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 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.
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.
Episode 29: James Gay-Rees
James Gay-Rees, the award-winning executive producer of Formula 1: Drive To Survive, joins us to discuss Season 3 of the acclaimed Netflix documentary, the challenges of filming in 2020 during a pandemic, the future of the series, and what happens behind the scenes.
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 the season-opening MotoGP™ race in Qatar won by Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales.
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 reminisce about his two victories in Australia. We also wrap up a dramatic showdown between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the F1® season-opener in Bahrain.
Episode 26: Simon Crafar
Episode 26 presented by spokes.com.au features Grand Prix race winner and MotoGP™ pit lane reporter Simon Crafar, who 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 the Qatar Grand Prix.
Episode 25: Ted Kravitz
Season 2 of In the Fast Lane begins by previewing the 2021 F1® season with Sky Sports F1 pundit Ted Kravitz, who looks at Mercedes’ pre-season struggles, Daniel Ricciardo’s early impact at McLaren, and whether Ferrari can bounce back at the first race of the season in Bahrain.
In the Fast Lane Season 1
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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.
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 Grand Prix, 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.
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 and discuss Lewis Hamilton’s hunger and Daniel Ricciardo's move from Renault, while we wrap up a dramatic Bahrain Grand Prix and Romain Grosjean’s great escape with Formula 1® journalist and podcast host, Tom Clarkson.
Episode 21: Chris Vermeulen
Episode 21 presented by spokes.com.au features MotoGP™ race winner and Fox Sports TV analyst Chris Vermeulen as he joins us to 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.
Episode 20: Cal Crutchlow
Episode 20 presented by spokes.com.au features Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016 winner Cal Crutchlow as he 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.
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.
Episode 18: Joan Mir & Simon Crafer
Episode 18 presented by spokes.com.au features Suzuki’s MotoGP™ World Championship leader Joan Mir, as he 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.
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.
Episode 16: Kevin Schwantz
Episode 16 presented by spokes.com.au features America’s 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.
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.
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.
Episode 13: Rubens Barrichello
In the Fast Lane Episode 13 is presented by leading cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, commemorating the 10-year anniversary of its partnership with Scuderia Ferrari. 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.
Episode 12: Brad Binder
Espisode 12 presented by spokes.com.au features South Africa’s rookie sensation Brad Binder, who discusses winning in 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 the unpredictable 2020 season with the doyen of MotoGP™ TV commentators, Nick Harris.
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.
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 the 2020 championship.
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.
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.
Episode 7: Mick Doohan
Five-time 500cc 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.
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.
Episode 5: Murray Walker
Episode 5 presented by Nash Advisory features legendary F1® TV commentator Murray Walker, reflecting on his long career in broadcasting ahead of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, while also looking at all the talking points to come out of a frantic finish to the British Grand Prix.
Episode 4: David Coulthard
Episode 4 presented by Nash Advisory features two-time Australian Grand Prix winner and winner of 13 Formula 1® Grands Prix overall, David Coulthard, who discusses Fernando Alonso’s move to Renault in 2021 and if Racing Point are more likely to win a Grand Prix this year than Ferrari.
Episode 3: Jack Miller
Episode 3 presented by Nash Advisory features special guest Jack Miller. The Aussie MotoGP™ rider joins us to talk through his fourth-place finish at the Spanish GP and his Ducati contract for 2021.
Episode 2: Mark Webber
Australian nine-time Formula 1® Grand Prix winner Mark Webber discusses the ups and downs of the first race of the season in Austria, Sebastian Vettel’s future, Daniel Ricciardo’s move to McLaren, and a fantastic Formula 3 victory for young Aussie Oscar Piastri.
Episode 1: Daniel Ricciardo
Episode 1 presented by Mobile Tyre Shop features Australian Formula 1® driver Daniel Ricciardo, who discusses the start of the F1® season in Austria, shares tales of life in lockdown in Western Australia, and offers some insights into his big move to McLaren for 2021.