Battle of the rebrands: Aston's early win over Alpine
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Both Alpine and Aston Martin have been in the headlines already, with a big contrast in the early impressions of the new-look teams. Gary Anderson, Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes join Edd Straw to discuss their prospects
Bring Back V10s - Classic F1 stories
Bring Back V10s - Classic F1 stories
The Race Media Ltd
S3 E7: Raikkonen's controversial F1 arrival
SPECIAL GUEST: Kimi Raikkonen's Sauber engineer from 2001 - Jacky Eeckelaert! Sauber made waves over the winter of 2000-01 when it decided to sign a young Finn straight out of Formula Renault, with only 23 car races to his name. In the space of 12 months Kimi Raikkonen went from testing an F1 car for the first time - and impressing Michael Schumacher in the process - to signing for McLaren to replace two-time world champion Mika Hakkinen. Jacky Eeckelaert shares stories from inside Sauber, from the moment the team first gave Raikkonen a run-out at Mugello, to all the fuss about him being granted a superlicence - and why FIA president Max Mosley voted against it. Jacky also explains how big a mark Raikkonen made from the first time he sat in an F1 car, why Sauber never had any doubts about him being ready for F1 despite his lack of experience, how quickly he settled in during his rookie season - plus the story of how he tried to reattach his steering wheel when it came off at Imola, and kept his foot flat on the accelerator the whole time while doing so! We then plot the inevitability of Raikkonen's departure from Sauber just one year into a three-year deal, as McLaren and Ferrari went to battle for his services. Mark Hughes joins Jacky and host Glenn Freeman to explain what made Raikkonen stand out as soon as he joined the F1 grid, and why choosing silver over red was the right move for 2002. We also look at the other McLaren-contracted drivers who thought they were in with a shot of that drive, including one man who was told the seat was his before Raikkonen signed! ASK US ANYTHING: Get your questions in for our series finale on anything to do with F1 from 1989-2005 by using #BringBackV10s on Twitter, or leave us a five-star podcast review and ask your question there!
1 hr 16 min
Inside Line F1 Podcast
Inside Line F1 Podcast
Inside Line F1 Podcast
Drive to Survive S3: Storylines We Would Love To See But May Not Get To
Netflix has made 'looking back' at the previous Formula 1 season very cool with it's F1-only show, Drive to Survive. 19th March is when Season 3 releases - a highly anticipated opening. Understandably, the current chatter is about the storylines Season 3 of Drive to Survive will showcase. In this episode of the *_Inside Line F1 Podcast_*, Soumil and Kunal are joined by FIA-accredited journalist Niharika Ghorpade. The trio discuss storylines they would love to see in Netflix's F1 documentary...but may not get to. Typically, Netflix will focus on driver-team rivalries, hero/zero moments and other politically correct events. But could the show focus on Ferrari's 'settlement' with the FIA around their power unit saga or how Mercedes rose to Ferrari's power unit challenge. Will the ever-honest and Netflix-star Guenther Steiner reveal the real reason behind signing Nikita Mazepin? We would also love to see how Red Bull Racing used their political clout to get Formula 1 to sign off an engine freeze from 2022. And of course, Ferrari's fair(?) treatment of Sebastian Vettel throughout the 2020 Formula 1 season. There are several such interesting & alternative events discussed in this week's episode that we would hope to see in Season 3 of Driver to Survive. Have a moment or two of your own that you'd like to see on the Netflix-F1 documentary? Write to us via the *_Inside Line F1 Podcast Facebook page_* and we will read out your views in the next episode. Tune in! _(Season 2021, Episode 05)_ Follow our hosts on Twitter: *_Niharika Ghorpade_*, _Soumil Arora__ _and *_Kunal Shah_* _Music courtesy: _*_Lucien Byfieldt_* _Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool_
1 hr 10 min
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