Small Torque Podcast

Small Torque Podcast

By Katy Fairman

Motorsport Journalist and former WTF1 editor Katy Fairman hosts the Small Torque Podcast. Join Katy for a cup of tea and a fun, informal look at the big talking points from the world of motorsport.

Episodes

Hamilton to Ferrari is HAPPENING // Episode 30

What a crazy couple of hours. What started as a wild rumour is now official as Mercedes confirm that Lewis Hamilton will depart the team at the end of the season to drive for Ferrari. This HAS to be one of the most insane driver moves Formula 1 has ever seen, and Katy is here to talk all about it. Grab yourself a cuppa and let's get into things. Let's talk online - find Katy on X and Instagram. For business enquiries please contact katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com.
01/02/24·28m 57s

My biggest life lessons in 2023 // Episode 29

New Year, new episode! For today’s podcast, it’s time for some reflection and looking back at the key lessons Katy learnt in 2023. From building up self-confidence, to interviewing drivers, there are plenty of things to improve on and take into the new year. MAILBOX MONDAY: To have your questions answered on the podcast, please email your queries to smalltorquepodcast@gmail.com, and be sure to let me know if you would like a shoutout or for your question to be anonymous! For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on ⁠Twitter⁠ or ⁠Instagram⁠. For any business enquiries, please email ⁠katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com⁠.
03/01/24·33m 44s

The BEST moments from the 2023 F1 season // Episode 28

It’s the last Small Torque podcast of 2023, so what better time to reflect on the Formula 1 season gone by! In this review podcast, Katy has picked some of her favourite stories and moments over the last 12 months – the good, the bad and the ugly. From Fernando Alonso embracing life as a TikTok star, Oscar Piastri’s incredible debut season and Valtteri Bottas’ unusual calendar shoot, there’s a lot to choose from.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes. If you could also leave a five star review or comment to help other motorsport fans find the show, it would be massively appreciated! For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on ⁠Twitter⁠ or ⁠Instagram⁠. For any business enquiries, please email ⁠katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com⁠. YouTube is also coming soon!!
28/12/23·47m 14s

Sauber's new strange F1 team name // Episode 27

The FIA entry list for 2024 is here, and Sauber have gone and given us one of the most unhinged team names EVER. Katy is discussing that, the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix controversy, and why there’s still so much more to do for women in motorsport. Hint: FIA rants are back.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes. If you could also leave a five star review or comment to help other motorsport fans find the show, it would be massively appreciated! For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on ⁠Twitter⁠ or ⁠Instagram⁠. For any business enquiries, please email ⁠katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com⁠.
15/12/23·30m 2s

Is this the most unfair penalty, ever? // Episode 26

After a trip to Las Vegas and some laryngitis thrown in for good measure, Katy and her croaky voice is back for another podcast. Telling you what Sin City was really like, and what needs to change for future events, she explains her experience as well as throwing in some random stories here and there. She also watched the new Brawn GP documentary, and has some thoughts on that too.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes. If you could also leave a five star review or comment to help other motorsport fans find the show, it would be massively appreciated! For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on ⁠Twitter⁠ or ⁠Instagram⁠. For any business enquiries, please email ⁠katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com⁠.
30/11/23·32m 10s

Soo... I'm off to Las Vegas // Episode 25

It's the Las Vegas GP race week; one of the most talked about motorsport events of the last few years! In a last-minute twist, Katy is heading to Sin City for her first taste of Vegas but has found time to record a quick preview podcast discussing this week’s biggest talking points. From record-cold temperatures to Formula 1 firsts, there’s plenty to chat about.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes. If you could also leave a five star review or comment to help other motorsport fans find the show, it would be massively appreciated! For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on ⁠Twitter/X⁠ or ⁠Instagram⁠. For any business enquiries, please email ⁠katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com⁠.
13/11/23·17m 13s

My incredible Austin GP weekend // Episode 24

Oh my goodness, it’s the longest Small Torque Podcast episode so far! So much to get through, and this podcast doesn’t leave anything out. From Katy’s favourite interviews, experiencing a Pirelli Hot Lap and the best birthday treat EVER, it’s all covered in this jumbo episode.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes. If you could also leave a five star review or comment to help other motorsport fans find the show, it would be massively appreciated! For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com.  Tommo’s amazing video: https://youtu.be/88_aw4mRkqw?si=Aw98qHZm7JNrKneH
08/11/23·51m 6s

Addressing THOSE F1 rumours // Episode 23

From Fernando Alonso to Red Bull to Toyota making a comeback, the rumour mill has been on overdrive the last 48 hours. Katy is back from her travels, and is ready to dissect what's fact and fiction with a pinch of common sense. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes. If you could also leave a five star review or comment to help other motorsport fans find the show, it would be massively appreciated! For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on Twitter/X or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com. 
31/10/23·23m 52s

F1 can't let this happen again // Episode 22

There were so many storylines from the Qatar GP weekend. Verstappen crowned champion, Pirelli tyre issues, track limits and several drivers becoming extremely unwell from the hot temperatures. Katy discusses it all in this very impromptu podcast episode! There will also be a mailbox episode on its way soon, so if you have a question you want answered, send them across to smalltorquepodcast@gmail.com. Feel free to include your name and social media if you want a shoutout, if not state that you wish to stay anonymous!  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes. If you could also leave a five star review or comment to help other motorsport fans find the show, it would be massively appreciated!For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on X (Twitter) or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com.
08/10/23·33m 7s

My 2026 F1 driver line-up predictions // Episode 21

Uh oh, it’s prediction time. Katy has sought advice from her crystal ball and has predicted what she thinks the Formula 1 grid could look like in 2026. With new teams, new engines and new regulations, that season looks set for some serious shake-ups. But who does Katy think might have lost their seat, or received the promotion of their career? Find out in this latest episode.  There will also be a mailbox episode on its way soon, so if you have a question you want answered, send them across to smalltorquepodcast@gmail.com. Feel free to include your name and social media if you want a shoutout, if not state that you wish to stay anonymous!  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes. If you could also leave a five star review or comment to help other motorsport fans find the show, it would be massively appreciated! For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on Twitter (X) or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com.
28/09/23·40m 13s

Should Lawson get the AlphaTauri seat? // Episode 20

In this episode, Katy chats about the Singapore Grand Prix. From Carlos Sainz’s fantastic win, an unusual quality in George Russell and Liam Lawson’s promising performance, plenty of topics are covered. There’s also a discussion about where young talents can actually go, after reports of Lawson not getting a 2024 F1 seat.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes! If you want to find Katy on social media, you can do so on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com.
20/09/23·25m 52s

Nürburgring, I love you // Episode 19

We’re ticking things off the motorsport bucket list in this week’s episode. From seeing race cars around the Nürburgring, getting a first experience of endurance racing, oh and interviewing Sebastian FLIPPIN Vettel. Yep, no biggie. AHH.  Join Katy as she talks you through her totally surreal weekend. She also talks about her recent conversation with Jamie Chadwick and when we can expect to see her in a modern F1 car 👀 Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes. If you could also leave a five star review or comment to help other motorsport fans find the show, it would be massively appreciated! For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on X (Formerly Twitter) or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com.  FALKEN can be found on Instagram, Twitter or through their website here. A big thanks again for their incredible hospitality this weekend - I had the best time! 
13/09/23·32m 39s

Interviewing Max Verstappen // Episode 18

Katy is back from Zandvoort after attending the Dutch GP and what a weekend it was! From interviewing Max Verstappen, chatting through Daniel Ricciardo’s injury and experiencing the wild atmosphere, Katy shares her thoughts on it all along with plenty of behind-the-scenes chatter. She also met (and fangirled over) Steve Carell and looks back at the other two F1 personalities that left her starstruck.  Thanks for all the love and support on the podcast as ever. Be sure to give the show five stars if you’re enjoying it and I can’t wait to record more episodes just like this!  For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on Twitter (X if you want to call it that) or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com. 
30/08/23·36m 7s

What are drivers doing in the F1 summer break? // Episode 17

With a severe lack of drama in the summer break, Katy takes a look through the driver’s social media to see how they are spending their summer shutdown. From going to concerts together, posing on yachts and releasing new music, our favourite F1 drivers have shared their holiday snaps and Small Torque is here to go through them all. Top content, really.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes. If you could also leave a five star review or comment to help other motorsport fans find the show, it would be massively appreciated! For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com. 
14/08/23·29m 0s

Reacting to my first F1 blog // Episode 16

As F1 summer break begins, Katy looks back at the embarrassing blog she created ten years ago and how far things have come. As well as plenty of cringe, there’s also Formula E chat and why Casino Royale is the best James Bond film. No questions asked.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes. If you could also leave a five star review or comment to help other motorsport fans find the show, it would be massively appreciated! For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com. 
07/08/23·23m 42s

My INSANE British GP Weekend // Episode 15

Hello… is this thing still on?? It might have been over a month since the last episode, but Katy has been travelling a lot with Formula E and F1. In this episode she chats through her first experience of being accredited media in the Formula 1 paddock, the whole Nyck de Vries and Daniel Ricciardo situation at AlphatTauri and finally facing her fears in a press conference. Small Torque Podcast has also hit 100k plays since I launched this back in February, I am so incredibly grateful to each and every one of you that have listened, liked or shared this podcast. You’re all the absolute best. Love you besties.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes. If you could also leave a five star review or comment to help other motorsport fans find the show, it would be massively appreciated! For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com. 
20/07/23·28m 35s

This is why Vettel’s back in a Red Bull // Episode 14

Four-time Formula 1 champ Sebastian Vettel is getting back behind the wheel of one of his iconic Red Bull’s and Katy is here to tell you why. As well as sharing the reason behind her two faves - Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo - reuniting at a famous racing circuit, she also explains her new love of Le Mans and why she thinks the retired F1 legend could make a comeback with Audi.  With this being the second episode in as many days, the real question remains… will Katy now not upload anything for another month? Only time will tell.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to be notified of all new Small Torque episodes. If you could also leave a five star review or comment to help other motorsport fans find the show, it would be massively appreciated! For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com. 
14/06/23·22m 18s

Moving house and a new F1 tv show // Episode 13

Edited whilst she watched Le Mans, Katy is back and in her new apartment. Discussing the recent races in Formula E and Formula 1, as well as the unusual Star Wars and motorsport crossover, it’s certainly a podcast that covers a lot of topics. In addition, she shares the origin of the Estie-Bestie nickname for Esteban Ocon and what you MUST take with you to a Grand Prix.  Thanks for all the love and support for the podcast.  Be sure to give the show five stars if you’re enjoying it and I can’t wait to get settled and create an amazing podcast studio for Small Torque. For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com. 
10/06/23·27m 30s

Hamilton sees red and Honda returns // Episode 12

With the news that Honda and Aston Martin are partnering for the 2026 Formula 1 season, Katy breaks down all the big talking points. From why they’re coming back, a potential Fernando Alonso and Honda reunion, and Yuki Tsunoda getting a call up, there’s plenty to get through. Plus her thoughts on these Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton rumours, and why we’ve not heard the last of Will.I.Am’s Formula 1 inspired songs. Shame.  Thanks for all the love and support on the podcast as ever. Be sure to give the show five stars if you’re enjoying it and I can’t wait to get back to recording more episodes just like this! You’re all amazing and I love you. For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com.
24/05/23·22m 8s

A podcast from Milan airport // Episode 11

It’s been a strange week, as Katy headed off to Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. However, due to awful flooding in the area, the race was rightfully cancelled which led Katy recording this podcast in an airport restaurant with some special guests. HOW TO DONATE TO HELP: https://protezionecivile.regione.emilia-romagna.it/notizie/attualita/conto-corrente-alluvioni-maggio-2023 Follow George Dagless: * https://twitter.com/georgedagless?s=21&t=kPjsgOf60-Z32ro0XtRFPw * https://instagram.com/georgedagless?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Follow Claire Cottingham: * https://twitter.com/cla_cottingham?s=21&t=kPjsgOf60-Z32ro0XtRFPw * https://instagram.com/clairecottingham?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
22/05/23·28m 51s

It’s time for a very BIG catch up // Episode 10

Katy is back from Monaco (as you do), and is ready to sit down and do a big ol’ catch up. From the Small Torque Podcast being on a billboard in London, to a new gig that means she’s going to be interviewing F1 drivers, there’s a lot to get through!  Thank you again for your patience on the podcast and new episodes. Hopefully there won’t be such a big gap between the next ones, but I appreciate all your kind words and comments as you waited for me to FINALLY upload something new. You’re the best.  If you enjoyed this episode of the Small Torque Podcast, please be sure to give it five stars or a review. For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com. 
11/05/23·21m 37s

Back from Berlin and Sprint Changes // Episode 09

Much like Formula 1, Katy has been gone for a couple weeks but now returns for another Small Torque episode. Having recently got back from Berlin with Formula E, she breaks down her German trip and discusses some of the biggest news stories from motorsport over the last few days.  Thank you for your patience! If you enjoyed this episode of the Small Torque Podcast, please be sure to give it five stars or a review. For some more behind the scenes, you can find Katy on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com. 
26/04/23·35m 35s

Seeing some familiar faces in London // Episode 08

Towards the end of the week, Katy spent her evening taking part in a motorsport journalism webinar before visiting Matt and Tommy and attending P1 Live in London. Join her as she recovers from a fun few days with the help of a trusted cup of tea and recording this short but sweet episode.  Enjoying the Small Torque Podcast, be sure to let Katy know on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com. 
08/04/23·13m 56s

Regulations, red flags and restarts // Episode 07

There was plenty of action Down Under (that’s what she said), and a chaotic Australian Grand Prix gave us plenty to discuss. From chaotic restarts, the most red flags ever seen in an Formula 1 race and fans making their way onto the track early, Katy shares her take on it all. Get yourself a cuppa, make yourself comfortable and get ready for a rant. If you want to find Katy on social media, you can do so on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com.
03/04/23·22m 7s

Come with me to the new F1 Exhibition // Episode 06

The F1 Exhibition has been five years in the making and is now finally open to the public in Madrid. Katy visited the Spanish capital to see the event for herself and tell you what you can expect. From Romain Grosjean’s fiery Haas, emotional and exclusive films and a display of iconic driver helmets, there’s a lot to get through! Thank you so much for all your incredible support! If you enjoyed this special episode of the Small Torque Podcast, please give it five stars or a review. You can find Katy on Twitter or Instagram for some more behind the scenes. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com.  Find Matt Amys’ YouTube Channel HERE.
25/03/23·19m 52s

Chatting about THAT Alonso penalty // Episode 05

It has been a big talking point after the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, but what happened to get Fernando Alonso’s 100th podium taken away before it was given back again?! Discussing the post-race shenanigans, and wanting to know who now has the third place trophy, Katy is ready to spill the tea and share her take on the situation.  Recorded straight off the back of attending a concert, please show Katy how much you’re enjoying the Small Torque Podcast by giving it a five-star review. If you want to find Katy on social media, you can do so on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com.  Have a great week! x
20/03/23·15m 34s

Why is F1 obsessed with street circuits? // Episode 04

As Formula 1 heads to the fastest street circuit ever seen this weekend, and rumours of a London Grand Prix dominate social media, Katy looks at the appeal of these kinds of circuits on the calendar. There’s also a tale of how she nearly witnessed the Monte Carlo Casino being burnt down and met a recent Academy Award winner, all in one night. Truly something for everyone. You know the drill, please be sure to give this podcast five stars or a glowing review if you are enjoying the Small Torque Podcast. If you want to find Katy on social media, you can do so on Twitter or Instagram. For any business enquiries, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com. Hope you enjoy the episode! 
15/03/23·18m 57s

How I spent International Women's Day // Episode 03

From interviewing inspiring women to sharing her own stories and experiences in motorsport, Katy sits down for a quick chat about some of her role models on International Women’s Day. Enjoying the podcast? Be sure to leave a five star review and subscribe so you never miss an episode. You can also follow Katy on Instagram and Twitter, and for any business enquiries please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com. Enjoy! 
08/03/23·17m 22s

It’s almost time for lights out in Bahrain // Episode 02

With the first race of the F1 season just days away, Katy shares her thoughts on the big talking points as we prepare for the Bahrain Grand Prix. From troubles at McLaren to Fernando Alonso becoming a TikTok star, there's plenty to cover!  Want to get in touch with Katy? Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. For business enquires, please email katyfairmanmotorsport@gmail.com. 
01/03/23·25m 37s

Let's talk about Drive To Survive S5 // Episode 01

With a new season of the hit Netflix show released worldwide today, Katy discusses her thoughts on Drive To Survive before breaking down the highs and lows of the latest episodes.
24/02/23·22m 41s

What is the Small Torque Podcast? // Episode 00

Join Katy Fairman as she explains the concept of her new show, the Small Torque Podcast. Chatting to you, the listener, it hopes to be a fun and informal look over the big talking points from the world of motorsport. 
23/02/23·5m 17s
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