This Christmas we have recorded a very special single episode of our acclaimed Last Blast podcast. To deliver this unique episode we needed a guest of international renown, made famous through achievements in both the road and racing car worlds. Who better, then, than Professor Gordon Murray, designer of multiple World Championship-winning Formula 1 cars, creator of the McLaren F1 – the car which expanded the envelope of road car performance more than any other – and whose latest design, the T.50 seems likely to rewrite the rules all over again? In an interview lasting over 90 minutes with The Intercooler&aposs Andrew Frankel, Gordon takes us right through his career from his earliest days racing in South Africa, his decision to come penniless to the UK and the accidental interview that kicked off one of the most illustrious careers in race car design. Then he takes us through how the F1 came about, his struggle to reconcile his vision for the SLR with that of Mercedes-Benz and why he packed it all in to go and create his own automotive engineering and design consultancy. With thanks to car insurance specialist Footman James for making this episode possible in the first place. Click the link below to find out more. https://www.footmanjames.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.