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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that adds humour to the otherwise serious world of Formula 1. We relish researching and dissecting the sport, business and politics of Formula 1. This podcast is hosted by Mithila and Kunal and offers an independent view of the affairs of Formula 1.
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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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 TOONS? 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 TOONS 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)
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 Director2. Robert Kubica-Haas - a win-win for both; Haas get an experienced driver at the cheapest possible cost3. Carlos Sainz Jr.'s attempt at building an alternative to his Formula 1 career4. 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 season6. 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?Image courtesy: EA Sports
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 forward2. Romain Grosjean's plea to his fellow drivers, one that will (and should) fall on deaf ears3. This week's feature - Guenther Steiner's indiscretions against the FIA and the resulting penalty; awesomesauce for the Netflix-F1 show season 24. Helmut Marko's honest assessment of Max Verstappen's performances in the races after the summer break5. 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 grid6. Lucien's Moments in Time section - for all your Formula 1 history buffs!Image courtesy: Haas F1 Team
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't2. Is Jacques Villeneuve really in a place to talk about 'karma'?3. Daniil Kvyat loses out for being a good boy with the FIA4. Why 2019 form factor could matter in 20205. Silly of Mclaren not to even bother trying to get Ferrari power for their carsSubscribe: 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: Ferrari Media)
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 least6:00-9:00: Kevin Magnussen to join Lewis Hamilton's crusade against the use of plastic? The three stages of Robert Kubica's career in Formula 19:00-12:00: 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 cousins12:00-15:00: 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 LucienSubscribe: 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)
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 limits6:00-9:00: 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 118:00-21:00: 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?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: Mercedes
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 factor3:00-6:00: 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 feeling9:00-12:00: 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 Championship12:00-15:00: What Wolff Said This Week Section + What Nico Said This Week15:00-18:00: 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.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: Ferrari (Media)
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 (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , 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 season3:00-6:00: Our awesome time at Spa with Nico Hulkenberg and Kimi Raikkonen6:00-9:00: 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 LucienSubscribe: 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: Red Bull Content Pool
The summer break has officially ended. Apart from the Gasly-Albon swap, the Red Bull-Alonso story caught our attention - for the 194th time. Alonso's been longing for a front running car to make his comeback to Formula 1 in 2020, so why on earth would he refuse the Red Bull opportunity? This is our focus story in this episode and of course the purpose for our sensational headline. Also in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we wonder if Toto Wolff believes in Ferrari's success more than Ferrari themselves do. Why is Sebastian Vettel missing from the official F1 podcast? Which Hollywood A-lister could become Formula 1's 'high-profile team owner from America' and why Formula 1 needs to rethink their calendar while exploring the use of green fuels. For our listeners in Brazil, specifically Interlagos - go vote for your current Mayor. Tune in to know why!(Season 2019, Episode 32)Here's what's in store for you in this episode:0:00-3:00: A quick recap of all the news from the summer break and the 'silly season'3:00-6:00: Why on earth would Fernando Alonso reject Pierre Gasly's seat at Red Bull Racing. We discuss some of the actual reasons there could be. Was Alonso afraid of a possible demotion in 2020?6:00-9:00: Can Ferrari actually claim their first win of 2019 at either Spa or Monza. Can it be both? Will we see Charles Leclerc finally claim his first win? Btw, why is Sebastian Vettel missing from the official Formula 1 podcast?9:00-12:00: 22 races in 2020, will the Mayor of Interlagos make is 23 races in the time to come? Which Hollywood A-lister will become the first high-profile owner of a Formula 1 team?12:00-15:00: Could Donald Trump purchase a Formula 1 team? A real American team with only American drivers. Mithila talks about her visit to the 'Masta Kink' in the old layout of the Spa Francorchamps15:00-18:00: Memories from Spa + Lucien's Moments in Time18:00-end: Ferrari's form is weather dependent, so look out for the track temperatures before deciding who to bet on for race win!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: Autoweek
Robin 'Aceman' Raikkonen's made the headlines and he's lined up his first sponsor already! Whether he chooses two or four wheeler racing, the Aceman's journey will be well-followed and cheered by all Motorsport fans. Here's hoping that the Raikkonens entertain us for the years to come. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire at the end of 2020 or will he race for at least one more season under the new regulations in 2021?In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we ask whether Formula 1's regulations for 2021 are an inspiration from the current Indy Car design. We discuss Helmut Marko's double standards on overtaking. We wonder how embarrassing it would be for Ferrari if a Vettel-Leclerc pairing is beaten by Verstappen-Albon. Finally, Cyril Abiteboul's suggestion on changing race tracks to improve Formula 1's show makes sense, but do we not pay heed because its Cyril? Tune in!(Season 2019, Episode 31)Here's what's in store for you in this episode:0:00-3:00: From Iceman to the Aceman, hopefully the Raikkonens will entertain us for the years to come3:00-6:00: Toyota has been giving Formula 1 fans much joy AFTER leaving Formula 1 - thank you. Is Formula 1 kind enough to offer drivers a comeback drive? Could Valtteri Bottas take a sabbatical too?6:00-9:00: Could a Vettel-Leclerc pair be actually be beaten by a Verstappen-Albon pairing in 2019? Are Formula 1's 2021 designs inspired from Indy Car?9:00-12:00:  We expose Helmut Marko's double standards on Pierre Gasly's inability to overtake. Apart from Verstappen, do you know the other driver who has impressed Marko this season?12:00-15:00: Cyril Abiteboul wants to change race tracks to improve the show of Formula 1. But what do we need to change to improve's Renault's show in Formula 1?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: Kimi Raikkonen's Instagram
Max Verstappen is in the form of his life. But with which team will his record-breaking Formula 1 career be with? Will he stay put at Red Bull Racing or jump ship to Mercedes or Ferrari? Red Bull Racing-Honda is exciting, but how soon before they can deliver a championship winning package to Verstappen? Will Verstappen be as patient with Red Bull Racing as they were with him during his find-my-feet days? Could Mercedes use this opportunity to swoop in and sign Verstappen as Lewis Hamilton's successor?Yes, lots of questions in this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast as we focus on Max Verstappen and his supposedly long future in Formula 1. We also talk about the Gasly-Albon swap and make a bold prediction of either Grosjean or Hulkenberg not having a seat in 2020. Finally, are Mclaren hunting for the Triple Crown themselves? Tune in!(Season 2019, Episode 30)Here's what's in store for you in this episode:0:00-3:00: Red Bull's mantra: Have Toro Rosso, Will Demote. But the fan rage around RBR's decision is a bit strange.3:00-6:00: RBR's desperate hunt to find a team-mate for Max Verstappen. Gasly, Albon and could Kvyat be next?6:00-9:00:  Which team will Max Verstappen have his record-breaking career in Formula 1 with? Will Verstappen be Hamilton's successor for Mercedes?9:00-12:00: If you're a junior driver, would you look away from the Red Bull Driver Program if they came calling? Also, Mclaren is gunning for the Triple Crown themselves?12:00-end: Our bold prediction: either Romain Grosjean or Nico Hulkenberg will lose their seat in 2020.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
After years of waiting, does Formula 1 finally have a Lewis Hamilton beater in Max Verstappen? Frankly, we don't care who beats who as long as we have a battle to witness for the seasons to come. Sorry, Seb, but the narrative does seem to now be all about Verstappen vs. Hamilton.In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss Verstappen's talent, form and his psychological attacks on Hamilton. Is Nico Rosberg the new Jacques Villeneuve? Did Toto Wolff drop the biggest hint yet of his aspirations to becoming the next F1 CEO? Pierre Gasly deserves a hug and everyone needs to stop playing Helmut Marko. And finally, is Captain Planet Sebastian Vettel racing in the wrong Motorsport series? Tune in!(Season 2019, Episode 29)Here's what's in store for you in this episode:0:00-3:00: Our love-hate for back-to-back Formula 1 races. Did Toto Wolff just drop the biggest hint of his future as F1 CEO?3:00-6:00: It's officially on, Max Verstappen vs. Lewis Hamilton, on track and in the media. Sorry, Seb!6:00-9:00: Someone go give Pierre Gasly a hug because EVERYONE wants to play Helmut Marko with him. Can we also end the Fernando Alonso back to Formula 1 talk? Everyone wants Alonso back, but no one wants him in their team9:00-12:00: Is Nico Rosberg the new Jacques Villeneuve of Formula 1? Both one-time World Champions...also both making outrageously strange statements12:00-15:00: Captain Planet Sebastian Vettel is racing in the wrong Motorsport series. But, we love his old school ways, do you too? Also, Leclerc's been spinning often, but we find out something really cool that the Ferrari driver does after he spins15:00-18:00: What race would Ferrari choose to film their Netflix episode? Did Red Bull Racing miss a trick by letting go of Carlos Sainz Jr.?18:00-end: Moments in Time with LucienSubscribe: 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
Kimi Raikkonen - is there a better candidate in the Formula 1 paddock to play the role of James Bond? No, sorry, Lewis Hamilton loses out too. Jokes aside, it is high time Sebastian Vettel stops playing the role of the villain who spins or crashes out other drivers. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we point out the irony in Nico Rosberg's advice to Kimi Raikkonen, applaud Renault's honest admittance of ignoring Nico Hulkenberg, wonder if Lewis Hamilton will collect the Constructors' trophy next race and if there's a nexus between former Formula 1 drivers to further ruin the sport's tyres for 2020. Tune in!(Season 2019, Episode 28)Here's what's in store for you in this episode:0:00-3:00: Why Kimi Raikkonen wins the mandate to be the next James Bond. Sorry, Lewis!3:00-6:00: The irony of Nico Rosberg's advice to Kimi Raikkonen. Also, did Ferrari fire the wrong driver last year? Happy Anniversary, Seb.6:00-9:00: The Formula 1 tyre conspiracy deepens further. First Marcus Ericsson, then Sebastian Buemi.9:00-12:00: Lewis Hamilton to collect the Constructors' trophy at the next race? He's doing much more for Ferrari than just racing! Also, why Eddie Jordan is to be believed when he talks about Mclaren and Mercedes12:00-15:00: Yes for ground effects, but no for re-fuelling. Which driver has spun and / or crashed the most in the last 12 months? ;-) Could Jean-Eric Vergne be the solution to the Pierre Gasly-headache for Red Bull Racing?15:00-18:00: Romain Grosjean could be the reason Nico Hulkenberg saves his seat at Renault for 2020? Moments in Time with LucienSubscribe: iTunes (http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast) , audioBoom (http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices) 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: Alfa Romeo - Sauber
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Amod Bhalerao

Great podcast👍

Oct 12th
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Hafeez Shahiwala

I’ve been following this Inside Line F1 Podcast, and it absolutely fantastic. Their pronunciations are off sometimes but the content is funny, engaging and thoroughly entertaining and at the same time keeps me updated on what’s happening so who cares! The content is so well researched too. Big fan. I look forward to it on the train each week. Totally worth the time. If you’re uptight about pronunciations stay away otherwise go for it.

Jul 12th
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ID10832006

I do not enjoy this podcast. The presenters cannot say most of the drivers, cars or team principals names correctly such as 'Wettel' not 'Vettel' and 'Arrivaben' instead of 'Arrivabene'. This is also marketed as an F1 podcast but love to talk about FE (which I like the sport but is on the whiny podcast). The insights are very basic and makes me wonder how much 'inside' knowledge they have as suggested by the name of the show

May 16th
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Georges Valade

Charles Leclerc pronounces "le-clair" not le-clerk

Mar 17th
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Serge Grund

heiko und danner experten ???? vieleicht carrera

Jul 8th
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Saurabh Dani

Ohh.... I am so happy to find this F1 podcast great job guys keep it up 👍👍👍

May 6th
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Juan Luis Garcia

Love the podcast! Very entertaining and informative!!

Apr 19th
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