Safety Car Driver Bernd Maylander Shares Secrets Of The Job | Beyond The Grid | Official F1 Podcast

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This week’s Beyond the Grid guest has led more the 700 laps in F1 - but you may never have heard of him. That’s because Bernd Maylander is the Safety Car driver, and has been for the last 20 years. When the weather is bad or there’s a serious incident, Bernd takes to the track to lead the field around at a safe speed. He gives us the inside line on his job, revealing who is the most aggressive behind the Safety Car, what happened with that massive re-start pile-up in Mugello recently and much more.
0:00 - Introduction
3:10 - On driving the SC for 20 years and leading over 700 laps in F1
7:50 - On how he feels about criticism of the SC going too slow
11:50 - On the different ways drivers behave behind the SC
15:07 - On the worst conditions he’s driven in during a GP
18:57 - On how he became F1’s SC driver and his own racing career
31:15 - On how the SC has changed over the years
38:00 - On what’s inside the SC
39:15 - On the big re-start crash at Mugello earlier this year
43:50 - On what a normal race weekend looks like for him
47:46 - On why he has two SCs
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  • This is such an interesting conversation. thanks

    PUB WIEPUB WIE7 दिन पहले
  • The man infront of world fastest drivers

    Tan YohanTan Yohan11 दिन पहले
  • I know he's German but he sounds just like Jurgen Klopp 😂

    Jonathan LewisJonathan Lewis17 दिन पहले
  • What a great guy. 👍🏻

    Tim RaffertyTim Rafferty21 दिन पहले
  • nice

    Owen LoveOwen Love22 दिन पहले
  • Bernd can just brake check Lewis if he felt like it. I think that makes him the most powerful driver on the grid, his Mercedes can take a hit and still keep going, the W11 front wing, not so much.

    TheSpanishiwaTheSpanishiwa22 दिन पहले
  • 18:50

    Aeslec -Aeslec -23 दिन पहले
  • HAM and Safety Car incidents goes back to JAPAN 2007. It seems HAM likes to play the accordion while Bernd is taking the lead.

    jtrevrb1jtrevrb123 दिन पहले
  • Amazing episode.. as a fan it's really interesting to know the BTS of a F1 weekend... Thank you for this episode.. More episodes of the unsung heroes of the sport would be great..

    Meelu Jothish DannyMeelu Jothish Danny25 दिन पहले
  • Fascinating dude. Always impressive in the car, fun out of it by the sound of things.

    Jim BassJim Bass26 दिन पहले
  • Isn't the whole point of bringing out a safety car, to slow down all the F1 cars in the event of an accident or incident???? It's for safety reasons only, they just need to be more patient.

    Cayo737Cayo73727 दिन पहले
  • thank you both for this one, totally loved it.

    Mad MaxMad Max27 दिन पहले
  • Keke Rosberg Please

    Ndaru ArrowNdaru Arrow27 दिन पहले
  • What a great guy.

    deezynardeezynar28 दिन पहले
  • Tom - A few mentions in various Mercedes related podcasts about Norbert Haug. What are the chances of doing a Beyond the Grid featuring him?

    Greg FelixGreg Felix28 दिन पहले
  • **very early wake-up - 6am LOL

    ꧁Miss Marquise꧂꧁Miss Marquise꧂28 दिन पहले
  • shocking facts about his injuries: the shattered ankle while jumping over a fence and the mystery collapsed lung!

    J MJ M28 दिन पहले
  • Pleeease do an interview with Max Verstappen next 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Liam WilliamsLiam Williams29 दिन पहले
  • very interesting podcast

    wodzekleafwodzekleaf29 दिन पहले
  • F1 is only really loved by 75K ppl :'(

    navanit kamblenavanit kamble29 दिन पहले
  • What a guy! I was waiting for this interview for so long! Amazing stuff! THANKS! (safety car collector:()

    Andy YefimovichAndy Yefimovichमहीने पहले
  • Imagine Crofty say "The Safety Car has crashed!!". Scenes

    Vunene MutariniVunene Mutariniमहीने पहले
  • Give this man an AMG GTR black series!

  • The phrase should be ,"To pit,or not to pit". That is the question.

  • A Beyond the Grid about the Medical Car or the medical system in F1 as a whole would be nice, please make it happen!

    Bassic92Bassic92महीने पहले
  • Waiting for the episode with Adrian Newey!

    Arunachalam S P BArunachalam S P Bमहीने पहले
  • Hearing a German say Porsh is really painful, especially since he sticks to 'Mertsedes' 😂😂😜

    Stephan MaurerStephan Maurerमहीने पहले
  • Great insight, thanks!

    Stephan MaurerStephan Maurerमहीने पहले
  • Why dont they change faster car for SC? Like a supercar... not road car..

    Darmon SEDarmon SEमहीने पहले
  • would love to see him drive an F1 car, so he can appreciate the speed difference and understand the drivers frustrations..

    stuart mcmahonstuart mcmahonमहीने पहले
  • Brake check Lewis next time

    VarunVarunमहीने पहले
  • Give him the black series 😂😂😂🙏🏻

    Mavis VermilionMavis Vermilionमहीने पहले
  • I imagine he dreams lewis is his supervisor and tells him to speed up 😂

    Mavis VermilionMavis Vermilionमहीने पहले
  • And what’s it like driving for a team like Mercedes?

    sonnyreddevil69sonnyreddevil69महीने पहले
  • Best job in the world for sure

    Peter SpadaroPeter Spadaroमहीने पहले
  • The next time when Lewis is telling him to speed up he should race him.

    Romanische050Romanische050महीने पहले
  • video too long for me, wish you made the shorter version about his opinion on every driver behind the sc

    HaaS-19HaaS-19महीने पहले
    • Just skip to that part

      snonsigsnonsigमहीने पहले
  • you think it’s a joke but i watched this in 1.5x speed bc they need to speak faster

    K.A FayeK.A Fayeमहीने पहले
  • You should also interview the medical car driver and the chief medic.

    Pedro RangelPedro Rangelमहीने पहले
  • Would be really interesting to hear if Bernd thinks that the saftey car in Imola 94 (that opel vectra) was indeed „to slow“ because it was obviously way too underpowered to keep up with the grids pace.🤔 Just to know his opinion.

    Sash2888Sash2888महीने पहले
    • read: Watching the Wheels: My Autobiography a Book by Damon Hill

      J MJ M28 दिन पहले
  • As soon as they released the AMG GTR Black Series, Ive really been hoping that they used it for the safety car.

    Twin TurboTwin Turboमहीने पहले
  • I think F1 needs to use a koenigsegg one 1...

    Abcd EfghAbcd Efghमहीने पहले
    • or a 911 GT 2 Rs

      Steve xxSteve xxमहीने पहले
    • @Abcd Efgh the amg gt blackseries would be better then

      Steve xxSteve xxमहीने पहले
    • @snonsig well some drivers complain that slow SC are equally dangerous to themselves

      Abcd EfghAbcd Efghमहीने पहले
    • @Abcd Efgh so what do you think is more important? The safety of the race or the drivers complaining?

      snonsigsnonsigमहीने पहले
    • @Abcd Efgh trust me it wouldnt be faster

      Steve xxSteve xxमहीने पहले
  • What was the blade thing called

    Kane JohnseyKane Johnseyमहीने पहले
  • Great interview with Bert! Nigel Stepney next?

    Lurcher260Lurcher260महीने पहले
  • Here's an idea, gather all the Safety/Pace car drivers from all of motorsport and have them compete in a race.

    Audy BharksuwanaAudy Bharksuwanaमहीने पहले
  • No offense Lewis, this is F1's all time leader for me. IIRC, Nightraffic and Bluebat as well. 07 goons.

    Parker:xgpsParker:xgpsमहीने पहले
  • Why not safety car an F1 car?

    PJ SinohinPJ Sinohinमहीने पहले
    • Why would it?

      snonsigsnonsigमहीने पहले
    • makes sense...

      Steve xxSteve xxमहीने पहले
  • are the unlikes from actual f1 drivers?

    PJ SinohinPJ Sinohinमहीने पहले
  • So the oldest driver is not Kimi. It's Bernd!

    BlackcainBlackcainमहीने पहले
  • Bernd hates Hamilton deep down inside lol

    Mista FiftyoneMista Fiftyoneमहीने पहले
  • Love this so much, really interesting to hear all about the behind the senses of the Safety Car

    david coxdavid coxमहीने पहले
  • Imagine hearing that you drive too slow on a regular basis....

    Racer GirlRacer Girlमहीने पहले
  • What a nice, lovely and humble man. Thanks a lot !

  • Thought I was going to turn it off after 10mins, but i found this interesting and informative. How mad is it that the car he drives is one of the fastest road cars in the world, yet it's 40 sec a lap slower than the f1 boys

    Plymouth RockPlymouth Rockमहीने पहले
  • Bernd should brake check Lewis the next time he runs up behind the pace car.

    D GomesD Gomesमहीने पहले
  • Petition to add SC onboard to F1TV when deployed

    JuanJuanमहीने पहले
    • Oh yes!!!!!

      ꧁Miss Marquise꧂꧁Miss Marquise꧂28 दिन पहले
  • This video is still shorter than the amount of time the safety car was out on track during the Canadian GP in 2011

    Alastair WatchmanAlastair Watchmanमहीने पहले
  • They need to broadcast the safety car radio too when the safety car deployed

    Sutan SyahSutan Syahमहीने पहले
  • What do you guys think? Is it possible that Mercedes will provide Project Ones for Formula 1 as a safety car?

    Ricsi HidasiRicsi Hidasiमहीने पहले
  • Put Bernd in a f1 car during a practice session

    NielsNielsमहीने पहले
  • This was so amazing to listen Such a different perspective to F1

    Ankit ShettyAnkit Shettyमहीने पहले
  • What a legend, this is a great interview

    Spencer BellSpencer Bellमहीने पहले
  • Wow someone actually drives the safety car!?! Who would’ve thought

    Nolen WNolen Wमहीने पहले
  • It's a bit worrying how much Bernd looks like Jacques Villeneuve in this photograph...

    arjan0482arjan0482महीने पहले
  • Awesome

    JK’s AdventuresJK’s Adventuresमहीने पहले
  • This was great, wondered about the tires and brakes when he said they started to fall off after three laps, thanks for touching on that topic, even if it was at the end

    TheCanadianBubbaTheCanadianBubbaमहीने पहले

    Christopher Robin GarrishChristopher Robin Garrishमहीने पहले
  • This guy drives too slow.

    Rashawn GTRashawn GTमहीने पहले
  • I am surprised they did not talk about hockenheim 2019.

    CarGamingCarGamingमहीने पहले
  • Great insight into Rosberg. Not many people credit him with being as quick a qualifier as he actually was.

    David PorterDavid Porterमहीने पहले
    • Indeedo!

      RobinRobinमहीने पहले
  • Racing Point reviewing the Mercedes AMG Safety Car aero ;)

    Michael HinesMichael Hinesमहीने पहले
  • mercedes may be the fastest in F1 but the road cars are far from the fastest. give this man a real car as a safety car

    ragebuzzragebuzzमहीने पहले
    • what do you think about?

      Steve xxSteve xxमहीने पहले
  • Tell him to drive faster

    Blender BoyBlender Boyमहीने पहले
  • Just give us a race between Mayländer and Hamilton in 2 equal safety cars already. And when Hamilton loses he isn't allowed to complain about the speed of the safety car ever again.

    Hans HelgaHans Helgaमहीने पहले
    • @john cale dont assume that

      Steve xxSteve xxमहीने पहले
    • Sadly, Lewis would smoke him... even in a car that he drives all the time Lewis is probably still faster than him. Probably any F1 driver would be faster. Bern does not drive on the limit anymore - Lewis drives on the limit every other weekend. Driving on the limit regularly is a big deal.

      john calejohn caleमहीने पहले
    • @Mithilesh Patil I think Mayländer is probably the fastet guy in this car, I don't think Hamilton could beat him and thats why I don't like him complaining all the time 😅 I dont think you can go much faster around F1 tracks in a 'normal' car

      Hans HelgaHans Helgaमहीने पहले
    • "When"? 😂

      Mithilesh PatilMithilesh Patilमहीने पहले
  • Can we cut out the ads for the F1-Release?

    XoronXoronमहीने पहले
  • He might be slow but his a legend

    Tristan James AgsaulioTristan James Agsaulioमहीने पहले
  • They should give him a performance GT car, something like a DTM machine or something rather than a glorified road car. He might be able to go quicker then.

    V8HiluxV8Hiluxमहीने पहले
    • Going by the interview there isn't that much extra in the Safety car that couldn't be fitted into a modified race car. Its the medical car that has all the equipment etc inside. DTM was just an example, the point being get a GT race car, tone it down a bit, he will be able to go a lot faster in the dry as a result and most likely in the wet too, but speed isn't as crucial there , but you also don't want him flying of the track, hence toning it down a bit. Pick any series or just build a purpose built car. There's only so much you can do in a glorified road car. Give him the Black Series that he seemed to think would be better at least that's a step closer.

      V8HiluxV8Hiluxमहीने पहले
    • Also, DTMs (just as an example) don't have the various driving aids, which is counterproductive when you want to go fast - but safely (especially in the rain). Plus, racing cars are usually somewhat more prone to breaking down than just a production car that's expected to do thousands of kilometers ...

      Spam MeSpam Meमहीने पहले
    • I'm pretty sure the Safety car has a lot of equipment inside of it, I assume making it an actual race car would take away from its principal function or would make the equipment harder to fit

      P0k3rm4s7P0k3rm4s7महीने पहले
    • There actually is a reason why they don't want the safety car to be too fast. That way there actually is a safe gap to clean up any kind of mess...

      arjan0482arjan0482महीने पहले
  • First driver who leads every lap on track.

    Jak3b0ssJak3b0ssमहीने पहले
  • Hamilton listened to this episode on 2x speed and it was still too slow

    Joe RobinsonJoe Robinsonमहीने पहले
  • I was mentioned at the end!😁😁😁

    Toby HowardToby Howardमहीने पहले
  • லைக்ஸ்

    சீனிபாண்டியன் தாவீதுசீனிபாண்டியன் தாவீதுमहीने पहले
  • The man who is always first, the man who is hated by the top driverd, the legend..

    Troll GamingTroll Gamingमहीने पहले
  • Watch this video at 1.5x cause it needs to speed up (just a joke)

    Andrew BrittoAndrew Brittoमहीने पहले
  • The slowest driver in F1.

    Dara MDara Mमहीने पहले
  • 1:37 ...BRUH !!!

    katanezza prod.katanezza prod.महीने पहले
  • If race ends in a safety car , they should give him a consolation podium.

    Dhanush JayarajDhanush Jayarajमहीने पहले
    • @Tim V With one practice session, Imola looks promising for a few surprises! edit: not really😞

      Dhanush JayarajDhanush Jayarajमहीने पहले
    • They should indeed haha. But in my opinion, in no racing series should they end a race behind the safety car or pace car. Let's just say then that if there needs to be a safety car in the last 5 laps, those laps shouldn't count down, but remain till the safety car gets back into the pits. Maybe an idea? Anyways, looking forward to Imola! 😃

      Tim VTim Vमहीने पहले
  • Best german driver this year 🇩🇪🇩🇪

    Marcel NasenbärMarcel Nasenbärमहीने पहले
  • Gotta give it to this guy, man, led more laps in 2020 than Ferrari.

    Goldenslayer0422 - Racing and MoreGoldenslayer0422 - Racing and Moreमहीने पहले
    • @Lewis Levy He led half a lap in Germany

      SouSouमहीने पहले
    • @Sou When did Stroll lead in 2019?

      Lewis LevyLewis Levyमहीने पहले
    • Even Stroll led more last year than Ferrari this year

      SouSouमहीने पहले
  • Best Mercedes driver during the 2019 German Grand Prix

    CalebJackson2000CalebJackson2000महीने पहले
  • Pls Narain Karthikeyan Beyond the Grid

    eugen qwertzeugen qwertzमहीने पहले
  • One of the best interviews, many interesting things to learn! And Bernd seems like a really chilled and down to earth guy, hope we will see him for many years in the Safety Car

    Bjay_23 / Hope RacingBjay_23 / Hope Racingमहीने पहले
  • Props to whoever came up with the idea to have Bernd do a full podcast 👍

    Krystal PKrystal Pमहीने पहले
  • Well...he drives like an old lady, Hamilton always complains about safety car pace saying it's too slow.

    The MarauderThe Marauderमहीने पहले
    • Bro have you even listened to the podcast. He either isn't allowed to go faster due to circumstances or the car literally cannot go faster

      SouSouमहीने पहले
  • He's not the one who killed Senna is it?

    BrainStorm4207BrainStorm4207महीने पहले
    • I dont think he did any steering column welding for Williams, no.

      Rob HRob Hमहीने पहले
  • The podcast episode I never knew I needed. Very interesting thank you!

    Kirpa KKirpa Kमहीने पहले
  • 1:37 Nice bwoah, Tom. XD

    TheVeyron623TheVeyron623महीने पहले
  • Hope Mercedes make the the next safety car the AMG One.

    Stephen TaylorStephen Taylorमहीने पहले
    • Can't fit all the equipment in that. Safety cars have tons of it and are thus very heavy.

      RenttaRenttaमहीने पहले
    • The AMG GT Black Series is the most likely

      Γιώργος ΒαρδΓιώργος Βαρδमहीने पहले
  • F1 must learn from the deploy of safety cars on LeMAn, WEC and Fia already have the procedure

    mike cavemike caveमहीने पहले
  • 200 km/h looks so slow on TV...

    Ilan Brami-RosilioIlan Brami-Rosilioमहीने पहले
    • On Silverstone you see how fast they are

      Deniz YılmazDeniz Yılmazमहीने पहले
    • only if the camera is moving or the helicopter shots. not always, but i like the stationary cameras because you can feel the speed right through the TV

      BrainStorm4207BrainStorm4207महीने पहले
  • Soo wut if he takes a break??? Hulkenberg?

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