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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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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

    Voices of F1: Much-hyped US F1 Team, F1's false starts in America with Bob Varsha (Revisited)

    Voices of F1: Much-hyped US F1 Team, F1's false starts in America with Bob Varsha (Revisited)

    Which commentator's voice did you listen to while growing up as a Formula 1 fan?

    That's the easiest way to explain our 'voices of F1' segment on the Inside Line F1 Podcast. In this off-season, we will invite leading commentators & broadcasters (past and present) on our show and bring to you Formula 1 from their lens.

    This week, we revisit our talk with Bob Varsha, the 'voice of Formula 1 in America'. 

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    In this episode, Bob shares his journey as a TV broadcaster & how he embarked on it by chance! He reminisces the various races Formula 1 has hosted in America over the years and explains with insights why the United States of America has always been a big prize to catch for Formula 1.

    And of course, he ponders over the several false starts that Formula 1 has made over the years and discusses the much-hyped project - the US F1 Team. But what could the future hold for Formula 1 in America? Has Liberty Media seemingly cracked the code? Will the increase in American involvement in the sport add fuel to an already exploding market? Andretti-Sauber & Colton Herta - the two strong rumours doing the rounds these days. 

    Bob shares his views on the 2021 title battle between Max Verstappen & Lewis Hamilton while also looking back at his fond memories with Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel and others. When asked his 'best driver to interact with', Bob promptly chose Rubens Barrichello over all others. There's also talk about Juan Pablo Montoya, the last driver to succeed in races on both sides of the pond! And finally, Bob shares an advice or two for budding sports broadcasters & commentators. 

    There are a lot of insights, experiences, anecdotes and memories packed in these 60 mins. Tune in!

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah

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    • 1 hr
    Voices of F1: Raikkonen vs. Gulbrandsen, Wednesday F1 GPs (Part 2)

    Voices of F1: Raikkonen vs. Gulbrandsen, Wednesday F1 GPs (Part 2)

    Atle Gulbrandsen, one of the most-experienced Formula 1 commentators in the world, is our guest of the week on the Inside Line F1 Podcast. This is part 2 of his journey in the world of Formula 1. If you are yet to tune in to part 1 of Atle's story, here's the link.

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    In this episode, Atle talks about his 'friendly go-kart race' with Kimi Raikkonen - and how he ended up beating the Finn twice! Why he thinks Formula 1 should attempt Wednesday evening Grands Prix, his thoughts on the future of power trains in Formula 1 and more. Tune in! 

    (Season 2022, Episode 03)

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    • 39 min
    Voices of F1: Atle Gulbrandsen on Dennis Hauger & F1 in Scandinavia (Part 1)

    Voices of F1: Atle Gulbrandsen on Dennis Hauger & F1 in Scandinavia (Part 1)

    Which commentator's voice did you listen to while growing up as a Formula 1 fan?

    That's the easiest way to explain our 'voices of F1' segment on the Inside Line F1 Podcast. In this off-season, we will invite leading commentators & broadcasters (past and present) on our show and bring to you Formula 1 from their lens.

    Our first guest is Atle Gulbrandsen, one of the most-experienced Formula 1 commentators in the world. Atle leads the official Formula 1 broadcast in Norway & has been doing so for the past 25 years (he started at the tender age of 17!).

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    In this episode with Soumil and Kunal, Atle shares how he got his break as a Formula 1 commentator, his early days as a broadcaster, Liberty Media's good work in Formula 1, the effect of Netflix's Drive to Survive on the Norwegian audiences, and then of course, Dennis Hauger's recent success in Formula 3. 

    Atle talks about Formula 1's future prospects in Scandinavia - can we expect a Scandinavian Grand Prix in the future?

    This episode will be split in two parts. Part 2 will be out on Thursday (20th January, 2022). 

    Tune in!

    (Season 2022, Episode 02)

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah

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    • 30 min
    Lando Norris On The Inside Line F1 Podcast - REVISITED!

    Lando Norris On The Inside Line F1 Podcast - REVISITED!

    Lando Norris revisits the Inside Line F1 Podcast this week; courtesy our friends at Parc Ferme, one of the premier Motorsport websites in the Nordics.

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    What was Lando Norris' worst season in his Motorsport career? How does he deal with 'bad' results & fan sentiments? Will he have a go at rallying? What's his take on iRacing? Are Formula 1 drivers robots?

    There's a lot that Norris reveals about his personality - when stuck in a bad car or on social media. Tune in!

    (Season 2022, Episode 01)

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    • 30 min
    2022 Inside Line F1 Parody Awards

    2022 Inside Line F1 Parody Awards

    'The winner is never who you think it is' - the tagline of our ever-fun Inside Line F1 Parody Awards. As with the tradition, this is our final episode of the 2021 Formula 1 season. Come re-live some of the most special moments of the season as seen from the lenses of Soumil and Kunal. The categories for this year's awards are listed below.

    And before you tune in, thanks very much for your listens, comments, and reviews. We've had a fantastic 2021 and it was thanks to your continued patronage. We promise to entertain you further in 2022 as well. 

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    The 'Inside Line F1 Parody Awards' is our take on the awards that should be hosted by Formula 1 at the end of the every season - alongside the infamous FIA Prize Giving Gala. Here are the categories for this year's show:
    Best Team
    Best Driver
    Best Drive 
    OOOH Moment
    Best Radio
    Controversy of the season
    Best Strategy
    Prediction of the season
    Best 'Kimi' moment
    How did that happen moment
    Rookie of the season

    Grab a drink and sip along to enjoy 60-odd mins of what we think is a fun conversation around Formula 1...in the off-season. Tune in!

    (Season 2021, Episode 79)

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Max Deserved It, Did Lewis Deserve It More? F1 2021 Title Battle Talking Points

    Max Deserved It, Did Lewis Deserve It More? F1 2021 Title Battle Talking Points

    'Max deserved winning the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship, but did Lewis deserve it a little more'? this question will be debated for the seasons to come. But of course, such was the nature of the entire 2021 Formula 1 season; a season that was about the 'fine margins' between Mercedes & Red Bull Racing cars and between the two title protagonists. 

    Soumil cites stats to prove Max's case whereas Kunal pursues the emotional route to explain Lewis' - who do you think was the more deserving winner of the 2021 Formula 1 Drivers' World Championship? Write to us.

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    In this Pits to Podium segment of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil and Kunal take sides while steering clear of controversy to discuss Max Verstappen vs. Lewis Hamilton and who deserved to win the title in 2021. For once, Lewis was the chaser and chase well he did. Likewise for Max, 2021 was the first season when he got a car that could challenge for the championship and he overcame the Lewis Hamilton challenge to clinch his first-ever Formula 1 Drivers' World Championship. Tune in! 

    (Season 2021, Episode 78)

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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

F1_CAS ,

Fun podcast that discusses serious F1 topics

Keep up the good work, Mithila and Kunal. Soumik is a good addition to the team. Get into television commentary soon. F1 needs such content. Helmets off!

Indian F1 Fan ,

Awesome for F1

Fantastic podcast. Very good humour. Well researched. I’m loving the driver interviews and parody content. Good coverage of races and special features. Livestreams in 2021?

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Great work !

So delighted you mentioning my name “Shilp Patel” on your poadcast. Inside line F1 is my go to for best F1 content with out of line interesting views on various topics. Following since more than 2 years and I always wait for your episods to come. Thanks again and looking forward. All the best and cheers. Also hope to hear Mithila soon. 😊

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