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STRAIGHT TORQUE from Mahindra Racing
20 minutes | 3 months ago
S2 E10 - Introducing: Alexander Sims
As Mahindra Racing announces Alexander Sims as a race driver for its 2020/21 Formula E campaign – when the series becomes a World Championship, Jack Nicholls sits with the man himself and Team Principal Dilbagh Gill in a new episode of Straight Torque. Tune in as the trio discuss Mahindra’s objectives for the upcoming season, Alexander’s long-time love of electric cars and listen to Jack’s futile play for a race seat.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
S2 E9 - The One Where Nicki Meets Alex
Ahead of Alex Lynn’s debut for Mahindra Racing at the Berlin E-Prix Season Six Finale, which will see teams compete in a record six races in nine days, Nicki Shields put him under the spotlight in a brand new episode of Straight Torque. Get to know Alex as he talks about his previous racing successes, how’s he’s settling in at Mahindra and whether he prefers Beyonce or Dolly Parton.
38 minutes | 6 months ago
S2 E8 - Esports and Isolation
Nicki Shields welcomes Jerome D’Ambrosio, Mahindra Racing Simulator and Development Driver and World’s Fastest Gamer Rudy van Buren and mind performance coach Simon Fitchett to talk about the explosion of esports since real-life racing has been paused. The awesome foursome chat about the Formula E Race At Home Challenge, the incredible array of esports action at the moment and ways to look after our mental health in these challenging times.
40 minutes | 7 months ago
S2 E7 - Fight today for a better tomorrow (Earth Day Special)
Nicki Shields takes the reins for our special Earth Day podcast. Today, we’re bringing you a special environmentally friendly episode with some amazing guests including Mahindra Racing CEO and Team Principal Dilbagh Gill, Co-Founder and Director of Non-Plastic Beach Gareth Dean and Formula E’s Senior Sustainability Consultant Julia Palle. How can we fight today for a better future tomorrow?
50 minutes | 9 months ago
S2 E6 - Ask the Engineers
After our Series 1 episode, 'Elevenses with the Engineers' went down so well with our listeners, we've brought our motley crew back together for a chat over tea and cake. Saunders Carmichael-Brown guest hosts as he invites Team Principal Dilbagh Gill and Mahindra Racing's Vinit Patel, Angus Lyon, Cyril Blais, Tom Davis and Joseph Dollard to talk all things Formula E and engineering. Listen to find out how our engineers got their jobs in motorsport, what it's like working with Jerome D'Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein and what they have for breakfast!#Jerome #DAmbrosio #Pascal #Wehrlein #JeromeDAmbrosio #PascalWehrlein #Nicki #Shields #NickiShields #Mahindra #Racing #MahindraRacing #FIA #FormulaE #Motorsport #Electric #Green #iTunes #Soundcloud #Spotify #YouTube #Podcast #Podcasts #Podcasters #Podcasting #PodcastLife #Media #Radio #Passioneers #Passioneering #Car #Race #RaceCar #Formula #Sport #Auto #Automotive #Engineering #Engineers
25 minutes | 10 months ago
S2 E5 - The Romance of Racing
Happy Valentine’s Day from Mahindra Racing! What else could we do but bring together four people in love; in love with racing! Nicki Shields hosts the latest episode of Straight Torque with an epic line-up of special guests: The Racing Driver, The Romance Novelist and The Movie Producer. Nick Heidfeld, author Paige Toon and producer of ‘Senna’ Manish Pandey get together to discuss their love for the magical world of motor racing.
23 minutes | 10 months ago
S2E4 - Strike a Pose
Nicki Shields is back in the driving seat as we return with another episode of Straight Torque. This time we delve into the snap-happy world of motorsport photography with our award-winning team photographer Lou Johnson, Mahindra Racing’s Sustainability Manager Claudio Corradini and motorsport journalist Sam Smith. Just what does it take to capture the perfect shot?
19 minutes | a year ago
S2E3 - Merry Quizmas!
Guest host Jack Nicholls gets into the festive spirit as Mahindra Racing’s Quiz Master for a special episode of Straight Torque. Dilbagh Gill and Nick Heidfeld go head-to-head with Jerome D’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein in a game of the Merry Humbugs versus the Old Men. Find out who the Noel-it-alls are and listen to Jack’s Forrest Gump impression in our latest podcast!
18 minutes | a year ago
S2E2 - The Man Bun Effect
Nicki Shields returns to grill Pascal on his “Samurai Wehrlein” alter ego, his plans for a Lightning McQueen helmet at the Berlin E-Prix and some more serious racing questions with his teammate, Jerome D’Ambrosio. Over a lot of laughter, the trio chat topics as diverse as Mahindra Racing’s season six powertrain, who’s the better driver and why Jerome was the only driver to be accepted in India.
27 minutes | a year ago
S2E1 - Returning to Electrify the Racetrack
We’re back with a brand-new series of Straight Torque, bringing you more behind-the-scenes, access all areas and off the record chats with special guests during the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. In this episode Jerome d’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein get grilled by Nicki Shields on their season six ambitions, before their teammate relationship is put to the test.
30 minutes | a year ago
S1E7 - My Greatest Defeat with Will Buxton
Guest host and motorsport journalist Will Buxton has recently published a book called ‘My Greatest Defeat’ which is a collection of honest and revealing insights from 20 of the greatest racing drivers. Mahindra Racing invited Will to host our latest podcast with Jerome D’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein to talk about their greatest defeats on and off the race track.
33 minutes | a year ago
S1E6 - Roast the Media
Mahindra Racing Team Principal, Dilbagh Gill, took the reins in the latest episode of STRAIGHT TORQUE to turn the tables and grill renowned ABB FIA Formula E Championship journalists at the Monaco E-Prix. When Jerome D’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein heard what the boss was doing, they wanted in on the action!
17 minutes | 2 years ago
S1E5 - We call it Race to Road
Nicki Shields chats to Nick Heidfeld and Dilbagh Gill about the Automobili Pininfarina ‘Battista’ – the beast that is quicker than an F1 car and has taken the world by storm. Did we mention that it’s fully electric and one of the most powerful, road-legal hypercars ever designed with 1,900bhp/2,300Nm torque? The 2019 Rome E-Prix marked exactly one year since Mahindra Racing’s Race to Road programme was announced and the technology transfer means the Battista it can reach 100km/h in less than two seconds while achieving 450km on one charge.
36 minutes | 2 years ago
S1E4 - Elevenses with the Engineers
Jerome D’Ambrosio crashes our podcast studio to take over as a rogue guest host, while a gaggle (we think that’s the collective phrase) of our engineers meet up over freshly brewed tea and coffee to chew the fat (and many pieces of cake). Over a lot of laughter, the super six chat topics as diverse as twitter spats with racing drivers, coffee rituals and what on earth they actually do on track walks.
24 minutes | 2 years ago
S1E3 - Radio rants, a meeting of minds and where do we go next?
Nicki Shields hosts as we search for answers to all the questions on our minds right now: How does Pascal Wehrlein react when he’s made to listen to his team radio messages?What’s the story about Formula E being devised on the back of a napkin? What three new cities are going to be on the calendar in Season 6? Is Nicki Shields or Alberto Longo the better dancer?
21 minutes | 2 years ago
S1E2 - All we do is win
Celebrate with us as Nicki Shields gives us all the reactions from Jerome D'Ambrosio's stunning win at the Marrakesh E-Prix - Mahindra's racing second consecutive victory at the Moroccan race. Pascal Wehrlein joins to talk his Formula E debut. We also talk helmet designs, Attack Mode and fashion choices!
34 minutes | 2 years ago
S1E1 - Racing into the unknown
Nicki Shields hosts while we send roving reporter Felix Rosenqvist to sit down with Jerome D’Ambrosio, Katherine Legge, Dilbagh Gill and Her Highness Princess Haifa, secretary general of the Saudi Arabia Formula E race - the first event of the 2018/19 season.
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