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In the Fast Lane

The official podcast of the Australian Grand Prix.

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 racing news and talking points.

The podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

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In the Fast Lane Season 3

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).


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).


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).


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).


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).


Episode 100: Natalie Pinkham and Krystina Emmanouilides

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).


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