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Your introduction to Monza and the 2015 Italian Grand Prix
Your introduction to Monza and the 2015 Italian Grand Prix

Cars approach Parabolica at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza Monza, the home of the Italian Grand Prix, is going to host its 64th race since its inception in 1950. It remains a keenly followed sporting event and among the most interesting races in F1's calendar year. What will this second last outing at Monza bring to fans and to its contestants? Will the home team bounce back or will race leaders Mercedes continue to show this dominant pe

Sep 3 2015
The Case Of The Right Rear Pirelli Tyre
The Case Of The Right Rear Pirelli Tyre

Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari drives at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium   Pirelli’s ‘right rear’ tyre shared the limelight with Lewis Hamilton at the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix, say Mithila and Kunal in the latest episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast. Poised to take third and seal yet another Ferrari podium at the final two laps of the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel saw his

Aug 28 2015
5 things we learned from the Belgian Grand Prix
5 things we learned from the Belgian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton(C), winner of the Belgian GP with runner-up Nico Rosberg (L) and Romain Grosjean in 3rd  The second half of the Formula One season commenced at Spa Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix this Sunday. The race saw Lewis Hamilton eased his way to victory ahead Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and secured his 80th podium to equal the legendary Ayrton Senna in the all-time podium finishers list. Pirelli made headlines as V

Aug 24 2015
Dazed and Tyred: Is Pirelli to blame for tyre blowouts at the Belgian GP?
Dazed and Tyred: Is Pirelli to blame for tyre blowouts at the Belgian GP?

Shredding: Vettel’s tyre bursts at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps The recently-concluded Belgian Grand Prix, regarded as one of the best on the Formula One calendar, saw Briton Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas take a smooth victory after qualifying in pole.  Spa-Francorchamps is a dramatic circuit with its long, high-speed straights, heights and sharp turns enjoyed by drivers, bosses and spectators alike. But this y

Aug 24 2015
Belgian Grand Prix 2015: What to expect ahead of Qualifying
Belgian Grand Prix 2015: What to expect ahead of Qualifying

Following a nearly month-long summer break, Formula One has now returned to the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for the 11th round of this year’s championships. The highly anticipated Belgian Grand Prix shapes up to be a nail-biting thriller as Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg brace themselves for yet another down to the wire second half of the season while being wary of the menace Sebastian Vettel will pose in t

5 things to expect from the Belgian Grand Prix
5 things to expect from the Belgian Grand Prix

The vivid beauty of Spa Francorchamps: F1's electrifying and much loved circuit Stavelot at Belgium houses what the entire F1 fraternity hails as perhaps the most idyllic track, set amidst the glowing beauty of Western Europe. Spa is part racing paradise, part entourage de excitement and a pure adrenaline rush all through. Breathtaking maneuvers and mental toughness are what Spa demands from its commanding racers, who come to lock horns in a

Aug 19 2015
5 most iconic pit stops in Formula 1
5 most iconic pit stops in Formula 1

Pit stops are part of any racing team’s essential strategy, whatever form of motorsport they belong to. Pit strategy can win or lose races, and it is argued that it was a significant contributor in Williams’ eventual loss at Silverstone earlier this year despite a flier of a start by both Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas.  Crew are lightning fast, and expected to make repairs, tyre changes and much more within the span of a fe

Aug 13 2015
Not enough camaraderie between F1 drivers, says Sebastian Vettel
Not enough camaraderie between F1 drivers, says Sebastian Vettel

Vettel (L) with Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen The four-time world champion and racing prodigy said yesterday that there have not been many friendships in the sport, as was the case in the past, reports Motorsport.com  The German, who currently races for Scuderia Ferrari, described this as “sad”, and insinuated that drivers had become more selfish, which had had a deleterious effect on forming lasting friendships and

Aug 11 2015
Video: Pele, Mourinho, Raikkonen and Bryant in Singapore
Video: Pele, Mourinho, Raikkonen and Bryant in Singapore

Sporting legends came together to wish the island-nation of Singapore on its 50th year. Icons across several sports were involved in the making of a video addressed to its residents. One of the world’s commercial hubs, Singapore, a former British colony, gained full independence in 1965, and is currently celebrating its 50th year since its expulsion from Malaysia following its independence from British rule.  SG50 is

Aug 10 2015
When Sebastian Vettel imitated Kimi Raikkonen
When Sebastian Vettel imitated Kimi Raikkonen

    Way back when.. in 2011! Sebastian Vettel, that year’s World Champion, was accepting a trophy at the Autosport awards. It is not the only time he’s done so.  Fast forward to 4 years later .. and they are not only teammates, but two of the closest teammates on the grid. Watch Vettel mimic the Iceman!

Aug 6 2015
Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas "disturbed" by Ferrari signing talk

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas at the Hungaroring last week The Finn has had a very good year – currently 4th on the drivers’ championship leaderboard just behind 4-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, Bottas has had high finishes nearly every race of the season, with points in all but two – Monaco and Hungary.  Bottas is currently contracted to Williams, under whom he first entered Formula One as a test driver

Aug 1 2015
5 of F1's funniest radio moments
5 of F1's funniest radio moments

Part of the fun of watching a Formula One race live is listening in to team radio. The communication between drivers and their teams is often revelatory, giving viewers an insight into what is really going on – but it can also be inadvertently hilarious.  Kimi Raikkonen is known for being curt and quick with his replies, and finds himself on our list. Here are some others:

Jul 30 2015
F1 Drivers pay tribute to Jules Bianchi
F1 Drivers pay tribute to Jules Bianchi

  Following the young Frenchman’s tragic death last week, the colleagues of Jules Bianchi came together at the Hungarian Grand Prix to pay tribute to their friend.  The 25-year-old passed away following 9 months in a coma, after suffering an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka. That Grand Prix had been held in a torrential downpour, when a typhoon was on its course through the nation. Sauber driver Adrian Sutil

Jul 29 2015
5 reasons why Vettel could win the 2015 F1 Driver's Championship
5 reasons why Vettel could win the 2015 F1 Driver's Championship

For all F1 fans who saw the Hungarian Grand Prix 2015, it was by far the best race of the season. Filled with safety cars, crashes, penalties and several incidents, the race was pulsating. No one could have written a better racing tribute to young Jules Bianchi, who was taken far too soon. The key takeaway for me was Sebastien Vettel’s performance.  The German has outperformed in every race this season holding his own against the

Jul 29 2015
The Inside Line Podcast on the 2015 Hungarian GP
The Inside Line Podcast on the 2015 Hungarian GP

Winner Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari (C) with 2nd place Daniil Kvyat (L) and Red Bull Racing teammate Daniel Ricciardo in 3rd The 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix was and will be one of the finest in Motorsport without a doubt. If you have a friend who is yet to be hooked onto the sport of Formula One, show him/her a replay of this race, say Mithila and Kunal in this week's episode of Inside Line F1 Podcast. They also talk about the racin

Jul 28 2015
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