Will Lewis Hamilton clinch his 5th World Championship title at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix? Will Donald Trump follow Vladimir Putin’s lead and attend the race at the Circuit of the Americas? Well, what we are more concerned about is Formula 1 not replacing our beloved and iconic chequered flag with a digital version next season.
Also in this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we express surprise at how soon before Michael Schumacher and Valentino Rossi’s records in Formula 1 and MotoGP (respectively) could be broken. It seems funny to see Lance Stroll give ‘Formula 1 career advice’ to Mick Schumacher. And of course, at Liberty Media’s home race, we applaud their marketing efforts, but wonder if they are running out of time to implement their changes for 2021\. Tune in!
Here’s what’s in store for you:
0:00 – 3:00: Donald Trump would prefer HAM winning his fifth title in the USA over Mexico. But of course!
3:00 – 5:00: The average age of the American Formula 1 is 59 years! Yikes! Will Formula 1 run out of time to implement changes for 2021?
5:00 – 8:00: Addition in 2019: rear-wing end-plate lights; will they work as turn indicators?
8:00 – 11:00: MSC and ROS’ records are out to be broken very soon; can Formula 1 rivalries be like they are in the world of boxing?
11:00 – 14:00: Could ALO have won the title for Ferrari in 2018…you think so?
14:00 – 17:00: How is ALO still 7th in the WDC? HOW!? The mid-field battles are really intense.
17:00 – 20:00: Digital Chequered Flag in Formula 1? No, PLEASE, NO!
20:00 – 23:00: We understand why RBR refused VER to test a MotoGP bike; btw, COTA has installed a ‘Verstopper’ & Mithila’s ‘What Wolff Said This Week’ section
23:00 – 26:00: From no seat in 2019, to a seat with Mercedes in 2020…too good to be true?
26:00 till the end: Moments in Time by Lucien, Predictions & Bye-Bye!
(Season 2018, Episode 35)
The [Inside Line F1 Podcast](http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b), a top-rated podcast on iTunes, audioBoom and the BookMyShow Jukebox, is hosted every week by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This podcast offers a [humourous view on the sport and business of Formula 1](http://www.kunalsf1blog.com).
Subscribe: [iTunes](http://bit.ly/insidelinef1podcast), [audioBoom](http://bit.ly/insidelineviarss) (RSS feed for all devices) and [Google Play Podcasts](http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplay)
Official Pages: [Facebook](http://bit.ly/insidelineonfacebook) and [Google+](http://bit.ly/insidelineongoogleplus)
Follow our hosts on Twitter: [Mithila Mehta](http://www.twitter.com/mith_m) and [Kunal Shah](http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)