The Fast Pod - A podcast all about speed

Episode 6 - Peter Dumbreck interview, British Grand Prix Silverstone social media stramash, W Series woes and the karting comeback kid

July 14, 2023 The Fast Pod Season 1 Episode 6
The Fast Pod - A podcast all about speed
Episode 6 - Peter Dumbreck interview, British Grand Prix Silverstone social media stramash, W Series woes and the karting comeback kid
Show Notes

What's the secret to winning consistently and setting records on track?

In this new episode The Fast Pod brings you a racer who has tasted success in single seaters, touring cars and endurance racing across the globe.

Now an FIA driving standards advisor, hypercar development driver, race team brand ambassador and Le Mans commentator, Peter Dumbreck is an expert on what it takes to make people and cars go fast.

We chatted to the rapid Scotsman just before he attended the British Grand Prix about:

  • the challenges of being a race steward and the need for balance in enforcing the rules in motorsport
  • his success and enduring cult hero status in Japan
  • the race care he enjoyed driving the most in his career
  • that memorable win at Macau
  • developing extraordinary machines like the Aston Martin Valkyrie and NIO EP9

Quotes:
"As a steward, you see the other side of the story. You have access to all the information and different factors that come into play. It's a challenging role, but it's necessary to ensure fair competition and maintain the integrity of the sport." - Peter Dumbreck

"The fans in Japan are truly amazing. Their commitment and enthusiasm for the sport are unparalleled. It's a privilege to race in front of such passionate fans." - Peter Dumbreck

"I wish I had raced more in America and taken it all in a bit more." - Peter Dumbreck

GC and JD also debate other intriguing storylines from the world of motorsport, including

  • the controversy over unpaid prize money in the W Series
  • the Martin Brundle vs Cara Delevingne showdown at Silverstone and the social media fallout from it
  • plus a friend of the show makes a surprise return from racing retirement at a kart track to show GC how it's done

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