32: Is Fernando Alonso Scared Of Max Verstappen?

32: Is Fernando Alonso Scared Of Max Verstappen?


The summer break has officially ended. Apart from the Gasly-Albon swap, the Red Bull-Alonso story caught our attention – for the 194th time. Alonso’s been longing for a front running car to make his comeback to Formula 1 in 2020, so why on earth would he refuse the Red Bull opportunity? This is our focus story in this episode and of course the purpose for our sensational headline. 
Also in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we wonder if Toto Wolff believes in Ferrari’s success more than Ferrari themselves do. Why is Sebastian Vettel missing from the official F1 podcast? Which Hollywood A-lister could become Formula 1’s ‘high-profile team owner from America’ and why Formula 1 needs to rethink their calendar while exploring the use of green fuels. For our listeners in Brazil, specifically Interlagos – go vote for your current Mayor. Tune in to know why!
(Season 2019, Episode 32)
Here’s what’s in store for you in this episode:
0:00-3:00: A quick recap of all the news from the summer break and the ‘silly season’
3:00-6:00: Why on earth would Fernando Alonso reject Pierre Gasly’s seat at Red Bull Racing. We discuss some of the actual reasons there could be. Was Alonso afraid of a possible demotion in 2020?
6:00-9:00: Can Ferrari actually claim their first win of 2019 at either Spa or Monza. Can it be both? Will we see Charles Leclerc finally claim his first win? Btw, why is Sebastian Vettel missing from the official Formula 1 podcast?
9:00-12:00: 22 races in 2020, will the Mayor of Interlagos make is 23 races in the time to come? Which Hollywood A-lister will become the first high-profile owner of a Formula 1 team?
12:00-15:00: Could Donald Trump purchase a Formula 1 team? A real American team with only American drivers. Mithila talks about her visit to the ‘Masta Kink’ in the old layout of the Spa Francorchamps
15:00-18:00: Memories from Spa + Lucien’s Moments in Time
18:00-end: Ferrari’s form is weather dependent, so look out for the track temperatures before deciding who to bet on for race win!
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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).

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