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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:






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...


15: Ferrari: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

Should Ferrari use team-orders or not? They were trolled for not doing so in 2018 and now are now being trolled for doing so in 2019! As for China, we believe Ferrari was right in using team-orders. But before you jump onto us for this statement, tune in to this episode. We also talk of how 'disbelief' is governing Ferrari's title campaign for 2019 and how the team and Sebastian Vettel avoided major embarrassment in Formula 1's 1000th Grand Prix. Also in this episode, we tell you why...


14: Sebastian Vettel Is Trolling The Trolls ;-)

Sebastian Vettel - from spinning on track, he's now spinning in the simulator. Is this Vettel's way of trolling his trolls? Let's remember, the German has an impeccable sense of humour too. Instead of wins, pole positions and fastest laps, his spin count (4 in the last 10 races) leads the chatter among Formula 1 fans. One thing is for sure, Vettel will bounce back. But which race will it be? In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss the celebrations around Formula 1's...


13: Kym Illman: Expert Tips On F1 Photography

In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we have a special guest from the Formula 1 paddock. Kym Illman, the famous Australian Formula 1 photographer, joins us on our show to talk about his journey to becoming one of the sport's best-known photographers, the art of clicking Formula 1 cars and drivers in action and some expert tips, in case you go snapping! Finally, if you are eager to turn your interest in Formula 1 photography into a career, Kym's got some great advice for you....


12: Strange Start To F1 2019 - Agree Or Disagree?

The start to the 2019 Formula 1 Season has been strange. For starters, we were almost on course to see Ferrari and Mercedes' (supposed!) number 2 drivers win the opening two races while their superstar drivers were have been found lacking. Okay, more so for Sebastian Vettel than Lewis Hamilton, but we still stand by our assessment. In this week's episode, we also discuss the strange form, pace and events at Renault, Red Bull Racing and most other teams on the grid. Will Fernando Alonso's...


11: Alonso-Dakar Will Be More Interesting Than Alonso-F1

Fernando Alonso - he knows how to stay in the news! But more importantly, he knows how to have fun in the world of Motorsport. In the recent past, how many former Formula 1 World Champions have raced and won high-profile races and series after '_retiring_' from Formula 1? Fernando Alonso racing in THE DAKAR RALLY (yes, we're super-excited!) would be mighty, awesome, mega and interesting. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss how Fernando Alonso is making the most...


10: The Question NASA Should've Asked Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton actually had the gall to ask NASA if the moon landing was faked. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we wonder if NASA could've been this honest with Hamilton too and if so, we tell you the most pertinent question they could've asked our five-times World Champion. Okay, no hate guys - spread the love! Also in this episode, do we really have a new Valtteri Bottas? We discuss Ralf Schumacher's statements. Pierre Gasly and Robert Kubica had a strange issue with...


9: F1 2019: Watch Out For The Rookies

The rookies are out to take Formula 1 by storm. Max Verstappen started the trend, followed by Charles Leclerc and now there's four more on the grid in 2019 - Lando Norris, George Russell, Alexander Albon and Antonio Giovinazzi. But there is something about these millennial rookies that makes them formidable talents. We can't last remember when Formula 1 had so many rookies line-up on the grid. Basically, the top-3 Formula 2 drivers from 2018 have been promoted to race in Formula 1 in 2019\....


8: Dear F1, Give Us Season 2 Of The Netflix Show

The Netflix-Formula 1 documentary has taken the world by storm. Yes, we mean the entire world and not just the smallish-large world of Formula 1 fans. While Formula 1 is hoping that the documentary brings newer audiences to the sport, we're wondering how many Formula 1 fans bought a Netflix subscription to watch the series. The reverse cross-over, as we call it in this week's episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast]( Also in this episode, we wonder if Bernie...


7: From World Champions To Mule Champions

Williams F1 Team - is still in the pre-season spotlight; for all the wrong reasons. One wonders what it could be like once the season starts, but then, we could have other under-performers to focus on. And would that be Mclaren? Well, Helmut Marko certainly thinks so. In our pre-pre-2019 Australian Grand Prix episode, we talk about Ferrari's masterstroke for Mission Winnow or did common sense just settle in? How easy or difficult is it for one to identify the Pirelli tyres? Why Red Bull...


6: F1 Testing: Merc's Two-Spec Approach Could Backfire

The pre-season tests of the 2019 Formula 1 Season have concluded. We share our summarised notes from #F1Testing - the bigger story being Mercedes' rumoured two-spec car approach for the season. As smart as it sounds, could such a strategy also backfire? While Williams struggled to build one car on time, Mercedes seems to have built two! We discuss this and more in this week's episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast]( Also in this episode, Indy Car's usage of on-car...


5: F1 Testing: Spying Is The Best Form Of Flattery

The first official pre-season test of the 2019 Formula 1 season has only just concluded. Apart from Ferrari and Alfa Romeo's radically different (and similar?) front wings, what was our highlight of the test? This Ferrari engineer spying the Mclaren car in a not so spy-like manner. Given how testing form goes, we say that spying is the best form of flattery. Will Mclaren use this image in their sponsor presentations for the season? In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we...


4: Rich Energy + Red Bull = Monster?

In the 'battle of the energy drinks' in Formula 1, everyone is talking about Rich Energy vs. Red Bull Racing. But what about Monster? Wouldn't growing horns and wings make one a Monster? Yes, there's this and more in our episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast. We talk about the livery reveals till date - can we also stop calling them 'car launches' please? Will Honda offer the mid-field teams a rare chance to fight for the top 3 in 2019? In which case, would you bet on Red Bull Racing...