Race Strategy Preview, 2021 United States GP – Inside Line F1 Podcast


Max Verstappen is on pole (surprised!?), but does Lewis Hamilton have the pace to challenge him for the race win in today’s 2021 United States GP? The heat will continue to be a factor in today’s race & in this episode, Soumil and Kunal discuss race strategy options. And will it be a case of two Red Bulls vs. Hamilton’s lone Mercedes at the front? Can Ferrari and Mclaren be in the mix? Their gaps to the top-2 indicate that they will create strategy headaches throughout the race. 

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And of course, who was your star in yesterday’s qualifying? Why did Carlos Sainz Jr. and Yuki Tsunoda use the soft tyre in Q2 thereby committing to starting the race on that compound? What’s the time loss in the pit lane under Green Flag conditions and if there’s a SC / VSC during the race? And what’s the optimal strategy, a one-stopper or a two-stopper? Tune in!

(Season 2021, Episode 64)

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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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