The classic racing in IndyCar, MotoGP and Formula E in the last week has ensured a dream start to the Motorsport season of 2018\. Will Formula 1 enthral us at the season-opening 2018 Australian Grand Prix with a multi-driver battle for victory, or will we be subjected to another race (or season!) of dominance from Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton? Whatever it may be, the pressure is on Formula 1 to match up to the level of excitement and racing action the other series are able to offer.
In this week’s episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast](http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b), Mithila and Kunal wonder if the drivers of the future will be expected to perform more duties than just racing. And of course, the marketers in them discuss Formula 1’s first-ever global media campaign with keen interest. There’s a lot more than Formula 1 could do within their ‘Engineering Insanity’ video.
After coining the term ‘Return on Penalties’ last week, this week, they discuss the ‘Battle of the Renaults’ and the new driver rivalries it could throw up. And there’s a new feature that we plan to introduce – ‘What Toto Said This Week!’
Finally, predictions for the first race of the season are the hardest, but they give it their best shot. Let’s hope the season isn’t as boring as their predictions are though. Tune in!
(Season 2018, Episode 8)
The Inside Line F1 Podcast, 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).
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