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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

Stats courtesy: Sundaram Ramaswami & Nithyanand Ram

Inside Line F1 Podcast Inside Line F1 Podcast

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    • 3.8 • 45 Ratings

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

    Bob Varsha On US F1 Team, Andretti & Herta, American F1 History & Future - F1 In America

    Bob Varsha On US F1 Team, Andretti & Herta, American F1 History & Future - F1 In America

    In the build-up to this weekend's 2021 United States Grand Prix, we promise you that the 60 mins you will invest listening to this episode will probably the best-ever! After all, we have the legendary Bob Varsha joining us on the Inside Line F1 Podcast. Yes, it is 'Mr. Voice of Formula 1 in America' himself! 😍

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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 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!

    (Season 2021, Episode 62)

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    • 59 min
    A Blue-White Ferrari Raced In America & Other Stories - F1 In America

    A Blue-White Ferrari Raced In America & Other Stories - F1 In America

    Formula 1 sets foot in America this week and we're celebrating! Here's a look at a new program for the coming week: (mark your calendars!) 
    18.10 (Monday): F1 in America - When A Blue Ferrari Raced & Other Stories
    20.10 (Wednesday): Bob Varsha Joins Us On The Inside Line F1 Podcast
    22.10 (Friday): 5 Reasons To Watch The 2021 US Grand Prix
    24.10 (Sunday): Race Strategy Preview

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    in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil and Kunal discuss some of the memorable, heroic and controversial races that America hosted in Formula 1 history. Remember when Ferrari raced a blue-and-white car instead of the scarlet red? In fact, remember when Ferrari skipped racing in the USA in the early 60s?

    What about the race in Dallas ('84) when the tarmac came loose? Do you remember the Parking Lot Grand Prix that was hosted by the Caesar Palace hotel in Las Vegas? And of course, the Grand Prix in 2005 at Indianapolis - the race that everyone wants to forget! The race that almost no one will forget - the 2018 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas? Tune in! 

    (Season 2021, Episode 61)

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah

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    • 28 min
    Bottas’ World Porridge Day Tribute - 2021 Turkish GP Review

    Bottas’ World Porridge Day Tribute - 2021 Turkish GP Review

    Whoever founded the 'World Porridge Day' couldn't have asked for a better tribute than Valtteri Bottas scoring his first win of the season at the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix. The Finn inherited pole position on Saturday & then drove a controlled race to finish ahead of the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen & Sergio Perez. 

    In this Pits to Podium segment of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil and Kunal discuss the damp-but-boring race at the Istanbul Park Circuit.

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    In this episode - why was the circuit not drying up despite no rainfall for most of the race? Is the Pirelli intermediate a racing tyre? Should Mercedes have taken Lewis Hamilton's power unit-induced grid penalty at another race? And of course, should Mercedes have opted for the '0-stopper' strategy for their reigning World Champion?

    Should Red Bull Racing be pleased with a double podium finish? Mclaren lost a bit of ground to Ferrari - Leclerc's missed podium and Sainz's brilliant recovery drive. The surprising part was that the race saw now SC / VSC despite being held in damp conditions and despite an on-track battle between the two Haas drivers. Tune in! 

    (Season 2021, Episode 60)

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    • 36 min
    Norris’ Correct Call Gifts Hamil-TON - 2021 Russian GP Review

    Norris’ Correct Call Gifts Hamil-TON - 2021 Russian GP Review

    Yes, you read that correct. In our view, Lando Norris made the correct call. He decided to back his gut & stay out. But of course, it was the wrong call but let's not slay the driver for doing what we all inevitably do - back our gut. 😎 

    Lewis Hamilton finally won his 100th - and did so in epic style. He drove to the strategy Mercedes had for him, one of his inane talents. Now whether you like Hamilton & his records or not, you witnessed history in the making at the 2021 Russian Grand Prix. 

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    In this Pits to Podium segment of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil and Kunal re-live the epic, entertaining and Shakespearean race that was - the 2021 Russian Grand Prix. Carlos Sainz Jr.'s attacking opening laps, Norris' early race lead, the late-race rain, the gambles that worked - and ones that didn't, Verstappen's surprise P2, Mercedes' tactical penalty for Bottas, Alonso-magic and more. Tune in!

    (Season 2021, Episode 59)

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    • 45 min
    Chemistry of Verstappen-Hamilton Crashes + 5 Things - 2021 Russian GP Preview

    Chemistry of Verstappen-Hamilton Crashes + 5 Things - 2021 Russian GP Preview

    Max Verstappen's 4th power unit-inflicted penalty might rob us of a wheel-to-wheel battle (or another crash!) between him & Lewis Hamilton in Sochi, but there's still a lot to look forward to in the Russian Grand Prix. 

    For starters, it's Nikita Mazepin's first-ever home Grand Prix. Let's see what he makes of it here!

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    In this Pits to Podium segment of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil and Kunal preview the 2021 Russian Grand Prix. Did you know that this is the first time in 2021 when both Formula 2 and Formula 3 are held on the same weekend as Formula 1? You need to tune in to hear why it's kind-of a big deal! 

    Will VTB dominate the VTB Russian Grand Prix?🤣 Can Mclaren-Ricciardo do good with their momentum from Monza? Will Perez play a larger role this weekend than giving a tow to Verstappen? Lots of stories to look forward to this weekend, tune in! 

    (Season 2021, Episode 58)

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    • 24 min
    Michael Schumacher Is An Emotion, Netflix Captures It Well - Documentary Review

    Michael Schumacher Is An Emotion, Netflix Captures It Well - Documentary Review

    We're always up for discussing Michael Schumacher - and in this episode, Soumil and Kunal review the Michael Schumacher documentary that Netflix released a few days ago. We're probably a bit late with our review of the documentary, but then again, we had a slew of emotions to deal with before we sat to record. 

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    Did you watch the Michael Schumacher documentary on Netflix? What's your take on the stories they narrated? What part touched you the most and what part(s) left you wanting more? Tune in to hear our review! 

    (Season 2021, Episode 57)

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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 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.

vptech10 ,

Great pod

Passionate and informed news from the F1 World

myohmy2cents ,

Ruined by audio problems the entire podcast

Audio problems. They have to get on top of the Tech

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