Lewis Hamilton Finally Wins A Grand Prix, But It's A Gift

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Lewis Hamilton finally won a Grand Prix after a long drought that lasted close to eight months. He was cheered on by his new friend Justin Bieber – musical collaboration, ‘just good friends’ or a full-blown bromance? Sorry Niki Lauda, Hamilton seems to have moved on quickly. (Read: Hamilton Must Be Pissed Off With Lauda)

The one Bieber song that Red Bull Racing must dedicate to Daniel Ricciardo is ‘Is It Too Late To Say Sorry’ after the “screwed” pitstop which cost the Australian a race win. To top it off, Red Bull Racing came up with the most ridiculous justification for their error. Should Ricciardo move on or stay put and hope for the best? Is the ‘Baby Webber’ to the ‘Baby Vettel’? And we’re convinced that Max Verstappen’s only possible weakness is the Monaco Grand Prix.

Did Red Bull Racing gift the race to Mercedes to settle their debt from Spain? If Pirelli’s ultra softs can last 47 laps, does that mean that the hards would last two race distances? If so, that’s longer than what the Honda engine lasts!

What the hell happened to Nico Rosberg, does he deserve to be World Champion after a drive like this? And a BIG cheer for Force India and Sergio Perez for their podium finish! We also tell you why Fernando Alonso should play football before every race, how Sauber are learning from the best, and why McLaren-Honda will finally win races in 2022. Tune in!

(Season 2016, Episode 18)
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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This Formula One podcast offers a unique humourous view on the sport. Follow us on Facebook and on Google+Follow on Twitter: Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah

Kunal Shah

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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