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Inside Line F1 Podcast

Hosted by FIA-accredited print & TV journalists, the Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that offers an alternative view on the sport, business and politics of Formula 1. On our channel, you will find race reviews, previews, interviews and features through the Formula 1 season. Join our race watchalong sessions with the legendary British Formula 1 commentator Steve Slater (ex-Sky TV, ESPN, Star Sports). On the live stream, you can discuss with Steve & our hosts various race-related topics - strategies, performances, insights & more. Join us to enhance your real-time race viewing experience! Get your access pass: Paytm Insider & Inside Line F1 Podcast - Race Watchalong with Steve Slater. We are an independent Formula 1 podcast available everywhere on the Internet - search 'Inside Line F1 Podcast' on your favourite audio streaming app.  Miss us as you wait for our next episode? Join our 25,000+ member community on Instagram. Hosts: Soumil Arora, Mithila Mehta & Kunal Shah Stats: Sundaram Ramaswami (aka @f1statsguru) Data: Nithyanand Ram Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

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8: 22 Predictions For 2020 Formula 1 Season

We may not have 22 races in the 2020 Formula 1 season, but in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast (http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b) , we actually have 22 predictions for the upcoming season.Will Lance Stroll win his battle against Q1? Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from Formula 1 at the end of 2020? Will drivers still blame Pirelli? Will Formula 1 undergo a Tik Tok revolution? Will all 10 teams sign up to race from 2021? All this + the regular predictions - who will be World Champion? Will Red Bull Racing swap drivers again? Tune in!(Season 2020, Episode 08)Here's what's in store for you in this episode:0:00-3:00 - Did you know the one prediction we got bang on target? It was Max Verstappen winning on his Red Bull Racing debut3:00-6:00 - Prediction #1 - 22 races in 2020, but it won't be as straightforward. #2, Ferrari to be 2020 Formula 1 World Champions6:00-12:00 - All teams working on a two-spec car this year? #3, Ferrari's power unit, are the hybrid-turbo power units too complicated to govern?12:00-18:00 - #4, all 10 teams will sign up to race from 2021. #5, Alexander Albon to race the full-season with Red Bull Racing in 2020 or will Pierre Gasly make a comeback to the A-team?18:00-21:00 - #6, Max Verstappen will win the 2020 Dutch Grand Prix. #7, Verstappen vs. Leclerc, Red Bull Racing vs. Ferrari + Lewis Hamilton-Mercedes vs. Others. #8, Daniel Ricciardo to re-sign with Renault for 202121:00-24:00 - #9, Lance Stroll vs. Q1 - who will win? #10, A serious Lando Norris in 2020? Let's hope not! #11, Fernando Alonso's not coming back for Formula 124:00-27:00 - #12, Kimi Raikkonen to retire from Formula 1? #13, Nico Hulkenberg will return to Formula 1 in 2021.27:00-30:00 - #14, Haas will continue in Formula 1 + they will have a driver change in 2021. #15, Valtteri Bottas 3.0 in 2020 - but will he beat HAM? #16, Mercedes will continue in Formula 1, too. As will Toto Wolff & HAM with Mercedes30:00-33:00 - #17, Sebastian Vettel will renew with Ferrari, too. Or would you like to see him race for Red Bull Racing? #18, Driver will still blame Pirelli in 2020. #19, George Russell to score a point! A 3rd season with Williams just doesn't make sense for Russell33:00-end - #20, Mclaren to score a podium, but will we miss them on the TV feed still? #21, Formula 1 to take to Tik Tok in 2020. #22, the 2020 Formula 1 season will be a fun one, enjoy it!Subscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) , Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts) and Castbox (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1castbox)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (https://l.messenger.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flucienbyfieldt.bandcamp.com%2F&h=AT1Ax7RyJ0DX93nyh2rOTBBXDdCGJMuWIdJK2m_aIPCSt8AO7lEkArkavK6OLUP19itUUFGhSDUNeyV12X50laK57-el6NrMnKZ0SQfDkBAMW3wk6aRZ4CnGcgPKJnTFgOvYP8S_)Image courtesy: Formula 1 (Twitter)

39mins

5 Mar 2020

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

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 (http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b) , 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 20203:00-6:00: 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 Alonso9:00-12:00: 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?Subscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) and Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)Image courtesy: Formula 1

25mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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41: Lewis Hamilton's Great American Dream

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 (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) and Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)(Image courtesy: Mercedes)

28mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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6: DAS: Mercedes Calling Hamilton's Tyre Bluff?

The DAS (or the dual-axis steering) is like The Matrix! It's everywhere you go on the Internet. Have Mercedes built the DAS to challenge Lewis Hamilton into finding other faults than the tyres? Well, the use-cases and benefits of the DAS are yet to be ascertained so join us as we join the DAS bandwagon in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast.Also in this episode - we reveal Ferrari's ever-predictable pre-season testing strategy. Forget Ted's Notebook, it was Charles Leclerc's notebook that interested us more. Is Esteban Ocon trying to over-impress the Renault bosses? Can Renault keep their all-black livery, please? Alpha Romeo and Alfa Tauri - are you mixing them up, too? ;-) Tune in!(Season 2020, Episode 06)Here's what's in store for you in this episode:0:00-3:00 - Biggest off-season topic of discussion? Ferrari need Toto Wolff more than Lewis Hamilton (https://audioboom.com/posts/7443840-forget-lewis-hamilton-ferrari-should-sign-toto-wolff)3:00-6:00 - Lewis Hamilton to trigger a TIKTOK revolution in Formula 1?6:00-9:00 - DAS or the dual-axis steering system is like The Matrix. It's everywhere. And it's on our podcast, too. Believe it or not, the best insights on the DAS were from Sebastian Vettel9:00-12:00 - We discuss some of the use-cases of the DAS - will Mercedes use it selectively in the 2020 Formula 1 season? But could the DAS also be Mercedes' decoy to derail other teams?12:00-15:00 - Ferrari's predictable - on both sides of the performance spectrum. We reveal their testing strategy while everyone waits for their performance runs. Also, what's Vettel calling the SF1000?15:00-18:00 - Red Bull coming to the 'party' with Honda would be a dream date for 2020. As for Mclaren, we missed Norris-Sainz's antics. Can Renault keep their all-black livery, please?18:00-21:00 - Esteban Ocon's over-impressing of the Renault's bosses. Racing Point's dreams of beating Ferrari. Are you already confused between Alpha Tauri and Alfa Romeo?21:00-23:00 - We tell you why Williams probably have the most-beautiful looking Formula 1 car in 2020.23:00-end - George Russell reveals the reason why Kunal quit pursuing his career as a professional racer!Subscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) , Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts) and Castbox (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1castbox)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (https://l.messenger.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flucienbyfieldt.bandcamp.com%2F&h=AT1Ax7RyJ0DX93nyh2rOTBBXDdCGJMuWIdJK2m_aIPCSt8AO7lEkArkavK6OLUP19itUUFGhSDUNeyV12X50laK57-el6NrMnKZ0SQfDkBAMW3wk6aRZ4CnGcgPKJnTFgOvYP8S_)Image courtesy: Formula 1

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24 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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47: Forget Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari Should Sign Toto Wolff

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 Christmas3:00-6:00: Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari is a fantastic PR story for all stakeholders in the off-season - Ferrari, Mercedes, Hamilton and above all else, Formula 16:00-9:00: 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 Championship9:00-12:00: 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 tarmac15:00-18:00: 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 (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) and Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)(Image courtesy: Mercedes)

22mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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

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 Survive3:00-29:00: For Drive to Survive (Season 2), we suggest storylines and episode names for each teamThe 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...)Subscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) and Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)(Image courtesy: Mercedes)

29mins

15 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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

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 (http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b) , 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. :DTune 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?Subscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) and Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (https://l.messenger.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flucienbyfieldt.bandcamp.com%2F&h=AT1Ax7RyJ0DX93nyh2rOTBBXDdCGJMuWIdJK2m_aIPCSt8AO7lEkArkavK6OLUP19itUUFGhSDUNeyV12X50laK57-el6NrMnKZ0SQfDkBAMW3wk6aRZ4CnGcgPKJnTFgOvYP8S_)Image courtesy: Mercedes

19mins

16 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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

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 TimeSubscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) and Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)(Image courtesy: Renault F1 Team)

24mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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46: Will Formula 1 NEVER Go All-Electric?

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 Bottas3:00-6:00: 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 television9:00-12:00: 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 era21:00-24:00: 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 TimeSubscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) and Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)(Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool)

30mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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5: If Not China, Let F1 Race Twice At...?

The Corona-virus has led to the postponement of the Heineken Chinese Grand Prix. Yes, there's some irony in the disappointment. But for Liberty Media, could this be an opportunity to turn race promoter? Can they host a 'private' Grand Prix in place of China just so that we have 22 races this year? Let's remember that there's money to lose if the calendar is reduced to 21 races in 2020. If not China, where would you like to see Formula 1 race twice at this season? We got interesting responses from our listeners.Also in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast (http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b) - are the Strolls considering to host a Stroll Grand Prix at a Stroll Racing Circuit to replace China? If the Strolls aren't of much interest to you, here's more - Has Formula 1 moved on from Fernando Alonso or will he get a second shot in the sport? How's it that Sebastian Vettel still commands a towering fee despite his repeated mistakes? Tune in!(Season 2020, Episode 05)Here's what's in store for you in this episode:0:00-3:00 - The Heineken Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed due to the Corona-virus ;-) Let's remember, Liberty Media makes money by hosting 22 races instead of 21 this season3:00-6:00 - We advice the Russian promoters on how they could've handled a swap of race with China; just so that we get 22 Formula 1 races  - but, instead of China, where would you like Formula 1 to race twice at in 2020?6:00-9:00 - Let's race twice this year in Spa? Can the second race at Spa be a night race? What about bringing Germany back? Or let's race at any circuit, but in reverse. Lots of suggestions from our listeners & our own list!9:00-12:00 - Should Liberty Media turn race promoter & host a 'private' Formula 1 Grand Prix to fill in for China's slot? (https://www.kunalsf1blog.com/liberty-media-f1-promoter-race/) We discuss this radical solution. If not Liberty Media, can the Strolls and host a Stroll Grand Prix at a Stroll Racing Circuit?12:00-15:00 - Does it surprise you too that despite all his mistakes and fumbles Sebastian Vettel still commands the big bucks in Formula 1? Also, Mclaren's randomness around their return to winning in the sport.15:00-18:00 - Does Formula 1 need Fernando Alonso...? We're split in our answer. Kunal believes that Formula 1 has moved on from Alonso while Mithila hopes that Formula 1 gives the Spaniard a second chance.18:00-21:00 - What corporate companies can learn from Formula 1 teams about real-time decision making and strategy. We review an interesting book called Formula XSubscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) , Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts) and Castbox (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1castbox)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (https://l.messenger.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flucienbyfieldt.bandcamp.com%2F&h=AT1Ax7RyJ0DX93nyh2rOTBBXDdCGJMuWIdJK2m_aIPCSt8AO7lEkArkavK6OLUP19itUUFGhSDUNeyV12X50laK57-el6NrMnKZ0SQfDkBAMW3wk6aRZ4CnGcgPKJnTFgOvYP8S_)Image courtesy: Mercedes / LAT Images

22mins

15 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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43: Will Your Favourite F1 Team Race In 2021?

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 sectionSubscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) and Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)(Image courtesy: Mercedes)

28mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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10: F1’s Hybrid-Season: Virtual + Real Grands Prix

The future is NOW! Formula 1's Virtual Grand Prix series will replace the cancelled / postponed rounds of the 2020 Formula 1 season. Who'd have ever imagined such a start to the sport's 70th year. The upside is that we will see rivals race in equal cars, something otherwise unheard of in Formula 1. The downside could be that not all drivers will participate. 2020 will be a hybrid-season of races, many virtual and some real? In this episode, we discuss the steps Formula 1 has taken to try bring us as many real Grands Prix in the second half of the year. We could experience the longest off-season and the most-cramped-period in history in 2020.Also in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast (http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b) , we discuss Sebastian Vettel's possible following of Fernando Alonso's path in life after Ferrari. After the fiasco in Australia, Formula 1's made a series of smart decisions to protect the sport, the business & the teams. We discuss why a postponement of the new rules for 2021 is a step in the right direction. Clearly, the virus has already impacted three seasons of Formula 1 and we're yet to see the economic aftereffects. Tune in!(Season 2020, Episode 10)Here's what's in store for you in this episode:0:00-3:00 - Formula 1 finally making slick business decisions - the first seven races stand postponed or cancelled3:00-6:00 - Will we have a hybrid-Formula 1 season in 2020? A mix of virtual + real Grands Prix. Formula 1 has announced the Virtual Grand Prix series from Bahrain till Monaco6:00-9:00 - Will the second half of 2020 more than make up for the lack of races in the first half? We're betting that it'll be one of the most-cramped calendars ever9:00-12:00 - Formula 1's 'spring break' in 2020 will be unfair to the team personnel but be good for the sport in many ways - flexibility in the calendar + even-out competitive disadvantage12:00-15:00 - If fewer teams and drivers compete, will the 2020 Formula 1 World Championships still be considered credible by the sport's standards?15:00-18:00 - The COVID-19 outbreak has already impacted three Formula 1 seasons - 2020, 2021 and 2022. We discuss the economic impact that could follow - country's choosing to not host races? Sponsors pulling out?18:00-21:00 - Formula 1's Virtual Grand Prix series - great step to capture the fan interest. Is the future of Motorsport here already? Yay, for drivers getting equal cars, if it’s in the virtual world.21:00-23:00 - Formula 1's decision to stick to existing rules for 2021 is smart - but will Mclaren retain Renault power units? Will Pirelli move to the 18-inch tyres?23:00-25:00 - Could Sebastian Vettel follow Fernando Alonso's path in his after-Ferrari life? Well, we all know how that ended up!25:00-end - A listeners teaches us the French pronunciation of Cyril AbiteboulSubscribe via RSS (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (feed for all devices/platforms) OR iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) , Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts) and Castbox (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1castbox)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (https://l.messenger.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flucienbyfieldt.bandcamp.com%2F&h=AT1Ax7RyJ0DX93nyh2rOTBBXDdCGJMuWIdJK2m_aIPCSt8AO7lEkArkavK6OLUP19itUUFGhSDUNeyV12X50laK57-el6NrMnKZ0SQfDkBAMW3wk6aRZ4CnGcgPKJnTFgOvYP8S_)Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool

32mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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

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)Subscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) and Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)(Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool)

23mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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50: 2019 Inside Line F1 'Parody' Awards

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)Subscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) and Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)Image courtesy: Formula 1

34mins

27 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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12: Lando Norris & Twitch - F1's Latest Obsessions

At the moment, Lando Norris is the only 'thing' about Formula 1 that's operating. The Mclaren racer has become a Twitch sensation - entertaining the much-deprived fans with lots of virtual racing action. If we were MotoGP, Formula E and the Indy Car series, we'd invite Norris to race virtually in our series, too. We like how Norris is building his positioning in Formula 1 - fast, friendly, social and funny; a positioning that actually clashes with the other jokester of Formula 1, Daniel Ricciardo.In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast (https://bit.ly/insidelinef1pod) , we discuss if Bernie Ecclestone's comments are worthy of the 'Chairman Emeritus' of Formula 1. He's advised Mercedes to leave Formula 1. Are Flavio Briatore's views generally disagreeable? We tell you why a possible delay of the new rules to 2023 is actually good a decision for the business of Formula 1. Lastly, let's applaud all of Formula 1's engineering and financial might coming together to fight the virus. Tune in!(Season 2020, Episode 12)Here's what's in store for you in this episode:0:00-3:00 - Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo - the fight to be Formula 1's best jokester?3:00-6:00 - How soon before Norris live-streams his entire life on Twitch?6:00-9:00 - Just how many of Flavio Briatore's statements are agreeable? Michael Schumacher had it tougher than Lewis Hamilton? Hamilton not being put under pressure by a rival?9:00-12:00 - Bernie Ecclestone's comments not worthy of a person who's the 'Chairman Emeritus' of Formula 112:00-15:00 - A new candidate makes himself eligible for Sebastian Vettel's seat at Ferrari - it's none other than Daniil Kvyat15:00-18:00 - Is Formula 1 right in delaying the new rule changes to 2023 (possibly!)? Let's applaud Formula 1's foresight in dealing with the economic impact of the corona-virus.18:00-21:00 - Formula 1 needs all existing teams to stay in the sport, at least in the near future. Will FOM release advances or a stimulus package to help teams stay afloat? 21:00-end: Let's applaud all of Formula 1's efforts to help fight the virus. We're putting all our engineering might together for a good worldly cause.Subscribe via our magic link (https://bit.ly/insidelinef1pod) that works on all devices & platforms!Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (https://l.messenger.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flucienbyfieldt.bandcamp.com%2F&h=AT1Ax7RyJ0DX93nyh2rOTBBXDdCGJMuWIdJK2m_aIPCSt8AO7lEkArkavK6OLUP19itUUFGhSDUNeyV12X50laK57-el6NrMnKZ0SQfDkBAMW3wk6aRZ4CnGcgPKJnTFgOvYP8S_)Image courtesy: Lando Norris / Twitter / Twitch

24mins

2 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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3: F1's Two Most Useless Debates

In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast (http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b) , we debate two of Formula 1's most-useless topics. First, free-to-air vs. pay television broadcast where our choice is quality over quantity. Second, how many cylinders should a Formula 1 engine have? The current solutions to both these questions reflect how the business of Formula 1 has evolved over time.We also discuss 'The Baku Way' - a model for new markets of Formula 1 to follow. But for the existing markets, there's a lesson or three from Zandvoort's approach to the 2020 Dutch Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso is now a free agent - how embarrassing will it be if no Formula 1 team picks him for 2021? Let's hope Liberty Media is working hard to bring him back to the sport. Finally, would Helmut Marko ever hire two Max Verstappens for Red Bull Racing? Tune in!(Season 2020, Episode 03)Here's what's in store for you in this episode:0:00-3:00 - Formula 1 is primarily a European business, the official reports prove that. Do the possibility of boring races make pay-tv a more compelling business proposition for Formula 1 than free-to-air broadcast?3:00-6:00 - Free-to air vs. pay television, what side of the debate are you on? Btw, why are the reported 31 million Indians fans not tuning in to the television broadcast?6:00-9:00 - Do you still care how many cylinders exist in a Formula 1 car? Almost 10% of Formula 1's seasons have been powered by the hybrid-turbo power unit and we still keep questioning if we have the right engines in the sport9:00-12:00 - Is 'The Baku Way' an inspiration for new Formula 1 markets? It was Romain Grosjean who was the first to point out that circuit layout changes are easier and cheaper to undertake for Formula 1 than overhauling car designs time and again12:00-15:00 - Are big-ticket car launches back in Formula 1? Will any other Formula 1 team pick up Fernando Alonso now that he's a free agent?15:00-18:00 - Carlos Ghosn, a missed opportunity for Renault and Formula 1? Ghosn's wizardry is what Renault need in Formula 1, not Cyril Abiteboul's long list of excuses18:00-21:00 - How soon before Formula 1 fills up TATA's vacant slot? Could Renault and Mercedes downgrade their Formula 1 involvement to being only power unit manufacturers?21:00-end - Would Helmut Marko ever dare to hire two Max Verstappens at Red Bull Racing?Subscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) , Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts) and Castbox (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1castbox)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (https://l.messenger.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flucienbyfieldt.bandcamp.com%2F&h=AT1Ax7RyJ0DX93nyh2rOTBBXDdCGJMuWIdJK2m_aIPCSt8AO7lEkArkavK6OLUP19itUUFGhSDUNeyV12X50laK57-el6NrMnKZ0SQfDkBAMW3wk6aRZ4CnGcgPKJnTFgOvYP8S_)Image courtesy: Racing Point F1 Team

26mins

31 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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9: F1 Strategy: Liberty Media Got Undercut By Corona-virus

To summarise, Liberty Media was undercut by the corona-virus. Yes, that's the unfortunate truth! Liberty Media's strategy for the 2020 Australian Grand Prix was a lot worse than Ferrari's race strategies. Either way, let's hope that the aftereffects of their delayed decision-making isn't too heavy on the human capital of Formula 1. The 12 hours between Mclaren's withdrawal and the eventual cancellation of the race were Liberty Media's worst ever since they took ownership of Formula 1.In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast (http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b) , we discuss the three stages of Liberty Media's decision-making around the opening round of 2020. We ask if the delayed timing of the cancellation was influenced by insurance clauses. We discuss why no other team joined Mclaren in their decision to not compete and how Formula 1 management's 'who blinks first' approach was appalling. Tune in!Here's sending our best wishes to the infected Mclaren team member & others who might realise days or weeks later that they were infected by the corona-virus due to the shenanigans around the 2020 Australian Grand Prix!(Season 2020, Episode 09)Here's what's in store for you in this episode:0:00-3:00 - Formula 1's microphone act gone all wrong at final media session of the 2020 Australian Grand Prix where the cancellation was announced3:00-6:00 -  Liberty Media's strategy decisions around Australia were worse than Ferrari's race strategy decisions - the corona-virus undercut Formula 1!6:00-9:00 - 3 stages of Liberty Media's attitude towards the virus outbreak - first, very Bernie Ecclestone-like. The second, not so Ecclestone-like. Third, complete naivety!9:00-12:00 - Formula 1's indecisiveness around the 2020 Australian Grand Prix wasn't worthy of a series that's labelled as the pinnacle of Motorsport. Did the responsibility of cancelling the race fall between three stools - one each for Formula 1, FIA and the local promoters?12:00-15:00 - Was insurance one of the reasons why the race wasn't cancelled earlier? Why did no other team join Mclaren in pulling out of the race?15:00-18:00 -  Was having an infected team member a prerequisite for a team to pull out from racing in Australia without invoking financial penalties?18:00-21:00 -  Helmut Marko was testing Lando Norris' presence of mind? The only driver to be impacted by the lift in helmet design ban will be Daniil Kvyat22:00-end - Kimi Raikkonen is the coolest driver in Formula 1, but not the friendliest?Subscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) , Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts) and Castbox (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1castbox)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (https://l.messenger.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flucienbyfieldt.bandcamp.com%2F&h=AT1Ax7RyJ0DX93nyh2rOTBBXDdCGJMuWIdJK2m_aIPCSt8AO7lEkArkavK6OLUP19itUUFGhSDUNeyV12X50laK57-el6NrMnKZ0SQfDkBAMW3wk6aRZ4CnGcgPKJnTFgOvYP8S_)Image courtesy: Reuters (https://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20200313&t=2&i=1502699641&r=LYNXMPEG2C1BV-OZASP&w=1280)

29mins

14 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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45: Exclusive Podcast Interview: Pascal Wehrlein

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 perspectivesFormula 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)Subscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) and Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)(Image courtesy: Mahindra Racing)

13mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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7: In Conversation: Red Bull's Latest Recruit, Jehan Daruvala

Jehan Daruvala is the latest recruit of the Red Bull Junior Team - the Formula 1's team driver development program helmed by the much-feared Dr. Helmut Marko. In this episode of Inside Line F1 Podcast (http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b) , the Formula 2 racer shares how his partnership with Red Bull came about, if he received the infamous early morning call from Dr. Marko, Red Bull's targets and expectations of him in 2020, why he chose Carlin, who his key rivals are in the upcoming season and more.A note for our non-Indian / non-F2 listeners - we strive to bring to you different aspects of Motorsport that we work with. Our conversation with Jehan will give you insights into how Red Bull assesses junior drivers progressing through the Motorsport ladder, how Formula 2 team decisions are made, how a driver needs to adapt when graduating from Formula 3 to Formula 2 and so on.For those interested only in Formula 1, worry not. We discuss Fernando Alonso's second reunion with Mclaren. Will it win him the much-elusive Triple Crown of Motorsport? Is it embarrassing that no team is showing interest in hiring him whatsoever? Finally, we pray that despite the corona-virus scare Formula 1 actually treats us to a 22 race calendar in 2020. Tune in!(Season 2020, Episode 07)Here's what's in store for you in this episode:0:00-3:00 - End of pre-season testing means start of season 2 of the Drive to Survive show on Netflix. After China, could races in Bahrain and Vietnam be impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, too?3:00-6:00 - Fernando Alonso's second reunion with Mclaren. This time it's for the Indy 500 race in May (2020). Is he Formula 1's unluckiest double World Champion?6:00-9:00 - What Helmut Marko had to say about Jehan Daruvala's joining of the Red Bull Junior Team. Yes, we have an official quote from the man himself 9:00-end - Jehan Daruvala speaks Formula 2, joining the illustrious Red Bull Junior Team, whether he got an early morning call from Helmut Marko, why he chose Carlin over the other teams, how Red Bull will gauge his performances in Formula 2 and of course, his key rivals in 2020Subscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) , Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts) and Castbox (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1castbox)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (https://l.messenger.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flucienbyfieldt.bandcamp.com%2F&h=AT1Ax7RyJ0DX93nyh2rOTBBXDdCGJMuWIdJK2m_aIPCSt8AO7lEkArkavK6OLUP19itUUFGhSDUNeyV12X50laK57-el6NrMnKZ0SQfDkBAMW3wk6aRZ4CnGcgPKJnTFgOvYP8S_)Image courtesy: Jehan Daruvala (Twitter)

20mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #19

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

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)Subscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices), Spotify (http://bit.ly/insidelineonspotify) and Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/ilf1pgooglepodcasts)Official Page: Facebook (http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook)Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)(Image courtesy: FIA Formula E)

23mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #20