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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: http://www.kunalsf1blog.com

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: http://www.kunalsf1blog.com
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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: http://www.kunalsf1blog.com

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@kunalashah

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English


Episodes

17: Best Time To Invest In A Formula 1 Team?

5/31/2018
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The business of Formula 1 seems to be changing. With Liberty Media looking to restructure team payments, budget caps, standardisation, etc. - is this the best time to invest in a Formula 1 team? Will owning a team finally be about its business rather than passion? We discuss more in this week's episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast](http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b). Daniel 'Shoey' Ricciardo is the hottest property in the paddock these days; we actually celebrated his win in Monaco with a shoey!...

Duration:00:19:18

16: Daruvala: F3 Title Is My Focus For 2018

5/6/2018
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As a weekend special, we have Force India F1 Team's junior driver and current F3 racer Jehan Daruvala on our show. The young Indian speaks to us ahead of his 2018 F3 campaign - preparations, targets, title rivals and key area of improvement. The BIG question of course is - how soon before we find him in the Force India cockpit? Hear more in this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast. (Season 2018, Episode 16) The [Inside Line F1 Podcast](http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b), a top-rated...

Duration:00:09:46

15: Formula 1 Is FINALLY Formula Fun

5/2/2018
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After 3 back-to-back races of absolute chaos, excitement and unexpected results, is Formula 1 finally Formula Fun? Hats off to Liberty Media for not resting on the laurels and great races in Bahrain, China and Azerbaijan and for forcing through (literally!) the aero changes for 2019\. Whether they deliver on-track or not, 10/10 for trying. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal discuss the Formula 1 - Twitter deal and how it has created part-time employment...

Duration:00:17:51

14: Ferrari Should Be Scrutinised For Ruining Raikkonen's Races

4/25/2018
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The FIA has put Ferrari under scrutiny for various reasons. We think, the FIA should also scrutinise Ferrari for ruining Kimi Raikkonen's races in 2018\. Maybe for 2016 & 2017 too? In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal tell you why Daniel Ricciardo should leave Red Bull Racing. Has Mercedes lost out to Ferrari in the race to sign Ricciardo? Will Ferrari's stepchild treatment of Kimi Raikkonen make Ricciardo wary of signing with the Scuderia? Will Fernando...

Duration:00:19:02

A Lose Head & A Loose Headrest

6/28/2017
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The 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix did test the usage of the words 'lose' and 'loose'! In this week's episode, we wonder if Pirelli will soon run out adjectives for their 'soft' tyres and if they'll debut a mega ultra super soft tyre someday soon. And mind you, a single set of this compound might last the entire race duration too! We look back at Daniel Ricciardo's 'curse of the No. 3' that actually worked, the much-debated Hamilton-Vettel clash, Valtteri Bottas' recovery drive to P2 and has...

Duration:00:20:25

Karun Chandhok Talks Le Mans & F1 On The Inside Line

6/16/2017
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There's seemingly more excitement and anticipation about the 2017 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Is this thanks to Fernando Alonso's efforts to bring the 'Triple Crown of Motorsport' back in the limelight? In this special episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal talk to Karun Chandhok, former Formula 1 and Formula E driver and India's Le Mans specialist, about the legendary endurance race this weekend, his best memory of this race and who he thinks are the favourites...

Duration:00:10:11

What Verstappen Has In Common With Stroll, Ericsson & Vandoorne

6/14/2017
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Max Verstappen is 'fed up'! But he's had such a start to the 2017 Formula 1 Season - 3 DNFs out of 7 races, so we don't blame him. If he's 'fed up' in just 7 races, we wonder what state would poor Fernando Alonso be in after nearly 50 such races with Mclaren-Honda. Alonso to Williams in 2018? Or will it be the Indy Car series? If only the Mclaren win in the 'F1 Raft Race' influenced his decision. But very coyly, Mclaren seem to be distancing themselves from Honda's recurring and seemingly...

Duration:00:19:54

Indy vs. F1, Settle This The Boxing Way

6/6/2017
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There's Lewis Hamilton on one side and ALL the Indy drivers on the other. They're at a war of words, thanks to Hamilton questioning the level of talent competing in the American open-wheel single-seater series. How do we settle this? Let's have the world's best racers challenge each other, boxing style. A fully blown PR event, racer vs. racer - in a single-make car, anyone like this idea? In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal talk about the upcoming...

Duration:00:21:02

Fernando Alonso, Motorsport's Disruptive Force

5/31/2017
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Fernando Alonso, possibly Formula 1's unluckiest double World Champion, is he Motorsport's most disruptive force right now? His exploits at the 101st Indianapolis 500 almost stole the limelight away from Formula 1, Monaco, Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel. Can the current and next generation of racers take inspiration from his move? Has Alonso's target of the 'Triple Crown of Motorsport' suddenly brought it back into the spotlight? Will there be more drivers gunning for this crown? In this...

Duration:00:22:01

Why Raikkonen Will Never Race The Indy 500

5/24/2017
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As Motorsport's most-awaited weekend nears, Mithila and Kunal had to make a tough choice while deciding what to speak about first - the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix or the Indianapolis 500? We can't possibly wonder how Fernando Alonso made up his mind! And damn the Indy 500 traditions for not being Raikkonen-friendly. In this week's episode, we discuss the long and short of wheelbases, Jenson Button's return to Formula 1, Carlos Sainz Jr.'s most-certain departure from Toro Rosso for 2018 (and how...

Duration:00:22:44

FIA Should Have Penalised Verstappen & Raikkonen

5/17/2017
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The 2017 Spanish Grand Prix was epic. Lewis Hamilton won a race he had almost lost. As for Sebastian Vettel, he managed a perfect start, a super overtake of Bottas, a valiant defence from Hamilton only to finish 2nd. Why did Ferrari choose to not pit Vettel in the last 12-15 laps and set him a target to chase Hamilton? This question will remain unanswered. 3-into-1 has always entertained in Formula 1, but in the Verstappen-Raikkonen-Bottas sandwich, should the FIA have penalised Verstappen &...

Duration:00:24:00

Red Bull Gives You Wings, But No Brakes

5/10/2017
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As we approach the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix, all eyes will be on Red Bull Racing. Will their upgrades make them a front running team for 2017? And Red Bull might give you wings, but they clearly aren't giving Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo good brakes. IF ONLY Niki Lauda's statement that Spain is where the season 'resets' would mean a reset of the 80 points deficit for Red Bull Racing. The RB13 is unlucky for some, at this moment. In this week's episode, Mithila and Kunal discuss how...

Duration:00:23:49

Mclaren Saved Formula 1 From A Honda Destruction

4/25/2017
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Thank you Mclaren for vetoing a Red Bull Racing - Honda partnership a few seasons ago. IF not, we'd have had 6 GP2 cars (or worse!) racing in Formula 1. By the way, there's talk of Mercedes helping Honda with their power-unit. This is after Bernie Ecclestone suggested that Mercedes helped Ferrari. If that's the case, why not help Renault too? Or better, let's just give everyone Mercedes engines. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal discuss Fernando Alonso's...

Duration:00:19:15

Hamilton Finally Picks A Penalty For Driving Slow

4/18/2017
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Lewis Hamilton has used 'driving slow' as a tactic in the past. Yes, it was at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where he won the race, but lost the Drivers' Championship to Nico Rosberg. However, at the epic 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix, Hamilton was penalised for driving slow ahead of Daniel Ricciardo. The karma of the Motorsport world coming to bite Hamilton back? Mercedes were outclassed by Ferrari in every department, tyre strategy being the most evident one. In fact, Mercedes had lost out to...

Duration:00:21:51

Have Ferrari Forgotten Team Orders?

4/10/2017
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After the incredible Chinese Grand Prix, we wondered what most Ferrari fans would've wondered - why did Ferrari not ask Kimi Raikkonen to move over and let Sebastian Vettel pass? Could this strategic move have altered the race result? Did this 'no team order' strategy blunder cost Ferrari more than their tyre strategy for Vettel? Frankly, we're happy that Ferrari let their drivers race. Yes, it's unusual, but it is something that Mercedes and Red Bull Racing have been doing since ages. Thank...

Duration:00:25:27

Max Verstappen Doesn't Know Heel-Toe?

4/5/2017
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The fortnight gap between Australia and China does seem a little too long. But here we are! In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal talk about the Ferrari vs. Mercedes battle that will resume at the Shanghai International Circuit. Will Ferrari's pace be further validated or will it prove that Australia was a flash in the pan? Our hosts also discuss how and why Max Verstappen doesn't know of the ever-popular heel-toe concept that's used in racing ever since. Is...

Duration:00:22:10

Dear F1, Make Our Races Longer

3/28/2017
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We've a split vote! The 2017 Australian Grand Prix entertained us, while it failed to entertain others. However, this was the shortest Formula 1 race in Australia, is it time for Formula 1 and the FIA to increase the total race distance? All this while the powers are wondering if there should be two races every weekend after all. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal dissect the opening race of the season. They pick the funniest moments, which includes...

Duration:00:23:03

Will Valtteri Bottas Make Us Miss Nico Rosberg?

3/21/2017
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As we excitedly countdown to the 2017 Australian Grand Prix, we wonder if we'll be treated to an epic Formula 1 race or a Sunday morning snooze fest? We're hoping for that a single team (read: Mercedes) doesn't dominate, but even if they do, will Valtteri Bottas be able to challenge Lewis Hamilton? Or will he make us miss Nico Rosberg? The pressure is on the Finn given that the Mercedes bosses have given him 4 races to prove himself. But will the fans be as patient? And there's more to look...

Duration:00:19:50

Mclaren Is The Fan Favourite For 2017

3/14/2017
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As we near the start of the 2017 Formula 1 Season, Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull Racing are busy trading the 'favourites' tag with each other. In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal tell you that despite their lack of pace and reliability, Mclaren-Honda are definitely the fan favourite for 2017. The million dollar questions staring at Formula 1 right now are: Will Mercedes unleash more pace? Will Mclaren-Honda be able to go the full race distance? Also, does...

Duration:00:20:02

PR Laps To Hoodwink Sponsors

3/7/2017
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The second pre-season test is underway in Barcelona. While the form factor of most teams is predictable, in this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal wonder which team will actually put in a 'PR' lap. Also, which team needs one the most? On the note of sponsors, there's talk that Force India might turn pink IF a particular sponsor joins them. We tell you Vijay Mallya's link with the brand and name Pinky and why at least two people wouldn't mind the Force India...

Duration:00:17:12