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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This podcast aims to add some much needed humour in the world of Formula 1. More can be accessed via:

The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This podcast aims to add some much needed humour in the world of Formula 1. More can be accessed via:
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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This podcast aims to add some much needed humour in the world of Formula 1. More can be accessed via:






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

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...


34: Will Leclerc Be Rosberg's Next Target?

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?...


33: Monza Missed Out On A Max Verstappen Masterclass

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...


32: Is Fernando Alonso Scared Of Max Verstappen?

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...


31: Robin 'Aceman' Raikkonen Cometh

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...


30: With Which Team Will Verstappen Win His F1 Titles?

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...


29: Verstappen A Legit Hamilton Beater?

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...


28: Kimi Raikkonen For James Bond

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...


27: Wolff vs. Hamilton For F1 CEO?

Lewis Hamilton's making sense on and off track, while Toto Wolff insists that he's not eyeing the post of F1's CEO. Could a Wolff vs. Hamilton battle be in the offing? Politically speaking, Hamilton would be way ahead in the polls; his 5-point agenda makes complete sense. Will there be more personalities interested in replacing Chase Carey when the time comes? In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we talk about the Rich Energy-Haas fiasco, why Romain Grosjean shouldn't be...


26: F1 2020: Silly Season Begins

Only 9 races in and the silly season for the 2020 Formula 1 Season has already begun. Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon aside, we think Marcus Ericsson maybe involved in the musical chairs too. In fact, will we lay part of the blame for tyre issues in 2020 on Ericsson too? And poor Pierre Gasly, if he has to go, history has shown a higher probability for the mid-season than the end. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we also talk about Red Bull Racing's thoughtful training...


25: F1 Needs To Apologise To Valtteri Bottas

Every sport needs to build and worship its heroes, the current flavour for Formula 1 being Lewis Hamilton. But Formula 1 took one step too far when it asked Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton's title rival, to sing praises for the reigning World Champion not once, but twice. Enough, lads. Let's respect the title rivalry between the two Mercedes drivers. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we wonder if Esteban Ocon will eventually have to settle for a Renault in 2020 after having...


24: F1 Should Make Winning Prize Money Public

We know Roger Federer's prize money from his Grand Slam wins. We also know of Real Madrid's earnings from their exploits across various football championships. It's a norm for most sports series to reveal winning prize money, so why not for Formula 1? We would love to know (officially!) what Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton earn from Formula 1 for raising the performance bar to newer levels every fortnight. Should this be one more change the sport makes for 2021? Also in this week's episode of...


23: Wake Me Up When September Ends...

Formula 1 unanimously decided to defer the announcement of its 2021 regulations till October this year. The WEC announced their 'hyper car' regulations from 2021 just a few days ago. Basically, everyone is leading fans to believe that 2021 is the year when Motorsport will undergo a revolution. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast ( , we talk of the possible headlines you will still read come 2021. What else could Mercedes do to prove their...


22: Can Lewis Hamilton Win The F1 2019 Constructors' Championship?

Only two points separate Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari in the 2019 Formula 1 Constructors' Championship. Can Hamilton clinch the title this season? Yes, you read it right - we mean the Constructors' Championship. It was back in 2013 when Sebastian Vettel in his Red Bull outscored the second-placed team, Mercedes. Given Mercedes' superiority in every department, we could see Hamilton outscore Ferrari (or Red Bull?) in 2019. Also in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast - what could be...


21: 10 Personalities We Want On The Netflix-F1 Show Season 2

There's no official news on Season 2 of the Netflix-F1 show. But we know it's happening! In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss the 10 personalities from the Formula 1 paddock that should absolutely feature in Season 2. Also in this episode, we talk (again!) about Sebastian Vettel's retirement rumours, how Ferrari could be/is Charles Leclerc's only hope for the next few seasons and why Nico Hulkenberg to Red Bull Racing is more imaginative than real. Tune in, laugh...


20: Are Ferrari Embarrassed To Top Free Practice Sessions?

The 2019 Formula 1 Championships aside, Ferrari seem out of contention for the 2019 Free Practice World Championships too. Or is it that the former World Champions are too embarrassed to keep topping the not-so-relevant sessions? We discuss more in this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast. Also, this episode is a summary of What They Said This Week - the 'they' in question being Toto Wolff, Renault and Robert Kubica. We bid adieu to Niki Lauda whilst reminiscing memories of the...


19: 10 Tips To Deal With Mercedes' Dominance In F1 2019

Mercedes' superiority and domination is making headlines for yet another Formula 1 season. So as a fan, how do you deal with it? In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we share 10 fun tips on how to make the 2019 Formula 1 Season less boring for your own self. Also in this episode: the ONE similarity between Zandvoort and Suzuka and why it excites us for the 2020 Dutch Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 attempt - when last did we see Alonso make a driver error leading to a...


18: Is F1 Overselling Its 2021 Agenda?

Picture this: Formula 1 is a country; its fans (all of us!) are its citizens. This would make Chase Carey its Head of State and the teams and drivers the government functionaries - working hard to deliver a good championship fight. In all of this, is Formula 1 overselling its agenda and plans for 2021? Is Carey sounding like the politician who is asking its citizens to sacrifice today and be patient for a better tomorrow (2021), even as he comes up for re-election (contract renewal)? No,...


17: F1 TV - Is The Commentary Biased?

Okay, let's get this straight. The Sky Sports F1 team is doing a fabulous job of presenting Formula 1\. But are they too British-centric in their coverage to be the commentary feed on F1 TV, the sport's official live stream? That said, Formula 1's next move should be to establish their own independent commentary feeds, maybe in multiple languages? Of course, F1 TV first needs to have a glitch-free season before thinking of content localisation. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1...


16: Did Ecclestone Spill Vettel's F1 Retirement Plans?

An unlikely friendship or not, Bernie Ecclestone and Sebastian Vettel are known to be good friends. In which case, why would Ecclestone stir the controversial retirement pot for Vettel at a time when almost everyone is calling for it anyway? Is Ecclestone having with Vettel's critics or did he just end up spilling the beans over Vettel's future in Formula 1? Either way, let's hope for one final championship flourish (or two!) for Vettel before he bids goodbye to the sport. In this week's...