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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that adds humour to the otherwise serious world of Formula 1. Hosted by Mithila and Kunal, this podcast offers an alternative view on the sport, business and politics of Formula 1.

Our Pits To Podium segment is hosted by Soumil and Kunal. This segment brings to you topical news, previews, race debriefs and feature stories from the world of Motorsport.

For your weekly dose of Formula 1 humour, search 'Inside Line F1 Podcast' on your favourite audio streaming app - we are present everywhere on the Internet.

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Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

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The Inside Line F1 Podcast is a weekly show that adds humour to the otherwise serious world of Formula 1. Hosted by Mithila and Kunal, this podcast offers an alternative view on the sport, business and politics of Formula 1.

Our Pits To Podium segment is hosted by Soumil and Kunal. This segment brings to you topical news, previews, race debriefs and feature stories from the world of Motorsport.

For your weekly dose of Formula 1 humour, search 'Inside Line F1 Podcast' on your favourite audio streaming app - we are present everywhere on the Internet.

Miss us as you wait for our next episode? Engage with us on Facebook.

Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

Stats courtesy: Sundaram Ramaswami & Nithyanand Ram

    5 Things To Watch For - 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

    5 Things To Watch For - 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

    You've been hearing us for years. Now you can read us as well! We have started our own Formula 1 newsletter service. It's free, informative, insightful and visually appealing. You can read more and sign up!

    For our listeners in India, use 'PUMAINSIDELINE' to avail a 5% discount on Puma's Motorsport merchandise collection. A special contest is coming up for the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix. Follow our social media profiles to play and win. 

    It's time for the 'Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio Del Made In Italy E Dell'emilia Romagna 2021' or in simpler words, the 'Imola Grand Prix'. In this pre-race episode, Soumil and Kunal tell you the '5 things to watch for' for this weekend's race. 

    Will the Red Bull Racing vs. Mercedes battle continue? Let's hope it wasn't just a Bahrain thing! And of course, let's hope that Max Verstappen has used up his bad luck of racing in Italy with the retirement in FP2. Is the RB16B fast but fragile?

    Will the cooler air and track temperatures influence form factor in the uber-competitive mid-field? Since overtaking is difficult, we expect 'track position' to be key - in qualifying and for race strategy. Also, some key track information that will impact race strategy.

    Finally, how many times do you think will Nikita Mazespin this weekend? He's already had two on Friday. Write to us via our Facebook page and let's know how many more spins do you think he will add to his name. 

    Tune in!

    (Season 2021, Episode 22)

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah

    Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

    Image courtesy: Alfa Romeo Racing 

    • 28 min
    Love Or Hate A Driver? How Media Shapes Driver Perceptions

    Love Or Hate A Driver? How Media Shapes Driver Perceptions

    You've been hearing us for years. Now you can read us as well! We have started our own Formula 1 newsletter service. It's free, informative, insightful and visually appealing. You can read more and sign up!

    In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we have a special guest - Chetan Narula, a seasoned sports journalist and the author of the book 'History of F1: The Circus Comes To India'. 

    For our listeners in India, use 'PUMAINSIDELINE' to avail a 5% discount on Puma's Motorsport merchandise collection. 

    Chetan joins Soumil and Kunal to discuss 'driver perceptions and media portrayals' in Formula 1 and sport (also, life!?) overall. This is an opinionated episode but one that raises a pertinent question about the media's role in shaping personalities, celebrities and their fandom. The most-recent case of Nikita Mazepin - is he a bad driver, a bad human or both? In fact, does the Russian media portray him as a hero for being the sole Russian racing in Formula 1? Lando Norris' support of Mazepin did change the tone of chatter around the Haas driver's opening lap crash at the first race in Bahrain. 

    We also discuss Romain Grosjean's long-lasting memory of being a crash kid and his infamous crash behind the Safety Car at Baku (2018). Unsurprisingly, reactions to Grosjean were a stark contrast to a similar gaffe by George Russell at Imola (2020). Does media have a more responsible role to play in building driver perception? Is it easier for the drivers to manage their perception and portrayal via social media or is that a double-edged sword? And of course, what role do the fans have to play? Tune in! 

    (Season 2021, Episode 21)

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Chetan Narula, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah

    Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

    Image courtesy: Motorsport Week

    • 45 min
    Quirky Moments Of F1 2021...Yet! (ft. ALO, PER, RIC & Others)

    Quirky Moments Of F1 2021...Yet! (ft. ALO, PER, RIC & Others)

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

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    Also, we have launched our own newsletter subscription. It's free! Read more and sign up. 

    3 days x pre-season testing + 3 days x 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix = several quirky moments of the 2021 Formula 1 season already; Sergio Perez's restart on the formation lap being one of many. While recording this episode, we realised how important a role Windows & Bill Gates have played in our lives by teaching us the ever-crucial 'restart' action! 

    To give you a hint of the other stories in this episode - Fernando Alonso's wrapper-gate, Daniel Ricciardo's pre-race printed notes, Mclaren's 'boys in orange' radio to make sure RIC doesn't drive into the Renault pit box, Sebastian Vettel's Capt. Planet mode, Kimi Raikkonen's random number selection, Valtteri Bottas' 'undriveable' message and of course, Lando Norris coming out in support of Nikita Mazepin and more. 

    This Pits to Podium segment of the Inside Line F1 Podcast is hosted by Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah. 

    (Season 2021, Episode 20)

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah

    Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

    Image courtesy: Alpine F1 Team

    • 44 min
    Blockbuster & Controversy Headline For F1: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

    Blockbuster & Controversy Headline For F1: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

    The 2021 Formula 1 season got off to a blockbuster start with the opening round in Bahrain. It delivered to the pre-season hype - a Red Bull-Verstappen vs. Mercedes-Hamilton battle. Yes, Hamilton won - but had to fight for it every inch of the way. From what we saw, we expect this to be the rivalry that will headline through the season. 

    However, the post-race focus shifted from the battle of the two generations to the FIA's inconsistent policing of track limits at Turn 4 - the very spot where Verstappen overtook Hamilton only to be forced to relinquish it later. We explain this controversy, of course. 

    The 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix also delivered at least one positive story for every Formula 1 team. Now that's rare for an opening race - but that's exactly what Soumil and Kunal discuss in this week's Pits to Podiumsegment of the Inside Line F1 Podcast. 

    Fernando Alonso's Alonso-esque performance, Sebastian Vettel's continued embarrassment, Charles Leclerc's superlative drives, Nikita Mazespin, Lando Norris' lonely race to P4 and the crucial overtake of Daniel Ricciardo on the opening lap, Sergio Perez converting his bad luck and qualifying misery into sublime race form, Yuki Tsunoda's points on debut and more. Tune in! 

    (Season 2021, Episode 19)

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah

    Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

    Image courtesy: Mercedes 

    • 33 min
    5 Things To Watch For - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

    5 Things To Watch For - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

    It's time for the business end of the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix - the qualifying hour followed by the race on Sunday. In this week's Pits to Podium segment of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil and Kunal tell you the '5 things to watch for' this weekend. 

    Here are a few hints - driver battles, overtakes, race strategy and sand. The sand could well be from the sandbags Mercedes are supposedly carrying or from Mother Nature herself. 

    (Season 2021, Episode 18)

    Next episode: 29th March, 2021 (post-race, 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix)

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah

    Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

    Image courtesy: BIC / Twitter

    • 22 min
    New Driver Rivalries Will Headline In F1 2021

    New Driver Rivalries Will Headline In F1 2021

    If you're a Formula 1 fan, you already know the numbers. Seven out of ten teams have new driver line-ups for the 2021 Formula 1 season. This means that new driver rivalries will headline this season. Who'd have thunk that Formula 1 might actually give us a Sergio Perez vs. Lewis Hamilton battle. 

    But of course, Hamilton vs. Max Verstappen will be the blockbuster rivalry to follow. However, we're eager to see how the mid-field goes. There's Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo & the Ferrari duo. At the back of the grid, could a Mick Schumacher vs. George Russell be the one to follow? Or will it be a Schumacher vs. Kimi Raikkonen? And don't leave out Lando Norris in all of this. 

    As you can see, there are several possibilities and we discuss them in this week's Pits to Podium segment of the Inside Line F1 Podcast. Our guest in this episode is Bharat Sharma, Chief Sports Correspondent of the Press Trust of India. 

    Tune in!

    (Season 2021, Episode 17) 

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah
    Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt
    Image courtesy: Formula 1 / Twitter

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Godly word ,

Meh

The insights are good, can’t abide the needless chuckling after every statement. Also tend to be posted quite late after the races as to irrelevant.

Geo F1 Fan ,

What's with the background jingle ?????

The presenters are fine but what the hell is that bloody awful music in the background? And why do you need the music anyway - it's not an action flik!

Jueyrock ,

Fresh

A knowledgable and joyful look at F1. These two have a wonderful style of presentation and impressive understanding of their subject. I always feel uplifted having listened to them. Great and unique entertainment!

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