Well, someone had to pay the price for Ferrari's debacle in 2018\. But by promoting Mattia Binotto, has Ferrari promoted their best engineer in a non-engineering role? The start to 2019 has been explosive in many ways - the other being the super-entertaining and unpredictable Marrakesh ePrix.
In this week's episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast](http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b), we discuss Red Bull Racing rejoicing Honda's 'party mode' for 2019, FIA's cheeky ways to get Max Verstappen to a Formula E ePrix, Mclaren's foray into professional cycling, the upcoming Race of Champions and if Esteban Ocon is already dropping hints to attract alternate employment in 2020\. And of course, do you think Romain Grosjean will be in Formula 1 till 2027?
(Season 2019, Episode 1)
Here's what's in store for you this week:
0:00-3:00: Happy New Year! Happy New Season! We discuss the mad Marrakesh ePrix - Congratulations Jerome D'Ambrosio and Mahindra Racing. Max Verstappen attends his first ePrix - that is news in itself.
3:00-5:00: Could combustion engine actually go the tobacco advertising way and be banned? Is Jean Eric Vergne attempting to be Lewis Hamilton of Formula E?
5:00-8:00: Did Maurizio Arrivabene pay the price for Sebastian Vettel's mistakes in 2018? Has Ferrari made the right decision in promoting Mattio Binotto?
8:00-10:00: Romain Grosjean wishes to race in Formula 1 till 2027 - will he be able to manage this feat?
10:00-13:00: Red Bull Racing rejoicing at Honda offering them the infamous 'party mode' in 2019 - frankly, Red Bull Racing need to plan harder for their parties to be fun since Daniel Ricciardo won't be around to entertain their guests
13:00-15:00: Mclaren expand (or actually, contract) from racing on four wheels to racing on two! But, Brown's five year resurrection plan means that if Fernando Alonso was to return to Formula 1, it most certainly won't be with Mclaren
15:00-17:00: Race of Champions - what we are looking forward to and what we aren't! Also, we discuss the one aspect that Formula 1 can't afford to be slow in
17:00-end: This week's 'What Wolff Said This Week' section AND is Esteban Ocon already dropping hints to other potential racing teams for 2020?
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