With Which Team Will Verstappen Win His F1 Titles?

Max Verstappen contemplating his new moves in F1 with an eye on the world title
Max Verstappen is in the form of his life. But with which team will his record-breaking Formula 1 career be with?

Will he stay put at Red Bull Racing or jump ship to Mercedes or Ferrari? Red Bull Racing-Honda is exciting, but how soon before they can deliver a championship winning package to Verstappen? Will Verstappen be as patient with Red Bull Racing as they were with him during his find-my-feet days? Could Mercedes use this opportunity to swoop in and sign Verstappen as Lewis Hamilton’s successor? This could be the reason why Mercedes are delaying their seemingly straightforward driver decision for F1 2020.

Yes, lots of questions in this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast as we focus on Max Verstappen and his supposedly long future in Formula 1. We also talk about the Gasly-Albon swap and make a bold prediction of either Grosjean or Hulkenberg not having a seat in 2020. Finally, are Mclaren hunting for the Triple Crown themselves? Tune in!

(Season 2019, Episode 30)

Here’s what’s in store for you in this episode:
0:00-3:00: Red Bull’s mantra: Have Toro Rosso, Will Demote. But the fan rage around RBR’s decision is a bit strange. (Read: Why Red Bull Racing Can’t Demote Max Verstappen)

3:00-6:00: RBR’s desperate hunt to find a team-mate for Max Verstappen. Gasly, Albon and could Kvyat be next? (Read: Hamilton-Verstappen: A Dream Pairing)

6:00-9:00:  Which team will Max Verstappen have his record-breaking career in Formula 1 with? Will Verstappen be Hamilton’s successor for Mercedes?

9:00-12:00: If you’re a junior driver, would you look away from the Red Bull Driver Program if they came calling? Also, Mclaren is gunning for the Triple Crown themselves? (Read: Alonso-Dakar Will Be More Interesting Than Alonso-F1)

12:00-end: Our bold prediction: either Romain Grosjean or Nico Hulkenberg will lose their seat in 2020. (Hear: Nico Hulkenberg On The Inside Line F1 Podcast)

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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