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Inside Line F1 Podcast: Mercedes Prefer A Blonde On Top

My views on the team orders saga involving Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Mercedes in the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix created much hullabaloo on social media! So much so that I almost ended up getting trolled, so in this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, I offered to clarify my views further. Funnily [...]

2014 Hungarian Grand Prix: Hung(a)ry For More

They say Formula1 has a problem. I agree! But the problem isn’t in the racing, I am certain. Those who witnessed the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix will agree too. Yes, one could debate that the spectacle of the race was aided by multiple Safety Car periods and rain, but well, that is sport in its [...]

2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying: Fans Denied A Hamilton vs. Rosberg Fight

Nico Rosberg clinched his 6th pole position of the 2014 Formula1 Season. But that was sort of expected after Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes caught fire minutes into the session due to a suspected fuel leak. Failing to set a qualifying time, the British driver would need to start tomorrow’s race from the back of the grid [...]

2014 German Grand Prix Qualifying: Rosberg Gets A Pole As His Wedding Gift

Mercedes AMG Petronas should’ve clinched yet another 1-2 in the qualifying session of their home Grand Prix in Hockenheim. However, it was ‘German Engineering’ that let Lewis Hamilton down again with a brake failure that spun the British driver in the barriers with an impact that measured up to 30Gs! It is surprising that while [...]

2014 Formula1 Season: Has The Dust Settled Yet?

Technically, we are nine races into the nineteen race calendar of the 2014 Formula1 Season and that means we are half way through, whichever way you prefer your math. Time flies, they say, and if you’re a Formula1 fan, it flies a tad bit faster from March till November! Much like every new season in [...]

2014 Austrian Grand Prix: Nico Beats Keke

Before I get on with my views on the race, I must say that the Red Bull Ring was one helluva spectacularly beautiful racing circuit. And I don’t just mean the race track, but the adjoining terrain as well. After witnessing the race today, the Red Bull Ring has been added to my list of [...]

2014 Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying: Massa On Pole, Williams 1-2

Formula1 couldn’t have scripted the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix week better. After losing ‘share of voice’ to Football across every possible platform and media, the sport pulled out two trump cards out of nowhere to somewhat try and balance the scales. On Twitter India trends, Massa was trending over Valencia and Xabi Alonso! (Yay!) First, [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: The Mont-Real Deal

So I did an FIA, so to say, while uploading this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast. I uploaded the unedited file (yeah, they passed the draft resolution that included the ‘double points’ in Abu Dhabi!) Just what a boo-boo! I am sure the surprised many who heard the unedited version (some 150 [...]

2014 Canadian Grand Prix: Just What Formula1 Should Be

The Canadian Grand Prix seldom ceases to amaze and entertain. And I am only glad that the organisers have managed to find the money to afford another 10 year extension! Yay! In what should’ve been a straightforward 1-2 finish for Mercedes, a mid-race issue with their electrical power units saw both cars lose pace, but [...]

2014 Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying: Rosberg Proves A Point

Nico Rosberg clinched a super pole in the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix. And while statistically it may not be the best place to start the race tomorrow, he did prove a point by snatching it at a circuit known to be one of Hamilton’s favourite. After all, Hamilton is the only current driver to have [...]

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