In the Fast Lane is the official podcast of the Australian Grand Prix. Dedicated to Formula 1® and MotoGP™, host Matt Clayton is joined by Michael Lamonato (F1®) and Chris Vermeulen (MotoGP™) to interview some of the biggest names in world motorsport and update you on all the latest F1® and motorcycle racing news and talking points.
Episode 137: Andrew Westacott on what's coming up in 2023
We close out Season 3 of In The Fast Lane with a look ahead to the 2023 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix™ with AGPC CEO Andrew Westacott, who joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato along with our AusGP Access members to discuss the unprecedented interest in next year's event (03:17), Oscar Piastri's prospects in year one at McLaren (07:35), the extension of Melbourne's contract to 2035 and whether the race was a chance to move to Sydney (12:49), the 2023 music line-up headlined by Birds of Tokyo and Sneaky Sound System (18:45), the must-see areas and activities for first-time Grand Prix™ patrons (25:30), how fans can get up close to F2® and F3® in their debuts in Melbourne (29:00), and what the coming years have in store at Albert Park (32:39).
09/12/2022 • 36 minutes 57 seconds
Episode 136: Daniel Ricciardo
It's the podcast you've been waiting to hear – a long chat with newly-named Red Bull Racing third driver for 2023, Daniel Ricciardo. Daniel joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about the emotions of returning to the team he left in 2018 (02:14), interest from Mercedes (07:07), the difficulties of seeing out his time at McLaren after being sacked (13:13), not trusting his instincts over his two years at McLaren (15:32), the awkwardness of fellow Australian Oscar Piastri taking his seat (19:25), falling out of love with aspects of F1® (22:49) and why missing the thrill of competition could dictate his return (31:48).
29/11/2022 • 41 minutes 18 seconds
Episode 135: David Coulthard
David Coulthard, two-time Australian Grand Prix™ victor and winner of 13 Formula 1® races, joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about whether Red Bull's 2022 season is the strongest in its history (01:43), Max Verstappen's controversial defiance of team orders with Sergio Perez in Brazil (04:24), the importance of finishing runner-up in an F1® season (08:06), his earliest memories of the first year in Red Bull Racing's history in 2005 (11:22), the legacy left by retiring four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel (17:50) and whether he expects to see Daniel Ricciardo back in F1® after 2023 (20:25).
16/11/2022 • 27 minutes 33 seconds
Episode 134: MotoGP™ 'Fact or Fiction?' with Simon Patterson
Freelance MotoGP™ journalist, podcaster and analyst Simon Patterson joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to talk about Pecco Bagnaia's world championship win for Ducati and Alex Rins taking victory in Suzuki's final MotoGP™ race in Valencia (02:41), and recap the 2022 season with a game of 'Fact or Fiction?' discussing whether Fabio Quartararo or Yamaha lost the 2022 title (06:05), if Marc Marquez remains the sport's benchmark after a winless season (12:18), Jack Miller's standing in the sport at the end of his Ducati tenure (15:00), who is the fastest rider in MotoGP™ (17:05), Remy Gardner's departure from the premier class (18:14) and whether 21 sprint races for 2023 is a good thing (19:46).
08/11/2022 • 27 minutes 51 seconds
Episode 133: Marc Priestley
Former McLaren F1® mechanic turned author, TV presenter, YouTuber and speaker Marc Priestley joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about how he cut his teeth in the sport with McLaren's test team (01:51), his first memories of what made Lewis Hamilton special (05:38), the fractious intra-team 2007 title fight and Hamilton's first world title in 2008 (08:20), how McLaren fell from the front from 2009 and the team's slow build to competitiveness since (11:34), Red Bull's dominant 2022 season (17:10), the stigma of Red Bull's cost cap breach and the similarities to McLaren's 2007 'Spygate' scandal (20:54), and where Ferrari have fallen short in their bid to end a long title drought (25:15).
02/11/2022 • 31 minutes 10 seconds
Episode 132: Red Bull's bittersweet title double, with Mark Hughes
For the first time in nine years, Red Bull Racing have won the F1® drivers' and constructors' titles in the same season, after Max Verstappen's victory in the US Grand Prix. Esteemed F1® author and journalist Mark Hughes joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to reflect on Red Bull's achievements this season on the weekend of the passing of company founder Dietrich Mateschitz (02:01), the early days of Red Bull in F1® (04:17), Verstappen's record-setting season (10:29), how Red Bull aced the new regulations for 2022 while Mercedes floundered (15:40), and the ramifications of Red Bull being found to have breached F1®'s cost cap (18:39).
25/10/2022 • 25 minutes 43 seconds
Episode 131: Best of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
The Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix of 2022 will go down as an instant classic, with Suzuki's Alex Rins taking his first victory for almost two years. Hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen wrap up a breathtaking race in front of Phillip Island's biggest crowd in 10 years (01:45), while we catch up with a host of riders including Marc Marquez, Jack Miller, Fabio Quartararo, Pecco Bagnaia, Remy Gardner and many more, live from the Fan Forum Stage at the Island (15:12).
18/10/2022 • 52 minutes 27 seconds
Episode 130: Mick Doohan
After three long years, MotoGP™ is back where it belongs – Phillip Island. To help preview the Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix this weekend, five-time 500cc world champion Mick Doohan joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to discuss the three-race showdown for the MotoGP™ title between Fabio Quartararo and Pecco Bagnaia (02:10), the role team orders could play in Ducati versus Yamaha (04:10), who Phillip Island's track layout could favour (08:15), the secrets to unlocking a fast lap at the Island (10:59), Marc Marquez's chances in Australia (18:50) and the recently-announced 21-race calendar for next season (20:52).
11/10/2022 • 25 minutes 1 second
Episode 129: Paul Stoddart
After Fernando Alonso started a record-breaking 350th Formula 1® race at last weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, we chat to his first team principal and former Minardi owner Paul Stoddart about how he reflects on his five-year run at the helm of one the sport's backmarker teams (04:37), the race to get to the grid for his first race as team boss in Australia in 2001 (09:16), his earliest memories of working with Alonso that season (12:25), the famous 2002 Albert Park race where Mark Webber finished fifth on debut (15:31), his memorable TV interview during the controversial 2005 United States Grand Prix (23:04) and his pride at the growth of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne (27:22).
05/10/2022 • 29 minutes 53 seconds
Episode 128: Oscar Piastri
Oscar Piastri re-joins us on 'In The Fast Lane' to discuss his rollercoaster of emotions on being named as a McLaren driver for 2023 (01:39), what it means to be joining a team with McLaren's history of success and champion drivers (06:29), how having a start date for his F1® race career has sharpened his focus (09:36), what he's expecting from new teammate Lando Norris (12:35), getting a call from Daniel Ricciardo after he was named as his compatriot's successor at McLaren (14:16) and his excitement for his first true home Grand Prix at Albert Park next April (16:07).
27/09/2022 • 22 minutes 16 seconds
Episode 127: Casey Stoner
Two-time MotoGP™ world champion Casey Stoner joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to talk about 'Return to the Island', a new mini-movie set for release on the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix's YouTube channel on September 21 (01:59), assess the state of play in the 2022 MotoGP™ championship with five races remaining (08:54), discuss his role as a rider coach advising Ducati's Pecco Bagnaia (11:00), look at Marc Marquez's dramatic return to the fray in Aragon (17:58), and offer his thoughts on next month's Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island (23:22).
20/09/2022 • 28 minutes 56 seconds
Episode 126: Chris Medland
F1® is desperate for an American driver to help boost the sport's popularity in the 'States. But should the rules be bent to allow Colton Herta onto the grid without a superlicence? F1® journalist and broadcaster Chris Medland joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk through the background to the Herta story (02:10), what Nyck De Vries' debut for Williams at Monza tells us about the depth in European talent (10:14), if Jack Doohan is a chance to race for Alpine if Pierre Gasly sticks with AlphaTauri (17:31), and suggests ways to fix the grid confusion caused by mass engine and gearbox penalties (20:36).
13/09/2022 • 30 minutes
Episode 125: Brad Binder
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MotoGP™ rider Brad Binder joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to talk about his progress in his third premier-class season (02:25), how MotoGP™ is closer than ever and how that impacts the racing (04:15), his thoughts on the introduction of sprint races for 2023 (07:40), the progress made by younger brother Darryn in his rookie MotoGP™ season (09:00), the end of his five-year stint as teammate to Miguel Oliveira (13:02), the impact Jack Miller can make when he joins KTM next season (14:35) and why he's been so successful in the Moto2™ and Moto3™ categories at Phillip Island (18:48).
06/09/2022 • 33 minutes 26 seconds
Episode 124: Ricciardo, Piastri and what's next with Scott Mitchell-Malm
Australians Daniel Ricciardo and Oscar Piastri are at the heart of one of the biggest Formula 1® 'silly season' stories in years. To make sense of a wild week of news on Ricciardo's future and Piastri's path to a full-time race seat, Scott Mitchell-Malm from the-race.com joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to discuss where things unravelled for Ricciardo at McLaren (03:58), his options to race on or sit out in 2023 (07:09), McLaren's role in the failed relationship (13:13), the pressure Piastri will face when he debuts (17:37), how Piastri declining an Alpine seat is seen in the paddock (20:26) and the impact of the contractual tug-of-war between Alpine and McLaren on his reputation (24:06).
30/08/2022 • 29 minutes 21 seconds
Episode 123: Maverick Viñales
Spanish MotoGP™ top gun Maverick Viñales joins host Matt Clayton to talk about adjusting to life at Aprilia Racing (02:14), the difficulties in changing manufacturers after his controversial parting with Yamaha (03:09), the influence of teammate Aleix Espargaro on him joining Aprilia (05:53), how sporting director Massimo Rivola has helped motivate him (07:27) and his expectations for one of his strongest circuits at Phillip Island (10:45), while Chris Vermeulen drops in to help review the Austrian Grand Prix and discuss the introduction of sprint races to the calendar next year (14:02).
23/08/2022 • 29 minutes 50 seconds
Episode 122: F1® Mid-Season Mailbag
The 2022 F1® season is in its mid-season break – which means it's over to you to ask the questions! Hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato discuss a wide range of listener questions, including which F1® teams of the past they'd like to see on the 2022 grid (03:00), the verdict on F1® Sprint races after two seasons (05:36), the impact of the 2022 regulation changes (09:33), the best race of the season so far (12:22), what rule changes could benefit the sport (19:22), the impact F2® and F3® will have on the Australian Grand Prix from 2023 (23:34), if Mercedes can win a race or the constructors' title this year (29:50), which drivers and teams have impressed the most in 2022 (35:14) and who would win a go-kart race of the current grid in equal machinery (38:16).
16/08/2022 • 45 minutes 5 seconds
Episode 121: Remy Gardner
Tech3 KTM Factory Racing MotoGP™ team rider Remy Gardner joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to talk about his progress in his maiden premier-class season (03:05), the biggest adjustments he's had to make since graduating as Moto2™ champion last year (04:15), KTM's developments throughout 2022 (06:15), his relationship with teammate and former Moto2™ title rival Raul Fernandez (10:41), uncertainty in the MotoGP™ rider market (12:44) and the return to Phillip Island for the Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in October (17:13).
09/08/2022 • 21 minutes 26 seconds
Episode 120: Don Macpherson
Formula 1® mind coach Don Macpherson joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to discuss his book 'How To Master Your Monkey Mind' (01:53), how he became involved in F1® through Sir Jack Brabham and which drivers he has worked with (07:00), the emotions of being alongside David Brabham at the tragic San Marino Grand Prix of 1994 (09:30), how drivers have become more aware of the benefits of using mind management techniques (17:15), Charles Leclerc's well-publicised emotional reactions to adversity (20:20), which drivers on the 2022 grid maximise the mental side of the sport (25:50) and how aspiring F1® drivers are employing mind-coaching techniques as early as karting (30:42).
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02/08/2022 • 36 minutes 31 seconds
Episode 119: Yuki Tsunoda
Scuderia AlphaTauri F1® driver Yuki Tsunoda joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about the beginnings of his European motorsport journey in 2018 (02:40), adjusting to life far away from Japan (05:35), repairing his confidence after a challenging F1® rookie season (07:48), his relationship with teammate Pierre Gasly and THAT Silverstone crash (14:35) and his excitement of F1® returning to Suzuka for this October's Japanese Grand Prix (18:32), while we wrap up Sunday's French Grand Prix won by Max Verstappen (21:43).
26/07/2022 • 33 minutes 23 seconds
Episode 118: Jack Miller
Ducati Lenovo Team MotoGP™ rider Jack Miller joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to talk about getting back to his roots with some motocross in Queensland in the mid-season break (01:30), his 2022 season so far (04:15), the differences between the 2022 and 2021 Ducatis (05:40), the return of MotoGP™ to Phillip Island this October (08:28), leaving Ducati after five seasons (14:30), joining good friend Brad Binder at KTM (21:10), having the contract stability he's always wanted (26:05) and how fellow Aussies Remy Gardner and Joel Kelso are faring this season (28:15).
19/07/2022 • 34 minutes 55 seconds
Episode 117: MotoGP™ Mid-Season Mailbag
With the 2022 MotoGP™ season at its halfway point, it's time for you to ask the questions! Hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen discuss a wide range of topics and talking points with questions from our listeners, including which classic circuit would be a welcome addition to the calendar (02:43), which European championships offer the best path to MotoGP™ (05:36), the training and diet required to be a MotoGP™ rider (12:37), the prospects of a fully-fledged Marc Marquez return and his legacy (18:07), how riders develop their signature riding styles (23:26) and become experts in the wet (27:00), Suzuki's departure from the series at the end of the year (32:20), how MotoGP™ bikes have changed over the past decade (35:06) and whether Chris still keeps a supply of his signature bucket hats! (42:22).
12/07/2022 • 44 minutes 32 seconds
Episode 116: Lawrence Barretto
Lawrence Barretto, F1® correspondent and presenter at formula1.com, joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about an action-packed British Grand Prix where Alfa Romeo's Zhou Guanyu escaped unscathed from a massive first-lap accident (02:40), Carlos Sainz's first win for Ferrari (06:49), whether Mercedes' improved showing was a sign of things to come (14:43), Daniel Ricciardo's continued struggles at McLaren (23:01) and Mick Schumacher finally scoring his first F1® points for Haas (25:20).
05/07/2022 • 29 minutes 15 seconds
Episode 115: Calan Williams
Australian Formula 2® racer Calan Williams joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about the step up from Formula 3® with Trident (02:40), the high level of competition in F2® (04:11), his standout showing in just his third race in Saudi Arabia (07:18), experiencing Monaco for the first time (11:05), the chance to race in F2® at the Australian Grand Prix in 2023 (16:16) and his goals for the rest of the season (21:51).
28/06/2022 • 24 minutes 18 seconds
Episode 114: Andrew Westacott
With the news that the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix will remain in Melbourne until 2035, Australian Grand Prix Corporation Chief Executive Andrew Westacott joins us to discuss the unprecedented length of the new extension (02:20), the upcoming first visits by Formula 2® and Formula 3® to the event (07:48), Australia's place as one of the opening races of the season (13:38) and the competition between cities for the right to host F1® (16:03), while we review the return of F1® to Canada and Max Verstappen's tense victory for Red Bull Racing in Montreal (18:30).
22/06/2022 • 27 minutes 27 seconds
Episode 113: Emerson Fittipaldi
Two-time Formula 1® champion, 14-time Grand Prix winner and double Indianapolis 500 victor Emerson Fittipaldi joins us to discuss his trailblazing move from Brazil to Europe in the late 60s (02:30), the tragic and dramatic story behind his maiden F1® win in 1970 (05:30), his influence on the establishment of the Brazilian Grand Prix (11:05), the Fittipaldi motorsport dynasty (12:58) and the 2022 F1® season (19:38), while we wrap up last Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku won by Max Verstappen (23:08).
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14/06/2022 • 34 minutes 38 seconds
Episode 112: Enea Bastianini
Second-year MotoGP™ sensation Enea Bastianini from the Gresini Racing Team joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to talk about his three victories to date in 2022 (02:14), the emotions of his first win in Qatar after the death of team founder Fausto Gresini (03:12), his adjusted goals for the rest of the season (06:16), why the Red Bull Rookies Cup was make or break for his career in 2013 (08:45) and the return of MotoGP™ to Phillip Island in October (13:12), while we wrap up a dominant display by Fabio Quartararo in Sunday's Grand Prix of Catalunya (15:00).
07/06/2022 • 25 minutes 48 seconds
Episode 111: Alex Briggs
After last weekend's Italian Motorcycle Grand Prix where Valentino Rossi's famous number 46 was retired, long-time Rossi mechanic Alex Briggs joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to talk about the contrasting approaches Rossi and Mick Doohan used to win world titles (04:47), who impresses him from the current MotoGP™ grid (08:12), the increased importance of aerodynamics in MotoGP™ (11:14) and what he misses most from three decades in the world championship (15:20), while we wrap up Sunday’s race at Mugello won by Ducati’s Pecco Bagnaia (24:37).
31/05/2022 • 32 minutes 35 seconds
Episode 110: Jack Doohan
Alpine Academy driver Jack Doohan joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about his breakthrough Formula 2® podium finish in Spain last weekend (02:35), his maiden Formula 1® test in the 2021 Alpine in Qatar (05:27), the differences between F2® and F1® machinery (07:16), why he moved into the Alpine Academy for 2022 (09:10) and how the fast rise of stars like Max Verstappen has been a game-changer for young drivers (12:36), while we wrap up last Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona (14:56).
24/05/2022 • 26 minutes 52 seconds
Episode 109: Simon Crafar
Grand Prix winner turned MotoGP™ pit lane reporter Simon Crafar joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to discuss whether this is the year Ducati snaps a title drought that dates back to Casey Stoner in 2007 (04:04), Jack Miller's future (07:02), how Fabio Quartararo is keeping Yamaha in the game (09:30), why Aprilia have gone from feel-good story to championship contender (16:40), Marc Marquez's limitations at Honda (20:28) and the fallout from Suzuki's shock decision to depart MotoGP™ at the end of the 2022 season (23:45).
18/05/2022 • 35 minutes 3 seconds
Episode 108: Leigh Diffey
Australian-American NBC Sports broadcaster Leigh Diffey joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about the hype surrounding the inaugural Miami Grand Prix and F1®'s skyrocketing popularity in the United States (02:22), the effect of 'Drive to Survive' on IndyCar and NASCAR (04:00), how F1® drivers make the transition to IndyCar (09:15) and the potential for young American Colton Herta to be successful in F1® (11:50), while we look back at last Sunday's race in Miami won by reigning world champion Max Verstappen (17:28).
10/05/2022 • 28 minutes 51 seconds
Episode 107: Lucio Cecchinello
LCR Honda team principal Lucio Cecchinello joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to explain why MotoGP™ is more competitive than ever in 2022 (03:18), reminisce about his early days as a rider and team boss in the 125cc World Championship (05:30), reveal why Casey Stoner was so fast as a MotoGP™ rookie riding for him in 2006 (12:35) and remember Cal Crutchlow taking the first MotoGP™ wins for LCR Honda in 2016 (18:00), while we look back at last Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix won by Ducati's Pecco Bagnaia (22:55).
03/05/2022 • 32 minutes 44 seconds
Episode 106: Joel Kelso
Australia's Moto3™ rookie Joel Kelso joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to assess the early part of his first full world championship season (01:55), talk about racing outside of Europe for the first time (02:45), outline his goals for the 2022 campaign (07:35) and look ahead to his maiden Grand Prix at Phillip Island in October (14:00), while we wrap up last Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix won by reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo (15:10).
26/04/2022 • 22 minutes 36 seconds
Episode 105: Best of the Australian Grand Prix
After the record-breaking return of the Australian Grand Prix to Melbourne, hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato wrap up Charles Leclerc's crushing win for Ferrari (02:43) and Daniel Ricciardo's promising showing for McLaren (07:53), while we hear from a host of big-name guests who joined us on In The Fast Lane Live from Albert Park including Sir Jackie Stewart, Oscar Piastri, Alex Albon, Guenther Steiner, Andreas Seidl and Ted Kravitz (13:12).
12/04/2022 • 56 minutes 24 seconds
Episode 104: Kevin Magnussen & Andrew Westacott
Haas F1 Team driver Kevin Magnussen joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about the physical challenges of his surprise return to the F1 grid (01:35), why he came back to a team that sacked him (04:05), memories of finishing second on debut in Melbourne eight years ago (06:05) and the revised expectations for Haas after such a strong start to 2022 (16:25), while we look ahead to this weekend's return of F1 to Melbourne with Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott (21:20).
05/04/2022 • 30 minutes 43 seconds
Episode 103: Oscar Piastri
BWT Alpine F1 Team reserve driver Oscar Piastri joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to discuss the specifics of his new role (02:35), staying physically and mentally ready in case he's called into action (04:55), how he's satisfying his thirst for competition without racing (09:30) and the lessons he's already learned from the team's race drivers, Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon (11:25).
29/03/2022 • 27 minutes 24 seconds
Episode 102: Arthur Sissis
Australian Superbike racer and Moto3 Phillip Island podium finisher Arthur Sissis joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to reflect on his early days racing in Europe (03:30), remember his remarkable 2012 podium in Australia (07:45), discuss walking away from the world championship at age 19 (10:15) and talk about his peers who have gone on to MotoGP™ success (13:55).
23/03/2022 • 23 minutes 21 seconds
Episode 101: F1 2022 preview with Ted Kravitz
Sky Sports F1® pit lane reporter Ted Kravitz joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to discuss how the all-new revolutionary F1® cars looked on track at the Bahrain test (03:05), whether Red Bull should be considered pre-season favourites and if Mercedes is off the pace (05:00), why Ferrari can approach 2022 with genuine optimism (14:20), how Daniel Ricciardo will cope with an interrupted pre-season (17:35) and predict who will be this year's World Champion (39:30).
To mark International Women's Day, Sky Sports F1® presenter Natalie Pinkham and Krystina Emmanouilides, Australian CFD engineer for the Alfa Romeo F1® Team ORLEN, join hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to discuss how they got their starts in Formula 1® (03:00), the importance of women supporting other women working in the sport (13:35), the responsibility of mentoring and providing role models for young women looking to pursue an F1® career (19:15) and the impact of the increased female representation within the Formula 1® fanbase (23:30).
08/03/2022 • 37 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 99: MotoGP™ 2022 preview with Matt Birt
MotoGP™ TV commentator and long-time paddock insider Matt Birt joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to make sense of pre-season testing (03:05), ponder Jack Miller's future beyond 2022 (07:40), assess Remy Gardner's prospects in his rookie MotoGP™ season (11:20) and predict who will be this year's World Champion (27:40).
01/03/2022 • 33 minutes 13 seconds
Episode 98: Peter Windsor
Max Verstappen is the 2021 Formula 1® world champion. On our final episode for the year, we’re joined by esteemed journalist, broadcaster and former Williams F1® team manager Peter Windsor to discuss all the big talking points from the controversial finish to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, look at where to now for Red Bull and Mercedes, and wrap up a thrilling 2021 season.
14/12/2021 • 23 minutes 11 seconds
Episode 97: David Coulthard
David Coulthard, 13-time Grand Prix winner and two-time victor in Melbourne, joins us to talk about the chaotic first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix that set up a winner-takes-all showdown between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi, and reflects on his time as teammate to the retiring Kimi Raikkonen and driving for the late Sir Frank Williams.
07/12/2021 • 29 minutes 57 seconds
Episode 96: Ben Hunt
With the Formula 1® title to be decided by a two-race showdown between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, we're joined by Ben Hunt, F1® journalist from The Sun newspaper in the UK, to look at how Hamilton has dragged himself back into contention, Mercedes' late-season surge, and the escalating tension between rival team principals Toto Wolff and Christian Horner.
30/11/2021 • 27 minutes 8 seconds
Episode 95: Alain Prost
Four-time Formula 1® World Champion and current Alpine F1® non-executive director Alain Prost talks about Alpine's race-winning 2021 season, Oscar Piastri's role as Alpine's test driver next year, Daniel Ricciardo's time with the team under the Renault name and the Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton championship fight, while we wrap up Sunday's inaugural Qatar Grand Prix.
23/11/2021 • 34 minutes 13 seconds
Episode 94: The Top 10 MotoGP™ Riders of 2021
In our final MotoGP™ podcast of the year, we wrap up the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix, Remy Gardner's Moto2™ world title triumph, Ducati's premier-class dominance and a fitting farewell for Valentino Rossi, while we debate who should make the list of the top 10 MotoGP™ riders of the 2021 season.
18/11/2021 • 29 minutes 53 seconds
Episode 93: Ross Brawn
Formula One's managing director of motorsport Ross Brawn joins us to talk about the third and final 2021 instalment of the F1® Sprint last weekend in Brazil, the future of the concept for next season, the ferocious title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton and the impact of the regulation changes for 2022.
16/11/2021 • 28 minutes 36 seconds
Episode 92: Jack Miller
With the 2021 MotoGP™ campaign coming to a close at Valencia this Sunday, we catch up with Australia's Ducati Lenovo Team rider Jack Miller to sum up the best world championship finish of his career, how Ducati has made giant strides this season, and talk about Remy Gardner's chances of winning the Moto2™ world title this weekend.
12/11/2021 • 33 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 91: Michael Masi
FIA Formula 1® Race Director & Safety Delegate Michael Masi joins us to reflect on a chaotic three years in the job, discuss the biggest misconceptions about his role and talk about the revamped Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit set to host the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix 2022, while we review Sunday's Mexico City Grand Prix won by Max Verstappen.
09/11/2021 • 36 minutes 53 seconds
Episode 90: Nick Harris
With Valentino Rossi's 26-year world championship career coming to the finish line in Valencia this month, we're joined by Nick Harris, the long-time voice of MotoGP™, to remember the key moments in "The Doctor's" career, the impact he's had on the world championship, and the legacy he'll leave after he departs the Grand Prix grid.
04/11/2021 • 23 minutes 51 seconds
Episode 89: Olav Mol
Long-time Dutch Formula 1® commentator and media figure Olav Mol looks at the rise of Max Verstappen in the Netherlands, explains the massive support behind the Red Bull Racing star's world championship quest, and offers his thoughts on the head-to-head title battle between Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.
02/11/2021 • 33 minutes 4 seconds
Episode 88: Steve Martin
Former World Superbike, Grand Prix and World Endurance Championship racer Steve Martin joins us wrap up a dramatic Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano that saw Fabio Quartararo secure the 2021 MotoGP™ World Championship, while we talk about the strength of the Australian Superbikes scene and Joel Kelso's ascension to the Moto3™ World Championship next year.
28/10/2021 • 24 minutes 36 seconds
Episode 87: Dr Ian Roberts & Alan van der Merwe
As part of National Safe Work Month in Australia, FIA Formula 1® Medical Rescue Co-ordinator Dr Ian Roberts and FIA Formula 1® Medical Car Driver Alan van der Merwe discuss their differing paths to their roles, the biggest safety advances in F1® and how they helped Romain Grosjean survive his dramatic crash in Bahrain last year, while we review Sunday's US Grand Prix won by Max Verstappen.
26/10/2021 • 34 minutes 32 seconds
Episode 86: Kevin Schwantz
American 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz returns to In the Fast Lane to talk about the 2021 season, Valentino Rossi's impact on MotoGP™ over the past 25 years, and predict five young riders who have the potential to win a MotoGP™ title in the next five seasons.
21/10/2021 • 20 minutes 37 seconds
Episode 85: Romain Grosjean
Romain Grosjean discusses the highs of his 10-year F1® career, his most successful season for Lotus in 2013, his incredible sixth place on debut for Haas in Australia in 2016, his recovery from the dramatic fireball crash in Bahrain last year, and his switch to IndyCar and oval racing as a 35-year-old 'rookie'.
19/10/2021 • 21 minutes 8 seconds
Episode 84: Mick Doohan
Five-time 500cc world champion Mick Doohan returns to In the Fast Lane to assess the 2021 season, discuss whether Marc Marquez can get back to his championship-winning ways, and look at the season of Jack Miller in MotoGP™ along with Remy Gardner's Moto2™ title quest.
14/10/2021 • 22 minutes 33 seconds
Episode 83: Bernd Mayländer
As part of Australia's National Safe Work Month, FIA Formula 1® Safety Car Driver Bernd Mayländer joins us to reflect on two decades at the front of the F1® field, consider how safety has improved since 2000, remember the most difficult weather conditions he's driven in and discusses the pressure of pushing hard while leading a pack of F1® cars, while we review Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix won by Valtteri Bottas.
12/10/2021 • 37 minutes 58 seconds
Episode 82: Sam Lowes
Moto2™ race-winner Sam Lowes joins us to talk about this year's world championship, where Aprilia has improved since his time there in MotoGP™ in 2017, the rise of Remy Gardner and the records being set by Gardner's 20-year-old teammate Raul Fernandez, while we wrap up last Sunday's return of the Grand Prix of the Americas and a typical Marc Marquez masterclass in Texas.
07/10/2021 • 29 minutes 49 seconds
Episode 81: Karun Chandhok
Former F1® racer and Sky Sports commentator Karun Chandhok analyses the seven-race showdown for the championship between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, discusses the escalating tension between Mercedes and Red Bull, has his say on the future prospects of F2® series leader Oscar Piastri, and considers whether Daniel Ricciardo has turned the corner at McLaren.
05/10/2021 • 30 minutes 22 seconds
Episode 80: Joel Kelso
Darwin 18-year-old Joel Kelso joins us to talk about becoming the third Australian in the MotoGP™ World Championship next season when he rides in Moto3™ for the CIP Green Power team, reflect on his journey from the Northern Territory to Italy and Spain, discuss his call-up to Moto3™ in Germany and the Netherlands earlier this year, and recap his race-winning season in the Moto3™ class of the CEV Junior World Championship.
30/09/2021 • 15 minutes 42 seconds
Episode 79: Mick Schumacher
Mick Schumacher talks about the scale of the jump from F2® to Formula 1® in his rookie year with the Uralkali Haas F1® Team, how he's keeping his competitive fires burning in a backmarker team, growing up in the spotlight because of his father Michael and his thoughts on the 'Schumacher' Netflix documentary, while we review Sunday's Russian Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton.
28/09/2021 • 24 minutes 56 seconds
Episode 78: Johann Zarco
Pramac Racing's Johann Zarco talks about his strongest MotoGP™ season to date for Ducati, the impact of Aki Ajo on his Moto2™ titles, the similarities he sees between his own career and Remy Gardner's, his decision to walk away from KTM and the French revolution in MotoGP™ spearheaded by Fabio Quartararo, while we review last Sunday's race at Misano won by Pecco Bagnaia.
23/09/2021 • 29 minutes 19 seconds
Episode 77: Marcus Ericsson
Former F1® driver and current IndyCar race winner Marcus Ericsson remembers racing Daniel Ricciardo as a junior in Macau, reflects on his five F1® seasons with Caterham, Sauber and Alfa Romeo, and talks about his transition to American open-wheel racing and the mental challenge of ovals.
21/09/2021 • 22 minutes 47 seconds
Episode 76: Herve Poncharal
Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing team principal Herve Poncharal discusses Remy Gardner's graduation to his MotoGP™ outfit for 2022 and reflects on the emotional first premier-class win for his team in Austria last year, while we wrap up Sunday's thrilling Aragon Grand Prix won by Pecco Bagnaia.
16/09/2021 • 27 minutes 16 seconds
Episode 75: Vanessa Nöcker
Vanessa Nöcker, producer and director of the much-anticipated 'Schumacher' documentary premiering on Netflix this week, takes us behind the scenes on the creation of the film and working with Michael Schumacher's family from concept to completion, while we wrap up Daniel Ricciardo's brilliant win for McLaren in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
14/09/2021 • 28 minutes 37 seconds
Episode 74: John Hopkins
Former Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha MotoGP™ rider John Hopkins talks about his life in racing, the multiple injuries that curtailed his riding career, the release of his new autobiography 'Leathered: A Life Taken To Extremes On And Off The Bike', and his current role as team director for the American Racing Moto2™ outfit.
09/09/2021 • 34 minutes 47 seconds
Episode 73: Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo Racing driver Antonio Giovinazzi reflects on his unusual career path to F1®, remembers his last-minute debut for Sauber in Australia in 2017 and talks about his relationship with teammate Kimi Raikkonen, while we wrap up Max Verstappen's win in the first Dutch GP for 36 years held at Zandvoort last Sunday.
07/09/2021 • 23 minutes 49 seconds
Episode 72: Jake Dixon
British rider Jake Dixon reflects on his out of the blue call-up to MotoGP™ at last weekend's British Grand Prix, talks about debuting in the premier class as teammate to Valentino Rossi and discusses the scale of the jump from Moto2™ to MotoGP™, while we wrap up Fabio Quartararo's crushing win for Yamaha at Silverstone.
02/09/2021 • 26 minutes 6 seconds
Episode 71: Natalie Pinkham
Sky Sports F1 host and presenter Natalie Pinkham talks about diversity and inclusion in Formula 1®, remembers some awkward moments in her early days as a pit lane reporter and discusses the intensity of this year's title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, while we wrap up the resumption of the season last Sunday in Belgium.
31/08/2021 • 42 minutes 41 seconds
Episode 70: Lewis Duncan
Autosport international editor Lewis Duncan joins us ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone to catch up on the biggest news stories in MotoGP™, debate Maverick Vinales' messy departure from Yamaha to Aprilia and assess the state of play with seven races remaining in 2021.
26/08/2021 • 29 minutes 47 seconds
Episode 69: Daniel Ricciardo
Ahead of his 200th Formula 1® start at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo reflects on his career by taking a trip down memory lane to discuss five important races on the way to his milestone.
24/08/2021 • 30 minutes 13 seconds
Episode 68: Pecco Bagnaia
Ducati Lenovo Team rider Pecco Bagnaia talks about his first season at the factory outfit alongside Jack Miller, explains why Australia 2019 was such an important race in his career and shares his memories of his idol and mentor Valentino Rossi, while we review last weekend's crazy Austrian Grand Prix won by KTM's Brad Binder.
19/08/2021 • 24 minutes 53 seconds
Episode 67: Ben Edwards
Long-time Formula 1® TV commentator Ben Edwards joins us to issue a mid-season F1® report card, where we discuss the standout drivers of 2021 so far, who has improved, who has surprised and who has disappointed after the first half of the year.
17/08/2021 • 24 minutes 52 seconds
Episode 66: Alvaro Bautista
Long-time MotoGP™ rider, 125cc World Champion and current World Superbikes racer Alvaro Bautista reflects on his early days as part of a golden generation of Spanish teenagers, remembers the dominant 2006 Australian Grand Prix win that secured his world title and talks about making the step up to MotoGP™ with Suzuki, while we review Jorge Martin's maiden MotoGP™ victory at the Styrian Grand Prix.
12/08/2021 • 32 minutes 39 seconds
Episode 65: Takuma Sato
Former F1® racer and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato remembers his 2002 debut for Jordan in Australia, racing against Michael Schumacher at Indianapolis and the impact of his Indy 500 wins in his native Japan, and assesses the 2021 F1® rookie season of compatriot Yuki Tsunoda with AlphaTauri.
10/08/2021 • 27 minutes
Episode 64: Garry McCoy
Three-time 500cc Grand Prix winner Garry McCoy joins us to discuss his meteoric rise from speedway in his native New South Wales to road racing and the 125cc world championship, reflects on racing at the front of the premier class in 2000, remembers the impact of a rookie named Valentino Rossi and explains the sideways riding style that became his trademark.
05/08/2021 • 25 minutes 11 seconds
Episode 63: Stuart Codling
GP Racing magazine executive editor Stuart Codling joins us to recap a madcap Hungarian Grand Prix, Esteban Ocon's incredible maiden F1® victory for Alpine, another flashpoint in the war on and off track between Mercedes and Red Bull Racing, and Sebastian Vettel's disqualification after finishing second in Budapest for Aston Martin.
03/08/2021 • 29 minutes 13 seconds
Episode 62: Wayne Gardner
1987 500cc world champion Wayne Gardner discuses the evolution of his son Remy, how Remy has used the momentum of a maiden Moto2™ victory last year to lead this year's championship, and his MotoGP™ move with KTM for 2022. Wayne also weighs in on Jack Miller's progress and the state of play in this year's MotoGP™ championship.
29/07/2021 • 29 minutes 7 seconds
Episode 61: Caitlin Wood
Caitlin Wood joins us to discuss the breaking news of her return to the W Series grid for this weekend's race in Hungary, details her motorsport journey since moving to Europe, discusses the W Series being on the Formula 1® undercard at eight Grands Prix this year and talks about being a role model for aspiring young Australian female racers.
27/07/2021 • 30 minutes 20 seconds
Episode 60: Brent Stephens
Brent Stephens joins us to reflect on a journey that saw him go from motocross mechanic in his native New Zealand to more than 400 races in 500cc/MotoGP™, shares his favourite memories of working with Valentino Rossi for 17 seasons, and remembers Rossi's most famous battles with the likes of Casey Stoner and Marc Marquez. Photography: Russell Colvin
22/07/2021 • 25 minutes 4 seconds
Episode 59: Calan Williams
Australian Formula 3 driver Calan Williams talks about stepping up his performances in his second World Championship season, his maiden podium finish in France and following the trail blazed by fellow West Australian Daniel Ricciardo, while we debate the controversial flashpoint between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in Sunday's British Grand Prix.
20/07/2021 • 38 minutes 47 seconds
Episode 58: Marco Melandri
Former MotoGP™ race-winner, 250cc world champion and World Superbikes star Marco Melandri gives us his take on the 2021 MotoGP™ world championship, looks back at his own career, and remembers his successes in Australia and THAT memorable power slide when he won at Phillip Island in 2006.
15/07/2021 • 25 minutes 10 seconds
Episode 57: Andreas Seidl
McLaren Racing team principal Andreas Seidl remembers being inspired by Michael Schumacher as a teenager in Germany in the 1990s, makes sense of Lando Norris' rapid rise in 2021, talks about his confidence in Daniel Ricciardo and reveals the one meal he can't do without on race weekends.
13/07/2021 • 22 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 56: Matt Birt
TV commentator Matt Birt joins us to deliver a mid-season MotoGP™ report card, where we discuss the biggest surprises, most improved riders, who has disappointed and which rider stands out as the dux of the 2021 class after the first half of the year.
08/07/2021 • 30 minutes 10 seconds
Episode 55: Anthony Davidson
Former F1® racer, World Endurance Championship winner and Sky Sports TV analyst Anthony Davidson joins us to dissect the Austrian Grand Prix, assess whether Red Bull and Max Verstappen can be stopped for this year's title, ponder Lewis Hamilton's two-year contract renewal and talk about the differences between modern F1® machinery and state-of-the-art simulators.
08/07/2021 • 44 minutes 32 seconds
Episode 54: Davide Tardozzi
Davide Tardozzi, team manager of the Ducati Lenovo Team, discusses Jack Miller's first season in the factory outfit, Ducati's shift to younger riders after Andrea Dovizioso's departure and his surprise social media fame after the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix, while we wrap up Fabio Quartararo's commanding display as part of a Yamaha 1-2 at Assen last weekend.
01/07/2021 • 26 minutes 50 seconds
Episode 53: Jack Doohan
Australian Formula 3® driver Jack Doohan talks about growing up as the son of a motorsport legend, his breakthrough F3® win in France earlier this month and his F1® aspirations for the future, while we wrap up a convincing win for Max Verstappen and Red Bull at the Styrian Grand Prix.
29/06/2021 • 28 minutes 22 seconds
Episode 52: Miguel Oliveira
Miguel Oliveira looks at his early MotoGP™ successes with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team, talks about being a trailblazer for motorcycle racing in Portugal and discusses the impact made by test rider Dani Pedrosa, while we wrap up Marc Marquez's emotional win at last weekend's German Grand Prix.
24/06/2021 • 26 minutes 24 seconds
Episode 51: David Brabham
Former F1® driver, three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner and sports car ace David Brabham talks about being part of a global motor racing dynasty, his F1® racing days with Brabham and Simtek, his success all around the world in tin-tops and the emotions of developing the Brabham BT62 in Australia.
22/06/2021 • 33 minutes 15 seconds
Episode 50: Sylvain Guintoli
Former World Superbikes champion, MotoGP™ racer and current Suzuki test rider Sylvain Guintoli looks at the rise of French compatriots Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco, reflects on his own career, talks about his YouTube channel and discusses his role in Suzuki winning the riders' and teams' championships for the first time in 20 years.
17/06/2021 • 22 minutes 42 seconds
Episode 49: David Croft
Hosts: Matt Clayton and Michael LamonatoProducer: Ben Timony
15/06/2021 • 33 minutes 14 seconds
Episode 48: Steve Day
MotoGP™ commentator Steve Day joins us to discuss the Grand Prix of Catalunya, Fabio Quartararo's bizarre wardrobe malfunction, Jack Miller's latest podium, Remy Gardner's evolution, Valentino Rossi's barren run of results and whether Honda has hit rock-bottom.
10/06/2021 • 30 minutes 22 seconds
Episode 47: Laurence Edmondson
ESPN Formula 1® editor Laurence Edmondson joins us to recap a typically crazy Azerbaijan Grand Prix, debate why the Baku circuit always throws up chaotic races, assess the ramifications of Lewis Hamilton's braking blunder and review a Sunday of both pleasure and pain for Red Bull Racing.
08/06/2021 • 37 minutes 45 seconds
Episode 46: Neil Hodgson
Former World Superbikes champion, MotoGP™ racer and BT Sport commentator Neil Hodgson joins us to wrap up Fabio Quartararo's dominant display at the Italian Grand Prix, discuss the retirement rumours surrounding Valentino Rossi, remember his own career and reflect on a tragic Mugello weekend.
03/06/2021 • 37 minutes 18 seconds
Episode 45: Lawrence Barretto
Lawrence Barretto, senior writer at formula1.com, takes us inside the paddock to discuss the growing tension between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, whether Red Bull still needs more from its second driver to fight Mercedes, and if McLaren has genuine concerns about Daniel Ricciardo's form.
01/06/2021 • 36 minutes 27 seconds
Episode 44: Ben Spies
MotoGP™ race-winner and former World Superbikes champion Ben Spies joins us to talk about his Grand Prix career, remember the challenges of having Jorge Lorenzo as a teammate, debate whether American racers can return to the top and reveals which rider on the MotoGP™ grid impresses him the most.
27/05/2021 • 29 minutes 50 seconds
Episode 43: Jarno Trulli
Jarno Trulli remembers his career-defining victory at the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix, reflects on his time spent at Renault and Toyota, relives the controversial 2005 US Grand Prix when he was on pole position, and offers his view on why there are so few Italian drivers making it to F1®.
25/05/2021 • 34 minutes 18 seconds
Episode 42: Jack Miller
Jack Miller joins us after his back-to-back MotoGP™ wins in Spain and France to discuss Sunday's chaotic race at Le Mans, how he coped with the pressure after a slow start to 2021 and why this year's Ducati is the best he has ridden and his future with the team.
20/05/2021 • 33 minutes 11 seconds
Episode 41: Daniel Ricciardo
Ahead of this week's Monaco Grand Prix, McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo joins us to remember his memorable Monte Carlo win in 2018 and the despair of missing out in 2016, discuss what makes Monaco such a challenge and explain why it has been his most successful Formula 1® circuit.
18/05/2021 • 28 minutes 30 seconds
Episode 40: Kevin Magee
Grand Prix race-winner turned Fox Sports TV analyst Kevin Magee joins us to discuss the trends from the opening four races of the season, consider Valentino Rossi’s future and look ahead to Jack Miller's chances of back-to-back wins at this weekend's French Grand Prix.
13/05/2021 • 29 minutes 50 seconds
Episode 39: George Russell
George Russell remembers his 2019 F1® debut for Williams in Australia, reflects on the lessons learned from his memorable stand-in appearance at Mercedes, talks about his rivalries with peers like Lando Norris and reveals why he wanted a director role in the Grand Prix Drivers' Association alongside Sebastian Vettel.
11/05/2021 • 22 minutes 23 seconds
Episode 38: Loris Capirossi
Three-time world champion and nine-time MotoGP™ race-winner Loris Capirossi talks about Jack Miller dramatically ending Ducati's dry spell at Jerez, reflects on his 22 seasons in the world championship, talks about the numerous Australian teammates he had over his career, and offers his views on Valentino Rossi's short-term future.
06/05/2021 • 29 minutes 55 seconds
Episode 37: Oscar Piastri
Australia's reigning Formula 3® World Champion and Formula 2® racer Oscar Piastri discusses how soon he could graduate to Formula 1®, the influence compatriot Mark Webber has had on his career, winning on his first weekend in F2® in Bahrain and the strongest memories from his first taste of F1® machinery in 2020.
04/05/2021 • 28 minutes 54 seconds
Episode 36: Fabio Quartararo
MotoGP™ World Championship leader Fabio Quartararo talks about what he learned from his rollercoaster 2020 season, how working with a psychologist has helped his career, the pressure of being compared to Marc Marquez at age 15 and his dream of driving a Formula 1® car.
29/04/2021 • 23 minutes 15 seconds
Episode 35: Guenther Steiner
Haas F1® team principal Guenther Steiner reflects on the American team's debut in Australia in 2016, explains why he's looking ahead to the 2022 Formula 1® regulation changes, assesses rookie drivers Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, and talks about his increased profile from the 'Formula 1: Drive To Survive' Netflix series.
27/04/2021 • 29 minutes 20 seconds
Episode 34: Pol Espargaro
Repsol Honda rider Pol Espargaro talks about his early days at one of the most famous teams in MotoGP™, the challenge of having Marc Marquez as a teammate, why modern-day MotoGP™ is so competitive and how his four-year stint at KTM was so important for his career.
22/04/2021 • 28 minutes 1 second
Episode 33: Lando Norris
Imola GP podium finisher Lando Norris joins us to discuss McLaren's return towards the front of the grid, reminisces on his 2019 F1® debut in Australia, talks about his connection to the fans through streaming and tests his knowledge of new teammate Daniel Ricciardo.
20/04/2021 • 21 minutes 47 seconds
Episode 32: Colin Edwards
Twelve-time MotoGP™ podium finisher and two-time World Superbikes Champion, Colin Edwards shares his memories of being Valentino Rossi's teammate at Yamaha, compares the riding style of Rossi to Casey Stoner and Marc Marquez, and discusses Marquez's return from a long injury layoff at this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix.
15/04/2021 • 22 minutes 21 seconds
Episode 31: Martin Brundle
Former F1® racer and esteemed TV commentator Martin Brundle reflects on the lessons learned working with Murray Walker, discusses Lewis Hamilton's future, weighs in on the planned rule changes for 2022 and assesses whether Daniel Ricciardo's switch to McLaren is the right move.
13/04/2021 • 26 minutes 36 seconds
Episode 30: Troy Bayliss
Three-time World Superbike Champion and MotoGP™ race-winner Troy Bayliss joins us to discuss the pressures of riding for Ducati, Jack Miller's start to the season, his son Oli's racing career and reminisces about his extraordinary Valencia 2006 victory in a one-off final MotoGP™ appearance.
08/04/2021 • 26 minutes 36 seconds
Episode 29: James Gay-Rees
James Gay-Rees, award-winning executive producer of the 'Formula 1: Drive To Survive' Netflix series, joins us to discuss Season 3 of the acclaimed documentary, the challenges of filming in 2020 during a pandemic, the future of the series and what happens behind the scenes.
06/04/2021 • 26 minutes 19 seconds
Episode 28: Remy Gardner
Moto2™ rising star Remy Gardner joins us to discuss his big break with the Red Bull KTM Ajo team, his maiden win last year in Portugal and his timeline to break into MotoGP™, while we review Sunday's season-opening race in Qatar won by Yamaha's Maverick Vinales.
01/04/2021 • 20 minutes 12 seconds
Episode 27: Gerhard Berger
Ten-time Grand Prix winner Gerhard Berger joins us to reflect on his 14-year F1® career, shares memories of his time at Ferrari and McLaren and reminisces about his two victories in Australia. We also wrap up a dramatic showdown between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in Sunday's season-opener in Bahrain.
30/03/2021 • 27 minutes 53 seconds
Episode 26: Simon Crafar
Grand Prix race-winner and MotoGP™ pit lane reporter Simon Crafar joins us to preview the 2021 season, assess Jack Miller's title chances at Ducati, discuss the continuing recovery of Marc Marquez, and look ahead to this weekend's Qatar Grand Prix.
25/03/2021 • 34 minutes 42 seconds
Episode 25: Ted Kravitz
We kick off Season 2 of In the Fast Lane by previewing 2021 with Sky Sports F1® pit lane reporter Ted Kravitz, who looks at Mercedes' pre-season struggles, Daniel Ricciardo's early impact at McLaren, and whether Ferrari can bounce back at this weekend's first race in Bahrain.
23/03/2021 • 42 minutes 1 second
Episode 24: Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo joins us to rank the 10 best Formula 1® drivers of 2020, reflects on the end of his two-year stint at Renault, looks ahead to joining McLaren for 2021, and answers questions from our listeners.
15/12/2020 • 33 minutes 41 seconds
Episode 23: Johnny Herbert
Three-time F1® race-winner and Sky Sports TV analyst Johnny Herbert joins us to break down Sergio Perez's maiden win at a dramatic Sakhir GP, discusses George Russell's starring role as Lewis Hamilton's stand-in, and talks about the F1® prospects of Mick Schumacher after his F2® title win last weekend.
08/12/2020 • 35 minutes 7 seconds
Episode 22: Alan Jones & Tom Clarkson
Australia's 1980 Formula 1® World Champion Alan Jones joins us to reminisce on his title-winning days at Williams, discusses Lewis Hamilton's hunger and Daniel Ricciardo's move from Renault, while we wrap up a dramatic Bahrain GP and Romain Grosjean's great escape with Formula 1® journalist and podcast host, Tom Clarkson.
01/12/2020 • 34 minutes 11 seconds
Episode 21: Chris Vermeulen
MotoGP™ race-winner and Fox Sports TV analyst Chris Vermeulen joins us as we wrap up the 2020 season, debate who should make and miss out on the top 10 riders of the year, and look ahead to 2021.
24/11/2020 • 27 minutes 34 seconds
Episode 20: Cal Crutchlow
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016 winner Cal Crutchlow joins us to reflect on the final races of his 10-year MotoGP™ career, what makes Marc Marquez the sport's standout rider, Jack Miller's future world championship chances and the fondest memories of his podiums at Phillip Island.
17/11/2020 • 31 minutes 16 seconds
Episode 19: Otmar Szafnauer
Racing Point CEO and team principal Otmar Szafnauer discusses his team's impressive season and the impact Sebastian Vettel will have on Aston Martin in 2021, and we consider Lewis Hamilton's short and long-term future with the BBC's chief F1® writer, Andrew Benson.
10/11/2020 • 28 minutes 51 seconds
Episode 18: Joan Mir & Simon Crafar
Suzuki's MotoGP™ World Championship leader Joan Mir joins us to talk about his title chances and why this season has been so unpredictable, while we preview the final three races of 2020 with MotoGP™ pit lane TV reporter, Simon Crafar.
04/11/2020 • 32 minutes 39 seconds
Episode 17: Felipe Massa
Felipe Massa remembers his days as Michael Schumacher's teammate at Ferrari, compares Schumacher with Lewis Hamilton after Hamilton broke Schumacher's F1® win record in Portugal, and recalls his title near-miss at home in the unforgettable 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix.
27/10/2020 • 31 minutes 51 seconds
Episode 16: Kevin Schwantz
American 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz joins us to wrap up Alex Rins' win for Suzuki at the Aragon GP, the impact Marc Marquez's absence has had on the 2020 title contenders and which first-time MotoGP™ winner has impressed him most this season.
20/10/2020 • 24 minutes 18 seconds
Episode 15: Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly discusses his incredible maiden F1 victory at Monza, the emotion of becoming the first French winner for 24 years and his feelings on Honda's exit, while we review the Eifel Grand Prix with Edd Straw from the-race.com.
13/10/2020 • 27 minutes 41 seconds
Episode 14: Sir Jackie Stewart
Sir Jackie Stewart, three-time world champion and one of the most respected names in F1® history, joins us to discuss whether Lewis Hamilton is the best driver of all time, the biggest influences on his post-driving career and his 'Memories' podcast for Race Against Dementia.
06/10/2020 • 31 minutes 25 seconds
Episode 13: Rubens Barrichello
Brazil's 11-time Grand Prix winner Rubens Barrichello joins us to reminisce on the glory days at Ferrari partnering Michael Schumacher in the early 2000s, being a key player in Brawn GP's fairytale rise to championship glory in 2009, and still racing today at the age of 48.
29/09/2020 • 26 minutes 17 seconds
Episode 12: Brad Binder
South Africa's rookie sensation Brad Binder discusses winning just his third MotoGP™ race, how KTM has become a force to be reckoned with and what it’s like racing against Valentino Rossi, while we analyse Sunday's race at Misano and the unpredictable 2020 season with the doyen of MotoGP™ TV commentators, Nick Harris.
22/09/2020 • 26 minutes 28 seconds
Episode 11: Zak Brown
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown discusses the resurgence of one of the most famous teams in Formula 1® and how he convinced Daniel Ricciardo to switch from Renault for next season, while we review a manic first visit for F1® to the famed Mugello Circuit last weekend.
15/09/2020 • 24 minutes 18 seconds
Episode 10: Casey Stoner
Two-time MotoGP™ World Champion Casey Stoner joins us to offer his thoughts on an unpredictable season to date, Valentino Rossi's future at age 41, Jack Miller's move to the factory Ducati outfit for 2021, and what Marc Marquez's absence means for this year's championship.
08/09/2020 • 26 minutes 18 seconds
Episode 9: Paul Di Resta
Former F1® driver, World Endurance Championship racer and Sky Sports analyst Paul Di Resta joins us to discuss a crushing win in Belgium for Lewis Hamilton, how Ferrari can recover from a horrendous weekend at Spa, and why Daniel Ricciardo might be the biggest winner in the driver market shuffle for 2021.
01/09/2020 • 31 minutes 14 seconds
Episode 8: Jenson Button
Three-time Australian Grand Prix winner and 2009 Formula 1® World Champion Jenson Button joins us to discuss the 2020 season, what makes Lewis Hamilton a great, Fernando Alonso's dramatic return to Formula 1® and Daniel Ricciardo's move to McLaren for next season.
25/08/2020 • 32 minutes 40 seconds
Episode 7: Mick Doohan
Five-time 500cc Motorcycle World Champion Mick Doohan joins us to discuss crashes, contract controversy and Jack Miller's first podium of 2020 at the Austrian Grand Prix, while we review all of the talking points on and off track from a dramatic weekend at the Red Bull Ring.
18/08/2020 • 31 minutes 18 seconds
Episode 6: Claire Williams
Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams joins us to discuss the improved fortunes of one of the most beloved teams in Formula 1® and we break down the verdict of the protest against Racing Point while analysing Max Verstappen's upset win for Red Bull Racing at Silverstone.
11/08/2020 • 28 minutes 4 seconds
Episode 5: Murray Walker
Legendary Formula 1® TV commentator Murray Walker joins us to reflect on his long career in broadcasting ahead of this week's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, while we look at all the talking points to come out of a frantic finish to Sunday's British Grand Prix.
05/08/2020 • 36 minutes 19 seconds
Episode 4: David Coulthard
Two-time Australian Grand Prix winner David Coulthard joins us to break down the season so far ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix, while we look ahead to the three additional races added to the 2020 Formula 1® calendar in Germany, Portugal and Italy.
29/07/2020 • 30 minutes 20 seconds
Episode 3: Jack Miller
Australia's MotoGP rising star Jack Miller joins us to talk through his fourth-place finish at Jerez and his Ducati contract for 2021, and we wrap up a dramatic opening race of the season in Spain with MotoGP TV commentator Matt Birt.
21/07/2020 • 25 minutes 36 seconds
Episode 2: Mark Webber
Nine-time Formula 1 Grand Prix winner Mark Webber joins us to wrap up the first race of the season in Austria, weigh up Sebastian Vettel's future, analyse Daniel Ricciardo's move to McLaren and discuss a fantastic first Formula 3 victory for young Australian Oscar Piastri.
07/07/2020 • 33 minutes 5 seconds
Episode 1: Daniel Ricciardo
Renault Formula 1® driver Daniel Ricciardo joins us to talk about the start of the F1® season in Austria, shares tales of life in lockdown in Western Australia, and discusses his big move to McLaren for 2021. Episode 1 presented by Mobile Tyre Shop.
25/06/2020 • 27 minutes 56 seconds
In the Fast Lane
‘In the Fast Lane’ is the official podcast of the Australian Grand Prix. Dedicated to the world of Formula 1 and MotoGP, every week Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato will interview some of the biggest names in world motorsport and update you on all the latest racing news.