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Inside Line F1 Podcast: Against Mid-Season Rules Changes

So Ferrari has elevated Marco Mattiacci to the Team Principal position after Domenicali stepped down. Given the state of the F14T in the first three races of the 2014 Formula1 Season, I think that Super Mario is what the Italian team needs. (Read: Ferrari, Alonso, Raikkonen, 2014 And Beyond) Apart from that, the guys who [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: What’s The Pecking Order?

Two races of the 2014 Formula1 Season have concluded; the third one is upon us this weekend. But, it is almost impossible to predict the pecking order barring the expected dominance of Mercedes. In this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Rishi and I try adding our two bits to the remaining slots [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: More Torque, Less Talk

 The 2014 Australian Grand Prix delivered beyond expectations on many counts. And no, engine sounds isn’t one of those. However, for now, it is time to look beyond that one single parameter. For starters, the ‘show’ was entertaining, exciting and classic. Rookies out-performed, Rosberg won & the FIA wrapped the defending World Champions on their [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Formula1 Is Back

After months of waiting for the off-season to end and speculating results (or the lack of them) from the pre-season tests, curtains will raise on the 2014 Formula1 Season this weekend and the picture is expected to only get clearer as the opening round concludes. Although, I don’t expect the picture to be a blockbuster, [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Racing First, Engineering Later

 With the pre-season tests of the 2014 Formula1 Season behind us, it is fairly evident that Formula1 will be in pursuit of engineering solutions to finish races rather than race towards the finish! There are umpteen websites that have summarised the numbers accumulated from the pre-season tests, but for a change, the one thing we [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Red Bull Needs Wings

The start to the 2014 Formula1 Season for Formula1 hasn’t been the best. First we had F1 cars lapping at GP2 speeds, followed by Bernie Ecclestone’s trial in the bribery scandal and then the not so successful pre-season tests for our defending champions Red Bull Racing. (Read: Can Formula1 Survive Without Bernie?) Given their performances [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Will F1 Survive Without Bernie?

After a not so successful test in Jerez where Formula1 cars lapped the circuit at GP2 speeds, the sport now heads to Bahrain for the second pre-season test of the 2014 Formula1 Season. I would be surprised if fans disagreed with my view that the Bahrain test is probably more awaited than any of the [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: F1 Cars, GP2 Lap Times

All Formula1 teams declared ‘Reliability > Speed’ in unison when asked about the objective and focus of the first test of the 2014 Formula1 Season that was held in Jerez last week. While fans appreciated the logic, I am sure not many expected the cars to lap slower than GP2! Time and again the sport [...]

2014 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards

After tasting massive success with the inaugural edition of the Formula1 Podcast Awards in 2013, Rishi and I are back with the 2014 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards! And for now, we rate our success on the basis of our online listenership, but someday, we will rate it basis attendance from our beloved Formula1 drivers [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Come Back Michael

It has been a sombre start to the New Year for Formula1 and Michael Schumacher fans; but in a few ways, it has also been very overwhelming for me. Ever since Michael’s crash, I have had at least 20 people each day asking me about his health and well being and whether he will survive [...]

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