Peter Collins on working with Colin Chapman, Driving Greats | Beyond The Grid | Official F1 Podcast

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This week’s guest may not be a household name, but for 20 years he was at the epicentre of Formula 1. Between the late 70s to early 90s, Peter Collins worked for Lotus under Colin Chapman, then Williams under Sir Frank, then Benetton alongside Flavio Briatore, before returning to run Lotus. In various managerial roles during that period he worked with some great drivers too: Keke Rosberg, Nigel Mansell, Gerhard Berger, Mika Hakkinen and Johnny Herbert. And the great news for us is that Peter has great anecdotes about all of them! So settle in for fabulous insight into a golden era of the sport - including the time he dispatched Hakkinen to do the school run…

3:56 - The artistry of a stunning pole position lap
08:01 - Racing with Mario Andretti at Lotus in 1979
12:38 - Building the ‘fantastic’ twin chassis Lotus with Colin Chapman
17:19 - The genius of Colin Chapman, and the passion of Frank Williams
23:58 - Working with the ‘demanding’ Keke Rosberg at Williams
27:27 - Leaving Williams and a rift with Frank
36:46 - Joining Benetton and working with Flavio Briatore
44:09 - Why Peter championed Johnny Herbert after his 1988 accident
48:26 - Racing and living with Mika Hakkinen, and breaking him out of jail…
56:45 - Falling out and reconciling with Colin Chapman
1:03:23 - Peter’s current project - seeking future stars
1:07:35 - Tom reads your messages about Charles Leclerc’s Beyond The Grid interview

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MrCatalysis101 9 uur geleden
Fabulous interview. I just wish that F1 would ditch the corny adverts.
Seve Sellors
Seve Sellors 20 uur geleden
Great podcast most interesting, keep them coming!
Lewis Johnstone
Lewis Johnstone Dag geleden
Get Nigel Mansell on next!!
Fabian Rocha
Fabian Rocha Dag geleden
Is he related to the other Peter Collins? The Racing Driver?
Kevin Flores
Kevin Flores 3 dagen geleden
What about phil Collins from genesis?
petaQ 3 dagen geleden
Ei've wut
7sq 3 dagen geleden
Bin that clfck track bs music !!!
y1521t21b5 3 dagen geleden
49:30 "Didn't _Mika_ live with you for a while? Couldn't you shove him out the door and send him for a run or something?" 😂😂 1:05:30 "In Hamilton, I see a lot of disruption." Though _Collins_ doesn't get to elaborate, I'm glad to hear someone finally point this out. I would go as far as to say HAM's seeking to influence company policy is one of the key reasons _Merc_ are losing their way and haemorrhaging key staff.
Bhaskaran Thenkurissi
Bhaskaran Thenkurissi 3 dagen geleden
Dear Tom, the podcast off late has been a bit uninspiring. The podcast revolves around tbe same theme. We want to hear from the guest. There was a lot more that you could have asked rather than about others. I listen to both this and f1 nation. At the rare at which it is going and the effort you take to defend Lewis, you are going to lose a lot of listeners.
Lurcher260 3 dagen geleden
A great talk with Peter! Can you do a podcast with Nigel Stepney next?
1904Jester1992 4 dagen geleden
Don't forget, also, that Colin Chapman was a criminal. Thanks
Zac Brennan
Zac Brennan 5 dagen geleden
Would love if you could get Ron Dennis on the podcast as he has worked with everyone there is to and is quite a controversial figure
Scott Meredith
Scott Meredith 6 dagen geleden
Normally couldn't wait to listen, but your defense of Lewis is so unbelievably biased and infuriating I'm not sure I want to. Hope it's worth it Tom.
Yeolde GamerSteve
Yeolde GamerSteve 6 dagen geleden
Agreed, had to stop at that point.
Ciaron Smith
Ciaron Smith 6 dagen geleden
The great talent-spotter himself!
Footwork 7 dagen geleden
Fantastic podcast. I think I like hearing from these team managers, engineers, etc. more than most of the drivers.
Marko M
Marko M 7 dagen geleden
Kimi Räikkönen is the latest Ferrari world champion, as well as the latest winner of the Lotus team.
Herschel赫歇爾 6 dagen geleden
That was Renault, not the original "Team Lotus" from 1958.
SoloXFuRy 7 dagen geleden
Thought that was Stannis Baratheon for a second
Eoin 7 dagen geleden
To us Irish (a different) Peter Collins was the lead commentator for Irish broadcaster RTÉ's Formula 1 coverage from 1995 to 2004.
Fabian Rocha
Fabian Rocha 5 dagen geleden
There was also a Driver named Peter Collins who raced in F1 during the 50s He won 3 races(Spa and France in 1956 and Silverstone in 1959) but sadly died in an accident in 1958 during the German Grand Prix sadly
starlord2400 7 dagen geleden
At first i thought the guy at the thumbnail was elon musk
ANDREW SHER 7 dagen geleden
Speaking about Mansell at Lotus, the team boss at the time,peter warr, disliked mansell for his inability to keep up with elio de angelis and never thought of mansell becoming a grand prix winner
Footwork 7 dagen geleden
Elio de Angelis is wildly underrated. Covered Mansell and kept up with Senna in 1985 as teammates at Lotus.
Rafael Ambrosini
Rafael Ambrosini 7 dagen geleden
F1 gave someone a heart in the previous video. The next step is to pin someone. :D
kjoer 7 dagen geleden
Probably yet another interview where there's more talk about the famous people he worked with, rather than his own work.
Samba GoGo
Samba GoGo 7 dagen geleden
Fascinating guy to listen to. A real shame that the interviewer instantly shut down talk of anything that wasn't, in his words, "positive" and routinely failed to further pursue discussing some of the potentially very interesting remarks Peter Collins had made.
CosmicOwl 5 dagen geleden
You're on the F1 channel listening to an F1 employee interview someone who worked in F1. Clearly it's got an F1 agenda from Tom's side.
Piotr Kobielus
Piotr Kobielus 7 dagen geleden
Underbird 7 dagen geleden
Thank you for interviewing him!
Guasa Guga
Guasa Guga 7 dagen geleden
Of course colin chapman,the man who is the goat of being fair to his drivers
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أميرة الراقص.dancing princess 7 dagen geleden
Red Beta
Red Beta 7 dagen geleden
Must be overwhelming! Glad Formula 1 are covering this!
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Shivam Pat3l 7 dagen geleden
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@Alan ALI 12 ok?
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Go away
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Hello everyone back to Beyond The Grid™️
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It's me.
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