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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.


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In the Fast Lane Season 2

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.


Episode 95: Alain Prost

Four-time Formula 1® World Champion and current Alpine F1® non-executive director Alain Prost talk 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.


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.


Episode 93: Ross Brawn

Formula One's Managing Director of Motorsport Ross Brawn joins us to talk about the third and final instalment of the F1® Sprint for 2021 in Brazil last weekend, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Episode 88: Steve Martin

Former World Superbike, Grand Prix and World Endurance Championship racer Steve Martin joins us to 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.


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.


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.


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'.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 a 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


In the Fast Lane Season 1

Listen to Season 1 of In the Fast Lane here.



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