38: Verstappen-Red Bull: A Small Chance To Win In Spain?

38: Verstappen-Red Bull: A Small Chance To Win In Spain?


Could Mercedes be challenged by Max Verstappen-Red Bull Racing at the 2020 Spanish Grand Prix, too? From how we see it, there might be a small chance. And if are you Max Verstappen, that’s probably enough. For starters, the track temperature will be warmer – teams are used to testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in February and racing in May. The mid-August summer could see higher than normal track temperatures – one of the few factors that can rattle the otherwise robust Mercedes cars. And of course, the higher downforce and flowing nature of the circuit that loads the front-left tyre.

Also in our Pits To Podium (https://bit.ly/pitstopodium) segment, we discuss possible tyre strategies for the 2020 Spanish Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel’s new chassis, Sergio Perez’s return, George Russell’s Saturday heroics and the ultra competitive mid-field battle. Tune in to hear our ‘5 things to watch for’ for this weekend’s race.

(Season 2020, Episode 38)

Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora (https://twitter.com/iamsoumilaroraa) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)

Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (https://lucienbyfieldt.bandcamp.com/)


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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