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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:






38: Vettel Missing A Mentor At Ferrari?

Sebastian Vettel could be missing a mentor at Ferrari. In fact, could Ferrari do better with a ‘real’ racer at the helm of affairs? We explain our view in this week’s episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast]( by comparing the pressures between a Formula 1 driver and the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Also, we wonder how things could’ve turned out had Lewis Hamilton lost the World Championship in 2008; would Timo Glock be remembered a little less? With Formula 1 teams...


37: Why No F1 Fan Should Hate Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is the perfect embodiment of Liberty Media's vision for Formula 1 - embracing the show without compromising on speed. In this week's episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast](, we tell you that the 2018 Formula 1 Season is proof why NO Formula 1 fan should hate Lewis Hamilton. Also, we talk about Red Bull Racing's targets for Honda and Max Verstappen in 2019, Jos-Max's chemistry, how Sebastian Vettel can reclaim his lost glory, why the Vietnam Grand...


36: Celebrating The Legend Of Kimi Raikkonen

Yes, we are still celebrating Kimi Raikkonen's victory from last Sunday. But that's how it should be with Raikkonen's wins - they don't come as often, so when they do, one better celebrate it in true Raikkonen style ;-) In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we reveal what Ferrari need to do to motivate Raikkonen to deliver as Raikkonen should. And no, this doesn't include the 'champagne on the podium' mantra. Btw, after years of needing to replace Raikkonen, are Ferrari...


35: Please Don't Take Away Our Chequered Flag

Will Lewis Hamilton clinch his 5th World Championship title at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix? Will Donald Trump follow Vladimir Putin’s lead and attend the race at the Circuit of the Americas? Well, what we are more concerned about is Formula 1 not replacing our beloved and iconic chequered flag with a digital version next season. Also in this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we express surprise at how soon before Michael Schumacher and Valentino Rossi’s records in...


34: What Could Be Sebastian Vettel's Future In F1?

Will Sebastian Vettel go the Fernando Alonso way? Or will he retire from the sport as a quadruple World Champion? Or will he follow Michael Schumacher's footsteps and take on a team management role? What are the chances of Vettel jumping ship to Mercedes; a German driver racing for a German team and all of that...! Let alone young drivers, the lack of competitive teams in the sport could catch out this former World Champion too! From fighting Mercedes, Ferrari seem to be fighting within...


33: In F1, Ferrari = Google, Mercedes = Apple

The Ferrari vs. Mercedes battle in the current Formula 1 season is like the Google vs. Apple battle in the world of smartphones. There's little doubt why Mercedes have managed to come out on top for two consecutive seasons. Tune in to hear more on this analogy. Also in this week's episode, we have Lucien's 'Moments in Time' section where we remind our viewers that there is more to our Russian Grand Prix memories than Daniil Kvyat's torpedo moment. Will Daniel Ricciardio's haste with Renault...


32: Mick Schumacher To Join The Red Bull Junior Program?

Helmut Marko has denied being in talks with Mick Schumacher to join the Red Bull Junior Driver program. Could this actually be a hint that Red Bull are already in talks with the young Schumacher? There's going to be a race to sign him - who will win this one? In this week’s episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast](, we have Ashley give us a brief summary of the Singapore Grand Prix and her experiences from the Marina Bay Circuit. Also, we discuss the ‘mini race’ in...


31: Leclerc Exclusive: 'I Am Not That Famous Yet!'

After weeks of rumours, the Raikkonen-Leclerc swap was finally announced. Hats off to Ferrari for making an exception and realising that an early investment in Charles Leclerc's progression in the world of Formula 1 is only going to pay them early dividends. But is this also a sign from Ferrari that they are beginning to lose hope in Sebastian Vettel's erring ways? In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we have bytes from the man-on-the-move himself, Charles Leclerc. We met...


30: Kimi Raikkonen For Vice President

Will Ferrari re-sign Kimi Raikkonen? Or will Kimi Raikkonen resign from Ferrari and Formula 1? There are tons of rumours doing the rounds last week and while we ignore them all, we wonder if Kimi Raikkonen would actually be well suited to become Vice President. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal argue over Raikkonen's possible extension, Nico Rosberg's sudden love for Lewis Hamilton, the possibility of drivers becoming title sponsors of their home Grands...


29: Ocon Exclusive: 'Hope To Retain Force India Seat'

Where could Esteban Ocon race in 2019? For Formula 1 fans, this question is as intriguing as 'who could win the Drivers' Championship in 2018?' - and given how the driver silly season has panned out, let's hope that Ocon gets a suitable car that compliments his talent. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we have a special guest - Esteban Ocon himself. The Frenchman rates his performances against Sergio Perez, he answers whether he has done enough to retain his seat at Force...


28: Fernando Alonso Can't Be F1's Ambassador

Formula 1 hopes that Fernando Alonso will be the sport's ambassador despite choosing to race elsewhere in 2019\. Well, we're certain Alonso (also Briatore?) wouldn't mind the 'ambassadorship' if it comes with some money & maybe a guarantee of a faster car in the future? Either way, why Formula 1 would ask Alonso to be their ambassador baffles us. The double World Champion has only had negative things to say about the sport for the last many years. In this week's episode of the [Inside Line...


27: Where Will Racing Point Force India Finish In 2018?

Hats off to Formula 1 for pulling off the unthinkable! Is Force India's resurrection the first instance where every stakeholder of the sport has come together and acted with the _'sport first'_ intention? It will be good to see the _Pink Panthers_ continue racing in 2018 and we're putting our bets on them not finishing last in the Constructors' Championship despite having all their points docked off. In this week's episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast](, we bring...


26: Freddie On James: The Hunt Exclusive

The [Inside Line F1 Podcast]( returns after a sunny summer break from the beaches of Greece. In this week's episode, we commemorate 25 years since James Hunt and who better than his son Freddie to narrate stories, incidents and the passion of the 1976 Formula 1 World Champion. Did _Rush_ add to Hunt's popularity? And what if social media existed back in the Hunt-Lauda era? Know more in our **Hunt exclusive episode**. We also talk to Freddie about his racing career,...


25: Mclaren Approached Lewis Hamilton Too?

Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1's reigning World Champion and super star, recently admitted that a 'rival' team attempted to sign him for 2019 and 2020\. In this week's episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast](, we speculate if this 'rival' was Mclaren indeed. Given their love for PR and attempts at signing high-profile drivers, should we be surprised? Also in this episode, we discuss the ONLY pitfall of the double and triple headers in Formula 1, the driver sillier season...


24: The Nico Hulkenberg Interview Podcast

Nico Hulkenberg, one of two German drivers racing in the 2018 Formula 1 Season, joined us on this special episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast]( We discussed Hulkenberg's career prospects, relationship with Renault and Carlos Sainz Jr., the possibilities of racing for either Ferrari or Mercedes and even about his elusive podium. Hulkenberg also expresses his positivity on the changes being introduced in Formula 1 from the 2019 Formula 1 Season and who he would...


23: Motorsport's Quadruple Crown Cometh?

If Motorsport makes it to the Olympics, would winning 'gold' become the Quadruple Crown of Motorsport? In that case, we know one driver that would chase this crown irrespective of what category of racing it may be and of course, irrespective of how old he would be then. No brownie points for guessing who we are referring to! In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss the 2018 German Grand Prix, Renault's profit making Formula 1 operations, why Red Bull Racing should be...


22: Points For Everyone? Please, No, F1

The 'points for all' topic is disturbing. No, please don't go down this road, Formula 1\. We've gone from awarding points to top-6 to top-8 and now 50% of the grid (top-10) scores points. By increasing the base of points scorers to 100% (all-20), we will go from incentivising drivers to win or finish higher to simply just finishing races. Is this Formula 1's way of retaining Fernando Alonso? In this week's episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast](, the 'What Wolff...


21: Welcome To Podcasts, Formula 1

Welcome to the world of podcasts, Formula 1\. We've had your back for the last 6 years and now we look forward to you increasing the size of the pie for all of us ;-) In this week's episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast](, we wonder if Sebastian Vettel will conclude the triple header by scoring a hat-trick of penalties; or can he actually win the 2018 British Grand Prix? Fernando Alonso holds the key to the driver market for 2019, or does he? Btw, we speculate if...


20: Charles Leclerc Has Outperformed Max Verstappen

Charles Leclerc has had a phenomenal start to his debut season in Formula 1 - better than Max Verstappen even! In this week's episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast](, Mithila and Kunal do some math and tell you why. Well, even if they could be evenly matched on talent, is maturity one key area where Leclerc scores higher? We know such stories create controversies, but they are still worth visiting. Also in this episode: we try and calculate how old Fernando Alonso...


19: The Romain Grosjean Interview

In a bonus episode before the 2018 French Grand Prix, we have the senior-most French driver in Formula 1, Romain Grosjean, as a guest on the [Inside Line F1 Podcast]( In this week's special episode, we speak to the Haas F1 Team driver about his season so far, emotions about finally having a home race in France, ambitions for a Ferrari drive and his contract extension talks for 2019. Also, Grosjean, who stood on the podium of the 2013 Indian Grand Prix, has a...