F1: Beyond The Grid

82: Julian Jakobi on looking after Senna and Prost, and the art of driver management

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Episode notes

You may not be familiar with this week’s guest, but all of you will be aware of his work in F1. As one of the most successful driver managers in the history of the sport, Julian Jakobi has worked with the very best – including managing rivals Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost at the same time! Currently managing Racing Point’s Sergio Perez, Jakobi – who oversaw some of F1’s biggest ever deals - gives us the lowdown on how an F1 driver’s contract is drawn up, plus regales us with some must-hear anecdotes about Senna, Prost, James Hunt, Michael Schumacher and more!