Nico Rosberg has done it again — that is, surprised the hell out of us. He won his first ever race at Monza, right on the heels of his first ever win at Spa. He also won his first 'Driver of the Day' award! Is this the FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) that's driving him? The bigger question, however, is, will it culminate in his first ever world championship victory?
The Inside Line F1 podcast turns football analyst, as we analyse the friendly between 'F1 Stars vs. All Stars', held on the pit-straight at Monza. Fernando Alonso was the best player (because football does not need an engine), Jolyon Palmer scored an own goal (no surprises) and Max Verstappen was the best defender (did anyone get hurt?!) We wonder whether Daniil Kvyat was demoted to the bench!
Are Lewis Hamilton's starts from pole position jinxed? We talk about manual starts, the one thing making the 2016 season exciting (apart from Max Verstappen). Manual starts are awesome because you have some drivers gaining positions, others losing positions, and some just blaming the clutch.
At Monza, the podium celebrations were more fun than the race itself. We loved Rosberg's podium performance (did it give Lewis 'Rockstar' Hamilton a complex?). If Rosberg ever applies to Ferrari, we are sure his Italian speaking skills will be helpful! We also tell you why Rosberg chose to sing that particular song, apart from the fact that it is super catchy!
Why was Max Verstappen unusually subdued at Monza? Perhaps we should have a "chat" with young Max, because — well, because everyone seems to want to have a chat with him. And was Daniel Ricciardo's overtaking move on Bottas THE move of the season?
Constructor battles are heating up, as Ferrari closed the gap on Red Bull Racing and Williams continued to fight Force India. We give you our predictions on what lies ahead in these battles. How did Bottas' changed helmet help him beat Ricciardo in qualifying?
We have big news from September's 'silly season'. Who will replace Felipe Massa at Williams, now that he has announced his retirement from Formula 1?
Jenson Button is taking a sabbatical next year, and it seems McLaren has a hard time letting go of their World Champion drivers. Button will spend 2017 doing what all retired drivers do, but without calling it a retirement! Next in the line for a retirement could be none other than Bernie Ecclestone; buzz has it that F1 is set to change ownership soon. Will that be for the better of the sport?
First Published On : Sep 6, 2016 11:56 IST