Kunal's F1 Blog

Has Formula1 Given Formula E A Chance?

When Formula E came into the news a few years ago, I dismissed it. I thought to myself, here’s another championship that is trying to make a mark on the global stage in the world of Motorsport where Formula1 rules the roost. Yes, I did follow the A1 Grand Prix and its debacle well to [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Someone Please Fight Back

It seems a little funny that I was absolutely enjoying the Vettel-Red Bull Racing dominance in 2013 and have a polar reaction when I now see Hamilton-Mercedes dominating the 2014 Formula1 Season. I guess this is what it feels like when a driver you don’t support much is dominating. And of course, I wasn’t one [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Sebastian Vettel, 2013 Constructors’ Champion?

Yes, you can read that headline again! After clinching the 2013 Drivers’ Championship at the 2013 Indian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel clinched the lead in the 2013 Constructors’ Championship at the 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Such has been his dominance; prompts us to take our ‘Helmets off to Vettel‘ yet again! And read, from [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: From Puncture-stone to Puncture-ring?

Back to back Formula1 GPs means double the excitement for Formula1 fans. But this weekend, it could also mean double the danger for the drivers. After the Pirelli blow-outs witnessed in the 2013 British Grand Prix last weekend, there’s no guarantee that these won’t occur in the 2013 German Grand Prix to be held this [...]

Trends From First Three Grand Prixs Of F1 2011, Expectations From Turkey

The 2011 Chinese Grand Prix brought a much needed end to Red Bull Racing and Sebastian Vettel’s dominance. While I am a huge Vettel fan, I feared a 2004-style Ferrari-Schumacher repeat where Michael Schumacher won most races, but also managed to shoo the fans away from the sport. However, if the Chinese Grand Prix is [...]

Snapshots from the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

I usually try and update my blog within a day post the GP, however, my Force India F1 Academy duties have kept me away from scribbling. I had to list down my thoughts before Turkey began, so here they are: The 2011 Chinese Grand Prix showed that strategy was key to victory and to confusion! [...]

F1 2011: Challenges That Narain Karthikeyan Will Face In His Comeback Season

Yesterday I wrote about Narain Karthikeyan’s comeback and my views on his signing up with the Hispania Racing Team for the 2011 Formula1 Season. Here I focus on the 5 challenges that Narain will face in 2011 while racing with HRT: 1. 2011 car: Narain last drove an F1 car in 2005 with Jordan. F1 [...]

Happy Birthday Michael Schumacher

It shouldn’t be a surprise that I decided to launch my blog on 3rd January. After following Schumi for the last decade or more, there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s truly the best driver that modern day Formula1 has ever had. May 2010, Turkish Grand Prix, I visited the Istanbul circuit and got [...]