FIA Unable To Prove Legality Of Leclerc’s F1 Sim?

Charles Leclerc uses his F1 sim to win the Virtual GPs hosted by F1 and it's broadcast on Twitch

The last time Charles Leclerc won back-to-back races in F1, rival teams protested against Ferrari’s power unit. Could a protest against Leclerc’s F1 sim setup be in the offing?

Charles Leclerc is on a roll (again!). He’s won two Virtual GPs back-to-back. We’re sure you remember what happened the last time he won two Formula 1 GPs back-to-back – there were protests against Ferrari’s power unit. We assume that protesting against sim setup is the virtual racing equivalent to protesting against Ferrari’s power unit. Will the FIA be able to prove the legality of Leclerc’s F1 sim? Or will Ferrari opt for another settlement?

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Also in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss Toto Wolff’s efforts to secure his future in the Formula 1 paddock just as rumours emerge that Sebastian Vettel might be struggling to salvage his future with Ferrari. We tell you why many unexpected circuits may be coming forward and showing interest to host Formula 1 races in 2020. Did you know that Romain Grosjean is the only team-mate Kimi Raikkonen isn’t friends with? Tune in!

(Season 2020, Episode 15)

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Here’s what’s in store for you in this episode: 

0:00-3:00 – Kimi Raikkonen offers the most-epic stance on F1’s Virtual GPs. Do you agree with him, too?

3:00-6:00 – Alexander Albon is the other driver who’s been on fire in the Virtual GPs. Would Helmut Marko be impressed, too? Liberty Media has vested interests in the second seat at Red Bull Racing

6:00-9:00 – The rumours around Sebastian Vettel’s extension with Ferrari. Have these rumours been spread to keep the conversation on-going in this long off-season?

9:00-12:00 – The truth: Charles Leclerc is yet to prove that he’s a championship contender for Ferrari. We’re displeased with 33% of the drivers named as Vettel’s possible replacements at Ferrari

12:00-15:00 –  The most-surprising exclusion in the list of replacements for Vettel? Sergio Perez! And of course, Fernando Alonso – would he be making a comeback, too?

15:00-18:00 – Would you tune in to a Formula 1 race on a Wednesday? Pay TV contracts could actually come to Formula 1’s rescue in 2020. Those TV contracts could be funding the races this season

18:00-end – Toto Wolff’s investment in Aston Martin could lead us to a Lewis Hamilton-Lance Stroll partnership at Aston Martin F1 Team?

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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