Inside Line F1 Podcast: Can Hamilton bounce back in 2016?

Kunal Shah and Mithila Mehta, in their latest episode of Inside Line F1 Podcast, discuss 'if or when' Lewis Hamilton can bounce back from the three defeats.

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Can Hamilton bounce back in 2016?
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12 leads
Podium: winner Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 Team, second place Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, third place Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull Racing
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 Team W07
Winner Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 Team in parc ferme
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 Team
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF16-H and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W07 with broken front wings at the start of the race
Podium: second place Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari and third place Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF16-H and Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF16-H make contact at the start of the race
Fernando Alonso, McLaren MP4-31
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With a 36-point deficit in the drivers' championship, can and will Hamilton win his fourth title in 2016?

Or will Nico Rosberg's lady luck shine all season long? While Ferrari vs. Mercedes might seem to be a farce, Rosberg vs. Hamilton is serious business for this year.

Apart from Hamilton's race notes, Rosberg needs to read and learn from his party notes after the German's post-win celebration at Burger King eatery.

And we ask the question everyone wants to - are Hamilton's off-track activities making him lose focus on-track? He might not have anymore jokers left, but isn't he the joker himself?

Looking at the Chinese GP, it was a rare feat that all 22 cars finished the grand prix and with that three different teams made it to the podium, while Fernando Alonso finished his first full race of the season.

Could Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo have raced to the podium had it not been for their opening lap issues?

Also, did Mercedes try too hard to get Hamilton to test all of Pirelli's compounds in China? We tell you why Force India is a dream team as they 'follow their leader' and has Haas run out of 'beginner's luck'?

18 driver, 18 bills and 18 credit card payments - it seems that 'Dutch' is the flavour of the Formula 1 season.

We also speculate why Raikkonen, Jolyon Palmer, Kevin Magnussen and Rio Haryanto missed the #racingunited dinner in China.

Finally, 22 minutes to dry a damp patch on the main straight? Whoever said that the Chinese are most efficient!

Season 2016, Episode 12:

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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