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. Join our race watchalong sessions with the legendary British Formula 1 commentator Steve Slater (ex-Sky TV, ESPN, Star Sports). On the live stream, you can discuss with Steve & our hosts various race-related topics - strategies, performances, insights & more. Join us to enhance your real-time race viewing experience! Get your access pass: Paytm Insider & Inside Line F1 Podcast - Race Watchalong with Steve Slater. 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 25,000+ member community on Instagram.   Hosts: Soumil Arora, Mithila Mehta & Kunal Shah Stats: Sundaram Ramaswami (aka @f1statsguru) Data: Nithyanand Ram Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt
Safety Car robbed Ferrari at Monza? 2022 Italian GP Review
In the build-up to the 2022 Italian GP & in our preview episode, we asked if Red Bull Racing would finally conquer Monza. They did; as did Max Verstappen. But did the late-race Safety Car rob Ferrari & the tifosi of a possible race win at home in Monza? Could we see rule changes to prevent races ending under the Safety Car? Join our race watchalong sessions with the legendary British Formula 1 commentator Steve Slater (ex-Sky TV, ESPN, Star Sports). On the live stream, you can discuss with Steve & our hosts various race-related topics - strategies, performances, insights & more. Join us to enhance your real-time race viewing experience! Get your FREE access pass: Paytm Insider & Inside Line F1 Podcast - Race Watchalong with Steve Slater. In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil, @f1statsguru aka Sundaram and Kunal review the 2022 Italian Grand Prix. Were Ferrari right in pitting Charles Leclerc under the VSC - and was the medium the correct choice? Did Ferrari-Leclerc have any chance of winning the race? Carlos Sainz & Lewis Hamilton's recovery drives, Nyck de Vries' heroic debut, @f1statguru's much-popular stats segment & more. Tune in! (Season 2022, Episode 55) Follow our hosts: Sundaram Ramaswami, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool
Sep 12
34 min
Red Bull to finally conquer Monza? 2022 Italian GP Preview
Red Bull Racing haven't scored a single podium at Monza in the hybrid-turbo era. But we expect that to change this Sunday. Yes, it is tough to imagine someone other than Max Verstappen winning the 2022 Italian Grand Prix...in front of the tifosi. As for Ferrari, let's hope the dash of yellow in their special livery brings better performance & results. Mercedes has scored more points (average) than Ferrari since the 2022 Australian GP (basically, since race #3). Join our race watchalong sessions with the legendary British Formula 1 commentator Steve Slater (ex-Sky TV, ESPN, Star Sports). On the live stream, you can discuss with Steve & our hosts various race-related topics - strategies, performances, insights & more. Join us to enhance your real-time race viewing experience! Get your FREE access pass: Paytm Insider & Inside Line F1 Podcast - Race Watchalong with Steve Slater. In this 2022 Italian GP preview episode on the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil & Kunal tell you the key things to look for at Monza - Jacques Villeneuve's test with Alpine, Ferrari's 75th & Monza's 100th year in the running, Alpine-Alonso & Williams-Albon's top-speed (on a low downforce circuit). And above all else, what gap will Max Verstappen have to the rest of the field in Qualifying & on Race Day? Remember, he demolished the other 19 drivers in low downforce-spec machinery at Spa; and Monza's downforce requirements are the lowest for any circuit on the calendar. Tune in! (Season 2022, Episode 54) Follow our hosts: Sundaram Ramaswami, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah Image courtesy: Ferrari
Sep 8
32 min
Double Dutch for Max Verstappen at Zandvoort - 2022 Dutch GP Review
Max Verstappen won at home...for the second year in succession. Red Bull Racing's strategy helped Verstappen claim his 10th win of the season and 4th win on the trot! The race at Zandvoort was a high-speed game of chess & Red Bull Racing once again proved why they are most-lethal when it comes to race strategy. Could Mercedes have won with an alternate strategy? Join our race watchalong sessions with the legendary British Formula 1 commentator Steve Slater (ex-Sky TV, ESPN, Star Sports). On the live stream, you can discuss with Steve & our hosts various race-related topics - strategies, performances, insights & more. Join us to enhance your real-time race viewing experience! Get your FREE access pass: Paytm Insider & Inside Line F1 Podcast - Race Watchalong with Steve Slater. Soumil, Sundaram and Kunal review the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix. They decode the strategies that were at play, strategies that maybe were missed & explain why Verstappen would've won either way.  Did Yuki Tsunoda-AlphaTauri conspire to help Red Bull-Verstappen win? There are lots of conspiracy theories doing the rounds on social media. But what's being celebrated a little less is Fernando Alonso's race from 13th to 6th! And btw, Ferrari found another way to botch a race. We're sure you already know! (Season 2022, Episode 53) Follow our hosts: Sundaram Ramaswami, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool
Sep 5
40 min
Real Party, Fake Gravel - 2022 Dutch GP Preview
It is without a doubt that 2022 Dutch Grand Prix will be a one-of-a-kind event - just as the 2021 edition was. The organisers clearly have made the Dutch Grand Prix a landmark event to attend - for on-track action & the off-track entertainment.  And of course, we've got 'fake gravel' to look forward to this weekend! Join our race watchalong sessions with the legendary British Formula 1 commentator Steve Slater (ex-Sky TV, ESPN, Star Sports). On the live stream, you can discuss with Steve & our hosts various race-related topics - strategies, performances, insights & more. Join us to enhance your real-time race viewing experience! Get your access pass: Paytm Insider & Inside Line F1 Podcast - Race Watchalong with Steve Slater. In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil, Sundaram (aka @f1statsguru) and Kunal preview the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix. Given Max Verstappen's form & the might of his Red Bull Racing car, is it even possible to predict someone else winning? Should Verstappen win, it'll be a career-first of four wins in a row (no, we're not jinxing it!). And of course, @f1statsguru's stats preview has more mind-boggling stats to look forward to including a story on why the Tarzanbocht is called that. Tune in, there's a lot of content in store - including Guus (our long-time listener) telling us how the locals pronounce 'Zandvoort'! (Season 2022, Episode 52) Follow our hosts: Sundaram Ramaswami, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool
Sep 1
31 min
Verstappen Tears-Off Everyone: 2022 Belgian GP Review
The 2022 Belgian Grand Prix will be remembered for Max Verstappen-Red Bull Racing's dominance; a race that Verstappen won from 14th place. However, there were lots of talking points from the race otherwise. 'Plan G', remember? And also, Lewis Hamilton's refusal to visit the circuit medical centre after his opening lap incident with Fernando Alonso. Tune in to our 2022 Belgian GP review episode. Join our race watchalong sessions with the legendary British Formula 1 commentator Steve Slater (ex-Sky TV, ESPN, Star Sports). On the live stream, you can discuss with Steve & our hosts various race-related topics - strategies, performances, insights & more. Join us to enhance your real-time race viewing experience! Get your access pass: Paytm Insider & Inside Line F1 Podcast - Race Watchalong with Steve Slater. Soumil, Sundaram & Kunal re-live their memories from our first-ever live stream with Steve Slater while also dissecting key moments from the race. Ferrari's bold (or silly!) strategy with Charles Leclerc for the fastest lap of the race. Their 'question' to drivers on tyre strategy choices. Mclaren's inability to attack or defend, Esteban Ocon's double double overtakes and more. (Season 2022, Episode 51) Follow our hosts: Sundaram Ramaswami, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool
Aug 29
36 min
Finally, a race at Spa? 2022 Belgian GP Preview
There's just so much to look forward to this weekend. For starters, a race at Spa? After last year's debacle, all it takes to worry fans & Formula 1 alike is a few drops of rain. Also, will drivers approve of the changes made to make the Spa Francorchamps safer? Let's hope that some of the iconic corner haven't lost their character. Piasco (or Piasco-gate) will hog headlines in the build-up to the weekend. The other talking points will be the changes enforced to control porpoising (or vertical oscillations) & flexi-floors. Will this bring Mercedes in the fight? Join our race watchalong sessions with the legendary British Formula 1 commentator Steve Slater (ex-Sky TV, ESPN, Star Sports). On the live stream, you can discuss with Steve & our hosts various race-related topics - strategies, performances, insights & more. Join us to enhance your real-time race viewing experience! Get your access pass: Paytm Insider & Inside Line F1 Podcast - Race Watchalong with Steve Slater. In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil, Sundaram (aka @f1statsguru) and Kunal bring to you the 2022 Belgian GP preview. Can Charles Leclerc take pole & win? That's the question on everyone's minds. The Dutch/Belgian fans will be out in force to support their favourite driver & championship leader, Max Verstappen. But seriously, will the technical changes bring Mercedes in the fight? Since the last race in Hungary, the reigning Constructors' Champions definitely have momentum on their side. There's a lot to look forward to - including the stats preview segment & why elevation changes are most-talked about when the Formula 1 circus visits the legendary Spa Francorchamps. Tune in! (Season 2022, Episode 50) Follow our hosts: Sundaram Ramaswami, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah Image courtesy: Mercedes
Aug 23
34 min
F1 Explained: Driver Silly Season (with Steve Slater)
What is the 'driver silly season' and why is it called that? The legendary Steve Slater joins us in this episode of the F1 Explained series to share his perspectives on 'Piasco' and other driver-contract stories over the years. This is an episode you don't want to miss! Steve's stories include Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button, Kimi Raikkonen and others.  Join our race watchalong sessions with the legendary Steve Slater! On the live stream, you can discuss with Steve & the hosts of the Inside Line F1 Podcast various race-related topics - strategies, performances, insights & more. Enhance your real-time race viewing experience by joining our experts! Link to purchase tickets: Paytm Insider & Inside Line F1 Podcast - Race Watchalong with Steve Slater. (Season 2022, Episode 49) Follow our hosts: Sundaram Ramaswami, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah Image courtesy: Mercedes
Aug 18
25 min
Missile strike, fake marina, Pias-co & more: Mid-season Review - 2022 Formula 1 Season
'And the Oscar goes to...' A mid-season review episode like no other! But it's not the usual categories - best driver, best team & so on. We're different, remember? ;-) Join our race watchalong sessions with the legendary Steve Slater! On the live stream, you can discuss with Steve & the hosts of the Inside Line F1 Podcast various race-related topics - strategies, performances, insights & more. Enhance your real-time race viewing experience by joining our experts! Link to purchase tickets: Paytm Insider & Inside Line F1 Podcast - Race Watchalong with Steve Slater. The Inside Line F1 Podcast is brought to you by Eight Sleep, the most-trusted name in high-performance sleep. Would you like to sleep on a bed-mattress designed by Formula 1 engineers to enhance your sleep quality? Here's an exclusive offer for our listeners. Save $150 at checkout on the Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover. Go get yours today: https://www.eightsleep.com/insideline Which off-track incident caught your attention? And which incident should've been highlighted more? What was your surprise performance of the season? Which gap in the Drivers' & Constructors' Championship interests you? And finally, what was your 'wait, what...!' moment of the first part of the 2022 Formula 1 season? Tune in!  (Season 2022, Episode 48) Follow our hosts: Sundaram Ramaswami, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah Image courtesy: Mercedes
Aug 11
55 min
Interview: Daniel Ricciardo's Physio-Trainer Michael Italiano
In one of our summer break specials, we bring to you an in-depth interview with Daniel Ricciardo's trainer, Michael Italiano. The Inside Line F1 Podcast is brought to you by Eight Sleep, the most-trusted name in high-performance sleep. Would you like to sleep on a bed-mattress designed by Formula 1 engineers to enhance your sleep quality? Here's an exclusive offer for our listeners. Save $150 at checkout on the Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover. Go get yours today: https://www.eightsleep.com/insideline Michael, who has been friends with Daniel since they were both aged 12 years, shares how Formula 1 drivers deal with the pressure & negativity that comes with their profession. Michael explains the 'jet lag protocol' that he has in place for Ricciardo - to help cope with flyaway races that after held in different timezones. He also explains how drivers maintain immunity through the long racing calendars & more.  This episode was recorded a few days before the 2022 British Grand Prix and was scheduled for a summer break release. Our regulars would remember snippets from this interview in our 2022 British Grand Prix preview episode. Tune in! (Season 2022, Episode 47) Follow our hosts: Sundaram Ramaswami, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah Image courtesy: Mclaren
Aug 7
23 min
Spin to Win For Max Verstappen - 2022 Hungarian GP Review
How did Max Verstappen win the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix? And how did Ferrari & George Russell end up losing it? Could Lewis Hamilton have challenged for the win had it not been for a DRS issue in Qualifying? And what if Verstappen didn't have his power unit issue in Qualifying, too? Hear our 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix review episode. The Inside Line F1 Podcast is brought to you by Eight Sleep, the most-trusted name in high-performance sleep. Would you like to sleep on a bed-mattress designed by Formula 1 engineers to enhance your sleep quality? Here's an exclusive offer for our listeners. Save $150 at checkout on the Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover. Go get yours today: https://www.eightsleep.com/insideline In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil and Kunal discuss Ferrari's lack of pace & strategy - but what did they lack more? With an 80 points gap, is it time to stop counting Charles Leclerc as a title contender in 2022? The Alpine-Mclaren battle - what happened to Daniel Ricciardo? Tune in! (Season 2022, Episode 46) Follow our hosts: Sundaram Ramaswami, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool
Aug 1
32 min
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