Inside Line – Testing Ends, Racing Begins

Inside Line - Testing Ends, Racing Begins


Inside Line F1 Podcast produced by Rishi Kapoor and Kunal Shah (Image Courtesy: Red Bull Racing) (YouTube channel:

Just the time of the 2013 Formula1 Season that we were waiting for – testing to end, racing to begin! It is that time of the year when all Formula1 fans sit back, observe timings and read as many reports available to find out the quickest teams from testing. However, like most years, it is only when the sport reaches the 2013 Australian Grand Prix does one find out the real truth.

In this week’s Formula1 Podcast, here’s what we discussed: (YouTube channel: )
– Adrian Sutil is back! Jules Bianchi got a seat too! Boy! Aren’t we happy!
– Last week, we predicted Razia’s ouster. While we were proved right, we observe a minute’s silence for his now dead Formula1 dream (and hope for a quick resurrection!)
– Question of the week: Were teams sandbagging in the pre-season tests? We answer!
– We pick our top three teams basis the pre-season tests. Agree or disagree with our picks?

We’ve enjoyed bringing our pre-season podcasts to you and hope you’ve enjoyed it too. Now, like you, we eagerly await the start of the new Formula1 season. Excited, are you too?


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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