Permanent No. 1: Vettel vs. Schumi?
A week into the Formula1 off-season and little has changed. Barring Ross Brawnâ€™s confirmed exit from Mercedes and Nico Hulkenbergâ€™s confirmation at Sahara Force India, the rest of the pieces of the jigsaw remain a puzzle!
Also the move to the 1.6 litre V6s remains the most discussed topic off-season as the sport prepares to undergo a revolutionary winter. And in the midst of this, Motorsport fans have had to contend with the sounds (or not) of the Formula E engine!
For those tuning in a little late in the week, Mahindra Racing announced their entry into the Formula E Championship (to debut in 2014) and created some extra buzz for Indian Motorsport and an opportunity for Indian drivers to drive in a top class global racing series. But for now, it is back to Formula1, back to the Inside Line F1 Podcast and hereâ€™s what is in store for you in our latest Formula1 Podcast:
- Ross Brawn to unite with Honda or Ferrari? Where do you think heâ€™s headed? (Read: Ross Brawn vs. Adrian Newey)
- Massa â€“ Smedley to re-unite at Williams for 2014?
- With Hulkenberg now to Sahara Force India, who will partner Grosjean at Lotus? And are these indications that the Quantum deal has fallen apart and that Maldonadoâ€™s millions will find their spot there? (Read: F1 Drivers To Play Musical Chairs)
- This weekâ€™s special: like Football, Cricket and various other sports, Formula1 contemplates issuing permanent number to drivers from the 2014 Formula1 Season. Hear our views!
- Of course before the drivers end up fighting for it, we tell you which driver should get which number and why.
- And we also tell you why Pastor Maldonado wouldnâ€™t get a number!
- Vettelâ€™s concern for 2014 is the loss of the â€˜thrillâ€™ factor. We tell how weâ€™d like our engines. (Read: Gracias V8, Hola Turbo)
- Formula E, we give you a low down of the championship and the Mahindra Racing connect; is this really the â€˜futureâ€™ of Motorsport? We share what a few of our listeners had to say about the â€˜engine noteâ€™.
TheÂ Inside Line F1 PodcastÂ is now available on various platforms and I would urge you to choose your platform to listen to the humour that we add to the otherwise serious and complex sport ofÂ Formula1.