46: Will Formula 1 NEVER Go All-Electric?

46: Will Formula 1 NEVER Go All-Electric?


Formula 1 claims that it will NEVER go all-electric and will instead champion hybrid technology for the future. Let’s see which approach lasts longer – Formula 1’s or Formula E’s? For the moment, more manufacturers seem interested in the all-electric route while fans don’t really care what technology powers Formula 1! By the way, what’s common among most former Formula 1 drivers? Answer: repeated outbursts against Formula 1!
In this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss Nicholas Latifi finally being awarded a race driver contract. Not interested in Latifi-Williams? We hope for a surprise appearance by Kimi Raikkonen at the 2019 FIA Prize Giving, how Pirelli are victims in Formula 1 and bet that George Russell will be THE driver to take over from the Lewis Hamilton era in Formula 1.
Also, did you know that Renault and Sauber are the only two teams to have not scored a podium in the hybrid-turbo era of Formula 1? There’s more, tune in!
(Season 2019, Episode 46)
Here’s what’s in store for you in this episode:
0:00-3:00: We discuss Williams’ very specifically worded press release announcing Nicholas Latifi’s promotion to a race driver in 2020 + Lewis Sebastian Vettel? Our commiserations to Valtteri Bottas
3:00-6:00: Can we have Kimi Raikkonen attend the 2019 FIA Prize Giving anyway?
6:00-9:00: Are Pirelli the victims of an ever-changing brief from Formula 1? The jokes around the Formula 1 tyre graphics on television
9:00-12:00: The Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards – have nominations? Send them to us via our Facebook page.
12:00-15:00: A Honda-powered car beat both the Ferraris in 2019 – would anyone have ever imagined this? Ecclestone: LEC would beat HAM at Ferrari, really?
15:00-18:00: George Russell will be THE driver to take over from the Lewis Hamilton era in Formula 1, that’s our prediction. But, is there a better crusader for the world and for Formula 1 than Lewis Hamilton?
18:00-21:00: What’s common among most former Formula 1 drivers? Answer: an outburst against Formula 1. This time, it’s Stoffel Vandoorne’s turn to hit a few punches. Renault & Sauber the only mid-field teams to not score a podium in the hybrid-turbo era
21:00-24:00: Will Formula 1 never go all-electric, ever? Or ‘never say never’…? Formula 1’s making anti-all-electric statements. Yes, they are to counter Formula E! Robots to conduct pit-stops in Formula 1? Also, Lucien’s Moments in Time
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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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