Did you expect something else at Spa? 2023 Belgian GP Review – Inside Line F1 Podcast

Did you expect something else at Spa? 2023 Belgian GP Review - Inside Line F1 Podcast


After going fastest in Qualifying on Friday, Max Verstappen won the F1 Sprint on Saturday. He followed that up with a dominant display in the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday – a race that he won comfortably from 6th place.

Yet another race winning trophy was broken, but only after Verstappen equalled a record held by Fernando Alonso; that of winning a race from maximum different grid starting positions (9). 

In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah review the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix – with stats inputs from @f1statsguru. We discuss the relationship between Gianpiero Lambiase and Max Verstappen – and their entertainment over the radio at Spa. Does GP speak as though he’s Verstappen’s biggest rival whilst being his most-able wingman and ally?

McLaren’s loss of pace, Ferrari’s podium with Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz’s opening lap error, Oscar Piastri’s podium in the F1 Sprint followed by a start incident at La Source and more.

Also, Alexander Albon’s overtaking moves, Yuki Tsunoda’s point for 10th place and in general, the joy of racing around the magnificent Spa Francorchamps. Btw, did Nico Rosberg half-jinx McLaren at Spa? 

Tune in!

(Season 2023, Episode 39)

Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah

Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool


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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