Let Us Save Formula1

In this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Rishi and I react to the 1.6 V6 turbo simulation video that Mercedes released just as Formula1 fans began to brace themselves with the mandatory August shutdown. Our first reason to say ‘let us save Formula1’.

Earlier this week, tickets to the 2013 Indian Grand Prix went on sale. Like I mentioned in my earlier post ‘Ecclestone Checkmates The Indian GP’, it is time for Indian Formula1 fans to come forward and ‘save’ the Indian GP and flock to the race this year. And I do mean ‘purchase’ tickets, which I must admit have been very aggressively priced.

2014 1.6 litre V6 Mercedes Engine

The silver lining of the August shutdown is that it allows Rishi and me to explore our creativity further. In this Formula1 podcast, we also explore new team-mate pairings in the sport. So here’s what’s in store. (YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/13j58SbE4aM)

  • The new V6 turbo simulated sound. We react. Your reaction?
  • Renault says 2014 cars will be faster than the ones in 2013, but we ask, will they sound as ferocious?
  • And yes, yet another plea, go BUY tickets to the 2013 Indian Grand Prix. Here’s a guide to the best seats in the house: Indian Grand Prix: Which Seat Is The Best
  • In our special section, we select new team-mates for the recent World Champions on the grid. And of course, for Michael Schumacher as well.

While track action is nil, we hope that we’ve kept the entertainment quotient high in this week’s episode. After all, the Govt. of India terms Formula1 as entertainment and not a sport!

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The Inside Line Formula1 Podcast is produced by Rishi Kapoor and Kunal Shah. Follow us on Twitter and on our SoundcloudMixCloud and YouTube channels.

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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