3 x Red Flags, 1 x Safety Car & 1 x Virtual Safety Car – the FIA literally threw everything they could to make the 2023 Australian Grand Prix interesting. Truth be told, we were entertained – after all, we had 3 x starts + 3 x opening laps; that’s 3x the normal Grand Prix weekend. If you weren’t entertained, tell us. Leave a response in the poll (Spotify specific).
In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil and Kunal discuss the FIA – and the various ways they were challenged Down Under. Apart from Carlos Sainz’s penalty, the FIA did what was expected of them – not end a race under the Safety Car! But fate had other plans – including ensuring Fernando Alonso finished in P3, not higher or lower.
The ‘civil war’ at Alpine, Mclaren’s double points, Ferrari’s race, Nico Hulkenberg’s almost podium (incl. Haas’ protest and why), Mercedes’ strong page + brewing rivalry between George Russell-Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez’s recovery drive to 5th + the best radio message of the race. And finally, @f1statsguru’s stats review segment.
We discuss it all…from an entertaining 2023 Australian Grand Prix.
(Season 2023, Episode 13)
Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora, @f1statsguru and Kunal Shah
Image courtesy: Aston Martin Formula One Team