BEYOND THE GRID: Thierry Boutsen on his journey to F1, his friendship with Senna and life after racing


During his 10-year career, Belgian driver Thierry Boutsen delivered consistently. Now he's the guest on the latest episode of Beyond The Grid.

He stacked up 164 races, 15 podiums and three Grand Prix wins; even beating the legendary Ayrton Senna to the top of the podium when driving for Williams at the Hungaroring in 1990.

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Thierry has always been driven by his passions, and his love of speed began racing motorbikes in rainy Belgian woodland where he would develop the skills that would eventually help him take his first victory in difficult conditions at the 1989 Canadian Grand Prix.

His Formula 1 debut was with Arrows at his home race in Spa in 1983, the same track it would end on a decade later when he briefly joined the Jordan team. Thierry tells Tom Clarkson all about his journey to F1, the race wins that define his career, his deep interest in engineering and his close bond with good friend Ayrton Senna.

Listen to the interview with Thierry Boutsen in the player above or catch Beyond The Grid on your favourite platform by following this link.



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