Drivers To Play Musical Chairs
Rishi and I both thought that the 2013 German Grand Prix was a boring one! Changes in the Pirelli tyres and usage regulations made racing safe, but barring the start and the last 10-12 laps, we got bored somewhat! The only icing on the cake was that Vettel had to work hard for victory on his home turf and then work even harder to ignore the â€˜will Raikkonen race for Red Bull Racing in 2014â€™ question in the post-race podium interviews.
Like every week on the Inside Line F1 Podcast, this week too we try and infuse a bit of humour into the sport of Formula1. However, this time we spend more time (on a serious note) trying to make our way around the musical chairs being played in the driverâ€™s market for the 2014 Formula1 season. While it may be a little too early in the season, there are some clues that one could surely pick up on.
- Three weeks to the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix! Sigh!
- But before that, kudos to Vettelâ€™s 30th career victory. Also, why his lead may not be as safe as it may seem.
- â€˜August Shutdownâ€™ nears, brace for it! Also means that we are half way through the 2013 Formula1 season
- Despite a double podium finish, Rishi explains why Lotus should be unhappy with their performance in Nurburgring
- Marussia caught testing new and illegal technology in Germany. Hear to know why! (This is after they decided to build racing cars the â€˜traditionalâ€™ way!)
- We love those lightning fast pit-stops, but what about pit-lane safety?
- Musical chairs: Webber to Le Mans, Raikkonen to Red Bull Racing, Hulkenberg to Lotus? And that is only one of the permutations and combinations possible. We talk about the others which include Massa (of course!) (Read: Alonso And Ferrari Had No Option But To Sign Till 2016)
- Sahara Force India vs Mclaren â€“ who are you supporting in this battle for 5th?
- And some philosophy, is Formula1 facing a crunch of talented drivers? (Read: Formula1 Can Be A Cruel World For Drivers; So What Is The Use Of Being A Third Driver?)
After having nearly four races in the last month, we will have only two races in the next eight weeks, so after high doses of F1 action, brace for and deal with the withdrawal symptoms! But of course, Rishi and I will keep you entertained and keep the humour flowing on the Inside Line F1 Podcast.