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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that adds humour to the otherwise serious world of Formula 1. Hosted by Mithila and Kunal, this podcast offers an alternative view on the sport, business and politics of Formula 1.For your weekly dose of Formula 1 humour, search 'Inside Line F1 Podcast' on your favourite audio streaming app - we are present everywhere on the Internet.Follow us on Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook) for witty updates on F1.

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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that adds humour to the otherwise serious world of Formula 1. Hosted by Mithila and Kunal, this podcast offers an alternative view on the sport, business and politics of Formula 1.For your weekly dose of Formula 1 humour, search 'Inside Line F1 Podcast' on your favourite audio streaming app - we are present everywhere on the Internet.Follow us on Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook) for witty updates on F1.

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Music addition has ruined the podcast

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I used to enjoy the podcast but addition of the constant repetitive background music has made the podcast unlistenable.

Fun and entertaining

By ruebng1 - May 23 2019
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Love the energy in this show!

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27 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
4
3
1
4

Music addition has ruined the podcast

By RP965 - Aug 18 2019
Read more
I used to enjoy the podcast but addition of the constant repetitive background music has made the podcast unlistenable.

Fun and entertaining

By ruebng1 - May 23 2019
Read more
Love the energy in this show!
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Inside Line F1 Podcast

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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that adds humour to the otherwise serious world of Formula 1. Hosted by Mithila and Kunal, this podcast offers an alternative view on the sport, business and politics of Formula 1.For your weekly dose of Formula 1 humour, search 'Inside Line F1 Podcast' on your favourite audio streaming app - we are present everywhere on the Internet.Follow us on Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook) for witty updates on F1.

Rank #1: Will The Real Lewis Hamilton Please Stand Up

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If he has any hopes of winning his third championship on the trot, the real Lewis Hamilton needs to stand up – show us the quick racer he is, minus the distractions (music, movies and Penelope Cruz). Meanwhile Niki Lauda was spotted sharing ice cream with Nico Rosberg, where was Lewis in all of this? Maybe they made Lewis wait in the car!

Hamilton is smartly planning his retirement with Mercedes – he will be building supercars and doing demos, basically becoming the next David Coulthard? With autonomous cars likely to be the biggest threat to Formula 1, guess all drivers need retirement plans (not just Fernando Alonso!).

Apart from hanging out with Lauda, Rosberg has been doing various other things we thought are Hamilton’s specialty. This includes hanging out at exotic destinations (Ibiza), posing with private jets for no apparent reason, fanboy moments with Hollywood stars and pissing off Formula 1’s sponsors. Hopefully, the next Lewis-inspired move he pulls off is winning a World Championship.

Strange things are happening in Formula One. Hamilton and Rosberg’s relationship has never been better, thanks to some dubious bonding in a Monaco swimming pool. The poster boy of capitalism, Bernie Ecclestone, is planning to do away with bonus payments for the big teams. The silly season rumours continue to fly, will Kimi stay or go?

More speed but less races, should we be excited about the 2017 season? Or is it all a marketing hoax? Britain may have voted to Brexit, but when will Formula One get the big Ecc-xit? Mclaren-Honda and Fernando Alonso continue to make a joke of themselves on and off track and we are happy to laugh along. With the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix coming up, we predict that the Red Bull Ring might need to be renamed as Mercedes Ring.

Tune in!

(Season 2016, Episode 22)

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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus

Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah)

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And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks:
1. Ban The DRS, Not The Radio (http://bit.ly/28N3bnu)
2. Hamilton Must Be Pissed Off With Lauda (http://bit.ly/22r6XsP)
3. Le Mans Says No To Formula 1 (http://bit.ly/22nSUUU)
4. Max Verstappen, Talent of the Century (http://bit.ly/1OxcZWf)
5. Vettel Should Replace Ecclestone As F1's CEO (http://bit.ly/1qFdh2K)

Jun 27 2016

17mins

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Rank #2: 26: Freddie On James: The Hunt Exclusive

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The Inside Line F1 Podcast returns after a sunny summer break from the beaches of Greece. In this week's episode, we commemorate 25 years since James Hunt and who better than his son Freddie to narrate stories, incidents and the passion of the 1976 Formula 1 World Champion. 

Did Rush add to Hunt's popularity? And what if social media existed back in the Hunt-Lauda era? Know more in our Hunt exclusive episode

We also talk to Freddie about his racing career, plans to follow his famous father into commentary and the impact of having a name as famous as 'Hunt' in the world of Motorsport. Tune in! 

(Season 2018, Episode 26)

The Inside Line F1 Podcast, a top-rated podcast on iTunes, audioBoom and the BookMyShow Jukebox, is hosted every week by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This podcast offers a humourous view on the sport and business of Formula 1.

Subscribe: iTunes, audioBoom (RSS feed for all devices) and Google Play Podcasts

Official Pages: Facebook and Google+

Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah

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Aug 17 2018

27mins

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Rank #3: It's Time For Barcelona

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What can we expect from the second test of the 2015 Formula One Season in Barcelona? And we tell you why Ron Dennis is a disappointment but Falvio Briatore is not. Lastly, thoughts on the 'future of F1' concept by Ferrari? Come tune in to the latest episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast. (Season 2015; Episode 06)

In the last few months, we've seen a surge in listeners from the USA. A BIG welcome and hello to you all; and of course, thank you!

The Inside Line F1 Podcast is produced & hosted by Rishi Kapoor and Kunal Shah. This Formula1 podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/insidelinef1podcast and on Google+: bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus

Follow on Twitter: RJ Rishi Kapoor (twitter.com/rjrishikapoor) and Kunal Shah (twitter.com/kunalashah)

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And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks:
1. Formula One Is Funny (http://bit.ly/1E3zkB1)
2. Ferrari vs. Mercedes, Really? (bit.ly/1DmQQBV)
3. 2015 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards (bit.ly/2015f1awards)
4. Ice Ice Baby (bit.ly/15Xp8iH)
5. Gillette Mclaren Honda (bit.ly/1CIHNbz)
6. Chequered Flag For 2014 (bit.ly/1BcuCB8)
7. Lewis Hamil-twin (bit.ly/15v041U)
8. Blame It On Bernie? (bit.ly/1uwl5mZ)
9. Bernie, I Shrunk The Grid (bit.ly/1tKDNam)
10. Forza Jules (bit.ly/1pMR6jE)
11. Marquez Does A Vettel (bit.ly/1oGMFoV)
12. Living The Dream (bit.ly/1ooM6zT)
13. Is Formula1 Insecure? (bit.ly/1nlWqgi)
14. Michael's 92nd Victory (bit.ly/1nNb4Mr)
15. Formula1 Puts Fans First (bit.ly/1sgWT3L)
16. Against Mid-Season Rule Changes (bit.ly/1imwWfW)
17. Racing First, Engineering Later (bit.ly/NUAZo2)
18. Will F1 Survive Without Bernie (bit.ly/1bMPWxS)

Feb 17 2015

11mins

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Rank #4: 23: Motorsport's Quadruple Crown Cometh?

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If Motorsport makes it to the Olympics, would winning 'gold' become the Quadruple Crown of Motorsport? In that case, we know one driver that would chase this crown irrespective of what category of racing it may be and of course, irrespective of how old he would be then. No brownie points for guessing who we are referring to! 

In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss the 2018 German Grand Prix, Renault's profit making Formula 1 operations, why Red Bull Racing should be thankful that Niki Lauda is no longer working with them and of course, which team and driver could win this Sunday. 

Also, from this episode and in the episodes prior to each Grand Prix weekend, we will have a special section called the 'Moments in Time' hosted by Lucien Byfieldt. In this section, Lucien will share interesting snippets and moments of history with all our listeners. Happy Listening! 

(Season 2018, Episode 23) 

The Inside Line F1 Podcast, a top-rated podcast on iTunes, audioBoom and the BookMyShow Jukebox, is hosted every week by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This podcast offers a humourous view on the sport and business of Formula 1.

Subscribe: iTunes, audioBoom (RSS feed for all devices) and Google Play Podcasts

Official Pages: Facebook and Google+

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Jul 18 2018

24mins

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Rank #5: 33: In F1, Ferrari = Google, Mercedes = Apple

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The Ferrari vs. Mercedes battle in the current Formula 1 season is like the Google vs. Apple battle in the world of smartphones. There's little doubt why Mercedes have managed to come out on top for two consecutive seasons. Tune in to hear more on this analogy. 

Also in this week's episode, we have Lucien's 'Moments in Time' section where we remind our viewers that there is more to our Russian Grand Prix memories than Daniil Kvyat's torpedo moment. Will Daniel Ricciardio's haste with Renault turn into waste? Is it cheaper to pay for a young driver's seat elsewhere than run a third car altogether? And have we seen the first signs of a crack in the otherwise strong relationship between Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari? Tune in! 

A summary of this episode and what is discussed when: 

00:00-3:00 - Hello & Welcome! :D 

03:00-05:00 - Why Ferrari is like Google and why Mercedes is like Apple…

05:00-09:00 - Will we have a USA vs. Russia in Formula 1 too? Or will it be a USA vs. China? And how is it that Mr. Putin isn’t doing a demo run in a Formula 1 car to promote the upcoming Russian Grand Prix?

09:00-11:00 - RIC-Renault, let’s hope haste doesn’t make waste

11:00-13:00 - VET, VER, LEC and GRO on sports psychologists. 

13:00-16:00 - BOT’s ambitions & aspirations, can he win a race before the end of this season? OCO-KUB pairing at Williams? VAN to Formula E? 

16:00-18:00 - ‘What Wolff Said This Week’ section! 

18:00-21:00 - Moments in Time with Lucien 

21:00-23:00 - A first visible crack in the VET-Ferrari relationship?

23:00-25:00 - VER-RBR talking like Mclaren-ALO did in 2017? Did RBR talk to ALO behind VER’s back for RIC’s seat in 2019?

(Season 2018, Episode 33)

The Inside Line F1 Podcast, a top-rated podcast on iTunes, audioBoom and the BookMyShow Jukebox, is hosted every week by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This podcast offers a humourous view on the sport and business of Formula 1.

Subscribe: iTunes, audioBoom (RSS feed for all devices) and Google Play Podcasts

Official Pages: Facebook and Google+

Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah

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Sep 27 2018

26mins

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Rank #6: 20: Charles Leclerc Has Outperformed Max Verstappen

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Charles Leclerc has had a phenomenal start to his debut season in Formula 1 - better than Max Verstappen even! In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal do some math and tell you why. Well, even if they could be evenly matched on talent, is maturity one key area where Leclerc scores higher? We know such stories create controversies, but they are still worth visiting. 

Also in this episode: we try and calculate how old Fernando Alonso would be if he takes a break to race in the Indy Car Series in 2019 (or later!) with the hope to return to Formula 1 once Mclaren goes back to being a championship contender. What does Red Bull Racing mean when they say that they are 'closer than ever' to Daniel Ricciardo's contract? What's with former Williams drivers and the Venturi Formula E team? Finally, Raikkonen-Mclaren is one rumour we are hoping is true. Tune in! 

(Season 2018, Episode 20)

The Inside Line F1 Podcast, a top-rated podcast on iTunes, audioBoom and the BookMyShow Jukebox, is hosted every week by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This podcast offers a humourous view on the sport and business of Formula 1.

Subscribe: iTunes, audioBoom (RSS feed for all devices) and Google Play Podcasts

Official Pages: Facebook and Google+

Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah

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Jun 28 2018

22mins

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Rank #7: Vettel The Champion, Raikkonen The Entertainer

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The 2012 Drivers’ Championship title was decided in a nerve wracking race in Brazil, the last race of the 2012 Formula1 season. The upside was that we had a really exciting race; the downside is that there will be no Formula1 action for nearly 4 months! Before we sulk about the lack of action, we have a new World Champion to celebrate! And if you are an Alonso fan, sulking is what it will be till the action resumes…

Here’s what we discussed in our latest Formula1 podcast: (Also the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Report)

Vettel a worthy champion? Rishi and I almost get into a cat fight! Hear both our views! Hear it!
Worthy champion or not, Vettel was a bundle of nerves in the opening lap of the race! Did the crash with Senna wake him up? I dig into a bit of psychology!
Raikkonen a brilliant entertainer, but there’s one driver we will sorely miss – Schumacher!
And the camera shot of a distraught Alonso post-race. My heart goes out to him…!
Interlagos, does it ever fail to entertain? We love it! Hulkenberg loves it even more?
Sadly, he and Sahara Force India weren’t able to win their first ever Formula1 race…why the drive-thru, why!
Raikkonen went up the wrong circuit! Now we would love to hear that radio conversation. Would he have still said ‘Leave me alone! I know what I am doing!’?
Caterham vs Marussia, they didn’t fail to entertain as well!
Hamilton crashed in his last race for Mclaren, but his comment about Hulkenberg was totally uncalled for. Did you hear it?

And we ask a few interesting questions towards the end of our podcast for our listeners to respond to. Hear the link and leave your comments, as Rishi says always ‘we love to hear from you!’

Also, Formula1 fans, worry not, we are lining up a special package to keep you entertained this off-season. And if there are any topics you’d like us to discuss, debate and fight over, do share it with us. As always, we are happy to talk Formula1! Over to you…!

At the end of the current, I am happy to share with you earlier posts that were well subscribed to:

Narain Karthikeyan To Drive For WilliamsF1 In 2013
Has TATA Made A Mistake With HRT?
TATA Increases Investment In Narain Karthikeyan
Fernando Alonso And Ferrari Had No Option But To Sign Till 2016
Formula1 Needs Better Marketing As It Enters Newer Territories
Does Formula1 Need Michael Schumacher?
Narain Karthikeyan And Karun Chandhok In The Race Of Champions
Mclaren’s Five Wheel Pitstop In India

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Nov 26 2012

10mins

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Rank #8: 47: Forget Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari Should Sign Toto Wolff

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Ferrari-Lewis Hamilton-Toto Wolff-Mercedes - we wonder how the love quadrangle will eventually settle. At the moment, it is brilliant positive PR for Formula 1 and Ferrari - but more than Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari needs the managerial skills of Toto Wolff. Like Hamilton, Wolff too is out of contract after 2020. As for Ferrari, maybe they need an outsider to lead them back to their days of glory? We question Ferrari's 'Team Principal' theory from the last many seasons.

Also, the FIA finally admit that 'track design' is crucial to good Formula 1 races. Zandvoort is taking it upon themselves to try deliver a blockbuster race. Can the other tracks follow suit? Lawrence Stroll is serious about his investments in Motorsport. If he purchases Aston Martin, we discuss the brightened career prospects for Lance Stroll. Will Racing Point be Aston Martin's works team? Stroll junior partnering Max Verstappen in 2021 at Red Bull Racing may be a bit out of stretch, or is it? Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 47)

Here's what's in store for you in this episode:
0:00-3:00: Formula 1's on a break, the Inside Line F1 Podcast isn't. We will publish all through the summer and winter breaks. The Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards will premiere in the week before Christmas

3:00-6:00: Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari is a fantastic PR story for all stakeholders in the off-season - Ferrari, Mercedes, Hamilton and above all else, Formula 1

6:00-9:00: Does Ferrari need an outsider to manage the team? They've had four insiders (Mauricio Arrivabene, well, an almost insider) who have failed miserably in leading the Scuderia to a World Championship

9:00-12:00: Can Ferrari offer Toto Wolff a more lucrative career path than Mercedes? If Hamilton-Wolff's career moves are linked, could they both join Ferrari come 2021?

12:00-15:00: FIA and Jean Todt finally admit to the importance of 'track design' in Formula 1. Zandvoort is leading the way - they're doing all they can to offer Formula Fun and not Formula Yawn next year. From banked corners to shortest pit-lane to even using a special tarmac

15:00-18:00: Lance Stroll to go from being the most-eliminated driver in Q1 to being a racer for the Aston Martin works team? Or will Aston Martin pressurise Red Bull Racing to have Stroll jr. partner Max Verstappen from 2021?

18:00-21:00: Ferrari's most expensive fuel purchase for Charles Leclerc to Walter Koster's return to the Formula 1 press conferences - the end to the 2019 Formula 1 season has been a fun one!

Subscribe: iTunes, audioBoom (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify and Google Podcasts

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Dec 06 2019

23mins

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Rank #9: Nico Hulkenberg Gets Funny On The Inside Line

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Nico Hulkenberg debuts on the Inside Line F1 Podcast! In the off-season, we will bring to you a few Formula 1 drivers talking about their favourite radio messages and jokes from the sport.

After Nico Rosberg and David Coulthard's successful interviews on the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we now have the famous 'Hulk'. In this week's episode, Hulkenberg tells us his funniest radio message, how he found Juan Pablo Montoya funny in Austria in 2001 and his struggles in trying to remember his favourite Formula 1 joke.

Apart from the Hulkenberg special, we talk about Mercedes' overdrive to find Nico Rosberg's replacement and cashing in on the positive PR around it. Strangely enough, 'overtaking' was not added as a skill in their much-publicised advert for a Formula 1 driver. Get the hint?

If Fernando Alonso doesn't fill the vacant cockpit, does it indicate a decline in Bernie Ecclestone's control over the sport? And in no way is Valtteri Bottas a brave choice, Mr. Wolff. Let's hope that all the powers combine bring to us a Hamilton-Alonso pairing in 2017!

And finally, remember to subscribe to us on iTunes or Audio Boom as we bring to you Sergio 'Checo' Perez next week.

Tune in!

(Season 2016, Episode 43)

The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus

Follow us on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah)

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And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks:

  1. Formula 1's Game of Thrones (http://bit.ly/2gQVySt)
  2. Rosberg Wins, But Was Hamilton Fair? (http://bit.ly/2gkwBhk)
  3. Forget Hamilton and Rosberg, 2016 Is Verstappen's Year (http://bit.ly/2f1qBLY)
  4. Let's Not Belittle The Formula 1 Drivers' Championship (http://bit.ly/2fcDyTJ)
  5. The FIA Bans 'The Verstappen' (http://bit.ly/2eDjTcB)

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Dec 13 2016

22mins

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Rank #10: Inside Line F1 Podcast - Alonso To Endorse Raymond Suitings

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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is produced by Rishi Kapoor and Kunal Shah. This Formula1 podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Subscribe on iTunes Store: bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast or via RSS for Google or Android phones: feeds.soundcloud.com/users/18166789…podcast/tracks

Hear our previous podcasts:
1. Formula MontREAL (http://bit.ly/11UjvqP)
2. Ross Brawn's Last Season In Formula1? (bit.ly/VK49H8)
3. If Michael Schumacher Turns TV Commentator (bit.ly/13SV8Ap)
4. Kimi Raikkonen To Red Bull Racing In 2014 (bit.ly/XSsQDE)
5. 2012 Formula1 Podcast Awards (bit.ly/YChN1t)

And on the tyres saga, read why Pirelli shouldn't extend their Formula1 contract for 2014: bit.ly/Z1xeSf

Jun 18 2013

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Rank #11: 36: Celebrating The Legend Of Kimi Raikkonen

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Yes, we are still celebrating Kimi Raikkonen's victory from last Sunday. But that's how it should be with Raikkonen's wins - they don't come as often, so when they do, one better celebrate it in true Raikkonen style ;-) 

In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we reveal what Ferrari need to do to motivate Raikkonen to deliver as Raikkonen should. And no, this doesn't include the 'champagne on the podium' mantra. Btw, after years of needing to replace Raikkonen, are Ferrari actually replacing him at the worst possible time? Daniel Ricciardo has set his sights on the World Championship for 2021. But it might not be with Renault - his contract is till only 2020! Finally, someone go remind Chase Carey that Lewis Hamilton WILL win his 5th Formula 1 World Championship this Sunday. Tune in! 

Here's what's in store for you in this week's episode:

0:00 - 03:00: We are still celebrating a RAI win! And cheering for a pole for him before the end of the season 

3:00 - 6:00: F1 Live Miami wasn’t an accurate representation of the sport of Formula 1! We tell you why. 

6:00 - 9:00: Renault will need a BIGGER budget for their car and for their social media efforts IF they want to want to make the most of RIC’s talent and personality 

9:00 - 12:00: How closed is the talent circle in Formula 1? If only the drivers could switch teams with as much ease

12:00 - 15:00: Robert Kubica, if Formula 1 is repeatedly ignoring him, maybe race elsewhere? Formula E would be more than pleased to have him. At Nissan, maybe? 

15:00 - 18:00: What Wolff Said This Week section! (Come, LOL along!); is VET missing a mentor in Ferrari? 

18:00 - 21:00: VET needs to CTRL+ALT+DEL; a 21-race calendar finally getting to one of the drivers? Also, VET and VER preparing well for reverse grids, if they ever happen! 

21:00 - 27:00: is VER the challenger that HAM needs? Let’s pray RBR-Honda deliver in 2019; also, Lucien’s ‘Moments in Time’ 

27:00 - 30:00: BRA spoke of a sport called Football, anyone know what it is?

(Season 2018, Episode 36) 

The Inside Line F1 Podcast, a top-rated podcast on iTunes, audioBoom and the BookMyShow Jukebox, is hosted every week by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This podcast offers a humourous view on the sport and business of Formula 1.

Subscribe: iTunes, audioBoom (RSS feed for all devices) and Google Play Podcasts

Official Pages: Facebook and Google+

Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah

Oct 26 2018

31mins

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Rank #12: 41: Lewis Hamilton's Great American Dream

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Unless there's a twist of fate, Lewis Hamilton will finally win a Formula 1 World Championship at the United States Grand Prix - and it's gonna be one helluva party. Any guesses who'll be on the guest list? Any guesses which celebrity guest will wish Hamilton on his pit-to-car radio? And of course, Liberty Media have much to celebrate too. They've managed to release the bold rule book for 2021.

In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we also talk about the F1 Live Festival's Triple Donut Challenge, Helmut Marko's surprise admission regarding Daniil Kvyat, Nico Hulkenberg's love for American steak and burgers, celebrating 100 Grands Prix for Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr., Fernando Alonso's absence from the race in Austin, Formula 1 blunders with TV graphics and more. Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 41)

Subscribe: iTunes, audioBoom (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify and Google Podcasts

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Oct 31 2019

28mins

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Rank #13: Inside Line F1 Podcast - Raikkonen To Red Bull Racing In 2014

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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is produced by Rishi Kapoor and Kunal Shah. This F1 podcast offers a unique and humourous view in the latest happenings in the world of Formula1. This podcast can also be accessed via http://www.kunalsf1blog.com

(Image Courtesy: Lotus F1 Team)

A BIG (and we mean BBIIGG) thank you to all for making ‘Multi21, Team Orders and PR Talk’ one of our most subscribed to podcasts across all our platforms. (Hear: http://bit.ly/ZnHQnE)

Here’s what is in store for you in this podcast: (YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/2bzA7TzJBn0)
- V6 = DJ Tiesto! (No, this isn’t some weird logic!)
- Overdose on multi21, team orders and Webber; did you suffer from one too?
- Mark Webber was wearing wool in the heat and humidity of Malaysia. Rishi explains!
- We discuss Webber’s race options for the 2014 Formula1 Season. A few obvious and interesting ones.
- And when Webber moves, who will replace him? Hear our options.
- Will Ferrari lose one more driver from their Driver Academy to a rival team? We think so…

If you were Mark Webber, what would you do? Which team would you choose to go to? And of course, if you were Red Bull Racing, who would you choose to replace him with? Share your views with us.

And of course, next week, we will have our 2013 Chinese Grand Prix preview podcast. Till then, Keep Racing!

Our earlier podcast ‘If Schumacher Turns TV Commentator’ received some rave reviews. If you’ve not heard it already, go ahead and do so. (Hear: http://bit.ly/13SV8Ap)

For those keen to read, here’s the latest on Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok:
1. Narain Karthikeyan Switches From Formula1 To AutoGP In 2013 (http://bit.ly/ZQEXOS)
2. Karun Chandhok To Race In the FIA GT World Series In 2013 (http://bit.ly/YzntrJ)

And my favourite post on Newey and Brawn: ‘Will We See Adrian Newey vs Ross Brawn Finally?’
(Read: http://bit.ly/A7FbqV)

Apr 04 2013

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Rank #14: Does Cricket Feel The Same As F1 Did?

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Sachin Tendulkar has finally announced his retirement; will Cricket fans feel what Formula1 fans did when Michael Schumacher retired? And of course, we celebrate Sebastian Vettel's superlative drive in the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix.

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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is produced & hosted by Rishi Kapoor and Kunal Shah. This Formula1 podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport.

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4. Let Us Save Formula1 (bit.ly/1722T59)
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6. Our Secret Tyre Test With Pirelli (bit.ly/147Hdof)
7. F1 Drivers & Their Brand Endorsements (bit.ly/10wLV0g)
8. Ross Brawn's Last Season In Formula1? (bit.ly/VK49H8)
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10. Formula1 Podcast Awards (bit.ly/YChN1t)

And on the tyres saga, read why Pirelli shouldn't extend their Formula1 contract for 2014: bit.ly/Z1xeSf

Oct 15 2013

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Rank #15: Inside Line F1 Podcast - Ecclestone Checkmates The Indian GP

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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is produced by Rishi Kapoor and Kunal Shah. This Formula1 podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Subscribe on iTunes Store: bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast or via RSS for Google or Android phones: feeds.soundcloud.com/users/18166789…podcast/tracks or on MixCloud: www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/

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3. Ross Brawn's Last Season In Formula1? (bit.ly/VK49H8)
4. If Michael Schumacher Turns TV Commentator (bit.ly/13SV8Ap)
5. Kimi Raikkonen To Red Bull Racing In 2014 (bit.ly/XSsQDE)
6. 2012 Formula1 Podcast Awards (bit.ly/YChN1t)

And on the tyres saga, read why Pirelli shouldn't extend their Formula1 contract for 2014: bit.ly/Z1xeSf

Jul 30 2013

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Rank #16: 5: F1 Testing: Spying Is The Best Form Of Flattery

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The first official pre-season test of the 2019 Formula 1 season has only just concluded. Apart from Ferrari and Alfa Romeo's radically different (and similar?) front wings, what was our highlight of the test? This Ferrari engineer spying the Mclaren car in a not so spy-like manner. Given how testing form goes, we say that spying is the best form of flattery. Will Mclaren use this image in their sponsor presentations for the season? 

In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we also talk about the other struggling Formula 1 veteran team, Williams and why it is important that fans rally in support of rather than succumb to jokes on the struggling former World Champion team. Finally, we sum up the news from the test, Rich Energy's desperate and embarrassing attempts to compete with Red Bull and how Renault needs to do better for Daniel Ricciardo, on and off track. Tune in! 

(Season 2019, Episode 05) 

The Inside Line F1 Podcast, a top-rated podcast on iTunes and audioBoom, is hosted every week by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This podcast offers a humourous view on the sport and business of Formula 1.

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Feb 21 2019

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Rank #17: Will The FIA Ban The Shoey?

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Nico Rosberg is lucky that Mercedes built him a tank that went through the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix undamaged. Rosberg was lucky on multiple other counts too, including that he had a clean getaway (the Mercedes cars can’t take that for granted anymore) and the two VSC periods that helped him climb back up the order.

Daniel Ricciardo had a great result to win the race. Will drivers not want to be on the podium with Ricciardo though, given his love for the ‘shoey’ (gross!)? Mark Webber was smart, he threw away Ricciardo’s shoe – the other podium victims need to learn from him. Given how much the FIA loves clamping down on everything that’s fun in F1, maybe they will ban the shoey on the podium too? A BIG thank you to Red Bull Racing for allowing Ricciardo and Verstappen to race fair and square. Ricciardo managed to do what not a lot of drivers have done this season – he kept Verstappen behind on-track (he claims to have learnt this from Verstappen himself!)

Lewis Hamilton made the race interesting – not sure if it was thanks to his engine failure, post-race comments (or both!). Hamilton believes that ‘something or someone doesn’t want him to win this year’ – and he’s right. We tell you who this person in the Mercedes garage is, who has been mercilessly trying to keep Hamilton from winning.

Nico Rosberg’s penalty was strange. It seems that the FIA does not want drivers to overtake on track at all! Rosberg has notched up so many penalties this season that he’s halfway to a race ban. Clearly, 'someone or something' is conspiring against him to get him so many penalties!

Hamilton’s bad luck was Mercedes’ bad luck – they lost their second attempt at equaling the record for the most consecutive wins in Formula 1. Speaking of records, Jenson Button notched up 300 Grand Prix starts – and McLaren celebrated this by turning their paddock into an English pub (luckily no shoeys on offer there).

Ferrari’s race was like how their whole season has been – all talk. Surprisingly, Raikkonen is outperforming Vettel. Perhaps Vettel go the Alonso way if Ferrari are unable to deliver a winning package in 2017! Is McLaren now part of the midfield teams with Williams and Force India? If so, they’re still at the bottom of that mid field.

BMW recently announced their motorsport program and it doesn’t feature F1, but does include Formula E and the WEC. We guess they’ve been listening to Fernando Alonso’s criticism of the sport and decided to stay out!

Here’s the big question: Can Hamilton still win the World Drivers' Championship? Of course! 5 races, 125 points to go. Let's hope a clutch, an engine or swapping of teams doesn't decide this year's champion.

Suzuka is up this weekend, and it promises to be a real cracker. Will it be a Mercedes 1-2 again, or can Red Bull Racing challenge them?

Tune in!

(Season 2016, Episode 32)

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Oct 02 2016

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Rank #18: Ocean's Eleven To Bernie's Eleven

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Formula1 in Las Vegas! What would it be like? And of course, 'pole position' would get a new meaning altogether. Come tune in to the latest episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast.

The Inside Line F1 Podcast is produced & hosted by Rishi Kapoor and Kunal Shah. This Formula1 podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/insidelinef1podcast and on Google+: bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus

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Oct 22 2014

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Rank #19: 40: If only, RIC TO RBR; Mclaren - Give Us TOONED

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Yes, we said it, and don't tell us that it hasn't crossed your mind either. Apart from a guy named Cyril, is there anyone who wouldn't want Daniel Ricciardo to be back in Red Bull Racing in 2020? After all, Red Bull-Toro Rosso are still figuring their line-up for next season. Remember 2013? Nico Hulkenberg deflected to Sauber for exactly one season before returning to Force India. Could Ricciardo actually do a Hulkenberg?

In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we talk Mclaren - can they please bring back TOONED? Max Verstappen is a future World Champion, but when he exactly will he challenge for the title and with which team? Ferrari's neutral approach towards its drivers, now that's a first. Liberty Media's struggling to get a sign-off on the rules for 2021, why not put Bernie Ecclestone in action? Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 40)

Here's what's in store for you in this episode:
- Are the other Formula 1 race promoters jealous of the could-be Miami Grand Prix?
- Will Max Verstappen have to wait patiently to win his first-ever Formula 1 World Championship?
- Mclaren-Sainz, can we also have TOONED back in our lives?
- Ferrari being un-Ferrari like, they do deserve an applaud
- The lessons from Daniel Ricciardo's move to Renault + court-room drama. Can Ricciardo do a Nico Hulkenberg (a la 2013)?
- Liberty Media needs to get Bernie Ecclestone to get a sign-off on the rules for 2021
- Is Valtteri Bottas going to follow Kimi Raikkonen and open a bar in Finland?
- Lucien's Moments in Time

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Oct 23 2019

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Rank #20: Lewis Hamilton > Ayrton Senna?

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Is Lewis Hamilton greater than Ayrton Senna? Should he win in Singapore, he could be so, at least statistically say Mithila and Kunal in the latest episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast.

This week too, the FIA joined us in delivering humour to our listeners - we still can't get over the record 168 grid penalties! And thankfully, they didn't deliver to the Tifosi a dream result of a Ferrari victory via a post-race disqualification for Lewis Hamilton.

The duo discuss why Honda and Renault would be envious of Pirelli's position in the sport and if Bernie could save Lotus by funding them a few millions, we can't decode the strange logic as to why he wouldn't be interested in saving the iconic circuit of Monza.

The 'luck of the number 2' struck Nico Rosberg, whose championship challenge (i.e. if he was in one) only got tougher. As for Kimi Raikkonen, we wonder what Ferrari's radio messages to him were for his delayed start.

Lastly, we have proof that F1 FANS LOVE DRS, hover over to our Facebook page and see it for yourself!

(Season 2015, Episode 30)

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Sep 07 2015

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2: F1's Hybrid Two-Stroke Formula: Will The Teams Agree?

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Formula 1's next engine formula could be a hybrid two-stroke powered by eco fuels. Yes, when Pat Symonds expressed what the future could be like, we shook our heads in disbelief, too. Isn't two-stroke technology archaic in the world of automobiles?

If Formula 1 goes down this road, it will be a perception vs. technology battle on all quarters. But before all else, will the existing (and new, if they're coming) power unit manufacturers agree to such a formula? After all, someone's got to build those power units.

Also in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss some of the many outrageous pieces of news and stories in this winter season. Are certain elements deliberately making statements to keep our attention in the off-season? We're deliberating releasing an episode every week to keep you entertained, that's for sure. :D

Tune in!

(Season 2020, Episode 02)

0:00-3:00 - Should Formula 1 switch to a hybrid two-stroke eco-fuel formula from 2025? It's perception vs. technology!

03:00-06:00 - The key questions for the hybrid two-stroke eco-fuel formula: 1) how much horsepower? 2) how efficient? 3) can they actually use alternative fuels?

6:00-9:00 - Porsche built a hybrid-turbo Formula 1 engine only to scrap it all and join the all-electric Formula E series. Will the hybrid two-stroke formula attract power unit manufacturers at all?

9:00-12:00 - Charles Leclerc's sky-diving badassery. But do you know what did Leclerc flaunt after signing his five-year extension with Ferrari?

12:00-15:00 - Any driver in the world of Motorsport of the same breed as Fernando Alonso? Lewis Hamilton to join Keanu Reeves in the remake of The Matrix?

15:00-18:00 - Alexander Albon's reverse psychological tricks on Helmut Marko; he's actually trolling Marko in case a demotion to Toro Rosso comes his way in 2020. Come to think of it, Albon's true rival is Marko and not Max Verstappen!
End - Alternate career for Cyril Abiteboul - a politician?

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Jan 16 2020

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1: Un-resolutions For F1 2020

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Our first episode of 2020! New Year resolutions are passé, so in this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss un-resolutions for several Formula 1 teams and drivers. Basically, what should drivers not do, but will anyway do in 2020. For e.g.: Lando Norris said that he wants to be 'less funny' in 2020! In our list, we've got un-resolutions for several teams and drivers.

Also in this episode, we discuss if Liberty Media should change their name to Liberty Motorsport given their interest in purchasing Motorsport series world over. Did you know that Liberty Media almost bid for the IndyCar? The biggest loser in Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen's early lock-in with their teams? The silly season for the 2021 Formula 1 season! For now, tune in!

(Season 2020, Episode 01)

03:00-06:00 - Is the 2020 Formula 1 season the 70th or 71st season of the sport?

06:00-09:00 - The 'un-resolution' list for Lance Stroll - what records could Stroll Jr. achieve in Formula 1? After all, his family is investing a fortune in the sport. Guenther Steiner will fight with Gene Haas to retain Romain Grosjean in Haas, but he won't convince Gene to remain invested in his Formula 1 team. The strange bromance between Steiner-Grosjean!

09:00-12:00 - Lando Norris, will he be the next junior driver to be awarded a long term contract? Is this where the now-forgotten Norris-Mercedes rumours come to attention again?

12:00-15:00 - Liberty Media's un-resolution in 2020 is to overwork everyone in Formula 1! There's 22 races in 2020 and the possibility of 25 races in 2021.

15:00-21:00 - The list of un-resolutions for Ferrari; and they get more than one. Why? Because we want to be in line with their historic bonuses in Formula 1. Also, what phone technology does Mattia Binotto use?

21:00-end - Where there's HAM, there'll be a Wolf(f) to eat it! The list of un-resolutions for Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff. Also, let's build a list of excuses for Renault to use in 2020 already.

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Jan 08 2020

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50: Inside Line F1 'Parody' Awards

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Our 50th and final episode of 2019 - the Inside Line F1 Podcast 'Parody' Awards. Like every year, we live up to our tagline for the Inside Line F1 Podcast 'Parody' Awards - 'the winner is never who you think it is'. Sit back, tune-in and enjoy our festive special parody episode, one that's most-awaited by teams, drivers and our legion of listeners.

(Season 2019, Episode 50)

Categories & Nominations:
1. Best Radio Message of the Year (Carlos Sainz Jr. - smooth operator, Pierre Gasly - Brazil, Charles Leclerc - Italy and Lando Norris - on sushi causing terminal illness)

2. Superhero of the Year (Carlos Sainz Jr. - Invisible Man, Daniel Avocado, Nico 'The Hulk' Hulkenberg, Kimi Raikkonen - Iceman, Inspector Seb and Singapore Grand Prix)

3. 'Coming Of Age' or Rookie of the Year (Charles Leclerc's maiden pole - Bahrain, George Russell's 21-0 qualifying score and Lando Norris' rookie mistake during Pirelli Hot Laps)

4. Comeback of the Year (Honda, Alexander Albon, Pierre Gasly, Daniil Kvyat and Mclaren)

5. Oops Moment of the Year (FIA, Mercedes' home race in Germany and F1's TV graphics)

6. Influencer of the Year (Netflix-F1 show - Drive to Survive, Inspector Seb, Lando Norris, Romain Grosjean and Mclaren)

7. Joke of the Year (Renault...)

8. Bromance of the Year (Sebastian Vettel-Lewis Hamilton, Lewis Hamilton-Valentino Rossi, Carlos Sainz Jr.-Lando Norris and FIFA-F1 drivers)

9. Controversy of the Year (Ferrari in Brazil, cheating comments around Ferrari, Turn 16 - German Grand Prix and Red Bull Racing's mid-season swap)

10. Mystery of the Year (Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari's power unit, Ferrari, 2020 German Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton-Ferrari and Carlos Sainz Jr. for not knowing whether he sent it, or not)

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Dec 27 2019

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49: 8 Drivers Who Wouldn't Be Champ Even With Mercedes

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Max Verstappen has made a fresh claim on how easy it would be to become a World Champion with Mercedes. 60% of the current grid could win the title if they raced Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes, claimed Verstappen. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss the other 40%! Basically, we guess the list of 'Drivers Who Wouldn't Be World Champion Even In A Mercedes'. Is your favourite driver on the list? 
Also in this episode, Liberty Media are finally following Bernie Ecclestone's talent policy. They're busy scouting a seat for Fernando Alonso. Ferrari are already making noise about their 2020 Formula 1 season while Red Bull Racing are 14 days ahead of schedule. Helmut Marko has targeted 5 wins in 2020 too. But this time he's also added a World Championship to the team's target. When last did a driver be crowned a World Champion after winning only 5 races in the season? Tune in! 

(Season 2019, Episode 49)

Here's what's in store for you in this episode:


0:00-3:00: You can actually celebrate a Formula 1-themed Valentine's Day in 2020

3:00-6:00: Ferrari's 2020 car to have more drag, more downforce, more top-speed and hence, attract more controversies too? Did Sebastian Vettel get influenced by the vegan documentary (The Game Changers) on Netflix?

6:00-9:00: Liberty Media finally following Bernie Ecclestone's footsteps to have the best talent racing in Formula 1. They're scouting for a seat for Fernando Alonso

9:00-12:00: Will Red Bull Racing bring their Bahrain-spec car to the 2020 Australian Grand Prix? Helmut Marko's targets for Red Bull Racing in 2020 - 5 wins & a World Championship! When last did a driver win 5 races and go on to win the World Championship? Any guesses?

12:00-15:00: Max Verstappen's claim - 60% of the grid can be World Champion in Mercedes. We name 8 drivers (the balance 40%) who would be on the 'Drivers Who Couldn't Be World Champion In Mercedes'

15:00-18:00: We reveal Formula 1's plans to keep us engaged and hooked onto the sport till the start of the 2020 Formula 1 season.

18:00-end: What Chase Carey Said This Week - it was mostly about Formula E being a street party and not a threat to Formula 1. You think so, too?

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Dec 19 2019

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48: Netflix-F1 Show, Season 2: Survival of the Funniest

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From now until the start of the 2020 Formula 1 season, the most-awaited moment for Formula 1 fans is season 2 of the Netflix-F1 show, Drive to Survive. In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss the key storylines for the show. In fact, we go one step forward - we recommend names for each Formula 1 team's episode in the show. Tune in!

Here's what's in store for you in this episode:
0:00-3:00: Guenther Steiner is going to have a lot of competition to being the star of Season 2 of Netflix-F1's show, Drive to Survive
3:00-29:00: For Drive to Survive (Season 2), we suggest storylines and episode names for each team

The episode name for:
1. Mercedes - Valtteri Bad-ass (because apart from Bottas, everything else was as regular as it is for a championship winning season for Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton)

2. Ferrari - Fast and Furious (Leclerc's fast, everyone's furious with Sebastian Vettel for his repeated errors)

3. Red Bull Racing - Musical Chairs or Red Bull-y Racing or Red Bull Roasting (aren't all episode names self-explanatory?)

4. Mclaren - The Meme Team (let's get Carlos Sainz-Lando Norris to host the Mclaren episode, they're the funniest pair in the paddock. In fact, they deserve a full season to celebrate their resurgence)

5. Renault - All Talk, No Pace (they got it all wrong despite having drivers who share names with a super-hero and super-food!)

6. Toro Rosso - Tinder (yes, given how they exist solely to choose a partner for Max Verstappen)

7. Racing Point F1 Team - Rich Dad, Slow Kid (Lance Stroll blows apart the old Motorsport adage - the more the money, the faster you go)

8. Alfa Romeo Racing - The Kimi Raikkonen Show (is there ANY OTHER reason for any of us to cheer for them?)

9. Haas F1 Team - Guenther Steiner (because Steiner's more popular than both drivers put together and he's the returning star from Season 1)

10. Williams - Drive To Survive (because they actually are...)

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Dec 15 2019

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47: Forget Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari Should Sign Toto Wolff

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Ferrari-Lewis Hamilton-Toto Wolff-Mercedes - we wonder how the love quadrangle will eventually settle. At the moment, it is brilliant positive PR for Formula 1 and Ferrari - but more than Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari needs the managerial skills of Toto Wolff. Like Hamilton, Wolff too is out of contract after 2020. As for Ferrari, maybe they need an outsider to lead them back to their days of glory? We question Ferrari's 'Team Principal' theory from the last many seasons.

Also, the FIA finally admit that 'track design' is crucial to good Formula 1 races. Zandvoort is taking it upon themselves to try deliver a blockbuster race. Can the other tracks follow suit? Lawrence Stroll is serious about his investments in Motorsport. If he purchases Aston Martin, we discuss the brightened career prospects for Lance Stroll. Will Racing Point be Aston Martin's works team? Stroll junior partnering Max Verstappen in 2021 at Red Bull Racing may be a bit out of stretch, or is it? Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 47)

Here's what's in store for you in this episode:
0:00-3:00: Formula 1's on a break, the Inside Line F1 Podcast isn't. We will publish all through the summer and winter breaks. The Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards will premiere in the week before Christmas

3:00-6:00: Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari is a fantastic PR story for all stakeholders in the off-season - Ferrari, Mercedes, Hamilton and above all else, Formula 1

6:00-9:00: Does Ferrari need an outsider to manage the team? They've had four insiders (Mauricio Arrivabene, well, an almost insider) who have failed miserably in leading the Scuderia to a World Championship

9:00-12:00: Can Ferrari offer Toto Wolff a more lucrative career path than Mercedes? If Hamilton-Wolff's career moves are linked, could they both join Ferrari come 2021?

12:00-15:00: FIA and Jean Todt finally admit to the importance of 'track design' in Formula 1. Zandvoort is leading the way - they're doing all they can to offer Formula Fun and not Formula Yawn next year. From banked corners to shortest pit-lane to even using a special tarmac

15:00-18:00: Lance Stroll to go from being the most-eliminated driver in Q1 to being a racer for the Aston Martin works team? Or will Aston Martin pressurise Red Bull Racing to have Stroll jr. partner Max Verstappen from 2021?

18:00-21:00: Ferrari's most expensive fuel purchase for Charles Leclerc to Walter Koster's return to the Formula 1 press conferences - the end to the 2019 Formula 1 season has been a fun one!

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Dec 06 2019

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46: Will Formula 1 NEVER Go All-Electric?

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Formula 1 claims that it will NEVER go all-electric and will instead champion hybrid technology for the future. Let's see which approach lasts longer - Formula 1's or Formula E's? For the moment, more manufacturers seem interested in the all-electric route while fans don't really care what technology powers Formula 1! By the way, what's common among most former Formula 1 drivers? Answer: repeated outbursts against Formula 1!

In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss Nicholas Latifi finally being awarded a race driver contract. Not interested in Latifi-Williams? We hope for a surprise appearance by Kimi Raikkonen at the 2019 FIA Prize Giving, how Pirelli are victims in Formula 1 and bet that George Russell will be THE driver to take over from the Lewis Hamilton era in Formula 1.

Also, did you know that Renault and Sauber are the only two teams to have not scored a podium in the hybrid-turbo era of Formula 1? There's more, tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 46)

Here's what's in store for you in this episode:
0:00-3:00: We discuss Williams' very specifically worded press release announcing Nicholas Latifi's promotion to a race driver in 2020 + Lewis Sebastian Vettel? Our commiserations to Valtteri Bottas

3:00-6:00: Can we have Kimi Raikkonen attend the 2019 FIA Prize Giving anyway?

6:00-9:00: Are Pirelli the victims of an ever-changing brief from Formula 1? The jokes around the Formula 1 tyre graphics on television

9:00-12:00: The Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards - have nominations? Send them to us via our Facebook page.

12:00-15:00: A Honda-powered car beat both the Ferraris in 2019 - would anyone have ever imagined this? Ecclestone: LEC would beat HAM at Ferrari, really?

15:00-18:00: George Russell will be THE driver to take over from the Lewis Hamilton era in Formula 1, that's our prediction. But, is there a better crusader for the world and for Formula 1 than Lewis Hamilton?

18:00-21:00: What's common among most former Formula 1 drivers? Answer: an outburst against Formula 1. This time, it's Stoffel Vandoorne's turn to hit a few punches. Renault & Sauber the only mid-field teams to not score a podium in the hybrid-turbo era

21:00-24:00: Will Formula 1 never go all-electric, ever? Or 'never say never'...? Formula 1's making anti-all-electric statements. Yes, they are to counter Formula E! Robots to conduct pit-stops in Formula 1? Also, Lucien's Moments in Time

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Nov 28 2019

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45: Exclusive Podcast Interview: Pascal Wehrlein

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Yes, two back-to-back episodes of the Inside Line F1 Podcast this week. A double-header, literally speaking. In this episode, we have a special guest. A driver who is undoubtedly one of the most-talented in the world of Motorsport. A driver who has an envious list of employers - formerly Mercedes and now with Mahindra Racing and Ferrari. A driver who we believe will be a championship contender in the upcoming 2019-20 FIA Formula E season. We talk to former Formula 1 and current Formula E driver, Pascal Wehrlein.

And of course, we've got a few doses of Formula 1 too. Here's what's in store for you in this episode:

Formula E
- We talk to Mahindra Racing's Pascal Wehrlein, a championship hopeful for the 2019-20 FIA Formula E Championship?
- Wehrlein talks about preparations for the new season + Mahindra Racing's plans to sustain a season-long championship challenge
- Do we really need to compare Formula E and Formula 1? Wehrlein shares his perspectives

Formula 1
- Sebastian Vettel, how does Ferrari cure this headache in 2020? He's Wehrlein's team-mate at Ferrari, btw.
- Fernando Alonso-Max Verstappen's bromance, what's cooking?
- A list of items Lewis Hamilton is yet to blame Mercedes for on the pit-to-car radio

(Season 2019, Episode 45)

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Nov 21 2019

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44: Interview: Mahindra Racing’s Jerome d’Ambrosio On 2019-20 Formula E

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This episode is a Formula 1 + Formula E special! We have a special guest on our show - former Formula 1 driver and now racing for Mahindra in Formula E, Jerome d'Ambrosio.

Formula E
- We talk to Mahindra Racing's Jerome d'Ambrosio about the 2019-20 Formula E, their preparations, learnings from the pre-season test and more
- Mahindra Racing's biggest challenge has been to remain competitive throughout the entire season. DAM explains how they plan to address this trend for the upcoming season.
- We discuss the importance of the simulator and the simulator driver in Formula E
- How do teams-drivers cope with the condensed single-day format of Formula E?
- Are Formula E drivers expected to live a sustainable life?

Formula 1
- Re-living the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix - something we will keep doing for the time to come. We're not over the Gasly vs. Hamilton drag race - how did he actually win that?
- Mclaren missed being on the actual podium, so we spend almost all our Formula 1 talk time in this episode celebrating their return to the podium
- We actually saw Sainz overtake a car on the live broadcast feed - Mclaren speaking to Formula 1 regarding their broadcast visibility did seem to work.
- We miss Fernando Alonso, but thank you Mclaren for sticking to the Norris-Sainz pairing. Will the Netflix-F1 show dedicate a special episode to their bromance?

(Season 2019, Episode 44)

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Nov 20 2019

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43: Will Your Favourite F1 Team Race In 2021?

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Formula 1 announced the 2021 regulations but NO team has signed the Concorde Agreement yet. Will your favourite team be racing in F1 2021? Okay, the truth may not be as dramatic as we're making it to be, but for Formula 1's sake, we're hoping that all the current teams race in the new era of the sport. Although Formula 1 could've handled the PR around this issue better.

In 2021, will we also see drivers change teams? Historically, rule changes have always shaken up the order in Formula 1, will 2021 do so too? We'd love to see Lewis Hamilton do a Juan Manuel Fangio - basically, win titles with Mercedes and Ferrari. Maybe he could seek some encouragement from Valentino Rossi on winning with multiple manufacturers when they switch machines later this year.

We discuss how a Formula 1 team could still spend $300 million dollars per season under the new 'financial regulations'. Is Formula 1's NZC or Net Zero Carbon plan to eventually buy Formula E and acquire all its carbon credits (if they have any, that is)? Would AWS be pleased with Formula 1's tyre life graphic given the controversies around it? Finally, we had Porsche's Formula E racer, Neel Jani, on our podcast a few days ago. Only that our audio recording failed miserably! Yes, that's the story of our special 301st episode. Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 43)

Topics discussed in this episode:
- Formula 1 jumped the gun on the 2021 announcements? The Concorde Agreement is yet to be signed - will any team leave the sport a the end of 2020? Is this turning out to be a PR disaster for the sport?
- Net Zero Carbon initiative - is Formula 1 doing enough? Is 2030 a bit too late?
- How a Formula 1 team could still spend $300 million from 2021 too. We do some math
- Lewis Hamilton could seek some encouragement from Valentino Rossi to switch to Ferrari come 2021
- Is Sebastian Vettel the next big trigger in the Formula 1 driver market?
- How can $175 million per year not excite a lot of people in Formula 1? Will spending to the budget cap become a prestige issue for teams come 2021?
- Given the mess around the tyre life graphic, would AWS be pleased with their Formula 1 sponsorship activation?
- Toto Wolff missed his first race since 2013 - he just needs more time to look for a Christmas gift for Ferrari
- Lucien's Moments in Time section

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Nov 15 2019

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42: Verstappen's Comments Are Fun, Just Like His Racing

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Max Verstappen's been having fun - more so in his media briefings than his Red Bull Racing car; especially in the races after the summer break. But could his latest 'Ferrari are cheating' comment cost him a potential drive with the Scuderia in the future? Let's hope the young Dutch prodigy doesn't lock himself out from global car manufacturers who spend millions on their Motorsport programs world over. It's too early to forget Fernando Alonso and the learnings from his mistakes.

The second story we talk about is the possibility of Lewis Hamilton joining Ferrari in the future. After all, could he target what the great Michael Schumacher attempted to do and failed? The dream of winning a Formula 1 World Championship title with the two giants of the sport - Ferrari and Mercedes. 

Also in this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we wonder if Sebastian Vettel will trigger the next big changes in the driver silly season. Why is Jacques Villeneuve always so anti-Williams? We discuss Formula 1's socialist approach - the financial regulations and why they could be good for the entire ecosystem. Chase Carey's target of having at least 7 teams challenge for race wins under the new regulations and all the noise around Renault's possible exit from Formula 1. How many times have they quit Formula 1 only to re-join after a few seasons? Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 42)

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Nov 08 2019

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41: Lewis Hamilton's Great American Dream

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Unless there's a twist of fate, Lewis Hamilton will finally win a Formula 1 World Championship at the United States Grand Prix - and it's gonna be one helluva party. Any guesses who'll be on the guest list? Any guesses which celebrity guest will wish Hamilton on his pit-to-car radio? And of course, Liberty Media have much to celebrate too. They've managed to release the bold rule book for 2021.

In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we also talk about the F1 Live Festival's Triple Donut Challenge, Helmut Marko's surprise admission regarding Daniil Kvyat, Nico Hulkenberg's love for American steak and burgers, celebrating 100 Grands Prix for Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr., Fernando Alonso's absence from the race in Austin, Formula 1 blunders with TV graphics and more. Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 41)

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Oct 31 2019

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40: If only, RIC TO RBR; Mclaren - Give Us TOONED

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Yes, we said it, and don't tell us that it hasn't crossed your mind either. Apart from a guy named Cyril, is there anyone who wouldn't want Daniel Ricciardo to be back in Red Bull Racing in 2020? After all, Red Bull-Toro Rosso are still figuring their line-up for next season. Remember 2013? Nico Hulkenberg deflected to Sauber for exactly one season before returning to Force India. Could Ricciardo actually do a Hulkenberg?

In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we talk Mclaren - can they please bring back TOONED? Max Verstappen is a future World Champion, but when he exactly will he challenge for the title and with which team? Ferrari's neutral approach towards its drivers, now that's a first. Liberty Media's struggling to get a sign-off on the rules for 2021, why not put Bernie Ecclestone in action? Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 40)

Here's what's in store for you in this episode:
- Are the other Formula 1 race promoters jealous of the could-be Miami Grand Prix?
- Will Max Verstappen have to wait patiently to win his first-ever Formula 1 World Championship?
- Mclaren-Sainz, can we also have TOONED back in our lives?
- Ferrari being un-Ferrari like, they do deserve an applaud
- The lessons from Daniel Ricciardo's move to Renault + court-room drama. Can Ricciardo do a Nico Hulkenberg (a la 2013)?
- Liberty Media needs to get Bernie Ecclestone to get a sign-off on the rules for 2021
- Is Valtteri Bottas going to follow Kimi Raikkonen and open a bar in Finland?
- Lucien's Moments in Time

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Oct 23 2019

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39: FIFA Is F1's Official Video Game

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FIFA is Formula 1's "official" video game, at least if you ask the drivers. In fact, Max Verstappen's traveling console is state-of-art. In this FIFA obsession, did Formula 1 miss a trick in not promoting 'F1 2019', the sport's official video game? Or maybe FIFA is what Formula 1 needs to announce as the sport's official game. Bernie Ecclestone would've blown a fuse seeing Formula 1 drivers promoting Football!

In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss Lewis Hamilton's 'go vegan' message while applauding Mercedes for securing a record-breaking 6th championship double. Formula 1 politics are working overtime as the sport works on finalising the regulations from 2021. We discuss some of the rule changes that should come through despite opposition from teams. Why Formula 1 won't host qualifying and the race on the same day. Finally, Carlos Sainz Jr. may be 'Mr. Invisible' in Formula 1, but definitely not on our podcast. Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 39)

Here's what's in store for you in this episode:
1. FIFA as Formula 1's official game, Max Verstappen as Game Director
2. Robert Kubica-Haas - a win-win for both; Haas get an experienced driver at the cheapest possible cost
3. Carlos Sainz Jr.'s attempt at building an alternative to his Formula 1 career
4. Forget 2021, Formula 1 is already discussing power unit regulations for 2025 - just how much percentage of a Formula 1 car is powered by electric power, do you know?
5. We're betting against George Russell and will win his house at the end of the 2020 Formula 1 season
6. Eddie Irvine's pro-Charles Leclerc statements. Is he trying to please Ferrari? Or is just he just repeating what we've been discussing on the Inside Line F1 Podcast?

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Oct 17 2019

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38: Steiner-FIA Spat Great For Netflix-F1 Show

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Guenther Steiner is a character that keeps giving, especially when it comes to the Netflix-F1 show. Thankfully, the star of season 1 of 'Drive to Survive' was let off with a small financial penalty. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we wonder if Mclaren-Mercedes is a sign that Fernando Alonso isn't returning to Formula 1 with the top-4 teams. Toto Wolff is afraid that Mclaren might be a threat for Mercedes come 2021, in which case, let's give Mercedes engines to Red Bull Racing too? The Verstappen camp can complain as much as they want, but Max Verstappen may not have anywhere else to go in 2021. Finally, the young Formula 1 drivers are already lining up alternative careers for themselves. Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 38)

Here's what's in store for you in this episode:
1. Who will be the top dog at Ferrari is the BIG question, but the BIGGER question is if Ferrari will be the top dog at all races going forward
2. Romain Grosjean's plea to his fellow drivers, one that will (and should) fall on deaf ears
3. This week's feature - Guenther Steiner's indiscretions against the FIA and the resulting penalty; awesomesauce for the Netflix-F1 show season 2
4. Helmut Marko's honest assessment of Max Verstappen's performances in the races after the summer break
5. Cyril blames the FIA for everything while gearing up for a Ricciardo-Ocon rivalry. Let's hope their rivalry isn't for 15th-16th places on the grid
6. Lucien's Moments in Time section - for all your Formula 1 history buffs!

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Oct 09 2019

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37: Vettel or Leclerc: Who Would You Pick For Ferrari?

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Charles Leclerc or Sebastian Vettel, who should Ferrari pick as their 'number 1' driver? We discuss our choices in this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, what would be yours? Tell us!

Also in this episode, we wonder if Ferrari would benefit politically and financially by not renewing Vettel's contract at the end of 2020. Should that happen, would Vettel be Red Bull Racing bound - after all, Max Verstappen could choose Mclaren-Mercedes if Red Bull-Honda don't deliver to their promises. Lots of speculations, but also, a lot of possibilities.

Finally, Formula 1 is coordinating (or scheming?) to ensure positive communication around the attempted qualifying races in 2020. We can't fathom why they are hell bent on taking our joys away from the watching a Formula 1 car being driven on the limit! And of course, there's the What Wolff Said This Week section for your listening pleasure. Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 37)

Other points discussed:
1. Alexander Albon on pole position for a Red Bull Racing drive in 2020 - do you care? Because Max Verstappen doesn't
2. Is Jacques Villeneuve really in a place to talk about 'karma'?
3. Daniil Kvyat loses out for being a good boy with the FIA
4. Why 2019 form factor could matter in 2020
5. Silly of Mclaren not to even bother trying to get Ferrari power for their cars

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Oct 03 2019

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36: Red Bull Racing Go Red Bull Missing

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Red Bull Racing Missing! In the races after the summer break, Red Bull Racing-Honda has struggled to mount a challenge. They've had on-track incidents and penalties marring their progress, but this is the second half of the season - the time when Red Bull Racing are supposed to be at their strongest best. Will the Max Verstappen camp be worried? And after all these years of drama, does one really care who occupies the second seat at Red Bull Racing?

In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we talk about the Schumacher cousins and if both would make it to Formula 1. We discuss reverse grids and how soon before Kevin Magnussen joins Lewis Hamilton's crusade against use of plastic. Given the lack of clarity around the black-white flag, should the FIA rename it as the grey flag? Finally, it would be a pain to be Valtteri Bottas' accountant - living in the hope that Mercedes would pay back for playing wingman to Lewis Hamilton. Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 36)

Here's what's in store for you in this episode:
0:00-3:00: Reverse grids in Formula 1, or not? Lewis Hamilton's worries about his 6th World Champion, should he really?

3:00-6:00: Should the black-white flag be re-introduced as a grey flag? After all, its application seems very grey - to the drivers at least

6:00-9:00: Kevin Magnussen to join Lewis Hamilton's crusade against the use of plastic? The three stages of Robert Kubica's career in Formula 1

9:00-12:00: Will we have two Schumachers in Formula 1 in the time to come? A listener, Fabian Wield, has seen David Schumacher race and he tells us who he thinks is the faster of the Schumacher cousins

12:00-15:00: From Red Bull Racing to Red Bull Missing! They've just failed to turn up after the summer break. Will Max Verstappen be worriedly looking for drives elsewhere?

15:00-18:00: After repeated uncertainty and drama, do fans really care about the second seat at Red Bull Racing? Did any of you send handwritten letters to Sebastian Vettel?

18:00-21:00: Valtteri Bottas needs an accountant - to keep a track of all pay-backs from Mercedes. Moments in Time with Lucien

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Sep 27 2019

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35: Hamilton: First-ever Formula 1 & Formula E Champion?

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Sooner or later, someone's going to attempt this record - to be a dual champion, Formula 1 and Formula E. Given Mercedes' new entry into the all-electric series, who better than Lewis Hamilton to lead the team to double glory. Early days, but this would be a thrilling proposition in the world of Motorsport.

Also in this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we wonder if Sebastian Vettel can keep it clean for the next 3 races and if not, could Fernando Alonso make a one-off comeback to Formula 1 and Ferrari? The increasing possibility of a 25 race Formula 1 calendar, Ferrari & Mattia Binotto's refusal of a Leclerc-Verstappen pairing.

And there's more - Daniel Ricciardo's earnings at Renault, Sergio Perez's choice of pizza toppings and the possibility of a Schumacher-Raikkonen partnership at Alfa Romeo in 2021. Romain Grosjean's decision to piss-off Hamilton over his wife and alternate roles in Formula 1 for George Russell and Lando Norris. This is one of our longest episodes of the year, lots of fun and discussions, tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 35)

Here's what's in store for you in this episode:
0:00-3:00: Can Sebastian Vettel deliver three clean races? The senior Ferrari driver has different targets to drive to. Else, could Fernando Alonso get a one-off return to Formula 1 with Ferrari?

3:00-6:00: Can electronic sensors be used to make the sport safer? They're definitely being explored for policing track limits

6:00-9:00: Formula 1's future could still see the DRS being used to solve the problem of overtaking. There's a lot of classic circuits trying to re-join the Formula 1 bangwagon - a 25-race calendar looking possible?

9:00-12:00: Mattia Binotto denies Max Verstappen a chance to be Charles Leclerc's team-mate at Ferrari. Ferrari believe that Formula E could actually pose a threat to Formula 1. Strange that they're staying from the all-electric series then!

12:00-15:00: The strange stories of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes' union. Also, could Hamilton become the first-ever Formula 1 and Formula E champion? Alternate roles for George Russell and Lando Norris, can you gues what they could be?

15:00-18:00: Daniel Ricciardo's contract details are out in the open. We discuss the most obvious ones. Renault under peer-pressure to get their junior driver program to deliver world-class talent in Formula 1

18:00-21:00: Romain Grosjean, who just got awarded his 5th unexpected contract extension in Formula 1, realised that he'd rather piss off Lewis Hamilton than his wife!

21:00-24:00: Kimi Raikkonen's love affair with his steering wheel continues. A Schumacher-Raikkonen pairing at Alfa Romeo in 2021? Or a Schumacher-Hulkenberg pairing could be?

24:00-27:00: Would you prefer to award medals rather than championship points? Lucien's Moments in Time + a heartfelt goodbye to Nico Hulkenberg?

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Sep 20 2019

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34: Will Leclerc Be Rosberg's Next Target?

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Lewis Hamilton wasn't the only Mercedes driver who felt the heat in Monza. Nico Rosberg, Formula 1's famous YouTube influencer and former World Champion Mercedes driver, was under fire too - from Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton himself. Rosberg has already toned down his comments, but after attacking three out of the top-4 drivers, we wonder if Charles Leclerc would be Rosberg's next target. After all, Leclerc is Formula 1's new race winner, the darling of the fans and maybe the FIA too?

Also in this episode, we talk Sebastian Vettel, because he needs to be spoken about and will Giancarlo Fisichella get a call up if VET does indeed get a race ban? Leclerc learned from Verstappen, Hamilton's learning from Lerclec - is Max Verstappen singlehandedly changing Formula 1 by bringing back 'hard racing'? Hear Kevin Magnussen talk about luck and being in the right place-right time, while we pull out a Charles Leclerc interview from our archives. It was about a year ago when Lerclerc told us on our show that he didn't think he was a superstar. Oh, just how times have changed, for the better. Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 34)

0:00-3:00: Lap 23, LEC defending HAM - your opinion of the FIA's ruling could depend on one crucial factor

3:00-6:00: Max Verstappen is singlehandedly changing Formula 1. We tell you how!

6:00-9:00: Which driver will Nico Rosberg target next for his YouTube videos? Kevin Magnussen explains how he misses the winning feeling

9:00-12:00: How many drivers has Sebastian Vettel apologised to this season? Btw, we think Vettel can bounce back...but maybe not to go win his 5th Formula 1 World Championship

12:00-15:00: What Wolff Said This Week Section + What Nico Said This Week

15:00-18:00: Who'll driver for Ferrari IF Sebastian Vettel actually gets a race ban? Giancarlo Fisichella...?

18:00-21:00: Did being critical cost Nico Hulkenberg his drive at Renault? A year ago...Charles Leclerc didn't think he was a superstar. Hear the two-times Formula 1 Grand Prix winner himself.

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Sep 11 2019

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33: Missed Out On A Max Verstappen Masterclass

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Thousands of Dutch fans would've left Spa disappointed. After all, their star driver crashed out on the opening lap. In Monza, an opening lap half-spin followed by Sergio Perez's Racing Point's straight-line advantage prevented us from witnessing a Max Verstappen masterclass. After all, the Red Bull racer started from the back after taking on an upgraded Honda power unit. Nevertheless, Formula 1 fans were greeted with Charles Leclerc's top-quality drive as he won for Ferrari in front of the tifosi.

Also in this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we introduce a new section - What Nico Said This Week. Will Ferrari be distracted at their home race with a possible Netflix production? How soon before Mclaren dump Renault and reunite with Mercedes? We reveal Alexander Albon's secret preparations for his Red Bull Racing debut and of course, we share some of our best moments from our time in the paddock in Spa. Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 33)

Here's what's in store for you in this episode:

0:00-3:00: 22 races in 2020, we are excited, are you too? Look out for the 7 back-to-back Formula 1 weekends next season

3:00-6:00: Our awesome time at Spa with Nico Hulkenberg and Kimi Raikkonen

6:00-9:00: We reveal Alexander Albon's secret preparations for his Red Bull Racing debut + a Max Verstappen master-class coming up in Italy?

9:00-12:00: Will Mclaren reunite with Mercedes? If so, what season could it be? Will Ferrari be distracted by a possible Netflix shoot in Monza?

12:00-15:00: Esteban Ocon's weird connection to Mercedes while being under contract with Renault. Will Renault finally walk their talk...?

15:00-18:00: A new - 'What Nico Said This Week Section'. Is Nico Rosberg Formula 1's most influential YouTube star? The led-wheel rims will see a Mclaren vs. Racing Point battle - which team will be the first to get a sponsor?

18:00-21:00: Formula 1's 'yellow card' equivalent + Moments in Time with Lucien

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Sep 05 2019

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Music addition has ruined the podcast

By RP965 - Aug 18 2019
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I used to enjoy the podcast but addition of the constant repetitive background music has made the podcast unlistenable.

Fun and entertaining

By ruebng1 - May 23 2019
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Love the energy in this show!