Bob Varsha On US F1 Team, Andretti & Herta, American F1 History & Future – F1 In America – Inside Line F1 Podcast


In the build-up to this weekend’s 2021 United States Grand Prix, we promise you that the 60 mins you will invest listening to this episode will probably the best-ever! After all, we have the legendary Bob Varsha joining us on the Inside Line F1 Podcast. Yes, it is ‘Mr. Voice of Formula 1 in America’ himself! 😍

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In this episode, Bob shares his journey as a TV broadcaster & how he embarked on it by chance! He reminisces the various races Formula 1 has hosted in America over the years and explains with insights why the United States of America has always been a big prize to catch for Formula 1.

And of course, he ponders over the several false starts that Formula 1 has made over the years and discusses the much-hyped project – the US F1 Team. But what could the future hold for Formula 1 in America? Has Liberty Media seemingly cracked the code? Will the increase in American involvement in the sport add fuel to an already exploding market? Andretti-Sauber & Colton Herta – the two strong rumours doing the rounds these days. 

Bob shares his views on the battle between Max Verstappen & Lewis Hamilton while also looking back at his fond memories with Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel and others. When asked his ‘best driver to interact with’, Bob promptly chose Rubens Barrichello over all others. There’s also talk about Juan Pablo Montoya, the last driver to succeed in races on both sides of the pond! And finally, Bob shares an advice or two for budding sports broadcasters & commentators. 

There are a lot of insights, experiences, anecdotes and memories packed in these 60 mins. Tune in!

(Season 2021, Episode 62)

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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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