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.
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Michael takes off to meet Australian F1 drivers Alan Jones and not-quite-legend-yet Daniel Ricciardo for necessary inspiration for the journey ahead. Ricciardo tells us how he left Australia for Europe in his late teens to push himself to become a world-class driver.
We also hark back to Sebring USA in 1959 when Sir Jack Brabham, the ‘quiet Australian’, needed only to complete the last lap — but ran out of fuel. He pushed his car across the line to finish fourth, a feat unlikely to be repeated.
David Brabham, Sir Jack’s son, lays down the truth about getting into Formula One and how his own career started with a bit of fun on the family farm.