Inside Line F1 Podcast: Dream team - Hamilton & Verstappen!

Kunal Shah and Mithila Mehta look back the British Grand Prix and wonder which team might go for a power line-up of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Dream team - Hamilton & Verstappen!
The podium (L to R): Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1, second; Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1, race winner; Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, third
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB12
Race winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates with the fans
Race winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates with the fans
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid leads Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybri
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF16-H
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 with Niki Lauda, Mercedes Non-Executive Chairman and Toto Wolff, Mercedes AMG F1 Shareholder and Executive Director
Fernando Alonso, McLaren MP4-31

Both Hamilton and Verstappen were on top of their game at the British Grand Prix. Can any constructor manage to pull off the dream team pairing of them together?

The Mercedes driver nearly collided with the safety car, clearly he is most susceptible to crash with another Mercedes when it is leading!

After Verstappen’s gutsy overtake on Nico Rosberg, his popularity among British fans has risen exponentially.

Speaking of popularity, Verstappen won the ‘Driver of the Day’ award again – seems the Dutch driver and his fans outperformed Hamilton and his fans!

The radio ban continues to make news, after Rosberg was penalised for breaking rules. Will breaking the radio ban become the newest strategic weapon for teams?

If so, which team will be the first to do so? Rosberg also visited the stewards for the third time in eight days, what’s going on there.

The German driver was endlessly booed on the podium, revenge for fans or bad sportsmanship? Niki Lauda breached the bro code by trash talking Hamilton and then conveniently ‘retracted’ his statements.

Kimi Raikkonen signed a new contract with Ferrari and happy to have disappointed some people by doing so.

Honda finally admitted that no other Formula 1 team wanted to partner with them and we wonder why. Lastly, F1’s legendary driver Pastor Maldonado found a way to bring himself in the news again.

[Note: Mercedes decided against the appeal regarding Rosberg's penalty. This podcast was recorded before the decision was made.]

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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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