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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!

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. 

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 near 45,000+ member community on Instagram.

Hosts: Soumil Arora, Mithila Mehta & Kunal Shah

Stats: Sundaram Ramaswami (aka @f1statsguru)

Data: Nithyanand Ram

Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

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    • 3.8 • 65 Ratings

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!

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. 

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 near 45,000+ member community on Instagram.

Hosts: Soumil Arora, Mithila Mehta & Kunal Shah

Stats: Sundaram Ramaswami (aka @f1statsguru)

Data: Nithyanand Ram

Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

Millions of listeners seek out Bingepods (Ideabrew Studios Network content) every day. Get in touch with us to advertise, join the network or click listen to enjoy content by some of India's top audio creators.
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    Leclerc-Ferrari: Dreams Do Come True - 2024 Monaco GP Review

    Leclerc-Ferrari: Dreams Do Come True - 2024 Monaco GP Review

    Charles Leclerc wins at home in Monaco. Finally! Understandably, it was an emotional win - for the small country of Monaco, the Royal Family and even Ferrari.

    45 years since Ferrari last converted a pole position to victory. The last Monegasque driver to win in Monaco was way back in 1950 (Louis Chiron)! 

    Did you know? Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso are 4:4 each in head-to-head qualifying

    While Leclerc is a popular winner, the way in which he won wasn't. But he did so in typical Monaco style - winning the race at the slowest possible pace. But why did Leclerc & other race slowly? Why were Verstappen-Red Bull struggling? Should Kevin Magnussen have received a penalty for the opening lap crash with Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg? 

    The top-10 qualifiers claimed the top-10 points scoring finishing positions in the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix!

    Congratulations to Alexander Albon and Williams for scoring their first points of the season with a fine 9th place finish. Also, Pierre Gasly opened his points account in Monaco despite an embarrassing opening lap clash with Esteban Ocon.

    (Season 2024, Episode 25)


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah

    Image courtesy: Ferrari

    • 40 min
    Why is Monaco different? 2024 Monaco GP Preview

    Why is Monaco different? 2024 Monaco GP Preview

    Everything about Monaco is different. Yes, it is. It's not just the race distance or the circuit length, but even the podium ceremony. Did you know that in Monaco the trophies are handed out before the national anthem? At the other circuits, it is the other way around. Yes, keep an eye out for this one.

    For the teams and drivers, the challenge of Monaco is what excites them. Qualifying is key and "track position" is everything around the streets of Monaco. In the race, it is more about not ceding track position to your rival than finishing the race in the shortest possible race time.

    For the teams, Monaco is logistical challenge given the smaller confines to work within. Upgrades are the name of the game, but the "confidence" in the cockpit is what the teams will help their drivers chase in Monaco. The talk about Monaco is usually about "leaving lap time" on the table, since the time comes when you go up close to the walls and barriers! It's more about margins to the walls than margins between teams when Formula 1 is racing in Monaco.

    Join @f1statsguru and Kunal Shah in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast as they preview the upcoming 2024 Monaco Grand Prix.

    (Season 2024, Episode 24)


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @f1statsguru and Kunal Shah

    Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool

    • 47 min
    Verstappen-Norris, will the battle continue? 2024 Emilia Romagna GP Review

    Verstappen-Norris, will the battle continue? 2024 Emilia Romagna GP Review

    Max Verstappen & Lando Norris have finished in the top-2 positions in the last 3 races of the 2024 Formula 1 season. The question on everyone's mind is - will the Verstappen-Norris battle continue through the season?

    If the 2023 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is anything to go by, it does seem so. If Miami was won by Norris-McLaren thanks to the Safety Car, Norris' late-race charge in Imola confirmed McLaren's turn of pace thanks to their steady upgrade plans...a plan that started in Austria last year.

    Since their win in Miami, McLaren's communication has changed - from claiming that they could challenge Red Bull Racing, they're now saying than can. For Formula 1's sake, one can only hope so.

    But how could Lando Norris launch such a late-race charge on Max Verstappen? How did Verstappen-Red Bull recover after a messy start to the weekend? Could Norris have attacked Verstappen earlier, and if the race was a lap longer, could Norris have actually one? 

    In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Kunal Shah and @f1statsguru review the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Soumil Arora, who is on holiday in the north-eastern part of India, was sorely missed!

    Is Mercedes now the 'best of the rest'? Why have Yuki Tsunoda and Nico Hulkenberg impressed everyone in 2024? Did Hulkenberg's tow cost McLaren a 1-2 in Qualifying on Saturday? Sergio Perez is now third in the Drivers' Championship behind Charles Leclerc - could this hamper his contract extension talks? And of course, did Ferrari's upgrades work? 

    Lots of narratives, explainers and facts-stats packed in this 50+ mins long episode. Tune in!

    (Season 2024, Episode 23)


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @f1statsguru and Kunal Shah

    Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool

    • 51 min
    New pecking order, Fun facts-stats & more - 2024 Emilia Romagna GP Preview

    New pecking order, Fun facts-stats & more - 2024 Emilia Romagna GP Preview

    Could a new pecking order emerge at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix? It's the first European race of the season and we expect teams to bring a plethora of upgrades to this race.

    Can the upgrades really make things tighter between Red Bull Racing, McLaren and Ferrari? It's not the top-3, but all teams that could see their fortunes change this weekend onward.

    McLaren and Ferrari were in the battle for 2nd place, but is it actually for 1st place with Red Bull Racing? OR will Max Verstappen return with vengeance at Imola, as he usually does so after losing a race? Lots of exciting stories to look forward to for this weekend's race.

    Nico Hulkenberg, the Formula 1 veteran, has never raced at Imola! He's also the first driver to join another team...after racing for Haas. Btw, Kevin Magnussen is 2 points away from a race ban, will he clean up his racing act? Or will Oliver Bearman end up racing for two teams in 2024?

    In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil Arora, @f1statsguru and Kunal Shah preview the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Imola, the historic venue that will host this weekend's race, is often remembered for the deaths of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger. It has been 30 years since their passing at the 1994 Imola Grand Prix, of course, at Imola. 

    Lots in store in this near hour long chat, tune in!

    (Season 2024, Episode 22)


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora, @f1statsguru and Kunal Shah

    Image courtesy: McLaren

    • 53 min
    Schumacher-Vettel, Audi-Porsche & other German F1 stories with Christian Danner (Voices of F1)

    Schumacher-Vettel, Audi-Porsche & other German F1 stories with Christian Danner (Voices of F1)

    Our "voices of F1" series is back. This time, we have former Formula 1 driver and RTL's F1 expert Christian Danner on the Inside Line F1 Podcast.

    Why has Formula 1 declined in Germany? In fact, how popular was it in Germany during Michael Schumacher's reign? Danner shares interesting insights on Schumacher's legacy, why he was loved by Germany and how different Sebastian Vettel is remembered as a Formula 1 legend today. Also, is Nico Rosberg celebrated as a German Formula 1 champion?

    We also touch upon Mick Schumacher's surprisingly short Formula 1 career, the possibility of a comeback and why Nico Hulkenberg is a perfect fit for Audi. Danner also tells us how the Sainz family knows enough about Audi for them to wait for a seat elsewhere - naming, Red Bull Racing and Mercedes.

    For those who love Motorsport history, Danner goes back in time to talk of his moments with Ayrton Senna, why Formula 1 is the "only true racing car", how driver contracts were in the 80s and much more. 

    This is one super hour (and little more) with Christian Danner packed with fantastic stories and experiences.

    Tune in!

    (Season 2024, Episode 21)


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora, Kunal Shah and Christian Danner

    Image courtesy: Ferrari

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Lando Norris Trumps them all - 2024 Miami GP Review

    Lando Norris Trumps them all - 2024 Miami GP Review

    Did Lando Norris get lucky with the Safety Car to win his first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix? OR was McLaren genuinely quick in Miami?

    Mercedes' customer team, McLaren, has won a race in 2024 before the works team! Also, McLaren's second Grand Prix win in the last 12 years!

    Could Carlos Sainz have won the race, had the timing of the Safety Car been different? The 2024 Miami Grand Prix was a race of two halves - Max Verstappen and Oscar Piastri shining in the first half, while Lando Norris and Esteban Ocon shone in the second.

    In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah review the 2024 Miami Grand Prix - including Donald Trump's choice of visiting the McLaren garage pre-race. For our Indian listeners - Yuvraj Singh and Ibrahim Ali Khan were the two celebrities who attended the race.

    Was Kevin Magnussen unsportsmanlike, and should Lewis Hamilton have received a penalty for his Turn 1 shenanigans in the Sprint? In fact, Hamilton's fiercest battles were with Magnussen (Sprint) and Nico Hulkenberg (Grand Prix).

    Tune in!

    (Season 2024, Episode 20)


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah

    Image courtesy: McLaren

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

swell2great8 ,

Some thoughts

The humor paired with sports analysis is excellent! Some of their critiques of DTS are valid, but it is to the point now where they are turning off new North American fans to the pod as a result. Also, the audio quality sometimes is catastrophic.

Tonchir ,

Cool POV

I love these guys! As an American, I fell in love with F1 and started listening to a bunch of the podcasts but no longer. All but one or 2 have fallen off my list and these guys are so interesting. Mostly stats and fact driven, (as opposed to gossip and chat) they know what they are talking about. Love listening to you!!

I_amBarticus ,

New Listener-Great Show!

I listen to a lot of F1 podcasts, but have somehow missed out on this pod until now. Hosts seem to be very knowledgeable, fair in their assessments of drivers and teams, and present in depth content in a way that is very easy to follow and enjoy.

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