Charles Leclerc has had a phenomenal start to his debut season in Formula 1 - better than Max Verstappen even! In this week's episode of the [Inside Line F1 Podcast](http://bit.ly/ilf1ponkf1b), Mithila and Kunal do some math and tell you why. Well, even if they could be evenly matched on talent, is maturity one key area where Leclerc scores higher? We know such stories create controversies, but they are still worth visiting.
Also in this episode: we try and calculate how old Fernando Alonso would be if he takes a break to race in the Indy Car Series in 2019 (or later!) with the hope to return to Formula 1 once Mclaren goes back to being a championship contender. What does Red Bull Racing mean when they say that they are 'closer than ever' to Daniel Ricciardo's contract? What's with former Williams drivers and the Venturi Formula E team? Finally, Raikkonen-Mclaren is one rumour we are hoping is true. Tune in!
(Season 2018, Episode 20)
The Inside Line F1 Podcast, a top-rated podcast on iTunes, audioBoom and the BookMyShow Jukebox, is hosted every week by Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah. This podcast offers a [humourous view on the sport and business of Formula 1](http://www.kunalsf1blog.com).
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