Netflix-F1 Show: Fans Want Ecclestone In Season 2?

Red Bull F1 Car Pit-Stop, Netflix-F1 Show
The Netflix-F1 show has taken the world by storm.

Yes, we mean the entire world and not just the smallish-large world of Formula 1 fans. While Formula 1 is hoping that the Netflix-F1 show brings newer audiences to the sport, we’re wondering how many Formula 1 fans bought a Netflix subscription to watch the series. The reverse cross-over, as we call it in this week’s episode of theĀ Inside Line F1 Podcast.

Also in this episode, we wonder if Bernie Ecclestone is actually fiddling with race hosting contract extensions. By the way, Ecclestone should totally star in this show if there is a Season 2 in production – and there should absolutely be one! Going by the chatter on our social media accounts, we’re certain that Eccelstone would be a good addition to the Netflix-F1 show – especially given his bad-boy and speak-his-mind personality. Also, did Formula 1 foot the expensive production bill of this Netflix-F1 show or could this be an ancillary revenue opportunity? The show is just so awesome that we have spoken about it in length. But this episode also has more – like Red Bull Racing re-promoting Daniil Kvyat and the trigger for Valtteri Bottas’ love for dogs. Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 08)

0:00-3:00: Formula 1 should just race all through the year. We tell you how it can be made possible. Also, Formula 1 fans need to stop boo-ing!

3:00-6:00: The Netflix-F1 show – a fantastic marketing exercise by Formula 1? And thank you Ferrari and Mercedes for ignoring this show. No, seriously! Also, how many Formula 1 fans bought Netflix subscriptions only to watch this show? (Read: What Formula 1 Can Learn From Rush)

6:00-9:00: If you could pick ONE star of the Netflix-F1 show, who would it be? The show is doing to Formula 1, what Rush did back in the days. Good work, Formula 1

9:00-12:00: Bernie Ecclestone should be in season 2 of the Netflix-F1 show. But will he mind that the show is available behind a pay-wall and via online streaming?

12:00-15:00: Should Formula 1 races be shorter? Valtteri Bottas wants to beat everyone in 2019, can he? Will he?

15:00-18:00: Could life come a full-circle for Daniil Kvyat? Could he be promoted for the second time to Red Bull Racing?

Here’s this week’s Formula 1 toon from Brown Sugar Toons for you:

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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