Will Fernando Alonso give us a chance to miss him? What year could Alonso be back in Formula 1 – 2020, 2021 or 2022? Also, more than what year, it will also be a question of with which team. We certainly don’t think it would be Ferrari, Mercedes or Red Bull.
In this week’s episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast](http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b), Mithila and Kunal wonder if Alonso’s exit would see a mass exodus of fans from Formula 1 – that’s exactly what happened when Michael Schumacher quit. History and statistics tell us why Stoffel Vandoorne can be a Formula E Champion. We offer Racing Point creative ways to announce their signing of Lance Stroll. Did Ferrari back the wrong driver in 2018? Forget a fast car, Renault better have a witty social media team for Daniel Ricciardo. And finally, was Lewis Hamilton’s ‘shirtey’ moment a lame attempt to give us something more than Ricciardo’s ‘shoey’? Tune in!
_(Season 2018, Episode 39)_
Here is what’s in store for you this week:
0:00-3:00: Did ALO take a legion of fans away from Formula 1 like MSC did?
3:00-6:00: Will ALO let us miss him in Formula 1? How soon before ALO is back – 2020, 2021 or 2022?
6:00-9:00: History tells us why VAN can be a Formula E champion and can we get started with Mclaren-One Plus jokes already?
9:00-12:00: We offer Force India creative ways to announce their signing of Lance Stroll
12:00-15:00: Did Ferrari back the wrong driver in 2018? What if KUB still has it in him?
15:00-18:00: Mercedes win the Esports Championship too. They are the chosen ones this year. Forget a shoey, HAM did a shirt-y!
18:00-21:00: PER has been Force India’s saviour in every way this year. Red Bull’s discarded drivers coming to to the team’s rescue. But do they really have a future in Formula 1?
21:00-25:00: RIC’s Mercedes promotion. No one saw it coming! Mithila’s ‘What Wolff Said This Week’ section.
25:00: Moments in Time with Lucien and the end!
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