Formula 1 podcast: Daniil Kvyat's ouster from Toro Rosso, Liberty Media's efforts to grow the sport and more

You already know the equation between Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat. Each time Kvyat has lost out, Verstappen has won that very race. But for 2018, there's a chance that Kvyat will lose out on an entire season, in which case, will the same Kvyat-stat work to crown Verstappen the 2018 Formula 1 world champion? Dreamy stuff!

File image of Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat (R). AFP

File image of Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat (R). AFP

In this week's episode, we praise Liberty Media's efforts to grow the sport of Formula 1, while debating if Bernie Ecclestone did actually help Ferrari. Will the Formula 1-Netflix deal led the sport to a new viewer market? And given how Formula 1, the teams and drivers have taken to social media, should we announce a Formula 1 Social Media Championship?

Lastly, since we started with Kvyat – the man who has been orphaned by the Red Bull Racing camp, we will end the podcast with him too (he definitely needs some love!). Can he do a Nico Hulkenberg, join Force India as a reserve driver for 2018 and make a comeback in a race seat in 2019? If he does so, Force India will have to make space on their pink cars for the new Russian sponsors.

On a side note, Mika Hakkinen is expected to be in Mumbai next week as part of the Johnnie Walker's 'never drink and drive' campaign. Popularly known as the Flying Finn, Hakkinen will do his part to promote the social cause and raise awareness. Remember to tune in to the podcast over the next few days to hear Hakkinen speak on some really interesting topics about his career, the 2017 F1 season and about his Finnish compatriots – Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.

Tune in to listen to the full podcast:

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Published Date: Nov 04, 2017 19:51 PM | Updated Date: Nov 04, 2017 20:35 PM

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