Inside Line F1 Podcast: Points For Everyone? No, please!

The ‘points for all’ topic is disturbing. No, please don’t go down this road, Formula 1. We’ve gone from awarding points to top-6 to top-8 and now 50% of the grid (top-10) scores points.

By increasing the base of points scorers to 100% (all-20), we will go from incentivising drivers to win or finish higher to simply just finishing races. Is this Formula 1’s way of retaining Fernando Alonso?

In this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, the ‘What Wolff Said This Week’ section is hilarious, because Toto Wolff did have a lot to say in the 2018 British Grand Prix.

We discuss if Mercedes & Haas can learn a thing of two from Force India, the epic (and rare!) Kimi Raikkonen vs. Max Verstappen battle, the creative use of DRS by the FIA and how we shouldn’t be harsh in judging Stoffel Vandoorne’s talent just yet.

Also, we explain why the talk of Mercedes being inexperienced to handle fierce external competition is untrue. Tune in! 

(Season 2018, Episode 22)

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.