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

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
    MrCatalysis1018 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Fabulous interview. I just wish that F1 would ditch the corny adverts.

  • Seve Sellors
    Seve Sellors19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Great podcast most interesting, keep them coming!

  • Lewis Johnstone
    Lewis Johnstoneวันที่ผ่านมา

    Get Nigel Mansell on next!!

  • Fabian Rocha
    Fabian Rochaวันที่ผ่านมา

    Is he related to the other Peter Collins? The Racing Driver?

  • Kevin Flores
    Kevin Flores3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What about phil Collins from genesis?

  • petaQ
    petaQ3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Ei've wut

  • 7sq
    7sq3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Bin that clfck track bs music !!!

  • y1521t21b5
    y1521t21b53 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Thenkurissi3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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
    Lurcher2603 วันที่ผ่านมา

    A great talk with Peter! Can you do a podcast with Nigel Stepney next?

  • 1904Jester1992
    1904Jester19924 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Don't forget, also, that Colin Chapman was a criminal. Thanks

  • Zac Brennan
    Zac Brennan5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Meredith6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Agreed, had to stop at that point.

  • Ciaron Smith
    Ciaron Smith6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The great talent-spotter himself!

  • Footwork
    Footwork7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Fantastic podcast. I think I like hearing from these team managers, engineers, etc. more than most of the drivers.

  • Marko M
    Marko M7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Kimi Räikkönen is the latest Ferrari world champion, as well as the latest winner of the Lotus team.

  • Herschel赫歇爾


    6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That was Renault, not the original "Team Lotus" from 1958.

  • SoloXFuRy
    SoloXFuRy7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thought that was Stannis Baratheon for a second

  • Eoin
    Eoin7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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
    starlord24007 วันที่ผ่านมา

    At first i thought the guy at the thumbnail was elon musk

    ANDREW SHER7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Elio de Angelis is wildly underrated. Covered Mansell and kept up with Senna in 1985 as teammates at Lotus.

  • Rafael Ambrosini
    Rafael Ambrosini7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    F1 gave someone a heart in the previous video. The next step is to pin someone. :D

  • kjoer
    kjoer7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Probably yet another interview where there's more talk about the famous people he worked with, rather than his own work.

  • Samba GoGo
    Samba GoGo7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Kobielus7 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Underbird
    Underbird7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thank you for interviewing him!

  • Guasa Guga
    Guasa Guga7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Of course colin chapman,the man who is the goat of being fair to his drivers

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  • Red Beta
    Red Beta7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Must be overwhelming! Glad Formula 1 are covering this!

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  • Diegoaltmtz2048


    7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Alan ALI 12 ok?

  • Alan ALI 12

    Alan ALI 12

    7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Go away

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  • Trex3n20


    7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hello everyone back to Beyond The Grid™️

  • Guasa Guga

    Guasa Guga

    7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It's me.

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