Formula 1 podcast: Fired boss Bernie Ecclestone should get hired by US President Donald Trump
What should Bernie Ecclestone do next? We think he could be a TV commentator, so he gets to travel to the races for free. Or his good friend Donald Trump could hire him as an government relations expert.
Bernie Ecclestone was fired from Formula 1. What should he do next? We think he could be a TV commentator, so he gets to travel to the races for free (since he’s known to be cheap). Or his good friend Donald Trump could hire him as an government relations expert. Current affairs indicate that Trump might need Ecclestone's service immediately. Or maybe he could start up a business with his fellow unemployed men from the paddock, Nico Rosberg and Ron Dennis.
We always knew that Formula 1 would find it hard to replace Bernie — that’s why the new owners have replaced him with three people. The new management also thinks Formula One’s existing offices are too small — obviously, they were made for a one-man team only. And should Formula 1 hire circuits expert too?
The new year might not be Bernie’s year, but in all other sports, it is fast becoming the 'Year of the Oldies'. Does this mean that Kimi Raikkonen will finally win some races this season? Likewise for Ferrari and McLaren too? In this week’s episode of the 'Inside Line F1' Podcast, we talk about Lewis Hamilton’s helmet design competition (what would it look like if Adrian Newey designed it?) and Daniel Ricciardo’s oral tinea thanks to the shoeys (seriously).
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The Biden administration, in clearing the documents for release, said the violent siege of the Capitol more than nine months ago was such an extraordinary circumstance that it merited waiving the privilege that usually protects White House communications.
Verstappen, who leads Hamilton by six points in the championship race, claimed his ninth pole of 2021 with a time of 1min 32.910sec, just two tenths faster than the British driver.
Verstappen complained on team radio that Hamilton was a "stupid idiot" and never seemed to recover his poise, ending the session eighth fastest.