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Inside Line F1 Podcast: Should F1 reconsider radio clampdown?

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Jun 28, 2016, 6:56 AM

In the new episode of Inside Line F1 Podcast, Kunal Shah and Mithila Mehta say Formula 1 should ban the DRS rather than the radio.

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid, leads Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF16-H, leads Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12
The podium (L to R): Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, second; Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1, race winner; Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1, third
Fernando Alonso, McLaren MP4-31
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid
Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1 celebrates his third position on the podium
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF16-H

The radio ban is unfair, and Lewis Hamilton will agree. How can you expect drivers to race and solve engineering puzzles at 300kmph? For all the stupid rules F1 has, DRS continues to live on.

F1 went wrong with their map, letting a country that’s more in Asia host the European Grand Prix. Guess money can buy anything in this sport!

If Baku becomes a night race, we won’t get to see the pretty castles – through we are no longer sure if they were just giant print outs of castles? We also deconstruct the entire incorrect engine mode saga.

F1’s favourite bromance has gone further downhill after Niki Lauda openly criticized Hamilton’s race at Baku.

Nico Rosberg is not just copying Hamilton’s car setup, but he’s also copying helmet manufacturers.

Hamilton has managed to get Mercedes to sponsor his acting films, smart guy. But just what does he have to do to get Penelope Cruz’s attention?

Sebastian Vettel should be appointed as the Official Joker of F1 – as Bernie Ecclestone’s successor, we mean.

Perhaps Heineken will consider a sponsorship with Ferrari because the team seems drunk all the time – they still think they can win the Constructors’ Championship.

Vettel made Ferrari change their pitstop strategy mid-race, so obviously it’s him running the team and not Arrivabene.

Could Sergio Perez have won the race if not for his gearbox penalty? Fernando Alonso is having a ‘luxury retirement’ at McLaren, is that why the team has just appointed a lifestyle partner?

Lastly, Red Bull had a forgettable outing in Azerbaijan, but it seems that Daniel Ricciardo chose to forgive and forget while renewing his contract. Or is this a hint that Ferrari will renew the always struggling Kimi Raikkonen?

Season 2016, Episode 21:

 

Kunal Shah is a former racer who works in the sports business industry. He pens his view on Formula 1 on his personal blog: kunalsf1blog.

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