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20 January 2022

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#75 Two Generations

This episode gives you a feeling of what it’s like to be a young racing driver. Max Hesse, factory driver for the BMW Junior Team, talks about his early success behind the wheel and explains what happens behind the scenes when the young pros aren’t driving laps around the racetrack. He chats with Nicki Shields about what is probably the most remarkable and unforgettable time of his life. Their conversation covers everything from team spirit and mutual motivation to how it all began. Join us on the circuit today and find out everything you ever wanted to know about being a young racing driver. Follow us and listen in!

This podcast episode was recorded in the spring of 2020.

#061 Famous racing corners around the world

It's Spa day for our podcast team. But don't worry, we're not doing a relaxing episode with ambient music — quite the opposite. Instead, we (virtually) travel to Spa, Monza, and many other places around the world, to discuss the most famous, distinctive, and sometimes difficult racetrack corners. The pre-selection was tough, but we managed to agree on five curves. Click play to find out what went into the selection, and which corners didn't make the cut!

#050 Fast and furious: the story of the Nürburgring 24h

24 hours at the limit: Drivers must prove their strongest mental strength, driving abilities and endurance in the 24 hour race at the Nürburgring. The legendary race at the green hell, one of the longest race tracks in the world, has 51 years of story to tell. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast from BMW, we invite you to immerse yourself with us in this story full of nerve-racking, fast-paced and emotional highlights at its debut race.

#048 Classic BMW racing cars challenge

One of the toughest challenges ever at Changing Lanes: Nicki and Jonathan compiled their personal favorite BMW race cars into a list of 6. What sounds like an almost impossible task among all the race cars turned out to be an interesting journey through the history of BMW motor sports. Dive with us into a new episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, and find out which cars have made the cut.

#040 The most spectacular city race tracks

At 200 km/h, the BMW races across the road, closely followed by its competitors, and then takes the bend. The overwhelming skyscrapers and the glittering lights of Hong Kong pass him by. Besides the Central Harbourfront Circuit in Hong Kong, there are numerous exciting race tracks in the middle of cities worldwide. Monaco, Singapore, Macau… need we say more? In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, we tell you about six spectacular tracks around the world.

#034 An interview with transgender race driver Charlie Martin

From her dream of becoming a fighter pilot to a career as a racing driver: Charlie Martin's story is impressive. But her story is more than just her career: Charlie was born as a man, but today is a courageous woman who has taken her career in motorsports into her own hands. Today, Charlie Martin is one of the few transgender women in the male-dominated domain of motorsport. In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW, she tells Jonathan all about her ambition to break barriers and how her transformation has also changed her career. Click “Play” for a truly inspiring conversation!

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#006 Creator Talk: Racer and paracyclist Alex Zanardi

Alex Zanardi is our guest in our first ever live podcast, originally shown live on YouTube and Facebook. Alex is a race winner, CART Champion, F1 driver, Olympic Gold Winner, World Champion in Para-Cycling – and he is still adding to that list! Jonathan talked to him about motivation, race wins and how to stay active in these difficult times of the pandemic.