Inside Line F1 Podcast

Inside Line F1 Podcast

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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that adds some much needed humour to the otherwise serious world of Formula 1. This podcast is hosted by Mithila and Kunal.

Episodes

Mercedes vs Red Bull = Engine vs Aero  

If we are treated to a Mercedes vs. Red Bull Racing contest in 2017, it could well be an 'engine vs. aero' battle given Mercedes' superior power unit and Red Bull Racing's aero prowess. But well, Bernie Ecclestone doesn't believe that Mercedes will be challenged this season too. Sigh! On this 'engine vs. aero' debate, we're reminded of Enzo Ferrari's famous quote 'aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines' and this does seem true for Red Bull Racing - who have publicly declared that they'll be fighting for wins only in the second half of 2017! Sigh! (yet again!) In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss the Renault-Magnussen-Haas love-hate relationship, possible retirement options for Jolyon Palmer, Mclaren's sponsor-friendly statements and even though we narrowly missed the Valtteri Bottas to Mercedes announcement, we still got it right in this episode. While Mercedes made the most of the positive PR around their second cockpit, they do need lessons on how to maintain suspense! Tune in! (Season 2017, Episode 03) The Inside Line F1 Podcast, a top-rated podcast on iTunes and audioBoom, is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow us on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast AudioBoom RSS feed (for Google & other phones): http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss (You will need a Podcast player!) TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio Stitcher Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinestitcherradio And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. 2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards (http://bit.ly/2017f1awards) 2. How Did Lewis Hamilton Get On The Cover Of TIME? (http://bit.ly/2i3CuTB) 3. Sergio Perez Reveals His Prankster Self (http://bit.ly/2hNdWOY) 4. Nico Hulkenberg Gets Funny On The Inside Line (http://bit.ly/2hiRBb6) 5. Will The FIA Ban The Shoey? (http://bit.ly/f1shoey) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast #NicoRosberg #Humour #Jokes

2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards  

Ladies & Gentlemen, Formula 1's BIGGEST moment of 2017 is already here as we proudly announce our 2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards. Our 5th edition of the awards has taken us a full season of research and as you tune in, do remember that 'the winner is never who you think it is!'! A quick glance at our categories: 1. How Did That Happen of the Year 2. Bad Boy of the Year 3. Promotion of the Year 4. Demotion of the Year 5. Race of the Year 6. Strategy of the Year 7. Retirement of the Year 8. Bromance of the Year 9. Joke of the Year 10. Rookie of the Year 11. Racer of the Year We requested the FIA to issue a 'dress code' for the evening - tuxedo for the men and a little black dress for Mithila. And while we allowed Niki and Jackie to wear their caps and Kimi to wear his glares, we ensured that Daniel wore no boots. As for Massa, he claimed that he was busy in the gym. Preparing for his Formula 1 comeback? And no, Fernando didn't get to play cameraman, but we did get a deck chair for his comfort. We also kept a few blue flags ready for Esteban, just in case he held back those taking the seats at the front. As for Pastor, we got him a cockpit to sit in - he's been eyeing one since a few months now! For one of the categories, we actually had a certain Jenson text Kunal expressing his discontentment with being nominated for a certain category. No prizes for guessing which one though! But overall, we had a lot of fun recording this episode and hope you'll enjoy it as much too while listening. So before you tune in and join us at the bar, remember that our awards are high on humour and that the drinks are on us. (Season 2017, Episode 02) The Inside Line F1 Podcast, a top-rated podcast on iTunes and audioBoom, is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow us on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast AudioBoom RSS feed (for Google & other phones): http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss (You will need a Podcast player!) TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio Stitcher Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinestitcherradio And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. How Did Lewis Hamilton Get On The Cover Of TIME? (http://bit.ly/2i3CuTB) 2. Sergio Perez Reveals His Prankster Self (http://bit.ly/2hNdWOY) 3. Nico Hulkenberg Gets Funny On The Inside Line (http://bit.ly/2hiRBb6) 4. Formula 1's Game of Thrones (http://bit.ly/2gQVySt) 5. Will The FIA Ban The Shoey? (http://bit.ly/f1shoey) 6. The FIA Bans 'The Verstappen' (http://bit.ly/2eDjTcB) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast #NicoRosberg #Humour #Jokes

Mclaren Go From Being The Joke To Cracking Jokes  

We LOVE it when Formula 1 teams add humour to the sport, of course. This time, we loved Mclaren's prank on the Day of the Innocent Saints. They've gone from being the joke of the paddock to cracking jokes. Well, we call that progress - something that Mclaren-Honda haven't experienced since a few seasons. IF you were the power that controlled Formula 1, what would be your ONE resolution for the sport? In this week's episode, Mithila and Kunal share theirs and they found it difficult to limit themselves to just one, but they did. With the Sauber-Wehrlein rumours, Felipe Massa's workout pictures and Bottas' reported visit to Mercedes factory, we wonder if Mercedes need to make an official announcement at all. Anyway, if we were Sauber, we would ask for Mercedes engines over a Mercedes junior driver. Tune in to know why! Lastly, there's talk about Formula 1 cars racing at 450kmph and Ferrari's exploring of a new livery and new engine technology. All in all, let's hope for a happy new season as we also wish all our listeners a Happy New Year! Oh and before we forget, former MotoGP World Champion said the smartest thing about Formula 1 and MotoGP. Can someone make him the CEO of Formula 1 already? Tune in! (Season 2017, Episode 01) The Inside Line F1 Podcast, a top-rated podcast on iTunes and audioBoom, is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow us on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast AudioBoom RSS feed (for Google, Windows & other phones): http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss (You will need a Podcast player!) TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio Stitcher Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinestitcherradio And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. How Did Lewis Hamilton Get On The Cover Of TIME? (http://bit.ly/2i3CuTB) 2. Sergio Perez Reveals His Prankster Self (http://bit.ly/2hNdWOY) 3. Nico Hulkenberg Gets Funny On The Inside Line (http://bit.ly/2hiRBb6) 4. Formula 1's Game of Thrones (http://bit.ly/2gQVySt) 5. Will The FIA Ban The Shoey? (http://bit.ly/f1shoey) 6. The FIA Bans 'The Verstappen' (http://bit.ly/2eDjTcB) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast #NicoRosberg #Humour #Jokes

How Did Lewis Hamilton Get On the Cover Of TIME?  

In our final episode of 2016, Mithila and Kunal try and decode how Lewis Hamilton managed to get himself on the cover of the TIME Magazine - from 'Hammer Time to the TIME', literally. While Formula 1 might have much to learn from how America organises their sports events, we're glad they've not learned and adapted to the 'oval racing' concept! Thank you, Formula 1. We spotted Bernie Ecclestone on Instagram. Who would've thought? And no, he wasn't playing Santa Claus! Speaking of Santa, Formula 1's favourite Santa this Christmas is Nico Rosberg. He's left the most-desirable gift behind, but who will be the lucky recipient? On that note, we wonder how the Wolff-Bottas relationship isn't already a conflict of interest. Wolff has voiced concern for Williams in case Mercedes do poach Bottas. Did he worry about Mclaren at all when they poached Hamilton a few seasons ago? Nico Rosberg launched his book or photo-album or let's call it photo-book 'Finally' last week. We loved the name and share our guesses of what it could mean for him. Daniel Ricciardo has already messed up the silly season for 2018 by publicly stating his two-year commitment towards Red Bull Racing. In which case, has he called dibs on the Red Bull Racing cockpit over Carlos Sainz Jr.? With 3 drivers and 2 cockpits, Red Bull Racing already have a problem for 2018 more than a year before the season has started, the 'problem of plenty'! Finally, after all those overestimated PR statements, Ferrari admitted that they made a fool out of themselves in 2016. Sergio Marchionne's advice to Sebastian Vettel for 2017 is 'Keep Calm & Drive On'. Let's hope that the Ferrari-Vettel-Raikkonen trio is able to enthral us in the new season because a Mercedes-Ferrari rivalry with a Red Bull mixer would be absolutely thrilling and just the high that Formula 1 and its fans need. On that note, here's wishing everyone a Happy New Year and a Happy New Season! Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 45) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow us on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast AudioBoom RSS feed (for Google, Windows & other phones): http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss (You will need a Podcast player!) TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio Stitcher Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinestitcherradio And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. Sergio Perez Reveals His Prankster Self (http://bit.ly/2hNdWOY) 2. Nico Hulkenberg Gets Funny On The Inside Line (http://bit.ly/2hiRBb6) 3. Formula 1's Game of Thrones (http://bit.ly/2gQVySt) 4. Will The FIA Ban The Shoey? (http://bit.ly/f1shoey) 5. The FIA Bans 'The Verstappen' (http://bit.ly/2eDjTcB) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast #NicoRosberg #Humour #Jokes

Sergio Perez Reveals His Prankster Self  

After bringing to you Nico 'The Hulk' Hulkenberg last week, we bring to you Sergio 'Checo' Perez this week. Tune in to hear Checo's favourite radio message and how he played a prank on his former team, Sauber. And of course, no prizes for guessing which driver's radio he would enjoying listening to the most. Apart from Checo's bytes, Mithila and Kunal discuss how Felipe Massa might just go from Formula 1's 'shortest ever' (in terms of time) World Champion to logging the sport's 'shortest ever' (again, in terms of time) retirement. To think of it, it was Jenson Button who was seeking a sabbatical and not Massa! We empathize with Pascal Wehrlein - who must be feeling like shit after being snubbed by Force India and now Mercedes and possibly Williams too. On the other hand, Stoffel Vandoorne might not be doing himself many favours by selecting the number '2' as his driver number in Formula 1. Finally, if the future of the road relevant Formula 1 engines could be electric, why are we not following Formula E already? Merry Christmas! Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 44) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow us on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast AudioBoom RSS feed (for Google, Windows & other phones): http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss (You will need a Podcast player!) TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio Stitcher Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinestitcherradio And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. Nico Hulkenberg Gets Funny On The Inside Line (http://bit.ly/2hiRBb6) 2. Formula 1's Game of Thrones (http://bit.ly/2gQVySt) 3. Rosberg Wins, But Was Hamilton Fair? (http://bit.ly/2gkwBhk) 4. Forget Hamilton and Rosberg, 2016 Is Verstappen's Year (http://bit.ly/2f1qBLY) 5. Let's Not Belittle The Formula 1 Drivers' Championship (http://bit.ly/2fcDyTJ) 6. The FIA Bans 'The Verstappen' (http://bit.ly/2eDjTcB) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast #NicoRosberg

Nico Hulkenberg Gets Funny On The Inside Line  

Nico Hulkenberg debuts on the Inside Line F1 Podcast! In the off-season, we will bring to you a few Formula 1 drivers talking about their favourite radio messages and jokes from the sport. After Nico Rosberg and David Coulthard's successful interviews on the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we now have the famous 'Hulk'. In this week's episode, Hulkenberg tells us his funniest radio message, how he found Juan Pablo Montoya funny in Austria in 2001 and his struggles in trying to remember his favourite Formula 1 joke. Apart from the Hulkenberg special, we talk about Mercedes' overdrive to find Nico Rosberg's replacement and cashing in on the positive PR around it. Strangely enough, 'overtaking' was not added as a skill in their much-publicised advert for a Formula 1 driver. Get the hint? If Fernando Alonso doesn't fill the vacant cockpit, does it indicate a decline in Bernie Ecclestone's control over the sport? And in no way is Valtteri Bottas a brave choice, Mr. Wolff. Let's hope that all the powers combine bring to us a Hamilton-Alonso pairing in 2017! And finally, remember to subscribe to us on iTunes or Audio Boom as we bring to you Sergio 'Checo' Perez next week. Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 43) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow us on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast AudioBoom RSS feed (for Google, Windows & other phones): http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss (You will need a Podcast player!) TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio Stitcher Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinestitcherradio And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. Formula 1's Game of Thrones (http://bit.ly/2gQVySt) 2. Rosberg Wins, But Was Hamilton Fair? (http://bit.ly/2gkwBhk) 3. Forget Hamilton and Rosberg, 2016 Is Verstappen's Year (http://bit.ly/2f1qBLY) 4. Let's Not Belittle The Formula 1 Drivers' Championship (http://bit.ly/2fcDyTJ) 5. The FIA Bans 'The Verstappen' (http://bit.ly/2eDjTcB) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast #NicoRosberg

Formula 1's Game Of Thrones  

Nico Rosberg's shock retirement has just kicked off Formula 1's silly season to fill THE throne that will be left vacant by our reigning World Champion in 2017. Why the hell did Rosberg quit? We'd have loved to see him defend his title against Lewis Hamilton. But is this exactly why he quit? We consider his move 'ballsy', given that quitting at the top is not everyone's cup of tea. But has he made sport suddenly look like a sales target? We discuss this in our special episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, also our third of the week! (Thank you Nico for making us work this hard!) Who will Mercedes replace Nico Rosberg with? And will Rosberg's retirement make them go slow on Hamilton's impending sanction for his disobedience in Abu Dhabi? Talk of Rosberg stealing Hamilton's thunder twice over in the last few days. Social media is abuzz with suggestions that Fernando Alonso should leave Mclaren for Mercedes and Formula 1 should re-live the epic Hamilton-Alonso story that ended abruptly in 2007. Apart from Alonso, we discuss a string of other names only to add to Mercedes' confusion. Irrespective of everyone's efforts, it'll be Bernie Ecclestone's efforts that will count the most to ensure that Mercedes hire a driver who can consistently challenge Hamilton in 2017. Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 42) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. Rosberg Wins, But Was Hamilton Fair? (http://bit.ly/2gkwBhk) 2. Forget Hamilton and Rosberg, 2016 Is Verstappen's Year (http://bit.ly/2f1qBLY) 3. Let's Not Belittle The Formula 1 Drivers' Championship (http://bit.ly/2fcDyTJ) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast #NicoRosberg

What Will Mercedes Do With Lewis Hamilton?  

What will Mercedes do with Lewis Hamilton after his public act of disobedience in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix? To us, all of it seems to be extra PR that Mercedes, Hamilton and even Formula 1 are enjoying. But seriously, what should they Mercedes do? As for Nico Rosberg, he settled the 'worthy World Champion' debate by successfully overtaking Max Verstappen (yes, he overtook Verstappen)! In this episode, we also speak about Jenson Button's farewell race and how a retirement before his sabbatical makes perfect sense. Irony of life, maybe. Although, we believe he'll be perfect as a TV host, with or without his bubbly! We were the first ones to point out that Sebastian Vettel acted on purpose when he held station and not overtake Nico Rosberg in the race. Was this a calculated move by Vettel to ensure that Hamilton's title tally remains at three and not add up to his tally of four? Cheeky! And thank God that Verstappen ran into the other Nico, but given his pace, strategy and Hamilton's disinterest in winning the race, could he have won in Abu Dhabi? Also, Rosberg's title-winning party featured Ricciarodo, but did his shoey make an appearance too? Keke believes that Hamilton got lucky twice and we're still scratching our heads about the second instance. Lastly, we welcome Zak Brown to Formula 1 in our own little ways. Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 41) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. The Best Driver Did Not Win (http://bit.ly/2fRwFaC) 2. Forget Hamilton and Rosberg, 2016 Is Verstappen's Year (http://bit.ly/2f1qBLY) 3. Let's Not Belittle The Formula 1 Drivers' Championship (http://bit.ly/2fcDyTJ) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast #NicoRosberg

Rosberg Wins, But Was Hamilton Fair?  

In a special and unplanned episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we celebrate Nico Rosberg's first-ever Formula 1 World Championship victory. We debate whether Lewis Hamilton's tactic to slow down Rosberg was fair. A clash of objectives between a team trying to win every race it can and its driver trying to win his fourth Drivers' Championship! How will Mercedes settle Hamilton's disobedience of a team instruction? And should Mercedes have interfered this much in the race given that the Constructors' Championship was sealed many races ago? Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 40) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. The Best Driver Did Not Win (http://bit.ly/2fRwFaC) 2. Forget Hamilton and Rosberg, 2016 Is Verstappen's Year (http://bit.ly/2f1qBLY) 3. Let's Not Belittle The Formula 1 Drivers' Championship (http://bit.ly/2fcDyTJ) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast #NicoRosberg

The Best Driver Did Not Win  

As the Hamilton vs. Rosberg title battle goes down to the wire, the big question is who will win the 2016 World Drivers' Championship. While the odds may be stacked in Rosberg’s favour, this is Formula 1 – and nothing’s over till it’s over. Could Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing be Lewis Hamilton’s best ally in the ‘duel of the desert'? Here’s a prediction we’re going to stick our heads out and make – respective of the outcome, when fans look back on the season they’ll probably believe that ‘the best driver did not win'. Niki Lauda thinks that Max Verstappen could be the greatest ever Formula 1 driver – but he needs to be “careful” on his way. Cute that Lauda still thinks that Max will listen to him. As we all know, Max Verstappen listens to NOBODY! Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz admits that the drivers themselves don't understand Formula 1's rules. What hope do we ordinary mortals have then? Bernie Ecclestone said some pretty interesting (and scandalous) things last week. He said Singapore “was just an airport” before Formula 1 happened and talked about Americans and their short attention spans. Bernie proposed a new double header race format and we tell you what we think about it. Of course, as fans, we're thrilled! Mithila’s wish for Abu Dhabi is for fans to be treated to a serious Hamilton vs. Rosberg wheel to wheel battle on track. Could there be a better way to decide the World Championship? Formula 1 bids goodbye to two great drivers, Felipe Massa and Jenson Button. Finally, we make a confident prediction about Verstappen in Abu Dhabi. Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 39) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. And That's How The FIA Avoided The Shoey On The Podium (http://bit.ly/2eirgbu) 2. The FIA Bans The Verstappen (http://bit.ly/2eDjTcB) 3. Pokemon Go At Formula 1 Races (http://bit.ly/2cPdzyG) 4. Hamilton Must Be Pissed Off With Lauda (http://bit.ly/22r6XsP) 5. Max Verstappen, Talent of the Century (http://bit.ly/1OxcZWf) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast

Forget Rosberg vs Hamilton, 2016 Is Verstappen's Year  

The 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix could have given Formula 1 a new World Champion, but it didn't. However, it confirmed a fact that didn't need much confirming - that Max Verstappen is absolute World Champion material. Irrespective of the outcome of the World Drivers' Championship, 2016 will be remembered for the brilliance of Max Verstappen. Lewis Hamilton won his first-ever race in Ayrton Senna's land ensuring that Abu Dhabi hosts the title decider yet again. We guess that Bernie Ecclestone and the Sheikhs would be very pleased given the amount of money they pay as hosting fees! On the inside Line F1 Podcast this week, we laugh over Fernando Alonso’s sense of humour. He was a horrible cameraman, but hey, at least he gave us a good laugh! Alonso also said that F1 should pay fans to watch the sport. Though ironically, thanks to all his engine woes, Alonso has been the sports highest paid viewer for the better part of the last two seasons! The success of the wet race in Brazil makes us wonder whether Bernie’s sprinkler idea is all that bad after all! Pirelli’s extreme wet tyres are so bad, but then we guess that’s true of all their tyres. Felipe Massa had an emotional farewell in Brazil, and we are sure that Jenson Button was slightly jealous – though that’s the price you pay for not making up your mind! And a gutsy Sergio Perez dumped his new sponsor on Twitter for a joke that clearly wasn’t funny. Finally, the big question: As we head to the title decider in Abu Dhabi, who is going to emerge as World Champion? Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 38) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. And That's How The FIA Avoided The Shoey On The Podium (http://bit.ly/2eirgbu) 2. The FIA Bans The Verstappen (http://bit.ly/2eDjTcB) 3. Pokemon Go At Formula 1 Races (http://bit.ly/2cPdzyG) 4. Hamilton Must Be Pissed Off With Lauda (http://bit.ly/22r6XsP) 5. Max Verstappen, Talent of the Century (http://bit.ly/1OxcZWf) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast

Let's Not Belittle The Formula 1 Drivers' Championship  

The 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix could be a Grand Prix of firsts for the Mercedes drivers. Lewis Hamilton could win his first-ever Brazilian Grand Prix OR Nico Rosberg could win his first-ever Formula 1 Drivers' Championship. Let's hope the 'best driver' wins. In which case, shouldn't it then be Fernando Alonso? We're loving the suspense and surprise of title fight this season and don't mind it being taken forward to Abu Dhabi. After all, there's finally some surprise in the sport other than Max Verstappen! Unless, of course, you're Robbie Williams. While Abu Dhabi pays millions hoping to host a 'title decider', Brazil has done so 6 times in our recent memory. By the way, the 2012 edition of the race was also Mclaren and Jenson Button's last win. What are the bets we could be repeating this statistic for Mclaren this time, next year? As we look forward to Interlagos, we share our vivid memories of a circuit that made Timo Glock world famous. We also remember a rare and unexpected robbery attempt on Jenson Button, Adrian Newey's Red Bull Racing 'tank' that withstood a bang in 2012 and Schumi helping Baby Schumi to his 3rd world title. Will Nico Rosberg be able to race in Brazil without thinking of the Drivers' Championship? He's made the 'race-by-race' approach work, till date. We're sure that mind games will be at their absolute best. And as tough as it will ever be, we try and settle this whole 'Does Nico Rosberg deserve the Drivers' Championship?' debate. Let's remember, by saying that someone was 'lucky' to win a Formula 1 Drivers' Championship, that too in its longest season ever, might be belittling the title in itself! As for Lewis Hamilton, we hope he's learning lessons from Serena Williams on how to thwart a 'match point'. Actually, who better than Williams to teach him. Gravel traps, yes or no? Formula 1 has senseless penalties. It would be good to see some sensible ones applied too, especially for exceeding track limits. All sports have one. In fact, the one sport that doesn't is World Wrestling Entertainment. And how on earth did Sebastian Vettel go scot free after his expletive laden radio message in Mexico? It is one thing to not respect competitors, but it is another to not respect the Race Director. The least they should've done was strip him of his 'Driver of the Day' award. But the FIA isn't in setting examples, so we shouldn't be surprised. Fernando Alonso has called the current Formula 1 as Formula 1/2 (or Formula 0.5)! This is probably better than being classified as GP2. If Ross Brawn is indeed interested in working on the long term plans for the sport, it should include a robust part that should have the best drivers on the grid race in Formula 1 cars and not Formula 0.5! Finally, just when we thought that almost no one would be been interested in learning from Formula 1, an Olympic Champion has indicated how skiing should use Formula 1 qualifying system at their World Cups. This comes in a year when we almost ditched the only thing that's working well in the sport. Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 37) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. And That's How The FIA Avoided The Shoey On The Podium (http://bit.ly/2eirgbu) 2. The FIA Bans The Verstappen (http://bit.ly/2eDjTcB) 3. Pokemon Go At Formula 1 Races (http://bit.ly/2cPdzyG) 4. Hamilton Must Be Pissed Off With Lauda (http://bit.ly/22r6XsP) 5. Max Verstappen, Talent of the Century (http://bit.ly/1OxcZWf) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast

And That's How The FIA Avoided The Shoey On The Podium  

FIA was sneaky in its ways to keep the shoey off the podium. We had an instance where 3 drivers were classified 3rd at least once. Thank you FIA, for embarrassing Formula 1. And thank you (not!) for ensuring the shoey man doesn't find himself on the podium, during the podium. Daniel Ricciardo's shoey was missed in Mexico, but is it time for a new party trick? We're excited to know what it could be and how he's going to up that game! The Mexico Grand Prix will be remembered for the FIA's inconsistent stewardship. One that saw Max Verstappen get penalty for doing a 'Lewis Hamilton', even when Hamilton himself didn't get one. And of course, Sebastian Vettel realised that the only driver who gets away by doing 'The Verstappen' is Max Verstappen himself. What else did this episode teach us? Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso have friends in the FIA, but Sebastian Vettel certainly doesn't. In fact, after his tirade of abusive, there's little doubt there. Should Lewis Hamilton have received a penalty? Probably, yes. Max Verstappen too? If Hamilton did, then yes, if not, then no. But Sebastian Vettel? We think not! Are they over-regulating the sport by trying to curb natural instincts of a racing car driver? But, we expect further sanctions towards Sebastian Vettel for dropping the F-bomb. A race ban? Or something far worse? Eventually, we hope that Liberty Media realise how bunching the teams up and making them compete impacts the sport. A Verstappen vs. Vettel vs. Ricciardo is exactly what the sport needs, minus the swearing, of course. Are Hamilton's start issues a thing of the past? We'll be glad, if they are. After all, blaming a clutch for losing the Drivers' Championships sounds very lame. We've been talking about Nico Rosberg and his 'match points' as we near the end of the 2016 season. But since when did we start calling it a 'match point'? This isn't tennis! Is Max Verstappen a threat to Hamilton or Rosberg in the Drivers' Championship? Are we the only ones fearing that he could crash into either driver in the remaining two races? He almost knocked Rosberg out of the race in Mexico! After witnessing the Mexico Grand Prix, we are forced to agree with Ecclestone's idea on building walls to ensure drivers race within track limits. And, Fernando Alonso was rated as 'the best Formula 1 driver' in an impromptu vote between 9 journalists. 8 out of those 9 voted for Alonso, barring one. We investigate who this journalist could be. And finally, will Ross Brawn return to save Formula 1? We certainly hope that he does. Because given the movements in Formula E, we definitely should be considering an Inside Line Formula E Podcast! Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 36) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. Will Hamilton Still Back Verstappen's Aggressive Moves? (http://bit.ly/2dZ8V1M) 2. Will The FIA Ban The Shoey? (http://bit.ly/f1shoey) 3. Nico Rosberg Suffers From Major FOMO (http://bit.ly/2c6m0Gx) 4. Hamilton Must Be Pissed Off With Lauda (http://bit.ly/22r6XsP) 5. Max Verstappen, Talent of the Century (http://bit.ly/1OxcZWf) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast

The FIA Bans 'The Verstappen'  

The United States Grand Prix was a joke in itself. The only saving grace was the brief wheel-to-wheel battle between Carlos Sainz Jr. and Fernando Alonso. The BIG chatter from the weekend was the FIA banning 'The Verstappen' and Venus Williams snubbing Martin Brundle. Shame on you, Williams. (Martin Brundle drove a race for the Williams F1 Team in 1988 - had Venus Williams known this fact, would she still have snubbed Brundle?) How do Formula 1 drivers ensure that they don't become victims of 'The Verstappen'? Ask the FIA to ban it! Ridiculous or sensible? Either way, history suggests that the FIA could well un-ban what they've banned in the first place. Actually, instead of banning 'The Verstappen' the FIA should have Max Verstappen host a session for the other drivers on how to pull of 'The Verstappen'. He's the one driver that's brought some cheer to Formula 1. Okay, Daniel Ricciardo too. Ricciardo's shoey found yet another victim (in Gerard Butler) and given the fantastic promotion and free publicity for Red Bull, there's good chance that Bernie Ecclestone would ban the shoey if the the FIA didn't. But before the ban, we'd love to see Hamilton's reaction to being shoey-ed by Ricciardo. Lewis Hamilton started his race well and that meant an expected end too - a much-needed victory. Due to obvious reasons, there's increasingly more focus on his starts and media behaviour. At his 'second' 'home' race, he scored well on both counts. By the way, an evil move by the FIA to call him in for the official press conference on Thursday. They seem to have a dark side to their humour. But it wasn't just the FIA alone, even Red Bull Racing's Spy had something really humourous to say on this subject. It was a shame to not see Max Verstappen on the podium. After all, it wasn't just Red Bull Racing alone, but the organisers too who had prepared well in expectation. His unexpected pit-stop and radio message caused much chatter. But despite his insistence, he might just end up finishing 4th in the Drivers' Championship, if his form and Ferrari's woes continue. Also, a thumbs up to our listeners and all the Dutch fans for voting for Verstappen as the 'Driver of the Day' even in races he 'Did Not Finish'! And finally, Verstappen's parked car on the circuit brought out the Virtual Safety Car that eventually helped Nico Rosberg jump Ricciardo to second place. How ironic for Ricciardo, how lucky for Rosberg! Fernando Alonso's drive to 5th showed us glimpses of his old self, but he was lucky in his clash against Felipe Massa. He should've been penalised. So typical of the FIA! 2017 might see cars, drivers and even different management for a few teams. There's talk of Ron Dennis retiring and Ross Brawn, among a few others, being discussed as his replacements. Brawn is most welcome to come back to Formula 1. But, we're not sure who needs him the most - Ferrari, Mclaren or Formula 1! Ferrari's best finish was Kimi Raikkonen reversing himself in the pit-lane. Over to Mexico, there's a possibility of Rosberg clinching the Drivers' Championship this weekend. But at the same time, there's possibility his points advantage could be cut down to just one point. The stakes are equally high for both Mercedes drivers, but Hamilton has been here a few times before, as for Rosberg, this is only his second time (first being in 2014). Maybe this is why he sang 'Living on a Prayer' post the US GP. But he could well be singing 'We are the Champions' if things go his way this weekend. Ecclestone's comments on Rosberg were very rude, but can better be expected from him? He relies on teams, drivers and podcasters like us to market his sport. Lastly, despite the Hamilton vs. Rosberg fight, Sergio Perez will be the most cheered driver on the grid in Mexico. Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 35) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. Will Hamilton Still Back Verstapp

Nico Rosberg Should Invite Nicole Sherzinger To The US GP  

Is the United States Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton's new home race? Going purely by his Instagram feed, we'd like to believe so. How many of Hamilton's reported girlfriends would cheer him in the Paddock? Would 'Joey' be visiting too? If so, they should broadcast a live car-to-television radio chat between Joey and Hamilton. We actually try simulate what this conversation could be like. In the 'Race to the White House', who would Hamilton vote for - Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Also, would Bernie Ecclestone's pal, Donald Trump, attend the United States Grand Prix in Austin? Formula 1 is a perfect sport for Trump to invest in and we tell you why. All-in-all, we hope that being in the United States of America does motivate Hamilton to race as Hamilton - he's been Rosberg-like in the last few races. Nico Rosberg's best psychological attack on Hamilton would be to invite Nicole Sherzinger to the US GP. It would also be yet another battle that Rosberg would win off-track - since beating Hamilton on-track seems unlikely this season. But Hamilton has always beaten Rosberg in the USA and Rosberg has never won here, will his 'fear of missing out' propel Rosberg to win his 8th first-ever win of the season? Surprisingly, Hamilton copied everything but Rosberg's clutch settings in Suzuka! Let's hope that Hamilton skipped the Pirelli test due to a sore foot and not a sore thumb - after all, that's what people obsessed with social media suffer from! Moving on from Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg's move to Renault would mean that he would at least go the Fernando Alonso and not the Adrian Sutil way. Good choice, Nico! If Valtteri Bottas partners Hulkenberg at Renault, should Williams request Felipe Massa to stay back for yet another season? Renault said that they would need five years to be World Champion. Given Renault's commitment phobia to Formula 1, will they be around for that long? It is interesting how Sebastian Vettel and Nico Hulkenberg have cited Michael Schumacher as an inspiration in their career moves. Should Jenson Button seek some inspiration too? Finally, we tell you why Ron Dennis' 5 on 10 rating is terrible for Mclaren-Honda and how Mark Webber's retirement automatically increases his chances of being subject to Daniel Ricciardo's famous shoey! Seeing how Ricciardo's 'shoe' has suddenly become so popular, will Red Bull Racing hike their sponsorship rates for 'official shoe supplier'? Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 34) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. Will Hamilton Still Back Verstappen's Aggressive Moves? (http://bit.ly/2dZ8V1M) 2. Will The FIA Ban The Shoey? (http://bit.ly/f1shoey) 3. Nico Rosberg Suffers From Major FOMO (http://bit.ly/2c6m0Gx) 4. Hamilton Must Be Pissed Off With Lauda (http://bit.ly/22r6XsP) 5. Max Verstappen, Talent of the Century (http://bit.ly/1OxcZWf) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast

Will Hamilton Still Back Verstappen's Aggressive Moves?  

Max Verstappen pulled off a 'Verstappen' on Lewis Hamilton at Suzuka. This made us wonder, will Lewis Hamilton still back Max Verstappen's aggressive moves? The Hamilton vs. Verstappen battle was our highlight moment! The FIA had a chat with Verstappen and told him that they're 'watching' him. Well, if not for Verstappen, who have the FIA been watching all of 2016? This lad has had our eyes glued on him. Maybe, Baby Vettel is now THE Vettel for Red Bull Racing. The Rosberg vs. Hamilton battle - we're hoping for at least one on-track battle between the two title rivals before this year's championship is concluded. However, it seems that Hamilton is hell bent on picking battles on and off track. We discuss the various avoidable episodes for the Lewis Hamilton camp from the last week. By the way, some of it reminded us of the prank played on Juan Pablo Montoya in 2004. Will Nico Rosberg be a worthy Formula 1 champion? That's the latest debate on social media and while we're not taking sides, we do add our perspectives from this season. At the same time, we should be thankful that we've a fight on our hands (and on the tele) as we witness the 2016 Drivers' Championship being fought tooth-and-nail between two team-mates, driving for a team that's been very fair and just in their approach towards both contenders. On that note, THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS, Mercedes! Mercedes to Formula E? We tell you why they're eyeing another single-seater championship and if Red Bull and Ferrari could follow suit too. Are Mercedes too bored of dominating Formula 1 and now have their sights on Formula E? Also, if Formula E's prowess grows in the coming years, will Formula 1 lose its relevance? And could Formula 1 go all-electric to remain relevant? The next few years will define the future of this category of racing. Ferrari and Mclaren - two of Formula 1's most-iconic teams seem unable to find an answer to their struggles. As for Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel, is the 'Michael Schumacher' dream going to remain a dream after all? And it seems that curse of the 'Number 2' got to Vettel in Suzuka, after all. Would a 16th and 18th place finish at Suzuka please Honda? Well, so long as Fernando Alonso didn't compare their Formula 1 engine to a GP2 engine! We tell you why Nico Hulkenberg should hedge his bets and go off to Renault and how GP3 is trying all it can to make sure their drivers are Formula 1 ready from 2017 onwards. The one line we had fun reading in this episode was 'Jan wonders if his son will have a contract come Jan'! And finally, we scoop out some inside information to tell you why the revolutionary 'car-to-television' interview was deferred from Malaysia to Japan. Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 33) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. Will The FIA Ban The Shoey? (http://bit.ly/f1shoey) 2. Nico Rosberg Suffers From Major FOMO (http://bit.ly/2c6m0Gx) 3. Hamilton Must Be Pissed Off With Lauda (http://bit.ly/22r6XsP) 4. Le Mans Says No To Formula 1 (http://bit.ly/22nSUUU) 5. Max Verstappen, Talent of the Century (http://bit.ly/1OxcZWf) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast

Will The FIA Ban The Shoey?  

Nico Rosberg is lucky that Mercedes built him a tank that went through the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix undamaged. Rosberg was lucky on multiple other counts too, including that he had a clean getaway (the Mercedes cars can’t take that for granted anymore) and the two VSC periods that helped him climb back up the order. Daniel Ricciardo had a great result to win the race. Will drivers not want to be on the podium with Ricciardo though, given his love for the ‘shoey’ (gross!)? Mark Webber was smart, he threw away Ricciardo’s shoe – the other podium victims need to learn from him. Given how much the FIA loves clamping down on everything that’s fun in F1, maybe they will ban the shoey on the podium too? A BIG thank you to Red Bull Racing for allowing Ricciardo and Verstappen to race fair and square. Ricciardo managed to do what not a lot of drivers have done this season – he kept Verstappen behind on-track (he claims to have learnt this from Verstappen himself!) Lewis Hamilton made the race interesting – not sure if it was thanks to his engine failure, post-race comments (or both!). Hamilton believes that ‘something or someone doesn’t want him to win this year’ – and he’s right. We tell you who this person in the Mercedes garage is, who has been mercilessly trying to keep Hamilton from winning. Nico Rosberg’s penalty was strange. It seems that the FIA does not want drivers to overtake on track at all! Rosberg has notched up so many penalties this season that he’s halfway to a race ban. Clearly, 'someone or something' is conspiring against him to get him so many penalties! Hamilton’s bad luck was Mercedes’ bad luck – they lost their second attempt at equaling the record for the most consecutive wins in Formula 1. Speaking of records, Jenson Button notched up 300 Grand Prix starts – and McLaren celebrated this by turning their paddock into an English pub (luckily no shoeys on offer there). Ferrari’s race was like how their whole season has been – all talk. Surprisingly, Raikkonen is outperforming Vettel. Perhaps Vettel go the Alonso way if Ferrari are unable to deliver a winning package in 2017! Is McLaren now part of the midfield teams with Williams and Force India? If so, they’re still at the bottom of that mid field. BMW recently announced their motorsport program and it doesn’t feature F1, but does include Formula E and the WEC. We guess they’ve been listening to Fernando Alonso’s criticism of the sport and decided to stay out! Here’s the big question: Can Hamilton still win the World Drivers' Championship? Of course! 5 races, 125 points to go. Let's hope a clutch, an engine or swapping of teams doesn't decide this year's champion. Suzuka is up this weekend, and it promises to be a real cracker. Will it be a Mercedes 1-2 again, or can Red Bull Racing challenge them? Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 32) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. Nico Rosberg Suffers From Major FOMO (http://bit.ly/2c6m0Gx) 2. Hamilton Must Be Pissed Off With Lauda (http://bit.ly/22r6XsP) 3. Le Mans Says No To Formula 1 (http://bit.ly/22nSUUU) 4. Max Verstappen, Talent of the Century (http://bit.ly/1OxcZWf) 5. Verstappen & Hamilton, F1's Dream Team? (http://bit.ly/29KyEJx) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast

Tim Cook Could Replace Ron Dennis At Mclaren?  

Yes, another one of those titles where we urge you to judge our podcast by the title, or not. Disclaimer: we’re only having fun and we hope you do so too. In the Apple-Mclaren story, we wonder if Tim Cook could be the man to turn Mclaren around. And how is it that despite attracting iconic brands such as Honda, Fernando Alonso and now Apple (possibly), Mclaren isn’t able to repeat its iconic performances. However, if Apple do get involved, let’s hope that their creative team comes up with something better than iMclaren - eek! Also, is Apple’s main interest Fernando Alonso’s radio messages being available for download via iTunes? And just by the way, we’re already on iTunes, so here’s where you can subscribe: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast Fernando Alonso - is he penning an autobiography? We love the Alonso 2.0 at Mclaren and let’s hope he publishes his funny radio messages, if nothing. And, our love for him shot through the roof after he declared that he wouldn’t be interested in Pokemon GO! As for Honda, they’ve expanded operations to supply to a second team in Formula 1 in the near future. Is this the real reason behind their expansion? Well, our investigative reports indicate otherwise. Oh and they also say that they’re ahead of Toro Rosso. While this claim may defy some logic, we try to prove their point. A decade since Lewis Hamilton’s first ever Formula 1 test. We talk about his legendary career and hope that we don’t lose his talent to Hollywood or Music! A Hamilton vs. Vettel vs. Alonso vs. Raikkonen vs. Verstappen battle would be stuff that dreams are made of. Would Liberty Media have the liberty to engineer such duels in the near future? We also bring focus to Anthony Hamilton’s views on Motorsport and how expensive Motorsport already is, how a draft selection policy would be good for Formula 1 but could be too cool for Formula 1 to implement. But, if drivers had performance targets, Kimi Raikkonen would’ve been shown the door this year. Yes, we talk serious stuff too, here’s proof! Formula 1 plans to exploit their gaming and gambling potential. We tell you who their Chief Gaming Officer could be, but no points for guessing the one man most worthy of the Chief Gambling Officer for the sport. Have you seen Daniel Ricciardo smile all by himself in pre-podium ceremony? We tell you the secret of his laughs. Shockingly and boldly enough, Ricciardo has rallied his support behind Nico Rosberg for the Drivers’ Championship title. We’ve a short piece of advice for the Honey Badger - beware of the trolls this week! Is Abu Dhabi Grand Prix the Pastor Maldonado of Grand Prix circuits? With Malaysia coming up this weekend, will Rosberg's ‘FOMO' drive him to yet another ‘first ever’ win? But before you pick your winner, remember: Hamilton has always finished ahead of Rosberg at Sepang, will it be any different this Sunday? (Season 2016, Episode 31) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. Nico Rosberg Suffers From Major FOMO (http://bit.ly/2c6m0Gx) 2. Hamilton Must Be Pissed Off With Lauda (http://bit.ly/22r6XsP) 3. Le Mans Says No To Formula 1 (http://bit.ly/22nSUUU) 4. Max Verstappen, Talent of the Century (http://bit.ly/1OxcZWf) 5. Verstappen & Hamilton, F1's Dream Team? (http://bit.ly/29KyEJx) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast

Pokemon GO Monsters At Formula 1 Races?  

With Jenson Button’s help we’ve cracked the perfect idea to bring younger audiences to F1 races – install Pokemon Go monsters at every Grand Prix! Maybe they’re already working on this and decided to live test in Singapore on the perfect target audience, Max Verstappen. Yes, we are referring to the ‘Godzilla’ on track. Although, this novel idea of ours may lead to more jaywalkers on track - like the marshal in Singapore (but seriously, shouldn't the FIA be penalised for this incident?)! After encountering the Hulk at the start of the race on Sunday, young Verstappen did have the perfect teenager of a weekend. Nico Rosberg won in Singapore, but the race went down to the wire. In an attempt to bring Lewis Hamilton back on the podium, did Mercedes jeopardize Rosberg’s win? What if the situations were reversed? There'd be carnage! It was also Rosberg’s 200th Formula One start – and another driver’s 300th, tune in to find out who. As the Drivers’ Championship battle continues, we're not taking sides yet - 6 races or nearly 1/3rd of the season yet remaining. But Ferrari, what were they thinking? Or were they thinking at all? After being butted off the podium, maybe Kimi Raikkonen tipped the Singapore cops about Maurizio Arrivabene’s cigarette butt, we think. Ferrari praised Raikkonen’s race as a ‘World Champion’ effort, but they didn’t act like a World Champion team. We’d not blame them though; it’s been nearly a decade since their last crown. While we missed Raikkonen’s uncomfortable waving on the podium and the mumbling, the Iceman did get some overtaking practice in Singapore along with some opportunity for to play his radio classics. We thank Red Bull Racing for allowing us to enjoy the Max Verstappen vs. Daniil Kvyat battle on-track without issuing team orders. Although, we were almost certain to hear back a ‘NO’ had they instructed Kvyat to move over. In some ways, did this ‘personal’ battle help Kvyat get some closure on the unceremonious demotion? Let’s hope so. And of course, thank you to Red Bull Racing for livening up the last 14 laps of the race with a well though of tyre strategy for Daniel Ricciardo, who is increasingly becoming our choice for the ‘Driver of the Season’ and should’ve won ‘Driver of the Day’ in Singapore. We are impressed by Niki Lauda’s humour, top marks for his comeback to Max Verstappen on their ongoing “psychiatrist” banter. A new but expected power struggle seems to be brewing in Formula 1 between Bernie Eccelstone and Chase Carey, which way will things go? Carey’s biggest short-term task will be to retain Fernando Alonso after 2017. In the meanwhile, we’re happy to enjoy some hilarious jokes at Mr. Chase Carey’s expense. Are we the first ones to do so? NASCAR has named a race ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ will Formula 1 ever get so cool? And if it ever thinks of doing so, let’s call the Singapore Grand Prix night race the ‘The Dark Night’! Finally, we congratulate Alex Zanardi, a true champion and remember one of our greatest - Keep Fighting Michael! Tune in! (Season 2016, Episode 30) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. Nico Rosberg Suffers From Major FOMO (http://bit.ly/2c6m0Gx) 2. Hamilton Must Be Pissed Off With Lauda (http://bit.ly/22r6XsP) 3. Le Mans Says No To Formula 1 (http://bit.ly/22nSUUU) 4. Max Verstappen, Talent of the Century (http://bit.ly/1OxcZWf) 5. Verstappen & Hamilton, F1's Dream Team? (http://bit.ly/29KyEJx) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast

Verstappen vs. Ricciardo For Victory In Singapore, Possible?  

Mercedes to be challenged in Singapore, really? Or is this yet another Ferrari-inspired pre-race PR hype? Singapore has been tagged as Red Bull Racing’s track, and boy are we excited! Will we get to see some Verstappen vs. Ricciardo action (and will Red Bull Racing let it be a fair fight!)? To keep his championship hopes alive, Nico Rosberg must fight against all odds in Singapore. Forget winning, he's not been on the podium here since 8 years! At the same time, he had his ‘first-ever’ wins in Spa and Monza in the last fortnight, can he keep up that trend? We hope his 'FOMO' drives him to the top step on Sunday. Lewis Hamilton is good for Formula 1 and for our podcast. The last episode should have been called 'Lewis Hamilton's Team-Mate Wins In Italy' to get more people to tune in! In a lot of ways, Rosberg is fighting not only Hamilton, but an entire mentality in the paddock (and the million fans) who believe that Hamilton is meant to be World Champion. Max Verstappen and Niki Lauda had a public face-off, will they visit a psychiatrist together to bond? Glad we’re reminded that Verstappen is still a teenager by his typical teenage back answering. Given the lacking bromance between Lauda and Verstappen, we are glad that Verstappen didn’t sign with Mercedes. But for how long can they remain apart? We welcome the new owners of Formula 1 to Formula 1 and to the Inside Line F1 Podcast, of course. The new owners say they will evolve the business model of F1 to generate more revenue. We think they should also fix the regulations that don't allow us too much competition these days. They've picked up the profitable business of Formula 1, but will they be able to make the eco-system of Formula 1 stable and profitable too? Also, will the American owners be at their toughest best when negotiating with the Russian Grand Prix organisers? Official Live Streaming (rather than just Official Live Timing) is the next big introduction that Formula 1 should make. Just btw, MotoGP has had theirs since almost a decade! Speaking of the spirit of competition, did Mercedes actually help Ferrari improve? And if so, Ferrari were foolish to not seek help from Red Bull Racing too. Luckily they weren’t so foolish so as to seek help from Mclaren! It certainly looks like a season of retirements - Massa, possibly Button and now Ecclestone too? Or will Ecclestone’s be a sabbatical genuinely? One thing’s for sure, we aren’t retiring any time soon. Tune In! (Season 2016, Episode 29) The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook and on Google+: http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta (http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and Kunal Shah (http://twitter.com/kunalashah) Subscribe on: iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast RSS for Google, Android, Blackberry or Windows phones: http://bit.ly/insideline (You will need a Podcast player!) SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/insidelineonsoundcloud TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast-tuneinradio MixCloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/insidelinef1podcast/ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/insidelinef1podcast DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/inside-line-f1-podcast And hear our ever popular episodes from the previous weeks: 1. Kimi Raikkonen Finally Wins Something (http://bit.ly/2aI2s9g) 2. Must Be Pissed Off With Lauda (http://bit.ly/22r6XsP) 3. Le Mans Says No To Formula 1 (http://bit.ly/22nSUUU) 4. Max Verstappen, Talent of the Century (http://bit.ly/1OxcZWf) 5. Verstappen & Hamilton, F1's Dream Team? (http://bit.ly/29KyEJx) #F1 #Formula1 #FormulaOne #CarRacing #AutoRacing #Ferrari #Mercedes #Mclaren #Honda #RedBull #Motorsport #Motorracing #Sports #Podcast #RedBullRacing #MaxVerstappen #LewisHamilton #InsideLineF1Podcast

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