At The Red Bull F1 Showrun in Hyderabad With David Coulthard – Kunal's F1 Blog

At The Red Bull F1 Showrun in Hyderabad With David Coulthard

Okay, I admit, I wasn’t the biggest fan of David Coulthard (DC). And even if I tried, it would’ve been difficult to be one. After all, he raced in the era of Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen. And I know I am not the only one. But what’s strange, is that Coulthard is aware.

Rishi and I had the opportunity to meet, talk and be with DC as we helped him prepare for his debut on the Inside Line F1 Podcast – much like the Red Bull Racing and Renault engineers helped him prepare for his debut in Hyderabad for the Red Bull F1 Showcar Run. Yes, for those who remember, we had Nico Rosberg earlier on the podcast too. (Read: Nico Rosberg Takes The Inside Line)

David Coulthard – Red Bull F1 Showcar Run in Hyderabad

In the week leading up to the ‘talk’ with Coulthard, Rishi and I researched well. We simulated conversations, questions and even answers, but that’s what Formula1 is all about. After all, we were talking to the one man who is pretty much our link between the present and the past, but also is the man who we weren’t the biggest fans of. So we knew we had to research well, to keep Coulthard interested, and of course, our listeners too.

Our conversation with DC was extraordinary. He took to the ‘humour’ genre very well and ended up sharing some really exciting and funny anecdotes of the sport that most fans wouldn’t know. He also talked his competition with Schumacher, Hakkinen and why he is content not being a Drivers’ World Champion. And interestingly enough, he tells us why the Inside Line F1 Podcast (Rishi and I) might never make money from the podcast! Sigh! But even then, it is hard to leave the discussion without feeling respect towards DC without having taken the first few steps towards fan-dom!

But this week’s episode is probably the biggest one (yet) in the history of our podcast. Besides speaking to DC, we also had the opportunity to meet a handful of Formula1 fans, speak to them about the new era of the sport and seek their views. Apart from that, I also met Latesh, one of the earliest readers of my Formula1 blog and listeners of the Inside Line F1 Podcast. Feels good to know that we are well listened to and that our opinions and jokes on the sport matter.

So tune in and laugh out loud with David Coulthard, Rishi Kapoor and me in this week’s special episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast. And before I forget, a BIG thanks to a few of our listeners for sharing fan questions. We had all intentions to mention their names after asking their question, but the lack of time made us re-work the discussion pattern. I missed out mentioned Ajit, Darshan, Ian, Jamie, Lucien and others for their inputs on the discussion points.

PS: We have LOADS of content from the Red Bull F1 Showcar Run, tune in to our channel and on our social media to access it.

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The Inside Line Formula1 Podcast is produced and hosted by Rishi Kapoor and Kunal Shah. Follow us on Twitter and on our SoundcloudDailyMotionSpreakerMixCloud and YouTube channels.


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).

5 comments On At The Red Bull F1 Showrun in Hyderabad With David Coulthard

  • Hi Kunal & Rishi..
    No doubt this was the longest podcast ever composed On your blog, but an amazing 1..
    I must say this: Longer grand prix may make us yawn…. Longer films may make us go to sleep…. But longer your podcast played. It kept MY NERVES ENGAGED.
    & I appreciate with tthe content you have I would be a daunting task to accommodate them in time limitations.
    It was amazing to watch David on action with Kynkie & Abbie.. & Araz on 1 wheel.. but the icing on the cake Moment was to meet you guys, and getting the byte recorded..
    It gave me goosebumps listening to my own voice embedded in the podcast…
    Heartiest Thank You for this souvenier & a wonderful Sunday morning.
    Staying Tuned…

  • Nice Podcast Kunal. Thanks, keep rocking.

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