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Keeping Track - Episode 11 Podcast Monday 7 May 2012
May 06, 2012 08:23 PM PDT
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In this week’s episode of Keeping Track, Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner joins us to discuss Mark Webber’s start to the year, we look back at all of the action from the flyaway races to open the 2012 season, and journalist Will Buxton analyses Formula One’s much-discussed visit to Bahrain.

Keeping Track F1 Podcast - 20th March 2012 - Episode 10
March 20, 2012 03:09 PM PDT

Rising Australian Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo has admitted that the hometown support he received in his maiden Australian Grand Prix last weekend was almost enough to bring him to tears.

The 22-year-old Ricciardo made his Albert Park debut in Sunday’s F1 season-opener, won by Englishman Jenson Button for McLaren.

Ricciardo qualified inside the top 10 for the first time in his career in his maiden race weekend for Scuderia Toro Rosso, and managed to claw back from a first-lap accident that dropped him to the back of the field to finish ninth after starting the 58th and final lap of Sunday’s race in 12th position.

Speaking to the Australian Grand Prix ‘Keeping Track’ podcast, Ricciardo said the support he received from the fans at Albert Park made for the most emotional moment of his fledgling career. More than 114,000 patrons attended the Australian Grand Prix on race day, with the estimated four-day crowd of 313,700 the largest attendance for the event since 2005.

“If I had something to do with that (crowd figure), then I’m happy,” Ricciardo said.

“The drivers’ parade was incredibly cool (and) it was pretty emotional. I’m not going to go out there and cry, but in a different circumstance I could have easily teared up. It was a huge buzz to have that feeling of racing at my home Grand Prix for the first time, (and) it was a pretty perfect weekend.”

The young West Australian earned two world championship points after his superb final lap, matching the two-point haul of compatriot Mark Webber on his Albert Park debut 10 years ago. Webber earned his maiden F1 points with Minardi, which was sold by Australian aviation entrepreneur Paul Stoddart to Red Bull and re-named as Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2006.

In an expansive interview with ‘Keeping Track’, Ricciardo also revealed how he made it into the points on the frantic final lap and detailed his preparation for next weekend’s race in Malaysia.

‘Keeping Track’ is the official podcast of the Australian Grand Prix. Hosted by renowned motorsport journalists Stuart Sykes and Matt Clayton, the podcast returns for a second year in 2012, and will feature interviews with a host of key Formula One and MotoGP names at regular intervals throughout the season.

Keeping Track F1 Podcast - 5th March Episode 9
March 05, 2012 03:24 PM PST

Keeping Track F1 Podcast - 29th November Episode 8
November 29, 2011 04:30 PM PST

In this final episode of Keeping Track for 2011, we look back at the key moments of the year in our F1 season review, journalist Freddie Petersens explains the impact of Sebastian Vettel’s success in Germany, Paul Hembery reflects on Pirelli’s return to Formula One, and we look ahead to 2012 and the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Keeping Track - F1 Podcast 22nd of November - Episode 7
November 21, 2011 09:05 PM PST

In this week’s episode of Keeping Track, we review the action from the F1 races in India and Abu Dhabi, Renault’s Bruno Senna helps us preview the Brazilian Grand Prix, Claire Williams gives us an inside look at one of F1’s most famous teams, and journalist Dan Knutson talks about Formula One’s return to the USA.

Keeping Track - MotoGP Podcast 8th of November - Episode 6
November 07, 2011 06:53 PM PST

In this week’s episode, we look back at what made headlines in the 2011 MotoGP world championship, pause to reflect on the tragic passing of Marco Simoncelli, talk to American Ben Spies about his first year as a factory Yamaha rider, and chat to Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jeremy Burgess.

Keeping Track - F1 Podcast 19th October 2011 Episode 5
October 24, 2011 03:18 PM PDT

In this week’s episode, we review all of the action from the recent Japanese and Korean Grands Prix; Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan helps us preview the upcoming race in New Delhi; Scottish rookie Paul di Resta stops by for a chat; and we speak to renowned photographer Steven Tee about life on the other side of the camera lens.

Keeping Track MotoGP Podcast 11th October 2011
October 11, 2011 12:03 AM PDT

In this week’s special event-week episode of Keeping Track, we review all of the MotoGP action from Japan, Casey Stoner looks back at his race at Motegi, we speak to Colin Edwards ahead of the Australian Grand Prix and Mick Doohan drops by for a chat about the state of play in the World Championship.

Keeping Track F1 Podcast - 26 September 2011 Episode Three
September 26, 2011 07:22 PM PDT

In this week’s episode of Keeping Track Peter Windsor joins us to review all of the action from last weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, Stuart Sykes brings us up to speed with all of the news from behind the scenes at the Marina Bay circuit, Red Bull’s Aussie ace Mark Webber stops by for a chat and AGP CEO Andrew Westacott tells us about the Crusty Demons at the 2012 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix.

Keeping Track MotoGP Podcast - 12 September 2011 Episode One
September 12, 2011 04:50 PM PDT

In this month's episode of Keeping Track we review all of the action from Indianapolis and Misano, we speak to MotoGP commentator Nick Harris about the season so far, we look ahead to Casey Stoner’s chances at this weekend’s Aragon GP and Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott drops in to give us a Phillip Island update.

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