2012 Formula1 Podcast: Heroes And Zeroes Of Valencia

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‘Whatta race’, was our reaction post the 2012 European Grand Prix! A Ferrari reunion and quite literally so! In our European Grand Prix Podcast, RJ Rishi Kapoor expresses his love for Pastor Maldonado and quite literally (again!) pops champagne to celebrate Michael Schumacher’s podium.
So here’s what we discussed in our Formula1 Podcast:

  • ‘Sweet child of God’, ‘Angel’ and ‘Massa’ a few names that we joked about for you know who! Rishi even likened him to a former Colombian racer, any guesses who?
  • And do you think Maldonado’s antics brought Schumacher his podium?
  • The Stewards took Hamilton’s side, for a change! We try and play Stewards too!
  • Schumacher, Schumacher, Schumacher! From being outside the points to getting onto the podium! And Webber just copy-pasted Schumacher in Valencia, didn’t he?
Michael Schumacher (courtesy: Mercedes AMG Petronas)
  • 11th to 1st, we fall short of words and expressions to describe Alonso’s splendid drive! And poor ol’ Massa!
  • ‘Electric’, ‘Hydraulic’, ‘Mechanical’ and now ‘Alternator’ problems; we try and talk about it!
  • Of course, like the other Formula1 teams and drivers, we too haven’t forgotten Vettel’s pace, which should’ve actually made him the first double GP winner of the 2012 Formula1 Season.
  • Mclaren’s front jack, jacked Hamilton’s race! And Button’s Drivers’ Championship hopes are over?
  • And we saw two teams dogfight on the F1 track! You too know who they are!
  • We go about counting the number of drivers being discussed as Massa’s replacement for 2013
  • HRT beat Marussia in qualifying, we pray that they do the same in the race, soon!

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Up next is the 2012 British Grand Prix and we expect it to be a helluva race! A home race for many, Silverstone too will offer some exciting racing we are sure. Our money is on Vettel already…!

Kunal Shah

Kunal Shah is an FIA-accredited Formula 1 journalist who has been reporting on Formula 1 for nearly two decades. He worked with the Force India Formula 1 Team for 6 seasons in Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial roles. As a former single-seater racer, he was responsible for Force India's grassroots talent program, One from a Billion Hunt. Presently, he co-writes a regular Formula 1 column for Firstpost, speaks on Inside Line F1 Podcast & Pits to Podium and produces broadcast/OTT content for NENT Group (Viasport & Viaplay).

  1. Derek Grant says:

    I really think Schumacher needed this podium and i really hope it give him the boost he so really needs.It’s been a long hard two seasons for him and it’s his time to shine again and maybe ad to his 7 world championships.
    Derek

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