Inside Line F1 Podcast: Who is running F1?

Look back at the Bahrain Grand Prix with Kunal Shah and Mithila Mehta in the latest episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast.

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Who is running F1?
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren MP4-31
Fernando Alonso, McLaren on the grid
Bernie Ecclestone, Jean Todt, FIA President and Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Principal
Pascal Wehrlein, Manor Racing MRT05
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 Team
Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team VF-16
Start action: Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 Team W07, Valtteri Bottas, Williams FW38 and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 Team W07

The repeat mismanagement of the qualifying fiasco has brought Formula 1's power struggles to the fore.

While the FIA and FOM seem to have ganged up against the teams, the fans have been neglected yet again. And for a change, the drivers too.

Given that the 'three tyre compound' rule seems to be working wonders for the sport, the duo wonder if this was a fluke decision after all.

Also, does it make the sport a tad too confusing at times? We tell you why we prefer tyre strategy over fuel strategy.

Nico Rosberg's victory in Bahrain was long overdue, but the same can be said about his career as well.

Whether the 'five consecutive wins' statistic works for him or not, Rosberg is a true champion and we tell you why.

As for Lewis Hamilton, he seems better in finishing races than starting them; will this prompt a rule change by the FIA-FOM to help him back to his winning ways?

We discussed the Hamilton-Bottas incident and wonder if the FIA Stewards are missing Pastor Maldonado this season.

Fernando Alonso might have missed performing on track in Bahrain, but he did make up for it via a stellar performance on LIVE TV with Johnny Herbert.

And we wouldn't be surprised if Stoffel Vandoorne reluctantly returned the keys of the Mclaren-Honda back to Alonso for China.

Lastly, are Ferrari pushing their development agenda at the cost of reliability? And did you know that three out of Kimi Raikkonen's last four podium finishes came at circuits where there was no alcohol served (on the podium).

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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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