Tuesday, 13 March 2012
The best Formula 1 show isn't on TV: The Flying Lap
For the last couple of years, Windsor has been hosting his own online motorsport show called The Flying Lap. It's broadcast live every week on the Smibs TV site and available for non-live watching and downloading shortly afterwards. Although it does cover other motorsports, it concentrates on Formula 1.
Thanks to his long association with the sport and his many friends, Peter Windsor is able to attract a brilliant line-up of guests: some are current drivers such as Mark Webber, some are past champions like Nigel Mansell and others are designers like Sergio Rinland.
Where I think the show excels is in featuring people you've never heard of, although once you've hear them, you'll wonder why you you've never seen them before and want to know more. Willem Toet (Managing Director of the RML Group) engineers and manufacturers many of the technologies used by the teams and it's fascinating to hear how that process works and how it's changed over the years. Paul Hembery (director of motorsport for Pirelli) is the guy in charge of the tires that every team uses and it's very interesting to hear how Pirelli goes about this. Craig Scarborough writes a blog that explores and details the parts on the cars and just how they work.
So get on over to the Flying Lap website and see some of the most revealing and fascinating F1 and motorsport interviews you're ever likely to see.