Inside Line F1 Podcast: Honouring the best of 2016 season

Ladies & Gentlemen, Formula 1's BIGGEST moment of 2017 is already here as Kunal Shah and Mithila Mehta proudly announce our Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards.

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Honouring the best of 2016 season
(L to R): Niki Lauda, Mercedes Non-Executive Chairman with Jackie Stewart
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF16-H
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari on the drivers parade
Felipe Massa, Williams FW38
Podium: race winner Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing
Esteban Gutierrez, Haas F1 Team VF-16 retired from the race
Jenson Button, McLaren F1
Fernando Alonso, McLaren MP4-31 locks up under braking
Pastor Maldonado
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Our 5th edition of the awards has taken us a full season of research and as you tune in, do remember that 'the winner is never who you think it is!'!

A quick glance at our categories:

1. How Did That Happen of the Year
2. Bad Boy of the Year
3. Promotion of the Year
4. Demotion of the Year
5. Race of the Year
6. Strategy of the Year
7. Retirement of the Year
8. Bromance of the Year
9. Joke of the Year
10. Rookie of the Year
11. Racer of the Year

We requested the FIA to issue a 'dress code' for the evening - tuxedo for the men and a little black dress for Mithila.

And while we allowed Niki Lauda and Jackie Stewart to wear their caps and Kimi Raikkonen to wear his glares, we ensured that Daniel Ricciardo  wore no boots. As for Felipe Massa, he claimed that he was busy in the gym. Preparing for his Formula 1 comeback?

And no, Fernando Alonso didn't get to play cameraman, but we did get a deck chair for his comfort. We also kept a few blue flags ready for Esteban Gutierrez, just in case he held back those taking the seats at the front. As for Pastor Maldonado, we got him a cockpit to sit in - he's been eyeing one since a few months now!

For one of the categories, we actually had a certain Jenson Button text Kunal expressing his discontentment with being nominated for a certain category.

No prizes for guessing which one though! But overall, we had a lot of fun recording this episode and hope you'll enjoy it as much too while listening.

So before you tune in and join us at the bar, remember that our awards are high on humour and that the drinks are on us.

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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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