New F1 Season, Old F1 Problems

New F1 Season, Old F1 Problems


The new F1 season is approaching alright, but the same old problems seem to be weighing the sport down (again).

Sauber is struggling to pay salaries (again) and the probability of a single team dominating 2016 looms large (again). Alonso’s age old problems continue (pun intended, again) and so does the midfield teams’ struggle to make the most of their budgets (again).

In this episode of The Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila & Kunal tell you the real reason why Toto Wolff sold his final stake in Williams and why McLaren needs to fix the Azerbaijan GP.

Also, we dwell into ‘driverless’ cars and what if they are introduced in Formula 1. Lastly, here’s why Kimi Raikkonen was the first driver EVER to test the ‘halo’ concept.

Tune in!

(Season 2016, Episode 06)

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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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