Inside Line F1 Podcast
Inside Line F1 Podcast
Inside Line F1 Podcast
Hosted by FIA-accredited print & TV journalists, the Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that offers an alternative view on the sport, business and politics of Formula 1. On our channel, you will find race reviews, previews, interviews and features through the Formula 1 season...and in the summer/winter breaks. Our show hosts: Soumil Arora, @f1statsguru, Mithila Mehta & Kunal Shah. Formula 1 drivers on our show: Mika Hakkinen, Nico Rosberg, Charles Leclerc, David Coulthard, Karun Chandhok, Romain Grosjean, Valtteri Bottas, Lando Norris among others. Broadcasters on the Inside Line F1 Podcast: Peter Windsor, Steve Slater, Ben Edwards, Bob Varsha, Atle Gulbrandsen, Matthew Marsh among others.  We are an independent Formula 1 podcast available everywhere on the Internet - search 'Inside Line F1 Podcast' on your favourite audio streaming app.  Miss us as you wait for our next episode? Join our near 45,000+ member community on Instagram. Hosts: Soumil Arora, Mithila Mehta & Kunal Shah Stats: Sundaram Ramaswami (aka @f1statsguru) Data: Nithyanand Ram Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt
Alonso: Lance is my Hero - 2023 Bahrain GP Review
Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin & Lance Stroll - what a story they wrote in the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix. Will this love story continue to entertain throughout the 2023 Formula 1 season?  In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil, @f1statsguru and Kunal review all the headlines, stories and narratives from the season-opening race. Tune in! (Season 2023, Episode 9)
Mar 6
27 min
Alonso Victory? 5 Things To Watch For - 2023 Bahrain GP Preview
Fernando Alons-ooooh! Will he take the top step of the podium this Sunday in the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix? In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil, @f1statsguru & Kunal preview the first race of the 2023 Formula 1 season. Five things to watch for: 2023 cars - we will finally see them! End of sandbagging Fernando Alonso Overtaking fest. Race strategy Tune in! (Season 2023, Episode 8) Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora, Sundaram Ramaswami and Kunal Shah Image courtesy: Aston Martin Formula One Team
Mar 3
24 min
F1 TV's Scarbs' 2023 Lowdown & Predictions
Pre-season testing for the 2023 Formula 1 season is finished. To bring to you the key takeaways for every Formula 1 team, we have F1 TV's Tech Talk's Craig Scarborough aka @ScarbsTech join us as a guest for this special episode. Is porpoising a thing of the past? Will Mercedes continue with their 0.5 sidepod concept? Is Aston Martin really as quick as testing suggested? Can Ferrari take the fight to Red Bull Racing? And what about Williams, AlphaTauri and Haas? Also, is Mclaren really in trouble after testing woes? In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil Arora spoke to @ScarbsTech about design innovations for the upcoming season, his personal journey as Formula 1's most-engaged tech guru and predictions. Tune in! (Season 2023, Episode 7) Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora & Craig Scarborough (aka @ScarbsTech) Image courtesy: Mercedes 
Feb 27
49 min
P for Testing & other Talking Points - 2023 Formula 1 Season
Yes, P for testing it is. You have to tune in to know why! In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, the trio (Soumil, @f1statsguru & Kunal), get together to discuss the main talking points from the upcoming (& only) pre-season test in Bahrain. MEET US: 26th February in Mumbai. Venue: Palladium Social (from 5-7pm) We will discuss best moments from Drive to Survive (season 5) + stories from pre-season testing. And of course, an engaging F1 quiz hosted by @f1statsguru. India's most-experienced Formula 1 journalists (FIA-accredited) Abhishek Takle will be our guest for the upcoming F1 Pitstop with the Inside Line F1 Podcast. Get your access pass (INR 299 per person) on Paytm Insider. Will porpoising continue to trouble teams? How will the rookies fare, and what about the 'young' Fernando Alonso? Nico Hulkenberg hasn't been at work full-time since 3 years. Also, new design innovations, FIA-F1 friction and above all else, the lack of absolute clarity as to who is the quickest (or in fact, the slowest) from testing.  There's a lot of banter and information to look forward to in this episode. Tune in! (Season 2023, Episode 6) Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora, Sundaram Ramaswami and Kunal Shah Image courtesy: Aston Martin F1 Team
Feb 21
25 min
F1 cars (ft. Transformers Autobots) in Pre-season Testing - F1 Explained
All 10 teams have launched their 2023 cars in the last two weeks. What's next? Pre-season testing, of course. 'Testing is boring', they say. Trust us, 'they' and you need to hear our F1 Explained episode about pre-season testing. We tell you WHY it's exciting.  But before that, we dive into what exactly is a pre-season test? Why do Formula 1 teams and drivers need to 'test'? Why are there only 3 days of testing? Do the teams-drivers HAVE to participate in the test? And finally, can the results from pre-season testing be taken seriously? Like, will we know which team-driver is the title favourite for the 2023 Formula 1 season? (Season 2023, Episode 5) Follow our hosts on Twitter: Mithila Mehta, Soumil Arora, Sundaram Ramaswami Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool
Feb 16
13 min
Car launches are for Sponsors...NOT Fans - F1 Explained
It's 'car launch season' in Formula 1. Or is it? Formula 1 teams are launching liveries under the guise of a car launch. Understandably, fans aren't pleased. As we build up to the 2023 Formula 1 season, we will simplify Formula 1 for you via our new series called 'F1 Explained'. It only seemed apt that our opening episode would talk about Formula 1 car launches...and how the primary audience are the team's sponsors. (Sorry to burst your bubble!) Why do teams not use their latest cars? Why can't all teams have one grand launch event? And finally, some very fascinating car launches from history. Whether you're a new fan ('Drive to Survive' converted) or a Formula 1 veteran, F1 Explained will aim to simplify the complexities of Formula 1 in five mins or less. It's our version of the 'explain to me like I'm a five year old!' Let's know how you like our new series AND if you have specific questions for us to get to first.  (Season 2023, Episode 04) Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora
Feb 7
5 min
F1 2023 - Early & Bold Predictions (recorded with a live audience)
This episode is hands down our most-special episode. We recorded our early & bold (or boldest!) predictions for the 2023 Formula 1 season...with a live audience. Yes, we engaged with some of our most-ardent listeners (who also happen to be Formula 1 fans, of course) in the real world. As you all know, we hosted our first-ever meet-up in the physical world in mid-January in Mumbai. Here's a glimpse of the fun we had - lots of banter, serious talk, predictions and above all else the joy of meeting you all. We will have more meet-ups. We will scale-up & be in your city (or country!?) sooner than later, we hope. But for now, sit back & listen to one of our finest episodes yet.  Tune in! (Season 2023, Episode 03) Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora, Sundaram Ramaswami and Kunal Shah
Jan 29
1 hr 22 min
F1's prejudice against American drivers - with Bob Varsha (re-visited)
It's still the off-season and we're re-visiting some of our best episodes from the last couple of seasons. This episode is a mash-up of Bob Varsha's finest comments on the Inside Line F1 Podcast through 2022. Yes, we were honoured to have the American F1 broadcasting legend (the 'Voice of F1' in the USA) on our show multiple times. In this episode, Soumil Arora and Bob talk about American drivers in F1 or lack thereof, the biased Super Licence system and the continued snub for the Andretti Group over the last many months. Sit back & listen to some of the finest commentaries on the sport and business of Formula 1 on the Inside Line F1 Podcast. (Season 2023, Episode 02) Follow our host on Twitter: Soumil Arora Image courtesy: Mclaren
Jan 22
26 min
F1 Pitstop with the Inside Line Club
We're starting 2023 with a bang...and you are invited to join the fun. The Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosting an F1 fan meet-up in Mumbai (India) and the event is open to all F1 fans! Where? Khar Social, Mumbai When? 15th January, 5pm onward What? Conversations, quizzes, banter & a live recording of an episode Special guest in virtual attendance: Jehan Daruvala (India's most-successful single-seater racer & Mahindra Racing's reserve driver) Get your F1 Pitstop access pass on Insider (full cover charge: INR 249 per person) See you there!
Jan 9
1 min
Revamp F1’s Driver Academies: Peter Windsor-Inside Line (re-visited)
Happy New Year! But of course, we have to wait a few months before wishing each other a happy new season!  Announcement - we're planning our first offline meet-up in Mumbai on 15th January. (More details to follow on our socials) We start 2023 with one of our best episodes - yes, it's a re-visit from when the legendary broadcaster and award-winning journalist Peter Windsor was a guest on our show.  Tune in to hear Peter narrate stories about the still-born USF1 Team, F1 in America & driver shoot-outs. Are they really a good way to assess driver talent? And why the current driver academies are in a serious need of a revamp.  (Season 2023, Episode 01) Follow our host on Twitter: Soumil Arora Image courtesy: Google / Guardian
Jan 2
35 min
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