes of Sebastian Buemi, Jean Eric Vergne and Vettel, Kontsas tells Tom Clarkson his secrets to training these extraordinary humans for the pinnacle of motorsport.

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He also explains why he and Vettel worked so well together, the ups and downs of coaching the four-time world champion, and why F1 fitness is unlike anything else.

Plus, there's time to look back on how his F1 journey began and his former career as a professional footballer in Finland.

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To listen to this week’s episode of Beyond The Grid, simply hit go on the audio player above or click here to listen via your preferred podcasting platform.

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