39: Spanish GP: Two-Stop Races Won't Always Be A Belter!

39: Spanish GP: Two-Stop Races Won't Always Be A Belter!


At the 2020 Spanish Grand Prix, the heat and tyres were expected to halt Mercedes’ dominant run once again. However, Mercedes-Hamilton delivered their strongest performance of the season to further their championship advantage. The race was also proof that two-stop races won’t always be a belter! 

Such has been Mercedes’ form in the 2020 Formula 1 season, that Max Verstappen finishing second in a race is definitely an over-achievement. The 2020 Spanish Grand Prix was no different – as Hamilton led from the start to score yet another dominant win, Verstappen snucked into P2 at Turn 1. Valtteri Bottas’ chase could go only as far as P3 while Sebastian Vettel exposed Ferrari’s race management abilities yet again. Join Soumil and Kunal’s race debrief of the 2020 Spanish Grand Prix in our Pits To Podium (https://bit.ly/5thingsHungary) segment.

Also back on the Inside Line F1 Podcast (https://bit.ly/insidelinef1pod) is Mithila – with her unique stories, views and assessments of the current affairs of Formula 1. Tune in!

(Season 2020, Episode 39)

Here’s what’s in store for you in this episode:
0:00-5:00 – Yada Yada!

5:00-10:00 – Motorsport & Olympics – the Quadruple Crown of Motorsport? FIA re-banning the ‘party mode’ in qualifying – good or bad?

10:00-15:00 – Will Aston Martin end up picking the weakest pairing from the four driver options available to them for 2021? Daniel Ricciardo’s ‘Seb spin’ reference.

15:00-20:00 – Could Ferrari hire super-sub Nico Hulkenberg in place of Sebastian Vettel for the 2020 Formula 1 season? Roscoe has gotten involved in the Lewis Hamilton-Valtteri Bottas title battle

20:00-40:00 – A Pits To Podium race debrief of the 2020 Spanish Grand Prix 

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

Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (https://lucienbyfieldt.bandcamp.com/)
Image: Red Bull Content Pool


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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