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 guess what? We're active even through the off-season. 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 16,000+ member community on Instagram. 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:   Hosts: Soumil Arora, Mithila Mehta & Kunal Shah Stats: Sundaram Ramaswami (aka @f1statsguru) Data: Nithyanand Ram Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt


episode 6: 6: F1 Testing: Merc's Two-Spec Approach Could Backfire

The pre-season tests of the 2019 Formula 1 Season have concluded. We share our summarised notes from #F1Testing - the bigger story being Mercedes' rumoured two-spec car approach for the season. As smart as it sounds, could such a strategy also backfire? While Williams struggled to build one car on time, Mercedes seems to have built two! We discuss this and more in this week's episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast]( 

Also in this episode, Indy Car's usage of on-car LED panels to increase the visual experience - sounds cool! Are Formula 1's standarisation plans aimed at attracting privateer teams since no car manufacturers have shown interest? Like other professional athletes, should Formula 1 drivers have coaches as a part of their team setup? Why Kevin Magnussen hired Romain Grosjean's manager and lastly, the not-so-convincing reasons by organisers of the Dutch and Mexican Grands Prix to not host a Formula 1 Grand Prix. Tune in! 

(Season 2019, Episode 06)

0:00-3:00: Our notes from the pre-season tests of the 2019 #F1 Season - whose rake was the biggest and deciphering the C-labelled Pirelli tyres

3:00-6:00: After failing to attract car manufacturers, is Formula 1 pursuing standardisation to attract more privateer teams? We discuss the possibilities, pros and cons. Also, the trailer of the Netflix documentary indicates a gross misrepresentation of the 2018 Formula 1 Season?

6:00-9:00: Indy Car to have LED panels on their racing cars from this season. Interesting addition? How soon before Mclaren's Indy Car driver Fernando Alonso tests the team's Formula 1 car in 2019?

9:00-12:00: Why Red Bull-Honda could plan to use five power units this season instead of the mandated three. Also, will Franz Tost walk the talk and give rookie driver Alexander Albon 2-3 seasons to settle in Formula 1?

12:00-15:00: Should Formula 1 drivers have driver coaches? Revealed: Why Kevin Magnussen signed Romain Grosjean's manager (Martin Reiss) as his manager too

15:00-18:00: How could Lewis Hamilton not have heard about the Triple Crown of Motorsport? Could Mercedes' two-spec car approach backfire in 2019?

18:00-end: The funny excuses from the organisers of the Dutch and Mexican Grands Prix for not wanting to host a Formula 1 race. In fact, could the USA Grand Prix be in trouble to? 

The Inside Line F1 Podcast, a top-rated podcast on iTunes and audioBoom, is hosted every week by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This podcast offers a humourous view on the sport and business of Formula 1.

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