Inside Line F1 Podcast: Your Chance To Own An F1 Team

For all arm-chair Christian Horners out there and for those who have time and again mouthed expletives to Stefano Domenicali, now is your chance to prove your worth as a Team Owner in Formula1. Yes, after losing HRT at the end of the 2012 Formula1 Season, the FIA has now floated a tender inviting potential buyers for a 12th Formula1 team from the 2015/16 seasons.

If you could, should you actually bid? On this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Rishi and I try and answer exactly that; the trials and tribulations one will need to endure before you get to decide who will be your number 2 driver or before you decide which driver will pit when and for which tyre compound; yes, basically the hard work before the fun starts!

To buy or not to buy an F1 team

And like always, we ask a crucial question in this Formula1 Podcast: why would you buy a team in Formula1? Share your answers.

Here’s what else is in store for you:

  • Privateers vs. Manufacturers; we talk about teams and their DNAs
  • Baby Schumi to have a baby…! And we try to do predict how Vettel’s baby will behave.
  • The FIA announces a ‘pole position’ trophy. Namesake or Vettel-sake in this context?
  • Points for pole position and fastest lap of the race, why can’t we bring a system used widely in junior formulae? We tell you which.
  • To beat that all, double points for the 2014 Abu Dumb-y Grand Prix? Ugh! (Read: Fed Up Of Rule Changes In Formula1)
  • If the FIA did want to ‘spice’ things up, we discuss what they could’ve actually done or still can do.
  • Grosjean’s working with a sports psychologist has raised a few eyebrows. I share my views on why mental training is as important as physical training. (Read: The Mind Map Of A Formula1 Driver)
  • A round up of the driver movements from the last week; glad to hear about Adrian Sutil!
  • And could Jenson Button host the episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast from the first test of the 2014 Formula1 Season? We leave you guessing!

Hear our previous podcasts:

  1. Permanent No. 1 in Formula1: Vettel or Schumi?
  2. Revealed: Why WilliamsF1 Signed Felipe Massa
  3. Gracias V8, Hola V6 Turbo
  4. Nico Rosberg’s Debut On The Inside Line F1 Podcast
  5. When Cars Were Sabotaged At A Formula1 Grand Prix

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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 Soundcloud, SpreakerMixCloud 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).

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