Celebrating 70 with Claire, Karun & Wattie

Aug 05, 10:59 PM
In this latest episode of the Silverstone Podcast we look back at 70 years of Formula One with the help of two people who have a very special recollection of the circuit.
 
Claire Williams grew up and worked at the circuit and shares some wonderful memories of times gone by for the Williams Team and of course, her father Sir Frank.
 
John Watson relives his magical moment of July 18th 1981 when he won the British Grand Prix and the crowds cheered on the man from Northern Ireland.

We also hear from one of the Orange Army as the circuit gets ready to host its second race in as many weeks. Janette Pearce is just one of the marshals on track this year and shares what it’s like to meet the stars of Formula One.

And with the school holidays well under way we give you an idea of what to do with the kids to keep them busy…as we go behind the scenes of The Silverstone Experience with a lady who knows everything there is to know about the track, including a tale of fraternising monks!

And finally we talk to Sky Sport’s pundit Karun Chandhok on his first memories of Silverstone and what it was like to be one of the first Indian men to take to the track. In this fascinating insight into diversity in motorsport Karun shares some of his thoughts, hopes and experiences.
 
It’s another jam packed edition of The Silverstone Podcast hosted by Motorsport Broadcaster, Jennie Gow.