In Formula 1, Customer Is Never King

In Formula 1, Customer Is Never King


So Mclaren is working overtime to secure an engine that Max Verstappen doesn’t want. Well, for those who understand the politics of Formula 1, you’ll agree that in this sport and business, the customer is NEVER king! Okay, at least in this era.

In this week’s episode, Mithila and Kunal look forward to the Temple of Speed (isn’t this a perfect name to attract the millennials?), a Vettel-Hamilton partnership at Ferrari that never will be, how Fernando Alonso should consider Force India and how Force India could afford him and finally, how Vettel and Hamilton both now have Finnish wingmen in their championship battle.

Also, before you tune-in, any guesses on which drivers will be gifted a tow by their team-mate?

(Season 2017, Episode 30)

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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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