Inside Line F1 Podcast

Hosted by FIA-accredited print-TV journalists and popular Motorsport commentators, the Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that offers an alternative view on the sport, business and politics of Formula 1. You probably know us from our famous Helmut Marko interview! We are hosting an Inside Line Pitstop with Kush Maini in Bengaluru (Koramangala) on 7th January (Sunday) and everyone is invited. Limited tickets available on Paytm Insider. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! On our channel, along with lots of Formula 1 banter, 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...

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 23m. Bisher sind 610 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 10 days 13 hours 51 minutes


episode 8: Will Christian Horner reign in Bahrain? Key stories to track from the 2024 Bahrain GP (Preview)

Will Red Bull Racing reveal their decision from the investigation into Christian Horner's alleged misdemeanours at Formula 1's opening race in Bahrain? What's your take, will Horner continue in his role at the World Champion team or will he be asked to go?

Of course, any off-track story of such a nature will take attention from Red Bull Racing's RB20, if it continues to dominate Formula 1...



episode 7: F1 2024 - Early & Bold Predictions

The 2024 Formula 1 season is upon us...almost!

Here are our early and bold predictions for the upcoming season.

In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil Arora, @f1statsguru and Kunal Shah lay down their predictions for the 10 Formula 1 teams, the FIA and of course, FOM aka Liberty Media...



episode 6: Otmar Szafnauer Interview on Andretti, Pink Mercedes, Aston Martin-Alpine, Perez-Ocon (Part 2)

How does one get hired as a Team Principal? Is Otmar Szafnauer in touch with Andretti to lead their Formula 1 team? What was the Pink Mercedes saga all about and how painful was it to lose 3rd place in the World Constructors' Championship in 2020? 

In our part 2 of the Otmar Szafnauer interview episode, the former Alpine, Aston Martin and Force India / Racing Point chief talks to Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah about several interesting topics on the Inside Line F1 Podcast...



episode 5: Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari - GOAT meets the Prancing Horse

The GOAT to meet the Prancing Horse - has there been a more shocking driver move in the last many decades? We think not!

Lewis Hamilton has finally given in to Ferrari's relentless pursuit to hire him as their star driver. Hamilton will end his dream relationship with Mercedes at the end of the 2024 Formula 1 season and race for the Scuderia Ferrari from 2025.

Almost no one saw this move coming...



episode 4: Otmar Szafnauer Interview on Lawrence Stroll, Vijay Mallya, Force India, Alpine & More (Part 1)

Here's our much-awaited Otmar Szafnauer interview.

The entire interview is so good that we decided to split it into two parts.

In part 1 and on the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Otmar talks to Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah about his journey into Formula 1, how he was interviewed and hired at Force India. At Force India, Otmar worked his magic - the team was called "pound for pound" World Champion and he proudly explains exactly why...



episode 3: Inside Story: ONLY Actor to have his face on an F1 Car, #MasterBlaster (re-run)

Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan aka King Khan is world famous. But did you know, he's the ONLY actor in the world to have his face on a Formula 1 car?

Yes, here's one of our Force India Formula 1 Team specials. Back in the day, SRK, as he's fondly known, starred in Ra.One. As a part of his film's promotions, SRK's photo was plastered on the nose of the Force India Formula 1 car that raced in the  inaugural 2011 Indian Grand Prix...


 January 22, 2024  26m

episode 2: Brawn GP story: BTS with Director Daryl Goodrich

In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil Arora catches up with Daryl Goodrich, the Director of the "Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story" documentary on Disney+.

It's the Formula 1 off-season and there's no better way to get your fix for the sport than by streaming feature stories from the sport itself.

You've probably watched the Brawn GP documentary by now just as you probably saw Brawn GP stun Formula 1 by winning the titles in 2009...


 January 15, 2024  46m

episode 1: A boardroom discussion on Adrian Newey & a different owner at Force India F1 Team (re-run)

Of course, every team would be interested in hiring the legendary Formula 1 car designer Adrian Newey.

In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we reveal how a relatively small privateer team called Force India F1 Team had a serious boardroom discussion on hiring Newey.

"The best pound for pound World Champion team" was what Force India was labelled after it consistently outperformed its resources season after season and before the faded away into oblivion...


 January 9, 2024  41m

episode 66: 2023 Inside Line F1 Parody Awards

"The winner is never who you think it is!"

This is the 11th version of our ever-popular and most-awaited Inside Line F1 Parody Awards. This is also our most-researched episode of the year. But given that it's the off-season, this is probably the least-listened to episode of the season. Sigh! 

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 December 17, 2023  1h14m

episode 65: Best & Weird F1 2023 Stats

How will one remember the 2023 Formula 1 season? We suspect that it will be more about the stats than the competition itself - that's for Formula 1, the category that Max Verstappen competed in.

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 December 10, 2023  38m